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Competitor Is Pro Online Casino - Poker, by Greg Tingle
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Richest Casino Exec Not So Keen On Online Casinos,
Poker..., by Greg Tingle
You may not of heard of this cashed up gambling and
property tycoon, but he's happy to share his thoughts
on online gambling, especially when it comes to his
U.S turf. No, it's not Donald Trump, Steve Wynn or
even Richard Branson. Meet Sheldon Adelson.
is by all accounts the world's wealthiest casino executive
and top dog of the industry's largest publicly traded
company, says he is against online gambling because
he doesn't believe available technology is good enough
at the moment to prevent young people from making
wagers on the Internet, a spokesman said Wednesday.
sharing his personal viewpoint is just that - personal
- rather than a formal stance taken by his firm that
owns and operates casino-resorts in Las Vegas, Macau,
Singapore and Bethlehem, Pa., Las Vegas Sands spokesman
Ron Reese said.
advised Adelson hasn't spoken with the company's board
about his position, nor has the board decided an online
a personal observation of concerns about technology,"
opposition comes at a time when numerous other operators,
including Caesars Entertainment Corp and MGM Resorts
International, have backed an industry push to legalize
online poker and let established land based casinos
offer the service in the U.S. MGM Resorts International
even went as far as to ink a deal with world's leading
igaming firm Bwin.Party Digital Entertainment.
which involves a combination of skill and luck (as
ruled in legal cases), now huge on the internet (see
World Poker Tour and World Series of Poker), has been
illegal online for real money since a 2006 law was
brought in and ruled against igaming operators from
providing games by preventing financial institutions
from processing funds for the majority of online gaming.
land based casino sector has swayed over the years
from anti online gambling to largely pro online gambling,
of course, with them getting some of the financial
rewards. The bricks and mortars casinos have seen
some of their punters go online to bet, with the traditional
casinos missing out of the action. It's unclear how
much revenue traditional casinos are down, thanks
to online casinos, but a Media Man spokesperson said
"Online casinos have cost land based casinos
in the U.S and elsewhere, many millions, if not billions
of dollars. Vegas and Atlantic City land based casinos
are down. People still like to bet and the internet
serves them well, be it for poker, casino, sports
betting or slots".
American Gaming Association, the leading U.S gaming
lobby group, has switched from a neutral stance to
pro actively pursuing federal legislation that would
allow for legalization and regulation of online poker.
Online poker could be a lead in to online casino games.
Fahrenkopf, CEO of the American Gaming Association,
said he met with Adelson on Monday and Adelson advised
him he'll oppose legislation to legalize online poker
on U.S soil.
has long had concerns about this issue, and it is
perfectly within his right to make this decision,"
Fahrenkopf said in a statement. "However, the
AGA, at the direction of our board of directors, will
continue to support federal legislation to allow states
to license and regulate online poker."
online gambling industry is not seeking to legalize
other games like blackjack, craps and slots online.
Those games are a different kind of animal because
players wager against the house. In poker, players
wager against each other and operators take a fee
from each pot in exchange for hosting the game. Of
course if online poker becomes totally legal in the
U.S, this may lead to online casino games also becoming
totally legal in the states.
matter of online poker has heated up among players
and casino executives in the past 12 months. U.S.
Senate Majority Leader last year pitched a blueprint
to legalize poker that fell short without legislation
being introduced. Last April, three of the largest
online gaming operators who offered online poker in
defiance of the law had their websites seized and
executives indicted by the U.S. Justice Department,
accused of financial crimes including fraud and money
laundering for disguising payments for gambling funds
as transactions for things like flowers and golf balls.
