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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...
HIGHBROW BETTING IS A GROWING TREND THAT TAKES THE FUN OFF OF THE FIELD
Highbrow Betting Is a Growing Trend That Takes the Fun Off of The Field
Heard about the latest thing to hit the multi-billion dollar betting industry? It’s called “Highbrow” or “Cultural” betting, and it refers to betting on non-sporting cultural events like the Nobel Prize for Literature. Yep,...
HOW BOOKMAKERS MANAGE BETTINGS AND ODDS
How bookmakers manage bettings and odds
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 on something that is more likely to happen, the payoff...
GLOBAL RISE OF LAND BASED CASINOS TO FIGHT ONLINE COMPETITION
Global rise of land based casinos to fight online competition
With New York State voters being asked to approve the expansion of the state's existing gambling outlets, and after Governor Cuomo signs the Upstate NY Gaming Economic Development Act, additional US states are looking to increase the volume of existing...
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
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 24 consecutive hours and it appears that regulation...
TEACHERS FEDERATION SUPPORTING GAMBLING FOR A BETTER SCHOOL
Teachers Federation Supporting Gambling for a Better School
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 trend. While some people,...
NEW CONTRACT DOUBLES RACINO WORKERS' WAGES
New Contract Doubles Racino Workers' Wages
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 Hotel & Motel Trades Council, or HTC, that...
INSIDE DELAWARE, INSIDE THE WEB - HOW LEGALITY EVOLVES IN US
Inside Delaware, inside the web - How legality evolves in US
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, and blackjack became available to residents...
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...
CUSTOMIZE A POKER TABLE: THE RIGHT CHOICES TO MAKE
Customize a Poker Table: the Right Choices to Make
A perk in having a custom built poker table is you get to decide every little detail of it. The drawback, is getting overwhelmed with all the choices. You will not only decide on the material, shape, and size of the table, there are other parts you have...
HIPPODROME CASINO SEEKS "DOOR DWARFS" AS BOUNCERS
Hippodrome Casino Seeks
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 a team of half...