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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,...
U.S. ONLINE GAMBLING TAX: NEWS AND RULES
U.S. Online Gambling Tax: News and Rules
Washington state congressman Jim McDermott proposed a bill last week that would tax U.S. online gambling sites at a rate of 12 percent. Four pennies would go to the federal government and eight would go to government and/or tribal agencies in the region...
HIPPODROME CASINO SEEKS 'DOOR DWARFS' AS BOUNCERS
Hippodrome Casino Seeks 'Door Dwarfs' as Bouncers
Hippodrome Casino A premiere London casino with a rich cultural history recently revealed its plan to hire six "door dwarfs" as bouncers. According to an advertisement in London's Metro newspaper, casino proprietors are planning to assemble...
TOP JACKPOT WON CONFIRMS THE GROWING POPULARITY OF SLOTS IN MACAU
Top Jackpot won Confirms the Growing Popularity of Slots in Macau
Macau is one of the hottest gambling spots in the world, with the game of baccarat serving as its major customer draw. The slot machine, by comparison, has always played a much smaller role in the area's gambling landscape. Indeed, slot machines have...
CENTRAL UNITED STATES' QUAD CITY GAMING LANDSCAPE IS CHANGING
Central United States' Quad City Gaming Landscape is Changing
In the heart of the United States lie the Quad Cities, a five-city conglomerate stretching across Iowa and Illinois. The conglomerate exists along the Mississippi River and began as a group of only three towns, the Tri Cities. As the mecca evolved into...
US GAMBLING REGULATION AT THE END OF 2013 - THE DOWNSIDE
US Gambling Regulation at the end of 2013 - the Downside
As 2013 nears its end, American casino executives are reflecting on their earnings for the year. Because gambling revenue fuels government expenditures, particularly local agencies and school funding, the performance of casinos is of interest to just...
SECURITY BREACHES AFFECT CASINOS AND CORPORATIONS
Security Breaches Affect Casinos and Corporations
Patrons who used a credit or debit card at an Affinity Gaming casino or hotel within the past nine months might want to double check their credit card statements. A security breach was recently reported by the company, which owns casinos in Nevada, Colorado,...
MICHIGAN TRIBAL CASINO LEGAL DRAMA: A ROAD SIGN AND A SUPREME COURT SUIT
Michigan Tribal Casino Legal Drama: A Road Sign and a Supreme Court Suit
Michigan is a state rich in Native American history. Twenty-three tribal casinos dot the Great Lakes state's landscape, beckoning citizens and visitors alike to come inside and play. The state's tribal gaming landscape has had its share of legal...
ANTIGUA-U.S. GAMBLING CONFLICT CONTINUES INTO THE NEW YEAR
Antigua-U.S. Gambling Conflict Continues Into the New Year
Map of Antigua Back in 2003, members of the Caribbean island nation of Antigua filed a complaint with the World Trade Organization, or WTO, against the United States. Antigua's complaint: The U.S. had been unlawfully blocking Antigua-based gambling...
2014: CHRIS CHRISTIE'S HIGH HOPES FOR NEW JERSEY
2014: Chris Christie's High Hopes for New Jersey
New Jersey's gambling scene seems to be an ever-changing whirlwind of drama. Last November, online gaming became legal. This January, the Atlantic Club Casino Hotel will close. Revel Casino faces a possible second bankruptcy in the coming months....
CULINARY WORKERS UNION SUPPORTS CASINO WORKER ISSUES IN NEVADA
Culinary Workers Union Supports Casino Worker Issues in Nevada
When gamblers visit Las Vegas and spend money in the casinos and hotels there, they want their stay to be a pleasant one. The quality of a customer's experience is due, at least in part, to the happiness and well-being of the many casino workers they...
CHINESE GOVERNMENT OPENS UP GAMBLING TESTS OUTSIDE OF MACAU
Chinese government opens up gambling tests outside of Macau
The city of Macau, China is one of the hottest gambling spots in the world. Regarded by some as China's "sin city," Macau casinos cashed in on $38 billion in 2012 and have been scoring higher profits than Las Vegas since 2007. Interestingly,...
OHIO IS GROWING HIS CASINOS REPERTORY
Ohio is growing his casinos repertory
Up until recently, the state of Ohio was a casino-free territory. Citizens who wanted some table game fun or slot machine action had to travel to neighboring states like Michigan or Indiana for their gambling adventures. It took 20 years and five different...