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Ultimate Gaming, Trump Taj Mahal to Partner for NJ Online Gambling

Ultimate Gaming was the first company to successfully launch a real money online poker site in Nevada, as Ultimate Poker was up and running on April 30 of this year. Now, the Stations Casinos-owned company is looking to become one of the first in the New Jersey online gambling marketplace as well. Deal Signed with…Read More

U.S. Casinos in Macau Enabling Money Laundering, Regulators Say

One of Macau’s biggest drawing cards for wealthy visitors from mainland China and other countries has been their secluded VIP rooms that offer private, high-stakes gambling away from the noise and traffic of the main casino floor. But while these rooms may offer a luxurious setting for gambling, some believe that they’re also a den…Read More

UK Cartoon Network Mistakenly Airs Bookmaker Ad

Despite strict rules that govern the airing of gambling ads on television, the Cartoon Network made a huge faux pas recently when it mistakenly aired an ad for UK bookmaker Coral during a broadcast on the children’s television channel. The controversial ad was aired on Turner Broadcasting’s Boomerang channel as well as the Cartoon Network,…Read More

Regulated Sports Betting Gaining Momentum in India

In a country that is obsessed with the game of cricket, the Indian Premier League has been a massive success. But that success has been threatened by a series of match-fixing scandals that have started to leave fans concerned about the integrity of the IPL and the sport of cricket internationally as well. Cricket Match-Fixing…Read More

Brits Arrested for Candy and Cookie Gambling in Portuguese Pub

A group of some 30 Brits, including tourists and expats, were questioned by police recently in Portugal after allegedly breaking the strict gambling laws of that country, despite the fact that the first prize in the activities was just a tin of biscuits and a bar of chocolate. Sugar Crackdown Police posed as customers at…Read More

Steve Wynn Wins Approval from Everett, Mass. Voters

Voters in Everett, Massachusetts have overwhelmingly voted in favor of a casino proposal from Las Vegas casino impresario Steve Wynn, opening the door to building a new property in their city. The referendum was the first held in the state, which plans to eventually approve three casino projects in different areas of Massachusetts. Huge Voter…Read More

U.S. Supreme Court to Consider Michigan Indian Casino Closure

When Michigan moved to shut down a Native American-operated casino in the state, many questioned whether the state government actually had the power to do so on tribal lands. Now, that question will be answered by the highest court in the United States. Tribal Rulings at Stake The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to consider…Read More

New Dynasty Hotel-Casino to Hit Vegas in 2015

The prospect of 2,000 new construction jobs and then 1,400 casino and hotel jobs went a long way toward getting a new 26-story, off-Strip casino project the go-ahead from Clark County commissioners in Las Vegas.  Named The Dynasty Hotel and Casino, the project is slated for a 2015 completion date and will be built on…Read More

Echo Releases Sydney Casino Plan with Crown Casino Option

The battle over Sydney’s casino marketplace took a dramatic turn this week, as Echo Entertainment unveiled a plan that would feature a $1 billion expansion of their existing Star casino in the city. But while Echo had previously appeared to want a monopoly over the city’s casino industry, their latest plan also includes room for…Read More

Las Vegas Tavern Owner Gets Suspended Gaming License for Lewd Sex Acts

In a town not really known for being all that gay-friendly, a Las Vegas tavern aimed at a largely locals gay crowd now has a three-month suspended gaming license and a $27,000 fine for allowing blatant sex acts to occur out in the open in the gay-oriented bar. The Nevada Gaming Commission issued the penalties…Read More

Atlantic City’s Revel Goes After Gamblers; Unlike, Say, Most Casinos?

We thought the switch from Las Vegas Hilton to LVH was lazy, but turns out that ain’t nuthin’. Casinos love to hire marketing firms when they decide to re-create themselves, and they pay hundreds of thousands of dollars for these companies’ “expertise.” But now the former Revel in Atlantic City- the upstart property that opened…Read More

South Korea Rejects Casino Bids from Caesars, Universal

South Korea has decided to reject applications for preliminary casino licenses from international bidders who were hoping to take advantage of the South Korean government’s wishes to develop casino properties in the Asian nation. Both Caesars Entertainment (in a partnership with Lippo Limited) and Universal Entertainment Corp. were surprised to find that their requests had…Read More

Chinese Lottery Gets You a New Car – Maybe

In a bid to reduce pollution and smog surrounding the heavily polluted Chinese city of Shijiazhuang (try saying that three times fast), a new type of lottery is being introduced. But winning this lottery doesn’t yield financial independence and an extravagant lifestyle;  instead it entitles you to purchase a new vehicle. She’s Got a Ticket…Read More

UK Banker Defrauds Couple with Learning Disabilities for Bankroll

A bank cashier at a major UK bank  has been sentenced to a term of three and a half years imprisonment after being found guilty of defrauding a couple with learning difficulties of £110,000 ($170,000). Blew Money on Roulette and Racing Bets Gambling addict Hissan Dar reportedly spent nearly half of the stolen money on…Read More

Macho, Macho Man No More: Feds Bust Illegal Gambling Ring Macho Sports

Federal authorities in the United States say they’ve broken up an international gambling ring that went by the name Macho Sports, an action that included issuing 18 indictments against individuals facing racketeering and illegal gambling charges. At first glance, Macho Sports might seem like a typical underground gambling operation. Customers in the United States –…Read More