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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.

Billy Walters Received Insider Information Via “Bat Phone,” Jury Hears

Billy Walters trial, Thomas Davis gives evidence

Former chairman of Dean Foods Thomas Davis told a Manhattan federal court on Tuesday that he regularly shared privileged insider information about the company with Vegas sports betting legend Billy Walters. The pair would communicate via specially designated prepaid cellphones which they called their “bat phones,” Davis said. Walters is on trial accused of profiting…Read More

Wynn Boston Harbor Can’t Bring Fifth Avenue to Everett, Scales Back High-End Retail Space

Wynn Boston Harbor retail shopping

Wynn Boston Harbor in Everett, Massachusetts, won’t become the next Fifth Avenue or Newbury Street. Appearing before the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) earlier this month to provide an update on the $2 billion construction project, Wynn Boston Harbor President Robert DeSalvio revealed that the casino resort is greatly scaling back its retail shopping space. The…Read More

Irish Gambling Site Paddy Power Looking to Hire Trump Expert

Donald Trump bets

Think you know President Donald Trump? Then Paddy Power, an Irish gambling website, has a job for you. The website, known for its outlandish betting propositions and marketing stunts, posted a job looking for “Head of Trump Betting” and is offering a three-month contract. The irreverent company merged last year with Betfair, but has not…Read More

UK Betting Industry Exempted from Punishing AML Directive

UK bookmakers exempted from AML controls

The UK bookmaking industry has been exempted by the country’s Treasury from the new Fourth EU Money Laundering Directive, thus escaping the onerous and expensive fate of conducting due diligence on every transaction of €2,000 (£1,740 / $2,150) and above. As the industry breathed a heavy sigh of relief, the government said the decision had…Read More

Florida Gambling Expansion Heavily Opposed by Sunshine State Voters, New Poll Finds

Florida gambling expansion Rick Scott

Florida gambling expansion efforts are heavily opposed by likely voters in the Sunshine State, a new poll finds. According to a study performed by Mason-Dixon Polling & Research, an independent surveying firm with offices in Washington, DC, and Jacksonville, Florida, just eight percent of Florida voters say they support expanded gambling. That compares to 84…Read More

Sarawak Police Conduct 26 Illegal Gambling Raids, Arrest 41

Sarawak gambling raids

Continuing its war on illegal gambling, the Sarawak police raided 26 locations in the capital city of Kuching, arresting 41 people last week. Money, mobile phones, portable printers, calculators, betting slips and stationery were seized. The operation was performed by the state’s Criminal Investigation Department (CID) and lasted from March 13-19. Many forms of illicit…Read More

North Carolina Father, Son Surrender $2.3 Million to Feds from Illegal Video Sweepstakes Machine Profits

A North Carolina father and son, who were charged with gambling and conspiracy for running an illegal gambling machine scheme in Selma (outside of Raleigh), were ordered by a judge on Thursday to forfeit $2.3 million the duo had pulled in profits and pay a $150,000 fine. It was part of a plea deal that…Read More

Asian-Focused Lucky Dragon Casino Bets Big on VIP Gamblers

Lucky Dragon Asian-themed Las Vegas

The Lucky Dragon Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas is the first resort that’s truly focused on the Asian visitor. And four months since the venue opened its doors, the marketing strategy is reportedly paying off. The Lucky Dragon recently announced modifications to its property that will create more gaming space for VIP players. The…Read More

PAGCOR Corruption Allegations Rumored in Philippines, as Pastor Boy Saycon Strikes Again

PAGCOR corruption Rodrigo Duterte

PAGCOR, the Philippines Amusement and Gaming Corporation, is being accused of corruption after Pastor Boy Saycon turned over evidence to the country’s Department of Justice. Saycon is no ordained religious leader, but the secretary-general of the Council of Philippine Affairs. He’s reportedly provided documents to Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre that shows PAGCOR engaging in bribery…Read More

Connecticut Battles It Out with Massachusetts, But First, Must Untangle Its Own Internal Fight

Connecticut casino

It’s the battle of Connecticut v. Massachusetts, but not until the Constitution State figures out an internal plan that can hold its own against MGM Resorts’ planned Springfield casino in the neighboring state. An early step in the process showed how divided the state’s legislators were and how that might threaten to derail advocates’ hopes. The…Read More

MGM Sues Online Casino Over Trademark Infringement and “Identity Theft”

MGM sues online casino

MGM Resorts is suing an online casino for trademark infringement and cybersquatting. A lawsuit filed in US District Court for the District of Nevada on Thursday accuses the unnamed operator of of incorporating the company’s trademarks, including its famous lion logo, for the purpose of “impersonating MGM and trading off of the substantial fame…Read More

Two Men Escape Prison Time in Illegal $32 Million Sports Betting Operation

Illegal sports betting

Two of 17 people charged in an illegal $32 million sports betting venture learned their fate Monday, and it was a lot less severe than they might have feared. Southern California residents Julio Alvarenga and Andres Arriaga both pled guilty to a first-degree attempt to promote gambling, a Class A misdemeanor, and were released on a…Read More

Is Wynn Palace Macau Falling Behind its Competitors? Google Says No

Wynn Resorts share price could thanks to Macau properties

The Wynn Palace Macau opened during a troubled time for the region’s casino industry. Conceived in a markedly different economic climate, a period of unrelenting economic growth for the gambling hub, by the time it opened its doors last year Macau was just about to reach rock bottom on a 25-month revenue slide. Wynn Resorts…Read More

Illusionist Criss Angel Straightjacket Stunt Gone Wrong Underlines Dangerous Life of Las Vegas Performers

Criss Angel blackout Foxwoods

Criss Angel is today’s Harry Houdini, and like the man who inspired his work, the 49-year-old Las Vegas entertainer is no stranger to a straightjacket. But during a performance of his signature show “Mindfreak Live!” late last week at the Luxor, Angel blacked out during a straightjacket escape that took place just 15 minutes into the…Read More

Lawsuit Challenging Wynn Boston Harbor’s License Can Proceed, Supreme Judicial Court Says

Wynn Boston Harbor Mohegan lawsuit Massachusetts

Wynn Boston Harbor is currently under construction, but a lawsuit challenging the validity of the resort’s gaming license and its issuance has been cleared to continue. The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled late last week that a lawsuit brought on by the City of Revere, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, and Mohegan Sun can…Read More