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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

Daryl Katz Greice Santo defamation lawsuit

PR Firm for Edmonton Oilers Owner Daryl Katz Sued, ‘Indecent Proposal’ Criminal Complaint Emerges

High-rolling Las Vegas gambler Robert J Cipriani, who made the news in late 2016 for his role in busting a former football player-turned-drug kingpin, is now suing a PR firm. The firm, representing billionaire Edmonton Oiler's owner Daryl Katz, is alleged in...

Samantha Beckett April 10, 2017
Sergio Garcia Masters odds Augusta National

Sergio Garcia Overcomes Odds at Masters to Finally Win First Major

Sergio Garcia captured his first major victory on Sunday at the Masters in what was his 74th grand slam event. Garcia had won nine times on the PGA Tour heading into the Masters last week, but the 37-year-old once nicknamed "El Nino"...

Samantha Beckett April 10, 2017
NGA warns Jeff Sessions

National Governors Association Warns AG Jeff Sessions Over RAWA 

The United States Governors Association (NGA) has warned US Attorney General Jeff Sessions that decisions about regulating online gaming and online lottery ticket sales should be left up to individual states. In an open letter, dated April 3, and signed by NGA...

Samantha Beckett April 7, 2017
Dustin Johnson Charley Hoffman Masters odds

Dustin Johnson’s Masters Withdrawal Puts Vegas Sportsbooks at Odds Over Refunds

Dustin Johnson was the heavy pre-tournament favorite to win this week's Masters tournament in Augusta, Georgia. But on Wednesday evening, just hours before the first round on Thursday, Johnson had a freak fall at his rental home. The world's number one ranked...

Samantha Beckett April 7, 2017
Illinois gambling video gaming machine parlor

Illinois Gambling Operators Sue State Over Profit-Sharing Regulations

Illinois gambling operators who own and manage video gaming terminals in restaurants and bars are suing the state over what they believe are unfounded profit-sharing regulations. In a lawsuit brought by Laredo Hospitality Ventures and Illinois Cafe & Services Co. against the...

Samantha Beckett April 6, 2017
Japan casino gambling bill Shinzo Abe

Japan Casino Regulation Taskforce Begins Developing Second Gambling Bill

Drafting the second Japan casino bill that will set out the rules and regulations of the future integrated gambling resorts in the country began yesterday in Tokyo. In December, the National Diet passed legislation authorizing at least two integrated casino resorts in the Asian...

Samantha Beckett April 5, 2017
Bicycle Casino federal investigation

Bicycle Casino in Southern California Raided by Federal Investigators

The Bicycle Casino is adding another scandalous chapter to its notorious story. The Southern California cardroom and hotel outside of Los Angeles in Bell Gardens was raided by federal officials on Tuesday morning, but law enforcement departments are staying quiet on the details of...

Samantha Beckett April 4, 2017
Macau casino revenue China gambling

Macau Casino Revenue Heats Up in March, Stocks Also Benefit

Macau casino revenue surged in March to more than $2.65 billion, an 18.1 percent increase on the same month in 2016. Gambling operators pulled in 21.23 billion Macau patacas during the month, a substantial premium on the 17.98 billion they collected last...

Samantha Beckett April 3, 2017
NCAA odds UNC North Carolina Gonzaga

NCAA Odds Favor North Carolina Over Gonzaga, Coaches Talk Casino Rendezvous

NCAA odds have the North Carolina Tar Heels as the slight favorite over the Gonzaga Bulldogs for tonight's men's basketball national championship game at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. The Westgate SuperBook has No. 1 UNC (32-7) at less than...

Samantha Beckett April 3, 2017
Trump Organization Phil Ruffin Las Vegas

Trump Organization Reportedly Mulling Return to Casino Business, Phil Ruffin Visits White House

The Trump Organization is reportedly in discussions to re-enter the casino business with a new property in Las Vegas. The president’s former company, which he still owns but is today controlled by his two adult sons Donald Jr. and Eric Trump, is...

Samantha Beckett March 31, 2017