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Buddhist Monks Gambled Away Donation Money in Casinos

Last year shocking secret video footage was revealed showing a group of monks enjoying a game of poker while drinking and smoking in a hotel room, which included a number of Buddhist monk leaders from the Jogye Order, the largest Buddhist order in Korea. Casino Trips Taken Ven Jangiu of the Jogye Order has now…Read More

Former £10 Million Lotto Winner Now Working for £6 An Hour

As Britain’s most notorious jackpot lottery winner, Michael Carroll earned the title “King of Chavs”, which is basically the British equivalent of being king of the rednecks, after pocketing just shy of £10 million (almost $15 million) on the UK’s National Lottery. Bad Fortune Carroll famously won the fortune in 2002 at the age of…Read More

Manila, Philippines Mayor to Cops: Enforce Gambling Code or Be Fired

Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada says he’s planning on cracking down on virtually all forms of illegal gambling in the Philippine city, and that police who refuse to help with the push will find themselves out of a job. Estrada made the comments during a recent news interview. “We will immediately relieve those officers who are…Read More

Is Macau Mirroring Las Vegas’ Shady Past? Some Experts Think So

Back when Bugsy Seigel and the Mob ran Vegas, an unpaid gambling debt could easily find you in an alley getting your kneecaps whacked, and payola was as accepted a part of the business as cash counts and hookers. Then between Howard Hughes in the 1960s and intense FBI scrutiny of casino practices in the…Read More

To Russia With Love for Macau Casino Magnate Lawrence Ho

Macau casino mogul Lawrence Ho appears likely to be the first major gaming operator to move into the Russian market, as his company has signed an agreement to open a casino there. The move signals Russia’s intention to become a major player in the lucrative Asian casino market. In the Zone Ho’s casino-resort would be…Read More

Caesars Entertainment Cuts Their Losses with Paula Deen

Paula Deen, the mythic high-cholesterol country chef who touted high-fat content the way De Beers touts diamonds, has eaten just about everything on her TV show; but now, she no doubt just wishes she could eat her words. The freefalling down-spiral from disclosing a 30-year-old racial slur spoken during a past lawsuit brought by a…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

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

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

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 Virus Creators Busted Again With Online Gambling Site

Two Chinese men who wrote a computer virus that made headlines back in 2007 are in the news again, this time after being arrested for setting up an illegal online gambling site in mainland China. Panda Virus The story begins when Zhang Shun and Li Jun created the “Fujacks” virus. The program, which became better…Read More

Google Exec Funds Gambling Spree for Brit Musician Ed Sheeran

Google Glass may be on the casino hit list – as some of the biggest venues around the U.S. are beginning to announce a ban on the product – but Google executives are definitely not turned away at Las Vegas casinos. This is especially true if the Google executive is fronting a gambling spree for…Read More

Don’t Bet the Zynga Farmville (Yet Anyway)

Traversing the current meteoric, yet volatile, universe that is real money online gaming is not for the faint of heart, as Zynga, the San Francisco-based social media games developer, is finding out the hard way. The company behind popular Facebook free-play games like “Farmville” and “Words with Friends” is discovering that moving into a real-money…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

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