Casino and Gambling news stories from Mar 2005

Changes to gaming board encouraged - Saturday 12th of March 2005

The new chairman of the Illinois Gaming Board urged lawmakers Wednesday to separate the board from the state Department of Revenue, saying the five-member regulatory board needs to be truly independent and hire its own staff.The board also approved p....


Racing channel launches gambling sites - Saturday 12th of March 2005

Horse racing and betting channel At The Races (ATR) has launched an online casino and poker room. Both sites are licensed in Alderney and powered by gaming software supplier Wagerworks. The casino site offers some 56 non-download games and the compan....


Ruffin sells his Bahamas hotel, casino - Saturday 12th of March 2005

Wichita businessman Phil Ruffin sold his Bahamas hotel and casino Wednesday in a $150 million deal."We had a really good offer," Ruffin says. "I've been there 11 years. It's time to sell it."He won't say how much he paid for the W....


Singapore rejects bid for casino protest march - Saturday 12th of March 2005

Singapore police have rejected a political activist's bid to demonstrate against a proposed casino, saying it would have disrupted civil order. J.B Jeyaretnam, a feisty 80-year-old former opposition leader, had applied to march at city hall on April ....


Macau Gives Las Vegas Serious Competition - Saturday 12th of March 2005

Las Vegas now has serious competition for the title of "Gaming Capital of the World." The latest gaming revenue shows casinos in Macau, China made about the same amount of money on gambling as Las Vegas.The difference is that Macau mat....


Antigua Anticipates Favorable Ruling on Trade Issue - Saturday 12th of March 2005

The small nation of Antigua and Barbuda is anticipating the proverbial "David versus Goliath scenario" come April 7, when the World Trade Organization's trade ruling is announced. If the original November 2004 WTO ruling is upheld, the U.S.....


Investors wild for Wynn resort - Saturday 12th of March 2005

It's hard to tell who's more excited about Las Vegas mogul Steve Wynn's soon-to-be-opened resort: gamblers or investors.Gamblers are giddy because the Wynn Las Vegas resort, which opens at the end of April, cost roughly $2.7 billion to build, easily ....


Navajos may get 6 casinos - Saturday 12th of March 2005

Navajo Nation President Joe Shirley Jr. said Wednesday that he anticipates about six casinos being built on the three-state reservation in the near future, adding that where they will be is "anyone's guess."Shirley made the comments during ....


Few gaming firms disclose figures on minority hiring - Saturday 12th of March 2005

While MGM Mirage isn't the only company to make public its track record on minority hiring and purchasing, most other gaming companies either choose to keep such information private or say they haven't made a decision on whether to release it.Competi....


Investor eyes 2b jackpot in casino VIP room offer - Saturday 12th of March 2005

Private investor from the mainland is planning to sell shares in eight VIP rooms in Macau's Galaxy Casino in a HK$1.5 billion to HK$2 billion initial public offering slated for the end of June, sources said.They denied media reports of an IPO of shar....


Florida Slots And The Ultimate Shell Game - Saturday 12th of March 2005

"You don't always get what you want." The Rolling Stone's mega hit from oh so long ago seems to hold true. That certainly looks like the case when it comes to Broward County slot machines. It appears that what Broward County voters thought they appro....


Australia's Ainsworth Calls Off Merger With Russia's Unicum - Saturday 12th of March 2005

Poker machine maker Ainsworth Game Technology Ltd (ASX:AGI) today called off its proposed merger with Russia's Unicum Group.Ainsworth said it was unable to reach agreement with Unicum on a number of commercial matters. Ainsworth chairman Len Ainswort....


17,000 jobs riding on Gambling Bill' - Saturday 12th of March 2005

The British economy would lose at least ??2bn of business and as many as 17,000 jobs if the Gambling Bill fails, the UK's internet betting industry has warned.The Interactive Gaming, Gambling and Betting Association (IGGBA) says without the Gambling ....


Silverstar wins casino licence battle - Saturday 12th of March 2005

THE Supreme Court of Appeals yesterday ordered the Gauteng Gambling Board to issue a casino licence to Silverstar Developments. The judgment effectively puts to an end six years of litigation over the sixth and last casino licence for Gauteng, estima....


Offshore Casino Buys Right to Advertise on Valenzuela's Clothing - Saturday 12th of March 2005

Jockey Patrick Valenzuela, who offered advertising on his jockey pants legs and his collar for sale on the auction Web site eBay, received one winning bid for $15,000 from an offshore casino and will begin wearing the ads during Wednesday's card at S....


British firms size up Macau jackpot - Saturday 12th of March 2005

BALFOUR Beatty's ??175m contract to build a Las Vegas-style hotel in China's hottest gaming enclave has raised hopes that other British businesses could profit from Asia's latest boom.Macau, a tiny former Portuguese colony on the South China coast, i....


Malta based gaming company launches online casino - Saturday 12th of March 2005

Malta based gaming company Vegas Interactive and the leading live online gaming software company, CWC Gaming has launched londoncasino.com. People who become members of this site will have the chance to play with live dealers, real cards and real tab....


Billion to be spent for Macau gambling - Saturday 12th of March 2005

Gambling moguls such as Australia's Kerry Packer and the Las Vegas' Steve Wynn are betting on Macau becoming the next the Las Vegas.Some $22 billion is poised to be spent during the next few years on building hotels, casinos, resorts and malls in the....


Casino Companies Aim for Pennsylvania License - Saturday 12th of March 2005

As reported by the Philadelphia Inquirer: "Casino mogul Steve Wynn will unveil his $2.7 billion Wynn Las Vegas, the most expensive casino hotel ever built on the Las Vegas Strip, next month."But even the opening of Vegas' newest playground ....


Gaming Partners Income Doubled - Saturday 12th of March 2005

Gaming Partners International Corporation (Nasdaq:GPIC) today announced that net income for the twelve months ended December 31, 2004 increased by more than twofold from the prior year.Net income for 2004 totaled $2.6 million, equal to $0.34 per basi....


MGM opens new poker room - Saturday 12th of March 2005

Gamblers played in the new poker room in the MGM Grand after its opening on Monday. The nonsmoking room has 23 tables and a computerized waiting list. The property closed its poker room in 1998, but the recent popularity of poker led to the opening o....


Station, MGM Mirage execs reap millions from options - Saturday 12th of March 2005

Top executives at Station Casinos Inc. reaped a profit of some $130 million from the exercise of stock options last year while MGM Mirage executives exercising options made about $34 million.The value of the options -- which doesn't include salaries ....


Gambling on our future? Wanted: Thousands of casino workers for low-wage jobs - Saturday 12th of March 2005

Ask for the hot fudge at the Mohegan Sun Casino's sundae bar and the attendant, standing mere inches from the fudge, shrugs uncomprehendingly.    It's a scene repeated all over the casino, which demonstrates how difficult it is to fill....


Gambling on our future? Wanted: Thousands of casino workers for low-wage jobs - Saturday 12th of March 2005

Ask for the hot fudge at the Mohegan Sun Casino's sundae bar and the attendant, standing mere inches from the fudge, shrugs uncomprehendingly.    It's a scene repeated all over the casino, which demonstrates how difficult it is to fill....


WORLD POKER TOUR Hits $100 Million Milestone - Saturday 12th of March 2005

In just under three years, the WORLD POKER TOUR(TM) (WPT) has become one of the most lucrative ventures in sports for its players. Over the weekend, the WPT crossed the $100 million mark in prize money with the awarding of the $7 million plus prize p....


Online gaming sites prevent underage gambling - Saturday 12th of March 2005

DataCash, the UK???s leading payment services provider, today announced that it has signed an agreement with BT to enable its customers to access BT???s identity verification service, URU(trade mark). The URUTM service will help DataCash customers to....


Could Village be the first Carlisle casino? - Saturday 12th of March 2005

A FAILED Carlisle nightspot could become the city's first casino.Owner of the Village nightclub building, Ged Crooks, told the News &Star that a company in Manchester is interested in turning it into a casino after the club closed six months ag....


