Author: Julian Palmer

Mr. Green Facing Enormous Austrian Tax Bill

Austria and the Mr. Green online casino group are currently in a row over more than 8.5 million GBP in taxes which the Austrian government claims that Mr. Green owes. The dispute began in 2011, when Austria instituted a new tax law which requires gross wins from online casinos to be taxed at a rate of 40 percent. Mr. Green online casino argues that this particular law not only goes against specific EU directives on the subjects of online gambling, but contradicts the constitution of the Austrian state itself and has so far refused to pay its inflated tax...

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VegasMaster Launches YouTube Online Casino Channel

This fall VegasMaster has joined forces with the most popular video sharing website, YouTube. The brand new YouTube Online Casino Channel features dozens of videos giving viewers a complete tour of different gambling sites. In just under a minute, players get a full overview of each brand, its software(s), games, and additional features. Players can quickly view the look and feel of the online casino before playing. Each video contains clips of the casino lobby along with samples of different games. The YouTube Online Casinos indicate whether or not the brand offers mobile gaming, live casino, and other features....

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New Jersey Sports Betting Bill Approved

A new bill has been introduced in the New Jersey Assembly that would allow sports betting in the state Earlier this summer, the Supreme Court rejected the state’s proposal to allow intrastate sports betting. It looks as though the Garden State won’t take no for an answer, and the four year long legal battle hasn’t ended quite yet. In August, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie challenged the decision by issuing a directive allowing New Jersey sports betting. Recently, the New Jersey Assembly’s Tourism and Gaming committee unanimously approved Bill A-3711 that would repeal a ban on sports betting in...

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London Casino Refuses to Pay £7m Win To Poker Pro Phil Ivey

Professional poker player Phil Ivey has made headlines again after stirring up controversy at a London casino. The Crocksford Casino in London refuses to pay the 38 year old poker star £7 million that he won while playing Punto Banco. The casino claims that Ivey cheated using “the edge sorting technique” in which a player studies cards for imperfections. Phil Ivey, considered one of the best poker players in the world, will sue the casino for £7.7 million, defending that he used entirely lawful techniques. This isn’t the first time Phil Ivey has caused controversy for his card playing...

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Adelson Tops Inside Asian Gaming Movers and Shakers List

Inside Asian Gaming has released the 2014 Inside Asian Gaming magazine list of the Asian Gaming Industry’s 50 Biggest Movers and Shakers dedicated to the business men and women leading the way for the world’s most active gaming region. Las Vegas Sands CEO Sheldon Adelson once again tops the list reigning at the number one spot. Galaxy Entertainment Deputy Chairman, Francis Lui came in second while Executive Chairman and CEO of Genting Berhad, Lim Kok Thay came in third. Another notable casino moguls to make the list include Co Chairman and CEO of Melco Crown Entertainment, Lawrence Ho taking...

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Ladbrokes Casino Pulls the Plug in Canada

Ladbrokes Casino officially announced that it will close all gaming and sports betting operations in Canada after concerns over new regulations. All members of have 30 days to withdraw all funds from their accounts. The UK based gaming company made the decision after Canadian gaming regulators passed laws restricting online betting services to registered provincial lottery corporations. While the country still allows some overseas casino operators, Ladbrokes has pulled the plug on its services in Canada. A spokesman from Ladbrokes said, “We continually review the markets we operate in based on legal advice and Canada is not a material...

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William Hill Teams Up With Hard Rock Casino Lake Tahoe

Leading online sports betting and casino operator, recently announced a partnership with the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Lake Tahoe. As a part of the deal, William Hill US will provide a place for sports fans to wager in the William Hill Sports Book venue in the new Lake Tahoe casino and hotel. Currently, William Hill already operates 104 sports book and racing venues in Nevada. Chief Operations Officer of Hard Rock Casino Lake Tahoe, Don Marrandino, commented on the recent deal and said, “Teaming with a world-wide market leader like William Hill guarantees our Hard Rock Hotel...

