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Mega-Bucks Tragedy: The Story of Cynthia Jay Brennan

Cynthia Jay Brennan seemed to have it all. In 2000, the cocktail waitress made her way to Las Vegas for a celebration; her future mother-in-laws birthday. At the time Brennan and her fiancé were a couple that were not bad

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Business Owner Blows His $127 Million Fortune, Biggest Vegas Losing Streak Ever

In 1932, Harry Watanabe founded a gift shop called the Oriental Trading Company. Today, it is a million dollar business that ships gifts and novelties all over the world. By 1977 it was the biggest business of its type and

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The American Gaming Association Handles IRS Proposal to Lower Taxable Jackpot Winnings Threshold From $1200 to $600

Members of the American Gaming Association (AGA), a pro-gaming group, are concerned about rumblings within the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The IRS is suggesting a proposal which will reduce tax reporting thresholds for casino winners from $1200 to $600. If

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Why Everyone is Talking about Casinos in Manila

Recently we covered Manila, Philippines and how it’s on the way to becoming one of the most popular casinos havens in Asia behind Macao. Casinos are highly patronized by the people in this country because it is not allowed on

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The Socio-Economic Impact & Recent History of United States Gaming

The United States has embraced gambling as a legitimate part of society and economy. While the history of United States gaming is a wrought with stories from mobsters to murder as this infographic shows, it is only recently that it is being

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Internet Gaming vs. Internet Lottery. Which Will Win Out in 2015?

Most Americans know the United States forefathers embodied strong religious principles. Naturally, these principles were wrought with implicit values condemning gambling of any kind. However, a number of English colony leaders allowed one gambling custom—the game of lottery. In fact, lotteries

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FedEx Was Saved By A Weekend Of BlackJack

It would be hard for anyone to believe that a highly successful company like FedEx was ever once saved by a $5,000 gamble. However, that is exactly what happened for the package delivery giant. Frederick W. Smith, the founder and

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Olympic Sports Betting Receives the Go-Ahead From Nevada Regulators

Las Vegas gambling recently received the green light to expand betting into a new arena–the global Olympic games. As of Thursday, Nevada gambling regulators will permit all state sportsbooks to offer bets on the 2016 Summer games hosted in Rio

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A Crapshoot: Now Record Holding Gambling Grandmother Beat The Odds

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Craps! no it is not an expression of frustration, but a fast paced casino game where players really do risk it all on a throw of the dice. Players normally do not win on every throw otherwise the casinos would

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Think You Got Skills? Gamble at the Basketball Free-Throw Event at the Borgata Casino

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Simple bets on sporting games have played an important role in the realm of active recreational entertainment for a very long time.  Since the 1800’s carnival-goers can throw baseballs at milk jugs, shoot moving targets, toss rings around spindles, throw

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California Online Poker Gaming Law in 2015

California is introducing new online poker gaming legislation in 2015. Recognized as one of the first states to legalize casino gambling in 1849, California and its voters have long been supportive of the luck of the draw. The fact that draw

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Don’t Try to Breast Feed at Ocean Downs Casino…

If you are like most people, you probably have not heard about the Ocean Downs casino in Berlin, Maryland. The short version is there was a woman who, having run out of baby formula while playing at the casino, decided

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Evaluating the Maine Choice 24 Hours a Day

Even the small states get it right. Maine has committed to keeping the doors of it lone casino, the Hollywood Casino in Bangor wide open. The reason is they are experimenting with the idea of keeping the casino open 24 hours

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The Media Madness Continues

The media is usually pretty brutal to the casino industry. To be fair, it depends on what outlet you happen to be reading or watching, but it is hard to argue with the facts. Case in point – the following

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4 Tips for Avoiding Criminals at the Casino

Why get into this now? Just Google “robbed at the casino” and you will see there has been a more than a few incidents recently. Simply put, I want you to feel safe while gambling because it is more fun. Beyond

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Playing Blackjack Right Makes You Look Like a Criminal

It Could Happen To You… The video above titled “Maryland Live – 2nd Degree Assault” posted on Youtube is an interesting story that has made the local news in Baltimore, Maryland. A man was caught counting cards after about an

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Mobile Only $10 Cashable Bonus at Bovada Casino

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We’re excited to announce that Bovada Casino (see the review) has launched an amazing mobile promotion that hooks all players up with a $10 casino chip bonus the first time they wager $250 in one week in the Bovada Mobile Casino. This

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I’m An Unconventional Gambler Who Mostly Breaks Even

I have been a long time casino player, everything from video poker to the occasional table game – usually roulette and craps. People ask me why I go, or tell me that it is a losing proposition no matter how

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The Desperate Shores of New Jersey

The New Jersey State Legislature passed a resolution asking the state of New York to reject the bid of building a casino at the proposed Sterling Forest location unanimously. You may not be aware that politics in casino licensing is

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New for Fall $225 Free Chip at Silver Oak Casino

For a limited time grab a huge, actually our biggest yet… $225 no deposit bonus at the famous Silver Oak online casino. This special promo has just arrived to welcome the upcoming fall season and it is sure to provide hours of

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To Love and Hate the Lucky Horseshoe Casino

The newly opened Horseshoe Casino in Maryland (map it) had 50,000 players move through its doors this past Labor Day weekend. The casino expects to record more than 5,000,000 visits over the coming calendar year, which what looks like potential

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Florida Casino to Close its Doors – Temporarily

The Dania Casino located in Broward County, Florida will be closing its doors for one year, adding 300 of its employees to the rolls of the unemployed plaguing the state. The simplest reason for this move has nothing to do

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A Look at the World of the Casino Player

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This week I would like to turn my attention to those who make the casino construction, additional state revenue, and political wrangling all possible – the casino player. You may give yourself a round of applause. If it weren’t for

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New York, USA Casino Survey Presents Old Misinformation

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A recent study by Time Warner Cable of the Hudson Valley, Southern Tier and the Capital Region areas on how residents felt about the potential impact of casinos in their local area showed mixed, and often confusing, results. Basically, while

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