Archive for November, 2014

Ray Rice’s Suspension Stemming from Revel Casino Abuse Scandal Is Lifted
November 28th, 2014 By April Bergman

Ray Rice’s Suspension Stemming from Revel Casino Abuse Scandal Is Lifted

In an update of the domestic abuse incident which occurred in the Revel Casino in Feburary 2014, Ray Rice has won an appeal of his NFL suspension. The arbitration loss is another public relations black eye for NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. Ray Rice appeared before Judge Barbara Jones, who served as an independent arbitrator in […]

French Tennis Official Given Lifetime Ban for Suspicious Betting Activity
November 27th, 2014 By April Bergman

French Tennis Official Given Lifetime Ban for Suspicious Betting Activity

French chair umpire Morgan Lamri became the first tennis umpire to be removed from the game after he admitted to betting on matches he umpire. Mr. Lamri, 22, disputed the findings against him, but he did not appeal the ruling. He received a lifetime ban for his misconduct, which is the most serious example of […]

Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco Supports Meadowlands Sports Complex Casino
November 25th, 2014 By April Bergman

Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco Supports Meadowlands Sports Complex Casino

Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco announced his support for a land-based casino at the Meadowlands Sports Complex. Tedesco joins a growing number of New Jersey politicians and business leaders who are calling for a shift in the state’s gaming policies, which have traditional favored Atlantic City to the exclusion of all other locations in the […]

U.S Deputy Commander of Nuclear Forces Implicated in Counterfeit Poker Chip Scheme
November 22nd, 2014 By April Bergman

U.S Deputy Commander of Nuclear Forces Implicated in Counterfeit Poker Chip Scheme

According to the AP, the U.S. Navy admiral who was removed from a key position in Strategic Command¬† in 2013 is suspected of having doctored his own $500 counterfeit poker chips. The counterfeiting involved paint and stickers applied by the US Navy’s nuclear forces #2 commander, who counterfeited chips to feed a raging gambling habit. […]

Odds for the Manny Pacquiao / Chris Algieri Fight at the Venetian Macau Cotai Arena
November 19th, 2014 By April Bergman

Odds for the Manny Pacquiao / Chris Algieri Fight at the Venetian Macau Cotai Arena

This weekend, the Venetian Macau Cotai Arena is host to one of the year’s biggest title fights in the world of boxing. The bout pits legendary Filipino fighter Manny Pacquiao (56-5-2, 38 KOs) against unbeaten Junior Welterweight titlist Chris Algieri in a contest for Pacquiao’s Welterweight title. The Pacquiao/Algieri fight is pivotal for all involved. […]

Research on Chimps and Bonobos Show How Emotions Affect Gambling Decisions
November 18th, 2014 By April Bergman

Research on Chimps and Bonobos Show How Emotions Affect Gambling Decisions

Two recent studies have shown how emotions affect the gaming-related decisions of chimpanzees and bonobos. Researchers believe the results reveal how emotions relate to gambling decisions that humans make. One study determined whether chimps or bonobos gamble more often. The other study showed which ones were more calculating in their decisions about food. The data […]

November 2014 List of iGaming and Bitcoin Seminars, Conferences, and Conventions
November 8th, 2014 By April Bergman

November 2014 List of iGaming and Bitcoin Seminars, Conferences, and Conventions

The list of gaming conventions, conferences, and workshops shifts to the interational scene in November. After the World Gaming Summit took place in Las Vegas at the beginning of the month and the MTGS Summit happened in Atlantic City, most of the big events are taking place in the United Kingdom and other portions of […]

Gibraltar Files Second Lawsuit against the United Kingdom’s Point of Consumption Tax
November 6th, 2014 By April Bergman

Gibraltar Files Second Lawsuit against the United Kingdom’s Point of Consumption Tax

The Gibraltar Betting and Gaming Association filed a lawsuit against the United Kingdom to forestall its planned new gambling laws, which were set to go into effect on October 1, 2014. Those laws were postponed until November 1, so another lawsuit could be settled. Gibraltar had a similar lawsuit struck down by a British court […]

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