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Sheldon Adelson Fumes Over State-by-State Marijuana Legislation

Sheldon and Miriam Adelson anti-marijuana stance

Las Vegas Sands CEO Sheldon Adelson donated more than half a million dollars last week to a group fighting marijuana legalization in Arizona, according to campaign finance records. This is to go with the $2 million he donated recently to the Protect Nevada’s Children PAC, an organization devoted to defeating the Silver State’s marijuana referendum on November…Read More

New York AG Eric Schneiderman Wins $12 Million Daily Fantasy Sports Contest

New York AG Eric Schneiderman DraftKings FanDuel

New York AG Eric Schneiderman has won the biggest payout in daily fantasy sports (DFS) history. Of course, he didn’t score the win by assembling a roster of athletes and competing against other DFS entries. On October 25, Schneiderman announced a settlement had been reached with DFS leaders DraftKings and FanDuel that will direct a…Read More

Calabrian Mafia Point Man Turned Informer in Malta Now Granted Gaming License in Italy

Mario Gennaro Resurrects Betuniq

Mario Gennaro, the former point man for ’Ndrangheta crime syndicate’s gambling operations in Malta, has received a gaming license from the Italian regulatory authority, according to Malta Today. Gennaro has been permitted to resurrect Betuniq in Italy, the company he ran in Malta on behalf of the ’Ndrangheta, the Calabrian Mafia. The decision, which has…Read More

New John Grisham Novel, ‘The Whistler,’ Paints Picture of Corrupt Tribal Casinos


Bestelling writer John Grisham’s new novel The Whistler, just released today, shows the master of the legal thriller in rare form. The book deals with the theme of corruption in US tribal casinos, as well of the very hot topic of judicial misconduct. The whistler, i.e., whistleblower, in the title is a disbarred lawyer who points…Read More

UK Government Launches Review that Could Shake Up Betting Industry

Tracey Crouch spearheads UK gambling industry review

The UK government, as promised, launched its review into the country’s betting industry this week, as it puts fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs) and gambling advertising on TV and social media under the microscope. Minister for the Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) Tracey Crouch said that the review would seek to strike the right…Read More