Thursday, May 31, 2018

Federal regulators give green light to East Windsor casino

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Federal regulators give green light to East Windsor casino

After last month when Connecticut legislators were reportedly advised not to allow MMCT Venture to open its satellite casino in the community of East Windsor prior to its receipt of official approvals from the United States Department of the Interior (DOI), federal regulators have now reportedly made it possible for the operators of Mohegan Sun and […]
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Gambling industry in Bulgaria with Miglena Dimitrova (MDMI Legal) at CEEGC2018 Budapest

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The organizers of the Central and Eastern European Gaming Conference (CEEGC) are honored to announce that Miglena Dimitrova (MDMI Legal) will join the panel discussion which focuses on the Eastern European gambling market updates. The Bulgarian gambling industry has shown significant growth in the last 10 years and in an Analysis of the Center for the Study of Democracy of ...

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Vanessa Selbst Gets Poker Nostalgic on Twitter, Might Partner Phil Galfond for Upcoming WSOP Tag Team

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It all started with a nostalgic poker-related tweet from retiree Vanessa Selbst, but it now seems that the three-time WSOP gold bracelet winner might come back from retirement to play the upcoming Tag Team event with another poker heavyweight and former gold bracelet winner.

Selbst, who announced early in 2018 hat she was putting an end to her poker career to pursue other opportunities, reminisced on Twitter about the game’s not-so-long-ago when players would 4-bet light pre-flop and on the flop to make the game quite thrilling, dynamic, and risky.

ok but seriously, when did it ppl 100% stop 4betting light (preflop OR on flop)? there used to be so many fun dynamics when ranges were obv polarized- now it's like there's a rule if u get raised while holding air u must fold…? seriously is this a thing? seems like a bad thing.

— Vanessa Selbst (@VanessaSelbst) May 31, 2018

Phil Galfond, a two-time WSOP gold bracelet winner, joined Selbst’s recollections by saying that it has become quite rough out there for “feel players” like them. Galfond has indeed had some rough time on the live poker scene. Last year, the player revealed that he lost more than $800,000 playing cash games all around Las Vegas during the 2017 WSOP.

The player entered the $50,000 Poker Players Championship to hopefully redeem some of what he had lost and said that he needed to at least finish second in that tournament. The runner-up finish in last year’s edition of the popular event paid out $862,649. However, he eventually failed to scoop any cash whatsoever from it.

End of Retirement

Back to Selbst and Galfond’s Twitter discussion from just a few hours ago, the retired female poker pro suggested that the two of them join forces and return to the felt for the upcoming WSOP Tag Team event.

Galfond replied affirmatively to that, so it seems two of poker’s best might be readying themselves to stomp into Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino, where the world’s longest-running poker series is taking place for another year, and bring back in play some nice poker tricks. The $1,000 Tag Team event is slated to take place over three days starting June 27.

Selbst is the world’s most profitable female poker pro of all time. The player accumulated live tournament earnings of more than $11.8 million< during her active poker career. To date, her largest-ever tournament cash amounts to €1.3 million ($1,823,430) and the player scooped that one for taking down the Partouche Poker Tour €8,500 Main Event back in 2010. Selbst is also the proud holder of three WSOP gold bracelets, which she won in 2008, 2012, and 2014.

The player announced back in January that she had decided to change her career path and that she would be working as a trader for a hedge fund. Selbst also confirmed that she would no longer be a PokerStars Team Pro, pointing out that she no longer felt good about being a poker ambassador and telling amateur players that they should play a game that was “beatable” for them as she did not feel that was true. She was in fact one of four PokerStars Team Pro members to leave the poker room’s team of brand ambassadors in January, with Jason Mercier, Felipe Ramos, and Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier being the other three.

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

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Writer decides to write Book about Poker but Stops after Winning Thousands of Dollars playing it
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[...]
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Wednesday, May 30, 2018

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

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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.

