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Nevada Sports Betting Embroiled in Battle of Who Can Accept Wagers

Back in the day, if one mob crew was siphoning business from another mobster famiglia in Las Vegas, you know what happened: all hell broke loose. Not much has really changed; the battles have just moved away from the mob and into the state legislature.  The latest such battle involves huge corporate casino sports books…Read More

The Little Black Book That No One Wants to Be In: Ex-Con Frank Citro Wants His Name Clean

It’s never been done before, but there’s always a first time: a 68-year-old Las Vegas man with numerous felony convictions who did a two-year stint in the Federal pen for illegal bookmaking and loansharking now wants his name cleared off of the infamous so-called “Black Book” that is kept by Nevada’s Gaming Control Board (GCB)….Read More

Private Casino, Sir? Bellagio Raises the Bar for High-Roller Offerings with Villa Privé

Massive penthouse suites, private butlers, professional chefs preparing gourmet meals right in your room: that’s nothing new to the high-rollers, (aka “whales”) of the gambling universe. People who can afford to gamble anywhere from high six-figures right on into the millions expect to be courted like the hottest chick in the class by casinos all…Read More

Microgaming Bad Beat Jackpot Already Paying Dividends

The newly-restructured bad beat jackpots (BBJ) at Microgaming came into effect on March 19 and are already paying the desired dividends to players. The jackpot has already been claimed three times since that date for a total of more than €1.15 million ($1.92 million). The new Microgaming bad beat jackpot format was in response to…Read More

Oh Behave! Nevada Gaming Regulators Tell Vegas Casinos to Keep It Legal

Summer’s around the corner, and you know what that means: the notorious Las Vegas casinos’ summer pool parties are about to get into full swing. That means bikini-clad maidens everywhere, outrageous amounts of incredibly overpriced booze flowing like a river, and, oh yeah, possibly some illicit activities going on as well. In an effort to…Read More

Hawaii Just Says No to Gambling Study

You probably wouldn’t be too surprised to learn that gambling of any kind is banned in Utah; after all, the heavily Mormon state looks down on sinful activities of any kind. But Hawaii? How did the last state to join the Union get so persnickety when it comes to games of chance anyway? No Resolution…Read More

MacAphee and Boeree Split the Modern Way: On Twitter

Ah, young love! The passion, the sex…the horrifying public breakup that makes you wonder how you ever thought you could bring this guy home to meet your parents. That must be what 29-year-old poker hottie Liv Boeree is thinking right about now, after her ex-boyfriend Kevin MacAphee got a tad trigger mouse finger happy with…Read More

Launch of Intralot Free-Play Casino Has Eye on Real-Money Prize

The recent launch of the Intralot free-play casino called deepstackcasino.net  by Intralot USA, a subsidiary of Intralot, (the Greek developer of casino games and payment processing systems), is off and running and tightly focused on the U.S. market. Getting Social The new online casino is placing a heavy emphasis on the social aspects of casino…Read More

Massachusetts Casino Trends Survey Reveals Some Surprises

A survey of more than 3,000 New England residents conducted this week by the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth’s Center for Policy Analysis reveals some interesting facts about Massachusetts’ casino-goer trends, and possibly those of the nation as a whole. Those surveyed spanned five New England states, minus Vermont, and were not exclusively casino-goers. Of those…Read More

Record-Breaking Poker Jackpot Relaunched

BetVictor Poker recently revamped and relaunched its massive Bad Beat Poker Jackpot with a record-breaking prize pool of €921,603 (those Euros translate to $1,193,291). “We’re delighted to be able to launch the all-new Bad Beat Jackpot with an industry record-breaking prize pool of over €920,000,” announced Andy Horne, head of poker at BetVictor. Easier to Win,…Read More

Chinese Laundry Through the Slots: Money Laundering Alleged for Med Tech Firm

You think you have a gambling problem? How about $116,000 per month on a slots habit? That’s how much Bi Xiaodong, wife of China Medical Technologies (CMT) CEO Wu Xiaodong, is rumored to have pumped into the high roller slot machines at Las Vegas’ upscale Wynn and Bellagio casinos between 2005 and 2010, playing with…Read More

Man Jumps from Casino Ship to Escape Loan Sharks

Gambling on loan-shark borrowed money is all fun and games until you lose all of that money and are forced to strip to your skivvies and jump from your third floor cabin window aboard the casino ship that was the cause of your short-lived fun and subsequent woes, into the frigid waters of Hong Kong’s…Read More

Full Tilt Tumbles to Fourth in Cash Players; Party Poker Also Fading

The latest online poker cash player rankings from pokerscout.com reveal alarming trends for both PartyPoker and Full Tilt Poker, as they continue to lose ground not only to market leader PokerStars, but to more immediate threats in their midst as well. For Party Poker, though they’ve leapt over Full Tilt into second place in the…Read More

Little Less Conversation, Little More Retraction for Caesars Entertainment

Caesars Entertainment will be forking over $225,000 in fines to the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement shortly, but the fines are for the bad behavior of a major client that went unchecked in Las Vegas. Already confused? The plot for this one has more drama than Caesar and Cleopatra themselves, and shows the delicate…Read More

Manitoba Online Site Criticized for Creating Gambling Addicts

A Manitoba online site, Playnow.com, has come under scrutiny from a former problem gambler who claims that the online gambling site could become a problem for the Manitoba area, and that others could easily become hooked on gambling. The online casino is government-run and operated. “I think online gambling, for those poor people who will…Read More