Archive for July, 2015

American Pharoah to Race at Monmouth Park in $1.75 Million Haskell Invitational
July 30th, 2015 By April Bergman

American Pharoah to Race at Monmouth Park in $1.75 Million Haskell Invitational

Triple-crown winner American Pharoah makes an appearance at Monmouth Park in Oceanport this weekend. He’ll be racing in the $1.75 million Haskell Invitational at the North Jersey racetrack. Despite the famed thoroughbred’s trip to New Jersey’s premier horse racing venue, the industry in the Garden State faces a troubling future. Next weekends $1 million Hambletonian […]

Soulja Boy’s World Poker Fund Holdings Hires Martin Owens as Lobbying Consultant
July 28th, 2015 By April Bergman

Soulja Boy’s World Poker Fund Holdings Hires Martin Owens as Lobbying Consultant

Soulja Boy launched a gaming company last year called World Poker Fund Holdings. Now, the world-renowned hip-hop artist hopes he can take advantage of California’s online poker initiative. When he launched World Poker Fund Holdings (WPFH), Soulja Boy claimed he was attempting to reinvigorate the public’s interest in poker. He wanted to promote the sport […]

Deck Fire at Cosmopolitan on Las Vegas Strip Requires 110 Firefighters to Quell
July 25th, 2015 By April Bergman

Deck Fire at Cosmopolitan on Las Vegas Strip Requires 110 Firefighters to Quell

A deck fire at the Cosmopolitan on the Las Vegas Strip required one patron to be rushed to a local hospital with smoke inhalation, while a second was taken from the scene suffering from smoke inhalation. No patrons had burns. The fire, which was located on the casino’s Bamboo pool deck, elicited a response from […]

Trailer for Gambling Movie “Mississippi Grind” Is Released to Solid Reviews
July 23rd, 2015 By April Bergman

Trailer for Gambling Movie “Mississippi Grind” Is Released to Solid Reviews

The producers of Mississippi Grind released a trailer this week for a new Ryan Reynolds movie on the theme of gambling. The movie is a comedy with a cast featuring Ben Mendelsohn, as well as Sienna Miller and Analeigh Tipton. Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck direct. The movie premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in […]

City Task Force Investigators in India Say Illegal Underground Casinos Are Attracting Women
July 21st, 2015 By April Bergman

City Task Force Investigators in India Say Illegal Underground Casinos Are Attracting Women

A remarkable new trend is baffling Indian police in cities across Hindustan. In several raids over the past years, upper-class women have been caught gambling, according to The Hindu.This is not the first new trending in illegal Indian gambling, but it is the most baffling one. Police say this is the first time they have […]

Cyprus’s Parliament Approves a Gaming Bill, Expects First Casino by 2018
July 17th, 2015 By April Bergman

Cyprus’s Parliament Approves a Gaming Bill, Expects First Casino by 2018

Lawmakers in the Republic of Cyprus approved a bill last week which should bring the first casino to the Ethnic Greek half of the island. On Thursday, July 9, the Cypriot Parliament voted 29 to 22 to approve casino legislation which had long been delayed. The “No” votes came from the Akel Party, a Communist […]

Australian Gambling Industry Boosts Revenues at the Expense of Problem Gamblers
July 15th, 2015 By April Bergman

Australian Gambling Industry Boosts Revenues at the Expense of Problem Gamblers

The gambling industry in Australia has made new strides in the past couple of years. Meanwhile, state and territorial governments rely more than ever on gambling revenues. Several Australian media outlets have taken aim at the national and state policies recently. In the words ABC AU News writer Mike Steketee, for example, the government of […]

After Several Days of Suspense, Arrest Made in the Crown Melbourne Murder Case
July 13th, 2015 By April Bergman

After Several Days of Suspense, Arrest Made in the Crown Melbourne Murder Case

A man was arrested as a suspect in a murder which happened the previous weekend at the Crown Complex in Melbourne. Authorities believe they have a man who either committed the killing or who knows the murderer. The victim and the suspect were seen in each other’s company earlier in the night. On Sunday morning, […]

Crown Casino Accused of Luring Underage Gamblers As Aussie TV Ads Derided
July 10th, 2015 By April Bergman

Crown Casino Accused of Luring Underage Gamblers As Aussie TV Ads Derided

The Crown Casino in Melbourne, Victoria is being accused of luring underage gamblers. The Crown Complex, which lies along the banks of the Ybarra River in Melbourne, is the largest and most successful casino in Australia. Recently, the Crown decided to put up sign which said “Family Entrance” on the Yarr River promenade. The entrance […]

Marina Bay Sands Wants to Build an Integrated Casino in Thailand
July 9th, 2015 By April Bergman

Marina Bay Sands Wants to Build an Integrated Casino in Thailand

The Marina Bay Sands Ptd Lte, which operates the Marina Bay Sands out of Singapore, is considering an investment in the gambling location in Thailand. Krist Boo, VP of Communications for the Marina Bay Sands, said his company would like to develop an integrated resort in Thailand, pending approval. If so, the development would be […]

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