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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.

Skrill Nabs Two Gaming Awards, Acquires Paysafecard


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 has resurfaced in Tokelau, a non self-governing territory off the coast of New Zealand under the domain of 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

Record Results For 888 Holdings

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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 members. “We are experiencing a significant increase in customer recruitment from mobile platforms and, given our focus and commitment to investment…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 to Exhibition Place, a large entertainment and business complex on Toronto’s waterfront. “In Cadillac Fairview we are partnering with the industry…Read More

MGM And Penn Do Battle For Western Massachusetts Casino Site

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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 from the aftermath of the 2011 tornado that left much of its core in a shambles.  Knowing that revitalization would be…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 provider, is already a veteran of the lottery industry after 33 years working in the lottery gaming sector. The veteran’s original…Read More

EU Action Plan on Online Gambling Criticized in Letter to Commissioner

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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 Barnier. That plan was unveiled in October of last year, the culmination of three years of work with the stated aim…Read More

Excitement Builds As 2013 Aussie Millions Continues

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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 came out victorious after Day 1b of the tournament’s Main Event. Payne beat out the competition on Day 1a with aggressive…Read More

Young Gun Takes Down Beau Rivage Million Dollar Heater

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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 previous win was at the 2007 Heartland Poker Tour No Limit Hold’em Championship Event), Reiman walked away with more than $185,000…Read More

Signs Point to No for Online Gaming in New Jersey

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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 a radio interview touching on a wide range of Garden State related topics, Gov. Christie declared that he had yet to…Read More