2021 June




The Louisiana Association on Compulsive Gambling told state gambling regulators Tuesday at the monthly meeting of the Louisiana Gaming Control Board that its $2 million a year in financing is not adequate to meet the growing needs of treating compulsive gambling disorders.

“We’re still meeting only a fraction of the needs shown by prevalence studies,” said Reece Middleton, executive director of the nonprofit association. “We are now at the point where we need to ask for more money.”


The Compulsive and Problem Gaming Fund receives one-quarter of 1 percent of gross gambling revenues, up to a total of $500,000, from each of four different sources: riverboats, video poker, the state lottery and Harrah’s New Orleans Casino, the state’s sole land-based casino.


In the years since that formula was devised, the state has opened more riverboat casinos and put more video poker machines online, but no more money flows to the problem-gambling fund because the contributions from those types of ventures are topped out.


In addition, the state has allowed new gambling venues that are not required to contribute to the fund. For example, three racetracks have opened casinos, or “racinos,” and Churchill Downs Inc. , new owner of the Fair Grounds in New Orleans, soon is expected to begin the state and local approval process for slot machines.


The addition of more gambling means more opportunities for people to develop gambling problems, the organization said.


At the same time, the compulsive gambling association has become more ambitious in its outreach efforts, opening a second residential treatment center, CORE-South, in 2003 in New Orleans.


Louisiana is considered a leader nationwide in its compulsive gambling treatment efforts, and its two centers are among only five facilities devoted exclusively to gambling problems in the United States.


The state’s two residential treatment centers have admitted more than 1,220 people since the original facility, in Shreveport, opened in 1999. More than 200 people have enrolled in outpatient programs since they began in January 2003. Caseloads in both programs are increasing. Since the Problem Gamblers Helpline opened in 2003, it has handled 13,978 calls for help, including 117 suicide calls, Middleton said.


Middleton said Rep. Ed Murray, D-New Orleans, plans to revive HB 470, which never made it out of committee last spring, to dedicate up to $500,000 of “racino” revenue to the compulsive gambling treatment fund. Another idea for increasing the amount of money available for treatment programs is to raise the $500,000 cap on each form of gambling.


TOGEL Gaming Board member Mervin J. “Kelly” Simoneaux suggested that Middleton ask Louisiana’s three American Indian casinos for donations to the compulsive gambling treatment programs. Indian casinos are not regulated by the gambling control board or taxed by the state.


Of the three Indian casinos, Middleton said the only one that contributes to the compulsive gambling fund is the Paragon Casino Resort in Marksville, which donated $25,000 to the effort this year. Avoyelles Parish, where the Paragon is located, has a high rate of compulsive gambling problems, Middleton said.


If the association is successful at getting additional money, Middleton said he would use it to expand youth outreach efforts. As casinos nationwide try to reach out to younger audiences, there are increasing signs of problem gambling among young people, Middleton said. His group, in association with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and researchers at Harvard University, have developed a curriculum for schools.


With additional financing, Middleton said he also would try to expand outpatient treatment services in New Orleans, buy the residential treatment building in Shreveport and create a compulsive gambling halfway house where clients could go after residential treatment. Middleton did not specify how much more money is needed.


Rob Stillwell, a spokesman for Boyd Gaming Corp. , which owns Delta Downs Racetrack and Casino, the state’s first racetrack casino, said his company supports responsible gambling efforts, but the decision on how to allocate “racino” tax money would be up to the state.


“The state of Louisiana is one of the few states that actually sets aside money to assist with the responsible gambling effort, and they’ve really done a great job at it,” Stillwell said. “To what level the funding needs to change, that would be something that the Legislature needs to decide.”






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WPT Revenue Drop Togel Hongkong Report



World Poker Tour Enterprises (WPT) has reported a 30% drop in revenues for the second quarter period ending July 1 compared with the same period last year. Total revenues for the quarter were $7.7 million (£3.8 million), compared with $11 million in 2006.


