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New Jersey Wants to be Worldwide Mecca of Online Gambling

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State Sen. Raymond Lesniak said recently he’ll introduce a bill soon to allow gamblers in foreign countries, as well as Nevada and Delaware, to place internet bets in New Jersey. State law restricts internet gambling to people physically in New Jersey.

His bill, which has not yet been written, would let people in other jurisdictions where online gambling is already legal make online bets in New Jersey. It also would allow international operators to base their operations in New Jersey, and remove a requirement that computer servers be located within Atlantic City.

That would enable other jurisdictions to pool their players with New Jersey and expand both markets. That would enable other jurisdictions to pool their players with New Jersey and expand both markets.

“I’ve changed my mission from making New Jersey the Silicon Valley of Internet gaming to the Mecca of Internet gaming,” Lesniak said. “Online gaming has helped Atlantic City to revive its casino sector with a success that we can expand in ways that will generate more revenue, create jobs and fuel technological innovation in gaming.”

New Jersey began offering internet gambling in November 2013. Since then, online bets have steadily grown and have become a crucial part of Atlantic City casinos’ business models, with nearly $600 million won from gamblers playing online.

Last year, the casinos took in $196.7 million from internet gambling, up more than 32% from 2015. The money won from online customers often makes the difference between an up month and a down month for Atlantic City’s casino revenue.

New Jersey, Nevada and Delaware are the only states that offer internet gambling, with New Jersey having the largest market among the three. Several other states are considering legalizing it. David Rebuck, director of New Jersey’s Division of Gaming Enforcement, said he has not seen Lesniak’s proposal, adding he will study it carefully once it is introduced.

Sursa: gambling911.com

Kyle Busch, the pride of City of Vegas in motorsports

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In less than two years Kyle Busch has already become the youngest race winner in NASCAR’s six-decade history of Cup racing, shortly after turning 20 years old.

Kyle Busch was born May 2nd, 1985 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Kyle is professional stock car racing driver, team owner. He currently drives the No. 18 Toyota Camry in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and the No. 18 Camry in the NASCAR Xfinity Series for Joe Gibbs Racing. He also owns Kyle Busch Motorsports, which runs multiple trucks in the Camping World Truck Series. Busch is the 2009 NASCAR Nationwide Series champion and the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion.

The races, an early love

His first driving lessons came at the age of six when he drove around the cul-de-sac of his family’s Las Vegas neighborhood in a makeshift go-kart.Although he could not reach the throttle, Busch still was able to pick up the basics from his father Tom, who controlled the gas pedal as Busch drove the vehicle.Busch worked in the family garage with his father and older brother Kurt as he grew, becoming crew chief for his brother’s dwarf car team at age ten.

From 1999 to 2001, Busch earned more than 65 wins in Legends cars as he earned two track championships at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway “Bullring” before moving up to Late Model stock cars. Winning seemed to come naturally no matter what Busch drove, as he captured 10 victories in Late Model competition at the Bullring in 2001.

NASCAR career

Still just a junior in high school, Busch made his Truck Series debut with Roush in 2001, then shocked the NASCAR world by bolting for Hendrick. Just as stunning was team owner Rick Hendrick’s decision to put the teenager in the #5 Chevy, replacing NASCAR legend and two-time Cup champion Terry Labonte, and racing as a teammate to four-time champ Jeff Gordon.

At age 19, Busch started the 2005 season with a record-setting pole at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif., in just his eighth career Cup Series start. Busch, who was 19 years, 317 days old, broke the record previously held by Donald Thomas, who was 20 years, 129 days old when he won the pole Nov. 16, 1952 at Lakewood (Ga.) Speedway.

Finishing his rookie season with another victory in November at Phoenix International Raceway, Busch’s first year consisted of one pole, nine top-fives, 13 top-10s, two wins and a 20th-place finish in the standings. Busch bookended his Xfinity Series Rookie of the Year trophy from 2004 by winning the Cup Series Rookie of the Year title in 2005.

