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Wednesday, December 07, 2005

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The Missouri Gaming Commission ruled last week on three cases against the Isle of Capri Casino. The casino, located in Kansas City, will pay a total of $165,000 fines for disciplinary incidents that date back up to four years.

The incidents include a case in which the casino did not report to the Gaming Commission that a patron's purse had been stolen in September 2003. That same year, the casino failed to report a patron's complaint that he had been threatened with a knife and also did not inform the commission about a person who had tried to enter the casino using a fake ID.

The oldest case dates back to 2001, when the casino failed to report that a casino security staff member had taken a player into custody for questioning.

Fortuna Gaming Corporation, a company that “plans to become a leading mobile and online provider for the Internet gaming entertainment industry,” has inked a Letter of Intent to acquire an online casino company and all of its shares. The company has chosen to keep the casino's name confidential until the deal closes sometime in the beginning of next year's second quarter.

The acquisition will include an online gaming software platform that will support over 80 interactive casino games in 15 languages and four currencies. The company also expects the acquisition to bring it 65,000 active players, along with a database of 650,000.

Fortuna Gaming Corporation President, Doug Waugh, was quoted as saying, "This acquisition is a key component of the Company's growth plans as it brings an international player base of approximately 650,000 and a team of programmers and customer support personnel to the Company. Rather than growing the business organically, we can now offer our mobile and wireless products and technology to an established player base using the Seller's on-line casino products and systems."

Sunday, December 04, 2005

Woman admits casino theft

According to federal authorities, organizers of a phony marriage scheme courted individuals with major casino debts, offering them the chance to marry Vietnamese and Chinese nationals in exchange for annulling their gambling debts. These Asian citizens paid the gang large sums of money for their assistance in obtaining U.S. green cards in such an unusual manner. Among the hottest recruiting sites were the Morongo Casino and Resort in Cabazon, California, and the Bicycle Casino in Bell Gardens, California.

After a long-time investigation, U.S. officials arrested 55 individuals this week on suspicions of being involved in the phony marriage operation. In addition, Marian Therese Thai, a resident of Westminster, Colorado who is suspected of heading the organization, turned herself in to authorities on Friday. Thai is charged with conspiracy, harboring aliens, marriage fraud and other felonies.

Officials were reported as saying that the gang, called Operation Newlywed Game, was extremely complex. The operatives charged Asians up to $60,000 to wed American citizens with casino debts, who were willing to commit a felony for the right price. Thai is suspected of producing fake wedding pictures, love letters and joint tax returns. The scam was revealed by immigration agency employees who caught U.S. citizens petitioning for more than one spouse to be given green cards.

Heather Tallchief, 33, has turned herself in and pleaded guilty to bank and credit union embezzlement and passport fraud. The woman admitted driving a car full of cash from the Circus hotel-casino in Las Vegas to a garage, where her son's father and partner in crime, Roberto Solis, loaded it to another vehicle. The two fled the country and Solis, an ex-convict, remains a fugitive. Tallchief has lived in Amsterdam since 1993 under a fake name.

Tallchief reported she has no clue as to Solis' whereabouts, nor where the $2.9 million they stole is. However, she has agreed to repay the casinos' money by selling copyrights to any author or movie producer that may be interested in her story.