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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.

UKGC Report: Young Children Gambling on ‘Skin Betting’

Skin betting UKGC

While the video game community is caught up in fierce debate over whether or not loot boxes constitute gambling, the UK Gambling Commission has released a report that suggests many children are being introduced to a less ambiguous form of betting through gaming at a young age. According to the UKGC’s Young People and Gambling…Read More

Suspicious Transaction Reports Up at Macau Casinos

Macau casinos suspicious transactions

Reports of suspicious transactions at Macau casinos were up more than 37 percent year-over-year for the first half of 2017, a rise that mirrors the increase in revenues coming into the territory’s gaming industry. In total, more than 1,000 cases of suspicious transactions were reported by casino operators, which made up 70 percent of the…Read More

Early Betting on College Football Playoffs Favor Alabama Over Clemson

Nick Saban

Despite barely getting in the College Football Playoffs, bettors placing wagers on who will win the national championship are putting their money on Alabama to defeat Clemson in the Sugar Bowl on Jan. 1. The Crimson Tide was the final team selected in the four-team CFP format. According to several Las Vegas sports books…Read More

Family of Vegas Shooting Victim Seek $45 Million from Gunman’s Estate

Keri Galvan $45 million

Relatives of one of the victims of the October 1 mass shooting at the Route 91 Harvest music festival in Las Vegas are seeking to recover $45 million from the estate of shooter Stephen Paddock. The claim comes from the family of 31-year-old Keri Galvan of Thousand Oaks, California, which filed court papers on behalf…Read More

Ex-Pennsylvania Lawmaker Sentenced to House Arrest for Participating in Illegal Gambling Operation

Pennsylvania lawmaker Marc Gergely

Marc Gergely, a former Democratic Pennsylvania lawmaker who represented the 35th District in Allegheny County, is heading home to serve his sentence for his admitted participation in a multimillion-dollar illegal gambling operation. The disgraced state representative admitted in August to using his political influence to help a friend and campaign donor convince dozens of owners…Read More

Two Women Find Lottery So Nice, They Won It Twice in a Day

Michelle Shuffler

Two women did the statistically improbable and won significant amounts of money on not one, but two lottery scratchers in the same day. The state lottery windfalls were in different states but both in the month of November. Veronica Buchanan of Florissant, Missouri and Michelle Shuffler of Granite Falls, North Carolina each won two prizes…Read More

World Series Odds Drop for Angels, Yankees After Star Signings

Shohei Ohtani World Series odds

They weren’t favorites to win the World Series next year but the Los Angeles Angels and New York Yankees definitely improved their odds after signing big name players. The American League teams also improved their chances to win the division. The Bronx Bombers were already in the mix to win the AL Championship Series, but…Read More

Nevada Homeland Security Commission Looks at What Worked, What Didn’t, in October 1st Shooting Response

first responders Oct. 1 Mandalay Bay las Vegas

If anything positive came out of the Las Vegas Route 91 Harvest music festival shooting tragedy from Mandalay Bay on October 1, it was that first responders stopped at nothing to save lives. Earlier this week, members of the Nevada Homeland Security Commission, which includes state politicians, law enforcement, public safety workers, and school representatives…Read More

MGM, CT Tribes Open to Competitive Bidding on Bridgeport Casino

Bridgeport Casino MGM Tribes

The two Native American tribes that operate casinos in Connecticut now say that they want to be part of any process that results in a casino being built in the city of Bridgeport. The move comes in response to MGM’s proposal to build a $675 million resort in the city, as well as a Tuesday…Read More

Macau Casinos Could Generate $53 Billion by 2022

Macau 2022 revenue Morgan Stanley

The Macau gaming sector is on an extended winning streak, with the territory’s resorts posting 16 consecutive months of revenue gains through November. Now, analysts are saying they don’t expect that trend to end anytime soon. According to data from Morgan Stanley, their analysts are predicting that 2017 is just the start of an upward…Read More

UBS Buys 10 Million MGM Resorts Shares From Founder Kirk Kerkorian’s Estate

UBS MGM Resorts Jim Murren

UBS Securities has acquired 10 million shares of MGM Resorts International from the Tracinda Corporation, a private investment trust that was set up by Las Vegas pioneer Kirk Kerkorian before his 2015 death. Tracinda is selling the MGM Resorts stake to UBS for $338.8 million, which represents a one percent discount compared to the company’s…Read More

GVC Ready to Gamble on Ladbrokes Coral in $5.2 Billion Deal, Latest in Major Year of Acquisitions and Mergers

GVC Holdings Ladbrokes acquisition

Online gambling operator GVC Holdings is reportedly nearing a deal to acquire UK bookmaker Ladbrokes Coral for $5.2 billion. The owner and sports betting behemoth has long been interested in acquiring Ladbrokes, with the most recent proposal, a $4.6 billion offer, falling through in August. This time around, GVC has apparently submitted a bid…Read More

Brick-and-Mortar Casino ‘Dark Web’ Threats Abound, Cybersecurity Report Reveals

Dark web cybersecurity threats to casinos

Given the billions of dollars globally that run through the casino industry, that the dark web is home to those with an interest in attacking this market should come as no surprise. But while we might assume most cybersecurity attacks would be aimed at online operators, a new report claims that it is, in fact,…Read More

British Columbia Casino Anti-Money Laundering Procedures Go Into High Gear

BC Attorney General David Eby British Columbia casinos anti-money laundering

Casinos in the Canadian province of British Columbia will start to roll out new anti-money laundering policies in the near future, pushing to combat what the provincial government believes is the suspicious transfer of funds through Vancouver-area gambling venues. According to BC Attorney General David Eby, the new interim recommendations will be implemented “as soon…Read More

MGM National Harbor Aside, Maryland Casinos Lose 13 Percent in November

MGM National Harbor Maryland casinos

The $1.4 billion MGM National Harbor integrated casino resort some 10 miles southeast of the nation’s capital continues to poach gaming revenue away from its main competitors in Maryland. According to the Maryland Lottery and Gaming report for November, MGM National Harbor was the top earner with a $50.6 million win from slot machines and…Read More