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Is Hacking More Likely At In-Person Or Online Casinos?

One of the more pervasive “warnings” we hear about gambling with Vegas-style international online casinos is that these sites are “unregulated” and thus more prone to things like hacking, identity theft, and so on. Basically, the narrative is that legal offshore Vegas betting sites are fundamentally more prone to being hacked than big-name domestic casinos. Similarly, we constantly hear that users of such offshore sites are fundamentally more prone to being attacked personally and financially than users of brand-name in-state …

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Las Vegas Casinos Rocket Past Previous July Revenue Record

Tomorrow, Week 1 of the college football season starts in earnest, and the NFL season officially gets underway on Thursday of next week (September 7). As such, you can expect a big bump at all the hundreds of Las Vegas sportsbooks. Of course, given that most sportsbooks in Vegas are associated with various Vegas casino operations, they hardly need it. After a tumultuous couple of years (and a particularly chaotic 2020), Las Vegas casinos are finally consistently back on top. …

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Don’t Expect Las Vegas Online Casino Gambling Any Time Soon

Back in December, the National Council of Legislators from Gaming States (BCLGS) held a four-day conference at Resorts World Las Vegas. Ironically, even though Nevada is a member of the 22-state association – and even though the conference was hosted in Sin City itself – NV legislators did not attend the event. The reason why is plain: Nevada strongly opposes online casino gambling. While the state long ago approved online sports betting and online poker, these are comparative cottage markets. …

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Vegas Gold Rush

Building Las Vegas – From Gold Rush, Mob Controlled to Corporate Mega-Resorts

Las Vegas, a Spanish name meaning The Meadows, was exactly that for Raphael Rivera when he headed west in 1829. Back then parts of the Las Vegas Valley were actually lush and green, thanks to the artesian wells which pumped out fresh, cool water that Rivera depended on when traveling Northwest on the Old Spanish Trail. Today Las Vegas pumps out an incredible $62 billion annually in tourist revenue, and while the gambling and brothel reputations of Sin City were …

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“The Run” From $50 to $40 Million, Biggest Winners in Vegas Gambling History

Do you know Archie Karas? Born Anargyros Karabourniotis, the Greek immigrant who ran away from his home in Cefalonia, Greece in 1950 at 15 years of age is known in Las Vegas folklore as the greatest gambler of all time. Self-proclaimed to have gambled with more money than any other person in the history of humankind, Archie went on a streak simply known as “The Run” that started with a meager $50 in Las Vegas in December of 1992. In …

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Phil Ivey Poker Player

Phil Ivey Loses $12.3 Million Lawsuit, Borgata Casino to Sue For $9.6 Million

It is hard to feel bad for a guy like Phil Ivey. He is a well-known and popular professional poker player, he has won 10 World Series of Poker bracelets, and is a multimillionaire pulling down huge endorsements and cash winnings playing the game that he loves. Now Mister Ivey can add another label to his impressive resume … card cheat. Back in 2012 Phil Ivey was enjoying some high-stakes Punto Banco (a form of baccarat) at Crockford’s Casino in …

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Ultimate Gaming Leaves NJ

Ultimate Gaming Pulls Out of New Jersey – Virtual Deck Stacked Against Them?

The success Ultimate Gaming has enjoyed in Las Vegas online poker did not transfer to New Jersey. Announcing just last week that they were pulling out of Garden State online gambling operations, their competition may have had more to do with that decision than any alleged inability on their part to provide a viable product. WSOP teamed up with 888 Holdings to deliver their New Jersey operation. Borgata partnered up with bwin.Party to run its software, and the 2nd or …

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Lions Share Slot Jackpot Win

Slots Players Pining After Their ‘Lion’s Share’ of the Multi Million Dollar Jackpot That Hasn’t Hit In Nearly 20 Years

On August 22, 2014, a lucky US couple from New Hampshire hit the $2.4 Million jackpot on the Lion’s Share slot machine at MGM Grand Casino. The slot machine had not paid out a jackpot in nearly two decades, so the payout was huge for the winners. According to casino employees, the couple had only been playing the game for 5 minutes when they watched in amazement as the reel symbols lit up for the jackpot win. The MGM Grand …

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Online Gamblers Boycott Venetian After CEO Blasts Internet Gambling

A physical casino CEO publicly stating that he does not agree with a particular form of casino gambling? That is exactly what happened recently when the Las Vegas Sands Corporation CEO Sheldon Adelson recently declared Las Vegas style online gambling as “bad … dangerous and immoral.” In a recent opinion/editorial piece published in Forbes, Adelson, CEO of the largest gaming company in the world, argued that you can “click your mouse and lose your house” online, and a much more …

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Recapping Week 1 of WSOP Real Money Online Poker Play in Las Vegas

US poker enthusiasts were ecstatic when the Department of Justice decided in late 2011 to allow each individual state to decide its own online poker destiny. Since then, New Jersey, Nevada and Delaware have all legalized some type of online gambling, and Las Vegas finally launched its first online poker site offering real money options for its state residents and visitors back in April. The well-known and Las Vegas-centered World Series of Poker brand has now entered the fray in …

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