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]
Beating Blackjack Online The following tables show the blackjack rules offered by some major software providers. Some software providers allow their licensees to select their own rules. I know this to be true of Real Time Gaming, Unified Gaming, and GamblingSoftware.com. The rules below for Real Time Gaming used to be ...[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
Slot Machines And Lotteries Win Election The big winner of the November 2002 elections was legal gambling, particularly state lotteries and slot machines.
Arizona voters again shouted their approval of their state lottery, voting 73% - 27% to renew it for another ten years.
North Dakota and Tennessee finally gave in. The Peace ...[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]
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]
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]
California Bill Would Have Brought Back Prohibition The California State Legislature almost voted to reinstate Prohibition.
The last time we had Prohibition, 1919 to 1930, it was prohibiting "intoxicating
liquors for beverage purposes." This time, California is going after gambling on the
The proposed California laws would ...[continue]
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]
Gambling and the Law While the media focused on the close race between Al Gore and George W. Bush for President, little attention was given to other contests in the November 2000 election. Legal gambling was directly and indirectly involved in some very close races, including ones which also required ...[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]
Dont Tug On Supermans Cape It is possible to get in trouble with gray market gambling, but you really have to work at it. One good way is to thumb your nose at the cops.
The latest to learn this sad lesson are three Internet gambling websites: Alohacasino.com, Royalclubcasino.com, and 7sultans.com. They were sued by ...[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]
The Name Game The major obstacle to any Internet gambling operation is not the law or even the costs of doing business. It is getting customers. Add to this the limited number of ".com" and ".net" names available, and it is easy to see why there have been more lawsuits over brand names than over any other ...[continue]
Online Casino Poker for Dummies Dear Mark,
I find playing poker fascinating, but I'm just getting started. I saw a book called Poker for Dummies (that's me). Would you recommend it? Cal M.
Hey, Cal, my wife states that being a Guy and a Dummy is redundant and should not be used in the same sentence. Anyhow, in an ...[continue]
What Games to Play, and Why Once you make your selection of which casino to play in, the next thing to do is select the games you should play. As I am sure you are aware, the house has an advantage in every game, and that is how they make money.
But a bit of simple research on your end before you get started, cannot ...[continue]