Caesars Interactive in New Jersey: The First 100 Days

Caesars, Harrah

It was only last November that New Jersey gave the go-ahead for legalized online gambling to its residents, but industrialists are already gathering data and trying to draw conclusions about the new market. According to the Washington Times, Caesars Interactive Entertainment has claimed 31 percent of all online state gamblers so far. For reasons unknown, […]

Counterfeit chips at Borgata Casino, Lusardi arrested

2014 Borgata Winter Open Poker tournament

Earlier this year, arrests were made in what has been dubbed the Borgata Chipgate, a tongue-in-cheek association with President Nixon’s Watergate scandal of the early 1970s. Counterfeit chips were smuggled into the Borgata and used to rip off the casino before being flushed down the toilet at a nearby resort hotel room. When a pipe […]

Apartments in Macau? Be prepared to spend large sums

Inflation rate in Macau

Macau is the most popular gambling destination in the world. Thanks to its booming casino industry, the special administrative region of China is now also one of the most expensive places to live in the world. Home of 33 casinos, Macau attracts visitors from China and across the globe in the billions. About 600,000 natives […]

Las Vegas Goes Green With ‘Earth Hour’

Earth Hour 2014

On March 29th, casinos on the Las Vegas Strip joined in a worldwide tradition called Earth Hour. Between 8:30 and 9:30 PM, the casinos dimmed all non-essential lights, including rooftop marquees, in an effort to raise public awareness of electricity usage and energy conservation. Participating companies included Boyd Entertainment, Caesars Entertainment, the Sands of Las […]

Atari, Inc. will deal with social casino games

Atari Games (logo)

Social casino games are one of the hottest genres of online gaming around today. The games are part of a niche in the social gaming industry that appeals to people who enjoy poker, blackjack, slot play, and other forms of gambling. Atari, the legendary video gaming corporation that began its run in 1972, recently announced […]

Museum Exhibit: Mohegan Sun and Connecticut’s Asian Population

Cover of the exhibit “Sub Urbanisms: Casino Company Town/Chinatown” (lymanallyn.org/sub-urbanisms/)

A new art exhibit at the Lyman Allyn Museum in Connecticut underlines an undeniable, yet controversial, demographic change in the region of Montville, just north of Uncasville. Since the Mohegan Sun Casino opened in 1996, the Asian population in southeastern Connecticut has increased threefold, from 1.9 percent in 2000 to approximately 6.5 percent in 2010. […]

The State of Maine: Slow on Gambling Expansion

Maine (The pine tree state)

The state of Maine, with the Atlantic Ocean lapping up to its east and south borders, is one of the United States’ most remote and picturesque locations. Inhabitants enjoy land that is 83 percent covered by trees, according to the USDA Forest Service. The population is less dense in the Pine Tree State than many […]

Seminole Tribe aims to open their new casino at the Revel

Florida

Atlantic City’s Revel Casino opened in April of 2012. Less than a year later, it had already filed for Chapter 11 protection. Revel still operates today as a “debtor in possession,” but casino workers are bracing themselves for a possible change of ownership. The Seminole tribe of Florida has been eying the building for some […]

Amanda Rollins (Law & Order) Will Face a Problem Gambling

Actress Kelli Giddish (Amanda Rollins in Law & Order: SVU)

Fans of Law & Order: SVU will get a taste of gambling addiction this month when character Amanda Rollins, played by actress Kelli Giddish, comes head to head with her phatological betting problem. Since Giddish joined the cast in 2011, her character’s gambling obsession has slowly spun into an undeniable, life-threatening problem. When TV characters […]

New York Tribes are Preparing for the New Casino Competition

Logos of Seneca and Oneida Indian Nation Tribes

The passage of Referendum #1 in New York last Election Day was a victory for Governor Andrew Cuomo and pro-casino activists throughout the state. As a result of the referendum’s passage, NY law provides for the construction of seven new commercial casinos over the next seven years. The casinos will not be NY’s first gambling […]

Casinos Help Children Stay Slim, Lose Weight

Johns Hopkins University

Most people don’t associate gambling with healthy body weight, but that’s just what a recent study by Johns Hopkins University attempts to do. Communities with at least one local casino are more likely to see lower rates of childhood obesity than communities without a casino, the study showed. Researchers suggest the reason for this could […]

Champion Boxer Arrested on Unpaid Marker Charges

Boxing champion Antonio Tarver aka

In Nevada, casino credit is sometimes extended to patrons in the form of an IOU, or marker. When casino patrons fail to repay their markers, the state treats it like a “bad check” case. World champion boxer Antonio Tarver made headlines recently when he was charged with felony theft due to $200,000 in unpaid markers […]