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Problem gambling measures ‘inadequate’

The man who led Australia’s only national inquiry into gambling has broken his silence to press State governments for stronger action on problem gambling.

 

Mr Robert Fitzgerald was associate commissioner to the Productivity Commission’s 1998-99 inquiry into gambling. The inquiry found that 290,000 Australians had gambling problems costing up to $5.6 billion a year in social damage.

 

Mr Fitzgerald has not commented on gambling since the release of the report, believing that governments, the gambling industry and the community should be left to make the best use of the commission’s work.

 

This week Mr Fitzgerald told The Australian Financial Review he welcomed the many State and Territory initiatives on problem gambling Pengeluaran SGP  that followed the commission’s November 1999 report.

 

But he said he did not believe that the reforms had made inroads into the core of problem gambling.

 

Mr Fitzgerald, the NSW community services commissioner, refused to comment on specific reform measures, including the NSW Government’s proposed gaming reform package announced last week. He stressed, however, that the State reforms so far had been only a “starting point” for further action.

 

He said there was clear evidence that the social and economic damage caused by problem gambling was getting worse.

 

“This is not only in relation to family breakdown and financial distress, but also in more profound areas such as homelessness.

 

“Whilst much of this is anecdotal, there is no doubt that gambling is showing up more frequently as a cause of social distress than previously, which would further give weight to the Productivity Commission’s findings.

 

“If anything, the [Productivity Commission] report was conservative in terms of the levels of the social impacts of gambling.”

 

Mr Fitzgerald’s observations are consistent with Salvation Army figures indicating that 10 per cent …

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MGM Mirage Says Asian High Rollers Fear U.S. Travel for Sg Online Casino

 

 

MGM Mirage results have improved from the lows experienced in the three weeks that followed the Sept. 11 terror attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon.

 

But company executives don’t expect to see a return of international high-roller play to the MGM Grand, Bellagio and Mirage until the first quarter of next year.

 

The reason: Asian gamblers fear traveling to the United States as they read and hear numerous news stories of the latest anthrax find and terrorist alert.

 

Company executives attempted to spark international high-end play earlier this month with a pair of baccarat and golf tournaments. But the events were cancelled because MGM Mirage bosses decided the expected benefits didn’t warrant the cost.

 

High-end play generates less than 20 percent of the company’s business.

 

“The fear factor would be greater the greater the (distance) the person was from our properties,” said MGM Mirage Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Terry Lanni, who recently returned from a casino marketing trip to Asia. “You have the fear that people’s lives are in danger.”

 

The company’s top executive delivered his comments during a Tuesday morning conference call with investors, analysts and reporters to discuss MGM Mirage’s third-quarter results for the period ended Sept. 30.

 

The Strip casino giant reported earnings of 19 cents a share before one-time expenses, which was down from 45 cents a share in the third quarter of last year, with the results reflecting the substantial decline in domestic and international travel that followed the attacks.

 

The company was on pace for a strong quarter in the days leading to the Sept. 11 attacks. But the travel decline took an immediate toll as it “pretty much wiped out all the positive” numbers, said John Redmond, chief executive officer …

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Mengenal Judi Slot Online dan Berbagai Tips Terbaru Bermain Judi Slot Online

 

Kini sudah kita pahami bahwa memang segala permainan judi online bisa anda temukan dengan mudah dan lengkap di berbagai situs judi online terbaik juga terpercaya, dengan anda bisa menemukan situs judi online terbesar dan terpercaya tentu anda akan bisa memilih segala jenis permainan judi online dengan lengkap dan juga mudah. Dengan ada nya berbagai jenis permainan judi online yang tersedia tentu anda akan bisa memilih permainan judi online dengan lebih leluasa dan juga puas karena memang banyak sekali jenis permainan  judi online yang akan bisa memberikan anda berbagai keuntungan serta hasil menang terbaik.

