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Labour targets slot machines

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.

Monte Carlo trio jailed for fraud on the roulette table (but they can keep €2.8m)

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 clamps down on illegal online gambling

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.

Casinos in Macau weigh the odds of imposing smoking ban

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.

Poker star sues London casino in £8m card trick row

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.

Exclusive: casino owner cashes in its chips with £137m deal

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 to ease way for first legal casinos with limit on cash dispensers

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.

Gambling on a casino payout

In 1996 Vinnie Jones said that “Winning doesn’t really matter, as long as you win.”