The week in pictures: September 30th – October 6th


Posted: October 7, 2014

Updated: June 4, 2017

Plenty of events took place last week and most of the news left us waiting in (nervous) anticipation for a sequel. 

Protests started in Hong Kong, another volcano started erupting in Japan and weirder than usual stuff seem to have started in North Korea – the supreme leader reached a critical amount of time since he’s been out of the public eye.

The ‘sex consent’ mobile app, ‘Good2Go’ started raising controversies already, same as Lindsay Lohan that started her new career in theater, looking to grow furthermore as an artist. Speaking of growing, Formula 1 welcomed the youngest pilot ever: Max Verstappen, age 17 and Sweden welcomed the first ‘womb transplant baby’ into this ever evolving – ever revolving world. More news to be expected from all of the above, we bet.  

Betting and gambling had their share of news in the week between September 30th and October 6th and they came with pics. Let’s take look at them!

1. American Gaming Association has spoken: the casino industry has a huge impact on the United States economy, being a ‘bet paying off’.

Geoff Freeman, president of American Gaming Association

Let tax reports do the talking: gambling is helping the US   (Photo: Ethan Miller)

2. Red alert! Liquor and Gaming Red Tape Reduction triggered gambling addiction in Queensland, Australia.

Poker Machines in Queensland

Pokie junkies, mate!  (Photo: John Woudstra)

3. Five against Gov. Chris Christie! America’s sports leagues: NBA, NFL, MLB, NHL and NCAA tried to oppose New Jersey’s efforts to legalize sports betting.
Governor Cris Cristie

‘5 for fighting’… sports betting in New Jersey   (Photo: Kena Betancur/ Getty Images)

4. Another optimist among casino owners. After Steve Wynn, Sheldon Adelson painted a golden picture for the gambling business in Macau.

Sheldon Adelson is optimistic about Macau

Sheldon Adelson: betting big on Macau casinos (Photo: ABC news)

5. Steve Miller revealed some details about Share My Pair, the game-changing free social networking app for poker players, in an exclusive GamingZion interview.

Share My Pair App

Share My Pair: ‘Facebook of poker’   (Photo: ShareMyPair)

6. Missouri State Lottery diminished the revenues going to the education fund and for that Missouri House majority leader John Diehl wants a tough punishment: Lottery Abolition.

John Diehl wants to abolish state lottery

No winning numbers for Missouri State Lottery in Mr. Diehl’s opinion   (Photo: Brittany Ruess)

7. ‘Thrilla in Manila’. Philippines prepared 120 hectares for another gambling venue, City of Dreams Manila, as they’re getting ready to compete against Macau and Las Vegas.

City of Dreams Manila

Philippines is planning to steal the show from Macau and Vegas   (Photo: Casinosinmanila)
Notify of
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments