I can be changed by what happens to me, but I refuse to be reduced by it.
—Maya Angelou
29th January 2018  
The Story

Steve Wynn has stepped down as the Republican National Committee (RNC) chairperson a day after media reports about his sexual impropriety surfaced. This marks the beginning of what could be a series of unfortunate events for the Wynn Resorts CEO.


Wynn labelled the allegations against him as “preposterous.”

The billionaire issued a statement after his resignation, saying that “the work [the RNC] are doing to make America a better place is too important to be impaired by this distraction.” Meanwhile, the report of Wynn’s alleged sexual misconduct accusations has sent shockwaves to his properties globally: Wynn Resots’ stock shed 10% of its value; Wynn Macau’s shares are expected to plummet; while his Boston Harbor integrated resort property could become the subject of an investigation.


Rune Loderup: Cryptocurrency is going to be big this year

In this interview with CalvinAyre.com’s Stephanie Towers, Rune Loderup of Goldblue AB shares how companies are integrating cryptocurrencies into online gaming.


Roger Ver launches Bitcoin Cash Games online casino

Cryptocurrency investor Roger Ver has opened his online gambling site Bitcoin Games to accept Bitcoin Cash (BCH) wagering, saying that BCH network and currency are reliable and offer lower transaction fees. Bitcoin Cash Games’ game palette includes provably fair video poker, keno, craps, roulette, dice, slots and blackjack.

Macau’s casino junket operator ranks shrink for fifth straight year

Macau’s Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau (DICJ) said that the number of licensed gaming promoters fell to 109, a 13.5% decline from the 126 state-approved junkets that existed in January 2017. Analysts said the fifth straight year of junket shrinkage is partly due to the imposition of tighter financial benchmarks on the sector.

Svenska Spel CEO Lennart Käll resigns ahead of market revamp

Lennart Käll, the long-time CEO of Sweden’s state-run gambling monopoly Svenska Spel, has announced that he will step down from his post by the end of the summer. Svenska Spel Chairman Erik Strand said the search for Käll’s successor is already underway.

Iowa daily fantasy sports bill sails through House subcommittee

Despite strong opposition voiced out by the conservative United Methodist Church, a bill regulating the daily fantasy sports in Iowa has passed the scrutiny of the House subcommittee. The bill, which is being pushed since 2015, would authorize Iowa’s casinos to take wagers on fantasy sports. 


Sportswriter Daniel Okrent created the first-ever fantasy baseball league in 1980 at a gathering with friends in Manhattan. This marks the beginning of the daily fantasy sports industry, which is currently worth $7 billion annually in the U.S. alone.  


BetterBetting ready for the World Cup

The company, which offers a new secure peer-to-peer sports betting system, will launch its digital token BETR during the FIFA World Cup in Russia. In offering BETR, BetterBetting aims to be the industry standard for transparent and provably fair sports betting system.


Australian poker fans, gather round! The ‘Main Event’ of Crown’s 2019 Aussie Millions Poker Championship will run until February 3, 2019, at the Crown Poker Room in Melbourne. The event will have 700 entrants and an estimated total prize pool of AUD$7 million.

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