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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.

MGM Resorts Named in Lawsuits Filed by Attorneys Representing Over 450 Las Vegas Shooting Victims

MGM Resorts Las Vegas shooting lawsuits

MGM Resorts International is one of seven defendants named in numerous lawsuits filed this week by attorneys representing more than 450 victims of the October 1 Las Vegas shooting. Five new cases have been filed, including two wrongful death suits for the families of victims Christopher Roybal and Rocio Guillen-Jaksha. Lawsuits for Kristina Staples, who…Read More

Las Vegas Casino and Church Shooting Plot Prevented, FBI Charges Ohio Man, Could Face 20 Years

Las Vegas shooting FBI arrest

An Ohio man threatening another Las Vegas casino shooting has been arrested and charged by federal authorities. The FBI says Wei Li, 28, sent numerous text messages to his estranged wife, who lives in Las Vegas, warning her of an impending mass shooting at casinos and at the church she attends. It wasn’t stated if…Read More

Paddy Power Updates Donald Trump Odds, as Kim Jong Un Sentences US President to Death

Donald Trump odds Paddy Power

Donald Trump odds at Paddy Power, the Irish bookmaker known for never shying away from the seemingly ridiculous and absurd offering, continues to expand its markets surrounding the 45th president of the United States. This week, North Korea’s Kim Jong Un called Trump a “hideous dictator” who has been “sentenced to death by the Korean…Read More

Celtics Beat Heavily Favored Warriors in Possible NBA Finals Preview

Boston Celtics NBA Finals Preview

The Boston Celtics showed what the NBA Finals could look like this coming June and it might be more interesting than fans thought. The Celtics defeated the Golden State Warriors on Thursday, 92-88 in Boston. The home team was a seven-point underdog but won outright, using a physical style that sent newly acquired All-Star guard…Read More

Jackpot! Florida Slots Player Wins $2.3 Million at Seminole Hard Rock

Seminole Hard Rock jackpot

Jackpots are hit at casinos around the world every day, but when they stretch into the millions of dollars, people start to take notice. That’s what happened at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida, on Tuesday night, when a Broward County woman his a $2.3 million jackpot on a penny slot….Read More

MGM Cotai Aiming for Quality Players, Events

MGM Cotai Pansy Ho

The keyword for the MGM Cotai appears to be “quality,” both in terms of what it wants to offer gamblers and in the kinds of customers the resort plans to attract. That’s the word of MGM China Holdings co-chairperson Pansy Ho Chiu King, who says that the upcoming casino, set to open in Macau in…Read More

Seven Cases of Legionnaires’ Disease Now Linked to Rio

Legionnaires’ disease Rio

The Southern Nevada Health District announced on Tuesday that they have confirmed seven cases of Legionnaires’ disease among guests at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, all of which occurred during an outbreak that was reported five months ago. Officials also suspect 29 more cases may have occurred as a part of…Read More

UKGC Unveils Three-Year Strategy for Fair and Safe Gambling

UKGC strategy 2018-2021

The UK Gambling Commission has released a 26-page document that outlines the organizations strategy to make gambling safer and fairer over the next three years. The Gambling Commission outlined five areas of focus, including protecting the interests of consumers, preventing harm to the public, and raising standards in the gambling market. “We exist to safeguard…Read More

Boyd Gaming Updates ‘Do Not Disturb’ Policies, Hotel Rooms to Be Entered After 48 Hours

Boyd Gaming do not disturb policy

Boyd Gaming is further updating its “do not disturb” policies at its 10 Las Vegas hotels. The casino operator says guest rooms will be entered by security personnel every 48 hours, regardless of whether such signs are displayed on occupants’ doors. The policy is in response to the October 1 shooting at MGM Resorts’ Mandalay…Read More

Mississippi Choctaw Considering Fourth Casino, Red Water, with Thursday Vote

Mississippi Choctaw Chief Phylis Anderson Red Water vote

A contentious battle between two factions of the Mississippi Choctaw Nation will come to a head on Thursday, when a referendum vote on a fourth casino, which would be known as Red Water, will be decided by the tribe’s members. Though nearly 11,000 people are eligible to vote, only a third are expected to turn…Read More

Bloomberry Resorts’ Valuation Could Rise with Solaire Casino Land Bid, Say Morgan Stanley Analysts

Enrique Razon Bloomberry Solaire Resort land buy

Enrique Razon’s Bloomberry Resorts and Hotels, Inc. may find itself in a bidding war for the land on which its own Solaire Resort and Casino in Manila stands. Now analysts at Morgan Stanley (MS) say that if Bloomberry ultimately wins that bid, it could add significant value to the company’s stock price, once it owns both…Read More

New York Lawmakers Look for Clever Way to Legalize Sports Betting

New York sports betting Gary Pretlow

New York lawmakers are exploring potential options to form regulations that would allow the state’s horse racetracks, off-track parimutuel betting venues, and non-tribal casinos to operate sportsbooks should there be a change to the current federal ban. The US Supreme Court will soon listen to New Jersey’s appeal that the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection…Read More

Wild Weekend in College Football Shakes Up Poll, Playoff Rankings

Miami Hurricanes

The College Playoff Rankings are expected to show two new schools for the four-team postseason to determine the champion after Georgia and Notre Dame were upset over the weekend. Georgia, who was No. 1, lost badly to Auburn on the road, 40-17. They were 2 1/2-point favorites. Notre Dame was a 3 1/2-point pick to…Read More

Australian Politicians Criticized for Accepting Perks From Gambling Companies

Tabcorp suite

Politicians in Australia are coming under criticism by watchdog groups for accepting gifts from gambling companies as they debate legislation on industry reforms. The organizations believe changes should be made to what they see as cozy relationships between government officials and the casinos and betting sites. The latest example they point out was Tuesday’s Melbourne…Read More

Breeders’ Cup Investigating Betting Challenge Results Following Criticism

Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge

The Breeders’ Cup has delayed paying the winners in its annual Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge following allegations that the winner and at least one other player may have cooperated in ways that violate the rules of the tournament based around horse racing. The Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge (BCBC) is the largest live-money handicapping tournament in…Read More