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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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Everything You Want To Know About Bitcoin & Gambling

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Ever since the first Bitcoin was created in 2010, it has taken the world by storm. Despite the fact that there are other anonymous online payment systems available like prepaid Mastercards, Bitcoin has not only proliferated, but it has taken

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Illinois Gambles: Trickle Down Casino Expansion Bill

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Government officials are anticipating a bill to be passed in Illinois with hopes to expand gambling for its US jurisdiction. They are expecting 2015 to be a golden year that will spur new growth among chosen cities looking to benefit

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2015 Mobile Gaming Market Trends and Analysis

The recent surge in popularity of mobile casino gaming since the launch of platforms by Microsoft and competitors such as Activision, King, Ubisoft, and PlayRaven signals the near future advance of gambling ‘on the go’. Market research on mobile gaming

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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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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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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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Five Groups Vie For Massachusetts Gambling Licenses

The companies competing are Rush Street Gaming, KG Urban Enterprises, Somerset on the Move, Crossroads Massachusetts and Seafan Trust according to the Mass Gaming and Entertainment Commission. All five of these groups will address the commission on Feb 5. 2015. The applicants

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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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They Could Have Walked With Millions – But Cheaters Never Win

John King and Andre Nestor discovered a bug in the Game King video poker machine that let them exploit it over and over, winning as much as $500,000 at a visit and eventually they became part of the first gambling

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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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Anti-Casino Groups Repeal in Massachusetts Goes So Far to Say Lotto is Not Gambling

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As the issue of allowing casino construction awaits voters in Massachusetts on November 4th , the anti-casino group Repeal the Casino Deal is hoping to create enough public awareness to undo what has already been done by trying to get

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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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What is Baccarat and How Do I Play?

Baccarat used to be only associated with the rich and the powerful in society, but today many people from around the world enjoy playing it. Why not, it is one of the few casino games that is full of both

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Whales and a “Wong” Decision

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For most of us “regular players”, going to the casino is a weekend adventure where we spend a few hundred dollars or less to relax with fellow wheel spinners and card sharks. For a select few, going to the casino

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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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Lies About Predatory Gambling Americans are Dealt

The anti-casino organization Stop Predatory Gambling Foundation (SPGF) is one of the more popular advocacy groups which oppose state operated gambling of any type, including state lotteries. Since their influence has been present since 2008, claiming to represent more than

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Can a College Degree in Casino Management Predict the Future of Gaming in NY?

Casino management training is continuing to progress in the state of New York. The State University of New York (SUNY) at Broome Community College can earn a degree in – casino management. For those interested, the degree is an AAS

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Massachusetts Gambling Expansion – Chaos Incorporated, Dumb Luck Ensues

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When it comes to the most educated state in America, Massachusetts, pro-casino legislators and casino advocates must have some of the lowest IQs in the nation. A recent article in the Miami Herald said that the law for casino operation

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Vegas Paradise Online Casino Review

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This all new site (June 2014) is now live and taking bets. The casino serenely takes the players into the world of pure madness, luck and love, the City of Vegas!! Featuring a revolutionary VIP program that converts comp points into

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West Virginia’s Gambling Demise: An Inside Look at Legal State-Run Crime

I am writing this mostly to express my opinions and views from a gambler who lives in West Virginia. I have provided some facts and estimated numbers based on information that I have read, been told, and experienced. I am

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Every Poker Game Has Its Day: Three Card

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Blackjack and Poker have consistently been popular games, they however have dominated two different arenas entirely. While 7-card Stud and 5-card Draw tables exist in casinos, they’ve mostly thrived where games are composed of either tight-knit friends in an in-house

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