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Putin opposed the legalization of casinos in Sochi

At a meeting with representatives of the Public Council on preparation for the Winter Olympics , Russian President said that he was against the opening of a gambling zone in Sochi.
Vladimir Putin: ” We have agreed that we have a gaming area on the border between the Rostov region and Krasnodar Territory , and then went out to allow even get out on the shore of the Black Sea . Create in the same region another area , in my opinion , it is inappropriate , despite the fact that it would facilitate the issue of the return of funds to investors . ”
The head of the Russian Federation noted that Sochi – it is primarily a family-friendly city , and the opening of the casino will lead to a contingent in the region .
Vladimir Putin: ” And crime extends to gambling zones , but not only. This kind of audience . I’m not saying they are bad or good, they are a kind of … It almost would have deprived the chance to all families with more than average and middle-income countries to come here just for families with children . ”
The president believes that legalizing gambling would lead to an undesirable increase in prices in the region, reports “Interfax” .
Vladimir Putin: ” Banks , companies that have invested money , interested to recapture the money , and as soon as possible , and are willing to keep some money. But if you will not be here this gaming zone , then they will be forced to restrain the growth of these prices to increase the number of visitors here . I think that is a factor that will also contribute to a large Sochi – and coastal part and mountain – still turned into family fun center people with average , below average or slightly above average income ”
“The organizers of clandestine gambling should be held criminally responsible for their actions ,” – said the President of Russia . He noted that such entrepreneurs utterly brazen – and instructed Prosecutor General to check the information from the Internet with the coordinates of the illegal casinos in Sochi.
He reminded all those present at the meeting , that some time ago the country had imposed severe restrictions on gambling . At the same time the Russian leader noted that still does not decrease the activity of entrepreneurs who try to disguise this underground activity .

Primorye won the jackpot

  
Two agreements were signed large-scale investments in the Far East Investment Congress with Melco International Development Ltd ( Macau , China) and the Cambodian Naga Corporation Ltd. The first project will invest in more than $ 700 million , the second in 2025 pledged to invest in the construction of the casino and hotel rooms for a thousand 350 million dollars.
- Russia – a great country in terms of resources and people here live the most intelligent , but she needs to diversify its economy and to shift to the service. Exhaustible resources , and tourism never! Macau and Singapore are among the five most developed regions : here is an example how to give impetus to the development of tourism economy and increase employment. Today in Vladivostok has a modern international airport , bridges and new roads . I am very optimistic about the potential of our investments in the Russian Far East – said Lawrence Ho , Chairman of the Board of Directors of Melco – the largest operator of integrated resorts management in Macao , Cambodia, the Philippines and Spain.
He said state aid in the creation of infrastructure ( roads, water, electricity and heat will build with the Development Fund of the Far East and the Baikal region), and assured that the tourists will surely attract ” great European city on the brink of Asia” , because from Harbin to Vladivostok – 1 , 5:00 flight from Beijing – 2.5 hours . Another plus – the vacant land for future development. According to preliminary estimates, the establishment will take 3-4 years , and in general there will be up to 20,000 jobs.
As reported at the plenary session of the Governor Vladimir Miklushevsky , in 2012, showed a better edge of the dynamics of development than the average for the Russian Federation ( GRP growth was 5.1 %, while Russia’s GDP – 3.4%). About 420 million of the $ 800 million of accumulated foreign investment came in 2012. In the first half of this trend is preserved . In many ways, it is an achievement of the APEC summit and projects of state companies , but the authorities are working on investment climate. Currently we are working on the creation of industrial parks on the type of ” greenfields ” : designates the site to which the expense of the regional budget will sum up the necessary communications. Their specialization – industrial, agricultural , construction, fish processing .