Counties with casinos have higher bankruptcy rates - Saturday 12th of March 2005

A new gambling study points to a link between casino gambling and bankruptcies in Iowa. A preliminary report on the University of Northern Iowa study, shared with lawmakers today, shows there are more bankruptcies in counties with casinos than in a c....


Stanley Ho to open floating casino? - Saturday 12th of March 2005

Macau gambling magnate Stanley Ho is back and is set to open his floating casino in Manila Bay, Ilocos Norte Rep. Imee Marcos claimed yesterday. Marcos said an influential Chinese-Filipino businessman and a former ambassador have been instrumental in....


New lawsuit filed over Pechanga membership - Saturday 12th of March 2005

Descendants of a contested 19th century tribal leader have filed a second lawsuit in connection with their ouster from the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Mission Indians ---- this time suing at least 30 members they say helped persuade tribal leaders to di....


Value of fraud cases soars to 750m - Saturday 12th of March 2005

The value of fraud cases doubled to more than ??750m last year as criminals stole record amounts of cash from firms and individuals, according to research published yesterday. Accountants BDO Stoy Hayward said the number of such offences would contin....


Americans want a slice of UK casino pie - Saturday 12th of March 2005

The UK gambling industry is set for big changes when the market is deregulated. Business Editor David Parkin spoke to American casino experts who want a part of this lucrative market.BRITAIN might be set for a series of super casinos to spring up, bu....


Elimination of gambling would be windfall for Illinois citizens - Saturday 12th of March 2005

In response to Gaming is good for Illinois, should not be disbanded(March 28), I am somewhat intrigued by several things.  First of all, I am alarmed by the misinformation and the lack of documentation. I personally visited six downtown business....


Casino Queen prepares to build larger casino - Saturday 12th of March 2005

The Casino Queen plans to start construction this summer on a larger casino with more amenities to replace its riverboat before a competitor enters the market across the river on Laclede's Landing. The East St. Louis casino plans a $150 million facil....


Casino smoking bans loom for two US states - Saturday 12th of March 2005

Smoking bans being considered in New Jersey and Colorado would hurt revenue at casinos, analysts and industry lobbyists say.Legislatures in both states are weighing bills that would ban smoking in public areas. "We believe the outcome of the bil....


Gambling Ship Seeks To Build Clientele - Saturday 12th of March 2005

The Ocean Jewel gambling ship, which can accommodate up to 2,000 passengers, has averaged no more than half that capacity since it began operating offshore last fall, records show. The new head of Titan Cruise Lines, which owns the 450-foot, eight-de....


Casino bosses urge patrons to mind their kids - Saturday 12th of March 2005

Irresponsible parents, who spend hours gambling while their children are neglected at casinos, could be barred from the gambling houses.And casino bosses are adamant that giving children money and leaving them to play video games is not being respons....


Macau may trump Vegas - Saturday 12th of March 2005

IN the late 1940s, the mobster Bugsy Segal dreamed an improbable dream that a desert town could turn into one of the US's biggest resorts.Years later, long after Segal's associates had silenced him, Las Vegas shook off the mob to become not only the ....


New Effort to Get VLT's on Ferry - Saturday 12th of March 2005

Video lottery terminals have brought big bucks to New York state since lawmakers approved the expansion of VLT gambling to racetracks.It's possible that similar slot machines could soon be on board the fast ferry.News 8 Now has learned State Senator ....


Talk of Betfair stock market move - Saturday 12th of March 2005

ONLINE betting exchange Betfair is believed to be mulling a stock market flotation that would land its co-founders more than ??100 million a piece.The group is said to have appointed investment bankers to weigh up its strategic options, including a s....


ARGO report says tax threatens U.K. remote gambling industry - Saturday 12th of March 2005

A report commissioned by ARGO and published today by Europe Economics found that unless HM Treasury finds a way to reduce the potential tax liabilities for online gaming operators then there is little or no incentive for any of the major players, who....


Singapore to build first casino after four-decade ban - Saturday 12th of March 2005

Singapore, which fines chewing-gum importers as much as $122,000 and bans Playboy magazine, is relaxing its opposition to another vice: gambling. The island-state plans to build its first casino, reversing a four-decade ban, as it seeks new industrie....


Idea of gambling at Queen Mary still alive - Saturday 12th of March 2005

Voters rejected it. City officials downplay it. Business leaders doubt it.And yet, the idea that gaming could somehow save the Queen Mary continues to surface. Can the power of poker save the city's historic ship? p>Observers say it's possible, but w....


Resort puts its cards on the table - Saturday 12th of March 2005

Norfolk's biggest seaside resort is setting the pace in the race to attract a new-style casino projected to attract 3.3 million visitors a year.Yarmouth Borough Council is believed to be the first authority in the eastern region to go for a regional ....


Not going away Smoke - filled casinos are a risk to customers and above all, employees. - Saturday 12th of March 2005

Smoking bans in public places and workplaces are good public policy.They benefit the majority of people who don't smoke and shouldn't have to endure the watery eyes, stinking clothes, burning lungs and compromised cardiovascular system induced by any....


Betfair pair odds on for 700m float - Saturday 12th of March 2005

BETFAIR, the controversial online betting exchange, is exploring a potential 700m stock-market float that would land its two co-founders fortunes of more than 100m each and create windfalls for dozens more shareholders. The company, chaired by former....


Las Vegas is big-time poker's tournament capital of the world - Saturday 12th of March 2005

In a corridor off the main pit at the Rio, a crowd of gawking tourists has collected behind a velvet rope to watch amateurs battle seasoned professionals for a championship.It's not the sports book and this isn't the NCAA basketball tournament.It's D....


Stacked Raises The Chips For Xbox - Saturday 12th of March 2005

Myelin Media has released eleven new screenshots from its upcoming poker game, Stacked with Daniel Negreanu. A Texas Hold 'em game that captures the spirit of the professional poker tour, Stacked apparently utilizes powerful artificial intelligence a....


New laws to target casino chip gangsters - Saturday 12th of March 2005

New laws are being planned to stop gangsters from possessing bulk quantities of casino chips and using them to launder money from their illegal drug operations.State Crime Command detectives will meet the Casino Control Authority to discuss ways to c....


Bookmaker bans players from betting - Saturday 12th of March 2005

German bookmaker Oddset will no longer accept bets from any players, trainers or referees for matches in which they are directly involved because of a match-rigging scandal, the state-owned company said yesterday.Erwin Horak, head of the Munich-based....


Sex and the gambling man - Saturday 12th of March 2005

You and your buddies have come to Macau from Guangzhou or Shanghai or Hong Kong and the night has gone well. The dice, cards r roulette wheel left you with a pocketful of change and a certain, um, urge.Not to worry. China's favorite little Special Au....


Las Vegas is big-time poker's tournament capital of the world - Saturday 12th of March 2005

In a corridor off the main pit at the Rio, a crowd of gawking tourists has collected behind a velvet rope to watch amateurs battle seasoned professionals for a championship.It's not the sports book and this isn't the NCAA basketball tournament. It's ....


Judge dismisses lawsuit against Indian casino - Saturday 12th of March 2005

A proposed Indian casino in southwest Michigan is a step closer to reality after a federal judge dismissed a lawsuit filed by an anti-casino group seeking to block its construction. On Thursday, U.S. District Judge James Robertson dismissed the ....


Seized: Fake coins for jackpot machines - Saturday 12th of March 2005

A FACTORY making fake coins, many of which are used at jackpot machines in gambling dens, have literally run out of luck.About 10,000 fake RM1 ($0.43) coins were seized by police at the raid in Puchong, Petaling Jaya, yesterday at 2am.Another batch o....


Royal flush for poker, new online craze - Saturday 12th of March 2005

It's a Thursday afternoon and Tyler Jewell is looking for some poker action.But he's not heading over to a casino or to a friendly gathering at his buddy's place. Rather, he's firing up his computer, the newest gateway to the world's largest poker pa....