Records, Records, Records

Furthermore, Busch became the first driver to win a race and a championship in a Toyota in the Sprint Cup Series, winning at Atlanta Motor Speedway during the 2008 season and the 2015 Cup Series championship. Additionally, he is the only driver to win four straight spring races at Richmond International Raceway (2009–2012), and was also the inaugural winner of the first Cup Series race at Kentucky Speedway, in 2011.

Busch, who began his NASCAR career in 2003, is the most recent of only four drivers that have won a championship in both the Sprint Cup Series and the Xfinity Series, and in 2005 became the 14th of only 28 drivers to win a race in each of NASCAR’s three national series. In 2009, Busch became the first driver to win two of NASCAR’s top touring series races in the same day (at Auto Club Speedway), followed in 2010 as the first driver to win races in all three of NASCAR’s top three touring series in the same weekend (at Bristol).

When Busch won the 2009 Crown Royal Presents the Russell Friedman 400 at Richmond International Raceway as he turned 24, he was the second of just three people to ever win on their birthday. His team, Kyle Busch Motorsports, became the first Camping World Truck Series team to win the owners’ championship in its first year after recording 8 wins, 16 top 5, and 21 top 10 finishes in 2010.

Family & Charity, the two most important things from his life, except the races

In addition to his aggressive nature behind the wheel of a racecar, Busch has a strong charitable drive. He formed the Kyle Busch Foundation (KBF). His foundation is committed to empowering children, families and communities to overcome hardship by providing essential tools – financial, material and experiential – to allow them to live their best lives possible.

In addition to children’s homes his foundation supports, Busch and his wife, Samantha, have a few initiatives they continue to support that are important to them. The first is North Carolina-based Pretty in Pink Foundation, as money raised at a charity dinner held each October in Charlotte, N.C. Along with support for the Pretty in Pink Foundation, the couple started the “Kyle and Samantha Busch Bundle of Joy Fund” benefiting in-need families struggling with infertility. KBF donates to costs associated with infertility treatment through the REACH Clinic of Charlotte. Busch, wife Samantha, and son Brexton reside in Denver, North Carolina.

Boxing and its role in promoting the entertainment through sports in Las Vegas

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by Cristina Toder

Today, one of the most popular sport in Europe and America, and the origin of which is linked to the antics festivals when one of the tow players died at the end, is boxing. However, one can admit that US made a major contribution during the 20th century to the way how this sport is seen and looked currently. The city which supported the most boxing, turning it into a valuable industry very well-known today, is Las Vegas. Stars such as Muhammad Ali, ‘Sugar’ Ray Leonard, Evander Holyfiled, George Foreman, Mike Tyson, Oscar De La Hoya and Flyod Mayweather are just a few of the legends that have brought fame and recognition to this sport, but also to the city.

But things have not been like this always. Before Las Vegas became the capital of boxing, New York City had had its glory time, when thanks to the radio and the television watching the boxing matches was a national fun of Friday nights. More than that, the first sport ever broadcasting was a boxing match, when Willlie Pep defended his title against Chalky Wright in 1944. Then, in 1960, after NBC refused to broadcast boxing matches, and also New York City to organise these kinds of fights, boxing was forced to find a ‘new welcoming home’, which was Nevada.

This is the Convention Centre in Las Vegas, a city that was looking for an ‘entertainment spectacle’ or for new ways through which the casinos could allure visitors in their gambling rooms. So, boxing became a massive sponsored sport by the casinos because they have figured out what huge profits they could obtained thanks to such events. For a better understanding of the casinos gains’ proportions when it came to boxing, it is helpful to know that every match of the Flyod Mayweather would bring to Las Vegas budget at least $ 100 million and other $ 11 million in related industries, such as restaurants and hotels.

