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Katie Barlowe

Katie Barlowe

Katie has forgotten more about slots than most people know. Not only does she follow the latest online happenings and developments, but she also knows her way around offline slots too. She’s a collector too and enjoys restoring old slot machines when she’s not writing news stories for Casino.org.

Political Bettors Get It Wrong, as Democrat Doug Jones Upsets Republican Roy Moore in Alabama Special Election

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Prediction bettors and gamblers placing financial wagers at overseas sportsbooks like Paddy Power are counting their losses this morning, after Democrat Doug Jones pulled off an upset against Republican Roy Moore in the special Alabama election to fill Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ seat on Tuesday. The majority of political bettors just couldn’t see Jones’ path…Read More

Las Vegas Strip Restaurateur Mario Batali Admits to Groping Female Employees

Mario Batali sexual misconduct

Haute cuisine impresario Mario Batali says he’s stepping aside from the day-to-day operations of his more than two dozen restaurants, which include three on the Las Vegas Strip, after admitting that sexual misconduct allegations made against the celebrity chef are true. ABC has also placed the famed chef on hiatus from its hit daytime cooking talk…Read More

MGM Resorts Stock a Collective Buy Among Financial Analysts

MGM Resorts stock Jim Murren

MGM Resorts stock is up nearly 10 percent from its October 2 trading price, which was the day after the Las Vegas shooting that left 58 victims dead. Comparatively, the S&P 500, which MGM is a part of, is up only five percent during the same period. Financial analysts remain bullish on the casino operator,…Read More

FCC Likely to Repeal Net Neutrality Rules This Week

FCC net neutrality vote

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will vote on Thursday to repeal the net neutrality rules that the same body put into place back in 2015, with the commissioners almost certain to approve the rollback. And while the change in rules could have broad implications for the internet as a whole, there are also possible changes…Read More

William Hill Adds Support to Scientific Games Takeover of NYX

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The battle between Scientific Games and William Hill over the acquisition of NYX Gaming has seemingly come to an amicable conclusion, as William Hill is now providing support for the deal. In a press release distributed on Wednesday, Scientific Games announced several developments that make its takeover of NYX likely to proceed without major incident….Read More

Expecting Massive Crowds, Las Vegas Triples Up on New Year’s Eve 2017 Security Spending

In response to the Oct. 1 mass shooting at an outdoor concert on the Las Vegas Strip, Nevada lawmakers have approved record funding to make sure revelers are safe on New Year’s Eve. A total of $357,000 will be spent on 358 National Guard troops who will be stationed on the Strip, downtown on Fremont…Read More

Galaxy Entertainment Looks to Invest $500 Million in Philippines Casino Resort

Galaxy Entertainment Philippines casino

Galaxy Entertainment is ready to take its show on the road and develop its first integrated casino resort outside of Macau. The Hong Kong-based gaming and hospitality conglomerate founded and owned by billionaire Lui Che Woo is reportedly seeking regulatory approval for a $300 million to $500 million project from the Philippine Amusement and Gaming…Read More

Traces of Legionella Bacteria Found to Be Still Present at Parisian Macau

Parisian Macau

Despite Sands China officials insisting that it has fully cooperated with the Macau Health Bureau, its Parisian Macau casino is still battling legionella bacteria at the resort. The Sheldon Adelson-owned property was linked to three cases of Legionnaire’s Disease in April and has undergone constant inspections, but is still showing evidence of the bacteria that…Read More

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell Signs $200 Million Contract Extension

Roger Goodell

The highest paid person in the NFL is not a star quarterback or all-pro wide receiver. It is the commissioner of the NFL, Roger Goodell. He agreed Wednesday to a five-year, $200 million contract extension. If bonuses and incentives are met it comes to $40 million annually. Goodell has not been a friend to the…Read More

Financial Analyst Jim Cramer Says Fold on Bitcoin, Visit ‘Fabulous Las Vegas’ Instead

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CNBC “Mad Money” host Jim Cramer is warning bitcoin investors that the digital currency comes with a substantial amount of risk and uncertainty. That likely isn’t news to most who have bought into the cyber coinage, as bitcoin’s price has fluctuated wildly over the last few months. Fortunately for most bitcoin investors, the fluctuation has…Read More

One Day After New York Giants Coach Fired, Odds Posted for Replacement

Mike Smith

A day after the New York Giants fired Head Coach Ben McAdoo an online sportsbook was posting odds on who will be his successor. Bookermaker.eu displayed the prop bet on its website. The NFL team’s ownership had never made a coaching change in midseason and said they didn’t plan to do so this year, but…Read More

Greece Could Soon Allow Casinos in Major Tourism Destinations

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Greece lawmakers are preparing to vote on a bill that would legalize three casinos in the popular tourism destinations of Crete, Santorini, and Mykonos, and also allow the country’s current gambling establishments to relocate. The latter is perhaps the more important part of the legislation, as the Regency Casino Mont Parnes, the only gambling floor…Read More

Russia Banned From 2018 Winter Olympics, IOC Cites ‘Systematic Manipulation’ of Anti-Doping Rules

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Russia will not compete in the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, a development that President Vladimir Putin earlier admitted would be “humiliating.” The International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced today that a 17-month extensive investigation confirmed “the systematic manipulation of the anti-doping rules and system in Russia” during Sochi’s 2014 Winter Games. As a…Read More

Plenty of Enticing Bowl Games Available to Bettors

Ohio State Football Bowl Games

While most of the attention in college football has centered around the programs that got into the four-team playoff, the ones that missed out didn’t get a bad consolation prize. They were awarded with premiere bowl games on New Year’s Day or a couple of days before. Squads that were ranked in the top 4…Read More

Chief Macau Gaming Official Says Junket Collaborators Will Remain Unlicensed

Macau gaming VIP junket collaborator

Macau Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau (DICJ) Director Paulo Martins Chan says there are no plans to develop some type of permit to issue VIP junket group “collaborators” that currently work in conjunction with the casino market’s six licensed operators. Speaking at a legal event at the University of Macau, Chan told reporters that the…Read More