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Nevada Legalizes Internet Gambling - Maybe Many Nevada casinos have decided that Internet gaming is not just going to go
away. As with Indian gaming, they have abandoned years of wishful thinking, arguing
for prohibition, and have finally adopted the position that the industry should be
regulated. So, in June 2001 they persuaded ...[continue]
Nevada Finds Free Internet Gambling Is Still Gambling Nevada is the only state in the United States, and probably the only government in the world, to conclude that players are making wagers -- when they are not making wagers.
Everyone knows what gambling is. Judges and lawyers may use words such as prize, chance and consideration. But you do ...[continue]
Nevada Supreme Court Orders Casino To Pay Card Counter On March 9, 2000, the Nevada Supreme Court ruled, 3 - 1, that the Monte Carlo Casino in Las Vegas had to
give Richard Chen the $40,400 he won by counting cards at blackjack.
The Opinion marks a turning point in the increasingly nasty war between casinos and card counters. But, in
the long ...[continue]
In Nevada, It Is Pay Your Markers Or Go To Jail The District Attorneys' offices in Nevada are threatening to charge gamblers who don't pay off their markers to local casinos, with felonies.
Law enforcement officials do not normally act as collection agencies.
But two recent decisions from two different courts in Nevada have indicated ...[continue]
If Betting Is Not A Crime Is It Legal? In New York, it is not a crime to make a bet. But does that mean that betting in
New York is legal?
This may sound like legal hair-splitting. But the U.S. Supreme Court recently
refused to overturn a lower court's decision that betting does not have to be a crime to be
Why Disney Will Not Take Bets From Vermont The Los Angeles Times broke the story at the end of May, 2001: The Walt Disney Co. is backing a pay-to-play online gaming venture.
Disney's partner, Skillgames, was supposed to officially launch its website, Skillgames.com, in 2001 "amid a multimillion-dollar promotional blitz." This ...[continue]
Gambling Wins Again At The Polls Now there are only two: On November 5, 2002, voters in Tennessee amended the State Constitution to create a state lottery, leaving Hawaii and Utah as the only states without some form of legal gambling.
Across the nation, the election showed voters are becoming more comfortable with legal ...[continue]
Online Casinos vs. Land-Based Casinos: Which is Better? No, this isn't the main event card at Caesar's Palace. It's the fight between Internet casinos and the traditional land-based alternative for the public's gambling dollar.
The question is: Which is better?
Both have unique and powerful advantages weighing in their favor. But while they are ...[continue]
Caution - Bingo May Be Hazardous To Your Health The Legislature and Governor of the state of Washington recently passed a law warning us about the dangers of...
Muslim terrorists with box-cutters? No.
Anthrax on postage stamps? Guess again.
Global warming? West Nile Fever? AIDS? Nope.
The lawmakers have decided that the threat ...[continue]
Casinos As Spies For The Federal Government The following Notice has not been approved by any government official. (In fact, some of them would probably be unhappy to see this warning published.)
WARNING TO ALL CASINO PATRONS:
If you win big, are a high roller, or do anything that a casino or the government regards as suspicious, ...[continue]
Dealing With Card-Counters Casinos are the only businesses which make money by beating their own customers
at games of chance. The operators of lotteries and parimutuel betting do not care who
wins or loses. With casinos, however, the house cares very much who wins. The casino
participates as a player covering the ...[continue]
California Legalizes Internet Gambling California Gov. Gray Davis recently authorized what may be the second largest expansion of legal gambling in the history of the United States. At the same time, he brought legal Internet gambling to a significant percentage of the country's population.
Of course, nothing can compare to Gov. ...[continue]
Federal v. State Governments Internet gambling is exposing inherent weaknesses in some of the world’s largest governments; conflicts that cannot ever be completely resolved.
In the old, old days (around 1996), it looked like the Great Divide was between the large countries in the Northern Hemisphere, and everyone else. ...[continue]
Defining Slots-For-Tots The new Millennium has begun with a new controversy for legal gaming: whether some slot machines might be
unduly attractive to children.
The issue became news in October, 1999, when the Nevada Gaming Commission (ANGC) made public its growing
unhappiness over gaming devices with cartoon ...[continue]
Gambling Wins Again At The Polls - Part II The November 2002 voting will be remembered as one of the few times that the party in power in the White House also gained control of both houses of Congress in a midterm election. But the biggest winner may have been the gaming industry, which will see renewed growth in racinos, state ...[continue]
Making Your Web Site Too Good Can Get You Into Trouble Can you be dragged across the country, or the world, forced to defend yourself in a foreign courtroom,
merely because you have a site on the World Wide Web?
Judges around the U.S. are being asked that question in cases that often involve Internet gambling.
The most recent example is a ...[continue]
Why Visa Is Dropping Online Gambling Players wager billions of dollars online each year. Almost all bets are funded, at least initially, by credit cards. Companies like Visa get a piece of the action every time their cards are used, without risking a player getting a hot streak.
Yet players are finding it more and more ...[continue]
Attempted Robbery By Lawsuit Woody Guthrie said: "Some rob you with a six-gun, some with a fountain pen." But, you do not usually find
someone trying to do both.
On Dec. 21, 1998, Mark A. Merrill robbed a bank in Peotone, Illinois. A month later, he held up the First
National Bank of Illinois in Mokena. He managed to ...[continue]
Re-raising Arizona [Please note: I am a consultant for the Arizona Department of Gaming. The opinions
expressed in this column are my own and do not represent those of the Department nor the
State of Arizona.]
With more than 100% of the precincts reporting, voters in Arizona have decided to
keep their ...[continue]