Casino and Gambling news stories from Nov 2008

Over 1,000 casinos shut in Moscow under new law - Friday 28th of November 2008

More than 1,000 casinos have been closed down in Moscow in the past 18 months under a law passed last year to move gambling from large cities to far-flung regions, a Moscow government official said on Friday. Under the law designed to curb Russians g....


Casinos Say Moving a Gamble - Thursday 27th of November 2008

A government initiative to relocate the gambling industry to four zones scattered across Russia is looking increasingly like a long shot, with infrastructure development lagging badly and investors fearing that a move to the regions would leave them ....


Huddersfield’s new casino shuts just weeks after opening - Monday 24th of November 2008

A MULTI-MILLION-pound casino in Huddersfield has closed just eight weeks after its grand opening.Employees were told that the £5m Casino Red in town centre Northumberland Street was closing, meaning that about 100 jobs could be lost if a new investor....


Casinos bounce back after hurricane stall - Friday 21st of November 2008

Mississippi’s casino revenues rebounded by $9 million in October from a hurricane-plagued September but are down nearly 3 percent from a year earlier. The Mississippi River casinos — which include the five casinos in Vicksburg — took in $114.2 millio....


Casino Smoking Ban Comes To An End - Monday 17th of November 2008

After a month of fresh air inside Atlantic Citys 11 casinos, the smoke is back.A temporary smoking ban was officially lifted at 12:01 Monday morning, and gamblers will be permitted to light up for at least the next year.Earlier this year, the City Co....


Middlesbrough casino plans in motion - Friday 7th of November 2008

THE CARDS have started to be dealt in the process to bring a large casino to Middlesbrough.Operators in the UK and abroad will be invited to bid to win the licence to operate the large casino in the town.The successful bidder will be chosen by Middle....


Rank gets 60 million pound VAT back - Monday 10th of November 2008

Bingo and casino group Rank said on Monday it received almost 60 million pounds in a VAT repayment from the government following a legal case.The legal battle centres on the VAT the company is changed on bingo games played during the interval at its ....


Blackjack fight latest front in Florida gambling - Saturday 8th of November 2008

Visitors to Florida might have a tough time telling whether its an anything-goes playground or the tip of the Bible Belt.In some spots, you can sunbathe topless, bar-hop around the clock or carry a drink down the street in full public view.Yet until ....


Missouri casinos excited about drop of loss-limits - Thursday 6th of November 2008

For Missouri casinos — and their nearby competitors in Illinois — the rules of the games are changing soon.Missouri casinos no longer will enforce a $500-in-two-hours loss limit after voters approved an initiative Tuesday to lift the restriction.Miss....


Maryland gets in the gambling game - Thursday 6th of November 2008

Competition for gamblers just got a bit tougher. Voters in Maryland, looking to boost their horse racing industry and provide some cash to schools, approved a measure on Tuesday to legalized slot machine gambling in five venues. Although industry obs....


Antigua Online Gambling Companies Can Now Advertise in the UK - Thursday 6th of November 2008

In a huge victory for the Caribbean nation of Antigua Wednesday, it was announced online gambling companies based there can now advertise their services in the United Kingdom. Antigua and Barbuda has successfully attained white list certification f....


Offshore casino in rough waters - Wednesday 5th of November 2008

Mumbai-based company’s plan to set up what was billed as South Asia’s largest offshore casino, Maharaja, at Goa seems to be the first major casualty of the State Government’s decision to stop issuing new licences.According to sources, the project ann....


Luck may run out for Russias casinos - Monday 3rd of November 2008

Russias grandiose scheme to build a Las Vegas from scratch in 18 months is turning into a sour bet because of the sinking global economy. The plan calls for shutting down dozens of casinos in Moscow and St. Petersburg by July 1 and moving big-city ga....


Paddy Power offers odds of 4-1 that God exists - Monday 3rd of November 2008

Since opening its book just two months ago, punters hoping to have their faith rewarded have placed £5,000 with Paddy Power.It began taking bets on the question that has plagued thinkers for centuries in September, to coincide with the switching on o....


Wayne Rooney loses £65,000 in two hours gambling - Saturday 1st of November 2008

EXCLUSIVE Wayne gambling at 4am after big England gameWayne Rooney lost an astonishing £65,000 in just two hours after hitting a casino at four in the morning.The soccer hero went on the betting spree after flying home from scoring twice for England ....