Gambling industry, more important for US than the intellectual property?

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The World Trade Organization, on 21 December 2007, awarded Antigua and Barbuda an annual $21 million compensation claim against the US and also approved of Antigua’s right to suspend its recognition of US copyright and trademark laws to an amount … Read More

Macau, the new Mecca of the gambling world

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MGM Grand Macau officially opened its doors these days to thousands of guests eager to experience the burgeoning gaming destination’s latest grand resort. With 600 rooms, MGM Grand Macau resort casino marks the powerful partnership’s first venture into the rapidly … Read More

When the dice are rolling…

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Two bored casino dealers are waiting at a craps table. A very attractive blonde comes in and wants to bet twenty- thousand dollars on a single roll of the dice. She says, “I hope you don’t mind, but I feel … Read More

MGM Mirage – Entertainment, hotels and casinos

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Type of the company: Public (NYSE: MGM) Founded: 2000 Headquarters: Las Vegas, Nevada Key people: Terrence Lanni (CEO) Industry: Casinos and hotels Products: Hotels Revenue: $7.4 billion USD Employees: over 70,000 Website: www.mgmmirage.com MGM Mirage is a Las Vegas – … Read More

$21m annually for Antigua and Barbuda in its dispute with US for online gambling

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The World Trade Organization, on 21 December 2007, issued the arbitration report regarding Antigua and Barbuda’s complaint against “United States — Measures affecting the cross-border supply of gambling and betting services” (DS285), especially UIGEA, awarded Antigua and Barbuda an annual … Read More

EU online gambling companies against US

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The European Union, Japan, and Canada have reached a settlement with the U.S. regarding its protectionist online gambling policy through UIGEA, although US tolerates some forms of online gambling, such as state lotteries and horse racing. Remote Gambling Association made today a complaint … Read More

Google, Yahoo and Microsoft settle online gambling charges

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All the three companies have agreed to pay a total of $31.5m (£15.7m) to settle claims that they accepted online ads promoting illegal gambling, during the last ten years. Microsoft has to pay $21m, part of it as a charitable … Read More

Indian online gambling and casinos – Mohawk – Kahnawake Gaming Commission

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The 1988 Indian Gaming Regulatory Act was passed with hope that tribe-operated casinos would provide a steady source of income for Native American communities. The income genereated from these casinos would aid reservation economic development. Many tribal governments have seen … Read More

EU fights against misleading advertising and aggressive sales practices

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Just two weeks before Christmas, sweeping new EU rules to crackdown on misleading advertising and aggressive selling practices – including a ban on fake “free” offers and a ban on “pester power” advertising (direct exhortation) to children on the Internet … Read More

US and EU agreement on online gambling, possible Canada and Japan

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Unfortunately for the online casinos and poker rooms, the agreement (signed in Geneva) is not to change UIGEA, but to compensate EU for this ban. United States will compensate European Union especially in the domain of the trade, and mail … Read More

Atlantic City, new casino and entertainment centers

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Gambling is far from stopping its development all over the world. Asia, Europe, Middle East, Russia, USA, places where the gambling industry is one of the most profitable business. After four years when it was built the last casino in … Read More

Report on the European Las Vegas in Spain (Los Monegros, Aragon): Gran Scala project

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Gran Scala is a €17 billion entertainment city to be built on 2,025 hectares in the Aragón desert and will include 32 casinos, hotels and five theme parks. This location was chosen because of a possible 25 million catchment market … Read More

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