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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

Former WSOP Main Event Champ Arrested in Undercover Prostitution Sting

Greek myths mirror real life with tales of success and debauchery, pride and humiliation, and secrets that lead to dastardly results. We all remember poker pro Mike “The Mouth” Matusow’s 2003 cocaine arrest that ultimately led to a six-month stint in Clark County jail on charges of felony possession with intent to sell.  In fact,…Read More

Amaya Releases Strobe Poker to Ongame

Amaya Gaming Group has launched Strobe Poker to the Ongame Network this week, a network consisting of branded sites that includes Goalwin, Betsafe, Redbet, and Whitebet. Strobe Poker is a fast-hand variant of the traditional game we all know and love. It’s also a nice upgrade to that game we know and love, which can,…Read More

Betfred Heads to Little Screen with Dedicated TV Channel

In a newly announced partnership set to kick off during the upcoming Cheltenham Festival in the U.K, Betfred and Satellite Information Services have struck a deal that will see them co-produce a daily selection of programming for a new television station. While the station has yet to receive an official name, one would think BetfredTV…Read More

PokerStars Battles It Out with the American Gaming Association

A report from Forbes magazine earlier this week stated that Caesars Entertainment Corporation, the largest land-based gaming firm in the world, has recently attempted to offload two of its most popular and recognisable brands to online poker firm PokerStars. “Caesars Entertainment approached PokerStars and offered to sell us certain assets such as the Rio Casino…Read More

Can I Get a Witness? Adelson Heading Back to Court in Breach Case

Forget all the TV shows about what goes on in Vegas casinos; they need to make a series about what goes on behind the scenes. The drama is unending; take the case of one-time Las Vegas Sands Corp. consultant Richard Suen, who is coming back to court in April with Sands chairman and CEO Sheldon…Read More

888 and Treasure Island Partner Up for Online Poker License in Nevada

Looks like 888 Holdings, the Gibraltar-based online gaming experts, and Treasure Island (TI), one of Las Vegas’ older casinos, have passed muster with the Nevada Gaming Control Board and will likely be able to obtain interactive licenses for Internet poker operations in the Silver State. Licensing approval was passed by the Board this week after…Read More

“Fair Play” Technology Gaining Steam in Online Poker World

Poker players love to tout the skill aspect of poker, making it clear to all who will listen that there is very little luck involved in being a top player, validating what they do as a result. It could be that all that insistence that their poker playing is superior to most players on a…Read More

Placing Bets on the Viral Potential of YouTube Videos Now Possible

Placing bets on the outcome of certain events long ago left the cozy confines of the sports world and took up residence in the world of the weird, wild, and wacky. This is especially true in Britain, where wagers can be placed on everything from “who will be the next Pope” to “how many years…Read More

The New State of the Nation: More States Prepare for Online Gambling

It’s like when they gave women the vote or got rid of segregation: ideas that once seemed way out of most peoples’ grasp eventually filter down and start to enter the collective conscious as a norm. Online gambling seems to be right at the brink of acceptance; following recent fast-track legislative measures to approve online…Read More

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, 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, 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