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Poker Player Rob Mercer’s Cancer-Faking Scam Makes Mainstream News

September 21, 2023 | By: Alex Weldon

CBS News, the Daily Mail, and other mainstream outlets have picked up a story broken by the Las Vegas Review-Journal (LVRJ) in which amateur poker player Rob Mercer confessed what many have long believed: That his claims of having terminal Stage 4 colon cancer were faked to solicit donations from well-meaning peers in the poker community. Mercer ran a […]

Flutter Rebrands PokerStars VR as Vegas Infinite, Shifts Focus Away From Poker

September 13, 2023 | By: Alex Weldon

PokerStars VR, the virtual-reality, play-money poker game, has undergone a change in branding and focus, becoming Vegas Infinite and offering players a more complete metaverse casino experience. Although poker will remain a significant part of the game, it’s now just one attraction in a virtual gambling city. Per the press release, the new game incorporates “expertise and insight” […]

Jay-Z to Host Exclusive Blackjack Fundraiser for Reform Alliance at Ocean Casino in Atlantic City

September 13, 2023 | By: Robyn McNeil

Hip-hop legend Jay-Z will host an exclusive Casino Royale-themed charity blackjack event at Ocean Casino Resort in Atlantic City on Sept. 30 to support Reform Alliance. Tickets are $50,000 plus an additional $50,000 entry fee for those participating in the tournament and vying for a portion of its million-dollar prize pool. Attendance is limited to […]

Play-at-Home Wheel of Fortune Slots Arcade Cabinet Highlights Brand’s Continued Popularity

September 7, 2023 | By: Chav Vasilev

Arcade cabinet manufacturer Arcade1Up has introduced the Wheel of Fortune Casinocade Deluxe, a play-at-home arcade resembling a casino slot. Arcade1UP developed the machine through an official licensing deal with Sony Pictures Television, which owns the rights to the show. The arcade maker says it has collaborated with Las Vegas slot machine designers to bring familiar […]

Weight-Loss Drugs Show Promise for Treatment of Problem Gambling, Other Addictions

September 5, 2023 | By: Robyn McNeil

What if a pharmaceutical could offer an answer for people experiencing addictions and compulsive behaviors? That is the question many are asking as an increasing number of patients taking drugs for weight loss have reported an unexpected reduction in addictive or compulsive behaviors. While the evidence so far is primarily anecdotal, some users of Ozempic, […]

Roblox Sued for Role in Alleged Illegal Gambling on Bloxflip & Other Third-Party Sites

August 21, 2023 | By: Alex Weldon

An increasing number of third-party websites have begun letting Roblox players risk their in-game “Robux” currency on games of chance, sparking a proposed class action lawsuit from concerned parents. The suit targets the Roblox Corporation as the game’s developer plus the owners of three of the casino-like third-party websites. The plaintiffs include two unnamed minors and their […]

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