THE spread of addictive casino slot machines labelled the “crack cocaine of gambling” would be halted under a Labour government in Scotland, the party has pledged.
Three British gamblers were jailed in Monaco yesterday for perpetrating a roulette table scam of such dexterity that even officials expressed grudging admiration for them.
China has launched an unusually severe assault on the country’s illegal online gambling industry — a prelude, sources say, to a more sustained attack on high-level corruption within the state lottery system.
85% of gamblers in Macau are reckoned to be smokers. The number represents the upper estimate by the casino operators and, given that the casinos have cameras trained on pretty much everyone who comes through their doors pretty much all of the time, it’s probably a fairly accurate assessment.
One of the world’s top poker players created an “air of superstition” at Britain’s oldest casino to conceal how he knew which card would be dealt next in an £8.7 million winning streak, the High Court was told yesterday.
Les Ambassadeurs, one of London’s most exclusive casinos, has fallen into the hands of a Hong Kong-listed conglomerate in a £137 million deal.
Japan plans to remove credit card cash dispensers from the vicinity of bookmakers and improve treatment for gambling addicts as the country prepares to lift the ban on casinos.
In 1996 Vinnie Jones said that “Winning doesn’t really matter, as long as you win.”