Private Equity Groups, Syndicates Won’t Be Permitted in Nevada

Nevada state Senate bill 346 that would have permitted large groups to place sports bets within the state has failed to pass the Assembly Judiciary Committee on Friday.


Another bill that would have allowed bets on the outcome of federal elections also joined the scrap heap, the AP reported.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, May/21/2013

Nevada Gaming Control Board Continues to Probe Colbert, Cantor Gaming

Following last October’s indictment of former Cantor Gaming Sportsbook head Mike Colbert and 24 others, the Nevada gaming Control Board continues to conduct an investigation of its own.


Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, May/21/2013

‘The Outsider’ Details Tennis Great Jimmy Connors $1 Million Bet on Himself

Tennis great Jimmy Connors has released his autobiography “The Outsider” detailing a $1 million wager he once placed on himself in a 1992 matchup with Martina Navratilova. 


His wager had Navratilova beaten in straight sets and that he would lose no more than eight games.  Ultimately he would go on to win the bet

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, May/20/2013

Cantor Gaming Using Algorithms in Creating Sports Betting Lines

Great article appearing on on how Cantor Gaming has begun to use algorithms in determining game lines for its sports betting operations.

Cantor Gaming runs a number of sportsbooks in Las Vegas, including at the M Resort.

Submitted by C Costigan on, May/20/2013

Skrill Unauthorized Logins Have Online Gamblers Worried

A spate of reported unauthorized Skrill logins have the online gambling community on edge.


Skrill, formerly known as Moneybookers, is a popular money transfer platform for those gamblers living outside the United States.  It is similar to PayPal. 

Submitted by Ace King on, May/20/2013

Assailants Used Bricks to Bash Lawyer in Gambling Mecca of Macau

HONG KONG –  (Associated Press) - A Macau lawyer assaulted in broad daylight in the Chinese gambling haven says the attack was an attempt to intimidate him.

The two assailants used bricks to bash the lawyer, Jorge Menezes, on the head before fleeing in last week's attack.

The former Portuguese colony has largely shed its reputation for triad violence.

Menezes said Monday he believed the attack was intended to intimidate him over his work but he wouldn't say who he thought was behind it.

Submitted by Associated Press on, May/20/2013

Legends Sports Head Man Remains Behind Bars: Denied $2.5 Mil Bond

Bartice King, aka Luke King, will remain behind bars after Assistant U.S. Attorney Susan Dickerson Cox filed a motion for revocation of the order of release entered by Western District of Oklahoma Magistrate Judge Shon T. Erwin.

Submitted by C Costigan on, May/19/2013

Affidavits Provide Window Into Russian Mob Tied Gambling Operation

A major gambling ring bust last month netted the head of a prominent art gallery, a so-called “Poker Princess” and associates of an alleged Russian-tied crime organization.


Submitted by Alejandro Botticelli on, May/19/2013

Is This the Beginning of the End of MCC 7995 for Online Gambling in Regulated States

The new Ultimate Poker, Station Casino’s online poker property, is now accepting Mastercard transactions, making them the first licensed poker room in the United States to do so.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, May/18/2013

Powerball Drawing Nears Record Level at Over Half a Billion

(Associated Press) - Less than 10 months after three tickets split a world-record lottery prize, the jackpot for Saturday's Powerball drawing was nearing historic territory once again.

Should nobody pick the correct six numbers, the prize money will roll over to next week's drawing and almost certainly eclipse the $656 million doled out to winners in Illinois, Kansas and Maryland in the Mega Millions game in March 2012.

Submitted by Associated Press on, May/18/2013

Judge Rules That Atlantic Club Casino Can Seek New Buyer

(Associated Press) - After paying an $11 million advance to a struggling Atlantic City casino it intended to buy, the parent company of the world's largest online poker website was left with nothing for its troubles Friday when a judge ruled the casino had the right to scrap the deal.

Superior Court Judge Raymond Batten said The Atlantic Club Casino Hotel could terminate the contract it signed with The Rational Group, the British parent company of PokerStars, when the company failed to get New Jersey's preliminary approval by April 26 to own a casino.

