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Vietnamese Gamblers Allowed to Play in One Local Casino

Foreign gaming investors who pulled out of Vietnam may well be backtracking soon following the Politburo’s surprise decision to allow Vietnamese residents to gamble in a local casino. Trial Period for Locals The go-ahead has been given by Vietnam’s top leadership for locals to enter one of the nation’s casinos for a trial period, after…Read More

Australian Coalition: “Replace Gambling Regulator with Industry Reps”

The Coalition – an alliance of several right to center-right parties that currently sit in opposition to the ruling government of Australia – announced a plan this week that would radically change the nature of gambling regulations in that country. According to their plan, the current national gambling regulator would be abolished, to be replaced…Read More

Arkansas Gambling Arcade Bust Yields $500K

A total of 15 locations were busted throughout Arkansas last week as the result of a three-month undercover operation. Most of the venues were located in Pine Bluff, though locations in Hot Springs and Little Rock were also involved in the raid. Sweepstakes Parlors Masquerade as Arcades The bust was related to venues that were…Read More

Illinois Gaming Taverns Prove Problematic for Self-Exclusion Listers

As Illinois has expanded its gambling options in recent years, it has also taken steps to combat problem gambling. One of the most important tools available to players is a self-exclusion list. Gamblers can put themselves on this list whenever they feel it is necessary. Once they’ve done so, they can actually be charged with…Read More

Choi, The Bounty Hunter: Site Tracks Down Macau Gambling Deadbeats

One of the ugly little secrets that the casino industry doesn’t like to talk about too much is the reality that a lot of people usually owe them money at one point or another. Always walking a fine line between wanting to keep a customer, yet wanting to be paid on credit extended that turned…Read More

Atlantic City Can’t Get No Respect, Based on 2nd Quarter Earnings

Once upon a time, in a seaside town in New Jersey, someone decided that turning it into the Las Vegas of the East would be a good idea. Whoever that person was, probably didn’t have very good instincts; Atlantic City has had nothing but trials since setting up gambling  some 37 years ago. And the…Read More

Nevada Taverns or Slots Parlors: The Gaming War of the Roses

The whole point of gaming regulation is to provide a solid, dependable and clear framework from which those in the gaming industry can operate. So Nevada Gaming Commission members were none too happy when regulations they put in place only two years ago, in 2011, regarding how slot machines can operate in Nevada’s tavern environment,…Read More

It’s All Greek When It Comes to Grecian Online Gambling Now

The online gambling landscape in Greece is in a state of flux – and that might be putting it much too lightly. As Greece attempts to transition into a system where players can enjoy online gambling only at a site that’s partially owned by the Greek government, they’ve also taken steps to block other sites…Read More

Oregon Problem Gambling Ads Budget Sliced by Courts

There is often the perception that states and companies that offer gambling services aren’t really interested in preventing problem gambling. Sure, they’ll pay it lip service, but when push comes to shove, they’ll do as little as possible to actually stop people from spending money on lotteries or at the casino. That’s part of the…Read More

Palazzo Versace to Open Luxury Resort in Macau

Glitz, glamor and out-and-out luxury are just a few images that conjure in the mind when a casino district such as Macau or Las Vegas is mentioned, so it is quite fitting that Italian fashion house Gianni Versace SpA (sic) has announced plans to build a new luxury hotel at a Macau casino. Asia Palazzo…Read More

Filipino Billionaire Enrique Razon Wants to Take Casino Empire Global

Filipino billionaire Enrique Razon comes from a family that built a port company throughout Southeast Asia, eventually becoming one of the largest such corporations in the region. Now, Razon is seeking to do exactly the same with his casino ventures. Razon is the owner of Bloomberry Resorts, a company that operates a $1.2 billion casino…Read More

Pittsburgh Rivers Casino Accused of Racist Policies

The Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh is not the kind of casino that usually makes headlines. But one local politician is concerned that the casino has recently put policies into place that show an ugly pattern – one that might, in fact, be discriminatory towards black patrons. Earlier this month, an Allegheny County councilwoman named Amanda…Read More

Trump Says Florida Should Gamble on Miami Casinos

Donald Trump is good at many things; self-promotion possibly topping the list. Running casinos, based on the performance of his current and past Atlantic City properties – the Trump Taj Mahal and the Trump Plaza – may be way further down on his acumen spreadsheet, however. The two casinos are part of what has been…Read More

California Tribes Approved for Off-Reservation Casinos

Long restricted to Native American reservations, tribal-operated casinos in California appear ready to expand in a big way. One off-reservation casino has already been approved, which has many other tribes looking at whether they can’t move into other parts of the state as well. Compacts Allow for New Sites The expansion officially began weeks ago,…Read More

Cayuga Indian Tribe Could Stall New York State Casinos

Nothing is ever simple, and when it comes to casino legislation, it’s been proven time and time again that just when you think you are home free, a new glitch shows up. Such has been the case in New York State, where a seemingly unending war between the state’s Governor, Andrew Cuomo, and tribal factions…Read More