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WHERE TO PLAY HAPPILY WHILE CHILDREN ARE ENTERTAINED
Where to play happily while children are entertained
Tony A. Webb A childcare provider in Oklahoma was recently charged with two counts of neglect after leaving her home to visit a casino while two children, ages four and two, were under her care. Toni Webb, age 38, posted her $50,000 bond but was expected...
ILLINOIS - ABOUT 5000 SHOPS USE VIDEO GAMBLING TERMINALS
Illinois - About 5000 Shops use Video Gambling Terminals
In 2009, the Video Gaming Act of Illinois authorized the operation of video gambling terminals, or VGTs, in any licensed Illinois business. The types of businesses that were permitted to obtains VGTs were primarily bars, truck stops, and restaurants....
NEW CASINO COULD BE OPENED IN THE CITY OF LANSING
New Casino Could be Opened in the City of Lansing
For several years, interest groups in the city of Lansing, Michigan have been arguing over whether a new tribal casino should be allowed to set up shop in the town. At the end of May, a Supreme Court ruling opened doors for those who hope to see Lansing...
CASINO CLOSURES IN THE U.S.
Casino Closures in the U.S.
In what appears to be an growing trend in today's gambling industry, another American casino has permanently closed its doors. The lights at Harrah's in Tunica, Mississippi went out just a few minutes after midnight on June 1, signifying the end of employment...
SUMMER CONCERTS SIZZLE IN LAS VEGAS
Summer Concerts Sizzle in Las Vegas
In June, July, and August, the temperature in Las Vegas typically climbs toward the 110 degree mark. Inside of Sin City's many casinos, summer musical entertainment also sizzles. Here's a look at just a few of the fabulous musical acts slated...
SHELDON ADELSON SUPPORTS THE DRUG FREE FLORIDA COMMITTEE
Sheldon Adelson Supports the Drug Free Florida Committee
Business tycoon and casino mogul Sheldon Adelson is at it again. The billionaire has chosen yet another political cause and is backing it wholeheartedly with his money. This time, it's the Drug Free Florida committee he's supporting. Critics believe...
AMERICAN GAMING ASSOCIATION STATE OF THE STATES SURVEY 2014
American Gaming Association State of the States Survey 2014
The results of the latest American Gaming Association (AGA) State of the States survey are in: American gamblers are regular people who form a comprehensive “portrait of the American electorate,” according to association president Geoff Freeman....
CASINO WORKERS RAISE MONEY FOR RELAY FOR LIFE
Casino Workers Raise Money for Relay for Life
Relay for Life Relay for Life is a recurring event created by the American Cancer Society (ACS) to raise money for the charity. The events are also known for the way in which they build camaraderie amongst communities and pay respect to those who are battling/have...
REPEAL THE CASINO DEAL MOVEMENT AGAINST CASINO GAMBLING
Repeal the Casino Deal movement against casino gambling
MGM recently received the go-ahead to construct the first operating commercial casino in Massachusetts. Those plans could be axed, however, if critics behind the recent “Repeal the Casino Deal” movement have their way. Gambling opponents are growing...
OBAMACARE'S ECONOMIC CONSEQUENCES ON NEVADA'S CASINO WORKERS
Obamacare's economic consequences on Nevada's casino workers
Culinary Workers Union Local 226 Casino workers who belong to Nevada's Culinary Workers Union Local 226 have long enjoyed 100 percent-funded health care premiums from their employers. Because of added Obamacare costs, that benefit has been called...
GREEN TECHNOLOGIES AT NATIVE AMERICAN CASINOS
Green Technologies at Native American Casinos
A Native American tribe in Minnesota is making great strides toward green technology in its casino. The White Earth Nation, a faction of Minnesota's Chippewa tribe, owns and operates the Shooting Star Casino and Event Center. That casino recently...
SKYCITY CASINO OFFICIALS INSENSITIVE WITH A CANCER PATIENT
SkyCity casino officials insensitive with a cancer patient
Mrs. Bridget Wheeler Some casinos have dress codes which they whole-heartedly enforce. An Australian woman recovering from breast cancer found that out the hard way when she recently tried to enter a casino with a hat on her head. The woman wore the hat because...
UNEXPECTED REVENUES PENALIZE ONLINE GAMBLING IN DELAWARE
Unexpected revenues penalize online gambling in Delaware
A little over a year ago, the state of Delaware set a goal for itself: Within its first year of legalized online gambling, it would bring in a revenue of $5 million. Sadly, that goal has not been reached. A recent report from the Washington Post indicated...
