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Why US Betting Companies Ultimately Fear Africa

Not many people in Africa can comfortably walk into a casino and place stakes. There is a pre conceived belief that casinos are only reserved for white collar tie knotters who come to the casinos to land business deals then

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The Changing Casino Landscape, It’s Not Just Vegas

Casino in Shreveport, Louisiana, USA

The Los Angeles Times recently had this headline in its Business Section: Hawaiian Gardens gambles on a $90-million overhaul of its casino as rivals invest in their own upgrades.” What caught my eye was the word “rivals.” Given the changing

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Courts Finally Applying Law in Casino Disputes

Though it may seem odd given the amount of time taken to move forward with the North Fork Rancheria’s proposed casino in Madera County, California, a judge has ruled that while the objections to the construction of a casino on

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Will Vegas Gambling Influence Trump’s Foreign Policy?

It’s an “open secret” that most of the big money donors are shying away from Donald Trump. However if you look behind the rhetoric and connect the dots you can see a pattern emerging and it shows that Vegas gambling

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Online Gaming – Without the Trump?

If you omit Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump from the political side of gambling, you will notice that there has not been much media coverage of state and online casino issues for awhile. When state operated casinos made up a

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American Sports Betting App “Bait” Totally Legal, Trust Based Peer-to-Peer Payments

Logo of Bait Sports Gambling App

The American sports betting market has a huge appetite, making tech savvy companies venture into designing social sports betting apps for the first time. Bait, a sports betting app is not an exception to the ongoing craze making it the

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California’s Struggles With Online Poker Continues

Legal Online Poker in California Has A Slim Chance

The issue of online gambling continues to be the source of controversy and duel legislation nationally. In recent weeks a congressional bill has been introduced by Texas representative Joe Barton. Bill HR 2888, The Internet Poker Freedom Act of 2015

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The Plot Thickens – Is Sheldon Adelson’s Sands Macau Casino a front for the CIA?

American investigation into Macau Casino Crime

An amazing turn of events occurred in the ongoing high-profile lawsuit for wrongful termination brought by Steven Jacobs, the former chief executive of the Sands Macau casino operation. Related Reading Crime, Corruption, and Casinos – The Legacy Continues Today Corruption:

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Seminole Gambling Rights: Virtual or Reality?

In a statement by the Seminole tribe of Florida to Governor Rick Scott, the tribe claims that their gambling agreement with the state has been violated. They have given the state 30 days to draft a new agreement regarding the

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Two Presidential Hopefuls Already Against Online Gambling

2016 election candidates against online gambling

If one wanted to know what the next President might think about the current state of U.S. online gambling, we don’t need to go any further than the candidate pool that already exists. At least two hopefuls have made it

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American Online Poker: The Boom That Never Busts

Americans Playing Real Money Online Poker

Televised sports may be America’s favorite pastime, but gambling is a close second. If any casino game is truly all American- it is Poker. While the game of Poker evolved from a tradition tied to the origin of tarot cards

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Results of the 2015 Annual Southern Gaming Summit

Gambling is big business in the USA, especially in Mississippi. The Delta saw tough times after mechanization of the agricultural industry in the late 20th century. Whole families that had depended for generations on jobs working in the fields had

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Bill Could Open Gambling Backup in Alabama with Economic Repercussions in Mississippi

Bill Could Open Gambling Backup in Alabama with Economic Repercussions in Mississippi

Opening up a new business in any city almost always has repercussions to others that must be considered. While new casinos can boost the economy, pouring income in from residents and tourists, it can also hurt the economic success of nearby states who

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Mississippi Just Says “No” To Online Gambling

Mississippi was the last state in the union to officially prohibit slavery, and it just may be the last state to legalize online gambling. Legislature of the conservative region recently decided against permitting bet placing online when the state has

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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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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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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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