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US casino operators split over internet gambling

Many experts believe online wagering is the future of gambling, but the casino industry is increasingly divided on the issue.

Wednesday, 12 February, 2014, 3:02am 1 comment

Las Vegas casinos to accept bitcoin virtual currency

Two Las Vegas casino hotels will become the first known US commercial gambling houses to allow the use of the unregulated digital payment system bitcoin, casino officials said on Tuesday.

23 Jan 2014 - 12:37am

Junket firms milk their 'big whale' contacts

When junket operator Suncity opened its first high roller baccarat table at Steve Wynn’s Macau casino in 2007 to lure China’s wealthiest punters, the firm had fewer than 30 employees and no computers or equipment other than pen and paper.

2 Jul 2013 - 2:33am

Macau Legend delays offering

Choppy markets have prompted casino-hotel operator Macau Legend Development to delay its HK$6.1 billion flotation, increasing pressure on other listing candidates to reconsider their plans.

22 Jun 2013 - 2:50am

Casinos in US ban Google Glass over cheating concerns at gambling tables

Casinos in the United States are forbidding gamblers from wearing Google Glass, the tiny spectacles-mounted device capable of shooting photos, filming video and surfing the internet.

Regulators say the gadgets could be used to cheat at card games.

7 Jun 2013 - 1:51am

Italy's gambling addiction set to worsen

Italy is to press on with plans to open 1,000 new gambling arcades despite mounting national anguish over the spread of pathological gambling in what until recently was a nation of frugal savers. Silvio Berlusconi's last government authorised the new video-poker saloons in 2011. A contest to decide who should get the licences will be held by February.

7 Jan 2013 - 4:31am

Macau casinos' revenue climbs to HK$290b in 2012

Macau's casino industry put in a stronger-than-expected performance in December, ending the year with record gross gaming revenue both in annual and monthly terms.

3 Jan 2013 - 4:36am

Macau posts record gambling revenue for October

Gambling revenue in Macau rose 3.2 per cent last month year on year to a record high, buoyed by an eight-day National Day holiday during which mainland gamblers flocked to bet in the world's largest casino hub.

2 Nov 2012 - 5:30am

Macau posts record gambling revenue for October

Gambling revenue in Macau rose 3.2 per cent last month year on year to a record high, buoyed by an eight-day National Day holiday during which mainland gamblers flocked to bet in the world's largest casino hub.

2 Nov 2012 - 3:48am

British casino refuses to pay poker star Phil Ivey his baccarat winnings

One of the world's top professional poker players has been denied £7.3 million (HK$91.32 million) in gambling winnings from Britain's oldest gaming club, reports said, as it investigates possible misconduct.

8 Oct 2012 - 4:43am

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