Japan minister wants tough action in gambling scandal
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Japan minister wants tough action in gambling scandal | Reuters

Giants’ reliever Kyosuke Takagi admitted he bet on baseball games in 2014 with three other players from the club already banned indefinitely last November for involvement in the same scandal.

(Writing by Sudipto Ganguly in Mumbai; Editing by John O’Brien)

Hase graduated from Seiryo High School, the same school Takagi went to and said he felt “sorry”.

“I’ve known him well since his high-school days, I was cheering him on watching games. I feel sorry as one of the seniors from the same school,” the minister said.

“I want all those involved to be severely punished.”

TOKYO Japan’s professional baseball governing body should weed out those involved in a gambling scandal, the country’s Sports Minister Hiroshi Hase said after a fourth player from the Yomiuri Giants admitted to his involvement in illegal betting.

“I’d like to ask if he really is the last person involved. “I’d also like to ask Nippon Professional Baseball if it’s just the Giants.

“I’d like this to be properly dealt with.”

Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB), which prohibits professional players from betting on baseball games, had earlier said they have not uncovered any involvement from players from other teams.. We can’t clear those doubts,” Hase told reporters, according to a Kyodo News report

Cops Bust Alleged Finch-Fighting Ring

This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report. They include Connecticut, Massachusetts and New Jersey residents.. Robert Kozlowsky say most of the 150 confiscated birds were saffron finches and that a few were canaries.

Kasacek say some of the birds had previous injuries, including blindness in at least one eye, and may have to be euthanized.

Saffron finches are small birds that are native to South America.

“When the canaries are bred, they will fight to the death,” Kozlowsky told CBS Connecticut affiliate WFSB.

The 19 people were charged with cruelty to animals and gambling.

Connecticut authorities say they arrested 19 people and seized more than 100 birds in a house raid on an alleged bird-fighting operation.

Wayne Kasacek, of the Connecticut Department of Agriculture, and Shelton police Sgt. Authorities say they seized $8,000 in alleged betting money.

Police also charged the homeowner, 42-year-old Jurames Goulart, with interfering with officers. 2009 CBS Interactive Inc.

Police say they made the arrests Sunday just as spectators had placed bets and were getting ready to watch the birds fight at a home in Shelton, just west of New Haven

GBGC - Asia Has 10 of the World’s Largest Casinos

GBGC – Asia Has 10 of the World’s Largest Casinos

Venetian Macao 3.55 Macau 6.

. Singapore



LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Asia comprises of sixty percent of the world population and with a limited supply of gambling facilities it must come as no surprise that of the worlds biggest casinos by gambling revenue are located in Asia. Australia


Some thirty nine states have casino gambling of some kind and twenty states have big stand alone casinos. Wynn Macau 3.59 Macau 5. Macau



Casino Gambling by Country

US$ millions


Warwick Bartlett, GBGCs Chief Executive said By contrast the entire casino industry of the United Kingdom produce a gross gaming yield of US$1.8 billion which would place all 146 casinos in only tenth position in the global top ten! Perhaps the time has come for the UK to review its archaic casino regulation and recognise that gambling tourism, particularly in London could become a major source of revenue for the UK. Star World 2.87 Macau 8. SJM Grand Lisboa 3.82 Macau 3.

Singapore with only two casinos is the fourth largest casino country by gambling revenue in the world. In many respects the comparisons are not fair because Las Vegas has diversified its product mix towards entertainment, food and beverage where the split is probably 55% entertainment and 45% gaming. The casinos of Macau and Singapore occupy all of the top ten place. Resorts World Sentosa 1.76 Singapore

Crown Melbourne at $1.47 billion was nudged into eleventh place by Resorts World Sentosa (10th) but 12th Genting Highlands,13th Sands Macau, and 14th Kangwon Land from South Korea are all located in Asia. Sands Cotai 2.8 Macau 9. MGM Macau 3.24 Macau 7. US


2. Marina Bay Sands and Resorts World Sentosa occupy ninth and tenth position as the world highest grossing gambling casinos. Galaxy Macau 5.85 Macau 2.

The top casino on the Vegas strip is the Wynn at US$0.69 billion. They have beaten all the casinos of Las Vegas and Australia according to the Isle of Man based Global Betting and Gaming Consultancy (GBGC)

The World’s Top Ten Casinos (ggy) 2014 Casino US$ billion Location 1.

