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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

JACK Cincinnati Casino Accused of Removing Poker Player Who Pooped Himself

JACK Cincinnati casino poop

The JACK Cincinnati Casino reportedly removed a customer from its property early Wednesday morning after it was alleged that the poker player had soiled his pants. The patron, however, disputes such claims, and is speaking out in hopes that gamblers aren’t treated to such crappy service in the future.   Call it “casino craps” or…Read More

Massive Typhoon Hato Hits Macau, Kills Five, Temporarily Closes Casinos

Flooding in Macau after Typhoon Hato

Typhoon Hato ripped through Macau on Wednesday. The maximum “category 10” storm, the worst Macau has seen in 18 years, has left at least five dead while wreaking widespread havoc and destruction across the casino capital of Asia. According to local media, powerful winds and heavy rain uprooted trees and caused streets to flood, forcing…Read More

Wayne Rooney’s 200th Goal Helping to Erase Memory of Difficult Year

Wayne Rooney 200 goals

Last year was a season soccer star Wayne Rooney would like to forget and so far he is doing just that. The former Manchester United star scored his 200th Premier League goal on Monday with his new team Everton. He is only the second player to achieve that feat. Alan Shearer ended his career with…Read More

Las Vegas Oddsmakers Admit Unease Over Mayweather vs. McGregor

Las Vegas oddsmakers Mayweather McGregor

Las Vegas oddsmakers will watch Floyd Mayweather make quick work of UFC champion Conor McGregor when the two finally come to blows at T-Mobile Arena this Saturday, August 26. Mayweather will cap off his career at a perfect 50-0, and all of those wagers at long odds on McGregor will become worthless pieces of paper….Read More

China Just Saying No to Investment in Global Sex and Gambling Industries

Chinese President Xi Jinping says no more gambling investment outside of China

The Chinese government’s crackdown on “irrational” overseas investment includes telling investors from China that their yuan have no business getting in bed with international sex and gambling businesses. The new restrictions came in a statement from Beijing on Friday, in connection with new regulations for Chinese firms looking to make acquisitions abroad. Investment in property,…Read More

MGM CEO Jim Murren Tells Employees Company Will Match Anti-Hate Donations

MGM Resorts Jim Murren

MGM Resorts CEO Jim Murren condemned “hate mongers and white supremacists” in a letter to his more than 77,000 worldwide employees last Friday, and encouraged them to donate to anti-hate groups by explaining contributions would be matched. Following last week’s deadly terror attacks in Barcelona that left 14 dead in Spain, and a white supremacy…Read More

Casino Owner Icahn Quits Advising Trump Hours before Unseemly Conflict Exposed

Carl Icahn, now former Trump advisor

Carl Icahn, the billionaire corporate raider and casino owner, resigned as special advisor to President Donald Trump on Friday, just hours before the New Yorker published an article that questioned whether he had used his position to pursue an energy policy that would reward him personally, creating a potentially criminal conflict of interest. The New…Read More

Impatient Russia Touts Investment in Primorsky Krai Gaming Zone

Russia talks up Primorsky Krai gaming region

Russian officials are talking up the Primorsky Krai special gaming zone in the country’s far east, as they seek to attract new global investors, and preferably ones that don’t drag their feet. The government has become frustrated by the slow development of the zone, which is located close to Russia’s border with China and is…Read More

Law Firm Leading Atlantic City Takeover Bills State $2.8 Million, But It’s Value Received for Taxpayers

Atlantic City takeover Jeffrey Chiesa

The Atlantic City takeover has been led by former US Senator Jeffrey Chiesa’s law firm since Governor Chris Christie (R) appointed him to the position last November. Nine months later, the work performed by Chiesa, Shahinian & Giantomasi (CSG) has cost state taxpayers $2.8 million, but according to officials both in the Trenton capital and…Read More

California Shuts Down 500 Club Cardroom for Holding Insufficient Funds to Cover Chips in Play

500 Club, Clovis shut down

The 500 Club cardroom in Clovis, California was served with an emergency closure order this week, after the Bureau of Gambling Control (BGC) found that it had insufficient funds to cover all its chips in circulation. The state said the liability of in-use chips “substantially exceeded the balances of the Clovis 500 Club’s chip liability…Read More

Impact of Elvis Presley on Las Vegas Still Strong, Even 40 Years After His Death

Elvis Presley legacy 40 years after his death

Though it’s been four decades since iconic entertainer Elvis Presley died, his legacy in Sin City, the town with which his memory is inexorably intertwined, is still alive, well, and kicking booty. The King is a veritable industry niche of his own in Las Vegas, via hundreds of impersonators, endless souvenir shop chatkes, and of…Read More

Glenn Straub Under Investigation in Florida on Fraudulent Lien Claims Made by Ex-GF Half His Age

Glenn Straub fraudulent lien

TEN Atlantic City owner Glenn Straub is under investigation for allegedly placing fraudulent liens on property belonging to a woman who claims to be his ex-girlfriend despite being more than half his age. In court papers filed this week in Palm Beach County, 33-year-old Jessica Nicodemo says two liens have been unlawfully placed on property…Read More

Esports Events Prove Profitable for Casinos, But Millennials Still Not Gambling

Casinos profit from esports refreshments sales

Casino operators have taken esports to their hearts over the past 18 months, as they seek to engage with the so-called millennial generation and futureproof their industry against the apathy young people hold for slots and blackjack. But this tentative relationship is in its infancy and the casino industry is still cautiously sizing up the…Read More

Trump Bid to Operate Sydney Casino Was Killed by Alleged ‘Mafia Connections’

Donald Trump knocked back on Sydney casino over alleged mob ties

US President Donald Trump was denied the chance to operate in Sydney, Australia’s first casino in the eighties because a report by the New South Wales Police Board concluded he had “Mafia connections,” according to newly released documents obtained by The Australian newspaper on Tuesday. In 1987, Trump and the Queensland-based Kern Corporation were one…Read More

Blackjack Too Mathematically Challenging? New Format Simplifies Game

blackjack Easy Jack UNLV gaming innovation

Blackjack is the most popular table game in American casinos, due at least in part to its basic structure of trying to beat the dealer’s hand without going over 21, and because of its low house edge. But a student at UNLV’s Center for Gaming Innovation (CGI) is trying to disrupt how the card game…Read More