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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.

1079 stories by Samantha Beckett

Abilify compulsive gambling lawsuit

Lawsuit Claims Prescription Drug Abilify Caused Compulsive Gambling

Five individuals in Nevada are suing companies that manufacture and distribute the prescription drug Abilify, saying that the labeling on the medication didn’t adequately warn users that it could cause compulsive behaviors such as gambling. A complaint filed in Washoe County District...

Samantha Beckett March 10, 2018
MGM Resorts Connecticut casino DOI

MGM Resorts Cannot Intervene in Connecticut Tribal Casino Decision: Department of Interior Weighs In

MGM Resorts is a commercial casino operator, and thus has no legal grounds to weigh in on Connecticut tribal gaming matters: that's the view of the Department of the Interior (DOI). In filings submitted to the US District Court in Washington, DC, this week,...

Samantha Beckett March 10, 2018
FanDuel to go public with Platinum Eagle Merger

FanDuel Plans to Go Public in Reverse Merger with Platinum Eagle

FanDuel is in advanced talks to go public through a reverse merger with special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) Platinum Eagle Acquisition Corp, according to multiple sources with knowledge of the situation who spoke to financial news website Axios this week. SPACs are...

Samantha Beckett March 9, 2018
Donna Titus DOJ Wire Act

Nevada US Congresswoman Dina Titus Urges DOJ to Leave 2011 Wire Act Opinion Alone

US Rep. Dina Titus (D-Nevada) is calling on the Department of Justice (DOJ) to preserve the 2011 Wire Act opinion made by the federal agency that essentially allowed individual states to determine their own internet gambling laws. While there's been no indication...

Samantha Beckett March 7, 2018
Steve Wynn scandal lawsuit

Latest Lawsuit Claims Steve Wynn Pressured Salon Employees to Make Video Denying Assault

In the days following the Steve Wynn sexual harassment media bombshell, the billionaire allegedly met with certain employees and demanded that they deny the claims in a video recording. A lawsuit filed this week claims the casino mogul and Wynn Resorts founder...

Samantha Beckett March 7, 2018
East Windsor casino Kevin Brown

East Windsor Connecticut Casino Won’t Open Until Late 2019, and That’s a Win for MGM Resorts

Connecticut's $300 million East Windsor satellite casino will not open until at least late 2019, and that's wonderful news for MGM Resorts. On Monday, demolition began on a former movie theater that currently occupies part of a 26-acre site where the casino...

Samantha Beckett March 6, 2018
MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred disses West Virginia sports betting

MLB’s Rob Manfred Takes Swing at West Virginia Sports Betting Bill

Last Friday, West Virginia all but passed a bill that would legalize and regulate sports betting should the US Supreme decide shortly that individual states are free to do so. With the bill sailing through the House by a 77 to 22...

Samantha Beckett March 6, 2018
Russia World Cup 2018

Russia Faces Online Gambling Problem as FIFA World Cup Looms

The soccer World Cup in Russia this summer is likely to be the most-bet-upon sporting event in human history, as was the Brazilian World Cup before it, and the South African World Cup before that. The rest of the world may be...

Samantha Beckett March 5, 2018
Las Vegas shooting fund victims

Las Vegas Shooting Victims Restitution Payments Starting to Go Out, But Will It Be Enough for Survivors and Orphans?

Money raised for the Las Vegas shooting victims of October 1, 2017 is finally being allocated, more than five months after the fundraising was initiated. Much of the money being directed to decedents’ families and injured survivors is coming from the gaming...

Samantha Beckett March 5, 2018
Raymond “Chuckie” Hitchcock, chairman of the Wilton Rancheria

Wilton Rancheria Tribe Survives Elk Grove Casino Challenge, Judge Tosses Suit

A federal judge on Wednesday tossed a lawsuit that sought to challenge the Wilton Rancheria tribe’s long quest to build a casino in Elk Grove, California. The suit had questioned the legitimacy of a decision to restore the tribe’s lands in Wilton...

Samantha Beckett March 3, 2018