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David Beckham Promoting Sands in Singapore and Macau

David Beckham Promoting Sands in Singapore and Macau

World-renowned soccer that is retired David Beckham (center) watches Manny Pacquiao battle Brandon Rios at the Venetian Macao in November. (Image: Reuters/Tyrone Siu)

It should be good to be therefore famous, so adored, you could pretty much sell anything to anyone for any price. And not which he needs the money with an estimated net worth of $300 million, but such is the situation for iconic retired soccer star and universally recognized hottie David Beckham a guy that is therefore high in the celebrity galaxy which he and wife/former Spice Girl Victoria were on the short list to go to Prince William’s wedding, after all.

Branding Sands

Now Beckham seems to have carved a niche for himself as a sort of mercenary promoter for hire, and the latest taker is Las Vegas Sands Corporation, which is making usage of Beckham’s charm, visual appearance and international adoration to market their gambling enterprises in both Singapore and Macau.

While there’s no term on what sort of fee Beckham commands for this sort of thing that could include anything from being seated front and center at a Manny Pacquiao Brandon Rios battle at the Macau that is venetian to a Marina Bay Sands charity event in Singapore we can imagine he fails for cheap these days.

Beckham might not really have to do much but show up and get television coverage, but for Sands, it’s nevertheless a good deal. The largest casino operator in Macau is still sty Continue reading “David Beckham Promoting Sands in Singapore and Macau”

Caesars Preps for Possible Revel-ation in Atlantic City

Caesars Preps for Possible Revel-ation in Atlantic City

Hail, Caesars Entertainment: the casino company may or may not be eyeing Atlantic City’s Revel as their acquisition that is newest

We doubt that the Roman emperor himself kept his name front and center as well as Caesars Entertainment Corporation does today. And despite continuing to transport the gaming industry’s heaviest debt load hovering at the $24 billion mark, buying and building new properties doesn’t seem to be always a issue because of this casino conglomerate.

Lately, they’ve been in talks with Japanese leaders to build a possible new casino in Osaka just as gaming is legalized in Japan, and now the latest news, according to some insider reports, is the fact that they have their attention on Atlantic City’s issue kid casino, Revel.

Could Revel Be Next on Their List?

Revel officially went into bankruptcy straight back in March 2013; not even 12 months into its once-gloriously touted entrance onto the beleaguered Atlantic City land gaming scene. Now anyone interested in snatching the casino up has under a couple of weeks to submit a bid, and according to Bloomberg, Caesars isn’t a slam dunk for this acquisition; neither is it even 100 percent specific they will even make a move to take action.

Other contenders are into the mix; those include Orlando-based tricky Rock Global, who the nyc Post last month reported as being in ‘advanced negotiations’ for the purchase. That was following a decision by Hard Rock to Continue reading “Caesars Preps for Possible Revel-ation in Atlantic City”

Poker Blogger Jay Newnum Gets Probation After Foxwoods Tip Box Theft

Poker Blogger Jay Newnum Gets Probation After Foxwoods Tip Box Theft

Previous poker blogger Jay Newnum is stepping far from poker after receiving probation for stealing from the dealer’s tip container (Image:

When you are a poker blogger/reporter hired to cover a good-sized competition at a major land casino, probably creating a move ahead the dealer’s tip field just isn’t your most readily useful decision ever. Apparently, not every person grasps that reality, and now from the ‘what were you thinking’ files comes news that 41-year-old probably-not-anymore poker writer Jay Newnum has received probation for stealing almost $700 while covering a Foxwoods casino poker tourney on December 16 of last year.

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The Fishers, Indiana writer evidently returned the stolen funds taken from the end box apparently snatched up using chopsticks, a visual we find pretty amusing during a Mega Stack Challenge $600 No-Limit Texas Hold’em tournament held at the Mashantucket that is popular casino.

Newnum will be allowed to be involved in something called ‘accelerated rehabilitation,’ a state court program that will wipe his record clean through the probation period without using chopsticks on anything but chow mein and moo goo gai pan if he makes it. Newnum dodged a bullet with this particular sentencing, as a maximum could have been brought by this class B misdemeanor of six months in jail as well as up to $1,000 in punitive fines.

Despite the incident Continue reading “Poker Blogger Jay Newnum Gets Probation After Foxwoods Tip Box Theft”