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Canadian Sports Betting Legislation Likely to Stall

Reports suggest that the single-game sports betting legislation in Canada is likely to reach an immovable object shortly following opposition from the nation’s Senate. Senator Bob Runciman, a crucial component and backer of the C-290 sports betting legislation, which was introduced into the House of Commons by Member of Parliament Joe Comartin last year, told…Read More

Thai Gambling Den Raid Goes Amok

In an attempt to quash illegal gambling operations in Thailand, Commander-in-Chief General Adul Snagsingkaew announced a crackdown on gambling dens and other places of ‘vice’ throughout the country. As a result, more than 200 officers from Metropolitan Police Division 2 recently took part in a Thai gambling den raid carried out on the infamous Tao…Read More

Fake VIP Room Hoax Henchmen Sentenced in Macau

Sixteen individuals, arrested last year, have been sentenced by Macau’s Court of First Instance for their involvement in running a twisted VIP room hoax in a Cotai luxury hotel room last year. The Macau Post reported that the sixteen arrestees were actually operating as part of a larger criminal syndicate. It reported that the syndicate…Read More

NY’s Cuomo Tells Seneca Nation to Negotiate or Else

You really don’t want to mess around with a New Yorker; especially not if he’s New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The second-generation governor (his father, Mario Cuomo, served as the state’s leader for three terms, from 1983 to 1994) is telling the Seneca Nation of Indians that he’s not bluffing when he says he will…Read More

Hooray for Hollywood! Old Style Glamour for New San Diego Penn National Casino

Back in the day, Hollywood’s biggest stars would get away to Vegas for a weekend, and thus was born the original interweaving of show business with gambling business. Now Penn National Gaming, a Pennsylvania-based industry giant (they own the upscale M Resort on Las Vegas’ South Strip as well as 21 other casinos across the…Read More

KGM Gaming and Spin Games Joining Forces for Online Gaming Services

With a number of U.S. states legalizing or heading towards the legalization of online gambling, Philadelphia-based KGM Gaming and Spin Games are aligning themselves to take advantage of these ongoing developments. The land-based casino supplier KGM this week announced an interactive games content letter of intent to license game content and interactive technology following an…Read More

House of Bourbon Renaissance with Macau’s New Louis XIII Casino

Nothing says “upscale casino for the uber rich” like a 17th century French king whose whole family bore the charming name of “Bourbon,” and for whom a rather pricey and fantastically packaged cognac is now named, does it? Et voilà, there you have it: the unabashed logic behind naming a new super posh Macau casino…Read More

Caesars’ “No Resort Fees” Campaign Screeches to a Halt with, Yup, Resort Fees

If someone said you had to pay “resort fees,” you might think about hot chicks serving you massive piña coladas and grapes, while simultaneously fanning you with a huge palm frond. And a lot of you would probably be happy to pay for those services, too. But what about being billed every time you use Wi-Fi,…Read More

New Mexico Tribes Fight to Ban Online Gambling

Blackmail is such an ugly word, but it’s hard to see a new Navajo Nations gambling compact with the state of New Mexico in any other light; the new agreement, now being negotiated, would effectively allow the tribe to withhold any slot machine revenue due the Land of Enchantment should state legislators put through laws…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

Man’s Self-Exclusion Lawsuit Against Montreal Casino for Not Barring Him Gets Tossed

Jean Poulin wanted to get thrown out of any Quebec casino he tried to step foot in. Instead it was his lawsuit against one of those casinos that got unceremoniously thrown out, after the judge ruled he had gone out of his way to avoid detection. Poulin now owes an additional $194 in court costs…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

Food Glorious Food! Atlantic City Casinos Go A Bit Nutty in April

Casinos are always looking for new ways to differentiate themselves and excite their customer base, and next to free gambling money and oodles of booze, food is always a good lure.  Free meals are a time-honored way for casinos to say, “Come on in and set awhile.” But now a whole bevy of Atlantic City…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