Casino and Gambling news stories from Dec 2008

Casinos to be legalized before Chinese New Year - Monday 22nd of December 2008

Casinos may be set up on offshore islands after the Legislative Yuan legalizes gambling before it adjourns for the winter, the Council for Economic Planning and Development said yesterday. “We have done all the necessary preparations,” a CEPD officia....


Casino company shelves plans for expansion - Monday 22nd of December 2008

A $50-million casino expansion for downtown Nanaimo is on hold until at least 2010.The Great Canadian Casino Company, which operates the Nanaimo casino, has shelved all its expansion plans for many of its 17 B.C. casinos, while the U.S.-based lending....


Court Says Yahoo And Google Arent Liable For Gambling Ads - Monday 1st of December 2008

Its been really weird to see various politicians in the US go after online gambling in a variety of questionable ways, from Kentuckys attempt to seize domain names to the federal government forcing banks to block financial transactions for any gambli....


UK, Malta dig in heels over EU gaming initiative - Monday 1st of December 2008

Britain and Malta teamed up on Monday in a bid to head off moves by EU president France to forge a bloc-wide policy for regulating the multi-billion euro gambling industry.France put forward a discussion paper to a meeting of the blocs 27 industry mi....