Archive for May, 2014

San Antonio Spurs Listed as Slight Favorites to Beat Heat in 2014 NBA Finals
May 30th, 2014 By April Bergman

San Antonio Spurs Listed as Slight Favorites to Beat Heat in 2014 NBA Finals

Las Vegas oddsmakers have listed the San Antonio Spurs as slight favorites to dethrone the two-time defending champion Miami Heat as NBA champions this year. The series is a rematch of last year’s finals, in which the Miami Heat defeated the Spurs in 7 games. According to one prominent oddsmaker who spoke with Sports Illustrated, […]

2014 World Cup Preview – Betting Odds, Predictions, and Team Analysis
May 29th, 2014 By April Bergman

2014 World Cup Preview – Betting Odds, Predictions, and Team Analysis

With two weeks to go until the 2014 World Cup begins, the futures odds for champions have been posted on all major online sportsbooks. Different bookmakers are going to offer slightly different odds, but players want to know what the consensus picks are. This preview will go over the favorites, top picks, and discuss predictions […]

Online Gambling Whistleblower Daniel Tzvetkoff Likely to Avoid U.S. Jail Time
May 27th, 2014 By April Bergman

Online Gambling Whistleblower Daniel Tzvetkoff Likely to Avoid U.S. Jail Time

Daniel Tzvetkoff was arrested in Las Vegas in 2010 for processing more than $1 billion in illegal online gambling transaction. If convicted of the crimes for which he was indicted, would face up to a 75 years in prison. Daniel Tsvetkoff’s Story Four months after his arrest, Daniel Tzvetkoff was released. He went into hiding […]

45th Annual World Series of Poker Begins This Week in Paradise, Nevada
May 25th, 2014 By April Bergman

45th Annual World Series of Poker Begins This Week in Paradise, Nevada

The World Series of Poker is set to begin once more in Paradise, Nevada this week. Like last year, the event will be held in the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino. The main tournament last from May 27 to July 14, 2014. Of course, when July 14 is finished, the nine players at the World […]

Michael Sullivan No Longer William Hill Australia CEO, Ralph Topping Set to Leave
May 21st, 2014 By April Bergman

Michael Sullivan No Longer William Hill Australia CEO, Ralph Topping Set to Leave

William Hill Australia is undergoing a significant reshuffle. Both the chief executive officer, Michael Sullivan, and chief operating officer have left the Aussie manifestation of the UK gaming giant in the past few weeks. The management change is seen as part of a wider reshuffling at William Hill’s subsidiaries around the globe. Michael Sullivan Profile […]

Controversial UK Gambling Bill Set for Final Vote in the House of Commons
May 20th, 2014 By April Bergman

Controversial UK Gambling Bill Set for Final Vote in the House of Commons

Three related taxes on gambling revenues are making business difficult for gaming operators in the British market. Two of the levies were applied in March 2014, but the largest and most far-ranging of the three taxes has yet to go into effect. On December 1, 2014, the UK Gambling (Licensing and Advertising) Bill will be […]

Japan May Not Pass Casino Gaming Law before Legislative Session Ends
May 18th, 2014 By April Bergman

Japan May Not Pass Casino Gaming Law before Legislative Session Ends

The Japanese Parliament might not vote on the much-anticipated casino gambling bill observers have been expecting. For months, gaming industry experts have said that Japan’s lawmakers would pass a “study bill” before the session ends on June 22. The study bill would set the legal framework for casino betting in Japan. At the Japan Gaming […]

Singapore’s $6 Billion in 2013 Gambling Revenues Still Trails Las Vegas
May 15th, 2014 By April Bergman

Singapore’s $6 Billion in 2013 Gambling Revenues Still Trails Las Vegas

Singapore recently released revenue figures for the 2013 fiscal year. The yearly figures showed winnings in excess of $6 billion, a 3.8% increase over the 2012 numbers. Singapore remains behind Las Vegas in total yearly gaming revenues, though both cities are behind Macau in terms of gaming revenues and profits. Singapore two casinos produced $6.077 […]

Neil Bluhm and Sheldon Adelson Invest in Potential Japanese Casino Developments
May 14th, 2014 By April Bergman

Neil Bluhm and Sheldon Adelson Invest in Potential Japanese Casino Developments

Two American billionaires are positioning themselves to receive a first-mover advantage in the nascent Japanese casino industry. Japan’s parliament has yet to legalize casino gambling, but gaming experts sense that new laws will be passed in the near future to make casinos possible. In anticipation of new legislation, gaming companies from several countries are preparing […]

UnionPay Announces Crackdown on Online Gambling Transactions in China
May 11th, 2014 By April Bergman

UnionPay Announces Crackdown on Online Gambling Transactions in China

UnionPay is the only Chinese bank-card network operating in China. On Friday, the company announced it would look into money laundering and capital flight “in and around the booming casinos” of Macau. The money laundered in “cloaked gambling revenue” is estimated to be in the $90 billion range. UnionPay says their bank cards are being […]

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