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Hackers Target Casino through Its High Tech Fish Tank

Hackers Target Casino through Its High Tech Fish Tank

July 22nd, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

The smart fish tank had cyber-systems which allowed the hackers access to the casino’s database. Darktrace, a security firm which works with North American casinos, said that hackers used a smart fish tank to steal data from a casino. The security threat... 

Scott Blumstein Dominates WSOP Main Event Final Table

Scott Blumstein Dominates WSOP Main Event Final Table

July 21st, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

Scott Blumstein won a 156 million-chip pot in the key hand of the day. In Day 8 of the WSOP Main Event, Scott Blumstein was the story. Blumstein extended his lead to a point where he holds almost half of the chips in the event. Two players busted out before an... 

Massachusetts Senate President “Hates” Casino 4am Last Call

Massachusetts Senate President “Hates” Casino 4am Last Call

July 19th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

State Senator Stan Rosenberg said casinos might ask for 24-hour alcohol sales or an end to the smoking ban. Senate President Stan Rosenberg, who was one of the chief architects of Massachusetts’ brick-and-mortar casino law, said he “hates” the... 

DraftKings and FanDuel End Merger Talks Due to FTC Concerns

DraftKings and FanDuel End Merger Talks Due to FTC Concerns

July 18th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

Yahoo!, PokerStars, and Paddy Power all have DFS products, but the FTC thought a FanDuel-DraftKings combine would monopolize the market. DraftKings and FanDuel have ended merger talks after the Federal Trade Commission said it would oppose the move. In June, a... 

Resorts Casino Launches FastPick Daily Fantasy Sports Game

Resorts Casino Launches FastPick Daily Fantasy Sports Game

July 17th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

SportAD CEO John Brennan says FastPick is “as close to a traditional single-game play” as a gambler can find in legal gaming. Resorts Casino Hotel launched a daily fantasy sports game on Monday. The game is called FastPick, which allows house-versus-gambler,... 

The Story Behind Phil Ivey’s Edge-Sorting Baccarat Case

The Story Behind Phil Ivey’s Edge-Sorting Baccarat Case

July 16th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

Kelly says, “I never thought about being famous….I just want to beat casinos.” This last week in London, Phil Ivey’s appeal of the Crockfords Casino edge-sorting case began in the UK Supreme Court. At stake is £7.8 million, or roughly $12... 

2017 World Series of Poker Main Event Day 5: 85 Remaining

2017 World Series of Poker Main Event Day 5: 85 Remaining

July 15th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

Though Robin Hegele has the chip lead at the moment, Michael Ruane (pictured) received a lot of attention. The 2017 World Series of Poker Main Event is wrapping up its fifth day of play and 85 players remain. The WSOP Main Event began with 7,221 entries. Robin... 

Pennsylvania Online Gambling Bill Remains in Limbo

Pennsylvania Online Gambling Bill Remains in Limbo

July 13th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

Online gambling, DFS, and satellite casinos are in the bill presently, while VGTs are out. After the Pennsylvania spending bill passed into law, the state’s long-awaited online gambling bill remains in limbo. Lawmakers might pass the iGaming bill in the next... 

New York City Firm Makes $220 Million Offer to Revel Casino

New York City Firm Makes $220 Million Offer to Revel Casino

July 12th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

Glenn Straub said, “I don’t know any private equity firms.” A private equity firm has offered $220 million to buy the old Revel Casino building, according to Alex Fredericks of Digital Launch. The firm, which remains anonymous for the time being,... 

Why End of PASPA Won’t Lead to Regulated Online Sportsbooks

Why End of PASPA Won’t Lead to Regulated Online Sportsbooks

July 11th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

Land-based gaming operators often see online gambling sites as competition. American sports gamblers who’ve read about the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to hear New Jersey’s sports betting case might assume the end of PASPA will lead to legal... 

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