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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.

World Series Odds Favor Chicago Cubs Over Cleveland Indians

World Series odds Chicago Cubs Cleveland Indians

The World Series odds are finally in favor of the Chicago Cubs. The storied franchise’s last visit to the Fall Classic was in 1945, and the last time the team won a MLB title was 108 years ago in 1908. The best team in baseball in 2016, the Cubbies won 103 games during the regular…Read More

Icahn May Reopen or Sell Trump Taj Mahal

Icahn may reopen Trump Taj

Carl Icahn may yet reopen the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, or sell it to another casino operator, Icahn Enterprises has said, but not if a punitive bill is passed by the New Jersey legislature. The legislature is set to vote today on whether to approve a bill, introduced by Democratic Senate President Steve…Read More

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell Throws Flag at Presidential Debates for Ratings Drop

Roger Goodell NFL ratings drop

NFL Roger Goodell is finally speaking out on a recent report in the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) that brought to light football’s ratings plunge in 2016. Goodell, along with most of the NFL’s 32 owners, was in Houston this week for the two-day Fall League Meeting. Surrounded by concerned millionaires and billionaires worried about the…Read More

Wisconsin Ho-Chunk Casino Expansion Challenged by Rival Tribes

Wisconsin casino expansion Ho-Chunk Scott Walker

The Wisconsin Ho-Chunk Nation casino expansion currently underway at its Wittenberg facility violates state gaming laws, so says the Stockbridge-Munsee and Menominee tribes. Ho-Chunk Gaming, the gaming arm of the Ho-Chunk Nation, operates six land-based gaming facilities in the Badger State.    In August, Ho-Chunk announced major renovations at three of its casinos including Wittenberg….Read More

Las Vegas Casino Companies Keeping Close Tabs on Japan

Las Vegas casino Japan gambling Shinzo Abe

Las Vegas casino companies are actively monitoring ongoing developments in Japan and the possibility of the country easing its ban on land-based gambling. Home to over 127 million people, the world’s 11th most populated country, Japan isn’t immune to games of chance. Pachinko halls are found in every town and city in the Asian island…Read More

Esports as Big as Basketball, Says New Report

Esports as popular as basketball

Esports is as popular among American male millennials as basketball or ice hockey. That’s the conclusion of a new report from games, esports and marketing intelligence firm Newzoo, entitled Sports, Brands and Esports. The study researched consumer attitudes to esports in 27 countries across the world in order to discover just why so many big…Read More

MLB League Championship Odds Favor Chicago Cubs and Toronto Blue Jays

MLB league championship odds Chicago Cubs

The MLB league championships begin tonight when the Cleveland Indians welcome the Toronto Blue Jays in a best-of-seven series. The American League Championship Series (ALCS) is expected to be more competitive than the National League Championship Series (NLCS) pitting the Los Angeles Dodgers against the Chicago Cubs. But nothing is off limits when it comes…Read More

MGM National Harbor Grand Opening Excitement Slows on Traffic Concerns

MGM National Harbor traffic concerns

MGM National Harbor won’t open its $1.4 billion doors until December 8, but locals in the area are already voicing their frustrations over increased traffic expected to be generated by the casino resort. This week, residents in the National Harbor and Oxon Hill communities gathered with Prince George County officials to discuss remedial measures for…Read More

MGM Springfield Could Cost Connecticut $68.3 Million per Year

Jim Murren’s MGM could cost Connecticut $68.3 Million

MGM’s new casino resort in Springfield Massachusetts will cost Connecticut $68.3 million in annual revenues once it’s up and running, according to a report by the Connecticut Office of Fiscal Analysis (OFA). The MGM Springfield is scheduled to open in September 2018, just miles from the Connecticut border, and MGM Resorts has made no secret…Read More

Virtual Reality Gambling to Reach $520 Million by 2021, Driven by High Rollers

Virtual Reality Gambling

Virtual reality gambling is set to grow 800 percent over the next five years, reaching $520 million in gross bets by 2021, according to a new study by Juniper Research. Most of this growth will be concentrated in the casino space, predicts the analyst, as online casinos will increasingly offer fully-immersive, “real-world” VR locations. That…Read More

Pennsylvania Towns Pressuring Harrisburg to Act Quickly on Amending Casino Host Tax

Pennsylvania towns casino tax Tom Wolf

Pennsylvania towns across the Keystone State are making their voices heard in that they want a swift resolution to the local casino assessment tax conundrum. State lawmakers are scheduled to meet in Harrisburg next week to consider, among a laundry list of bills, how to amend the current Pennsylvania gaming revenue code. On September 28,…Read More

Macau Casino Resorts Take the Pot During Golden Week

Macau casino resorts Golden Week visitation

Macau casino resorts saw eight percent more visitors in the special administrative Chinese city during this year’s Golden Week holiday than in 2015. Officially called the National Day of the People’s Republic of China, Golden Week is actually a three-day annual holiday that takes place October 1-3. However, most workers take the entire week off,…Read More

Skill-Gaming Millennial UNLV Students Create a Slot for Their Own Casino Generation


As skill gaming prepares to unleash itself on the casino floors of America, two enterprising young University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) undergraduates believe they may have come up with the perfect puzzle-game-slot hybrid. At just 20 years old, Troy Pettie and Evan Thomas have co-founded software development company Guru Games, and they hit the…Read More

Maryland Casino Revenues Surge for 10th Straight Month

Maryland casino revenue September gain

Maryland casinos are reporting revenue increases for the tenth month in a row. The state’s five casinos collectively generated $97.1 million in gross gaming income, an 11 percent increase in a year-to-year comparison with 2015. Though the 30-day total slid from August’s $100.3 million mark, kicking off the first month of fall 11 percent higher than…Read More

AARP Warns Members of Gambling Dangers, While Continuing to Offer Free Online Games

AARP seniors casinos gambling

The AARP (American Association of Retired Persons) is warning its more than 37 million members that visiting casinos can lead to problem gambling addictions. In its October Bulletin, the AARP says casino companies are actively marketing towards older patrons. Titled “The Casino Trap,” the non-profit organization claims the recent expansion of land-based casinos throughout the…Read More