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Bitcoin Gamblers Hit Jackpot as BTC Value Climbs Past $4,000

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The value of a single bitcoin surged past $4,000 on Saturday, and continued to climb on Monday, reaching $4,300 at the time of publication. This new all-time high is amazing news for users of bitcoin casino sites, because it means they’ve been winning in their sleep. In fact, someone who invested $100 to buy about…Read More

Law Experts Have No Clue Where Supreme Court Will Land on PASPA

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PASPA, the federal gambling law that prevents sports betting in all but four states, is a complicated juggernaut that has legal experts stumped. The Supreme Court agreed to take up New Jersey’s challenge that PASPA (Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act) violates the US Constitution, but those with the most intimate knowledge of the case…Read More

Paddy Power Betfair Drops on News of CEO Departure, Earnings Struggle

Breon Corcoran, outgoing CEO of Paddy Power Betfair

Rising revenue hasn’t offset investor unsteadiness over the future of Irish and UK betting juggernaut Paddy Power Betfair. The company’s share price dropped 4.7 percent on Monday, after news that CEO Breon Corcoran would be stepping down. That dip was followed by an additional 3.9 percent slide on Tuesday upon release of Paddy Power Betfair’s…Read More

‘Sharknado Live’ Set to Rain Musical Mayhem on Las Vegas

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Sharknado Live is going to be swimming into a Caesars resort in Las Vegas sometime next year. Following a viewing party for the premiere of Sharknado 5: Global Swarming, producers confirmed rumors that a live stage musical adaptation based on the popular Syfy made-for-TV movie series was in the works. Celebrities including lead actors Ian…Read More

The W at Las Vegas SLS Gets Boost from Royal Saudi Air Force, But Not Without Some Major Reshuffling at Hotel

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SLS Las Vegas, the beleaguered and soon-to-be-sold north Las Vegas Strip property, has garnered a perhaps surprising cash cow in the Royal Saudi Air Force, which has reportedly booked the resort’s entire W hotel tower for most of August. The 10th Squadron Saudi military unit will be in town for Nellis Air Force Base’s Red…Read More

Britain Finance Boss Scraps Government Review of FOBT Betting Limits

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UK Finance Minister Philip Hammond claims he has stopped a review of high-stakes gambling terminals, on concerns that the country cannot afford to lose vital revenue should lawmakers greatly reduce maximum allowable wagers as proposed. Hammond told the Daily Mail on Friday that such a change would be “financially crippling.” The Department for Culture, Media and Sport…Read More

Trump Brand Trademarks Name in Macau, Could Chinese Casino Be on Pass Line?

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An LLC controlled by Donald Trump’s company has filed four trademark applications in Macau that seek to protect the president’s surname, with one designated for “gambling and casino services and facilities.” The revelation is causing plenty of speculation on whether The Trump Organization is considering buying into the world’s richest gambling hub when licenses may…Read More

Borgata Sues Gemaco Playing Cards over Phil Ivey’s $10 Million Edge-Sorting Hit

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The Borgata is hedging its bets in its longstanding legal battle to recoup $10.1 million “won” by poker legend Phil Ivey during a mini-baccarat rampage in 2012. In a new twist, the Atlantic City casino is suing Gemaco, maker of the cards in play.In a motion for summary judgment, the Borgata is claiming the card-maker…Read More

Neymar Transfer to Paris Saint-Germain Kicks Sportsbooks Where It Hurts

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Neymar has been granted permission by Barcelona to leave the club and transfer to Paris Saint-Germain, but only if his targeted team agrees to pay his €222 million ($262.5 million) buyout clause. And while that price seems absolutely insane considering it’s only slightly more than what the New York Yankees famously paid Alex Rodriguez in…Read More

Los Angeles to Host 2028 Olympics, Online Sportsbooks Win on Paris 2024

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The Summer Olympics will reportedly return to the United States in 2028, 32 years after Atlanta hosted the Games. The Los Angeles Times broke news on Monday that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) reached a deal with US organizers to push back their 2024 candidacy by four years, yet still awards them the coveted position…Read More

Is Bitcoin Still a Good Bet? BTC Community Split over Emergence of New “Bitcoin Cash”

Bitcoin soon to morph into bitcoin cash

In what will likely prove to be a pivotal moment in the history of digital currency, Bitcoin will split in two on Tuesday. And the world’s betting markets are trying to make sense of it all. A disagreement within the Bitcoin community has led to a “user-activated hard fork,” which will result in the creation…Read More

FanDuel Quits UK Market Just Weeks Before 2017 EPL Season Kicks Off

FanDuel CEO Nigel Eccles

Daily fantasy sports giant FanDuel is pulling out of the UK market, just weeks before the new EPL season is due to start. The company will focus instead on its core US market, a company spokesperson said this week. UK visitors to the FanDuel site were greeted with the following message on Friday: “Unfortunately, we…Read More

NBA Title Odds Stagnant Despite Kyrie Irving’s Trade Request, Derrick Rose’s Signing

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The NBA title odds at the Westgate SuperBook aren’t moving, even as Kyrie Irving, the Cleveland Cavaliers’ four-time all-star who hit the series winning shot in the Finals in 2016, demands a trade. Uncle Drew, as he’s affectionately known in Cleveland, wants out of the LeBron James family. His rumored trade request, which Irving hasn’t…Read More

Odds of Japan Passing a Casino Bill Lengthen, as Shinzo Abe’s Approval Rating Plummets

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The Japan casino bill currently being drafted by the country’s National Diet might be losing support, as Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ongoing scandals continue to plummet his approval rating. Gambling expansion already spawns mixed feelings among the general public, but lawmakers in Abe’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) have largely been committed to his…Read More

Philanderer Dan Bilzerian in Monogamous Relationship, Not Sure How Long He’ll Keep It Up

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Dan Bilzerian, the “King of Instagram” who assumed his reign by posting thousands of pictures of his frolics with scantily clad women, high powered firearms, and luxury jets and cars, says he’s finally entering a monogamous relationship with a woman 16 years his junior. Bilzerian, 36, a self-proclaimed poker professional who cashed at the 2009…Read More