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Casino Bosses Furious At Lindsay Lohan
Nov03

Casino Bosses Furious At Lindsay Lohan

Lindsay Lohan seems to be in the headlines for all the wrong reasons on a regular basis. The latest problem to surface is connected the Foxwoods casino in Connecticut. She was paid $50,000 to host a Halloween party along with boxing champ Floyd Mayweather Jr. According to reports casino officials are unhappy at Lohan arriving late to the party. Both Lohan and Mayweather were set to host a Halloween costume contest which was supposed to start at 10pm. Officials at Foxwoods casino claim that Lohan arrived two hours late and did not make an appearance on the red carpet. Casino officials are demanding Lohan return some of the $50,000. To add to the troubled star’s woes management at the casino are contemplating renegotiating her contract as her behavior has been tardy to say the least, This latest blow is just another in the saga of the troubled actress who seemingly endless attempts at restarting her...

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New Jersey Not Giving Up On Legalizing Sports Betting
Nov02

New Jersey Not Giving Up On Legalizing Sports Betting

New Jersey is launching online gambling on Nov. 26 but was restricted from offering sports betting back in September. This was due to a decision by the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia who found that New Jersey would be in conflict with federal law should it permit sports betting. The sports betting industry is huge and it comes as no surprise that the New Jersey Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association has filed a petition with the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia for the case to be reheard. According to reports Gov. Chris Christie is also expected to file a petition for a rehearing. The attorney representing the association, Ronald Riccio believes that the panel’s majority decision is “contrary to the decisions of the Supreme Court of the United States, and that consideration by the full court is necessary to secure and maintain uniformity of decisions.” Gov. Chris Christie is determined to take the case all the way to the Supreme Court if necessary but is hoping the re-hearing before a full panel of judges instead of the three in September will yield positive...

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Infographic Tells The Story Of The Mobile Gambling Revolution
Nov01

Infographic Tells The Story Of The Mobile Gambling Revolution

It is hard to fathom that the first smartphone that captured consumer’s attention was launched only a few years ago in 2007 by Apple. Without a doubt this revolutionized the way the world interacts online. The convenience and availability of high quality smartphones and tablets have literally freed us of the need to be tied down to wired networks and desktop PC’s. The gambling industry has been taken by storm by the mobile revolution and the growth at which mobile gambling is replacing desktop gambling is remarkable. The saying a picture tells a thousand words could not be more true as an infographic from Pocket Winnings shows just how much the mobile gambling sector is growing while changing the way we approach leisure online activities like gambling. Some of the highlights include the fact that mobile gambling will be worth $100 billion by 2017. In the UK mobile betting is the highest growth area. Big casinos like All Slots Casino reported a 80% increase in tablet casino players in the last year....

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Macau Gambling Revenues Report Record Breaking 31.7% Increase
Nov01

Macau Gambling Revenues Report Record Breaking 31.7% Increase

The former Portuguese Colony Macau is living up to its reputation as the largest gambling territory in the world. There seems to be no stopping the growth revenues in this Southern Chinese territory. Macau reported a massive 31.7% increase in gambling revenues in October year-on-year. This was boosted by the Golden Week holiday which saw an increase of 10.7% in visitors. Macau casinos are now not only targeting the VIP segment but are focusing on the growing middle class sector from the Chinese mainland. October’s revenues were a record $4.6 billion which is a record . The revenue surge of 31.7% is above analysts expectations which were 27%-30%. All six casinos in Macau are now actively targeting the “premium mass” segment which is seen as a more stable sector than the VIP gamblers. The growing popularity of gambling in Macau has led to a shortage of hotel rooms who are at maximum capacity. As we reported earlier the exorbitant cost a room in Macau has seen mainland gamblers look to alternatives like the so called gambling boats which are seen as a cheaper alternative to the costly hotel rooms in Macau which can cost up to $700 a night. Macau is set to continue growing with plans for a bridge joining Hong Kong, Zhuhai and Macau which is set to open in 2016,. Other planned infrastructure improvements include upgrading Macau’s ferry terminal and international airport. With the largest gambling market in the world the potential for growth in Macau is limitless which is why it has become the global leader in the gambling...

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