Month / December 2009

Greek Online Casino Operator Prepares for US Market

Greek online gambling giant Intralot is increasing US exposure by buying US gaming interests and operating lotteries.

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Las Vegas’ Phil Ruffin Says Regulated Online Casinos Coming

Casino mogul Phil Ruffin says online casinos and Internet gambling will be regulated by the US within the next decade.

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Most Confused Gambling State Benefits from Powerball Lottery Win

A Powerball payday will bring millions in lottery tax to Kentucky, even as the state fights to deny gambling rights on the Internet and elsewhere to residents.

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Las Vegas Supply Continues to Outpace Demand as Casinos Expand

CityCenter’s opening and expansion by Planet Hollywood and the Hard Rock bring more rooms to fill and gambling space to run to a Las Vegas already saturated with casino and resort space.

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Tribal Casinos Reject State Authorities’ Regulation

Tribal casinos in Florida and Alabama deny state’s jurisdiction over their gambling action, saying they are only beholden to federal law.

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New Macau Boss Returns Uncertainty to Casinos Future

A new chief executive running Macau for China means an unsure future for casinos and gambling in the area, just as accelerated growth was returning to the gaming industry.

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Ft. Lauderdale Legislator Wants Resort Casinos in Florida

A Florida lawmaker wants to open up gambling at all venues, including table games, and license destination resorts as casinos to make the state a gambling capitol.

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Casino Gambling Brings Back Historic Florida Horse Track

Hialeah Park in Florida reopened, exciting horse racing fans but in essence just providing a gateway for new casino gambling.

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NFL OKs Las Vegas TV Ads, if Casinos and Gambling Left Out

The NFL says it’s perfectly fine with ads for Las Vegas on television broadcasts of its games, as long as the ads don’t feature casinos, gambling, betting, blackjack, slots, poker, or hookers….well, hookers are ok.

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Virginia Lottery Director Prepares for Online Gambling Games

The head of the Virginia Lottery says US online gambling is inevitable, and she hopes Virginia is prepared to be at the forefront of using Internet games.

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Pennsylvania House Advances Casino Bill

A gambling bill toughening regulation and legalizing table games at Pennsylvania casinos moved forward after a close vote in the state House.

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California to Hold Online Gambling Hearings in February

A state senate committee in California will begin hearings in February to examine the options available for intrastate online poker.

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Casinos Propose Online Poker Deal with California

A new proposal by a casino group to tempt lawmakers in California into licensing intrastate online poker offers the state hundreds of millions in annual revenue.

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Studies Confirm Problem Gamblers Have Different Brains

Affirming the results of several other surveys, a new UCLA study found that people who have problem gambling issues have physically different brains from the norm.

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David Stern Says NBA May Support Legal Sports Betting

NBA Commissioner David Stern said in an interview that legal sports betting would not increase danger to game results and could open new revenue streams.

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Off-Track Betting Bankrupt, Says Horse Racing’s Share Too High

New York’s Off Track Betting Corporation filed for bankruptcy protection, saying declining revenues made splitting with its state, city, and racing industry partners by gross gambling revenue percentages unfair.

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Las Vegas Online Casinos Have Finally Arrived

The opening of an online casino carrying the Caesars brand, owned by Harrah’s Entertainment, signifies vast changes to come in the world of Internet gambling.

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Alabama Governor Betting on Sports Despite Anti-Gambling Stance

Governor Bob Riley of Alabama abhors gambling and wants to eradicate it in his state, except when it comes to him betting on sports.

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Internet Help Available for Problem Gambling

Problem gambling treatment will be available online as a West Virginia group takes live help services to the Internet.

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Binion’s Closes Hotel But Keeps Las Vegas Casino Operating

The operators of what remains of Benny Binion’s gambling empire announced they would be closing the casino’s hotel to cut operating costs.

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