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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...
BETTING ON MEDIA TOPICS - EXTRAVAGANT PROPOSALS BY LADBROKES
Betting on Media Topics - Extravagant Proposals by Ladbrokes
Ladbrokes, the largest retail bookmaker in the world, is a London-based company that allows people to wager money on a multitude of issues. The company owns more than 2,400 retail betting shops across the UK, Ireland, Spain, and Belgium, as well as the famed...
CHINESE WEBSITE SHAMES DEADBEAT GAMBLERS
Chinese Website Shames Deadbeat Gamblers
Administrators at a Singapore-based entertainment website recently discovered a new and effective method of shaming delinquent gamblers into paying their debts. The identities of 70 gamblers who owe money to various Asian casinos were recently published...
JAPAN EXPECT TO REGULATE CASINO GAMBLING BY 2020
Japan Expect to Regulate Casino Gambling by 2020
Japan may soon be able to list casinos from MGM, Caesars, and Sands to its long list of major tourist attractions. Except for pachinko, takarakuji, and racing bets, gambling is currently illegal in Japan. That will soon change if certain bills are passed...
STARDUST FACEBOOK APP ALMOST AS GOOD AS THE REAL THING
Stardust Facebook App Almost as Good as the Real Thing
Once upon a time, the Stardust Resort and Casino was a hopping place in Las Vegas. Checkered by a history involving organized criminal activity like skimming, the controversial facility closed its doors to the public in 2006 after 48 years of operation...
CASINO CELEBRITY CHEF NEWS: DEEN, FLAY, AND LAGASSE
Casino Celebrity Chef News: Deen, Flay, and Lagasse
American casinos offer more than great gambling opportunities. Many of them offer gourmet cuisine from some of the best chefs on the continent. Some celebrity chefs, such as Bobby Flay and Emeril Lagasse, have fared well in the casino restaurant world...
WRITE FOR ONLINECASINOSELITE - BECOME A CONTRIBUTOR
Write for OnlineCasinosElite - Become a Contributor
Online Casinos Elite is a website devoted to informing and teaching beginners and novice about many aspects of the adult online gaming industry. The site focuses on the latest trends in Internet gambling, including information about popular online games...
BRITISH POKER AWARDS TO ADD A NEW AWARD TO THEIR LIST
British Poker Awards to add a new award to their list
The British Poker awards have added an additional award to their lineup for this year, with the addition of the Biggest Contribution to Growing and Promoting Poker the latest category to be included in the honors list. This latest honor joins a list...
PENNSYLVANIA GAMING CONTROL BOARD ANNOUNCES RISE IN REVENUE
Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board announces rise in revenue
The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board has announced on its website that its revenue figures for the month of July are up on last year. In July 2011, revenue in the north eastern state came to just under fifty five and half million dollars. This term however,...
RECORD WEEK OF WINNINGS FROM GERMAN ONLINE CASINO
Record Week of Winnings from German Online Casino
Germany is among one of the most secure countries when it comes to economic issues. A good part of that comes from good fiscal management, plus a little luck. It would appear that some of that luck has spilled over into the laps of German residents who enjoy...
BUSINESS AND CASINOS CLOSED BECAUSE OF THE ISAAC'S VIOLENCE
Business and casinos closed because of the Isaac's violence
Several of Louisiana’s top casinos are to be temporarily closed down in fear of Hurricane Isaac ravaging the southern coast of the United States today. Hurricane Isaac, which began as a tropical storm in the Atlantic has already bombarded Cuba with...
GERMAN PROVINCE CONTINUES TO HAND OUT LICENSES IN FACE OF EU OPPRESSION
German province continues to hand out licenses in face of EU oppression
The German province of Schleswig-Holstein has continued to hand out online gambling licenses for online sportsbooks in recent weeks, standing firmly against pressure from the European Union to review a law that could reverse the system of handing out licenses...
LEAK IN AQUARIUM CAUSES THE CLOSURE OF CASINO AT GULFSTREAM PARK
Leak in aquarium causes the closure of casino at Gulfstream Park
A leak at Gulfstream Park forced the closure of a casino this week as water from its 13,000 gallon aquarium damaged the first and second floors of its casino. Gulfstream Park’s giant saltwater aquarium is over thirteen feet fall and is much visited...