Submitted by Associated Press on, May/17/2013

iGaming Super Show Amsterdam 2013 Lands GCB’s AG Burnett as Speaker

iGaming Business have announced that AG Burnett, Chairman of the Nevada State Gaming Control Board (GCB), will be speaking at the iGaming Executive Conference. This C-level, invite only event is one of the seven concurrently-held conferences that take place on June 12th as part of the iGaming Super Show, which is being held in Amsterdam on the 11th – 14th June 2013.

Submitted by Press Release on, May/17/2013

Tim Tebow Twitter Followers Odds Now Up

Carrie Stroup here with the latest odds offered by

They are now offering odds on the number of Twitter followers Tim Tebow will have by June 30, 2013.  The OVER/UNDER is 2,305,200.

Submitted by Carrie Stroup on, May/16/2013

Ware is he Now: Former Owner Lives in German Brewery

A co-founder of now defunct World Sports Exchange (, Hayden Ware, is living quite the intoxicating life, can report.

Hidin' Ware?

Ware and his German-born wife now reside in a converted German brewery. 

The Wares paid around 655,000 euros (about $890,000) for the 3,230-square-foot space located in Berlin.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, May/16/2013

Atlantic City Revel Casino Gets Reprieve

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (Associated Press) — Revel was given a second chance Wednesday from New Jersey casino regulators, and now it’s seeking the same thing from customers.

In winning a reprieve, the bankrupt casino acknowledged several big mistakes, including preventing its guests from smoking; not paying enough attention to slots players; and booking too many hip acts at the expense of other forms of entertainment.

Submitted by Associated Press on, May/15/2013

Macau New Resort Casino Approved

HONG KONG (Associated Press) - Macau casino operator SJM Holdings has received official approval to build a new resort in the world's biggest gambling center.

SJM said its contract for land in the Cotai district was published Wednesday in the official government gazette. The company is racing to catch up with rivals like Wynn Resorts and MGM.

The new projects are centered on the Cotai Strip, a patch of former swampland intended to be Asia's version of the Las Vegas Strip.

Submitted by Associated Press on, May/15/2013

Iovation Investigated by Nevada Officials: Company Linked to Poker Cheating Scandal

Nevada State Gaming Control Board Chairman A.G. Burnett has stated in an email that regulators are looking into identification verification firm Iovation and its relationship to licensed online poker company UltimatePoker.

Iovation had ties to an insider cheating scandal at, a now defunct online poker site.

Submitted by Ace King on, May/15/2013

Verdict Reached in Las Vegas Sands Case

LAS VEGAS (Associated Press) — A Las Vegas jury has reached a verdict in a Hong Kong businessman's breach-of-contract lawsuit against the Las Vegas Sands, potentially bringing nine years of litigation to an end.

Richard Suen sued the casino giant run by multibillionaire Sheldon Adelson for $328 million in 2004. He says the company owed him for his help securing a lucrative gambling license in the Chinese territory of Macau, the only place in that country where casino gambling is legal.

Submitted by Associated Press on, May/14/2013

Blue Monday’ Online Gambling Beneficiaries Jailed, Forced to Resign

It’s been nearly two years since close to a dozen online gambling domain names were seized as part of a payment processing sting operation. 

Submitted by Alejandro Botticelli on, May/13/2013

Spate of Casino Kidnappings has Officials, Gamblers Worried

The number of casino crimes in Macau jumped during the first quarter of 2013.  These include a rise in kidnapping reports.

From Macau Business Daily:

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, May/13/2013

John L. Smith: Allowing Sports Betting Investor Groups in Vegas Carries Some Risk

John L. Smith, a columnist for the Las Vegas Review Journal, offered his assessment of a planned move to allow investment groups or syndicates to place large wagers in the state of Nevada.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, May/12/2013

Nevada Gambling Revenue Up 7 Percent in March

CARSON CITY, Nev. (Associated Press) — Three-quarters of the way through the fiscal year, gambling revenue at Nevada casinos is running nearly 3 percent ahead of last year.

The Nevada Gaming Control Board said Friday casinos statewide won more than $914 million in March, a 7 percent gain over March 2012. That pushed the fiscal year-to-date total to nearly $8.4 billion, 2.8 percent more than last year.

