World's online gaming authority since 1995

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.

Rumored Revel Atlantic City Owners Apply for Casino License, Pay 100K Nonrefundable Application Fee

Revel Atlantic City Glenn Straub

If the alleged new owners of Revel Atlantic City are indeed simply creating news for their real estate firm and balking at buying the shuttered $2.4 billion casino resort, as current owner Glenn Straub claims, they certainly have some rather deep pockets. This week, Moody’s Investors Service said a Denver-based entity named AC Ocean Walk…Read More

Burnett Stepping Down as Chairman of Nevada Gaming Control Board

A.G. Burnett NGCB Chairman

Nevada Gaming Control Board Chairman A.G. Burnett announced on Monday that he was resigning from his post to take a job in the private sector. Burnett had served on the Gaming Control Board since 2011, and been chairman since 2012. Burnett’s tenure on the board was noteworthy for the number of changes he brought to…Read More

Online Political Bettors Think PASPA Days Are Numbered, Predict Sports Betting Ban Repeal

PASPA sports betting odds

The Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) of 1992 is going to be repealed by the US Supreme Court by spring: that’s the consensus of online political bettors who are wagering on the issue’s outcome. PredictIt.org, an online political betting market that sells shares of outcomes, asks, “Will the Supreme Court rule against the…Read More

Macau Casinos Begin to Support Esports

Macau esports event

In many parts of the world, including China, esports have rapidly become an increasingly popular pastime, with large crowds drawing major sponsors and big prize funds for top players. That meant it was only a matter of time before Macau’s casinos jumped on the bandwagon, using competitive video games as a way to help diversify…Read More

Philadelphia Eagles’ Super Bowl Odds Lengthen on Carson Wentz Injury

Super Bowl odds Carson Wentz

Oddsmakers are lengthening the Philadelphia Eagles’ Super Bowl odds this morning after star quarterback Carson Wentz suffered a devastating injury in the third quarter of the team’s 43-35 win over the Los Angeles Rams. Initial testing detected loose ligaments around Wentz’s knee. The second-year quarterback will undergo a full MRI today, but loose ligaments usually…Read More

NFL Playoff Picture Will Get Cleared Up After Weekend Slate Of Games

Kansas City Chiefs

There are four weeks remaining in the NFL’s regular season and several games on Sunday will determine if teams that are hoping to make the playoffs will keep their chances alive. Atlanta was one of those squads and defeated New Orleans, 20-17 on Thursday. The Falcons were 2 ½-point underdogs. The victory for last year’s…Read More

NCAA President Mark Emmert No Fan of Collegiate Sports Betting If PASPA Overturned

Mark Emmert NCAA sports betting

NCAA President Mark Emmert said this week that the collegiate sporting organization has no plans to embrace the concept of wagering on its athletic outcomes, regardless of whether the US Supreme Court rules the current federal ban, known as PASPA, is unconstitutional. Appearing at the Learfield Intercollegiate Athletics Forum this week in New York City,…Read More

New Jersey Considers Giving Horse Racing Tracks a Piece of the Online Gambling Pie

New Jersey racetracks online gambling

Online gambling can be enjoyed from anywhere in New Jersey, but whether players connect from home or on the go, it’s always the casinos operating those sites, or their affiliates, that take in the revenue. A new law is hoping to change that by giving the state’s horse racing tracks a small piece of the…Read More

Sports Integrity Hotline Launched in US Ahead of Potential PASPA Repeal

sports integrity hotline NFL Roger Goodell

A sports integrity hotline has been established in the United States and Canada by the International Centre for Sport Security (ICSS) to allow athletes, team personnel, fans, and the general public to anonymously report suspected misconduct or any other sports integrity concerns. Founded in 2010 and based in Qatar, the ICSS is a nonprofit organization…Read More

Case Against David Baazov Alleges Amaya Stock Price Manipulation Ahead of PokerStars Buy

Ousted Amaya CEO David Baazov

According to the Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF), David Baazov and two associates made attempts to pump up the price of Amaya shares as the company prepared for its $4.9 billion takeover of PokerStars. Quebec’s securities regulator made those allegations in a new court filing that included the prosecution’s trial book for the case, which…Read More

PASPA Repeal Odds Tilt in New Jersey’s Favor Following Supreme Court Hearing

PASPA sports betting Supreme Court

The Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) of 1992 might be nearing the end of its reign in banning sports betting in all but four US states. The US Supreme Court listened to arguments Monday on the federal regulation from an appeal brought by the State of New Jersey, and those inside the courtroom predominantly…Read More

Surveillance Rooms at Las Vegas Casinos Often Lightly Staffed

Las Vegas surveillance rooms

For anyone who wants to cheat or steal at a major casino, the biggest deterrent isn’t the staff on the gaming floor, but rather the all-seeing eyes of the countless security cameras being monitored by surveillance staff. But a new report from the Las Vegas Review-Journal has found that many casinos in Las Vegas have…Read More

College Football Playoffs Set, Odds Favor Alabama

Alabama football

Alabama was the last team in the college football playoffs but oddsmakers have made them a 2-1 favorite to win the national championship on Jan. 8 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. The two semifinal games will be held at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena and the Superdome in New Orleans on New Year’s Day. Clemson…Read More

NFL Ready to Commit $89 Million to Social Injustice Causes, Punts Veterans and Breast Cancer

NFL social injustice national anthem

The NFL is taking drastic measures to prevent further protests of alleged social injustices and police brutality against people of color by committing at least $89 million over the next seven years to programs working to combat such discriminations. Ongoing kneeling during the singing of the national anthem has turned some fans away and kept…Read More

Paddy Power Ad Banned for Being ‘Socially Irresponsible’

Paddy Power

It’s a good bet that British online wagering site Paddy Power will produce a controversial advertisement and the company did not disappoint recently. An ad aired on television in August was banned by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) for being “socially irresponsible.” The violation of the UK Code of Broadcast Advertising ruling was posted on the…Read More