Another ” growth point ” – the use of the transport potential : through the territory of Primorye are two international transport corridors – the MTC “Primorye- 1″ ( Harbin – Suifenhe – Grodekovo – Port East – Asia Pacific ) and the “Primorye- 2″ ( Hunchun – Reed ( Makhalino ) – Posiet – Zarubino – ports APR) . In the development of their interest as far from the sea north- eastern Chinese province of receiving access to the ports of southern Primorye and neighboring countries. At the inter-regional transit service can earn millions of dollars. In the ambitious plans of the head of Primorye – to increase by 2020 the share of transport and logistics services in the GRP Primorye from the current 18 to 30%.
To attract business the first 5 years, investors with investments of more than the sum of 150 million rubles are exempt from taxes on property and income in the next 5 years, the tax rate will be from the current quarter . The response to this message will not have to wait long .
- We are interested to open in the Far East joint venture, to produce products of deep processing and send it to China and other countries. Let’s search for new forms of cooperation , based on staffing , energy , financial and other resources. It is important to develop transport infrastructure , open new flight routes – said Lu Hao , governor of Heilongjiang Province.

Deputy Chairman of Vnesheconombank Irina Makieva reported that currently the bank and 10 subsidiaries in the Far East, implement 19 projects (a total volume of investments – 470 billion rubles, of which 360 billion – money EBV), aimed at removing infrastructural constraints. Budget effect on their sales – more than 84 billion rubles , as well as 13 thousand new and saved about 4 million jobs. She noted that ” such a large and complex terrain , as the Far East , it is necessary to develop at the same time , investing in an integrated all the competitive advantages ” and called on business to address in a state corporation with a well developed projects.
- The focus of our work is aimed primarily at the infrastructure, because the task of the institute of development – release the limiting factors for the growth of industry and the social sector. So , in partnership with the Chinese unfolding construction of the railway bridge across the Amur River near Nizhneleninskoye ( EAO) – Tuntszyan (PRC). With the Singapore partner Vladivostok Airport discussed the possibility of establishing an international service center for aircraft maintenance . Together with VEB Fund participates in the construction of roads Vladivostok – Nakhodka – Port East ( the project is implemented under the concession) . Our goal and objective – to create a chain of interrelated projects, each of which can help each other , – the head of the Development Fund of the Far East and the Baikal region Pavel Grachev .

On the sidelines of the Congress Foundation signed a cooperation agreement with the Japan Bank for International Cooperation and a Memorandum of Understanding with the leadership of the province of Heilongjiang. The parties agreed to explore what prevents an increase in traffic between stations Suifenhe (PRC) and Grodekovo ( RF), and then decide how to resolve the problem. The Foundation has become one of the partners of the agreement Metro Cash & Carry on construction in Primorye three shopping centers. As noted Miklushkevsky , “arrival of means lower prices for food , and eventually change the logistics of delivery of goods to the Far East .”
The next year, Congress will pass an investment in another entity of the Far East or the Baikal region to fully unlock the potential of each.

«CASINO»

I think everyone knows how strong kinotandem “Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro.” I think everyone knows that both of them are true geniuses of world cinema. Both are well individually. Both are very talented. But there is no secret that, together, they make a real bezbashennyj cocktail, a real time bomb that is very liked and like the audience, and our time, and long past years. Crime drama “Casino,” Scorsese filmed in 1995 – is no exception.

The film tells the story of a very exciting era in the history of the United States. The era of the destruction of the old Las Vegas (city built on Mafia money), and the birth of a new, present-day Vegas. In the center of the story is the former bookmaker Sam Rostin, nicknamed “Ace”. Sam was playing cards with his earliest years. He was both a gambler and bookmaker, was engaged in all kinds of card games played with dice, like … like no one in them plays – in short, the man who represents himself just a game. For him, nothing in life is almost non-existent. He lives Game, he breathes it, and nobody else knows the ropes: how and what to do in the casino, so that visitors played, played, played, and still lost, lost, lost …

For all these qualities of “mafia clans” sent “Ace” fill the casino “Tandzhir” – a huge casino, located in the city center, followed by his former childhood friend sent Rostin – Nicky Santoro – incorrigible thug gangster and frostbitten. In Las Vegas, “Ace” as always with glitter doing his job: Casino flourished, a waterfall of money constantly poured into the pockets of gangsters satisfied patrons. Urban bosses were on the contentment of the mafia, the police and the courts have been bought, and it seemed nothing could dampen Sam’s life. But the Lord directs otherwise, and if you fly up high, in any case it is very painful to fall off …

Great movie. It can be confidently attributed to the true classics of the genre! In my opinion one of the best films of Scorsese. “Casino” has a unique feature – it does not get old, and revise it, despite the 3 hour hrometrazh can be an infinite number of times. The film is very relevant not only to the 90s, but for our time. The film captivates everyone including: script, direction and brilliant acting. Mr. Scorsese, once again, take off my hat to you.