Exclusive Online Gaming Rights

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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Pragmatic Play partners with Italy’s StarCasino

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Online casino games developing platform, Pragmatic Play, has announced its latest collaboration with StarCasino.it, an Italian-based branch of the Bettson Group brand. Per the contract, Pragmatic Play will lend its entire suite of reel games to the online offering. Via the integration, the Italian brand’s customers will have access to a significantly expanded spread of games, […]
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Ocean Resort Casino to Feature William Hill Sportsbook

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June 28th will be a major day for Atlantic City, quite possibly the most crucial in its recent history. This is the day that will see the opening of two new major casino resorts: Hard Rock Atlantic City and Ocean Resort Casino. Some news coming from the latter tells us that a sportsbook provided by the world-renowned, UK-based, William Hill is to be included in Ocean Resort's offer from day one.

Ocean Resort Casino is built on the foundations of the former Revel Casino. Their punters, which are expected to come rushing in, in the thousands the minute the new resort opens its doors, will now have the chance to try their sport wagering expertise and knowledge using one of the leading brands in sports betting. The Sportsbook alone will take up to 7,500 square feet of gaming space with suites for up-scale players for placing bets on various events – the most exciting of which will be the 2018 FIFA World Cup that will be well underway when ORC officially opens.

As we have recently reported, the US Supreme Court has passed the legislation allowing New Jersey to legalize sports betting, opening the door for all other US states to proceed as they wish in that regard, effectively launching a full-scale sports betting legalization country-wide.

Property where Ocean Resort Casino was built was sold to Colorado's developer, Bruce Deifik, for $200 million. He then invested another $200 million in renovation of premises. William Hill, on the other hand, is already well-established on the US market, currently managing 115 sportsbook operating in Nevada.

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“Ocean Resort Casino partners with William Hill sports book”, Danzis David, pressofatlanticcity.com, May 24, 2018.

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Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Chris Ferguson Issues Short Apology to the Poker Community

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Chris Ferguson Issues Short Apology to the Poker Community
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[...]
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Poker’s Most Profitable So Far This Year

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Poker’s Most Profitable So Far This Year

We are just five months into the year but some of poker’s finest players have already added millions of dollars to their bankrolls. They have traveled the world, faced other fine and seasoned players and have outmaneuvered them to be rewarded for their skills.

Just as many poker professionals and enthusiasts are readying for this year’s World Series of Poker, Casino News Daily has compiled a quick list of the most profitable players so far in 2018. Here is a little bit more information about how much they have won and how they have performed the past several months.

Justin Bonomo – $8,907,138

Bonomo has been on a hot streak over the past five months and it seems that he has no intention to end his winning spree. The player has cashed nearly $9 million since the beginning of the year from 15 different tournaments. There is more to the story, he won five of these and made final table appearances in most of the other.

Half of Bonomo’s 2018 live tournament earnings came from his first-place finish in the HK$2-million buy-in Super High Roller Bowl China. The popular poker pro bested a field of 75 seasoned high rollers to collect $4,823,077 from the event’s prize pool. Bonomo defeated Finland’s Patrik Antonius (who will appear later in this list) heads-up.

Aside from his Super High Roller Bowl China triumph, he also took down the Lucky Hearts Poker Open $25,500 High Roller for $556,873, a US Poker Open $10,500 event for $190,400, the EPT Monte Carlo €25,000 No-Limit Hold’em for €378,000, and the EPT Monte Carlo €25,000 Single Re-Entry for €259,700.

Jason Koon – $6,837,091

Koon is, too, having quite some year and quite a month, to be more precise. The player won high roller tournaments on two continents over a week’s span. He first outlasted 103 entries in the partypoker-sponsored HK$1,000,000 Triton Super High Roller Montenegro to scoop a hefty payout of $3,569,836.

Just a few days later, the player claimed another title and another seven-figure payout. He won the Aria $100K High roller during the WPT Tournament of Champions Festival at Aria Resort & Casino. Koon was the last man standing from a field of 31 entries. His share of the prize pool totaled $1,039,940.

