Japanese Pachinko Industry Struggling Amid Gambling Addiction Regulations

Japanese pachinko parlors have already been struggling in recent years. And things could get even bleaker for these hybrid pinball-slot machines when new regulations aimed at gambling addiction take place. The Japanese Diet passed new laws on gaming venues that are designed to curb problem gambling. The new rules call for reduced payouts on pachinko […]

Yakuza could Benefit from Legal Japanese Casinos

The upper house of the Japanese Diet has passed legislation that will allow three casino resorts to be built in the Land of the Rising Sun. Many gamblers within Japan are excited about the prospect of legal gaming within their country. But one thing that many people are overlooking is how legal casinos could benefit […]

Cheaters Rip Off Spanish Slot Machines with Counterfeit €5 Bills

Spanish casinos have recently reported that some of their slot machines have been scammed through the use of counterfeit €5 bills. According to the Spanish news outlet El Mundo, Madrid police have arrested several Chinese nationals for using altered €5 bills while playing slot machines. They reportedly put the €5 notes into machines to fool the […]

Pennsylvania Casinos Earn a Record $3.3 billion in 2017

The Pennsylvania casino industry has been operating since 2006. And the latest fiscal year shows that the Keystone State’s gambling industry is just as strong as ever. Pennsylvania’s gaming markets generated a record $3.3 billion for the 2016/17 fiscal year ending on June 30. This amount broke the previous record, which was set in 2015/16, […]

Melco Cyprus Struggling in the Early Going

The Melco Group, which operates in Hong Kong, Macau, and the Philippines, recently opened its first European casino in Cyprus. This is merely a pop-up casino until the €550 million project is open in 2021. The City of Dreams Mediterranean casino will be aimed at Cypress’ thriving tourism market. The complex will offer a five-star […]

4D Slots Hit San Diego Casinos

Technology is always a big driving force in slots popularity. That said, you can guarantee that 4D slot machines will soon take the gaming world by storm. San Diego casinos recently unveiled the new 4D Sphinx slot. This game combines virtual reality elements with interactivity. These aren’t your typical slots, which merely involve spinning reels […]

Man Loses Blackjack Payout Worth £1.7m Due to System Glitch

Andy Green thought that he’d struck it rich while playing online blackjack. The Brit was betting £375 per hand when he hit a £1.7 million ($2.25m) blackjack jackpot. The 51-year-old admits to “crying with joy” when the Betfred casino staff confirmed his win. This set Green off into a celebration, which resulted in a £2,500 […]

Legend Ed Thorp Shares Investing Tips Gained from Blackjack

Ed Thorp is a legendary gambler who broke the secrets of card counting in the early 1960s. But what’s less known about Thorp is is acumen for investing. He’s built a multimillion-dollar portfolio over the years through a mixture of math and commonsense. Thorp recently opened up about his investing strategies with Forbes. Not surprisingly, […]

Slots YouTubers Suffer Mysterious Crackdown

Several YouTubers have found success in recent years with slots-related content. Brian Christopher, Miran Mirac, and Scott Richter have all built large followings based on their slots adventures. But these YouTubers also found out just how fragile their portals truly are. The famous video-sharing platform recently suspended multiple slots channels under strange circumstances. In Christopher’s […]

Kid Loses £80,000 Gambling with Dad’s Credit Card

A 13-year-old child stole his father’s credit card and began making online sports bets. Once the adolescent’s binge was over, the young teenager ended up losing £80,000 at internet sports betting sites. According to Gizmodo, the boy’s parents are now using the incident to caution about the downfalls of gambling. They say that the child […]