Now the actors. Here you can write a whole book telling about the intricacies of the game each. That I certainly do not and I will try to tell you about their experiences as short as possible. All the actors have played just fine. Gorgeous Robert De Niro plays the role just amazing, “Ace”. Joe Pesci great acts out the role of Nikki’s most dangerous thug. Sharon Stone looks great as the wife of “Ace” Ginger. Very, because – well, I want to mention the actor James Woods, who played a great role pimp Leicester.
 
The film is based on the novel by Nicholas Pileggi and Larry Shandling “Casino» (Casino: Love and Honor in Las Vegas, 1995).
The film was shot in one of the oldest standing hotel-casino in Las Vegas Riviera, which was chosen because of its neutral color theme institution.
Robert De Niro was a real prototype of Frank “Lefty” Rosenthal, who ran from the 1970′s to the early 1980′s Casino “Stardust» (Stardust), «Fremont” and “Hacienda”.
The word «Fuck» and its derivatives are used in the film 422 times – which on average is about 2.4 times per minute.
At the 133-minute film, Sam asked his wife where she was, she replied that at the Riviera (this is the very casino, where the movie was filmed).
The prototype Nicky Santoro (Joe Pesci) served Anthony “Tony Ant” Spilotro, a thug “Chicago Syndicate”, who was killed on the orders of the bosses in 1986.

Five of the world’s most expensive casino

Five of the world’s most expensive casino

To attract more visitors to their casinos, gambling operators are the most desperate measures. For example, tend to outperform the competition by extravagance, scope and cost of the projects.
As a result, in Las Vegas there are their Egyptian pyramids, the Eiffel Tower, and copies of other famous sites, and the owners of casinos in Singapore and Macau seek to capture the imagination of visitors unparalleled luxury and exclusive entertainment.
The cost of the complexes with the most expensive casino in the world billions of dollars, and lower covers five champions on this indicator.

1. CityCenter Las Vegas (Las Vegas) – Cost: $ 9,000,000,000
This complex, which includes four hotels, a casino directly called Aria, dozens of restaurants and bars, covers an area of ​​more than half a million square meters and is the largest private construction project in the history of the United States.
At CityCenter two owners. It was building a company MGM Mirage (later renamed MGM Resorts International), but also during construction 50% of the cost of the project was bought by Dubai World.

2. Marina Bay Sands (Singapore) – Price: $ 5.5 billion
Marina Bay Sands last appeared on the list, as its official grand opening took place only in February 2011, although the casino and resort guests to take in July 2010. During this time, the complex had time to visit more than eleven million people.
In addition to the casino, Marina Bay Sands hotel includes two and a half thousand rooms, a huge trade center, a museum, two theaters, several fine restaurants, and more. However, its main attraction is the so-called SkyPark.

3. Resorts World Sentosa (Singapore) – Price: $ 5.5 billion
This complex is located on the island of Sentosa, owned by Singapore. It includes a casino, six diverse in style hotels, a shopping center, SPA, restaurants, bars, a huge amusement park, the world’s largest aquarium and other entertainment.
Despite the fact that the Resorts World Sentosa is largely focused on a family vacation in 2010, the revenue from the casino was about two billion dollars.

4. Wynn Las Vegas (Las Vegas) – Price: $ 4.53 billion
Hotel and Casino Wynn Las Vegas, which is the main property of Wynn Resorts, is located on the famous Las Vegas Strip. It is named after the famous billionaire known for his work in the gaming industry, Steve Wynn.
This is the first complex in Las Vegas, including a Ferrari dealerships and Maseratis. Also here is the only thing on the Las Vegas Strip and golf course. In addition, Wynn Las Vegas is famous for its night club, inside which there is a huge waterfall.

5. Venetian Macao (Macau) – Price: $ 2.7 billion
Complex Venetian Macao is known primarily from the fact that includes the largest casino in the world area of ​​more than 50,000 square meters. He belongs to the corporation Las Vegas Sands.
He is so designed in the Venetian style as the hotel grounds are three channels through which floating gondola.

