Archive for November, 2015

The World Series of Poker Circuit Goes to Eastern Europe for 1st Time
November 28th, 2015 By April Bergman

The World Series of Poker Circuit Goes to Eastern Europe for 1st Time

The World Series of Poker Circuit is planning a first-eer trip to Eastern Europe, set for March 3 through March 9 of 2016. The WSOPC is set to play a tournament at the Sports Palace in Tbilisi, Georgia. The event will be hosted and sponsored by Adjarabet. The tagline for the event is “7 Rings […]

Investors in Peter Foster’s Sports Trading Club Filed Class-Action Suit
November 26th, 2015 By April Bergman

Investors in Peter Foster’s Sports Trading Club Filed Class-Action Suit

Peter Foster, an infamous Australian con man and criminal, is facing a pending class-action lawsuit brought by 160 of his former victims. The suit was filed by investors in the Sports Trading Club, which was co-founded by Foster. The case is currently being heard in the New South Wales Supreme Court. It is possible the […]

In-Play Betting Is a Threat to Racing and Hotel Sectors of Australia
November 23rd, 2015 By April Bergman

In-Play Betting Is a Threat to Racing and Hotel Sectors of Australia

The racing and hotel industry’s of Australia claim the legalization of online in-play betting poses a threat to their sectors, according to the Daily Telegraph. Peter V’Landys, the CEO of Racing NSW, says that the legalization of online in-play would cause a shift away from on-site betting in favor of Internet gaming. He says the […]

Chinese Authorities Target Underground Banking Operations and Illegal Gaming Sites
November 20th, 2015 By April Bergman

Chinese Authorities Target Underground Banking Operations and Illegal Gaming Sites

Updating a previous story, China continues to make it hard for its residents to gamble. Earlier this week, Online Casino News described a wave of online gambling arrests called Operation 109. Those raids were not an isolated action, but part of a wider dragnet to expose corruption in China’s online financial sector. Its latest move […]

ASAI Bans Paddy Power’s Controversial Refugee Ads, Calls Them “Offensive”
November 18th, 2015 By April Bergman

ASAI Bans Paddy Power’s Controversial Refugee Ads, Calls Them “Offensive”

Paddy Power, the Irish land-based and online gambling company, has been fined for offensive advertisements by the Advertising Standards Authority of Ireland (ASAI). Paddy Power introduced an ad campaign recently which made light of the Syrian refugee crisis. In July 2015, Paddy Power paid to have an 18-wheeler semi-truck haul a trailer with the ad […]

Chinese Police Raid $78 Billion Illegal Online Gambling Ring in Operation 109
November 16th, 2015 By April Bergman

Chinese Police Raid $78 Billion Illegal Online Gambling Ring in Operation 109

Mainland China’s police announced this week they busted an international illegal gambling syndicate which took US$78 billion in wagers. The online betting operation is thought to have had at least 1 million Chinese citizens gambling on it at one time or the other. The massive law enforcement action was codenamed “Operation 109” when it started […]

Tabcorp and Tatts Group Are Discussing a $9.4 Billion Merger
November 13th, 2015 By April Bergman

Tabcorp and Tatts Group Are Discussing a $9.4 Billion Merger

Tatts Group and Tabcorp are considering a $9.4 billion merger which they hope would allow them to better compete with international gaming companies. If the two giant Australian lottery companies combined, it would be the single-biggest merger in gaming history. The Australian newspaper quote “top-level” sources familiar with the negotiations saying that the two companies […]

Retrospective on Paul Phua, The Unknown King of International Gambling
November 11th, 2015 By April Bergman

Retrospective on Paul Phua, The Unknown King of International Gambling

With the World Series of Poker Main Event ending recently, ESPN looked back at one forgotten aspect of the 2014 WSOP Main Event: a court case stemming from the days the main field was competing to make the November Nine. Brett Forrest’s article pointed out that Paul Phua was arrested on July 9, 2014 at […]

British Woman Murders 80-Year Old Man to Feed Her Gambling Addiction
November 9th, 2015 By April Bergman

British Woman Murders 80-Year Old Man to Feed Her Gambling Addiction

Susan Warne who went gambling after she strangled to death an 80-year old man was sentenced to life in jail on Monday. Warne was convicted of strangling John Proctor, a resident of Leiston, England, in order to steal a mere £300 from the octogenerian. Proctor was a lifelong bachelor who was known in the Leiston […]

Echo Entertainment Plans $845 Million in Improvements for 2 of Its Casinos
November 7th, 2015 By April Bergman

Echo Entertainment Plans $845 Million in Improvements for 2 of Its Casinos

Echo Entertainment plans to invest up to A$300 million in expansions and renovations on two brick-and-mortar casinos during 2016. That is only part of a total over $A845 million in enhancements over the next 5 years, which include improvements of the Star Sydney and Jupiters Gold Coast casino. The upgrades are designed to attract Asian […]

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