Koon has cashed in seven events since the beginning of the year and has won one more tournament over the past few months. During this year’s PCA, the poker pro bested the field of the $25,000 No-Limit Hold’em, good for a prize of $421,080.

Stephen Chidwick – $5,906,441

UK’s second most profitable player of all time rounds out the podium of this year’s most profitable live tournament poker players. Chidwick has finished in the money in 15 tournaments since January and has won several of them to add nearly $6 million to his already hefty poker bankroll.

The UK poker pro started off 2018 with victories in two US Poker Open tournaments, both of them $25,000 buy-in ones. He scooped more than $700,000 from those. Just a couple of days ago, the player took down a $25,000 Aria High Roller event for $300,000.

Back in April, Chidwick collected two seven-figure payouts from the partypoker MILLIONS Grand Final Barcelona festival. He first finished runner-up to Jake Schindler in the €100,000 Super High Roller for €1.1 million in prize money, and then collected €1 million for his third-place finish in the €10,300 Main Event.

Patrik Antonius – $4,537,936

We have seen more and more from the Finn over the past months which is always good, as we all know how good he is at this game. The player has cashed in just five events this year, but one of these was the above-mentioned Super High Roller Bowl China.

Antonius collected $3,153,551 from that tournament after outlasting all but one of the contenders for the title. In February, the player put up great performance at the partypoker MILLIONS Germany at King’s Casino Rozvadov to win the €25,500 Super High Roller for a first-place prize of €425,000.

Jake Schindler – $4,411,041

Schindler rounds out the list of the five most profitable players so far this year with nearly $4.5 million added to his bankroll. He has cashed in 17 tournaments since the beginning of 2018, which is an impressive number itself. In addition, he actually topped the fields of some of these events.

As already mentioned, the player emerged victorious in the €100,000 Super High Roller during the partypoker MILLIONS Grand Final Barcelona. His share of the tournament’s massive prize pool amounted to €1,750,000. Schindler has also won a couple of Aria High Roller tournaments over the past several months and has cashed in some other such tournaments.

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Betsoft Gaming deals with Casino Superlines

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Betsoft Gaming deals with Casino Superlines

Leading software provider, Betsoft Gaming deals with Casino Superlines to provide a selection of slot games to growing brand. Since Betsoft Gaming deals with Casino Superlines, an extensive range of RNG titles that have been approved for key regulated markets – including many from the perennially popular Slots3TM series will be available to Casino Superlines brand. Launched in April 2017, ...

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Monday, May 28, 2018

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.

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NetEnt continues progressive jackpot streak

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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 […]
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Lightning Box gets Portugal approval

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Lightning Box gets Portugal approval

The specialist slots developer, Lightning Box gets Portugal approval to launch its games in the country on the SG Digital platform. Lightning Box gets Portugal approval after the Portuguese gaming regulator, Serviço de Regulação e Inspeção de Jogos (SIRJ), has given Lightning Box the right to release nine games from its offering. These include Silver Lion, Stellar Jackpots-Chilli Gold x2, ...

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Scots Clinic to Treat Cryptocurrency Addicts

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A Scots clinic will be offering residential treatment to cryptocurrency aficionados who have got hooked on digital currencies trading, The Times reports.

Castle Craig Hospital in Peeblesshire, Scotland has launched a residential treatment course to help “crypto addicts” recover from their addiction and get back to a life without obsessive cryptocurrency trading.

Many experts have likened cryptocurrency trading to online gambling, and Castle Craig Hospital will be treating its cryptocurrency addicts in a manner similar to how it would approach a problem gambler, it is understood.

Therapists at the Scots clinic have pointed out that they believe the activity could easily turn into a behavioral addiction with users checking cryptocurrencies’ price obsessively and in every single moment possible.

