Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway.
—John Wayne
12th December 2017  
The Story

A.G. Burnett is leaving his post as chairman of the Nevada Gaming Control Board (GCB) effective Dec. 22, 2018, to take a job with law firm McDonald Carano. In an interview with the Nevada Independent, Burnett said he plans to focus on gaming law once his mandatory one-year ‘cooling off’ period is up.


The private sector beckons

Burnett assumed the GCB chairman’s seat five years ago in November from then-outgoing chair Mark Lipparelli. Burnett said that he was proud of all the work he and his team had accomplished, but believes nearly two decades of regulating gaming is enough for anyone.


Tom Nieman: The gambling industry is in a constant state of flux

The JCM Global executive explains to’s Becky Liggero how the gambling industry copes with the changing times.


Hong Kong issues fresh warning over BTC futures

In response to the launch of BTC futures markets, the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission has warned investors to deal only with Hong Kong regulated operators who hold the appropriate licenses and are members of the relevant U.S. exchanges.


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The search is on for news writers, columnists and social media mavens who can share their knowledge and technical analysis of the crypto industry.

Macau casinos report 1,074 suspicious transactions in H1

The gaming sector remains to be the leading source of suspicious transaction reports, accounting for 70.3 percent of the statistics in the city state, followed by the financial institutions and insurance companies sector with 27.1 percent.

Norway gets tough with online gambling payment processors

The Norwegian Gaming Authority found that two firms, Magyar s.r.o. (Trustly AB) and Entercash Ltd, had changed their registration information and continued to process online gambling payments in defiance of the regulator’s orders.

David Baazov’s insider trading trial underway

The former Amaya Gaming CEO and his two co-accused—Benjamin Ahdoot and Yoel Altman—appeared  in a Quebec court for the start of their criminal trial for insider trading, much of which stems from Amaya’s 2014 acquisition of the parent company of online poker giant PokerStars.


Affiliates should tap Instagram to pull more user engagement. In using Instagram, brands should come up with creative yet brand-specific hashtags and post their campaign strategically and consistently.


Rebrand cements’s position as premier BTC sportsbook

The all-new will be the only BTC-led sportsbook to offer its customers a live streaming provision, a prerequisite for any tier one operator. It also hosts more than 1,400 games from suppliers such as NetEnt, Quickfire, OneTouch and Thunderkick in its premium casino.


Congratulations are in order for Ryan Tosoc, who has taken down the most successful World Poker Tour (WPT) Five Diamond World Poker Classic, a year after finishing second! The net effect of Tosoc’s unbelievable accomplishment is over $3m in prize money secured through the two events.

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