Philippines bill to charge fees before to enter casinos

Entrance fee to be imposed on Pinoy casino goers

A new bill in the Philippines would authorize casinos to charge citizens an entrance fee before they can come inside and gamble. If House Bill No. 4859 is approved, Filipinos will have to shell out P3,500 for the privilege of playing at any one of the country’s gambling halls, including Manila’s Solaire and Resorts World […]

Coalition to Stop Internet Gambling Recruits Former Denver Mayor

Co-Chairs of Coalition to Stop Internet Gambling

A former Colorado mayor is now a paid spokesman for the Coalition to Stop Internet Gambling, or CSIG. Wellington Webb is his name, and he recently made news when he flashed the “race card” as a means of swaying public opinion against online gambling. One of the CSIG’s primary goals is to get U.S. Congress […]

Gambling Related Crimes Occurred in Ohio

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When citizens in Ohio approved the construction of the state’s first four casinos back in 2009, some critics expressed a fear of increased crime in the area. At the 2012 census, the mid-western state had a population of close to 12 million people. According to the Office of Criminal Justice Services, crime rates in 2012 […]

Revenues from Online Gambling Sites Skyrocketing, Boosting In-House Gaming

Total Revenue for NJ Casinos from Online gambling

According to’s Global Online Gambling and Betting Market 2014, after New Jersey legalized online gambling in November 2013, companies generated $1 million per month, but today, that figure has jumped to $10 million to $12 million per month from online sources. Hundreds of thousands gambling accounts have been registered. Currently, Delaware, Nevada and New […]

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe Investing on Martha’s Vineyard

Landscape of Martha

Martha’s Vineyard [Wikipedia] is a Massachusetts island getaway known for its summery charm, affluence, and the famous political and cultural icons who spend time there. Actress Meg Ryan calls the island home. President Barack Obama vacations on the “Vineyard” regularly, as does the family of former President Bill Clinton. Famous personalities like Oprah Winfrey, Reese […]

PayPal May Become a Viable Payment Option Soon

Paypal could be a new online payment method in US

Just about everyone has heard of PayPal, the digital e-wallet founded in 1998 by Silicon Valley entrepreneurs Peter Thiel and Max Levchin. Since its inception, PayPal’s popularity has spread like wildfire across the globe. Hundreds of thousands of people use the online service to make digital financial transactions every day. In the US, however, PayPal […]

Revel: The Casino Nobody Wants

Revel on ceasing operations (August 12, 2014)

The New Jersey gambling landscape has suffered many hardships lately, and after the case of the Trump Plaza in Atlantic City, Revel is the latest casualty. Officials had their fingers crossed that the bankrupt facility would get purchased at auction this summer, but to no avail. Nobody wanted to buy Revel, and now it’s going […]

More Gambling Opportunities in Russia: a Sign of the Times

The four Russian gambling territories

Five years ago, gambling was banned in all but four of Russia’s territories: Kaliningrad, the Black Sea shore, the Altai Territory, and the area near Vladivostok. Prime Minister Vladimir Putin stood behind the ban, citing increased addiction and a link between Moscow gambling and organized Georgian crime as one of the main reasons for it […]

US land-based casinos who refuse to pay winnings

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It’s a common occurrence for casino patrons to win jackpots. Sometimes it’s a $5 jackpot. Sometimes it’s a $500,000 jackpot. Sometimes the jackpot isn’t cash at all, but a coveted prize like a shiny new automobile. Recent news finds several U.S. casinos denying their patrons the jackpots/prizes they claim they are owed. This summer, a […]

RGEW Focuses on ‘Getting to Know’ Gamblers

Responsible Gaming Education Week, 2014

Responsible Gaming Education Week, or RGEW, is held the first full week of every August. The tradition began back in 1998 when the American Gaming Association, or AGA, decided to sponsor an annual, week-long awareness program to help educate people about the perils of problem gambling. Education is a critical component in the prevention of […]

Democrats and Republicans stand on both sides of online gambling fence

Republicans and Democrats - Opponents and pro-legalization

When it comes to the legalization of online gambling in America, there are both Republicans and Democrats who oppose it. There are also Republicans and Democrats who support it. Indeed, the issue of legalizing U.S. online gambling is a controversial one, and it’s difficult to predict who will support or reject the cause based on […]

Latest Updates about 2 European’s Sportsbook giants


Europeans enjoy a gambling luxury that most Americans do not: the online sports book. For years, gamblers “across the pond” have legally wagered cash on everything from rugby matches to sumo wrestling tournaments to the next American presidential race. Just as the American gambling industry continues to live in a state of flux, the European […]

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