One finds limits by pushing them.
—Herbert Simon
1st February 2018  
The Story

Another Saudi royal became a victim of fake news after an India-based news agency reported that Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman allegedly squandered US$106.7b playing online poker. 


The details of the story were too good to be true.

According to the Asian News International (ANI), the Crown Prince confessed about his bad run before Saudi Arabia’s Consultative Assembly. Using a quite colorful language, bin Salman said that his loss in the game was due to a “series of unbelievably shitty hands.” The prince allegedly wanted to play “one quick game of Texas Hold’em but got sucked in and the next thing I knew it was 5am and I was $106.7b down.” This is the second time that a Saudi royal became a victim of fake news in a span of eight months after an online story claimed that Prince Majed bin Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud left his five wives to cover a $359m marker in an Egyptian casino.


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Petro, the country’s new national cryptocurrency that is backed by Venezuela’s natural resources, will be launched next month. As part of Petro’s launch, the government plan to launch a scheme that will link the cryptocurrency to national ID cards, and create new mining centers. 

Silver Heritage best sales to date, preps Tiger Palace grand opening

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Paddy Power Betfair, 888 reducing UK affiliate activity

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Jon Heywood was immortalized in the Guinness World Records after he won €17,879,645 on October 6, 2015. Heywood’s win at Betway Casino earned him the title of the largest online slot jackpot owner ever.


Novomatic signs with Sportradar for sports betting solution

The partnership will allow Novomatic to develop an innovative line of sports betting products and services, which include the creation of a turnkey solution for retail, cash desks, and Self-Service Betting Terminals.


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