The best casinos in the world

Today we will focus on the biggest, most expensive, the best casinos in the world.

Cities like Las Vegas, Macau, Monte Carlo is rightly considered the world capital of gambling. So we decided to talk about the most famous casinos of these and other cities.

Bellagio Hotel Casino (Casino Bellagio) in Las Vegas

At the opening of the 1998 Entertainment Complex Bellagio was the most expensive casino ever built in the world. At the Bellagio 200 roulette tables and 2,000 slot machines. In addition to a casino and hotel complex has several restaurants as well as the world famous Circus Du Soleil.

The Venice Casino (Venetsian) in Macau

In recent years, Macau has become the world capital of casino gambling business investment in the city several times the investment in the casinos of Las Vegas and Singapore. In 2008 there was built the Venice Casino Macau, the largest casino in the world at that time. It was built according to the prototype of the same name casinos in Las Vegas, but with a much grander scale. The hotel complex includes 3,000 rooms, built canals on which gondolas float, a huge shopping center and much more. The Venice Casino Macau has 870 gaming tables and 3,400 slot machines.

Atlantis Casino Resort (Atlantis Resort) Bahamas

Atlantis Resort Casino is the largest in the Caribbean and, of course, the most expensive! Apartments in the hotel adjacent to the casino will cost $ 25,000 per night. In the casino, 980 slot machines and 78 tables for roulette, Blackjack, baccarat and other games.

Casino de Monte Carlo (Casino de Monte Carlo) in Monaco

Casino de Monte Carlo was designed by Charles mountain – the architect of the Paris Opera. This is one of the most luxurious casinos in the world. It has 316 slot machines and 35 gaming tables (roulette, craps, blackjack, baccarat, etc.)

Wow Marina Sands Casino in Singapore

Wow Marina Sands complex in Singapore called the new wonder of the world. And this name is quite justified, 5-star hotel on the 2,560 rooms, exhibition halls, shops, a theater, and of course, also the most expensive casino in the world, numbering 500 tables for roulette, blackjack, baccarat, craps and 1600 slot machines.

Casino Resort World Sentosa in Singapore

Hotel Leisure Centre Resort World Sentosa is also in Singapore. The complex includes six hotels with a total number of rooms, more than 1,800. In addition to casinos and hotels, there is the aquarium, attractions, theme park, a variety of restaurants. The total cost of the complex is more than 5 billion dollars.

MGM Casino in Las Vegas

The structure of the casino MGM Grand Hotel include shopping center, 19 restaurants, amusement park, swimming pools, a dance club, a big arena. The hotel comprises 5044 rooms and a total area casino is 16,000 square meters. In this case, it employs 2,500 slot machines.

Casino St. James Club (St James Club) in Antigua

Tourist complex St James Club is located on a private peninsula and includes a hotel, a leisure center and a small but very expensive casino where 5 tables for Roulette, Blackjack and poker, slot machines and 56.

Casino Borgata (Borgata Casino, Hotel, Spa) in Atlantic City

Casino, Hotel, Spa Borgata is located in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Casino has 3,650 slot machines and 145 tables for roulette, blackjack Brack, baccarat, craps. This is one of the largest and most luxurious casinos on the east coast of the United States.

The best casinos in the world

Although most of us, the word “casino” is associated, primarily, with Las Vegas, the world offers a lot of institutions that can compete with the best hotels and casino of the “American Dream.”

Caesars Windsor, Windsor, Ontario

Casino Windsor, located in the same city in front of Detroit across Lake Ontario, is one such example. In the newly renovated 22-story complex invested $ 400 million. In addition to traditional Elvis show and poker tournaments, here you will be offered the new games and entertainment of all that exist in North American casinos located outside of Atlantic City and Las Vegas. Caesars Windsor – a haven for non-smokers, for strict local laws prohibit smoking in gaming rooms and in hotel rooms.