The day it all went down, including sites going down
et al, is known in igaming circles as 'Black Friday'.
the indictments, the estimated $6 billion U.S. online
poker market dived overnight, leaving many players
unable to access funds in online poker bankrolls.
with the "big three" poker websites closed
out of the U.S, the American Casino Association became
more active in urging lawmakers to close loopholes
and draw up better regulations.
thing is for certain. Online poker and online casino
players are not going to want to stop playing the
games they love. Players are mainly sticking to brands
they know and trust with some of the leading contenders
being PartyPoker.com PartyCasino.com PKR.com World
Poker Tour and the World Series of Poker.
casino mogul James Packer's Crown Casino has the 'Aussie
Millions Poker Championship' coming up in Melbourne
this January and providers such as PartyPoker.com
are even offering qualifying poker matches, where
players get to 'Win a seat to Aussie Millions'. Bwin.Party's
World Poker Tour is also broadcast of American and
Australian pay television, which online helps fuel
the popularity of online gambling.
advised his casino association wants federal legislation
that allows U.S states to decide whether to offer
poker to its residents, keeps youngsters from gambling
online and lets law enforcement shut down illegal
you enjoy a punt, please bet with your head, not over
it, and have fun.
Trump says US should legalize Internet betting, by
Trump has witnessed lots of money side slipping him,
and he's hoping that situation changes soon.
real estate, gaming and entertainment tsar, and founder
of an Atlantic City casino company says the US should
legalize internet gambling. The company that bears
his name, Trump Entertainment Resorts, is moving forward
with plans to establish an online betting venture...
just as soon as it is legal to do so.
company says it wants to get in on the ground floor
of the internet gambling industry, and is close to
selecting a joint venture partner to run an online
gambling operation. The idea is to be well-placed
and ready to go as soon as such activity is legalized
in the United States.
should be approved here," Trump told news media.
"An awful lot of money is leaving the U.S. that
should and could stay in this country."
Entertainment, which includes Donald Trump and daughter,
Ivanka, and the Avenue Capital hedge fund, would own
10% of the new business venture.
Trump advised the key to success in the online gambling
market is having the best brand.
think we have the hottest brand there is, the Trump
brand, my personal brand," he said. "We
think it's going to do phenomenally well."
a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission,
Trump Entertainment said it has "determined that
such a joint venture represents the most advantageous
way for the company to participate in opportunities
in online gaming at minimal cost to the company."
cost estimates were given, and Robert Griffin, the
company's CEO, declined to comment Thursday. But in
March, after Gov. Chris Christie vetoed a bill passed
by New Jersey lawmakers that would have allowed Internet
betting solely within New Jersey's borders, Griffin
said the money lost to offshore operators should benefit
new law would seen New Jersey become the first state
in the nation to allow Internet betting.
millions of Americans engage in online gaming with
illegal offshore operators, and do so with no oversight,
no regulation or no consumer protections," Griffin
said at the time. "It makes sense for the state
of New Jersey to regulate this activity, enforce strict
standards to ensure games are fair and safe, and in
turn be able to collect tax revenue instead of having
those dollars and the jobs they support leaving New
Jersey and going illegally overseas."
advised he vetoed the law fearing it was unconstitutional
and could lead to an explosion of betting parlors
throughout the state. By law, gambling in New Jersey
is restricted to gaming hotspot Atlantic City.
a New Jersey lawmaker is asserting that individual
states in fact have the legal right to offer in-state
Internet gambling within their own borders.
Sen. Raymond Lesniak, D-Union, wrote in July to U.S.
Attorney General Eric Holder asserting that New Jersey
and all other states can legally offer online betting
within their borders.
said he will introduce legislation in November to
address the prime concerns expressed by Christie.
filing said the company, Donald and Ivanka Trump,
and Avenue Capital have signed an agreement authorizing
the joint venture once it becomes legal, and that
prohibits any of them from seeking other online gambling
ventures through May 2012.
