Nevada’s casino industry addresses problem gambling

LAS VEGAS (AP) – The casino industry is partnering with other large employers for the first time to help compulsive gamblers in a state that is home to the highest percentage of residents with gambling problems in the nation.


“It’s not about gambling, it’s about people,” said Carol O’Hare, executive director of the Nevada Council on Problem Gambling, in announcing the program during the fifth annual Responsible Gaming Education Week. “We have seen tangible results (from education).”


Seven of southern Nevada’s largest employers, including the city of Las Vegas, Clark County and the Clark County School District, were recruited to initiate problem gambling awareness programs that include informational posters, letters and e-mails sent to employees.


“It’s imperative for us to be responsible and make sure that they have the information that they need to help,” said Augie Orci, school district deputy superintendent.


Sponsored by the Nevada Resort Association, the American Gaming Association and the Nevada Council on Problem Gambling, the weeklong campaign that runs through Aug. 9 promotes public awareness and resources available for problem gamblers.


Among the campaign’s activities are running UFABet advertisements in major publications, installing signs and banners and publishing articles in company newsletters.


Park Place Entertainment Corp., which operates Caesars Palace, Bally’s and Paris Las Vegas among its 19 domestic resorts, is holding workshops for its employees on how to spot problem gambling and is hosting recovering problem gambler Arnie Wexler.


“Gambling is a form of entertainment that millions of Americans enjoy on modest budgets without adverse consequences,” said Tom Gallagher, Park Place chief executive and chairman of the Nevada Resort Association. “But for some people, gambling is a problem.”


A first-ever study of Nevada residents with gambling problems released in March found 40,100 to 63,900 “probable pathological gamblers” live in Nevada. Based on 2000 data, the Gemini Research Inc. of Northampton, Mass., defined pathological gamblers as those who lose control over gambling, progressively wager more money, more often and become preoccupied with it despite the consequences, the study said.


Problem gamblers have less serious difficulties but are at risk of developing into pathological gamblers. The state’s percentage of problem gamblers – 6.4 – is higher than every other place where similar surveys have been done, the study found.


There are as many as 20 million compulsive gamblers in the United States, including about 1.5 million teenagers, according to Gambler’s Anonymous. And their contribution to casinos isn’t slight – an estimated $100 million was spent by compulsive gamblers in 2000.


Nevada is one of the few states with legalized gambling that provides no public dollars for problem gambling treatment and research. To date, the casino industry has provided most of the money for problem gambling services in Nevada.


A bill in the 2001 Nevada Legislature that would have given problem gamblers the same legal standing that alcoholics or drug addicts have in seeking access to sentencing alternatives died in committee.


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Lotsaloot Microgaming: Jackpot Winner Establishes New World Ligaz11 Record!

Microgaming ( announced this week that lucky online slots player Jean G. has established a new world record for the most times a single player has won a progressive online jackpot.


A busy mother and Parts Manager for a car dealership, Jean won the first time on Lotsaloot August 14, 2000, winning $27,476.30 at Casino Fortune, one of over 60 casinos that feature Microgaming’s online progressives. Then on the 23rd of August, she won a massive $87,410.80 – again at Casino Fortune – and on August 30th, she hit a big Lotsaloot Jackpot of $39,629.53 at Royal Vegas, another online casino powered by Microgaming.

On 21st September, Jean won another impressive Jackpot of $64,731.32 and on November 4th she won $68,562.14, both at Casino Fortune.


In an exclusive interview following her November win, Jean ecstatically said, “If I win again I will get a tattoo with the Lotsaloot logo on it!!!”


On 25th, January, Jean again hit the Lotsaloot Jackpot at Casino Fortune, winning $17,353.64, bringing her total Lotsaloot Jackpot winnings in a 6-month period to an incredible $305,163.73.

True to her word, Jean reports that she will be getting the Lotsaloot logo tattooed on her shoulder!


Thrilled winner Jean tells us that the wins really changed her life, “It is nice to not have to worry about your bills, it is stressful when you are living week to week, so the Ligaz11 winnings helped me to live a stress-free life from that end. So now I am happy. Also, now I can go into a store and buy something that I need or want, when before the winnings, just like most people I had to think twice.”


Jean also claims that the secret to her success is to stay with one game, and hers is LotsaLoot! “I stay right there where I am playing, if you leave, you lose your chance of winning it back, but if you stay you may lose money at first but then you can always win it back.”


About LotsaLoot:

Lotsaloot ( is a unique online progressive slot machine developed by Microgaming, the leader in online casino systems. It is a $0.25 cent, 3-reel slot with a 5 line payout and is connected to multiple casinos powered by Microgaming’s advanced casino systems.