Casino Cosmopol, Stockholm

The only casino in Stockholm Cosmopol – not for the “early birds”: its doors swing open to the earlier hours of the day. Having paid 30 SEK (about $ 5) for the entrance, visitors enter the halls with 31 gaming tables, 300 machine guns, a restaurant and two bars located on four floors. In this European casinos you can get lucky in the fascinating ancient Chinese game of Sic-Bo. Dress code is more suited to the institutions of London, rather than to Atlantic City.

The Casino at the Empire, London

Opened in 2007 in the former ballroom of The Casino at the Empire immediately became the largest and most visited gaming establishment in London. The kit includes amusement poker, “fruit machine” (a slang designation of slot machines), roulette, blackjack, paragraph banks, as well as three restaurants, a variety of bars and a la Las Vegas. A variety of competitions, tournaments and themed nights “Learn to play” on Tuesdays.

Casino Lisboa, Alameda dos Oceanos, Parque das Nacoes, Lisbon

In 2006, the opening of the casino caused a major public outcry: the population of the Portuguese capital believed that money could be spent on cultural events. Then the city fathers went compromise. In the Casino Lisboa, along with 1,000 slot machines and 22 tables is a night club with resident DJ-playing and mainstream hits from popular musicals.

Casino Zodiak Almaty, Almaty, Kazakhstan

If it existed in nature prize “Most international casino” – it would certainly have won the Casino Zodiak, a Central Asian outpost of the network. Among the visitors to establishments located in the capital of Kazakhstan – Kazakh, Russian, Ukrainians and other former Soviet republics, Americans, Western Europeans, Israelis, Turks and Greeks. In the VIP-zone on the upper floors of the casino to bet on poker to 5,000 dollars per turn. Neon lights of the building put to shame even the Las Vegas Strip c. 1975.

Hard Rock Biloxi, Biloxi, Mississippi

Like many resorts on the south coast of the USA, Hard Rock Biloxi, before the discovery of which then had a few days, was destroyed by the hurricane “Katrina”. Now the casino is fully restored: 1,400 slot machines, 56 tables, spa services, and a higher level of traditional rock-oriented concerts.

Harrah’s Atlantic City, Atlantic City, New Jersey

When Harrah’s corporate bosses want to revitalize Atlantic City, they decided to just build something new. As a result, in March 2008 opened a new 44-story hotel-casino on the 906 rooms – the tallest building in the city. At night the courtyard with a swimming pool turns into a nightclub with all imaginable pleasures. The casino itself is the novelty of his proposals favorably with the “regular” schools of Atlantic City.

The Venetian Macao, Macao

Compared with the very Macau this enormous entertainment complex in the former Portuguese colony covers a huge area. 550,000 square feet of gaming halls with 3,400 machines and 800 tables. 1.2 million square feet of offices and conference rooms, a concert hall, a stadium for 15,000 seats. The list can be almost endless. People come here to perform world-class stars, including the Black Eyed Peas, Beyonce, Celine Dion and the Police.

Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

Officially, allowing the game business in the country, the Singapore authorities have decided to take revenge on all the “game” world: which opens in 2009, Marina Bay Sands will be the most expensive casino in the world. The parent company Las Vegas Sands has invested in the project is more than 3.5 billion dollars, while creating 10,400 jobs. The territory of gaming halls will be one of the most extensive in Asia, plus a business center for 50,000 participants, 2,500 hotel rooms, a museum area of ​​200 thousand square feet and floating glass pavilions. As planned by the architect Moshe Safdie tower complex will look like a deck of cards.

Amazing stories of the largest prizes in the casino

System casinos thought so that any player can pull his fortune in just one evening in hopes to play at least a small part of the money already lost. Not everyone carries in this cruel and thought-out business, but sometimes come across lucky ones who are able to win millions of dollars in the famous casinos and slot halls.
Next, you’ll learn the amazing stories of incredible winnings in the casino.

