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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.

Penn State and Notre Dame Impress, Alabama Still Strong Favorites for National Championship

Penn State Notre Dame college football odds

#2 Penn State made easy work of Big Ten rivals #19 Michigan on Saturday before a record Beaver Stadium crowd of 110,823. The Nittany Lions’ first win against a ranked opponent this year delivered some validation to the team’s high ranking, and marks their 16th win in their last 17 games, the lone loss coming…Read More

Minnesota Tribe Seeks New Land To Be Taken Into Trust, Residents Don’t Want a Casino

Minnesota tribe Prairie Island casino

A Minnesota tribe has asked the US government to place 112 acres of land it bought in 2015 into a federal trust, which would allow the property to become immune from local land use and zoning ordinances. The land in question is in West Lakeland Township east of St. Paul near Woodbury. The Prairie Island…Read More

Tom Davis Sentenced to Two Years in Federal Prison, Former Dean Foods Chairman Gave Insider Trading Tips to Billy Walters

Billy Walters sports gambling Tom Davis

Tom Davis, the former chairman of America’s largest dairy producer Dean Foods, was sentenced to two years in prison this week for giving convicted sports gambler Billy Walters confidential information on the company’s activities. The insider trading tips allowed Walters to profit $43 million, some of which was achieved by knowing exactly when to buy…Read More

South Koreans Arrested for Running Online Gambling Sites in Thailand

South Korea Thailand Online Gambling

Four South Korean citizens were arrested in Bangkok on charges that they were running illegal online gambling operations out of Thailand. This marks the continuation of a trend in recent years in which Korean groups have been discovered operating illegal iGaming websites in other Asian nations. The four individuals were arrested by Crime Suppression Division…Read More

Bought by MGM, WNBA’s San Antonio Stars Are Latest Pro Sports Team Headed to Vegas

Soon-to-be Las Vegas Stars of the WNBA

The pro sports teams planting their flags in Las Vegas keep on coming. MGM Resorts announced Wednesday that the casino conglomerate bought the San Antonio Stars from the WNBA, and will be moving the team to Las Vegas in time for the 2018 season. The sale was approved by the WNBA and NBA Board of…Read More

Resorts World Las Vegas Readying to Begin Major Construction

Resorts World Las Vegas Ed Farrell

Resorts World Las Vegas President Ed Farrell says the project is moving forward and major construction will begin in the coming days on the 3,000-room Asian-themed casino resort. KSNV, Las Vegas’ local NBC affiliate, toured the 87-acre site this week with Farrell, who provided updates on the progress. Farrell explained that the appropriate permits have…Read More

Turning Stone and Boxing Hall of Fame Announce ‘Win Win’ Partnership

International Boxing Hall of Fame

The Turning Stone Resort Casino and the International Boxing Hall of Fame have agreed to a long-term partnership that aims to solidify the Central New York region as a premier destination for boxing fans. The move is designed to give more national exposure to the Hall of Fame, which has long been considered one of…Read More

Investors Struggle to Reboot China’s Horse Racing Industry

Horse racing in China

After remaining a popular pastime for millennia, horse racing in China was virtually shut down after a government ban in 1945. Now, some investors have been trying to bring the sport back, though the process has proven to be slow and difficult so far. Over the past decade, investors from around the world have made…Read More

Macau Casino Operators to Run Simulated Attack Drills, Goal to Prevent Possible Las Vegas-Style Tragedy

Macau security testing terror alert

Macau casino operators have agreed to work with the local Judiciary Police in order to develop a simulation of an attack on the city’s gaming venues. The move comes in response to two recent high-profile attacks in gaming industry hubs: the October 1 mass shooting in Las Vegas that killed 58 victims and injured 550,…Read More

Maryland Casinos Esports Play Looks to Boost Already Healthy Business

Esports

Maryland casinos might be looking to get competitive with esports and skill-based gaming. The state’s committee on gaming oversight met last week to discuss the subjects with representatives of gaming corporations and they could soon be in the state’s six casinos. The last time this joint legislative committee met was in 2016 when they discussed…Read More

Mandalay Bay Security Guard Jesus Campos Nowhere to Be Found, Interviews Canceled at Eleventh Hour

Jesus Campos security Las Vegas shooting

Jesus Campos, the first person to arrive outside Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock’s Mandalay Bay suite on the 32nd floor on October 1, is staying out of public view and avoiding the media. The man who’s been hailed as a hero in limiting the carnage Paddock caused had planned to give numerous interviews late last…Read More

Twitter Could Be The Key to Successful In-Play Sports Betting, Says Study

Twitter key to sports betting success, say scientists

Twitter is a better predictor of sports results than bookmakers’ odds, thanks to the “wisdom of crowds” effect, scientists said this week. A new study, published in the Economic Enquiry, has found that collective public sentiment on Twitter during a game is able to predict the eventual outcome with astonishing accuracy. Researchers at the University…Read More

‘Loot Boxes’ Not Gambling, Says US Video Games Regulator

“Loot Boxes” not gambling, says ESRB

“Loot-boxes” have become a divisive issue in the video-gaming world in recent months but they do not constitute gambling, according to the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB), the industry self-regulator. These are the consumable in-game boxes that offer the player randomized chances to win more virtual items or skills. They have traditionally existed as a…Read More

Landing International Sells London’s Uber-Elite Les Ambassadeurs Casino for $320.3 Million

Les Ambassadeurs casino, London

Hong Kong-based Landing International has sold Les Ambassadeurs Club, the exclusive high-end casino in London’s affluent Mayfair district, for $320.3 million. Landing announced the sale had been completed on Wednesday. The buyer is believed to be Paul Suen Cho Hung, owner of Birmingham City, a soccer club in England’s second tier. “Les A,” as it…Read More

Yankees Stun Indians in Game 5, World Series Odds Move in Dodgers’ Favor

World Series odds New York Yankees

The World Series odds of the Cleveland Indians returning to the Fall Classic for the second straight year were quite strong heading into the American League Division Series (ALDS). They only shortened after the Tribe went up 2-0 on the New York Yankees, but anything can happen in the MLB Playoffs, and the unthinkable did….Read More