It is one of 5 exciting progressive games supported by Microgaming’s portal.

New casinos are joining this system and continuously adding to the overall jackpot being offered to Lotsaloot players. Lotsaloot accumulates deposits from it’s players at all participating casinos and creates a single, giant jackpot. Lotsaloot is backed by PlayCheck and Cashcheck which enables players to obtain a complete history of their game play for up to 7 days after they have finished playing.


One More Ligaz11 Reason

At this year’s World Poker Conference a much needed decision was made to standardize poker tournament rules. As a direct result of Lucky Chances’ Tournament Director Matt Savage and well known Tournament Director Dave Lamb, we now have a set of rules for cardroom managers to follow. It was requested that the 14 rules agreed upon would be used for a period of one-year, effective August 1, 2001. Cardroom managers are invited to fill out a short form to become a member of the Tournament Directors’ Association. By submitting the form, cardroom managers are pledging to uphold the set of rules.


Now that we are aware of this movement on the part of cardroom managers to follow standardized rules, it is also up to us as players to play where they are enforced.


There has been a lot of controversy over a decision that was made at The Orlean’s Open this year. One of the tournament players got into a scuffle with someone while on break and was arrested and taken to jail. The player’s chips were picked up and removed from play. At the time he was the chip leader at the table. There was a lot of grumbling about the decision but the floorman’s decision was ruled final and that was that.


The incident took place outside of the tournament room and his being arrested had nothing to do with breaking any tournament rules. Rumor had it, he was barred for life and would never step foot back into The Orleans. Well that was not what happened, and it was later determined he was not at fault and he was back playing at The Orleans within a day or two.


Now, here’s my problem: What if he had been released from jail in time to finish the tournament? What if he and the police had worked things out in the parking lot and he had come back in within minutes? I’m sure you get the picture. My point is this, there was no way anyone could be positive he wouldn’t return, so what justification was there for removing the chips from play? If there is any possibility of a player returning to the tournament, his chips must stay in play. Removing his chips from play was not totally fair to the remaining nine players at his table. Once they were removed, the other players had no hope of winning them back.


With that said, I propose a rule that would allow players’ chips to remain on the table and in play unless the infraction was a direct result of something that took place in the tournament room and while the player was still in the tournament. Even then I am not sure chips should ever be removed, but I do believe strongly that in the case above those chips should have remained in play. There is no rule that I know of that says you can’t leave a tournament and come back later, …

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Our obsession with integrity, combined with our fantastic comp program, regular cash promotions, and live 24-hour customer support, makes us an unbeatable combination for gaming excitement. After all, you can’t have much fun if you’re busy worrying about whether or not a less-than-honest casino will honor their pay-outs or not.

A lot of players have concerns about the fairness of online casinos. How do you ensure your games are fair and honest?

First and foremost is the fact that the odds on our games are identical to those found in Vegas. This means that customers can always be assured that they’re getting a fair crack at the tables, and it’s important to us to ensure that this policy is strictly enforced. We take pride in the fact that at the Star, our games are as generous, and sometimes more so, than those found in physical casinos.

In addition, we have a dedicated fraud-prevention department whose sole purpose it is to monitor the games and ensure our exacting standards are enforced at all times. Cash-outs are prompt and cheerful, and if you have any concerns whatsoever, you can simply pick up the phone and call us toll-free! There are customer service representatives standing by twenty-four hours a day! As well, there is always a Pit Boss on duty to ensure the complete satisfaction of each and every player at the Star Online Casino.

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We’ve found that our most popular attraction is our selection of exciting — and, it must be noted, very generous — slot machines. Closely following in popularity is blackjack (where one player recently won over $15,000 in a single session!), with baccarat, roulette, and craps also being quite popular.

On the Play-for-Free side of the Star, blackjack is the most popular, followed by craps and then slots. People really seem to enjoy learning their new favorites with our Play-for-Free option and we’re happy to provide the opportunity to teach our newer players some great games!

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Golden Palace vs. the Nevada Athletic Judi Slot Online Commission

A Representatives of, an online casino that has hired high-profile boxers to wear temporary tattoos as a form of advertising, are scheduled to appear before the Nevada Athletic Commission Tuesday in Las Vegas in an effort to keep the commission from banning such ads. has pioneered this practice, partnering with boxers like Leonard Dorin and middleweight champion Bernard Hopkins, both of whom agreed to wear temporary henna tattoos in recent bouts. The Nevada Athletic Commission has scheduled a hearing for sometime between 9 a.m. and noon at the state office building at 555 E. Washington Ave. on Tuesday, when it could vote to ban such ads in Nevada.

