Thursday, May 31, 2018

Trump Plaza’s Ending Is On Hold As Atlantic City Gears Up For A Busy Summer

Trump Plaza’s Ending Is On Hold As Atlantic City Gears Up For A Busy Summer
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The 34-year-old Trump Plaza was scheduled for demolition this spring. However, owners have yet to file for a demolition permit and will now have to wait for tourism season to come and go first.

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Writer decides to write Book about Poker but Stops after Winning Thousands of Dollars playing it

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Many of us dream of ditching our boring, soul-crushing jobs in exchange for that easier and rewarding life filled with fun, excitement, and lots of money, but of course, what kind of gig should we get to achieve that? If poker is one of those answers, we all know too well that poker is not for everyone. But, one woman has proven that it doesn't take a very extraordinary skill to be able to make that leap from that daily humdrum world into a higher, more thrilling landscape - that if you just pu[...]

UK Gambling Industry GGY Increases According to UKGC Report

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UK Gambling Industry GGY Increases According to UKGC Report

Today, the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) published its latest six-month update to the local gambling industry statistics. The main regulatory body in the UK revealed some details about the market changes and latest trends in the sector, as well as about players’ activity in the period from October 2016 to November 2017.

Such statistics about the performance, customer participation and trends in the sector are published twice a year, in May and then in November. The information released by the Commission is aimed at providing the latest data about the industry, including both land-based and online gambling services offered to UK customers.

The information rolled out by the major regulator in the country has been provided by the companies which run their services under an operation licenses issues by the UKGC.

Remote Gambling Sector on the Rise

According to the Commission, the UK gambling industry generated an overall gross gambling yield of £13.9 billion in the above-mentioned 12-month period. The figures represent a 0.7% increase in comparison to the result posted for the period between April 2016 to March 2017.

The main gambling regulatory body of the UK further revealed that the market share of the country’s remote gambling sector rose by 1% in the twelve months from October 2016 to November 2017 compared to the previous period. In addition, the online gambling industry saw a 3.7% increase in its overall gross gambling yield, reaching £4.9 billion at the time.

As far as the land-based gambling sector in the country is concerned, the UK Gambling Commission reported that the total number of betting shops on the territory of the UK amounted to 8,532. According to the data provided, the figure represented a 3.2% decline from the number of betting outlets in March 2017. There was also a 0.7% drop in the overall number of gaming machines in the UK to 183,928, with the ones requiring a local authority license only being excluded from that number.

A slight 2% increase from March 2017 in the number of bingo premises in the UK was registered. As revealed by the UKGC report, there were 649 bingo halls in the country. As far as casino premises are concerned, two new casinos have started operation since March 2017, with the overall number of casinos in the country rising to 152. In addition, a 3.5% decline was registered in the number of licensed arcades in the country from March 2017, with their number reaching 1,810.

A total of 106,366 people worked in the UK gambling sector in September 2017, with a 0.8% drop registered from March 2017.

Apart from the results of the land-based and online gambling sector, the UK Gambling Commission also provided some details about the contributions to good causes generated by large society lotteries. The regulatory body explained that there was a slight 1.7% drop to £251 million in comparison to the result posted between April 2016 and March 2017.

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Japan considers extending Diet session to pass casino bill

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In Japan, the government and its coalition partners are reportedly considering extending the current 150-day regular Diet session to either the end of June or early July in an effort to ensure the passage of important bills on labor reform and casinos, including the Integrated Resorts (IR) Implementation Bill, prior to the June 20 deadline. […]

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Hard Rock Announces $700-Million Tampa Casino Expansion

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Hard Rock Announces $700-Million Tampa Casino Expansion

Florida-based gaming and hospitality operator Hard Rock International unveiled Wednesday a massive $700-million expansion plan for its Tampa hotel and casino property. The expansion will include the addition of more gaming options, a new hotel tower, and multiple new entertainment facilities.

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa is home to Florida’s largest casino. Hard Rock said in a Wednesday statement that with its new additions, the property will offer full-scale resort experience.

The multi-million expansion will be carried out over a year and is expected to be completed by mid-2019.

Hard Rock plans to add more gaming space to its existing floor as well as more slot machines and gaming tables. Once the expansion is complete, Tampa casino will feature nearly 200 gaming tables and 5,000 slot machines.

