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Sports Gambling on NFL Football Games Is Declining in 2016

Sports Gambling on NFL Football Games Is Declining in 2016

November 1st, 2016 Written by Christine Davies

The NFL was missing stars like Peyton Manning and Tom Brady in September, but new stars are emerging. Gambling on the National Football League is down significantly in 2016, compared to where it was at the same point in the 2015 NFL season. The poor gambling turnover... 

Boxer Amir Khan Is Blackmailed by a Man Claiming to Have a Gambling Addiction

Boxer Amir Khan Is Blackmailed by a Man Claiming to Have a Gambling Addiction

October 31st, 2016 Written by Christine Davies

Amir Khan collected $13 million for a title match the month after the blackmail attempt occurred. Former welterweight boxing champion Amir Khan was the target of a blackmail attempt by a Cleveland (UK) gambling addict needing quick cash. The blackmailer targeted... 

A Gambler in Fremont, California Is Stalked and Attacked for Her Casino Winnings

A Gambler in Fremont, California Is Stalked and Attacked for Her Casino Winnings

October 28th, 2016 Written by Christine Davies

The Hollywood Casino is one of several gaming venues in the Los Angeles area. A 55-year old Fremont woman was followed home from a casino and violented attacked on the doorstep of her home earlier this month, in order to rob her of casino winnings. The couple accused... 

North Jersey Casino Proposal Bound to Lose with Support Below 30%

North Jersey Casino Proposal Bound to Lose with Support Below 30%

October 27th, 2016 Written by Christine Davies

If defeated, the North Jersey casino plan could not be a referendum again until 2018. The North Jersey casino referendum looks as if it is going down to ignominious defeat. The latest Fairleigh Dickenson University PublicMind poll shows that 70% of likely New Jersey... 

Pennsylvania’s House of Representatives Approves an Online, DFS, and Airport Gambling Bill

Pennsylvania’s House of Representatives Approves an Online, DFS, and Airport Gambling Bill

October 26th, 2016 Written by Christine Davies

Both houses of the Pennsylvania legislature supported a local-tax provision, but online gambling is still in doubt. The Pennsylvania House of Representatives passed a casino gambling bill 108-70 on Thursday which would expand gambling to the Internet. In a possible... 

Casino Magnate Is a Major Donor to the Anti-Marijuana Side in Several US States

Casino Magnate Is a Major Donor to the Anti-Marijuana Side in Several US States

October 25th, 2016 Written by Christine Davies

California is the golden leaf of marijuana legalization efforts. Sheldon Adelson has not had the effect on the 2016 US presidential election that many assumed he would. After years of speculation that Adelson, the Koch Brothers, and Paul Singer would donate mountains... 

US District Judge Rules against Phil Ivey in the Borgata Baccarat Casino

US District Judge Rules against Phil Ivey in the Borgata Baccarat Casino

October 21st, 2016 Written by Christine Davies

Phil Ivey and Cheng Yin Sun have been accused of edge sorting in Atlantic City, London, and Singapore. US District Court Judge Noel Hillman ruled on Friday that Phil Ivey and Cheng Yin Sun violated state law when they won $9.6 million from the Borgata casino in... 

Newark Developer Announces Its Plan for One of Two North Jersey Casinos

Newark Developer Announces Its Plan for One of Two North Jersey Casinos

October 20th, 2016 Written by Christine Davies

North Jersey casino rallies have been held in Jersey City, East Rutherford, and Newark. A third proposed site for one of the two possible North Jersey casinos emerged this week: Newark. The Berger Organization, a Newark-based real estate group, released its development... 

Eddie Rybolt Wins $300,000 on a $3 DraftKings Fantasy Football Contest

Eddie Rybolt Wins $300,000 on a $3 DraftKings Fantasy Football Contest

October 19th, 2016 Written by Christine Davies

Timely starts of San Diego Chargers’ third-down back Danny Woodhead helped Eddie Rybolt win $300,000. Daily fantasy sports provided the gaming world with a story of redemption this week, courtesy of the Baltimore Sun. As the paper points out, that redemption... 

Grand Rapids Ask for Illegal Gambling House to be Shut Down with Padlocks

Grand Rapids Ask for Illegal Gambling House to be Shut Down with Padlocks

October 17th, 2016 Written by Christine Davies

Grand Rapids also had illegal gambling in a local bar, despite being 21 miles from a legal casino. The city of Grand Rapids is asking a judge in Kent County, Michigan to padlock a Southeast Side home suspected of being involved in illegal gambling. The house is... 

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