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COMMUNIST VIETNAM MAY OPEN UP GAMBLING TO CITIZENS
Communist Vietnam May Open Up Gambling to Citizens
Under the rule of the Communist party, Vietnamese citizens are not allowed to gamble in their homeland's casinos. Although the country actually houses several casinos, these facilities are designated for foreign tourists alone; it is against the law for natives...
THERE IS A FUTURE FOR ONLINE GAMBLERS IN NEVADA?
There is a future for online gamblers in Nevada?
When it comes to online gambling, nothing is more paramount than a player’s security and safety in an online casino, poker site, bingo site or online sportsbook. Many of us seldom think of the risks involving at any great length and thanks to the amazing...
DESPITE ALL THE BLOCKS, BELGIAN’S MIGHT SOON BE ABLE TO GAMBLE AGAIN!
Despite all the blocks, Belgian’s might soon be able to gamble again!
The Belgians have been given a tougher ride than most in Europe when it comes to the authorities stamping down hard on illegal online gambling sites. In a country which houses the European Parliament and Commission who created the anti-smoking laws, and yet has many...
THE MODERN DAY GAMBLER
The Modern Day Gambler
Love it or hate it, the gambling industry in the United States is one of the largest, most economically important industries in our country. Commercial casinos are by far the largest player in the world of gambling in the United States. Even when you consider...
WHERE TO PLAY HAPPILY WHILE CHILDREN ARE ENTERTAINED
Where to play happily while children are entertained
A childcare provider in Oklahoma was recently charged with two counts of neglect after leaving her home to visit a casino while two children, ages four and two, were under her care. Toni Webb, age 38, posted her $50,000 bond but was expected back in court...
ONLINE GAMBLING COMPANIES SEE Q1 REVENUES WHILE COSTA RICA LOOKS TO TAX REVENUES
Online Gambling companies see Q1 Revenues while Costa Rica Looks to Tax Revenues
Laura Chinchilla, the first female president of Costa Rica, is looking to try to increase revenue for the country but imposing taxes on the nations online gambling businesses that function. Many businesses for North America who focus on both sports betting...
GERMAN LICENSING SITUATION ESCALATES WITH AN EXTENSION THIS WEEK
German licensing situation escalates with an extension this week
Recently the furor between the German state of Schleswig-Holstein hit a new level when they disobeyed the European Commission continuing to handing out German gambling licenses as they saw fit. The European Commission could only do as much but admit temporary...
BEST GAMBLING BOOKS
Best Gambling Books
If gambling books, stories and novels fascinate you and you enjoy reading them in your leisure, here are some good ones to delve in: The Man with the Golden Arm (1955) A film directed by Otto Preminger and brought to the screen by Walter Newman,...
BETWEEN CONTINENTS, NATIONS AND STATES, THE ILLEGAL GAMBLING REMAINS A PLAGUE UNRESOLVED
Between Continents, Nations and States, the illegal gambling remains a plague unresolved
Online gambling is illegal in numerous countries, yet people across the world consistently find ways to circumvent the law and participate in forbidden activities such as virtual casino gaming, poker, bingo, and sports betting. Those who find themselves...
ILLINOIS - ABOUT 5000 SHOPS USE VIDEO GAMBLING TERMINALS
Illinois - About 5000 Shops use Video Gambling Terminals
In 2009, the Video Gaming Act of Illinois authorized the operation of video gambling terminals, or VGTs, in any licensed Illinois business. The types of businesses that were permitted to obtains VGTs were primarily bars, truck stops, and restaurants....
NEW CASINO COULD BE OPENED IN THE CITY OF LANSING
New Casino Could be Opened in the City of Lansing
For several years, interest groups in the city of Lansing, Michigan have been arguing over whether a new tribal casino should be allowed to set up shop in the town. At the end of May, a Supreme Court ruling opened doors for those who hope to see Lansing...
CASINO CLOSURES IN THE U.S.
Casino Closures in the U.S.
In what appears to be an growing trend in today's gambling industry, another American casino has permanently closed its doors. The lights at Harrah's in Tunica, Mississippi went out just a few minutes after midnight on June 1, signifying the end of employment...
SUMMER CONCERTS SIZZLE IN LAS VEGAS
Summer Concerts Sizzle in Las Vegas
In June, July, and August, the temperature in Las Vegas typically climbs toward the 110 degree mark. Inside of Sin City's many casinos, summer musical entertainment also sizzles. Here's a look at just a few of the fabulous musical acts slated...