A 15-story hotel tower will be built as part of the project, Hard Rock confirmed. The hotel with its new 564 rooms and suites will bring the Tampa property’s accommodation options to a total of 800 hotel rooms and 88 suites. The top floor of the new tower will be occupied by a private gaming space for VIP gamblers. It will feature exclusive check-in and private elevators to cater to Hard Rock’s wealthiest gambling customers.

Further Details about the Planned Expansion

Hard Rock will add three “ultra-lavish” outdoor pools to its resort. A 120-seat pool grill and bar as well as a 25,000-square-foot spa will be among the new facilities guests and visitors will be pampered at.

The floor above the casino will be occupied by a new 30,000-square-foot event center that will also include a 17,000-square foot grand ballroom. Hard Rock said it hopes that the new facility would attract companies and business group to hold their conventions and trade shows there. The event center will also be able to accommodate larger-scale poker tournaments. Here it is important to note that Hard Rock’s Seminole casinos across Florida have long been regular hosts to different poker series, including the World Poker Tour.

The gaming and hospitality giant also revealed future plans for the addition of four new retail shops at the resort. The Tampa property currently features just two. The expansion project further includes new 700 parking spots at the casino. Total parking at the property will thus be brought to over 6,000 spots.

Hard Rock said that its expansion plan will create over 2,000 construction jobs and 1,000 part-time and full-time jobs once construction is complete and the renovated and expanded complex is fully operational. The Tampa property currently employs more than 3,500 people.

The $700-million expansion in Tampa comes as part of a larger renovation and expansion project undertaken by the Seminole Tribe of Florida, the owner of Hard Rock International. Last year, the tribe announced a $1.5-billion expansion scheme for its Hollywood property. That plan includes the construction of a guitar-shaped hotel tower at the existing complex and the addition of a number of entertainment and food and beverage options. Construction work at that property, too, is expected to be completed next year.

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Macau Legend’s Cape Verde Casino to Swing Its Doors Open in August

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Macau Legend’s Cape Verde Casino to Swing Its Doors Open in August

Part of Macau Legend’s $300-million casino resort in Cape Verde will open doors this August, CEO David Chow Kam Fai told local media earlier today after the company’s Annual General Meeting at the Legend Palace.

Macau Legend will open a hotel and casino in the tiny northwest African nation this summer as part of what would be a multi-phase project. The Macau-based group has already invested more than $290 million in the first phase of its scheme.

The company has revealed in previous statements that the first phase of its new resort would include a 200-room hotel, a casino, and an office block, among other facilities. Further phases of the project will include a marina, retail space, a convention center, and multiple food and beverage options. The whole integrated resort will occupy a 152,700-square-meter site (1,643,649.12 square feet).

Macau Legend announced its plans to build a resort in the tiny island nation in 2015 and broke ground on he property a year later. The Hong Kong-listed company said back then that it expected it would take about three years to complete the project.

Cape Verde currently has population of around half a million people, but Macau Legend will actually be targeting foreign visitors.

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Under a deal between the Macau casino operator and Cape Verde officials, Macau legend would receive a 15-year tax relief and would be granted 10-year exclusivity over the operation of online gaming and sports betting as well as over the operation of land-based sports betting services.

Of their choice to expand namely into Cape Verde, Mr. Chow has previously said that it being a Portuguese-speaking country (Macau is itself a former Portuguese territory) with well-developed infrastructure and booming tourism were among the things that drew his company to that particular part of the world.

Tourism represents nearly a quarter of Cape Verde’s annual GDP and the country’s government has introduced a number of initiatives to boost that industry even further. Local lawmakers have pointed out repeatedly that Macau Legend’s integrated resort could certainly help the nation achieve that goal.

The legalization of gambling in the early 2010s was one such tourism-boosting initiative. As a result from the legalization process, Cape Verde’s first land-based casino – the €5-million Casino Royal – opened doors as part of a larger Hilton resort in May 2013 on Sal Island. Under the country’s gambling law, brick-and-mortar casinos can be built on the islands Sal, Santago, Boa Vista, and Maoi.

Macau Legend’s casino resort is currently under development in the capital Praia. It is also interesting to note that the Macau-based gaming company has submitted an application to develop a bank in Cape Verde. Mr. Chow said today that local lawmakers are currently evaluating the proposal, which aims to provide small- to medium-sized businesses with much-needed support and facilitate payments processed on the Cape Verde territory.

