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Katie Barlowe

Katie Barlowe

Katie has forgotten more about slots than most people know. Not only does she follow the latest online happenings and developments, but she also knows her way around offline slots too. She's a collector too and enjoys restoring old slot machines when she's not writing news stories for

Nigel Eccles, Other FanDuel Founders Suing Preferred Shareholders for $120M

Nigel Eccles FanDuel lawsuit

Nigel Eccles and his fellow FanDuel founders are suing the company’s preferred shareholders for more than $120 million, saying that the daily fantasy sports firm was purposely undervalued when Paddy Power Betfair (PPB) acquired it earlier this year. Eccles is joined in the lawsuit by his wife Lesley Eccles, Tom Griffiths, and Rob Jones. All…Read More

Crown Resorts Taking NSW Government to Court Over Views at Barangaroo Casino

Crown Resorts Barangaroo views

Crown Resorts is taking legal action against the New South Wales government, with the goal of stopping a proposed development that Crown says could disrupt the views at its Barangaroo luxury casino complex. The dispute is over developments taking place in Central Barangaroo, which were approved by the Barangaroo Delivery Authority (BDA). Crown says that allowing…Read More

DraftKings Launches Trial Version of First Mobile Sports Betting App in New Jersey

DraftKings online mobile betting

DraftKings and its partner, Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, received approval to begin accepting online sports bets, the first operator to be allowed to do so since legal sports betting launched in New Jersey. The DraftKings Sportsbook app was available to a limited number of users on Wednesday, as it entered a trial period…Read More

Landing International Gains PAGCOR Approval for Casino in Entertainment City

Landing International Entertainment City

Hong Kong-based Landing International Development has secured a license to build an integrated casino project in Entertainment City, the gaming hub of the Philippines. Landing received a license for the casino from the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp (Pagcor), the regulatory body that oversees all gaming in the country. Groundbreaking to Take Place in August…Read More

Miami Officials Seek Regulations That Could Stop Edgewater Jai Alai and Poker Venue

Jai Alai fronton Miami

Miami commissioners are seeking new zoning regulations that could make it easier to stop a proposed jai alai fronton and poker room in the Edgewater neighborhood. The facility, proposed by the owners of Magic City Casino, has proven to be controversial, with some locals believing that it might serve as an entry way for more…Read More

Resorts World Catskills Bringing In Less Than Half of Projected Revenue as New York State Battles Neighbors for Business

Resorts World Catskills underperforming New York State

Resorts World Catskills was expected to be the crowning jewel of New York’s upstate casino expansion plans. But since opening in February, the venue has brought in less than half of its projected gaming revenue. The casino is averaging just under $12 million a month in gross gaming revenue (GGR), putting the venue on pace…Read More

Japanese Diet Passes Casino Authorization Bill Despite Opposition Filibuster

Japan casino bill passes

Japan is set to open its doors to casino gambling following the passage of the Integrated Resorts (IR) implementation Bill on Friday in the House of Councillors, the upper house of the Japanese parliament. The passage follows approval from the House of Representatives, which came approximately a month ago. Longest Filibuster in Decades Fails to…Read More

Macau Legislators Pass First Draft of Gaming Worker Casino Ban, But Implementation Questions Remain

Macau gaming worker ban

Macau’s Legislative Assembly passed a first draft of a bill that would ban many gaming workers from entering casinos outside of work hours, but some lawmakers raised questions about how exactly the legislation would be enforced if it came into law. The first read of the bill will now send it to a working committee…Read More

Wayne Newton’s Casa de Shenandoah Ends Public Tours, Kitschy Las Vegas Attraction Returning to Private Status

Casa de Shenandoah — the over-the-top 52-acre estate of Las Vegas entertainment icon Wayne Newton and his wife Kathleen — is shutting down just three years after it opened as a tourist attraction. Newton’s attorney said this week that the decision has been made to return the estate to a private residence, according to the Las…Read More

Wimbledon Doubles Match with Suspicious Betting Patterns Will be Flagged for Match-Fixing

Wimbledon match-fixing

A first-round doubles match at the Wimbledon tennis tournament was flagged for possible signs of match-fixing following suspicious betting activity in a 45-minute period just before the match began. The unusual betting patterns were found by Pinnacle Sports, which led the bookmaker to notify officials of the potential integrity issues in the match. Odds Shift…Read More

FanDuel Execs Hit Paydirt — Founders, Shareholders Left Out in the Cold — in Paddy Power Betfair Merger

Daily fantasty sports betting player FanDuel is putting its money where its suits are: that’s the reality unfolding in front of the DFS giant’s founding members and common shareholders, as the company’s sale to Irish bookmaker Paddy Power Betfair unfolds. Along for the Ride FanDuel’s majority shareholders — KKR and Shamrock Capital — exercised their…Read More

‘Divas Las Vegas’ Closure at Caesars Linq Under NGCB Scrutiny for Possible Regulatory Violations

Divas Las Vegas investigation

Frank Marino’s Divas Las Vegas — the long-running show at Caesars-owned Linq Hotel that was abruptly shut down last week — is now under the microscope of the Nevada Gaming Control Board (NGCB), which says it will review some of the questionable circumstances that led to the show’s sudden closure. The show had been a…Read More

Japan Integrated Resorts Bill Now Has Full Support From Shinzo Abe and Coalition Partner

Japan Integrated Resorts Bill

The Japan Integrated Resorts Implementation Bill (IRIB) will be passed in the next month now that key officials, including Shinzo Abe and the Komeito party, have reaffirmed their commitment to bringing casino gambling to Japan. reported Wednesday that Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Komeito party leader Natsuo Yamaguchi agreed at a Tuesday meeting to…Read More

USPS Lady Liberty Likeness Stamp SNAFU Garners $3.5M Copyright Infringement Judgment

Visit the New York-New York Casino in Las Vegas, and you’ll be treated to Lady Liberty, a smaller, but still impressive, replica of the original Statue of Liberty. It looks somewhat similar to the original — so similar, in fact, that the US Postal Service used a photo of it rather than one of the…Read More

Smoke-Free Casino Issues Revisited After Iowa 10-Year Study Shows No Adverse Affects on Businesses

Rat Pack smoking

The pros and cons of smoke-free casinos have been bandied about for eons, but now a new study may shed additional light on whether or not it would actually impact gaming revenues to make casinos entirely nonsmoking. A decade worth of recently released smoke-free data in Iowa could catch the attention of clean air advocates…Read More