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DraftKings retains risk and compliance firm

  24 Nov 2015 (PRESS RELEASE) — DraftKings has announced that it has retained Exiger, a global regulatory risk and compliance firm, to conduct a review of all aspects of the company’s financial, operational, compliance and risk controls, and to help develop best practices that ensure DraftKings remains at the forefront of safety and consumer protection in the fantasy… Read more »

DraftKings, FanDuel vow to stay in NY despite AG’s cease and desist order

  10 November 2015 Hours after New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman ordered DraftKings and FanDuel to stop allowing Empire State residents to make daily fantasy sports (DFS) wagers on their sites, the two top DFS operators made it clear they would not abide by the cease and desist order.

NHL commissioner says expansion franchise not a sure thing

  10 November 2015 A week after NHL officials confirmed there are no plans to vote on whether or not to expand at next month’s Board of Governors meeting, commissioner Gary Bettman was pumping the brakes on the entire notion of growing the league by one or more teams anytime soon.

Gaming’s biggest learning program sets out the agenda for ICE

  5 November 2015 (PRESS RELEASES) — ICE Conferences has confirmed its status as the biggest learning and knowledge-exchange event in world gaming. The 2016 agenda, which has been published this week and is available to download on the ICE Totally Gaming website, comprises over 64 hours of learning opportunities, delivered by 140 thought leaders… Read more »

Rubio supports online gambling ban, but is OK with poker

  26 October 2015 Florida Senator and Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio is co-sponsor of a Senate bill that would ban legalized online gambling. But his position may not be absolute.

Top 10 NFL betting observations through Week 6

  20 October 2015 A day of NFL football is still as good as it gets when it comes to delivering dramatics and excitement. Yes, we have an incompetent commissioner, so-called cheating scandals and multiple off-the-field arrests. But if you drown all of that out and simply focus on the games every Sunday, you won’t… Read more »

DraftKings, FanDuel block Nevada players’ access to sites

19 October 2015 Nevada daily fantasy sports players found their access to the largest providers shut down Friday, less than 24 hours after the Nevada Gaming Control Board told the operators their businesses violate state gaming law. DraftKings and FanDuel, the two largest daily fantasy sports websites, said they would abide by the ban imposed Thursday.

Russian player ‘sss66666’ wins the first $1 million Spin & Go

14 January 2015 ONCHAN, Isle of Man — (PRESS RELEASE) — Russian PokerStars.eu player ‘sss66666’ has just become a near-instant millionaire after he was victorious in the first-ever $1 million Spin & Go. The tournament lasted 13 minutes and 26 seconds, meaning the Russian earned $12,406.95 per second. Runner-up ‘geldduvel’ from Belgium and the third-place finisher, ‘Nonko999’… Read more »

Many come to bury Caesars, not to praise the casino company

3 December 2014 By Howard Stutz LAS VEGAS — “O mighty Caesar! dost thou lie so low? / Are all thy conquests, glories, triumphs, spoils, / Shrunk to this little measure?” These words were written in 1599 by William Shakespeare for his tragedy “Julius Caesar.” But they actually have meaning today when it comes to the… Read more »

Control Board backs Warner Gaming takeover of Horizon Lake Tahoe

  9 October 2014 By Howard Stutz LAS VEGAS — Management company Warner Gaming received initial approval Wednesday from state gaming regulators to take over the Horizon in Lake Tahoe and transform the shuttered hotel-casino into a Hard Rock-branded property.