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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...
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...
HISTORY OF JIMMY BUFFETT, FROM MUSIC TO CASINO'S INVESTMENTS
History of Jimmy Buffett, from music to Casino's investments
Jimmy Buffett (singer, businessman) 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"...
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....
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
Alimzhan Tokhtakhounov 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...
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. Massachusetts has its eye one three new casino construction opportunities....
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 more), resurrected an issue that has been tugging at the minds of politicians for years: if gambling outside of government-approved...
HOT GAMBLING TOPICS DISCUSSED AT INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE IN LAS VEGAS
Hot Gambling Topics Discussed at International Conference in Las Vegas
15th International Conference on Gambling Risk Taking 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...
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...
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...
HOW THE UTAH'S PLAYERS CIRCUMVENT THE GAMBLING BANS
How the Utah's Players Circumvent the Gambling Bans
The Great Seal of the State of Utah 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,...
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...
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 headquarters (San Francisco, CA) 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...