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  • Sweepstakes Machines Lead to Arrests in Honolulu
    May 05 2014

    Sweepstakes Machines Lead to Arrests in Honolulu

    Authorities in Honolulu are cracking down on the sweepstakes machine industry and last week arrested four people. In total nine people have been named in what could be Honolulu’s largest gambling indictment. The arrests came a few days after a federal judge ruled that sweepstakes machines are illegal. Included in those arrested was Tracy Yoshimura,

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  • Two More Prison Sentences in Illegal Poker Ring Case
    May 05 2014

    Two More Prison Sentences in Illegal Poker Ring Case

    Two more men have been sentenced to prison for their roles in the Russian-American illegal sports betting and poker ring that the US Department of Justice broke up last April. The poker professional Vadim Trincher was originally charged with illegal gambling, racketeering, extortion and money laundering. However, he struck a deal last November to plead

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  • Village of Woodridge Votes Against Gambling Machines
    May 05 2014

    Village of Woodridge Votes Against Gambling Machines

    The village of Woodridge in Illinois has voted to keep a ban on video gambling. The village’s Mayor Gina Cunningham broke a 3-3 tie vote in favor of keeping the ban. The board had been considering repealing the ban for several months after local business owners claimed that customers were going further afield in order

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  • Texan Horse Racing Industry Struggling to Compete
    May 05 2014

    Texan Horse Racing Industry Struggling to Compete

    Just ten years ago Texas was a major horse racing state. Over 53,000 fans came to see the 2004 Breeders’ Cup at Lone Star Park and the off-track parties are still spoken of today. However, things have been declining, last year the state ranked 17th among states for purses paid in Thoroughbred races and attendance

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  • Clooney and Wynn in Public Battle Over Dinner Remarks
    May 04 2014

    Clooney and Wynn in Public Battle Over Dinner Remarks

    Actor George Clooney and casino owner Steve Wynn are involved in a public war of words. The two were out to dinner when Wynn allegedly called the president an “arsehole”; Clooney reportedly defended the president while Wynn continued to bash him. The argument continued over the weekend when Wynn appeared on Bloomberg’s Market Makers are

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  • Ben Affleck Banned for Card Counting in Las Vegas
    May 04 2014

    Ben Affleck Banned for Card Counting in Las Vegas

    The actor Ben Affleck has reportedly been banned from playing blackjack at a Las Vegas casino. Earlier this week Affleck was stopped by security guards at the Hard Rock Casino and was told “you are too good at the game.” However, he hasn’t been banned from the casino, he has been told that he is

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  • Poker Princes Sentenced to Probation and Avoids Jail
    May 04 2014

    Poker Princes Sentenced to Probation and Avoids Jail

    A woman nicknamed the “poker princess” for her part in hosting card games for the rich heard on Friday that she will be avoiding jail. A federal judge ruled that prison would be too harsh a punishment for Molly Bloom as she only had a minor role in a betting operation with links to organized

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  • Pennsylvania Casino Plan On-Site Mobile Gambling
    May 04 2014

    Pennsylvania Casino Plan On-Site Mobile Gambling

    As part of its efforts to attract more patrons, Greenwood Gaming & Entertainment Inc is hoping to introduce gambling on smartphones and tablets at the Parx Casino in Bensalem. At a Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board hearing the Chief Technology Officer at Greenwood, John Dixon, said, “The idea is to try to expand our business, create

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  • Casual Poker Players to Benefit from WPT and DSPT Mid-Major Partnership
    May 03 2014

    Casual Poker Players to Benefit from WPT and DSPT Mid-Major Partnership

    If you are a pro poker player then you have the opportunity to play in the majors such as WPT, EPT and WSOP. For casual players though, who enjoying playing poker for fun, you can easily access the mid-major poker scene. The focus of the mid-major poker tours offers regional events with more affordable buy-ins.

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  • Is Chile’s Smoking Ban Killing Casino Business?
    May 03 2014

    Is Chile’s Smoking Ban Killing Casino Business?

    In March 2013, Chile passed a law banning public smoking which seemed like the right thing to do and which is pretty much in line with most countries around the world. The intention of the ban was right especially since Chile has the highest percentage of adult smokers in the world of around 40%. The

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