Over the time, Las Vegas hosted many boxing matches, where fought famous pugilists, but also where the career of many others ended immediately after the game. The sport events were and are still making enormous income because they attract people from across the world who want to bet on the winner. Beside the sold tickets, the rented hotel rooms, the food, the entertainment, souvenirs and fully gambling rooms, another opportunity to increase tenfold the gains was to sell the rights to broadcast the matches, which also promoted the casino as being the place where the action was happening. So, in 1978, at Hilton, Muhammad Ali lost his heavyweight title to Leon Spinks by decision in front of an audience of almost 5,300 people and another 70 million viewers. The broadcasting rights cost CBS $ 3.8 million. Ali’s earn was $ 3.5 million and Spinks’ $ 320,000.  Other match with huge revenues is the fight between ‘Sugar’ Ray Leonard and Thomas Hearns promoted as the ‘Showdown’. For example, in the hall were 23,618 people and the TV audience was 300 million viewers. Then, Hearns gained $ 5.1 million, while Leonard gained over $ 11 million. Tickets revenues valued $ 5.9 million and the revenues from broadcasting worth $ 7.5 million. In the end, the gross revenues was over $ 35 million.

So, today one cannot say that matter so much the town where the pugilist was born. When one have something to offer to the world, Las Vegas becomes their town. How many do know that the 3 boxers that dominated the last 20 years in terms of earns, like as: Tyson, De La Hoya and Mayweather, are actually born in New York City, Los Angeles, and Michigan?

Muhammad Ali

One of the most known and, maybe, the most beloved pugilist of whole times, whose life was the subject of several films, even playing himself in the screenplay in 1977, and whose career was launched in Las Vegas, is Muhammad Ali. He debuted in 1961 with the name Cassius Clay, a match he won against Duke Sabedong at the Convention Center in Las Vegas. The casinos have noticed, even from the first bell, that the boxer had a strong charisma which helped him to easily please the audience, thing that they used to attract boxing fans.

During his whole career, Ali only fought 7 times in Las Vegas, but, even so, his relationship with the town is a special one which transcended sport. Beside having a natural showman character, Ali was an activist. He used the fans sympathy to reduce the racial conflicts in Las Vegas. The second fight in Las Vegas took place in 1965 with Floyd Patterson, whom Ali defeated through a KO in the last round. Then, in 1970, in Atlanta, immediately after the ban to box was over because he refused to join the US army, Ali won Jerry Quarry, as well as tow years later when they met in Las Vegas. He won the next 2 matches in 1973 with Joe Bugner and in 1975 with Ron Lyle. Then, in 1978, at the Hilton Hotel, Ali lost in front of Leon Spinks by decision, so that 7 months later he could take revenge in Lousiana. Two years later, he lost the match with Larry Holmes when his coach had to intervene to stop the match in round 10.

‘Sugar’ Ray Leonard

Like Ali, the next big star that felt at home in Las Vegas was Ray Charles Leonard. He became an attraction for both local and national press, after he had won 4 consecutive matches at the Caesars, in 1979. He became desirable famous after the game with Tommy Hearns in 1981, when he won. To the surprise of many, Hearns, who had spent the night before playing intensevely basketball, managed to lead the match in terms of points, while Leonard seemed overwhelmed by the situation. At the end of the match, when Sugar’s left eye was closed due to swelling and Hearns seemed to be one step away from a decisive victory, only the words of his coach ‘You are blowing it, son!’ triggered something in himself. Leonard entered very motivated into the ring and after a few punches he managed to pin his opponent to the strings, winning. After this harsh match, ‘Sugar’ Ray Leonard didn’t continue to box in heavyweight. Throughout his career from 1977 to 1997, Leonard won 5 titles at various weight classes and at three of them retained his title.

