All Posts By Andrew O’Malley

Technical Difficulties Cause PokerStars Tournament Cancellations on Sunday

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A big blow Technical difficulties at PokerStars led to the cancellation of tournaments on Sunday. Some events were already running when PokerStars revealed that it was ending all of the day’s action. one of the online poker platform’s busiest Sundays in 2022 The active events initially had a 90-minute delay before the plug was pulled on them. ...

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Tennis Coach Hit With Lifetime Ban Following Record-Breaking Match-Fixing Violations

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A long list of offenses A tennis coach from Chile has been hit with a lifetime ban from the sport after he was found guilty of a record-breaking number of match-fixing offenses. In total, Sebastián Rivera was deemed guilty of 64 offenses, the most the International Tennis Integrity Agency (ITIA) and the former Tennis Integrity ...

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Maryland Could Now Get Online Sports Betting in 2022 as Rolling Licenses Approved

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The launch date is fast approaching Online sports betting could become a reality in 2022 in Maryland after the Sports Wagering Application Review Commission (SWARC) gave the green light for the rolling approval of online licenses. The unanimous decision on Thursday means that online sportsbooks will be able to go live as soon as they receive ...

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Class Action Lawsuit Alleges MGM Is ‘Robbing’ the Change of Gamblers

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A big earner A new class action lawsuit filed against MGM Resorts International claims that the casino giant has been stealing change from its customers at its various US properties. essentially robbing their customers a few cents at a time, on millions of transactions” The filing in the US District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi ...

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Pro Sports Teams Among Those to Receive Ohio Sports Betting Licenses

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Getting in on the action The Ohio Casino Control Commission (OCCC) has issued a number of sports betting licenses, including to some of the state’s professional sports teams. Some of the well-known sportsbook operators to get the conditional green light to launch on January 1, 2023 include Caesars Sportsbook, Barstool Sportsbook, and FanDuel. The Columbus Blue ...

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Churchill Downs Buying Ellis Park for $79m Cash

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Wide-ranging deal Churchill Downs Inc. (CDI) has entered an agreement to purchase Ellis Park in Henderson, Kentucky as part of a $79m all-cash deal. The prominent gambling and racing-focused company announced the news on Thursday. As a result of the deal, CDI will have the option to develop a track extension facility in Owensboro, about ...

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Star Entertainment Found to Be Unfit to Hold Sydney Casino License

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An uncertain future Following a widespread inquiry into its operations, Star Entertainment Group has been deemed to not be fit to hold a casino license in Sydney. The New South Wales (NSW) Independent Casino Commission (NICC) on Tuesday published the report from Adam Bell SC. considering its options for disciplinary action in response to Bell’s findings ...

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Michigan Bank Denies Claim It Didn’t Let a Woman Cash Casino Jackpot Winnings Due to Ethnicity

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Hitting the jackpot Fifth Third Bank has denied claims that it racially discriminated against a black woman in Michigan by refusing to cash her casino check. Lizzie Pugh has filed a federal lawsuit against the bank after she was unable to cash a five-figure casino jackpot win at a Fifth Third Bank location. lawsuit did not ...

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