However the United States is still the largest casino market in world. Marina Bay Sands 2.57 Singapore 10. Canada


4. City Of Dreams 3.72 Macau 4

‘First legal’ U.S. online gambling Site launches, but for Nevada residents only

Burnett, the chair of the Nevada State Gaming Control Board, said:. Likewise, there won’t be enough money for tournament players to win until the prize pools are large enough.

This is an important day for the gaming industry. While both the site and Nevada state regulators are staying mum on their procedures, state regulators said that the method used to determine a player’s location will be far more extensive than simple IP-based geo-location.

Ultimate Poker Chairman Tom Breitling said Monday:

Although the measures being taken are still hush-hush, Chris Derossi, Ultimate Poker’s CTO gave a clue when he said that all players must have a mobile device that can be traced through mobile networks. Nevada (as you might expect) was the first jump on the bandwagon.

A.G. Both New Jersey and Delaware now also have similar laws on their books, but Nevada is the first state to go live with an authorized online gambling site.

The United States’ first fully legal online poker site launched on Tuesday. However, don’t get your hopes up. After the 2011 Black Friday that took down PokerStars and other sites, a court of appeals overturned the Federal Wire Act law that banned states from legitimizing online gambling for the use of their own residents. They’d never be able to boast these gigantic nine-figure jackpots if they had to keep all lotteries intrastate. There is, however, one big catch: Gameplay is limited to those who are physically present within the state of Nevada.

It’s possible, anyway, that players in other states won’t have to wait long for online gambling to reach their borders. The only way such gamblers would opt for online gaming, Matthew Stout, one of the top-ranked poker players worldwide said, would be if the states pooled their resources in a manner similar to multi-state lotteries such as Powerball and Mega Millions. That alone would halt IP spoofing.

High stakes pokers players, however, say that poker games isolated to a single state are too small to attract the big players. It’s a big day and I’m proud of the state.

Think of it like the Mega Millions and other multi-state lottery programs. Were the first, not only in Nevada but in America, to offer real money poker in a regulated environment.

Earlier this year, Nevada’s governor signed a bill into law, authorizing online gambling for Nevada residents. He said:

Naturally, this might bring to mind one word: Tor (or any other proxy server software that can spoof your location).

Nevada is now the first state to accept legal, regulated interactive wagers

Video Appears to Show High School Employee Tackling Student

The student was transported to the hospital to be treated for minor injuries.

California Cops Under Scrutiny After Teen’s ‘Jaywalking’ Arrest Caught on Video. Wednesday, a Bay View High School teacher aide allegedly pushed the teen to the floor and held him there, according to the Milwaukee Police Department.

In the video, the man appears to tackle a student while yelling expletives. The school staff member was “removed from the classroom” and faces disciplinary action, including possible termination, MPS said.

Officials did not release the identities of the teacher’s aide or student.

Teachers Aide Arrested After Video of Attack Emerges – ABC News

Police in Milwaukee have launched an investigation after a video was released on social media that appears to show a high school employee pushing a 14-year-old to the floor.

Around 10:50 a.m. The student lands on a desk before hitting the ground.

The 39-year-old staff member was arrested and charged with physical abuse of a child, police said. Texas HS Football Players ‘Targeted’ and ‘Blindsided’ Ref, Police Say

Student Slammed by Cop in Viral Video Wants an Apology

Milwaukee Public Schools released a statement saying school administrators and police had been notified of the incident

Playtech and Casino Solei Part Ways.

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NICOSIA, Cyprus, May 9 /PRNewswire/ — Playtech regrets toannounce the termination of its software license granted to VBC Ltd,operators of Casino Solei since 2003.

Playtech and VBC, the holding company of Casino Solei (http://www.casinosolei.com/), have agreed to end their two-year relationship. Playtech gaming applications - online casino, poker, bingo, live gaming, land-based kiosk networks and fixed-odds games – are fully intercompatible and can be freely incorporated as stand-alone applications, accessed and funded by players through the same user account and managed by the operator by means of a single powerful management interface. The casino license with Playtech was terminated on 23 April 2005.