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NJ Sports Betting Could Breathe New Life Into Former Atlantic City Race Course

NJ Sports Betting Could Breathe New Life Into Former Atlantic City Race Course
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NJ Assemblyman Vincent Mazzeo pitched the idea of re-opening the Atlantic City Race Course. With NJ sports betting now a possibility, the facility could see a rebirth that leverages horse racing and a sportsbook.

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Zitro Reaffirms Its Commitment In The Region During The Zitro Experience In Buenos Aires with a solid and Close Leadership

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On May 23, Zitro celebrated its first Zitro Experience in Buenos Aires, Argentina, at the emblematic FAENA hotel in Puerto Madero.

Chris Ferguson Issues Short Apology to the Poker Community

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Seven years after the Black Friday, an event that shook the poker world with poker's big three (Full Tilt Poker, PokerStars, and Ultimate Bet) getting indicted, Chris Ferguson finally re-emerged issuing an apology for his role in it. Despite re-emerging twice at the World Series of Poker as well as winning Player of the Year last year, the former founder of Full Tilt has never really spoken publicly about his involvements in the Black Friday scandal. In April 2011, the Black Friday scandal rev[...]

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

The future of sports betting; Interview with AG Burnett – Pt I

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Additional reporting by K. Morrison When New Jersey filed briefs with the Supreme Court on the future of sports betting last August, many legal experts predicted that the conservative court would rule in favor of Gov. Christie and strike down the Bradley Act as unconstitutional. After Gov. Christie left office, the action was renamed for […]

Ocean Resort Casino Teams Up With William Hill For Atlantic City Sportsbook

Ocean Resort Casino Teams Up With William Hill For Atlantic City Sportsbook
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Ocean Resort Casino and William Hill will team up to offer "the best sportsbook in town" when the AC casino opens on June 28. The news comes on the heels of the Supreme Court's positive ruling in the NJ sports betting case.

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Upcoming Summer Poker Festivals: Las Vegas Edition

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Upcoming Summer Poker Festivals: Las Vegas Edition

With this year’s Super High Roller Bowl now being halfway through and the 49th annual World Series of Poker being just a couple of hours away from kicking off with record 78 gold bracelets up for grabs, Las Vegas has already drawn a humongous number of the world’s best poker pros as well as of recreational players who love the game just as fiercely as any professional out there.

And while the above-mentioned two events are certainly getting and will be getting the most attention, they are not the only ones set to take place in the major gambling hub this summer. In fact, popular Las Vegas casinos are gearing up for a summer of poker thrill and exciting events.

Here are some of the other major festivals that are slated to run in the mecca of casino gambling and entertainment over the next several weeks.

Grand Poker Series

Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino in downtown Vegas is set to have its own big series going on over the next month or so. This year’s edition of the Grand Poker Series is slated to begin later today at the gambling venue and to run through July 3.

It will feature more than 80 different poker events and poker formats. Some of the tournaments will feature guaranteed prize pools, with guarantees going up all the way through half a million dollars. Most of the events will be single-day ones, but there will be a few that will feature multiple starting flights and will be played over a couple of days.

The four-day $570 No-Limit Hold’em Main Event will begin on June 28. It will be one of the events that will feature a guaranteed prize pool of $500,000.

Wynn Summer Classic

The 2018 Wynn Summer Classic will kick off on June 1 and will take place all the way through July 16 at the highly popular Wynn Las Vegas. Similarly to the Grand Poker Series, the festival will feature a plethora of events varying in buy-ins and formats, and most of those will take place over a single day.

The Wynn Summer Poker Classic’s schedule includes over 30 different tournaments with very attractive guaranteed prize pools of up to $1 million. It is also important to note that most of those events’ guarantees are six-figure ones.

The $1,600 Main Event is scheduled for July 9. The tournament will be played over five days and will include three starting flights. Entries will contend for the title and the largest share of the guaranteed $1.5-million prize pool.

Dog Days of Summer

The dog days of summer are almost upon those living or visiting the hot Nevada desert and Binion’s Hotel and Casino is offering an escape from the heat with a month-long summer poker festival. The Dog Days of Summer poker celebrations will take place on June 1-July 1 with more than two dozens of different tournaments.