Memang tentunya setiap pemain judi online yang bergabung dengan situs judi online untuk memberikan taruhan nya pastinya selalu mengharapkan keuntungan dan berbagai hasil menang menarik yang bisa mereka dapatkan dalam setiap taruhan yang akan mereka ikuti, bukan hanya kerugian atau kekalahan tentunya. Oleh karena itu jika memang anda ingin menghindari itu semua dan mendapatkan keuntungan juga hasil menang terbaik, anda harus bisa berada di dalam situs judi online yang memang terpercaya dan juga terbaik karena dengan begitu anda bisa bermain dengan lebih focus dan juga konsentrasi serta bisa menghasilkan kemenangan dalam setiap taruhan yang ada.

Salah satu permainan yang memang sampai saat ini cukup popular juga banyak di mainkan oleh pemain judi online 24 jam di palace303 adalah permainan judi slot online. Permainan judi slot online sendiri memang termasuk ke dalam daftar permainan judi casino online, cukup banyak sekali pemain judi online yang sangat menyukai jenis permainan judi casino satu ini karena memang cara bermain yang cukup mudah dan sangat sederhana. Di dalam permainan judi slot online sendiri memang tidak memerlukan rumus khusus, hanya saja tentu harus tetap di jalani dengan beberapa strategy yang terbaik karena memang di dalam semua permainan judi online akan bisa berhasil jika memang anda bermain dengan strategy khusus bukan hanya mengandalkan …

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Cheating is Serious Ligaz888 Business

Washington, DC – IT GlobalSecure, Inc. is pleased to announce that its CEO and co-founder, Steven B. Davis will be speaking on Secure Game Commerce at the CTIA’s Wireless I.T. and Internet show in San Diego, CA from 11-13 September 2001. Network gaming is a rapidly growing business:

IT GlobalSecure Inc. presents its technology for Ensuring Game Honesty at

2001 CTIA Conference

Washington, DC – IT GlobalSecure, Inc. is pleased to announce that its CEO and co-founder, Steven B. Davis will be speaking on Secure Game Commerce at the CTIA’s Wireless I.T. and Internet show in San Diego, CA from 11-13 September 2001. Network gaming is a rapidly growing business:

  •    Wireless gaming is anticipated to grow to be a $6 Billion industry with over 200 million players by 2005*.
  •    The total worldwide network gaming market (including Internet, wireless, and Interactive TV) may exceed $10 Billion (US) within 4 years*,
  •    Yet there are no standards for consumer protection.

“Consumers need a safe way to play”, according to Steven B. Davis, co-founder and CEO of IT GlobalSecure Inc “and companies need to establish a foundation of trust to allow this industry to grow and flourish”. Mr. Davis and his partner and company co-founder, Cheryl S. Campbell created this technology prior to 1997 when they established Quixotic Solutions, Inc. – the patent holding company.

Mr. Davis will be outlining their technology for ensuring the honesty of network games. This patented honest gaming technology provides a common infrastructure on which any game can be implemented. These patents allow the creation of a “Secure Ligaz888 Game Contract” – providing protection for the player that no cheating occurred by any participant (player or game provider). This technology works during game play to provide true detection of fraud – no loaded dice, stacked decks, or even defective …

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The Winner’s Slot Guide to Casino Poker

This book introduces basic concepts of 6 different poker variations including; 7 card stud, 7 card stud Hi/Lo, Texas Hold ’em, Omaha Hi/Lo, Crazy Pineapple Hi/Lo, and Low ball. Other chapters include topics such as strategies, bankroll considerations, private/home games and it also introduces the reader to the Casino/club atmosphere, hand rankings and provides a glossary of commonly used terms in poker.

I think this book would be good for the beginner who has never or barely been exposed to the game of poker, or to the individual who wishes to learn a new game. Personally, Texas Hold ’em is my favorite game and I have tried to study as much literature on the game as possible. I found this book to be of little service in improving my game. However, this book also sparked an interest into a game I had never heard about called Crazy Pineapple Hi/Lo. The way in which the author writes makes it easy for the reader to follow and understand the simple concepts provided in the book. He also provides different scenarios which elaborate how a player would play utilizing basic strategy.

