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Chav Vasilev

Chav Vasilev

Having worked in restaurant management for years, Chav turned his passion for sports into a career as a sports betting and online gambling freelance writer. Having grown up in Europe, he has been exposed to betting and gambling for years and has closely followed the U.S. growth. When not writing, you can find him playing poker online or watching and betting on soccer (Hala Madrid/YNWA), NFL, NBA, and F1.

Latest articles

The Latest New York City Casino Partnership: Soloviev Group Plus Mohegan Gaming

February 2, 2023 | By: Chav Vasilev

Yet another participant has entered the race for a downstate New York casino. The latest bid comes from developer Soloviev Group and its operator partner Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment. Soloviev plans to create an entertainment district called Freedom Plaza on Manhattan’s east side. Aside from the casino, the project highlights include a 1,000+ room hotel, […]

Minnesota Investigates Alleged TikTok Proxy Gambling Scheme

January 30, 2023 | By: Chav Vasilev

Two Minnesota men are suspected of using TikTok to run an illegal gambling operation. The state’s Alcohol and Gambling Enforcement Division (AGED) is investigating the possible racket. Allegedly, an Edina resident was collecting money from would-be gamblers to play at the casino on their behalf. The man – or sometimes his brother – would then live-stream […]

University of Houston Finds Majority of Texans Support Expanded Gambling

January 30, 2023 | By: Chav Vasilev

A new survey by the University of Houston found that Texans support changes in the state’s gambling laws. The survey came from the university’s Hobby School of Public Affairs. It found that 75% of residents support a recent bill to expand gambling in the state. Only 13% say they strongly oppose the measure. Additionally, 69% […]

Vornado Realty Trust May Compete With Rival SL Green’s NYC Casino Bid

January 25, 2023 | By: Chav Vasilev

Vornado Realty Trust is exploring the possibility of submitting a bid to build a casino in New York City. Vornado is the city’s second-largest commercial landlord. The company is considering the site of the former Hotel Pennsylvania near Penn Station and Madison Square Garden for its proposed casino. The now-vacant hotel will be demolished by […]

Greentube Acquires Alteatec in Mission to Increase B2B Offerings

January 19, 2023 | By: Chav Vasilev

Greentube, a casino game developer, announced it acquired a majority shareholding in the Malta-based iGaming management system platform and software provider Alteatec. The company said the deal will add to its B2B offerings. The Vienna-based online gaming specialist Greentube – a Novomatic Digital Gaming and Entertainment division – did not release the financial details about […]

Is DraftKings Casino Rigged? 5 Reasons Why It’s Not

January 18, 2023 | By: Chav Vasilev

Playing at online casinos can be both fun and rewarding. But when players lose, they often ask, are the games legit? More specifically, is a legally-licensed online casino like DraftKings Casino rigged? The short answer is no, and players can know this for sure by the very fact that DraftKings Casino is a licensed, legal […]

Even Anti-Gambling States Impacted by Shift in National Attitudes

January 17, 2023 | By: Chav Vasilev

Gambling expansion is a hot topic in many states at the moment. Some are leading the charge, while others are playing catch-up. There’s a saying, “a rising tide lifts all boats.” Usually, that’s a metaphor for the economy. However, it also applies to public sentiment about things like gambling. Even states that are miles away […]

Casino Smoking Opponents Find a New Ally in Slots Influencer Brian Christopher

January 13, 2023 | By: Chav Vasilev

Brian Christopher, a prominent gaming influencer on social media, announced that he is joining the casino anti-smoking movement. Going forward, he says he will promote only smoke-free venues and events. Christopher elaborated: It is time for gaming to join the ranks of the best entertainment venues, restaurants, and bars that went smoke-free years ago. The […]

Chumba Casino Owner VGW Settles Kentucky Class Action for $11.75 Million

January 11, 2023 | By: Chav Vasilev

In December, Virtual Gaming Worlds (VGW) agreed to pay $11.75 million to settle a class-action lawsuit in Kentucky. VGW owns social casinos Chumba Casino and Luckyland Slots, which use federal sweepstakes law to pay out cash prizes without technically being a real-money gambling product. The plaintiffs in the suit argued that VGW was nonetheless violating […]

Is FanDuel Casino Rigged?

January 3, 2023 | By: Chav Vasilev

After a long dry spell, do you ask yourself, are online casinos like FanDuel Casino rigged? You’re not alone, as casinos have faced that question since the first opened in the 1600s.  The short answer: no, FanDuel Casino is not rigged. If you’re playing at one of the legally-lisenced online casinos in the US like […]

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