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SOUTH AFRICA MAY LEGALIZE ONLINE GAMBLING SOON
South Africa May Legalize Online Gambling Soon
Online gambling is not legal in South Africa at this time, but a new bill could change that within the next year. A draft of the Remote Gambling Bill of 2014 was recently published for the public's perusal in South Africa's Government Gazette....
CASINOS AND FIRE: A LOOK AT THE HISTORY
Casinos and Fire: a Look at the History
Casinos are not immune to the dangers of fire, and that's concerning considering the number of people that frequent them on a daily basis. Just this week, emergency crews responded to an out-of-control blaze near the San Manuel Indian Bingo and Casino,...
HARD ROCK BANISHES BEN AFFLECK FOR BEING TOO SMART
Hard Rock banishes Ben Affleck for being too smart
Ben Affleck is notorious for his love of all things gambling. Not only has he acted in casino-themed films like Smokin' Aces and Runner, Runner, he's won countless sums of money at poker and blackjack tables in Las Vegas casinos. The actor is so talented...
THE HARSH LAWS ON ILLEGAL GAMBLING IN HAWAII
The Harsh Laws on Illegal Gambling in Hawaii
The definition of the word “gambling” is being challenged in Hawaii right now as the operators of an arcade chain called Winner'z Zone respond to a cease-and-desist letter from a Honolulu prosecutor. Attorney Keith Kaneshiro warned the company...
CASINO WORK: A PROMISING CAREER PATH FOR WOMEN
Casino Work: A Promising Career Path for Women
In a world where men traditionally get paid more than women, casino employment is a promising career path for females. A recent summit held for and by the female segment of casino workers in Iowa celebrated this fact. The Iowa Gaming Commission sponsored...
GAMING CONTROL BOARD SUGGESTS CHANGES AT CASINOS REGULATIONS
Gaming Control Board Suggests Changes at Casinos Regulations
A legislative study out of Pennsylvania suggests that some of the rules governing the state's casinos ought to be broken, or at least softened. Pennsylvania's Legislative Budget and Finance Committee speculated that, in order to boost business...
VIDEO SLOTS ADDICTION - ITALIAN CITIZENS WORRIED
Video Slots Addiction - Italian Citizens Worried
Italy has the fourth largest gambling market in the world. Only the United States, Japan, and Macau spend more time and resources on their gaming industries than Italy. The flourishing enterprise is a direct result of a political move 10 years ago which...
FIXED ODDS BETTING TERMINALS: A BLIGHT ON THE INDUSTRY?
Fixed Odds Betting Terminals: A Blight On The Industry?
Remember 2005? Well, whether you do or don’t, 2005 was the year that the UK relaxed the regulations governing bookmakers and gambling related firms with the introduction of the ‘Gambling Act’. At the time, the fear was that every major...
THE MANY FACEBOOK PAGES OF GAMBLING
The Many Facebook Pages of Gambling
Social media touches on just about every area and aspect of life, including gambling. Facebook is a great place for both advocates and opponents of gambling issues to state their views and drum up support. Anyone can start a Facebook page; it costs nothing...
CEO OF LA SANDS SHELDON ADELSON THREAT WAR TO ONLINE GAMBLING
CEO of LA Sands Sheldon Adelson Threat War to Online Gambling
Amidst the expansion of Internet gambling in America, some people remain firmly against the concept of free public access to financial games of chance at home. The Coalition to Stop Internet Gambling (CSIG), for example, thinks online gambling is evil...
SURPRISE LAY-OFFS FOR CASINO EMPLOYEES IN NEW YORK AND ELSEWHERE
Surprise Lay-Offs for Casino Employees in New York and Elsewhere
Last October, workers at a New York racino were overjoyed to discover that their labor union had scored them some big pay raises (read the full story). Almost immediately, the salaries of many buffet cooks, kitchen staff, cleaning staff, and customer...
WHO ARE THE SIX WITNESSES OF THE U.S. ONLINE GAMBLING DEBATE
Who are the Six Witnesses of the U.S. Online Gambling Debate
Last month, a United States House subcommittee met to discuss the prospect of reversing the country's federal ban on Internet gaming. Six witnesses presented their testimonies, citing reasons for and against legalized online gambling in the country....
AMEX, CHASE AND WELLS FARGO STOP ONLINE GAMBLING OPERATIONS
AMEX, Chase and Wells Fargo Stop Online Gambling Operations
Even though online gambling is now legal in three states, several major credit card companies in the U.S. are refusing to be a part of the process. Representatives from American Express, Chase, and Wells Fargo all recently said that holders of their credit...
NIMBY: COMMUNITIES RESIST CONSTRUCTION OF NEW CASINOS
NIMBY: Communities Resist Construction of New Casinos
Even though New York voters approved a massive casino expansion in their state, Saratoga Springs residents are bracing themselves for a scenario they don't particularly want: A brand new casino in their backyard. The precise location of New York's...
CHILD-CENTERED SPORTS BETTING WEBSITE MAY LAUNCH SOON
Child-Centered Sports Betting Website May Launch Soon
A tongue-in-cheek website aimed at five-year-old sports bettors may soon find a home on the world wide web. An Australian group of concerned citizens known only as "SimBet" has threatened to launch their brainchild, SimBet.com. A representative...
CASINO SNAKES: THE SOCIAL MEDIA RUMOR OF THE MOMENT
Casino Snakes: The Social Media Rumor of the Moment
Social media is infamous for perpetuating outrageous stories, both true and untrue. One of the most bizarre stories to surface this month involves a fictional infestation of free-roaming snakes in a Pennsylvania casino. According to some social media...
DISNEY CLAIMS THE RIGHTS ON STAR WARS AND MARVEL SLOTS
Disney Claims the Rights on Star Wars and Marvel Slots
The Walt Disney Company is one of the most successful media conglomerate companies in the world. Just about everyone has heard of the Disney theme parks stationed in Florida, California, and abroad. Just about everyone has seen classic Disney films like...
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...