The schedule of this upcoming festival deserves to be paid quite some attention due to its diversity of formats to be featured. Aside from popular formats like No-Limit Hold’em and Pot-Limit Omaha, players will also be able to participate in the likes of a $365 buy-in Crazy Stud Mix (Razzudugi; Hi/Lo Regular; Hi/Lo 8) and a $365 Mixed Triple Draw (2-7; A-5; Badugi).

Sumer Poker Series

The Summer Poker Series at The Orleans Hotel & Casino will be another month-long festival to take place in Las Vegas this summer. It will run from June 1 through July 1. The festival features a huge schedule with a wide variety of poker variants that will certainly meet every player’s taste and demands for poker action.

As with the above-mentioned events, this one will, too, feature mostly single-day events. Players will thus be able to enter the ones they feel most comfortable to participate in and to even hop from one casino to another to check out all the festivals set to take place over the next month both on the legendary Strip and in downtown Las Vegas.

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Monday, May 28, 2018

We’re A Week From Action On NJ Sports Betting Bill As Assembly Sets Committee Date

We’re A Week From Action On NJ Sports Betting Bill As Assembly Sets Committee Date
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The Assembly Tourism, Gaming, and the Arts Committee will debate a proposed NJ sports betting bill on June 4, according to sources in the New Jersey Legislature.

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NetEnt Player Strikes Whopping €3.7M Jackpot

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NetEnt Player Strikes Whopping €3.7M Jackpot

Leading provider of premium casino content with offices all around the world, NetEnt, has successfully continued its renowned jackpot streak, after a player from Sweden managed to strike a gigantic win, totaling €3,773,845.27 while playing the company’s groundbreaking Mega FortuneTM­ slot at LeoVegas! According to the supplier, the winner had staked only €4.80 before hitting the immense sum, at the beginning of May. By announcing the latest big win, software giants have continued to lead in jackpot games with massive millionaire-making prizes, paying already an astonishing sum of €19,799,183 in 2018 alone!

Chief product officer at the company, Henrik Fagerlund, said that jackpots are an integral component of NetEnt’s business strategy and that seeing players win life-changing amounts always make them happy, as it confirms the groups dedication and good work. Providing exceptional gaming experience, as well as moments like this is the very essence of iGaming, and the company hopes that good luck will follow everyone during the summer.

Mega FortuneTM is definitely among the most popular online slots of all times, as only a few other games have managed to trigger so many jackpots, including Mega Moolah, Hall of Gods and Mega Fortune Dreams. The game’s secret lies within choosing bets and lines but also optional multi-coin line bets. Players can place up to 4 coins on each active line, toggle the 'bet level' and reconfigure the lines manually.

Earlier this year, on January 23rd, another player made his first millions after striking massive €2,553,604.67 on the same game, only a few days after signing-up at the venue SlotsMillion. A UK-based punter, who remained completely anonymous has actually won the first progressive jackpot in 2018, announcing an entire streak of further grand prizes, such as the one from May.

NetEnt continues progressive jackpot streak

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NetEnt continues progressive jackpot streak

You all know and possibly love NetEnt’s progressive jackpot title, Mega Fortune. You’ve probably become used to hearing about it and some of the brand’s other popular progressives in the news with life-changing wins awarded to unsuspecting players. Well, it’ done it again, and this time, the big win changed the life of a player […]

Louisiana’s riverboat casinos now free to move ashore

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Louisiana’s riverboat casinos now free to move ashore

Louisiana’s 15 riverboat casinos can now operate on land after a single vote victory in the Senate approved SB 316 and on May 23, 2018, Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards signed the law into effect. The final legislative approval was the second time the State Senate agreed the riverboat casino bill, having garnered the nod […]

New Jersey race track sues NCAA, NBA, NFL, NHL and MLB over $150m in lost revenue

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New Jersey race track sues NCAA, NBA, NFL, NHL and MLB over $150m in lost revenue

A lawsuit filed Thursday by the operator of Monmouth Park, the New Jersey Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association (NJTHA), against the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the four major sports leagues alleges that the leagues legal action [Murphy v NCAA] in August 2012 to enjoin New Jersey’s Sports Wagering Act cost the thoroughbred horse racing track […]

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Lincoln and Liberty Slots Casinos Prepare Goodies

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June is nigh, and the time is right to step into the first month of summer with some awesome new bonuses and special offers of various kinds. Who better to turn to in such time of need than Lincoln Casino and Liberty Slots, who will be packed with tournaments, new games and extra spins.

