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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

Brazilian Soccer Star Paulinho Sweats Deportation from China Over Porn Star Betting Company Endorsement

Paulinho faces deportation from China

Brazilian soccer ace Paulinho could be deported from China following an ill-advised appearance in an advertisement promoting an illegal betting website with a Japanese porn-star co-star. There are numerous reasons why this could go badly for Paulinho, who left English Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur two years ago to join Chinese outfit Guangzhou Evergrande, lured…Read More

Revved Up Profits for Detroit’s Three Casinos Brighten Outlook

Detroit casino

It was a small increase, but officials at the three Detroit Casinos will take it, as profits rose .07 percent in 2016 from the previous year. Most of that figure came from automated gambling machines. Slots brought in 82 percent of the $1.386 billion, while table games contributed $256 million. Of the three, MGM Grand…Read More

New Jersey Online Casinos Saving Grace for Land-Based Resorts in Atlantic City

New Jersey online casinos Atlantic City

New Jersey online casinos are no longer considered an afterthought or diminutive sector of the state’s gambling market, as internet gaming revenues are providing land-based partners substantial returns. March marked the sector’s best month ever, with total internet gaming win totaling $21,745,431. That’s a more than 40 percent premium on the same month in 2016….Read More

Arkansas Legalizes DFS, Bill Moves to House Floor in Texas

Jimmy Gazaway Arkansas DFS bill signed into law

Arkansas became the 11th state to legalize daily fantasy sports on Monday when Governor Asa Hutchinson signed bill H 2250 into law. The legislation was passed by both chambers of the state legislature by overwhelming majorities. “[DFS] is something that’s already occurring, and there’s not really any clear guidance on whether or not it’s legal,”…Read More

Luxor in Las Vegas to Transform Former Nightclub into Esports Arena

Luxor Esports arena

In the never-ending quest to attract a younger crowd to casinos, MGM Resorts has announced that a former nightclub at the Luxor in Las Vegas will reopen as an esports arena. The company has entered into a deal with Allied Esports and Esports Arena to build a dedicated venue for gamers at the now closed…Read More

United Airlines Passenger David Dao’s Turbulent Past Includes Frequent WSOP Cashes

United Airlines David Dao poker gambling

United Airlines passenger Dr. David Dao, who was violently removed from an overbooked flight after refusing to give up his seat on Monday, was catapulted into instant worldwide fame after the incident’s phone cam video went viral, causing public outcry over his rough manhandling. Dao, it appears, is a pretty good poker player, with over…Read More

DOJ Announces AbsolutePoker’s Victims Will be Paid

Joon H Kim announces AbsolutePoker remissions

AbsolutePoker’s US victims may yet receive compensation. In a surprise announcement by the DOJ, Monday, Joon H Kim, the Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, said that a process to “compensate eligible victims of a fraud committed by Absolute Poker” would begin. It’s almost exactly six years ago that the…Read More

Las Vegas Strip Casinos Help Fund UNLV Hospitality Program Building, Investing in Future Employees

UNLV Hospitality Hall Harrah College

UNLV is nearing completion on its $59 million, 93,500-square foot Hospitality Hall. The massive investment is partially made possible thanks to several Las Vegas Strip casino resorts, which will someday benefit from the college’s prestigious hospitality training program’s graduates. The William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration received $24.4 million from the Nevada government in 2015…Read More

888 Mulls Post Brexit Gibraltar Exit

888 threatens Gibraltar exit

888 Holdings has hinted for the first time that it could move its headquarters from Gibraltar to Malta due to the uncertainty surrounding the former’s post-Brexit future. Despite Britain’s assurances last week that it would protect Gibraltar’s interests during forthcoming Brexit negotiations, and Gibraltar’s chief minister Fabian Picardo’s expressed optimism about the territory’s future as…Read More

LVCVA Visitor Report for 2016 Shows New Lures for Millenials are Working

Las Vegas Millennials

Officials in the gaming and tourism business are beaming with a youthful enthusiasm over news that more millennials are visiting Las Vegas. The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) released its annual Las Vegas Visitors Profile for 2016 and the numbers were extremely encouraging when it came to the 20-something demographic to Sin City….Read More

Timothy Doheny Suing to Throw Out Trashy Past of Sports Gambling Involvement

Timothy Doheny sports gambling

It was 20 years ago, but for Timothy Doheny the past has come back for a reunion, and he may well lose his business if he doesn’t win a lawsuit he filed in Manhattan, New York Supreme Court. The businessman co-owns a company called Rose Demolition and Carting, that removes construction and demolition debris, and…Read More

Connecticut Tribes up Ante for Third Casino by Offering State More Tax Revenue

Connecticut tribes East Windsor casino

The two Connecticut tribes that are trying to jointly build a satellite casino in East Windsor are sweetening their proposal to the state by offering up additional tax money generated from the wished-for slot machines. The Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribal nations, operating under the commercial partnership name MMCT, are petitioning lawmakers to allow them…Read More

Genting Cruise Line Makes Maiden Voyage to Japan’s Okinawa

Genting cruise line Dream Cruises Japan casino

Genting Dream Cruises has made its maiden voyage to Okinawa. The ship owned by the Malaysian gaming conglomerate first set sail last November, but this week it harbored in Japan for the first time. One of the largest gaming companies in the world, the Malaysia-based Genting Group owns and operates casino resorts in its home country,…Read More

Hard Rock Announces Complete Overhaul of Taj Mahal with $375 Million Investment

Steven van Zandt and Chris Christie support the Hard Rock Atlantic City

The Trump Taj will undergo a major revamp in order to become the Hard Rock Atlantic City. The minarets have got to go. And the faux Mughal architecture, that’s out too. That vaulted dome, the one that moved a 40-something Donald Trump to proclaim he had created the “eighth wonder of the world” … well,…Read More

North Dakota’s Historical Horse Racing Bill is History

North Dakota Rejects Historical Racing

A gambling bill in North Dakota that would have authorized “historical” horse racing machines at the state’s parimutuel racetracks failed to pass in the House, Tuesday, by the narrowest of possible margins. SB 2221, which was approved by the Senate last month, was defeated in a 45-46 vote. The bill had been criticized as a…Read More