World's online gaming authority since 1995

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.

PartyPoker Grabs Early Edge in New Jersey Online Gambling Market

PartyPoker New Jersey online casinos

Remember the days when you couldn’t go more than ten minutes without seeing a PartyPoker ad on your television? It’s been a long time since PartyPoker ruled the airways – and the USA online poker marketplace – but it appears as though it may be happening again, albeit on a smaller – and now legal…Read More

New Jersey Wants to Lure Offshore Online Gambling Operators

New Jersey Atlantic City offshore gambling

What locales come to mind when you think about online gambling operators? Malta, Gibraltar, and the Isle of Man: all of these are jurisdictions known for hosting countless Internet gambling companies that do business around the world. Now, New Jersey legislators are hoping Atlantic City can be added to that eclectic mix of international online…Read More

Flying High: McCarran Airport Scores 2nd in Passenger Loose Change

McCarran Int'l Airport Las Vegas

Plenty of people leave money behind when they fly out of Las Vegas, but it’s not always in the slot machines. Sin City’s McCarran International Airport gets more than its share of travelers’ change, mostly at various TSA security checkpoints. You know the drill: you’re running late for your flight, so you take off your…Read More

Moscow Illegal Gambling Dens are a Real Rat Race

Illegal Russian gambling

It may not be a practice that many of us agree with, but most people are familiar with the concept of cockfighting – fighting roosters against each other in order to gamble on the outcome. You probably also remember dog fighting being in the news (especially when it involved football player Michael Vick). But rats…Read More

Mohegan Sun and Suffolk Downs Confirm Partnership

Mohegan Sun Suffolk Downs

When Suffolk Downs dropped Caesars Entertainment from their East Boston casino bid, it created confusion that might have cost them a chance to win approval from their community. Now, they’re hoping a new partnership could help save their casino hopes – though this partner doesn’t have a winning record in Massachusetts, either. Deal Details Finalized…Read More

Fight is On for New York State Casino Licenses

New York State casinos

New York  State has hosted its share of heavyweight prize fights over the years. But the upcoming battle over which developers will get the chance to build casinos in the Empire State could be among the most competitive fights anyone from New York has seen in decades. It’s only been a few weeks since New…Read More

Kentucky Legal Land Gaming Initiatives No Longer Out to Pasture

Kentucky gambling

When it comes to casino expansion, the question on every state’s mind seems to be “everyone else is doing it, so why can’t we?” The next state to take up the question of whether or not to expand their land-based gambling options may well be Kentucky, as a state legislator has now introduced two bills…Read More

Delta Corporation to Open First World-Class Casino Resort in India

Goa floating casino in India

The first Indian – as in India – world-class integrated resort is set to open in 2014, a remarkable move in a country that officially doesn’t allow gambling by law in most of its states. The gambling project is going up just off the state of Goa, in Daman, which is close to Mumbai, which…Read More

Here She Comes, Miss Gambling America: New Jersey Ready to Go Online

New Jersey online gambling

Just because the President of the United States doesn’t realize that complex interactive websites that are designed to be used by millions of people need endless pre-checks, soft launches and re-checks, doesn’t mean the casino executives preparing for New Jersey’s online gaming launch on Nov. 26 are so cavalier. Borgata Moving Carefully Boyd Gaming –…Read More

New Jersey Online Gambling Soft Launch Isn’t Without Glitches

New Jersey online casinos

New Jersey’s soft launch of their online gambling platform was, for the most part, a success. The games work, the sites are up and running, and the verification systems are doing their job. In fact, the only real problem is that those systems were working a little too hard, as quite a few residents had…Read More

South Australia Asks Apple to Ban Play-Money Gambling Apps for Kids

Mobile technology giant Apple has always been willing to work with Australia and other governments to ban the release of real-money online gambling apps. Now, one state is asking them to go a step further by preventing children from accessing even the play-money versions of gambling apps. Apple on Board That’s the word from South…Read More

Federal Poker and Gambling Legislation Stall Could Be Indefinite

After a few months of watching the Obamacare debacle unfold in the U.S., a valid argument could probably be made that the fewer things the Feds oversee, the better. And for those who have been waiting and watching for the federal government to make some definitive moves regarding unilateral poker legislation, if you’ve been holding…Read More

Tipperary Casino Would Be Built on the Green, Green Grass of Home

It’s a long way to Tipperary – and according to one prospective Irish casino developer, you’re only getting there if you have money. That’s the word from Richard Quirke, the arcade developer who still has hopes of building a casino in Tipperary County, even as the Irish government shows no signs of allowing any such…Read More

South Korean Celebrities Caught Gambling Illegally with Won.Tons.

Lee Soo-Geun Korea

We tend, rightly, to think of North Korea as the region where nothing is allowed and no one can have any fun. But it turns out that in their much more seemingly Westernized cousin to the south, the law has an iron fist as well. South Korea makes gambling illegal save for a couple of…Read More

Wynn Walks Away from Philadelphia Casino License Request

Farewell, Philadelphia – that’s the word from casino impresario Steve Wynn now, after just announcing that he will no longer seek a land license for a project in the City of Brotherly Love. Wynn says he is withdrawing his application for a Wynn Resorts property, a project that would have encompassed an enormous 60-acre entertainment…Read More