Tag Archives: prohibition
- Police crackdown on Hyundai employee gambling
July 21, 2011
Hyundai's slogan may be "Drive Your Way" but for it's workers in Korea, it's certainly not "Gamble your way." Korea’s Joongang Daily is reporting that police have booked dozens of employees of Korea’s top carmaker Hyundai Motor and plan to arrest a few others over illegal multimillion-dollar gambling conducted during...
- Gangster geeks: the mafia’s low-tech online gambling sites
January 22, 2011
In what the FBI has called its largest coordinated arrest, over 800 federal and state agents detained about 120 reputed mafia members on Thursday. Those charged allegedly belong to seven different East Coast organized crime outfits, and include top members of New York City’s infamous ‘five families’. While many of...
- The online gambling/moonshine connection
July 24, 2010
There’s a school of thought that says if/when the U.S. finally admits defeat and legalizes online gambling via a few select high-profile ‘name’ companies (Harrah’s, Caesars, etc.), it will spell the end of the private, internationally operated companies (PokerStars, Bodog, FullTilt, etc.) currently servicing this market. After all, why would...
- Economist report: Sceptical America is lagging behind on gambling
July 11, 2010
The Economist has launched a special report into gambling this month, revealing the "profound and multilayered American scepticism of online gambling". Though it doesn't teach us anything new, it does highlight two key flaws in the US stance; namely, "the laws may be muddled, but people are betting anyway, even...
- Russia losing war with underground gambling
July 5, 2010
A year on from Russia's declaration of war on internet and bricks and mortar casinos, the authorities are struggling to catch up with the illegal gambling industry. Within a month of the introduction of some of the most restrictive gambling laws in Europe 465 lottery clubs and 89 groups of...
- The legacy of prohibition suggests history is on gambling’s side
June 4, 2010
Great read here on the ill-fated history of attempts by various do-gooders to ban the consumption of alcohol in the U.S., how and why their efforts ultimately failed, and why no sane individual nowadays would suggest that this movement had any association with common sense. Interesting parallels can be drawn...
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