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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

Hard Rock Atlantic City is Hiring

Former Trump Taj Workers Flock to Hard Rock for Jobs

Atlantic City’s jobs market is bouncing back, while its unemployment rates are close to pre-recession levels – and with two new casino resorts scheduled to open this summer, the Hard Rock and Ocean Resort, thousands of new jobs are just over the...

Samantha Beckett January 31, 2018
President Trump political betting odds

President Donald Trump First-Year State of the Union Delivers Win for Political Bettors

President Donald Trump delivered his first State of the Union address Tuesday night, and online political bettors on the exchange correctly anticipated much of what the POTUS spoke about with one year in office under his belt. Bait and Switch While...

Samantha Beckett January 31, 2018
Skinny” Joey Merlino arrives in court

Alleged Mafia Kingpin Joey Merlino Offers Odds on His Own Trial

“Skinny” Joey Merlino, alleged boss of the Philadelphia Mob, had some betting advice to offer on Monday as he stood on the steps of the Manhattan federal court where he will face trial this week for illegal gambling, extortion, gun-running, fraud, and...

Samantha Beckett January 30, 2018
Wynn Boston Steve Wynn scandal

Wynn Boston Harbor Massachusetts Gaming License to Get State Regulator Review in Wake of WSJ Sex Scandal Report

The legitimacy of Wynn Resorts' Boston Harbor casino license in Massachusetts will be reviewed by the state's gaming regulatory agency, after sexual allegations surrounding the company's founder and CEO came to light late last week. The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) will hold...

Samantha Beckett January 29, 2018
Wynn Resorts stock sexual misconduct

Wynn Resorts Stocks Now a Risk, Gaming Analysts Say, As Steve Wynn Sex Scandal Repurcussions Hit Hard

Investing in Wynn Resorts, publicly traded on NASDAQ and China's Hong Kong Stock Exchange, has become a riskier endeavor in the wake of the sexual misconduct allegations surrounding the company's billionaire founder and CEO, Steve Wynn. That's the view of several key...

Samantha Beckett January 29, 2018
St. Louis casinos revenue riverboat

St. Louis Casinos Stagnant at $1 Billion in 2017 Revenue, Sports Betting Could Help

The St. Louis area is home to six riverboat casinos. In 2017, they collectively grossed $1,025,443,718, and while that's a 1.2 percent gain on 2016, gaming analysts believe sports betting is needed to spur new growth and return the market to previous...

Samantha Beckett January 27, 2018
Steve Wynn sexual misconduct allegations

Steve Wynn Latest High-Profile Las Vegan Accused of Sexual Misconduct and Assault, Billionaire Calls Claims ‘Preposterous’

Casino developer Steve Wynn has joined a club he never wanted to belong to, as he now stands accused of sexual misconduct and assault by numerous former female employees. The allegations appeared in a new scathing report published on Friday in The Wall...

Samantha Beckett January 26, 2018
Super Bowl odds Eagles Patriots

Super Bowl Odds Shorten on Eagles, as Large Bets Placed Against Patriots

The Super Bowl odds opened with the Philadelphia Eagles the biggest underdog in nearly a decade. That might be for good reason, as the team enters the big game with its backup quarterback, and is facing the defending champion New England Patriots...

Samantha Beckett January 25, 2018
Pennsylvania satellite casino Westmoreland

Next Pennsylvania Satellite Casino Goes to Westmoreland County Near Pittsburgh

The second Pennsylvania satellite casino auction was held today in Harrisburg, with the state's Gaming Control Board (PGCB) taking four sealed bids. The winning offer came from Stadium Casino, LLC, which bid $40,100,005. A joint venture between Baltimore-based Cordish Companies and Greenwood...

Samantha Beckett January 24, 2018
Florida State Senator Bill Galvano

Florida Disney and Seminole-Backed Gambling Bill No Happily Ever After for Sunshine State, Says Top Lawmaker

A constitutional amendment in Florida that would put voters in control of any future gambling expansion would be damaging for the state, an influential lawmaker warned Tuesday. The bill has been largely bankrolled by Disney and the Seminoles, both major Florida business influences,...

Samantha Beckett January 24, 2018