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Steve Wynn lawyer accuses woman of extortion over sexual misconduct claims

Wynn Lawyers Report Woman to FBI for Extortion Over Sexual Misconduct Claims

A lawyer for Steve Wynn reported a woman to the FBI, accusing her of extortion for threatening to go public with sexual misconduct claims about the casino mogul, according to documents recently filed in a Nevada courtroom. The documents reveal the woman... Staff Writer March 20, 2018
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Pamunkey Tribe’s Plan for Virginia’s First Casino Will Spark War With MGM

The Pamunkey of Virginia – the tribe of Pocahontas, no less – believe a $700 million casino resort could be just around the riverbend. It would be the first in the state. But MGM Resorts International, which has a history of using... Staff Writer March 19, 2018
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Analysts: Genting Group Might Be Odds-On Favorite for Wynn Resorts Takeover

Genting Group might be best positioned to one day acquire Wynn Resorts. That's according to three analysts at Sanford C. Bernstein Global Gaming Research, who concluded that Wynn's Macau operations might leave few potential suitors. Analysts Vitaly Umansky, Zhen Gong, and Cathy... Staff Writer March 19, 2018
Waterfront Manila Pavilion Casino Fire

Waterfront Manila Pavilion Casino Fire Kills Five, Hundreds Evacuated

Five employees of the Waterfront Manila Pavilion Hotel and Casino have been killed in a fire that engulfed the building on Sunday morning and raged for 25 hours before firefighters were able to get it under control on Monday. More than 300... Staff Writer March 19, 2018
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Security Expert Critical of Police Response to Mass Shooting Says Las Vegas Must Stay on High Alert

One of the world's leading crisis management experts says Las Vegas was shockingly unprepared to more appropriately respond to last fall's mass shooting that left 58 people dead and hundreds of others severely injured. Larry Barton, a former FBI Academy and US... Staff Writer March 19, 2018
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March Madness Opening Rounds Slam Dunk for Las Vegas Sportsbooks

March Madness made plenty of sports bettors go crazy during the opening rounds of the NCAA tournament. Numerous highly wagered upsets went in favor of the house, as the 68-team bracket was dwindled down to 16. The biggest upset was #16 UMBC defeating... Staff Writer March 19, 2018
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UKGC calls for £30 Stake-Limit on FOBTs

Shares in the UK’s biggest betting companies rose on the back of a report by the UK Gambling Commission recommending maximum stakes on fixed-odds betting terminal (FOBT) roulette should be cut to “£30 or less,” ($42) rather than £2 ($2.80). The industry... Staff Writer March 19, 2018
South Korean President Moon Jae-in fires Kangwon Land Casino employees

South Korean President Sacks 226 Employees at Kangwon Land Casino

South Korean President Moon Jae-in has ordered the firing of 226 employees of the country’s biggest casino, Kangwon Land. The employees were allegedly hired nepotistically between July 2011 and February 2014, either because of their political connections to members of the previous government... Staff Writer March 18, 2018
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Floyd Mayweather Confirms MMA Training, Potential $1 Billion UFC Deal Lurks

Floyd Mayweather says he's finished with boxing after capping off a perfect 50-0 career with a victory over UFC star Conor McGregor last year, but he remains committed to trying his hand (and feet) at mixed martial arts (MMA). Rumors have been... Staff Writer March 18, 2018
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Macau Businessman Says Locals Should Be Able to Bid for Casino Licenses

Macau’s casino industry may be booming, but the license that operators own that allow them to run casinos are up for renewal in the next few years. And while it has generally been believed that most or all of these new concessions... Staff Writer March 18, 2018