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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.

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Federal Court Rules for Seminoles in Florida Blackjack Squabble 

Florida’s Seminole tribe can continue to offer blackjack at their seven casinos throughout the state until 2030, a federal judge ruled on Wednesday. The judgment draws a line over the longstanding dispute between tribe… Read More

North Jersey Casino Referendum Busts on Election Day

The North Jersey casino referendum presented to voters on Election Day in the Garden State failed in crushing fashion. Roughly eight in 10 voters voted against Public Question 1, which asked if the New… Read More

Nevada Legalizes Marijuana, But The Casinos Are Not Feeling It

Nevada’s voters, along with those of California and Massachusetts, opted yesterday to legalize recreational marijuana. But Las Vegas’ casinos aren’t high on the idea, especially Las Vegas Sands chairman Sheldon Adelson. Medical marijuana was… Read More

Australia Shuts Down Norfolk Island Gaming Association

The Australian government is set to close down the Norfolk Island Gaming Association (NIGA) on the recommendations of a report that concluded its framework was “largely ineffective” and its authority as a regulator “barely… Read More

Oakland Raiders Shine on “Sunday Night Football,” Take AFC West Lead

The Oakland Raiders players don’t get to decide whether they’ll play in Las Vegas in the coming years, but they do possess the power to dictate how the franchise will potentially conclude its time… Read More

New York to Leapfrog Nevada in Casino Tax Dollars

New York State is poised to overtake Nevada as the second biggest casino state tax generator in America, according to data from the American Gaming Association, although both are still some way behind Nevada…. Read More

Election Odds Soar in Hillary Clinton’s Favor Following FBI Investigation Latest

Election odds are once again surging in Hillary Clinton’s favor following FBI Director James Comey’s announcement that his agency’s position on its investigation into her use of a private email server while serving as… Read More

Steve Wynn Expresses Frustration Over Wynn Palace Access in Macau

Steve Wynn told investors during his company’s third-quarter conference call that revenues are being impacted at the new Wynn Palace resort in Macau due to ongoing city infrastructure projects. Macau, the special administrative region… Read More

Phil Ivey Crockfords Edge-sorting Appeal Dismissed by London Court

Phil Ivey was dealt another bad beat this week in his quest to prove that edge-sorting is not cheating. It’s a battle Ivey is fighting on two fronts, on both sides of the Atlantic…. Read More

Paris Las Vegas Power Outage Forces Evacuation at City of Light-Themed Resort

Paris Las Vegas is back open for business again this morning after the City of Light-themed Strip resort was forced to evacuate its employees and guests following a power outage at 9:45 am on… Read More

Nevada Sportsbooks Lose World Series, as Chicago Cubs Win First Title Since 1908

Nevada sportsbooks lost a lot of money today after the Chicago Cubs won their first World Series since 1908 over the Cleveland Indians last night. The preseason favorite to go all the way in the… Read More

Targeting Millennial Gamblers Is Bad Business, Casino Exec Says

Millennial gamblers have been the elusive and much sought-after demographic for many casino executives in recent years, but one gaming boss has little interest, at least in the short term. During a third quarter… Read More

World Series of Poker 2016 Main Event Sees Qui Nguyen Sweep Top Prize

Las Vegas resident Qui Nguyen won the World Series of Poker Main Event at the Rio in Las Vegas in the early hours of Wednesday morning, following a grueling eight-hour heads-up battle against Gordon… Read More

EVE Online Seizes $620,000-worth of In-game Currency

The maker of EVE Online, the massive multiplayer online (MMO) platform, is believed to have seized an estimated $620,000 of in-game currency as part of its crackdown on gambling, according to Polygon.com. Several weeks ago,… Read More

Sheldon Adelson Wagers $25 Million on Donald Trump Victory

Sheldon Adelson has reportedly donated $25 million to Future 45, a super PAC working to put Donald Trump in the White House. Exactly one week until Americans cast their votes on Election Day, the… Read More

New York Slots Player Wins $43 Million Steak Dinner

A New York slots player is out what she believes to be $42.9 million of her own casino winnings, but not before she first won a free steak dinner. In August, Katrina Bookman, a… Read More

Coral Launches Digital Personalized Prop Betting

UK bookmaker Coral launched a completely unique betting product this week, one that incorporates elements of exchange betting and daily fantasy sports. “Player Bets” is a player prop bets solution, developed by Digital Sports… Read More

Isadore Hall, California Gaming Lawmaker, Locks Horns with Opponent in Ugly Congressional Race

California State Assemblyman Isadore Hall’s (D-35th) bid for Congress has descended into a mud-slinging match with his opponent Nanette Barragan. Hall, who has been called a champion of the gambling industry and is a… Read More

Las Vegas NBA Franchise Could Follow NHL and NFL Teams

Las Vegas is going all-in on professional sports. The National Hockey League (NHL) is expanding its league to Vegas for the start of the 2017 season, and owners in the National Football League (NFL)… Read More

Calabrian Mafia Point Man Turned Informer in Malta Now Granted Gaming License in Italy

Mario Gennaro, the former point man for ’Ndrangheta crime syndicate’s gambling operations in Malta, has received a gaming license from the Italian regulatory authority, according to Malta Today. Gennaro has been permitted to resurrect… Read More

New Jersey Casino Expansion Strongly Opposed by Likely Voters

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… Read More

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

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… Read More

Sports Betting Repeal Could Soon Get an Act of Congress

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…. Read More

FanDuel to Close DFS Esports site AlphaDraft

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… Read More

Newark Casino Proposed by New Jersey Developer

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… Read More