Bill Ordine

Bill Ordine
Bill Ordine was a reporter and editor in news and sports for the Philadelphia Inquirer and Baltimore Sun for 25 years, and was a lead reporter on a team that was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Breaking News. Bill started reporting on casinos and gaming shortly after Atlantic City’s first gambling halls opened and wrote a syndicated column on travel to casino destinations for 10 years. He covered the World Series of Poker for a decade and his articles on gaming have appeared in many major U.S. newspapers, such as the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Miami Herald and others.
Louisiana Waiter Wins 2020 WSOP Main Event US Table, $1.55M
Louisiana Waiter Wins 2020 WSOP Main Event US Table, $1.55M
A waiter from Louisiana will meet a seasoned Argentinian poker player for the 2020 World Series of P...
Could North Carolina Expand Sports Gambling Options in 2021?
Could North Carolina Expand Sports Gambling Options in 2021?
The gambling industry has had a relatively small footprint in North Carolina. So far, there are onl...
Long Road For Louisiana Betting in 2021 Despite Parish Votes
Long Road For Louisiana Betting in 2021 Despite Parish Votes
In Louisiana, voters cast ballots by parish on gambling issues, and last election day, 55 of 64 pari...
Landcadia Holdings II Amends Golden Nugget Vote Requirements
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Landcadia Holdings II Amends Golden Nugget Vote Requirements
Having to postpone the last vote with stockholders on the Golden Nugget merger, Landcadia Holdings I...
Landcadia Holdings II-Golden Nugget Merger Vote Delayed
Landcadia Holdings II-Golden Nugget Merger Vote Delayed
A stockholders vote to approve the Landcadia Holdings II-Golden Nugget Online Gaming merger has been...
Louisiana Player Builds Big Lead in US 2020 WSOP Main Event
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Louisiana Player Builds Big Lead in US 2020 WSOP Main Event
In the 2020 US WSOP Main Event, Joseph "kolebear" Hebert has more than 13 million chips, about two-a...
NC Lawmaker Outlines Timeline for Expanding Sports Betting
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NC Lawmaker Outlines Timeline for Expanding Sports Betting
North Carolina will look to expand sports betting in the legislative session that begins in January,...
Indiana November Sports Betting Handle Hits Record $251.4M
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Indiana November Sports Betting Handle Hits Record $251.4M
With sports wagering in Indiana beginning about 14 months ago, the state’s sports betting sector rea...
Q&A With Maria Ho, Professional Poker Player & Ambassador
Q&A With Maria Ho, Professional Poker Player & Ambassador
Maria Ho is now preparing for the 2020 WSOP Main Event, a hybrid pandemic version of the famous tour...
$9B SPAC Deal Improves Payment Company’s Hand in iGaming
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$9B SPAC Deal Improves Payment Company’s Hand in iGaming
Las Vegas-based Trasimene Acquisition Corp. II, which is led by Bill Foley, owner of the NHL's Las V...
West Virginia November Sports Betting Shows Increase of 8.7%
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West Virginia November Sports Betting Shows Increase of 8.7%
West Virginia sports betting handle was $48.5 million in November, an increase of 8.7% from October,...
Flutter Increases Stake in FanDuel to 95% with $4.2B Deal
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Flutter Increases Stake in FanDuel to 95% with $4.2B Deal
A $4.2 billion deal to lift its stake in FanDuel to 95% gives Flutter even more exposure in the grow...
Q&A with Maryland State Sen. Craig Zucker on Sports Betting
Q&A with Maryland State Sen. Craig Zucker on Sports Betting
Maryland State Sen. Craig Zucker will be a key figure as Maryland shapes its sports betting future a...
WSOP Main Event 2020 Could Be a Glimpse into the Future
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WSOP Main Event 2020 Could Be a Glimpse into the Future
WSOP officials felt it important that the historical string of the Main Event — this year’s edition...
Nevada October Sports Betting Reaches Record $659 Million
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Nevada October Sports Betting Reaches Record $659 Million
In Nevada, gamblers wagered nearly $659.9 million with Nevada sportsbooks in October, up about 14.7%...
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