Chinese Lottery Gets You A brand new Automobile Possibly

Chinese Lottery Gets You A brand new Automobile Possibly

In a bid to reduce air 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 produce economic independence and an extravagant lifestyle; instead it entitles you to obtain a vehicle that is new.

She’s Got a Ticket to Ride

Licenses to possess a car in the city and letting you drive will be issued with a lottery, as the local officials have had to take outlandish measures to cut back the smog and carbon footprint associated with city.

Shijiazhuang, the capital of the steel-producing Hebei province which surrounds Beijing, has become the latest locality from the greatest auto market on the planet to introduce this type of measure. Other Chinese metropolitan areas which have imposed a limitation on vehicle purchases include Beijing, Guangzhou, Shanghai and Guiyang.

The number of new cars in Shijiazhuang is going to be restricted to 100,000 for the 12 months, and households within the town will be limited to owning ‘just’ two cars each, according to the municipality website.

The authorities carry on to state that the true quantity of new cars allowed are going to be further paid down to 90,000 in 2015, and those able to buy vehicles will be determined employing a lottery format.

Efforts to Lower Emissions

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

The Chinese, of course, want to gamble, and several countries are even trying to gear certain attractions towards luring the Chinese gambling market 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 car acquisitions dependent on a lucky dip in a lottery draw, up to now, remains become unseen. But if they can’t stand it, then their only other choice is to keep to gamble on both their own health insurance and the health of the earth.

South Korea Rejects Casino Bids from Caesars, Universal

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

Reason for Denial Unclear

According to a study by Reuters, no reason was handed for the rejections by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, and neither company has been willing to comment on the possible reasons. Caesars did say they had met the requirements for licensing that they had believed.

But, there’s been plenty of rumor and speculation why the licenses may have been denied. Into the case of Caesars, Reuters cited a ‘local government official with knowledge associated with the matter’ as stating that the rejection came because of concerns over Caesars’ credit score, which has been lowered in present months.

FBI Investigations

Meanwhile, Universal has been working with investigations by the FBI and the Philippine National Bureau of Investigation into $40 million paid by the company to a consultant in Manila. Its suspected that Universal might have used bribery to receive a license to produce a $2 billion resort casino in Manila Bay.

But, Universal says that their company in the Philippines was conducted legally. The organization even appointed a panel to appear 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 have access to certain individuals that are key their research.

Both the Caesars and Universal casino jobs were anticipated become 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 investment that is foreign. Both companies had made their requests in January of 2013. It’s unclear if you will find any other applications that are outstanding considered by Southern Korea at this time.

Inappropriate Sportsbet Wallaby Cartoon Causing Controversy

Thanks to Australian gambling operator Sportsbet, the very first impression thousands of tourists has of Melbourne is one of the cartoon wallaby which appears to be sodomizing a lion. And in case you would imagine this might be a strange thing to read, imagine writing it.

Bizarre Visual

The huge advertisement which covers an area of 170 meters by 90 meters has been painted in a field just off the Tullamarine Airport and is designed to be visible to passengers flying inside and out of the airport and features the motto ‘Rooting for the Wallabies’ next to an image for the Melbourne Wallabies’ mascot taking up the trunk associated with British and Irish Lions’ mascot.

The idea is obviously to spark interest and drum up company for the online operator ahead associated with the approaching rugby union series between the 2 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 atmosphere passengers are required become exposed to the advertisement over the next month, so the well-placed image will certainly receive high publicity.

‘What better way to get behind the Wallabies than to 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 young ones flying to the city. Planning Minister Matthew Guy went so far as to need that the image have to be ‘ploughed by the end of the time’

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

Backtracking on the controversial image, Sportsbet tried to claim that the advertisement just 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 it seems somewhat irresponsible of Sportsbet to pull such a stunt, especially since exposing children to sports betting promotion is what sparked the recent advertising debate as it is (no pun intended. So why Sportsbet thought to throw a cartoon that is little into the mix is anyone’s bet.

Atlantic City’s Revel Goes After Gamblers; Unlike, Say, Most Casinos?

The switch was thought by us from Las Vegas Hilton to LVH had been lazy, but works out that ain’t nuthin’. Casinos love to hire marketing firms once they decide to re-create themselves, and additionally they pay hundreds of a large number of bucks for these firms’ ‘expertise.’ But now the former experience Atlantic City- the upstart property that exposed simply over last year and promptly fell on its fancy tushie having a ‘no smoking anywhere’ edict has outdone the silliness in this division by renaming itself Revel Hotel-Casino.

Oh, you thought that was implied and obvious? Apparently other Atlantic City visitors thought this building had been a library that is public therefore now that’ll be all put 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 presssing issue has finally been clarified.

Back to Basics

It’s all part of the Revel Hotel-Casino’s new ‘we’re not much better than you’ marketing mentality; make contact with basics and appeal to the man that is little his bankroll. High-brow may work with Vegas, but apparently Atlantic City features a how 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 just what seems like a slightly odd go on to us but just what do we know about running a casino, most likely Revel Hotel-Casino says it’s now offering 100 % refunds on slot losings to whoever will sign up for their player’s club card. We assume that is not forever, or we foresee another visit to bankruptcy court in Revel’s extremely near future.

Revel’s new CEO Jeff Hartman says of this new ‘here’s your money back’ philosophy: ‘Everybody deserves a 2nd chance, and in order for Revel to earn one, we are providing an extra chance to every slot customer.’

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

In a city not really understood to be 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 available in the bar that is gay-oriented. The Nevada Gaming Commission issued the penalties in an unanimous ruling after a three-hour hearing in the matter to the bar’s 79-year-old owner, Judy R. Nelson.

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

Bar Holder Allowed Public Sex Functions

The Nevada Gaming Control Board filed a nine-count complaint against Nelson, asserting that she’d been allowing the lewd activities inside her Las Vegas Eagle bar, that includes a restricted gaming license that allows for up to 15 slot machines. Although the penalties may sound stiff (go ahead and snicker here), they are able to have been much harder on her (we are right here all week). Their state had suggested a $50,000 fine and a six-month gaming license suspension system, while the commission could have gone as high as $100,000 and revoked Nelson’s license completely. Their ‘leniency’ was due to not planning to bankrupt the elderly woman’s business, based on commissioners.

Promotional Events Held

In testimony, Nelson admitted the bar hosted some, um, creative marketing activities, including a ‘Butt Night,’ a ‘Locker Room Lockdown,’ plus an ‘Underwear evening.’ All allowed for a bit one or more would find in your bar that is average. And while Nelson claimed inside her hearing that employees who ‘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 an ambiance that is sexual her bar.

Nelson’s attorney said the Gaming Commission ended up being just out to help make an example of his client. ‘The state really wants to crucify this girl,’ said her lawyer Robert Lueck. As an element of the ruling, the Control Board will be conducting undercover surveillance through the license suspension.