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January 31, 2010 | By John M. Glionna
Sometimes, in his off hours, Yie Eun-woong does a bit of investigative work. He uses the Internet and other means to track personal data and home addresses of foreign English teachers across South Korea. Then he follows them, often for weeks at a time, staking out their apartments, taking notes on their contacts and habits. He wants to know whether they're doing drugs or molesting children. Yie, a slender 40-year-old who owns a temporary employment agency, says he is only attempting to weed out troublemakers who have no business teaching students in South Korea, or anywhere else.
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BUSINESS
April 24, 2014 | By Robert Faturechi
Just like it did to booksellers and travel agents, the Internet is rendering obsolete  money launderers inside brick-and-mortar casinos. According to a report released Thursday, the world's criminals are increasingly laundering their ill-gotten gains on pseudo-legal gambling sites. Unlike their brick-and-mortar counterparts, the Web services allow criminals to hide their identities with cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, and muddy their whereabouts. Users, for example, can mask their true locations and make it seem to law enforcement that they're located in another state or abroad.
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NEWS
November 12, 2000 | MARK MAGNIER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Six-hour traffic jams, nine-hour lines, five-deep crowds at crap tables and a mad dash for slot machines. Gambling fever has hit South Korea in a big way with the arrival of the nation's first casino for locals. "This is phenomenal, unbelievable," said Lee In Sung, manager of the new Kangwon Land Casino Hotel, which opened Oct. 29 here in Kangwon province. "I'm just delighted. We're breaking every record in the book."
ENTERTAINMENT
April 11, 2014 | By Scott Collins and Meredith Blake
With Stephen Colbert joining CBS, late-night TV's generational shift is complete - and the real battle for viewers, onscreen and online, can begin. America's most-watched network announced Thursday that it had picked Colbert, the 49-year-old host of Comedy Central's news sendup "The Colbert Report," as the next host of "Late Show. " Details of the show, including a start date and its location, have not been revealed. But CBS and Colbert confirmed that he will do the show as himself - and not in his current character, a bumptious right-wing talk host.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 3, 1998 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A professional gambler has been indicted by a federal grand jury in a racetrack scheme that allegedly involved cashing other bettors' tickets and obtaining refunds from false tax returns. The activities of James J. Greulich of Huntington Beach took place at the Del Mar, Santa Anita and Hollywood Park tracks in 1995.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 25, 1999
Your story on the smoking room in the Bicycle Club casino in Bell Gardens (Aug. 19) referred to smoking and gambling as vices. Granted that smoking is viewed as a "vice" by many. Gambling only becomes a vice when the act is abused. One famous example is playing the stock market. We are cautioned to risk only what we can afford to lose. FRANK MYERS Downey
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 18, 2013 | By Jeremiah Dobruck
A Newport Beach man who allegedly secured millions from investors for his dental equipment company blew the money gambling in Las Vegas and paying for his children's private-school tuitions, according to a federal indictment. William Knox is charged with six counts of wire fraud for taking investment money for his company, Osseous Technologies of America, but spending the money on himself instead, the indictment says. Knox raised at least $3.5 million - including $1.5 million from an investor in Pasadena - from 2010 to 2012, says the indictment, which was handed down this month.
BUSINESS
March 26, 2014 | By Stuart Pfeifer
The economy may have dug itself out of the worst recession in a generation, but gamblers apparently are still reluctant to put their money at risk in U.S. Indian casinos. Gambling revenue at tribal casinos slowed in 2012, growing at a slower pace than non-tribal casinos for the first time in nearly 20 years, according to a report released Wednesday. Indian casino revenue grew 2% to $28.1 billion, half the pre-recession growth of 4% in 2007, according to Casino City's Indian Gaming Industry Report.
SPORTS
April 1, 2000
Attention, Randy Harvey: Webster's defines gambling as (1) to play a game for money or other stakes; (2) speculate, bet; (3) venture. The pool in question [March 31] was not even close to gambling, church bingo is gambling. That pool was a contest, it cost no money to play. Ever play a McDonald's game? There you go, Randy, now you are getting it. I bet you thought you would make a big headline with your expose and discovery. Wrong! We don't care and we don't like writers who don't know what they're talking about (which you admit to)
OPINION
August 24, 2004
Your Aug. 21 editorial "The Trouble With Casinos" describes the downside of casinos in our California society: Importantly, a major gambling venue puts strong demands on police, fire and other services, but the critical issue is the estimated 1 million Californians who are tragically addicted to gambling. If we understand the nature of addiction, isn't it accurate to characterize our state leaders on this question as enablers, and their decisions as lacking in simple ethics? And as we expand our state's partnership with gambling interests and corollary dependence on our cut of the money, aren't we addicting ourselves?
