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Vegas Golden Knights Favored to Win Stanley Cup Finals at Nevada and Online Sportsbooks

Vegas Golden Knights NHL odds

The Vegas Golden Knights are the odds-on favorites to win the Stanley Cup Finals at both online and Sin City sportsbooks. With a record of 39-16 and 82 points, Vegas sits atop the Western Conference, and are tied with the Boston Bruins for the second best overall record behind only the Tampa Bay Lightning (40-17,…Read More

GVC Offloads Turkish Business for Free to Clear Regulatory Path for Ladbrokes Takeover

GVC offloads Turkish business

Online gambling giant GVC just gave away a quarter of its business for free. GVC’s Turkish operations, which represent roughly 25 percent of the company’s profits, were something of a sticking point in its $4.3 billion Ladbrokes takeover, as online gambling is illegal in Turkey. GVC CEO Kenny Alexander said in November that his company would…Read More

Atlantic City Casinos Feel the Chill for January with Gaming Revenue Drops of 10 Percent, Blizzard Blamed

Atlantic City casino revenue

Atlantic City casinos saw gross gaming revenue skid 9.9 percent in January due to a severe blizzard that blanketed parts of southern New Jersey last month with up to two feet of snow shortly after the new year arrived. With travel nearly impossible after the January 4th storm, fewer gamblers made their way to the…Read More

Australian Detained in China Online Gambling Bust

China online gambling arrests include Australian

An Australian man is believed to be among 52 people arrested in China last week for online gambling offenses, according to the Australian Financial Review. The arrests were announced on February 7 by the official Chinese news agency Xinhua, although no names of arrestees were reported. Likewise, AFR, did not disclose the identity of the…Read More

North Korea Online Gambling ‘Hacker Army’ Defector Describes Squalid Living Conditions

North Korea's hacker army defector reveals all

Being a foot soldier in the North Korea internet hacker army is a thankless job with no rewards, according to a defector from the Hermit Kingdom. Speaking to Bloomberg Business this week, the defector, known only as “Jong,” described his past life as a member of Kim Jong Un’s unit of cybercriminals, who were tasked…Read More

Malta Gaming Authority Launches Mafia Crackdown

enedetto Bacchi arrest prompts Malta Gaming Authority Action

The Malta Gaming Authority is launching a wide-scale investigation into its Italian licensees for links to organized crime. According to “high-ranking Maltese sources” who spoke to Gambling Compliance this week, this is the first phase of a larger probe into all Italian businesses based in Malta. The country has been embarrassed by a string of…Read More

Parx Casino Wants to Limit Pennsylvania Online Gambling Licensees to One Skin Only

Parx Casino CEO Anthony Ricci wants to contain Philadelphia online gaming market

Pennsylvania’s Parx Casino is seeking to limit the scale of the state’s impending online gaming market by insisting participating land-based operators should be confined to just one skin each – or, in simple terms, one gambling website per casino. State lawmakers passed legislation in October which, among other things, legalized online gaming. Under the terms…Read More

Pennsylvania to Begin Accepting Online Gambling Applications

Countdown Begins to Pennsylvania online gambling market

Pennsylvania’s Gaming Control Board (PGCB) has announced it will begin accepting applications for online gambling licenses from April 2. Pennsylvania became the fourth US State to legalize online gambling when lawmakers passed H 271 in October last year. The bill also clears the path for the regulation of daily fantasy sports and sports betting, should…Read More

Hard Rock Atlantic City Signs Partnership with GiG for Future Online Casino

Hard Rock Atlantic City Seals Online Gaming Deal with GiG

The Hard Rock Atlantic City has sealed a deal with the Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) to launch a new online casino for the New Jersey market. According to GiG, CEO Robin Reed knew the casino will have the familiar “sizzle of the Hard Rock music, entertainment and lifestyle brand” of the casino and café chain,…Read More

Ditch ‘Swimsuit Sexism’ at ICE Totally Gaming, Says UK Regulator

ICE Totally Gaming warned over sexism

The International Casino Exhibition (ICE Totally Gaming) kicks off tomorrow (Tuesday) as the world’s gaming operators descend on London Docklands for the one B2B gaming event that truly unites the entire gaming industry –  both online and off. But this year, the UK Gambling Commission is hoping the promo girls keep their clothes on. In…Read More

Australian Racing Regulator Orders Shutdown of Bitcoin Betting Platforms

Neds CEO Paul Cherry’s bitcoin betting in Australia plan scuttled

The Northern Territory Racing Commission (NTRC) has told all bookmakers licensed by the state to “cease and desist” from offering bitcoin betting in Australia. The warning comes just days after recently established online bookmaker Neds launched Australia’s first dedicated bitcoin sports betting platform, which allowed bettors to deposit, wager and withdraw in the digital currency,…Read More

Philadelphia Eagles Super Bowl Win a Loss for Las Vegas Sportsbooks

Philadelphia Eagles Super Bowl LII

The Philadelphia Eagles are Super Bowl champions for the first time in franchise history. But the Birds’ 41-33 upset of the defending champion New England Patriots was a worst-case scenario for many Las Vegas sportsbooks. As the 2018 Super Bowl kicked off in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the consensus line had the Patriots spotting the Eagles 4.5…Read More

As 2018 Super Bowl Nears, Oddsmakers Confident Patriots Prevail Over Eagles

Super Bowl odds Tom Brady

The 2018 Super Bowl kicks off this Sunday, February 4, at 6:30 pm ET at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Should Las Vegas oddsmakers and NFL experts have it right, when the game concludes, the New England Patriots will hoist the franchise’s sixth Vince Lombardi Trophy. The Las Vegas Super Bowl spread has stabilized,…Read More

2018 Super Bowl Odds: Sportsbooks Seem Comfortable Giving Eagles 4.5 Points

Super Bowl odds Patriots Eagles

The 2018 Super Bowl is less than three days away, and oddsmakers in Nevada seem comfortable heading into kickoff with the New England Patriots spotting the Philadelphia Eagles 4.5 points. The spread opened with the underdogs being given as many as 6.5 points, the longest line of any Super Bowl team since 2009. But with…Read More

Facebook Bans All Cryptocurrency Advertising Over ‘Get Rich Quick’ Scams

Facebook Cryptocurrency ban

Facebook has banned all advertising related to cryptocurrencies and ICOs over concerns that its users are falling victim to scammers. The publicity surrounding the meteoric rise (and recent decline) of bitcoin had left users’ pages bombarded with ads from cryptocurrency “experts” selling books or newsletter subscriptions offering investment advice, or publicizing the very latest ICO….Read More