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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

Las Vegas Shooter Stephen Paddock’s Past Reveals Loner Who Liked Hookers, Planned Attack Meticulously

Stephen Paddock Las Vegas shooting

Details of mass killer Stephen Paddock are starting to paint a picture of a loner who liked to hang out with prostitutes in Las Vegas, had recently gained a lot of weight, and might not even have been set on Las Vegas and the Route 91 Harvest Festival as his original target. Adam Le Fevre, an…Read More

Elk Grove Casino Signed Off by California Governor, Opponents Demand Summary Judgement 

Governor Jerry Brown signs Elk Grove casino compact

California Governor Jerry Brown on Wednesday signed a bill ratifying a compact between the state and the Wilton Racheria Tribe of Milwok People that authorises the tribe to build a $400 million casino in Elk Grove. Also, today, it emerged that the casino’s opponents had filed a motion for a summary judgement that seeks to…Read More

Las Vegas Sands Brings in David Beckham to Promise $10 Billion Spend in Japan

Las Vegas Sands David Beckham

Las Vegas Sands (LVS) is reaffirming its earlier commitment to spend upwards of $10 billion, should they receive one of the two integrated casino resort licenses in Japan. At a conference in Tokyo this week, LVS President Robert Goldstein explained that the potential venue would be much more than a casino and hotel, but also…Read More

Pennsylvania Budget Deal Falls Apart, But Gambling Expansion Remains Point of Consensus

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf frustrated over budget deal collapse

Optimism that the Pennsylvania legislature could get a budget deal done this week was high, right up until the point when proceedings collapsed completely on Wednesday. With negotiations once again lying in tatters, there will be no movement on gambling expansion, which includes online gambling, at least not for now. So, what happened? Until this…Read More

George Foreman Challenges Actor Stephan Seagal to Fight

George Foreman, Steven Seagal

Let’s get ready to stumble! Or bumble, because 68-year-old George Foreman challenged 65-year-old actor and martial artist Steven Seagal to a 10-round senior citizen boxing match in Las Vegas. The former heavyweight champion issued the proposition on his Twitter account Monday. While Foreman’s idea was quickly mocked on social media, he appeared serious. His first…Read More

Las Vegas Casino Security a Tricky Conundrum in Wake of Mass Shooting Outside of Mandalay Bay

Las Vegas security issues after shooting

How do you balance Las Vegas’ reputation as the “anything goes” city with renewed considerations for tighter security measures? That’s the question that casino executives are now grappling with, after Sunday’s deadliest-ever non-war gun rampage in American history. Wynn Las Vegas led the brigade this week, and began using metal detectors to screen customers entering…Read More

At G2E 2017, AGA Vows to Lobby for Nationwide Sports Betting, Lowering Jackpot Tax Threshold

Geoff Freeman promises AGA “offense” at G2E

The American Gaming Association (AGA) unveiled its new strategic plan at the opening session of 2017’s Global Gaming Expo (G2E) at the Sands in Las Vegas on Tuesday. At the forefront of “Strategic Plan 2020” is the legalization of sports betting and the repeal of PASPA, the federal law that prevents states from regulating sports…Read More

Las Vegas Shooter Stephen Paddock Was High-Roller Who Gambled Freely, FBI Hopes Girlfriend Can Unravel Mystery of Motive

Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock

What caused Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock to take an arsenal of modified high-powered semiautomatic weapons into his Mandalay Bay hotel suite and spray bullets onto innocent concertgoers outside below? That’s the question on everyone’s mind right now, and law enforcement agencies hope to gain some insight when they finally interrogate Paddock’s girlfriend Marilou Danley,…Read More

Landing International Bullish on Shinhwa World Jeju Despite Chinese Tourism Ban

Landing International chairman Yang Zhihui at Shinhwa World Jeju

Hong Kong’s Landing International is optimistic about the prospects of its $2.6 billion Shinhwa World Jeju, despite China’s recent ban on its citizens visiting South Korea. Beijing imposed the ban in March, amid heightening tensions with Seoul over the latter’s decision to deploy a US missile defence system on the Korean Peninsula to counter the…Read More

Caesars Entertainment Plans to Exit Chapter 11 Bankruptcy This Week

Caesars Entertainment Chapter 11

Caesars Entertainment Corporation is ready for a fresh start, announcing on Monday that the Las Vegas gaming and hospitality conglomerate will exit Chapter 11 bankruptcy by the end of the week, marking a new beginning for a company helping shape the world’s casino and gambling landscape. With all necessary approvals from state gaming regulators, vital…Read More

Floyd Mayweather Boxing Club Volunteer Arrested for Murder of Sometimes Las Vegas Roomate

Abdul Musawwir Mohammed Floyd Mayweather

A man with ties to Floyd Mayweather’s Boxing Club in Las Vegas stands accused of murdering a fellow volunteer at the facility, police said. Abdul Musawwir Mohammed, also known as Carlton Burnett, has been charged in the shooting death of Randall “Baldy” Smith that allegedly took place the weekend of the champion’s bout with Conor…Read More

Gambler Denied $1.37 Million Jackpot, Can’t Sue Tribal Casino Due to Sovereign Immunity 

Poarch Creek Tribal Casino

An Alabama gambler’s seven-year quest to claim an illusory $1.37 million jackpot from the Poarch Creek Indians was brought to an abrupt halt on Friday by that state’s supreme court. The alarmingly named Jerry Rape has been feeding his money into the legal system in a bid to hit the jackpot ever since he figured…Read More

Study: Legalized US Sports Betting Market Could Include 32 States Within 5 Years

32 states would legalize sports betting if Supreme Court lets them

Regulated sports betting in the US will be a $6 billion market with 32 states participating within five years of legalization. That’s according to a new study from analyst Eilers & Krejcik Gaming, which predicts that 14 states will offer sports betting within two years, should New Jersey’s challenge to the federal ban prove successful…Read More

Nevada Sportsbooks See Approximately $65 Million Bet on Mayweather-McGregor Fight

Mayweather-McGregor bets

While the August 26th fight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor didn’t live up to the hype, outside the ring Nevada sportsbooks were definitely not disappointed. The Nevada Gaming Control Board estimated that $65 million was bet on the bout, shattering the previous record of $50 million in the Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao event in May 2015….Read More

Macau Extends Winning Streak to 14 Months, September Casino Earnings Jump 16 Percent

Macau casinos revenue Golden Week

Macau casinos generated $2.66 billion in gaming win during September, a 16.1 percent increase compared to the same month in 2016. Financial analysts had anticipated a gain of between 11 percent and 17 percent. The official data from the city’s gaming regulator shows that Macau casinos were able to quickly bounce back from two deadly…Read More