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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

Ex-UFC Fighter Jon “War Machine” Koppenhaver Facing Life Sentence After Vegas Jury Finds Him Guilty

War Machine Jon Koppenhaver Christy Mack

Jon War Machine Koppenhaver is facing life behind bars after a Las Vegas jury found him guilty on 29 of the 34 charges he was facing for the beating of his girlfriend and her male friend in 2014. Koppenhaver, who legally changed his name to War Machine in 2008, is a former mixed martial artist…Read More

MGM Grand Launches Skill-gaming Indoor Golf Concept Golfstream

Golfstream unveiled at Level Up, MGM Grand

MGM Grand is has unveiled its new skill-gaming indoor golf suite, Golfstream, which opened at the casino’s millennial-friendly Level Up skill-gaming entertainment lounge over the weekend. MGM is touting the suite as a “first-of-its-kind golf experience [that] uses augmented reality and laser guidance … in a new approach to skill-based contests,” allowing users to play…Read More

UKGC Brands Skin Betting Operators “Parasites”

Sarah Harrison and UKGC condemn skin gambling sites

The UK Gambling Commission has weighed in on skin-betting, the practice of gambling with virtual in-game items, branding the third-party sites that facilitate such gambling “parasitic.” The video games industry needs to do more to counter these sites, which present “a clear and present danger to players, including kids,” said Sarah Harrison, UKGC chief-exec. What…Read More

Mayweather vs. McGregor Speculation Continues, UFC President Dana White Says Fight Will Happen

Mayweather vs. McGregor UFC Dana White

The Mayweather vs. McGregor fight is going to happen, at least that’s if you believe UFC President Dana White. Retired boxing great Floyd Mayweather and UFC champ Conor McGregor have been engaged in a nasty social media war over the last several months. The two fighters have routinely posted petty tweets and Instagram messages about…Read More

Former Pennsylvania State Representative Accused of Misappropriation Claims Gambling Addiction

Former Pennsylvania representative Jesse White loses license to practice law

Jesse White, a former Democratic Pennsylvania State Representative, was suspended from practicing law by the State Supreme Court on Wednesday for the alleged misappropriation of his clients’ funds. “Mr White has been placed on emergency temporary suspension in this Commonwealth after it has been found that his continued practice of law is causing immediate and…Read More

Macau Hotel Room Supply Expected to Increase Nearly 40 Percent

Macau hotel room Lisboa Palace

The number of Macau hotel rooms available for occupancy is expected to increase by 39 percent over the next several years. That’s according to a new report from the local government in the Special Administrative Region that cites ongoing construction of 17 hotel projects, plus an additional 32 properties in development. GGRAsia, an online media…Read More

Station Casinos Surrenders to Union Over Palace Station Election-Fixing Claims

Palace Station Unionization Likely

A ceasefire between Station Casinos and the Culinary Workers Union Local 226 is likely to result in the unionization of the Palace Station in downtown Las Vegas. It’s not that Station has suddenly changed its long-held anti-union stance; rather, the company has been forced into an embarrassing climb down, having been accused of rigging a…Read More

Ousted Baylor Football Player Arrested on Vegas Strip, City Continues to Attract Country’s Worst

Baylor football Tre'Von Armstead Las Vegas crime

Former Baylor football player Tre’Von Armstead was arrested early Monday morning at the Cromwell resort on the Las Vegas Strip on charges of domestic violence battery, resisting a public officer, and tampering with a police vehicle. Armstead, 22, was dismissed from the university’s football team in February of 2016 after a woman said he and…Read More

D Las Vegas Resort Owner Derek Stevens Bets Big, Lives Bigger

Derek Stevens

One of the more entertaining byproducts of the NCAA Tournament are the outlandish wagers that gamblers make and D Casino Owner, Derek Stevens never fails to disappoint. The flamboyant entrepreneur has made another one this year, betting $11,000 on each of the 32 opening round games in the NCAA Tournament. That’s $352,000 wagered for a…Read More

Connecticut AG Casts Doubt on Satellite Casino Proposal

AG George Jepsen doubts over Connecticut casino project

Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen is offering no false assurances about his state’s legal right to authorize a “satellite casino” 13 miles from the MGM Springfield in Massachusetts. The legal issues surrounding the proposal are complex and uncertain, he said in a letter to Governor Dannel Malloy. MGM Resorts has attempted to sue Connecticut over…Read More

Vegas Shows No Favorite, But Usual Suspects are Top Choices in NCAA Tournament

NCAA Tournament

While the NCAA Tournament selection committee likes Villanova to repeat as champions, several Las Vegas oddsmakers have a different opinion. The Sportsbooks look at this as a wide-open tournament, unusual from past championships that have one or two teams as a favorite. The facility at Red Rock Resort in Las Vegas has seen several teams…Read More

Ali Qazimaj Guilty of Double Murder in UK to Fund Gambling Habit

Gambler Ali Qazimaj guilty of double murder

A jury in the UK has found a gambler guilty of killing an elderly couple he believed to be millionaires. Ali Qazimaj, 44, stabbed Peter Stuart, 75 nine times before dumping his body in a water-filled ditch. His wife, Silvia Stuart, 69, whose body has never been found, is missing presumed dead. Qazimaj, an Albanian…Read More

Macau Casinos, Health Bureau Try to Find Common Ground on Smoking Lounge Issues

Macau casinos smoking ban lounges

Macau’s Health Bureau wants to reduce the harmful effects of cigarette smoke on patrons and employees inside casinos, and the agency’s public crusade isn’t a bunch of smoke and mirrors. The Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China is working alongside the city’s six major casino operators to determine the best regulations regarding…Read More

DraftKings Raises $100 Million in Funding, while Minnesota Tackles DFS Regulation

Toddy Beohly leads DraftKings funding round

DraftKings has raised $100 million in a new round of funding, led by Eldridge Industries, the company owned by Los Angeles Dodgers part-owner Todd Boehly. DraftKings Chief Executive Officer, Jason Robins, confirmed rumors of the funding to Bloomberg via email this week. He said his company had looked for a funding partner that could bring…Read More

White House Economic Advisor Carl Icahn Bearish on Stock Market

Carl Icahn stock market Donald Trump

Carl Icahn, the billionaire investor who sold the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City last week to Hard Rock International, is also an informal economic advisor to President Donald Trump. The 45th commander-in-chief says his billionaire pal is “innately able to predict the future” as it relates to economies. If that’s true, investors might be smart…Read More