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As Detroit Goes Bankrupt, Casinos Become A City Survival Tool

Detroit’s struggles have been well known throughout the United States for some time now, but they were thrown into sharp relief this week when the city became the largest in the country ever to file for bankruptcy. Now, experts say that the city’s casinos could be the key to keeping Detroit afloat throughout the bankruptcy…Read More

Sri Lanka Casinos Cause Controversy as Area Draws More Gamblers

Sri Lanka is hoping that the addition of larger casinos to their burgeoning gambling industry could help make them a new hot spot for gamblers in the region. However, there’s plenty of opposition to the plan – and not just from religious leaders who oppose gambling on moral grounds. Sri Lanka has long had small…Read More

South Korean Soldiers Gambling Online Sees Sharp Increase

It may seem like somewhat of a stereotype to insist that those from Asia like to gamble, but recent statistics released indicate that this is one stereotype that rings true, especially when looking at soldiers from the South Korean army. Huge Online Gambling Spike A report by the Korean Yonhap news agency explained that 230…Read More

Illegal Russian Casinos Just Part of the Gaming Picture

The old coal mining adage that “I owe my soul to the company store” has taken on bizarre meaning with the recent discovery of an underground immigrant slave garment manufacturing “village” in Moscow, replete with an equally illegal casino.  The underground town – which held 200 Asian workers held captive against their will – was…Read More

Citing Money Laundering, Feds Still Trying to Regulate Online Gambling

Feds continue to scramble to create a national regulatory framework for online gambling, despite the fact that Nevada, New Jersey (and soon, several more states) are already in full throttle Internet gambling mode on their own. Even law enforcement seems to realize it’s a rather belated effort, as noted by Chuck Canterbury, who heads up…Read More

Pregnant Woman Misses Out on Share of £28 Million Jackpot

A British woman in a Merseyside office lottery syndicate has missed out on her share of a £28 million (more than $42 million) Euromillions win after taking the day off sick and is now seeking court action to get her hands on what she believes is her share of the winnings. Morning Sickness Kept Her…Read More

Bally Technologies Purchases SHFL Entertainment for $1.3 Billion

Bally Technologies and Shuffle Master have long been two of the biggest casino technology suppliers in the industry. Now, thanks to a massive merger, the two companies will be working under the same banner. Best Buy Bally Technologies has agreed to the acquisition of SHFL Entertainment – the company once known as Shuffle Master –…Read More

Where There’s Smoke, There’s Ire for Spain’s EuroVegas Project

Sheldon Adelson, CEO of Las Vegas Sands Corporation and a top player in the worldwide gambling industry, is about to find out exactly how much power he wields; he’s currently locked in a heated battle with the government of Spain regarding their strict anti-smoking laws. Word is that Adelson says unless that ban is lifted…Read More

Filipino Authorities Want Gambling Tycoon Okada Charged

A joint fact-finding panel between the Filipino National Bureau of Investigation and Department of Justice has recommended that charges be filed against Japanese gambling magnate Kazuo Okada, as well as more than 25 other individuals and 10 “juridical entities” in relation to the operation of Okada’s casino property in the Philippines. No Dummies The charges…Read More

Luck o’ The Irish Public Casinos May Become Reality

You might assume – as much as “luck” is associated with all things Irish – that they already have public casino gambling in the land of green; but you’d be wrong. Now the Irish government is moving to change all that with the introduction of the Gambling Control Bill 2013, the first step towards creating…Read More

Galaxy Gaming Nixed for California Casino Licensing

The four-member California Gambling Control Commission has voted unanimously to uphold a previous ruling that said Galaxy Gaming California LLC is unfit to do business with the state of California.  The California company is a subsidiary of its Las Vegas-based parent, Galaxy Gaming Inc. Even more scathing, the Commission specifically stated that Galaxy CEO Robert…Read More

Caesars Entertainment Raising Capital for Online Spinoff

Caesars Entertainment has been taking steps to prepare itself for online gambling in the United States for years. Now, the company is looking to spin off that branch of the company into its own brand. Fundraising Caesars has submitted a Securities and Exchange Commission filing, announcing that it plans to raise $1.2 billion to start…Read More

Yet Another Federal Online Poker Bill Tries to Pass Muster

A Texas legislator who is a longtime proponent of online poker has introduced federal legislation that would allow individual states and Indian tribes to set up their own Internet pacts, while maintaining some national standards of protection against underage gambling online. Wants Federal Mandate Rep. Joe Barton (R-Texas) is the sponsor of the bill, known…Read More

Facebook Adds Sports Betting to Its UK Online Casino Offerings

Facebook made waves last year when they began offering real money slot machines and casino games to its UK users. Now, the social networking giant is greatly expanding the number of gambling options its users will have by adding sports betting to all UK users over the age of 18. Paddy Power Teams Up The…Read More

Florida Bill to Ban Internet Cafes Inadvertently Bans All Computers

Like many other states, Florida has been struggling with the emergence of “Internet cafes” that were really fronts for gambling. These sweepstakes parlors have been able to skirt local gambling laws by giving patrons a service for their money – say, time on the Internet on one of their computers – while the real draw…Read More