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Authorities Bust Tiny Dog Out Of Hot Van At Costco, 98-Year-Old Mom Out Of Hot Car At Casino

Shopping at Costco is pretty great, but that doesn’t mean you should bring your dog along on your shopping trip, then leave it in your vehicle with the temperature outside in the 90s. The same goes for your very young and very old loved ones. Come to think of it, just don’t lock anyone in the car. An elderly woman and a dog are both still alive because authorities intervened and got them both out. [More]

Gambler Sues Casino After He Loses $500,000 In One Night

Gambler Sues Casino After He Loses $500,000 In One Night

Imagine waking up on Super Bowl Sunday in Las Vegas and finding out that you had lost $500,000 playing blackjack and pai gow the night before. Making matters worse, some of that money you lost was borrowed from the casino, which would now like to discuss repayment. [More]

Revel's ads say the casino will refund all slot losses during the month of July, but don't say you'll get the refund over the course of 20 weeks, and that it's in the form of slot machine credit, not cash.

Casino’s “You Can’t Lose” Refund Promotion Is Really Just Meant To Keep You Gambling

The casino always wins in the end. If it didn’t, we’d all be rich and casino-owners would be smashing open piggy banks to pay the bills. So when a house of gambling tells customers that it really wants to do something nice and will refund their slot-machine losses, you should expect that there is more to the offer than meets the eye. [More]

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Add Casinos To The List Of Places You Can’t Wear Google Glass

I remember watching the movie Casino for the first time, where there’s an intricate scene involving card cheats who are trying to pull a fast one over the casino by way of some kind of electronic signals sent with the tap of a finger. “Wow!” I thought. “That’s so high-tech! Good thing Ace (Robert De Niro’s character) is so wily!” Now just imagine those guys had Google Glass — Ace would not be pleased. As such, New Jersey regulators (and other lawmakers around the country) are preparing against a potential for Glass gadgetry to enhance gambling. [More]

New Branch Promotion Turns ATMs Into No-Lose Slot Machines

New Branch Promotion Turns ATMs Into No-Lose Slot Machines

How can you spice up a routine visit to the ATM? Easthampton Savings Bank in Massachusetts is promoting a new branch by turning its ATM into a sort of no-lose slot machine. They call it the “ATM Gone Mad,” because sometimes it will dispense $50 bills in place of the normal $20 bills. Cute promo. One local blogger finds it amusing that this is going on around the same time that the nearby city of Springfield is considering a downtown casino proposal from MGM Grand. All of the fun of gambling, none of the risk of financial ruin. But what’s the fun if there’s no chance of destroying your family’s future? [More]

Maiming A Slot Machine Isn’t Going To Make Up For The Fact That You Lost

Maiming A Slot Machine Isn’t Going To Make Up For The Fact That You Lost

Listen, we know what it’s like to keep shoving money into a slot machine, mesmerized by the blinking lights and the possibility that this time will be different, this time will bring riches beyond imagining! But should you lose, don’t act like a mad baby and maim the casino’s machine. That’s just immature. [More]

Congress To Legalize Online Gambling?

Congress To Legalize Online Gambling?

Only months after the federal government shut down access to online poker sites come reports that Congress could soon consider a bill that would legalize online gambling. [More]

New Airline Betting On High-Rollers Wanting The Deluxe Vegas Treatment

New Airline Betting On High-Rollers Wanting The Deluxe Vegas Treatment

We’re surprised there isn’t already a secret underground tunnel with super cool racers between Sin City and the City That Never Sleeps, so the fact that a charter air carrier is launching to more easily shuttle gamblers from New York City to Las Vegas is not shocking. [More]

Real-Life Danny Ocean Robs Bellagio Of $1.5 Million

Real-Life Danny Ocean Robs Bellagio Of $1.5 Million

A gunman allegedly robbed the Bellagio casino in Las Vegas, and he didn’t need to split his take with an acrobat, explosives expert or Matt Damon. The thief sauntered into the casino, made off with $1.5 million in chips from a craps table, then sped off on a motorcycle. [More]

Detroit Moving Police & Fire Depts. Into Empty Casino

Detroit Moving Police & Fire Depts. Into Empty Casino

There are a lot of empty buildings in the Detroit area, but the beleaguered city’s mayor announced today that he’s found the perfect vacant space to house HQs for both the city’s police and fire departments — the old MGM Grand Detroit casino. [More]

Las Vegas Builders Say No More New Casinos For The Next Decade

Las Vegas Builders Say No More New Casinos For The Next Decade

We hope you like the current casinos in Las Vegas, because that’s what you can look forward to for the next 10 years or so. No newly built Mount Rushmore facade, no Mini Grand Canyon indoor shopping avenue, no Godzilla-shaped hotel—nothing new to delight the vulgar parts of your optic nerve. The Wall Street Journal says after a decade in which casinos spent more than $30 billion on expansions, they’re now going to pay off debt and focus on “branding, marketing and customer loyalty.”

Embezzling Fry's VP Once Gambled Away $8 Million In ONE DAY

Embezzling Fry's VP Once Gambled Away $8 Million In ONE DAY

The LA Times is reporting that former Fry’s executive and accused embezzler, Omar Siddiqui, once gambled away $8 million in a single day. According to the IRS, Mr. Siddiqui financed his gambling by taking at least $65.6 million in kickbacks from Fry’s suppliers. He’s been charged with money laundering and fraud, and if convicted, he faces 140 years in prison.

Get Your Kids Addicted To Gambling At An Early Age With The Jack Potty Training Seat

Get Your Kids Addicted To Gambling At An Early Age With The Jack Potty Training Seat

Reader Jay sent us this link to a training potty with a built in slot machine that goes off whenever it detects a “deposit.”

Sands Casinos Lose Money, Wish You Weren't So Good At Blackjack

Sands Casinos Lose Money, Wish You Weren't So Good At Blackjack

At the Las Vegas Venetian, earnings dropped 19 percent to $58.3 million. The casino’s winning percentage in baccarat, blackjack and other games was 14.7 percent, below its forecast range of 20 to 22 percent and last year’s winning percentage of 23.4 percent. Gamblers also won more than forecast at the Sands Macao.

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Man thinks he wins $1.6 mil at the slots, but then the casino takes him to a backroom and says they’re not going to pay because it was a computer error. Because the casino is an Indian one, he might not have recourse through the courts. [ABC]

Vegas Casinos Mess With Blackjack Rules to Increase House Advantage

Vegas Casinos Mess With Blackjack Rules to Increase House Advantage

Blackjack used to be one of the best bets in Vegas. Easy to understand, with decent odds. The house advantage on a single-deck game of blackjack, under standard rules, was a measly .18%.