Archive for August, 2013

Gambling and Sex: Where Do Casinos Draw the Line?
August 29th, 2013 By April Bergman

Gambling and Sex: Where Do Casinos Draw the Line?

While Las Vegas has apparently seen enough when it comes to obscene shows, the more mature Atlantic City is loosening up in hopes to attract more patrons. Las Vegas hotel-casino, Palazzo, is looking to evict nightclub, the Act, from their property, citing that the club is allegedly too raunchy, even for Sin City. Meanwhile, on […]

Casino Operators Set New Sights on Atlantic City
August 26th, 2013 By John Marsh

Casino Operators Set New Sights on Atlantic City

With the recent updates to New Jersey laws that hold the hopes of a bustling online gambling market, land based casino operators are determined to revive the struggling gambling town of Atlantic City. The 12 financially flailing casinos of Atlantic City USA have seen better days. What once was a thriving and splendid strip of […]

Caesars Bows out of Macau Market after Six Years
August 23rd, 2013 By April Bergman

Caesars Bows out of Macau Market after Six Years

After six years in Macau, Caesars Entertainment Inc. is leaving the Cotai Strip region after pulling the plug on its 175-acre golf course and selling the property to an Asian developer for $438. The deal is expected to close by the year’s end and was disclosed with Caesars’ quarterly report when it was filed with […]

Effects of Decreased Maryland Lottery Sales on Online Gambling Regulations
August 22nd, 2013 By April Bergman

Effects of Decreased Maryland Lottery Sales on Online Gambling Regulations

Lying adjacent to New Jersey and Delaware, it may seem to some people that Maryland would follow suit in the online gambling trend of the northeast US, but that may not be the case, specifically for online lottery tickets. After a one-year trend in the decrease of lottery ticket sales, the Maryland State Lottery and […]

William Hill to Acquire Tom Waterhouse, Plus Ladbrokes Profits Take a Dive
August 10th, 2013 By April Bergman

William Hill to Acquire Tom Waterhouse, Plus Ladbrokes Profits Take a Dive

It has certainly been a busy week, at least as far as UK online gambling news is concerned. This week we saw a big shakeup in the UK gambling market, with William Hill announcing that it will be purchasing Australian online gambling company TomWaterhouse.com. Also in British gambling news, betting site Ladbrokes is reporting a […]

Amid Release of EuroVegas Plans, Enthusiasm Abounds on Both Sides of the Issue
August 8th, 2013 By April Bergman

Amid Release of EuroVegas Plans, Enthusiasm Abounds on Both Sides of the Issue

For years the Las Vegas Sands Corporation has been in talks to take part in EuroVegas, a massive Las Vegas-style casino complex in the works just outside of Madrid, Spain. With the plans for the complex, which will be home to a dozen separate mega resorts, now filed with the local Madrid government, voices on […]

Bulgaria’s Sweeping Online Gambling Blacklist Having Substantial Impact
August 4th, 2013 By April Bergman

Bulgaria’s Sweeping Online Gambling Blacklist Having Substantial Impact

Online gamblers in Bulgaria are finding it quite a bit more difficult to access sports, casino and poker online after the state government cracked down on the activity by requiring Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to block public access to a broad swath of popular European online gambling sites. Specifically, Bulgarian ISPs are required to block […]

Gibraltar Displeased with Britain’s Planned Gambling Tax
August 3rd, 2013 By April Bergman

Gibraltar Displeased with Britain’s Planned Gambling Tax

A new plan by the British government to tax online gambling in its territory of Gibraltar is meeting with stiff resistance, this according to a new report in the New York Times. Gibraltar is a tiny British holding of some 30,000 residents, located at the tip of the Iberian peninsula bordering the Spanish province of […]

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