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Nevada Bill Would Legalize Betting on Elections

Hey, other countries vote on our elections, lawmaker argues

(Newser) - Nate Silver is about to make a bunch of money if Tick Segerblom gets his way. The Nevada state senator introduced a bill this week that would legalize gambling on federal elections, Fox News reports. While that's not legal anywhere in the country right now, Segerblom notes that it'... More »

Zynga Is Trying to Get a Gambling License

Company files paperwork in Nevada

(Newser) - Papa needs a new pair of … cows? Zynga yesterday filed the first salvo of paperwork necessary to obtain an online gambling license in Nevada, the Wall Street Journal reports. But don't expect to be betting on Farmville (or more likely titles like Zynga Poker) anytime soon. The document... More »

Las Vegas to Lose No. 2 Gambling Spot to...

...Singapore

(Newser) - Asia will be home to the world's two biggest casino markets as early as this year, with Singapore set to take the No. 2 spot from Las Vegas, a US gambling industry group said today. Singapore raked in $5.1 billion in gaming revenue last year and could bring... More »

NJ Casinos Hope to Boost Gambling— With Bustiers

But only the 'nice-looking' need apply

(Newser) - Soon it might be more difficult to concentrate on the cards at one Atlantic City casino. The Tropicana Casino and Resort is creating a new "party pit" near its Rumba Lounge nightclub where female blackjack and roulette dealers will wear bustiers and stockings, reports the AP . The casino is... More »

Congress Moves to Re-Legalize Online Gambling

Move could bring in $42 billion in taxes

(Newser) - Online gambling might soon be legal again, just four years after it was originally banned. The House Financial Services Committee approved a pair of bills to re-legalize and tax Internet casinos yesterday, the New York Times reports. The ban has just driven gamblers to overseas sites, supporters argue, while legalization... More »

Casino Refuses to Pay $43M Jackpot

Slot machine was faulty, Colorado casino insists

(Newser) - A customer at a Colorado casino was offered a free breakfast and $23 in lieu of the $42.9 million jackpot she won at a penny slot machine. Gaming authorities and officials at Fortune Valley Casino say the machine malfunctioned and that its top payout is only $251,000, but... More »

Gambling Industry Bets on Harry Reid

Ties to casinos bring in the campaign cash for Senate majority leader

(Newser) - Harry Reid's poll numbers make him look like an easy mark, but casino owners who have a history of disregarding party and going with the winner in Nevada politics are putting their money on the majority leader's reelection. Reid is counting on decades of close ties with the gambling industry... More »

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