MGM Grand (Las Vegas, NV). Win: $ 20 million to $ 40 million

One evening, the Australian billionaire Kerry Parker (the first line in the ranking of the richest people in the country at the time of his death in 2005, the state $ 6.5 billion), while in Las Vegas, I decided to turn in and out of curiosity casino play baccarat and blackjack. That night, he won the $ 20 million to $ 40 million (the exact number is unknown, because the wins were few).
Kerry began to throw money at the casino already – for example, tipping the waitress serving him and the maitre d ‘of $ 1 million
Interestingly, in 1999, Kerry Parker was in London, and there lost in the casino about $ 28 million

Excalibur (in Las Vegas, Nevada). Winnings: $ 39,700,000

In March 2003, twenty-five engineer from Los Angeles arrived in Vegas is not just for fun, and to root for your favorite basketball team. Before the match had a few hours and he decided to pass them in the famous casino Excalibur.
The young man sat down at the slot machines – and away we go. Throwing chips one by one, he spent a total of $ 100,
suddenly lit up on the screen show “Jackpot” and the music began.
The prize has made a phenomenal amount of $ 39,713 982.25, which is comparable to the average profit of the casino this month. The winner wished to keep his identity a secret, and will forever remain in the memory of the regulars institution as “a young engineer.”
In addition, he asked that the casino does not give him all the winnings at once, and each year shall be transferred to his account for about $ 1.5 million

Mirage (Las Vegas, NV). Earnings: $ 21 million and $ 4.6 million

Win a million dollars in Las Vegas – a case incredible and fantastic.
But there are people who have experienced this event twice. Veteran of World War II, Elmer Sherwin was 76 years old when he took the jackpot of $ 4.6 million This happened after ten hours after the opening of casinos Mirage.
Elmer spent money on travel around the world. Even after the happy event, he continued to visit the casino with surprising regularity – two times a week. Why throw a case in which luck smiles at you?
Sixteen years – and again in the same jackpot casino, this time – $ 21 million second-most part of winning veteran spent no longer for themselves but for charity, Help the victims of Hurricane Katrina.

Fremont (Las Vegas, NV). Winnings: $ 8,900,000

“Do you need money? Ask and it will be given to you “- said 71-year-old resident of Hawaii Amy Nishimura. Amy came to Las Vegas for vacation. One game machine at once attracted to her. The woman felt like a living machine. She approached him and began to talk.

Begins to explain why her money, luck and ask to see her right now. Next Amy dropped her badge and began to play.
It should be noted in the purse she was lying less than $ 100: luck would have to hurry if she wanted to get her in the casino.
And after three hours of hard game machine issued a “jackpot” …

The history of gambling. The first casino.

              

The history of gambling is rooted in antiquity. And although there is no mention in the annals of gambling, but there are legends, stories, fantasies, version. Precise chronology of a card and roulette there.

During the excavation of ancient sites, archaeologists find items that could be used for games. There are suggestions that these items were originally magical, sacred meaning, and with the course of the centuries have become a means fascinating pastime. Egyptian tomb preserved to the present day image of a man playing dice. In ancient Tibet gambling charts were drawn on the roofs of the temples. The symbolic image of the game can also be found on the seats of monks in medieval English churches. The Greeks have a myth of Zeus and Aphrodite, who throw dice to determine the fate of the hero, and the “Iliad” of Homer describes the Olympian gods who play the lottery to determine the winner of the battle.

It is known that the dice used for throwing dice and for gambling. For example, the Aryan invaders of India in the 2nd millennium BC were very fond of gambling. Dice nuts vibhidaka was popular among castes. Collection of Vedic hymns, the Rig Veda contains the poem “complaints of players.”

In the Indian epic Mahabharata, written probably in the I century R.X. often describes in detail the dice, and it qualifies as a game of chance.

A lot of references to gambling is contained in the folk tales of different cultures around the world. Greek and Roman myths mention of God or a god of gambling luck. In Irish and Scots have stories about unusual rates or rates, not claimed as winners. A lot of dramatic stories about gambling can be found in the folk literature of Asia, including Southeast Asia, Japan, the Philippines and India. Another continent rich folk traditions about gambling – North America. Of all sufficiently studied world cultures, gambling, half – the North American Indians.

With the growth of civilization and the emergence of large cities gambling found its place in the bustling bazaars and inns. It offered a choice of a wide variety of fun. For the pleasure of trying your luck often had to pay with gold and jewels.

First gambling houses (“casino” in Italian – house) appeared in the Roman Empire. Happy birthday casino historians call 557 BC when the Roman king Lucius Tarquinius Priscus erected in honor of the god of harvest keeper Konsa called the Circus Maximus – an ancient Roman center of the entertainment industry. There have bet betting, craps. The audience spent day and night in the Circus Maximus, the Colosseum in amusements and spectacles.

