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Caesars Offers Few Clues on State of Talks With Carl Icahn

Caesars Entertainment Corp. gave few clues Thursday as to the status of its talks with billionaire Carl Icahn, who has taken a large stake in the casino giant and says he wants fundamental changes in the company.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Feb/22/2019

Gambling Regulators Authorize Settlement to End Wynn Lawsuit

Gambling Regulators Authorize Settlement to End Wynn Lawsuit

A settlement is pending in casino mogul Steve Wynn's lawsuit seeking to block the release of Massachusetts' investigation into allegations of sexual assault against him.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Feb/20/2019

NJ Online Casinos Taking Oscar Bets

NJ Online Casinos Taking Oscar Bets

The New Jersey online casinos have been granted permission to offer betting on the Oscars.

Submitted by Jordan Bach on, Feb/20/2019

Betting Shop Critic Chuka Umunna Receives £20,000 Gift From Gambling Exec

Betting Shop Critic Chuka Umunna Receives £20,000 Gift From Gambling Exec

A close ally of Ed Miliband has been accused of hypocrisy by the Tories in the United Kingdom following reports Chuka Umunn accepted a £20,000 gift from a gambling executive.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Feb/20/2019

Gambling, Tobacco Lobbyists Among Biggest Spenders in Maine

Gambling, Tobacco Lobbyists Among Biggest Spenders in Maine

New lobbying reports show that gambling, tobacco, utility and marijuana groups are among the top spenders on lobbying so far this session in Maine.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Feb/20/2019

IT Security, Safe Gambling, Match-Fixing and More Headline Prague Gaming Summit 2019

IT Security, Safe Gambling, Match-Fixing and More Headline Prague Gaming Summit 2019

”Safe Gambling” is a new term used in the industry and is a possible replacer for the notion ”responsible gambling”.

Submitted by Press Release on, Feb/18/2019

Man Claims Casino Responsible for Amputated Foot

Man Claims Casino Responsible for Amputated Foot

Howard Thompson claims that the sun deck at Harrah's Casino in Philadelphia is responsible for partially cooking his foot, resulting in an amputation.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Feb/17/2019

Bill Seeks to Legalize Sports Betting in Maryland

The state of Maryland is inching closer towards legalizing sports wagering.

The state of Maryland is inching closer towards legalizing sports wagering.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Feb/17/2019

Film Based on Phil Ivey Card Counting in the Works: 'The Baccarat Queen'

Film Based on Phil Ivey Card Counting in the Works: 'The Baccarat Queen'

Ivanhoe Pictures, the division of SK Global that recently produced "Crazy Rich Asians, is about to start working on its latest project, a film that will delve into the 2012 accusation by Crockford’s Casino that poker pro Phil Ivey had won £7.8 million unfairly while playing a form of baccarat called punto banco.

Submitted by Ace King on, Feb/16/2019

AAF Here to Stay With MGM Investing Heavily in Betting Technology

AAF Here to Stay With MGM Investing Heavily in Betting Technology

In its first week, the Alliance of American Football (or AAF) surpassed all expectations, posting impressive ratings its first night and ranking as the most downloaded app Sunday.  But the real focus will be long-term on sports gambling data and technology.

Submitted by Alejandro Botticelli on, Feb/16/2019

USA Sports Betting Guide - 2019

Below you will find all the latest sports betting news as it pertains to the United States.  All news is in alphabetical order, including states.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Feb/15/2019

Caesars Jumps on News That Icahn is Pushing for Sale

Caesars Jumps on News That Icahn is Pushing for Sale

Caesars Entertainment shares rose 6 percent on news that activist shareholder Carl Icahn is pushing the company to sell.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Feb/14/2019

MGM CEO: New Wire Act Interpretation 'Unenforceable'

MGM CEO: New Wire Act Interpretation 'Unenforceable'

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The chairman and chief executive officer of casino operator MGM Resorts International on Wednesday decried a U.S. Department of Justice opinion that is threatening the viability of online gambling and also blamed the recent partial government shutdown for fewer Las Vegas visitors during the Chinese New Year.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Feb/13/2019

Rhode Island One Step Closer to Offering Online Sports Betting Statewide

Rhode Island One Step Closer to Offering Online Sports Betting Statewide

A bill to allow mobile wagering for sports betting in Rhode Island has passed the state Senate.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Feb/13/2019

Alabama Church Destroyed by Tornado Returns $25K Donation From Casino

Alabama Church Destroyed by Tornado Returns $25K Donation From Casino

An Alabama church damaged by a tornado is returning a $25,000 donation from a casino because it doesn't support gambling.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Feb/13/2019

Advertisement Banning Trends in the European Union and the Balkans for Online Gambling

Advertisement Banning Trends in the European Union and the Balkans for Online Gambling

There has been a recent wave that has swept across the gambling industry and had the form of banning gambling related advertisement. This is the case in many European jurisdictions, but we are not excluding that this is a global wave. Media outlets have reported that such bans are scheduled to be included in Asia as well.

