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French foreign minister's son charged with forgery

Paris - Thomas Fabius, son of French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, has been charged with forgery in connection with his passion for gambling, judicial sources said Saturday.

Financially strapped Atlantic City considers gamblers' way out

Atlantic City - East Coast gambling mecca Atlantic City, N.J., is almost out of chances to save itself from looming financial catastrophe.

Atlantic City's shuttered Revel casino faces new power hurdle

Atlantic City - The new owner of the shuttered $2.4 billion Revel Casino-Hotel in Atlantic City says he won't pay more than $1 million in overdue power bills because the utility company will not account for the electricity usage.

French far-right calls for foreign minister to quit over son's U.S. warrant

Paris - France's far-right National Front (FN) called Friday for Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius to resign after US authorities issued an arrest warrant against his son for allegedly writing dud cheques at a Las Vegas casino.

U.S. arrest warrant for French minister's son over bad checks

Washington - The son of the French foreign minister is the subject of an arrest warrant for writing bad checks at a Las Vegas casino the night before his father assumed his position.Thomas Fabius wrote bad checks totaling more than $3.

Hollywood stars to launch $3.2 bn casino resort in Macau

Macau - Hollywood stars including Leonardo DiCaprio are set to launch Macau's newest $3.2 billion casino and entertainment resort, as the southern Chinese enclave's high-roller gambling business takes a hit from China's corruption crackdown.

Review: ‘Mississippi Grind’ follows friends to the bottom of the barrel Special

‘Mississippi Grind’ is a brief but captivating encounter with a career gambler who finds a friend in a younger carefree man willing to go along for the ride.

Op-Ed: The multiple threats facing the online gambling industry

Online gaming faces extraordinary obstacles making their way into a profitable industry in gaming because of a multitude of threats.

Almost 10,000 thronged to Plainridge Park Casino on opening night

The state of Massachusetts has officially entered a brand new era of legalized gambling. Plainridge Park Casino is the first gambling venue to start operations in the state under a 2011 law.

Billionaire financier Kirk Kerkorian dead: MGM Resorts

New York - Legendary tycoon Kirk Kerkorian, who built iconic Las Vegas resorts and was a major investor in automakers and film studios, died late Monday, MGM Resorts International spokesman Clark Dumont said.

Britons bet on Conservative win but Labour PM

London - Gamblers are revelling in Britain's knife-edge general election, betting record amounts of money on the race to take 10 Downing Street.

Global sports gambling worth 'up to $3 trillion'

Doha - The global sports betting market is worth up to $3-trillion, the vast majority of that generated by illegal gambling, a United Nations conference on crime being held in Doha heard on Wednesday.

Bitcoin gambling site Primedice passes 20 million daily bets

The world's largest bitcoin dice game stated that it received 20 million bets in the last 24 hours. The website's users have wagered approximately $250 million since its inception.

India court bans cockfights but illegal bets may run to millions

Indian courts have imposed a ban on cockfighting, usually organized during the Makar Sankranti festival. But police estimate that illegal gambling running into millions will take place on the festival days.

Xi warns Hong Kong and Macau in 'one China' message

Macau - Chinese President Xi Jinping warned Hong Kong and Macau on Saturday to remember they are part of "one China", as pro-democracy campaigners in both semi-autonomous territories call for free leadership elections.

Umbrellas banned as China's Xi arrives in Macau

Macau - President Xi Jinping visited a drizzly Macau on Friday for the 15th anniversary of the gambling hub's return to Chinese rule, with onlookers barred from using umbrellas -- the emblem of democracy protests in nearby Hong Kong.

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.
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