Tag Archives: bloomberg
- Imperial Pacific threatens legal action against Bloomberg
April 3, 2017
Saipan casino operator Imperial Pacific International Holdings (IPI) enjoyed a VIP bounce in February as it awaits regulatory approval to open its permanent gaming venue. On Monday, the Hong Kong-listed IPI announced that VIP gambling turnover at its Best Sunshine Live temporary casino totaled $2.96b in March. The figure is...
- French tennis official receives life ban for gambling and match-fixing; BWF inks deal with IOC
November 27, 2014
A 22-year-old French tennis player and official has been banned for life by London-based Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) for gambling and match fixing. Morgan Lamri, an unranked Tour professional, was found guilty of multiple offenses related to gambling. The TIU said that Lamri had incurred 16 separate violations of Section D.1.a...
- Las Vegas Sands Stock Buybacks are Huge…and Ominous
October 21, 2014
If you happened to be on the line during the last Las Vegas Sands earnings call, you may have noticed Sheldon Adelson’s heavy emphasis on stock buybacks. In fact, he used the word “repurchase” six times, noting that the casino spent $300M just this quarter returning capital to shareholders. This...
- Molly Bloom’s Poker Book Panned by James McManus
August 29, 2014
Molly Bloom’s poker book Molly’s Game: From Hollywood’s Elite to Wall Street’s Billion Boys Club, My High-Stakes Adventures in the World of Underground Poker, has been given a right roasting by the respected author James McManus in Bloomberg this week. ‘Bloom’s prose has the ring of hype, not truth.’ Those...
- The Red Wire: NSA Snoops On Porn Histories To Discredit Muslim Opponents
December 3, 2013
The National Security Agency has been granted unprecedented surveillance powers (and arrogated to itself even more) since the turn of the century, giving it nearly 24/7/365 access to the world’s electronic communications. According to a recent Huffington Post report by Glenn Greenwald, Ryan Gallagher, and Ryan Grim, the agency has...
- The Red Wire: Who’s In Your Corner On Privacy?
November 19, 2013
There’s always been a small but sizable core of people concerned about protecting their privacy as much as possible, even in today’s connected age, but the post-Edward Snowden era has seen a major uptick in interest when it comes to keeping your life to yourself. Unfortunately what most people have...
Ask not where bitcoin will be tomorrow, but 10 years from now
September 19, 2017
Why the SEC really rejected the Bitcoin ETF
March 14, 2017