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Shane Missler

20-Year-Old Shane Missler of Florida Wins $451 Million Mega Millions Lottery, Plans for Future

Florida's Shane Missler, 20, couldn’t even go into a bar and celebrate with a drink after he learned he won $451 million in the Mega Millions Lottery a week ago. Not that imbibing would have been his first inclination. The Floridian instead... Staff Writer January 15, 2018
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Dramatic Florida Gulf Coast Casino Shuttle Boat Fire Leaves One Dead, 14 Injured

A Florida Gulf Coast shuttle north of Tampa taking patrons to a stationed casino boat in the Gulf of Mexico erupted into wild flames on Sunday evening, forcing patrons to make split second, life-or-death decisions. All 50 passengers and crew aboard the... Staff Writer January 15, 2018

Stephen Paddock Mandalay Bay Shooting Investigation Reveals Long-Range Planning, But Still No Motive

Stephen Paddock worked diligently to cover his tracks in the months leading up to his October 1 Mandalay Bay massacre, but in newly released court documents, it appears his girlfriend Marilou Danley was at least tangentially involved in his passion for weaponry.... Staff Writer January 15, 2018
Britney Spears Las Vegas residency

Britney Spears Reportedly Doing It Again, 2019 Las Vegas Residency Rumored with MGM Resorts

Britney Spears isn't ready to leave Las Vegas. Less than two weeks after she closed her four-year residency at Planet Hollywood's Axis theater on New Year's Eve, Spears has reportedly signed a deal with MGM Resorts that will bring the superstar back... Staff Writer January 14, 2018
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Las Vegas Golden Knights Upset US Army as Much as NHL Opponents, as Trademark Battle Ensues

The Las Vegas Golden Knights' surprising performance this season has far exceeded expectations. In fact, the team has been the shock of the NHL season. It currently holds the second-best record in the league and has been knocking sports books on their... Staff Writer January 14, 2018
Rep. Todd Rokita

Indiana Congressman Todd Rokita Collected Cash From Casinos While Pushing Bill

An Indiana congressman and Senate candidate who has echoed President Donald Trump’s pledge to “Drain the Swamp” is finding himself mired in a potentially murky controversy over casino campaign contributions. The Associated Press reported last week that Rep. Todd Rokita (R- Brownsburg)... Staff Writer January 14, 2018
Upstate New York casinos

Point Place Casino Near Syracuse Threatens to Crowd Already Struggling Upstate New York Gaming Market

When Point Place Casino near Syracuse opens on March 1, the boutique $40 million, 65,000-square-foot casino will feature 500 slot machines and 20 table games. And while that might be great news for area gamblers, it's not quite as welcomed by the... Staff Writer January 13, 2018
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Las Vegas October 1 Shooting Site Could Become SWAT Center, MGM Resorts Says

The Las Vegas shooting site where 58 concert goers were killed on October 1, 2017 in cold blood could become a Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) command center. That's according to MGM Resorts, the current owner of the 15-acre parcel of land,... Staff Writer January 13, 2018
Macau VIP gaming revenue

Macau VIP Gambling to Slow in Second Half of 2018, Bernstein Analysts Predict

Macau VIP gaming revenue will begin to cool off in the latter half of 2018. That's according to analysts at Sanford C. Bernstein, who wrote this week that political and economic factors surrounding the Special Administrative Region will partially suppress the market.... Staff Writer January 12, 2018
Rodrigo Duterte PAGCOR Philippines

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte Warns PAGCOR Officials to Avoid Graft and Corruption

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte warned government gaming regulators and casino operators yesterday that he would give no mercy against individuals who engage in graft or corruption. Speaking at a Philippine Gaming and Amusement Corporation (PAGCOR) event in Manila, the president said that... Staff Writer January 12, 2018