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Nevada Aims To Boost Tourism From India
Written by A. Mitchell | Friday, February 12th, 2016

In a sign of the growing importance of Indian tourism to Las Vegas, the state of Nevada has opened a representative office in the country of 1.25 billion people. India is currently in the top 10 of countries visiting the home of the USA’s chief gambling resort... 

DraftKings Begins Rolling Out Its UK Operation
Written by B. Solomon | Thursday, February 11th, 2016

In August 2015, DraftKings received a UK gambling license and after several months of preparations the company has now started rolling out its UK operation. As a result, players can now compete across a range of different sports, including Premier League Football,... 

FanDuel CFO Matt King Dismisses Poker As Gambling
Written by A. Mitchell | Thursday, February 11th, 2016

FanDuel and DraftKings are by far the most popular daily fantasy sports sites in the US, and similar to the game of online poker these companies have been doing their utmost to have their industry recognized as a skill-based discipline, separate from gambling.... 

Pornhub Diversifies Into Online Casinos
Written by A. Mitchell | Tuesday, February 9th, 2016

Not content to be just the world’s biggest pornography site, Pornhub has now branched out into the world of online casinos. Consequently, visitors to pornhubcasino.com are now given the opportunity to play sex-themed slot and video games on the site, but... 

Super Bowl 50 Generates Record Wagers For Nevada
Written by B. Solomon | Tuesday, February 9th, 2016

The 50th Super Bowl which took place between the Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos on Sunday generated record wagers at Nevada’s sportsbooks. According to numbers from the Nevada Gaming Control Board, as much as $132.54 million in legal bets was taken,... 

PokerStars Named As IGA Poker Operator of the Year
Written by A. Mitchell | Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016

The 9th International Gaming Awards (IGA) was held in London on February 1st, with twenty-five accolades handed out to those companies and people who have helped innovate and advance the industry over the past year. Picking up the award for Poker Operator of the... 

Shane Warne Foundation Shuts Amidst Controversy
Written by A. Mitchell | Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

Each year the Shane Warne Foundation would host various high profile poker tournaments in order to raise money for children in need, but the organization has now shut shop after coming under scrutiny by a consumer watchdog for the amount of money that it actually... 

Chinese Poker Club Busted For Being A Gambling Front
Written by A. Mitchell | Tuesday, January 12th, 2016

China may be the nation with the world’s largest population, but gambling is still illegal for its 1.35 billion inhabitants outside of the island resort of Macau. That doesn’t prevent officially recognized poker club’s springing up across the... 

Las Vegas Review-Journal and Independent Journalism
Written by B. Solomon | Thursday, December 24th, 2015

Two weeks ago, casino mogul Sheldon Adelson purchased Nevada’s biggest newspaper, the Las Vegas Review-Journal, for $140 million, an amount that was almost $40 million more than its purchase price of eight months earlier. However, the acquisition did not... 

Australians Still World’s Biggest Gamblers in 2015
Written by A. Mitchell | Monday, December 14th, 2015

Australians are considered the world’s biggest gamblers, and despite all attempts to curtail their gambling activities, during the third quarter of 2015 the country’s citizens spent a record AU$6.5 billion (US$4.8bn) gambling. As well as being 6.1%...