Month: January 2019

Ethereum has a new stablecoin, and it’s backed by Bitcoin

January 31, 2019

“Wrapped BTC” is now live on the Ethereum blockchain Last night, developers officially launched a new stablecoin that was first unveiled last October. “Wrapped BTC” (WBTC) is an ERC-20 token that was created from a collaboration between Kyber Network and Republic Protocol, both decentralized cryptocurrency exchanges, along with crypto custody company BitGo. It is billed […]

SLS Las Vegas reveals latest upgrades

January 31, 2019

The casino is undergoing a $100-million facelift The SLS Las Vegas has revealed the latest changes to its ongoing facelift. The famous Vegas Strip property is undergoing $100 million in renovations that are scheduled to be completed within the next couple of years, with some of the new features to be ready before the end […]

$6 billion to be bet on Super Bowl in the US alone

January 31, 2019

Americans are going big on the Super Bowl this year, including in prop bets This year is going to be huge for the Super Bowl. Apart from already having to overcome a possibly stolen victory during the playoffs that will almost certainly be talked about during the big game, Americans are set to place a […]

February to be hot with new video game releases

January 31, 2019

Next month could be a good month to stay indoors playing new games If the weather in the U.S. in any indication, February could be a cold month. It might be better to spend time indoors, and a slew of video games are going to be released that will make passing the time a little […]

LA Valiant turns to “The Office” to announce new team

January 31, 2019

The eSports team gets creative to promote its roster Most eSports teams announce their new rosters the traditional way, simply having the members stand up to be identified. The eSports scene in Los Angeles is more competitive and teams have to be creative to stand out from the rest. The LA Valiant, one of the […]

Online poker in NY could be delayed after recent study

January 31, 2019

Concerns over addiction are giving pause to online poker legislation New York has been making great progress on allowing all types of new gambling activity in the state. Sports gambling was legalized just a couple of days ago and online poker was almost a definite bet. However, legislation to approve the activity is going to […]

Super Bowl 53 betting game prediction

January 30, 2019

Super Bowl 53 between the New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams is just days away, coming this Sunday, February 3rd. The Patriots are currently a 2.5-point favorite, with a total of 56.5 points. To view the rest of the sportsbook, just click on ‘sports’ in the poker client. While you’re there, make sure you […]

Fidelity announces new launch date for crypto custody platform

January 30, 2019

The trillion-dollar asset manager expects to step deeper into the crypto space in the near future Fidelity Investments announced that it would launch a crypto custody platform last October. As has been seen by other platforms wishing to be introduced, the process is anything but simple and delays are commonplace as companies try to wrangle […]

Teen thief caught after robbing casino patron

January 30, 2019

The 17-year-old was nabbed after fleeing the Spotlight 29 Casino The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department was called to the Spotlight 29 Casino in Coachella, CA recently after an unidentified person was reportedly held up at gunpoint at around 3 AM. Deputies responded to the scene and it didn’t take long for them to spot the […]

Oregon set to launch mobile sports gambling

January 30, 2019

The platform should be ready before the start of the next NFL season Oregon was one of the few states not impacted when the federal government created the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992 (PASPA). It was already offering sports gambling activity at the time, but the Supreme Court’s reversal of PASPA last […]

Fortnite to lose some of the surprise surrounding loot boxes

January 30, 2019

Epic Games has decided to remove certain characteristics loot boxes due to criticism Loot boxes in video games have been a controversial subject for the past couple of years. Some have argued that they are a form of gambling, while others dismiss those arguments as absurd. For those who don’t know, loot boxes offer tools […]

FanAI acquires eSports data company

January 30, 2019

The acquisition will result in the largest data tracking company for the eSports industry FanAI, a firm that analyzes eSports data to improve sponsorship engagement, has announced the acquisition of another eSports data firm, Waypoint Media. With the acquisition, FanAI gains several tools operated by Waypoint, included its Twitch Middleware API (application programming interface), the […]

Hellmuth back in the saddle, wins heads-up event

January 30, 2019

The poker brat wins his first title since July of last year Phil Hellmuth hasn’t been as active on the poker tournament circuits lately, except for the WSOP. Of course, win you earn 15 WSOP bracelets and set a world record, you can afford to take a little more time off. After a few ups […]

Did the QuadrigaCX exchange pull the plug?

January 29, 2019

The Canadian cryptocurrency exchange has suddenly shut down “for maintenance” The Canada-based cryptocurrency exchange QuadrigaCX has had a rough couple of months. Last October, its banking partner, the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, suddenly froze and seized all of its assets, citing questions regarding the rightful owners of the funds. In total, $19.6 million was […]

Las Vegas Sands suffers due to tax bill

January 29, 2019

The casino company saw a huge loss last quarter due to tax payments 2018 turned out not to be a great year for the Sheldon Adelson-run Las Vegas Sands Corporation. The casino operator reported a net loss of $40 million in the last quarter of 2018, which was the result of a huge income tax […]

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