Mike Tyson

Before becoming known as the youngest heavyweight champion in 1986, Mike Tyson fought at Hilton, Las Vegas, against Alfonso Ratliff, in 1985. Atfer that, Tyson’s success grew from year to year, so that, in 1988 he became the first boxer to reunite all three major boxing versions: WBA, WBC and IBF. Ten years later, Mike returns to Las Vegas thanks to a contract signed with MGM Grand, through which the boxer received $ 25 million, while the casino gained much more from this deal. So, in 1996, Mike Tyson boxed against Evander Holyfield, a match that he lost by technical knockout (TKO) in round 11. The revenge took place next year. It was the famous match in which Tyson bite Holyfield’s ears, a behavior that, finnally, disqualified him. And so, Tyson – Holyfield II became the first match in boxing history that ended with the disqualification of one of the sportmen.

Floyd Mayweather

In 2014, Mayweather became the new attraction of Las Vegas. And one year later the most anticipated battle of this century between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao took place. The two legend of the boxing confrunted each other after more than 5 years of negotiations over media coverage aspects. At the end of the match, Mayweather was declared victorious. During his career as a professional pugilist from 1996 to 2015, Mayweahter won 50 matches and became world champion en-titre in 4 different weight categories.

iGamblingul and the legal process in the USA: towards federal legalization?

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-Oana Mihalache

The gambling landscape in the United States is pretty mottled, and the legalization process is far from being accorded to the gaming habits or the actual state of the industry, and this deficiency is rather visible in the case of online gambling. Nevertheless, the legislation in the field also has a complexity which is dictated by the fact that the laws have been made a few centuries ago, thus undergoing a lengthy process. The disadvantage of this development of the legal process is the irregularity: while some states legalized online gambling, others did not pass at all legislation in this field, and in those cases we can say that we’re dealing with a lack of adaptation to the current state of the industry or, firmly said, with a legislative void.

If states like Nevada, Delaware, of New Jersey were among the precursor regarding the legalization of online gambling, others followed suit, like Minnesota, Maine, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island. In the case of the three model-states, online gambling was legalized in 2010 in New Jersey, shortly after in Nevada, and in 2012 in Delaware. The attempt to rank the USA states according to this criterion is a hazardous one, given the fact that in some states the regulations for online gambling, for a legal point of view, are ambiguous – such as Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, South Carolina.

In the United States, the legislative system allow the adoption of laws at the local, state and federal level – in some states, for example, regulations in the field date for over two centuries. This also applied for traditional gambling, only that in this case the legislative framework is more liberal – there are 44 lotteries in the USA, casinos operating in more than 25 states, gaming rooms in almost all big cities and new forms of betting are allowed.

If we shift our attention towards online gambling, we will see tougher restrictions. This type of gambling is regulated at the federal level by three sets of laws, known as The Interstate Wire Act (adopted in 1961), The Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (1992) and The Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (2006). All three were initiated as attempts to prohibit online gambling. At the state level, some states were clearly in favor of outlawing this form of gambling completely – Indiana (considered one of the most restrictive states in the field of gambling), Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Montana, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington, Wisconsin.

There is no need to seek for the opinions of experts in the field in order to claim that the standardization of the legislative framework, by making online gambling legal in each and every state, would be impossible. Nevertheless, many states are doing noticeable process in this regard. In Pennsylvania, many anticipate that online gambling will be legal by the end of the year – in the search for more incomes to the state budget, the most optimistic scenarios show how if legalization became a fact, the online gambling industry could bring half a billion dollars per year in the first five years. Another state that is recording visible progress in the direction of legalization is New York, aiming to legalize online poker – and the only way to do this is to classify it as a skill game. A bill has been introduced already and among the stipulations there is one asking 15% tax for operators and an initial payment of $10 million when applying for a license. California is another state that has been making steps to make this type of gambling legal, even though other representatives from the industry are clearly against. The bill in this case contains a point asking operators to pay $12 million for a license which is available for 7 years. Other states that are making steps ahead in this regard are Massachutes, New Hampshire, Michigan, West Virginia – where the first bill dedicated to online gambling was initiated this year. In some states pressure could grow from the bottom, as the growth of the traditional gambling sector could lead to a liberalization of the governors’ agenda, like in the case of the governor of Ohio, John Kasich.

