Archive for February, 2016

PokerStars Announced March 21 as the Launch Date for New Jersey Gaming Portal
February 24th, 2016 By April Bergman

PokerStars Announced March 21 as the Launch Date for New Jersey Gaming Portal

PokerStars has announced March 21 as the day it plans to launch its New Jersey online gaming portal. The date will mark the first time in 5 years that the world’s number one online poker site is going to be active in the United States. It has taken an ownership change and months of investigations […]

Grieving Father Campaigns against Fixed-Odds Betting Machines
February 22nd, 2016 By April Bergman

Grieving Father Campaigns against Fixed-Odds Betting Machines

John Myers’ son, Ryan, committed suicide at the age of 27 after losing thousands of pounds gambling. Now, John Myers is calling for a crackdown on fixed-odds betting terminals in the United Kingdom. Ryan Myers committed suicide in May 2014, saying he had “lost control”, after his gambling debts mounted. Ryan, who was a carpenter […]

Finnish Slot Machine Association Plans Casino for Turku or Tampere
February 19th, 2016 By April Bergman

Finnish Slot Machine Association Plans Casino for Turku or Tampere

The Finnish Slot Machine Association, RAY, is looking to Tampere or Turku as potential locations for a full-service casino. Previously, RAY had been considereing opening a casino on the southeastern border with Russia, perhaps at Lappeenranta, hoping to lure Russian tourists from nearby St. Petersburg. RAY’s decision to turn its attentions away from Russia is […]

Sheldon Adelson Required to Undergo 49 Hours of Questioning in Steven Jacobs Trial
February 17th, 2016 By April Bergman

Sheldon Adelson Required to Undergo 49 Hours of Questioning in Steven Jacobs Trial

Nevada District Judge Elizabeth Gonzalez (pictured right) ruled on Thursday the casino executive Sheldon Adelson can be questioned for a total of 49 hours in a case brought by a former Macau casino executive. Adelson’s questioning could begin as early as next week. The case was brought by former Sands China CEO Steven Jacobs, who […]

MelcoLot Pulls out of Georgia Casino Negotiations with Abu Dhabi Group
February 16th, 2016 By April Bergman

MelcoLot Pulls out of Georgia Casino Negotiations with Abu Dhabi Group

MelcoLot, a subsidiary of Melco International Development, filed with the Hong Kong Stock Exchange an intention to pull out of the building a casino in the country of Georgia. Previously, Lawrence Ho’s casino company had plans to build a casino in Tbilisi, in the capital of Georgia. Lawrence Ho and MelcoLot had been in negotiations […]

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu Discusses Eilat Casino with Cabinet Ministers
February 12th, 2016 By April Bergman

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu Discusses Eilat Casino with Cabinet Ministers

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held a meeting with Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz and Tourism Minister Yariv Levin to discuss proposals for an Eilat casino on Wednesday. The last time the three officials discussed the casino proposal was in September. The September meeting did not advance plans for the project, so Wednesday’s meeting included a […]

Crown Melbourne Flies Alleged 14K Triad Member Paul Phua to the 2016 Aussie Millions
February 10th, 2016 By April Bergman

Crown Melbourne Flies Alleged 14K Triad Member Paul Phua to the 2016 Aussie Millions

Crown Casino is being criticized for flying in Wei Seng “Paul” Phua to the Aussie Millions recently. Paul Phua is the 52-year old Malaysian professional poker player who was the subject of a high-profile legal case in the United States last year. As the case transpired over the months, unsubstantiated gambling media reports suggest Paul […]

FoxNews Predicts Marco Rubio and Hillary Clinton Will be Nominated, Cites Betting Exchanges
February 8th, 2016 By April Bergman

FoxNews Predicts Marco Rubio and Hillary Clinton Will be Nominated, Cites Betting Exchanges

John Stossel of FoxNews recently predicted that Marco Rubio and Hillary Clinton would be nominated for the US presidential election in 2016. Florida’s US Senator Marco Rubio is Stossel’s pick for the Republican Nomination, while frontrunner Hillary Clinton is his pick to be the Democrats’ choice. What is interesting about the choices is not the […]

Singapore Man Sentenced for Money Laundering, But Authorities Still Unsure of the Truth
February 6th, 2016 By April Bergman

Singapore Man Sentenced for Money Laundering, But Authorities Still Unsure of the Truth

A Singaporean national recently was sentenced by an Australian judge in a money laundering scheme involving the Star Casino in Sydney. Despite a trial to determine the defendant’s guilt, no one seems for sure what really happened in the case — including the judge. San Wei Koh left $600,000 in a safety deposit box at […]

Super Bowl LI Odds Released by the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook
February 3rd, 2016 By April Bergman

Super Bowl LI Odds Released by the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook

The Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook, the largest sportsbook on the Vegas Strip, released the futures odds for Super Bowl LI (51) this week. Though the winner of Super Bowl 50 is still not known, gamblers can make wagers on who wins the 2017 Super Bowl. It is a sketchy proposition to make wagers on NFL […]

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