Chinese Lottery Gets You A brand new Vehicle Perhaps

In a bid to lessen pollution and smog surrounding the heavily polluted Chinese town of Shijiazhuang (try stating that three times fast), a new kind of lottery is being introduced. But winning this lottery doesn’t yield financial independence and an extravagant lifestyle; alternatively it entitles you to buy new vehicle.

She actually is Got a Ticket to Ride

Licenses to acquire a car within the city and letting you drive will be issued via a lottery, while the officials that are local had to take drastic actions to cut back the smog and carbon footprint regarding the city.

Shijiazhuang, the capital of the steel-producing Hebei province which surrounds Beijing, has now become the locality that is latest from the largest auto market on earth to introduce this kind of measure. Other Chinese towns which have imposed a limitation on vehicle purchases include Beijing, Guangzhou, Shanghai and Guiyang.

How many brand new automobiles in Shijiazhuang will likely be limited to 100,000 for the year, and households within the city will be limited to owning ‘just’ two cars each, according to the government website that is local.

The authorities go on to state that the true quantity of new cars allowed is going to be further paid off to 90,000 in 2015, and those able to buy vehicles will be determined using a lottery structure.

Efforts to Lower Emissions

This move comes included in China’s vow to enhance their efforts to lower emissions after public outrage was sparked by the increasing air air pollution and congestion. Shijiazhuang currently ranks among the smog culprits that are highest; in reality, six of the top ten polluters in China can be found in the Hebei province, according to a list published by the Chinese Ministry of Environmental Protection.

The Chinese, needless to say, want to gamble, and lots of nations are even trying to gear certain attractions towards luring the gambling that is chinese with their doorsteps. And although it won’t be quite a PowerBall event with glamorous presenters and momentous jackpots, quite how they will feel about their vehicle purchases depending on a happy dip in a lottery draw, as yet, remains become unseen. But if they can’t stand it, then their only other choice is to continue to gamble on both their own health insurance and the fitness of the planet.

South Korea Rejects Casino Bids from Caesars, Universal

Southern Korea has decided to reject applications for preliminary casino licenses from worldwide bidders who were hoping to make use of the South Korean government’s wishes to develop casino properties in the Asian nation. Both Caesars Entertainment (in a partnership with Lippo Limited) and Universal Entertainment Corp. were amazed to find that their requests was denied, and also the move has got the prospective to slow or stall the casino development plans in the country.

Reason for Denial Unclear

According to a written report by Reuters, no reason was handed for the rejections by the Ministry of customs, Sports and Tourism, and neither company was prepared to discuss the feasible reasons. Caesars did say they had met the requirements for licensing that they had believed.

Nonetheless, there’s been plenty of speculation and rumor why the licenses might have been denied. Within the full case of Caesars, Reuters cited a ‘local government official with knowledge of this matter’ as saying that the rejection came because of concerns over Caesars’ credit rating, which includes been lowered in present months.

FBI Investigations

Meanwhile, Universal has been dealing with investigations by the FBI and the Philippine National Bureau of Investigation into $40 million paid by the company up to a consultant in Manila. It really is suspected that Universal could have used bribery to receive a license to develop a $2 billion resort casino in Manila Bay.

However, Universal says that their business in the Philippines was conducted legally. The business even appointed a panel to look into the payments, which recently came back with a report saying there was no proof of bribery but admitting that the company’s demand structure could be better, and that they did not gain access to specific individuals that are key their investigation.

Both the Caesars and Universal casino tasks were anticipated to be large resorts that would be built in Incheon, an economic zone set aside by the South Korean federal government so that you can attract tourism and international investment. Both companies had made their requests in January of 2013. It’s unclear if there are any other applications that are outstanding considered by South Korea at this time.

Inappropriate Sportsbet Wallaby Cartoon Causing Controversy

Thanks to Australian betting operator Sportsbet, the very first impression thousands of tourists may have of Melbourne is one of the cartoon wallaby which seems to be sodomizing a lion. And if you think that is a strange thing to read, imagine writing it.

Bizarre Visual

The huge ad which covers an area of 170 meters by 90 meters has been painted in a field just off of the Tullamarine Airport and is designed to be visible to passengers flying inside and out of the airport and features the slogan ‘Rooting for the Wallabies’ next to an image regarding the Melbourne Wallabies’ mascot trying out a corner of the British and Irish Lions’ mascot.

The idea is obviously to spark interest and drum up business for the online operator ahead of the approaching rugby union series between the two teams, which features three games to be played in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney.

Haydn Lane, spokesman for Sportsbet, told Channel Nine that one or more million air people are anticipated to be exposed to the ad over the next month, so the well-placed image will certainly receive high exposure.

‘What better solution to get behind the Wallabies rather than produce a wallaby that is massive behind a lion?’ he stated.

Ad Called ‘Crass’

Nevertheless, the ad has sparked controversy as politicians are less than pleased about the impression it will leave on inbound tourists and certainly on children flying to the city. Planning Minister Matthew man went as far as to need that the image have to be ‘ploughed by the end regarding the day.’

