Archive for October, 2015

J.P. McManus Takes US Government to Court for $5.2 Million in Taxes
October 31st, 2015 By April Bergman

J.P. McManus Takes US Government to Court for $5.2 Million in Taxes

Irish billionaire and Ladbrokes investor J.P. McManus wants a refund of $5.2 million from the U.S. government. The 5 million-plus dollars collected were to cover any taxes McManus might have owed on his gambling winnings, which are estimated to have been $17.4 million. McManus claims the money was “erroneously withheld”, because he had already paid […]

Hollywood Stars DiCaprio, De Niro, Pitt, and Scorcese Star in Short Film to Open Studio City Casino
October 28th, 2015 By April Bergman

Hollywood Stars DiCaprio, De Niro, Pitt, and Scorcese Star in Short Film to Open Studio City Casino

Hollywood movies stars were part of the grand opening of Macau’s newest casino, Studio City, on Tuesday. The list of stars included Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro. Brad Pitt, who starred with DiCaprio and De Niro in a short movie designed to promote the gaming resort, was not in attendance, citing “prior commitments”. Other […]

Maurice Blackburn Law Firm Prepares Lawsuit against Australian Pokies Designers and Operators
October 27th, 2015 By April Bergman

Maurice Blackburn Law Firm Prepares Lawsuit against Australian Pokies Designers and Operators

The Maurice Blackburn firm of Melbourne is preparing a lawsuit against the designers and operators of Australian pokies. They are exploring whether poker machines violate Australian consumer laws. Such a lawsuit likely would be brought on a class-action basis. The suit would be filed on behalf of the millions of pokie players who have been […]

Jerry Jones Defends His Investment in DraftKings, Says DFS Creates More Interest
October 24th, 2015 By April Bergman

Jerry Jones Defends His Investment in DraftKings, Says DFS Creates More Interest

On Sunday, Jerry Jones defended his investment in the DraftKings daily fantasy sports website. Jones is one of two NFL owners who made an investment in DraftKings. The other is the Kraft Group, which owns the New England Patriots. NFL teams cannot make investments in DFS businesses, for fear of public perception in getting too […]

Europe’s Top Online Gambling Operators Banned in the Russian Federation
October 22nd, 2015 By April Bergman

Europe’s Top Online Gambling Operators Banned in the Russian Federation

The Russian Federation is fighting more than Ukrainian nationalists and ISIS terrorists. This week, Vladimir Putin’s regime made good on its threats to ban online gambling sites throughout his country. In February 2015, the Roskomnadzor, the Russian Federation’s telecommunications watchdog, said it would take steps to block online gaming websites, after it was asked to […]

Yomiuri Giants Pitcher Is Suspended for Gambling on Pro Baseball Games in Japan
October 21st, 2015 By April Bergman

Yomiuri Giants Pitcher Is Suspended for Gambling on Pro Baseball Games in Japan

At a press conference on Wednesday, Yomiuri Giants President Hiroshi Kubo (left) admitted that two more Giants’ pitchers had bet on baseball games. The admission came at a press conference to announce Giants pitcher Satoshi Fukuda had bet on Giants games, as well as Major League Baseball games. The controversy might gain in momentum in […]

Romania Blacklists Bet365 and Bwin.Party, While 13 Sites Given Licenses
October 16th, 2015 By April Bergman

Romania Blacklists Bet365 and Bwin.Party, While 13 Sites Given Licenses

Romania blacklisted Bet365 and Bwin.Party this week, which adds to a rapidly growing list of banned sites. The decision comes after Bet365 gained licensing from a local Romanian authority. The agency which banned Bet365 is Oficiul National Pentru Jocuri de Noroc (ONJN), which announced it was cancelling the operating rights of Hillside Gaming and Hillside […]

Steve Wynn Criticizes Macau Bureaucrats for Not Providing Answers on Gaming Tables
October 14th, 2015 By April Bergman

Steve Wynn Criticizes Macau Bureaucrats for Not Providing Answers on Gaming Tables

Steve Wynn criticized Chinese officials who will not tell him how many gaming tables the Wynn Palace can have. The Wynn Palace is a $4.1 billion integrated casino set to open on the Cotai Strip on March 25. When it was conceived backed in 2011, the Wynn Palace was planned to be the 3rd-largest casino […]

DraftKings Gains Approval to Enter UK Gaming Market, Despite Criticism
October 12th, 2015 By April Bergman

DraftKings Gains Approval to Enter UK Gaming Market, Despite Criticism

Despite an ongoing scandal in the United States, the daily fantasy sports betting site DraftKings has been granted a license to operate in the United Kingdom. The Boston-based DFS provider is set to launch a major advertising campaign in the UK, which has dismayed Labour’s shadow cabinet and the fairer gambling campaigners. Criticism from a […]

South Korean Authorities Arrest Cosmetics CEO for Illegal Gambling
October 10th, 2015 By April Bergman

South Korean Authorities Arrest Cosmetics CEO for Illegal Gambling

Jeong Un-ho, the CEO of South Korean cosmetics firm Nature Republic, has been arrested for illegal overseas gambling. Jeong Un-ho (pictured) was arrested on Tuesday for gambling in illegal poolrooms in Macau and the Philippines, according to Yonhap News. The cosmetics executive is alleged to have gambled in illegal overseas gaming operations between 2012 and […]

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