Playtech develops unified software platforms for the online gambling industry, primarily targeting existing online operators wanting to upgrade their system; sportsbooks looking to diversify and land-based operators making their online debut

Research and Markets: Analyzing the Global Online Gambling Industry 2013-2016 Featuring 14 of the World’s Biggest Players

Global Casinos and Online Gambling Industry

C.1 Introduction

C.2 Industry Overview

C.3 Industry Revenue Growth

C.4 Industry Segmentation

C.5 Major Products & Services

C.6 Industry Trends

C.7 Market Share Analysis

C.8 Industry Competition

C.9 Global Casinos & Online Gambling: Future Perspective

D. Currently, Europe appears to be the quickest expanding online gambling market. There are thousands of websites on the internet that offer various choices in the gambling sector. Casino.org is an online directory that aids gambling participants find the top online casinos that are safe, secure, anti-spam, tested and trustworthy from around the world. Analysis of Major Markets

E. It is becoming ever popular and its growth is greatly driven by factors such as internet penetration. Factors Impacting the Industry

F.1 Impact of Mergers & Acquisitions

F.2 Impact of Regulations

F.3 Factors Driving Demand

F.4 International Trade & Impact

F.5 Industry Costs

F.6 Increasing Globalization in the Industry

F.7 High Barriers to Entry

F.8 Impact of Technology


About 51% of the world’s population takes part in some form of gambling every year, thus signifying obvious financial benefits from online gambling websites. Major Industry Players

- Ladbrokes plc

- William Hill Plc

- 32Red Plc

- 888 Holdings Public Limited Company

- Betfair Group Plc

- Bwin.party Digital Entertainment Plc

- Gala Coral Group Limited

- GVC Holdings

- La Francaise Des Jeux

- Netplay TV Plc

- Paddy Power Plc

- Playtech Ltd

- Sportingbet PLC

- Zynga Inc

For more information visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/dqsj67/analyzing_the

. Global Online Gambling Industry: Porter’s Five Forces Framework Analysis

E.1 Introduction

E.2 Bargaining Power of Buyer

E.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

E.4 Competitive Rivalry in the Industry

E.5 Threat of New Entrants

E.6 Threat of Industry Substitution

F. Global Online Gambling Industry: Future Perspective

I. In response to the high risk of fraud in the ever-growing European online gambling sector, the parliament of the European Union initiated an effort to govern the market.

DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/dqsj67/analyzing_the) has announced the addition of the “Analyzing the Global Online Gambling Industry” report to their offering. New features and regular system updates are needed to maintain the websites to stay ahead in the market. Executive Summary

B. In 2012, European online gambling business operators recorded almost a 45% increase in the total online gambling yield. As of September 2011, the EU member states still dealt differently with online gambling, with legislations ranging prohibition, online gambling on grey markets and monopoly licenses for online gambling providers to entirely open markets. While established markets have reached maturity and have less room for revenue growth, they will still perform strongly and benefit from a recovering economy. Online/Mobile Gambling versus Traditional Gambling

G.1 Introduction

G.2 Retail Gambling

G.3 Growth of Online & Mobile Gambling

G.4 Global Online Gambling Industry Statistics

G.5 Global Online Gambling Value Analysis

G.6 Global Online Gambling Industry Segmentation

H. With a net worth of $30 billion, last year it expanded at the rate of 2.5% after a slowdown in the 2009 global economic recession and is expected to continue to grow in the coming five years. Online gambling may be rather intimidating to both a novice and an expert player because of the endless options on the internet. The games that dominate are wagering, casino and poker.

The global online gambling industry is one of the biggest and most rapidly expanding market at the moment. With the expansion of the online gambling industry, players have come to expect only the highest quality of online gambling facilities.

Online gambling has proven to be the biggest phenomenon in recent years. Betting turned out to be the highest grossing activity in global interactive gambling last year.

Key Topics Covered:

A. Industry Definition

C. Online gambling was banned in most Asian countries as of 2012, but consumers generally remained interested in gambling nevertheless

Yes, I know Powerball’s odds are against me

But its a far-flung dream.

You imagine the hammock, margarita and calm beach. You think of paying off all your credit cards and the Park Avenue penthouse. I will not stay up late Wednesday night to watch the drawing. Investing in lotto and not football camps and equipment may actually be an economical decision for a family.

