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Wife of Oman’s foreign minister loses gambling addiction case

The wife of Oman’s foreign minister, Nora Al-Daher, lost her claim against London’s Ritz Hotel over an alleged gambling addiction. In 2012, the Ritz sued Ms. Al-Daher to recover £1 million credit advanced to her to gamble which she did…

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Macau casino revenues drop again on continued financial crime woes

Macau Casino Revenues Drop by Christine Duhaime, BA, JD, Certified Financial Crime and Anti-Money Laundering Law Specialist Follow @cduhaime Casino revenues in Macau fell 3.6% in July for the second month in a row, the first such decrease in monthly…

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US casinos may have to confirm source of funds for high rollers

Vetting of High Rollers by Christine Duhaime, BA, JD, Certified Financial Crime and Anti-Money Laundering Law Specialist Follow @cduhaime According to Reuters, FinCEN is amending anti-money laundering (AML) policies to require that casinos ascertain so…

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Russia may be considering making Crimea “casino zone”

by Christine Duhaime, BA, JD, Certified Financial Crime and Anti-Money Laundering Law Specialist Follow @cduhaime Russian officials are apparently considering making Crimea a regulated gambling zone in order to generate investment in the area and boost…

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Las Vegas Sands personal information on gamblers taken in cyber-attack

By Christine Duhaime, B.A., J.D., Gaming Attorney & Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist Follow @cduhaime Casino Patron Data Allegedly Stolen in Cyber-Attack Several weeks after reporting that its websites were attacked by political hackers, the Las Vegas Sands Corp. reported that…

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The “crack cocaine of gambling” – Recurring battle of using gambling to support horseracing in UK and Ontario

By Christine Duhaime, B.A., J.D., Gaming Attorney & Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist Follow @cduhaime Horseracing industry in U.K. in jeopardy if FOBTs cut The U.K. government is suggesting the elimination or restriction of Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (‘FOBT"), the so-called…

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Is Canada planning to be the next I-gambling worldwide operator?

Is Canada planning to become next worldwide Internet gambling player?

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Vietnam trying to lure casino investors back

By Christine Duhaime, B.A., J.D., Gaming Attorney & Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist Follow @cduhaime Vietnam losing $800M a year in tax revenues After chasing away casino investors such as MGM Resorts last year over regulatory and administrative changes to gambling,…

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