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Gambling Business Group announce priority issues and extend open invitation to new Secretary of State

Strategic body, the Gambling Business Group, (GBG) has contacted Jeremy Wright QC congratulating him on his appointment as Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and identifying a list of priority issues impacting the development of the industry as a socially responsible provider of gambling entertainment.



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Scammers target Spanish slot machines with altered €5 bills

chinese-scammers-spain-slot-machinesAn unknown number of Chinese scammers are reportedly picking the pockets of Spanish slot machine operators through the use of altered €5 bills.

On Thursday, Spanish newspaper El Mundo reported that police in Madrid had detained “several citizens of Chinese nationality” for their apparent involvement in a scam that uses doctored €5m notes to trick slot machines into spitting out €50 notes in return.

Apparently, the scam involves cutting a €5 note in half vertically, then taping the two halves together but leaving a small two- or three-millimeter gap in between. The doctored bill is then inserted into the currency slot of an electronic gambling machine, which spits the note back out as unacceptable.

The perpetrators then reinsert the doctored bill multiple times, after which, for reasons that aren’t particularly clear from El Mundo’s article, the machine’s account balance suddenly changes to read €50. The scammers can then request a withdrawal of the full amount, leading the clueless machine to spit out a €50 note, after which the scammers presumably move on to their next hapless electronic victim.

Madrid police have alerted bar and gambling hall operators in the area to check their machines for the doctored notes, and to be on the lookout for other potential scammers that may or may not be connected with the individuals already detained.

It’s unclear at this point whether the scam works on a particular make or model of gambling device, or whether all machines are similarly liable to make it illicitly rain. Among the slots depicted in El Mundo’s video are Aruze Gaming’s Ultra Stack Feature Panda and Merkur’s Tropical Heat.

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Looking At The Long-Term Roles For Hard Rock And Ocean Resort In AC
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Industry experts Rummy Pandit and Bob Ambrose offer their explanations as to why Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City and Ocean Resort Casino are poised for success after strong opening-weekend revenue numbers.

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Anthony Zinno Wins CPPT $5,000 Main Event at The Venetian after Hot WSOP Run

Anthony Zinno, one of the notable members of global poker’s elite and one of the few three-time WPT Main Event winners, topped the field of another prestigious tournament after a nice run at the WSOP.

Zinno took part in another popular summer series annually taking place in Las Vegas and bested the field of the festival’s Main Event just a couple of days ago. The popular poker pro emerged victorious in The Venetian DeepStack Championship Poker Series CPPT $5,000 Main Event after surviving through five days of action and outlasting a field of 547 entries.

The tournament kicked off on Saturday, July 14, at The Venetian, one of the premium poker destinations across the Strip. The Main Event featured a guaranteed prize pool of $2 million. The guarantee was crashed due to the great interest in the tournament. An overall prize pool of $2,529,875 was thus created to be distributed to the top 63 finishers.

Aside from the champion’s trophy and all the accolades that a winner deserves, Zinno also collected the amount of $466,670. Including his latest live tournament cash, the poker pro now boasts a bankroll of over $8 million.

Zinno beat a stacked final table in the CPPT Main Event. The player faced the likes of former WSOP Main Event champ Martin Jacobson, popular high rollers Dan Shak and Stephen Chidwick, and former World Championship final tablists Bryan Piccioli and Jay Farber, among others. UK’s Ben Jones was Zinno’s heads-up opponent. The player eventually busted in second place for a consolation prize of $390,956.

Zinno said after his latest poker triumph that he could finally take a break from poker as he has been playing almost incessantly over the past several months.

Hot WSOP Streak

Zinno jumped into The Venetian Main Event action fresh from a nice run at the WSOP. The player finished in-the-money in 12 tournaments on the schedule of the world’s longest running poker series and made two final table appearances.

Zinno finished third in the $565 Pot-Limit Omaha 6-Handed for $57,300. He also scored a third-place finish in the $10,000 Limit Hold’em Championship for $129,186.

While the player failed to capture a WSOP gold bracelet this summer, he already knows very well what it feels like to claim the most coveted non-monetary prize in poker. He won his piece back in 2015 when he outlasted the elite field of the $25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha High Roller. That victory actually secured the popular poker pro with his largest-ever live cash of $1,122,196.

Zinno is one of just five players in the history of the World Poker Tour to have won three Main Event titles from the series’ Main Tour. He claimed his first title in 2013. It was followed by two more titles in 2015 to tie with Carlos Mortensen and Gus Hansen who were the only other three-time WPT title holders at the time.

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