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Michael Vick gambled with career and lost

Vick JurorsNEW YORK–Michael Vick is almost surely going to jail and his football career is probably over. All the years he spent as a pampered celebrity in the general vicinity of education did not provide him with the insight that torturing dogs is not good and, besides that, could get him in trouble.

The plea bargain he struck with federal prosecutors in Richmond, Va., yesterday gives no real suggestion that he knows right from wrong. He does know that his former friends turned on him for the prosecutors, and that he is in big trouble, which is a start. Read the Rest of the Story

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Casino Gambling News

Smoking bans attacked on both sides of Atlantic

nosmoking signA landlord from the UK and a multi-millionaire entrepreneur in the US are leading the charge against smoking bans on both sides of the Atlantic. Les Fuller, landlord at the Seven Stars in Bury, ended his tenancy after claiming the smoking ban would cost him thousands of pounds in lost revenue, while in the US Donald Trump has written a two-page letter to Atlantic City mayor Bob Levy and city council president William Marsh, suggesting that gamblers are fleeing casinos for states that don’t curtail smoking.

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28% of investors deterred from gambling stocks

gambling stocksA survey of 100 private equity executives by accountancy and consulting firm Grant Thornton found that 28 percent would not consider gambling businesses as an investment possibility. Despite one in four private equity firms having a formal code of ethics, the gambling sector was only ranked third behind pornography and firearms/military as the least popular areas to invest in.

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Casino Gambling News Lottery

Slot machine proves a little too generous

loose slotsGamblers at the Twin River casino in Rhode Island were given more than they bargained for after a video lottery terminal awarded credit for twice as much money as had been inserted and erroneously paid out $450,115 over two months. A spokesman for the machine’s supplier said the machine’s money-doubling feature was turned on, apparently by accident.

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Gambling News Online Poker

European Championship of Online Poker Launched

Online poker room VC Poker has announced a new online poker championship, the European Championship of Online Poker (ECOOP).

This event will run for ten days online only, with prize pools that run from $100k to $1m. Each victor will get a ECOOP Bracelet, just like the winners of the World Series of Poker events in Las Vegas get WSOP bracelets. The online action of the ECOOP gets underway at VC Poker on November 30.

With the success of Full Tilt Pokers FTOPS and The Pokerstars WCOOP it was only a matter of time before a European Championship was born.

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World Poker Tour(R) Bets on Casino-With CryptoLogic

WPT’s Internet casino powered exclusively by CryptoLogic’s award-winning software

wptVegas-style online casino action is now available from one of the world’s top names in poker entertainment. CryptoLogic Limited (TSX: CRY)(TSX: CXY)(NASDAQ: CRYP)(LSE: CRP), a leading software developer to the global Internet gaming market, has launched a new casino on World Poker Tour®’s (WPT) gaming site (www.worldpokertour.com), customized to match the look, feel and functionality that WPT’s devoted players enjoy.

Under an agreement between CryptoLogic’s wholly-owned subsidiary, WagerLogic Ltd., and WPT Enterprises Inc. (NASDAQ: WTPE), CryptoLogic will be the sole software provider for the new casino site. The companies also joined forces in April to launch WPT’s new Internet poker room, featuring CryptoLogic’s proven poker software.

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Internet Gambling Companies Banned From Advertising in the UK

no tvAlderney and Isle of Man are in; everyone else is out. If you own an Internet gambling website outside of these jurisdictions and Great Britain proper, you can no longer advertise the gambling site in the UK beginning September 1.

Around one thousand gambling websites face being banned from advertising in the UK following a government crackdown.