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Will Casino Resorts Come to Cancun?

Recent buzz in local media indicates that casino resorts may come to Cancun, Mexico. Those who love gambling may be able to place bets in Cancun soon enough. The popular tourist destination currently does not all gambling. However, the Mexican government recently presented a new gambling act that would create a new gaming advisory board. The act would also allow resort-style gaming properties in places like Cancun and Puerto Penasco. Gaming laws in Mexico date back to the first half of the 20th century. Since then the government has made revisions and reinterpretations that have left the gaming laws...

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Camden Street Cleaner Wins £4.5 Million Lottery Jackpot

A street sweeper from Camden won a £4,570,887million lottery jackpot on Thursday. 42 year old Joseph Whitting looked at his ticket at 4 am BST on Thursday after Wednesday’s draw. Not believing he had really won, Whitting showed up for work that same day to clean the streets just an hour after checking the winning ticket. Whitting bought the ticket just nine minutes before the deadline. For 14 years, Whitting has worked as a street cleaner. He showed up at work that same day and still couldn’t believe his luck. He said, "I don't know how I got through...

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Evolution Casino Software To Launch Royal Panda Casino

Evolution Casino Software, a leading provider of Live Dealer games, recently announced its collaboration with the recently launched Royal Panda Casino. Players can now access a full package of Evolution Live Dealer games right from Royal Panda’s landing page. Games include Live Blackjack, Live Roulette, Live Baccarat, and Live Casino Hold’em along with VIP tables, Slingshot Auto Roulette, and multi-camera Immersive Roulette. All games will stream live from Evolution’s studios in Latvia. Swedish players can also enjoy games in their own language with Svensk Roulette. The Swedish version streams live from the Evolution studios in Malta. Chief Commercial Officer...

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Iggy Azalea Wins Big at Atlanta Casino

Australian rap artist, Iggy Azalea made a stop in Atlanta over the weekend for a performance, followed by a successful visit to the casino, where she took home 10K. Iggy Azalea hit the stage this weekend at the Music Midtown Festival in Atlanta. Following her successful performance, she went to celebrate with a trip to the casino. Apparently Iggy Azalea has a lot of luck when it comes to gambling. The 24 year old rap artist posted a photo of herself via Instagram holding a fat stack of cash. She walked away with $10,000 in cash. She also took...

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VegasMaster To Provide Inside Look at Macao Gaming Show

This year the Macau Gaming Show (MGS) returns to Macau, China, offering one of the world's biggest events in the gaming industry. VegasMaster will provide exclusive information leading up to the event on November 18-20. The three day exhibition will include international exhibitors and buyers such as gaming equipment and accessories suppliers, gaming promoters (junkets), casino fixtures and fittings suppliers, promotional services and memorabilia, food and beverage companies, and leaders in casino entertainment. The Macao Gaming Summit will accompany the event and feature a three day conference with esteemed industry experts and knowledgeable speakers that will discuss the gaming...

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Casinos Cancel Shows Over Ted Nugent Racist Remarks

Three Ted Nugent Casino shows have been cancelled by two Native American tribes due to his alleged racist remarks. The Puyallup Tribe cancelled performances scheduled for August 2 and 3 and it’s Emerald Green Casino in Tacoma, Washington. Meanwhile, the Coeur D’Alene Tribe dropped Nugent’s show scheduled for August 4 in Worley, Idaho. A spokesperson for the Coeur D’Alene Tribe announced that Nugent’s “racist and hate-filled remarks” caused them to cancel the show. Neither of the two tribes have gone on record to specify which of Nugent’s remarks caused the cancellations for his “SHUTUP & JAM!” tour. Among Ted...

