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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.

Massachusetts Moves to Legalize DFS, But DraftKings Miffed by Online Gaming Label

DraftKings in Massachusetts

A special commission in Massachusetts has recommended the State Legislature regulate daily fantasy sports, but pass on regulating online poker and casino gaming for the time being. But by labeling DFS as online gaming worthy of being regulated like gambling, Boston-based DraftKings is resisting the inclusion. DraftKings’ indignation arose from the Special Commission on Online…Read More

Connecticut Amends Tribal Gaming Compacts to Allow for New Casino

Connecticut tribal gaming compacts

Connecticut’s House of Representatives approved updates to the state’s tribal gaming compacts on Monday, clearing the way for the Mohegan and Mashantucket Pequot tribes to jointly build the state’s third casino, and its first on non-tribal land. On a vote of 118-32, the House joined Gov. Dannel Malloy, who signed revised agreements with the two…Read More

‘Friends’ of Robert Durst Do Him No Favors in Early Witness Testimony, First-Degree Murder Trial Likely for 2018 in Vegas Mob Boss’ Daughter’s 2000 Killing

Robert Durst Susan Berman murder

Millionaire real estate heir Robert Durst, charged with first-degree murder in the killing of Susan Berman, isn’t expected to stand trial until sometime in 2018, but this week in a Los Angeles courtroom, prosecutors and defense attorneys began taking early testimony from several elderly witnesses. So far, their statements don’t bode well for the 74-year-old Durst’s…Read More

Indian Government Official Seeks to Rein in Casino Gambling Expansion in Goa

Floating Goa casino on Mondavi River.

A group of riverboat casinos in India are being called ashore as part of an effort to clean up Goa, and tighten up controls on gambling in the region. Goa’s Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, announced plans on Monday to rewrite regulations to halt any coming casino expansion. In a 90-minute speech delivered during India’s legislative…Read More

Skill-Based Gambling Machine Manufacturer Gameco Targets Australia, But Hurdles Remain

skill-based gambling machine GameCo

Skill-based gambling machines, which pair elements of aptitude with chance, are predominantly being developed in the United States. One manufacturer, GameCo, is ready to take its show on the road to Australia, where residents have long loved to test their luck at the slots, or pokies, as they’re called Down Under. New York City-based GameCo…Read More

Arizona Tribal Casino Gets Final Approval, Gambling Venue Within Close Proximity of NFL Stadium

tribal casino Desert Diamond Phoenix

A tribal casino in Glendale, Arizona, operated by the Tohono O’odham Nation, can move ahead with its $400 million expansion and transform the Class II facility into a full-fledged gambling venue with slots and table games. That comes after the US Department of the Interior (DOI) approved changes to the gaming compact between the tribe…Read More

Macau Police Bust Scam ‘Pop Up’ VIP Casino Op

Chau Wai Kuong says crime rate “serious” in Macau

Macau authorities have busted a bogus “pop-up” VIP casino racket that bilked high-rollers out of millions in allegedly crooked baccarat games, according to the South China Morning Post. The police investigation began in June after a man told authorities he had been defrauded of HK$4 million (around $500,000). Officers from the Judiciary Police raided an…Read More

Impossible Odds? Betting Sites Offer Lines on Political, Celebrity Absurdity

political betting markets Kid Rock The Rock

Political betting markets are doing their best to stay relevant since the highly engaging 2016 presidential campaign, by offering online bettors unique lines on events that seem to have little chance of occurring. From Kid Rock’s running for the US Senate to talk of The Rock making a serious bid for the White House in…Read More

Is Michael Phelps Faster Than a Great White Shark? Oddsmakers Say No

Michael Phelps Shark Week Discovery

Michael Phelps finds himself in the most unusual position. Not only is he the underdog in a swimming event, but his opponent is one of the deadliest creates in the ocean: a great white shark. Phelps, the most decorated Olympic athlete of all time, recently raced a great white to see if he could outpace…Read More

Philanderer Dan Bilzerian in Monogamous Relationship, Not Sure How Long He’ll Keep It Up

Sofia Bevarly

Dan Bilzerian, the “King of Instagram” who assumed his reign by posting thousands of pictures of his frolics with scantily clad women, high powered firearms, and luxury jets and cars, says he’s finally entering a monogamous relationship with a woman 16 years his junior. Bilzerian, 36, a self-proclaimed poker professional who cashed at the 2009…Read More

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver Believes Sports Betting Legalization a Slam Dunk in Coming Years

Adam Silver sports betting PASPA

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver is the strongest proponent of legalizing sports gambling of the four major professional sports leagues, and this week he predicted that a federal repeal to the current ban will come in the next few years. Appearing on a panel alongside the other “Big Four” commissioners, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, MLB boss…Read More

MGM Springfield Ahead of Schedule on Casino, But Behind on Housing Development

MGM Springfield Court Square housing

MGM Springfield has received approval from the city council there to push back a deadline to develop 54 units of market-rate apartments. The housing project is part of the casino company’s commitment to bringing market rate housing to the downtown area surrounding its $950 million resort. In part of its Region B (Western Massachusetts) casino…Read More

Las Vegas Sportsbooks Spruce Up in Anticipation of Upcoming NFL Season

Westgate Sportsbook Las Vegas

With the first NFL preseason game less than three weeks away, Las Vegas sportsbooks are scrambling to spruce up and get ready for throngs of football bettors. In 2016, the facilities took in $4.6 billion, making for an increasingly competitive market, and an ambiance geared towards luring as many customers as possible is obviously key….Read More

Roger Federer Wins Eighth Wimbledon Title, Sportsbooks Like His Chances at US Open

Roger Federer Wimbledon Venus Williams

“The Eighth Wonder of the World” is how Roger Federer is being described today by newspapers in the United Kingdom. The Times headline is more than fitting, as his Wimbledon win yesterday marked his eighth victory at the All England Club. It’s not simply the number that warrants the title, but how Federer, who hadn’t…Read More

Rodrigo Duterte Favorite To Break Ground on Philippines’ First Casino Outside Manila

Dennis Uy’s Udenna to begin work on Lapu-Lapu Leisure Mactan.

Plans to build the first Philippine casino resort outside Manila appear to be coming to fruition for businessman Dennis Uy’s Udenna Development Corp. Udenna wants to build to a 12-hectare beachfront resort on the holiday island of Mactan, in the province of Cebu, complete with luxury hotels, infinity pools and a skydiving center. Uy, the…Read More