Vegas Casino Operator Plans to House NHL

There seems to be a lot speculation with regards to the NHL coming to Las Vegas if a new arena is constructed. These rumours were further escalated post the hockey-related announcements coming from Vegas on Thursday. As per a Las Vegas Review-Journal report, the CFO of MGM Resorts International announced …

Affleck Banned from Blackjack

Ben Affleck has apparently developed into quite a card shark. While it was his best friend Matt Damon who helped start the poker boom by portraying a poker shark in the film ‘Rounders,” it is Affleck who is the actual card shark in real life. The proof of this is …

Unique Poker Meets Cycling Event

September 13 was an opportunity for people to enjoy a game of poker while cycling, and all it for a good cause. The occasion was Pedal & Poker, a charitable event that was started last year. In its second year, the charity event donated funds to a charitable organisation in …

Bobby Hoff – Gambling Legend

Bobby Hoff is one of the most famous names associated with professional poker. The man who was named “The Wizard” was an ever present during intense, high stakes match ups on the West Coast. If there was a major game going on in Vegas or Los Angeles, you could bet …

Is Australian Tycoon Packer Planning an “Occupy Vegas”

A long dormant site in Las Vegas that previously housed the New Frontier, and was till recently regarded as the most expensive real estate in the locality, has been purchased. According to reports confirmed by Bloomberg, the property has been sold to Australian casino billionaire James Packer, who has paid …

Amaya Trading Group Acquires PokerStars

Amaya Trading Group has always been a major player in the betting world, albeit with a “behind the scenes” role in supplying equipment and systems. However, their recent acquisition of PokerStars has changed all that. The deal was concluded in early June. A price was set at $4.9 billion, and …

“Urubu111” Attempts Crazy PLO Challenge

On April 28, well-known online Pot Limit Omaha (PLO) player Marcelo “urubu111” Freire embarked upon an interesting challenge in the four-hole-card poker game. He attempted to play 500,000 hands of PLO within 45 days on PokerStars while maintaining a profit. However, he called it quits only a couple of weeks …

Bookmakers Lose Most From Gaming Machine Tax

The U.K. increased taxes for high-rollers who play on gambling machines. The law was announced on Wednesday, March 19, and is set to hit bookmakers hardest by funneling an additional 5 percent of their income to the government. Before the tax increase, gamblers and bookmakers paid 20 percent in taxes …

Technology Backing the Books

Sports wagering has long been a part of the excitement that is available to gaming enthusiasts all over the globe. Horse racing, European football, and American football have all been staples in the world of sports wagering. The recent profits made possible by the Super Bowl is one example of …

Sensationalized Illegal Point Betting Arrest in Australia

During a recent tennis match at the Australia Open, a unique arrest was made for illegal gambling with hi-tech equipment. The 22-year-old UK man that is accused was arrested at the court with distinctive equipment specifically used to alert other gamblers to place online bets. The way the system works …