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Manitoba Online Site Criticized for Creating Gambling Addicts

A Manitoba online site, Playnow.com, has come under scrutiny from a former problem gambler who claims that the online gambling site could become a problem for the Manitoba area, and that others could easily become hooked on gambling. The online casino is government-run and operated. “I think online gambling, for those poor people who will…Read More

Crown Casino Scam Takes $32 Million

Events at the Crown Casino in Melbourne have led to the famous casino being cheated out of $32 million, the most anyone has ever managed to cheat from the casino since its establishment 19 years ago. Little is known about the number involved in the cheat so far, but reports say that a high roller…Read More

MGM Stock Gets Boost as Kerkorian Eyes More Shares

Gaming news is like a dizzying ping pong match these days: one day it’s all doom and gloom (Atlantic City’s revenue slump) and the next its butterflies and roses (Genting building on the old Echelon site). Get ready to whip your head to the left yet again; 95-yr-old Kirk Kerkorian’s private investment arm, L.A.-based Tracinda…Read More

Florida Lt. Governor Resigns Amid Allegations of $300 Million Internet Cafe Scam

Florida Lieutenant Governor Jennifer Carroll is just one of more than 50 people who have been questioned in a massive Internet cafe scam investigation amid allegations that a public relations firm of which she is co-owner did PR for Allied Veterans, which reportedly fronted for the scam.  Although not herself charged with any wrongdoing in…Read More

1,400 Layoff Notices for Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino Staff

1,434  of Atlantic City’s Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino workers have been served layoff notices, warning them they may lose their jobs on May 10. By that point, the hotel ownership is expected to have transitioned from the current owners, to the new owners, the Meruelo Group. The notices are largely seen as a formality…Read More

Atlantic City February Gaming Numbers Hit the Skids

Just a few weeks since New Jersey Governor Chris Christie finally approved an intrastate Internet gambling bill for his province, and the Atlantic City land casino business is not looking good.  February revenue numbers are in and showing a 12.5 percent slide; given that January also showed a double-digit drop, that’s not making Christie look…Read More

Canadian Cops Continue to Crash PlatinumSB Operation

This Tuesday March 5th saw a fresh sweep of raids on those involved in the PlatinumSB scandal from the combined forces of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Ontario Provincial Police and local forces. Tuesday’s raid saw the authorities descend on personal residences and financial institutions, arresting a total of 18 individuals in connection to the…Read More

Minted Poker Tells Their Players to Cash Out

Minted Poker is fed up and embarrassed with the network they currently call home, the Everleaf Gaming Network, and is telling their players to cash out all of their money immediately. This is due to what they call “embarrassing” cash out delays on the network, with most withdrawals taking 6 months or more to process,…Read More

Nevada Gaming Revenues Spiral Down for January

Just when you think the news for Las Vegas is picking up with Genting’s announcement of a new massive Strip project on the old Stardust/Echelon site, bad news hits: an 18.7 percent revenue tumble on the Strip for January 2013 compared to the same time period last year. What’s going on?? New figures just released…Read More

LVCVA Looks Ahead to 2022 with $2.5 Billion Convention Center Overhaul

How do you plan for expanded tourism growth at the rate of a 30% increase in a city that’s still recovering from the shell shock of the economic debacle of the past few years? Apparently, you create a plan to spend $2.5 billion on a complete convention center overhaul, even though you only have funding…Read More

Isle of Man Loses Its Head

The e-Gaming sector equates to more than eight per cent of the Isle of Man’s national income and employs a workforce of over 700 people, and as one of the key international players in the online gambling world, it is no wonder that the industry is seen as a crucial part of the island’s economy….Read More

Okada Resigns from Wynn Resorts; Board Fires Him Anyway

As one of the highest-profile casino industry feuds continues its saga, Kazuo Okada this week resigned from the board of directors of the company he helped found with his one-time dear friend Steve Wynn.  The former largest shareholder in Wynn Resorts Ltd. made the resignation move only a day before shareholders were to meet to…Read More

Betting the Farmville May Be in Your Future: Online Gaming Goes After Real Money

The fuzzy line between gaming and gambling online is getting fuzzier: the Silicon Valley developers behind popular social media games like Farmville, Mafia Wars and Words with Friends have applied for a Nevada online gambling license.  San Francisco-based leading social media games developer Zynga says they are following market trends and want to be ready…Read More

Australian Interactive Media Firm Appoints New Managing Director

Keong Yew ‘Joey’ Lim has recently been appointed to serve as the new Managing Director of Australian interactive media and gambling applications company Donaco International Limited. This new appointment comes shortly after the Sydney-based firm was readmitted to the Australian Stock Exchange earlier this month. Formerly known as Two Way Limited until it was taken…Read More

Revel Casino’s Titanic Debt Trying to Avoid an Iceberg

Apparently, the common truism that even a poorly run casino will be profitable isn’t true, at least not from looking at the money outlook of Atlantic City-based casino resort Revel’s financial denouement of late.  The property’s overseer, Revel Entertainment Group LLC, recently brought in law firm Kirkland & Ellis LLP along with investment bank Moelis…Read More