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says go slow on legalizing Web poker
WASHINGTON -- A House chairwoman urged Congress on Tuesday to go slow
in considering whether to legalize online poker, saying it is a complex
issue that should not be rushed into action this year. The comments by
Rep. Mary Bono Mack, R-Calif., came after a hearing in which lawmakers
heard familiar arguments for and against proposals to regulate poker
over the Internet, and some new ones, too.
traffic to online gambling sites skyrockets
Online gambling was the fastest growing category of web activity during
the month of September. Analysts at comScore Media Metrix, an Internet
audience measurement service, attributed the spike to the kickoff of
the NFL season and sports fans placing football bets.
Fight: A Rundown of the House Hearing on Internet Gambling
Tuesday, online poker got to spend some time in the spotlight in
Washington DC as the House Subcommittee on Energy and Commerce held a
hearing weighing the pros and cons of legalizing and regulating online
gambling in the United States and the pro-poker bill HR 2366,
known more commonly as the Barton Bill.
Gaming gets OK to offer mobile sports wagering ...
The Nevada Gaming Control Board has approved Cantor Gaming's
application that lets gamblers place sports wagers from their Android
phones and tablets, a company executive said Wednesday.
Cantor Gaming releases app for Android
Cantor Gaming, which operates the race and sports books at several
upscale Las Vegas properties including the Palazzo and The Cosmopolitan
of Las Vegas, said Wednesday that it has released a sports wagering
application for Google's Android operating system.
office says new casino bill ‘a charade’
CHICAGO - Amid cries of insincerity and off-the-charts cynicism,
supporters of a gambling bill unveiled a new proposal Wednesday
afternoon that includes many components Gov. Pat Quinn said he wanted.
tribes' gambling revenue is up for first time since '08, a hopeful sign
PHOENIX - If the amount of money people are willing to drop into slot
machines is any indication, the Arizona economy is showing some slight
signs of life.
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Casinos, MGM partner up on Mojito Pointe
LAKE CHARLES, LA - A gaming industry powerhouse has been brought aboard
the $400 million Mojito Pointe casino resort project. On Thursday,
Creative Casinos, LLC announced a partnership with MGM Resorts
International for the development and management of the casino resort
in Lake Charles.
Interactive acquires online gaming software provider
LAS VEGAS - Fertitta Interactive, an Internet gaming start-up which is
part-owned by Station Casinos' Fertitta brothers, has acquired a
California-based online gaming software provider.
council meets to discuss state of Delaware's gambling industry
DOVER, Del. — State lottery officials are getting an update from the
operators of Delaware's three casinos on the health of the state's
Allegiant Travel sees 27.9 percent drop in quarterly profits
LAS VEGAS - Even after raising ticket prices and other fees, Allegiant
Travel experienced at 27.9 percent drop in third quarter profits.
seeks to collect evidence at Harmon before implosion
Attorneys for the CityCenter resort complex on the Las Vegas Strip
asked a judge Wednesday to approve additional testing of the flawed
Harmon Hotel — work that would precede the planned implosion of the
DesertXpress high-speed rail line chugging along
A proposed high-speed rail line between Las Vegas and Southern
California has received another federal government approval from a
board that grants licenses to build new railroads.
Lady Luck to be remade into Downtown Grand
Lady Luck is about to be wiped from the downtown Las Vegas skyline. The
shuttered hotel-casino that former Mayor Oscar Goodman once called a
"carcass" will be reborn as the Downtown Grand.
Odds on Brandon casino changing
BRANDON, MANITOBA - In a city that in the past decade has twice voted
against a casino, why would its city council be planning to rezone land
for a casino?
Appointed CEO of Pearl River Resort
PHILADELPHIA, MS - Tribal Chief Phyliss J. Anderson and the Choctaw
Resort Development Enterprise Board (CRDE) announced today that Bryce
A. Warren has been selected to serve as the President and Chief
Executive Officer of Pearl River Resort.
million lawsuit in Hooke death
GLOBE, AZ - “We anticipate the evidence will show the responsible
parties failed to follow the laws, policies and procedures intended to
provide for safety of patrons of the Apache Gold Casino Gaming
facility, especially including tribal members like Justin Hooke, as
required by the Tribal-State (of Arizona) compact.”
Important Tribal Court Opinions
Ten of the most important tribal court decisions of the last 20 years.
leaders offer a fresh outlook, goals for Atlantic City
Within the past few months, there has been a dramatic change in the
leadership of some of our most important organizations.
Celebrity attorney Gloria Allred wins fight to represent former Resorts
ATLANTIC CITY — Celebrity attorney Gloria Allred has won court
permission to represent nine middle-aged former cocktail servers who
claim they were fired by Resorts Casino Hotel to make room for younger
women who would look sexier in skimpy costumes.
Eight women sue Majestic Star casino for discrimination
INDIANA - Eight former and current female employees of Majestic Star
Casino have sued the company, saying an assistant general manager
repeatedly made remarks that the employees were too old and other
The Bear Growls
Long-time Las Vegas-based advantage player, casino critic, and frequent
contributor LVBear offers his opinions on things that sometimes go
wrong in the world of casinos.
Current and past growls can be read and comments posted at LVBear's
Beat the Players - Casinos, Cops and the
Game Inside the Game by Bob Nersesian
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include: Your Money or Your Liberty; Scary Cop Statements; They'll Take
Your Liberty Anyway; Gaming Agents Speak; The Take of the State; Rules
for Casino Patrons; Gambling at the Legal Limits; Cops Hate Card
Counters; Griffin Investigations; Casinos Cheat With Impunity; A
Judicial and Government Overlay; Finding a Nickel Brings Trouble; Names
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Casinos and Cops.
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