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Richard Branson and Google Are Latest Investors in Blockchain

Richard Branson and Google Are Latest Investors in Blockchain

June 22nd, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

Bitcoin payment methods are becoming a major factor in online and mobile gambling. UK billionaire Richard Branson, Google investment division GV, and venture capital firm Lakestar are among the latest wave of investors in the bitcoin wallet startup, Blockchain.... 

Hard Rock Casino Plans $500 Million Renovation for August 2017

Hard Rock Casino Plans $500 Million Renovation for August 2017

June 21st, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

The Atlantic City Hard Rock Casino will receive $500 million in renovations. The Atlantic City Hard Rock Casino revealed its opening date this week: Memorial Day Weekend 2018 at the latest. Hard Rock International’s casino will open inside the former Trump... 

Atlantic City’s 2017 Live and Online Poker Room Revenues

Atlantic City’s 2017 Live and Online Poker Room Revenues

June 20th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

Borgata’s poker room continues to lead all live card rooms in Atlantic City. Atlantic City’s live poker revenues showed a 2% boost in May 2017. Continuing its long dominance in the live poker niche, Borgata’s poker room generated nearly 60% of... 

NFL Reaches Settlement with Charity on 2015 Promotional Ban

NFL Reaches Settlement with Charity on 2015 Promotional Ban

June 16th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

Roger Goodell banned players from fantasy football and arm-wrestling events at Las Vegas casinos, too. The National Football League reached a settlement with a youth charity which was forced by the league to move an event from a Las Vegas area casino in 2015. The... 

David LeVan Ends Pursuit of Gettysburg Casino License

David LeVan Ends Pursuit of Gettysburg Casino License

June 14th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

Mason Dixon Downs would have housed harness racing and a slots casino. David LeVan, a local businessman who has tried to bring a casino the Gettysburg area on several different occasions, said he was canceling his third attempt to secure a Gettysburg casino license.... 

Christie Says Trump Is Not Likely to Legalize Sports Betting

Christie Says Trump Is Not Likely to Legalize Sports Betting

June 13th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

Chris Christie said Monmouth Park would be open “within a week” if the U.S. Supreme Court agrees with New Jersey. In his June 13 appearance on the Boomer & Carton sports radio talk show, Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey said the Trump Administration... 

LA-Area Store Sells Powerball Lotto Ticket Worth $447.8 Million

LA-Area Store Sells Powerball Lotto Ticket Worth $447.8 Million

June 12th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

The Alberre family, whose store sold the winning ticket, pose for a picture by friend Monique Small. A winning Powerball lottery ticket was bought in California this weekend, giving its own a grand prize worth an estimated $447.8 million. The ticket was sold in... 

Russian Mobsters Indicted for Money Laundering and Illegal Poker

Russian Mobsters Indicted for Money Laundering and Illegal Poker

June 7th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

After his arrest in Las Vegas, reputed ‘vor’ Razhden Shulaya said, “I understand what they accused me of, but I just don’t understand why.” Federal authorities in Manhattan on Wednesday unsealed indictments on 32 alleged Russian mobsters... 

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.... 

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