‘It is crass. It is not the kind of welcome to Melbourne that I expect,’ he explained to 3AW radio, including that no permission had been sought for placing such an advert on Parks Victoria land. ‘To welcome international visitors to Melbourne with that image is not good enough.’

Backtracking on their image that is controversial attempted to claim that the advertisement simply shows the two characters ‘cuddling’. But then you’ll believe anything if you believe that was the aim of the depiction.

And with politicians currently coming down hard on betting promotions because it is (no pun meant) it seems notably reckless of Sportsbet to pull such a stunt, especially since exposing children to activities gambling promotion is exactly what sparked the current advertising debate. So why Sportsbet thought to throw a little cartoon sodomy into the mix is anybody’s bet.

Atlantic City’s Revel Goes After Gamblers; Unlike, State, Many Casinos?

We thought the switch from Las Vegas Hilton to LVH ended up being lazy, but turns out that ain’t nuthin’. Casinos love to hire marketing firms once they decide to re-create themselves, in addition they pay a huge selection of a huge number of bucks for these firms’ ‘expertise.’ But now the revel that is former Atlantic City- the upstart property that opened just over a year ago and promptly fell on its fancy tushie by having a ‘no smoking anywhere’ edict has outdone the silliness in this division by renaming itself Revel Hotel-Casino.

Oh, you thought that has been apparent and suggested? Apparently other Atlantic City visitors thought this building had been a general public library, so now which will be all placed to rest, phew.

For it…drum roll, please…: ‘Gamblers Wanted’ if you thought that was incredibly clever, wait’ll you hear their new marketing tag line…wait for it. Oh, the brilliance, we’re in tears. And happy this issue has finally been clarified.

Back to Basics

It is all part of the Revel Hotel-Casino’s new ‘we’re not better than you’ marketing mentality; make contact with basics and interest the man that is little his bankroll. High-brow may work with Vegas, but evidently Atlantic City includes a ways to go after it opened with a flourish, it has a new CEO and a new direction (and plenty of places you can smoke now, to boot) before it can be that high-falutin’; after filing in bankruptcy court just a year.

In what appears like a move that is slightly odd us but exactly what do we find out about running a casino, after all Revel Hotel-Casino says it’s now offering 100 percent refunds on slot losses to anyone who will join for their player’s club card. We assume that isn’t forever, or we foresee another trip to bankruptcy court in Revel’s really near future.

Revel’s new CEO Jeff Hartman says regarding the new ‘here’s your money back’ philosophy: ‘Everybody deserves a chance that is second as well as in order for Revel to earn one, we are selling an additional chance to every slot customer.’

Las Vegas Tavern Owner Gets Suspended Gaming License for Lewd Sex Acts

In a town certainly not known for being all that gay-friendly, a Las Vegas tavern aimed at a largely locals gay crowd now has a three-month suspended gaming license and a $27,000 fine for allowing blatant intercourse acts to occur out in the open in the gay-oriented club. The Nevada Gaming Commission issued the penalties in an unanimous ruling after a three-hour hearing on the matter to the bar’s 79-year-old owner, Judy R. Nelson.

Making clear that the ruling ended up being not an anti-gay statement, however, was Senior Deputy Attorney General Michael Somps. ‘It’s not shocking that it’s sex,’ said Somps in announcing the ruling. ‘It’s maybe not shocking it was intercourse among men. It’s shocking that it was so blatantly out on view in general public view.’

Bar Owner Allowed Public Sex Acts

The Nevada Gaming Control Board filed a complaint that is nine-count Nelson, asserting that she’d been enabling the lewd activities inside her Las Vegas Eagle bar, that includes a limited gaming license that enables up to 15 slot machines. Whilst the penalties may sound stiff (go ahead and snicker here), they could have been much harder on her (we’re here all week). Hawaii had suggested a $50,000 fine and a gaming that is six-month suspension system, therefore the payment could have gone as high as $100,000 and revoked Nelson’s license completely. Their ‘leniency’ was due to not attempting to bankrupt the elderly woman’s company, according to commissioners.

Promotional Events Held

In testimony, Nelson admitted the club hosted some, um, creative marketing activities, including a ‘Butt evening,’ a ‘Locker Room Lockdown,’ plus an ‘Underwear Night.’ All permitted for a bit more than one would find in your average club, behavior-wise. And even though Nelson claimed in her hearing that employees whom ‘recommended’ the promotions had since been fired, Nevada Gaming Commissioner John R. Moran said he believed Nelson was aware of and condoned the promotions and even helped create a sexual ambiance at her club.

Nelson’s attorney said the Gaming Commission had been simply out in order to make a good example of his client. ‘The state really wants to crucify this girl,’ said her attorney Robert Lueck. The Control Board will be conducting undercover surveillance during the license suspension as part of the ruling.

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