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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.

Mandalay Bay Convention Center Attendees Pass Through Hand-Held Metal Detectors at Barrett-Jackson Car Auction

Mandalay Bay security protocols

Security protocols were implemented at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center at the prestigious Barrett-Jackson automobile auction this week, with all attendees getting wanded by guards with hand-held-metal detectors. The center is at the back of the resort where on October 1st Stephen Paddock carried out the deadliest mass shooting in US history, killing 58 people and…Read More

The 13, Flamboyant Investor Stephen Hung’s Ultra-Luxury Macau Resort, Might Open Without Gambling

The 13 Macau Stephen Hung

The 13 is reportedly nearing completion on the 200 all-villa hotel, but the $1.6 billion development located south of the Cotai Strip in the Coloane Village reportedly won’t have a casino when it opens in the coming months. Speaking this week with GGRAsia, Lionel Leong, Macau’s third most senior government official who heads the city’s…Read More

Maine Governor Paul LePage Urges Voters to Reject Casino Referendum, Calls It a ‘Phony Deal’

Maine casino Paul LePage

Maine Governor Paul LePage (R) opined on his radio show this week that if voters approve a casino referendum during next month’s elections, they’ll receive a “phony deal.” Ballot Question 1 will ask residents on November 7 whether they want to allow a casino to be built in York County. LePage is urging voters to…Read More

Gordon Hayward Suffers Horrific Leg Injury in NBA Season Opener

Gordon Hayward injury

Boston Celtics forward Gordon Hayward suffered a gruesome injury less than six minutes into his first game of the season, likely ending his first campaign with the team before it even started. The injury happened with 6:45 remaining in the first quarter of the game, with the Celtics visiting the Cleveland Cavaliers. Hayward attempted to…Read More

Judge Rejects Part of Poker Player’s $2M Lawsuit Against Casino Owner Leon Tsoukernik

Leon Tsoukernik, owner of King’s Casino in the Czech Republic

A Las Vegas judge dismissed eight of the 10 claims in poker player Matthew Kirk’s lawsuit against Leon Tsoukernik, a fellow high-stakes rounder and owner of King’s Casino in the Czech Republic. District Judge Linda Marie Bell said the $2 million that Kirk is seeking amounted to an “unenforceable gambling debt.” “Whether in the form…Read More

NCAA, Big Four File Sports Betting Brief With US Supreme Court, Congressional Lawmakers Seek Hearings

sports betting Supreme Court PASPA NCAA

The NCAA, along with the so-called Big Four, the NFL, MLB, NBA, and NHL, filed a brief with the US Supreme Court this week in defense of its position on sports betting and the longstanding Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992 (PASPA). The high court will soon hear New Jersey’s argument that PASPA…Read More

Atlantic City Casinos See Revenues Jump Eight Percent in September, Online Gaming Fuels Growth

Atlantic City casinos revenue September

Atlantic City casinos won $235.8 million in September, a nearly eight percent surge compared to the same month in 2016. Land-based revenues totaled $215.4 million, a 2.4 percent bump, and with internet gaming win of $20.4 million factored in, the seven properties’ net take increased 7.9 percent. Year to date, total gaming win for the…Read More

Four Top 10 College Football Teams Lose Straight Up, Huge Payday for Bettors

clemson football

Bettors who put money down on four college football underdogs came away with a very profitable weekend as four of them in the Top 10 lost outright. As a result all but one fell out of the first 10 spots and are now in need of a lot of help if they are going to…Read More

Boston Cop Feeds Bank Robbery Evidence into Slot Machines, Charged with Money Laundering

Boston Police officer Joseph Nee charged with money laundering

A police officer from Boston, Massachusetts has been indicted on charges of money laundering and theft for allegedly stealing cash from the evidence room before hitting Plainridge Park Casino. Until recently, Joseph Nee, 44, a 19-year Boston Police Department veteran, worked at the department’s evidence management unit. He is accused of taking around $2,000 from…Read More

MGM Cotai Focuses on Mass Market, Set to Open Without VIP Tables

MGM Cotai mass market

MGM Cotai will open next year after being delayed from the fourth quarter due to August’s Typhoon Hato that caused nearly $2 billion in damages to infrastructure throughout Macau. When it does finally welcome its first guests in 2018, the casino resort will focus on more of the mass market than the high roller VIP,…Read More

Appeals Court Sides with NFL, Rules Ezekiel Elliot Suspension Can Stand

Jerry Jones and Ezekiel Elliott

Ezekiel Elliott may have run out of options in his effort to reverse his six-game suspension for alleged domestic violence. On Thursday, the 5th US Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans granted the NFL’s request to set aside a previous court injunction that effectively blocked the league’s suspension of the Dallas Cowboys’ star running…Read More

MGM and Las Vegas Metro Police Timelines Finally Align, Crisis Management Firm Called in by Mandalay Bay Parent

MGM Joe Lombardo Las Vegas timeline

MGM Resorts International caused plenty of controversy when it publicly corrected law enforcement’s record of the October 1 shooting at its Mandalay Bay property. After Metro Police and Sheriff Joe Lombardo revised the timeline of events surrounding the deadliest shooting in modern US history, the casino conglomerate was quick to challenge the updated account. This…Read More

Russian Oligarch Pleads with Vladimir Putin to Save Azov-City Casinos

Russian casino oligarch Maxim Smolentsev

Maxim Smolentsev, president of the Shambala Casino in Russia’s doomed Azov-City casino zone, has written an open letter to President Vladimir Putin, with excerpts printed Wednesday in Betting Business Russia, begging him to reconsider the decision to “liquidate” the area’s fledgling casino sector. The government in Moscow has told Azov-City’s three casinos that they must…Read More

Las Vegas Shooting Victim Sues MGM, Gunman’s Estate, and Bump Stock Manufacturer in First Post-Tragedy Lawsuit

Las Vegas shooting lawsuit MGM

Las Vegas Route 91 Harvest Festival mass shooting survivor Paige Gasper is taking the lead in filing a lawsuit against companies she believes are at fault for allowing perpetrator Stephen Paddock to carry out the deadliest gun attack in modern US history. MGM Resorts International, along with other companies Gasper believes are implicated in the…Read More

Japanese Financial Giant Nomura Eyes Yokohama’s Casino Potential

Nomura interested in Yokohama casino

Japanese banking giant Nomura said this week that the cities of Osaka and Yokohama were the “prime-candidate” destinations for the country’s planned new casinos. Nomura is particularly interested in the potential of Yokohama, where it is building a passenger ship terminal, complete with shopping mall and hotel in, via a public-private partnership called “Yokohama Pier9”….Read More