Business & Financial

Major Sportsbook, Poker Room, Casino Brand Presence by Region

Here you will find the top brands in the online gambling sector and whether they maintain a presence and/or their accessibility in specified regions.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Dec/31/2020

Tigers Become First MLB Team to Partner With Sportsbook

The Detroit Tigers on Thursday announced a multiyear deal with sportsbook PointsBet, the first such partnership between a Major League Baseball franchise and a bookmaker.

Submitted by Dan Shapiro on, Jul/02/2020

Vera And John Leads Online Casino Industry In Japan

Vera And John Leads Online Casino Industry In Japan

With the Japanese government embracing the gambling industry with an open-minded approach, Japan is set to become one of the hottest markets for online casino and gambling industries. It has also been reported that government authorities are planning to transform the city of Osaka into a casino hub to promote tourism and travel.  

Submitted by Payton on, Jul/02/2020

No Smoking, Drinking or Eating as Atlantic City Casinos Open

No Smoking, Drinking or Eating as Atlantic City Casinos Open

Atlantic City tried Prohibition once before. It worked so well that Nucky Johnson, the legendary politician and racketeer, built a Boardwalk empire immortalized on HBO nearly a century later.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Jul/01/2020

Bettors Exploit BetMGM Error, RHONJ Ex Hires Mobster to Attack Husband

Bettors Exploit BetMGM Error, RHONJ Ex Hires Mobster to Attack Husband

Bettors in Las Vegas last weekend exploited a mistake by BetMGM and wagered on baseball games that had already started, thus giving them an incredibly strong chance to win tens of thousands of dollars.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jun/30/2020

Bettors Have Best Day Since Start of Pandemic, Pinnacle Enhances eSports Platform

Bettors Have Best Day Since Start of Pandemic, Pinnacle Enhances eSports Platform

Gamblers enjoyed a great weekend thanks to La Liga and Serie A soccer matches played on Sunday.  Dave Mason of BetOnline said it was the best day for gamblers since the worldwide pandemic began.

Submitted by Don Shapiro on, Jun/30/2020

'Sophisticated' Hacker Plunders $450,000 From Defi Protocol Balancer

'Sophisticated' Hacker Plunders $450,000 From Defi Protocol Balancer

In two separate transactions, an attacker targeted two pools containing Ethereum-based tokens with transfer fees – or so-called deflationary tokens.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jun/29/2020

Motley Fool: Is DraftKings Insider Selling a Red Flag?

One of the hottest stocks of 2020, Motley Fool notes that DraftKings just sold 46 million shares to the public less than two months after its SPAC IPO.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jun/29/2020

BarStool Sports Founder Dave Portnoy Caught Up in Racial Row Ahead of App Launch

BarStool Sports Founder Dave Portnoy Caught Up in Racial Row Ahead of App Launch

Jemele Hill, Contibuting writer for The Atlantic, has posted a video of Barstool Sports founder Dave Portnoy engaging in what she refers to as #ExposeBarStoolRacists. 

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jun/29/2020

Lobbyist Abramoff Charged in Cryptocurrency Fraud Case

Lobbyist Abramoff Charged in Cryptocurrency Fraud Case

Jack Abramoff, a once-powerful lobbyist who spent time in federal prison for fraud and corruption, has been charged in a San Francisco court in an investor fraud case involving cryptocurrency and lobbying disclosure, federal authorities announced Thursday.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Jun/26/2020

Barstool Sportsbook Betting App to Launch in September

Barstool Sportsbook Betting App to Launch in September

Barstool Sports is partnering with Penn National to release its sports betting app come September, and hopefully there will be sports to bet on.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jun/25/2020

New Zealand Seizes $90M From Russian Bitcoin Fraud Suspect

New Zealand Seizes $90M From Russian Bitcoin Fraud Suspect

New Zealand police said Monday they have seized $90 million from Alexander Vinnik, a Russian bitcoin fraud suspect who is in French custody but is also wanted in the United States.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Jun/24/2020

AC Casinos Opening for the 4th, Others Shutting Down Again

AC Casinos Opening for the 4th, Others Shutting Down Again

As Atlantic City casinos prepare to open for the Fourth of July weekend, some casinos that opened in recent weeks are having to shut down.  AC casinos that have been shut down since March will now be able to operate at 25% capacity. 

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jun/24/2020

How Did Esports Become a Household Name in Gambling?

How Did Esports Become a Household Name in Gambling?

For the longest time, people have gambled on traditional sports such as boxing, football, and even darts. However, recent years have given rise to a different form of competition – Esports. Today, many gambling sites have expanded their coverage to Esports

Submitted by Payton on, Jun/22/2020

Circa Resort & Casino to Open in Downtown Vegas Ahead of Schedule

Circa Resort & Casino to Open in Downtown Vegas Ahead of Schedule

Today, CEO and developer Derek Stevens announced his newest Downtown Las Vegas property, Circa Resort & Casino, will debut October 28, 2020.

Submitted by Press Release on, Jun/17/2020

Virtual Gaming, Is It Gaining Traction In America And Canada?

Virtual Gaming, Is It Gaining Traction In America And Canada?

All major sports leagues have been postponed and most of the major sports leagues have been cancelled until further notice – more and more countries are banning major events, fewer and fewer sporting events are taking place. But how should sports betting providers react when enthusiastic betting customers, who want to pursue their hobby, no longer have an offer to bet on? What can you do as a provider who wants to remain relevant and maintain a corresponding offer for your players? 

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jun/17/2020

Casinos Push for Cashless Gambling Payments, Citing Virus, A Boost for Bitcoin?