CASINO SHIP ESCAPADE GOT STUCK OFF THE GEORGIA COAST
Casino Ship Escapade got Stuck off the Georgia Coast
The Tradewinds Casino Cruise logo up on the chimney's boat Escapade On July 15, a casino cruise ship got stuck on a sand bar off the Georgia coast in the US, stranding 96 guests and 27 crew members. The 5-hour tour was to be the maiden voyage for a brand...
ANOTHER NEW JERSEY CASINO CLOSURE: WHAT'S NEXT?
Another New Jersey Casino Closure: What's Next?
Casino workers at the Trump Plaza in Atlantic City got some bad news this July: Their employer will be closing its business doors in a few months. On September 16, the Trump Entertainment Resorts property, founded by Donald Trump himself, will become...
DEMOCRATS AND REPUBLICANS STAND ON BOTH SIDES OF ONLINE GAMBLING FENCE
Democrats and Republicans stand on both sides of online gambling fence
When it comes to the legalization of online gambling in America, there are both Republicans and Democrats who oppose it. There are also Republicans and Democrats who support it. Indeed, the issue of legalizing U.S. online gambling is a controversial one,...
RGEW FOCUSES ON 'GETTING TO KNOW' GAMBLERS
RGEW Focuses on 'Getting to Know' Gamblers
Responsible Gaming Education Week, or RGEW, is held the first full week of every August. The tradition began back in 1998 when the American Gaming Association, or AGA, decided to sponsor an annual, week-long awareness program to help educate people about...
US LAND-BASED CASINOS WHO REFUSE TO PAY WINNINGS
US land-based casinos who refuse to pay winnings
Gulf Stream Park casino It's a common occurrence for casino patrons to win jackpots. Sometimes it's a $5 jackpot. Sometimes it's a $500,000 jackpot. Sometimes the jackpot isn't cash at all, but a coveted prize like a shiny new automobile....
MORE GAMBLING OPPORTUNITIES IN RUSSIA: A SIGN OF THE TIMES
More Gambling Opportunities in Russia: a Sign of the Times
Five years ago, gambling was banned in all but four of Russia's territories: Kaliningrad, the Black Sea shore, the Altai Territory, and the area near Vladivostok. Prime Minister Vladimir Putin stood behind the ban, citing increased addiction and a link...
REVEL: THE CASINO NOBODY WANTS
Revel: The Casino Nobody Wants
The New Jersey gambling landscape has suffered many hardships lately, and after the case of the Trump Plaza in Atlantic City, Revel is the latest casualty. Officials had their fingers crossed that the bankrupt facility would get purchased at auction this...
AQUINNAH WAMPANOAG TRIBE INVESTING ON MARTHA'S VINEYARD
Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe Investing on Martha's Vineyard
Martha's Vineyard [Wikipedia] is a Massachusetts island getaway known for its summery charm, affluence, and the famous political and cultural icons who spend time there. Actress Meg Ryan calls the island home. President Barack Obama vacations on the "Vineyard”...
REVENUES FROM ONLINE GAMBLING SITES SKYROCKETING, BOOSTING IN-HOUSE GAMING
Revenues from Online Gambling Sites Skyrocketing, Boosting In-House Gaming
According to yStats.com's Global Online Gambling and Betting Market 2014, after New Jersey legalized online gambling in November 2013, companies generated $1 million per month, but today, that figure has jumped to $10 million to $12 million per month...
COALITION TO STOP INTERNET GAMBLING RECRUITS FORMER DENVER MAYOR
Coalition to Stop Internet Gambling Recruits Former Denver Mayor
A former Colorado mayor is now a paid spokesman for the Coalition to Stop Internet Gambling, or CSIG. Wellington Webb is his name, and he recently made news when he flashed the "race card" as a means of swaying public opinion against online...
PHILIPPINES BILL TO CHARGE FEES BEFORE TO ENTER CASINOS
Philippines bill to charge fees before to enter casinos
A new bill in the Philippines would authorize casinos to charge citizens an entrance fee before they can come inside and gamble. If House Bill No. 4859 is approved, Filipinos will have to shell out P3,500 for the privilege of playing at any one of the country's...
FOREFRONT OF MACAU GAMING ASSOCIATION WORKERS PROTEST
Forefront of Macau Gaming Association Workers Protest
Last August, a group of casino workers from the Forefront of Macau Gaming Association, or FMG, gathered on the streets of Macau to march for better wages. For the most part, the march was a peaceful one. The protesters paraded in front of Macau's...
AUSTRALIAN MUSEUM OF OLD AND NEW ART COULD BECOME A CASINO
Australian Museum of Old and New Art Could Become a Casino
David Walsh (Museum of Old and New Art) Australian millionaire David Walsh earned a hefty portion of his money via gambling practices that some would consider shady. In fact, he was once banned from gaming at Wrest Point Tasmania, Australia's first...