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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.

Joe Sebok Sextortionists Sentenced to Multi-Year Prison Terms

It was back in 2010, and poker pro and TV commentator Joe Sebok was winding out of his poker career anyway, due to a series of  bad professional decisions, or simply due to not winning enough money, depending on who you ask. It wasn’t over yet, but the writing was on the wall. In the…Read More

Charges Dismissed Against Bronco’s Safety Quinton Carter; Bail Forfeited

First, the good news: charges filed by Las Vegas casino Texas Station against star Denver Broncos safety Quinton Carter have been dropped. Now the bad news: he’ll be forfeiting the $1,000 in bail money he had to pay when initially arrested. But hey, what’s $1K to a pro football player? As long as he keeps…Read More

Las Vegas Cab Drivers Taking Tourists for a Ride

Most tourists who come to Vegas to gamble expect to leave some money behind in the casinos. But most who ride cabs in from the airport don’t expect to be vastly overcharged by going a scenic route, a practice that typically tacks on about $10 per fare.  A recent legislative audit, however, shows that’s exactly…Read More

Macau Baccarat Revenues Pulling Their Weight

What’s a little H7N9 virus, or a loss of mainland China gambling junkets, when you’re Macau, the most lucrative gambling region in the world? Even dings like that, which might affect less stellar revenue-creators than the Special Administrative District that draws some of the world’s biggest whales to its casinos, have not dimmed Macau’s first…Read More

Texas Gaming Reexamined; Trump Plaza Deal on Hold

Texas lawmakers – who for years have rejected measures aimed at legalizing slot machines and allowing full-scale casinos to be built in the state for which poker’s most famous game is named – may finally have to budge, after a study by the Texas Association of Business (TAB) showed that expanding legalized Texas gaming in…Read More

Alleged Russian Mafia Kingpin Indicted by DoJ for New York Illegal Gambling Op

What do you do for an encore after you’ve been indicted for bribing Olympic figure skating judges? Naturally, you get indicted for running illegal poker and sports betting operations. Think of it as a kind of Russian Mafia entrepreneurial spirit, always looking for the next big thing in illegal activities. Such is the case for…Read More

The Walking Dead: Soon To Be At An Online Casino Near You

The American hit television series, The Walking Dead, will soon be sending a shiver up the spine of gambling enthusiasts throughout the United States and Canada, as the American lottery promotions company MDI Entertainment has announced that it’s now offering the rights to feature the logo and images from the series on their printed and…Read More

Illegal South Korean Sports Betting Under Attack

It appears the threat of attack from North Korea isn’t the only thing on the agenda of the South Korean authorities these days, as police in the province of Gyeonggi have been busying themselves with taking down illegal South Korean sports betting Internet sites. The country promised a crackdown on illegal sports betting operations less…Read More

Canadian Sports Betting Legislation Likely to Stall

Reports suggest that the single-game sports betting legislation in Canada is likely to reach an immovable object shortly following opposition from the nation’s Senate. Senator Bob Runciman, a crucial component and backer of the C-290 sports betting legislation, which was introduced into the House of Commons by Member of Parliament Joe Comartin last year, told…Read More

Thai Gambling Den Raid Goes Amok

In an attempt to quash illegal gambling operations in Thailand, Commander-in-Chief General Adul Snagsingkaew announced a crackdown on gambling dens and other places of ‘vice’ throughout the country. As a result, more than 200 officers from Metropolitan Police Division 2 recently took part in a Thai gambling den raid carried out on the infamous Tao…Read More

Fake VIP Room Hoax Henchmen Sentenced in Macau

Sixteen individuals, arrested last year, have been sentenced by Macau’s Court of First Instance for their involvement in running a twisted VIP room hoax in a Cotai luxury hotel room last year. The Macau Post reported that the sixteen arrestees were actually operating as part of a larger criminal syndicate. It reported that the syndicate…Read More

Hooray for Hollywood! Old Style Glamour for New San Diego Penn National Casino

Back in the day, Hollywood’s biggest stars would get away to Vegas for a weekend, and thus was born the original interweaving of show business with gambling business. Now Penn National Gaming, a Pennsylvania-based industry giant (they own the upscale M Resort on Las Vegas’ South Strip as well as 21 other casinos across the…Read More

KGM Gaming and Spin Games Joining Forces for Online Gaming Services

With a number of U.S. states legalizing or heading towards the legalization of online gambling, Philadelphia-based KGM Gaming and Spin Games are aligning themselves to take advantage of these ongoing developments. The land-based casino supplier KGM this week announced an interactive games content letter of intent to license game content and interactive technology following an…Read More

Vietnam’s Ho Tram Strip Project Trying to Come Back to Life

We promise we won’t make endless, juvenile jokes this time about an area with the unfortunate name of the Ho Tram Strip; suffice it to say, the Vietnamese version of the Las Vegas Strip is actually an oceanfront integrated resort-casino project, designed to ultimately offer five luxury properties, a PGA-caliber 18-hole golf course, world-class entertainment,…Read More

New Mexico Tribes Fight to Ban Online Gambling

Blackmail is such an ugly word, but it’s hard to see a new Navajo Nations gambling compact with the state of New Mexico in any other light; the new agreement, now being negotiated, would effectively allow the tribe to withhold any slot machine revenue due the Land of Enchantment should state legislators put through laws…Read More