The rise and fall of Full tilt poker
Categories: documentary, gambling history, online poker, video Posted on: 28 Dec 2020 84 0

The rise and fall of Full tilt poker

Full Tilt Poker was founded in 2004 and soon became one of the world's biggest poker site with many poker pros becoming the face of the business such as Phil Ivey, Mike Matusow, Chris Ferguson, Gus Hansen and many others. But issues started to emerge for Full Tit Poker from...

Wynn Resorts records  Macau's massive losses
Categories: offline casinos, other Posted on: 6 Feb 2021 83 0
Estimate reading time time: 1 min, 206 words

Wynn Resorts records Macau's massive losses

Wynn Resorts posted $686 million in operating income for Q4, a decrease of almost 59 percent from $1.65 billion registered for the same time in 2019. The net loss was $269.5m, a dramatic rise from the previous year's net loss of $72.9. For Q4, adjusted property EBITDA was $69.8m, compared to...

'Ndrangheta mafia involvement in gambling
Categories: crime, online casinos, sports betting Posted on: 15 Jan 2021 82 0
Estimate reading time time: 4 min, 799 words

'Ndrangheta mafia involvement in gambling

In Italy, the biggest Mafia trial in 30 years is set to start this week. 355 suspected participants and accomplices of the 'Ndrangheta crime syndicate are on trial. The reported criminal history of this organization includes murder, illegal gambling, and more. It is anticipated that more than 900 witnesses will...

Record-breaking Super Bowl bets
Categories: other games, sports betting Posted on: 13 Feb 2021 79 0
Estimate reading time time: 3 min, 577 words

Record-breaking Super Bowl bets

This year's Super Bowl proved once again to be America's favourite football game. The 55th Super Bowl was played at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida, and released on Sunday, February 7, in front of a live audience of more than 24,000 viewers and millions of fans behind TV screens....

Philippine gaming operators involved in prostitution ring
Categories: other Posted on: 4 Dec 2020 78 0
Estimate reading time time: 2 min, 421 words

Philippine gaming operators involved in prostitution ring

In the Philippines, team members of online gaming operators were arrested for their participation in prostitution rings. Three raids by the National Bureau of Investigation on prostitution dens that offer facilities to staff members of the Philippine Gaming Offshore Operators have been carried out over the past month (POGO). A Quezon...

$2.4m bet on horse racing
Categories: sports betting Posted on: 10 May 2021 73 0
Estimate reading time: less than 1 min, 156 words

$2.4m bet on horse racing

Jim "Mattress Mack" McIngvale, a business magnate from Houston, Texas, raised his original Kentucky Derby bet on Essential Quality(horse name) from $500,000 to $2.4m by the time the colt reached the starting gate, so he could have won $6m. He wouldn't get any of it back. Essential Quality, the 5-2 favorite, finished...

Daniel Negreanu vs Phil Hellmuth live challenge
Categories: live poker Posted on: 8 Mar 2021 72 0
Estimate reading time time: 2 min, 345 words

Daniel Negreanu vs Phil Hellmuth live challenge

In a live heads-up highstakes duel later this month(March 16th), Daniel Negreanu and Phil Hellmuth will face off, and the bookies have DNegs as the clear favorite to beat his old friend. Negreanu is now at 1.61 in PokerShares, which is -164 in the US system and around 2/3 in UK...