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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.

Massachusetts Casino Operators Open to Online Gambling

Massachusetts casino operators Stephen Crosby

The three Massachusetts casino operators, Penn National, MGM Resorts, and Wynn Resorts, are all ready to embrace online gambling should the state take steps to legalize internet betting. According to reports out of the Bay State, there was little opposition presented at the Massachusetts Gaming Commission’s (MGC) recent hearing to discuss online gambling. That came…Read More

Sportsbooks Offer Prop Bets for Vegas Golden Knights Before Signing First Player

Vegas Golden Knights

While the NHL’s newest expansion team just signed its first player a day after making its final payment to the league, oddsmakers have been busy offering a variety of prop bets on the Vegas Golden Knights. Sportsbooks in Sin City, as well as online gambling sites, have taken action on everything from what the team…Read More

Adam Meyer, “Celebrity Tipster,” Sentenced to Eight Years For Fraud, Extortion and Racketeering

Tipster Adam Meyer gets eight years in prison

Adam Meyer, once the self-proclaimed “sports consultant to the stars,” has been sentenced to eight years in prison for charges including fraud, extortion, racketeering and brandishing a firearm. Meyer’s case was bizarre. Here was a high-rolling handicapper, who once boasted that his client list “reads like the front page of Variety,” accused of impersonating a…Read More

Crown Resorts Exec Rumored to Have Been Collecting Debts When Arrested

Crown Resorts James Packer China Macau VIP

Crown Resorts executive Jason O’Connor is rumored to have been in China last fall to collect on VIP gambling debts incurred by patrons who participated in the Australian gaming company’s junket schemes. That’s according to a new report from “Four Corners,” a journalism television series that airs in Australia. The program talked to experts on…Read More

Las Vegas Sportsbooks Can’t Come to Terms on March Madness Favorite

Las Vegas sportsbook March Madness NCAA

Las Vegas sportsbooks have less than a week before the men’s NCAA basketball tournament field is officially set, and those final days will prove imperative for oddsmakers who are struggling to determine which team is college’s best. March Madness will fill out its bracket this Sunday, March 12, as 64 teams plus four play-in schools will…Read More

Famed Sports Gambler Billy Walters Strikes Out on Bet for Trial Dismissal

Billy Walters

The phenomenal luck of professional gambler William “Billy” Walters may be finally running out. The famed sports bettor is facing multiple years in prison after being charged with conspiracy, securities fraud and wire fraud in connection to an alleged insider trader arrangement. Walters lost his legal challenge to get charges against him in the dismissed….Read More

Connecticut Tribes Sign Casino Deal With East Windsor, But Will It Stand Up in Court?

Connecticut AG George Jespen asked legal opinion on East Windsor casino

The Mohegan and Mashantucket tribes of Connecticut (MMCT) officially signed a development agreement with the town of East Windsor on Thursday. The town is situated just 13 miles south of the MGM Springfield, currently under construction across the border in Massachusetts, and the tribes hope that the existence of a satellite casino on the border…Read More

Sands Bethlehem Reportedly on Sheldon Adelson’s Chopping Block

Sands Bethlehem Sheldon Adelson

Sands Bethlehem, the most profitable casino in Pennsylvania, is reportedly being pursued by an unidentified buyer. The resort is owned by billionaire Sheldon Adelson’s Las Vegas Sands empire, and is the company’s only non-Las Vegas domestic property. Sands Bethlehem CEO Mark Juliano informed employees through an email this week that a sale was possible. Ron…Read More

Japan Mulls Allowing Citizens to Play, Following Suit on Many Asian Countries

Japan casinos

Building a casino in Japan has been a goal for major gaming operators for decades, but that dream may not play out exactly how they wished. While the Asian country did decide to legalize gambling in December, speculation remains around whether the government might limit how much, or if, citizens will be able gamble, or…Read More

University of Richmond Baseball Team Players Suspended by NCAA for Playing DFS

Keenan Bartlett one of five banned for DFS

The National College Athletics Association has made no secret of the fact that it’s no friend of daily fantasy sports in the past, but the suspension of five University of Richmond’s baseball players for engaging in the contests has been met with incredulity this week. Among them are two of the team’s top players: Keenan…Read More

Massachusetts Casino Good for State Lottery, and State Coffers

Massachusetts casino Plainridge Park

Plainridge Park, the first Massachusetts casino, has provided great benefits for the state’s lottery system, and has helped deliver new forms of tax revenue to Boston. In recently published reports, the University of Massachusetts’ School of Public Health Sciences says the slots parlor casino hasn’t negatively affected lottery revenue. In fact, it’s done just the…Read More

Legalizing Gambling for Vietnamese Citizens May Solve Budget Deficit, But Players Must Prove They Can Afford the Risk

It’s a taxing problem, but the leader of Vietnam believes he has a solution to the budget deficit the country is facing. Let its citizens into the country’s casinos that presently are only open to foreigners. Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has issued two decrees that he said would bring more money into the country…Read More

Italian Mob Cleaning Up with Bitcoin Gambling Sites, Country’s Senator Claims

Italian mob Bitcoin gambling sites money laundering

Bitcoin gambling sites have become a preferred method for laundering money by the Italian Mafia. That’s according to one of the country’s lawmakers, who believes Italy needs to take additional steps to oversee its online casino platforms in order to crackdown on illegal operations. Bitcoin is a decentralized (not controlled by a bank) anonymous digital…Read More

Czech Court Rules Online Gambling ISP Blocking is Constitutional

Adrej Babis’ ISP online gambling blocking ruled constitutional

The Czech Constitutional Court has ruled controversial provisions within the country’s new gambling act, which demand ISP blocking of unlicensed online gambling sites, to be legal and constitutional.    The act, signed into law in July by President Miloš Zeman, and effective from January 1, 2017, requires any operator wishing to offer its services to…Read More

Trump Taj Signage eBay Auction Ignites Legal Battle

Trump Taj sign ownership dispute

Donald Trump’s name may have become synonymous with lawsuits over the years but now it has, quite literally, become the subject of its own legal squabble. Litigation has erupted between two companies over ownership of the iconic “Trump” signage which, until recently, adorned the front of the shuttered Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City. The…Read More