Poker events could bring thousands to Iowa casinos

7 02 2010

Casino Gambling Web reports that legislators in Iowa are expected to expand gambling areas in casinos, which could open up the opportunity for major poker tournaments.

Thus the flood of players that could be attracted to the casinos would bring a rise in revenue.

Read more here


Norovirus leaves casino patrons sick

7 02 2010

Casino Gambling Web reports that a norovirus has been rampant in Harrah’s Cherokee Casino and Hotel in North Carolina, resulting in almost 250 patrons returning home sick.

The virus, which usually breaks out on cruise ships, was spread through some of the 3000 slot machines in use.

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Gambling serves up problem for tennis

7 02 2010

An article by the New York Times touches on the issue of match-fixing in tennis, involving some of most well known players in the game.

Up to 45 matches have been listed as suspicious, with gamblers pocketing big cash.

Read more here

Estonian Government using online gambling as a recession buster

19 01 2010

Casino Online reports the Estonian Government are turning to online gambling for financial stability after their country was ravaged by the recession.

The legislation draft includes two phases: from 2010, Estonian citizens will be allowed to play at sites owning a local license, but after 2011, the Estonian market will open to all foreign operators. In the period between the first and second phase, the Government will develop regulations for foreign operators.

Read more about their interesting plan here

“Meth capitol of United States” turns to gambling

18 01 2010

A letter written to the editor of the Ottuma Courier speaks of the concern that Ottuma is trying to fight its way out of economic trouble by opening its gates to a casino.

She says that gambling would only inflict more misery on Iowa’s third poorest county.

Read about her concerns here

Casino could provide jobs for returning soldiers

4 12 2009

The Gettysburg Times reports that pro-casino spokesmen are using the premise of jobs for soldiers to get a casino built.

An interesting comment made by Adams County’s Jeff Klein was that many soldiers returning from Iraq don’t have jobs to come home to.

He said a project such as the casino could provide jobs, and called efforts to kill it “shameful (and) frustrating.”

Read more of the article here

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Recession hits home of World Series of Poker

3 12 2009

Betfair Blog reports that the casino which held the first World Series of Poker will be closing its hotel on December 14 due to the poor economic climate.

Binion’s in Downtown, Las Vegas was opened in 1951 and hosted the first WSOP in 1970, but times have been harder of late.

Read more of the article here

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