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Mexico May Place Bets on Casinos

LA PAZ, Mexico – As reported by the Washington Post: “Back in the days of Prohibition in the United States, Mexican casinos were the playground of choice for Al Capone and others looking for cheap and legal booze, floozies, cards and dice. By 1938 Mexico was so fed up that casinos were banished by a presidential decree that stands to this day.

 

“But now an old law is confronting a new reality: The economy is sagging, tourism needs a boost, casinos are cash factories and President Vicente Fox is a pragmatic businessman who likes the sound of billions-with-a-b.

 

“So casinos are suddenly playing good odds. Despite continued opposition from church leaders and law enforcers, analysts here said, the political and economic climate is right for the Mexican Congress to legalize casinos, possibly by the end of the year.

 

“…`A casino wouldn’t be our salvation, but it would be the perfect complement to our development. It would be oxygen,’ said Mayor Victor Guluarte, looking out over La Paz Bay to a spit of land where he envisions a casino anchoring a big development with hotels, restaurants and a marina.

 

“…All over Mexico, officials are doing the same math. Federal studies estimate that building a dozen casinos could bring in $200 million in new private investment and $500 million a year in new tax revenue. One recent privately commissioned study estimated that opening UFABet casinos could generate $3 billion a year in tourism and create almost 100,000 new jobs a year. Tourist industry associations have taken out full-page newspaper ads urging Mexico to take advantage of that opportunity.

 

“With the Mexican economy hurt by the downturn in the United States, analysts said casinos may be too attractive for even the doubters in Congress to turn down. The …

Setting the Standard for Situs Judi Online24Jam Terpercaya 2021

Innovation and professionalism are key elements for online gaming system providers who must consistently scan the horizon and stay one step ahead of the ever-changing Internet trends. In this issue of Gambling Times we take an in-depth look at one of the most notable gaming system providers, Gaming & Entertainment Technology.

Who is GET?

Gaming & Entertainment Technology (GET) is a leading-edge developer of state-of-the-art Internet gaming systems for regulated jurisdictions around the world. Formed in 1995, this Australian-based company is recognized globally as a leading provider of innovative online gaming products. The GET client-server distributed architecture has also been extended to provide a secure platform for game-show networks and entertainment applications.

About the Software

In a market crowded with online gaming system providers, GET has repeatedly won competitive tendering situations and has come out on top of numerous due diligence processes conducted by high-profile online gaming site operators. “We have achieved this through our ongoing committed focus on the fully regulated online gaming market,” said Tibor Vertes, Chairman of GET. “We offer an uncompromising level of technical excellence and a dedication to meet our customers’ needs.” Some of GET’s strengths include:

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  • GET’s latest casino system has consistently led the industry in features and functionalities. Multi-player gaming, wide area progressive jackpots and multi-line slots with special features are just some of

Congratulations!You’ve Hit the Major Millions $1.6 Million Qiu Qiu Jackpot!

Tony said to himself, “I’ll just put another hundred in here, and if I lose this I’ll quit for a while.” His on-again, off-again relationship with online gambling proved to be a convenient source of entertainment, but deep in the back of his mind he had the thought: Wouldn’t it be so nice to win a jackpot, pay off all my debts, finance the kids’ education and put enough away to live comfortably?

His wife yelled out, “I’m getting into the shower!” “Okay, hon,” Tony replied as the casino accepted his new deposit and he went back to playing the new Major Millions progressive slot machine at Captain Cook’s Casino. Tony clicked away on the “Bet Max” button, collecting a few small wins, until suddenly the screen went gray. He looked a bit more closely.

“Congratulations! You’ve hit the Major Millions Jackpot!” was the writing on the screen. Tony blinked, rubbed his eyes, then blinked again, body and mind moving in slow motion, as if he were dreaming. Shakily, he summoned his breath, ran up the stairs, and yelled, “Honey! Put on a towel and come look at this!”

His wife got out of the shower, came downstairs and together they stared in utter amazement at the gray screen. Tony reached over, clicked the mouse and the gray screen disappeared to confirm their wildest dreams had come true. Three Major Millions symbols were lined up on the bottom of three lines on the screen. Unbelieving, he emailed the casino then emailed them again. After what seemed like an intermi-nable amount of time, the phone rang as the casino manager called to congratulate them and confirm that everything was in order. And so a fairytale began — except in this case it was no fairytale. Tony P. had just become the …

Ligaz11 Review of 1997 American Casino Guide

 

 

 

Each year, Steve Bourie, in collaboration with others, puts out his American Casino Guide. The book is an amalgamation of most of the information one would want or need before setting foot in any casino in the United States. The book generally achieves its goals and manages to present its information economically and in an entertaining manner.

 

Bourie’s collaborators, which include Anthony Curtis of Las Vegas Advisor fame, Stanford Wong of Current Blackjack News fame, Max Rubin, author of Comp City, and many more. Collaborators like this lend the book instant credibility, and it is warranted. The information presented in this book is trustworthy, which is no small qualification.

