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Samantha Beckett

Samantha Beckett

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.

Foxwoods Eyes Fall River Massachusetts for Casino Do Over

Foxwoods Fall River Massachusetts Lizzie Borden

Foxwoods may have been rejected once in Massachusetts, but you know what they say: if at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. That’s the tactic being considered by Foxwoods, as they’re bouncing back from their first defeat in Milford in a referendum by considering moving to a new community and trying their luck again….Read More

Paddy Power Backs Dennis Rodman Trips to North Korea

Dennis Rodman Paddy Power Kim Jong-Un

Dennis Rodman is back in North Korea, again. Yes, it’s the same old story: an odd former NBA star heading to a rogue nation led by a strange man who Rodman calls his friend. It’s a match so bizarre that it almost makes perfect sense. Hooping It Up in North Korea Rodman has made a handful…Read More

Wynn Passes Muster with Massachusetts Commission Suitability Check

Steve Wynn Everett, Massachusetts

The long and winding road that leads to an Everett casino for Steve Wynn is getting closer to the finish line: the Massachusetts Gaming Commission’s madly demanding investigative bureau has finally given the go-ahead from a suitability standpoint for the casino mogul to open his first-ever Bay State property. Cleared for Takeoff The recommendation was…Read More

New Mexico Tribe Sues State Over Gambling Compact Negotiations

Pojoaque Pueblo New Mexico gaming compacts

It’s no secret that the compact negotiations between American Indian tribes and states concerning casinos and other gambling facilities can be contentious during the best of times. On the one hand, states are often reluctant partners who want to get as much financial benefit as possible without allowing tribes to offer unrestricted gaming on their…Read More

Edgewater Casino Overhaul in Vancouver Given Conditional Approval

Edgewater Casino Vancouver Canada

When you think of Vancouver, chances are that Vegas-style casino gambling isn’t the image that comes to mind. But that’s exactly what the western Canadian city in British Columbia has approved, as the city’s Development Permit Board approved a bill to put a luxury resort-casino next to the stadium known as BC Place. Former Olympic…Read More

Sheldon Adelson’s EuroVegas in Spain Goes Up in Smoke

EuroVegas Spain Sheldon Adelson

Adios, señores y señoras. There will be no EuroVegas in Madrid after all. After prolonged battles with Spanish nationals and the government over issues such as public smoking laws and even bringing a casino to the ancient country at all, Las Vegas Sands Corp.’s CEO Sheldon Adelson made the decision late last week to pull…Read More

House Subcommittee Hears Both Sides in Federal Online Gambling Debate

Sheldon Adelson American Gaming Association federal gamblng regulation

It was Adelson vs. the American Gaming Association last week, as a Congressional subcommittee convened in Washington, D.C. to share views regarding online gambling. If you’ve been following us at all of late, you’ll know that Sheldon Adelson – the billionaire casino mogul chairman of Las Vegas Sands Corporation who is adamantly anti-online gambling –…Read More

South Australian Ad Equates Kids’ Gaming with Future Gambling Problems

South Australian anti-gaming campaign

Put away that new Xbox One or PS4 – it just might turn you into a compulsive gambler. That may not have been the message that the South Australian Government was shooting for when they created their latest anti-gambling campaign, but it’s the one that many gamers from Australia and around the world are taking…Read More

Abbott Proposed Legislation Would Scrap Australian Gambling Reforms

Prime Minister Tony Abbott gambling reform

When Australian legislators eventually agreed on a watered-down version of gambling reforms last year, there were plenty of critics saying that the moves were barely better than doing nothing at all. Now, the new government seems set to test that theory, as they’ve proposed doing away with even the modest changes that the reforms would…Read More

Former Golden Nugget Owner Kicked to the Curb by Nevada Regulators

Tim Poster Nevada Gaming Commission

UPDATED December 18, 2013: It looks like Tim Poster has indeed filed an appeal regarding his recent suitability hearing with the Nevada Gaming Commission. Word is that he is gunning for the reversal in his favor (which would still keep him unable to obtain an actual gaming license per se) so that he can return…Read More

Suffolk Downs Faces More Massachusetts Gaming Commission Hurdles

Massachusetts Gaming Commission

Is it dead, or is it alive? That’s the question everyone in Massachusetts is asking about the Suffolk Downs casino plan, which is currently in a state of limbo reminiscent of Schrödinger’s cat. And while a recent meeting of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission may have given a few clues as to which way that board is…Read More

Singapore Government Mulls Over Ban on Remote Gambling

Singapore online gambling

Just as many nations are moving towards online gambling – lured by numbers with lots of zeros and ideas of economic growth – Singapore’s government is considering a move in the opposite direction, weighing up the possibility of a block on remote gambling in the Asian nation. No Access In order to block residents from…Read More

New Jersey, The Gambling State: Could Be New Moniker

New Jersey iGaming

New Jersey’s first week in the wonderful world of legal and regulated online casinos appears to have gone pretty well. Although unaudited by the state’s Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE), the unofficial word is that 13 new casino sites – operated under the auspices of Atlantic City’s land casinos with help from their online gaming…Read More

Online Gambling Laws of European Union Member Nations Get Scrutinized

European Commission

The European Commission has launched formal infringement proceedings against the online gambling legislation of Belgium, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Lithuania, Poland and Romania, with more countries expected to follow, after calls from the European Parliament for the European Commission to act as the Guardian of the Treaties emerged. Reviewing Legislation Now, each of these countries has been…Read More

Online Gambling in New Jersey Officially Goes Live

New Jersey legal online gambling

Start firing up those keyboards: online gambling is up and running in New Jersey. After a five-day test run revealed no lasting significant issues, the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement gave the go-ahead to six Atlantic City casinos to allow players from across the state to take part in online casinos and poker rooms….Read More