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Minnesota Legislature Tours State to Sell E-Gambling Benefits

When the Minnesota Vikings wanted public funding for a new stadium, the state turned to electronic gambling to help the team pay the bills. But while some charities and bars have done quite well using the machines, others have been more resistant to the idea. Tour to Highlight Benefits That’s why the state government, along…Read More

Ohio Casinos Eye Facial Recognition Technology

A last-minute amendment to the Ohio state budget could bring high-tech facial recognition technology to casinos there, a move that some feel is either hasty or entirely unwarranted. The idea comes from State Senator Bill Coley, and would apply to all four casinos that currently operate in Ohio. Money Laundering Tracking Device? According to Coley,…Read More

Who’s to Choose Shoes? Foxwoods Waitresses Play Footsies with Contract

When you list the important aspects of running a successful casino, the shoes worn by the waitresses probably won’t come in among the top hundred issues you consider. But at one casino in Connecticut, that’s exactly the issue that’s causing plenty of tension – and not just in the waitresses’ feet. Union Negotiations Address Shoes…Read More

Hello Casinos: New Japanese Political Party Pushes Gambling Agenda Hard

It has to be kind of embarrassing for Japan: once the unquestioned leader in manufacturing throughout the world, the Asian island-country now seems to have fallen way behind its more aggressive brethren across the Asian panoply.  But now an upstart Japanese political party, the Japan Restoration Party (JRP) intends to change all that by getting…Read More

Google Glass Ban Sweeps Casinos Nationwide

They look like something out of an old Arnold Schwarzenegger flick, and in some ways, they would fit into the plot lines of those movies, too; but don’t try to gamble at almost any casino in the U.S. wearing your uber-hip new Google Glass eyewear. It may look swank, but the tiny computer-as-eyewear device’s reception is…Read More

Dutch Investigations Shut Down Seven Online Gambling Sites

Despite Holland veering more and more towards legalizing online gambling, seven Dutch online casinos were taken offline recently as a result of allegations of money laundering. In addition, three men were detained in order to assist the authorities in their investigations. Three Suspected in Money Laundering Scheme Brothers Michel and Maurice Gregoire, along with Stijn…Read More

Powerball Winner Comes Forward; Jumped Line to Win $590 Million

Finally the lucky winner of the record-breaking $590 million Powerball jackpot has come forward, following a few weeks of tension as everybody in the Zephyrhills, Florida region, where it was known the ticket was purchased, waited; and it’s an 84-year-old widow. Took Lump Sum Payout Florida resident Gloria MacKenzie, who lives in a modest tin-roof…Read More

Nevada Approves International Online Poker Compacts

When Nevada approved online poker last year, it seemed a certainty that the games would extend beyond state borders before too long. After all, Nevada’s population was unlikely to support more than a couple of online poker sites on its own, and the state has historically been a leader in the gambling industry. Before the…Read More

Crown Casino Not Liable for Kakavas Gambling Losses, Court Rules

They say that the house always wins. This time, the house got a little help from the court system. The Crown Casino in Melbourne scored a big legal victory when the High Court of Australia ruled that they did not have to give back the millions lost by gambler Harry Kakavas over the course of…Read More

New Bill Bans Ohio Sweepstakes Cafes

A piece of legislation known as House Bill 7 has been passed by both houses of the Ohio State Legislature and has been signed by Governor John Kasich, effectively banning the “sweepstakes cafes” that have taken root in the state. While the bill doesn’t entirely ban anything that these cafes do, it does limit payouts…Read More

High-Rolling Attorney Trashes Las Vegas Hotel Suite for $100K

It’s your birthday, and you’re an invited guest of the chi-chi Encore on the Las Vegas Strip’s Gold Coast, right in the heart of all the well-heeled action. You’re a 45-year-old successful California workers’ comp attorney, and you and five of your closest buddies arrive for a weekend of debauchery and fun, nestled into your three-bedroom,…Read More

Legislators Vote to Ban Kiosk Wagering in Nevada Bars and Taverns

The Nevada Assembly has voted unanimously to ban wagering kiosks in the state’s bars and taverns, as well as any other properties that hold restricted gaming licenses. The 41-0 vote was a show of support for the casino industry, who obviously would just as soon not have any neighborhood competition.  The new gaming measure, Senate…Read More

Online Poker Rivalry Between Stations Casinos and Caesars Interactive Like a Boxing Match

It’s sort of a Celebrity Death Match: the new wam-bam verbal spat between Stations Casinos and Caesars Interactive in Nevada. Not long ago, World Series of Poker executive director Ty Stewart gleefully noted, “I think the market is ready for a first-class product,” alluding to Stations Casinos’ slightly inglorious kickoff of their UltimatePoker online gambling…Read More

Pair Found Guilty in New Zealand Roulette Scam

Two gamblers were found guilty of participating in a scam that earned them $7,000 in winnings at the SkyCity Casino in Hamilton, New Zealand. The two players colluded with a dealer using a twist on a classic scheme that allowed them to place their bets after they already knew what the results of each spin…Read More

UK Pubs May Double as Bookies with Controversial New Law

There is certainly no shortage of critics to new planning laws which allow bookies to set up shop within Britain’s pubs, in what has been dubbed a “free for all” on the high streets around the UK. Pubs as Bookies The new planning laws have been introduced for an initial two-year period, and give shops…Read More