Month / May 2010

Canadian Province Ends Gambling Subsidies for Arts and Culture

Representatives of the British Columbia government told organizers of artistic and cultural events they would no longer be eligible for grants funded by the casino and gambling revenue the province collects.

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Pinnacle Casino Losing License After Tough Luck

The Pinnacle gambling boat at St. Louis, the President Casino, has just reopened after flood waters receded, but the venue will surrender its gaming license and cease operations July 1st.

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First Online Gambling App Comes to iPhone

Betfair is introducing the first online gambling application for iPhones, just in time to take sports betting on the World Cup.

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Blackjack and Table Gambling Come to Delaware

After a disastrous attempt to institute sports betting, Delaware begins table gambling this week at state racinos.

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Andrew Cuomo May Decide Fate of Aqueduct Casino Gambling

Aqueduct’s proposed slot casino will begin a new bidding process with newly confirmed gubernatorial candidate Andrew Cuomo watching closely.

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Possibility of Regulated Online Casinos Making Strange Bedfellows

Land-based US gambling companies were once the sworn enemy of foreign online casino operators, but the potential change in US law has the two sides getting chummy with each other.

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Rand Paul Destroys Social Conservative Internet Gambling Stance

While the religious wing of the Republican Party pushes for government to legislate against choices they don’t like, such as gaming at Internet casinos, Rand Paul seeks to allow individual liberties and limit government’s influence.

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Gambling Considerations Blocking Tribal Recognition by US

A North Carolina Indian tribe seeking recognition from the federal government may find its cause blocked as a promise to forgo gaming privileges seems tested by the hiring of a gambling consulting firm as lobbyists.

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Microgaming Internet Casino Games May Come to Canadian Lotteries

A new marketing agreement between Microgaming and Betware could result in Canadian residents receiving easy and regulated access to Microgaming’s slate of online casino games.

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Slot Machine Manufacturer Exploring Online Casino Expansion

Advertisements seeking to fill positions running an online casino were released by land-based slot machine company WMS.

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Tea Party Success Could Translate to Online Casino Freedoms

Voters backing Tea Party candidates are showing politicians they want less government intrusion, a shift that should greatly benefit fans and operators of online casinos.

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NY Post Prints Disgraced Professor’s Online Gambling Screed

Some mainstream news outlets haven’t discovered that Professor John Kindt is a tainted source for scientific study of online gambling, resulting in the publication of a New York Post story filled with inaccuracies.

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Canadian Online Gambling Network Going Nationwide

Canada’s provincial lotteries are joining together to create a national online gambling site, offering Internet casino players a safe and regulated series of sites.

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New Hampshire Senate Pases Casino Bill

The Senate of New Hampshire rejected a House bill raising taxes and instead offered slot machine gambling as a source of revenue to address the budget shortfall.

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Rhode Island Bill Would Bring Casino Gambling

Rhode Island lawmakers once again try to protect the revenue generated by gambling at two slot parlors, this time by considering allowing the venues to become full casinos.

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New Jersey Asserting States’ Rights in Online Casino Discussion

New Jersey is steaming ahead on its plans to license online casinos, regardless of if or when federal action takes place.

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New Online Gambling Application Released by Tabcorp

An Australian bookmaker has released a horse racing application for iPhones that brings online gambling to the device.

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Jerry Yang to Appear at Make-A-Wish Foundation Poker Tourney Fund

2007 World Series of Poker Champion Jerry Yang to appear at Make-A-Wish fundraiser poker tournament at Diamond Jim?s Casino.

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Problem Gambling Reactions Caused by Brain Chemistry

Dopamine production in problem gambling victims is similar in close-but-no-cigar losses to that following wins, illustrating further proof that compulsive gambling derives from imbalanced brain chemistry rather than gaming proliferation.

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Delaware Sports Betting Plan Gets Sacked by US Supreme Court

Delaware’s last hope to resurrect its sports betting program, blindsided by an appeals court decision limiting the types of gambling available, was lost as the US Supreme Court rejected hearing the case.

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Frank Online Gambling Bill Adds Support as Deadline Looms

Two key supporters joined the Representatives sworn to sponsor Barney Frank’s online gambling regulatory bill.

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