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Australian Casino and Entertainment News – December 16, 2010

G'day and Ahoy punters, casino and gambling millionaires, billionaires, entertainment news junkies, insiders, outsiders, politicians, journalists and everyone else.

What Does The Bellagio Chips Thief Intend To Do With His Stash?

Bellagio Casino Chips Theft
With news that an armed man on a motorcycle committed a brazen early morning robbery at the posh Bellagio Hotel Casino on the Las Vegas Strip, one had to question what he might do with his millions.

$8 Billion In Pork: But Will There Be a Beef With Online Poker Earmark?

Spending Bill Pork
A draft bill from the Senate Majority Leader himself, Harry Reid, to legalize online poker in the United States might get lost among the $8 billion in earmarks set to be part of an omnibus spending bill.

Police: Las Vegas Casino Chip Heist May Total $2M

Las Vegas police are looking for an armed casino bandit who escaped on a motorcycle with perhaps $2 million worth of gambling chips from the posh Bellagio hotel-casino.

EU Launches Probe Into Denmark Tax

EU
The European Commission launched a formal investigation Tuesday into whether Denmark's low tax regime for online gambling sites gives them an unfair advantage over bricks and mortar casinos.

Australian Pokie Players To Be Fingerprinted!

How's your fingers looking? Why, Australia's 'Big Brother' is pretty keen to fingerprint you, especially if you don't mind a flutter

Long Odds On Federal Internet Poker Legalization But Still Possible

Harry Reid
For those of you monitoring Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s attempts to get a bill passed that would legalize Internet poker in the United States,

New Jersey Passes Internet Gambling, Sports Betting Bill

New Jersey Internet Gambling
The New Jersey legislature today overwhelmingly voted to approve the state's sports betting bill. The vote was 55 to 17 in the State Assembly; 36 to 3 in the State Senate.

New Jersey, California Race to Legalize Internet Gambling

Internet Gambling New Jersey
With the worldwide Internet gambling market generating some $330 billion, US states the likes of New Jersey and California are looking to legalize the activity within their own borders.

Australian Media, New Media And Casino Wars – December 11, 2010

Ok readers, you've very familiar with Crown Casino (Crown Limited) VS Star City (Tabcorp Holdings), but let's get you further up to speed with Ten Network Holdings VS Network Nine

Wikileaks: Aussie Protests In Streets; May Riot?

Wikileaks
Wikileaks continues to draw national and international attention with its ongoing bombshells on diplomatic scandals, war strategy secrets and the like.

What Will Harry Do?

Harry Reid
Harry Reid has told Politico.com he does not intend to insert his draft bill to legalize online poker within the much talked about tax extension bill slated to go for vote some time next week.

Real Life Underbelly in Sin City Sydney

Sydney Austrlia
G'day maties. "Down Under” in 'Sin City' Sydney, Australia, it seems the real life cops and robbers aka strong arm of the law (NSW Police) and criminal networks couldn't just sit back at watch videos and DVD's of 'Underbelly'.

Harry Reid Releases Statement On Internet Poker Bill: Still All-In

Harry Reid
After days of silence and speculation, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has finally released a statement related to his draft bill that would legalize online poker in the United States.

Online Gambling in Washington DC, New Jersey, California: All Red Hot Now

United States Gambling
A handful of states are looking to push ahead in regard to legalized online gambling.  These include New Jersey, California and the District of Columbia (Washington, DC).

John Stossel Loves Harry Reid’s Internet Poker Bill

John Stossel
Among the Harry Reid draft legislation for legalized Internet poker in the US’s supporters, the popular consumer activist and reporter John Stossel

Never Before Has Passage Of Internet Poker Regulation in US Been So Probable

Internet Poker Regulation
Union Gaming Research out of Las Vegas released a notice on Thursday stating that, in their estimation, “never before has the passage of Internet poker,

Reid Poker Draft Bill Promises Between $10 to $40 billion in Tax Revenue

Legalized online poker would generate between $10 billion to $40 billion in taxes over the next 10 years.

Tingle: Tabcorp Casino Chips Center of Drug Investigation

Tabcorp
We've got more on the the Aussie pubs, country clubs and gaming industry at war with the government, a Tabcorp casino chips seizure related to a drug investigation, More...

Small Vegas Casinos Balk At Reid Plan To Allow Online Poker

Small Vegas Casinos Online Poker
Smaller casinos believe they will be hurt by legalized online poker as Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid tries to appease the larger corporate Vegas Strip properties.

Keeping Score: Top Republican Orrin Hatch Favors Reid Bill to Legalize Online Poker

Orin Hatch
One of the top Republican Senators has offered his support for proposed legislation to license online poker rooms: Orrin Hatch (R-UT)

Harry Reid Still Working On Internet Gambling Bill After All

Internet Gambling US
Harry Reid has not folded in regard to his attempts at trying to pass a bill that would legalize Internet gambling, specifically Web card rooms, in the United States.

Harry Reid Drops Online Poker Draft Legislation From Agenda

Harry Reid Online Poker Legislation
The push for legalization of Internet poker in the US is over.....at least for now

Bookmaker Mazhar Majeed Served With Legal Notice

Pakistan Cricket Match Fixing Scandal
Mazhar Majeed, the bookmaker who alleges that various Pakistani cricket players were involved in a high profile match-fixing scandal, has been served legal papers

Jon Kyl: “Zero Chance Online Poker Legalization Will Be Part Of Tax Deal”

Jon Kyl Online Poker Legislation
Arizona Republican Senator Jon Kyl has told Politico.com that he will do everything possible to block a draft bill legalizing online gambling from being part of Monday’s announced tax deal.
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