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States, Congress Clash on Online Gambling
States considering plans to legalize online gambling could collide with
Antigua still apart on Internet gaming
Ten years after the United States made its first move to render
offshore Internet gambling illegal, it is yet to settle a World Trade
Organization (WTO) award of $21 million to the tiny Caribbean tourist
paradise of Antigua from a case it lost at the Geneva-based global
trade referee agency. From all indications, Antigua is being
unashamedly bullied by the world’s only superpower.
in settlement talks with prosecutors
Online gaming giant PokerStars, which saw its access to American
customers cut off by a federal indictment a year ago, said Tuesday it
is in settlement talks with prosecutors.
investor push to buy Full Tilt Poker fails
A lawyer for a French investment group says its push to buy troubled
online poker operator Full Tilt Poker has fallen through after the
potential buyer couldn't agree with the Department of Justice over how
quickly players with money tied up on the site would be repaid.
Look At Casino Growth In The United States
The first casino opened in the United States in 1931. Today, there are
nearly 1,500 that generated a total of $34.6 billion in gross gaming
revenue in 2011.
sports-betting bill advanced by Senate panel
Gamblers may one day be able to legally bet on Lakers and Dodgers games
in California under a measure that moved forward Tuesday in the
says sports book application moving ahead
British bookmaker William Hill PLC said it is confident about its
prospects for the year ahead as it reassured analysts on Friday that
gaming regulators would approve the company's $53 million purchase of
three sports book operators in Nevada.
Court trying to decide whether tribal casino lawsuit can move forward
WASHINGTON — Several Supreme Court justices seemed troubled Tuesday at
the thought of letting a lawsuit move forward that aims to shut down an
already opened tribal casino in southwestern Michigan.
U.S. compensated many generations of American Indians
It's high time for the federal government to dissolve the 1830s-era
Indian treaties and make Native Americans equal U.S. citizens. Despite
being recipients of the most obscene and longest-lasting welfare
program in U.S. history, they still want more.
back at drawing board on comp meals tax but says casinos must pay
CARSON CITY - The Nevada Taxation Department is going back to the
drawing board to rework a regulation imposing a sales tax on
complimentary meals that casinos give to players.
Robbery cuts into hours and credibility at 24/7 Private Vaults
It was closing time at 24/7 Private Vaults. That much was obvious even
if an employee hadn't confirmed the fact Friday morning at the
supposedly secure facility at 3110 E. Sunset Road.
Former casino manager to repay debt, serve probation in embezzlement
GREEN BAY — A former manager of the Mohican North Star Casino will
spend five years on probation and must repay $49,546 she embezzled.
Boulder City constable, on trial, found dead
LAS VEGAS - Former Boulder City Constable Larry Markotay shot and
killed himself at Sunset Station on Tuesday, on the second day of his
trial in District Court on burglary and other charges.
Ohio Casino Control Commission trains agents on signs of human
trafficking in casinos
CLEVELAND - It is a fast growing problem in Ohio that just a few years
ago no one even talked about: human trafficking. Tuesday night city and
community leaders gathered on Cleveland’s west side to discuss the
growing problem and begin the dialogue they believe is key to fighting
high court to hear arguments on poker star Ivey's divorce
The Nevada Supreme Court continues to show interest in legal issues
surrounding the divorce case of poker star Phil Ivey and his ex-wife.
agree to arbitration, suspend lawsuits against Adelson
LAS VEGAS - Agreements have been reached to suspend legal proceedings
in three bitterly fought federal lawsuits against casino billionaire
Sheldon Adelson and his companies.
warns of continued losses at Riviera
Moody’s Investors Service on Monday downgraded Riviera Holdings Corp.’s
debt ratings and said further downgrades are possible for the Las Vegas
exec granted license to run struggling Westin Casuarina
A man with wide experience in taking over distressed casinos has
received final state approval to operate the gaming operations at the
Westin Casuarina, which is in receivership in Las Vegas.
slot machine designer dies in accident
The designer of some of the most successful slot machine games in
history — Blazing 7s and the Black and White slot series — has died in
a traffic accident in Las Vegas.
Final celebration scheduled at O’Sheas
LAS VEGAS - O'Sheas is preparing to count down its final days this
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