Kevin Horridge

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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.

1479 stories by Kevin Horridge

Connecticut casino expansion tribes MGM

Clock Ticking on Connecticut Casino Expansion Dilemma, Tribes Receive National Support

The Connecticut casino expansion debate seems as polarized as ever in the Hartford state capital. Lawmakers now have less than five weeks before the May 9 mandatory adjournment to decide the best course of action in protecting hundreds of millions of dollars...

Kevin Horridge April 9, 2018
Caesars Windsor strike Detroit casinos

Caesars Windsor Closes Amid Strike, Detroit Casinos Rejoice

Caesars Windsor has temporarily shut its doors after workers walked off the job at 12:01 am Friday morning. Members of the Local 444 Unifor union in Canada rejected a new contract proposed by employer Caesars Entertainment last Thursday by a vote of...

Kevin Horridge April 9, 2018
“Game of Skill” Parlors under the legal microscope.

Denver Skill Games Arcade Police Raid Lands Colorado Industry President in Slammer

Are skill games harmless, or are they gambling, simply camouflaged? That’s the question being posed in the wake of police raids which landed a Denver, Colorado resident Tammy Garamova in jail, accused of involvement in an illegal gambling operation. Garamova is the president...

Kevin Horridge April 8, 2018
Francisco Vallejo Pons poker tax

Spanish Chess Grandmaster Hounded by Tax Officials Over Poker Play

Francisco Vallejo Pons is Spain’s top chess player, a grandmaster who is ranked 36th in the world, according to the April FIDE ratings list. But he is finding it difficult to compete in top events, as he is being hounded by Spanish tax...

Kevin Horridge April 7, 2018
Hundreds of French historical sites will be restored.

France Hopes for Lotto Luck in Saving Delapidated Historical Sites

In France, authorities are turning to gaming revenues from the national lottery to help preserve the Gallic country's rich architectural past. France is facing a serious problem with its deteriorating architectural heritage. Thousands of crumbling cathedrals and churches are in dire need of...

Kevin Horridge April 6, 2018
Brazilian tourists Las Vegas flights LATAM

Brazilian Airline LATAM Doubles Down on Flights to Las Vegas, South American Travelers in Top 10 Demographic

Where do Brazilians -- who are known to love a good party and some huge feathered headdresses on their own home turf -- gravitate to when they fly north to the US? Las Vegas, of course. Coming from a country known for...

Kevin Horridge April 6, 2018
Clinton Portis Borgata debt

Former NFL Running Back Clinton Portis Will Repay $190K to Borgata

Former Washington Redskins running back Clinton Portis has reached an agreement with the Borgata in Atlantic City that will see him repay $190,000 to the casino over the next three years. The debt stems from $200,000 in credit that the Borgata extended...

Kevin Horridge April 5, 2018
Chicago Mayoral candidate Garry McCarthy

Former Chicago Police Chief in Mayoral Race Wants Casino at O’Hare International

Chicago Mayoral candidate Garry McCarthy wants a casino at O’Hare International Airport. The former Chicago police chief told WBBM-AM’s At Issue program that an airport casino would be a big money-spinner for the city, without any of the negatives a regular urban...

Kevin Horridge April 3, 2018
Masters odds Las Vegas Tiger Woods

2018 Masters Sets New Handle Record at Las Vegas Sportsbook

The 2018 Masters has already set a new record handle for golf's first major of the year. That might come as little surprise, as the nation's general attitude towards sports betting calms, and 14-time major champion Tiger Woods returns to competitive play...

Kevin Horridge April 3, 2018
888 could quit Gibraltar for Malta

Gibraltar-based 888 To Apply for Maltese License as ‘Brexit Back-up Plan’

Gibraltar-licensed 888 has declared its intention to apply for licensing in rival online gaming jurisdiction Malta, a reaction to the uncertainties that Brexit will inflict on the British overseas territory on the southern tip of Spain. “888 is not able to control...

Kevin Horridge April 1, 2018