Articles by: Anthony Huber

WSOP Circuit Stops at Harveys Lake Tahoe, First Ring Goes to Joe Ambrogi

WSOP Circuit Stops at Harveys Lake Tahoe, First Ring Goes to Joe Ambrogi

US poker pro Joe Ambrogi secured his first World Series of Poker Circuit ring, winning the $250 No-Limit Hold’em Re-Entry against 267 competitors. The tournament on Thursday was the opening event of 2018/2019 WSOP Circuit at Harveys Lake Tahoe Hotel and Casino in Nevada. The series continues with thirteen more […]

by · October 26, 2018 · Lifestyle
Albanian Parliament Bans Sports Betting, Online Gambling

Albanian Parliament Bans Sports Betting, Online Gambling

Following a decision to move casinos out of cities, Albania is now imposing a ban on sports wagering and other forms of gambling, which comes into force on January 1, 2019. In a Thursday vote, the Parliament passed a law prohibiting betting shops, slot machines parlors, and online gambling. The […]

by · October 26, 2018 · News
Sweden’s Gambling Monopoly Sees Drop in Profits as Market Liberalization Looms Ahead

Sweden’s Gambling Monopoly Sees Drop in Profits as Market Liberalization Looms Ahead

Svenska Spel, Sweden’s state-owned gambling operator, has seen a drop in profits and gaming revenue in the third quarter of 2018, as the market liberalization looms ahead. Losing market share to offshore gambling companies, it is now signing agreements with private operators, most notably Evolution Gaming and NetEnt. On Wednesday, […]

by · October 25, 2018 · Events & Reports
MGM GVC Interactive Confirms Adam Greenblatt as CEO of the Joint Venture

MGM GVC Interactive Confirms Adam Greenblatt as CEO of the Joint Venture

Following the creation of a joint venture in July 2018, MGM Resorts and GVC Holdings announced this week the appointment of Adam Greenblatt as the venture’s Chief Executive Officer. Greenblatt has previously served as Director of Corporate Development & Strategy for GVC Holdings Plc, but he also possesses in-depth knowledge […]

by · October 24, 2018 · News
Fate of Europe’s First Integrated Casino Resort to be Decided by March 2019

Fate of Europe’s First Integrated Casino Resort to be Decided by March 2019

As the bidding process for a Greek casino license has already started, only three American gambling companies have remained in contention for the planned €8 billion Elliniko integrated casino resort. Hard Rock, Caesars Entertainment and Mohegan Gaming and Entertainment are currently interested in winning the permit to run the facility […]

by · October 24, 2018 · News
eSports Betting Platform Unikrn Obtains Wagering License, Rolls Out to 20 Countries

eSports Betting Platform Unikrn Obtains Wagering License, Rolls Out to 20 Countries

The live-betting eSports platform Unikrn has obtained a cryptocurrency and real-money online gambling license in the Isle of Man, allowing it to roll out various wagering products to twenty countries. Along with the standard “spectator betting” on major eSports tournaments, the company will also offer “skill-based” betting on players’ own […]

by · October 24, 2018 · Events & Reports
Gambling Addict to Receive €2.5 Million Compensation from Novomatic

Gambling Addict to Receive €2.5 Million Compensation from Novomatic

Following an unidentified slot player’s lawsuit against Novomatic, the Austrian gambling company was ordered to pay the plaintiff €2.5 million in compensation. As local media reported on Monday, the court ruled that the gambler’s addiction to slots rendered all his bets invalid, so the company had to repay all the […]

by · October 23, 2018 · Events & Reports
Mitchell Lekarcyzk Triumphs at WSOP Circuit Coconut Creek $400 NLH Monster Stack

Mitchell Lekarcyzk Triumphs at WSOP Circuit Coconut Creek $400 NLH Monster Stack

As the 2018/2019 season of the World Series of Poker Circuit is sweeping through the Seminole Casino in the charming city of Coconut Creek, Florida, several poker pros won prestigious WSOP titles, complete with gold rings and free seats to the 2019 Global Casino Championship. On Thursday evening, Mitchell Lekarcyzk […]

by · September 21, 2018 · Lifestyle
New Hampshire Becomes the Sixth State to Launch Online Lottery

New Hampshire Becomes the Sixth State to Launch Online Lottery

New Hampshire has launched several online lottery products this week, becoming the sixth state in the country to offer this popular activity to Internet users. Unlike most forms of gambling which are banned in the Granite State, the lottery has enjoyed huge popularity since the 1960’s. In fact, New Hampshire […]

by · September 21, 2018 · News
US State and Local Governments Rake in $40.8 Billion in Gambling Taxes

US State and Local Governments Rake in $40.8 Billion in Gambling Taxes

US governments on all levels, federal, state and local, received $40.8 billion in tax revenues from the rapidly growing gambling industry in 2017. The sector contributed $261 billion to the United States economy and employed more than 1.8 million people, a new study by Oxford Economics reveals. The research, published […]

by · September 20, 2018 · Events & Reports
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