Among the states that already adopted a piece of legislation dedicated to online gambling we can mention Colorado, Hawaii, Iowa, Louisiana, Mississippi.

If we consider the relation between federal authorities and the laws in the field, we can mention the attitude and public positions of FBI. In 2007, a press release on the site of the Federal Bureau was announcing in a restrictive manner – Don’t roll the dice and mentioned that the only types of online games that are allowed are fantasy, free online games and some sites that are not considered part of the online gambling industry. In 2013, after an investigation conducted by the FBI, the former CEO of the poker company Full Tilt – Raymond Bitar, was found guilty and charged by the Court of Manhattan for money laundering activities. Before having his license revoked, in 2011, Full Tilt was controlling together with PokerStars 70% of the online poker market in the USA and they had total incomes of over $1 billion per year each. Following the legal charge, the Full Tilt Company had to forfeit $731 million, with more than $100 million as compensation for clients turned into victims.

Like we already mentions, the year 2017 could bring new states in front of the pretenders to the status of liberal states regarding online gambling, but the perspectives for a legalization process at the federal level are extremely low, even in the most optimistic scenarios. Until this happens, it’s safe for operators to limit their endeavors to the borders of the states in which online gambling is allowed. And we say this because even though is seems to be pretty caught in the scandal regarding the allegedly Russian involvement in the elections that brought Trump to power, for sure the FBI institution will bring any new Full Tilt case in front of the Courts.

THE SECRETS OF CASINOS (XIX) The Big Bang moment of Vegas and the 8th wonder of the world: The secrets behind the Hoover Dam

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-Oana Mihalache

Sometimes, the history behind some places hides details that are captivating and surprising. The fact that we are often used to consider the present developing phase of some places as being a natural and unquestioned one shows that we must look more often into their archive and expand our informational adventures. It is also the case of a construction near to Las Vegas that influenced the development of this gambling paradise almost as much as or maybe to the same extent to which casinos did. The Hoover Dam was built almost a century ago and those who contributed to its construction also represented a massive wave of customers for casinos and striptease clubs, then the dam helped the infrastructure to develop, became a touristic attraction in itself and then eased the process of Vegas becoming a ”gambling lighthouse”, visible from space. We promise you an exciting story about one of the secrets behind the Vegas casinos, but also many ”wow” details that will captivate you, in the paragraphs below.

The 8th wonder of the world

Sometimes called, not without a proper bombastic approach, the ”8th wonder of the world”, the Hoover Dam – with an architecture and magnitude that are truly impressive – was the most ambitious project of its type when it was constructed. Built between 1930 and 1936, the project worth then $175 million, became paradigmatic for the development of Vegas. In fact, the beginning of this project coincides with the legalization of gambling in the Nevada casinos, which was made in 1931, which meant that many of those working on the dam site had also become loyal customers on Fremont Street, the equivalent of that time for the Strip of Vegas and the only paved street in the city, but also for the brothels found then in abundance in Vegas. Beyond this legalization, Vegas was a city with only 5.200 inhabitants back then and was already known for its lax enforcement of laws during Prohibition – the so-called Nobility Experiment – through which selling and making commerce with alcohol was prohibited, which brought an infamous name for the city.

From hundreds of thousands to million visitors

Located at nearly 50 km from Vegas, the Dam initially called Boulder later received the name of President Herbert Hoover, in 1947. The fact that this dam then ensured cheaper energy for inhabitants in Vegas and eased water supply projects led to an extremely fast infrastructure development and in 1931 the population already reached 7.500 people. Incomes brought to Vegas which were related to the project reached $70 million in 1939. When it was opened, president Roosevelt said it was an ”engineering victory” and that ”It’s another great achievement of American resourcefulness, American skill and determination”. In fact, the dam facilitated the development of the now famous Strip of Vegas, an area which now consumes a huge amount of electric power and it is renowned for that fact that it became the brightest spot on Earth when looked upon from Space, and images captured by The International Space Station seem to confirm this fact.

