All Posts By Mark Pearson

Former High School Musical Star Vanessa Hudgens Becomes BetMGM Ambassador

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A celebrity deal Actress Vanessa Hudgens, who became a household name playing Gabriella Montez in High School Musical (HSM), has inked a celebrity brand ambassador deal with BetMGM. advertising campaigns and marketing promotions In a Thursday news release, BetMGM said that the 33-year-old star will appear in upcoming advertising campaigns and marketing promotions for the betting giant’s ...

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Wynn and Related Companies to Bid for New Vegas-Style Casino in Midtown Manhattan

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Giants team up Two giants of contrasting industries are teaming up to bid for a new Las Vegas-style casino in New York City at a location previously considered for new Jets and Yankees stadiums. bidding for a casino license in Midtown Manhattan On Thursday, New York-based real estate developer the Related Companies and Wynn Resorts revealed they ...

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Churchill Downs, FanDuel Bury Hatchet by Inking Multi-Year Sports Betting Deal

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Multifaceted partnership After rubbing each other up the wrong way for years over broadcasting rights, Churchill Downs Incorporated (CDI) and FanDuel have put their differences aside by inking a multifaceted, multi-year sports betting agreement. non-exclusive sponsorship rights for the Kentucky Derby According to Thursday’s announcement, FanDuel will receive non-exclusive sponsorship rights for the Kentucky Derby, meaning Churchill’s ...

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Owners of Crypto Casino Stake Facing $400m Lawsuit in New York

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Lawsuit launched in the US An ex-associate of the two Australians behind the cryptocurrency casino superbrand Stake.com has launched a $400m lawsuit against the pair in New York. launched civil court action against Stake According to a Friday report by the Sydney Morning Herald, Florida-based Christopher Freeman has launched civil court action against Stake and its founders. ...

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Forty Swim to Vietnam to Escape Exploitation by Cambodian Casino

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Mass escape Over 40 employees have fled from a Cambodian casino, complete with swimming across a river to Vietnam. employer mistreated them Vietnam’s VnExpress International cited An Giang Province border guards as reporting the incident on Thursday. The escapees claimed their employer mistreated them at the casino in Sampeou Poun commune in Cambodia’s Kandal Province. The mass dash ...

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Former Indiana State Senator, Ex-Casino Exec Jailed For Election Funding Scheme

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Waltz down for ten Former Indiana state Senator Brent Waltz and ex-casino executive John Keeler have received federal prison sentences for devising and taking part in election finance schemes. ten months in prison On Wednesday, the US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Indiana (SDIN) announced that a judge sentenced 48-year-old Waltz to ten months in ...

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Las Vegas Man Indicted for Fleecing $8.5m Off Victims in Betting Ponzi Scheme

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Defrauded 72 investors Despite his homemade apple-pie-sounding name, Matthew J. Turnipseede of Las Vegas has just been indicted for defrauding 72 investors out of over $8.5m in a sports betting Ponzi scheme. promised investors double-digit profits Authorities indicted Turnipseede, 49, Thursday for the scheme he ran in the Northern District of Ohio. He falsely promised investors double-digit ...

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UK Betting Exchange Smarkets Hit With £630,000 UKGC Fine

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Multiple failings In the UK, betting exchange Smarkets (Malta) Limited now has to pay a £630,000 ($745,594) fine for multiple social responsibility and anti-money laundering failings. The UK Gambling Commission revealed its latest punitive measure on Thursday via a news release shared on Twitter: Smarkets fined £630,000 by Gambling Commission https://t.co/isCwpfyNfg— Gambling Commission (@GamRegGB) August 11, 2022 The ...

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Evolution Finalizes €340m Deal for Online Casino Disruptor Nolimit City

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Aggressive acquisition strategy Evolution’s aggressive acquisition strategy in the online casino space has seen the Stockholm-based brand add slots disruptor Nolimit City to its roster after finalizing a deal worth up to €340m ($347m). upfront consideration of €200m ($204m) cash The total price tag of the finalized acquisition, which was announced in a news release Monday, was ...

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Granit Xhaka’s EPL Booking Has Investigators Probing Alleged Albanian Mafia Links

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Investigation deepens While betting on Arsenal’s Granit Xhaka to get booked during an English Premier League (EPL) game is like wagering on it to rain in Manchester, his super-bizarre yellow card in the 2021-22 season is now being investigated for alleged links to the Albanian mafia. alleged criminal conspiracy involving the Albanian mafia A Thursday Daily Mail ...

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