Schneider says gaming regulators should not be 'moral cops' on ads - Saturday 12th of March 2005

Sen. Mike Schneider says the state Gaming Control Board should not be "moral cops" who decide whether casino advertisements are too risque.Instead that decision should be left up to elective officials such as the county commission or the ci....


Were You in Windsor a Year Ago? - Saturday 12th of March 2005

Time is running out to claim a prize worth $250,000 for an ENCORE - LOTTO SUPER 7 ticket sold one year ago in Windsor. Players have one year from the original draw date to claim their prize.The winning numbers for the Friday, April 9, 2004 ENCORE - L....


Whoops! Casino bill changer delivers unbeatable odds - Saturday 12th of March 2005

When casino customers find out that a machine is paying off, they'll keep playing it. But it was no gamble recently at Bluffs Run casino in Council Bluffs when a bill changer began spitting out $100 bills instead of 20s. Customers walked away with....


Regulators OK sale of Hilton casino - Saturday 12th of March 2005

New Jersey casino regulators signed off Thursday on the sale of the Atlantic City Hilton, a deal forced by the pending merger of two casino giants.In a 5-0 vote, the state Casino Control Commission endorsed Colony Capital LLC's planned $513 million p....


Casino mogul Steve Wynn gets gambling license for new resort - Saturday 12th of March 2005

Casino developer Steve Wynn is back in business.The Nevada Gaming Commission on Thursday unanimously approved a gambling license for the $2.7 billion Wynn Las Vegas, clearing the way for Wynn to open his megaresort on April 28. "With a little bi....


103 foreign casinos compelled to close - Saturday 12th of March 2005

News from the office of the coordinating group of the special campaign to crack down on illegal gambling says that since the Spring Festival police in China have investigated more than 48,000 illegal gambling cases, arrested 146,000-odd suspects and ....


Casino hopefuls spend millions just to bid - Saturday 12th of March 2005

EVEN before the first dice are thrown, the bidders for the proposed Singapore casino could have spent about $20 million on their proposalsOne local bidder is said to have spent more than US$1 million (about $1.63 million) on his proposal, say sources....


German gamblers had list of refs - Saturday 12th of March 2005

The referee at the center of German soccer's match-fixing scandal says a gambling ring knew in advance which referees would officiate at Champions League and international matches.Robert Hoyzer, who has admitted taking bribes to rig games, told inves....


Brand New Poker Channel Goes Live on Sky - Saturday 12th of March 2005

Capitalising on the game's increasing popularity, a group of former BSkyB executives have launched a new UK digital satellite channel dedicated to poker programming. Piqued by series such as the Celebrity Poker Club and the rise of online casino....


36K WINNER TOLD: YOU CAN'T HAVE CASH - Saturday 12th of March 2005

Celebrations over Welsh rugby success have turned sour for Gwendraeth Valley workmates whose bookies have refused to pay out winnings of more than 36,000. Alan Jones and a pal put down an accumulative 49 bet for Wales to take Triple Crown, Grand Slam....


Global Cash Access plans initial offering - Saturday 12th of March 2005

Las Vegas-based Global Cash Access Holdings Inc. set in motion a plan to conduct an initial public stock offering that could raise as much as $471.5 million.The company on Wednesday filed a registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Comm....


Internet poker supporters attempt to salvage constitutional amendment - Saturday 12th of March 2005

A constitutional amendment to require the Legislature to license Internet poker companies got a lukewarm reception from North Dakota senators, who have already defeated a bill to regulate online card rooms.The Senate Judiciary Committee, which review....


New head of Gaming Board promises action - Saturday 12th of March 2005

The Illinois Gaming Board met for the first time in seven months Thursday, with its new chairman promising quick action on pending issues and independence from political influence.The Gaming Board, which regulates casinos in the state, had been unabl....


French Lick casino gets a redeal - Saturday 12th of March 2005

Gambling companies have another shot at building a casino in French Lick after the Indiana Gaming Commission on Wednesday reopened the bidding process.According to a tentative timeline, companies interested in building the state's 11th casino will ha....


Legislation would limit slot machines to electronic bingo, video lottery - Saturday 12th of March 2005

House leaders are proposing that Broward County pari-mutuels be limited to a less intensive gambling machine than the traditional full-fledged slots machine in Las Vegas and Atlantic City.That's one of the key issues in a draft of proposed legislatio....


Casino design is no game of luck - Saturday 12th of March 2005

While all the buzz in Hong Kong recently has been about the rebounding economy, just a short distance across the South China Sea, in Macao, a hum of a different sort can be heard as a host of new casinos has begun transforming the city into a gamblin....


Harrah's Uses Ground Zero Architect for Singapore Bid - Saturday 12th of March 2005

Harrah's Entertainment Inc., which is using the Caesars brand for its Singapore casino proposal, is adding another name to its bid: Daniel Libeskind, master planner of the 1,776-foot Freedom Tower at Ground Zero in New York City.Studio Daniel Libeski....


Sun in run for Singapore casino - Saturday 12th of March 2005

South Africa's Sun International has been reported on in the local press as one of the 19 bids received for Singapore's proposed casino project. Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Wednesday rejected a suggestion in parliament to hold a referendum on t....


Poker picks up among students - Saturday 12th of March 2005

Check, bet, call, raise and fold. Each term alone can carry a variety of meanings, but as a combination, they make poker, a game that is growing in popularity with many college students today.Students play with various different groups, with friends,....


Texas Hold 'Em Bill To Get Help From Pro - Saturday 12th of March 2005

A bill to legalize Texas Hold 'em tournaments in Minnesota will get some help from a top professional poker player. Phil Gordon is co-host of Bravo channel's "Celebrity Poker Showdown," one of the TV shows that's helped popularize Texas Hol....


Century Casinos Presents to Iowa Commission - Saturday 12th of March 2005

Century Casinos, Inc.announced today that, through Landmark Gaming LC, it is presenting the proposed Landmark Casino & Hotel project to the Iowa Racing & Gaming Commission (IRGC). Having already submitted a formal application to the Commissio....


A Triumphant Season for Team Slotland.com - Saturday 12th of March 2005

Canadian Curling team, Team Slotland.com, is one step closer to their Olympic dream after their performance in the Ontario Curling Tour (OCT). Their ponsorship from nternational online casino,Slotland.com, meant that it was possible for the eam to en....


Why People Are Using On Demand Funds at the Online Casino - Saturday 12th of March 2005

Why are people turning to On Demand Funds for all their online banking needs when playing at an online casino? Three simple reasons: It??s simple, fast and free to use. You may have already heard about one of the newest methods of online banking call....


iGGBA ENDS GAMBLING FEDERATION MEMBERSHIP - Saturday 12th of March 2005

Following an official inquiry into the allegations of the use of malware in the Gambling Federation's software, iGGBA has determined that the company is in violation of the iGGBA Code of Conduct and has thereby terminated Gambling Federation's member....


Gambling menace to young sailors - Saturday 12th of March 2005

SAILORS at one of the Royal Navy's biggest training bases are ploughing ?120,000 a year into gambling machines. And vulnerable young recruits, many under 18 ,are being exposed to the dangers of addiction and money problems, an education watchdog ....


County OKs Wynn licenses - Saturday 12th of March 2005

More than half of the 9,000 or so people hired to work at the soon-to-open Wynn Las Vegas megaresort have worked for Steve Wynn in years past, the casino boss told county commissioners during a licensing hearing Tuesday. Before receiving unanimous ap....


MGM-Mirage merger may be delayed - Saturday 12th of March 2005

The surprise appointment last week of three new members to the Illinois Gaming Board could delay the closing of MGM Mirage's $7.9 billion buyout of Mandalay Resort Group for up to three months, the company is expected to announce this morning. A sour....


