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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

Nevada Judge Orders Las Vegas Shooting Records to Be Released

Las Vegas shooting records

Police records of the Las Vegas shooting must be released within 30 days after a Nevada judge ordered their disclosure on Wednesday. The March 9 deadline requires Metro Police to disclose public 911 calls, officer body camera and dash-cam footage, surveillance video, evidence logs, dispatch information, interview reports, police purchases related to the investigation, and…Read More

Closed Indefinitely: Duterte Shuts Philippine Casino Market to New Developers, Orders Freeze on Licensing

Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte orders freeze on new casino licenses.

The Philippine casino market may be booming but enough is enough, according to the country’s controversial president Rodrigo Duterte. At the International Casino Exhibition in London on Wednesday, Casino regulator PAGCOR announced that Duterte had brought the hammer down on new entrants to the market, ordering the regulator to refrain from considering any more licenses….Read More

Caesars Raises Resort Fees, as Being a Las Vegas Tourist Becomes Ever More Expensive

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Caesars Entertainment has raised resort fees at nine of its properties in Las Vegas, making visiting Sin City that much more expensive for overnight visitors. The Los Angeles Times reports that Caesars, fresh out of bankruptcy, implemented higher resort rates on February 1. The increase is as much as $5 per night. Caesars Palace now…Read More

Privacy: New Hampshire Powerball Winner Goes to Court to Keep Her $560M Win Secret

New Hampshire Powerball winner battles for privacy

A New Hampshire woman who won $560 million playing Powerball is now in a fight for her private life, challenging a state law that prevents her big winners from remaining anonymous. The woman, known in court papers as “Jane Doe,” is challenging a law in the Granite State that dictates a lottery winner’s name, town,…Read More

Las Vegas Review-Journal Knew About Steve Wynn Allegations 20 Years Ago, Settlement LLC Revealed

Las Vegas Review-Journal Steve Wynn

The Las Vegas Review-Journal almost exposed the sexual misconduct allegations now being brought to light against casino magnate Steve Wynn two decades ago, but editors at the time opted to kill the report after meeting with attorneys representing the billionaire. Nevada’s largest newspaper, the Review-Journal admitted this week that after canning the article, journalist Carri…Read More

Wynn Resorts Hires Prominent Law Firm to Assist in Sexual Misconduct Scandal

Wynn Resorts sexual misconduct

Wynn Resorts has hired Los Angeles-based law firm O’Melveny & Myers to assist the casino conglomerate in handling the sexual harassment claims being made against its founder and CEO Steve Wynn. The prominent international law firm specializes in white-collar defense, and recently represented Trump University, President Donald Trump’s defunct for-profit real estate training program. In…Read More

Australian Racing Regulator Orders Shutdown of Bitcoin Betting Platforms

Neds CEO Paul Cherry’s bitcoin betting in Australia plan scuttled

The Northern Territory Racing Commission (NTRC) has told all bookmakers licensed by the state to “cease and desist” from offering bitcoin betting in Australia. The warning comes just days after recently established online bookmaker Neds launched Australia’s first dedicated bitcoin sports betting platform, which allowed bettors to deposit, wager and withdraw in the digital currency,…Read More

MGM Cotai Could Miss Chinese New Year Tourism Influx, Resort Licensing Delays Continue

MGM Cotai Macau Chinese New Year

There’s no guarantee that MGM Cotai will be open for business ahead of the busy February 16 Chinese New Year. That’s according to the Macau Government Tourism Office, which told GGRAsia this week that the $3.45 billion property still hasn’t been issued the necessary hotel and amenities licensing to welcome guests for what is one…Read More

New Rumors Swirl That $7.5 Million Wynn Payout Involved Paternity Suit, as CEO Tells Employees Company Has ‘Family Culture’

Startling new information about Steve Wynn coming from Bloomberg News suggested on Friday that the $7.5 million payout made to a female employee with whom the CEO allegedly had non-consensual sex may have been made to quell a paternity suit. Bloomberg notes in its story that while no actual evidence exists to support such rumors,…Read More

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