March 31, 2010
When you’re playing online casino games do you like to have the game sounds on or off? I normally like to play most online casino games (especially the new ones) to keep up with enhancements and remind myself of the game play of each game.
Why do I ask? Well, I was getting myself reacquainted with some of my favourites, one of which is the much loved Cashapillar slot machine. I think the game itself, background and win sounds as well as the vibrant colours greatly enhance the excitement and thrill of the action-packed game. Unfortunately, the workman repairing some pipes downstairs didn’t take this into consideration and decided to drill all morning – very rude. Just as well I could turn the sound up on my PC!
So, I started thinking… How do online slot players like to play? Do you kick back with a glass of your favourite tipple or snack and enjoy the buzz playing with the sounds on?
Perhaps you autoplay on slots and have the sounds turned off until your bonus feature win arrives. Microgaming’s new lobby enhancements now mean you can play up to 5 games at once; do you like to use this option? I am sure everyone has their own way of playing slots that suits them.
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March 27, 2010
Massachusetts House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo, rekindling on what is sure to be a contentious issue, will outline his plan for expanded gambling on March 6th, 2010, stating that the state should allow both slot machines at horse racing tracks and resort-style casino facilities.
In a speech regarding job creation before the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, DeLeo will propose that Massachusetts sell licenses to developers of casinos and slot machines. A portion of the slots and casino revenue would be alloted to a special fund that will help Massachusetts manufacturers with substantial investments, with the goal of helping struggling employers stay open and encourage others to invest in the state.
It was not clear how specific Speaker DeLeo will be regarding his gambling proposal. The speaker plans to sponsor a bill in the House within the next few weeks. His speech before the Chamber of Commerce promises to kick off talks on a contentious ssue that could dominate the spring discussions at the State Housem in the midst of another difficult budget and election year.
DeLeo-a Democrat from Winthrop who district includes two horse racing travks, Suffolk Downs in Boston and the Wonderland Greyhound Park in Revere-has been a long longtime advocate of permitting slot machines at the horse racing tracks. He has indicated for weeks that he plans to include slot machines as part of the House’s gaming bill.
But that will put him at odds with Governor Deval Patrick, who has been wary of slot machines and prefers resort-style casinos. However, Gov. Patrick has not said definitively that he would veto a gambling bill that allows slot machines at horse racing tracks.
Gov. Patrick’s spokesman said on March 4th, 2010 that they would not comment on Speaker DeLeo’s proposal because they had not seen the plan. Senate President Therese Murray has been open to expanded gaming but skeptical of slot machines at horse racing tracks, which opponents say do not help in creating new jobs. It was Gov. Patrick who first pushed for expanded gambling in 2007 as an option to get some of the revenue that supporters say that states with casino facilities, like Connecticut, get from gamblers in Massachusetts.
Gov. Patrick proposed constructing three casinos in the state, a plan that the governor said would produced $450 million in additional revenue, twenty thousand new jobs and $2 billion in economic activity. But the House Speaker at that time-Salvatore F. DiMasi, a staunch gaming critic-led the charge by which the House dismissed the plan, by a 108-46 vote in March 2008.
DiMasi had argued that casinos would just affect other tourists destinations in the state. Since then, Gov. Patrick has backed off from the plan, allowing lawmakers to take the lead in creating a new gaming proposal.
DeLeo’s plan is another sure sign that DiMasi’s resignation from the Massachusetts House has significantly changed the political landscape on Beacon Hill and improved the chances that casino gambling will be allowed in Massachusetts.
Sunday, 21 March 2010
March 26, 2010
The Governor of Alabama is waging a one-man crusade against gambling in the state and stirring racial-related tensions along the way by sending police officers in late-night raids to close down electronic bingo parlors.
Republican Governor Bob Riley, a long time critic of gambling, said that the electronic bingo machines are essentially slot machines, which are not allowed in Alabama. He created a task force in 2009 to block their spread in the state.
Gov. Riley has forced the closure of more than thirty gambling halls-ranging from storefront operations to huge Las Vegas-style palaces-and idled more than two thousand employees. Many of the bingo halls are located in poor, black areas.
Black leaders have complained that their areas are being deprived of tax revenue and jobs. Former state Senator George Clay said that 50 years ago, George Wallace sent troopers to Macon County to prevent desegregation of their schools and now state troopers are sent back to Macon County to shutdown their economy.
Task force commander John Tyson said that this is not a replay of that incident in 1960 but a case of stopping illegal casino facilities on preying on innocent people. He added that he doubts whether this is what Dr. Martin Luther King had on his mind when risking his life to fight for equal rights in the US.
But some of the same individuals who stood with Dr. King, including Rev. Jesse Jackson, are planning a march on March 6th, 2010 to support laid-off bingo hall workers and encourage the state legislature to hold a referendum on reopening the bingo halls. In pursuing his electronic bingo crackdown, Gov. Riley bypassed attorney general Troy King, who contended that the electronic bingo machines were legal and some county prosecutors who did nothing with the machines.
Gov. Riley, who is in his 2nd and final term of office, has stated that he will keep the fight against electronic bingo machines until he leaves his post in January 2011. The bingo issue has become one of the main issues in Alabama, with the candidates who are aspiring to succeed Riley in the fall election complaining that it is taking the attention away from other important issues such as dropping tax revenue and the 11% unemployment rate in Alabama. State voters unanimously dismissed a lottery in 1999.
But the electronic bingo machines arrived in Alabama in the 1990′s and spread over the past years all overt the state. Casino operators invested more than $500 million in the bingo machines. The VictoryLand Casino in Tuskegee has 6,400 electronic bingo machines, making it the largest casino in Alabama to offer such machines.
Monday, 22 March 2010
Alex Van Der Butz