Archive for October, 2015

Paul Ryan’s Chief of Staff Has a History as an Anti-Gambling Activist

Paul Ryan’s Chief of Staff Has a History as an Anti-Gambling Activist

Written by Steve Larson | Saturday, October 31st, 2015

Wisconsin Representative Paul Ryan’s ascension to the role of Speaker of the House is a mixed blessing for online gambling. In his term in the House of Representative, Paul Ryan has shown little animosity towards the online gambling industry. Ryan has only made four votes on the issue in his entire congressional career, signalling he […]

Jeb Bush and Chris Christie Defend Daily Fantasy Sports at the 3rd GOP Debate

Jeb Bush and Chris Christie Defend Daily Fantasy Sports at the 3rd GOP Debate

Written by Steve Larson | Thursday, October 29th, 2015

The 3rd Republican Presidential Debate featured a discussion of daily fantasy sports. The brief debate between former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was a surreal moment for the DFS industry, though the GOP candidates showed more common sense than politicians are given credit for having normally. The general public did […]

DraftKings Removes Branding from WSOP Main Event November Nine Broadcast

DraftKings Removes Branding from WSOP Main Event November Nine Broadcast

Written by Steve Larson | Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

Following a declaration earlier this month by the Nevada Gaming Commission that daily fantasy sports is illegal gambling, it was announced this week that DraftKings branding no longer will appear at the World Series of Poker final table. When play was suspended on the WSOP Main Event on July 14, DraftKings logos could be found […]

NBA Owners Invest in Sportradar AG, a Sports Betting Data Company

NBA Owners Invest in Sportradar AG, a Sports Betting Data Company

Written by Steve Larson | Tuesday, October 27th, 2015

Three NBA owners are investing in Sportradar AG, a sports data company which provides information for some of the world’s largest international bookmakers. The investments by Mark Cuban, Michael Jordan, and Ted Leonsis are being reported that the team owners see legalized sports betting in the United States as “inevitable”. The investment is further sign […]

Sheldon Adelson’s CSIG Produces Anti-Online Gaming Ad for Pennsylvania

Sheldon Adelson’s CSIG Produces Anti-Online Gaming Ad for Pennsylvania

Written by Steve Larson | Monday, October 26th, 2015

In Pennsylvania, online gambling legislation called House Bill 649 is being championed by Rep. John Payne. It is one of 5 bills proposed by different Pennsylvania politicians at the state level in the past couple of years (3 this year), but Payne’s bill is the one most people assume has a chance. The idea behind […]

Sheldon Adelson Defends Macau Officials after Steve Wynn Criticized Them

Sheldon Adelson Defends Macau Officials after Steve Wynn Criticized Them

Written by Steve Larson | Friday, October 23rd, 2015

In discussing his casino company’s 3rd Quarter revenue reports, Las Vegas Sands Corp chairman Sheldon Adelson made comments directed at Steve Wynn’s recent comments about Chinese officials. In a call with gaming analysts, Mr. Adelson defended Macau bureaucrats, who had not decided policies for several new resort-casinos set to open on the Cotai Strip in […]

New PPA State Director Discusses Online Gambling Legislation in Pennsylvania

New PPA State Director Discusses Online Gambling Legislation in Pennsylvania

Written by Steve Larson | Thursday, October 22nd, 2015

Judah Rosenstein is the new State Director for the Pennsylvania chapter of the Poker Players Alliance. Mr. Rosenstein takes over the Pennsylvania PPA at a time when online gaming appeared to have little chance of passing this year. The state budget crisis has put iGaming back on the table, though it still facing a number […]

“Black Friday” Attorney Preet Bharara Announces Probe of Daily Fantasy Sports

“Black Friday” Attorney Preet Bharara Announces Probe of Daily Fantasy Sports

Written by Steve Larson | Wednesday, October 21st, 2015

Preet Bharara, the U.S. Attorney best known in the gaming industry for the Black Friday indictments, has launched an investigation in daily fantasy sports. Michael McCann of Sports Illustrated said the news is the “most troubling legal development yet” for the daily fantasy sports industry. According to The Wall Street Journal, the office of Preet […]

Donald Trump’s Atlantic City Casino Industry Dealings Examined by CBS News

Donald Trump’s Atlantic City Casino Industry Dealings Examined by CBS News

Written by Steve Larson | Monday, October 19th, 2015

Donald Trump has had to defend his history of bankruptcies while owning Atlantic City casinos. In the televised debates, the 69-year old real estate developer and reality TV star defended his use of American bankruptcy laws, highlighting the bankers and financiers who “made a lot of money along the way with me.” The message is […]

Fin5 Hacker Group Stole 150,000 Credit Cards from Unnamed Casino

Fin5 Hacker Group Stole 150,000 Credit Cards from Unnamed Casino

Written by Steve Larson | Friday, October 16th, 2015

Mandiant and FireEye, two American computer security firms, have located a new hacker group called Fin5. The group invaded the security of one online casino and stole at least 150,000 credit cards from the unnamed casino. More astounding, Fin5 is thought to have had access to the casino’s database for a year. FireEye is a […]