2006 April 11 Gambling News, Events and Happenings
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger admits he has no rules against gambling among his players. The Gunners boss cracks down on everything at Highbury with players banned from boozing 48 hours before a game, being told what they must eat and having to meet strict time-keeping guidelines.
Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson won’t give Wayne Rooney the hairdryer treatment over his alleged gambling problem. Ferguson does not want is to see a David Beckham situation develop, where the pair finally ended up at loggerheads over the player’s off-field celebrity.
Casino operators are developing technology to instantly reprogram their slot machines, allowing them to adjust jackpots and odds on the fly.
The slightly disreputable nature of gambling has always been an attraction to footballers with a wilder streak and modern technology makes it even harder to resist, says Andrew Baker.
Arsène Wenger has insisted that players and managers share the responsibility to keep gambling sensible.
The Independent. “Gambling is the largest addiction within football… It is an accepted, tolerated form of relaxation for players which is not only condoned by clubs and managers, but supported.”
The Penguins reiterated their support for a proposed casino near the city’s Lower Hill District, saying the project is a “no-brainer” because it guarantees the team will stay in Pittsburgh.
Gamblers don’t have to go to Atlantic City or Las Vegas to get their fix. Now, thanks to the Internet, poker games, slots and even roulette are just a mouse click away. But convenience can be costly. Easy access to Internet gambling increases opportunities for players to become addicted to gambling.
Nevada casinos won just over $ billion from gamblers during February for a nearly 13-percent gain over the same month a year earlier, according to a new state report.