Submitted by Press Release on, Feb/13/2019

What to expect from Online Gambling in 2019

Online casinos have certainly come far since its introduction in the 90s. The growth and development was small and steady at first, and then exploded during the 2000s and early 2010s.  

Submitted by Payton on, Feb/11/2019

Indiana Considers Sports Betting in 2020

Indiana Considers Sports Betting in 2020

A shake-up of Indiana's gambling laws being debated could see two new casinos being built and allow legalizing sports betting to start as early as next year.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Feb/10/2019

Nevada's Largest Casinos Report $1.2B Loss in Fiscal 2018

Nevada's largest casinos lost $1.2 billion during the fiscal year that ended June 30 despite seeing record revenues, bringing to an end a two-year streak of posted profits.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Feb/07/2019

How to become successful at online gambling

Do you dream of hitting the jackpot and becoming financially independent? Then this is the right article for you. We list 4 ways of improving your chances of hitting it big while gambling online.

Submitted by Payton on, Feb/07/2019

5 benefits of playing at online casinos

More and more gamblers chose to play casino games online and it’s no coincidence. There are lots of advantages to gambling online which make it an

Submitted by Payton on, Feb/07/2019

How to become a winner at blackjack

How to become a winner at blackjack

Blackjack is a classic banking game, also known as Twenty-One. The origin of the game dates back to the 17th century which makes it one of the oldest known games in the world. Today you’ll find blackjack at practically every online casino, both classic blackjack and variations that have sprung from the original rules of the game.

Submitted by Payton on, Feb/07/2019

Borgata to Track Down Phil Ivey

Borgata to Track Down Phil Ivey

Atlantic City's Borgata Casino has been awarded the approval to go after poker pro Phil Ivey's assets in Las Vegas. 

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Feb/06/2019

Only One Owner Profited From This Casino ....When it Was Closed

Only One Owner Profited From This Casino ....When it Was Closed

As a star-crossed Atlantic City casino changes hands yet again, only one owner has ever profited from it — the one who never had it open for even a day.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Feb/06/2019

New Jersey Casinos Lose $4.6M on $34.9M in Super Bowl Bets

New Jersey Casinos Lose $4.6M on $34.9M in Super Bowl Bets

New Jersey gambling regulators say its sportsbooks lost $4.6 million on $34.9 million in Super Bowl wagers, the first major sporting event for bettors since sports gambling was legalized in the state last year.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Feb/04/2019

Can I Play on Bovada From Oklahoma?

Can I Play on Bovada From Oklahoma?

The Bovada website (formerly known as Bodog) is accessible to those living in the state of Oklahoma, as are numerous other offshore sportsbooks more than happy to take bets from those living in the state.

Submitted by Don Shapiro on, Feb/02/2019

Tips to Win at Slot Machines with Minimal Bets

Tips to Win at Slot Machines with Minimal Bets

Some players tend to question the use of very low stakes, which are seen as slow and long-term unproductive, but we must say that the trick of the minimum bet, if applied with the correct methodology, can help win good numbers on slot machines, even in a short time.

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/30/2019

It's Official - Atlantic City Hard Rock Launches Online Sports Betting, Opens Sportsbook

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City launched its land-based and online sportsbook in New Jersey at HardRockSports.com and HardRockCasino.com (Jan. 30, 2019).

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jan/30/2019

Sh***ing on Casino Magnate Sheldon Adelson ...Literally

File this under one we missed.  Two weeks ago, a California man was arrested for defecating on the property of the Sands Bethlehem Casino.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jan/30/2019

FBI: No Specific Motive in Vegas Mass Shooting That Killed 58

FBI: No Specific Motive in Vegas Mass Shooting That Killed 58

The high-stakes gambler responsible for the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history sought notoriety in the attack but left his specific motive a mystery, the FBI said Tuesday as it concluded the investigation of the 2017 massacre that killed 58 country music fans.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Jan/29/2019

Breaking News

Can I Bet on Draftkings Sportsbook App From Oregon

Can I Bet on Draftkings Sportsbook App From Oregon

You cannot bet on the Draftkings app from the state of Oregon, however, a few dozen offshore sportsbooks are accessible from the state.

Two Obstacles Stand in the Way of NY Mobile Sports Betting Measure Ahead of Wednesday Deadline

Two Obstacles Stand in the Way of NY Mobile Sports Betting Measure Ahead of Wednesday Deadline

A bill that would permit mobile sports betting in New York easily passed in the Senate Monday, but two major obstacles stand in the way of the measure moving any further.

Man Pleads Guilty to Decapitating Casino Patron

Man Pleads Guilty to Decapitating Casino Patron

Haverty and 32-year-old Donald Ray Cherry were both charged with deliberate homicide in the October 2017 death of 41-year-old Myron Wesley Knight.