WPT said this was mainly due to a fewer number of domestic TV episodes being produced during the period. Television licensing revenues dropped to $4.3 million compared with $7.3 million in 2006 as a result. Net loss for the quarter came to $3.3 million and included a $2.3 Milllion write-off of WPT’s stand-alone online gaming platform, as the company re-launched its poker offering on the CyrptoLogic network.


However, online gaming revenues for the period dropped to $0.3 million, compared with $0.8 million in 2006, due to the switch from WagerWorks to CryptoLogic during the period.


WPT Enterprises signed a five-year agreement with the China Leisure Sports Administrative Center, to become the exclusive marketing and sponsorship partner for China’s popular card game, Traktor Poker, known as Tuo La Ji.


The Togel Hongkong company expects revenue for the third quarter of 2007 to be in the range of $4.0 – $4.5 million, aided by an increase in sales and marketing efforts for online gaming beginning in September.


PokerStars Tops The Battle For Online Poker Traffic


At the top of the online poker battle for most players, PokerStars sits comfortably. So comfortable is PokerStars that they have triple the traffic now of their nearest rival, Full Tilt Poker.


Recent monitoring shows that PokerStars has had nearly three times the number of cash players as Full Tilt Poker and almost 20,000 at its peak on Tuesday while Full Tilt had under 10,000. PartyPoker, which no longer accepts US players, has also been beating out Full Tilt.


One of the biggest shocks is that Bodog.com has not be able to capitalize on the departure of other top online poker rooms from the US market over the past year.


The site continues to flirt with the bottom of the top 10, hardly mirroring the unprecedented growth of the Bodog brand when it was first launched in 2001.


Absolute Poker has recovered nicely from its disastrous “October Surprise”. A consultant for the firm was found to be cheating in some online poker tournaments over a one month period.


The reaction, though slow at first, was to pay out all those who could have remotely have been affected by the “cheater”. All said customers were refunded.


Absolute Poker, also a Gambling911.com endorsed online poker room has been edging out Bodog. Its sister site, UltimateBet, frequently comes in around the number 7 online poker room. Both Absolute and UltimateBet, however, rank 3rd and 4th in the US market, respectively.


iPoker Network, OnGame and Everest have ranked among the upper top 10 in recent months.  Betfair Poker, another Gambling911.com endorsed online poker room, continues to push its way up from the lower top 15 tier. That major betting firm has held a podcast to announce its new Poker Director, thus signaling Betfair’s commitment to taking on the big boys over the coming months.





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คาสิโนได้เงินจริง คาสิโนออนไลน์การเดิมพันที่ยิ่งใหญ่