I have not fooled myself into thinking that because I spent $20 instead of $10 my chances increase like they would if I was betting for a blender at a church auction. Most gamblers, when they go to gamble, they go to win. Me, I never feel better than when theyre raking the chips away; not bringing them in.

Although I disagree with his character and prefer to win, I understand the argument. When we go to gamble, we go to lose. Follow him on Twitter @EDeMarche.. The writer essentially dashes any hope that tonight may be your lucky night.

If you printed out the name of every United States residenton individual pieces of paper, put them in a giant bowl and selected one at random, the odds of picking President Obama are not far from the odds of winning the Powerball, the article said.

The article also mentions that, say youre a billionaire and have $584.4 million laying around and can play every possible scenario, it is still not a good investment because of the taxman andcontrary to the article’s titleyou might have to split your winnings.

It reminded me of yet another movie, Dumb and Dumber, when Jim Carreys character, Lloyd Christmas, finally confronts his love interest and asks her about the chances of them ever being together. She responded that it was more like one in a million. The thought is fleeting and it passes. There are 1,093,234 high school students lacing up their cleats for football this season. The NCAA estimates that of those, 6.5 percent will pay in college and 1.6 percent of college players will play in the NFL. It is the rush of the spinning wheel, the pack of horses turning at the top of the stretch or the last-second interception in the end zone that gives you the unusual combined feeling of desperation and excitement: I have money riding on this, there isnt a thing I can do about it and it’s all unfolding before my eyes.

We Powerball players do not need to be reminded that our chances are miniscule. Subconsciously.

NEW YORK Theres a great scene in Al Pacinos 2005 movie Two for the Money where his character, Walter Abrams, a tailored-suit-wearing sports betting handicapper, tells a small group at a Gamblers Anonymous-type meeting that they are all lemons.

See, Abrams says. I bought it in my offices lobby. Optimistically, he pins his odds at one in a hundred. The New York Times ran an article Wednesday optimistically titled, You Will Not Win the Powerball Jackpot. But Ill go to bed knowing that Im in the running, and sometimes in life, a lot can be said about simply being in the running.

Edmund DeMarche is a news editor for FoxNews.com. Roughly speaking, that means out of the 1,093,234, only about 200 will play get to play pro. I joked with the cashier that hed be seeing me in a few days because the store that sell the winning ticket gets a little action, plus, Im sure there will be a camera crew.

I dont think it hurts, at times and within reason, to pursue a long-shot dream.

Take sports for example. After hearing the increased odds, he couldnt be happier and said, So youre telling me theres a chance.

If we only played our odds, few of us would go beyond what is expected.

I spent $20 Tuesday on a Powerball ticket

Tom J. Light – Vice President of FashionTV & Gambling Expert

A player will play multiple on-line games at a time; double up the; excitement of gambling within the mean solar time.

With on-line poker, for instance, you do not see your opponents. The client within the kind of low commission charges and bonuses. With their powerful style plans the players will not miss enjoying at land based regularly casinos. Youll bet twenty four hours daily, seven days per week within the privacy of your house. A person who has knowledge and expertise, cover all the gaming tactics to ensure your profit if not win in each and every time. As a comparison, a standard bookmaker can charge around seventeen to twenty per cent. Tom John light is an Online gambling expert and current Vice President of Business Development for FashionTV. The prices of operational on-line gambling companys square measure significantly cheaper than those of offline companies. They online casinos provide on-line gambling opportunities on bound games wherever the player will not need to create any deposit for begin fidgeting with them. On-line gambling doesn’t need any major investment; a high speed internet along with a well functioning automatic data processing system square measure enough to assist them discovers the joys in gambling.

Online Gambling Experts Advice

The online casino sites provide higher payout package rates; engaging promotional offers than classic casinos. With his guidance and expertise advice, the big companies have achieved maximum profits in a calendar year. Therefore players while not data on gambling can get time to be told additional on them. As a young entrepreneur, he develops marketing strategies and consultation services for the sports betting, online casino and poker industries. With poker, for instance, you’ll forever realize a game on. Its always aid that on-line betting isn’t fully secured; will cause you to lose out your life time earnings. For instance, card-playing exchanges charge commission of simply five per cent or less, with loyal customers usually being charged lower rates. Games are competing for cash or just for amusement.. With racing and sports card-playing costs is up to twenty per cent higher than with ancient bookmakers. The online casino sites with their interactive options like digital sound effects, colorful graphics square measure sanctionative players to urge a feel of casino surroundings; excitement within the games. There also are savings to be created with on-line casinos.