City is in the midst of a nearly 5-year revenue slump
brought on by increasing competition from casinos
in neighboring states, and worsened by the continuing
unsteady economy. It's also speculated that many AC
businesses have not adapted well to the internet medium.
a few online gaming companies that are understood
to be interested in coming to business terms with
Trump include Bwin.Party Digital Entertainment, Richard
Branson's Virgin Games and PKR. Most experts see Bwin.Party
as the best bet, as they don't have any outstanding
issues with the US Department of Justice, and have
been playing by the rules (law) for many years, while
other gambling companies continue to go after U.S
gambling is legal in many countries, with the U.S
being a glaring exception.
Man is following up.
Goes 'All In' With Texas Hold'em Heads Up Poker(TM)
at World Series of Poker
Game's Mathematical Model Simulates the Operation
of the Human Brain to Give Players Authentic Experience
VEGAS, Nov. 3, 2011 - The over 150 million Texas Hold'em
fans around the world will be hootin' and hollerin'
at no longer having to wait in long lines to play
the tables or lasso up a willing opponent with the
debut of Texas Hold'em Heads Up Poker(TM) from International
Game Technology (NYSE: IGT). Premiering at the 2011
World Series of Poker at the Rio in Las Vegas on Nov.
5-6, fans can now enjoy everything they love about
Texas Hold'em - the strategy, bluffing and tells -
in an interactive poker machine.
Texas Hold'em Heads Up Poker(TM) is the first poker
game to use a neural net, a technology-developed mathematical
model that simulates the operation of the human brain.
The advanced technology of Texas Hold'em Heads Up
Poker(TM) recreates engaging behavioral nuances such
as opponent "bluffing" and "thinking"
in a scenario that's less intimidating than a live-table
experience - making the slot machine inviting to all
levels of Texas Hold'em players.
addition to the innovative technology, a number of
other features will have casino-goers strapping on
their cowboy boots to test their skills against this
highly individualized game:
Striking graphics and player-customizable options
- including fun touchscreen good luck charms - will
entertain and delight even the coolest poker players.
Multi-Hit Stud Bonus game doubles the action and increases
the player experience.
After the conclusion of a game, the "peek"
feature gives the player the choice to see the opponent's
cards - even if a showdown did not take place - giving
the player insight as to how the opponent plays.
this year's World Series of Poker, Texas Hold'em Heads
Up Poker(TM)will be on display for players, operators
and media to try on Nov. 5-6. IGT brand ambassadors
will be handing out free play coupons from 4-6 p.m.
on Saturday, Nov. 5, and from 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
on Sunday, Nov. 6.
to bring all the thrills and high drama of live-action
table Texas Hold'em to the slot machine format, players
will want to put on their shades and pull down the
brim of their hats to hide their tells when they saddle
up to Texas Hold'em Heads Up Poker," said Eric
Tom, IGT executive vice president, North America Sales
and Global Operations. "This is a game that players
of every level can test their craftiest bluffing strategies
and Texas Hold'em skills against."
International Game Technology (NYSE: IGT) is a global
leader in the design, development and manufacture
of gaming machines and systems products, as well as
online and mobile gaming solutions for regulated markets.
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Vegas (often abbreviated to "Vegas")
is the most populous city in the state of Nevada,
United States, the seat of Clark County, and an internationally
known vacation, shopping, entertainment, and gambling
destination. It was established in 1905 and officially
became a city in 1911. It is the largest U.S.
city founded in the 20th century.
name Las Vegas is often applied to the unincorporated
areas of Clark County that surround the city, especially
the resort areas on and near the Las
Vegas Strip. This 4½ mi (7.2 km) stretch
of Las Vegas Boulevard is mostly outside the Las Vegas
city limits, in the unincorporated towns of Paradise
center of gambling in the United
States, Las Vegas is marketed as The Entertainment
Capital of the World, also commonly known as Sin City,
due to the popularity of legalized gambling, availability
of alcoholic beverages at any time (as is true throughout
Nevada), and various forms and degrees of adult entertainment.
The city's glamorous image has made it a popular setting
for films and television programs.
