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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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North Jersey Casino Poll Reveals Dwindling Support

The North Jersey casino referendum facing voters in November isn’t likely to pass, according to a new poll conducted by Rutgers-Eagleton’s Center for Public Interest. In a study consisting of 735 registered New Jersey… Read More

Fighting Among Arkansas Casino Ballot Opponents Picking Up Steam

The war of words over Arkansas’ casino ballot heated up this week, as the pro-casino movement requested to have a lawsuit that would block the ballot that was dismissed by the Arkansas Supreme Court…. Read More

Revel Atlantic City Rebrands, as Glenn Straub Names the Resort “TEN”

Revel Atlantic City is officially no more. The $2.4 billion resort that opened in 2012 only to close 29 months later got a new owner in 2015, and now it’s getting a new name…. Read More

YouTube Stars Charged for Promoting Gambling by UKGC

YouTube stars Craig Douglas and Dylan Rigby have been charged by the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) for encouraging underage video gamers to gamble. In what are first-of-its-kind charges, the Gambling Commission alleges the two… Read More

Nevada Senator Harry Reid Attacks Donald Trump, Calls Him A “Human Leech”

Nevada Senator Harry Reid (D) was an amateur boxer in his youth, and this week the Senate Minority Leader came out swinging at Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. On Wednesday, September 15, Reid said… Read More

California Indian Casino Project Near Napa Causes Turf War

The California Indian casino project in Vallejo proposed by the Scotts Valley Band of Pomo Indians is generating a turf war between neighboring counties that differ on whether casino-style gambling should be permitted in… Read More

Online Betting To Top One Trillion Dollars by 2021, Driven by Mobile and VR

The online gambling industry will process almost $1,000,000,000,000 (one trillion dollars) in bets per year by 2021, according to a whitepaper published this week by analyst Juniper Research. That equates to a 42 percent… Read More

The Football Pools Sold for Nearly $130 Million to Sportingbet Founder

The Football Pools are being sold to private equity firm Burlywood Capital for £97.25 million ($129.4 million). The self-proclaimed oldest soccer sportsbetting house in the world, The Football Pools were first launched 93 years… Read More

Parisian Macau Casino Resort Opens Tonight

Sheldon Adelson’s lavish $2.7 billion casino resort on Macau’s Cotai Strip, the Parisian Macau, opens tonight, complete with 3,000 rooms, hundreds of shops, a theater, a water park and an obligatory half-sized Eiffel Tower… Read More

Hillary Clinton Health Scare Causes UK Bookies to Cut Odds on Trump Victory

The odds of Hillary Clinton reaching the White House lengthened overnight, after an apparent fainting spell while watching Sept. 11 ceremonies forced her party’s hand in revealing that the former secretary of state is… Read More

Jimmy Kimmel’s Cousin Sal Announces NFL Sports Betting Show

Cousin Sal, as his older cousin Jimmy Kimmel affectionately calls him, is launching his own NFL sports betting and daily fantasy sports (DFS) show on Facebook. The NFL season kicked off Thursday night with… Read More

US Open Match-Fixing Scandal Once Again Plagues Tennis

The US Open match-fixing scandal in New York has once again put the sport front and center in the media, with critics calling the sport’s integrity into question. On August 30, 15th-ranked Timea Bacsinszky… Read More

Welfare Recipients Allegedly Gambled With EBT Money in Florida

Welfare recipients in Tallahassee, Florida, have purportedly been using their electronic benefit transfer (EBT) cards to purchase, among other things, alcohol and tobacco, and also used the funds to gamble. A multi-agency investigation led… Read More

Vietnam Gambling Ban for Residents Remains, Billions in Investment Revenues Left on the Table

Vietnam gambling laws prevent residents of the Southeast Asian country from accessing their own domestic casinos. And that reality won’t change any time soon, after the government now led by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc once… Read More

Parisian Macau Awarded 150 Gaming Tables Despite Growth Regulators

Sands China’s new $3 billion casino resort, The Parisian Macau, located on the Cotai Strip will open on September 13th with just 100 gaming tables. The allocation by the Macau regulator represents fewer tables… Read More

Ted Leonsis DraftKings Investment Sign of Possible DFS Market Revitalization

Daily fantasy sports market leader DraftKings has raised $153 million in new investment money. Ted Leonsis, the billionaire owner of the Washington Capitals and Washington Wizards sports teams, has bought a significant, but undisclosed, stake… Read More

Wolves Would Make Better Gamblers Than Dogs, or At Least Take More Risk

Wolves take greater risks when hunting for food than canines, a new study finds. The Wolf Science Centre in Ernstbrunn, Austria, a research institute where dogs and wolves live harmoniously in the wild, says… Read More

Arkansas Casino Measure to Go Before Voters in November

An Arkansas casino measure will go before voters this November asking residents if they’re ready to finally end gambling prohibition. Led by a group called Arkansas Wins, Arkansas Secretary of State Mark Martin revealed… Read More

Nevada Casino Revenue Benefits From July’s Bonus Weekend

Nevada casino revenue soared in July and surpassed $1 billion in total gaming win for the first time in 14 months. Thanks to five full weekends and a long Independence Day holiday, the state’s… Read More

Macau Economy Finally Trending in Better Direction

The Macau economy has been in a two-year downward spiral and that trend continued in the second quarter of 2016. The Chinese special administrative region saw its gross domestic product (GDP) fall 7.1 percent…. Read More

Malta Daily Fantasy Sports License Coming Soon

A Malta daily fantasy sports (DFS) license will soon be offered through the island country’s Gaming Authority that classifies the online contests as skill-based competition and not games of chance. At present, DFS networks… Read More

Caesars Awarded Critical Five-Week Shield From $13 Billion in Lawsuits

Caesars Entertainment Corp. has been granted a five-week grace period before it must face numerous lawsuits being brought by creditors looking to sever ties with the once-robust casino company. US Northern District of Illinois… Read More

Pocono Casinos Enjoying Bountiful 2016 as Revenues Trend Up

The two Pocono casinos located in the mountainous northeastern Pennsylvania region are posting higher total revenues across their gambling floors in 2016. Mohegan Sun Pocono and Mount Airy Casino Resort are respectively up 1.62… Read More

James Packer Sells Crown Resort Shares, Now Owns Less Than 50 Percent

Australian billionaire James Packer has sold 35 million shares of Crown Resorts for $338 million, in what’s the latest move by the gaming mogul to lessen his involvement with the Australian casino company he founded… Read More

Alabama Lottery Vote Narrowly Passes State House, Governor Bentley Denies Secret Casino Plans

The Alabama lottery bill supported by Governor Robert Bentley (R) narrowly passed the State House of Representatives late Thursday night by a vote of 64-35. The tally of the 99 legislators squeaked by the… Read More