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Crown Employees Written Judgment Published, New Details Emerge About Charges and Trial  

Crown Resorts employees, Shanghai Court released details of judgement

Crown Resorts handed out billion of dollars-worth of “rolling chips” to Chinese high-rolling clients in its VIP marketing campaign on the Chinese mainland. That’s according to the written judgement of the Shanghai Baoshan district court, which last month sent all directly involved in the campaign, 19 current and former Crown Resorts employees, to prison for…Read More

NFL Star Tom Brady’s Future Book Already Best Seller

Tom Brady book

With not one word written, NFL star Tom Brady’s book is already a bestseller. On Thursday, the Patriot’s quarterback announced he was penning a tome on helping people live healthier lifestyles and it went to No. 1 in two categories on Amazon. The TB12 Method: How to Achieve a Lifetime of Sustained Peak Performance is Brady’s…Read More

New York Confiscates $20 Million in Lottery Winnings from Welfare Recipients

New York Lottery seizes $20 million.

New York State has confiscated almost $20 million in lottery winnings over the past four years via a little-known clawback policy that targets winners on welfare. Many states deduct an individual’s outstanding taxes or unpaid child support from a lottery payout but New York is the one state that reclaims welfare payments too. Authorities can…Read More

Paddy Power Slammed For ‘Defacing’ Historic Fertility Symbol

Paddy Power Defaces Cern Abbas Giant

Mischievous Irish bookmaker Paddy Power has been criticized for “defacing” the Cerne Abbas Giant, a possibly ancient hillside chalk drawing in Dorset, England. The 180-foot-tall sexually-explicit image on the side of a hill towering over the quiet village of Cerne Abbas depicts a naked man wielding a club and sporting a 30-foot erection. But since…Read More

Fight Over Details in Mayweather-McGregor Bout Reportedly Done

Mayweather-McGregor fight

If there is this much squabbling, jabbing and jawing in the ring, as there has been outside of it, the fight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor should be an epic battle. After nearly a year of working out details, it appears a date has been set for the bout. Several media outlets reported that…Read More

Willy Wonka’s $1 Billion Golden Lottery Ticket Challenges Imagination to Win

Willy Wonka Golden Ticket lottery game

Willy Wonka is the subject of a new $1 billion multi-state lottery offering from Scientific Games. We’re willing to bet no one will win that much. Titled “Willy Wonka Golden Ticket,” the scratch-off game brings the plotline of the famed 1971 film “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” based on Roald Dahl’s 1964 children’s book, to…Read More

Resorts Casino to Test Legal Boundaries in New Jersey with New DFS Platform

Resorts Casino to launch DFS site with Joe Brennan’s Sports AD

Atlantic City’s Resorts Casino plans to pioneer daily fantasy sports in New Jersey, thanks to a new partnership with B2B DFS supplier Sports AD. The new site, which will be available solely to New Jersey players, will be known as FastPick and will launch next month, pending final approval from the state’s Division of Gaming…Read More

BGO.com Fined Six Figures for Ad Violations in Landmark UKGC Ruling

BGO.com fined by UKGC

BGO Entertainment became the first online gambling company to be sanctioned and fined under the UK Gambling Commission’s new social responsibility code this week. The online casino operator, which has a strong brand presence in the UK market, thanks to a TV ad campaign fronted by Verne Troyer, best-known as Austin Powers’ “Mini-Me,” was accused…Read More

Elton John Cancels Caesars Palace Run Due to “Potentially Deadly” Infection

Elton John cancels Vegas shows following life-threatening infection.

Elton John has canceled all performances of his “Million Dollar Piano” shows at the Coliseum in Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, for the next two months after succumbing to a potentially deadly “harmful and unusual bacterial infection.” The 70-year-old star contracted the unnamed infection during a tour of South America, becoming “violently ill” on a flight…Read More

Esports Included as Official Medal Event at 2022 Asian Games

Esports to become part of Asian Games

E-sports will be an official medal sport at the 2022 Asian Games in Hangzhou, China, thanks to a new strategic partnership between the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) and Alisports, which is owned by the Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group. This means alongside the usual procession of weightlifters, triathletes and ping-pong players will be a…Read More

Roulette Makes Its Vegas Comeback

Roulette makes a comeback

Roulette is back in fashion on the casino floors of Las Vegas. That’s according to figures released this week by the Nevada Gaming Control Board which show that roulette win shot up 58.87 percent in Nevada in February compared to the same month last year. The popularity of the game was also climbing steadily for…Read More

DraftKings Launches in Germany Via Maltese Skill-gaming License

DraftKings launches in Germany

DraftKings launched beta-testing in Germany over the weekend, as the company  attempted to get back on track with global expansion plans that were disrupted in late 2015. “Germany is known for its passionate sports fans and we are pleased to welcome them to daily fantasy sports,” insisted DraftKing’s Jeffrey Haas in the officiall announcement. “Germans…Read More

Irish Gambling Site Paddy Power Looking to Hire Trump Expert

Donald Trump bets

Think you know President Donald Trump? Then Paddy Power, an Irish gambling website, has a job for you. The website, known for its outlandish betting propositions and marketing stunts, posted a job looking for “Head of Trump Betting” and is offering a three-month contract. The irreverent company merged last year with Betfair, but has not…Read More

Google Killed 17 Million Ads for Unlicensed Online Gambling in 2016

Google Kills Unlicensed Online Gambling Ads

Google wiped out over 17 million ads that promoted illegal, unlicensed online gambling last year, the company announced in a blog post this week. The search giant said that it had witnessed “more attempts to advertise gambling-related promotions without proper authorizations from regulators in the countries they operate.” The increase in illegal gambling advertising may,…Read More

Las Vegas Wants Adele to Say “Hello” to Residency Show

Adele Las Vegas residency show

“Adele, hello, can you hear me?” Las Vegas is reportedly in a calling frenzy to land the British singer-songwriter for a residency show on the famed Strip. According to various reports, as many as three prevalent casinos on South Las Vegas Boulevard are making pitches to the London-based superstar to relocate to the Mojave Desert…Read More