I personally am upset with the title of this book. I do not believe this book will turn the reader into a “winning player” at the casino, but perhaps one who understands the fundamentals. The author has done a great job in providing the basics to many variations of poker. I feel that he has left out some things that should be discussed (but truly one cannot cover all the topics in 6 games in one book). However I also think Silberstang introduces the concepts of value betting, bluffing and making drawing hands pay, very well!

Overall I would give this book two dollar signs out of five …. $$ It’s easily …

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Slot ligaz888 Carousels

 

 

Most casinos have groups of slot machines that are grouped by denomination called carousels. They usually have a theme that is designed to attract a certain kind of player. In Nevada, casinos advertise carousels with a higher payback, by using a slogan such as ‘Up to 97 percent payback.’ The disclaimer is the ‘up to’ phrase, which means that only a few machines in the carousel may pay back as high as 97 percent.

 

Carousels are sometimes linked together to calculate a progressive jackpot. These types of machines differ because the top jackpot is not a set amount, but increases as players deposit more money. For example, the top jackpot may increase five cents for every dollar played in the carousel. Every machine contributes to the jackpot, and the first machine to hit the jackpot symbols wins the award.

 

When the jackpot is won, the top award reverts to the minimum amount that is determined by the casino.

 

The Megabucks- and Quartermania-style slots are machines that are linked together between different casinos. The jackpots on these machines can reach the multi-million dollar level, much higher than individual casinos would be able to offer.

 

The machines are linked to a central computer by phone lines, allowing the machines to communicate with the computer that eventually determines when the winning combination will be hit.

 

If you want to play these progressive ligaz888 machines, you must deposit the maximum number of coins, because you are not eligible for the top jackpot unless you do. Imagine how painful it would be to hit the winning combination and only have one coin in. Instead of winning, say, $5 million, you’d only win $5,000. It’s one of the few instances where winning would hurt.

 

Five Tips For Smart …

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Isleta UFACasino and Resort

Isleta means “Little Island” in Spanish, but Isleta is hardly little. From the Manzono Mountains to the mesas of Pio Puerco, the Isleta Pueblo lies in the Rio Grand Valley just seven miles south of Albuquerque, New Mexico. Isleta, established in the 1300’s, has a population of more than 3,000.

Today, the versatile Isleta Pueblo have a number of successful business developments that include the Isleta Casino and Resort, Isleta Eagle Golf Course, and the Isleta Lakes Recreation Complex. From humble beginnings in four doublewide trailers in 1986, the now 300,000 square foot Isleta Casino and Resort has become home to one of the largest casinos in the Southwest.

Resting on a mesa, the three story Southwestern Pueblo structure reflects the region’s Native American heritage with vibrant colors accented by natural earth tones. Inside, the vast gaming area features Nevada style gaming with over 1,750 state-of-the-art Video Slot and Poker machines, twenty-eight table games, a private eighty-seat Poker Room with bar, non-smoking Slot room, a 900 square foot Players Club Center, 1,200 seat Bingo Showroom, and the Isleta Gold Room for high limit players.

Isleta Casino and Resort offers some of the best Vegas style entertainment. Big name entertainment is featured year round with this season’s line-up including: Tony Orlando, Whoopi Goldberg, Wynonna, Wayne Newton, 5th Dimension, and Little Anthony just to name a few.

Patrons are offered five unique dining experiences. The newest addition, TIWA, offers fine dining with panoramic views of the rolling hills of the twenty-seven hole Isleta Championship Course. TIWA’s enticing menu runs the gamut from steaks to seafood to local southwestern fare together with an extensive wine list. Other dining options include the 340-seat Ma-Tu-Ey Buffet, Chili Ristra Café and Deli, the Triple 777’s Sports Bar, and Dauber’s Grill.

Conveniently located across the street is …

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The Sbobet Indonesia Man in the Thousand Dollar Suit

 

I’m as mad as hell right now, so brace yourselves for a rant. I’m angry about something I witnessed at a poker table recently — and I’m about to tell you about it. My hope is that maybe, just maybe, some of the people who committed this egregious breach of conduct will read this and learn something. If so, my column then will have accomplished what was intended. If not, then perhaps other people out there reading this will think about their behavior and actions at the poker table and how they affect others.

