Philip Conneller

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Global and Tribal Gaming, Casino Business, International Crime, UK Gaming---- In Philip Conneller’s seven 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 (which he helped launch), he has also written for iGaming Business, eGaming Review, and numerous other industry news sites. His news stories for have been linked by the Washington Post, the Daily Mail, People Magazine, and Jimmy Fallon's Tonight Show, among many others. Philip lives outside of London with his wife and children, and frequently travels to the EU. Email:

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1883 stories by Philip Conneller

Crown Resorts

Crown Resorts Unsuitable but Will Cling on to Victoria License: JP Morgan

JP Morgan is betting that Crown Resorts will be found unsuitable for licensing in the Australian state of Victoria. But Crown will continue to operate its flagship resort in state capital Melbourne as the cancelation of its license is deferred, speculates Don...

Philip Conneller August 2, 2021

Crown Resorts License for Flagship Melbourne Casino Should Be Canceled, Says Inquiry Lead Lawyer

Crown Resorts should lose its license to operate gambling at its flagship Melbourne casino resort, according to lawyers assisting a suitability investigation in the Australian state of Victoria. In a damning closing submission on Tuesday morning, Counsel Assisting the Royal Commission Adrian...

Philip Conneller July 20, 2021
Scott Robbins

Poker Player Scott Robbins Sues Borgata Over ‘Suicide Joke’

Poker player Scott Robbins is suing the Borgata Atlantic City after casino staff banned him for life over a joke he made about jumping out of his hotel room window. Robbins wants $1.2 million in potential lost earnings, arguing that Borgata management’s...

Philip Conneller July 20, 2021
horse racing

England’s Racetracks, Casinos Go Full Capacity, Restrictions Lifted

On Monday, England’s racetracks and casinos were free to open at full capacity for the first time since March 2020. On the same day, the CDC warned US citizens not to travel to the country because of the “very high” prevalence of...

Philip Conneller July 19, 2021
Myanmar gambling

China Online Gambling, Fraud Crackdown Causes Mayhem on COVID-19 Stricken Myanmar Border

China’s most recent crackdown on online fraud and gambling is causing havoc on its border with Myanmar (Burma). That's amid a COVID-19 outbreak in that country, The South China Morning Post reports. Myanmar’s semi-autonomous border regions of Muse, Kokang, Wa State, and...

Philip Conneller July 19, 2021

Tyson Causes Fury Over Las Vegas Casino Walkabout After Covid Test

Two-time world heavyweight boxing champion Tyson Fury has been spotted out and about in Las Vegas this week, despite a recent positive coronavirus test. It was widely reported on July 9 that the British boxer had contracted Covid after an outbreak at...

Philip Conneller July 16, 2021
Key Master

Sega Sued for $5M Over ‘Rigged’ Key Master Arcade Games

Japanese video games giant Sega is facing a proposed $5 million class-action lawsuit over the arcade machine Key Master, which alleges the game is "rigged" against players. Key Master machines operate along similar principles to claw crane machines. But instead of using...

Philip Conneller July 15, 2021

Macau Bans Pro-Democracy Pols as Gambling Hub Cuddles Up to Beijing

Macau’s electoral commission has disqualified 21 pro-democracy candidates from forthcoming elections, leading to concerns about Beijing’s creeping control over the world’s biggest gambling hub. The commission announced that the loyalty of the candidates was “in doubt” and that the decision was being...

Philip Conneller July 14, 2021
Euro 2020

Bot Traffic Doubled During Euro 2020, Sportsbook Takeover Attacks Rampant

Bot traffic on global sports sites almost doubled during the UEFA Euro 2020 soccer championships, which culminated last Sunday in Italy’s penalty win against England. That’s according to California-based cyber-security expert Imperva Research Labs, which recorded a 96 percent increase, year on...

Philip Conneller July 14, 2021
Talon White

Poker Player Talon White Heads To Prison For Movie Piracy

Poker player Talon White has been sentenced to 12 months in a federal prison after admitting to operating subscription-based websites that illegally streamed thousands of copyright-protected movies and television shows to users. The Newport, Oregon native, 31, listed his occupation as “professional...

Philip Conneller July 13, 2021