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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.

Cleveland Indians Get Behind Legalized DFS in Ohio

Cleveland Indians

Ohio’s fantasy sports bill has the backing of its major sports teams. This week, Cleveland Indians chairman and CEO Paul Dolan wrote to the Ohio Senate Finance Committee, which is examining the bill, in support of legal and regulated DFS. His letter joins others submitted to the committee last week by executives from the Columbus…Read More

Tiger Woods Admits His Playing Career Might Be Done, Oddsmakers Still Offering Bets

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Tiger Woods has finally admitted what many golf fans have been saying for years: he’s finished. Or, at least he might be. Woods, 41, is outside Manhattan this week in Jersey City at Liberty National Golf Club where he’s serving as an assistant captain to the US Team at the Presidents Cup. Prior to play…Read More

Sheldon Adelson Loses Prostitution-Related Defamation Appeal, Nevada Supreme Court Sides With Jewish Democratic Group

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Las Vegas Sands founder Sheldon Adelson has lost his legal challenge against the National Jewish Democratic Council (NJDC), after the Nevada Supreme Court ruled this week that the political organization is immune from civil liability in the defamation case. During the 2012 presidential campaign, the NJDC issued a statement calling on Republican Party candidate Mitt…Read More

Paddy Power Betfair Accused of Backstabbing Betting Industry Over FOBTs

PaddyPower Betfair CEO Brendan Corcoran denounces FOBTs

PaddyPower Betfair has broken ranks with the UK betting industry and the Association of British Bookmakers (ABB), of which it is member, by declaring its support of the slashing the stakes of fixed-odds betting terminals. In a letter from PaddyPower Betfair CEO Breon Corcoran to Tracey Crouch, the Minister for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport,…Read More

Caesars Clears Final Regulatory Hurdles to Emerge from Bankruptcy in October

Caesars Palace in Las Vegas

Louisiana and Missouri gaming regulators have given regulatory approval to Caesars Entertainment and its related companies’ restructuring plans, finally putting to bed one of the messiest corporate bankruptcies in recent memory. These two states that are home to Caesars casino properties represented the last boxes that needed to be checked before the company could proceed…Read More

Dwyane Wade to Join LeBron in Cleveland, Oddsmakers Shorten Title Odds

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Dwyane Wade is reportedly ready to join his longtime pal LeBron James in Cleveland in hopes of winning his fourth NBA title. In response, sportsbooks are shortening odds on the Cavaliers winning their second championship in three years. Online sportsbook Bovada now has the Cavs at +450 to win the Larry O’Brien Trophy. Less than…Read More

Foxwoods, Mohegan Sun Diversify Connecticut Resorts With New Nongaming Amenities

Foxwoods Mohegan Sun Connecticut casinos

The Native American tribes that own Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun are pushing ahead with continued investments at their respective casino resorts to attract new guests to southeastern Connecticut. Foxwoods announced this week that it’s constructing a multi-level indoor go-kart track that is scheduled to open in 2018. According to a statement from the resort, the…Read More

Dragon Corp Ambitious ICO Jeopardized by Former Triad Boss ‘Broken Tooth’ Koi

“Broken Tooth” Wan Kuok-koi

Macau gaming company Dragon Corp’s initiative to integrate blockchain into the world’s biggest gambling hub was thrown into uncertainty on Monday by the sudden and unexpected presence of “Broken Tooth” Wan Kuok-koi, the notorious former Triad boss. Dragon Corp and its business partner, Wi Holding Company, plan to hold an initial coin offering for their…Read More

Macau Smoking Lounge Policies Issued, Casinos Must Comply by 2019

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Regulations for Macau smoking lounges inside casinos have been released by Social Affairs and Culture Secretary Alexis Tam Chon Weng that will require resorts to alter their designated tobacco areas. Under the new smoking policies, gaming tables and slot machines must be at least three meters, or 9.8 feet, from smoking lounges. If a wall…Read More

Alabama Still Favorite to Win National Championship, Barkley Takes Over Heisman Race

College Football

While oddsmakers haven’t changed their minds on who they believe will win college football’s national championship, they do have a new darling for who they think will take home the Heisman Trophy. The preseason selections for teams to win the final game don’t look much different after four weeks of play. Alabama remained the top…Read More

Teacher Faces 10 Years for Blowing $31K of School Funds at MGM Grand Detroit

Detroit teacher Lydia Johnson blew school money at casino

A Michigan teacher who blew $31,000 of school money on penny slots at the MGM Grand Detroit is facing a maximum ten years’ imprisonment. Lydia Christine Johnson, 29, was, until very recently, a math and Spanish teacher at Dakota High School in Macomb Township, Detroit. But she was arraigned Thursday morning on one count of…Read More

Minnesota Super Bowl Pop-Up Nightclub Announced at Nearby Majestic Lake Casino

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Super Bowl LII, or 52nd for those not versed in their Roman numerals, will take place on February 4, 2018, at the domed US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. Home of the Minnesota Vikings, the big game will bring the American sporting world north to a city where the average daily high during that time of…Read More

Marijuana Industry Conventions a Pot of Gold for Casinos, Says Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval

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Marijuana business conventions should potentially be allowed to host their events inside casino resorts in Las Vegas and around Nevada, says Governor Brian Sandoval (R). This, despite a recent clear mandate just last month from the Nevada Gaming Commission (NGC) for industry operators to have a hands-off approach when it comes to inviting in cannabis…Read More

Quebec Regulator AMF Questions David Baazov’s Status as Amaya Shareholder as Trial Date Nears

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Was ex-Amaya CEO David Baazov really the PokerStars parent’s major shareholder? An extraordinary claim made in court documents filed by the Canadian securities regulator AMF last week alleges that the former chief actually served as a figurehead, concealing the real controlling shareholders of the company, which AMF claims were his brother Ofer “Josh” Baazov and…Read More

Connecticut Governor Balks at MGM Proposal for $675M Bridgeport Casino: ‘Impossible’

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy dismisses MGM Bridgeport plan

Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy has rebuffed a surprise proposal by MGM Resorts International to build a $675 million casino resort in Bridgeport, on the state’s southwest coast. While the promise of investment could be tempting to the cash-strapped state, it is also almost impossible, Malloy told the Connecticut Post, because it would require the blessing…Read More