Marc Ratner, executive director of the Nevada Athletic Commission, has been quoted as saying such ads are “a distraction” and “demeaning to the sport.” “If they want to advertise on the trunks, that’s fine with us,” Ratner was quoted as saying in a Jan. 10 story by “But we feel that the body is not meant to advertise. We feel it’s not NASCAR and they will have a hearing if they so desire at the end of the month and they can come and talk to us.” officials counter that it is increasingly difficult to “demean” a sport where fighters brawl at press conferences. They believe boxers have a First Amendment right to wear such tattoos in the ring. They also wonder if the Nevada Athletic Commission would be as quick to ban such advertising if the proponents weren’t promoting an online casino.

“My take is that they shouldn’t have any say on what the boxers put on their bodies,” said Eric Amgar, coordinator of sports and events for “You’ve seen boxers like Angel Manfredy and Johnny Tapia covered with tattoos. Nobody told them anything.” quoted Ratner as saying the ads are “a distraction to the judges. On the TV screen when you’re watching the fights, your eyes are drawn on that. It’s a great advertising gimmick. I’m not saying it’s not. But again, if they want to advertise they can do it on their trunks.”

Ratner has also raised safety concerns about tattoos smearing onto an opponent’s gloves. But Amgar said there is no risk to either fighter. “We’ve done our research and we’ve learned as we’ve grown and we’ve found a way to make it stick,” he said, adding that people have been wearing henna tattoos for 3,000 years.

Amgar adds that the ads have been a financial boost to fighters like Dorin and Hopkins, and to, which saw its traffic increase after the ads appeared.

Amgar hopes the commission eventually supports the First Amendment rights of boxers and online Judi Slot Online casinos seeking to advertise in the capital of land-based casinos.

While the NBA and other sports leagues may ban such ads, Amgar argues that boxers have shorter careers, are not organized in unions and generally make less money than their counterparts in sports with multimillion-dollar licensing agreements and players’ unions.…

Butterbean to Become Pragmatic Golden Palace Billboard

NORFOLK, Va., July 26 /PRNewswire/ — Since the first henna tattoo appeared on the back on Bernard “The Executioner” Hopkins during his title match against Felix “Tito” Trinidad on September 29, 2001, the innovative campaign has snowballed into a marketing phenomenon.

Now the casino’s artist will really earn her pay as she tattoos plus-size boxer Eric “Butterbean” Esch (35) for his fight against Larry Holmes (52) on Saturday 27, 2002 at the Scope Arena in Norfolk, VA. Evidently believes that size indeed does matter. As Esch has by far the largest real estate available in the boxing community, it was only a matter of time before rented the space.

Holmes will be coming out of retirement for the second time to fight Esch whom he refers to in his autobiography as a “fat slob impersonating a fighter.” Holmes says the comment was added by his co-author and that anyone willing to get into the ring is worthy of his respect.

Holmes has a career record of 68-6 with 44 knockouts. He has only been knocked out once in his career, by Mike Tyson in 1988. Esch has a 63-2 record with 48 knockouts.

Appearing on the undercard is Jacqui Frazier-Lyde, daughter of former heavyweight champion Joe Frazier, against Heidi Hartmann. and World Poker Tour Team for Televised Event

KAHNAWAKE, Canada, July 30 /PRNewswire/ —, the premier online poker site, has joined The World Poker Tour to help bring poker to a mainstream television audience. Played by over 50 million Americans, the nation’s most popular card game is poised to become the next major mainstream sport on television. The World Poker Tour will be the first regularly scheduled televised series of poker events in history, with production values equivalent to network sports programming. The season will consist of thirteen nationally televised poker events filmed in casinos around the world, from Los Angeles to Paris, where finalists compete for multi-million dollar prize pools.

As a charter member of The World Poker Tour, UltimateBet is hosting a unique event by combining online and land-based play to create a distinctive poker experience. Players will first qualify online at UltimateBet for one of 86 free trips to Aruba for their Ultimate Poker Classic’s $100,000 main event, which will be played and filmed for national television. Several world-class poker players have also accepted UltimateBet’s invitation to play in the UltimateBet Pro Celebrity Invitational in Aruba. The Pragmatic winner of the Pro Invitational will play the winner of the Ultimate Poker Classic $100,000 main event, which will pit amateur vs. professional in a situation most amateur poker players will only dream about: going heads up against one of the world’s best!

“We are extremely pleased to have join us as one of our Charter Member events,” said Steve Lipscomb, CEO of the World Poker Tour. “With their unique David and Goliath format pitting the little player against the pros, UltimateBet’s tournament provides an exciting and dramatic twist for our television audience.”…

George’s Situs Judi QQ Premiership Predictions

The big match in the Premier League this weekend is at The Emirates where Chelsea will attempt another smash and grab and we predict that Mourinho’s mastery of Wenger will continue with a narrow 0-1 win.


