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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.

Latest articles

Further Expansion For IveyPoker Instructional Site

Following Phil Ivey’s end of October announcement that he planned to launch an online tutorial site dedicated to teaching people the “right way” to play poker, Ivey has been working hard to gather together… Read More

Nevada Gambling Revenues Slowly But Surely Making a Comeback

Still reeling from an ailing economy that hit the Las Vegas Strip particularly hard, Nevada gambling is nonetheless slowly making a comeback, according to various gaming analysts who assess the state’s annual gambling coffers…. Read More

Gambling On Citi Field: Mets Owners Aim To Open A New York Casino

Just as New York’s Gov. Andrew Cuomo and state legislators hash out discussions over whether or not to legalize state-sanctioned casinos in the Empire State, it appears that the New York Mets may soon… Read More

Record Results For 888 Holdings

Online gaming giant 888 Holdings has posted record revenues for the fourth-quarter and the year as a whole thanks to an exceedingly high demand for the company’s mobile services to its large number of… Read More

MGM Resorts Working to Make Toronto Casino a Reality

MGM Resorts has thrown their hat into the rapidly developing ring for a casino in Toronto, announcing a 50/50 partnership with Canadian developer Cadillac Fairview. Their proposal would see a casino and hotel brought… Read More

MGM And Penn Do Battle For Western Massachusetts Casino Site

It’s the battle of the gaming giants in Western Massachusetts, as casino behemoth MGM Resorts International and competitor Penn National Gaming vie for a single available casino license in Springfield, a city still reeling… Read More

Lifetime Achievement Award For Innovative Lottery Gaming Marketer

The 2013 Lottery Industry Lifetime Achievement Award from the Public Gaming Research Institute has been awarded to industry creative Jimmy O’Brien. O’Brien, the Strategic Marketing Vice-President of Scientific Games Corporation, the American lottery technology… Read More

EU Action Plan on Online Gambling Criticized in Letter to Commissioner

Three prominent trade groups of the European gaming industry have expressed their concerns with the recently unveiled EU Action Plan on Online Gambling in a letter to EU Internal Markets and Services Commissioner, Michel… Read More

Excitement Builds As 2013 Aussie Millions Continues

Following Brian Payne’s leading performance on Day 1a of the 2013 Aussie Millions Poker Championship Main Event, which saw him finish the day with 299,900 chips, it was Frank Rusnak who shone brightly and… Read More

Young Gun Takes Down Beau Rivage Million Dollar Heater

Tyler Reiman, a 24-year-old poker pro from Morton, Illinois, beat out 254 players to win January’s 2013 Beau Rivage Million Dollar Heater Main Event in Biloxi, Mississippi. His second major live poker title (his… Read More

Signs Point to No for Online Gaming in New Jersey

While there’s been no definitive word one way or the other concerning New Jersey’s pending online gaming bill before Governor Chris Christie, it would appear that the odds are currently stacked against it. In… Read More

WSOP Choctaw 2013 Main Event: Jeff Fielder Wins

Jeff Fielder scooped a $312,080 prize after finishing with all the chips on Day 3 of the 2013 World Series of Poker Circuit Choctaw Durant Main Event. Fielder entered day three of the tournament… Read More

Nevada Gaming Officials Return from Meetings with Counterparts in Macau

The three heads of the Gaming Control Board of Nevada were in Macau last week for a series of meetings with officials and law enforcement in the world’s largest gaming district. The trip was… Read More

Participants Announced for National Heads Up Poker Championship

Officials from Caesars Entertainment and the organisers of the National Heads Up Poker Championship have announced the field of players for this year’s tournament, which sees the winner of the tournament’s inaugural year confirmed… Read More

French Online Poker Regulators Consider Softening Eligibility Rules

The French online poker industry saw a decline in revenue in 2012, with cash games being the main culprit for the decline, as they fell 5%. Tournament games on the other hand actually rose… Read More

High Road for the PokerStars UK and Ireland Poker Tour

The UK and Ireland Poker Tour heads to the highlands for this year’s first event as the festivities take place in the bonny Scottish city of Edinburgh at the lavish Balmoral Hotel. Situated in… Read More

American Public’s Support For Sports Betting Grows, As Pro Teams Fight It

More men than women, and more Americans overall than ever before, believe that sports betting should be legalized in states where it is currently prohibited, according to a new study conducted by Fairleigh Dickinson… Read More

Pinnacle Entertainment Set To Buy Ameristar

Adding to its casino properties located primarily in the South and Midwest, Pinnacle Entertainment has agreed to purchase Ameristar Casinos for $869 million, according to Pinnacle’s executives.  Included in the major deal would be… Read More

New Jersey One Step Closer to Legalizing Online Casino Gambling

New Jersey’s State Senate has overwhelmingly approved proposed legislation that would allow its state’s residents to play casino games online, as long as the servers involved were located within New Jersey state lines.  The… Read More

Illegal Casino Raided in Australia

The days of illegal gaming houses dotting our modern urban landscapes are now mostly at an end thanks to the proliferation of legal casinos and online gaming. This makes the recent raid of just… Read More

Caesars Casino Acquires Licence to Operate Online Poker Site in Nevada

Caesars Interactive Entertainment, formerly branded as Harrah’s, became the 12th company to receive a licence to operate an online poker room for Nevada residents last week, courtesy the state of Nevada. Caesars plans to… Read More

Macau Gaming Out-earns Sin City For Record Year in 2012

Macau’s red-hot casino industry trumped Las Vegas for a record earning year in 2012, with a staggering $38 billion in gaming revenue at year’s end.  In December 2012, the Chinese Special Administrative Region’s 35… Read More

Gaming Stocks No Gamble As Year-End Values Soar

Gaming stocks proved a solid financial investment as the year drew to a close, based on the findings of major industry evaluation company Applied Analysis. The trend decipherer determined that the majority of gaming… Read More