Archive for August, 2014

Three Atlantic City Casinos Set to Close in the Next Two Weeks, 8,000 Jobs Lost
August 31st, 2014 By April Bergman

Three Atlantic City Casinos Set to Close in the Next Two Weeks, 8,000 Jobs Lost

Three Atlantic City casinos plan to close their doors in the next two weeks. When Revel Casino and the Showboat close their door, it will put over 5,000 residents out of work. In two weeks, the Trump Plaza closing will put another 3,000 casino workers out of a job. The number of lost jobs is […]

Daily Fantasy Football May Offer Sports Gambling Style Proposition Bets
August 28th, 2014 By April Bergman

Daily Fantasy Football May Offer Sports Gambling Style Proposition Bets

The niche gambling known as daily fantasy sports became the subject of stories by ABC News and the Associated Press recently. The reason for the uptick in articles is that the gaming is starting to become more than just a niche. In recent months, both USA Today and Sports Illustrated launched daily fantasy sports betting […]

Taiwanese Millionaire and Illegal Gambling Operator Shih Chia-chin Murdered
August 26th, 2014 By April Bergman

Taiwanese Millionaire and Illegal Gambling Operator Shih Chia-chin Murdered

Shih Chia-chin, a Taiwanese illegal gaming operator who amassed tens of millions of dollars from his operations, has been murdered by kidnappers. According to Taiwanese investigators, Shih’s chauffeur appears to have been involved in a botched ransom plot. The family of Mr. Shih tried to pay the ransom demands, but a simple question by a […]

2 Former Employees Charged with Hacking Singapore Pools Football Betting Program
August 24th, 2014 By April Bergman

2 Former Employees Charged with Hacking Singapore Pools Football Betting Program

The Far East remains the biggest area of growth in the global gaming market. Despite a recent downturn in Macau’s revenues, China continues to produce market activity on an unprecedented scale. The activity includes lottery gambling, which dominated the gaming business news in the region over the past week.  Several Hong Kong lottery technology companies […]

Five Percent of Japanese Adults Are Addicted to Gambling, According to Health Ministry
August 22nd, 2014 By April Bergman

Five Percent of Japanese Adults Are Addicted to Gambling, According to Health Ministry

A new study shows that up to 5% of Japanese adults are addicted to gambling. If true, then the number would be roughly five times the standard addiction rate for most countries. The Japanese Health Ministry study also researched levels of addiction to alcohol and the Internet. The study showed that the Japanese adult population […]

New Jersey State Police Arrest 8 People Involved in Caesars Atlantic City Robbery
August 19th, 2014 By April Bergman

New Jersey State Police Arrest 8 People Involved in Caesars Atlantic City Robbery

New Jersey State Police recently told an assembly of journalists their version of a robbery at Caesars Altantic City. The police detailed how a fired and disgruntled casino security guard used his insider’s knowledge of Caesars Atlantic City’s layout and security practices to pull off a daring robbery. The robbery includes two masked men who […]

Tony G Gets Married to a Fashion Model during a Festival in His Native Lithuania
August 17th, 2014 By April Bergman

Tony G Gets Married to a Fashion Model during a Festival in His Native Lithuania

Recently, loudmouth poker personality and European Parliament member Tony G went back to his birth country to get married to his fiance and Lithuanian model, Aiste Slapokaite. The two married in the Lithuanian capital of Vilnius, before retiring to Tony Resort, the luxurious shrine to himself. The colorful professional poker player, who now lives in […]

Ritz Casino Wins £1 Million Lawsuit against Problem Gambler Nora Al-Daher
August 16th, 2014 By April Bergman

Ritz Casino Wins £1 Million Lawsuit against Problem Gambler Nora Al-Daher

The Ritz Casino won a £1 million court battle with a gambling addict in a case which had become a scandal in the United Kingdom. The gambler who was sued by the Ritz was Nora Al-Daher, the former wife of the foreign minister of Oman. The London casino sued Mrs. Al-Daher after she refused to […]

ASA Cites 888 Holdings and Betfred for Misleading Ads, But OKs Paddy Power Debate Ad
August 12th, 2014 By April Bergman

ASA Cites 888 Holdings and Betfred for Misleading Ads, But OKs Paddy Power Debate Ad

The Advertising Standards Authority of the United Kingdom has been active in the UK gaming industry lately. After taking down offensive World Cup ads by the Sporting Index recently, the ASA has come down with rulings on three other British gaming companies in the past week. No fines or other punishments were announced, but in […]

Michigan Judge Issues an Injunction against Gaming Control Board Poker Night Rules
August 10th, 2014 By April Bergman

Michigan Judge Issues an Injunction against Gaming Control Board Poker Night Rules

Michigan Court of Claims Judge Pat Donofrio issued an injunction against an enforcement order by the Michigan Gaming Control Board. The enforcing order was issued on May 14 against Las Vegas style charitable gambling events in the state. Proponents of charitable poker nights in Michigan are calling the ruling a significant win. The Gaming Control […]

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