Gambling News

Paul Phua's son Darren reaches plea deal with prosecutors re online sports betting charges that will allow him to return to Malaysia.

A new Fairleigh Dickinson PublicMind survey shows eroding support for legal sports betting and casino expansion outside Atlantic City.

Ireland's online betting tax legislation sent to president for signing, implementation by mid-year; senator warns of "online lotto junkies."

Betfair shares top £21 on the strength of Q3 earnings, which rose 17% despite a £7m hit from UK point-of-consumption tax.

Poker News

Jason Koon delivers a Tuesday double whammy after taking down the Super Tuesday $1,000 buy-in event on PokerStars.

Mihai Lacatos, has pleaded guilty to 18 different charges of fraud where he's cheating UK casinos using a technique known as ‘card marking.’

Lee Davy reminds you that the APA were the dogs bollocks, WSOPC new Maryland record, The Grinder launches another business venture and more.

Lee continues his confessions series w/ an op-ed inspired by a 2+2 thread asking if poker players are especially self obsessed and selfish?

Casino News

Wynn Macau asks staff to take unpaid leave due to lack of business; proxy betting back in vogue; Macau reassures operators on tourist limit.

Pennsylvania slots revenue rises 1% in February while Maryland casinos post third straight month of revenue decline.

Steve Wynn's slander suit against fund manager Jim Chanos dismissed with prejudice; Wynn to see some of Girls Gone Wild bankruptcy cash.

Tropicana has posted an impressive 24% improvement in net revenue in 2014; Borgata eyeing expansion; Atlantic City to host Arena Football.

Sports News

NBA owners supports Adam Silver for pushing legalized sports betting in the US; Proposed Vegas NHL team would be an expansion franchise.

The early rush of bets on the highly anticipated fight have squarely been on the Filipino slugger; 50 Cent plans to drop $1.6m on Money May.

In this CalvinAyre.com Innovation in iGaming profiles series we focus on Tradesports.com, a “completely different fantasy sports game”.

Selection Sunday isn’t happening until March 15, 2015, to determine what their March Madness brackets are going to look like.

Conferences

iGaming Asia Congress 2015 is just two weeks away, taking place at the City of Dreams Macau.

The iGaming Asia Congress 2015, a 3-day conference & expo for interactive gaming & sports betting in Asia, will take place from 17-19 March.

The Global Poker Conference North America 2015, which will be held on February 27 at SLS Hotel, Beverly Hills California, United States.

For this week’s column I will share with the world what I enjoyed most at ICE over the course of the three days I was roaming the ExCeL.

Videos

Nick Mounteer of Sportech shares that one of the key strategies for customer engagement is to make the content relevant for the audience.

Becky Liggero talks to Jim Ryan about Pala Interactive’s performance, his view on bad actor & tainted asset issues & more.

Nick Garner talks about another part of Trust Optimisation with Fresh New Content on the site and have a Real Date Markers.

theMediaFlow Managing Director Nichola Stott gives an overview on Paid Content Seeding in this edition of Content Marketing Tip of the Week.

Editorial

Becky Liggero talks to Jim Ryan about Pala Interactive’s performance, his view on bad actor & tainted asset issues & more.

Depending on your time frame, 888 is either a great investment or a stagnant waste.

Put the kettle on, break open those hob nobs, & settle down for a week of poker news covering the BPA, closure of French poker clubs & more.

To get a feel for why Jersey is an ideal jurisdiction for online gambling operations, I sat down w/ Andy Jarrett, Digital Jersey Director.