Archive for September, 2018

IOC President Bans Violent eSports Events from Olympics
September 30th, 2018 By April Bergman

IOC President Bans Violent eSports Events from Olympics

Thomas Bach of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) recently said, “We cannot have in the Olympic program a game which is promoting violence or discrimination. So-called killer games. They, from our point of view, are contradictory to the Olympic values and cannot, therefore, be accepted.” After months of debate, Thomas Bach, the president of International […]

Top House Judiciary Committee Members Favor Sportsbook Regulations
September 29th, 2018 By April Bergman

Top House Judiciary Committee Members Favor Sportsbook Regulations

Ranking members of the House Judiciary Committee favor federal sports betting regulations in the United States. The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Virginia), is one of those who has spoken on behalf of a 50-state regulatory framework for America’s new sports betting laws. Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wisconsin), chairman of the House […]

Starlight Casino Edmonton and Gateway Casinos Hold Grand Opening
September 28th, 2018 By April Bergman

Starlight Casino Edmonton and Gateway Casinos Hold Grand Opening

Starlight Casino Edmonton had its grand opening this week, becoming the fifth brick-and-mortar casino in the Edmonton area. Over 500 community leaders, gaming executives, and local dignitaries were on hand for Starlight Casino’s grand opening. The casino has 120,000 feet of entertainment and gaming space. The gaming area alone is 64,000 square feet and contains […]

Russian Police Raid North Korean Casino in NPRK’s Moscow Embassy
September 27th, 2018 By April Bergman

Russian Police Raid North Korean Casino in NPRK’s Moscow Embassy

Russian authorities are accusing the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea’s (DPRK) diplomatic staff of operating an illegal casino on embassy grounds in Moscow. Russian news agency TASS reported that the gaming operation at the North Korean embassy was one of 15 illegal casinos raided in the past week in Moscow. News reports suggest that the […]

Starboard Value Buys MGM Resorts Shares, Might Sell Macau Casinos
September 26th, 2018 By April Bergman

Starboard Value Buys MGM Resorts Shares, Might Sell Macau Casinos

The New York Post reports a hedge fund could buy enough shares of MGM Resorts to get a seat on the board, then force the Las Vegas casino company to divest itself of its lucrative Macau casinos. Starboard Value, described by Motley Fool as an activist investor, recently bought $500 million of MGM Resorts stock […]

PACGOR Reverses Decision to Sell Its Casino Operations
September 25th, 2018 By April Bergman

PACGOR Reverses Decision to Sell Its Casino Operations

After talking selling its state-owned gaming assets for two years, PACGOR announced today it is no longer planning to get out of the gambling industry. The Philippine regulator’s director said the gaming industry is growing too fast for the government to give up its lucrative revenues. PACGOR CEO and board chairwoman Andrea Domingo told Inside […]

Crown Perth Baccarat Revenues Down 24% over Three Years
September 24th, 2018 By April Bergman

Crown Perth Baccarat Revenues Down 24% over Three Years

Crown Perth casino saw a massive decline in baccarat revenues this year, despite a $470 million renovation of the casino’s renovation. Baccarat revenues dropped 24% over the past three years, which has led to a 10% drop in revenues over the 12 months from June 30, 2017 to June 30, 2018. Western Australia’s Gaming and […]

William Hill US Reportedly Bans Winning Sports Bettors
September 23rd, 2018 By April Bergman

William Hill US Reportedly Bans Winning Sports Bettors

As the NFL regular season enters its third week, ESPN and ABC have reported that William Hill US regularly bans sports bettors who win too much. Banning handicappers who can beat the house spread is a legal practice in Nevada, but it is one which is getting criticism from news sources. William Hill US brought […]

PokerStars Announces Online Poker VR Platform Coming in 2018
September 22nd, 2018 By April Bergman

PokerStars Announces Online Poker VR Platform Coming in 2018

PokerStars announced the next upgrade in online poker with the PokerStars VR platform, a virtual reality card room which is expected out later this year. The PokerStars VR beta test closed this week. A spokesman for PokerStars said the VR technology’s security test was a success and Stars Group expects regulators will approve the PokerStars […]

Sodapoppin Criticized for BetOnline Ads on Twitch Livestream
September 21st, 2018 By April Bergman

Sodapoppin Criticized for BetOnline Ads on Twitch Livestream

Chance Morris, known on Twitch as Sodapoppin, is being criticized on Reddit for his BetOnline.com ads. Morris, one of the most popular streamers on Twitch, has discussed games like World of Warcraft on Twitch for years. During that time, Sodapoppin (pictured right) also discussed his gambling hobby. Morris made no secret that he gambled on […]

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