Archive for May, 2016

Counter Strike: Global Offensive Weapons Are Gambled by Australian Teenagers
May 30th, 2016 By April Bergman

Counter Strike: Global Offensive Weapons Are Gambled by Australian Teenagers

Australian video game players are gambling virtual weapons that have real world value and officials say the practice is “getting out of control”. Furthermore, experts told ABC that nothing is being done to stop the practice, which sometimes involves underage gamers. The game being played is Counter Strike Global Offensive (CS:GO), a first person shooter […]

Manila Casinos Have Become a Favorite Money Laundering Hub for Organized Crime
May 27th, 2016 By April Bergman

Manila Casinos Have Become a Favorite Money Laundering Hub for Organized Crime

Filipino casinos have become the lynch pin to millions of dollars in money laundering schemes in the past 3 years. That was highlighted this year, when the Bengali central bank was robbed by hackers. Later, money stolen from the bank ended up being laundered in Manila-based casinos like Solaire. In 2013, a loophole was created […]

Woman Wins 5-Figure Slots Jackpot in First Minutes To Ever Be in a Casino
May 25th, 2016 By April Bergman

Woman Wins 5-Figure Slots Jackpot in First Minutes To Ever Be in a Casino

Debbie Maynard, a 52-year old mother of two from Horsham in West Sussex won a big jackpot on her first-ever visit to a casino this week. In fact, Mrs. Maynard won the prize on her second-ever spin on a slot machine. Maynard says she stepped into a casino in Southampton to avoid rush hour traffic […]

Taiwanese Casino Proponents Launch Petition for a Penghu Island Casino Referndum in 2016
May 23rd, 2016 By April Bergman

Taiwanese Casino Proponents Launch Petition for a Penghu Island Casino Referndum in 2016

The people of Taiwan are preparing for a nationwide casino referendum. The Taiwanese electorate is voting to see whether the offshore island of Penghu will be turned into a casino enclave. A casino legalization effort collected more than enough signatures to get the vote on the next ballot. Chen Meng, the presidnet of the Alliance […]

French Open 2016 Sports Betting Odds and Analysis
May 21st, 2016 By April Bergman

French Open 2016 Sports Betting Odds and Analysis

The 2016 French Open begins on Sunday, May 22 at Roland-Garros Stadium in Paris. The French Open is the year’s second major and the biggest clay court event of the season. Top international sportsbooks like William Hill, Ladbrokes, and the Westgate SuperBook have released their odds for the event. So have the betting exchanges, such […]

Genting Hong Kong Buys 10 Casino Cruise Ships from Germany’s Lloyd Werft Group
May 18th, 2016 By April Bergman

Genting Hong Kong Buys 10 Casino Cruise Ships from Germany’s Lloyd Werft Group

Genting Hong Kong plans to add ten luxury cruise ships to its gaming empire. If its order with Germany’s Lloyd Werft Group happens, then Genting might expand its luxury cruise ship business in Hong Kong. Already, Genting owns some of the biggest luxury cruise liners in the world: Star Cruises, Crystal Cruises, and Dream Cruises. […]

Why 888 Founder’s Selling of Stock Is Not a Bad Sign for 888 Holdings
May 16th, 2016 By April Bergman

Why 888 Founder’s Selling of Stock Is Not a Bad Sign for 888 Holdings

Rafi Farber wrote an op-ed piece for Calvin Ayre recently discussing the selling of insider shares at 888 Holdings. As a man who knows the finance and as a native Israeli, the piece carried particular weight. The piece was about Shay Ben-Yitzhak, one of the cofounders of 888 Holdings, which owns 888poker, 888casino, and 888sports. […]

William Hill USA Signs Deal with Eldorado Resorts for Two Reno Sportsbooks
May 13th, 2016 By April Bergman

William Hill USA Signs Deal with Eldorado Resorts for Two Reno Sportsbooks

William Hill USA signed a deal with two Nevada sportsbooks this week, increasing the UK bookmaker’s American presence significantly. William Hill USA already had a sportsbook in Las Vegas, but the new deal increases that presence in the American gambling capital. Gary Carano, Chairman and CEO of Eldorado Resorts, said of the partnership, “William Hill […]

Donald Trump Handed over Tax Records during Previous Audits to Maintain Gaming Licenses
May 12th, 2016 By April Bergman

Donald Trump Handed over Tax Records during Previous Audits to Maintain Gaming Licenses

CNN reports that Donald Trump handed over his tax records during an audit before, specifically when the fate of casino projects depended on his compliance. The earlier disclosures of information undermine Trump’s logic for not releasing his tax records for public scrutiny. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is being criticized for his unwillingness to hand […]

Costa Rican Official Says He Will Not Investigate 5Dimes for Online Gambling Activities
May 10th, 2016 By April Bergman

Costa Rican Official Says He Will Not Investigate 5Dimes for Online Gambling Activities

An official in Costa Rica say they have no plans to investigate the online casino and sportsbook, 5Dimes. The online gaming site, which is accused of accepting American real money players in defiance of US online gaming laws, is based in Costa Rica. The news follows March 2016 revelations about 5Dimes Casino’s bank accounts at […]

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