Former cocaine and gambling addict Tony Marini will lead some of the treatments as part of the cryptocurrency addiction treatment course. Mr. Marini has told media that having experienced it himself, he has “insight and empathy” towards people who are struggling with the same or similar issues. He went on to comment that cryptocurrency addicts become addicts as they usually see the activity as a form of escapism from a world they do not really like.

Castle Craig Hospital already specializes in the treatment of people addicted to various drugs and alcohol. It has also been running gambling addiction programs. As mentioned above, the clinic has actually revealed that it would use namely its experience in treating gambling addicts to help bitcoin and other cryptocurrency junkies.

Cryptocurrency Craze

While the number of people addicted to cryptocurrency trading is unknown, it is believed that there are more than 13 million people trading around the world.

According to Chris Burn, who has formerly treated problem gamblers and gambling addicts at Castle Craig Hospital, the cryptocurrency market, with its high-risk fluctuating nature, has been found particularly appealing to people prone to problem gambling behavior. He, too, said he believes trading offers an escape from reality. Mr. Burn went on to note that to him, bitcoin and its likes were “a classic bubble situation” with the huge gains and huge losses made by aficionados over a very short period of time.

Bitcoin’s price jumped nearly 1,500% last year and reached an all-time high of over $19,800 in mid-December, and then plummeted overnight to set off a massive scare among many, while encouraging others to take advantage of the lower prices and dive deeper into the trading of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.

The debate over the addictiveness of cryptocurrency trading has been growing and will certainly continue growing as the rising number of success stories of people buying at what could seem an insignificant price and netting humongous amounts of money at a later stage are only going to keep fueling the crypto hype.

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Tom Horn Gaming deals with Omega Systems

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A Malta-based gaming software supplier, Tom Horn Gaming deals with Omega Systems, a company providing the ultimate one-stop gaming solution for operators in several geographic markets. Ondrej Lapides, CEO at Tom Horn Gaming, commented on the fact that Tom Horn Gaming deals with Omega Systems: Patrick Mann, Business Development Manager at OMEGA Systems added:

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Sunday, May 27, 2018

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.

Heads-Up Action

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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California’s Sycuan Casino celebrates major expansion milestone

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In southern California, Tuesday saw the federally-recognized Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation hold a ‘topping-off ceremony’ as the final beam was lifted into position as part of the $226 million expansion of its Sycuan Casino. Began in March 2017, the redevelopment is set to see the San Diego County facility add a twelve-story hotel […]
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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.

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

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Saturday, May 26, 2018

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

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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[...]
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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.”

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

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William Hill US to operate sports book at Ocean Resort Casino

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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 […]
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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.

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PokerStars.pt joins three-nation shared liquidity scheme

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Canadian iGaming operator The Stars Group Incorporated has announced that its envisioned online poker shared liquidity scheme involving players in France, Spain and Portugal is now a reality after its PokerStars.pt domain was accepted into the tri-nation club. Toronto-listed The Stars Group Incorporated, which is also responsible for the FullTilt online casino brand, stated that […]
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Intertops Launches Ogre Empire In $1000 Raffle

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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!

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Be part of the Netherland’s first-ever Responsibility in Gaming Awards

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ENTER NOW! Be part of the Netherland’s first-ever Responsibility in Gaming Awards Make sure your organisation gets the recognition it deserves – submit your entry by 30 May to take part in the Dutch gaming sector’s only dedicated awards: Responsibility in Gaming Awards. The window for entries to the inaugural Responsibility in Gaming Awards is now OPEN. If your organisation ...

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Thursday, May 24, 2018

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

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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[...]
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Developments in US sports betting

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While the race has been on for awhile to regulate sports betting at the state level, the pack broke into a sprint on May 14 when the US Supreme Court declared the federal law banning the practice unconstitutional when they ruled on Murphy v. NCAA. With the demise of the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection […]
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PayPal to Support A Stable Bitcoin?