BUSINESS
April 9, 2014 | By Shan Li
Confectionary giant Mars Inc. is buying most of Procter & Gamble's pet food business for $2.9 billion, a move that will shore up the company's growing pet care business. The all-cash deal will add the Iams, Eukanuba and Natura brands in North America and Latin America to Mars' pet food lineup. Tom Lachman, the global president of Mars Petcare, said he viewed the acquisitions as “exceptionally strategic.” PHOTOS: World's most expensive cities “The deal reinforces our leadership in pet nutrition and veterinary science,” he said in a Wednesday statement.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 2, 2014 | By Steven Zeitchik
NEW YORK - For much of his career, Jude Law has been the archetypal leading man, relying on looks and charm to land featured parts, then deploying them smoothly on screen. But over the past few years, edge and grit have crept into the actor's roles. The transformation reaches its apex when "Dom Hemingway" hits theaters Wednesday. The 41-year-old plays a violent down-on-his-luck crook, sometimes unrecognizable and often despicable, in the film, a character piece in genre clothing from writer-director Richard Shepard ("The Matador")
SPORTS
March 30, 2014 | By Kevin Baxter
For more than two decades, the West Coast has played the part of Major League Baseball's strange uncle. You know, the one who is invited to the family reunion but hardly ever gets to sit at the head table. In the last 22 seasons, only three teams west of the Rockies - the team and the mountain range - have won a World Series. In 17 of those seasons, a team from the Pacific time zone didn't even advance to the game's biggest showcase. However, the tide may be turning. In the National League, San Francisco has won two of the last three championships and the Dodgers, with the game's highest payroll and best pitcher in 26-year-old Clayton Kershaw, seem poised to begin a dynasty.
BUSINESS
March 26, 2014 | By Stuart Pfeifer
The economy may have dug itself out of the worst recession in a generation, but gamblers apparently are still reluctant to put their money at risk in U.S. Indian casinos. Gambling revenue at tribal casinos slowed in 2012, growing at a slower pace than non-tribal casinos for the first time in nearly 20 years, according to a report released Wednesday. Indian casino revenue grew 2% to $28.1 billion, half the pre-recession growth of 4% in 2007, according to Casino City's Indian Gaming Industry Report.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 19, 2014 | By Marisa Gerber
Downtown Las Vegas knew him as the guy who wore wacky ties and kept his pockets stuffed with coupons for a free lunch at El Cortez Hotel and Casino. When he met someone new, he handed them a "fun book," as the vouchers are sometimes called, and introduced himself: Jackie - just Jackie - not Mr. Gaughan. A kingpin of the old, original part of Las Vegas known as Glitter Gulch, Gaughan at one point owned or had interest in about a quarter of downtown Las Vegas, including the Golden Nugget, Union Plaza and Las Vegas Club.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 14, 2014 | By Ari Bloomekatz
The parents of a 4-year-old girl were arrested on suspicion of felony child endangerment earlier this week after allegedly leaving the child alone in a car while they gambled at the Chumash Casino. Santa Barbara County sheriff's deputies were called to the casino in Santa Ynez about 12:30 p.m. Tuesday after the child was found by herself, walking around the parking structure at the casino. "The passerby, who found the child, took her to the security desk and the Santa Barbara County sheriff's office was notified," according to a news release from the agency.
OPINION
March 5, 2014
Re "A shortage of new homes as builders struggle," March 2 The real reason that new homes are not being built here and across the country is because Wall Street hedge funds have gobbled up available housing stock and are either using them for rentals or holding them un-inhabited, as in Las Vegas, to drive up the market. For these uber-wealthy people, housing is a commodity like gold to be speculated with. They are not investing in new development because they are betting on driving housing prices up by creating a false scarcity.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 1, 2014 | By Steven Zeitchik
They've tried edgy and tinkered with experimental. But the producers of the 86th Academy Awards telecast believe that what America really wants is tradition. This year's Oscar show Sunday will bring back 2007 host Ellen DeGeneres, a likable, benign daytime television presence. Backstage, Broadway-oriented veterans Craig Zadan and Neil Meron are back producing for a second consecutive year. Not present? Seth MacFarlane, the "Family Guy" creator who polarized audiences last year even though he did manage a ratings jump.
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