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This online gambling blog deepens topics related to online casinos and the global gambling industry, with particular reference to the United States laws (and rest of the world). Follow our articles if you are interested in: gambling tips, curiosities and trends, events, strategies, statistics ..and more!

THE PROGRAM OF CONCERTS IN THE TOP GAMBLING RESORTS OF LAS VEGAS
The program of concerts in the top gambling resorts of Las Vegas
Las Vegas visitors often have one thing on their minds: gambling. With all of the deluxe casinos available on the Las Vegas Strip, this fact is not surprising. Sometimes, however, a bleary-eyed gambler craves a change of scene. The hotels of Las Vegas...
U.K. COMPANY POKERSTARS IS TRYING TO ENTER THE U.S. MARKET
U.K. Company PokerStars is trying to enter the U.S. market
As laptop computers, smart phones, and tablets become more common, online gambling becomes increasingly popular. Online gambling is an easy, convenient way for busy people to play their favorite casino games on the go. Up until now, the legality of online...
HISTORY OF JIMMY BUFFETT, FROM MUSIC TO CASINO'S INVESTMENTS
History of Jimmy Buffett, from music to Casino's investments
Jimmy Buffett began his public career as a singer in the sixties, but his enterprise has expanded far beyond music in the past three decades. In 1985, Buffett opened a retail store in Florida and named it "Margaritaville" after one of his hit songs....
TRIBAL CASINOS: SOME SEEK CHANGES TO INCREASE EARNINGS, OTHER SO RICH WHO DONATE
Tribal Casinos: some seek changes to increase earnings, other so rich who donate
While it's true that Las Vegas and Atlantic City are two of America's hottest casino epicenters, people across the United States can and do enjoy gambling in local Native American casinos. Approximately half of all Native American groups in the U.S....
GAMBLING MOVIES RANKING (2003-2013)
Gambling Movies Ranking (2003-2013)
Casino fans enjoy the slots, the tables, the exciting atmosphere of the gambling world. Sometimes it's also fun to sit back and watch other people live in that world. The past decade has seen many gambling-themed movies, often with star-studded casts....
CHINESE NEW YEAR CELEBRATIONS BRING RECORD PROFITS TO VEGAS STRIP
Chinese New Year Celebrations Bring Record Profits to Vegas Strip
Each month, Las Vegas Strip casinos tabulate their profits and scrutinize what may have positively or negatively impacted that month's revenue. In January 2013, Strip casinos were disappointed to report a combined revenue of only $507 million. This...
ANOTHER HAPPY MEGABUCKS WINNER WALKS AWAY WITH MILLIONS
Another Happy Megabucks Winner Walks Away With Millions
Since 1986, Megabucks has been disbursing multimillion dollar payouts to Nevada citizens. Megabucks is a progressive slot machine game that is designed, manufactured, and distributed by International Game Technology, or IGT. In addition to the Megabucks...
30 DEFENDANTS WILL FACE JUSTICE FOR GAMBLING-RELATED CRIMES
30 Defendants will face justice for gambling-related crimes
Over 30 defendants were arraigned on Friday, April 19, 2013 for gambling-related crimes including illegal sports betting and money laundering. Judge Jesse Furman set a trial date of June 9, 2014 for the suspects who are thought to be part of two different...
GAMBLING THROUGH THE WATERS OF FLORIDA
Gambling through the waters of Florida
Gamblers who like the taste of salty sea air and the sound of ocean waves crashing beneath their feet can enjoy one-day casino cruises in several areas of the United States, including Florida. At port, gambling may still be against the law, but once a cruise...
STATES CONTRIBUTE LITTLE TO GAMBLING ADDICTION REHABILITATION FUNDS
States Contribute Little to Gambling Addiction Rehabilitation Funds
Gambling opportunities have spread like wildfire in the United States in the last few years. Ohio recently opened four new casinos in Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati, and Toledo (read more). Massachusetts has its eye one three new casino construction...
STATION CASINOS: PAVING THE WAY FOR AMERICAN GAMBLING WEBSITES
Station Casinos: Paving the Way for American Gambling Websites
The United States is trending toward legalized gambling, both online and off. Recent legislation in Delaware, New Jersey, and Nevada authorized the creation of state-based gambling websites. A caveat: any such American site must be affiliated with a brick-and-mortar...
KIDDIE GAMBLING AT CHUCK E. CHEESE: A QUESTION OF PERSONAL ETHICS
Kiddie Gambling at Chuck E. Cheese: A Question of Personal Ethics
Florida's recent ban on Internet cafes, which employ sweepstakes prizes as an incentive for buying online computer time (read here), resurrected an issue that has been tugging at the minds of politicians for years: if gambling outside of government-approved...
FOR AND AGAINST THE EXPANSION OF GAMBLING IN NEW ZEALAND
For and against the expansion of gambling in New Zealand
Since the 1980s, the remote islands of New Zealand have experienced a sharp growth in their gambling rate. With the government's recent approval of the expansion of SkyCity Auckland casino, it is forecast that the rate will continue to increase at what...
HOT GAMBLING TOPICS DISCUSSED AT INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE IN LAS VEGAS
Hot Gambling Topics Discussed at International Conference in Las Vegas
In May 2013, over 400 professionals took part in a week-long gambling conference at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. That conference was the International Conference on Gambling and Risk Taking, a world-renowned gathering of academics, researchers, therapists,...
CAMERAS IN CASINOS: A DOUBLE STANDARD
Cameras in Casinos: A Double Standard
A double standard exists at all casinos: it's okay for proprietors to videotape and photograph guests, but guests are not permitted to videotape or photograph anything inside a casino. There's a practical reason for this: a person using a camera...
HURTING CONNECTICUT EXPANDS GAMING OPTIONS: WILL ONLINE BETTING BE NEXT?
Hurting Connecticut Expands Gaming Options: Will Online Betting be Next?
The state of Connecticut is hurting. Like many other states in the U.S., the economic woes of the last decade have forced politicians to look more closely at gambling as a source of revenue to fill gaping budget holes. While the New England state already...
BACCARAT, COMPLETE WITH SUPERSTITIONS, A GUARANTEED MONEYMAKER
Baccarat, Complete with Superstitions, a Guaranteed Moneymaker
Baccarat is the game of choice for many Asians. China's Macau, the largest gambling center in the world, took in $38 billion in revenue from the game in 2012. As Macau gears up to add new resorts under the sponsorship of Wynn, MGM, and other big name...
FOBTS IN UK - WHY THEY ARE CONSIDERED DANGEROUS
FOBTs in UK - Why they are Considered Dangerous
In the United States, people who want to gamble must travel to a casino or visit an online site to enjoy slots and other games. In the United Kingdom, citizens have only to set foot inside one of the many betting shops lining the city streets to get their...
HOW THE UTAH'S PLAYERS CIRCUMVENT THE GAMBLING BANS
How the Utah's Players Circumvent the Gambling Bans
The United States is progressing toward more permissive gambling laws, including the legalization of online gambling in Nevada, New Jersey, and Delaware. In this forward-moving nation of nearly fifty gambling states, one state sticks out like a sore thumb:...
RECENT BONANNO ARRESTS REFLECT RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ORGANIZED CRIME AND GAMBLING
Recent Bonanno Arrests Reflect Relationship Between Organized Crime and Gambling
Nine defendants were arraigned in Manhattan on July 9, 2013 for their involvement with the Bonanno family crime ring in New York. After two years of investigation, which included undercover loan shark monitoring and the secret interception of numerous...
WILL SPORTS BETTING BECOME LEGAL IN THE UNITED STATES?
Will Sports Betting Become Legal in the United States?
It happens during hockey season. It happens during football season. It most definitely happens during the Olympics. Betting on the outcome of athletic matches is nothing new to Americans, although the only place in the U.S. that it can be done legally,...
THE OHIO'S BILL TO FIGHT MONEY LAUNDERING IN CASINOS
The Ohio's bill to fight Money Laundering in Casinos
When laundry is dirty, it can be washed clean. When money is dirty, meaning it has been acquired through illegal means, it can also be washed clean. This is done through an illicit act called “money laundering.” Money laundering is a way for criminals...
PSYCHOLOGISTS FIND LINK BETWEEN HIGH RISK GAMBLING AND LONELINESS
Psychologists Find Link Between High Risk Gambling and Loneliness
Research illustrating a positive correlation between high risk gambling and feelings of social isolation were explored at the American Psychological Association (APA) annual meeting in Honolulu recently. Researchers conducted numerous experiments which...
QUESTIONABLE SPORTS BETTING REALITY SHOW TO PREMIERE ON CNBC
Questionable Sports Betting Reality Show to Premiere on CNBC
A questionable reality TV show that follows the career of sports gambler Steve Stevens will premiere in September on CNBC. The network describes the show as a “docu-soap,” a dramatic documentary of the professional lives of Stevens and his affiliates...
GHANA YOUTH FORGO CRIME FOR SPORTS BETTING OPPORTUNITIES
Ghana Youth Forgo Crime for Sports Betting Opportunities
Youth in the country of Ghana have become notorious for their participation in "sakawa," a type of cyber crime in which slick emails are sent to foreigners in hopes of scamming the gullible for money. Many poor, unemployed young people in this...
ZYNGA STOPS THE PLANS TO DEVELOP APPS FOR US GAMBLERS
Zynga stops the plans to develop apps for US gamblers
Zynga, the social gaming company which gave birth to popular Facebook apps like FarmVille and Words With Friends, has had a change of heart regarding real-money online gaming. The high-profile company which once espoused plans to obtain real-money gambling...