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Casino rewarded with Tourism Award


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By : |October 18, 2010|World Political News

Christchurch casino in New Zealand has just won the national tourism award. The Christchurch casino attracts about a million visitors annually and has 550 employees. The chief executive said that one part of the success is the increased staff loyalty, greater competitiveness and increased customer satisfaction. The judges said that the Christchurch casino stands out for their unforgettable and positive customer experience. If you are planning a trip to Christchurch, the casino is a must …

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The Cosmopolitan on it’s way to become Gamblers Paradise


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By : |October 8, 2010|World Political News

The new Cosmopolitan hotel and casino in Las Vegas has taken another hurdle on it’s way to receive a casino license. They are waiting for one more approval now and hope to be able to open in December this year. It will create 5000 new jobs in Las Vegas. Next to almost 3000 rooms the Cosmopolitan will include a 100,000-square-foot casino which will be situated right on the Las Vegas Strip. The Cosmopolitan is fully …

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Are Fingerprints too much?


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By : |September 30, 2010|World Political News

In an effort to reduce gambling addiction amongst Australians a controversial proposal has been introduced. Gamblers would be tracked by their fingerprints and via an USB stick, where they set a daily spending limit. Clubs which offer pokie machines and other games say that a measure like this would reduce revenues by 50%. Recreational gamblers would not want to give their fingerprints and make data about their gambling habits available. Until now only criminals have …

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Osama’s Son-in-Law’s Assets Frozen by USA


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By : |September 23, 2010|World Political News

The assets of Muhammad Abdallah Hasan Abu-al-Khayr, a son-in-law of Osama Bin Laden, have been frozen in a bid to identify the sources for al-Qaida terrorist operations. From Tuesday 24th August onwards, Khayr will not have access to any of the assets that fall under US jurisdiction. Khayr is supposedly the next in the group as the chief financial officer. The ruling of the US Treasury prohibits an American citizen from entering into any kind …

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Poker Luck or Skill?


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By : |September 13, 2010|World Political News

Poker is immensely popular and with the various tours traveling around the world it attracts not only poker players, lots of money but also an ever growing number of spectators and fans. Championships have awarded $5.1m in prize money and the online poker market is said to be worth $4.9 billion. Poker has profited from TV and the internet and thus spread its popularity amongst the casino online community. Most people, especially governments and regulators, …

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Atlantic City in trouble?


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By : |September 13, 2010|World Political News

Atlantic City has long been Las Vegas rival on the East Coast,but after the financial crisis the city seems to be more and more in trouble. The unemployment rates are high and less people are stopping by for a visit. The casinos which usually keep it in the plus are reporting a 23% decline in profits. Growing competition from other states is certainly not helping. New York, Pennsylvania and others are all competing for a …

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Possible 2nd Casino in Victoria


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By : |September 3, 2010|World Political News

The state government of Victoria has set up a committee to look at plans for a new Casino. The Casino and hotel complex is suppose to overlook the river Murray and will include a convention center and a spa. Some are opposed against the construction of a second casino since it may increase problem gambling and crime rates. For the government it is a good source of income, since taxes for gambling operations are high. …

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