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Kevin Horridge

Kevin Horridge

Our math man, Kevin is the number guru. He calculates odds in his head the same way the rest of us make a cup of coffee. He gets involved in all the news stories involving numbers, and we often turn to him for help on financial news stories as he used to be in banking. However, he says that being a gambler is a far more respectable occupation these days.

Missouri Governor Sex and Blackmail Scandal Threatens to Bury Sports Betting Push

Missouri governor Eric Greitens

Sports betting is unlikely to pass in Missouri this year, according to the sponsor of a bill that aims to bring sports books to the riverboat casinos of the Show-Me State. In fact, State Representative Bart Korman (R-District 42) doesn’t see much legislation passing at all this year, thanks to an extraordinary sex scandal currently…Read More

North Las Vegas Strip Evolution Underway, Developers Moving Ahead with Major Projects

Fontainebleau becomes the Drew Las Vegas

On the North Las Vegas Strip, business may not quite be booming as of yet. But at least it’s not flatlining anymore, the way it has been for the last post-recession decade or so. New construction, enhancements, and upgrades are in the works, as developers ramp up plans to move ahead with several projects in…Read More

Vegas Golden Knights Sweep Kings In First Round of NHL Playoffs

Vegas Golden Knights playoffs

The Vegas Golden Knights emphatically punched their ticket into the second round of the NHL Playoffs by sweeping the Los Angeles Kings 4-0 in their first round series. The Golden Knights finished off the Kings after Brayden McNabb scored the only goal in a 1-0 victory Tuesday in Los Angeles. All four victories for the…Read More

‘Gambling Granny’ Kills Two, Goes on the Run

Lois Riess

A nationwide manhunt is underway in the US for a 56-year-old Minnesota woman who is suspected of murdering her husband last month before shooting to death a woman in Florida and stealing her identity. On Friday, Lois Riess, known to authorities as “Losing Streak Lois,” was charged in her absence with killing Pamela Hutchinson, a…Read More

Galaxy Entertainment Reportedly Searching for New Casino Site After Boracay Plans Bust

Galaxy Entertainment Boracay Island casino

Galaxy Entertainment is reportedly searching for a new spot to build its next casino resort after its $500 million plans on the Philippines’ Boracay Island recently came to a screeching halt. The Hong Kong-based casino operator led by billionaire Lui Che Woo is allegedly taking his half of a billion dollars and looking for a…Read More

Japanese Tourists Boost South Korean Casino Sector But China Package Tour Ban Remains in Place

South Korean casinos improved by better relations with Japan

South Korea’s casino industry has received a welcome shot in the arm from Japanese tourists who have been visiting the country in larger numbers than ever before in 2018. According to figures released on Monday by the Korea Casino Association, revenues in January and February reached $191.56 million, up 15.9 percent from the same period…Read More

Archeologists Unearth Medieval Die That May Have Been Used to Cheat

Medieval die cheating

Casinos are always careful to make sure that their dice aren’t loaded, as weighted dice are an easy way to cheat at games like craps. But the discovery of a very unusual medieval die suggests that unscrupulous gamblers have been trying to cheat with dice for far longer than you may have suspected. The wooden…Read More

Denver Skill Games Operators Face Hundreds of Charges for Illegal Gambling

Denver Skill Games charges

Three individuals are facing hundreds of charges from the Denver District Attorney’s Office in connection with what officials say were illegal gaming activities at so-called skill games operations. The three individuals who have been charged include Bagrat Garamov, his wife Tammy Garamova, and their business associate, Eduard Gugulyan. The three are accused of running illegal…Read More

Steve Wynn Sues Associated Press Over Rape Claim

Steve Wynn sues over rape claim

Steve Wynn is suing the Associated Press and several other news outlets for defamation for repeating a woman’s allegation of rape against him. The suit, filed Wednesday in Clark County District Court, claims the allegation is false and unleashed a “media frenzy” of accusations against the former Wynn Resorts chairman and CEO. Wynn is also…Read More

Bridgeport Casino Bill Unlikely to Pass, Lawmakers Prefer Comprehensive Approach

Connecticut Bridgeport casino

Connecticut lawmakers appear to be shifting away from attempts to pass a bill that would allow bids on a potential Bridgeport casino, though that doesn’t mean the state won’t take a look at gaming expansion in general. On Wednesday, the Connecticut Post reported that Democratic leaders in the state house would look to advance a…Read More

Morgan Stanley: Japanese Casino Market to Hit $15 Billion Valuation

Japanese casino market to be worth $15 billion

The Japanese casino market will be worth $15 billion per year by 2025, according to revised figures from Morgan Stanley. The new estimate is based on recent legislative agreement on the size of the market and other key issues, such as taxation. The US investment bank had previously suggested the value of the market would…Read More

New York State Bill Would Establish Sports Betting Task Force, Empire State Taking Slow and Steady Approach to Possible PASPA Overturn

NY Assemblyman Clyde Vanel

A bill introduced to the New York State Assembly on Tuesday proposes the formation of a special legislative task force to develop regulations for sports betting should the US Supreme Court opt to kill the federal law (PASPA) that prohibits it. New York Assemblyman Clyde Vanel’s A10322 would establish a ten-person team drawn from the…Read More

Historical Horse Racing Terminals Officially Legal in Virginia, Governor ‘Pleased’ to Sign Bill

historical horse racing machines Virginia

Historical horse racing terminals will soon come to Virginia and assist in the reopening of the Colonial Downs racetrack 30 miles east of Richmond. Governor Ralph Northam (D) signed House Bill 1609 on Monday to legalize the instant racing devices that some say too closely resemble slot machines. The bill allows historical racing terminals to…Read More

Roma Shocks Barcelona, Kicks Champions League Favorites Out

Roma Barcelona Champions League

Some Roma fans felt their Champions League season was over, and the team should simply lay down during their second leg match against Barcelona. The players felt otherwise. The 32-team Champions League is into the quarterfinals, but after a 4-1 loss to La Liga leader Barca in the first leg, the chances of Roma advancing…Read More

Pachinko Gets Caught in Cross Hairs as Japan Regulates Casino Resorts

Pachinko in decline

With the global gaming industry holding its collective breath while Japan’s lawmakers craft regulations for the country’s impending integrated casino resorts, pachinko parlors may be facing extinction. The colorful, noisy gaming arcades line the streets of almost every town and city in Japan. Although increasingly: less so. New analysis by the Tokyo-based Yano Research Institute…Read More