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US Students Gambling on Grades


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By : |March 16, 2011|World Political News

A couple of months ago a company called Ultrinsic released a program on their website that allowed United States college students to bet money on what grades they think they will receive. The website made news headlines when they denied that this was gambling as students ultimately have the power to control what grade they get. While internet betting is illegal in the US, no one has followed up on this issue. However, various universities …

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More Universities offering Training


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By : |March 7, 2011|World Political News

Many universities and community colleges are offering a combined Casino, Hospitality and Tourism Management program to educate student about the gaming industry. Many more casinos mean that trained staff is required. To have qualified staff available many land-based casinos are building partnerships with universities and community colleges to reach out to new potential employees. Although Las Vegas has been struggling, new casinos just opened in, for instance, Philadelphia and Maryland. Many online casinos have strong …

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Should Gambling be legalized?


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By : |February 28, 2011|World Political News

In 2006 the US made it illegal to transfer money to online casino and sport betting operators. Many companies left the market but others came in just to replace the ones left. Nowadays people in the US are gambling as much as they did before, but now illegally. Is this really the way to go? Many people simply want to gamble and are finding always new ways on how to do that. The online gambling …

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New Pokie Machines in Star City


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By : |February 21, 2011|World Political News

Star City Casino in Sydney has added 68 new pokie machines which will take bets up to $500. The new machines have been approved and should be in operations soon. They will be only accessible to certain customers and not to the everyone in the public. The introduction comes after a controversial debate in which the government recommended to reduce the betting limit for such machines to $1. At the moment there is a maximum …

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Neverwinter Nights Returns


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By : |February 14, 2011|World Political News

A popular game – the Neverwinter Nights – returns in online format. The return of the online role play game is being handled by Cryptic Studios, who have earlier resurrected Champions Online and Star Trek Online. In the third installment, the last of Neverwinter Lords is dead and the once proud city is looking for the next in-charge. Fantasy developed to its best capability, the new version promises a lot of thrilling and chilling moments. …

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Casino Games and Statistics


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By : |February 7, 2011|World Political News

7 years ago a professor from the Albion College decided that the best way to learn statistics is to play casino games. They study the theory and learn about the “house edge” before practicing their knowledge at the local casino. The course focuses on arithmetic and counting formulas. They do not just focus on casino games but also on topics such as forecasting weather probabilities and advanced sports statistics. Students could also test their skills …

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New Developments on US Gambling laws


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By : |January 31, 2011|World Political News

New Jersey could become the first state in the US which allows online gambling. A bill considering a legalization has passed the state assembly and moved on for committee consideration. The bill proposes to open up online gambling for land-based casinos situated in Atlantic City and would only allow people from New Jersey to play. It is one measure on how the state government is proposing to improve Atlantic City’s dire situation. In 2006 the …

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