Illinois – About 5000 Shops use Video Gambling Terminals

Illinois video gaming report at September 2014

In 2009, the Video Gaming Act of Illinois authorized the operation of video gambling terminals, or VGTs, in any licensed Illinois business. The types of businesses that were permitted to obtains VGTs were primarily bars, truck stops, and restaurants. At that time, less than 100 establishments in the cities and suburbs of Illinois chose to […]

Las Vegas is Getting Ready for Halloween

Las Vegas, Halloween 2014

Halloween is just around the corner, and many Las Vegas venues are gearing up for the holiday with plans for special parties, promotions, and other attractions. Here’s a look at how adventure seekers in Las Vegas will be celebrating the ghoulish holiday. Haunted Houses at Meadows Mall Two more haunted houses, known as “The Asylum” […]

2014 Global Gaming Expo Focuses on New Slots and Old Issues

Global Gaming Expo (G2E) 2014 - Las Vegas

The 2014 Global Gaming Expo, otherwise known as G2E, was held in Las Vegas earlier this month. The expo is an annual trade show where members of the industry learn about new products and network with each other. Here are some of the products and topics that were highlighted at the G2E: New Ellen DeGeneres […]

Australian Museum of Old and New Art Could Become a Casino

David Walsh (MONA)

Australian millionaire David Walsh earned a hefty portion of his money via gambling practices that some would consider shady. In fact, he was once banned from gaming at Wrest Point Tasmania, Australia’s first casino, for counting cards. Thirteen years ago, Walsh used some of his bounty to open a unique art museum called the Moorilla […]

Forefront of Macau Gaming Association Workers Protest

Forefront of Macau Gaming Association workers

Last August, a group of casino workers from the Forefront of Macau Gaming Association, or FMG, gathered on the streets of Macau to march for better wages. For the most part, the march was a peaceful one. The protesters paraded in front of Macau’s six casinos, although the neighborhood of MGM Macau received the least […]

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

Office of Criminal Justice Services - logo

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 yStats.com’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 […]

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