Archive for January, 2016

AFP Announces It Is Investigating In-Play Betting on the Australian Open
January 30th, 2016 By April Bergman

AFP Announces It Is Investigating In-Play Betting on the Australian Open

The Australian Federal Police plan on investigating the betting activities at key online sportsbooks as the Australian Open winds down. Authorities want to examine whether in-play betting is legal under Australian gaming laws. Live betting is promoted heavily by the international online sportsbooks and betting exchanges, but a number of Aussie politicians and activists have […]

Wynn Macau Sends a Warning Letter to Construction Firm on Wynn Palace Project
January 27th, 2016 By April Bergman

Wynn Macau Sends a Warning Letter to Construction Firm on Wynn Palace Project

Wynn Macau Ltd. is pushing the contractor on the Wynn Palace to stay on schedule. Wynn Macau says, if Leighton Contractors does not follow through on the time table, they could be liable for up to $200 million in damages. Leighton is an Australian construction firm hired by the Asian division of Wynn Resorts to […]

Crown Resorts’ James Packer Announces Engagement to Pop Star Mariah Carey
January 25th, 2016 By April Bergman

Crown Resorts’ James Packer Announces Engagement to Pop Star Mariah Carey

Australian casino executive James Packer announced he is engaged to American pop diva Mariah Carey. They two announced their engagement last week, after about a year of dating. James Packer is majority owner (53%) of Crown Resorts, the largest casino gaming company in Australia. Since Packer began dating Mariah Carey, he has stapped away from […]

Fabrice Santoro Critical of Tuttosport Claims That Novak Djokovic Threw Their 2007 Match
January 22nd, 2016 By April Bergman

Fabrice Santoro Critical of Tuttosport Claims That Novak Djokovic Threw Their 2007 Match

Fabrice Santoro and Novak Djokovic fielded questions this week about charges the Djoker had thrown a 2007 match between the two men. The match between the retired Santoro and Djokavic, the world number one player at the moment, took place at the Paris Masters in 2007. Fabrice Santoro defeated Djokovic in a 6-3, 6-3 upset. […]

Bookmakers Receive Criticism for Prop Bets on Triple J Hottest 100 List
January 21st, 2016 By April Bergman

Bookmakers Receive Criticism for Prop Bets on Triple J Hottest 100 List

Bookmaker sites like Ladbrokes, Sportsbet, and Tom Waterhouse have begun taking bets on the results of the 2015 Triple J Hottest 100 vote. Triple J’s on-air personalities and executives are critical of the decision of the sportsbooks to do so, saying they are taking advantage of a young and financially vulnerable audience. Triple J manager […]

Novak Djokovic Says He Was Offered a Bribe by Match-Fixers in 2007
January 17th, 2016 By April Bergman

Novak Djokovic Says He Was Offered a Bribe by Match-Fixers in 2007

In answering media questions about the connection between tennis pros and match fixers, the #1 ranked player in men’s tennis said he once was offered a $200,000 bribe to throw a tournament in Russia. Novak Djokovic, who has won 10 major tournaments and has spent 182 weeks atop the ATP world ranking, said the bribe […]

St. Louis Cardinals Sign Seung Hwan Oh, the Korean Pitcher Facing a Gambling Probe
January 13th, 2016 By April Bergman

St. Louis Cardinals Sign Seung Hwan Oh, the Korean Pitcher Facing a Gambling Probe

The St. Louis Cardinals havs signed 33-year old South Korean pitcher Seung Hwan Oh, despite lingering concerns about a gambling scandal back home. The probe Oh faces is not considered serious by American standards, because it involved gambling at a legal casino. South Korea bans their citizens from gambling abroad. The Cardinals plan to use […]

Macau Police Investigate a $13 Million Theft at L’Arc Macau Casino’s VIP Room
January 11th, 2016 By April Bergman

Macau Police Investigate a $13 Million Theft at L’Arc Macau Casino’s VIP Room

Macau police are investigating the theft of $99 million Hong Kong dollars from a local casino’s VIP room. The sum would translate to about $13 million in U.S. dollars. The casino which reported the theft was SJM Holdings’ L’Arc Macau.  Angela Leong On-kei (pictured right), the owning company’s executive director, reported the money as missing […]

Republican Party Nomination Betting Odds on William Hill Online
January 6th, 2016 By April Bergman

Republican Party Nomination Betting Odds on William Hill Online

The Iowa Caucuses on February 1 are a little more than 3 weeks away. Since international gamblers have the ability to gamble on the outcome of the US presidential election, I wanted to post the latest numbers on William Hill’s sportsbook, then give a bit of political analysis from an American perspective. This is the […]

Japanese Casino Bill Is Expected to Receive a Vote in the Second Half of 2016
January 4th, 2016 By April Bergman

Japanese Casino Bill Is Expected to Receive a Vote in the Second Half of 2016

As part of his promised Abenomics program, Shinzo Abe plans to pass brick-and-mortar casino legislation “in the second half of 2016”, according to Asian gaming media. “Abenomics” is the economic program Japan’s prime minister suggested when he ran for the nation’s top executive position. The idea is to solve Japan’s two-decade economic stagnation problem with […]

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