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The future of cryptocurrencies is constantly being watched and debated, due to their inconsistent nature and unsustained volatility. However, the opinion of PayPal’s CFO, John Rainey, is quite different on the matter, especially after telling the mainstream media that the renowned company for online payments could provide additional support for Bitcoin. According to him, the main reason for the troublesome merchant settlements lies within the currency’s unpredictability, which is why the electronic commerce company cannot see a lot of interest regarding its acceptance.

The volatility of major cryptocurrencies such as Litecoin, Ethereum or Dogecoin is currently bad for business, pursuant to Rainey, as merchants who accept payments in digital assets could lose a lot of money even on simple transactions. At present, a ten percent margin on a product could move the very next day to fifteen percent and so on, explains CFO.

PayPal started implementing Bitcoin payments in 2015 via its integrated system Braintree. Nevertheless, the currency’s volatility had numerous ups and downs since then, leaving all merchants in unfavorable situation of constant converting their funds to fiat. By comparing the Braintree with Lightning, Rainey also pointed out a distinct disparity between the fees and processing times, saying that a 2.9% plus a $0.30 expense per transaction remains stable whatsoever, whilst the Lightning’s capacity is just under $170,000.

To finalize, Rainey said that PayPal does consider a full support policy regarding Bitcoin, but only if the asset stabilizes and becomes a more predictible currency. In case that relevant capabilites of crypto continue to pressure both merchants and fiat-based solutions, no long-term support will be established, and fees will continue to vary tensely, which basically takes us back to the startline, doesn’t it?

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“Paypal: We’ll ‘Definitely Support’ Bitcoin If It Becomes ‘Better Currency’”, bitcoinist.com, May 22, 2018.

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Login Casino TV presents a Meeting with an expert project

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Login Casino TV launces a new project called Meeting with an expert. You are interested in the most hot-spot issues of the gambling industry? Do you want to get answers to the most provocative questions? Login Casino TV guests are ready to provide them. The participant of our first interview will be the Head of Russian Gaming Week 2018, Oksana ...

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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

18bet Casino Greets LCB Forum

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It’s as good a day as any for good news and we’ve got some to share with you here at LCB. 18bet Casino is live on the forum with an official rep, dedicated to giving our loyal members the best in customer support. While the direct casino support representative failed to provide their name, they did not skimp on details regarding what players can expect when they register to the site. The casino is described as, “one of the world’s premier online casino brands, owning Curacao and Malta licenses.”

It was further added that no expense is spared when “providing players with an interactive gaming experience. The WOW factor hits you immediately – lots of activity peppers the scene, with interactive, exposes of games, generous casino bonuses and promotions, and a player-centric approach.”

“Players can experience a truly world-class gaming platform at our casino. Thanks to Microgaming, GameArt, and Endorphina, the software is bang on the money. The games are neatly laid out in a user-friendly way. The platform offers clutter-free gaming with captivating audio-visuals to get you locked and loaded for hours of fun,” the rep continued.

Those signing up for the first time can snag a generous welcome offer, consisting of 100% up to 500€! Make a minimum deposit and be sure to enter the bonus code, WELCOME500. Additional offers include Monday surprises, personal casino bonuses, reload opportunities and wacky Wednesdays.

The site is home to an impressive selection of games, which includes a wide range of slots, table games, live dealer games, live betting options and a sports division.

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For any inquiries, feel free to contact our newly registered support. Head on over to the designated user profile and select the ‘Message’ option to get started.

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Borgata Casino Ready to Offer Sports Betting on First Day It Becomes Legal in New Jersey

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Atlantic City’s highest grossing casino resort, Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, is ready to begin offering sports betting on the very day the provision of that service is legalized by New Jersey lawmakers, officials for the property said Tuesday.

The Borgata already features a facility for betting on horse racing and casino officials revealed plans to rename it as The Race & Sports Book once sports betting becomes legal in New Jersey. The venue will also open a separate sports betting facility, the plans for which are being finalized by owners.

The Borgata is owned by Las Vegas gaming and hospitality giant MGM Resorts International. The hotel and casino resort has long been Atlantic City’s most profitable property. It generated gaming revenue of $803.6 million in 2017. In comparison, Harrah’s, the second highest grossing casino in the city, reported revenue of $363.7 million last year.

