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Triads “Dominate” Macau Junkets, Says Academic Paper

Triad links to Macau junkets exposed in academic paper

Hong Kong’s triads have long been known to enjoy ties with Macau’s VIP industry, although the exact extent of their influence on the junkets has been a point of debate. However, a new criminology study, whose researchers spent three years interviewing former triad members, police officers, Chinese officials and VIP room managers, has concluded that…Read More

Tribal Casinos Close Gap on Commercial Counterparts

Tribal casino gaming report published

US tribal casinos are outpacing the growth of their commercial counterparts, according to a new report that reveals that 2014 was a record year for Indian gaming. According to the Indian Gaming Industry Report, by economist Alan Meister of Nathan Associates, the tribal casino segment recorded its fifth successive year of revenue increase, an all-time…Read More

Pennsylvania State Representative Marc Gergely Denies Membership in Illegal Gambling Racket

Pennsylvania State Rep. Marc Gergely Illegal Gambling Charges

Pennsylvania State Representative Marc Gergely (D- 35th Dist) appeared in court today, accused of being a member of an illegal Pittsburgh slots gambling ring led by a man named “Porky” Melocchi. Gergely, one of over a dozen charged in the case, is facing three felony counts, including dealing in the proceeds of illegal activity, plus…Read More

Carl Icahn Delivers $100 Million Ultimatum on North Jersey Casino Bill

Carl Icahn Opposes North Jersey Casinos

Carl Icahn says he will bail on Atlantic City if the state’s proposal to license casino gaming in North Jersey goes ahead. Just days after he completed a deal to take over the stricken Trump Taj Mahal, rescuing it from Chapter 11 bankruptcy, the billionaire investor has opted to play his own trump card in…Read More

Paddy Power Slapped by Regulator over Poor Anti-Money Laundering Measures

Paddy Power criticized by UKGC

Irish bookmaker Paddy Power is used to having its wrists slapped by Britain’s Advertising Standards Authority by now. The controversial company actually revels in the notoriety its risqué advertising brings, and it knows that some condemnation comes with that reality. But a report published last week by the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) details transgressions that…Read More

Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton Take Commanding Leads in Super Tuesday Showdown

Donald Trump Hillary Clinton Super Tuesday

Update March 2, 2016: Since we first published this story, back-of-the-field GOP runner Ben Carson has announced that he sees “no path forward” in his campaign. Although he has not officially ended his run as yet, it’s expected that he may do so when he speaks on Friday at a Washington, D.C. conference. ——- Anyone…Read More

Florida Gambling Expansion Bill Passes House Committee, Odds of Passage Remain Slim

Florida gambling expansion Georgia

Florida gambling expansion bill HB 7109 scored a much-needed victory on Monday, after the state’s House Finance and Tax Committee voted 12-5 in favor of moving the legislation to the chamber’s floor. Introduced by Jose Diaz (R-District 116), HB 7109 would overhaul the state’s current law by expanding gambling throughout the state. It would also…Read More

Caesars Entertainment Enjoys Growth in 2015 but Bankruptcy and Debt Cloud Horizon

CEO’s Reports Strong 2015

Caesars Entertainment may be going through “the largest and most complex bankruptcy in a generation,” in the words of one its own attorneys, but apart from that, things are on the up. Yes, apart from the company’s attempt to restructure an industry record $18 billion debt load while creditor lawsuits fly back and forth, things…Read More

New Jersey Skill Gaming Slot Machine Hybrids Closer to Regulatory Approval

New Jersey skill-gaming Regulations

New Jersey skill gaming moved one step closer to unleashing on the casino floor this week in Atlantic City. The state’s Division of Gaming and Enforcement (DGE) has published a framework of temporary regulations, as it seeks to attract developers to create video-gaming-slot-hybrids that will appeal to the millennial generation. Millennials, reared on the joys…Read More

Outrage Over NFL-Owned Kids Daily Fantasy Sports Site from Youth Advocacy Group

NFL kids league scandal

Aimed at pre-teen kids, daily fantasy sports (DFS) site NFL Rush is being asked to cease operations by the non-profit organization Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood (CCFC). In a story that might seem more appropriate for satire, the truth is that the National Football League is catering to children to participate in free DFS contests,…Read More

DraftKings Appeals New York AG Lawsuit, Filing Says Empire State Must Ban Spelling Bees

DraftKings appeals New York Lawsuit

DraftKings has launched its appeal against the New York State preliminary injunction that seeks to ban daily fantasy sports (DFS) and put an end to its operations in the Empire State. The DFS operator’s 67-page filing pulls no punches, accusing New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman of legal misapprehensions that “did not come close to…Read More

RGT, Embattled British Problem Gambling Advocate, Faces Allegations of Nepotism from UK Media

Jonathan Parke RGT Responsible Gambling Trust Conflict of Interest Scandal

The Responsible Gambling Trust (RGT), the UK’s leading problem gambling advocacy group, has found itself in the harsh glare of the media spotlight again, this time for allegations of nepotism. The charity, which is funded by the bookmaking industry to the tune of $5 million per year to research and promote the prevention of problem…Read More

Nevada GOP Caucus Moves Donald Trump Closer to Republican Nomination

Nevada GOP caucus Donald Trump

Tuesday’s Nevada GOP caucus was billionaire businessman Donald Trump’s third consecutive state victory in the Republican 2016 presidential nomination process, but without question, it was his most monumental triumph to date. For months, political observers, media naysayers, and conservative leaders have suggested that Trump isn’t a viable candidate for the general election. His uncensored opinions…Read More

Virginia DFS Bill Headed to Governor’s Desk, State Positioned to Become First to Legalize Daily Fantasy Sports

Virginia DFS Mark Cuban op ed

Virginia DFS Senate Bill 646 passed through the state’s House of Delegates on Monday with a vote of 80 in favor to only 20 against. The legislation seeks to create the Fantasy Contests Act and allow residents in the Old Dominion State to actively participate in daily fantasy sports contests on popular platforms like DraftKings…Read More

Hillary Clinton Wins Crucial Nevada Caucus, While Donald Trump Sweeps South Carolina

Trump Clinton 2005 wedding

Hillary Clinton restored order to her 2016 Democratic presidential campaign bid over the weekend, as she edged out challenger Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders 52.6 percent to 47.3 percent in the Nevada caucus. For her victory, Clinton received 19 of the 34 delegates. After Sanders gave her an unprecedented defeat in New Hampshire, an accomplishment that…Read More