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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.

Stanley Cup Finals Odds Favor Penguins Over Predators

Stanley Cup Finals odds Sidney Crosby

The Stanley Cup Finals between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Nashville Predators begin their best-of-seven faceoff tonight in Pennsylvania, and bettors are taking the defending champs to emerge victorious and hoist the famed metal trophy for a second straight year. Following an epic, double-overtime thriller in game seven of the Eastern Conference Finals last week to…Read More

NBA Finals Odds Favor Golden State Over Cleveland in Rubber Match Series

NBA Finals odds Cavaliers Warriors

For the third straight year, the NBA Finals odds in Las Vegas favor the Golden State Warriors to win the Larry O’Brien Trophy over the Cleveland Cavaliers. But if history tells us anything, it’s that the rubber match series is anything but a foregone conclusion. On Thursday night, the Cavs took care of business by…Read More

Rio Olympic Infrastructure Left in Economic Chaos, Was It Worth the Gamble?

Olympics hosting Rio gambling

The Olympics no longer have the upper hand in determining where its summer and winter games will be contested. That’s because the international sporting competitions have left a path of destruction, both in a financial and infrastructural sense, in recent decades. Cities are finally wising up that the gamble on hosting the Olympics far outweighs…Read More

New Jersey’s Sports Betting Plea Derailed, US SG Tells Supreme Court to Dump Case

US Solicitor General deals blow to New Jersey sports betting case

New Jersey’s battle to legalize sports betting within its borders may just have lost its wheels. On Wednesday, Acting US Solicitor General Jeffrey Wall informed the Supreme Court that there was no grounds for the court to accept the case. New Jersey had petitioned the Supreme Court to hear its appeal of a ruling by…Read More

China’s Anti-Corruption Drive Could Still Hurt Macau’s Economic Recovery, Market Analysts Warn

Chinese President Xi Jinping

An anti-graft and corruption campaign in China has been ongoing for more than two years. For a while, the government in Beijing seemed to be focussing on casino junket operators in Macau, with sweeps that resulted in arrests of casino executives as well as junior-level employees. The attention on casino marketers seems to have subsided,…Read More

Las Vegas Terror Threat Looms Ahead of Super-Busy Memorial Day Weekend

Las Vegas Memorial Day weekend terror attack threat

The Las Vegas Strip could be the target of a planned terrorist attack by lone wolves, according to a propaganda video that US intelligence agents have described as a “credible” threat. With the big three-day Memorial Day weekend approaching, the Las Vegas Review-Journal has reported that a “legitimate Islamic State group propaganda video” showing scenes of…Read More

Golden State Warriors Reach Third Straight NBA Finals, Bettors Like What They See

Golden State Warriors NBA Finals Cleveland Cavaliers

The Golden State Warriors are a perfect 12-0 in the NBA Playoffs, and have won their last 27 of 28 dating back to the regular season. They’ll have more than a week off before, as they await the winner of the Eastern Conference Finals between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics. Sports bettors in Las…Read More

New Jersey a Step Closer to Legalizing DFS as Game of Skill

New Jersey Assemblyman Vincent Matteo, sponsor of DFS bill

A bill that would classify Daily Fantasy Sports as a non-gambling game of skill sailed through the New Jersey Assembly on Monday, passing on a bipartisan vote of 56-16. If Assembly bill 3532 becomes law, it would not only legalize DFS in New Jersey, but also it would set up DFS to be regulated by…Read More

Korean Gambler Charged with Laundering Dirty (and Smelly) Money

Korean gambler accused of money laundering in Australia

When a Korean high roller handed over AU$3.6 million ($2.7 million) at the VIP cage of the Star Casino in Brisbane, Australia, at the beginning of May, staff were almost certain something wasn’t quite right. Something about the situation just smelled funny. It turned out to be the AU$3.6 million, according to reports that was…Read More

Arkansas Attorney General Nixes Casino Ballot Proposal, Again

Arkansas casino ballot Leslie Rutledge

A proposal to allow commercial casino gambling in Arkansas has been shot down by the state’s attorney general, saying the citizen-crafted referendum question is too poorly written to be taken seriously. In Arkansas, voters can initiate legislative challenges and propose laws and bills. Hot Springs resident Barry Emigh has been doing just that for years,…Read More

Early College Football Odds Favor Alabama and Ohio State in 2017

college football odds Las Vegas

College football is back, even though the first games of the 2017 season are more than three months away. Las Vegas sportsbooks are already accepting wagers on these games, giving summertime tourists something to bet on after the NBA Finals and NHL Stanley Cup wrap up their action in June. CG Technology, the company that…Read More

Caesars to Revamp Flamingo, while Resorts World Las Vegas Delayed 12 Months

Flamingo revamp, Resorts Word delayed

Caesars Entertainment Corp is ready to spend $90 million revamping the famous Flamingo Las Vegas. In an official statement released Thursday morning, the company said it planned a complete renovation of 1,270 rooms at the iconic casino-hotel, to begin late August.    And yes, this is the same Caesars whose main operating unit is still…Read More

Dana White Confirms McGregor Deal in Mayweather Fight, Fertittas Give Mom Extra Special Mother’s Day

Dana White Conor McGregor Floyd Mayweather

Dana White says his Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) superstar Conor McGregor has agreed to terms to step into the ring with one of the greatest boxers of all time, Floyd Mayweather. Chatting with TNT during the network’s postgame coverage of game one of the Boston Celtics and Cleveland Cavaliers Eastern Conference Finals, White revealed McGregor’s…Read More

Japanese Cities, States Vying to Serve as Home to Country’s First Casinos

Japan casino Wakayama Yoshinobu Nisaka

Casino gambling is finally coming to Japan. The government is looking to award two licenses, which has interested Japanese cities and prefectures (their equivalent of a province or state) cautiously enthusiastic, while casino industry players are eager to enter the fray. Last week at the Japan Gaming Congress in Tokyo, Gov. Yoshinobu Nisaka of the Wakayama…Read More

Maine Lawmakers Fight Back Against “Deceptive” Casino Ballot Question

Maine Republican Senate Majority Leader Garret Mason

A controversial Maine casino referendum, which lawmakers say is designed to deceive voters for the benefit of a shadowy casino developer, will be fought tooth and nail in the legislature. That’s the promise of Senate Majority Leader Garrett Mason (R-Lisbon) and Representative Louis Luchini (D-Ellsworth), who believe that controversial figure Shawn Scott has hijacked the…Read More