คาสิโนออนไลน์การเดิมพันที่ยิ่งใหญ่การเริ่มต้นของคาสิโนที่มีมาอย่างยาวนานแสนนาน ที่มีมาตั้งแต่สมัยโบราณที่แต่ก่อนนั้นตอน พ.ศ.1450 นั้นจะมีการพนันอย่างหนึ่งที่เรียกกันว่า กำถั่ว ที่คนสมัยก่อนนั้นฮิตกันอย่างมากครับ คนสมันก่อนนั้นติดคาสิโนเป็นอย่างมากถึงขนานขายลูกตัวเองขายตัวหรือแม้แต่ขโมยของถือว่าหนักมากๆเลยในสมัยนั้น และในปี พ.ศ. 2100 ได้มีคาสิโนหรือการพนันอีกอย่างที่เรียกว่า โป มองสิเออร์ เดอ ลาลูแบร์ เป็นอัครทูตประเทศฝรั่งเศสของหลุยส์ 14 ที่ได้เขียนบันทึกไว้ประมาณว่า “ชาวสยามนั้นติดการพนันหรือคาสิโนมากเหลือเกิน ถึงขนาดว่าผลาญให้ตัวเองนั้นฉิบหายเองได้ ยอมเสียอิสรภาพชีวิตของตัวเอง แม้กระทั่งขายลูกเต้าของตัวเอง เมืองนี้อยู่ยากเหลือเกินเมืองที่ใครไม่มีเงินทองก็ต้องตกเป็นทาส คนไทยชาวสยามนิยมเล่น ติกแตก หรือที่ชาวสยามเรียกว่า สะกา” ในสมัยก่อนมีเมืองที่มีเรื่องการพนันที่ทั้งเมืองมีแต่คาสิโนก็คือเมืองมอนตากาโลที่ในปัจจุบันนั้นเมืองนี้อยู่ในประเทศโมนาโกที่เป็นแหล่งที่ศึกษาข้อมูลของเกมคาสิโนทุกประเภท แต่คุณลองย้อนกลับมาในปัจจุบันจองเรานั้นได้มีอะไรที่แตกต่างกันโดนสิ้นเชิงแต่คนไทยเราก็ยังคงนิยมการพนันเป็นที่สุดอยู่ดี เดียวนี้ไม่ต้องไปถึงบ่อนคาสิโนแค่คุณมีคอมพิวเตอร์ โทรศัพท์มือถือสมาร์ทโฟน ก็สามารถเล่นคาสิโนออนไลน์ได้แล้ว บางคนก็อาจจะเล่นที่ร้านอินเตอร์เน็ต คุณลองดูในสมัยก่อนที่ไม่มีอะไรให้คุณเลยมีแต่เสียกับเสียแต่ในปัจจุบันถ้าคุณใช้สมองดีดีคุณจะรู้ว่าคาสิโนมีดีกว่าที่คิดครับ แต่ถ้าย้อนกลับไปไกลกว่านั้นคุณก็จะพบว่าการพนันมีมานานมากๆตั้งแต่เริ่มเอาสัตว์ประเภทตัวเล็กๆไล่มาเรื่อยๆ เช่น จิ้งหรีด ปลากัด วัว ควาย ช้าง และในปัจจุบันครับคุณก็จะเห็นไก่ชนที่เป็นที่นิยมมากๆ โดยสมัยก่อนนั้นจะมีการหักเงินเดิมพันร้อยล่ะ 10 ของเงินที่วางเดิมพันหรือที่เรียกกันติดปากว่า ค่าน้ำ และไทยเราก็ได้เริ่มที่จะหาการค้าติดต่อกับต่างประเทศบ่อยๆทำให้การพนันหรือเกมคาสิโนต่างๆเริ่มเข้ามาเรื่อยๆ ในสมัยอยุธยาที่ใน พ.ศ. 2231-2275 การพนันที่คาดว่าน่าจะเข้ามาในไทยก่อนนั้นก็คือ ถั่วโป จะว่าไปแล้วลองย้อนไปตอนสักประถมครับก็จะมีการพนันเช่นกันแต่จะเป็นการพนันที่ไม่เกี่ยวกับคาสิโนแต่จะเป็นเกมต่างๆเช่น เป่ากบ ดีดลูกแก้ว เขี่ยไพ่ ปั่นแปะ น้ำเต้าปูปลา หรือแม้กระทั้งเปิดหนังสือหาเลขที่ใครเปิดได้เยอะกว่าก็จะชนะและได้เงินเดิมพันไปเพื่อไปซื้อขนมหรือของเล่นที่ตัวเองต้องการ คงจะปฏิเสธไม่ได้จริงๆครับว่าคนไทยเรานั้นเล่นการพนันมาตั้งแต่สมัยโบราณแล้วจริงๆเพราะมีการเขียนประวัติไว้ตั้งแต่สมัยรัชกาลที่ 5 แล้ว แต่ในปัจจุบันมีการพนันหลายๆอย่างเลยครับมีมาอย่างไม่รู้จบสิ้นที่แต่ล่ะยุคการพนันก็ไม่ได้ต่างกันมาก แต่ด้วยตอนนี้คือยุคของคาสิโนแห่งเทคโนโลยีที่มีความก้าวไกลที่คนทั่วทุกมุมโลกให้การยอมรับกับคาสิโนออนไลน์ที่มีมาตรฐานสากลระดับโลก. คาสิโนได้เงินจริง

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Nothing is as electrifying as a crowd gathered around a “hot” Craps table. The cheering, the money … it causes a lot of  commotion.