In Europe, the process of gradually spread gambling joined the secular authorities by imposing taxes on casinos. First public gambling house was legalized in 1626 in Venice. While in high Venetian society has a tradition to gather for a variety of meetings in the so-called “small houses” or «Casini». Important and wealthy business transactions concluded there, arguing about politics, gamble.

The first casino in the modern sense was opened in 1765 in Paris. Ordered to open the casino’s first Minister of France, Cardinal Giulio Mazarin, in order to fill up so meager coffers of Louis XIV. At the same time, the world learned that in addition to the usual card games and roulette there.

In 1806, the French gambling house first received the formal approval of the highest state authority. That man was the French Emperor Louis de Bonaparte, was graced by one of the Paris casino.
The nineteenth century added to the image of gambling new touches: there was a high quality service, was luxurious and comfortable interior decoration and security at the entrance was to restrict access to the casino, flowing into the only respectable-looking people. Gambling has become a fashionable hobby and Casino – a place where it was sure to light up anyone who considered himself a wealthy man.

In 1861, in the small European country of Monaco, while experiencing financial difficulties, a man named Franz Blank offered his state to open a casino for the enrichment of the principality. Three years later, it opened the mall “Monte Carlo”, which became today one of the most famous and gorgeous places on earth. Around the same time gambling “den” (as they were called by the locals) have appeared in Asia. The largest centers of Asian gambling Steel City Saigon and Macau. In 1899, the world’s largest casino, a new concept – “private rooms” where you can while staying focused on the gambling hall, to make unlimited rate.

In Russia at the court of Catherine II roulette tables decorated not only luxurious halls of palaces – they can even be found in kitchens, where the court cook in a spare moment fun playing overseas. Having learned from the captured French about the existence of the tapes, the Turkish Sultan Selim III sent abroad their masters that they have learned to produce it, “wheel of fortune”. And the Indians with this game introduced British diplomats.

In America, gambling, like many others, have brought immigrants from the Old World. In numerous saloons of the Wild West win questions dealt with the Colt. Throughout the 1700s and 1800s, the city of New Orleans has been a mecca for players of the New World. However, during the presidency of Andrew Jackson (1829-1837) legal casino almost completely disappeared in all states. As a result of the ban on the whole country was a vast network of illegal “gaming clans.” After the removal of the ban Benjamin Siegel was the founder of the modern Las Vegas, the city of casinos, which are today the glory of the world’s entertainment capital.

Today, gambling houses – is a fashionable establishment, mahogany tables, soft-touch cloth, heavy curtains, the dealer in strict form, the scent of cigars and spirits. Enter the world of gaming today is not too difficult. If you have decided, then we wish you good luck!

A former casino croupier Canberra won the case and received payment from the casino in the amount of 185,000 dollars

A former casino croupier Canberra won the case and received payment from the casino in the amount of 185,000 dollars
33 year old woman who worked in a casino dealer, filed on their heads to court for negligence. She accused her employer that he did not offer her the necessary conditions for work after she received the “production” injury.
In 2008, when she was working at the table for a game of Black Jack, a man burst into the casino, stole chips off the table in the amount of $ 1,000 and fled. Protection was not there, so he was not stopped. After this incident, a woman turned to doctors complaining of mental disorder. She complained of fear for his life, the sleepless nights, the constant anxiety attacks. She started having nightmares.
The attending physician woman stated she had bipolar mental disorder and advised to move to a quieter work. After a conversation with the employer, the woman was transferred to the post of inspector at the table for a game of poker. She repeatedly complained about the noise during the game leads her to a sense of panic, but the casino did not pay attention to it. During one of these episodes she had a fight with the dealer during the game. After a quarrel, she had to undergo treatment at a private clinic Calvary Hospital’s. The clinic is recognized that due to the resulting psychological trauma she suffered suicidal syndrome and partly to blame casino management, which did not provide adequate security for its employees.
After the investigation the Supreme Court has decided to pay financial compensation to former croupier.

