Month / July 2009

Online Casino  White List Frozen by UK

The highly desired position on the UK White List will not be available to any online casino in the near future, as regulators adjust conditions before expanding the list of approved gaming operators.

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Online Casinos May See Looser Italian Laws

The need to generate more state revenue has Italian legislators passing laws allowing online casinos and cash games at online poker rooms.

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Pro-Gambling Voice Says Bahamian Churches Inconsistent

A leader of the cause to open Bahamian casinos and licensed gambling to residents of the country says religious groups fighting him ignore the illegal spread of gaming.

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Online Poker Seizure Warrants May Face Public Unveiling

A motion to disclose the information contained in the sealed warrants granting permission to the US Department of Justice to seize money intended for US online poker players was heard today.

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State Lotteries Among Most Abusive Form of Gambling, Study Says

A study shows that lottery gambling is disproportionately supported by poor and minorities, but foes of casino gambling are relatively silent.

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Casino Gambling for Charity Continues in New Hampshire

Gaming opponents fight new slots in New Hampshire even as charities, including religious organizations, make millions from an exception for casino gambling involving charitable table games.

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China Installs New Leader for Casino Enclave Macau

Macau’s casino gambling economy and government will have a new leader, nominally elected but effectively installed by the Chinese government.

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Problem Gambling Researchers Use Rats to Duplicate Human Gambling

Researchers at a Canadian university have found that rats can mirror human gambling behavior, which can help isolate causes of problem gambling and effective treatments for the disorder.

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SunCruz Casinos Adds Problem Gambling Consultants to Payroll

A line of ships operating ax short-term casinos upped its investment against problem gambling by hiring noted experts on compulsive gambling to help train employees.

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Cramer Reverses Self on Casino Stocks

CNBC financial personality Jim Cramer, who has warned against expecting any bounceback from the recession by Las Vegas casino operators, said Macau plans may lift Las Vegas Sands and Wynn Resorts.

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Online Casino Patrons Seek Safe Gambling in Unregulated Waters

Players at online casinos and Internet poker rooms are concerned about the safety of their funds, after cheating scandals and government raids have left confidence at a low point.

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Aging Brain More Susceptible to Problem Gambling, Study Shows

An Australian scientist has linked aging to a rise in problem gambling incidents.

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Las Vegas Sands Seeks IPO Cash for Casino Operations

Las Vegas Sands officials are looking for new ways to bring cask into their casino gambling operations, including an initial public offer and sales of minority ownership.

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Strikes the Latest Plague for Atlantic City Casinos

Atlantic City casinos have been hit with one economic disaster after another over the last two years, with the latest issue being a looming dealers’ strike at several casinos.

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Gambling Analyst Says Vegas Casino Boom Not Returning

Potential investors trying to catch gambling stocks on the bounce may be in for a long wait, as a gaming analyst says casinos in Las Vegas can’t expect a rapid recovery.

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Responsible Casino Ads Bring Problem Gambling Victims Forward

More calls at problem gambling help lines do not mean a spread of compulsive gambling, but a response to campaigns by casinos to make help easier to find for problem gamblers.

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Would Ohio Churches Pay Taxes to Prevent Expanded Gambling?

Ohio residents speak out against church groups that cynically are attempting a lawsuit to block a gambling proposal to bring slots to race tracks in order to fund the state budget.

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Las Vegas Sands Wants to Change Macau Casino Loan Terms

Officials from Ls Vegas Sands are working with banks holding their loans to rework terms, allowing the casino operator a better financial position to continue its expansion of gambling venues and other developments.

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New Jersey Casinos Tighten Security on Age Requirements

Atlantic City regulators gave casino security the ability to detain minors attempting to gamble, holding them until police arrive.

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Another NBA Star Struggles with Casino Gambling Debts

Ex-NBA player Antoine Walker is facing felony charges after not honoring gambling markers extended him by three Las Vegas casinos.

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Bank Account Owner Files for Return of Online Poker Seizures

The payment processing firm Account Services filed a motion in US District Court to force the release of funds frozen in seized bank accounts that were intended to pay US consumers for winning at online poker.

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Harrah’s Creating Walking Restaurant Area Around Strip Casinos

Harrah’s Entertainment already has six casinos side by side on the Las Vegas Strip, and it wants to entwine a restaurant and bar area around the resorts.

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