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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.

Florida Gambling Bill Sponsor, State Senator Bill Galvano, Denies Conflict of Interest

Florida gambling bill sponsor State Senator Bill Galvano

Florida State Senator Bill Galvano (R-Bradenton), sponsor of the state’s new comprehensive gambling expansion bill, is under fire over failing to declare a possible conflict of interest. The Associated Press reported Thursday that Galvano recently worked for luxury real-estate company Turnberry Associates, the company that owns the historic Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami Beach. It’s believed…Read More

Supreme Court Offers New Jersey Hope in Sports Betting Appeal, Asks for Trump Administration View

Supreme Court Offers Hope for New Jersey Sports Betting

The US Supreme Court has requested the US solicitor general file a brief on the federal government’s view of New Jersey’s sports betting plight. The court was due to decide Tuesday on whether it would hear an appeal of a Third Circuit ruling in August that blocked the state’s attempt to legalize sport betting solely…Read More

$35,000 Roulette Bet Wins Wealthy Gambler Over $1.2 Million at Uruguay Casino

roulette bet Pedro Grendene Bartelle

It’s true, the rich get richer.  Brazilian billionaire businessman Pedro Grendene Bartelle wagered nearly $35,000 on number 32 at the casino inside the Hotel Conrad in Punta del Este, Uruguay. That single roulette bet has netted the gambler over $1.2 million. When the wheel stopped spinning and the ball landed on his number, the lucky player celebrated…Read More

Glenn Straub Says Former Revel Casino Reopening Next Month

Glenn Straub TEN Atlantic Casino Revel

Glenn Straub has had enough of governmental interference in Atlantic City and New Jersey as it relates to TEN, the new identity of the former Revel Casino Resort. The brazen and at times outspoken real estate developer from Florida says the property, which has been shuttered since September of 2014, will open on President’s Day….Read More

UK Bookmaker William Hill Issues Gloomy Profit Forecast After Taking $25 Million Hit in December

William Hill takes £20 million hit in December 2016

William Hill’s 2016 profits came in £20 million ($25 million) lower than expected, thanks to a late run of unfavorable sporting results. Unfavorable to the bookmaker, that is. Customers scored and scored big, dwindling the company’s profits substantially. A string of customer-friendly outcomes in the UK in December forced a profit warning this week, adding…Read More

MGM National Harbor Helps Maryland Casinos Score Record $133.5 Million Revenue Win

MGM National Harbor Maryland casino revenue

MGM National Harbor opened for business roughly 10 miles outside of Washington, DC, on December 8. Through its first 23 days, the $1.4 billion megaresort casino located across the Potomac River in Maryland generated $41.9 million in revenue from slot machines and table games. That led to the Old Line State recording its best monthly…Read More

Bookmakers Steer Clear of Donald Trump Inauguration, Hillary Clinton Says She’s Coming

Donald Trump inauguration Hillary Clinton

President-elect Donald Trump will be sworn into office as the 45th commander-in-chief on January 20. But oddsmakers are no longer having a field day with the billionaire former casino owner, as Trump’s inauguration committee is reportedly struggling to book A-list entertainment for the historic event. Elton John, Celine Dion, Kiss, Garth Brooks, and Andrea Bocelli…Read More

Biggest Cyber Gaming Crimes Of The Year In 2016

Gaming Cybercrime 2016

The online gambling industry has been a target for cyber criminals since the early days of the industry. The reliance of sports books on major sporting events for a major chunk of their revenues gives hackers a handy roadmap for extortion. Take down a bookmaker’s site during the soccer World Cup, for example, or during…Read More

Politics and Gaming 2016: Who Supported Who, What, and Why

politics and gaming Sheldon Adelson Donald Trump

Politics and gaming intertwined on what seemed like a weekly basis in 2016. The casino industry’s biggest names took center stage in the highly dramatic political theater. Investigations and scandals added drama to the 2016 presidential race, and some of Las Vegas’ richest leaders were right there every step of the way. As the year…Read More

Daily Fantasy Sports in 2016: A Year of Wins, Losses, and a Mega-Merger

daily fantasy sports DraftKings FanDuel Eric Schneiderman

Daily fantasy sports (DFS) once again endured a stormy year in 2016. The emerging online betting market geared towards sports fanatics encountered plenty of controversy and scandal for the second straight year, but DFS also scored its own share of victories. And as America readies to ring in the New Year, DFS is still standing….Read More

Robert Durst Trial for Susan Berman Alleged Murder, Even 16 Years Later, Still Leaves Witnesses Shaky

Susan Berman Robert Durst murder

Susan Berman is a household name to anyone who watched HBO’s The Jinx, the six-part documentary that linked real estate heir Robert Durst to the alleged murders of three individuals dating back to 1982. Berman, the daughter of mobster David “Davie the Jew” Berman, was murdered execution-style on Christmas Eve in 2000 at her home…Read More

New Jersey Casino Bill Would Prevent Closed Properties from Reopening Without Honoring Existing Labor Agreements

casino bill anti-Carl Icahn New Jersey

The anti-Carl Icahn casino bill introduced in New Jersey by State Senate President Stephen Sweeney (D-District 3) has received the Legislature’s blessing and is now on its way to Governor Chris Christie’s (R) desk. Senate Bill 2575 bans casino owners from closing a gambling property and then reopening the same venue under new labor agreements…Read More

Cleveland Browns’ Nightmarish Season Also Nightmare for Vegas Oddsmakers

Cleveland Browns Vegas oddsmakers

The Cleveland Browns are perfect this NFL season, as the troubled franchise has ran off 13 straight losses. At 0-13, the Browns are three losses away from becoming just the second team in NFL history to go 0-16. To add shame to Cleveland’s disgrace, the team lost all four of its preseason games as well. The…Read More

Philippines Gaming Regulator PAGCOR Claims Missing Casino Owner Not Paying His Fair Share of Taxes

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PAGCOR, the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation, clarified this week that wanted Chinese citizen Jack Lam has a “perpetual” casino license in the country, but claims he is failing to pay the appropriate gambling taxes. Lam owns and operates Fontana Hot Spring Leisure Parks in Clark and Fort Ilocandia Resort in Laoag City. According to PAGCOR…Read More

Fraudster Blows $1 Million on Game of War: Fire Age

Man Blows a Million on Game of War

A California man this week admitted to stealing $4.8 million from his employer and spending $1 million of the embezzled loot on in-app purchases in Game of War: Fire Age (GoW). Kevin Lee Co told a Sacramento federal court that other expenditures included “plastic surgery enhancements” and membership to an exclusive golf club. The rest,…Read More