Let me tell you a story. This incident took place in one of Las Vegas’ nicest Sbobet Indonesia poker rooms. I was sitting in a $15-30 holdem game on a Friday night. The room was completely full that evening — with a good mix of locals and tourists, pros and amateurs alike.

Unfortunately, the game I happened to be in was not very good. There were no smiling faces. No conversation between the players. No one giving or getting much action. In fact, it was even by Las Vegas standards — a bad game. Just as I was getting ready to request the table change and rack-up my chips and move on to greener pastures, something interesting happened. And here’s where my story really begins.

A well-dressed gentleman approached the table. He was carrying two full racks of red chips (and a few assorted greens) in his right hand. I estimate he had about $1300 in front. The man spoke with a heavy accent. In the other hand was a large crystal goblet filled with some kind of bronze alcoholic beverage. Let’s just say that if ever there was the stereotype of a Vegas weekend “tourist,” this was the player that fit the description to …

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Judi Online Soccerphile in the Emerald Isle

I’ve just been on a quick trip to Northern Ireland to see relatives but I could not get away from football.

 

For one thing the Northern Irish are mad about the game, passionate about the Premier League and the big two from Glasgow.

 

Walk around an Ulster town and you will see more football shirts than in a comparable English town. Travel to Liverpool or Manchester United for a home game and you cannot miss the many Irish accents around.

 

As it happened, all Ulster eyes were fixed on the telly on Sunday as there was an Old Firm game, a classically passionate affair won by Celtic, the team Irish Catholics gravitate to. Rangers are the Ulster Protestants’ club of choice, their red white and blue colours chiming perfectly with their Union flags.

 

The Ulster connection with the Glasgow derby remains strong: Celtic manager Neil Lennon is Northern Irish and famously resigned from captaining its national team after Loyalist death threats (he is Roman Catholic); Celtic fans fly Irish tricolours.

 

The Northern Protestants, predominantly descendants of 17th century English and Scottish colonisers, support Northern Ireland as their national team while the Catholics cheer the Republic of Ireland, established in 1924 after the island’s partition.

 

As a Judi Online classic marker of the complexity of this island’s politics, Northern Ireland wear green and their badge is a Celtic cross with shamrocks, all symbols of Catholics and the South eschewed by hardcore Unionists who assert their British identity. Confused? You are not the only one.

 

Northern Ireland has traditionally been the stronger but the Republic enjoyed a golden age under England hero Jack Charlton, reaching the last eight of the European Championship and the World Cup. At Euro 2016 both Irelands reached the last 16.…

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Scottish Situs Domino99 Pkv Premier League

The resurgence of fortunes within the Scottish national team continued with a friendly win over Poland in an interesting prelude to the Euro 2016 qualifying campaign. The teams will come up against one another in October in a competitive qualifier, but manager Gordon Strachan dismissed the suggestion that the 1-0 victory, courtesy of a Scott Brown goal, was a psychological advantage.

 

“It meant absolutely nothing, because there will be changes,” said Strachan. “These two teams won’t be the same. But what it does, for the next couple of months, is give us confidence.” Scotland’s next friendly is likely to be at Fulham’s Craven Cottage in May, with Nigeria having invited Strachan’s side to play them in London.

 

The win over Poland was Scotland’s third successive away win, and they have gone five Situs Domino99 Pkv matches unbeaten, the past four without conceding a goal.

 

“That’s good and it’s not easy to do that,” said Strachan, though, somewhat typically, he was not getting carried away with the improvements he has seen since taking over the helm from Craig Levein.

 

“It wasn’t a great game. I don’t think you could expect anything other than that at this time of the season in a friendly. It gave us a chance to have a look at them and vice versa, but we got some bonuses.”

 

Strachan also used the game to assess debutant Andrew Robertson. The 19-year-old Dundee United left-back came on as a second-half substitute just a year to the day after playing for amateurs Queen’s Park in a victory over Elgin City in Scotland’s lowest tier.

 

“I thought it didn’t faze him and that adds to our squad. If he can keep up his performances then there’s no reason why he shouldn’t be in the next …

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