Pompano track owner took longshot on slot machines being approved - Saturday 12th of March 2005

He's a gambler, just not on the horses that run his track. Or on the slot machines that fill his riverboat casinos.He's a gambler, and 10 years ago, his company gambled that Broward County voters would someday approve slot machines at racetracks.br>F....


'South Strip' sees resurgence - Saturday 12th of March 2005

When Michael Gaughan Jr. looks south of Mandalay Bay on the Strip, he sees a continuous line of new development fed by an influx of housing east of Interstate 15 as well as by frequent visitors driving in from Southern California."This will be t....


County commission approves resort's liquor, gaming licenses - Saturday 12th of March 2005

The Clark County Commission awarded liquor and gaming licenses Tuesday to Steve Wynn's new Strip megaresort after the casino executive regaled commissioners with his vision for the property.Licensing for the $2.7 billion Wynn Las Vegas, set to open n....


You bet your life I'm angry - Saturday 12th of March 2005

A city MP was banned when American gaming chiefs outlined their plans for a super casino in Newcastle to councillors.An angry Jim Cousins is demanding details of what went on at the meeting behind closed doors at the Civic Centre.Council leaders say ....


Court of Appeals hears suit against casinos - Saturday 12th of March 2005

ALBANY - Opponents of a 2001 gambling expansion law urged the state's highest court Monday to shut down the Seneca ation's two casinos in Western New York as well as new gambling halls at Fairgrounds Gaming & Raceway and other racetracks in the s....


Annie Duke Signs DVD Deal with Masters of Poker - Saturday 12th of March 2005

Annie Duke, winner of the $2 million World Series of Poker Tournament of Champions Event, has signed an exclusive DVD deal with Masters of Poker, LLC (www.mastersofpoker.com). The series of DVDs, shooting this week at the Commerce Casino, will be dis....


New laws target criminals using casino chips - Saturday 12th of March 2005

CRIMINALS will be unable to use casino chips as currency under laws to be introduced by the NSW government. Police Minister Carl Scully said today police would be given new powers to prosecute people found outside casinos with large denominations of ....


Jackpot: Local casinos hit record profits - Saturday 12th of March 2005

February combined revenues cracked all previous records set by the five Northwest Indiana casinos, coming in at $112.8 million over the 28-day month.Gamblers dropped a record $14.7 million on table games at a single casino - Horseshoe in Hammond - to....


The Dark Side Of Gambling - Saturday 12th of March 2005

Frankie Suarez knows that had things worked out differently, she'd be comfortably retired now and finally taking those European vacations her husband, Tony, had promised her. Instead, she's still working in her late 60s, dishing out food at a hospita....


Online poker defeated - Saturday 12th of March 2005

Sens. Connie Triplett, D-Grand Forks, John Syverson, R-Fargo, and Jack Traynor, R-Devils Lake, backed the measure. They supported it in the Senate Judiciary Committee, which reviewed the legislation.North Dakota voters would have to approve a state c....


Cruise line rolls dice on new gambling ship - Saturday 12th of March 2005

But the floating casino may have an ace up its sleeve: older people.A slightly smaller version of the Palm Beach Princess, the Big Easy is equipped with a 30,000-square-foot casino.Both ships are owned by Palm Beach Cruise Line.Otherwise tight-lipped....


When It Comes to Online Casinos, Never Say Never - Saturday 12th of March 2005

Recent murmurs about online casino operations opening up in the US indicate that the impossible may just become possible. Up until now there has been a stringent anti online casinos policy in the US. Technically people are not even supposed to play o....


Online Gambling Site Casino Fortune Chips in for Tsunami Relief - Saturday 12th of March 2005

Online gambling site CasinoFortune.com recently contributed 40 fishing boats to benefit Sri Lanka's fishing fleet, which suffered major losses during December's Tsunami disaster. In total, Sri Lanka lost more than 22,000 boats to the disaster. The 40....


DOJ Warns North Dakota - Saturday 12th of March 2005

The U.S. Department of Justice sent a letter to the attorney general of North Dakota last week stating that a proposed bill that would license and regulate online poker could be in violation of federal laws.  Addressed to North Dakota Attorney G....


Nautica Charity Poker Festivals Bring Texas Hold 'Em to Cleveland This Summer - Saturday 12th of March 2005

Plans are underway for a series of weekly Charity Festivals that will bring poker, including Texas Hold 'Em, to the Nautica Entertainment Complex on the west bank of the Cuyahoga River in Cleveland, Ohio this summer. The Nautica Charity Poker Festiva....


Online Bookmakers Unanimous Over Anwar Robinson - Saturday 12th of March 2005

But American Idol Contestants Bice and Turner Making Headway American Idol may enjoy huge ratings success, but betting on the show hasn't exactly caught on like wildfire just yet. Sports911.com, which regularly monitors wagering popularity on sp....


World Poker Exchange Boasts Matt Savage and Exclusive as Part of London Open - Saturday 12th of March 2005

World Poker Exchange has engaged poker legend Matt Savage as tournament director of the Aug. 3-6 London Open. The gaming and lifestyle event, produced by one of the world's fastest-growing online poker sites, will incorporate an exciting array of lif....


Let's keep the fun outside state line - Saturday 12th of March 2005

Well, let's see if we can suck all the fun out of everything.That seems to be the thinking of state and local law-enforcement officers, who have decided that free, no-strings-attached poker games are a ....


Different takes on charity poker - Saturday 12th of March 2005

Mike Kennedy, the owner of Kennedy's Broadway Billiards at 105 W. Fourth St. who was cited by the Ohio Department of Public Safety for hosting Texas Hold'em tournaments, said yesterday he believes that ....


Casino's odds on the table - Saturday 12th of March 2005

Memories of fishing with their father in the Iowa River or riding their bikes along dusty roads in the summertime come to mind when Heidi and Mandy DeGood look toward the quiet rural landscape just beyo....


Election call will scupper ID card and gaming Bills - Saturday 12th of March 2005

TONY BLAIR faces losing most of the Bills now before Parliament if he calls a general election in early May because of tough tactics agreed by the Conservatives. Bills bringing in identity cards and new powers for ....


Predators circling ??1.7bn Rank - Saturday 12th of March 2005

BUYERS circling Rank are expected to swoop on the ??1.7bn leisure conglomerate as soon as it completes the sale of its video duplication arm later this year. A number of cash-rich private equity funds have alrea....


Marian Ilitch, high roller - Saturday 12th of March 2005

After years of financial savvy behind the scenes, she moves out front with MotorCity Casino   If Detroit businesswoman Marian Ilitch succeeds, as appears likely, in winning a controlling share in the MotorCity Casino, ....


Macau visitor arrivals up 20 pct in first two months - Saturday 12th of March 2005

MACAU, March 21 (Reuters) - Macau welcomed 2.92 million visitors in the first two months of 2005, up 19.6 per cent from the same period last year, the government said on Monday. The tiny territory, the only place in China where casinos ....


Online Casino offers $500,000 for curse contract - Saturday 12th of March 2005

An online casino claimed it is prepared to pay more than $500,000 this spring when the contract that started the Curse of the Bambino is auctioned off in New York.  Royal Sport said it will submit the winning bid June 10 at Sotheby's for the 1....


Pay-By-Link Promotion for RealTimePokerOdds - Saturday 12th of March 2005

In an attempt to boost poor sales, a gambling ....


Online Casino High Roller Manager Joins Rival Company - Saturday 12th of March 2005

Getminted.com, the UK based online gaming destination, has poached High Roller manager, Pasquale De Lucia, from 888.com>.  Italian born Pasquale plans to launch a new High Roller scheme to ensure big players receive advantages for choosing the ....


The Vegas Sin-city Attitude Corrupts Miami's Nightclub Scene - Saturday 12th of March 2005

Magazine publisher and media mogul Michael Politz, invited the most influential nightclub owners and operators in The Sin city otherwise known as Las Vegas together for a photo shoot and cover story for his publication Las Vegas ....