Let's begin with Lincoln and check out what's in store for their punters. You can begin your month of June with a 200% bonus up to $200 and get 20 extra spins on Dynasty! You need to use the code, JUNEBUG, and deposit at least $25. Wagering requirements for this are 20x the deposit + bonus and this offer will be valid from May 31st until June 3rd. You can also claim an additional 50 extra spins on the Fat Cat game, using the code, WH265XR. Valid from May 28th until June 4th, this offer comes with a 40x WR.

A tournament so cool they had to repeat the word three times to name it is taking place from June 3rd - 16th. The Cool Cool Cool Tournament is played on the Cool Bananas game and is rewarding $1200 in prizes.

Moving on to Liberty Slots Casino which welcomes the month of June with a 150% up to $300 plus 30 extra spins offer on Dynasty game, valid from June 1st - 3rd. Simply use the promo code, SOAPDISH, deposit the minimum of $25 and wagering 20x of deposit plus the bonus. An additional 40 extra spins can be won on the Dolphin Reef game with the promo code, EU382WT. Wagering requirements on this offer, valid from May 28th to June 4th, are 40x.

The site also has a tournament to brag about – Japan-themed Big Blossoms tourney, in honor of the cherry blossom. That’s exactly what you'll be playing, the Cherry Blossoms game for your chance to win the $1500 prize! The tournament takes place from May 29th to June 10th.

As a final treat, both casinos will be introducing a brand-new game – Goblin's Gold. This is an exciting three-reel slot in which you'll be seeking the Goblin's treasure with the help of Wild X symbols to grant you 3x and 9x multipliers. The game also features nudge bar symbols, bonus games and more. Enter the promo code, GOBLIN50LC, and you will get 50 extra spins – but, make it snappy because this offer expires after May 31st…

Matthew Waxman Wins WPT Tournament of Champions

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Matthew Waxman Wins WPT Tournament of Champions

It started off with 80 former WPT Main Tour Main Event champions, but it was Matthew Waxman who outlasted that elite field to become this year’s WPT Tournament of Champions winner. The player claimed the title and the first-place prize of $463,375 after picking off a bluff from his heads-up opponent Matas Cimbolas.

Waxman and Cimbolas were two of the five players who returned for Day 3 of the prestigious tournament. Instead of playing that final day at Aria Resort & Casino, the remaining survivors switched venues and their final battle thus took place at the brand new Esports Arena Las Vegas at the Luxor.

Waxman entered the final day of action third in chips, while Cimbolas held the second largest stack at the time when cards were thrown in the air. The five finalists were led by Darren Elias, who won his record fourth WPT title just a few days ago.

The player maintained his momentum for a while, but then lost his chip lead to Waxman. Elias eventually busted in third place, thus missing the chance to win a back-to-back title and smash another record. He collected $177,060 in prize money.

Nick Schulman was actually the first player to leave the final table on Day 3. He was eliminated in fifth place namely by Elias. His share of the $1,365,000 prize pool totaled $89,290. David Benyamine went out in fourth, good for $123,045.

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Waxman was the player to set the two-handed match after he eliminated Elias in third place. The eventual champion entered heads-up as a chip leader with 2:1 advantage over Cimbolas. The first half of their duel saw chips swinging back and forth from one player to the other and vice versa.

Waxman then began to pull ahead of his final opponent until he took controlling advantage. On the final hand in play, the eventual champion check-called the three streets with [Qc][7d]. Cimbolas moved all in on the river with [10h][3s] on a [Kd][2h][Qs][4s][8h] board. Waxman quickly picked off his opponent’s bluff and called to claim the title and the largest share of the prize pool. Cimbolas exited the tournament in second place, good for $265,590.

As for Waxman’s first-place prize, it also includes a $15,000 seat into next season’s WPT Tournament of Champions, a luxurious Hublot watch, a JetSmarter membership worth $50,000, and the one and only WTP Tournament of Champions trophy.

