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Regional News

Galaxy Casino Opens in Macau: Price Tag $2 Billion

With a price tag of just $2 billion (that’s with a “b”), the extravagant Galaxy Casino opened in Macau, the world’s largest gambling Mecca.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, May/15/2011

For Las Vegas Sands, the House Edge is Geographical Diversity

The entire article from the Daily Finance can be read here

Submitted by Guest on, May/15/2011

Strong Earthquakes Hits Online Gambling Hub of Costa Rica: Some Damage Reported

(Associated Press) SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) —A magnitude-6 earthquake shook the capital city of Costa Rica on Friday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The quake was felt strongly in San Jose but there were no immediate reports damage or injuries, said Juan de Dios Castillo, spokesman for Seismological and Volcanic Institute. He said there were reports of fallen objects but none of major damages to buildings.

Submitted by Guest on, May/13/2011

64,000 Gambling Addicts in Austria

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, May/11/2011

Tunica Casinos May Not Open In Time For Memorial Day Weekend

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, May/10/2011

Blanca Games Issues Statement re: Costa Rica Raids on Absolute Poker, UB.com Office

Blanca Games Inc. (“Blanca”), operator of online poker rooms Absolute Poker and UB, issued the following statement today:

Submitted by Guest on, May/07/2011

Head of Employment Agency Threatens to Report UB.com to Feds

Submitted by C Costigan on, May/06/2011

Macau Casino Revenue up 44.6 Percent

(Reuters) - Casino revenue in Macau, the world's biggest gaming market, rose 44.6 percent in April to 20.5 billion patacas ($2.56 billion).

Submitted by C Costigan on, May/03/2011

Tunica Casinos Could Stay Closed for One Month

The recent flooding along the Mississippi River has resulted in a financial disaster for the Tunica casinos, which were forced to close over the weekend and may remain so for another month.

The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality has stated that the river reached flood stage in Tunica County Friday, however, the forecasted crest will not take place until May 12 at over 52 feet.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Apr/30/2011

Australian Gambling News Easter Special

Submitted by Greg Tingle on, Apr/24/2011

Online Gambling Zealot Spencer Bachus Lets District Down

Spencer Bachus Votes Against Derivative Regulations Against Best Interest of District in Agony

The man who hates online poker and other forms of Web gambling, Spencer Bachus, who also acts as the House Financial Services Committee, is helping to exasperate the agony of his district of Jefferson County.  This is the claim of Joe Nocera of the New York Times

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Apr/23/2011

Australia to Crack Down on Internet Gambling

Submitted by Greg Tingle on, Apr/22/2011

Australian Underbelly: Razor

Submitted by Greg Tingle on, Apr/22/2011

Many Dead in Karachi Gambling Club Explosion

At least 16 people were killed and 40 others wounded after a bomb went off in one of Karachi, Pakistan’s largest gambling clubs Thursday night. 

According to CNN International, Raja Umar Khitab, a senior police official in Karachi, said the bomb was placed under a table at the club and consisted of at least 2 kg (about 4.5 pounds) of explosive material. The blast made a crater at the site, he added.

The explosion happened in the port city's Ghass Mandi section, police spokesman Muhammad Saleem said.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Apr/21/2011

Interpol Will Not Detain Execs of Indicted Online Poker Companies in Costa Rica

Indicted officials working for PokerStars and UB.com living and working in Costa Rica will not have to worry about being detained by Interpol. 

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Apr/21/2011

Centrelink High-Rollers Ordered to pay Back Millions

The Federal Government is ordering people caught losing huge amounts of money gambling while on Centrelink payments to pay back more than $9 million.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Apr/16/2011

Tingle: Casino Visit By Butcher Blamed For Wife Slaying

Submitted by Greg Tingle on, Apr/16/2011

Iowa Cans Internet Poker Plans for Now

Iowa has become the latest state to back away from legalizing Internet poker this week.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Apr/14/2011

Washington, DC Online Poker Would be Set up in Hot Spots

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Apr/13/2011

No Internet Poker in Florida

There will not be any legalized online poker in Florida any time soon. 

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/13/2011

State of Nevada Approved Amended Online Gambling Bill: Must Get Justice Dept Approval

A Nevada legislative panel approved amendments to a bill that would make Nevada the first state in the US to legalize online poker.

The amended version of AB258 directs the Nevada Gaming Commission to begin drafting rules to regulate online poker.  It stipulates that Nevada would not begin offering online poker until permitted by the US Congress and Justice Department.  The measure is being pushed by PokerStars, the largest Internet poker room in the world. 

Submitted by C Costigan on, Apr/13/2011

Un-Australian Gambling Reforms

Submitted by Greg Tingle on, Apr/12/2011

Australian Pokies: Lovers VS Haters

Submitted by Greg Tingle on, Apr/09/2011

Breaking News

The Legal Status of Crypto Gambling Sites Around the World

The Legal Status of Crypto Gambling Sites Around the World

Many gamers and casino operators are in the dark, trying to understand the legal uncertainties surrounding the global cryptocurrency gambling sector. Moreover, the lack of a standardized regulatory framework results in challenges that hinder the optimal performance of crypto betting platforms.