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Study Suggests Casino Expansion Responsible for Gamblers’ Low Incomes

There have been countless studies on the effects of gambling on society at large. However, most of these studies have focused on individual issues: how a person might become addicted to slot machines, or how many people commit crimes to cover their gambling debts. Now, a prominent group of scholars has released a report that…Read More

Harry Styles of One Direction Caught Gambling Again in Perth Casino

Even successful young pop stars have to watch their bankrolls when gambling it seems: last year, the members of the uber popular boy band One Direction were warned by their management against gambling in casinos after the group got a little carried away and lost a bundle. In fact, they apparently lost enough money during their…Read More

Bitcoin Gambler Wins Big, But Not Everybody Is Happy About It

Bitcoins may seem a little strange to those who don’t use them, and probably even to those who have gone and bought themselves Bitcoin miners after deciding to join the  digital currency. But one man who certainly has a firm grip on Bitcoins is a gambler who goes by the online handle “Nakowa,” who has…Read More

Genetics, Gambling and Sports Prowess Connection Possible, Experts Say

There are clearly a number of different factors that go into whether a player or team might be susceptible to match-fixing. Certainly, players in competitions where there is less attention and less money on the line have less to lose by fixing a game or two. And in jurisdictions where regulation is lax, it’s less…Read More

Red Tape Could Stall Developer Who Wants to Build Casinos in Vietnam

For some reason, in Asian and Russian countries, they like to zone off their casinos. Everything has to be in a designated “economic zone,” perhaps indicating that most things in these countries are not meant to make a lot of money, at least not if they’re legal. New Casinos on the Runway Vietnam fits this…Read More

Las Vegas Nightclubs Pose Dark Threat to Tourists via Predator Drugs

When Las Vegas set out to reinvent itself around the 1990s, one of the key marketing concepts was to turn the gambling mecca from a destination gaming resort into a destination resort, period. And over the next two decades, Sin City did a remarkable job of doing just that; Vegas is now just as popular…Read More

New Book Says Knicks Fixed NBA Games in 1981-1982 Season

A new book has made the shocking claim that three players on the 1981-1982 New York Knicks team fixed NBA games in order to help out a drug dealer that they were associated with, helping that dealer win bets during a disappointing season for the team. Those allegations come from Brian Tuohy’s Larceny Games: Sports…Read More

Phil Ivey Says No Cheating Involved in Massive Punto Banco Win

Is it cheating or just giving yourself a slight edge if know how to do things like count cards at blackjack? It all depends who you ask, it seems, and whose money is involved in the matter. World renowned poker pro Phil Ivey says a £7.8 million ($12, 420,72) win that he never got paid for…Read More

2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics Could Mean Gaming Industry Gold

It’s hard to believe that 2020 is only seven years away, but that’s how long we have before the newly-granted Tokyo Summer Olympics will be upon us. But athletes-in-training won’t be the only ones reaching for gold, because the worldwide casino industry will also be trying to achieve what up until now has seemed almost…Read More

Wynn-Win with Possible Atlantic Club Casino Purchase for Gaming Mogul

Steve Wynn has been oddly sidelined as other land casino moguls scramble to be first in line for what’s perceived to be the potentially billion dollar plus online gambling market in America.  While major operators like Caesars wait to pass muster with regulatory powers-that-be, Wynn has remained oddly silent about the whole situation. While he…Read More

Historic Cal Neva in Lake Tahoe Getting Multimillion Dollar Facelift

The oldest continually licensed casino in the U.S. – The Cal Neva in Lake Tahoe – is getting some plastic surgery, like any good old star. The major makeover begins this week, and will close the historic property down for more than a year as it undergoes a multimillion-dollar facelift. Reviving Historic Property Best-known for…Read More

Vegas Newsletter Warns Readers of Possible Caesars Bankruptcy

It’s no secret that Caesars Entertainment has had some financial problems in recent years. Now, a newsletter publisher who writes for Las Vegas visitors is recommending that gamblers and tourists not stay at hotels or play in casinos owned by Caesars, saying that he believes a bankruptcy filing could be possible in the near future….Read More

Boston Mayor Announces Suffolk Downs Casino Deal

Boston Mayor Thomas Menino has announced a deal that would result in the development of a $1 billion resort casino at the site of the Suffolk Downs racetrack. The host community agreement between the race track and the city of Boston will have the race track pay $33.4 million in payments to start, and is…Read More

Las Vegas Sands Pays $47.4 Million to Feds to Escape Criminal Charges

A lot of individual states make bank on gambling activities of their constituents; things such as lotteries and casino taxes. But the federal government seems to have found their cash cow at a much higher and slicker level these days: skimming huge sums from indicted gambling businesses in exchange for the culprits getting away with…Read More

TV Reality Show Aims Its Cameras at Las Vegas Strippers

Reality TV has been around for a long time now; following the daily lives of bored, wealthy housewives, teen moms, New Jersey guidos and guidettes, and ridiculously rich and talentless celebutantes. We’ve seen women in the act of giving birth, appearing, at least, to have sex,  and people getting arrested. But we haven’t seen the…Read More