Talking to WPT staff minutes after his triumph, Waxman said that it took him some time to decide whether he should play in the Tournament of Champions or not due to the high buy-in, the elite field, and the lack of much confidence in his game. It seems that he has made the right decision, though.

The event concluded Season XVI of the popular poker series. As mentioned above, it attracted 80 entries, including the winners from throughout the season and players who had won WPT titles during previous seasons. A prize pool of $1,365,000 was generated to be split among the top 10 finishers, min-cashes starting from $39,840.

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US Justice Department Investigates Bitcoin Price Manipulation

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US Justice Department Investigates Bitcoin Price Manipulation

Bloomberg is reporting that the US Justice Department is preparing an in-depth criminal investigation concerning the big fluctuations of Bitcoin and Ethereum prices in the last 6 months. Bitcoin's story was one of ups and downs for a long time now and this prompted a full-on market manipulation probe. For this endeavor, the Justice Department will be assisted by numerous other agencies and helped by US Commodities Futures Trading Commission which has declared cryptocurrencies as such.

This investigation will concern such illegitimate practice and processes as spoofing, which influences the value of the currency and its price by placing false orders on exchanges that are then withdrawn. The increased volume of placing orders prompt people to buy and sell the currency in larger amounts. Another form of market and price manipulation is wash trading, which creates the illusion of increased market activity by having only certain members of the market trade the currency between themselves.

John Griffin, University of Texas finance warns against the risks in the market of digital currencies: “There’s very little monitoring of manipulative trading, spoofing and wash trading. It would be easy to spoof this market.”

Trading of cryptocurrencies is divided into a fragmented platform all across the globe, many of them unlicensed and unregistered. Due to the meteoric rise of Bitcoin in 2017 when it reached the value of almost $20,000 in December after starting out below $1,000 in January, thousands of people jumped on the investment bandwagon without being fully aware of what this entails in reality. Experts on the matter say that there are several key reasons why digital currencies are prone to fraud: huge price swings that makes valuations relative, a lack of regulations such as those that stocks have and skepticism regarding the idea that exchanges pursue cheaters.

Last week, Bitcoin fell below the $8,000 mark once again and the news of the investigation that broke out on Thursday further helped drop the cryptocurrency's value to below $7500. Its value has nosedived more than 20% since it peaked on May 4th. Despite that, cryptocurrencies still continue to be all the rage in some regions of the world and among the Bitcoin loyalists – but some countries like China and Japan have taken stern measures towards strict regulation or, in the case of China, a complete ban of cryptocurrency exchanges.

Source:

“U.S. Launches Criminal Probe into Bitcoin Price Manipulaton”, Matt Robinson and Tom Schoenberg, bloomberg.com, May 24, 2018.

$2 Million Pro Football Frenzy online customer engagement promotion -- ENGAGED NATION

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Engaged Nation recently announced its redesigned and enhanced $2 Million Pro Football Frenzy online sports program that leverages the entire professional football season to drive customer acquisition, engagement and bottom-line revenue.

Saturday, May 26, 2018

NetEnt Appoints Therese Hillman As New CEO

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NetEnt Appoints Therese Hillman As New CEO

Casino game developer giant, NetEnt, has announced on Tuesday that they've named Therese Hillman as the company's new CEO, effective immediately. The decision was announced by the Board of Directors after they've expressed satisfaction with Hilman's efforts and success as the company's acting CEO since former chief executive, Per Eriksson, was dismissed in March of this year. She served as the company's Chief Financial Officer since January 2017.

Prior to that, she was notable for working in the e-commerce industry for a decade and being a CEO of Gymgrossisten. Hilman, who has an M.Sc in Accounting and Finance from Stockholm School of Economics, was also a member of Unibet's Board.

NetEnt's Chairman of the Board, Fredrik Erbing, comments: ”We are pleased to appoint Therese Hillman as new Group CEO. Therese has a clear business focus and is an appreciated leader with great energy. NetEnt is pioneering the online gaming industry and is taking the next step to be at the forefront of business focus and innovation. With Therese’s abilities, we get the right person to lead the company in the next growth phase.”

Hillman was honored to be appointed as CEO of such a successful company and said: “It is with great enthusiasm, but also humility, that I am taking on the role as Group CEO of NetEnt. I look forward to drive the development of the industry together with our customers and employees and to deliver the best player experiences. This is how we can continue to create value for our customers, shareholders, players and employees.”