From small casinos and brothels to mega-resorts like Mirage

The Dam became a touristic attraction in itself and in 1932 around 100.000 people visited the construction site, many of them also becoming a Vegas clientele. In comparison, the dam is now visited by 10 million people every year, and Vegas by 40 million. The construction of this dam turned an underdeveloped area like Vegas at the beginning of the 20th century into a metropolitan area with over two million inhabitants, and this thing wouldn’t have happened if the dam hadn’t provided water supply. The moment when the development of casinos in Vegas took shape was in 1941, when El Rancho Vegas Resort was open, soon many other important ones followed, and the section of highway that now hosts an impressive number of casinos became known as “The Strip”. The 1989 moment came, when the casino developer Steve Wynn opened the first mega-resort of Vegas, Mirage.

When the Hoover Dam was inaugurated, the colossus concrete construction built as a gravity-arch was the world’s largest power plant of its time. It stands 220 meters tall and it its 200 meters thick and now provides energy for California, Nevada, and Arizona. Specialists estimate that it the dam did not exist, it would now take an amount of $4 billion to build it.

Even if at that time the impressive development of Vegas, until reaching the stage it reached now was not predicted, the Hoover Dam is still is one of the most important constructions in the history of Vegas, which continues to influence its development. If at the beginning of the 20th century, when Vegas was founded during a land auction in the area, was known as an “underdeveloped dessert valley” between Utah and California, it is now one of the most important cities for gambling operators, for players and for many celebrities around the world. If those in the gambling industry are not able to imagine the world without Las Vegas, residents there are unable to imagine life without Hoover Dam.

The 2017 global gambling industry under X-ray. Which are the most important predictions

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-Oana Mihalache

If one of the main trends that have characterized the gambling industry in the last few years were first of all the transition from Las Vegas toward East Asia as a main destination for players, the expansion of the mobile sector for online gambling or the growing of the advertising sector for both online and live casinos, but also a stabilization of incomes, in 2017 these will continue to be felt. On the other side, new trends will emerge, which will bring important changes for players this year, one that is set to be characterized by changes at least from a political and economic point of view.

America is back and recovering

First and foremost, the most important trend that will continue to play a major role in the year to come is the slight tilting of the global gambling industry nexus towards East Asia, an area with an impressive economic growth (even if in some countries there has been a slowing process of growth, it is still high compared to other areas). While in Nevada the growth is still in a recovering process after the shock of the economic crisis in 2008-2009 and clients are now dispersed in states like Pennsylvania and Delaware – where recently have been adopted laws that allow casino games – the East Asian gambling industry seems to be on an ascending path.

Experts estimate substantiale growth in this industry for Macau, after the sharp rises registered in 2016, even if incomes continue to be around the value of $40 billion. Even if Macau – an area for which half of the incomes come from gambling – was recently hit by the anti-corruption campaign started by the Chinese government, is now undergoing a restructuring process in the gambling industry, trying to diversify the targeting clientele and focus on mainstream players and tourists, after high-roller players were hit by the anti-corruption campaign. As for the United States, specialists estimate that the gambling industry will grow from $45 billion, the value from 2016, to less over $50 billion. Growth will be registered.

Is online gambling transitioning towards mobile?

The most important trend in the online gambling sector is still the expansion of the mobile segment, which in 2017 could reach to a 20% market share within the online gambling industry and reach a value of $100 billion. This means that the mobile gambling market will have incomes, in the year to come, totaling registered from live casinos in Macau and the USA. This growth can be explained by the increase in the number of those who own smartphones and have Internet access, but also by a rise in the number of operators offering casino games exclusively mobile, such as Probability Ltd and Pocket Fruity. Moreover, it is highly probable that the share occupied by the gambling sites that are customized for mobile will increase, from 90% at the present moment towards 100%. A special sector of online games is that of social casino games, which could reach the value of $4.4 billion in 2017, as this niche is stable and growing.

