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$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... 

Lyle Berman Inducted Into 2016 AGA Gaming Hall of Fame
Written by M. Rhodes | Friday, October 7th, 2016

At the end of September, 3-times WSOP bracelet winner Lyle Berman was inducted into the American Gaming Association’s (AGA) Gaming Hall of Fame, together with four other inductees who have helped shape the gaming industry. At the induction ceremony held at the... 

FanDuel’s UK Launch in Next Few Weeks
Written by A. Mitchell | Friday, July 29th, 2016

FanDuel is set to launch its new fantasy football platform in the UK within the next few weeks, with its timing coinciding with the beginning of the 2016-17 English Premier League season. Despite the Scottish business being created in Edinburgh in 2009, the tech... 

Monk Given 30 Months For Gambling $263k of Temple Funds
Written by A. Mitchell | Thursday, July 28th, 2016

A Buddhist monk has just been sentenced to 30 months in prison after stealing $263,463 from the temple which he presided over in order to fund his gambling addiction. Khang Nguyen Le, 36, was the president of the Buddhist association from 2010 to 2014, during which...