Archive for November, 2016

New Jersey Abilify Lawsuit One of Many Moved to Northern Florida Pretrial Hearings

New Jersey Abilify Lawsuit One of Many Moved to Northern Florida Pretrial Hearings

Written by Steve Larson | Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

Several legal cases involving the drug Abilify have been centralized in pretrial proceedings by a panel of judges. One of those cases involves a New Jersey man who claims he lost $75,000 gambling while taking Abilify, which he says gave him the urge to gamble. The man claimed he took Abilify to deal with neurological […]

Former PokerStars Employees Pleads Guilty to Charges in Black Friday Case

Former PokerStars Employees Pleads Guilty to Charges in Black Friday Case

Written by Steve Larson | Monday, November 28th, 2016

Paul Tate, a former PokerStars employee, pleaded guilty to operating an illegal gambling business on Monday. In doing so, Mr. Tate was fined for his roll in the Black Friday scandal, but avoided a potential 5 years in federal prison. Paul Tate, a 43-year old UK citizen, oversaw payment processing at PokerStars during the years […]

A $421 Million Powerball Lottery Ticket Was Sold in Tennessee

A $421 Million Powerball Lottery Ticket Was Sold in Tennessee

Written by Steve Larson | Saturday, November 26th, 2016

A Powerball lottery ticket sold in Tennessee this weekend had the winning numbers for a $421 million jackpot. The winnings are expected to be one of the largest sums paid in lottery history. The original expected jackpot was $403 million, but a late surge in ticket buys caused the jackpot to rise to $420.9 million. […]

Pennsylvania Legislature Considers Approving an Arcade-Style Gaming Machine Bill

Pennsylvania Legislature Considers Approving an Arcade-Style Gaming Machine Bill

Written by Steve Larson | Friday, November 25th, 2016

Pennsylvania casinos are adding arcade-style gaming machines to their list of playable games. Rivers Casino is the latest brick-and-mortar casino to add “party pits” full of such games, in the hopes of attracting millennial-age gamblers. Gamblit Gaming, a California-based casino digital games developer, has developed the game Smoothie Blast, which Pennsylvania casinos might soon feature. […]

The United States Trustee Program Disapproves of Caesars Entertainment’s Bankruptcy Reorganization

The United States Trustee Program Disapproves of Caesars Entertainment’s Bankruptcy Reorganization

Written by Steve Larson | Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016

The United States Trustee Program disapproves of the Caesars Entertainment Corporation’s bankruptcy reorganization plan for its operations division, CEOC. The United States Trustee Program is a government agency which oversees bankruptcy cases and private trustees under the auspices of the US Department of Justice. The Trustee Program’s overseer rejected Caesars Entertainment’s “blanket immunity” claims, due […]

William Hill USA Is First Bookmaker to Offer Legal eSports Betting in the United States

William Hill USA Is First Bookmaker to Offer Legal eSports Betting in the United States

Written by Steve Larson | Monday, November 21st, 2016

William Hill USA is the first legal sportsbook in the United States to offer eSports betting. William Hill announced on Friday it would partner with the Downtown Grand Casino to accept wagers on electronic sports, which is the official name for competitive gaming on console, particularly video games. The first legal eSports event at the […]

FanDuel and DraftKings Announce a Merger in the Daily Fantasy Sports Industry

FanDuel and DraftKings Announce a Merger in the Daily Fantasy Sports Industry

Written by Steve Larson | Friday, November 18th, 2016

The long-awaited merger of FanDuel and DraftKings has happened. The top two daily fantasy sports websites have been rumored to be in merger talks for months. Despite the expected merger, ESPN reported that the Federal Trade Commission might look into the merger, because the two companies control more than 80% of the DFS gaming market […]

Nicholas Mullins Sues Bethlehem Sands Casino, Claiming They Served Him Drinks Which Led to Assault

Nicholas Mullins Sues Bethlehem Sands Casino, Claiming They Served Him Drinks Which Led to Assault

Written by Steve Larson | Tuesday, November 15th, 2016

A man convicted of a 2012 assault blames the drinks he was served at a Pennsylvania casino for his behavior. The man, Nicholas Mullins, is suing the casino which served him the drinks. Nicholas Mullins gambled at the Bethlehem Sands Casino one night in 2012. While gambling, Mullins claims he was served at least 15 […]

Jake Harris of Deadliest Catch Suffers Cracked Skull in Attack after Leaving a Casino

Jake Harris of Deadliest Catch Suffers Cracked Skull in Attack after Leaving a Casino

Written by Steve Larson | Monday, November 14th, 2016

Reality TV star Jake Harris was attacked and beaten after leaving a casino in Washington state in a robbery attempt. The 33-year old Jake Harris is star of the Discovery Channel program, Deadliest Catch. The attack happened in Quil Ceda Creek Casino in Marysville, Washington. A passanger in the car carrying Harris grabbed Harris, severely […]

Gambling Community Speculates on the Effect of Donald Trump’s Election on US Online Gaming

Gambling Community Speculates on the Effect of Donald Trump’s Election on US Online Gaming

Written by Steve Larson | Thursday, November 10th, 2016

Since Donald Trump was elected to be the next president of the United States, people in the global gaming community have discussed what its effects might be on online gambling. This is the first time a former casino owner has been president, so it is natural to speculate. All is speculation, but notable poker personalities […]