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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.

LVCVA Looks Ahead to 2022 with $2.5 Billion Convention Center Overhaul

How do you plan for expanded tourism growth at the rate of a 30% increase in a city that’s still recovering from the shell shock of the economic debacle of the past few years? Apparently, you create a plan to spend $2.5 billion on a complete convention center overhaul, even though you only have funding…Read More

California, Massachusetts Could Be Next States to Legalize Online Gambling

The online gaming scene is starting to get crowded in the U.S, with more and more states seeking to pass legislation that will enable them to license operators to legalize online gaming in their states. Following last week’s passage into law of Nevada’s online gambling bill, California and Massachusetts have each tabled their own pieces…Read More

Improved Mobile Gambling Platform from Betfred

Independent bookie Betfred.com, one of the most popular online casinos for Canadian players, has recently included a new mobile live dealer casino product in a bid to improve its mobile gambling platform. Powered by Playtech, Betfred.com only recently launched the mobile gambling platform and is making strong headway with the announced improvement. The launch of…Read More

Proposed Toronto MGM Casino Development Not a Hit With All Locals

MGM has teamed up with local Canadian developer Cadillac Fairview, in an attempt to swing public favour toward the direction of the casino giant’s new planned Toronto development project. As part of the project, MGM has been promising billions of dollars in investments if they are given the go ahead for the project, as well…Read More

Singapore Ranks Third in Worldwide Gaming Revenues for 2012

Macau is rated #1, Las Vegas comes in second, and Singapore is now ranked the number three gaming market worldwide in terms of revenues, based on its 2012 numbers. Considering the island nation has only two casinos, (compared to dozens in Macau and Vegas), that placement is pretty impressive. Singapore’s gaming revenues came in at…Read More

No More Outs as Marcus Bebb-Jones Admits Murder

In what reads more like a movie plot than a real-life tale, British poker player Marcus Bebb-Jones pled guilty this week to second-degree murder in a Glenwood Springs, Colorado court in the death of his wife Sabrina 16 years ago in Colorado. Giving no greater motive than that the killing was done in the “heat…Read More

Koolbit Partners with Cozy Games for UK Mobile Casino Launch

San Francisco-based Koolbit has announced the UK launch of the company’s iGoSlots.com, a real-money mobile casino. The announcement came after the virtual currency mobile casino network operator agreed on a partnership deal with Cozy Games Management Limited, the gaming solutions developer. Led by former Betfair USA President, Gerard Cunningham, Koolbit has released iGoSlots.com with 25…Read More

Money and Small Arsenal Seized in Illegal Sports Betting Operation

Recent news has reported that around two dozen local residents of Hawaii are being charged, or arrested, in connection to illegal online sports betting on the island. It is reported that federal authorities are clamping down on illegal online sports betting in the area, targeting bets made with offshore internet sites. “This is something that…Read More

Revel Casino’s Titanic Debt Trying to Avoid an Iceberg

Apparently, the common truism that even a poorly run casino will be profitable isn’t true, at least not from looking at the money outlook of Atlantic City-based casino resort Revel’s financial denouement of late.  The property’s overseer, Revel Entertainment Group LLC, recently brought in law firm Kirkland & Ellis LLP along with investment bank Moelis…Read More

PokerStars First Offline Poker Room Opens in Madrid

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The first of what promises to be many PokerStars-branded offline poker rooms opened its doors this month at the Casino Gran Madrid in Madrid, Spain. The room showcases the new PokerStars Live brand, and initially opened to a select group of journalists, footballers, and celebrities, who competed in a tournament and took in the impressive…Read More

New Samoa Casinos; Church Leaders Concerned

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Going to Samoa? If you can wait until the Fall, you may be one of the first patrons at one of two new Samoa casinos, one a beach resort property, the other a two-story gaming house with 12 live tables and up to 85 slot machines.  The licenses were recently granted to two companies:  one…Read More

GEObet Announces iGaming Conference to Advise Tribal Nations

The GEObet network, a tribal-owned entity, announced recently that it will be hosting a conference aimed directly towards the online gambling sector on February 18th in a bid to advise tribal interests on the online gambling industry and all of the benefits they can enjoy from the sizable market. The Oklahoma Tribes and GEObet iGaming…Read More

One Direction Goes in Wrong Direction with Underage Gambling Foray

The huge boy band pop sensation One Direction may have received a “dressing down” from their music management team after an out-of-control first-time gambling binge in Las Vegas recently, but the casino properties that allowed them to play may end up in even more hot water. The minimum legal age to play in any casino in…Read More

Profit and Loss Take on New Meaning for Swedish Pro Viktor Blom

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He’s 23, down $3.6 million for the past 30 days; but that’s not terribly unusual for the poker phenom known round the world to online fans as “Isildur1,” aka Viktor Blom.  Following a dazzling two-week online winning streak from the start of the new year, Blom has since dropped back to a meager $1.5 million,…Read More

Caesars Entertainment Interactive Division To Render Unto The Highest Bidder That Which Is Caesars

Facing a daunting $20 billion-plus debt load, casino giant Caesars Entertainment may be forced to raise funds by offering minority stakes in one of its most potentially lucrative divisions, Caesars Interactive, as well as in some of its brick-and-mortar casino properties.  Ironically, the gambling conglomerate only recently purchased some of its own interactive division holdings;…Read More