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Are DraftKings and FanDuel Running Out of Cash?

Are DraftKings and FanDuel finally running out of cash? That’s the suggestion being made by the New York Times, Deadspin, and other media outlets on the eve of the daily fantasy sports giants long-awaited settlement with New York State. According to a report in yesterday’s New York Times, DraftKings and …

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Investors Freak Out After China Detains Crown Casino Employees

Eighteen Crown Resorts employees have been detained by Chinese authorities in what’s believed to be the start of a crackdown on the gambling and casino junket business. At least three of the detainees are believed to be Australians, including Jason O’Connor, the head of Crown’s VIP International team. Details surrounding …

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Valve to Washington State: ‘We Don’t Facilitate Gambling’

Valve has a message for the Washington State Gambling Commission in response to its recent inquiries regarding skins betting on Counter Strike: Global Offensive, “We don’t facilitate gambling.” The message was made in response to a recent letter from the Commission asking/telling the video game giant to, “…immediately stop allowing …

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Atlantic City Rolls Out US Casino First: Skill-Based Slot Machines

As part of their seemingly never-ending bid to get off of life support, Atlantic City casinos are rolling out an American first: skill-based slot machines. Use of the machines, which are produced by a New York firm called GameCo, Inc., was approved during a late-night meeting of the New Jersey …

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Dutch Gambling Authority Tells Apple to Pull Gambling Apps

Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), the Dutch gambling authority, has ordered Apple to remove all real-money gambling apps from its Netherlands-facing apps store. The US-based technology giant is complying with the order and has pulled more than 50 apps in an effort to appease KSA. Apple’s acquiescence is the culmination of an anti-gambling …

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Is a William Hill, Amaya Merger in the Works?

Amaya, Inc. and William Hill, two of the biggest names in the online gambling world, are reportedly discussing the possibility of a merger. The blockbuster deal, should it come to pass, could have a major impact in the worldwide gaming business. According to a joint statement by the two companies, …

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Anti-Gambling Group Challenges NY Daily Fantasy Sports

A New York-based anti-gambling group is suing the State in hopes of stopping the daily fantasy sports business in its tracks. According to a lawsuit filed last week by a group called Stop Predatory Gambling, a deal struck recently by lawmakers that allowed the daily fantasy sports industry to continue …

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Full Flush Poker Goes Down, Leaves Players with Serious Questions

Full Flush Poker has been offline since Friday and company officials say that an attack by hackers is responsible for the shutdown. The company’s players, however, aren’t necessarily buying the company’s story. Full Flush’s troubles began sometime on Friday when, according to SafestPokerSites.com, the site, “completely flat-lined.” Since that time, …

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