Vegas started as a stopover on the pioneer trails
to the west and became a popular railroad town in
the early 1900s. It was a staging point for all the
mines in the surrounding area, especially those around
the town of Bullfrog, that shipped their goods out
to the rest of the country. With the growth of the
railroads, Las Vegas became less important, but the
completion of the nearby Hoover Dam resulted in substantial
growth in tourism, which, along with the legalization
of gambling, led to the advent of the casino-hotels
for which Las Vegas is famous.
city owes almost all its current status and reputation
to the American mafia.
All of the original large casinos were managed or
at least funded under mob figures Bugsy Siegel and
constant stream of tourist dollars from the hotels
and casinos was augmented by a new source of federal
money. This money came from the establishment of what
is now Nellis Air Force Base. The influx of military
personnel and casino job-hunters helped start a land
building boom which still goes on today.
major attractions in Las Vegas are the hotels.
The most famous hotels line Las Vegas Boulevard South,
also known as the Las
Vegas Strip. Many of these hotels carry thousands
of rooms and are featured on various themes. There
are, of course, large casino areas in these hotels
as well. There are many hotel casinos in the city's
downtown area as well, which was the original focal
point of the city's gaming industry in its early days.
Several large hotels and casinos are also located
somewhat off the Strip but adjacent to it, as well
as in the county around the city.
of the most notable casinos located downtown are on
the Fremont Street Experience and include:
* Four Queens
Gambling Hall and Hotel
* Fremont Casino
* Plaza Hotel & Casino
* Las Vegas Club
* Fitzgeralds Las Vegas
* Golden Gate Hotel and Casino
* California Hotel and Casino
Sports in Las Vegas
Las Vegas is without any major-league level sports
teams although the city's metropolitan population
is as large or larger than current cities with professional
sports teams such as Buffalo, New York; San Antonio;
Pittsburgh; Portland, Oregon; Indianapolis; Milwaukee;
and Green Bay, Wisconsin. The hurdle the city needs
to overcome is professional leagues being concerned
about legalized sports betting in the city and the
competition for residents' entertainment budget. High
profile one-time sporting events, though, have had
success. For example the Las Vegas metropolitan area
hosted the NBA 2007 All-Star Game. The NASCAR Sprint
Cup series race in the area has drawn up to 165,000
fans. Neither of these events have taken place directly
in Las Vegas city limits (although that is no different
than most cities teams that play in suburban areas).
primary drivers of the Las Vegas economy have been
the confluence of tourism,
and conventions which in turn feed the retail and
dining industries. Several companies involved in the
manufacture of electronic gaming machines, such as
machines, are located in the Las Vegas area. In
the 2000s retail and dining have become attractions
of their own.
marketing and promotion are handled by the Las Vegas
Convention and Visitors Authority, a county wide agency.
Its annual Visitors Survey provides detailed information
on visitor numbers, spending patterns and resulting
Vegas, as the county seat and home to the Lloyd D.
George Federal District Courthouse, draws numerous
legal service industries providing bail, marriage,
divorce, tax, incorporation and other legal services.
technology companies have either relocated to Las
Vegas or were created there. For various reasons,
the Las Vegas area has had a high concentration of
technology companies in electronic gaming and telecommunications
industries. Some current technology companies in southern
Nevada include Bigelow Aerospace, CommPartners, Datanamics,
eVital Communications, Petroglyph, SkywireMedia, Switch
Communications, and WorldDoc. Companies that originally
were formed in Las Vegas, but have since sold or relocated
include Westwood Studios (sold to Electronic Arts),
Systems Research & Development (Sold to IBM),
Yellowpages.com (Sold to Bellsouth and SBC), and MPower
population growth means that the housing construction
industry is vitally important. In 2000 more than 21,000
new homes and 26,000 resale homes were purchased.
In early 2005 there were 20 residential development
projects of more than 300 acres (1.2 km²) each
currently underway. (Credit:
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