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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.

New Jersey Casino Expansion Strongly Opposed by Likely Voters

New Jersey casino expansion poll Don Guardian

Betting on the New Jersey casino expansion referendum passing is about as good of a wager as putting your chips on the tie bet in baccarat. According to all available data, there’s little chance of Garden State voters approving the state constitutional amendment to end Atlantic City’s gambling monopoly on November 8. According to a…Read More

Borgata Gains Momentum in Phil Ivey $9.6 Million Edge-sorting Case 

Phil Ivey and Cheng Yin Sun were in breach of contract with Borgata

Poker legend Phil Ivey’s hopes of clinging onto the $9.6 million he “won” playing mini-baccarat in the VIP rooms of the Borgata, Atlantic City are hanging in the balance. Ivey, along with accomplice Cheng Yin Sun, acquired the disputed funds during four sessions of high-stakes gambling back in 2012, using a tactic known as edge-sorting….Read More

Sports Betting Repeal Could Soon Get an Act of Congress

sports betting repeal PASPA Frank Pallone

Sports betting has been banned in the United States in all but Nevada, Oregon, Montana, and Delaware since the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act was passed in 1992. US Rep. Frank Pallone Jr. (D-New Jersey) says it’s time to amend the federal statute and bring the law into the modern technological world. Pallone said…Read More

FanDuel to Close DFS Esports site AlphaDraft

AlphaDraft to Stop Real Money Games

FanDuel’s daily fantasy esports site, AlphaDraft will cease to offer real-money contests from this Friday (21 October), after the conclusion of the League of Legends World Championship, the site announced this week. It is not known whether AlphaDraft will continue offering free to play games and esports content or if it intends to pull the…Read More

Newark Casino Proposed by New Jersey Developer

Newark casino New Jersey referendum Prudential Center

A Newark casino could someday take bets in New Jersey’s most populated city should voters approve the state constitutional referendum question presented to them next month. Those odds appear slim, but that isn’t stopping one real estate developer from readying plans to build should voters back casino expansion and end Atlantic City’s nearly 40-year gambling…Read More

William Hill Accused of Customer Withdrawal Conspiracy

William Hill defends withdrawal procedures to Guardian

William Hill was forced to defend its withdrawal procedures this week following accusations that it and other operators within the online bookmaking industry “use their terms & conditions to delay or even avoid payment on winning bets.” The accusation comes from one Brian Chappell, owner of the website, via the UK’s Guardian newspaper. Chappell…Read More

Presidential Betting Odds Say Election a Foregone Conclusion, but Final Debate Remains

presidential betting odds final debate

Presidential betting odds on the 2016 election say the race for the White House is essentially over, and former First Lady and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will become the 45th president of the United States. Bovada lists Clinton at -500 to win the presidency, meaning a bettor will need to wager $500 to win…Read More

Iowa Lottery Winner Wins Right to Sue Over Eddie Tipton Lottery-fixing Scandal

Lottery winner can sue over Tipton-rigged lottery rollover

A nine-million-dollar Iowa lottery winner is free to sue the Multi-State Lottery Association (MSLA), a district court judge has ruled. “Lucky” Larry Dawson won the Hot Lotto jackpot in May 2011. Good for Larry, you say, but why the litigation? Well, Lucky Larry won the jackpot the week after notorious lottery fraudster Eddie Tipton, and…Read More

Vegas NFL Stadium Scores Touchdown, as Governor Sandoval Signs Funding Bill

Vegas NFL stadium Sheldon Adelson

The Las Vegas NFL stadium project appears to be in a two-minute drill driving down the field, and there doesn’t seem to be any defense capable of slowing down the movement to bring professional football to Sin City. Funding for the 65,000-seat domed stadium scored its first major touchdown last Friday when the Nevada Legislature…Read More

Manchester United Becomes First Soccer Club to Launch Branded Online Casino

Manchester United Launched Online Casino

Manchester United has launched its own branded online casino, a move the club is hailing as a “world-first for both United and football.” The casino, operated by the team’s official betting partner, Marathonbet, will offer classic live-dealer casino games like roulette and blackjack to fans, while they are “immersed in a Manchester United-themed environment.” Meanwhile,…Read More

Taunton Casino Appeal Denial Considered a Win by Mashpee Wampanoag

Taunton casino Mashpee Wampanoag Massachusetts

The Taunton casino being pushed by the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe in Massachusetts was denied a rehearing this week by the same district judge who previously ruled against the project. In July, Massachusetts District Judge William Young said the Mashpee Wampanoag people could not build a $1 billion Indian casino in Taunton on its land because…Read More

After Closing Trump Taj Mahal, Carl Icahn Stands With Donald Trump

Trump Taj Mahal Carl Icahn Donald Trump

The Trump Taj Mahal resort is no more thanks to Carl Icahn, or depending on your point of view, the local labor union that went on strike at the Atlantic City casino. And while Republican Party presidential nominee Donald Trump opined that the resort that continued to bear his name didn’t need to close, Icahn…Read More

Gambling Supporter Ray Lesniak Folds on New Jersey Gubernatorial Campaign

Ray Lesniak New Jersey governor campaign

New Jersey State Senator Ray Lesniak (D-District 20) has officially ended his gubernatorial campaign to replace Chris Christie (R) as governor of the Garden State. The longtime state politician, who has fought for gambling expansion perhaps more than any other state lawmaker in the country, said his opponent has too much money already in place….Read More

Duterte Changes Tune on Philippine Gambling Cafés 

Rodrigo Duterte to bring back online gambling cafes

Philippine president Rodrigo Dutere’s war on online gambling appears to be at an end. Having systematically dismantled the country’s gambling giant, Philweb, the government is now considering permitting the existence of the online gambling cafés, which were once Philweb’s specialty, although rules will be more strictly enforced by the new government. Up until a few…Read More

Short Stack Donald Trump Shoves Against Hillary Clinton in Second Presidential Debate

Donald Trump Hillary Clinton debate odds

Donald Trump entered the 2016 presidential election against Hillary Clinton as the severe short stack. He’s only hurt his chances over the last week after a video from 2005 surfaced with the Republican candidate boasting about grabbing women by the genitals. Before last night’s second presidential debate in St. Louis, Trump’s run at the Oval…Read More