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TV Reality Show Aims Its Cameras at Las Vegas Strippers

Reality TV has been around for a long time now; following the daily lives of bored, wealthy housewives, teen moms, New Jersey guidos and guidettes, and ridiculously rich and talentless celebutantes. We’ve seen women in the act of giving birth, appearing, at least, to have sex,  and people getting arrested. But we haven’t seen the…Read More

Massive Southern Dog Fighting Ring Bust Reveals Drugs and Stolen Pets

It’s been six years since football player Michael Vick rocked the country and the NFL with the discovery that he ran an interstate dog fighting ring, and had personally tortured over 70 dogs – mostly pit bulls – for not performing up to his expectations. Indicted on federal and state charges for the five-year, Virginia-based…Read More

Vietnamese Gamblers Allowed to Play in One Local Casino

Foreign gaming investors who pulled out of Vietnam may well be backtracking soon following the Politburo’s surprise decision to allow Vietnamese residents to gamble in a local casino. Trial Period for Locals The go-ahead has been given by Vietnam’s top leadership for locals to enter one of the nation’s casinos for a trial period, after…Read More

Australian Coalition: “Replace Gambling Regulator with Industry Reps”

The Coalition – an alliance of several right to center-right parties that currently sit in opposition to the ruling government of Australia – announced a plan this week that would radically change the nature of gambling regulations in that country. According to their plan, the current national gambling regulator would be abolished, to be replaced…Read More

Arkansas Gambling Arcade Bust Yields $500K

A total of 15 locations were busted throughout Arkansas last week as the result of a three-month undercover operation. Most of the venues were located in Pine Bluff, though locations in Hot Springs and Little Rock were also involved in the raid. Sweepstakes Parlors Masquerade as Arcades The bust was related to venues that were…Read More

Atlantic City Can’t Get No Respect, Based on 2nd Quarter Earnings

Once upon a time, in a seaside town in New Jersey, someone decided that turning it into the Las Vegas of the East would be a good idea. Whoever that person was, probably didn’t have very good instincts; Atlantic City has had nothing but trials since setting up gambling  some 37 years ago. And the…Read More

Nevada Taverns or Slots Parlors: The Gaming War of the Roses

The whole point of gaming regulation is to provide a solid, dependable and clear framework from which those in the gaming industry can operate. So Nevada Gaming Commission members were none too happy when regulations they put in place only two years ago, in 2011, regarding how slot machines can operate in Nevada’s tavern environment,…Read More

Nine Indicted in Philadelphia Gambling and Violent Loan Shark Ring

Nine people have been charged with operating an illegal gambling ring out of various Philadelphia businesses, according to a federal court indictment unsealed this week in Philadelphia. The individuals were also charged with running a loan shark business, and were accused of using threats of violence in order to collect on debts. Mob-Style Tactics Used According…Read More

It’s All Greek When It Comes to Grecian Online Gambling Now

The online gambling landscape in Greece is in a state of flux – and that might be putting it much too lightly. As Greece attempts to transition into a system where players can enjoy online gambling only at a site that’s partially owned by the Greek government, they’ve also taken steps to block other sites…Read More

Oregon Problem Gambling Ads Budget Sliced by Courts

There is often the perception that states and companies that offer gambling services aren’t really interested in preventing problem gambling. Sure, they’ll pay it lip service, but when push comes to shove, they’ll do as little as possible to actually stop people from spending money on lotteries or at the casino. That’s part of the…Read More

Palazzo Versace to Open Luxury Resort in Macau

Glitz, glamor and out-and-out luxury are just a few images that conjure in the mind when a casino district such as Macau or Las Vegas is mentioned, so it is quite fitting that Italian fashion house Gianni Versace SpA (sic) has announced plans to build a new luxury hotel at a Macau casino. Asia Palazzo…Read More

Offshore Sportsbetting Firms to Pay £300 Million in Taxes for UK Play

In a move to protect the UK ’s racing industry, the country is closing a loophole which has been enabling big bookies to dodge paying tax in Great Britain.  As a result, gambling firms that operate offshore from tax havens, but take bets from British-based punters, could see themselves hit with a combined £300 million…Read More

Scottish Soccer Player Ian Black Accused of Betting Against Own Team

When it comes to the rules of conduct for players and coaches in sports, there is nothing taken more seriously than gambling. It’s easy to understand why: while other hot issues in sports – such as performance enhancing drugs – may give some players an unfair advantage, they don’t change the fundamental competition taking place…Read More

Filipino Billionaire Enrique Razon Wants to Take Casino Empire Global

Filipino billionaire Enrique Razon comes from a family that built a port company throughout Southeast Asia, eventually becoming one of the largest such corporations in the region. Now, Razon is seeking to do exactly the same with his casino ventures. Razon is the owner of Bloomberry Resorts, a company that operates a $1.2 billion casino…Read More

Plano Police Bust International North Texas-based Sports Betting Ring

In 2001, the Plano Police Department received a note that alerted them to “a significant gambling operation.” Twelve years later, that note turned into one of the largest bookmaking busts in American history. $5 Billion International Gambling Ring The Plano Police Department announced this week that a total of 18 men have been arrested in…Read More