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Youngest Ever Lottery Winner Wants Her Life Back
Written by M. Rhodes | Thursday, February 16th, 2017

In 2013, Jane Park became Britain’s youngest ever winner of a EuroMillions jackpot, but now almost four years later she has been all over the news recently complaining about how scooping the money has made her an unhappier person. Prior to the then 17 year-old... 

Australians Top Biggest Gambling Loser List Again in 2016
Written by B. Solomon | Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

H2 Gambling Capital (H2G) has released its latest findings on the state of the global gambling industry in 2016, and once again it was Australia which topped the list of biggest gambling losers with an average of $990 of losses per resident. A distant second was... 

3rd Biggest DFS Site Files for Bankruptcy
Written by B. Solomon | Monday, February 6th, 2017

Fantasy Aces, the daily fantasy sports industry’s third biggest operator behind DraftKings and FanDuel, has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, potentially costing its customers the $1.3 million they currently have in their accounts. In a development mirroring... 

$35k Roulette Wager Nets Gambler $1.225M
Written by M. Rhodes | Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

On January 3rd, Brazilian businessman Pedro Grendene Bartelle and a group of friends celebrated the New Year by visiting the Conrad Punta del Este Resort and Casino Hotel in Uruguay. Their celebrations soon turned to jubilation, though, after Bartelle placed a... 

Record 42.9m Tourists Flock to Las Vegas in 2016
Written by A. Mitchell | Thursday, January 12th, 2017

For the last couple of years, Las Vegas has seen its tourism figures reach record heights, and 2016 was no exception with an unprecedented 42.9 million people visiting Sin City, according to the latest information released by the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors... 

DFS Market Grew Just 4% in 2016
Written by B. Solomon | Wednesday, January 11th, 2017

In 2015, FanDuel and DraftKings spent more money advertising than America’s entire beer industry, but after hitting a peak last summer, the daily fantasy sports market has now bottomed out with both firms’ valuations having been more than halved. Consequently... 

Bitcoin Value Soars to Near Record High
Written by B. Solomon | Wednesday, January 4th, 2017

Bitcoin ended 2016 having appreciated by around 100% to $968, and now just a few days into 2017 the digital currency has continued its incredible upward trajectory and is currently trading at $1073.50, a little short of its all time peak set in November 2013 of... 

DraftKings and FanDuel Looking To Merge Operations
Written by B. Solomon | Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

Once bitter rivals, the world’s two biggest daily fantasy sports companies, DraftKings and FanDuel, are now on the brink of merging to form an industry giant that would control at least 90% of the global market. DraftKings and FanDuel have apparently been... 

Bilzerian’s $5M Bet To Row Solo Across Atlantic Ocean
Written by A. Mitchell | Friday, October 21st, 2016

Dan Bilzerian and Bill Perkins have become famous for their high-stakes prop bets, and have exchanged millions of dollars with each other, and some select members of the poker community, as they suggest increasingly more challenging tasks to perform. Earlier this... 

Yong and Goulder Agree £20k Table Tennis Prop Bet
Written by M. Rhodes | Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

The WPT UK Festival is scheduled to take place from October 22nd to November 6th with more than £3 million in prize money to be awarded throughout the popular poker series. The 16-day festival takes place at the Dusk Till Dawn casino in Nottingham, England, and...