Secrets of the German gambling

In the world, there has long been worked out models of organization and control of gambling. Particularly noteworthy gambling activities in Germany. Here, there are two types of casino: gambling houses and casinos. The first contains or state, or a private company, supervision over the activities of which the local authorities. Gaming same institution owned by private individuals. Under the current law, all games are divided into two types: the French and American roulette, baccarat, blackjack, Quick-boards and hit the poker group games for good luck, because the client can not affect their abilities or skills on their course. The others, namely, slot machines with winnings, billiards, flippers, and others, not belonging to the first category, playing with bones and balls, card games were in the group games of skill.

   

Games of chance can be found only in the state gaming houses. The state in this case guarantees the accident, while no one can guarantee for the fact that a private owner not be tempted to mount a roulette magnet or cheat in some other way. Thanks to government guarantees, gambling establishments are in high confidence of its customers, who allow themselves to play at higher rates. These gambling houses are very much reminiscent of the Russian, who worked at the time. The difference is all that blocked throughout Germany 38 and in post in each country for many large metropolis. In private gaming salons can enjoy games of skill. Across the country, more than 25,000 such enterprises. But it is not necessary to believe that it may be open to everyone who is pleased. For this it is necessary to get more than seven hundred permissions associated with the personality of the owner, with premises and equipment.

By separating the games, the use of fraud in private gambling establishments has decreased significantly. They are subject to random checks only. And in order to prevent such a chance at state casinos, there is a special system of control and supervision. In all state run casino Dortmund specially trained auditors, they are employees of the tax administration, which literally day and night follow the work of everyone and everything: from certain of the table and ending with the annual balance sheet. They may at any time request any documentation, as well as have access to all areas of the gambling establishment. The number of auditors depends on the size of the enterprise. In the largest gambling house of the city, including 35 auditors, that is, for every ten dealer – one auditor. To completely exclude the possibility of collusion staff and the auditor, there are certain precautions. First of all, we Auditors staggered working hours. Also not permitted friendly relationship with the staff, even personal acquaintance outside work. And, thanks to the high salary, exclude the possibility of bribery. In addition, there are a number of specific requirements that apply to the staff. Reputation Officer of gambling establishments must be irreproachable, that is, there should be no criminal record, no significant debt, addictions to alcohol and drugs. All employees have the right to play in their own gambling establishment. These measures are almost completely exclude the possibility of committing fraud in state gaming houses.

Casinos are subject to only one tax, which is 80% of the entire gaming profits. Fees from the Company accrued daily. Every week there is a registration in the financial and fiscal administration, and then paid fees to the appropriate fund. Private gaming clubs not subject to any special taxes. Their fees are calculated into the budget as well as all the industrial enterprises. This includes income tax, VAT, percentage of winning slot machine with money prizes. If you add up all the taxes, in total, they will be 80-85% of revenue, which is about the same as in state-owned enterprises with gambling.

Despite the fact that the control mechanism casino debugged, Germany certain problems still exist. Illegal gambling establishments still not left alone German service. Often, these clubs are located in tiny areas of small hotels and restaurants. To deal with them is very difficult because the owners carefully conceal their underground gambling houses. No one really can not tell how many of these underground facilities exist throughout Germany, but it is well known, and this is not a secret that they are still there.

More recently, the German casino has a new problem. It all started with the fact that the municipal casinos began to fall sharply with revenue tables for blackjack. Supervisors are very much interested in this fact. As a result, a number of checks found that some unscrupulous players were using the system of counting cards in this game. Its essence lies in the fact that the first player places small bets and monitors the circulation of cards on the table (of the game uses 5 decks, each of which has 54 cards, just out 324 cards). Then, remembering an example of how the player needs to do at the right time maximum bid. Blackjack is classified as games of chance, which implies the impossibility of influencing the course of the game. But, with the advent of card counting systems, the danger was real. Therefore, private gambling establishments began to demand to translate this into the category of games of skill, and, consequently, to allow them to use in their gaming houses.

It should be noted that in Germany, gambling establishments are subject to one-off taxes, and there is a plurality of separate payments for a variety of articles. As practice shows, the participation of the state not only in control of game clubs, but also as their owners, has a positive effect on the development of gambling in the country, making gambling more fair and transparent, except as forgery and fraud.