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Samantha Beckett

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.

“Gibraltar One Entity With UK”: EU Deals Body Blow to Gibraltar Online Gambling Industry

UK and Gibraltar are one entity says European Court of Justice

Online gaming hub Gibraltar should be treated as “one entity” with the UK in its freedom to provide services. That’s the opinion of the European Court of Justice, the highest court in the European Union, and it could have far-reaching consequences for the territory’s gambling industry, now and post-Brexit. The opinion, delivered Thursday by senior…Read More

From AC to DC: Donald Trump Inaugurated 45th US President, Only Former Casino Owner to Hold Office

President Donald Trump inauguration January 20 2017

Donald Trump is officially the 45th president of the United States. The first commander-in-chief to have ever owned a casino took the oath of office at noon EST on Friday to become leader of the free world. His road from Atlantic City gambling mogul to Washington, DC’s top dog has been as unpredictable as any…Read More

As Macau Recovers, Hong Kong’s Casino Investors Pinnacle on Forbes Asia’s “Richest” Rankings

Hong Kong casino Lui Che Woo

Nothing says you’ve made it like hitting any Forbes “Richest” list. And now Hong Kong casino investors and owners are showing up on the Asian edition of that iconic list, thanks to a stabilization of Macau’s gaming outlook and optimism about planned future resorts. Published in the January issue of Forbes Asia, Hong Kong’s 50…Read More

New York Offers Problem Gambling Treatment at State-Run Centers, Addiction Rates Remain Stable

New York problem gambling Andrew Cuomo

New York will soon be home to three new upstate casinos, and to calm fears among opponents to gambling expansion, the state is increasing its addiction therapy services at its six treatment facilities. The Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services said last week that regiments and treatments are being implemented at the centers which…Read More

MGM Resorts Gets on Power Lobby Bandwagon with New Washington, DC Office

MGM Resorts Washington DC office Harry Reid

MGM Resorts is adding a new presence in Washington, DC to its recently opened, and already very succesful, $1.4 billion National Harbor casino that’s just across the Potomac in Maryland. The gaming and hospitality company is expanding its power in the nation’s capital by opening up a new office for “policymaking,” which you can be…Read More

Delaware Online Gaming Soars 62 Percent in 2016

Delaware online gaming revenues up 62 percent in 2016

Delaware online gaming had its best online gaming year to date in 2016. The state’s three internet casino operators collectively generated $3 million in net revenue, a 62 percent premium on 2015. The strong 12-month run came to a close with yet another solid performance in December. Gaming win came in at $229,987, a 29…Read More

NFL Bust Johnny Manziel Slinging Signatures and Selfies for Cash

Johnny Manziel selfie college football odds

Johnny Manziel won the Heisman Trophy in 2012 after leading his Texas A&M Aggies to an 11-2 record. The team ended the season as the fifth-ranked program in the country, and Johnny Football became the first freshman, a redshirt at that, to win college football’s most coveted individual award. Fast-forward five years, and Manziel is…Read More

Floyd Mayweather Offers UFC Champ Conor McGregor $15 Million to Fight

Floyd Mayweather boxing UFC Conor McGregor

Floyd Mayweather retired for a second time in 2015 after defeating challenger Andre Berto. The bout finished off Pretty Boy’s career unbeaten at 49-0 with 26 wins by knockout. While it’s been more than a year since he’s stepped in the ring, Mayweather certainly isn’t reading books by the pool in a retirement village. In…Read More

Las Vegas Attracts Record 42.9 Million Visitors in 2016

Las Vegas Attracts 42.9 million tourists

Las Vegas tourism has smashed records for the past three years, and 2016 was no exception. Last year, 42.9 million flocked to Sin City, according to figures newly released by the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Association (LVCVA). That’s up 1.5 percent on last year’s record-breaking figures, and surpassing LVCVA’s own predictions. Numbers were up…Read More

MGM Rattled as Connecticut Casino Destination Decided

MGM’s Alan Feldman not happy as Connecticut satellite casino site chosen

A Connecticut casino to be built just across the state border from a $950 million MGM Resorts project in Massachusetts will likely be situated in East Windsor or the Windsor Locks areas, north of Hartford, MMCT has announced. MGM is not happy. MMCT is the name given to the joint venture between the Mashantucket Pequots…Read More Bitcoin Exchange Operator Anthony Murgio Pleads Guilty in Multimillion Dollar Money Laundering Case Anthony Murgio pleads guilty

Anthony Murgio, the operator of Bitcoin exchange, pled guilty this week to one count each of conspiracy to operate an unlicensed money transmitting business, conspiracy to commit bank fraud, and conspiracy to obstruct an examination of a financial institution. If convicted, he could face up to 30 years in prison. The announcement of the…Read More

Casino with No House Edge Aims to be the Future of Online Gaming 

New “edgeless” ethereum casino

Ever since some genius decided to add zeros to a roulette wheel, gamblers have strived to beat the house edge. But soon, if a fascinating new concept in the online casino world takes off, the odds may no longer be stacked against us at all. Behold,, which hopes to become the future of online…Read More

Tiger Woods Still Has Plenty of Fans in Las Vegas, Wants to Make Himself “Great Again”

Tiger Woods Las Vegas golf odds

Tiger Woods says he’s finally healthy and injury-free, and those in Las Vegas are taking him at his word. The golfing great hasn’t won a PGA Tour event since the Bridgestone Invitational in 2013, and his last major came in 2008 at the US Open. But that isn’t stopping bettors from lining up in Nevada…Read More

Phil Mickelson Acquaintance Billy Walters to Seek Dismissal of Insider Trading Charges

Phil Mickelson Billy Walters sports betting

Pro golfer Phil Mickelson is beloved on the PGA Tour, but when the superstar steps outside the ropes, he sometimes doesn’t run with the noblest crowd. In 2014, the New York Times and Wall Street Journal began publishing reports of Mickelson’s possible involvement with an insider trading and illegal sports gambling probe being conducted by…Read More

Governor Chris Christie Urges US Supreme Court to Hear Sports Betting Case, Lesniak Reconsiders Run

New Jersey Chris Christie sports betting

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (R) and the state’s Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association are calling on the United States Supreme Court to consider its sports betting lawsuit against the NCAA and Big Four professional sports leagues. In 2014, Christie signed a bill that repealed prohibitions against sports wagering at casinos and horse racetracks. It was a…Read More