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Woman Awarded $775,000 for Tripping on Laughlin Casino Speed Bump

There are a lot of ways in which you might win a jackpot at the casino, but it’s a rare day when the money is won in the parking lot, rather than on the casino floor. For tourist Alice Swanson – awarded a judgment of $775,000 by an earlier jury, which the Nevada Supreme Court…Read More

2UP Gaming Looking to Enter New Jersey Online Casino Market

Earlier this year, PokerStars tried and failed to purchase a casino in Atlantic City that would better position them to enter the American market. Now, another online gambling company is looking to do the same thing, either by buying a casino or building one of their own. 2UP Gaming, an investment firm and online gambling…Read More

Ohio Man Sues Hollywood Casino for Giving Him Winnings in Cash

Sometimes it’s hard to determine who is stupider: the thieves or the victim they’ve robbed. The following story might be a photo finish situation, but you decide. Cash and Carry It seems 29-year-old David Hayes, a gambler at the Hollywood Casino Columbus, in Ohio, was lucky enough to win $35,800 on October 21, 2012; but…Read More

South Australia Pokie Machine Reforms Watered Down

Several major elements of gambling reform bills in the South Australia (SA) Parliament were defeated or watered down this week, weakening the proposed changes from the government in that state. While several measures were debated in the Upper House of the state legislature, other smaller reforms were agreed upon. Venue and Bet Size Regulations The…Read More

Compulsive Gambler Dad Sentenced for Kindergarten Funds Theft

An Australian man was sentenced to four years in jail after he was found to have stolen more than $200,000 from his daughter’s kindergarten association. The money was used to fuel the man’s compulsive gambling habit. Periclis Telios pleaded guilty to one count of theft, admitting that he had stolen A$224,008.49 ($207,000 US) from the…Read More

Lottery Winner Harry Black Doesn’t Have Any Money For You

While most of us ignore emails from unknown sources that tell us we’ve won a huge lump sum, there are still unsuspecting people out there who can become victims of such scams and hand out their hard-earned money to these con artists. Harry Black Win Evoked In a recent report by CTV News, it appears…Read More

Boston Could Try to Block Wynn Everett Casino Plan

After the town of Everett approved a casino project plan by developer Steve Wynn, many observers believed he had the upper hand in gaining the Greater Boston-area casino license – one of three regional licenses that will be awarded by the state of Massachusetts. But it turns out that geographical quirks may make Wynn’s prospects…Read More

UK Debt Collector Makes Bad Casino Bets Using Collected Funds

A Coventry, UK debt collector decided it was a good idea to gamble away a £6,000 (over $9,000) contract which he had recovered from a debtor on behalf of his employer, in order to recoup his own £30 ($46) petrol bill. Not Licensed to Steal Unfortunately for him, this was not a good idea after…Read More

Federal Theft Trial Begins for Former Pequot Tribe Chairman

Michael Thomas, a disgraced former Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation chairman, is now facing federal theft charges involving inappropriate use of a tribe-issued credit card during hus tenure from 2003 to 2009.  Thomas, who chaired the Indian tribe that owns Connecticut’s Foxwoods Casino, is charged with using the business card to personally rack up $80,000 in limousine service…Read More

Details of “Can’t Lose” Promotion Don’t Sit Well with Revel Customers

Revel in Atlantic City was designed as a Las Vegas-style resort on the city’s famous Boardwalk; but a rocky start caused the casino to file for bankruptcy just ten months after it opened – one of the most disastrous starts for a casino in recent memory. Summer “Refunds” That’s why Revel designed special summer promotions,…Read More

Galaxy Gaming CEO Reassures Shareholders After Regulatory Denial

A Nevada-based casino table games developer, manufacturer and distributor is trying to reassure worried shareholders after the company’s California “suitability to do business” rights were revoked by that state’s Gambling Control Commission recently. Defending Letter Galaxy Gaming CEO Robert Saucier has sent out a four-page missive to investors, claiming that all the issues decried by…Read More

Poker Pros’ Venetian Boycott Over Adelson’s Online Views a Bust

With the Las Vegas Sands Corporation’s Venetian Casino Deep Stack Extravaganza wrapping up for the summer, some notable poker pros possibly picked an odd time to try to make a statement to Sands CEO and very vocal online gambling opponent Sheldon Adelson this week. Boycott Ignored Despite a planned five-day boycott of the large and…Read More

Two Mississippi Casino Jackpots Hit Within A Week

It’s every slot player’s ultimate fantasy: put a few cents into a progressive jackpot machine, and watch the 777 line light up and go ding ding ding and next thing you know, you’ve won over a million bucks. For two uber-lucky Southerners, that dream has come true this summer, and in remarkable proximity, time wise,…Read More

Full Tilt U.S. Reimbursements Could Take Another Two Years

If you’ve been waiting for your Full Tilt money since April 15, 2011 – the day the Feds froze all assets for the three major U.S. online poker sites – and hope to get your money back, you might want to cool your jets; there’s still a myriad of loopholes for the courts and reimbursement…Read More

Bronx Assemblywoman Arroyo Questioned About “Gambling” Winnings

Normally, hearing that someone has won big at a casino is a cause for joy, or perhaps a little bit of jealousy. In the New York State Assembly, though, it has become a source of suspicion over where one assemblywoman’s pay day might really have come from. Winnings from Where? The New York Daily News…Read More