Bluff Magazine Hits the Airwaves - Saturday 12th of March 2005

America???s #1 poker magazine has announced that it has taken over the airwaves. Upstart poker radio show, Poker Night Radio, has been re-launched as the Bluff Magazine Poker Hour and, every Wednesday at 6PM PT....


A Voice for Australia's Poker Machine Gamblers - Saturday 12th of March 2005

Finally Australia has a Peak Body Willing to Speak Out for the Nation's Almost 8 Million Poker Machine Gamblers Duty of Care represents gaming machine consumers Australia wide offering services such as public sp....


Integrity Casino Group fights bonus abuse - Saturday 12th of March 2005

Integrity Casinos recently announced an audit on all player accounts to combat a certain undefined category of players that "detract from the ability of Integrity Casinos to reward the ....


Casino Bid On The Table - Saturday 12th of March 2005

Torbay is bidding to become one of the "trial" areas in Britain for a super casino. But the English Riviera will be looking for a sophisticated Monaco style operation rather than a brash ....


Gambling company looks to win big in downtown Las Vegas - Saturday 12th of March 2005

Former New Hampshire resident Stephen Crystal sees profits where others only see prostitutes. He spies opportunity where others see slums and bums.The president of Barrick Gaming Corp. has ambitious plans ....


Chip-tracking technology hits jackpot - Saturday 12th of March 2005

One of the latest trends in casino gambling has its roots in Brevard County.The trend is casino betting chips embedded with tiny radio-frequency identification devices. The chips allow casinos to monitor gamblers' betting habits, as well ....


Odds stack up against United - Saturday 12th of March 2005

PLANS by Manchester United to build a super casino near Old Trafford are facing the red card. United have held talks with Trafford council after the club was approached by American gambling giant Las Vegas Sands. It is considering making an....


Casinos take more than they give back - Saturday 12th of March 2005

I don't think casino gambling is evil, just proof positive that there really is a sucker born every minute.   In the past few weeks, we've been writing about casinos and wheth....


Card dealers find odds in their favour - Saturday 12th of March 2005

If you know when to hold 'em and know when to fold 'em, the odds are good these days that you can parlay those skills into becoming a professional card dealer close to home or around the country. From five-card stud to blac....


12 Percent Gambling Tax 'Ridiculously Low' - Saturday 12th of March 2005

An expert on gambling tax laws in other states calls a proposed 12.5 percent "take" on table gambling revenues in West Virginia "ridiculously low."   Jeffrey C. Hooke is managing director o....


Blagojevich's picks to Gaming Board include gambling opponents - Saturday 12th of March 2005

CHICAGO - Gov. Rod Blagojevich's new appointments to the Illinois Gaming Board include at least two opponents of gambling who have never been to a riverboat casino, and one ....


Tribe to limit size, scope of casino in San Pablo - Saturday 12th of March 2005

The Lytton Band of Pomo Indians has decided to shelve plans to build a Las Vegas-style casino with 2,500-slot machines in San Pablo. In a letter to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger dated Thursday, triba....


Fallsview Casino Resort Crowns Master of blackjack - Saturday 12th of March 2005

It was deja vu at Niagara Fallsview Casino resort this evening, when the winners of last year's Masters of Blackjack tournament came back with a vengeance to defend their titles. Vince Costa of Phoenix ....


Interest surges on 'South Strip' - Saturday 12th of March 2005

estimates at least 6,000 residential units are going up along Las Vegas Boulevard "with no restaurants, food and beverage and gaming" to serve them before South Coast gets built.Cavileer said the property c....


The poker face - Saturday 12th of March 2005

Donald Trump, Steve Wynn, Sol Kerzner, eat your hearts out. This is what a gambling tycoon of the internet age looks like. Vikrant Bhargava is a 32-year-old electrical engineer from Rajasthan who confesses he has never played a hand of ....


Hong Kong's seedy neighbour hits the jackpot at last - Saturday 12th of March 2005

With mobsters jailed and foreign investors pouring money into its gaming industry, Macau is enjoying a spectacular boom   Michael Swing does not have to go back far to remember the bad old days in Macau, when Triad gangs were bl....


Gambling Bill - Saturday 12th of March 2005

Simon Rash wants to stay anonymous. That is not his real name. He lives in Swindon with his third wife and runs his own gardening business. Simon started gambling when he was eight-years-old. "It creeps up very slowly. At ....


Casino wars - Saturday 12th of March 2005

A battle is looming over who will run the North East's first Las Vegas-style super casino. Leaders of the Newcastle United MGM Mirage team were today outlining details of their plans to create thousands of jobs at a huge ne....


Online Casino Gambling May Become Legal in US - Saturday 12th of March 2005

There have been some recent murmurs about the possibility of operating online casinos on American soil.  So far the anti online casino lobby in the US has managed to keep online gambling operations out of the US. But with mounting pressure....


EA Launches Games for March on Club Pogo and Pogo.com - Saturday 12th of March 2005

Electronic Arts Inc, the world's leading interactive entertainment software company, have announced the March launch of four new online games: Poppit!, Lottso!, 6th Street Omaha Poker and Casino Island Blackjack.  In an effort to provide devot....


Online casino 888.com prepares for flotation - Saturday 12th of March 2005

Online casino 888.com, known also as Casino On Net, has been recently reported to plan its floatation later this year. The sources close to th....


Company Issues Bonds to Finance Renovation - Saturday 12th of March 2005

The owner of the Hotel San Remo in Las Vegas has issued $125 million in senior secured bonds to finance the renovation and transformation of the property into the Hooters Casino Hotel. The Moody's Investors Service ratings agency....


Online gaming cuts into Europe's win - Saturday 12th of March 2005

Portugal's 222-year-old national lottery, which last suspended business during the French army's 1807 invasion of Lisbon, faces a new threat from northern Europe: Internet sports betting. State-owned gambling monopoly Santa Casa da Mis....


Online gambling a huge concern - Saturday 12th of March 2005

About 35 percent of gambling convictions issued in the city this year have been of the online variety, the Shanghai People's Prosecutors' Office revealed yesterday. "Compared to traditional gambling, online gambling costs less and is more ....


Major casino operators prefer Marina site for proposed integrated resort - Saturday 12th of March 2005

SINGAPORE: The world's major casino operators, which have submitted concept proposals for Singapore's first integrated resort, appear to favour the site at Marina Bayfront, compared with Sentosa. ....


Online bettors furiously ante up for March Madness - Saturday 12th of March 2005

It's the day before the NCAA tournament, and Danielle can't wait to be part of the madness. From a laptop computer in her Los Angeles apartment Wednesday, she eagerly picks 20 games in the NCAA tournament's first round for $25 to $50 each. It's the....


Four Seasons to Join Sands Casino Strip in Macau - Saturday 12th of March 2005

InterContinental Hotels Group Plc, Four Seasons Hotels Inc. and Marriott International Inc....


US giant Sands unveils plans for US$1.8b Macau casino complex - Saturday 12th of March 2005

MACAU: American gaming giant Las Vegas Sands unveiled plans Friday for a US$1.8b casino complex that will set Asian gambling haven Macau on the road to becoming the world's biggest ....


Casino owner struggling to play his cards right - Saturday 12th of March 2005

THE champagne heir behind Liverpool's waterfront casino yesterday said he was hedging his bets by applying to open a Las Vegas-style complex while vocally opposing such schemes.  Amaury Taittinger, who owns the L....


Gambling official: School chief lost less than $2,000 in Missouri casinos - Saturday 12th of March 2005

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Gambling records at Missouri's 11 riverboat casinos indicate a former northwest Missouri superintendent who stole more than $844,000 from his school district bought less than $2,000 in slot machine credits or....


Gambling Federation resigns membership from GPWA - Saturday 12th of March 2005

In a statement today, sent to John E, and Marlene Derossett, owners of Gambling Portal Webmasters Association, http://www.gpwa.net , Talia Paschini, Public Relations Manager for Gambling Federation, ....