Want to get in on the action?


Let us show you how: Read this section and learn How to play, then check out our advanced strategy section and get free tips on how to beat the house and win at craps.


The Basics


Craps is played with two dice. (They will give you several but only pick up two). The object of the game is to throw a 7 or 11 on the first roll. When a 7 or 11 is thrown, the pass line wins and the don’t pass bar loses.  If a 2,3 or 12 is thrown the pass line loses and the don’t pass bar wins except on 12 which is a tie.


If any other number besides 2, 3, 7, 11 or 12 is thrown on the first roll by a shooter, it becomes the point. The shooter has to throw that point again in any combination before throwing a 7. If the shooter thows the point first, the pass line wins. If the shooter throws a 7 before making the point, the don’t pass line wins.




The only Player who must place a bet (PASS LINE or DON’T PASS BAR) prior to the first roll of the game is the Shooter (or the person who wants to roll the dice). If the shooter throws the dice and the total is 7 (1:6, 2:5, 3:4, 4:3, 5:2, 6:1) or 11 (6:5, 5:6) then the PASS LINE wins and all players who have bet on the PASS LINE win. If the shooter throws the dice and the total is 2 or 3 then the players who bet on the DON’T PASS BAR win (The 12 is a push) and the players who bet on the PASS LINE lose on a first roll of 2, 3 or 12. (1:1, 1:2, 2:1, 6:6).



Rolling 7 or 11 is Called a “Natural”

Rolling 2, 3 or 12 in called “Craps”




After the coming out roll, if a player has rolled 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 or 10 (called “the Point”). The dealer will mark the point with a white disc. The shooter will continue to throw the dice until either the shooter throws a number equal to The Point again or throws a 7 (1:6, 2:5, 3:4, 4:3, 5:2, 6:1) which is called SEVENING OUT.


A Shooter keeps shooting until they “seven out”, the dice then pass to the next player in a clockwise direction around the table.


The PASS LINE and DON’T PASS BAR both pay even money.


To become eligible to become a Shooter, place a bet on the Pass Line or Don’t Pass Bar. The dice are passed to Players in a clockwise direction so you might have to wait a while for your turn as the Shooter. You don’t need to be a shooter if you don’t want to. Only the shooter is required to make a bet.


Example – Your Come Out roll is a 9. Players who had placed a wager on the Pass Line will leave their wager and will win if you roll another 9 before you roll a 7. However, Players who initially placed a wager on the Don’t Pass bar will win if you roll a 7 before you roll a 9.




Any Players who didn’t place a wager prior to the Come Out roll, either by choice or because they showed up at the table afterwards, are no longer eligible to place a Pass Line or Don’t Pass bet. Instead, they may place a Come or Don’t Come bet.


If a Player places a Come bet, the rules of the initial Pass Line apply. If the next roll is a 7 or 11, the Player wins. If the next roll is a 2, 3 or 12, he loses. However, if a 4,5,6,8,9, or 10 is rolled, that will be the Point for that Player, which could be different than the point for the original Players. Once the Point is established for the new Player, he is betting that his Point will be rolled before a 7.


If a Togel Hongkong Player places a Don’t Come bet, the rules of the Don’t Pass bet apply with one exception. If the next roll is a 7 or 11, the Player loses. If the next roll is a 2 or 3, the Player wins. The exception is that if the Shooter rolls a 12, the bet on the Don’t Come is a tie. Any other roll becomes the Point for that Player who is betting that a 7 will be rolled before that Point.




Now that you know the basic bets of craps: Pass and Don’t Pass, Come and Don’t Come it is important that you understand the basics of ODDS. Pass Line and Come bets pay even money however, once a point is established you can take odds. The casino’s pay “true odds” on these bets:


4 and 10 pays 2:1 – There are 3 ways to make 4 or 10  (1:3, 2:2, 3:1) (4:6,5:5,6:4) and 6 ways to throw a 7 (1:6,2:5,3:4,4:3,5:2,6:1) so: 6/3 = 2 to 1 odds



5 and 9 pays 3 to 2 (Four ways to throw 5 or 9 vs. 6 ways to throw 7)

6 and 8 pays 6 to 5 (Five ways to throw 6 or 8 vs. 6 ways to throw 7)


If you are betting on the Don’t Pass or Don’t come, you can take odds in the same manner. On 4 or 10 you would “lay” 2 to win 1, on 5 or 9 you would lay 3 to win 2, and on 6 or 8 you would lay 6 to win 5.


