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A list of online gambling news articles and analyses written by ivap for GamingZion.
Rory McIlroy’s Father Wins Big After Placing Bet on His Son 10 Years Ago

Rory McIlroy’s Father Wins Big After Placing Bet on His Son 10 Years Ago

Iva P.August 4, 201421:06:09

Gerry, golf star Rory McIlroy’s father, won GBP 100,000 after his son’s victory at the 143rd British Open at Royal Liverpool, thanks to placing a unique bet ten year ago. Ladbrokes, major UK bookie, that follows all British gambling laws, announced that Gerry placed a 500/1 bet on his son ten years ago, that Rory […]

Eight Teams With Realistic Chances to Attract Star Player Mario Balotelli

Eight Teams With Realistic Chances to Attract Star Player Mario Balotelli

Iva P.August 4, 201417:56:44

Mario Balotelli scored 18 goals for AC Milan in the last season, but despite that things don’t seems to be going well for the star striker in Italy, therefore his transfer to another team is surely expected soon. The new Premier League’s season in the UK is starting soon and teams are trying to use […]

Planned MGM Casino in Oxon Hill Come Across More Traffic Difficulties

Planned MGM Casino in Oxon Hill Come Across More Traffic Difficulties

Iva P.July 21, 201419:09:15

The MGM Casino complex, which is just one vote away from being allowed to begin construction, is planned to be functioning by mid-2016 on the bank facing the Potomac River in Oxon Hill, still has some undecided transport issues. MGM National Harbor casino resort is anticipates welcoming around 8,000 to 10,000 visitors/per day and keeping […]

25 Poker Rooms in California Declare Support for Intrastate Online Poker

25 Poker Rooms in California Declare Support for Intrastate Online Poker

Iva P.July 21, 201417:35:11

California Grand Casino in Northern California led an initiative including 25 of the Golden State’s 88 poker card rooms, which expressed their support for intrastate online poker, making the debate over legalizing it, even more hot. Of course there is more to it as it appears that the 25 operators, which recently wrote to state […]

Aging Bands Make Grand Tours in Regional Casinos in the USA

Aging Bands Make Grand Tours in Regional Casinos in the USA

Iva P.July 21, 201411:14:30

It has become a tradition for popular bands, which are growing old, to organize tours in various casinos throughout the USA, which are trying to attract more gamblers in their slower periods each year. One such group is KC and the Sunshine Band, who will sing at casinos at half of their 23 stops, during […]

Bookmaker in the UK Declines to Pay Winner Due to “Clerical Error”

Bookmaker in the UK Declines to Pay Winner Due to “Clerical Error”

Iva P.July 18, 201419:16:34

Robert Speechley, owner of S&D Bookmakers of Littleport, refused to pay Anne Jones, who was offered 600-1 for a GBP 2 bet on Germany to win the World Cup, when she went to collect her winnings after the end of the World Cup tournament. This story immediately made it into the gambling news and both […]

Italian Lottery Operator Gtech buys US Slots Producer IGT

Italian Lottery Operator Gtech buys US Slots Producer IGT

Iva P.July 18, 201413:33:51

Gtech, the operator of the Italian lottery, signed a deal to acquire International Game Technology, slot machines developer, based in Las Vegas, for the stunning amount of $4.7 billion in cash and stock. IGT was constantly in the gambling news and a lot of speculations were discussed regarding its financial stability, before the confirmation of […]

The Washington Wizards Plan Strategically Next Season’s Success

The Washington Wizards Plan Strategically Next Season’s Success

Iva P.July 17, 201413:17:13

The Washington Wizards basketball team, which is part of the Southeast Division of the Eastern Conference in the National Basketball Association, is definitely planning seriously its next steps to secure excellent new season. All players who like to bet on sports in the USA and have placed their wagers for another strong performance of Trevor Ariza […]

Sunshine in The Dark Comes With New Atlantic City Gambling Revenue Figures

Sunshine in The Dark Comes With New Atlantic City Gambling Revenue Figures

Iva P.July 16, 201413:51:28

Land-based casino operators in Atlantic City may take a breath of relief after it was announced that the gambling revenues for June were 4% up compared to last year, supported by$9.5 million, which came from online gambling. Casino business in Atlantic City was seriously declining lately, therefore the city authorities led by the mayor Don […]