Casino Robbery - Armed police in swoop on train - Saturday 12th of March 2005

Armed police arrested two men allegedly involved in a Birmingham casino robbery when they arrived at London's Euston station on a train from Manchester. West Midlands Police said a quantity of cash was seized during the ....


Casinos balk at smoking ban - Saturday 12th of March 2005

But hotel, restaurant groups say uniform policy is preferable Colorado's casinos aren't going along with businesses that are betting a proposed st....


$5M from casinos builds O'odham Head Start centers - Saturday 12th of March 2005

TucsonAZUSA - Using about $5 million in casino revenues, the Tohono O'odham Nation has built three Head Start centers in rural areas of the reservation where tribal leaders say the nee....


Oops, wrong guy: Casino's fine rescinded in case of mistaken identity - Saturday 12th of March 2005

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- It was a simple case of mistaken identity, and it nearly cost a casino $25,000. New Jersey casino regulators, who had fined the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa for letting a banned gambler s....


Former exec regains casino license - Saturday 12th of March 2005

Gary DiBartolomeo, the former Caesars Atlantic City president whose gambling addiction cost him his job and his casino license, ....


'City Watch' Links Las Vegas Security Systems - Saturday 12th of March 2005

An Eyewitness News investigation uncovered a new tool Metro is using to fight terrorism. This one is a computer program that links police with security systems in ....


Online Poker Bill Debated in North Dakota Senate - Saturday 12th of March 2005

The four hours of testimony didn't culminate in a vote, but those who made the trip to Bismarck to lobby for HB 1509 came away feeling like the session went well.   The group's efforts had an immediate ef....


Littlewoods Online Casino Gets a Facelift - Saturday 12th of March 2005

Littlewoods Casino, part of the Littlewoods gaming group, is ....


Largest prize offered for a March Madness pool - Saturday 12th of March 2005

Think you know your college hoops? Sportsbook.com is offering $10 million to anyone who can predict the winner of all 63 games in the 2005 NCAA Men???s Basketball Tournament.  ???Sportsbook.com is taking the excitement of March Madness to a w....


Gambling Federation responds to IGC membership termination - Saturday 12th of March 2005

While the Gambling Federation is disappointed at the ....


ATLANTIC CITY -- Benny Eggs is on the list. So is "Johnny Sausage" Barbato, "Petey Boxcars" Cosoleto and Sammy "The Bull" Gravano. - Saturday 12th of March 2005

Jay Cohen feels he's been dealt a bum hand.A self-described "nice Jewish boy from New Jersey", who....


Blacklist aims to instill confidence in N.J. casinos - Saturday 12th of March 2005

ATLANTIC CITY -- Benny Eggs is on the list. So is "Johnny Sausage" Barbato, "Petey Boxcars" Cosoleto and Sammy "The Bull" Gravano. That's just some of the reputed mobsters. Then there's the accused card cheats, slot machine manipulators and allege....


Gamblers fired up over proposal to ban smoking on casino floors - Saturday 12th of March 2005

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- A smoking ban? In casinos? Sitting at a Trump Plaza Hotel & Casino slot machine, cigarette in hand, Robin Cancelli considered the question and quickly dismissed it. "It g....


Card Use Banned in Overseas Casinos - Saturday 12th of March 2005

Koreans will be prohibited from using credit cards in overseas casinos from next week, the Financial Supervisory Service (FSS) said. ``We will not tolerate any credit card use for gambling abroad. As gambling is unlawful in Korea, we are going to....


Cards that won teen ??183,000 - Saturday 12th of March 2005

IT???S the dream of every novice gambler: walk into a casino for the first time, slap down a ??1 bet and walk out with a whopping great win. And that???s exactly what happened to one lucky 18-year-old who walked away with ??183,000 from the Re....


Split 'em: Wynn goes for two - Saturday 12th of March 2005

A few months after announcing details for a second hotel tower at Wynn Las Vegas, Steve Wynn's company has already elevated the project into a freestanding resort, committing more money to a bigger project than originally plan....


Man tried to rob bookies with banana - Saturday 12th of March 2005

A bungling robber who tried to hold up a London bookies with a banana was jailed for nearly seven years today. Robert Downey's costly slip up began with his unconvincing choice of weapon from a ....


3 states may legalize online gambling - Saturday 12th of March 2005

SAN FRANCISCO ??? Undeterred by murky federal law and emboldened by a trade ruling, at least three states are edging toward legalizing online gambling, and Great Britain is on the verge of permitting its land-based casinos t....


American Casino Results Up - Saturday 12th of March 2005

LAS VEGAS ??? (PRESS RELEASE) -- American Casino & Entertainment Properties LLC ("ACEP") today reported the following full year financial results: For the year ended December 31, 2004, gross revenues increased to $323.4 million from $285.1 millio....


Tips for Playing Roulette at the Online Casino - Saturday 12th of March 2005

Roulette is a very popular game at both the online casinos as well as the land based casinos. The reason people love to play roulette is because it is fairly straight forward. When playing at your online casino you??ll find two types of games to choo....


Craps Betting Strategy for the Online Casino - Saturday 12th of March 2005

This week Online Casino Reports brings you useful strategy information about craps. Whether you play at online casinos or land based casinos you??re sure to find craps games available. Craps is one of the more popular casino games and at real casinos....


Online casino 888.com considers UK float - Saturday 12th of March 2005

LONDON (Reuters) - Online casino 888.com is looking at joining the ranks of firms benefiting from a boom in Internet poker by listing this year with a valuation of about $1.6 billion (830 million pounds), the company's chief executive told Reuters. ....


Man wins $3.9m at Michigan casino on Valentine's Day - Saturday 12th of March 2005

On his second $5 Wheel of Fortune bet a man from Ontario won $3.9m. According to freep.com a man from Ontario won $3.9m on a progressive Wheel of Fortune. "John Coulter had a Valentine's Day gift for his family -- $3.9 million." "Secu....


New Zealand is ready with a new $54m gambling strategy - Saturday 12th of March 2005

The New Zealand government is using $54m on a new gambling strategy. According to Stuff.co.nz the New Zealand government is planning a new $54m gambling strategy. "Mr O'Connor said statistics showed that:" "# Player losses or profits o....


$600m expansion on the Palms Casino in Las Vegas - Saturday 12th of March 2005

The Palms Casino in Las Vegas is planning a $600m expansion. According to Reuters the Palms Casino in Las Vegas is planning to build a new hotel tower and a 50-story luxury condominium tower. "The trendy Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas on ....


Harrah's online gambling site LuckyMe has been shut down - Saturday 12th of March 2005

Harrah's online gambling site, LuckyMe, based in the UK has been shut down after loosing money. According to SignOnSanDiego.com Harrah's has shut down the UK based gambling site LuckyMe after losing $9.3m last year. "The site was discontinu....


Woman embezzled more than $12m from the Bank of America to fund gambling habit - Saturday 12th of March 2005

A woman has been sentenced to 7 years in prison after embezzeling more than $12m fro the Bank of America. According to The Mercury News a woman has been sentenced to 7 years in prison for embezzlement. She embezzled more than $12m from the Bank ....


Online gambling will bring in $10bn in 2005 - Saturday 12th of March 2005

According to detnews.com 2005 will be the biggest year for online gambling ever. That???s a 40% growth equaling $10bn in revenues. "More than 2,000 gambling Web sites this year will rake in nearly $10 billion in revenue, most from U.S. consumers....


Casino 'a good bet for town gateway' - Saturday 12th of March 2005

Station Hill: bingo bosses chip in A GLITZY casino should be included in plans to revitalise the town centre Station Hill area, bingo hall bosses believe. The area outside the railway station is set for a major revamp after John Madejski???s Sa....


'No threat to S'pore' - Saturday 12th of March 2005

AS Singapore mulls over a casino resort, Bintan is also deciding whether to roll the dice on legalised gambling. The illegal casinos in Batam remain closed on central government orders, but its neighbour Bintan could play host to a legal casino. ....