Submitted by Associated Press on, May/10/2013

5WPR Finalist for American Business Awards 2013 PR Agency Of Year

A longtime friend to and oft-used source 5WPR has been named a finalist in the Public Relations Agency of the Year category by The 2013 American Business Awards. The 5WPR Nomination was entitled Re-writing the Rules of PR: 5W Builds an Agency for a New Media Landscape.

Additionally, Ronn Torossian, the founder of the firm was named a finalist in the Communications, Investor Relations, and PR Executive of the Year category. 

Submitted by C Costigan on, May/09/2013 Exclusive: Lock CEO to Address Player Concerns

Lock Poker Founder and CEO Jennifer Larson has agreed to a sit down interview with to address recent player concerns revolving around its new player-to-player transfer policy and payment processing issues.

Various media outlets and posting forums have expressed concerns over the solvency of Lock in recent weeks.  Larson insists her company is in top financial standing and hopes to have payment processing issues resolved in the coming weeks. 

Submitted by C Costigan on, May/09/2013

New Head of E-Gaming appointed in the Isle of Man

THE Department of Economic Development has appointed Peter Greenhill as its new Head of e-Gaming Development.

Minister for Economic Development John Shimmin MHK said:

‘E-Gaming is hugely important to the Island’s economy, representing around 8% of our National Income and directly employing around 800 people. The Island is well established as a world-leading centre of excellence for e-gaming and this appointment is a vital one to help maintain and grow our successes in this sector.

Submitted by Press Release on, May/09/2013

Queen’s Speech: ‘All UK Gambling Companies Must Have License’

Online gambling companies will not be able to advertise their products in the UK without the proper license.


The Queen’s Speech outlined the new requirements.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, May/09/2013

Floyd Mayweather: ‘Gambling Don’t Define Who I am as a Person’

Boxer Floyd Mayweather recently sat down with Jordan Schultz of Huffington Post to discuss everything from Manny Pacquiao to Showtime to 50 Cent to gambling.


It’s no secret that Mayweather is a pretty big gambler.  He enjoyed some nice-sized wins during the last football season and provided his wagering tickets to prove he actually made these bets.

Submitted by Ean Lamb on, May/09/2013

Google Glass to be Banned From Caesar’s Casino

Google Glass, a wearable computer with a head-mounted display that can take pictures and videos, will not be permitted in Caesar’s Palace Casino.

A Caesar’s Palace representative released the following statement:

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, May/08/2013

Top Florida Officials Named Witnesses in Internet Café Gambling Case

SANFORD, Fla. – (Associated Press) - Some of Florida's top politicians and law enforcement officials were named as defense witnesses Tuesday for a Jacksonville lawyer charged with being the mastermind behind a veterans' charity that prosecutors say was actually a gambling operation at strip malls that offered sweepstakes games across the state.

Submitted by Associated Press on, May/08/2013

College Golfers Becoming Gambling Addicts: 21 Percent Bet on Sports

The NCAA over the past nine years has attempted to prevent college athletes from engaging in reckless behavior such as gambling. 

According to data from the NCAA's quadrennial survey on gambling behaviors and attitudes, there is a noticeable uptick in gambling among college-age golfers.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, May/07/2013

Breaking News

Canada Tech Entrepreneur Bashes Bitcoin Cash Before Committee, Reddit Community Furious

Speaking before Canada’s House of Commons Standard Committee on Finance Tuesday, Canadian entrepreneur Jonathan Hamel warned: “Pay close attention, other cryptocurrencies are downright scams, like BCash [Bitcoin Cash (BCH)].”

Dota 2 Leaderboards: Racing to the Top

Dota 2 Leaderboards: Racing to the Top

Dota 2 is one of the top esports games, and everyone involved is doing their best to make it to the top of the leaderboards.

Prague Gaming Summit 2018 Announces PLANZER LAW and BtoBet as Sponsors

Prague Gaming Summit 2018 Announces PLANZER LAW and BtoBet as Sponsors

The team at European Gaming are honored to announce the support of PLANZER LAW as Networking Break & Lunch Sponsor and the support of BtoBet as Digital Sponsor for the second edition of Prague Gaming Summit which will be held at Andel’s by Vienna House Prague on the 29th of March.