Other two trends that will stay in the spotlight in 2017 are the increase in using the virtual coin – bitcoin and the large scale adoption of virtual reality content. Bitcoin will increasingly be used in gambling, given the fact that is offers the possibility of better deals for users, and the platforms that accept pay only in bitcoin have started to develop, which is expected to continue in 2017. Regarding the type of technology that can offer virtual reality content for players, it will surely further develop in 2017. This means that users will be able to interact between them, but also with the staff of virtual casinos on more and more gambling sites.

Apart from these predictions, many others could take shape during the next year, given the fact that technology is always one step ahead any kind of prediction. All that we can tell is that we will continue to cover both and we will be among the first ones to offer the news from this industry in 2017…so keep an eye on us.

Trump as President could spell end of online gambling in US

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Gaming industry observers in the United States are anxiously waiting to see what President-elect Donald Trump has in mind for the future of online gambling. It has been reported that Las Vegas Sands Chairman Sheldon Adelson had donated in at least $25 million to the Trump campaign. Adelson has publicly assailed online gambling in an extensive lobbying and legislative effort to make it illegal.

When Trump becomes the 45th President in January 2017, the online gambling industry could again come under attack by those in opposition to its existence, observers say. Only three states are legally running online gambling at this time and legalization attempts this year in Pennsylvania and California towards online gambling are stalled.

Observers say with a Republican as President and the Senate also controlled by Republicans it could easier to enact legislation to ban online gambling. Others say Congress will be far too busy with more important legislation to even address the subject. Trump, a former casino owner, has taken no clear position on gambling expansion, but the online industry continues to wonder if Trump may have given Adelson assurances the topic would be addressed.

Right now, only Delaware, New Jersey and Nevada allow legal online gambling.

Source: www.gamingtoday.com

KAJOT – LOOKING BACK AT THE ENTERTAINMENT ARENA EXPO 2016 EXHIBITION

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Many of you have certainly attended the Romanian Entertainment Arena Expo 2016 exhibition, which was held from 5 to 7 September in Bucharest. On this occasion dozens of significant companies operating in the gaming industry, gathered in the Exhibition Center Romexpo in Bucharest. Here you could meet leading manufacturers of slot machines, casino games, roulettes, jackpots, online gambling, lotteries, casino equipment and everything else related to the gaming industry. A series of talks, seminars and conferences on news and contemporary trends from the world of gaming industry was also arranged for visitors.

This year a great attention was again given to the exhibition of KAJOT company, which introduced new products for autumn 2016, led by KAJOT BLACK PLANET gaming system and a certified version of the AWP software.

About KAJOT

KAJOT is a major international company focused on development, manufacture and operation of gaming software and gaming machines.

Already for 20 years KAJOT brand has been successfully operating in the gaming entertainment industry. The first gaming machine with KAJOT logo was introduced in 1996 and since then the company has already launched several tens of thousands of gaming machines on the market. KAJOT is one of the largest and most popular gambling room and casino operators in the Czech and Slovak Republic. It is also active in other European countries such as Ireland, Romania, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia and many others. Slot machines of KAJOT brand are exported to almost all over the world, including Africa and Asia. This dynamically growing company constantly seeks new opportunities and expands to new markets.

Products of KAJOT brand achieve top quality and can satisfy the requirements of even the most demanding clients. The company accomplishes its unrivalled product quality through their own development and production centre, which employs top professionals, a team of graphic artists, designers, mathematicians and programmers.

