Archive for April, 2015

Pacquaio-Mayweather Fight Is Expected to Have Most Betting Action in Vegas History
April 30th, 2015 By April Bergman

Pacquaio-Mayweather Fight Is Expected to Have Most Betting Action in Vegas History

Las Vegas sportsbooks have been pleased with the added attention and betting action spurred by the Manny Pacquaio/Floyd Mayweather Jr. fight set for Saturday, May 2. When the sportsbooks close on the fight, it it expected to be the boxing match with the most money wagered in the history of Las Vegas. The heaviest betting […]

Australian Senator Says National Government’s GST Tax Favors States with More Gambling
April 29th, 2015 By April Bergman

Australian Senator Says National Government’s GST Tax Favors States with More Gambling

Anti-gambling Australian Senator Nick Xenophon says that Western Australia should not be penalized because it bans most gambling machines when the annual Goods and Services Tax carve-up is assessed. Western Australia years ago took a stance against poker machines or “pokies”, banning their use in most of the pubs and clubs of the state, while […]

P Diddy and Mark Wahlberg Make a $250,000 Bet on the Mayweather/Pacquaio Fight
April 27th, 2015 By April Bergman

P Diddy and Mark Wahlberg Make a $250,000 Bet on the Mayweather/Pacquaio Fight

Mark Wahlberg and P Diddy are the latest in a long line of celebrities who have made their predictions on the upcoming prize fight between Manny Pacquaio and Floyd Mayweather Jr. Puff Daddy have made a $250,000 bet on the outcome of the Manny Pacquaio and Floyd Mayweather bout, which is set for May 2, […]

Catholic Bishop Blames Gambling for Lack of Recovery after Philippines’ Typhoon Yolanda
April 24th, 2015 By April Bergman

Catholic Bishop Blames Gambling for Lack of Recovery after Philippines’ Typhoon Yolanda

A prominent Filipino bishop in Eastern Samar says that many of the refugees from Typhoon Yolanda have wasted charity donations on gambling. Borongan Bishop Crispin Varquez says, a year and a half after the typhoon ravaged the Philippines, most of the families hit hardest by the natural disaster are still mired in the financial assistance […]

Verification Software Executive Says Merchant Category Codes Might Not Help Online Gambling
April 22nd, 2015 By April Bergman

Verification Software Executive Says Merchant Category Codes Might Not Help Online Gambling

Matthew Katz, CEO of CAMS, says the new credit card verification codes are not a solution for the disappointing New Jersey online gambling industry. Mr. Katz says the Merchant Category Codes (MCCs) have their place in the industry, but is not a “silver bullet” that will change payment efficiency in the New Jersey niche. Credit […]

Mohegan Sun Signs Deal to Partner on an Integrated Casino in South Korea
April 20th, 2015 By April Bergman

Mohegan Sun Signs Deal to Partner on an Integrated Casino in South Korea

Mohegan Sun today revealed its plans to build a casino resort in South Korea. The resort, which is going to be connected to the Incheon International Airport of South Korea, will be the first international operation for the Native American gaming tribe from Connecticut. Mohegan Sun and Miura Holdings The deal includes collaboration between the […]

25 Year Old Care Worker Convicted of Manslaughter in London High Roller’s Murder Trial
April 17th, 2015 By April Bergman

25 Year Old Care Worker Convicted of Manslaughter in London High Roller’s Murder Trial

Leonie Granger, a 25-year old aspiring model and a care worker at a home for elderly dementia patients in Gillingham, was convicted of manslaughter in a 56-year old playboy Mehmet Hassan. Soon after her conviction, the courtroom erupted in chaos, as Granger’s boyfriend, convicted murderer Kyrron Jackson, swore at the Old Bailey judge and was […]

IBISWorld Estimates Australia’s Casino Revenues Will Be $6.2 Billion by 2020–an 80% Increase
April 15th, 2015 By April Bergman

IBISWorld Estimates Australia’s Casino Revenues Will Be $6.2 Billion by 2020–an 80% Increase

The leading Australian market research IBISWorld estimated this week that the opening of three new gaming resorts would increase casino revenues by 80% in the next five years. The gaming market has been stable for most of the past 20 years, with only the smaller Reef Hotel Casino in Cairns as the only addition to […]

Louisiana State Rep Joe Lopinto Proposes Bill to Legalize Fantasy Sports
April 13th, 2015 By April Bergman

Louisiana State Rep Joe Lopinto Proposes Bill to Legalize Fantasy Sports

Louisiana State Representative Joe Lopinto is proposing a new bill that would legalize fantasy sports betting in the state. Lopinto’s bill has been filed in time for the coming Louisiana state legislative session, which begins on April 13 and adjourns on June 11. At present, Louisiana is one of 5 U.S. states which has a […]

Malaysian Home Affairs Minister Zahid Says Paul Phua Has No Criminal Record
April 11th, 2015 By April Bergman

Malaysian Home Affairs Minister Zahid Says Paul Phua Has No Criminal Record

Malaysian Home Affairs Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi countered reports in his country’s media that Paul Phua has a criminal record in Malaysia. This is the second time Zahid has made the claim that Paul Phua has a clean record, but this is his most definitive denial since the issue first was raised in January 2015. […]

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