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HOW TO FIGHT THE HUMAN TRAFFICKING AT CASINOS
How to Fight the Human Trafficking at Casinos
Human trafficking is the buying and selling of human beings against their will. The humans are viewed as “slaves” that provide cheap labor, sexual services, or even internal organs for the purpose of medical transplants. In a casino setting,...
SOCHI 2014 - AMERICA LOOK WHILE WORLD IS BETTING
Sochi 2014 - America look while world is betting
With the 2014 Winter Olympics well under way, sports bettors have a lot to think about right now. U.S. citizens are not allowed to place bets on the games in their own country, but many offshore sports books are now accepting Olympic-themed wagers. Bettors...
SOCIAL DIETING WEBSITES LEGALLY 'MIMIC' ONLINE GAMBLING
Social Dieting Websites Legally 'Mimic' Online Gambling
Online gambling might be illegal in most of the United States, but a new weight loss trend called “social dieting” has opened up a world of legalized online betting to dieters in all states. In a nutshell, social dieters wager a certain amount...
HACKERS TAKE DOWN ADELSON'S SANDS CASINO NETWORK AND MORE
Hackers Take Down Adelson's Sands Casino Network and More
Sheldon Adelson, Las Vegas Sands CEO, is a controversial figure in the gambling world. On the one hand, he helped grow the multi-billion dollar Sands Casino empire. On the other hand, he's proven himself time and again to be an enemy of U.S. efforts...
FOBT INITIATIVE IN UK ATTEMPTS TO SHIELD GAMBLERS FROM ADDICTION
FOBT Initiative in UK Attempts to Shield Gamblers From Addiction
In the UK, an initiative meant to “tackle problem gambling” went into effect last month. Slot machine technology which allows gamblers to set a cap on the amount they can wager at fixed odds betting terminals, or FOBTs, is now available...
CHAMPION BOXER ARRESTED ON UNPAID MARKER CHARGES
Champion Boxer Arrested on Unpaid Marker Charges
Boxing champion Antonio Tarver aka 'Magic Man' In Nevada, casino credit is sometimes extended to patrons in the form of an IOU, or marker. When casino patrons fail to repay their markers, the state treats it like a “bad check" case....
CASINOS HELP CHILDREN STAY SLIM, LOSE WEIGHT
Casinos Help Children Stay Slim, Lose Weight
Most people don't associate gambling with healthy body weight, but that's just what a recent study by Johns Hopkins University attempts to do. Communities with at least one local casino are more likely to see lower rates of childhood obesity than...
NEW YORK TRIBES ARE PREPARING FOR THE NEW CASINO COMPETITION
New York Tribes are Preparing for the New Casino Competition
The passage of Referendum #1 in New York last Election Day was a victory for Governor Andrew Cuomo and pro-casino activists throughout the state. As a result of the referendum's passage, NY law provides for the construction of seven new commercial...
AMANDA ROLLINS (LAW & ORDER) WILL FACE A PROBLEM GAMBLING
Amanda Rollins (Law & Order) Will Face a Problem Gambling
Actress Kelli Giddish (Amanda Rollins in Law & Order: SVU) Fans of Law & Order: SVU will get a taste of gambling addiction this month when character Amanda Rollins, played by actress Kelli Giddish, comes head to head with her pathological betting...
SEMINOLE TRIBE AIMS TO OPEN THEIR NEW CASINO AT THE REVEL
Seminole Tribe aims to open their new casino at the Revel
Atlantic City's Revel Casino opened in April of 2012. Less than a year later, it had already filed for Chapter 11 protection. Revel still operates today as a "debtor in possession," but casino workers are bracing themselves for a possible...
THE STATE OF MAINE: SLOW ON GAMBLING EXPANSION
The State of Maine: Slow on Gambling Expansion
The state of Maine, with the Atlantic Ocean lapping up to its east and south borders, is one of the United States' most remote and picturesque locations. Inhabitants enjoy land that is 83 percent covered by trees, according to the USDA Forest Service....
EIGHT CELEBRITY VIEWS ON GAMBLING
Eight Celebrity Views on Gambling
This December, pop star Britney Spears will begin a two-year stint in Las Vegas performing her new show, “Britney: Piece of Me”. Entertainment authorities expect the upcoming Planet Hollywood feature to be one of the hottest-selling Vegas...
BITCOIN - GAMBLING ONLINE WITH A GLOBAL FORM PAYMENT
Bitcoin - Gambling Online with a Global Form Payment
Online gamblers will likely be hearing a lot about Bitcoins, or BTC, in the coming months. Developed in 2009 by an anonymous entity calling itself "Satoshi Nakomoto," the Bitcoin is a revolutionary form of digital currency that breaks down international...
