Mysterious High Roller and Suspected Money Launderer Peter Hoang Probably Murdered Over Unpaid Debt, Inquest Finds

A Vietnamese high-roller shot and killed in Australia four years ago had many enemies, an inquest was told on Monday.

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Peter Hoang was shot to death four years ago in a Sydney suburb, but the identity of his killers remains a mystery, as does the source of the millions that passed through his hands like water. (Image: ABC) read more

Another All-Star Joins Warriors, Las Vegas Odds Say Might as Well Call Off Season

Four-time NBA All-Star DeMarcus Cousins is upstaging the importance of LeBron James’ Decision 3.0 to join the Los Angeles Lakers.

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All eyes in the NBA world were on what LeBron James would do. But DeMarcus Cousins signing with the Warriors has devestated the NBA landscape even further and completely shifted 2018-19 title odds. (Image: Chris Graythen/Getty) read more

World Cup Betting: Belgium Breaks Japanese Hearts, Brazil Plays Like Champion-Elect

Russia 2018 has given us a taste of everything so far — the goal-fests, the chaotic giant-killing upsets, the dramatic penalty saves — and now we have the crazy late comeback.

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Unbridled joy: Nacer Chadli celebrates his last-gasp, stoppage-time winner against Japan to complete the comeback of the tournament so far. Elsewhere Neymar provided his own kind of drama as Brazil beat Mexico comfortably. (Image: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images) read more

Former Trump Taj Mahal Workers Receive Settlement Money From Previous Boss Carl Icahn

Workers who were employed at the former Trump Taj Mahal for at least one year between October 2014 and October 2016 are receiving settlement checks from billionaire Carl Icahn just as the casino resort is reopening as Hard Rock Atlantic City.

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The Trump Taj Mahal is no more, as it’s now known as Hard Rock Atlantic City. But the financial disaster that was the end of Donald Trump’s casino empire continues to make headlines. (Image: Michelle Gustafson/NPR/Jeffrey Asher/Getty/ read more

Red Rake Gaming’s new Mystic Mirror slot now live

Spanish online gambling games developer Red Rake Gaming has taken its latest online slot Mystic Mirror live with licensees this week. As the title suggests,…

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Bet365 expands Manchester facility

Local media reports from Manchester are that online bookmaker Bet365 plans to create 100 new jobs in its Manchester technical facility, boosting the existing headcount…

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Forthcoming Microgaming attraction

On the way from Microgaming is a Rabcat-developed online 5 reel, 243 ways-to-win online slot titled Robin of Sherwood. Features include Wild Turning, Royal Clearing…

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Relax Gaming adds Playson to its Silver Bullet Platform

Online gambling games developer Relax Gaming has signed a B2B agreement to distribute games created by online slots development studio Playson. Playson’s product suite includes…

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Online sportsbetting bust in Taiwan

A 35-year-old Taiwanese man, identified only as Chang, has been arrested for operating illegal online betting websites in Taipei since January 2018 from his home….

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Irish tech firm Banach raises Euro 2.2 million in seed funding

Dublin-based betting technology firm Banach Technology Limited, founded in 2015, has raised Euro 2.2 million in enterprise seed funding which it will use to both…

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DFS Revenue Plateaus, Legal Sports Betting Could Be Dampening Thrill of Fantasy Sports

The daily fantasy sports market has stagnated, according to new figures released by the New York State Gaming Commission.

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Daily fantasy sports has plateaued in the US, so what next for market leaders DraftKings and FanDuel, now that individual states are free to legalize and license sports betting? (Image: Fortune) read more

Caesars ‘Divas Las Vegas’ Show Gets Dragged Into Scandal, Long-Running Production Suddenly Closes

Frank Marino’s Divas Las Vegas at Caesars-owned The Linq came to an abrupt end last Tuesday, and while the show that’s been a Strip staple for decades appears to have closed by mutual decision, there’s much more than meets the eye to this dramatic sayonara.

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Frank Marino’s “Divas Las Vegas,” one of the Strip’s longest-running production shows, suddenly went dark last week. Marino has blamed an afternoon time slot for sluggish ticket sales, but could there be a darker reason? (Image: Las Vegas News Bureau/Frank Marino’s Divas) read more

Hard Rock Remains Committed to North Jersey Casino Despite Atlantic City Investment

Hard Rock International CEO Jim Allen says despite spending more than half-billion dollars in Atlantic City, the casino company remains interested in developing a resort in North Jersey.

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Hard Rock CEO Jim Allen, seen here in 2015 presenting his company’s casino vision for the Meadowlands, says he’s still keen on building outside New York City in North Jersey. (Image: Press of Atlantic City) read more

French Regulator ARJEL Weighs in on Loot Boxes, Calls for Pan-European Action to Lean on Developers

France’s online gambling regulator ARJEL has called for a “concerted course of action” from regulators across Europe to examine the phenomenon of loot-boxes in video games.