At the bottom Burnley face Leicester is a real 6-pointer while Hull have a difficult fixture at Crystal Palace. Manchester City should be too strong at home for Situs Judi QQ Cup finalists Villa.


Saturday, 25 April 2015


Southampton 1 v Tottenham 1

Burnley 1 v Leicester 2

Crystal Palace 1 v Hull 0

Newcastle 1 v Swansea 1

QPR 2 v West Ham 1

Stoke 2 v Sunderland 0

West Brom 0 v Liverpool 2

Manchester City 3 v Aston Villa 0


Sunday, 26 April 2015


Everton 2 v Manchester United 2

Arsenal 0 v Chelsea 1


Champions League – Spanish Top Guns 11/8 To Meet In Berlin


Barcelona and Real Madrid have been kept apart and the Spanish giants are 11/8 to meet in Berlin in a Champions League final that could take your breath away.

Barcelona failed to score against Munich over the two legs at the same stage in 2013, and with the added ingredient of a return for Pep Guardiola, bet365 have a market on how many the Catalans score over 180 minutes.

Bayern Munich landed the treble that season and Guardiola’s current side are 9/2 to repeat that feat, whilst his old team can be backed at 7/2 to finish with three trophies with bet365.


2014/15 Champions League Outright


Barcelona 2/1 Real Madrid 2/1

Bayern Munich 5/2 Juventus 15/2



Real Madrid & Barcelona 11/8 Bayern Munich & Real Madrid 15/8

Barcelona & Juventus 9/2 Bayern Munich & Juventus 6/1

To Reach Final


Real Madrid 4/11 Juventus 21/10

Barcelona 8/11 Bayern Munich 11/10

Barcelona v Bayern Munich – Semi Final


Combined Barcelona Goals – Both Legs (Extra Time & Pens don’t count)

0: 12/1 1: 4/1 2: 11/4 3: 3/1

4+: 5/2

2014/15 Team Outright Wins


Barcelona to win Primera Liga, CdR & Champs League 7/2

Bayern Munich to win Bundesliga, DFB Pokal & Champs League 9/2



Togel Hongkong Bookies still a safe bet as web threat falls flat

IF their claims of a few years back were to be believed, Britain’s major bookmaking chains were facing the abyss from the emergence of online betting exchanges.


These facilities, such as Betfair and Betdaq, essentially removed the bookmaker’s role, swapping it with a system where one punter matched a bet offered by another hopeful.


A 16 per cent increase in William Hill’s 2004 pre-tax earnings and a 28 per cent jump in income at Hilton’s Ladbrokes chain to £232 million and £273.4m respectively seem to suggest that Britain’s two biggest bookies businesses called it wrong.


Throw in a £22m profit at Paddy Power – Ireland’s biggest bookmaking firm – coupled with its 16th consecutive year of turnover growth and you get a clear picture of how much money punters are handing over to the bookies.


However, all seem to claim that they suffered last year at the hands of apparently lucky punters, who had put their money on well-backed equine favourites or were betting on football teams like Celtic, Rangers, Chelsea and Manchester United, who were on decent winning runs.


Despite such rotten luck on their part, the Togel Hongkong bookmaking groups still see growth in the market, so much so that William Hill and Paddy Power are looking to open more high street outlets in Britain. David Harding, chief executive at William Hill, Britain’s second-biggest bookmaking firm, says: “I think we could buy another 600,” adding that he was holding talks with “a number of smaller operators”.


Meanwhile, Paddy Power chief executive John O’Reilly says he is looking to boost his group’s presence in Britain from 31 to 50 outlets by the end of the year.


There is method in the apparent madness. While traditional retail betting in high street shops may have plateaued, it’s the rise of other forms of betting, namely online poker and casino sites and Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (FOBTs) in shops, that are fuelling profitability.


But others in the industry think that is not enough and Britain’s bookmakers need to start thinking on a global level.


Mr O’Reilly says Dublin-based Paddy Power, with 143 shops in Ireland, enjoyed an “outstanding” performance from its online division in 2004. “While all strands of the business performed well, I am particularly pleased the online business has come of age,” he adds.


HILTON’s chairman, Sir Ian Robinson, was similarly pleased with his group’s haul from internet gambling, where profits were up 50 per cent to £21.3m, fuelled by the success of Ladbrokes’ poker website.


“The increasing profitability of Ladbrokes is just reward for its innovative and professional approach to the betting and gaming business,” he says.