GAMBLING BUSINESS BOOMS IN MARYLAND
Gambling Business Booms in Maryland
Less than one year ago, Maryland was a slots-only state. Today, Maryland is a full-fledged gambling state with impressive gaming revenue statistics. All it took to convert the state was a voter-approved ballot measure last November, called "Question...
HOW BOOKMAKERS MANAGE BETTINGS AND ODDS
How bookmakers manage bettings and odds
Summer 1947 - a bookmaker at the Goodwood Racecourse Whether you simply dabble in sports betting or you participate in betting on a regular basis, it makes sense that you would want to understand how bookmakers make their odds. When you are betting...
BRUNO MARS SCHEDULED TO ROCK THE COSMOPOLITAN'S NEW CHELSEA
Bruno Mars Scheduled to Rock the Cosmopolitan's New Chelsea
This December, a deluxe new entertainment venue will open at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas. That venue, which will replace the resort's current Chelsea Ballroom, has been dubbed the "New Chelsea." Grammy-award winning singer Bruno Mars is scheduled...
THE MARCH TOWARDS LEGALITY OF VIRTUAL GAMBLING IN USA
The March Towards Legality of Virtual Gambling in USA
Not so long ago, online gambling was prohibited in the United States. This was primarily due to the fact that American banks could not legally process financial transactions associated with online gambling. Today, that tide has changed. Three states have...
24-HOUR CASINOS - THE PROS AND CONS
24-Hour Casinos - The Pros and Cons
Illinois Gaming Board Chairman Aaron Jaffe Gambling regulators in Illinois recently debated whether it would be wise to let the state's casinos stay open 24 hours a day. Their final answer: No. Illinois casinos have never been permitted to operate...
TEACHERS FEDERATION SUPPORTING GAMBLING FOR A BETTER SCHOOL
Teachers Federation Supporting Gambling for a Better School
United Federation of Teachers Most people don't associate public school teachers with gambling, but a recent United Federation of Teachers contribution of $250,000 toward a pro-casino political action committee in New York may signal a change in that...
NEW CONTRACT DOUBLES RACINO WORKERS' WAGES
New Contract Doubles Racino Workers' Wages
New York Hotel & Motel Trades Council For the two years that it has been open, a Resorts World slots parlor in New York City has paid its workers slightly more than ten dollars per hour. Thanks to the efforts of a labor union called the New York...
INSIDE DELAWARE, INSIDE THE WEB - HOW LEGALITY EVOLVES IN US
Inside Delaware, inside the web - How legality evolves in US
Delaware, United States (Wikimedia Commons) In 1995, slot machine gambling was legalized in Delaware. Since that time, table games and sports betting have been added to the legal gaming mix in that state. Last August, free online slots, roulette, poker,...
CASINO-RELATED ELECTION DAY RESULTS IN NEW YORK AND MASSACHUSETTS
Casino-Related Election Day Results in New York and Massachusetts
November 5th was a general election day across the United States. Several casino-related proposals were voted on in New York and Massachusetts. New York's results were pro-gambling while Massachusetts' outcomes seemed to be more anti-casino. Here...
SOUTH KOREA INVITES NEW CASINO BUSINESS TO FREE ECONOMIC ZONES
South Korea Invites New Casino Business to Free Economic Zones
Last July, the South Korean government authorized the development of Free Economic Zones, or FEZ, in the country. By 2022, the government hopes that eight such zones will exist within its borders. New casinos will be a part of the country's up-and-coming...
LARGE AND SMALL FINES THAT SOME CASINOS HAD TO PAY
Large and Small Fines that Some Casinos had to Pay
The casino industry deals with millions of dollars on a daily business. Sometimes the money comes in the form of profit. Other times, it comes as a loss. Not only do casinos lose money to gamblers who emerge victorious at slot machines and table games,...
NO-PLAY ZONES TO AFFECT SOME NEW JERSEY GAMBLERS
No-Play Zones to Affect Some New Jersey Gamblers
On November 26th, residents of New Jersey will be able to gamble legally online. As a pioneer in this new cyber endeavor, Atlantic City's online casino operators are anticipating snafus. One of those snafus will most likely be the inconvenience of small,...
THANKSGIVING IN LAS VEGAS: BOUNTIFUL BUFFETS AND BLACK FRIDAY DEALS
Thanksgiving in Las Vegas: Bountiful Buffets and Black Friday Deals
As Thanksgiving Day approaches, casinos and other businesses in Las Vegas, America's gambling capital, are making preparations for the traditional holiday. Visitors to the area may be wondering what there is to do on Thursday, November 28th and Friday,...