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Butcher robbed bank to recoup wages lost gambling, police say

A Pennsylvania grocer is jailed in connection with an alleged bank robbery after he reportedly gambled away his entire paycheck.

Toronto bidder cancels plans to buy Atlantic City casino

Toronto - A Canadian investment firm appears to have has backed away from plans to buy a bankrupt Atlantic City, N.J., casino even though its indecision could cost $10 million.

Ben Affleck admits to counting cards

Las Vegas - Movie star and avid card player Ben Affleck has opened up about his rumored ejection from the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas last spring.

Revel becomes fourth Atlantic City casino to close this year

Atlantic City - New Jersey's massive Revel Casino Hotel, a gambling behemoth billed as the key to revitalizing Atlantic City's faltering casinos, shut down completely Tuesday despite state intervention and hundreds of millions of dollars in tax incentives.

Op-Ed: The rise and fall of Atlantic City

As of today, Sept. 8th, Atlantic City has seen the closing of two casinos in as many weeks. On Sept. 16th, Trump Plaza will follow suit. By the end of the year, the gambling hotspot will have lost a total of five gaming houses.

Macau mother takes on world's richest for casino workers rights

Macau casino worker Cloee Chau has led casino workers in protests seven times this year, seeking to secure better working conditions and higher pay.

Dates for public comments regarding casino plans established

The public of New York will be able to share their views regarding recent proposals for new private casinos in the state by the end of September.

Russia turns Sochi Olympic site, Crimea into casino zones

Moscow - Russia has designated Sochi's Olympic site and the annexed Crimean peninsula as gambling areas on Wednesday, in a bid to boost investment and tourism.

Powerball officials await winner of $124 million jackpot

A mystery winner in northeastern Ohio still needs to claim the $124 million Powerball jackpot. The lottery player matched all six numbers from the draw held on July 9.

Op-Ed: Why online gambling is safer than gambling in person

Online gaming has been a part of the internet since the early days of the web in the mid-90s, but is a relatively new venture in the U.S.

Norwegian man wins over $900 on bet after Suarez bites opponent

One fan won 5,600 Norwegian Krone which is around $916 after he bet that Luis Suarez would continue his habit of biting players during the World Cup.

UK gambling reforms please investors but anger Labour and bookies

The United Kingdom’s coalition government has provided the first major update of British gambling legislation since the 2005 Gambling Act, with controls aimed at protecting gamblers rather than harming the gaming market.

Lawsuit filed against Nevada insurance system

After several glitches stemming from the Nevada Health Link website, a Las Vegas man joins others in the first class action lawsuit against the Silver State Health Insurance Exchange and other parties involved in its creation.

Former representative speaks out against online casino ban

A former Ohio Rep. argues an online gambling ban is "wrong" for America and has called for legalization and regulation of the industry.

Las Vegas casinos begin accepting Bitcoin

Los Angeles - Two Las Vegas casinos will become the city's first to accept the Bitcoin virtual currency from this week, their owners announced.

Las Vegas casinos begin accepting Bitcoin

Los Angeles - Two Las Vegas casinos will become the city's first to accept the Bitcoin virtual currency from this week, their owners announced Tuesday.

Op-Ed: The Bitcoin roller-coaster hits China

Bitcoin is in the news again, this time the Chinese are investing heavily in it. The question remains, can everyone profit, or only some?

Review: Peter Schiff and the Black Stockbrokers

Black stockbrokers have won a massive settlement from Merrill Lynch over so-called discrimination. Financial pundit Peter Schiff has some strong words to say about it.

Review: Improbable odds and plots in the UK's leading soaps Special

Heard the one about the punter who put £500 on a four horse accumulator and cleaned out the bookie? That could never happen for real, could it?

Op-Ed: Poker sees high growth in Europe and Asia

A new study commissioned by PokerStars.com shows that Internet poker has grown in popularity in Eastern Europe and Asia since the mid-2000s.

Op-Ed: Click your mouse and lose your house, says gambling supremo

Ever heard of Wyatt Earp? Sure you have, he was the horse thief who became a sheriff. If you haven't heard of Sheldon Adelson, he is doing the same thing.

Op-Ed: Legality of poker still ambiguous in US

On Friday, April 15, 2011, the American Government shut down on-line poker and branded its operators criminals. Is this still the case?

Op-Ed: Financiers playing poker with chips and with the economy

Las Vegas - In the World Series of Poker, a hedge fund manager has been eliminated by another hedge fund manager. What does that tell us about the economy?

Zynga moves into Internet Gambling

Zynga, on Wednesday, took the plunge into real-money gambling, and now offers poker and casino-style games in Britain in partnership with the company Bwin Party Digital Entertainment.

Macao's casinos see record growth in 2012

Macao - After a record-breaking 2012, Macao's winning streak looks set to continue as the city's burgeoning casino resorts fill up for the Chinese New Year holiday.

Op-Ed: Soccer match-fixing scandal - Has the beautiful game gone ugly?

The Hague - European Police (Europol) announced on Monday that match fixing and corruption in professional soccer, worldwide, is more widespread than previously known and has spread into the upper echelons of the world's beautiful game.

Op-Ed: Photo Essay ─ Can Atlantic City bounce back to its glory days? Special

Atlantic City - Over the years Atlantic City has been a perennial hot spot for summer trips and weekend getaways. It is also known for the numerous gambling establishments. Lately, the city has fallen on hard times, but can it bounce back?

Op-Ed: Kweku Adoboli — Scapegoat for the bankster mafia

London - Kweku Adoboli has been convicted at Southwark Crown Court of two counts of fraud. He was said to have gambled away nearly a billion and a half pounds, but isn't this what banksters and so-called traders do anyway?

Review: Kenny and Dolly Together Show takes audience down memory lane Special

Tribute shows come in different packages. When the show is neatly packed it is first-class entertainment. When it is not, the audience can feel a bit cheated.

Full Tilt Poker — Business as usual?

Full Tilt Poker is back under new management. How does it shape up after the first day of real money tournament and cash games?
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