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Bingo Addiction Leads to Jail Time for British Manager

Elizabeth Sutton, a British administration manager, recently pled guilty to stealing £73,566 ($112,556) in order to fund her online gambling habit, and was sentenced by the courts to more than a year and a half behind bars. Sutton stole the money from her employer, Camelot Automotive, in order to continue her online bingo addiction between…Read More

Las Vegas Cab Drivers Taking Tourists for a Ride

Most tourists who come to Vegas to gamble expect to leave some money behind in the casinos. But most who ride cabs in from the airport don’t expect to be vastly overcharged by going a scenic route, a practice that typically tacks on about $10 per fare.  A recent legislative audit, however, shows that’s exactly…Read More

Macau Baccarat Revenues Pulling Their Weight

What’s a little H7N9 virus, or a loss of mainland China gambling junkets, when you’re Macau, the most lucrative gambling region in the world? Even dings like that, which might affect less stellar revenue-creators than the Special Administrative District that draws some of the world’s biggest whales to its casinos, have not dimmed Macau’s first…Read More

Texas Gaming Reexamined; Trump Plaza Deal on Hold

Texas lawmakers – who for years have rejected measures aimed at legalizing slot machines and allowing full-scale casinos to be built in the state for which poker’s most famous game is named – may finally have to budge, after a study by the Texas Association of Business (TAB) showed that expanding legalized Texas gaming in…Read More

Cleveland’s Horseshoe Casino Gets Spanked, While Revel Almost Goes Broke

Don’t mess with the Ohio Casino Control Act, the Ohio Administrative Code, or the Casino Internal Controls in the “Birthplace of Aviation” state; they’re watching you, and watching you closely. So the swank Horseshoe Casino in Cleveland is finding out, after being hit for a second time this year with fines for not doing things…Read More

Taiwan to Gamble on New Casino Zones

The Chinese have the quaintest names for things; what we call “commercial areas,” they call “free economic pilot zones.”  It’s almost like the old regimes are still around, whispering in someone’s ear; it all sounds so very formal in tone. But there’s nothing formal about where Taiwan is headed now, as they lean further and…Read More

Former Full Tilt CEO Ordered to Forfeit Millions

Former Full Tilt Poker boss Ray Bitar has pled guilty two years after the Black Friday indictments were filed against the online operator, as well as against PokerStars and Absolute Poker. As a result, Bitar has been sentenced to time served. As such, Bitar will serve no further jail time owing to his current heart…Read More

Online Poker Cyber Attacks: How Hackable Are Your Internet Sites?

Digital security consulting firm ReVuln recently probed into the possibilities for online poker cyber attacks to reveal that the client-side software is the weak link of online poker security. Client-side software is “the only part of the infrastructure which is fully available to an attacker,” claimed the security firm. Essentially, the firm is saying that…Read More

Illegal South Korean Sports Betting Under Attack

It appears the threat of attack from North Korea isn’t the only thing on the agenda of the South Korean authorities these days, as police in the province of Gyeonggi have been busying themselves with taking down illegal South Korean sports betting Internet sites. The country promised a crackdown on illegal sports betting operations less…Read More

Ivey Makes History in Melbourne with 9th WSOP Bracelet

Playing in the World Series of Poker Asia-Pacific at Melbourne’s Crown Casino this week, poker megastar Phil Ivey took down his 9th WSOP bracelet win, tying with the legendary – and now deceased – Johnny Moss for most WSOP bracelets ever. Both considered masters of the game and daunting heads-up players, Ivey now looks to…Read More

Canadian Sports Betting Legislation Likely to Stall

Reports suggest that the single-game sports betting legislation in Canada is likely to reach an immovable object shortly following opposition from the nation’s Senate. Senator Bob Runciman, a crucial component and backer of the C-290 sports betting legislation, which was introduced into the House of Commons by Member of Parliament Joe Comartin last year, told…Read More

Rise and Fall of Online Poker Showcased in New Documentary: Bet Raise Fold

Bet Raise Fold: The Story of Online Poker, is an upcoming documentary film set to chronicle the rise of online poker. While the title may not be overly inspiring, it’s actually slightly improved from the originally planned title: Boom! The feature-length production promises to shed both a personal spotlight on some of those who got swept…Read More

Thai Gambling Den Raid Goes Amok

In an attempt to quash illegal gambling operations in Thailand, Commander-in-Chief General Adul Snagsingkaew announced a crackdown on gambling dens and other places of ‘vice’ throughout the country. As a result, more than 200 officers from Metropolitan Police Division 2 recently took part in a Thai gambling den raid carried out on the infamous Tao…Read More

Fake VIP Room Hoax Henchmen Sentenced in Macau

Sixteen individuals, arrested last year, have been sentenced by Macau’s Court of First Instance for their involvement in running a twisted VIP room hoax in a Cotai luxury hotel room last year. The Macau Post reported that the sixteen arrestees were actually operating as part of a larger criminal syndicate. It reported that the syndicate…Read More

Zynga Opens Online Casino in UK; Stock Soars

Zynga is famously known as the creators of the Facebook phenomenon Farmville and its equally pastoral sequel, Farmville 2. With interest in those games on a slight decline, however, and the company’s stock having crumbled over the past year as a result of that and other mismanagement, Zynga was in search of a new direction…Read More