Samantha Beckett

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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 Casino.org editorial team.

1114 stories by Samantha Beckett

Holland Casino Groningen destroyed by fire

Holland Casino Groningen Levelled by Fire, Asbestos Found in Rubble

Groningen’s Holland Casino has been utterly destroyed by a fire that engulfed the building around 7am on Sunday morning and raged for much of the day in the Netherland’s largest northern city. No one died in the incident but local residents living...

Samantha Beckett August 29, 2017
charitable casino Indiana FOE

Indiana Charitable Casino Grosses $4.6 Million, Donates Just $17,000

A charitable casino operated by the Fraternal Order of Eagles (FOE) Lodge No. 3512 has been shut down by the Indiana Gaming Commission as a result of an ongoing criminal investigation. State officials said the gaming licenses have been suspended due to...

Samantha Beckett August 29, 2017
Army helps with Macau cleanup

Second Severe Storm Hits Macau, Hampering Casino Cleanup in Wake of Hato

As Macau battled to recover from the aftermath of Typhoon Hato, the fiercest storm to hit the area since 1968, the gambling enclave got battered by another severe storm Sunday night. Emergency workers were still struggling to repair the damage from Wednesday’s...

Samantha Beckett August 28, 2017
Pennsylvania casinos free slot play

Pennsylvania Casinos Are Handing Out Less Free Slot Play

Pennsylvania casinos were a tad more conservative during the most recent fiscal year when it came to divvying out free slot credit to patrons, and that might hint that gambling demographics are changing. Pennsylvania's 12 land-based floors aren't alone in giving out...

Samantha Beckett August 28, 2017
The Cromwell Las Vegas

Cromwell Las Vegas Trying to Entice Downtown Crowd With Lower Table Minimums, New Sportsbook

The Cromwell Las Vegas is located in the middle of the Strip, snugged between Paris and the Flamingo across from the Bellagio and Caesars Palace. Opened by Caesars Entertainment in 2014 as a luxury boutique hotel, the property's casino floor is changing...

Samantha Beckett August 27, 2017
Oklahoma tribe Osage Nation casino

Oklahoma Tribe Targets Missouri for Native American Casino

A Native American tribe in Oklahoma wants to bring gambling off riverboats in Missouri by building the state's first land-based casino. In order to increase its odds of receiving approval, the Osage Nation has hired former Missouri House Speaker Steve Tilley (R)...

Samantha Beckett August 23, 2017
Mayweather-McGregor fight

Las Vegas not Seeing Same Hype Around Mayweather-McGregor Fight

While Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor have done their best to promote Saturday’s fight at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, local casinos and other businesses are not seeing the same excitement as it did two years ago when Mayweather fought last. Friday...

Samantha Beckett August 23, 2017
Atlantic City casino revenue economy

Gambling Strong in Atlantic City, But Tourism Stagnates In First Half of 2017

The seven remaining Atlantic City casinos are taking in far more money on their gambling floors in 2017 than they did a year ago, but the overall tourism industry remains stagnant. For the first six months of 2017, Atlantic City casinos saw...

Samantha Beckett August 23, 2017
GVC Holdings Ladbrokes Coral

GVC Bid to Acquire Ladbrokes Coral for $4.6 Billion Falls Through

GVC Holdings was reportedly ready to offer 3.6 billion pounds ($4.62 billion) to acquire rival British gambling company and bookmaker Ladbrokes Coral, but the two sides couldn't agree on a selling price. The recent takeover talks were reported by the Financial Times,...

Samantha Beckett August 22, 2017
Beached Goa Casino Vessel Mat be Written Off

Goa’s Beached Floating Casino Could Be Written Off for Not Floating

Then M V Lucky 7, a vessel that was destined to be Goa, India’s sixth floating casino until it became beached on a sandbank last month, is in danger of being declared “a nuisance” by authorities and written off for good. The...

Samantha Beckett August 21, 2017