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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

NFL Still Opposed to Legalizing Sports Betting, Says Goodell

NFL still opposes sports betting says Goodell

The NFL’s owners may have emphatically approved the Raiders’ move to Las Vegas this week, but just in case anyone was laboring under the belief that the league had gone soft on sports betting, its commissioner Roger Goodell felt the need to set them straight on Tuesday. Ownership remains opposed to legalized sports betting in…Read More

Galaxy Entertainment Ups Ante for Japanese Casino License, Partners With Monaco’s Monte-Carlo

Galaxy Entertainment Monte-Carlo Japan

Hong Kong-based Galaxy Entertainment and Societe des Bains de Mer (SBM) in Monaco are teaming up in hopes of winning one of the two coveted integrated casino licenses Japan is expected to issue in the coming years. Japan drastically changed its decades-long opposition to gambling last fall when the National Diet passed a bill that…Read More

Ladbrokes Coral Takes $200 Million Hit But Insists the Future’s Bright 

Ladbrokes Coral CEO reports “successful” first year

Ladbrokes Coral execs brushed off a £200 million pre-tax loss for 2016 during the enlarged company’s first earnings call since combination, citing projected cost savings of £100 million per year by 2019 as a reason to be cheerful. Ladbrokes Coral said, despite the hit, it had enjoyed a “successful start” to its £2.3 billion tie-in….Read More

Galaxy Macau Expansion Devoted Almost Entirely to Non-Gaming

Galaxy Macau non-gaming Lui Che Woo

Galaxy Macau is readying to commence construction on the resort’s third and fourth phases, but the multibillion-dollar expansion won’t add much square footage in terms of gaming space. In its 2016 annual report, which was filed just last week, Galaxy Entertainment reveals some of the blueprints for its five-star flagship resort based on the Cotai…Read More

Mohegan Sun Pocono Adds to Troubles with $70,000 Underage Gambling Fine

Moghegan Sun Pocono

In the latest incident to affect the controversial resort, the Mohegan Sun Pocono was hit with a $70,000 fine for five separate incidents of underage gambling. The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board unanimously approved the fine during a monthly meeting and added $2,500 in costs to the penalty. Casino officials responded quickly to the allegations before…Read More

Final Four Odds Favor Gonzaga and North Carolina, but Cinderellas Oregon and South Carolina Remain

Final Four odds Gonzaga NCAA

The Final Four odds favor the remaining No. 1 seeds Gonzaga and North Carolina to meet in the championship game on April 3. But Cinderellas No. 3 Oregon and No. 7 South Carolina still have a chance to disrupt that potential one-on-one showdown. The Zags, now 36-1, had the easiest of the Elite Eight games by matching…Read More

Billy Walters Trial Star Witness Embezzled from Battered Women’s Charity to Fund Gambling, Hookers 

Billy Walters leaves court

Gambling, soliciting prostitutes, ripping off a women’s charity and leaking sensitive company information, it’s all just another day at the office, apparently, for the former chairman of one of America’s biggest milk-processing companies. Tom Davis, the former chairman of Dean Foods, of Dallas, continued his testimony in the trial of his one-time friend, the legendary gambler…Read More

Fine for Underage Gambler Not Splash New York’s Rivers Casino Wanted to Make

Andrick Singh hit a jackpot, then he got busted, but it might be the Rivers Casino and Resort that is the big loser. The Schenectady, New York facility was fined $6,000 for letting a minor gamble a week after its grand opening. The underage patron played the slots for nearly two hours and got rewarded…Read More

Seneca Nation to Withhold Casino Revenue Share from New York State

Seneca witholds rev share payments to New York

The Seneca Nation, which operates three casinos in western New York State, has said it will discontinue its revenue-share payments. The Senecas pay the state around $110 million a year as part of a compact signed in 2002, but the tribal operator claims that, under the terms of the agreement, payments were only required for…Read More

Casino Smoking Bad for the Body, but No Smoking Bad for Business, Harrah’s New Orleans Says

casino smoking Harrah's New Orleans

Casino smoking inside Harrah’s New Orleans has been banned since April of 2015, and as the two-year anniversary of the clean-air regulation approaches, representatives for the gambling venue are revealing just how costly the ban has been. Smoking is unquestionably bad for the body, but no smoking is apparently bad for business. That’s the story…Read More

888 Profits Soar, Will Pay Dividend for Fifth Consecutive Year

888 Holdings surge

It’s a good time to be a shareholder of 888 Holdings as the company announced Wednesday profits jumped 82 percent and they will yet again be paying a dividend. The stock rose seven percent on the London Exchange and reached an 11-year high. Experts are very bullish on the company. Investec analysts rated the stock…Read More

Australian Online Poker Exemption Rejected By Senate, Passes Bill Ensuring Demise

Senator David Leyonhjelm

The Australian Senate hammered the penultimate nail into the coffin of online poker on Tuesday. Lawmakers rejected a carve-out amendment, proposed by Liberal Democratic Party Senator David Leyonhjelm, that would have saved the game in the country. Instead they chose to pass a proposed amendment to the 2001 Interactive Gambling Act (IGA). The amendment has…Read More

Vietnamese Billionaire Trinh Van Quyet Wants to Cash In on Country’s Casino Boom

Vietnamese Casino

Trinh Van Quyet is betting $2 billion that the Vietnam government’s new legalization allowing locals to gamble will pay off big. The company he co-founded, FLC Faros Van Don, announced plans to build a $2 billion casino resort located in the Van Don Special Economic Zone located on two spots  on the islands of Ngoc…Read More

Ex-UFC Fighter Jon “War Machine” Koppenhaver Facing Life Sentence After Vegas Jury Finds Him Guilty

War Machine Jon Koppenhaver Christy Mack

Jon War Machine Koppenhaver is facing life behind bars after a Las Vegas jury found him guilty on 29 of the 34 charges he was facing for the beating of his girlfriend and her male friend in 2014. Koppenhaver, who legally changed his name to War Machine in 2008, is a former mixed martial artist…Read More

MGM Grand Launches Skill-gaming Indoor Golf Concept Golfstream

Golfstream unveiled at Level Up, MGM Grand

MGM Grand is has unveiled its new skill-gaming indoor golf suite, Golfstream, which opened at the casino’s millennial-friendly Level Up skill-gaming entertainment lounge over the weekend. MGM is touting the suite as a “first-of-its-kind golf experience [that] uses augmented reality and laser guidance … in a new approach to skill-based contests,” allowing users to play…Read More