 

The book starts with some advice on how to get around in a casino. There are mini-essays on using casino coupons to one’s advantage, what bets are good ones and what bets aren’t, how to get “comped”, and how to take advantage of slot clubs. The authors use real examples liberally, which give an honest portrayal of what the casino patron should expect.

 

The next several essays on are various casino games. You learn how to look for good slot machines, how to play video poker, blackjack, roulette, and craps. The book is honest about this; unless one is very skilled (at video poker or blackjack) or very lucky, the authors tell the readers that they can’t expect to win money, but they do tell one how to get the most enjoyment for one’s money by avoiding the worst bets. The descriptions of how to play these games are as accurate as in any book. We then have several very amusing descriptions of how various casinos have erred in the past by not calculating the odds at their games correctly, or giving away too much …

Net Gambling เช็ค สล็อตแตก Ban Stalls in U.S. House

The burgeoning online gambling industry won a political victory Monday when a bill to ban online casinos failed to pass the U.S. House of Representatives. A similar bill has already been passed in the Senate.

Although lawmakers voted 245-159 in favor of the measure, it fell 25 votes short of the two-thirds majority needed for approval, according to special floor rules under which it was considered. The Internet Gambling Prohibition Bill would have banned the sale of lottery tickets online, online casino games, and online wagers on sporting events. Exempted from the bill were horse racing, greyhound racing, and jai alai.

In an eleventh hour move, the Clinton administration announced its strong opposition to the legislation, saying that the law appeared designed to protect certain forms of Internet gambling that currently are illegal while “opening the floodgates for other forms of illegal gambling.”

Bill Would Block Access

The bill’s sponsor, Rep. Robert Goodlatte (R-Virginia), said he hoped the House leadership would “honor the will of the majority” and bring the bill up for another vote — this time under normal rules requiring only a simple majority for passage. If the bill eventually passes, it would bar U.S. gambling businesses from receiving or placing bets online and require U.S. Internet service providers to block access to gambling sites.

The proposed law would make it a federal crime — punishable by up to four years in prison and fines of $20,000 (US$) or more — to operate a Web site Relevant Products/Services from NetIQ that accepts wagers from Americans.

Both pro-gambling Internet entrepreneurs and anti-gambling social groups worked to block the bill Monday. Groups in favor of the proposed law included the commercial casino industry, the National Association of Attorneys General and the Christian Coalition.

Opening the Floodgates

In a statement, the …

Columnist Jeff Haney: Motor sports betting goes full throttle in Las Vegas

After seven years of big NASCAR races at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, it looks as if wagering on motor sports has fully matured.

In those first couple of races — the Las Vegas 400 was won by Mark Martin in 1998 and Jeff Burton in 1999 — local sports books offered betting on which driver would win, and not much else.

For Sunday’s UAW-DaimlerChrysler 400 at the Speedway, however, Las Vegas betting shops have rolled out an extensive menu of wagering options, including head-to-head matchups, various over/under bets and a selection of propositions worthy of a major event on the sports calendar.

The amount of money bet on those propositions now easily exceeds the amount bet on individual drivers to win the race outright, says Micah Roberts, the sports book director at Palace Station.

“For a lot of racing fans coming to Las Vegas, whether they’re coming from California, or abroad, or anywhere else, this is their eighth time in Las Vegas for the race,” said Roberts, an expert in motor sports oddsmaking. “They’re educated in the betting (aspect), and they’re ready to be taken to the next level.”

No official figures are compiled by the state on how much money is wagered on auto racing in Nevada. In reports from the state Gaming Control Board, auto racing is still lumped into the “other” category of sports betting, along with golf, tennis and the like. The “other” category typically accounts for less than 10 percent of the $2 billion or so bet on sports in the state annually. (Only football, basketball and baseball are singled out.)

But Roberts said he has seen a sharp increase in the handle each year, which has prompted oddsmakers to expand the number of betting options on auto races — especially the big NASCAR race …

Situs Judi Bola Players Want to See the Big Casinos Go Online

“Gamblers were far more reluctant to risk their money online than at a land-based casino.”

Online gambling is becoming increasingly popular, but according to a recent survey many people are still reluctant to place a bet at an Internet casino.

Research company Greenfield Online has just released the results of a survey in which nearly half of respondents said they would feel more comfortable gambling online if they were able to play at sites run by brick-and-mortar casinos rather than offshore companies.

The survey, which polled nearly 1000 people on a wide range of Internet topics, also looked at online gambling.

It found that almost one-third of the people surveyed had been to an online gambling site, but only 13 percent of that group had actually opened an account and wagered money.

More than 50 percent of respondents said they were reluctant to make a real-money wager because of concerns about their money. The same group was also uncertain whether they would any receive potential winnings.

The survey showed that gamblers were far more reluctant to risk their money online than at a land-based casino. Only four percent were willing to wager $100 or more online, but 24 percent would spend that much at a traditional casino.

Although the survey didn’t rate public awareness of every Situs Judi Bola casino site, respondents did single out GoldenPalace.com, LuckyNugget.com, CasinoOnNet.com, and 7Sultans.com as more recognizable names on a list of 20 casino sites.

