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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.

Connecticut Casino Bill To Be Signed Into Law As State Takes Fight to Massachusetts

MGM Springfield, Massachusetts, Connecticut casino bill

The New England casino arms race is about to escalate with the news that Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy will shortly sign into law a bill that would pave the way for a tribal casino in the north of state along the Massachusetts border. Across the border, MGM Resorts International recently broke ground on its $800…Read More

Germany, United States Favorites At 2015 Women’s World Cup

Women’s World Cup betting odds

The United States is used to being favored in women’s soccer, as they’ve been a world power on the women’s side of the world’s most popular sport ever since the first Women’s World Cup in 1991. But, at least for the moment, they’re sharing the favorite status at the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup in…Read More

Soccer Leagues And Gambling Industry Denounce Federbet

Federbet logo, match-fixing controversy

Federbet, the mysterious Brussels-based “sports integrity” firm, has once again caused a stir by a publishing series of apparently wild allegations about match-fixing in European soccer leagues. The company’s annual report lists myriad games played in leagues all across Europe, from Sweden to Portugal, which it claims have fallen prey to the corruption of Asian…Read More

FIFA Scandal Continues As Interpol Tracks Six Suspects

Sepp Blatter FIFA scandal Interpol

Interpol, the international police body, has put six of the suspects in the FIFA corruption scandal on their “red notice” list, a designation that will make it virtually impossible for those individuals to travel. While the designation is not the equivalent of an arrest warrant for the suspects, it advises them that they are subject…Read More

WSOP Colossus Becomes Largest Live Poker Tournament Ever

The Colossus

The World Series of Poker’s inaugural “Colossus” tournament has, as expected, smashed all the records to become the biggest live poker tournament ever staged. Twenty-two thousand three hundred and seventy-four players turned out over the course of four Day 1 flights to play in the event, beating the previous WSOP record, the 2006 Main Event,…Read More

Amaya Concludes Sale Of Cadillac Jack

Amaya Cadillac Jack AMF investigation

Amaya has confirmed the completion of its sale of Cadillac Jack, a move that is one of many the company has made to focus more on its core businesses, mainly PokerStars and Full Tilt. Cadillac Jack was sold off to AGS, an entity related to Apollo Global Management, for C$476 million ($380 million). Cadillac Jack…Read More

Chicago Casino Push Underway With Rahm Emanuel

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan to build a city-owned casino has the support of Governor Rauner.

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s quest to create a city-owned casino has begun to gather pace with a public hearing held on the issue last week. Emmanuel’s plan is to build a casino with all profits going to the city, once taxes and operating costs have been paid, and it seems that Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner…Read More

Canadian Senate Likely To Let Sports Betting Bill Die

Canada sports betting bill Senate

Canadian gamblers in many provinces are free to bet on a variety of sports contests, provided they’re betting on a parlay: no betting on the odds of a single game allowed. There is a bill in the Canadian Senate that would allow for provinces to legalize single-game sports betting, but it appears likely to die…Read More

East Coast Gaming Congress Talks Online Gambling

East Coast Gaming Congress 2015

The East Coast Gaming Congress (ECGC) is one of the most important conferences in the gambling world, so the topics discussed there each year paint a picture of what’s on the mind of industry leaders. This year, the ECGC started off by talking about what’s been the hottest gaming issue for lawmakers, citizens and casino…Read More

Crime Figures Soar In Macau As Junket Revenues Tumble

Macau, crime, triads, VIP junkets.

Beijing’s financial crackdown on Macau has hit the gambling hub where it hurts, clamping down on the VIP junkets that once accounted for 60 percent of its revenue. This tactic is putting the squeeze on its criminal underbelly, with security chiefs reporting a sharp rise in triad-related crime, according to a report by the South…Read More

Stockton University Battling Caesars In Bankruptcy Court Over Showboat Purchase

Stockton Showboat Caesars bankruptcy court

Stockton University was hoping that the purchase of the Showboat casino in Atlantic City would give the school a new satellite campus for students to enjoy. Now, the university is battling Caesars in court, saying that the company defrauded them by withholding important information during the sale. The university is seeking up to $22 million…Read More

Sheldon Adelson Wrongful Termination Lawsuit To Be Heard In US Court

Sheldon Adelson Sands lawsuit Macau

Sheldon Adelson has been fighting tooth and nail to have a wrongful termination suit dismissed. It was brought by a former employee and heard in Macau’s court system, as the case involved allegations against the Sands’ operations in the Chinese enclave. But a judge has ruled that the case will instead be heard in Nevada,…Read More

Kansas Legalizes Fantasy Sports As Games Of Skill

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback, fantasy sports leagues

Kansas has legalized Fantasy Sports leagues following the passage of a bill, HB 2155, that officially declares them to be games of skill. The new legislation, which was passed by a large majority in each chamber, was signed into law this week by Governor Sam Brownback and puts an end to years of legal opacity…Read More

Kambi Investigated For “Illegal Gambling” In Philippines

Kambi logo, online gambling Philippines.

Swedish online gambling software provider Kambi is being probed by Philippine police for illegal gambling activities, it emerged this week. Kambi said that it was served with a notice that the Philippine National Bureau of Investigation is investigating the allegations and in the company’s office in Manila operations have been suspended. Last year, William Hill…Read More

Deutsche Bank Report Says New Jersey Should Open Casinos Beyond Atlantic City

Report New Jersey northern casino

New Jersey has toyed with the idea of opening a casino in the northern part of the state, a move that would mark the first time casinos in the state had spread beyond Atlantic City. That effort may get more support following a report by Deutsche Bank that says such a casino could be just…Read More