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A loot box, as featured the multi-player first-person shooter video game Overwatch, from developer Blizzard Entertainment. ARJEL says the in-play reward system does not amount to gambling under French law but is “close enough” to warrant further examination. (Image: Blizzard Entertainment) read more

Cherry awarded Polish license

Cherry AB has become the ninth licensed operator in the Polish market following a sportsbetting license award from Poland’s Ministry of Development and Finance, a process that…

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New release from NoLimit City

Nolimit City launched its neon—futuristic, Asian-themed slot title ‘Coins of Fortune’ this past week. Set in the fast-paced cities of Tokyo, Beijing and Shang-Hai – this…

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Gaming Innovation Group gets New Jersey approval

GiG – Gaming Innovation Group gets New Jersey approval and is pleased to announce that it has been authorised by The State of New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) to provide a real-money online casino platform solution to operators in the state. GiG has, as part of the standard licence application process by the DGE, received what is called …

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KamaGames Signs Exclusive Partnership With Unity Ads

The largest European social mobile poker operator, KamaGames announced its new, exclusive monetisation agreement with Unity Ads. This new partnership sees KamaGames agreeing to only provide in-app rewarded video advertising via the Unity Ads mediation platform across its portfolio of hugely popular social casino games. Andrey Kuznetsov, KamaGames’ CEO, said: Julie Shumaker, VP of Global Business Development for Unity Ads …

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Sands Bethlehem Casino One Step Closer to Final Sale in Pennsylvania with Five-Year License Renewal

The Sands Casino in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania has been handed a five-year extension to its gaming license, which is one of the last barriers to completing its sale from billionaire casino mogul Sheldon Adelson to Alabama-based Wind Creek Hospitality.

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Situated near the remains of what was once the epicenter of America’s Rust Belt, the Sands Bethlehem casino will soon be under new ownership. (Image: Morning Call file photo) read more

Punk Rockers NOFX Shooting Joke Falls Flat in Las Vegas, Fallout Comes Fast and Furious

NOFX probably won’t be invited back to play Las Vegas again anytime soon. Although that may be the least of the band’s worries after what one band member made light of at a Vegas punk rock music festival last weekend.


A bad joke about the Las Vegas October 1 shooting has cost punk rock band NOFX a major sponsor, and an enormous amount of ill will from former fans. (Source: The Blast) read more

DraftKings Moves Into New Jersey Sports Betting Sphere, Partnering with Resorts Atlantic City

DraftKings — the biggest daily fantasy sports (DFS) operator on the market — is diving head first into the burgeoning business of sports betting. With the US market newly opened up following the Supreme Court’s May PASPA overturn decision, the DFS giant has been ready to roll for a while in anticipation of the move.


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UK teenager spent GBP 80,000 on sports betting

Over the weekend several UK newspapers illustrated the dangers of underage gambling when they reported on the GBP 80,000 sports betting activities of a 13-year-old….

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Las Vegas NBA Odds Give Cavs Little Chance After Golden Opportunity Lost in Dramatic Game 1

NBA odds on the Cleveland Cavaliers upsetting the Golden State Warriors are even longer after a wild Game 1 of the best-of-seven Finals.

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With the game tied in the closing seconds, JR Smith mysteriously dribbled away from his own basket. After later losing Game 1, the NBA odds are even longer on Cleveland winning the championship. (Image: Lachlan Cunningham/Getty) read more

ASA Crackdown: Fairy Tale-Themed Online Games Too Tempting for Kids, Says British Ad Watchdog Group

Are online betting games with titles like FairyTale Legends: Red Riding Hood likely to attract kids? The UK’s advertising watchdog, the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), seems to think so, and it has rapped the knuckles of the website responsible for promoting this — and other kid-friendly sounding designations — on the internet.

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With familiar fairy tale themes and cartoon graphics, the British ad oversight group ASA thinks this online real-money game is too close for comfort when it comes to attracting children. (Image: NetEnt/You Tube) read more

Online cricket betting investigation expands in India

The arrest and interrogation of notorious illegal online bookie and alleged blackmailer and briber, Sonu Jalan (41) by Maharashtra state police in India last week…

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Online is Austria’s fastest growing gambling vertical

The Austrian consulting firm Kreutzer, Fischer and Partner presented some interesting financial numbers during an interview with the publication Nachtrichten this week, showing that despite…

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Gambling industry in Bulgaria with Miglena Dimitrova (MDMI Legal) at CEEGC2018 Budapest

The organizers of the Central and Eastern European Gaming Conference (CEEGC) are honored to announce that Miglena Dimitrova (MDMI Legal) will join the panel discussion which focuses on the Eastern European gambling market updates. The Bulgarian gambling industry has shown significant growth in the last 10 years and in an Analysis of the Center for the Study of Democracy of …

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Wazdan won Start-Up of the Year at Malta’s iGaming Excellence Awards 2018

Wazdan won Start-Up of the Year at Malta’s iGaming Excellence Awards 2018 at the Montekristo Estates last Friday night. The fact that Wazdan won Start-Up of the Year award is another milestone moment following Wazdan‘s Hot Hit Award in Macao for their new 9 Lions slots game, the dynamic casino supplier has signed a number of the biggest operators over …

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Daily Fantasy Sports Contests Officially Legal in Pennsylvania, Eight Operators Enter Licensed Market

Daily fantasy sports contests are legal in Pennsylvania. In fact, they have been since last Saturday, according to announcement this week by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB).

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Pennsylvania passed laws to legalize DFS last year, along with online gaming. The licensed DFS market opened for business on Saturday, while the first online gaming operators are expected to launch before the end of the year. (Image: Sports Illustrated) read more

Caesars Entertainment Bounces Back from Bankruptcy Debt Hell with Positive Q1

A leaner, meaner Caesars Entertainment is performing well post-bankruptcy reorganization. The company announced Wednesday that in Q1 of 2018 it posted net losses of “only” $34 million.

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Caesars Entertainment CEO Mark Frissora said the group had managed to narrow its losses, despite headwinds in Q1. The company is well on the road to profitability for the first time in the best part of a decade. (Image: Associated Press) read more