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 editorial team.

1068 stories by Samantha Beckett

Mega Millions Winning Ticket for $393 Million Sold in Illinois, Powerball Jackpot Soars to $430M

It’s one down and one to go with multimillion dollar US lotteries, after a lucky purchaser in Illinois won $393 million in a Mega Millions drawing on Friday. The Powerball jumped to $430 million after no ticket matching all six numbers was...

Samantha Beckett August 14, 2017
Sands China VIP refurbishment

Sands China Welcomes Back VIPs with Updates to Venetian, Plaza Casinos in Macau

Sands China revealed in its half-year financial report plans to renovate VIP areas inside the Venetian Macau and the Plaza Macau. Slated for completion in 2018, the intent of the makeovers is to "create a new benchmark" for VIP gaming in the...

Samantha Beckett August 14, 2017
Ezekiel Elliott suspension Dallas Cowboys

Dallas Cowboys Star Ezekiel Elliott Suspended Six Games, Team’s Super Bowl Odds Lengthen

Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott will miss the first six games of the regular season after the NFL handed down a substantial suspension on unproven allegations that he violated the league's personal conduct policy. Without its superstar back, the Cowboys, always...

Samantha Beckett August 11, 2017
Caesars Entertainment Chapter 11 bankruptcy

Nevada Gaming Regulators Give Caesars Go-Ahead on Post-Bankruptcy Plan

The Nevada Gaming Control Board (GCB) on Wednesday approved Caesars Entertainment's corporate restructuring plans to emerge from Chapter 11 bankruptcy. While explaining the company's future, Caesars CEO Mark Frissora promised to deliver new jobs and economic prosperity to the Silver State as...

Samantha Beckett August 10, 2017
Winter Olympics PyeongChang South Korea

Nuclear Tensions with North Korea Jeopardize 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang

The Winter Olympics in South Korea are scheduled to commence in less than six months in PyeongChang, just 40 miles south of North Korea. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) confirmed this week that it's actively monitoring the escalating tensions between the United...

Samantha Beckett August 10, 2017
Seminole Hard Rock Florida casinos

Florida Seminole Casinos Generating Massive Revenues for Tribe

The Seminole Tribe is generating billions of dollars in gaming revenue from its seven casinos in Florida, and by carefully examining revenue sharing payments to the state, one can see just how much the Native American group is pulling in. The tribe...

Samantha Beckett August 9, 2017
Bitcoin valuation Bodog betting

Bitcoin Value Hits New High, Investors Confident After Currency Split

Bitcoin is trading at $3,400 today, yet another record high for the digital currency in what's shaping up to be its best year since its inception in 2013. The surge is a relief for investors concerned about how the coinage's split on...

Samantha Beckett August 8, 2017
Cebu prison Philippines guards

Philippines Prison Guards Lose Bonus Money After Prisoners Discovered with Betting Slips and Drugs

Prison guards at the Philippines' Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center (CPDRC) each lost out on a $200 bonus after they were blamed for inmates possessing betting slips and drugs found in a raid on Tuesday. Local police conducted the operation and...

Samantha Beckett August 7, 2017
John Watson, Georgia GOP chair supports gambling

State GOP in Georgia Resurrects Moral Opposition to Casino Possibilities

Like many states across the country, Georgia has been considering legislative proposals to legalize various forms of gambling. But unlike many states, proponents in Georgia are facing fierce opposition from a Republican party pushing long-disputed talking points about casino ills. The Georgia...

Samantha Beckett August 7, 2017
Philip Hammond betting terminals

Britain Finance Boss Scraps Government Review of FOBT Betting Limits

UK Finance Minister Philip Hammond claims he has stopped a review of high-stakes gambling terminals, on concerns that the country cannot afford to lose vital revenue should lawmakers greatly reduce maximum allowable wagers as proposed. Hammond told the Daily Mail on Friday that such...

Samantha Beckett August 7, 2017