Month / May 2009

UK Gambling Operators Found Lacking on Age Checking

A study by the Gambling Commission in the United Kingdom found almost every betting shop visited had no problem taking gambling action from underaged customers.

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Tribal Casinos Subject to Varying Levels of Success

Even though not all tribal casinos turn out to earn vast riches for members, Native Americans are grateful for all the casino gambling benefits, from dividends to college scholarships to jobs paying them a living wage.

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Illinois Lawmakers Reconsider and Pass Expanded Casino Gaming Law

After reviewing the state’s dire financial circumstances, Illinois Senators reversed their previous decision and approved four new casino licenses for the state.

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Horrific Event Doesn’t Make Online Gambling Evil

A monstrous tale of a father who kept betting online on horse races while his daughter’s dead body had been discovered doesn’t mean gambling is at fault, says an analyst.

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Casino Empires Clash on Macau Cotai Strip

A new casino opening in Macau brings gaming competition and perhaps a return to the gambling resort escalation race.

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Las Vegas Casinos Make Peace with President Obama

While the mayor and the governor grumbled, President Obama used his star power to win back casino and gaming workers upset with remarks he had made about Las Vegas.

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Credit Channels Unlocking for Gaming Operators

Analysts say a combination of liens against casino assets and the beginning of looser credit markets have helped generate new cash sources for tapped gaming companies.

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Shooting at Trump Taj Mahal Casino Closes Table Gaming

A shooting today at the Trump Taj Mahal Casino in Atlantic City resulted in the death of a longtime employee of the gambling operator.

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Politics and Zealotry Loom Ahead for Internet Casino Bill

Despite the enthusiasm expressed for the introduction of Barney Frank’s Internet casino bill, such unprincipled speakers as Spencer Bachus are eager to spread lies about online gambling to defeat the bill.

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Regulators Instruct MGM Mirage to Drop Macau Casino Partner

New Jersey gambling regulators found MGM Mirage’s Macau casino partner, Pansy Ho, unsuitable and ordered the gaming company to end association with her.

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California Lottery Gambling Improvements Rejected by Voters

A bill seeking to improve the California lottery and increase state gambling revenue was defeated as voters were perturbed by clauses borrowing future money for today.

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MGM Mirage Looks to Re-Enter New York Casino Race

After a two-year absence from the bidding process, MGM Mirage has returned to the race to operate a casino at Aqueduct Racetrack in New York City.

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Las Vegas Casino Ownership May Shuffle

After years of consolidation, Las Vegas casino operators may be forced by the recession to sell off Strip gaming resorts to new owners.

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Online Gambling Opponents Continue War of Mistruths

The radical religious right responded to Barney Frank’s bills to regulate online gambling with demagoguery and deception.

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Online Casinos Wary Over Frank-McDermott Tax Plan

The celebratory mood enveloping the online casino industry may fade as the taxation involved in US regulation and licensing of Internet gambling could change the market.

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Congress Needs Input on Internet Gambling Bill

With a sharp debate expected to ensue over Barney Frank’s bill to regulate online gambling, gaming observers say Congress needs to hear from everyday people, not just religious nuts.

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