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Modesto Raid Reveals Illegal Online Gambling and Prostitution

Police in Modesto, California arrested twelve people from two businesses recently, following allegations that they were carrying out illegal online gambling operations. During the Modesto raid, 64 computers were seized from the two businesses, Andthen.com and LinkNet, which had each attempted to disguise their illegal operations through advertising themselves as an internet cafe and a…Read More

Legalized Online Gambling at a Standstill for Prince Edward Island

Wes Sheridan, Finance Minister for the Canadian provincial government of Prince Edward Island, was recently reported as announcing that plans to push ahead with an online gambling regulatory and licensing system had ground to a halt. Sheridan told the local Guardian newspaper that the provincial government has already lost out on millions of dollars in…Read More

Kenyan Casino Attacked by Islamic Terrorist Group; Eight Dead

A terrorist attack on a Kenyan casino by a militant group called the Mombasa Republican Council (MRC) has left eight dead. Six of the victims were MRC members, while two were members of the police services that responded to the attack to defend the casino and its patrons. There were no reported civilian casualties (the…Read More

Sydney’s Crown Casino Project Still Stalled

Crown Ltd’s James Packer appears to have garnered the support of non-denominational Christian support group Mission Australia as he strives to obtain a casino license for the Sydney area. Mission Australia has agreed to a partnership for the proposed Barangaroo casino project so that the group can provide around the clock counselling for those experiencing…Read More

Safe Bet That Legal Sports Betting Is Gaining Acceptance Across the States

It’s not a new observation: in a country still crawling back out from the worst recession in a century, legalizing sports betting is yet another effective way for states to dig out from under. Nevada, for example, will see wagers in excess of $200 million on March Madness sports book action alone, and that little…Read More

Adelson Gets Camera-Shy in Court, Asks for Ban

Sheldon Adelson, Chairman and CEO of Las Vegas Sands Corporation, has never shied away from the spotlight, but he’s asking for cameras to be banned from the courtroom as he takes the witness stand in a high-profile civil case coming up.  Adelson made the request to the judge, saying his personal security is at stake…Read More

Nevada Sports Betting Embroiled in Battle of Who Can Accept Wagers

Back in the day, if one mob crew was siphoning business from another mobster famiglia in Las Vegas, you know what happened: all hell broke loose. Not much has really changed; the battles have just moved away from the mob and into the state legislature.  The latest such battle involves huge corporate casino sports books…Read More

The Little Black Book That No One Wants to Be In: Ex-Con Frank Citro Wants His Name Clean

It’s never been done before, but there’s always a first time: a 68-year-old Las Vegas man with numerous felony convictions who did a two-year stint in the Federal pen for illegal bookmaking and loansharking now wants his name cleared off of the infamous so-called “Black Book” that is kept by Nevada’s Gaming Control Board (GCB)….Read More

Oh Behave! Nevada Gaming Regulators Tell Vegas Casinos to Keep It Legal

Summer’s around the corner, and you know what that means: the notorious Las Vegas casinos’ summer pool parties are about to get into full swing. That means bikini-clad maidens everywhere, outrageous amounts of incredibly overpriced booze flowing like a river, and, oh yeah, possibly some illicit activities going on as well. In an effort to…Read More

Hawaii Just Says No to Gambling Study

You probably wouldn’t be too surprised to learn that gambling of any kind is banned in Utah; after all, the heavily Mormon state looks down on sinful activities of any kind. But Hawaii? How did the last state to join the Union get so persnickety when it comes to games of chance anyway? No Resolution…Read More

No Smoking Revel Going Up in Smoke with Bankruptcy

Just days short of a year since it opened to great fanfare, Atlantic City’s no smoking casino experiment Revel is looking to declare bankruptcy, based on federal securities regulators’ disclosure statements the casino filed earlier this week. Through the magic of high finance sleight-of-hand, some $1.5 billion in staggering debt will now be converted into…Read More

Toronto Casino Allegations Slow MGM, Wynn and Sands Developments

A recent report by The Toronto Globe and Mail suggests that Las Vegas casino corporations MGM Resorts, Wynn Resorts and Las Vegas Sands could all struggle to obtain their intended licenses to operate in the Ontario, Canada area due to allegations of corruption and bribery carried out during their dealings in the Chinese region of…Read More

Chinese Laundry Through the Slots: Money Laundering Alleged for Med Tech Firm

You think you have a gambling problem? How about $116,000 per month on a slots habit? That’s how much Bi Xiaodong, wife of China Medical Technologies (CMT) CEO Wu Xiaodong, is rumored to have pumped into the high roller slot machines at Las Vegas’ upscale Wynn and Bellagio casinos between 2005 and 2010, playing with…Read More

Little Less Conversation, Little More Retraction for Caesars Entertainment

Caesars Entertainment will be forking over $225,000 in fines to the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement shortly, but the fines are for the bad behavior of a major client that went unchecked in Las Vegas. Already confused? The plot for this one has more drama than Caesar and Cleopatra themselves, and shows the delicate…Read More

Palms Sports Book Employee Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud Charge

A 30-yr-old Palms Casino sports book employee has pled guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, following allegations of a multiperson scheme that bilked the casino out of more than $800,000. Kassie Baker, who is currently free on her own recognizance, received the indictment from a federal grand jury last July along…Read More