A certified version of the AWP Software in KAJOT NEVADA machine

The exhibition visitors showed a great interest in the NEVADA cabinet. The Nevada cabinet features the most advanced gaming system Black Planet with 20 attractive games. They boast unique bonus games, which bring a very catchy gameplay with various degrees of volatility. Due to its low price and very popular gaming content, the KAJOT NEVADA slot machine becomes a good buy with the best possible quality-purchase price ratio. The KAJOT NEVADA includes a certified version of the AWP software. This unique software differs from other versions by allowing to play with limited risk. The machine only allows credit of up to 1,000 RON, payouts are also limited to 1,000 RON. Players use credits to play – 1 RON represents 100 credits. The maximum bet for a game is 200 credits, the minimum bet is 1 credit. You can find more information on KAJOT products on www.kajot.com or directly from Romanian representation based in Bucharest.

We firmly believe that you liked the presentation of KAJOT brand and that you duly enjoyed the whole exhibition. We are looking forward to seeing you again next year in Bucharest at the Entertainment Arena Expo 2017 exhibition.

Women in gambling: Eleanor Dumont, the gambler, the winner, the businesswoman

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-Oana Mihalache

March is dedicated to women, and surprisingly, gambling has much to reveal when it comes to stories about successful women in this industry. Even though it would seem that it is a men’s world, Casino Inside will prove it wrong by introducing you to a 19th century story of courage, determination and appetite for winnings…all belonging to a woman: Eleanor Dumont.

In a few words…

Eleanor Dumont, also known as Madame Moustache, due to her appearance, first became known in the world of gambling in 1849 in San Francisco, where she played California Gold Rush and she was determined to cash in – a breakthrough for a woman at that time. Later on, she opened a casino in Nevada came with a few restrictions and novelties: no women were allowed inside except herself, and those who were allowed to enter had to behave as if ladies were there. She started with blackjack, but then she opened a second casino and introduced many other games of chance.

Women and the Old West: the impressive mark of a story

Eleanor was not easily forgotten by the history of the Old West, as her story was truly impressive for gamblers and not only. Nevertheless, part of her life remained a mystery – nobody knows for sure whether she was French or not, even though her accent would point in this direction.

What we know for sure is that when she arrived in San Francisco she began to work as a card dealer at a hotel called Bella Union. Striving for more, Eleanor found herself in Nevada City in 1854, where she opened a parlor called Vingt-et-Un (21), where she served Champaign instead of whisky and prohibited cursing and impolite language in her presence. The game promoted in her casino was, in fact, quite similar to the blackjack nowadays: aces were counted as 11 with no option for being counted as 1, two aces are also a vingt-et-un, wagering was only possible after all cards were dealt, only the dealer was allowed to double, payouts were given according to card combinations.

The second casino she opened did not keep much of an amateur’s fingerprint: she took an associate and called the new place Dumont’s Palace. Among the new games that were introduced we mention Faro (the most popular game at the time) and Chuck-a-luck. On top of that, she hired some violinists to provide entertainment for players who crossed the entrance.

The separation: goodbye to gambling

In 1857, when gold was running out, she headed to Columbia, California, where she set up a table in a hotel. After only two years, she managed to buy a ranch in Carson City, Nevada, but she soon fall in love and was betrayed by the man she met: he sold the ranch and left her covered in debt. The story goes that she killed the man and returned to “business as usual” – gambling. She headed towards the gold mining town of Pioche, Nevada, where she set up a table, and then to the next boom town, until she arrived in Bannack, Montana. After a few more adventurous business initiatives, including a brothel in Arizona, Eleanor arrived in Bodie, California.

The end…

The end of the story stands proof that she was indeed a passionate gambler: without money, she borrowed $300 to open her table. It was a misfortunate night for her, as she lost all the money, silently got up from the table and left. No words left behind. A mile away from that place, she committed suicide – leaving a note saying “tired of life”.

Had her ambitions exhausted her? Was her desire to keep on gambling bigger than her possibilities? Did she want to become a pro and missed the chance to confront to great gamblers of the moment? Many questions left unanswered, but one thing is for sure: as sad as her story is, Eleanor remains an example: she was a woman who did not remain blocked by obstacles and would not give up striving for success in a world dominated, at that time, by men.

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