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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

Antigua Gives US End-of-Year Ultimatum on Online Gambling Dispute

Antigua-US online gaming trade dispute

The tiny Caribbean island nation of Antigua and Barbuda has been engaged in a David and Goliath trade war with the United States for the past 15 years over online gambling, and now it appears its patience is finally wearing thin. Whether this will register on the consciousness of its all-powerful neighbor remains to be…Read More

Las Vegas Oddsmakers Still Believe in Tiger Woods, Now Ranked 898th

Las Vegas oddsmakers Tiger Woods

Las Vegas oddsmakers still believe in Tiger Woods. The former golfing great hasn’t played a competitive round in 15 months, but makes his return to the course today at Albany Golf Club in the Bahamas. Though there are only 18 players in the Hero World Challenge, an offseason tournament hosted by Woods that benefits the…Read More

Casino Executives Have Strong Presence on Las Vegas Stadium Authority Board

casino executives Las Vegas Stadium Authority Board

Casino executives are expected to make up one-third of the Clark County Stadium Authority Board (SAB) when the nine-person panel is finalized at its first meeting next week. While locals have mixed feelings on bringing a professional NFL franchise to Las Vegas, the majority of casino representatives seem to support the proposal to relocate the…Read More

UK National Online Lottery Hacked

UK online lottery hacked

The UK National Lottery operator, Camelot, admitted today that the personal details of 26,500 online lottery players may have been accessed by hackers. Camelot said it became aware of suspicious activity on the accounts on Sunday during routine security monitoring. While the operator claimed there had been no unauthorized access to core National Lottery systems,…Read More

Online Gambling Now Dominant Sector in UK

Online gambling is UK’s biggest gambling sector

Online gambling is now the largest sector of Britain’s gambling market, according to figures published this week by the UK Gambling Commission. The regulator said that, between April 2015 and March 2016, online gambling operators generated a gross gambling yield (the amount wagered minus winnings paid out) of £4.5 billion ($5.62 billion), representing a 33…Read More

Ladbrokes Coral Looks to Spoil Tabcorp-Tatts Merger Party

Ladbrokes Coral Considers Tabcorp Bid

Is Ladbrokes Coral about to gatecrash the biggest merger in the history of Australia’s gambling industry? The UK betting powerhouse is believed to be preparing a $2 billion-plus bid for Tabcorp, the Australia’s biggest bookmaker, which itself is negotiating a merger with its closest homegrown competitor, Tatts. The problem is, Ladbrokes Coral, which completed its…Read More

Who Spends Thanksgiving in Las Vegas? You Might Be Surprised

Thanksgiving in Las Vegas things to do

Thanksgiving in Las Vegas might not sound like the most ideal destination for the wholesome family holiday. But as may expect, Sin City doesn’t shut down for turkey day and actually provides an assortment of activities and dining options for travelers. While Vegas is a little quieter than normal over Thanksgiving, the reality is that…Read More

Seminole Tribe Finds Ally For New Compact in State Senate President Joe Negron

Seminole Tribe compact Florida Joe Negron

The powerful Seminole Tribe is operating blackjack tables at its six land-based casinos in Florida without an appropriate state gaming compact. That is something incoming State Senate President Joe Negron (R-District 25) hopes to change in early 2017. Shortly after being sworn in as Florida Senate President, Negron told reporters that he’s optimistic a new…Read More

Daily Fantasy Sports Merger Expedites Push for Sports Betting Legalization, AGA Says

daily fantasy sports merger PASPA

The daily fantasy sports (DFS) merger between DraftKings and FanDuel is added reason to legalize sports betting and repeal the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992 (PASPA). That’s according to the American Gaming Association (AGA), the Washington-DC based lobbying firm that believes regulated sports betting would provide safeguards for consumers who are already…Read More

Nevada Regulators Reemphasize Stance on Marijuana: Casinos Steer Clear

Nevada Regulators restate marijuana stance

Nevada gaming regulators this week reiterated their stance on cannabis and casinos: licensees must avoid it like the plague. Despite the state’s voters supporting the initiative to legalize recreational marijuana use on November 8th, licensees are advised to steer clear of permitting it on their premises or engaging with any legal marijuana businesses, as long…Read More

No, Donald Trump Isn’t Turning USS Enterprise Into a Riverboat Casino

Donald Trump USS Enterprise fake news

Donald Trump isn’t going to turn the USS Enterprise into a floating riverboat casino. To those who find that revelation surprising, the use of more reliable news sources might be needed. This week Duffel Blog, an American satire fake news website, published an article that claimed President-elect Trump was planning to turn the USS Enterprise…Read More

PokerStars Likely to Pull Out of Australia, Says Amaya, But India Beckons

PokerStars Likely to Pull Out of Australia

PokerStars may withdraw its services from Australia in the wake of a new law that will transform the country from a gray to a black market, Amaya CFO Daniel Sebag said this week. PokerStars is eager to keep its nose clean in order to protect its licenses around the world. But the introduction to the…Read More

Rapid India Demonetization Cripples Goa Casinos, Could Impact Las Vegas Tourism

India Prime Minister Narenda Modi cash ban Goa casinos

In India, the government’s jolting decision to scrap 86 percent of all rupees in circulation has sent shock waves through Goa’s casino industry. In an unscheduled broadcast to the nation last week, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced without warning that all high-denomination 1,000 and 500 rupee bills in circulation would be culled, a desperate measure…Read More

Raiders Bets On Nevada Sports Books Despite Move to Vegas

Tony Alamo Would OK Raiders Betting

Bettors will still be able to have their money on the Raiders at Nevada’s sports books if the team makes a proposed move to Las Vegas, even if the NFL requests otherwise. That’s according to Chairman of the Gaming Control Commission, Tony Alamo, who gave his unofficial verdict on the matter to the Las Vegas…Read More

Japan Casino Legalization a Long Shot This Year, Says Morgan Stanley

Shinzo Abe’s Casino Bill Unlikely to Pass this year

Japan’s renewed political push to legalize casinos has had gaming giants scrabbling to gain a foothold in a potentially huge market, but Morgan Stanley poured water on their aspirations this week. Despite revived optimism about the chances of a casino bill passing this year, the investment bank has said it believes the odds are low….Read More