Commenting on the recently lifted federal ban on sports betting and his casino’s plans, Borgata President Marcus Glover said Tuesday that the property is uniquely positioned as Atlantic City’s only one to be featuring a race book already. Mr. Glover added that Borgata’s owner, MGM, has years of experience in operating sports betting in Nevada, which will help them launch their sports book in New Jersey.

It was also understood that the Borgata has been readying itself for the decision of the US Supreme Court for quite some time and has been crafting its strategy for operating a sports betting business at the existing resort to make sure it would be launched in due time.

Sports Betting in New Jersey

New Jersey has actually been the state to push most actively for the annulment of the long-standing federal ban on sports betting. The US Supreme Court decided to review the state’s case last year and ruled on it last week.

Under the ruling, it is now up to each individual state to determine whether it should legalize sports betting within its borders. Prior to last week, sports betting was prohibited everywhere across the United States but Nevada and three more states.

With New Jersey being a backer of the legalization of sports betting, the actual introduction and implementation of a regulatory framework is not expected to come upon any major stumbling blocks. It is believed that the state’s sports betting law could be passed by legislators and enacted by early June.

Almost all of Atlantic City’s operational casinos have said that they would offer sports betting once the activity becomes legal in the state. It is also important to note that its two new casinos – Hard Rock Atlantic City and Ocean Resort Casino, both slated to open doors on June 28 – are too planning to feature sports betting.

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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

1X2 Network partners with Gameiom

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Popular game developer 1X2 Network partners with Gameiom to integrate its full suite of slots, table and virtual games with popular content aggregator,. As 1X2 Network partners with Gameiom, the developer is making its titles available to operators in Gibraltar and beyond. Since 1X2 Network partners with Gameiom, operators with access to the Gameiom platform will now be able to ...

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World Cup Promos at Superior and 24VIP Casinos

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The 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia is less than a month away now. The football spectacle with 32 nations will take place from June 14th until July 15th and will definitely be this year's major event. A lot of online casinos will be profiting from the sheer popularity of this event, as more and more are coming up with exciting new ways to combine football with the average gambling experience. Two such casinos are Superior and 24 VIP and they have lined up two separate offers that will prove very rewarding.

For the entire duration of the World Cup, new and existing players of these two casinos will be able to play with up to 1000 extra spins on the Global Cup Soccer slot machine by Rival Software! Players who deposit $25 will receive 400 extra spins while those who deposit $50 will receive more than double, for a total of 1000 spins. There is also an additional option to participate in a draw that awards three Android gadgets. It consists of individuals’ predictions of the team who they think will win the World Cup. Those who got it right will take part in the final raffle where winners will be chosen randomly. The draw will be streamed live on Facebook on July 16th.

FIFA World Cup will be taking place in 11 different Russian cities. The best footballing nations on Earth will compete for the 18-carat gold trophy and the title of World Champion. Germany remains a defending champion, and the stage will be set for some of the world's top players like Lionel Messi, Thomas Mueller, Harry Kane, Andres Iniesta and Cristiano Ronaldo to shine again.

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“Superior and 24VIP Casinos World Cup Promotions”, SuperiorShare Press Release, May 19, 2018.

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Poker pro Bradley Ruben charged in Fatal Car Crash, admitted to eating Marijuana Edible

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Poker pro Bradley Ruben charged in Fatal Car Crash, admitted to eating Marijuana Edible
Bradley Ruben, a professional poker player from Florida, has been charged with failure to remain at the scene of a car crash on Interstate 95 in Broward County as well as resisting arrest after allegedly crashing into and eventually killing a man who was assisting his wife who had been involved in a separate accident. On May 16, Wednesday, the 32-year-old poker pro told police that he had eaten a marijuana-laced edible before the crash. He was not charged with DUI even if he admitted that cons[...]
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