Mr Harding says William Hill, which has 1606 shops across Britain, finished the year with 5573 FOBTs in its shops, adding that the company will continue to “optimise numbers, siting and product”.


Over the year, he says the company made a net profit of £370 per week per machine. …


In hold’em, players receive two downcards as their personal hand (holecards), after which there is a round of betting. Three board cards are turned simultaneously (called the flop) and another round of betting occurs. The next two board cards are turned one at a time, with a round of betting after each card. The board cards are community cards, and a player can use any five-card combination from among the board and personal cards. A player can even use all of the board cards and no personal cards to form a hand (“play the board”). A dealer button is used. The usual structure is to use two blinds, but it is possible to play the game with one blind, multiple blinds, an ante, or combination of blinds plus an ante.


Rounds of Betting

  1. Opening deal – Each player is dealt two cards face down, which are known as hole cards or pocket cards.


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  1. First round of betting – Starting with the player to the left of the big blind, each player can call the big blind, raise, or fold. The big blind has the option to raise an otherwise unraised pot.


  1. The flop – The dealer burns a card, and then deals three community cards face up. The first three cards are referred to as the flop, while all of the community cards are collectively called the board.


The Flop

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  1. Second round of betting – Starting with the player to the left of the dealer button, each player can check or bet. Once a bet has been made, each player can raise, call, or fold.


  1. The turn – The dealer burns another card, and then adds a fourth card face-up to the community cards. This fourth card is known as the turn card, or fourth street.


The Flop The Turn

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  1. Third round of betting – It follows the same format as the second round, but the size of the bets have usually doubled in limit games.


  1. The river – The dealer burns another card, and then adds a fifth and final card to the community cards. This fifth card is known as the river card, or fifth street.


The Flop The Turn The River

Texas Holdem Three of Hearts Texas Holdem Jack of Spades Texas Holdem Nine of Clubs

Texas Holdem King of Diamonds

Texas Holdem Ace of Hearts

  1. Final round of betting – It follows the same format as the second and third rounds.


  1. The showdown – Using the best five-card combination of their hole cards and the community cards, the remaining players show their hands, with the bettor or last raiser showing first. The highest five-card hand wins the pot. (In case of a

Shunsuke Nakamura makes Data HK triumphant J. League return



It had all the hallmarks of a classic – a local derby, a big crowd – and all that Saturday’s clash between Yokohama F. Marinos and Shonan Bellmare lacked was a dominant display from Shunsuke Nakamura.


The returning hero was cheered on by 32,228 fans who turned out to witness his Nissan Stadium homecoming, but the Japan international looked off the pace as Marinos swept aside promoted Shonan Bellmare 3-0.


Nakamura received a predictably warm welcome from the Tricolore faithful, and the prodigal son laid on the first goal as his corner was headed home by powerful defender Yuzo Kurihara.


The visitor’s overworked goalkeeper Yosuke Data HK Nozawa was then forced to turn away an accurate free-kick from the former Reggina, Celtic and Espanyol midfielder, but it wasn’t until the hour mark that Marinos doubled their lead through highly-rated young striker Kazuma Watanabe.


A tiring Nakamura made way for substitute Kenta Kano with six minutes remaining, and the diminutive Kano added a late third for the hosts as he drilled home from distance in the final minute of play.


But the match was all about Shunsuke Nakamura, and his return overshadowed a first ever win as coach for former Marinos attacking midfielder Kazushi Kimura.


Nakamura is just one of a number of high-profile stars to have returned from Europe, but with Junichi Inamoto and Shinji Ono having already made their debuts for Kawasaki Frontale and Shimizu S-Pulse respectively, all eyes were on the Marinos talisman as he made his first appearance in the J. League since 2002.


Referee faces suspension following spot-kick blunder

Referee Takuto Okabe faces a two-match suspension after he allowed Sanfrecce Hiroshima’s disputed third-minute penalty against Shimizu S-Pulse to stand.


The hosts were awarded the penalty in the Round 1 clash after visiting goalkeeper Yohei Nishibe hauled down Yojiro Takahagi inside the area.


Defender Tomoaki Makino placed the ball on the spot and shaped up to take the kick, only for captain Hisato Sato to race out out of a line of players and surprise Nishibe by stroking the ball home from twelve yards.


The Japan Football Association has admitted that the rehearsed move was illegal, with Makino originally identifing himself as the designated spot-kick taker.


The match finished in a 1-1 draw, and Makino and Sato are expected to escape punishment for their unsportsmanlike conduct.


Referee Okabe may not be so fortunate, with the hapless match official now expected to miss two games for his blunder.



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