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David Sheldon

David Sheldon

Happiest when playing Blackjack and Baccarat, David has been playing cards since he was old enough to pick them up. He covers news stories related to casino table games and poker and is never happier than when he has some green felt in front of him. He is an avid online gamer and has embraced gambling's move to the Internet.

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Ottawa’s Hard Rock Casino Clears Major Hurdle Toward $318-million Expansion

 It isn’t the final roadblock that needs to be cleared, but it’s a big one. Ottawa’s Hard Rock Casino is one step closer to a moving ahead with $318-million expansion after the city’s rural… Read More

Conor McGregor ‘Going to Jail,’ Says UFC President Dana White After Bus Attack

Conor McGregor has been charged in New York with three counts of assault and a single count of criminal mischief after the UFC superstar allegedly attacked a bus at the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn…. Read More

Wynn Macau Extends Maternity, Paternity Leave in Anticipation of License Renewal

Wynn Macau is getting its ducks in line — and toeing the line — in anticipation of the Chinese gaming enclave’s license renewal process and following in the wake of a scandal that shook… Read More

Pennsylvania County Bluffed for Satellite Casino by Sands Bethlehem Still Wants Gambling

A Pennsylvania county that was deceived into thinking it had been bid on to locate a satellite casino within its boundaries still hopes to welcome a gambling venue, but local leaders admit those odds… Read More

NCAA Odds Favor Villanova Wildcats Over Michigan Wolverines in National Championship

The NCAA odds for tonight’s national championship game in San Antonio show that sports bettors feel there’s a strong chance the Villanova Wildcats win their second title in three years. After ‘Nova easily took… Read More

Elaine Wynn Testifies She Reported Husband’s Alleged Rape of Employee to Wynn Resorts in 2009

Elaine Wynn said on Wednesday that she reported a Wynn Resorts’ employee’s accusation of rape against her then-husband, Steve Wynn, to the company’s board in 2009. Ms. Wynn was giving evidence in a Nevada… Read More

Galaxy Entertainment Confident of Passing Wynn Deal Probity Checks in Nevada

Macau operator Galaxy Entertainment is unconcerned by the Nevada Gaming Commission’s decision to investigate its suitability as an owner of Las Vegas-based casino giant Wynn Resorts. Galaxy Entertainment bought a 4.9 percent stake in… Read More

Florida Lawmakers Mulling Special Session to Address Gambling

Florida lawmakers are considering reconvening in the state capital of Tallahassee for a special session to discuss casinos and parimutuel gambling, and who gets to offer what at their venues. The Florida Legislature adjourned… Read More

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Rejects Idea of Casino Bailouts

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) warned owners of commercial casinos this week that there will be no financial bailout from the state regardless of how bad they’re struggling. Responding to a petition from… Read More

Casino Bus Driver Arrested for DUI in California, Potential Tragedy Averted

A female casino bus operator was arrested for DUI Sunday morning after law enforcement received numerous 911 calls reporting erratic driving. Transporting 40 passengers from San Francisco to the Graton Casino some 50 miles… Read More

Police Bust Alleged Lucchese Gambling, Loan-sharking Operation in New York State

New York State law enforcement has broken up an illegal gambling and loan-sharking racket with alleged links to the notorious Lucchese crime family. Ten people, most from New Rochelle, Westchester County, were arrested and… Read More

Feds Seize $10.1M in ‘Illegal Gambling’ Money from Pojoaque Pueblo Tribe of New Mexico

The US Department of Justice on Friday filed forfeiture proceedings in a federal court to seize $10.1 million from a bank account linked to the Pojoaque Pueblo tribal gaming operator in New Mexico. The… Read More

Connecticut Open Competition Casino Bill Will Kill Rev Share Payments, Tribes Warn

Connecticut’s two tribal operators, the Mashantucket Pequots and Mohegans, have warned the state lawmakers that a casino expansion bill wending its way through the legislature could lead to the cessation of revenue share payments…. Read More

Nevada Regulator to Scrutinize Galaxy Entertainment Over $1 Billion Wynn Resorts Deal

Galaxy Entertainment, which last week bought a 4.9 percent stake in Wynn Resorts for just under $1 billion, will be the subject of a suitability probe by the Nevada Gaming Control Board (NGCB), the… Read More

Soccer World Cup Not Immune to Match-fixing, Say Regulators

Gambling regulators and operators have warned that this summer’s soccer World Cup in Russia could be vulnerable to match-fixing. Representatives of various sporting and gambling bodies met at last week’s Betting on Football conference… Read More