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Inappropriate Sportsbet Wallaby Cartoon Causing Controversy

Thanks to Australian betting operator Sportsbet, the first impression hundreds of thousands of tourists will have of Melbourne is one of a cartoon wallaby which appears to be sodomizing a lion. And if you think this is a strange thing to read, imagine writing it. Bizarre Visual The huge advertisement which covers an area of…Read More

Macho, Macho Man No More: Feds Bust Illegal Gambling Ring Macho Sports

Federal authorities in the United States say they’ve broken up an international gambling ring that went by the name Macho Sports, an action that included issuing 18 indictments against individuals facing racketeering and illegal gambling charges. At first glance, Macho Sports might seem like a typical underground gambling operation. Customers in the United States –…Read More

Timms Says E-Gambling Machines Causing Violent Behavior in UK

British Labor MP Stephen Timms said recently that gambling machines in betting shops are so addictive, they’ve sparked street fights after losses sent users into a fury. Timms said he’s been given information indicating that the frustration of losing on the high-stakes casino-style gambling machines can cause a rage in the users which can spill out…Read More

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

Dollar for Dollar, Reno Outperforming Vegas

Talk about the red-headed stepchild: Reno has always trailed in Las Vegas’ grander, more opulent shadow, barely able to even raise its head in the presence of all those fancy restaurants, word-class shopping and glitzy high-roller casinos. Until now, anyway. Looks like Reno can suddenly walk a little taller, as along with its surrounding Washoe…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

Internet Users Increasingly Leaning on Mobile Devices for Gambling (and Everything Else)

A new study by Pew Internet, which has analyzed all its 2012 data, points clearly to mobile technology as the usage platform for the future, including for gambling site operators.  According to the study, 31 percent of all adult mobile Internet users consider their phones to be the main way they go online. With all…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

Illinois Casinos To Pay More Than Their Fair Share in Taxes

It’s a blue state – meaning it leans heavily towards Democratic voting – so perhaps it should come as no surprise that Illinois is grappling with tax issues; in this case, what percentage land-based casinos should fork over to the state from their annual revenues. But while a casino-heavy state like Nevada takes a mere…Read More

Mohegan Sun Wants Tournament Basketball; NCAA Objects

Connecticut’s Mohegan Sun casino has some pretty strong ties to women’s basketball. The Mohegan Sun Arena is the home of the WNBA’s Connecticut Sun, and the state is enamored with the exploits of the University of Connecticut Huskies, as they have been the most successful team in women’s college basketball over the past decade. Bid for…Read More

Pacquiao To Get His Own Macau Slot Machine

Manny Pacquiao has been successful in boxing, politics, and as an entertainer. He has a huge following worldwide, especially in the Philippines and throughout Asia. So it shouldn’t surprise anyone that Pacquiao will soon be the subject of his own slot machine, one that will debut in the Chinese gambling hub of Macau. Boxing Icon…Read More

Australian Gambling Industry Calls for Live Betting Odds Ban

It’s not often that a gambling operator will come out against promoting their own services. But that’s exactly what’s happening right now in Australia, where gambling industry officials are looking to bow to public pressure and remove live betting odds from being broadcast during television coverage of sporting events. Tougher TV Standards The leaders of…Read More

British Punter Beats 11 Million to One Odds to Win Big Payday on William Hill

People often say that money won is sweeter than money earned. Well, one lucky punter’s sweet tooth must have imploded recently as a series of accumulator bets saw him take away over £200,000 (more than $300,000) while gambling on the William Hill sportsbetting website. Defies the Odds An anonymous father of two, based in the…Read More

American Attorney Larry Hartman Arrested in Nicaragua; Deported to U.S. to Face Charges in $100M Shell Game

Of all the scams on all the scammy websites in all the world, the scammiest has to be when the elderly are targeted to divest them of their life savings. We’re not sure what happens to old folks, who were obviously once savvy enough to amass some degree of financial security, that makes them vulnerable…Read More

Macau Casinos Look to Boxing to Provide Added Punch

These days, there’s no doubt that Macau has far outstripped Las Vegas when it comes to the world’s largest gambling market. But when it comes to vacation destinations, many still see Las Vegas as having a significant edge. While Macau may boast the most action for high rollers and the largest gambling revenues in the…Read More