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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.

Federal Sports Betting Ban Repeal “Discussion Draft” Introduced in House Committee

sports betting repeal PASPA Frank Pallone

A US sports betting ban currently on the books has been there since 1992, when the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) was signed into law by then-President George H.W. Bush. A quarter century later, New Jersey’s efforts to override that legislation have repeatedly failed in federal courtrooms. After numerous appeals, the Garden State…Read More

Casinos Clamor to Reach Millennials, But Are They Even Worth the Effort?

millennial strategy casino gambling

At just about any gaming conference these days, there’s a lot of buzz about casino strategies for reaching the next generation of gamblers, millennials aged 21 to 34. Conventional wisdom says the demographic has little interest in slots or traditional games of chance. But that could be just because they have less disposable income to spend….Read More

Troubled SLS Las Vegas, Former Sahara, Sold to Reno Resort Owner

SLS Las Vegas sold

SLS Las Vegas has been sending out SOS signals ever since it underwent a $415 million renovation less than three years ago. The former famed Sahara Hotel and Casino was turned into a sleek and modern resort that’s abbreviated moniker stood for “Style, Luxury, Service.” It didn’t work. This week, the Meruelo Group, a California-based…Read More

Connecticut Governor Sides with Tribes in Bid for Third Casino

Daniel Malloy on board with the Connecticut gaming tribes.

Issuing his first public comments about a controversial proposed casino site, Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy said he is prepared to support a plan that allows the state’s two tribal casino operators to jointly run a third. In an interview with the Connecticut Mirror on Friday, Malloy said the only realistic route casino expansion could take…Read More

In Sherrice Iverson’s Shadow, Gaming Industry Still Struggling to Keep Kids Safe

Casino security underage kids

Billionaire mogul Steve Wynn has long argued against children being in casinos. His two current Las Vegas properties, the tony Wynn and adjacent Encore on the Strip, prohibit visitors with strollers from entering the resorts unless they are guests at the hotel. But at the more “everyman” Station Casinos, with nearly two dozen properties across…Read More

Paddy Power Now Accepting Bets Through Facebook Messenger

Paddy Power Facebook Messenger app

Paddy Power customers have long been able to text in their bets. But now it’s getting even easier to connect with the Irish bookmaker, thanks to a new chatbot program for Facebook Messenger. Onionsack, a texting app developer that already works with many leading UK sportsbooks, including Ladbrokes and William Hill, debuted its new capabilities with Messenger…Read More

Cloud Computing Wins Preakness in Thrilling Finish, But Ends Triple Crown Dreams

Cloud Computing Preakness Triple Crown

There will be no Triple Crown winner in 2017. Cloud Computing shocked horse racing on Saturday evening in Baltimore by winning the 142nd Preakness Stakes. The 13-1 longshot came out of nowhere to upset Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming, and second-place finisher Classic Empire. The victory returned $28.80 for every $2 bettors placed on the winning…Read More

Planet Hollywood Sued Over Freaky Mannequin

Caesars Entertainment’s Planet Hollywood sued over mannequin

Caesars Entertainment’s Planet Hollywood is being sued by a jumpy guest who became frightened by a mannequin. In one of the more unusual legal cases in the history of mankind, Kent Jacobs Boutwell, of Southern California, claims he entered his darkened room at Planet Hollywood only to see the silhouette of a shadowy figure, barely…Read More

Michigan Casinos Fight Back Against Smartphone Parimutuel Betting Bill

Michigan Legislature horse racing mobile betting

The Michigan Legislature is treading cautiously when it comes to expanding gaming in the state. A bill that was only introduced in early May that would allow bettors to place parimutuel horse racing bets on their mobile devices has quickly gained far-reaching support, but casinos are, not surprisingly, adamantly opposed to the measure. House Bill…Read More

Judge Says Fantasy Horse Racing a Betting Business, Not Protected by UIGEA

Derby Wars Fantasy Horse Racing

A federal judge in California has ruled that services offered by the fantasy horse racing site Derby Wars amount to “wagers,” not “contests.” On Monday, Judge James Otero of the US District Court for the Central District of California granted The Stronach Group’s request for partial summary judgment in a case against purveyors of the…Read More

NBA Odds Favor Cavaliers on Celtics’ Court, Warriors Seemingly a Finals Lock

NBA odds Cavaliers Celtics Finals

The NBA odds in Las Vegas aren’t giving the Boston Celtics much of a chance against the Cleveland Cavaliers. After the series price opened at the Westgate SuperBook with the defending champs at -550 and the Celtics at +425, sports bettors have moved the line even further in Cleveland’s favor. Before tonight’s game one matchup, the…Read More

Willy Wonka’s $1 Billion Golden Lottery Ticket Challenges Imagination to Win

Willy Wonka Golden Ticket lottery game

Willy Wonka is the subject of a new $1 billion multi-state lottery offering from Scientific Games. We’re willing to bet no one will win that much. Titled “Willy Wonka Golden Ticket,” the scratch-off game brings the plotline of the famed 1971 film “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” based on Roald Dahl’s 1964 children’s book, to…Read More

888 Shares Dip on News of Social Responsibility Compliance Review

888 under UKGC review

Shares of gambling giant 888 dropped 10 percent after news that the UK Gambling Commission was investigating possible violations of social responsibility standards. The Gibraltar-based company told investors that the UKGC was scrutinizing the effectiveness of its self-exclusion policies with at least one of its subsidiaries. “The review has been initiated to assess certain measures that the licensee…Read More

MGM Cotai to Generate $220 Million in 2018, Analysts Predict

MGM Cotai Macau Fitch Ratings

MGM Cotai is scheduled to open in the last quarter in 2017, and after it does, Fitch Ratings believes the $3.3 billion resort will drive strong profits for the Nevada-based casino conglomerate. MGM Resorts is investing heavily around the world, and that includes its Chinese arm, which is playing an integral role. Located on the Cotai Strip,…Read More

WNBA Teams Up with FanDuel, Becomes First Women’s League in DFS Market

WNBA strikes deal with FanDuel

The Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) has made the leap into the daily fantasy sports market, in partnership with FanDuel. It will be first professional women’s sports league to do so, just as the NBA became the first major league to partner with DFS aback in 2014. WNBA president Lisa Borders told ESPN she hoped…Read More