David Sheldon

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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.

1368 stories by David Sheldon

Ottawa's Hard Rock Casino.

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 affairs committee gave their stamp of approval to...

David Sheldon May 4, 2018
Conor McGregor bus attack UFC odds

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. According to reports from various news sources including...

David Sheldon April 6, 2018
Wynn Macau careers benefits

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 the entire company to its core. Wynn Macau...

David Sheldon April 4, 2018
Pennsylvania satellite casino Mercer County

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 now seem slim. Mercer County in Western Pennsylvania...

David Sheldon April 3, 2018
NCAA odds Villanova Michigan

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 care of business Saturday night against Kansas, the...

David Sheldon April 2, 2018
Elaine Wynn testified about alleged Steve Wynn rape

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 courtroom as part of ongoing litigation against her...

David Sheldon April 1, 2018
Galaxy Entertainment on Wynn share purchase

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 Wynn Resorts for just under $1 billion last...

David Sheldon April 1, 2018
Florida lawmakers casino gambling

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 for 2018 three weeks ago without coming to...

David Sheldon March 30, 2018
Andrew Cuomo New York casinos

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 del Lago Resort & Casino seeking some sort...

David Sheldon March 29, 2018
casino bus DUI Graton California

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 north, riders say it quickly became apparent that...

David Sheldon March 28, 2018