Source:

“Therese Hillman appointed new Group CEO of NetEnt”, netent.com, May 22, 2018.

William Hill US to operate sports book at Ocean Resort Casino

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William Hill US to operate sports book at Ocean Resort Casino

The largest sports book in Nevada, William Hill US will reportedly run the sports book at the Ocean Resort Casino slated to open at June’s end this year. The partnership between the London-based sports book and the resort casino at 500 Boardwalk was confirmed on Thursday by Jordan Deifik, principal of Ocean Resort Casino, who […]

Colombia set to inspire at Juegos Miami

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The Colombian market will take centre stage at this year’s Juegos Miami, the unique C-Level event for the Pan Latin American and Caribbean gaming industry (May 30 – June 1, Biltmore Hotel, Miami), 

Friday, May 25, 2018

South Africa’s Finest on the Forum

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Hey LCB’ers; we all know and love South Africa’s, Springbok Casino, and it may be a surprise to you to learn that it has just now joined our forum with direct casino support. Representative, James, signed on Thursday, May 24th, with a greeting that was both short and sweet: “It’s great to be here on LCB forum! Please feel free to write me here if you need Assistance. I will be happy to help!”

Already have a question or burning matter that needs to be addressed? Head straight for James’ designated user profile and click right on the ‘Message’option to get started.

Catering to South African residents, Springbok also places an emphasis on the nation’s unique wildlife, revolving select promos around the topic throughout the year. Its games are powered by RTG, and users signing up for the first time gain immediate access to a full range of slots, progressive jackpot games, table games, video poker and plenty of options formatted for mobile play.

Its platform is available in an instant play version, so gaming can begin right away. New registrants can look forward to an exclusive welcome offer. Sign up and snag R250 completely free, no strings attached! Newbies will receive goodies across the first three deposits. Use code, SPRINGBOK100 on the first to get a 100% match up to R1500. On the second and third deposits, use SPRINGBOK50, and get 50% up to R5000.

Head to the site’s ‘Promotions’ page for details on a variety of other deals, including cashback opportunities, access to slot tournaments and comp points. As soon as you’re a registered member, you are automatically enrolled in the casino’s comp point system. For each bet made on your favorite games, you’ll rack up your points balance. Each time R10 is wagered, 1 point is awarded. Every 100 points accumulated is equivalent to R1.

Welcome aboard!

CoinPoker's 1st Crypto Series of Poker (CSOP) Is Just 2 Days Away

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CoinPoker's 1st Crypto Series of Poker (CSOP) Is Just 2 Days Away
The Crypto Series of Poker (May 27 - June 3), a 10,000,000 CHP added tournament series that is the first of its kind, is set to start this Sunday at 16:00 EEST. New CoinPoker players can join the first event for free, with the an added sum of 250,000 CHP up for grabs. The series includes 17 varied tournament events where a range of 200,000 to 1,000,000 CHP added prize pools can be won. From May 27th to June 2nd, two tournaments will be held daily and build up to a final high stakes main even[...]

Dennis Blieden Leads 29 Survivors into WPT Tournament of Champions Day 2

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Dennis Blieden Leads 29 Survivors into WPT Tournament of Champions Day 2

The WPT is about to wrap up another successful season. Once again the popular poker series is celebrating the end of its season with the WPT Tournament of Champions, a three-day event that features champions from the past year and is already taking place at Aria Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.

Day 1 of the season-ending tournament was played on Thursday at the host casino. It started off with 80 participants but the field was whittled down to just 29 players by the end of the day.

The event came with a buy-in fee of $15,000, but those who won Main Tour Main Events throughout the season had that fee included in their first-place prizes. The WPT also added $150,000 to the prize pool, of which $50,000 would go to the winner to create an overall prize pool of $1.365 million.

The top 10 finishers will leave with a payout, min-cash worth $39,840. The winner will receive $463,375 from the prize pool. However, awards for the big champion would not be limited to the monetary prize. Their victory will also be rewarded with a Hublot Big Bang Unico Titanium Ceramic watch, a JetSmarter membership worth $50,000, and the one and only WPT Tournament of Champions trophy.

Dennis Blieden Leads After Day 1

The first day of this year’s WPT Tournament of Champions concluded with Dennis Blieden leading the elite pack into the night. The player bagged and tagged 593,000 to lock a comfortable start to Day 2.