Casinos Push for Cashless Gambling Payments, Citing Virus, A Boost for Bitcoin?

The American casino industry wants gambling regulators to make it easier to adopt cashless payment transactions on the casino floor, citing a desire to help customers avoid handling money during the coronavirus outbreak. 

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jun/16/2020

Sportsbet Ordered to Refund Player, Brakes Placed on Quick Sportsbook Recovery

Sportsbet Ordered to Refund Player, Brakes Placed on Quick Sportsbook Recovery

In a rare judgement, Sportsbet has been ordered to refund almost $100,000 to a man who had "self excluded" from gambling, but was still allowed to open an account and lost a fortune.  The gambler wagered almost $150,000.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jun/15/2020

SBC Digital Summit North America Unveils Big-Name Speaker Roster

SBC Digital Summit North America Unveils Big-Name Speaker Roster

The SBC Digital Summit North America will feature a stellar speaker line-up with Jay Snowden (CEO, Penn National Gaming), Virginia McDowell (Board Member, GVC Holdings), Erika Nardini (CEO, BarStool Sports) and Bryan Bennett (COO, Betfred USA) among the 75 big names from the betting and gaming industry.

Submitted by Press Release on, Jun/15/2020

Canadian Crypto Firm Collapsed Due to Ponzi Scheme by Late Founder, Regulator Says

Last year’s collapse of Canadian cryptocurrency trading platform Quadriga CX was due to a Ponzi scheme operated by founder Gerald Cotten, who died suddenly in December 2018, the country’s biggest securities regulator said on Thursday.

Submitted by Reuters on, Jun/14/2020

FC Barcelona vs. Real Mallorca Preview Betting Preview

FC Barcelona vs. Real Mallorca Preview Betting Preview

La Liga returns this weekend and we will have a very interesting game when Real Mallorca hosts FC Barcelona on Saturday. There will be many safety protocols in place, just like the Bundesliga did.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jun/14/2020

A New Era of Video Slots Developers

A New Era of Video Slots Developers

Video slots are the most popular games at any online casino. It is not uncommon for sites to list over 2,000 games in their catalogues. This mirrors the offline world where row upon row of chiming cabinets and blazing lights greet any punter who enters the chasm of a real casino floor from Vegas to Macau.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jun/12/2020

User Pays $2.6 Mil in Transaction Fees to Send $134 of Ether

User Pays $2.6 Mil in Transaction Fees to Send $134 of Ether

Wynn reportedly is in good hands, even as the worldwide pandemic rages on.  Forbes estimates that "it may take until Q3/Q4 for the demand slump to recover, which could reduce the company’s revenue by at least 30% from $6.6 billion to $4.2 billion.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jun/11/2020

Sports Betting Fueling Stock Surge, Two Fury-Joshua Fights in 2021

Sports Betting Fueling Stock Surge, Two Fury-Joshua Fights in 2021

Promoter Eddie Hearn says rival world heavyweight champions Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury "have agreed to the basics" of a deal to fight two times in 2021.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jun/10/2020

Seminole Hard Rock Casino in Hollywood Florida to Reopen Friday

Seminole Hard Rock Casino in Hollywood Florida to Reopen Friday

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, Seminole Casino Coconut Creek and Seminole Classic Casino in Hollywood will reopen with a combined workforce of 3,200 team members at noon on Friday, June 12 under new and stringent “Safe and Sound” program guidelines.  The guidelines include multiple new initiatives designed to create a quality entertainment experience in an environment that helps to keep guests and team members safe.

Submitted by Press Release on, Jun/10/2020

Investors Say Spike in Bitcoin Could Take Time

Investors Say Spike in Bitcoin Could Take Time

Investors expecting a sudden surge in bitcoin’s price, after it underwent a technical adjustment three weeks ago that reduced the rate at which new coins are generated, may have to wait a few months, or perhaps a few years.

Submitted by Reuters on, Jun/09/2020

UFC 250 Could Crack BetOnline Top 10 Most Bet On

UFC 250 Could Crack BetOnline Top 10 Most Bet On

Dave Mason of BetOnline believes Saturday night's UFC 250 could end up among the top 10 most wagered on UFC events in his company's over 21-year history.

Submitted by Tony Caliente on, Jun/06/2020

Hackers Move $800K, $1.4 Bil in Crypto Stolen, $5M Reward for Crypto Superintendent

77.644901 BTC (796,638 USD) of stolen funds was transferred from a Bitfinex Hack 2016 to an unknown wallet this past week.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jun/06/2020

The End of Telephone Betting, Tribes Oppose California Sports Betting

The End of Telephone Betting

It's the end of an era as UK-based Bet365 has finally put an end to its telebetting service.  The company cited a lack of interest in placing wagers over one's phone via voice communication. 

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jun/06/2020

Focus on Gaming Affiliates at CasinoBeats Malta Digital

Focus on Gaming Affiliates at CasinoBeats Malta Digital

CasinoBeats Malta Digital is to reflect the crucial role that affiliates continue to play in the online casino industry by making the future of igaming affiliation one of the key themes of the agenda for the three-day virtual conference and exhibition.

Submitted by Press Release on, Jun/02/2020

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Where Can I Bet the Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest Online From My State

Where Can I Bet the Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest Online From My State

You can bet the Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest online at BetOnline

No Social Distancing at Meadowlands With Covid-19 Questionnaire Line

If you showed up at the Meadowlands Race Track Friday evening, chances are you had to participate in a Covid-19 screening that could best be described as an "epic fail".

Things to Know About Online Bookies

Things to Know About Online Bookies

Online bookies have had a massive surge in popularity in the last 5 years.