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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 Casino.org.

Macau Gambler Traffic No Longer from Just Beijing and Shanghai, as ‘Lower-Tier’ Chinese Citizens Become More Mobile

China Macau visitors

The Macau casino industry has largely depended on the citizens of China for its main revenue stream. But most of those visitors have also come from a select few parts of the country, or what are termed the “tier-one” cities of Shanghai and Beijing. Now, as reported in GGRAsia, analysts are saying that could all…Read More

New England Patriots Large Favorite in AFC Championship, Minnesota Picked to Beat Philadelphia

Tom Brady

New England opened as a 9-point pick to defeat the Jacksonville Jaguars in the AFC Championship, while Minnesota is a 3 ½-point selection to defeat Philadelphia in the NFC Championship. Both the Patriots and the Vikings are the top picks in their conference to win the Super Bowl. The defending Super Bowl champion Patriots have…Read More

William Hill Considers Offloading Australian Business

William Hill to sell Australian operations?

William Hill is prepared to quit the Australian market in the face of regulatory pressures, the company said on Monday. Recently enacted gambling laws in the country have already seen the prohibition of credit lines and in-play betting and, with state-by-state point-of-consumption (POC) tax looming, the UK bookmaker’s Australian arm is beginning to feel the…Read More

20-Year-Old Shane Missler of Florida Wins $451 Million Mega Millions Lottery, Plans for Future

Shane Missler

Florida’s Shane Missler, 20, couldn’t even go into a bar and celebrate with a drink after he learned he won $451 million in the Mega Millions Lottery a week ago. Not that imbibing would have been his first inclination. The Floridian instead hired a lawyer and began charting his future after the windfall. When the…Read More

Stephen Paddock Mandalay Bay Shooting Investigation Reveals Long-Range Planning, But Still No Motive

Stephen Paddock worked diligently to cover his tracks in the months leading up to his October 1 Mandalay Bay massacre, but in newly released court documents, it appears his girlfriend Marilou Danley was at least tangentially involved in his passion for weaponry. Ahead of Her Time Among more than 300 pages of investigative information made…Read More

Indiana Congressman Todd Rokita Collected Cash From Casinos While Pushing Bill

Rep. Todd Rokita

An Indiana congressman and Senate candidate who has echoed President Donald Trump’s pledge to “Drain the Swamp” is finding himself mired in a potentially murky controversy over casino campaign contributions. The Associated Press reported last week that Rep. Todd Rokita (R- Brownsburg) accepted more than $163,000 from casino interests while sponsoring a bill that would…Read More

Point Place Casino Near Syracuse Threatens to Crowd Already Struggling Upstate New York Gaming Market

Upstate New York casinos

When Point Place Casino near Syracuse opens on March 1, the boutique $40 million, 65,000-square-foot casino will feature 500 slot machines and 20 table games. And while that might be great news for area gamblers, it’s not quite as welcomed by the competition. New York gambling venues have been sprouting up across the state since…Read More

Oddsmakers See NFL Underdogs Covering Spread Continuing in Divisional Playoffs

Matt Ryan

When South Point sports book director Chris Andrews saw that visiting Atlanta was a 2 ½-point favorite over the Philadelphia Eagles in Saturday’s NFC Divisional Playoff he couldn’t believe it. The Eagles had earned a first-round bye with their 13-3 record and even though they had lost starting quarterback Carson Wentz to a season-ending injury he didn’t…Read More

Penn National Wins First Pennsylvania Satellite Casino Bid, Follows Lawsuit Against State

Penn National York satellite casino

Penn National Gaming won the first of 10 Pennsylvania satellite casino auctions with a $50.1 million bid to place a gambling venue in York County. The Wednesday development comes on the heels of a lawsuit filed by the company on Tuesday against the state that alleges the Category 4 mini-casinos, authorized in a massive gambling…Read More

PAGCOR Casino Sell-Off to Be Completed in Next Few Months, Philippines Official Says

PAGCOR casinos gambling Philippines

PAGCOR, the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation, is in the process of unloading its government-owned casinos, as directed by President Rodrigo Duterte, who wishes to transform the agency into a regulator-only capacity. PAGCOR owns 46 total gambling facilities, with most being small satellite venues spread across the country. The gaming agency also owns and operates…Read More

Florida Gambling Amendment Likely to Reach Ballot in November

Florida gambling constitutional amendment

Groups attempting to push a constitutional amendment to give voters control over gambling expansion in Florida have nearly collected enough signatures to put their proposal on the state ballot this November. The Voter Control of Gambling in Florida initiative had collected over 725,000 valid signatures, close to the 766,200 it would need to submit by…Read More

CES Room Demand Pushes MGM Resorts to Reopen Mandalay Bay 32nd Floor, as Convention Center Expansion Continues

MGM Resorts Las Vegas Convention Center

MGM Resorts properties up and down the Strip are filled to capacity this week, as the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Las Vegas’ largest annual convention, begins its four-day trade show. With 180,000 expected convention attendees and rooms in high demand, CES has prompted MGM to reopen sections of Mandalay Bay’s 32nd floor. Several floors had…Read More

Oprah Winfrey 2020 Presidential Odds Shorten, Following Golden Globes Speech

Oprah Winfrey 2020 odds

Could presidential candidate Oprah Winfrey be a thing in 2020? Before President Donald Trump disrupted all conventional political thinking while paving his own path to the White House, the notion of a former high-profile television personality and billionaire businessperson holding the most powerful office in the world might have seemed a bit of a stretch….Read More

Divisional Playoff Point Spreads Show Conference Disparities

Nick Foles

Sports books think that New England and Pittsburgh will meet in the AFC Championship and the point spreads in this weekend’s divisional playoff games reflect that. They are both large favorites to advance to the game to see which team will represent the AFC in the Super Bowl. The NFC divisional games are much tighter…Read More

Powerball, Mega Millions Jackpots Hit, Combined Winnings Exceed $1 Billion, Winners Still Incognito

Powerball Mega Millions lottery

The odds of winning the Powerball are one in 292.2 million, while for Mega Millions. they are one in 302.5 million. The odds of both jackpots being hit in a span of 24 hours aren’t clear, but certainly, they’re very, very long. Lottery players, of course, are happy to test their luck against such seemingly impossible…Read More