World's online gaming authority since 1995

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.

Wynn Everett To Be Renamed Wynn Boston Harbor, Casino Mogul Stands Up to Local Mayor

Wynn Everett Wynn Boston Harbor Massachusetts

The Wynn Everett resort and casino in Massachusetts, across the Mystic River from Somerville and Boston’s downtown, will now be known as the Wynn Boston Harbor moving forward. Wynn Resorts founder and chairman Steve Wynn announced the name change during a press conference earlier this week. The occasion marked the first official visit from the…Read More

FIFA Admits to World Cup Bribes, Still Demands “Tens of Millions” From US Authorities

Gianni Infantino FIFA World Cup Corruption

You have to admire FIFA’s chutzpah. The soccer world governing body admitted this week that previous World Cups were awarded to their host countries not on merit, but on the degree to which its officials’ pockets were lined with bribes and kickbacks. But in the same breath, it demanded millions of dollars in “restitution” from…Read More

Donald Trump Drops from Next GOP Debate After Successful Super Tuesday, Leading Fox News to Cancel Entirely

Marco Rubio drops out

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are closer this morning to securing their respective party’s nomination for the presidential general election, following yet another dominating Tuesday primary session. The leading Republican and Democrat for the 2016 race both took Florida, North Carolina, and Illinois, while Clinton also claimed Ohio over her challenger, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders….Read More

African Gambling Conference Highlights Continent’s Massive Potential Growth

African gambling World Regulatory Briefing

The African gambling market is currently in the midst of a continental boom. From traditional land-based casinos to Internet gaming, multiple countries located on the world’s second-largest continent are now catering to the gambling demographic through various means. Though its difficult to pinpoint just how large and profitable gaming is in Africa as a whole,…Read More

Problem Gambling Awareness Month Highlights Plainridge Park Casino’s Safeguard Failures

Problem Gambling Awareness Month Plainridge

Problem Gambling Awareness Month urges concerned families to “have the conversation” with those that might be prone to becoming addicted to gambling. “Most adults gamble or know someone who gambles, and, therefore, could benefit from programs to prevent gambling addiction,” the National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) website states. “We believe many who suffer in…Read More

Virginia Daily Fantasy Sports Get Licensed, But Steep Fees Separate Out Big Fish from Small Fry

Governor Terry McAuliffe Virginia DFS licensing

Virginia daily fantasy sports (DFS) have the proud honor of being the first to become licensed in America. On Monday, the Old Dominion State became the first in the US to license DFS, as Governor Terry McAuliffe signed the Fantasy Contests Act into law. While other states have legalized DFS, most recently Kansas, Virginia will…Read More

Florida Legislature Rejects $3 Billion Seminole Tribe Gambling Deal

Florida Legislature Rejects Seminole Deal

Florida lawmakers have shot down a proposal to allow the Seminole tribe to offer craps and roulette at their casinos. The deal was the result of months of negotiations between the Seminoles and Florida’s Governor Rick Scott, and would have been worth $3 billion to the state over seven years, making it the biggest tribal…Read More

Revel Casino in Atlantic City Could Reopen Under New Name as Soon as June, New Owner Glenn Straub Says

Revel Pearl Casino reopening

The Revel Casino in Atlantic City, like a phoenix from the ashes, will reopen in June in the seaside resort town. New owner Glenn Straub made the pronouncement this week, and even lit up the skies to cement its reality. That strange bright light in the sky over Atlantic City was actually what has been…Read More

Carl Icahn Delivers $100 Million Ultimatum on North Jersey Casino Bill

Carl Icahn Opposes North Jersey Casinos

Carl Icahn says he will bail on Atlantic City if the state’s proposal to license casino gaming in North Jersey goes ahead. Just days after he completed a deal to take over the stricken Trump Taj Mahal, rescuing it from Chapter 11 bankruptcy, the billionaire investor has opted to play his own trump card in…Read More

Trump Taj Mahal Back Out of Bankruptcy with Carl Icahn at the Helm

Carl Icahn rescues Trump Taj Mahal from bankruptcy

The Trump Taj Mahal is officially out of Chapter 11 bankruptcy and in the clutches of billionaire corporate raider Carl Icahn, as a wholly owned subsidiary of Icahn Enterprises. And in the very week that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, having bowed out of the presidential race himself, pledged his support for Donald Trump for…Read More

Wynn Everett Construction Postponed Indefinitely as Somerville Mayor Appeals Environmental Permit

Robert DeSalvio Wynn Everett delays Massachusetts

The Wynn Everett in Massachusetts is being indefinitely shelved after nearby Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone (D) filed an appeal against the $1.7 billion resort’s environmental permit. Located two miles northwest of Boston and bordering the Thompson Square/Bunker Hill area where traffic is expected to be most impacted by the casino, Curtatone says an adequate transportation…Read More

RGT, Embattled British Problem Gambling Advocate, Faces Allegations of Nepotism from UK Media

Jonathan Parke RGT Responsible Gambling Trust Conflict of Interest Scandal

The Responsible Gambling Trust (RGT), the UK’s leading problem gambling advocacy group, has found itself in the harsh glare of the media spotlight again, this time for allegations of nepotism. The charity, which is funded by the bookmaking industry to the tune of $5 million per year to research and promote the prevention of problem…Read More

Borgata GVC Relationship in Meltdown, Sources Maintain

Borgata GVC GAN and Pala

The Borgata GVC alliance in Atlantic City, much like a human relationship, may be unravelling due to a more attractive new prospect for at least one of the parties involved. That’s the whiff of intrigue in the New Jersey online gaming market this week, anyway, as news surfaces that market-leader Borgata-party is soon to be…Read More

Hillary Clinton Wins Crucial Nevada Caucus, While Donald Trump Sweeps South Carolina

Trump Clinton 2005 wedding

Hillary Clinton restored order to her 2016 Democratic presidential campaign bid over the weekend, as she edged out challenger Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders 52.6 percent to 47.3 percent in the Nevada caucus. For her victory, Clinton received 19 of the 34 delegates. After Sanders gave her an unprecedented defeat in New Hampshire, an accomplishment that…Read More

NYPD Blue Creator Gambled Away $100 Million Over Eleven Years, Wife Suing Business Managers

NYPD creator David Milch gambles away $100 million

NYPD Blue creator David Milch, the mastermind of several hit TV series, including Deadwood, gambled away a multimillion-dollar fortune between 2000 and 2011, according to court documents. The Emmy award-winning writer-producer lost $100 million during that period, mainly on horses, and is now $17 million in debt to the IRS and living off a $40-per-week…Read More