SHELDON ADELSON SUPPORTS THE DRUG FREE FLORIDA COMMITTEE
Sheldon Adelson Supports the Drug Free Florida Committee
Business tycoon and casino mogul Sheldon Adelson is at it again. The billionaire has chosen yet another political cause and is backing it wholeheartedly with his money. This time, it's the Drug Free Florida committee he's supporting. Critics believe...
AMERICAN GAMING ASSOCIATION STATE OF THE STATES SURVEY 2014
American Gaming Association State of the States Survey 2014
The results of the latest American Gaming Association (AGA) State of the States survey are in: American gamblers are regular people who form a comprehensive “portrait of the American electorate,” according to association president Geoff Freeman....
CASINO WORKERS RAISE MONEY FOR RELAY FOR LIFE
Casino Workers Raise Money for Relay for Life
Relay for Life is a recurring event created by the American Cancer Society (ACS) to raise money for the charity. The events are also known for the way in which they build camaraderie amongst communities and pay respect to those who are battling/have battled...
REPEAL THE CASINO DEAL MOVEMENT AGAINST CASINO GAMBLING
Repeal the Casino Deal movement against casino gambling
MGM recently received the go-ahead to construct the first operating commercial casino in Massachusetts. Those plans could be axed, however, if critics behind the recent “Repeal the Casino Deal” movement have their way. Gambling opponents are growing...
OBAMACARE'S ECONOMIC CONSEQUENCES ON NEVADA'S CASINO WORKERS
Obamacare's economic consequences on Nevada's casino workers
Casino workers who belong to Nevada's Culinary Workers Union Local 226 have long enjoyed 100 percent-funded health care premiums from their employers. Because of added Obamacare costs, that benefit has been called into question. The union's health...
GREEN TECHNOLOGIES AT NATIVE AMERICAN CASINOS
Green Technologies at Native American Casinos
A Native American tribe in Minnesota is making great strides toward green technology in its casino. The White Earth Nation, a faction of Minnesota's Chippewa tribe, owns and operates the Shooting Star Casino and Event Center. That casino recently...
SKYCITY CASINO OFFICIALS INSENSITIVE WITH A CANCER PATIENT
SkyCity casino officials insensitive with a cancer patient
Mrs. Bridget Wheeler Some casinos have dress codes which they whole-heartedly enforce. An Australian woman recovering from breast cancer found that out the hard way when she recently tried to enter a casino with a hat on her head. The woman wore the hat because...
UNEXPECTED REVENUES PENALIZE ONLINE GAMBLING IN DELAWARE
Unexpected revenues penalize online gambling in Delaware
A little over a year ago, the state of Delaware set a goal for itself: Within its first year of legalized online gambling, it would bring in a revenue of $5 million. Sadly, that goal has not been reached. A recent report from the Washington Post indicated...
CASINO SHIP ESCAPADE GOT STUCK OFF THE GEORGIA COAST
Casino Ship Escapade got Stuck off the Georgia Coast
The Tradewinds Casino Cruise logo up on the chimney's boat Escapade On July 15, a casino cruise ship got stuck on a sand bar off the Georgia coast in the US, stranding 96 guests and 27 crew members. The 5-hour tour was to be the maiden voyage for a brand...
ANOTHER NEW JERSEY CASINO CLOSURE: WHAT'S NEXT?
Another New Jersey Casino Closure: What's Next?
Casino workers at the Trump Plaza in Atlantic City got some bad news this July: Their employer will be closing its business doors in a few months. On September 16, the Trump Entertainment Resorts property, founded by Donald Trump himself, will become...
LATEST UPDATES ABOUT 2 EUROPEAN'S SPORTSBOOK GIANTS
Latest Updates about 2 European's Sportsbook giants
Europeans enjoy a gambling luxury that most Americans do not: the online sports book. For years, gamblers "across the pond" have legally wagered cash on everything from rugby matches to sumo wrestling tournaments to the next American presidential...
DEMOCRATS AND REPUBLICANS STAND ON BOTH SIDES OF ONLINE GAMBLING FENCE
Democrats and Republicans stand on both sides of online gambling fence
When it comes to the legalization of online gambling in America, there are both Republicans and Democrats who oppose it. There are also Republicans and Democrats who support it. Indeed, the issue of legalizing U.S. online gambling is a controversial one,...
RGEW FOCUSES ON 'GETTING TO KNOW' GAMBLERS
RGEW Focuses on 'Getting to Know' Gamblers
Responsible Gaming Education Week, or RGEW, is held the first full week of every August. The tradition began back in 1998 when the American Gaming Association, or AGA, decided to sponsor an annual, week-long awareness program to help educate people about...