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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.

Fallout from Sexual Assault Allegations Could End Wynn Casino Empire

Steve Wynn sexual assault

Wall Street analysts believe that the fallout from the sexual assault allegations against Wynn Resorts Chairman and CEO Steve Wynn could result in his casino holdings ultimately ending up in the hands of some of his largest competitors. Since the accusations of assault and sexual misconduct were published last week in The Wall Street Journal,…Read More

Wynn Boston Harbor Failed to Disclose $7.5 Million Settlement, Massachusetts Gaming Commission Taking Its Time to Consider Facts

Wynn Boston Harbor sexual allegations

While applying for a casino license in 2013, Wynn Boston Harbor kept a $7.5 million settlement made by parent company Wynn Resorts back in 2005 from the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC). The payment was made to a female employee who claimed the billionaire forced her to have sex with him on the premises of his…Read More

Steve Wynn Investigation Launched by Nevada Gaming Control Board, Potential Penalties Significant

Steve Wynn sexual misconduct scandal

Steve Wynn is the subject of a formal Nevada Gaming Control Board (NGCB) investigation, as the state regulator confirmed this week that it’s reviewing the sexual misconduct allegations being made against the Las Vegas tycoon. Last week, the Wall Street Journal published a report with claims from numerous female Wynn Resorts workers that allege the…Read More

Americans to Bet $4.76 Billion on Super Bowl, Nearly All of It Illegally

Super Bowl betting Roger Goodell

The 2018 Super Bowl between the Philadelphia Eagles and New England Patriots is expected to break Nevada’s all-time handle for money wagered on the big game. But the $138.5 million gambled at legal sportsbooks represents just a small percentage of the total money that will likely be put on this Sunday’s contest. According to the…Read More

Wynn Resorts Executives, Macau Gaming Regulators Discuss Gaming License Fallout from Sexual Allegations

Wynn Resorts sexual misconduct scandal

Wynn Resorts executives in Macau are doing damage control with Chinese gaming regulators, as their company’s founder and CEO continues to make headlines in the United States and around the world. Macau’s Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau (DICJ) confirmed on Monday that it had met with representatives from the Las Vegas-based casino operator regarding the…Read More

Atlantic City Casinos Have Thousands of Jobs to Fill, Not Enough Applicants

Atlantic City casinos Hard Rock

Atlantic City casinos Hard Rock and Ocean Resort plan to open this summer, but before they can, the two Boardwalk properties need to fulfill thousands of jobs. Local officials are concerned that there might not be enough qualified applicants. Atlantic City resorts currently employ more than 22,000 people, but that number is expected to balloon…Read More

Crown Resorts Completes Sale of Aborted Alon Plot to Wynn Resorts

Crown finalizes sale of Alon project to Wynn

James Packer’s Crown Resorts announced Monday it had completed the sale of its subsidiary Alon Las Vegas Resorts to Wynn Resorts Ltd for $300 million. The finalization of the deal signals the end of James Packer’s Vegas dream, while Wynn Resorts has said an as-yet-undisclosed future project will draw more visitors to the north end…Read More

Bloombery Casinos Will Allow Some Gamblers to Redeem Loyalty Points for Company Stock

Solaire Resort and Casino, Manila

The Solaire Resort and Casino in Manilla, Philippines, has a novel addition to its loyalty program. Owner Bloomberry Resorts Corp plans to reward its best customers by giving them a little ownership in the form of stock. This week, subsidiary Bloomberry Resorts & Hotels Inc announced it had purchased 382,900 shares in its parent company for…Read More

GVC Shares Rocked by Shocking Greek Tax Bill

GVC hit with huge tax bill from Greek government

GVC Holdings has said it is taking legal advice following the arrival on its doorstep of a bill for almost quarter of a billion dollars from the Greek taxman. The company, which is in the process of finalizing a $4 billion takeover of Ladbrokes, was forced to disclose to shareholders that it had set aside…Read More

Vegas Golden Knights Keep Winning, So Vegas Sportsbooks Keep Losing

Vegas Golden Knights betting

The Vegas Golden Knights are having one of the most unlikely seasons for an expansion franchise in professional sports, jumping out to a 32-12-4 record so far. But while this NHL underdog story has just about everyone rooting for the league’s newest team, there’s one group that isn’t having fun with this story: Las Vegas…Read More

Las Vegas Illusionist David Copperfield Can’t Make 30-Year-Old Sexual Assault Accusations Vanish

David Copperfield

Multimillioniare magician and entertainer David Copperfield has responded to allegations that he drugged and sexually assaulted an underage model 30 years ago. Brittney Lewis, 47, told media and entertainment news website TheWrap on Wednesday that the alleged incident occurred after she met the now 61-year-old Copperfield in 1988, at the “Look of the Year” modelling…Read More

Moody’s: Resorts World Catskills Could Cannibalize Saturated Upstate New York Casino Market

Artist’s rendering of Resorts World Catskills

Upstate New York’s casino market is saturated, according to a report this week by Moody’s Investment Analysis, and it’s about to get worse. Moody’s believes the opening of the Resorts World Catskills will further diffuse what is already a “very tough gaming market” and cannibalize business from nearby racetracks. The $1.2 billion Resorts World Catskills,…Read More

British Soccer Team Arsenal Becomes First Major Sports Outfit to Promote Cryptocurrency

Cashbet Arsenal

English Premier League (EPL) club Arsenal has become the first sports team in the world to partner with a cryptocurrency. The soccer team known as “The Gunners” has sealed a deal with crypto gambling platform provider CashBet, which will see them promote CashBet Coin’s forthcoming initial coin offering (ICO) at the Emirates Stadium in North…Read More

Flavor Flav Attacked at South Point Casino in Las Vegas

Flavor Flav

Rapper and reality television star Flavor Flav was on the receiving end of an attack at the South Point Casino and Hotel. The attack took place late Tuesday evening, and did not result in any serious injuries for Flav. According to a report from TMZ, Flav was attacked by a man named Ugandi Howard. Flav…Read More

Maine Casino Backers Sue State Ethics Commission Over $500,000 Fine

Shawn and Lisa Scott

The backers of a failed Maine casino proposal which was accused by the State Governor of “high jacking democracy” are suing the state’s Commission on Government Ethics and Election Practices in the hope of reversing the record fine it imposed on them in November. The commission hit Lisa Scott, sister of controversial casino entrepreneur Shawn…Read More