Gambling News

The gambling stories that made headlines during the week of April 13-19 2014.

Australian bookmaker Tabcorp issues orders to retail outlets to limit or close winning bettors' accounts or face management by head office.

Daily Mail calls Playtech founder Teddy Sagi a "jailbird pornographer" who made his fortune "exploiting the poorest and most vulnerable."

Indonesia's bust of three SBObet agents exposes dilemma facing Asian betting firms that sponsor English Premier League football clubs.

Poker News

Data mining software is once again approved for use on 888poker after they agreed to a mutually acceptable way forward with Sharkscope.

Lee Davy ponders the question: is Phil Ivey a cheat or is he about to become a victim of the might of the casino?

Eric Afriat wins WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown, after topping the largest-ever field in WPT history to take down the first-prize.

Sky Poker 6-Max UK Poker Championships is the latest creation to be spawned from the relationship between Sky Poker and the DTD card room.

Casino News

After years of failed ultimatums to recoup back taxes, Nepal declares all casinos in the country to be operating illegally.

A group of Vietnamese lawmakers renews push to end prohibition on local residents entering casinos; existing casinos get okay to expand.

Solaire Resort & Casino's pre-operating expenses doubles Bloomberry Resorts' annual loss, but Enrique Razon Jr. predicts profit in 2014.

MGM Resorts asks Massachusetts to delay issuing it a casino license; Boston asks Stephen Crosby to recuse himself from casino decision.

Sports News

The inquests into the death of 96 fans attending the 1989 FA Cup Final at Hillsborough Stadium, are likely to take a year to conclude.

The disparity between the Eastern Conference and the Western Conference is pretty evident with six of the top eight teams from the West.

HOFer Brooks Robinson is suing the Seminole Hard Rock for $9.9M to compensate for a serious injury he suffered two years ago in the casino.

Nissan are the new sponsors of the UEFA Champions League after agreeing a four-year deal to take over from long term sponsors Ford.


With the first SBC Betting on Football Conference coming up, Becky Liggero spoke with organizer Andrew McCarron to learn about the details.

Over 50 prominent members of the international Bitcoin community are expected to take part in the history-making event.

With the Easter Holidays around the corner, April is a light month when it comes to gambling industry conferences and events.

The Bitcoin Expo will have networking opportunities for global leaders, entrepreneurs, innovators, investors, and stakeholders of Bitcoins.


Rosalind Wade, George Voyatzis, Jason Trost, and Roibeard Long, share their thoughts about the World Cup Betting this year.

Mario Galea talks about his work with the DGE on standardizing gaming regulation and facilitating interstate compacting in New Jersey.

Thomas Winter of Golden Nugget New Jersey explains how successful the online gambling revenue in New Jersey.

Raf Keustermans explains the main difference between a social casino games and the traditional casino games.


When we discuss opportunities in Latin America at conferences or around the water cooler, we rarely hear about the potential in Mexico.

Lee Davy continues his confessions series with a look at the importance of ensuring that you have multiple streams of income.

Lee Davy continues his Life Outside of Poker series with Rupert Elder’s decision to move away from poker and focus on opening a cafe.

Lee Davy airs his opinion on a recent comment made by a female poker writer about the continued existence of the WPT's Royal Flush Girls.