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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.

Bay Area Native Tom Hanks Upset Over Oakland Raiders’ Move to Las Vegas

Tom Hanks Oakland Raiders Las Vegas

Celebrated A-lister Tom Hanks is one of America’s most cherished Hollywood talents. He’s entertained moviegoers for decades, but when it comes to his own entertainment, Hanks says he won’t be tuning in for Raiders football games once the franchise relocates to Las Vegas. There’s no crying in baseball, as Hanks’ character Jimmy Dugan so memorably said in…Read More

English Premier League’s Joey Barton Banned from Soccer for Gambling Offenses

Joey Barton banned from soccer for gambling

English Premier League star and Burnley midfielder Joey Barton has been banned from soccer for 18 months after admitting gambling on games. At 34, already long-in-the-tooth for a soccer player, the ban handed down by English soccer’s governing body, the FA, on Wednesday is likely to end his career. Barton, a controversial and divisive figure…Read More

March Madness Scores Slam Dunk for Nevada Casinos, Gaming Revenue Jumps 7.5 Percent

March Madness Nevada casino revenue

March Madness dished Nevada casinos a strong monthly revenue performance, as betting on the men’s NCAA basketball tournament reached new highs and provided sportsbooks with a record take. Statewide, Nevada’s casinos collected $991 million in gaming win during March, a 7.5 percent increase on the same month in 2016. The Strip saw its bottom line…Read More

Florida Gambling Expansion Negotiations Underway, House Prepared to Compromise

Florida House prepared to compromise on gambling expansion

Florida has been ranked 41st out of 50 in a new survey on the America’s most “gambling addicted” states, making it one of the “least addicted” in the country. This was music to the ears of the Orlando Sentinel this week, which has at last found a reason to feel positive about being Floridian, while…Read More

Carl Icahn Seeking Property Tax Refunds for His Atlantic City Resorts

Carl Icahn Atlantic City property tax appeal

Billionaire Carl Icahn wants to pay less tax on his Atlantic City properties. That likely won’t sit well with local officials in New Jersey, nor the thousands of workers who were laid off as a result of his closing of the Trump Taj Mahal last fall. Icahn challenging the valued assessments of the Tropicana, shuttered…Read More

Mohegan Sun Limo Driver Who Crashed Vehicle Denied Sovereign Immunity by US Supreme Court

Mohegan Sun limo driver no immunity rules US Supreme Court

A Mohegan Sun limo driver involved in a crash on I-95 outside the Mohegan tribe’s sovereign lands may not claim sovereign immunity, the US Supreme Court ruled this week. Driver William Clarke allegedly plowed into the back of another car while ferrying customers from the Connecticut casino to their homes almost four years ago. The…Read More

Philippines Online Gaming Operators No Longer Welcomed Inside State-Sponsored Economic Zones

Philippines online gaming PAGCOR PEZA Duterte

Philippines online gambling companies that are currently occupying millions of square feet of office space in the country’s state-sponsored economic zones will no longer be welcomed. This week, Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) Director General Charito Plaza issued an advisory to building owners that they shouldn’t accept new leases from iGaming operators, and must not…Read More

Irish Criminals Launder Money Through Bookmakers in Absence of Regulator

Irish criminals launder money through bookies, says Collins

The Republic of Ireland’s lack of a bona fide gambling regulator is allowing criminals to launder and hide funds through bookmakers. That’s the verdict of Fianna Fail politician Niall Collins, TD for Limerick county, who declared this week that money-laundering had become a “serious problem” in Ireland and that the absence of a regulatory body…Read More

Niagara Fallsview Casino Theatre Proposal Would Block Views of Falls

Niagara Fallsview Casino theatre proposal

The Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort puts slots and table games just steps from the most famous falls in North America, but a proposed 5,000-seat theatre being considered by the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Commission (OLG) is being panned by city officials and neighboring hotels. Owned by the OLG, the Niagara Fallsview Casino sits just north…Read More

Melco-Hard Rock’s Cyprus Casino Awaits Lift Off, Full Approval Imminent

Melco-Hard Rock proposed Euro Casino, Cyprus

A Melco-Hard Rock consortium is set to bring casinos to the Republic of Cyprus. On Friday, Cyprus’ Tourism Minister Giorgos Lakkotrypis announced the evaluation process was complete, and, pending ratification by the country’s cabinet, work will soon begin on the construction of a $550 million “Euro Casino” resort in the city of Limassol. It will…Read More

Macau Junket Operators Being Audited by Local Regulators

Macau junket operators China VIP

Macau junket operators that bring VIP and high rollers to the special Chinese gambling enclave are being audited by local regulators who are inspecting the financial records of the touring companies. In a letter toGGRAsia,a website that follows the Asian sector of the casino industry, Macau’s Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau confirms “over 60” touring…Read More

Las Vegas Raiders Won’t Pay Rent Should New Lease Agreement Be Approved

Las Vegas Raiders lease agreement NFL

The Las Vegas Raiders have found a deal the rest of us could never imagine on Craigslist: a rent-free, $1.9 billion home. The latest lease agreement being considered between the NFL franchise and the city grants the team the rights to play in the partially tax-funded stadium at no cost. The Las Vegas Stadium Authority (LVSA)…Read More

Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor Negotiations Ready to Come to Blows

Floyd Mayweather might be coming out of retirement for a third time. The much-hyped, much-rumored, and much-disputed potential matchup between the GOAT (Greatest of All Time) and UFC champ Conor McGregor is reportedly nearing a deal. UFC President Dana White says the boxing match doesn’t make much sense for his mixed martial arts (MMA) organization,…Read More

New Hampshire Casino Bill Pecked to Bits in the House

D’Allesandro casino bill gets hostile reception from New Hampshire Senate

New Hampshire’s casino bill faced a grilling Tuesday in the State House, which has always proved a graveyard of casino bills past. And there have been a few. This is Senator Lou D’Allesandro’s (D-Manchester) 19th attempt to legalize casino gaming in the state, and each successive bill’s annual defeat in the House has become something…Read More

Facebook Killer Steve Stephens Dead, New Details on Troubled Past Emerge

Facebook killer Steve Stephens

Facebook killer Steve Stephens is dead, and numerous state and federal law enforcement agencies, as well as millions of Americans residing in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and other states, are breathing a sigh of relief. Soon after Stephens posted a brutal video to the social media platform showing him gunning down an innocent man, rumors surfaced that a serious gambling addiction…Read More