The survey produced several interesting statistics, but the following are perhaps the most significant (percentage of people who strongly agree with the statement):

I would rather gamble in person than on the Internet 42%

Online gambling is not as safe as offline gambling 20%

Online gambling is more confusing compared to offline gambling 9%

The biggest issue to come …

Atletico seek the start of a new age in Qiu Qiu Online Pkv Milan

The all-conquering behemoth surprisingly fell at the semi-final stage of the Champions League this season but were in the midst of a poor run and came up against a dogged and determined Atletico who deserved to advance 3-2 on aggregate.

The age of tiki-taka may be in the past but the South American forward trident had been enough last season to propel Barça to a clean sweep of trophies.

One cannot complain if this season they failed to dazzle in Europe again, yet the lack of Lionel Messi, Neymar, Luis Suarez and the familiar blaugrana colours still seems a little disappointing to the neutral.

So forgive the general public if they do not hurry home for kick-off in the final.

 

Barça’s conquerors Atletico are in their second Champions League final in three years and won La Liga two seasons ago, but still fail to enjoy that sexy tag Barça and Real Madrid enjoy.

 

Perhaps this season they will be taken seriously as one of the very best, but they need to win one of La Liga or the Champions League, ideally the latter.

 

But even were they to win the final in Qiu Qiu Online Pkv Milan, it would probably be greeted in the wider football world as a blip, the result of the usual big boys having an off-year, much like the triumphs of Porto, PSV or Steaua Bucharest were.

 

Football supporters enjoy the novelty of a surprise winner but when big clubs are on the wane also yearn for normal service to be resumed, a curious duality which is at odds with individual sports like golf or road cycling, where the winner is quite often an unexpected individual.

 

Broadcaster Danny Baker, a famous fan of lowly Millwall, put it succinctly,

“I like big …

Messi shows off his latest hat-trick in Togel Madrid

 

 

Lionel Messi once again showed off his credentials as the most exciting talent on the world stage with a superb hat-trick for Barcelona in a 3-1 win on Tuesday night.

 

The diminutive Argentine terrorised the Atletico Madrid defence all night before receiving a standing ovation from the Vicente Calderon Togel crowd when he was replaced 10 minutes before full-time.

 

The result leaves Barcelona well placed to reach the quarter-finals of the Copa del Rey when the teams meet again at the Camp Nou next Wednesday.

 

The 21-year-old sensation set about his task early in the match with great combination play with Daniel Alves, another of the few Barca regulars to feature in a ‘weakened’ first eleven.

 

With 11 minutes on the clock Alves fed Messi with a well worked one-two which left the striker clean through on Gregory Coupet’s goal. A cool finish into the near post gave Barcelona an early lead.

 

The teams continued sparring for the remainder of the first half with Maniche going close for Atletico and Seydou Keita wasteful in front of goal for the visitors.

 

Messi had to wait until the second half for his next decisive moment of the match.

 

The Rojiblancos had been reverting to dirty tactics in an attempt to stop the Barca man throughout the game. No surprises then when Messi drew a foul in the penalty area five minutes into the second half.

 

Again great link-up play between Alves and Messi saw the Brazilian full-back slip a ball into the box for his team-mate. Before Messi had a chance to convert the centre he was pulled down by Dutchman Johnny Heitinga.

 

Referee Gonzalez had no hesitation in pointing to the spot and sending Heitinga off for an early bath. …

J-League transfers and Bandar Togel Singapore

 

 

Most of the headlines in world football have focused on David Beckham’s multi-million dollar transfer from Real Madrid to L.A. Galaxy.

 

The major transfer news in Japan, however, is Yuki Abe’s decision to leave JEF United for reigning J-League champions Urawa Reds.

 

Abe was undoubtedly the key Bandar Togel Singapore player at JEF United and his talismanic performances inspired the club to back-to-back League Cup crowns in 2005 and 2006. His departure will leave a gaping hole in the United squad.

 

With Urawa midfielder Alessandro Santos signing for Salzburg in the Austrian Bundesliga, Abe could reasonably expect to slot straight into what is arguably the strongest midfield in Japan.

 

Another J-League player heading for Salzburg is ex-Gamba Osaka defender Tsuneyasu Miyamoto. The popular Miyamoto was made captain of Japan at the 2002 FIFA World Cup following an injury to Ryuzo Morioka. He also captained the national team at the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany.

 

Ryuzo Morioka is another player on the move. After seeing little game-time at Shimizu S-Pulse last season, he has agreed to join J2 outfit Kyoto Sanga. Fellow former national team member Toshihide Saito is also on his way out of S-Pulse, joining J2 team Shonan Bellmare on loan.

 

Kashima Antlers have signed a trio of Brazilian players – as well as a new manager in Oswaldo de Oliveira. Former Shimizu S-Pulse striker Marquinhos makes Kashima his fifth different club in Japan, while Fabao and Danilo join from clubs in Brazil.

 

As expected, former Japan international Tatsuhiko Kubo has left Yokohama F. Marinos to join recently promoted cross-city rivals Yokohama FC. Kubo will replace Shoji Jo up front for Yokohama FC, after Jo – who won 36 caps for Japan, recently announced his retirement.

 

Yoshito Okubo …