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Samantha Beckett has a passion for all things techy, as well as a love for gambling. So when online casinos popped up, she was there from the start. She can normally be found testing an online casino's software, looking at the latest game innovations, or tracking down the latest gambling gadget, making Samantha a valuable member of the editorial team.

1114 stories by Samantha Beckett

Japan casino bill integrated resort

Analyst: Japan Casino Bill Expected in Second Half of 2018, Initial Licensees to Hold Seven-Year Exclusivity

The long-awaited Japan casino bill being crafted by the country's legislature shouldn't be expected until the second half of 2018. Nomura Holdings, a Japanese financial research firm, opined this week that is the earliest the integrated resorts (IR) measure will presumably be...

Samantha Beckett April 5, 2018
Chicago State Senator Napoleon Harris backs sports betting

Legislation Round-up: Sports Betting Movement in Louisiana, Illinois, Rhode Island

As the global gambling industry awaits a US Supreme Court Ruling that is likely to legalize sports betting in America, legislatures across the country are alive with activity. Close to 20 states have now either passed legislation to legalize sports wagering in...

Samantha Beckett April 4, 2018
Mega Millions Winner

Check Your Ticket: $533 Million Mega Millions Winner Yet to Come Forward

Speculation continues to swirl around the identity of America’s tenth largest lottery jackpot winner, who at the time of writing has not yet come forward. The lucky customer won a $533 million Mega Millions jackpot on Friday night, having purchased a ticket at...

Samantha Beckett April 3, 2018
Wynn Resorts Boston Harbor name

Wynn Boston Harbor Domain Name Grab Hints at Possible Rebranding for Massachusetts Casino

Could domain names scooped up by Wynn Boston Harbor executives be further indication that the property, now under construction, may be looking at a new name, one without the taint now associated with Steve Wynn himself? Wynn Boston Harbor President Robert DeSalvio...

Samantha Beckett April 2, 2018
Philippine casinos revenue PAGCOR

Philippine Casinos Generate Nearly $3 Billion in 2017 Gross Gaming Revenue

Philippine casinos generated PHP152.55 billion ($2.92 billion) in land-based gross gaming revenue (GGR) during 2017, an increase of 13.8 percent compared the previous year. Private integrated casino resorts in Manila continue to fuel the country's gaming industry. The four leaders, City of...

Samantha Beckett April 1, 2018
International Market Centers plans new expo center for downtown Las Vegas

$76 Million Expo Center Planned for Downtown Las Vegas

Downtown Las Vegas is getting a brand new multi-million-dollar convention center. International Market Centers plans to build a $76 million, 350,000-square-foot expo center next to its World Market Center on Grand Central Parkway. On Wednesday Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman expressed her...

Samantha Beckett March 30, 2018
Galaxy Entertainment founder Lui Che-Woo

Galaxy Entertainment’s Lui Che Woo Makes $12 Billion in Two Years from Stock Surge

Wynn Resort’s newest major shareholder, Hong Kong-based Galaxy Entertainment, has been riding the wave of Macau’s revival. According to Bloomberg this week, the group’s shares have skyrocketed by around 200 percent over the last seven quarters, placing it among the top four...

Samantha Beckett March 29, 2018
Nevada casinos revenue Las Vegas Strip

Nevada Casinos Win $1 Billion in February Thanks to Chinese New Year

Nevada casinos collectively won $1,017,914,000 during February, a nearly eight percent premium on the same month in 2017. It's the second straight month that the industry has surpassed the $1 billion mark, and the first back-to-back 10-digit performance since the ceremonial feat...

Samantha Beckett March 28, 2018
Steve Wynn sex scandal harassment

Steve Wynn Managers Allegedly Dismissed Sexual Harassment Complaints, Told Workers to ‘Keep it Shut’

Supervisors and managers working for Steve Wynn allegedly looked the other way and dismissed claims of sexual misconduct made by employees against the Las Vegas visionary. In an expose published this week in The Wall Street Journal, the same media outlet that broke...

Samantha Beckett March 28, 2018
Golden Nugget Atlantic City online gambling

Golden Nugget Atlantic City Looks to Merge Online and Land-Based Gambling

Golden Nugget Atlantic City is looking to further extend its online gambling prowess in New Jersey by launching a new roulette game that seamlessly joins internet players with gamblers on the brick-and-mortar casino floor. This week, launched "Live Casino Floor Roulette"...

Samantha Beckett March 27, 2018