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Irish Gambling Site Paddy Power Looking to Hire Trump Expert

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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

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“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

Floyd Mayweather Offers UFC Champ Conor McGregor $15 Million to Fight

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Floyd Mayweather retired for a second time in 2015 after defeating challenger Andre Berto. The bout finished off Pretty Boy’s career unbeaten at 49-0 with 26 wins by knockout. While it’s been more than a year since he’s stepped in the ring, Mayweather certainly isn’t reading books by the pool in a retirement village. In…Read More

Rappers Chris Brown and Soulja Boy Agree to Box in Las Vegas

Chris Brown Soulja Boy Las Vegas

Rappers Chris Brown and Soulja Boy have verbally agreed on social media to a boxing match in order to settle their beef over a girl. It all began when Soulja Boy, who is primarily known for his 2007 Billboard Hot 100 #1 hit “Crank That,” started “hearting” Instagram photos of Brown’s ex Karrueche Tran. The…Read More

“Las Vegasization” Name of the Game for Macau Casinos in 2017

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“Las Vegasization” is a term coined by UNLV International Gaming Institute Executive Director Bo Bernhard that refers to casinos focusing on nongaming visitors in order to diversify their targeted demographic. It’s a concept based on the evolution of Sin City. What originated as a desert escape for gamblers and a gangster’s paradise, Las Vegas has…Read More

Esports Betting Markets Overtake A Major Sporting League

Esports betting now more popular than hockey

The esports betting markets were 10 percent more popular than markets on hockey in 2016, according to the Pinnacle online sports book. Marco Blume, a trading direct director at Pinnacle told video games website PVPLive.com this week that Dota 2 and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) were currently leading the charge in eSports betting, fueled largely by…Read More

Australian Open Ditches William Hill Ads Over Betting Backlash

William Hill Ads Will Not Feature at the Australian Open

The Australian Open tennis championship will not feature courtside advertising for British bookmaker William Hill when it gets underway in Melbourne next month. The prominence of William Hill’s billboard branding came in for a wave of criticism at 2016’s tournament as it coincided with revelations of a possible large-scale match-fixing cover up within the sport….Read More

DFS Market to Double by 2021, Says Analyst

DFS market to double by 2021

The DFS market will be worth $5.3 billion by 2021, up from $2.6 billion this year, according to a new study from Juniper Research. The UK-based analyst, which specializes in the mobile and digital tech sector, said it believes growth will largely be driven by the emergence of new markets over the next five years….Read More

Casinos Offer Alternatives for Those Escaping Holiday Pressures

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Casinos provide plenty of alternative recreation for those looking to escape the pressures of the holiday season or avoid it altogether. For many Americans, November and December is a joyous time where family and friends come together to celebrate their religious beliefs and good tidings. For others, it’s downright stressful, cumbersome, and for some, the worst…Read More

DFS Sites Close to Settlement with New York but Are Running Out of Cash

Draft Kings and FanDuel to settle with New York AG Eric Schneiderman

DraftKings and FanDuel are on the cusp of a settlement with New York State over allegations of false advertising and consumer fraud, according to sources who spoke to the New York Times. The final settlement is expected to cost between $8 million and $12 million, according to the NYT.  But the sources also claim that…Read More

Iowa Lottery Winner Wins Right to Sue Over Eddie Tipton Lottery-fixing Scandal

Lottery winner can sue over Tipton-rigged lottery rollover

A nine-million-dollar Iowa lottery winner is free to sue the Multi-State Lottery Association (MSLA), a district court judge has ruled. “Lucky” Larry Dawson won the Hot Lotto jackpot in May 2011. Good for Larry, you say, but why the litigation? Well, Lucky Larry won the jackpot the week after notorious lottery fraudster Eddie Tipton, and…Read More

Amazon’s TwitchTV to Launch In-Game Currency for Esports Betting

Twitch to introduce Stream+ digital currency

TwitchTV, the online video-game streaming platform owned by Amazon, will launch its own virtual currency, to be known as Stream+. The announcement came at the annual TwitchCon conference in San Diego on Thursday, and while details are scarce on exactly how the economy will function, it’s clear that esports gambling will be an integral part of…Read More

Chinese Tourists Targeted by Upcoming Las Vegas Casinos

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Chinese tourists represent an underserved and untapped demographic in Las Vegas according to the investors behind the forthcoming Resorts World and Lucky Dragon casinos. Gambling revenue in Sin City has rebounded from the US economic recession. Revenues in 2015 clocked in at $6.3 billion, the most since its all-time high of $6.8 billion in 2007….Read More

Woman Named GoldenPalace.com Watches Her Son’s Golf Career Move Towards the Jackpot

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GoldenPalace.com is an online casino that operates from the Mediterranean island nation of Malta. It’s licensed for Internet gambling by the Malta Gaming Authority and authorized to market to residents of the United Kingdom through its UK Gambling Commission license. But GoldenPalace.com is also the legal name of a 44-year-old woman living in Southern California….Read More