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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.

2018 Macau Casino Revenue Projections Looking Sexy and Stable, Ongoing Upward Trends

Lionel Leong Macau 2018 casino projections

Macau’s gaming industry is having a very good year, and can expect those revenue growth trends to continue. According to the gaming enclave’s Secretary for Economy and Finance, Lionel Leong, the local government is projecting that gross gaming earnings at casinos in the territory will continue to burgeon in 2018. That projection follows 15 straight…Read More

Maine’s Largest Tribes Oppose York County Casino

Maine casino referendum

The two largest Native American tribes in Maine have come out against the proposed York County casino, pitting them against at least one other tribe in the state that is supporting the Question 1 referendum on next week’s ballot. In a joint statement issued Thursday, the chiefs of the Penobscot Nation and two Passamaquoddy communities…Read More

Galaxy Entertainment First Macau Gaming Operator to Accept WeChat Pay

Galaxy Entertainment WeChat Pay Macau

Galaxy Entertainment, one of just six licensed gaming operators in Macau, announced this week that it will soon begin accepting WeChat Pay mobile transactions at its three major properties, Galaxy Macau, StarWorld Macau, and Broadway Macau. WeChat is a popular social media platform in China that has almost a billion monthly active users. Its Pay…Read More

Playtech Shares Plunge Following Profit Warning

Playtech profit warning

Online gambling giant Playtech saw its shares fall by more than 20 percent following an announcement from the company that profits would not be in line with expectations for 2017. The warning saw shares fall approximately 21.5 percent on Thursday, closing at £7.71 ($10.08) a share. The firm said that its full year profits would…Read More

Las Vegas Shooter Stephen Paddock Had Been on Gambling Losing Streak Prior to Attack, MGM CEO Jim Murren Speaks Out

Stephen Paddock gambling losses

Stephen Paddock had seen his net worth decrease substantially in the two years prior to the Las Vegas Mandalay Bay shooting on October 1, according to the latest information from Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo. The man who killed 58 country music fans below his 32nd floor suite had seen losses from his excessive gambling…Read More

Trump Plaza Set for Demolition in Atlantic City, Property Liquidation Underway

Trump Plaza demolition Carl Icahn

Trump Plaza is reportedly on the chopping block in Atlantic City, as Mayor Don Guardian (R) told the Press of Atlantic City this week that plans are in place to demolish the Boardwalk property formerly owned by President Donald Trump. Trump Plaza sits on some of the most prime real estate in all of Atlantic…Read More

Player Sniffs Out, Partypoker Snuffs Out High-Stakes Tournament Collusion Ring

Partypoker collusion ring

A Partypoker representative confirmed that the online poker room had found a series of accounts that were working together to collude in high stakes tournaments. The admission came following a thread posted on the Two Plus Two forums in which a frequent tournament player shared his suspicions about a group of accounts he had frequently…Read More

Schenectady Casino Awards $500K Three Card Poker Jackpot

Three Card Poker Jackpot

One lucky player at the Rivers Casino & Resort in Schenectady walked away nearly a half-million dollars richer on Saturday, after they hit a progressive jackpot at a Three Card Poker table in the Schenectady, New York casino. The player, who chose to remain anonymous, played an optional side bet in order to become eligible…Read More

Tiger Woods Announces Return to Competitive Golf, Oddsmakers Rejoice

Tiger Woods golf odds Hero World Challenge

Tiger Woods is ready to once again walk inside the ropes and play competitive golf. The former number one golfer who has spent a record 683 weeks in the top spot during his career says he will be one of 18 players teeing it up next month at the Hero World Challenge in Albany, Bahamas. The…Read More

New York Man Makes $400 a Day Hustling Chess

new york chess hustler Ambakisye Osayaba

Many people are familiar with the image of chess hustlers taking on all comers in New York City parks. But it’s a lot harder to imagine that someone could make a living solely on the income made from playing the board game against anyone willing to put down a few dollars and start pushing pawns….Read More

MGM Resorts Releases Audio of Jesus Campos Reporting ‘Shots Fired,’ Company Scrutinized for Potential Witness Tampering

MGM Resorts Jesus Campos shooting

MGM Resorts has finally released the audio recording of Mandalay Bay security guard Jesus Campos reporting that shots had been fired from the 32nd floor on the night of October 1, when Stephen Paddock killed 58 people attending the Route 91 Harvest country music festival below. The unarmed Campos was the first to arrive outside…Read More

Federal Sports Betting Ban Marks 25th Anniversary, Gaming Industry Says Law’s Days Are Numbered

federal sports betting fan PASPA

Twenty-five years ago today sports betting became outlawed in all but four states, the exceptions provided due to those jurisdictions having some form of sports gambling at the time. But while former US Senator Dennis DeConcini (D-Arizona) might be celebrating the anniversary of his anti-sports betting legislation that was signed into law October 28, 1992,…Read More

Casino Magnate Sheldon Adelson No. 14 on Forbes List of Wealthiest Americans with $35.4B

Sheldon Adelson

Las Vegas resident Sheldon Adelson has built a casino empire with his Las Vegas Sands Corporation and he continues to be one of the wealthiest people in the US. The 84-year-old was ranked at No. 14 on the Forbes 400, a catalog of the country’s richest people. While Adelson’s position from last year didn’t change…Read More

Caesars Executives Divulge Big Plans Post-Bankruptcy

Caesars bankruptcy

After a nearly three-year long battle to emerge from bankruptcy, executives at Caesars Entertainment Corporation spent 90 minutes with institutional investors in New York City on Tuesday detailing the future. President and CEO Mark Frissora addressed the group for the first time since the merger between Caesars Acquisition Company and Caesars Entertainment Operating Company Inc….Read More

Shooting Aftermath: Asian Visitors Avoiding Vegas, Paddock Brother Arrested for Child Porn

Las Vegas shooting Paddock family

The Oct. 1 Las Vegas shooting that left 58 victims dead and injured hundreds more has resulted in a dip in Asian tourism in America’s gambling capital. The drop in Asian arrivals isn’t because of safety concerns, but the many cultures’ deep respect for the deceased and the belief that a mourning period should follow…Read More