Blieden is followed by J.C. Tran with 305,500 and Marvin Rettenmaier with 234,500, but it can be seen that the overnight chip leader has secured quite an advantage over his remaining opponents.

Blieden catapulted himself to the top of the Day 1 chip counts chart after winning a massive pot during Level 4 of play. The player clashed against Andy Frankenberger. The latter went all in with pocket aces to Blieden’s pocket sixes. A [6c][4d][2c] flop and blank turn and river saw Frankenberger hit the rail, while Blieden collected his chips. Later the same level, the overnight chip leader scooped quite some chips from Mike Del Vecchio to further cement his advantage.

Blieden won the LA Poker Classic $10,000 Main Event back in February to claim his first WPT title, a seat into the WPT Tournament of Champions, and $1 million in prize money. The player had cashed in two WSOP events prior to his triumph earlier this year. Talking with WPT staff last night, Blieden said that he has not played tournament poker since the LAPC, but he was running pretty well in the Tournament of Champions and it felt as if he had picked where he had left off.

Unlike many of the other tournament entries, Blieden is not that well known to the poker community. Dwelling on that, the player said that he knew many of his table mates considered him “terrible” and that was why he was getting calls that many would not. He went on to say that he got quite some coolers throughout Day 1 and it seemed to him that every time he bluffed, his opponents would fall, while every time he called, he would win the pot.

Play is set to resume at Aria today at noon local time. The remaining hopefuls will play down to an official six-handed final table. Aside from Blieden, the likes of Erik Seidel, Marvin Rettenmaier, Justin Young, and Darren Elias, who came into the Tournament of Champions fresh off his record fourth WPT win in the inaugural WPT Bobby Baldwin Classic, will also join Day 2 action.

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Intertops Launches Ogre Empire In $1000 Raffle

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Intertops Launches Ogre Empire In $1000 Raffle
Intertops Launches Ogre Empire In $1000 Raffle

As Monday, May 28th, gets closer, folks at Intertops are getting ready to blow away their players with two huge events, including an entirely new game from Betsoft and a $1000 slots raffle! This Memorial Day, the popular venue for online gaming will launch Ogre Empire and throw a special slot tournament to honor the brave men and women who have died fighting for their country.

It is important to remember the soldiers that have fought to protect our country, said Intertops’ manager. However, having a little fun is always a good way to lift spirits. The memorial Slots Day Raffle will include three designated games from the same supplier: A Night In Paris, Fire & Steel and True Sheriff. Players can earn tickets automatically on Monday, but there is an additional free raffle ticket for every 10 spins with a wager of $0.60 or more. The games were chosen due to their “protect-and-serve” genre in different periods in history. Five winners will claim $1000 in prizes!

The latest addition to Betsoft’s versatile gaming portfolio is launching on Monday. Ogre Empire is a fairytale slot, featuring a Shrek-like creature that occupies a kingdom day and night. During the day, scared townsfolk hide and leave the reels, due to the ogre’s horrible temper. In the meantime, his rage triggers supplementary rewards but only until he falls asleep, making the townsfolk slip out of hiding. There are two extraordinary features, including a pair of wild flowers – Day Bloom Wild and Night Bloom Wild. During the day, the flower can spread to up to three other adjacent symbols, whereas the nocturnal version shoots its glowing spores on other symbols, turning them wild as well. To double the payout, players will have to land the Joker in a winning combination.

Intertops is giving away 10 free spins on the new game to all players that have made a deposit in the last 30 days. Take the opportunity and win up to $250 until June 2nd, but don’t forget to roll over 30X before you make a withdrawal of free spin winnings. Best of luck!

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Two Men accused of Robbing and Shooting Player at Texas Poker Room

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Two Men accused of Robbing and Shooting Player at Texas Poker Room
There were two people arrested in the case of a poker player who got robbed and shot as he was going out of a poker room in northwest Austin, Texas. The two suspects, Charles Clines-Martinez (age 24) and Jermaine Patrick Spirlark (age 41) face charges of aggravated robbery that occurred in the wee hours of April 30. Clines-Martinez worked as a security guard at the poker room. The victim, Tom Steinbach (age 22), has fortunately recovered after being robbed and shot outside the Texas Card House[...]