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Poker Pro Eugene Katchalov Retires to Manage eSports Team

Poker Pro Eugene Katchalov Retires to Manage eSports Team

July 8th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

Katchalov speaks of a 2012 eSports event in South Korea as the inspiration¬† for his newest venture. Professional poker player Eugene Katchalov announced he is switching focus to eSports events. Esports involves competitive video game contests for real prize money. Eugene... 

Phil Ivey Remains Alive in 2018 WSOP Main Event

Phil Ivey Remains Alive in 2018 WSOP Main Event

July 7th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

Phil Ivey is still alive in the WSOP Main Event, while Phil Hellmuth touched off a Twitter controversy with his play. Phil Ivey is back at the World Series of Poker Main Event and he’s making noise. Ivey, seen by many as the top professional poker player... 

Rob Manfred Wants Sportsbook Integrity Fees and Federal Law

Rob Manfred Wants Sportsbook Integrity Fees and Federal Law

July 6th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

Rob Manfred wants one consistent policy across all 50 US states. Major League Baseball (MLB) Commissioner Rob Manfred continues to support an integrity fee for federally-legal sports bets. The MLB Commissioner believes integrity fees should be paid by sportsbooks... 

Las Vegas Drink Servers and Housekeepers Receive Panic Buttons

Las Vegas Drink Servers and Housekeepers Receive Panic Buttons

July 5th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

The panic buttons were part of the recent collective bargaining agreements between the Culinary Workers Union, Caesars, and MGM Resorts. Thousands of Las Vegas casino workers now carry “panic buttons” with them so they can warn management of sexual... 

Younger Visitors Flock to Las Vegas, But Not to Gamble

Younger Visitors Flock to Las Vegas, But Not to Gamble

July 4th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

Gambit Gaming is one of the innovative skill-games gaming machine designers Vegas Strip execs hope will lure millennials into casinos. The younger generation is coming to Las Vegas in record numbers, though they do not always gamble when they arrive. Instead, the... 

Big Ten Wants NCAA to Adopt College Football Injury Report

Big Ten Wants NCAA to Adopt College Football Injury Report

July 3rd, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

College football coaches prefer to hide injuries from opponents, to avoid targetting injured players. For the sake of sports betting integrity, the Big Ten Conference has asked the NCAA to institute a national college football injury reporting system similar to... 

Hard Rock CEO Voices Interest in North Jersey Casino

Hard Rock CEO Voices Interest in North Jersey Casino

July 2nd, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

Jim Allen has an exclusive contract with Meadowlands Racetrack, if ever a casino was placed in Jeff Gural’s East Rutherford venue. Hard Rock International CEO Jim Allen said his company remains interested in a North Jersey casino, despite spending $500 million... 

LeBron James Signs: Los Angeles Lakers’ NBA Odds Improve

LeBron James Signs: Los Angeles Lakers’ NBA Odds Improve

July 1st, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

The LeBron James signing sent LA Lakers’ odds to 7-2, while the Cleveland Cavaliers’ odds now sit at 500-1. Lebron James agreed to a four-year, $153.3 million contract with the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday, causing Las Vegas sportsbooks to lower the... 

All-in Diversity Project’s Founders Discuss iGaming Inclusion

All-in Diversity Project’s Founders Discuss iGaming Inclusion

June 30th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

The All-In Diversity Project is based in London, England. In 2017, Tina Thakor-Rankin and Kelly Kehn collaborated to found the “All-in Diversity Project“, which is backed by Young Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM). Both women are experienced professionals... 

Big Fish Games Hires Jeff Karp to Serve as New Leader

Big Fish Games Hires Jeff Karp to Serve as New Leader

June 29th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

Jeff Karp has a string of successes, including work at Zynga and EA video games. Big Fish Games hired Jeff Karp as its president and managing director and was announced as Big Fish’s new leader. Jeff Karp is a former executive at Electronic Arts (EA) and... 

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