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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.

Tropicana Atlantic City Hotel Fire Caused by Makeshift Meth Lab Set Up in Guest Room

Tropicana fire linked to makeshift meth lab

A jerry-rigged meth lab set up in a hotel room at the Tropicana Atlantic City forced the evacuation of four floors when a fire broke out, police reported on Thursday. The fire took hold Wednesday morning at the New Jersey casino resort property, causing smoke to fill adjacent guest rooms. Breaking Bad wannabee Michael Pillar of…Read More

Party’s Over for Steve Wynn: Denied Golden Parachute, Must Vacate Wynn Resorts Suite Before Summer

In the opera known as “The Fall from Grace of Steve Wynn,” the fat lady has now hit her ultimate high note. The company he founded with his ex-wife Elaine in 2002 has now gone into full shun mode against him, with a Securities and Exchange Commission filing that was delivered to the SEC on…Read More

DFS Heavyweights DraftKings and FanDuel Packing Less Punch, as Sports Betting Opinions Change

DraftKings FanDuel sports betting

DraftKings and FanDuel, the two online daily fantasy sports (DFS) platforms that took 97 percent of the bets placed on the contests in 2017, are struggling to grow revenues.  That’s according to Eilers & Krejcik Gaming, a market research firm in California, that details the struggling DFS industry. A subset of fantasy sports, DFS was all the…Read More

George Soros Now One of Top Caesars Shareholders, Owns 4.9 Percent of Gaming Company in Bankruptcy Aftermath

George Soros Caesars Entertainment

Billionaire investor George Soros, through his family-controlled Soros Fund Management group, owns nearly five percent of Caesars Entertainment following the company’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization last fall. According to Bloomberg, the billionaire’s stake makes him one of Caesars’ Top 10 shareholders, with the holdings valued at $436 million. Soros also owns seven percent in VICI…Read More

Australian Detained in China Online Gambling Bust

China online gambling arrests include Australian

An Australian man is believed to be among 52 people arrested in China last week for online gambling offenses, according to the Australian Financial Review. The arrests were announced on February 7 by the official Chinese news agency Xinhua, although no names of arrestees were reported. Likewise, AFR, did not disclose the identity of the…Read More

Tiger Woods Odds Short in Las Vegas, as 14-Time Major Champ Returns to Riviera

Tiger Woods odds Genesis Open

Tiger Woods is back inside the ropes of an official PGA Tour event this week for just the second time in more than a year, and that has both Las Vegas and online oddsmakers excited. Golf interest surges when the 14-time major champ is playing, and that corresponds to higher golf handles for casinos. And…Read More

British Horse Racing to Get ‘Formula One’ Makeover

Epsom Derby Championship Horse Racing to modernize UK racing

British horse racing is about to get a modern makeover, thanks to a new concept dreamed up by Championship Horse Racing (CRH) that borrows elements from Formula One racing. Horse racing goes back thousands of years, while many of the regulations, as we know them today, were thrashed out by British noblemen in the 17th…Read More

Malta Gaming Authority Launches Mafia Crackdown

enedetto Bacchi arrest prompts Malta Gaming Authority Action

The Malta Gaming Authority is launching a wide-scale investigation into its Italian licensees for links to organized crime. According to “high-ranking Maltese sources” who spoke to Gambling Compliance this week, this is the first phase of a larger probe into all Italian businesses based in Malta. The country has been embarrassed by a string of…Read More

New Jersey Voters Favor Atlantic City Retaining Casino Monopoly, New Poll Finds

New Jersey voters casino referendum

New Jersey voters do not want to end Atlantic City’s monopoly on casinos and allow gambling resorts to come to northern parts of the state. That’s according to a new poll paid for by Trenton’s Bad Bet, an anti-gambling group. Likely voters were asked about the ways they support increasing funding for the state. By…Read More

WeChat Warns Users Not to Gamble Through Messaging App

WeChat Macau gambling casino

WeChat, the most popular social media application in China, is warning users amid the current Lunar New Year holiday week to avoid gambling through the mobile network. Tencent Holdings, the developer of the app that has nearly one billion active users, says in a notice that incidences of gambling through WeChat increase during the February…Read More

Steve Wynn Scandal Improves MGM, Las Vegas Sands Japan Casino Odds, Threatens Macau Operations

Steve Wynn Japan casino Macau

Steve Wynn and the company he founded have much more to lose than its namesake founder in the wake of his sexual misconduct scandal. Wynn Resorts, along with every other major casino operator, is currently awaiting the release of Japan’s integrated casino resorts bill. Depending on the governing specifics, companies have floated concepts that could…Read More

Alabama-Coushatta Tribe Loses Bingo Battle with Texas

Alabama-Coushatta Tribe’s Naskila Gaming

The Alabama-Coushatta Tribe has lost its battle with the State of Texas over what it sees as its sovereign right to operate a modest electronic bingo hall 80 miles north-east of Houston. On Tuesday, a federal judge issued a ruling that will likely force the Naskila Gaming facility to close because it “does not comply…Read More

Rebuck: New Jersey Accepting Sports Betting Applications from Foreign Operators

DGE Director David Rebuck on New Jersey sports betting licenses

New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) director David Rebuck had a special message for the world’s online sports betting operators gathered in London on the final day on the ICE Totally Gaming Exhibition in London on Thursday: apply for your New Jersey sports betting licenses now. “Don’t sit back and wait for the regulations,”…Read More

Sports Betting Bills Move Forward in West Virginia, Iowa

legate Riley Moore supports West Virginia sports betting

West Virginia’s sports betting bill, HB 4396, sailed through the typically gambling-averse lower house on Wednesday by an 18-6 vote, as the state progressed its mission to become the first in the mid-Atlantic to offer regulated sports books. The Mountain State has been eyeing the legal landscape for some time and is anticipating that the…Read More

Japanese Lawmakers Must Not Leave Casinos in the Cold, Delegates Tell ICE

CEO of Hard Rock Japan Edward Tracey

Japanese casino regulation was a key topic at the International Casino Exhibition (ICE Totally Gaming) this week as delegates from across the world descended on London Docklands for one of the gambling industry events of the year. As ever, while operators showcased their latest innovations on the floors of the ExCel London exhibition center, gaming’s…Read More