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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.

Gambling Execs Living Large as Highest-Paid CEOs for Public Companies

Wanna make the big bucks? Maybe your mom told you to go into law or medicine, but the real money is in gambling. Not as a high-roller; as a casino executive. If you don’t believe us, check out these staggering paychecks recently revealed in the Sweet 16 rankings of CEO pay for public companies that…Read More

Harder to Get into Nevada’s Black Book Than to Win an Oscar

The list is so select, only 33 active names are on it, and the nominees are so sparse, Roderick William Dee II is the first to be recommended for it by the three-member Gaming Control Board (GCB) in four years. But this probably isn’t a nomination that Dee hopes to see cemented; it will mean…Read More

Las Vegas Sands Breaks Ties with PriceWaterhouseCoopers

Following dissatisfaction and an uneasy feeling towards the Las Vegas Sands Corporation’s ongoing legal issues, PricerwaterhouseCoopers has resigned as the official auditor of the casino empire, ending a partnership which spanned 25 years in the industry. No Reason Given The Wall Street Journal reports that PricewaterhouseCoopers recorded no official reason for cutting ties with its…Read More

MGM Resorts Frontrunner for Western Massachusetts Casino Project

It’s a kind of Miss America pageant for Massachusetts casinos, and it’s now down to the finalist round; MGM Resorts International is waiting tearfully with its Springfield, Massachusetts sash on, hoping her name will be called to represent the western part of the state as its only casino project. The announcement came recently that MGM…Read More

Scratching the Surface of $5 Million Alleged Lottery Scam

Online publication Syracuse.com has reported an alleged lottery ticket fraud in New York’s Syracuse area dating back to 2006, that involves two brothers from central New York who claimed a $5 million lottery ticket sold at their family’s convenience store. Subsequently, they have been accused of scamming the winner out of his scratchcard winnings. Now…Read More

Japanese Casinos Could Be Next Big Asian Moneymaker

It’s a pretty well-known fact that Asians, as a group, love to gamble, and even stuffy mainland China is starting to open land-based casinos, (albeit in baby steps), so it seems like it’s about time that Japan jumped on board the money train as well. After many years of stalemates in attempts to get some…Read More

Poker Players Denied Cashouts on Lock Poker

Hopefully you aren’t trying to withdraw lock, stock or barrel from Lock Poker right now; if you are, most likely, you are not having much luck.  Lock Poker, the Revolution Gaming Network’s flagship site, has reportedly been  refusing  to honor cashouts, even going so far as to put a prohibition on large-scale cashouts, period. Looks…Read More

World Sports Exchange CEO Found Dead in Apparent Suicide

In 2011, shortly after online gambling site World Sports Exchange (WSE) went insolvent and began struggling to pay out players’ winnings, co-founder Jay Cohen reportedly became a recluse, gained over 100 pounds, and was seen as potentially suicidal. But it’s Steve Schillinger, one of Cohen’s co-founders of WSE, who is now being mourned, after being found dead…Read More

Jail Doesn’t Silence Shamed Poker Businessman Chad Elie

Jailed following U.S. federal enforcement actions on Black Friday, Chad Elie has now appeared back on the news scene after filing litigation proceedings in a Nevada court against well-known lawyer Jeff Ifrah, who represented him during Elie’s trial. Last year, Elie pled guilty to conspiring to commit bank fraud and operating an illegal gambling business,…Read More

Mystery Crusader to Take Part in APT Philippines

This year, the Asian Poker Tour will see a special guest in the form of Mexican folk hero Zorro, as the Bodog Poker Network is sending an anonymous player disguised in the outfit to take his seat at the Asian Poker Tour in the Philippines. The idea behind the Zorro character is that whichever player…Read More

New Poker Flick “Runner Runner” Timed for Pre-WSOP Final Table Release

You can’t just make a movie anymore; you have to tie it in with some greater event to milk all the publicity you possibly can from it. With that concept in mind, the writers of the poker classic Rounders have teamed up again for the screenplay of a new poker film called Runner, Runner, which will…Read More

Cleveland’s Horseshoe Casino Gets Spanked, While Revel Almost Goes Broke

Don’t mess with the Ohio Casino Control Act, the Ohio Administrative Code, or the Casino Internal Controls in the “Birthplace of Aviation” state; they’re watching you, and watching you closely. So the swank Horseshoe Casino in Cleveland is finding out, after being hit for a second time this year with fines for not doing things…Read More

Former Full Tilt CEO Ordered to Forfeit Millions

Former Full Tilt Poker boss Ray Bitar has pled guilty two years after the Black Friday indictments were filed against the online operator, as well as against PokerStars and Absolute Poker. As a result, Bitar has been sentenced to time served. As such, Bitar will serve no further jail time owing to his current heart…Read More

NBA Playoffs – Slam Dunk Bets Or Long shots?

With the NBA 2013 playoffs just around the corner, we take a look at the betting odds on who is going to make it and who is not. Let’s shine our light into the Eastern Conference teams first and work our way up the rankings. So just who is out there with no chance? The …Read More

Online Poker Cyber Attacks: How Hackable Are Your Internet Sites?

Digital security consulting firm ReVuln recently probed into the possibilities for online poker cyber attacks to reveal that the client-side software is the weak link of online poker security. Client-side software is “the only part of the infrastructure which is fully available to an attacker,” claimed the security firm. Essentially, the firm is saying that…Read More