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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.

Caesars Entertainment Feeling Weathered After 2012

Caesars Entertainment Corporation, the largest land-based gaming operator on earth, has recently announced an unexpectedly modest increase in revenues for 2012 which the firm has put down mainly to the affects of Hurricane Sandy. Hurricane Sandy hit the U.S. during late October last year causing around $75 billion worth of damage to the areas it…Read More

Bumpy Road for Proposed Matsu Islands Casino Resort

Reports suggest that the Taiwanese government may hold back on approval of the legislation allowing resort casino construction on the outlying Matsu Islands chain until the third quarter of 2013. An unidentified expert told the Macau Business Daily that the process will be belated due to the need of the government to determine how to…Read More

100-Year-Old Case Invoked in Alabama Casino Raid

We often see that what’s old is new again; in this case, what’s very, very old is new again, as a 114-year-old (that’s 1899 for those too lazy to do the math) Supreme Court ruling was recently dug up, dusted off, and revived for a modern re-enactment. 114 years ago, the Supreme Court ruled that…Read More

Philippines Chasing Macau and Singapore as Newest Asian Gambling Destination

In just a few weeks, the first of four monstrous new casino resorts will be unveiled in Entertainment City, the Philippines, and suddenly Asia will have a new contender for the prolific gambling culture that permeates the region. A combination of some of the world’s greatest wealth and new availability to the more modest middle…Read More

Betting the Farmville May Be in Your Future: Online Gaming Goes After Real Money

The fuzzy line between gaming and gambling online is getting fuzzier: the Silicon Valley developers behind popular social media games like Farmville, Mafia Wars and Words with Friends have applied for a Nevada online gambling license.  San Francisco-based leading social media games developer Zynga says they are following market trends and want to be ready…Read More

Sandoval Pushes for Passage of Nevada Online Gaming Bill

Noting that Nevada is now in a race against time to finalize its online gaming bill, Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval told his state’s legislative body this week that they must pass the measure known as  Assembly Bill 114 within the next thirty days in order to stay a step ahead of New Jersey, which is…Read More

Australian Interactive Media Firm Appoints New Managing Director

Keong Yew ‘Joey’ Lim has recently been appointed to serve as the new Managing Director of Australian interactive media and gambling applications company Donaco International Limited. This new appointment comes shortly after the Sydney-based firm was readmitted to the Australian Stock Exchange earlier this month. Formerly known as Two Way Limited until it was taken…Read More

Too Much of a Good Thing? US Casinos Are Maxing Out

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Once upon a time, if you wanted to gamble in America, you made the trek out to Las Vegas, and a glamorous and exciting trek it was. Then Atlantic City got on board, and tribal casinos opened at various locales around the country. The poker boom hit, and everyone and their mother wanted to open…Read More

Skrill Nabs Two Gaming Awards, Acquires Paysafecard

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It was a banner week this past week for payment services provider Skrill – Moneybookers Ltd., as they further solidified their position as the premier provider of online payment services for the gaming industry. First up, they picked up the “Payment Solutions Provider Company of the Year” honor at the 2013 International Gaming Awards, held…Read More

Long-Awaited Groundbreaking on SLS Las Vegas Casino Begins

Two years in the waiting, the massive undertaking of transforming the Sahara into the grand SLS Las Vegas has finally begun in earnest, after SBE Entertainment Group LLC received the final piece of the funding pie they had been waiting on; a little $415 million chunk that will carry this Las Vegas casino project to…Read More

WSOP Ladies Event Now Officially Open to Men: For a Price

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The battle has been ongoing in the poker world for years: should women be privy to special tournaments just for them as a way to encourage more to play the game, or does that philosophy reek of affirmative action, and both condescension and accommodation in an unfair way?  A recent decision by the World Series…Read More

Illegal Canadian Sportsbook Eludes Capture and Resurfaces

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Despite being the subject of a dramatic raid during the recent Super Bowl, controversial Canadian online credit-betting sportsbook PlatinumSB.com has resurfaced in Tokelau, a non self-governing territory off the coast of New Zealand under the domain of PaltinumSB.tk. It appears that the illegal Canadian sportsbook operation which was recently seized and reportedly shut down by…Read More

Further Expansion For IveyPoker Instructional Site

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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 a team of professional poker players who would come together to form the dedicated Team Ivey. Since the announcement of the…Read More

Nevada Gambling Revenues Slowly But Surely Making a Comeback

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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.  For the third year in a row, the Silver State posted sizable revenue increases from the year prior, with 2012’s final…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 have a casino neighbor of their own, albeit an Indian-run one.  According to recent stories in The New York Post, Mets…Read More