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Niklas Heinecker Wins GuangDong Asia Millions Poker Tournament

With the World Series of Poker in full swing, you might expect all of the world’s top players to be converging on the Rio in Las Vegas in an attempt to win as many bracelets as they can. Why then, were John Juanda, Isaac Haxton, Sorel Mizzi, Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier, Gus Hansen and dozens of…Read More

Crown Casino Not Liable for Kakavas Gambling Losses, Court Rules

They say that the house always wins. This time, the house got a little help from the court system. The Crown Casino in Melbourne scored a big legal victory when the High Court of Australia ruled that they did not have to give back the millions lost by gambler Harry Kakavas over the course of…Read More

High-Rolling Attorney Trashes Las Vegas Hotel Suite for $100K

It’s your birthday, and you’re an invited guest of the chi-chi Encore on the Las Vegas Strip’s Gold Coast, right in the heart of all the well-heeled action. You’re a 45-year-old successful California workers’ comp attorney, and you and five of your closest buddies arrive for a weekend of debauchery and fun, nestled into your three-bedroom,…Read More

Canadian Benny Chen Wins 1st Millionaire Maker WSOP Event

How do you turn $1,500 into $1.2 million in just four days? If you’re Benny Chen, you do it by taking down the very first Millionaire Maker World Series of Poker event in Las Vegas.  The extremely superstitious Chen wouldn’t even keep his family up in Prince Edward Island, Canada apprised of his status until…Read More

Smile, You’re on Candid Surveillance Cameras on the Las Vegas Strip

Looking forward to your next visit to Sin City? The bright neon lights, the exciting casinos, the crazy parties? Oh, and don’t forget the 37 surveillance cameras that will be watching you through it all, up and down a four-mile stretch of the world-famous Las Vegas Strip. That’s right; a new $350,000 grant from the…Read More

Foxwoods Submits $1 Billion Massachusetts Casino Plan

The Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut is one of the largest casinos in the United States and one of the most successful Native American casinos in the country. Still, after recent failures in Pennsylvania and the struggles of their new MGM Grand casino property, there were questions as to whether Foxwoods would continue to try…Read More

Legislators Vote to Ban Kiosk Wagering in Nevada Bars and Taverns

The Nevada Assembly has voted unanimously to ban wagering kiosks in the state’s bars and taverns, as well as any other properties that hold restricted gaming licenses. The 41-0 vote was a show of support for the casino industry, who obviously would just as soon not have any neighborhood competition.  The new gaming measure, Senate…Read More

Colleges, Private Businesses Offer Training for Massachusetts Casino Jobs

It’s not news that Massachusetts is planning for a major casino expansion. In the years to come, there will be three new resort-style casinos and a slots parlor added to the Bay State, all of which should attract plenty of steady revenue to this formerly gambling-free area. Still, there’s one major question to be answered:…Read More

Online Poker Rivalry Between Stations Casinos and Caesars Interactive Like a Boxing Match

It’s sort of a Celebrity Death Match: the new wam-bam verbal spat between Stations Casinos and Caesars Interactive in Nevada. Not long ago, World Series of Poker executive director Ty Stewart gleefully noted, “I think the market is ready for a first-class product,” alluding to Stations Casinos’ slightly inglorious kickoff of their UltimatePoker online gambling…Read More

Pair Found Guilty in New Zealand Roulette Scam

Two gamblers were found guilty of participating in a scam that earned them $7,000 in winnings at the SkyCity Casino in Hamilton, New Zealand. The two players colluded with a dealer using a twist on a classic scheme that allowed them to place their bets after they already knew what the results of each spin…Read More

British Illusionist Banned from Betting at UK Casinos

British illusionist and mentalist Derren Brown was banned from a Birmingham casino recently, amid fears that he would use his powers for ill gain, and take the casino operators for all they’re worth. Persona Non Grata Brown and friends decided to roll the dice at the Broadway Plaza Casino shortly after the national treasure finished…Read More

Adelson Wants Smoking Allowed for EuroVegas Spain Casino Complex

Las Vegas Sands CEO Sheldon Adelson wants to bring one of the world’s largest casino resorts to Spain. Known as EuroVegas, the complex would include casinos, conference centers and hotels, and would immediately become one of the largest construction projects in Europe, bringing much needed jobs to a country that has been ravaged by severe…Read More

Macau Casino Features $1.6 Million Minimum Bet

We all know casinos make much of their money off of a fairly limited number of high rollers – whales that will spend thousands or more on every bet they make in the casino. But at one Macau venue, even most high rollers will blush at just how much it costs to get in the…Read More

Dinner in the Sky is the Next Big Vegas Attraction

What can Vegas possibly do for an encore after a few decades of volcanic eruptions, Bulgarian acrobats and ersatz odes to New York and the Pharaohs? How about Dinner in the Sky? No, we’re not being metaphoric, and no, it’s not in a helicopter or a plane. As of summer 2013, according to their press…Read More

Nevada Lobbyist Blames Gambling Industry for Lack of Federal Online Poker Bill

“It’s your own fault!” That’s the message to the gambling industry from lobbyist Jon Porter, formerly a representative for Nevada’s 3rd Congressional District for three terms, and now a finger-pointer at the gaming industry at large for the lack of a federal directive when it comes to online, regulated poker. At a gathering of casino…Read More