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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.

ChainXChange Las Vegas Sees Future of Cryptocurrencies Subject of Heated Debate by Advocates and Skeptics

ChainXChange conference

Whether you think Bitcoin is the future of payment processing or you believe that cryptocurrencies are a flash in the pan that will never gain wide acceptance in the real world, you were likely to hear something that you agreed with at the ChainXChange conference in Las Vegas. The first edition of ChainXChange, held from…Read More

West Village Illegal Poker Room Promoter Geeta Singh Arraigned in Manhattan, Prosecutors Deride Self-Comparison to LeBron James

LeBron James of Poker

Overhear someone talking about “the LeBron James of Poker,” and you might assume people are talking about Phil Ivey, Daniel Negreanu, or Justin Bonomo. But rather than one of those famous high rollers, it was the ringleader of a relatively small-time New York City poker ring who gave herself that lofty title. Geeta Singh appeared…Read More

IMF Report: Macau Will Pass Qatar to Become Richest Jurisdiction on Earth by 2020

Macau wealth IMF

Over the past 15 years, Macau has enjoyed a meteoric rise to become the undisputed leader in casino gaming. Now, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) says that the territory is about to rise to the top of another list: the richest places on the planet. According to the IMF’s World Economic Outlook Update, Macau is…Read More

FIFA Analysis Estimates Bookmakers Took €136B in Bets on 2018 World Cup

2018 World Cup betting

The 2018 World Cup wasn’t just one of the most exciting editions of the tournament ever, it was also extremely popular among gamblers. According an analysis done by FIFA alongside its service provider Sportradar, an estimated €136 billion ($155 billion) was bet on the tournament worldwide, all without any evidence of match manipulation. That declaration…Read More

2,200 March in Macau Labor Protest Demanding Better Benefits, Working Conditions from Melco Resorts

Macau gaming labor protests

According to a report by GGRAsia.com, a Macau-based activism group said that nearly 2,200 people marched in a protest against Melco Resorts and Entertainment, demanding better benefits and work conditions from the company. Local police were said to have provided a smaller estimate of 1,300 people who participated in the march. There was no way…Read More

Colorado Sports Betting Bill Can be Passed by Legislature without Constitutional Amendment

Colorado sports betting

If Colorado wants to join the list of states offering legalized sports betting, they won’t need a constitutional amendment to do so. That’s the opinion of Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman, who said on Thursday that the state legislature would be within their rights to pass a sports betting bill. That’s an opinion that surprised…Read More

Meadowlands Sportsbook Takes Heat for Closing Before End of Late Baseball Game

Meadowlands sportsbook closing controversy

The FanDuel sportsbook at Meadowlands Racetrack in East Rutherford, New Jersey was the site of controversy late on Tuesday night, when the venue closed before a handful of bettors could get paid for a baseball game that was running unusually late. The game in question was a 16-inning affair between the Los Angeles Dodgers and…Read More

Derek Stevens Fremont Street Downtown Las Vegas Casino Plans Approved by City Council, Project Sits on Historic Land

Downtown Las Vegas Casino

Developer Derek Stevens — who already has the D Las Vegas in his portfolio — saw the Las Vegas City Council quickly move plans for another downtown casino project through the approval process on Wednesday, meaning that construction can begin on the Fremont Street complex. The plans call for a 1.2 million-square-foot resort to be…Read More

Lack of Las Vegas Monorail Funding Leaves Mandalay Bay Stop for Raiders Stadium Opening in Question

The Las Vegas Monorail could be a hero if it can reach the Mandalay Bay – the stop fans would use to reach the Raiders’ Las Vegas Stadium when it opens in 2020 – but as of right now, that status is in question. A recent funding fallout is threatening to stall expansion from its…Read More

Las Vegas Raiders Stadium to Sell Personal Seat Licenses to Defray Costs

Las Vegas Raiders stadium PSLs

The new Las Vegas Raiders stadium may be going up at lightning speed, but it’s not going up cheap. Coming up with the funding for the fast-tracked project requires various strategies, and personal seat licenses (PSLs) are one that the team plans to employ. Even with a $750 million check from the state of Nevada…Read More

Las Vegas Cabbies Continue Strip Boycott at New York-New York Casino, But Will Anyone Care?

Las Vegas cabby boycott and Rideshare options

Las Vegas cabbies may be about to find out what happens when you hold a boycott and it doesn’t quite get the reaction aimed for. As part of a series of rolling boycotts, Vegas Drivers Unite (VDU) announced another one for the New York-New York Casino on the Las Vegas Strip. The boycott began Thursday…Read More

France Heads Into World Cup Final as Favorite Over Surprising Croatian Squad

World Cup Final France Croatia

France will look to collect their second World Cup title in the country’s history on Sunday, when they will be favored over a surprising Croatian team that has made an unforgettable run to the tournament final. France has previously won the World Cup in 1998, when the country hosted the tournament, while this is Croatia’s…Read More

Florida Regulators Issue Permit for New Jai Alai Casino in Downtown Miami

jai alai Miami casino

Miami residents may soon get to enjoy a new casino, though it won’t have all the glitz and glamour of a Las Vegas resort. The Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation issued a summer jai alai permit on Tuesday, paving the way for a new gambling facility to be built on Biscayne Boulevard in…Read More

Wynn Resorts Top Suit Kim Sinatra Walking Away from $13.3 Million Payday, Resigns from Exec VP Job

Key Wynn Resorts executive Kim Sinatra will be out of a job as of July 15. The gaming operator’s general legal counsel — who helped spearhead many of Wynn’s biggest victories prior to the dramatic fall from grace of ex-CEO and chairman Steve Wynn — is reportedly stepping down of her own accord, but she…Read More

Westgate Las Vegas Norovirus Reports Make it Second Summer Running for City’s Hotels to Get Hit by Contagious Diseases

Norovirus outbreak Westgate Las Vegas

Norovirus — the disease that’s most commonly associated with spreading like wildfire on cruise ships and that causes severe gastrointestinal symptoms that can last as long three days — has crept up at the Westgate in Las Vegas. Fifteen employees, and an unconfirmed number of guests, have reported being sick, according to the Las Vegas…Read More