How will web gambling compare with offline gambling?

With online gambling you’re not restricted by native gap hours of casinos and card-playing outlets. You can, however, chat to them via the site’s electronic messaging service.

Betting over the net will have its money blessings. This can be true however if you follow up the gambling rules strictly then you’ll be ready to register additional wins; guarantee your cash get transferred to your accounts in time.

For Casinos online, to make sure your win, highly recommended to take an opinion from gaming expert.

With the wide enlargement of internet world the online gambling has entered into player’s personal space or cabin. That is why players will get quick access to on-line casino sites; try their lucks at any time. This suggests that you simply cannot assess someone’s doubtless hand through visual communication as you’d during a ancient game

Internet Gambling Facts and Problems

Internet Gambling Facts and Problems

In an attempt to win more and more money, one continues staking it, even thoughtlessly at times. With one’s money involved, there is also a risk of one’s financial or account information being hacked.

One of the major Internet gambling problems is its detrimental effect on society. As no government authority regulates online gambling, it can lead to the spread of several illegal practices. The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals of the United States has proclaimed that the Federal Wire Act applies only to sports betting.

Internet gambling, as most of us know, is any form of gambling that makes use of the Internet. For more on this, you must read about the impact of Internet gambling. Lacking regulation, these sites are vulnerable to attacks by network hackers. People who have never gained any exposure to land-based casinos or local bookies find online gambling enjoyable. Your favorite game is just a few clicks away.

An excessive exposure to Internet gambling activities can lead to addiction. But one cannot get lucky every time. It leads to a waste of resources (time and money). And it results in a splurge of money that can rather be utilized for better reasons.

Gamblers seen around the world can be classified under a few basic categories.

For professional gamblers, it is their major source of income. Casual social gamblers engage in gambling activities for the purpose of entertainment. Serious social gamblers involve in gambling with great sincerity and may end up spending huge amounts on it. Some gamblers engage in gambling activities for escaping from the stress in their life. There are various Internet gambling companies that offer users the option to play games and gamble online. However, there is no evidence to prove this, as casinos and race tracks are a more common and prominent reason behind the rise in money laundering.

In 2004, Google and Yahoo! declared the removal of online gambling advertisements from their websites.


Internet gambling lacks a centralized regulation. A majority of children and youngsters are attracted to online gambling.

The problems with Internet gambling mainly include the risk of addiction and that of the emergence and spread of illegal practices in society.

The Internet gambling industry is one of the most profitable ones today. It is commonly believed that there are higher chances of people getting addicted to Internet gambling than to other forms of it. One instance of winning money is sufficient to tempt a user to bet more. A few occurrences of winning good amounts of money is enough to lure him into risking more. Online casinos, online poker, online sports betting, among others, are some of the common forms of Internet gambling. Users can sign up to their websites and bet money through electronic transactions. Once lured by the money that can be made through such activities, it’s not unnatural for a user to get addicted to this form of gambling. The lack of regulation makes online gambling a prey to network hackers. One of the most important advantages of Internet gambling is that it does not require you to leave your home. Losing big money results in heavy financial losses, which can in turn lead to frustration.

In most members of the European Union and the nations that surround the Caribbean Sea, different forms of Internet gambling are legalized.

Gambling activities that involve online money transactions are a greater risk. However, if one is to think about the waste of productive time that online gambling results in, and the other problems that it can lead to, it becomes clear why one should stay away from online gambling or at least restrict the time spent on it.

Facts. It can lead to addiction among youngsters. Hackers gain easy access to confidential information of the users.

The Interstate Wire Act of 1961 is a federal law of the United States that prohibits the operation of certain kinds of betting practices in the country. In this case, it can lead them to compulsive gambling wherein a person feels compelled to engage in gambling activities for which he/she sacrifices his family and career.

It is said that money-laundering activities are common in case of online gambling