Philip Conneller

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Global and Tribal Gaming, Casino Business, International Crime, UK Gaming---- In Philip Conneller’s five years with, he has covered the gaming industry from Las Vegas to Macau and everything in between. Previously the original Features Editor for poker’s Bluff US and Editor for Bluff Europe editions (which he helped launch), his extensive background includes high-profile press for notables in sports betting. He has also previously written for iGaming Business, eGaming Review, and numerous industry news sites. Philip lives outside of London with his wife and children, and frequently travels to the EU. Email:

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1555 stories by Philip Conneller

Crown Resorts Failed to Review China Arrest Scandal, Says It Would Weaken Case in $100 Million Lawsuit

Crown Resorts has never held an internal review into the 2016 scandal that saw 19 of its staff detained in China for “gambling crimes.” That’s because the company is still facing a class-action lawsuit brought by disgruntled shareholders over the incident and...

Philip Conneller October 16, 2020

England Soccer Star Kieran Trippier Missed Denmark Game Due to ‘Inside Info’ Betting Trial

The England national soccer team was without right-back Kieran Tripper as it took to the field for a Nation’s League Cup against Denmark on Wednesday. The Atletico Madrid player was attending a disciplinary hearing for breaking gambling rules. Trippier was a key...

Philip Conneller October 15, 2020

Shareholders Should Boot Out Crown Directors for Bad Governance, Says Powerful Advisory Firm

Crown Resorts shareholders should oust three board directors at the company’s forthcoming annual general meeting next week in light of revelations that have emerged from a licensing suitability inquiry in New South Wales. That’s according to the Australian Council of Superannuation Investors...

Philip Conneller October 15, 2020
english premier league

UK Soccer Fans Would Back Gambling Sponsorship Ban: Poll

Soccer fans in the UK would broadly support a ban on gambling advertising in the sport. That’s the takeaway from a new poll by Survation, which found that 44 percent of all respondents agreed with the statement, “All gambling sponsorship and promotion...

Philip Conneller October 14, 2020
Universal Music Group (UMG)

Universal Music Group to Build $1.2 Billion ‘Music-Based’ Casino Resort in Biloxi

In Biloxi, Mississippi, plans are underway for a $1.2 billion hotel and casino backed by the Universal Music Group (UMG) that has the potential to give the nearby Hard Rock Casino Biloxi a run for its money. The project is a collaboration...

Philip Conneller October 13, 2020
Pennsylvania judge

Pennsylvania Judge Busted for Plowing Campaign Funds into Six-Figure Gambling Habit

A Pennsylvania judge stands accused of a serious judgmental lapse for using more than $4k of his campaign funds to feed an out-of-control gambling habit. According to prosecutors, Magisterial District Judge Michael J. Cabry III gambled a total of $110,700 in 2017...

Philip Conneller October 9, 2020

Betfred Customer Seeking £2 Million Summary Judgment Over Malfunctioning Jackpot

A former Betfred customer who says he won £1.7 million ($2.2 million) playing a progressive jackpot game at the British bookie's online casino will have his day in court. Andrew Green, 53, says he thought all his Christmases had come at once...

Philip Conneller October 9, 2020

MGE Nevada License Approved by Regulators, Set to Become First Tribal Operator in Las Vegas

The Nevada Gaming Control Board (NGCB) unanimously recommended licensing approval for Mohegan Gaming and Entertainment (MGE), along with a dozen of its executives and tribal officers, in a two-hour hearing on Wednesday. Should the gaming commission (NGC) ratify the board’s decision as...

Philip Conneller October 9, 2020
James Packer

James Packer Denies Being Pals with Junkets, Would Sell Crown Stake to Save License

On Thursday, James Packer denied claims he was on friendly terms with any junket operators. He added that he met with them only “rarely” in his former capacity as chairman of Crown Resorts. The billionaire gave evidence for a third and final...

Philip Conneller October 8, 2020
Boyd Gaming

Hawaiian Tourism Drought in Las Vegas Blamed for 300 Boyd Gaming Layoffs

Boyd Gaming announced it will ax 284 more jobs at two of its downtown Las Vegas properties, the California Hotel and Casino and Main Street Station. The new layoffs come three months after the Las Vegas locals market giant announced thousands of...

Philip Conneller October 8, 2020