GAMBLING ONLINE MAGAZINE GEARS UP FOR 2005 VOTING - Saturday 12th of March 2005

Bluff Media's Gambling Online Magazine was busy contacting portalmasters this week in order to make available to them links to this year's Readers' Choice Awards voting. Nicknamed the 'Gambling Osca....


Online bookies release odds on March Madness - Saturday 12th of March 2005

BetWWTS.com today announced odds on a number of teams making the NCAA Tournament as the tournament hopes of several major college teams still unclear heading into conference tournaments.  The odds are on several teams from the seven major Divi....


Casino City Press Publishes 2005 Gaming Business Directory - Saturday 12th of March 2005

Casino City???s Gaming Business Directory is a 700-page reference ....


Gaming Software Leaders Announce Partnership - Saturday 12th of March 2005

Zone4Play, Inc., a leading provider of multi-platform gaming so....


Online Bookie Booming in Busiest Month for Online Betting - Saturday 12th of March 2005

In the busiest month for online gambling, BetUS.com have received a record number of calls from gamblers hoping to cash in on early betting offers after the company announced odds on the 65 teams vying for the coveted NCAA Championship Sunday night. ....


Online Casino Launches Wireless Wagering - Saturday 12th of March 2005

Golden Palace Online Casino have announced a five-year license ....


Gamblers Come Out of the Darkness - Saturday 12th of March 2005

Online Casino Slotland.com (www.slotland.com) reports a shift in gambling habits among its users. The slot specialist casino has found that its users have gone from heavy evening and nighttime use to gaming during the dayligh....


TURKEY TO ATTACK ONLINE GAMBLING ? - Saturday 12th of March 2005

According to the Turkish daily news the burgeoning Internet gambling industry in Turkey could face legislative difficulties in the months ahead. Government ministries and other organisations are to launch a campa....


Poker big guns in Bismark - Saturday 12th of March 2005

Some high powered industry personalities were gathering in North Dakota ....


Cell Phone Casino - Saturday 12th of March 2005

Be The Dealer, a white label online casino provider says that the future of casino gaming has already become a working reality for Japan???s 7.2 million avid cell phone....


Ancient Game Backgammon still provides gambling thrills - Saturday 12th of March 2005

All in, full house, straight flush???our world is inundated by the game of poker. It's on our TVs, in our homes, and on our computers. But poker isn't the only game in town. The newest way to fatten your wallet is ....


Sportingbet boss has positive views on poker - Saturday 12th of March 2005

The CEO of Sportingbet.com which now owns Paradise Poker.com, one of the largest online poker companies was in Bismarck, North Dakota last week to give evidence to the Senate Judiciary Committee on legalised poker. He was interviewed by Marketwatch a....


Phil "The Unabomber" Laak says he can do three push ups in a row - Saturday 12th of March 2005

The World Poker Tour Invitational winner, Phil Laak, is better known as "The Unabomber....


Roy Cooke: Playing too many hands is biggest error poker rookies make - Saturday 12th of March 2005

In 1980, at the age of just 22, Roy Cooke took the championship at the Amarillo Slim Super Bowl of Poker in Lake Tahoe. He had supported himself playing poker all over the West Coast, playing since he....


European Union Launches Online Casino - Saturday 12th of March 2005

The European Union has joined the online casino business by launching their very own gaming site. Until now there have not been any online casinos licensed by the EU. The online casino is called EUVegas and the software theme is based ver....


Trump Eyeing Online Casinos - Saturday 12th of March 2005

Donald Trump had a foray into the land based casino business and has recently set his sights for the online casinos it has been reported. The online casino business has been flourishing and is responsible for taking a portion of business away f....


Southern England is online gambling territory - Saturday 12th of March 2005

p> Researchers at InterCasino.com released the results of an interesting study of the members of the giant Cryptologic-powered online casino this week. It appears that most UK gamers who....


U.K. skill gaming site launched - Saturday 12th of March 2005

UK public company Gaming Corporation plc has launched their new of Skill Gaming.co.uk, a new website targeting the rapidly growing skill gaming market. The launch of expands Gaming Corpor....


Dakota citizens to vote on legalizing Online Poker - Saturday 12th of March 2005

The Bismark Tribune carried good news for poker fans this week when it reported that state legislators wanting to legalize Internet poker in North Dakota had won another victory when the House voted 50....


IGC terminates membership of Gambling Federation - Saturday 12th of March 2005

The Interactive Gaming Council today accepted the resignation of Flaviano Fogli from its Board of Directors. The IGC Board has also terminated, by unanimous vote, the membership of the Gambling Federat....


Online Casino Helps with Tsunami Humanitarian Crisis - Saturday 12th of March 2005

The recent humanitarian crisis in South East Asia has sparked a serge of humanitarian aid and donations worldwide. The online casino industry is also doing its part. Next Generation Entertainment and Winward Casino Group are donating 100% of th....


I'm not bad boy of poker?, says Josh Arieh - Saturday 12th of March 2005

Poker celebrityJosh Arieh doesn't want to be known as thebad boy of poker. Now he is trying to tackle the misconception that grew during his much-talked about run in this year'sWorld Series of Poker. Arieh's demeanor at the table ? blaring headphon....


Betting on Robbie Williams to be next James Bond - Saturday 12th of March 2005

UK-based Ladbrokes, one of largest bookmakers in the world, has announced that it has stopped taking bets on who will be the next James Bond. Ladbrokes explained that they had halted the activity because....


Ladbrokes stops betting on James Bond 007 - Saturday 12th of March 2005

UK-based Ladbrokes, one of largest bookmakers in the world, has announced that it has stopped taking bets on who will be the next James Bond.Ladbrokes explained that they had halted the activity because of numerous suspicious bets. According toFeed....


Tomb Raider star may dazzle at baccarat table as next James Bond - Saturday 12th of March 2005

Tomb Raider actor Daniel Craig and Closer star Clive Owen have been selected in the list of candidates who may play British secret service agent James Bond, famous code-name 007, replacing ....


S. Florida can look up to West Virginia for gaming success story - Saturday 12th of March 2005

CHARLESTON, W.Va.? This blue-collar state, known for the hardscrabble coal mining towns tucked in its narrow valleys, is fast becoming a gambling empire in Appalachia. Dog and horse racing tracks, which were skidding towa....


NASCAR's gamble on Las Vegas pays off handsomely - Saturday 12th of March 2005

LAS VEGAS - The mayor of Las Vegas arrived at the winter baseball meetings in Anaheim, last December with two showgirls and an Elvis Presley impersonator.''I took a dramatic chance of making an idiot out of myself," the ma....


S.J. poker player wins $1 million pot - Saturday 12th of March 2005

There were cheers for Danny Nguyen at both of San Jose's card clubs this weekend, after the local poker dealer and hometown hero won the $1 million prize in the World Poker Tour's Shooting Star Tournament at the Bay 101 Casino....


The A B C of online casinos gambling - Saturday 12th of March 2005

It's true, online gambling is fun and sometimes profitable, but there are certain rules you MUST know before you toss down your hard earned money! Many people who gamble online do not bother to check some very simple inf....


Online Casinos taking bets on the Simpsons - Saturday 12th of March 2005

In an upcoming episode of The Simpsons, one of the most popular TV shows of all time, some very big news will be revealed. There is so much buzz around this upcoming episode of The Simpsons that online casinos started taking bets on....


Online Casinos Set Sights for the NBA - Saturday 12th of March 2005

One of the oldest online casinos, operating online since the mid-90s, has recently made a serious bid to enter the NBA by attempting to purchase the Cleveland Cavaliers. Online Casino Fortune has made it pretty clear that they intend to outbid ....


