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Scott Tom Pleads Guilty to Misdemeanor in 2011 Absolute Poker Wire Fraud Case

Scott Tom Pleads Guilty to Misdemeanor in 2011 Absolute Poker Wire Fraud Case

June 6th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

Absolute Poker and its sister site, Ultimate Bet, faced a scandal in 2007 when players learned that someone could see their hole cards. Scott Tom, the co-founder of Absolute Poker, walked away from his Black Friday online poker indictment with a single misdemeanor.... 

Foxwoods Casino and Victory Square Ventures Introduce Gaming Platform

Foxwoods Casino and Victory Square Ventures Introduce Gaming Platform

June 5th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

Victory Square Ventures has helped startups in social gaming, lotteries, online gaming, and daily fantasy sports. Foxwoods Resort Casino and Victory Square Ventures is partnering on a “living lab”, a plan to develop new gaming entertainment technology.... 

Chris Christie Wants to Give Atlantic City Casinos More Relief from Regulations

Chris Christie Wants to Give Atlantic City Casinos More Relief from Regulations

June 3rd, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

Chris Christie at the opening of the Margaritaville Restaurant at the Resorts Casino in Atlantic City. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said on Thursday he would like to give Atlantic City casinos more relief from regulations in the month and a half. Gov. Christie... 

Sheldon Adelson Made $1.7 Billion from a Boost in Las Vegas Sands Shares This Week

Sheldon Adelson Made $1.7 Billion from a Boost in Las Vegas Sands Shares This Week

June 2nd, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

Venetian Macau was the key to Sheldon Adelson’s becoming the wealthiest casino executive ever. Sheldon Adelson made $1.7 billion this past week. The CEO of Las Vegas Sands is now worth $34.9 billion, according to the real-time rankings of the world’s... 

$10,000 Tag Team No-Limit Hold’em Championship Enters Day 3 with Only 6 Teams Remaining

$10,000 Tag Team No-Limit Hold’em Championship Enters Day 3 with Only 6 Teams Remaining

June 1st, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

Team Negreanu consists of Eric Wasserson, David Benyamine, Mark Gregorich, and Negreanu himself. After two days of the WSOP Tag Team Poker Championship, Team Negreanu is the chip leaders. From a field of 102 different tag teams, only 6 teams remain in the event. The... 

DraftKings and FanDuel Resist Massachusetts Restrictions on DFS Computer Scripts and Optimization Softtware

DraftKings and FanDuel Resist Massachusetts Restrictions on DFS Computer Scripts and Optimization Softtware

May 29th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

Maura Healey played basketball at Harvard and 2 years professionally in Austria, before return to the US to get her law degree. In 2015, when Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey first proposed regulating the daily fantasy sports industry, Boston-based DraftKings... 

Las Vegas Police Warn of a “Credible Threat” by ISIS to Attack the Vegas Strip

Las Vegas Police Warn of a “Credible Threat” by ISIS to Attack the Vegas Strip

May 26th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

The Las Vegas Strip and Times Square appeared on the ISIS video, which was described as unusually long. The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police are treating a video posted by Islamic State as a “credible threat”, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal.... 

Pennsylvania Senate Passes a Land-Based and Online Gambling Bill

Pennsylvania Senate Passes a Land-Based and Online Gambling Bill

May 24th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

Philadelphia International Airport could offer online gambling, if it paid a $5 million licensing fee. The Pennsylvania Senate approved the expansion of casino-style gambling and online fantasy sports in a 38-12 vote on Wednesday. Pennsylvania lawmakers believe... 

Leonard Fournette’s Younger Brother Arrested for Underage Gambling at Baton Rouge Casino

Leonard Fournette’s Younger Brother Arrested for Underage Gambling at Baton Rouge Casino

May 23rd, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

Lanard Fournette gambled on craps for 16 minutes before he was discovered. Lanard Fournette, the younger brother of LSU and Jacksonville Jaguars star running back Leonard Fornette, was arrested at a Baton Rouge casino for underage gambling. The 20-year old Fournette... 

FinCEN Documents Show the Trump Taj Mahal Was Involved in 106 Violations of Money Laundering Laws

FinCEN Documents Show the Trump Taj Mahal Was Involved in 106 Violations of Money Laundering Laws

May 22nd, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

The Trump Taj Mahal was controlled by Donald Trump until February 2009, when shareholders took control amidst another bankruptcy. Congressional committees recently called for the Treasury Department’s financial crimes unit, FinCen, to release to them documents... 

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