MAKE SURE YOU KNOW WHAT THE LIMITS ARE ON ODDS. Some casino’s offer 2x odd (Double your line bet) and others (see the gaming guide) offer 100x Odds.


The basic House edge in craps is about 3 % or 1/36 (When 12 is thrown on the come out roll). Since the house pays true odds, it is to your advantage to take full odds (where there is no house edge).


More Advanced bets


BIG 6 & BIG 8 – This bet is a convenience bet in the corner of the table. It pays even money instead of 6-5. Many players like this bet because you can bet the table minimum and you control the bet by simply picking up your chips.


The Field Bet – This is a one roll bet. It pays even money. You place your bet in the field area, if the shooter rolls 2,3,4,9,10,11 or 12 you win. (Most casinos pay 2 to 1 if a 2 or 12 is rolled). If the shooter throws 5,6,7 or 8 you lose.


Place Bets: You can place a bet on any of the numbers across the top of the layout. 4 and 10 pay 9 to 5, 5 and 9 pay 7 to 5 and 6 and 8 pay 7 to six. You win every time the number is rolled. You lose on seven. Place bets are not “on”  the Come Out Roll.


LAY BETS: Identical to a place bet except that you are betting on a seven before the number is thrown. You would lay 7 to win 6 on the 6 and 8, 7 to win 5 on the 5 and 9, 9 to win 5 on the 4 and 10


As you can see: These bets do not pay “true odds” and the house advantage is much greater. 10% on the 4 and 10, 6.66% on the 5 and 9 and about 4% on the six and eights.


A Buy Bet: A buy bet can be placed on any number and it pays true odds. In exchange for the better odds, you will pay 5% of your bet (called the vig or vigorish). This is the house edge. You will often see players buy the 4 and 10. It would be a disadvantage to buy the 6 or 8.


HARD WAY BETS: You can bet on a number to come up as a pair  (2:2, 3:3, 4:4, 5:5). These bets win when the shooter throws the pair of numbers you bet on (Hard 4 = 2:2). These bets lose when a 7 or any other combination of the number is thrown (Hard 4 loses on 1:3, 3:1 or any seven)


In general Hard Way bets are not good bets. The hard 4 and 10 pay 7 to 1. There is 1 winning combination (2:2) and 8 losing combinations (1:3,3:1,1:6,2:5,3:4,4:3,5:2,6:1) so the odds are about 12.5% in the house favor. The Hard 6 and 8 pay 9 to 1 with 10 losing combinations (1:5,2:4,4:2, 5:1 and 1:6, 2:5, 3:4, 4:3, 5:2, 6:1) with a house edge of about 10%




The Horn bet is one of the worst bets in the casino … It is also one of the most exciting.

The Horn bet consists of 2,3,11 and 12. You can bet on any one of them or any combination


Two or snake eyes or aces: Betting on 1:1 pays 30 to 1: Actual odds 36 to 1

Three or acey duecy: Betting on 1:2 or 2:1 pays 15 to 1. Actual odds 18 to 1

Eleven or YO!: Betting on 5:6 or 6:5 pays 15 to 1. Actual odds 18 to 1

Twelve or BOX CARS: Betting on 6:6 pays 30 to 1. Actual odds 36 to 1.


Combination bets:

Hi-Lo = Betting on 2 and 12

Hi-Lo-Yo = Betting on 2, 12 and 11

Horn Bet = Betting on 2,3,11 and 12

Any Craps = Betting on 2,3 or 12

Horn High (2,3,11,12) = Betting on the Horn plus an additional bet on one number




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