Unbelievable Sports Game has Online Casinos Crying Conspiracy - Saturday 12th of March 2005

A recent UEFA Cup match between Greek side Panionios and Georgia's Dinamo Tbilisi has online casino sports bookies questioning if the game wasn?t fixed. Betting patterns were all over the place during this incredibly volatile game. At half-time....


Gambling Law Proposal Causes Stir in China - Saturday 12th of March 2005

Presented to the National People's Congress (NPC) by legislator, Luo Yifeng, the bill calls for new legislation to target government and company chiefs and introduce heavier penalties for offenders. Under current Criminal Law in China, the maximum p....


Japan gets mobile casino - Saturday 12th of March 2005

Japanese punters are now able to play casino games on the move because of a new alliance between owners of BeTheDealer and cellular programmers TBR Entertainment. The launch of ArkCasino?s cellular games package marks the first time in history tha....


Online casino ranking system launched - Saturday 12th of March 2005

Mpthrill.com have announced that they have finished developing the Linux Powered Online Casino ranking system. The demo site takes the largest casinos and ranks them for online gamblers. John Glenn, Manager of the Casino Games Ranking system said....


First online gambling company to receive a US trademark - Saturday 12th of March 2005

Bodog.com has announced that it has become an officially licensed trademark in the United States of America. It is the first online gambling company to receive a US trademark. 'We have been building a solid mainstream brand over the previous year....


MGM MIRAGE Named Fortune Magazine's 'Most Admired' Casino Resort Company - Saturday 12th of March 2005

For the fourth year in a row, Fortune Magazine has named MGM MIRAGE one of "America's Most Admired Companies" in its annual survey of companies with large U.S. operations. MGM MIRAGE was rated the "Most Admired" casino reso....


Company swings to loss - Saturday 12th of March 2005

Herbst Gaming Inc. reported a net loss for the full year ended Dec. 31, hurt by a one-time charge related to the early retirement of debt. The Las Vegas owner of the Terrible Herbst brand of casinos and convenience store slot machines posted a ....


It's D-Day for the Gambling Bill - Saturday 12th of March 2005

A Lord's committee will be discussing the Bill this afternoon. Later in the evening the media will be examining the proposed amendments, which could be many and varied, and giving their opinion on the likelihood of the Bill returning to the Com....


Tony Blair Reforms Casino Laws in UK - Saturday 12th of March 2005

Recent changes in British legislation that were initiated by Tony Blair are having a profound effect on the gambling industry. These new laws will have an impact as well on online casinos but right now they are directed at land based casino reg....


Creating your own winning strategy - Saturday 12th of March 2005

As humans we tend to have this systemized pattern of thinking that we already somehow won the game, that we haven?t played yet. You psyche yourself up to stay cool and confidant, when you already have these preconceived ideas that you are speci....


Eight Ways to Lose in a Casino - Saturday 12th of March 2005

Here are eight ways to guarantee a sure loss: 1.always bet with someone else?s money. 2.Never calculate the money you owe while playing. 3.Be consistent in playing a game you have lost many times 4.Thinking you have superpowers and you fo....


The Other Side Of Gambling - Saturday 12th of March 2005

Maryland faces staggering social costs if it opens the door to slot machines, an array of speakers told anti-gambling activists at a national conference in Linthicum yesterday. In his remarks to the National Coalition Against Gambling Expan....


Poker Tournaments at the Online Casinos - Saturday 12th of March 2005

With the popularity of poker soaring at the online casinos a number of fantastic poker tournaments have sprung up. Poker tournaments can be found at your favorite online casino as well as at some of the most exciting international venues and ....


Poker will dominate gambling business in 2 years - Saturday 12th of March 2005

p>According to a study released this week by MECN, online poker is one of the hottest topics in the gambling industry. The study includes the results of a survey MECN conducted among more than 100 industry ....


Belle Rock gaming celebrates it's first birthday - Saturday 12th of March 2005

Belle Rock Gaming, Carmen Media’s online gaming supergroup will be one year old this March and is celebrating its birthday throughout the month with a fantastic promotion offering players even mor....


Ladbrokes focuses on customer relations - Saturday 12th of March 2005

Ladbrokes has appointed interactive agency Agency.com and direct marketing agency WWAV Rapp Collins to improve its customer relations. Both agencies are owned by Omnicom, and together will provide a cu....


European Gambling Briefing - Saturday 12th of March 2005

Getting a take on the European legal landscape is the priority for the many delegates who have already signed up for the forthcoming European Gambling Briefing (EGB), which takes place on 25th–26th ....


Web poker site bets on $5.6 billion float - Saturday 12th of March 2005

The world's biggest online poker company, PartyGaming, will announce plans today for a possible flotation in London that could value the business at 3 billion pounds, the Times newspaper has reported. The report said on Thursday the company had app....


Why poker is playing to full houses - Saturday 12th of March 2005

I get a bigger kick out of playing poker than I did football, so the report in The Times yesterday that an internet poker company is planning a ?3 million flotation comes as no surprise. I?m probably better at poker than I was at football. At their c....


Poker Magazine Deals First Hand - Saturday 12th of March 2005

Don't confuse All In for yet another shelter or lifestyle magazine. It's for readers who want to improve their poker game or reclaim the deed to the house they lost in a game of Texas Hold 'em. That's the premise for this new national paid-circul....


UK Betting PLC Launches new poker site - Saturday 12th of March 2005

British online betting firm UK betting Plc launched a new poker site on Friday, boosting its shares, as a new report predicted the global online poker market could double in 2005. Technological advances have made online gambling one of the few fi....


Britain to trump Las Vegas tricks. - Saturday 12th of March 2005

Enticing gamblers with free drinks and pheromones will not be tolerated in the new super-casinos BRITISH super-casinos are to be banned from using Las Vegas-style psychological trickery to entice customers to part with their cash, The Times has le....


Online Gambling Cooking in Britain - Saturday 12th of March 2005

Since the birth of online or Internet gambling in 1995, the online gambling industry is now worth an estimated $9 billion a year and is expected to grow annually by 22%. As one of the few jurisdictions in the world where online gambling is leg....


$2 Million London Poker Tournament Announced. - Saturday 12th of March 2005

Last month one of the Internet's quickest growing online poker rooms, World Poker Exchange, announced that it will host the London Open Poker Tournament in August at the Old Billingsgate Market, a London landmark. The land-based poker tournament w....


What's in a name for online casino and poker players? - Saturday 12th of March 2005

Andrew is the most popular male name in UK for online poker and casino players according to researchers at InterCasino.com. A recent research project has analysed the membership database of one of the leading UK online casinos. The research revea....


Poker Battle of the Sexes Conquered by a Woman. - Saturday 12th of March 2005

Kathy Liebert was handed over the $130,000 prize as she won the Battle of the sexes tournament beating the men who had dominated the contest until then. Settling the debate in the final episode, Liebert skillfully played her way around top poker p....


The Influence of the Online Casino on Pop Culture. - Saturday 12th of March 2005

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European Union Launches Online Casino. - Saturday 12th of March 2005

The European Union has joined the online casino business by launching their very own gaming site. Until now there have not been any online casinos licensed by the EU. The online casino is called EUVegas and the software theme is based very much....


British gamblers protected from Vegas-style manipulation. - Saturday 12th of March 2005

In new legislation to allow Vega-style casinos to be built in Britain, the casinos will be banned from manipulating tactics to get punters to spend more money.  The Government wants to introduce safeguards against Las Vegas-style manipulation....


Casinos Stuck Under New Anti-Terrorism Laws. - Saturday 12th of March 2005

If you think about it, legal gambling establishments would be the last places you would expect to be aiding terrorists. Casinos, race tracks and even bingo halls are more likely to be targets than supporters of Islamic fundamentalists out to ov....


Record Profits For Ladbrokes. - Saturday 12th of March 2005

Ladbrokes, the UK bookmaker owned by the Hilton Group, unveiled record profits this week, up 28 per cent to GBP 273 million, with valuable contributions from internet gambling and virtual roulette machines. The Hilton group also announced it was....