For the first time since Donald Trump became President of the United States, the Democratic party is no longer favored to take back the White House in 2020Dave Mason of BetOnline, one of the largest online sportsbooks serving the US market place, revealed via a tweet Thursday.The shockwaves could be felt throughout the political betting sphere early Thursday.In terms of actual candidates, six points ahead of Kamala Harris (6/1) and nine points ahead of Elizabeth Warren (9/1) to win back the Presidency.
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood has named former Iowa casino exec, Bo Guidry, as its new president.The Louisiana native will reportedly be responsible for the management and all operations of the flagship casino resort of Hard Rock International, which, on October 24, 2019, will debut its anxiously-awaited $1.5 billion expansion.According to the official press release…Guidry, who received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Louisiana State University in 1986, and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of New Orleans, replaces Auggie Cipollini, who has held the position since December 2016.Cipollini spent over a decade as senior vice president of operations at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa before joining the Seminole Tribe of Florida-owned organization, which has now promoted him to the position of president of Seminole Hard Rock Support Services.Most recently, Guidry (pictured, right) served as senior vice president and general manager for Horseshoe Council Bluffs Casino and Harrah’s Council Bluffs Hotel & Casino, where he was responsible for daily operations and strategic direction.
Latest Casino and Gambling News, Tribal Gaming, Gaming Industry News, Arizona, Economy/Finance, LotteryFor the very first time, the Arizona Lottery’s annual sales have reportedly topped the $1 billion mark, having been aided by sales of instant tickets, sizeable national jackpots and the overall expansion of the gambling business.While detailed financial results won’t be released by the state agency until after June 30 when the 2019 fiscal year ends, with less than a month remaining lottery sales have already surpassed the $981 million generated during all of 2018.Another new record is due to be set as the money that Arizona Lottery gives back to the state is estimated to top $220 million in fiscal year 2020.The money goes to 18 public programs and government agencies throughout the state, per the state agency.Included in that was $120 million that went to the southwestern U.S. state’s general fund, some $40 million went to universities and the state Department of Health Services received $21 million.
Those in the poker world are accustomed to hearing about big bankroll pros having huge runs in online poker series.But a recreational player winning consistently in a PokerStars NJ series?Well, a 36-year-old architect named Dan Lupo just took down five tournaments in Pokerstars’ New Jersey Spring Championship of Online Poker (NJSCOOP).the married father of three quite simply dominated.“The poker scene in New Jersey is different for everyone, in my opinion,” Lupo said.“I think it’s created some very strong players, or made already strong players even better.”
Austria, Online gaming software, Latest Casino and Gambling News, Lottery, Online Gambling News, Mergers, Acquisitions & PartnershipsLeading provider of online, instant win games to lotteries, Instant Win Gaming (IWG), has been chosen to supply the Austrian Lotteries (Österreichische Lotterien) with its games portfolio.After the initial launch at the Austrian Lotteries’ gaming site, win2day.at, popular titles from the London-headquartered provider’s portfolio of more than 100 games will be over the coming months added on a regular basis giving players a unique and alternative gaming experience.According to the press release…Having successfully provided service and content to lotteries for more than 10 years, IWG currently supplies 14 WLA members globally, from the United Kingdom to New Zealand and British Columbia to Pennsylvania.More than 300 top-quality instant win games for mobile and desktop have been produced by the supplier, in addition to offering its lottery partners key strategic and marketing support.
Leicester and England defender Harry Maguire is again set to be the subject of transfer speculation this summer and the odds suggest Manchester City and Manchester United are set to battle it out for his signature.Fresh from reports that City have made Maguire one of their top targets to replace the departing Vincent Kompany, the Premier League champions having been installed as 7/4 favourites with Betway to bring the towering centre-back to the Etihad Stadium.United, who are planning on a major rebuild at Old Trafford this summer following a disappointing campaign, have held a long-term interest in Maguire and were strongly linked with the defender last summer following his success with England at the World Cup.United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is looking to bring in a new central defender and Betway are 5/1 that United beat their 'noisy neighbours' City to Maguire's signature.Tottenham come next in the betting for Maguire's potential next club and are as short of 6/1 with most major bookmakers and best priced 8/1 with BetVictor that the Champions League finalists will bring the 26-year-old to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium next season.‘Hole in City’s Defence’“Vincent Kompany’s departure has left a hole in the centre of Manchester City’s defence and it looks as if Pep Guardiola has turned his attentions to signing Leicester’s Harry Maguire,” said Betway’s Alan Alger.
Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes has said the company poses a threat to democracy.Chris Hughes, one of the co-founders of Facebook, has called for the company to be broken up, saying it is a threat to democracy and citing concern over the “unilateral control” Mark Zuckerberg wields over speech.In a searing New York Times opinion piece published today (9 May), Hughes spoke plainly about his view that Zuckerberg’s “staggering” influence goes “far beyond that of anyone else in the private sector or in government” and is therefore deeply worrying.Mark’s power is unprecedented and un-American.It is time to break up Facebook.”Part of what contributes to Zuckerberg’s influence, Hughes continued, is the fact that he controls 60pc of all voting shares in Facebook, resulting in him having “unchecked power”.
Melco Resorts & Entertainment has announced a 4% year-on-year revenue rise to $1362m for Q1, while operating income decreased to $188m during Q1, falling from $221m
DocuSign has indicated that is has lofty recruitment plans for Dublin and will take on up to 1,000 new recruits at its docklands office.US software firm DocuSign has revealed plans to majorly expand its Dublin employee headcount.The company projects that it will take on as many as 1,000 people within the next five years.DocuSign chief executive Dan Springer, speaking to The Irish Times, said the company was seeking applicants across a broad range of disciplines such as software engineering, sales and customer support.In a recent trip to Ireland, Springer praised how “cosmopolitan” Ireland is in terms of hiring.He said: “The city is great because there are people from everywhere living here, so as well as being able to take on people who have fantastic language and tech skills, they also really understand the culture of the country with which they are dealing and that’s something you don’t get everywhere.”
Alex will share the secret spots that HS players take which low or midstakes players don't even know about - which gives you a serious edge.He’ll also show you how to accumulate chips without risking your stack, and we’ll finish with a discussion on how to balance between patience and aggression when approaching the final table.
The first major event of the 2019 PokerStars and Monte-Carlo®Casino European Poker Tour (EPT) is one step closer to crowning a champion, as just 16 players out of a 1,425-entry strong field remain after ten hour-long levels on Day 2 of the €1,100 French National Championship at The Monte-Carlo Sporting.All those that had survived their respective starting day had locked up a portion of the massive €1,382,250 prize pool and the final two tournament tables are already guaranteed a payday of €10,450.A trio sits at the top of the leaderboard separated by not even two big blinds and the honor of leading the field into the final day with the most chips belongs to France's Sylvain Mazza (5,200,000), very closely followed by James Romero (5,140,000) and Dennis Schienagel (5,120,000).A very international mix remains in contention as 11 different countries are represented.Among the notables still in for a shot at victory are Jacquelyn Scott (3,775,000), Sam Higgs (3,535,000), Mario Mosböck (2,410,000), 2018 WSOPE Main Event champion Jack Sinclair (2,035,000), Shachar Haran (1,735,000), Day 1a chip leader Baptiste Certeau (965,000) and Arnaud Enselme (710,000).Several other big names were eliminated towards the end of the night including Ole Schemion, Tsugunari Toma, former EPT Main Event champion Remi Castaignon, Josep Maria Galindo Lopez, Giuliano Bendinelli and Benny Glaser.
