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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.

Trout Reels in Largest MLB Salary, Angels Improve World Series Odds

Mike Trout

Mike Trout is finding out it’s nice to be the biggest fish in the pond. The Los Angeles Angels outfielder is now the highest paid player in Major League Baseball and will earn $34 million next season. His team also improved their chances to win the World Series. They opened as a 50-1 selection to…Read More

Wynn Macau VIP Dealer and Uncle in Custody, Implicated in $6.1 Million Chip Heist

Wynn Macau casino heist arrests

Two days after a major theft of more than $6 million in casino chips by a dealer at the Wynn Macau, authorities reportedly have their man in custody. And along with him, an uncle who appears to have tried to benefit from the crime as well. Announcement of the arrests came during a special press…Read More

Florida Casino Boat Entices New Guests with Freebies and Discounts Days After Deadly Fire

Florida casino boat fire Tropical Breeze

The Florida casino boat Tropical Breeze is back open for business less than four days after its shuttle vessel that previously carried patrons from port to the floating casino caught fire and led to the death of one person. The horrific event took place during the casino’s Sunday night departure on Jan. 14. All 50…Read More

Abu Dhabi Favorite Dustin Johnson Stumbles in First Round

Dustin Johnson

He was installed as the 9-2 favorite at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship but a lackluster 72 in the first round put him six shots behind the leaders on Thursday. It was the first round in the last five that he didn’t post an under-par score. Because of his even par in the opening round…Read More

Wynn Macau VIP Dealer in $6.1 Million Casino Chip Heist Still at Large, Police Arrest Three for Releasing Information

Macau casino heist Wynn

The theft of $6.1 million in gaming chips from the Wynn Macau on Tuesday is being attributed by local authorities to a male VIP room dealer at the casino, who remains at large. Judiciary Police have already made other arrests in relation to the robbery, however. Three locals were taken into custody for sharing confidential…Read More

Industry-Backed Fantasy Sports Bill Under Consideration in Nebraska

Nebraska fantasy sports bill

Lawmakers in Nebraska are debating the merits of a bill that would add new regulations to daily fantasy sports sites, a move that is supported by industry leaders such as DraftKings and FanDuel. The bill, introduced by State Senator Tyson Larson (R-O’Neill), would add regulations to sites that are already openly operating within the state….Read More

Las Vegas Mass Shooting Investigation Takes a New Turn, Metro May File Charges

Las Vegas mass shooting charges

Up until recently, the public has been told that Las Vegas mass shooting gunman Stephen Paddock acted alone the night of October 1 when he fired on a huge crowd below from his 32nd story Mandalay Bay suite. But in court this week, lawyers for the city’s Metro Police Department revealed criminal charges could be…Read More

MGM REIT Pushes to Take Over Caesars Real Estate Trust, Would Create Major Player Among Publicly Traded REITs

MGM Growth Properties REIT Caesars

For monster casino operators like MGM Resorts and Caesars Entertainment, subsidiaries like REITs are just part of the game. But keeping track of who owns what and understanding what they can do with those branches is about as tricky and complex as playing chess while on roller skates on a speed boat. That doesn’t stop…Read More

Gamblers, Oddsmakers Let Out Collective Groan After Vikings Miraculous Victory

Stefon Diggs

Football fans might have cheered at the ending of Sunday’s Minnesota-New Orleans NFC Divisional playoff game, but the outcome elicited a chorus of boos from gamblers and oddsmakers. Most of the bettors who were holding winning tickets with 10 seconds remaining watched in horror as the Vikings scored a last-second touchdown to ruin betting slips…Read More

Atlantic City Courting Sporting Events in Anticipation of Operating Sports Books

Chris Howard

With the possibility of sports betting becoming legalized in New Jersey Atlantic City is wasting no time luring professional events to the boardwalk. The Casino Reinvestment Development Authority announced last Friday that The Professional Bull Riders tour, Division I men’s college basketball and a Bear Grylls survival challenge will come between September and December to…Read More

Dramatic Florida Gulf Coast Casino Shuttle Boat Fire Leaves One Dead, 14 Injured

casino boat shuttle fire Florida

A Florida Gulf Coast shuttle north of Tampa taking patrons to a stationed casino boat in the Gulf of Mexico erupted into wild flames on Sunday evening, forcing patrons to make split second, life-or-death decisions. All 50 passengers and crew aboard the Tropical Breeze Casino shuttle were forced to quickly evacuate the vessel by jumping…Read More

Las Vegas October 1 Shooting Site Could Become SWAT Center, MGM Resorts Says

Las Vegas shooting SWAT

The Las Vegas shooting site where 58 concert goers were killed on October 1, 2017 in cold blood could become a Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) command center. That’s according to MGM Resorts, the current owner of the 15-acre parcel of land, known as the Las Vegas Village. MGM said in a statement this week…Read More

Becky Harris Named Nevada Gaming Control Board Chair, First Woman Appointed to Role

Becky Harris, GCB chair

Nevada State Sen. Becky Harris (R-Las Vegas) has decided to accept Gov. Brian Sandoval’s offer to make her the first female chair of the Nevada Gaming Control Board. Harris will take over for AG Burnett, who left in December to take a job at a private law firm in Reno. Harris is only the second…Read More

Cryptocurrencies Pose Regulatory Risk for Casinos in Asia, Says Ex-Police Chief 

Former Hong Kong police chief Steve Vickers

Cryptocurrencies are bad news for Asia’s casinos and gaming companies that flirt with them should expect a regulatory backlash from Beijing and other governments. That’s the lowdown from Steve Vickers, the former commander of the Royal Hong Kong Police criminal intelligence bureau, and now the head of his own specialist risk mitigation, corporate intelligence, security…Read More

Casino Audit Finds Lots of ‘Housewives’ and ‘Students’ Gambling at High Stakes Tables

BC casinos money laundering

Who knew so many high-stakes gamblers made their livings as a “student” or “housewife”? As part of an effort to snuff out money laundering by organized crime, a review of casino finances found that these two occupations made up an unusually large portion of high rollers in British Columbia, leaving BC’s attorney general to question where…Read More