US cyber Semua Situs Slot Mpo casino goes UK
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By the BBC’s North America Business Correspondent, Stephen Evans.
MGM Mirage, one of the largest gambling companies in the United States, wants to set up on the internet what it calls a cyber casino for gamblers around the world. American law makes it hard to do that.
Internet gambling is illegal in Nevada, the state that includes Las Vegas, the gambling capital of the world.
The gaming industry there wants it legalised but it is being frustrated by a law that bans gambling across state lines.
Some US states ban gambling altogether and the law is meant to stop people in these gambling-free states getting round the ban by phoning bets to Las Vegas.
Frustrated at Nevada’s inability to accommodate its needs, MGM Mirage has applied to the Isle of Man for a licence.
Ten companies hope to set up virtual gambling dens on the Isle of Man
It has told the American gambling authorities that its British-based cyber casino – complete with its virtual roulette wheels and gaming tables, available on screens everywhere – won’t take bets from Americans or from children, though how that can be guaranteed is not clear.
The Isle of Man will consider the application along with those from 10 other companies around the world.
The authorities in Nevada do not prohibit companies based there from setting up internet casinos outside the United States but they can get tough if Americans in gambling-free states are shown to take part.
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New pokie rules threaten NRL teams
STRICT new regulations on gambling in NSW clubs and hotels could signal the end of some NRL teams and lead to the loss of hundreds of jobs, a club has warned.
Under the legislation foreshadowed by Treasurer Michael Egan yesterday, round-the-clock gaming in clubs and hotels across NSW will be banned and poker machine numbers capped in an effort to reduce gambling problems in the community.
But Sydney’s Star City Casino will be exempt from the regulation forcing venues to shut down gaming machines for a minimum six hours a day.
General manager of Canterbury League Club, John Ballesty, told AAP the legislation could threaten the viability of the Bulldogs team and lead to the loss of hundreds of jobs.
“If what was actually brought out … is enforced it would be a dramatic change to everything, and when you are talking about the football team I could see the profitability of the licensed premises causing a very grave concern for the viability of the Bulldogs,” he said.
“The other issue that comes up is that they are also telling us to dismiss staff and put people out of work. “If this is enforced, it’s (going to be) necessary to dismiss staff.
“If the Bulldogs football team is scuttled, if the Razorbacks basketball national team is scuttled, if those things go down then you are talking hundreds of jobs.”
The reforms were given a lukewarm reaction by hotel and club associations who strongly criticised the casino exemption and said the regulations will cripple the club industry.
Clubs NSW chairman Pat Rogan said the enforced six-hour break would fail to stop problem gamblers, who would simply go to the Star City Casino.
But Mr Egan said the government would have been forced to compensate the casino had it tried to change the conditions of its 1994 operating licence, worth around $325 million.