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Dusk Till Dawn on Twitter: "The latest DTD monthly booklet is out packed with news about the club.Pick up a copy on your next visit and in it you will see some quizzes.There's 2 x £55 Thursday Freeze-out tickets up for grabs to people who correctly fill out a quiz and hand it in before April 25th.… https://t.co/wbd3SJuwaT"
DCU’s Dr Tanya Lokot has spent years trying to understand the place of online activism and protest in the raging information war in eastern Europe.Troll farms, state propaganda and truly subversive online campaigns that may have changed the course of American history are now synonymous with a Russia once again trying to assert its place as a world power.On the other side of this raging information war is Dublin City University (DCU) researcher Dr Tanya Lokot, whose research and writing focuses on the interplay between technology, digital media and civic actors in the context of augmented protest in eastern Europe.However, given that Lokot now calls Ireland her home, she has largely been tracing the latest developments remotely, which she admitted in conversation with Siliconrepublic.com can sometimes be a challenging experience in itself.“Unlike a history researcher who spends a lot of time in the archives, who unearths a lot of information that’s just sitting there, for someone who does research on digital media in society or politics, you really have to have your hand on the pulse of world political transformations and the geopolitical solution, but also the technological developments.”All it takes is a hashtag
Open the doors to the ballrooms, man the betting windows, keep the beer cold and let the basketball bacchanal begin.The seven states that joined Nevada with legalized sports betting — New Jersey, Delaware, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, Mississippi, New Mexico and West Virginia — got a taste of it back in February with the Super Bowl.But the NCAA Tournament lasts three weeks and the biggest days are the first four, particularly the first two.The books know this because many of them have personnel that have worked in Las Vegas and have seen the madness first-hand.So they will be prepared come Thursday morning when the NCAAs kick into high gear.“We’re really excited for the tournament,” said Keith Wall, FanDuel’s vice president of commercial retail.
The opinion issued by DOJ puts millions of dollars of funding at risk, and we have a responsibility to stand up for our students.”Earlier this week, New Jersey Senate President Stephen Sweeney threatened his own legal action on behalf of the NJ online gambling industry.The NHLC also filed motions requesting both a speedy hearing and summary judgment alongside its complaint.New Hampshire Lottery Commission v. William BarrHere is the full text:NH Lottery v DOJ Barr Feb 15 2019 Complaint
Wednesday is the last full night of NBA action before the All-Star break with 20 of the league’s 30 teams in action.Post-break, it’s important to know which teams are trying and which are flat-out tanking in an effort to get as many ping-pong balls as possible in the NBA Draft lottery.The Memphis Grizzlies visit the Chicago Bulls in one Wednesday game, the second of a back-to-back for the Grizzlies.Memphis has covered just two of its past 12 in the second of a back-to-back, and is a 1.5-point betting underdog.Meanwhile, the Phoenix Suns visit the Los Angeles Clippers late Wednesday.The Suns are simply terrible, while the Clippers made some interesting trades last week in jettisoning some of their best players – Tobias Harris, Avery Bradley – even though they are in the mix for one of the West’s playoff spots.
Online gaming software, Latest Casino and Gambling News, Brazil, Mobile gaming, Online Gambling News, Mergers, Acquisitions & Partnerships, Fantasy SportsIn its continuing expansion into the LatAm market, Swedish B2B provider, Scout Gaming Group AB (STO:SCOUT), has agreed a commercial agreement with start-up operator Jogajà.According to a press release…The newly-inked agreement sees the Stockholm-listed provider enter Brazil and gives Jogajà complete access to the Scout Gaming’s fantasy platform, which is expected to launch in the market during the first half of this year.As part of the launch in Brazil, the product range will be augmented by local leagues.The new startup is backed by Swedish venture capitalists with prior experience working in the South American country.
The latest involves an animal-loving carnivore putting her beliefs into action, going full vegan for a year for $10,000.It all started with a tweet from David Tuchman, who seemed to be stirring up the prop bet waters.He himself responded that it would probably take $200,000 but soon after updated that the wife would not be in support of such a bet.I feel a prop bet coming ... if you’re a meat eater, how much money would you need to go vegan for a year?… https://t.co/45L9DdF9vE— David Tuchman (@TuckonSports) While most respondents put a number in the six-figure range, Jamie Kerstetter, the "Queen of Poker Twitter," replied with a reasonable $10,000 saying she was “interested in doing it anyway and it would cover the more expensive grocery bills.” Perkins, who is known for booking props that push people to be better versions of themselves, took her up on it.
The 2nd edition of the Summit will bring together operators, suppliers and a range of sector visionaries to consider the challenges facing the online casino sector.The Summit offers industry insight, knowledge sharing and networking opportunities at the heart of the world’s largest regulated online gaming market.