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GameAccount Network Partners Up With Parx Casino

In July, GameAccount Network, a leading developer and supplier of enterprise-level business to business gaming software and online gaming content, announced a partnership with Parx Casino to launch a Simulated Gaming™ online experience for new customers and existing patrons. Launched in the US by GameAccount Network in January 2014, Simulated Gaming™ is specifically for land-based US casinos to launch in advance of prospective real-money internet gaming regulation. Simulated Gaming™ offers a gaming-as-entertainment consumer website enabled with unique monetization features and a compelling portfolio of over 100 casino slot, table and skill-based games including poker, backgammon, gin rummy, poker dice...

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Industry Experts to Attend Crimea Gaming Congress

Just as the gambling zone in Crimea prepares to open, local industry leaders start to discuss the project, plan, and business prospects of the new market. In conjunction with opening of the gaming zone, the company Smile Expo plans to organize an large industry exhibition. The Crimea Gaming Congress will take place on August 22 in Yalta. This major event will include discussions on what’s next for the new gaming zone, investment options available, its future interaction with the existing structure of the resort and recreation and other interesting questions. A number of international gaming experts from different backgrounds...

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US World Cup Gambling Ring Busted

FBI and Nevada Gaming Control Board made arrests on Sunday after discovering a criminal gambling ring in Las Vegas that logged millions in bets during the World Cup. Arrests made included eight people from China, Malaysia, and Hong Kong that have been accused of running an illegal World Cup gambling ring. The scheme involved taking bets on the outcome of World Cup matches via wi-fi and DSL lines installed by casino employees from their suites at Caesars Palace. Famous Poker player, Wei Seng Phua aka Paul Phua, 50, was one of the eight arrested. During the court hearing, a...

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Gaming Industry Hosts the BiG Sports Dinner Charity Event

This September, members of the Sports, Sports Betting, and Gaming community will come together to host the BiG Sports Dinner Charity Event. With Microgaming Software as the Headline Sponsor, The BiG Sports Dinner launches the BiG Foundation, a charity organization that focuses on raising money to improve the physical, social, emotional, and psychological wellbeing of those who suffer from illness and injury. The black tie event takes place at The Dorchester in London on Wednesday, September 10 at 7 pm. Over 450 guests will attend including key players in the Betting and Interactive Gaming Industry, city and commercial corporate...

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Weekly USA Lottery News Roundup July 9-15

The summer is in full swing and so the lottery prizes are hot in this week’s USA Lottery News Roundup. A lucky winner took home $122 million for winning the Powerball Jackpot prize. However, San Diego citizens should be on the lookout for a couple stealing money in a lottery scam. That and more in this week’s USA Lottery News Roundup. Wednesday, July 9 Powerball results are in! The drawing is 9-25-42-55-57, the Powerball is 14, and the Power Play number is 2. A Powerball Jackpot Winner took home $122 million from the drawing. In addition, 4 lucky players...

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Atlantic City’s Trump Plaza Casino To Shut Its Doors

The Press of Atlantic City posted an announcement on Friday that the Trump Plaza Hotel in Atlantic City could close in September. According to the article, an official from Trump Plaza called New Jersey state senator Jim Whelan to inform him the casino would issue layoff notices on Monday prior to the September 16 closure. 1,000 employees of the Trump Plaza casino would lose their jobs as a result of the closure. The casino, owned by Donald Trump, earns the least out of all Atlantic City casinos. This year the Trump Plaza booked less than half of its rooms...

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Slotland Casino Player Hits $169,072 Jackpot

This week, a lucky Slotland Casino player won big after hitting a $169,072 jackpot while playing Tikal Treasure progressive slot, the ancient Mayan themed slot machine. The lucky player from Vancouver, Canada has been playing Slotland for four years. That night he had been playing for hours. He had several wins over $1,000 before he hit the big jackpot. The winner said, “I guess I’ll go shopping, pay off my credit cards, and I’ll probably hit the slots again – I’m feeling lucky, eh? Know what I mean?” “I like Slotland’s games. There’s always a new one, and they...

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