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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.

Connecticut Tribes Plead for Alternative Legal Strategy to Build East Windsor Casino

Kevin Brown (left) and Rodney Butler, chairmen of the Mohegan and Mashantucket Pequot

Connecticut’s two tribal operators have urged state lawmakers to let them build an off-reservation casino without federal approval. The Mohegans and Mashantucket Pequots are suing the Department of the Interior for what they claim is obstructionism over their application for approval of a controversial satellite casino in East Windsor, just miles across the Massachusetts border…Read More

Connecticut Tribes Want Control of State Sports Betting Market

Connecticut sports betting

If sports betting becomes legal in the state of Connecticut, the tribes that operate the two Native American casinos in the state believe they should have the exclusive rights to take those bets. The Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes each sent letters to leaders in the state legislature last weekend, arguing that the compacts that…Read More

Sports Bettors Like Los Angeles Rams for Super Bowl, Las Vegas Likes New England Patriots

Los Angeles Rams Super Bowl odds

The Los Angeles Rams are taking more Super Bowl money than any other team in the NFL, as bettors are rushing to print ticket slips on the longest odds possible. After opening as long as 20/1, oddsmakers have shortened the Rams’ Super Bowl odds due to a flurry of activity on the 2017 NFC West…Read More

Mashantucket Pequot Leader Says Tribes Must Unite in Pursuit of Casinos Both Domestic and Abroad

Mashantucket Pequot Mohegan Sun casino

Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Council Chairman Rodney Butler opined this week that Native American groups should come together and pair their assets in order to acquire for marquee casino resorts both domestically and abroad. Fresh off this month’s National Indian Gaming Association convention in Las Vegas, the Mashantucket leader sat down with CDC Gaming Reports to…Read More

Trump Lawyer Marc Kasowitz Linked to Push to Lift Locals Gambling Ban in Vietnam

Marc Kasowitz

Did President Donald Trump ask Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc to lift the locals ban in Vietnam’s foreigner-only casinos as a favor to his longtime lawyer, Marc Kasowitz? According to left-leaning, Pulitzer Prize-winning ProPublica, it’s certainly possible – or, at the very least, the call that the then-president-elect made to the Communist leader on…Read More

Macau Casino Employees Less Satisfied in Workplace, but More Confident in Career Outlook

Macau casino workers satisfaction survey

Macau casino employees are less satisfied in their workplaces than they were a year ago. That’s according to a gaming workers study conducted by the Macau University of Science and Technology’s Institute for Sustainable Development. The poll found that gaming workers had a satisfaction index rating of 3.17 points out of a possible five. That’s…Read More

Shocker, Not: Nevada Most Gambling-Addicted State, Study Reveals

gambling-addicted states WalletHub

Nevada is America’s most gambling-addicted state, according to a new study conducted by WalletHub.com, an online personal finance website. It’s probably the least surprising study results since one that showed that more than 50 percent of teens are addicted to their mobile devices. That should come as little surprise, but the placement of some other…Read More

Virginia Tribe Buys 610 Acres Near Williamsburg, Site Could Be State’s First Casino

Virginia casino gambling Pamunkey

The Pamunkey Indian Tribe in Virginia has acquired more than 600 acres of vacant land in New Kent County east of Richmond in what could become the future site of the state’s first casino resort. According to public property records and The Daily Press, a limited liability company registered in Illinois that’s tied to the…Read More

Renowned Las Vegas Sports Handicapper David Malinsky Found Dead After Mount Charleston Fall

Las Vegas sports David Malinsky

The body of Las Vegas sports handicapper David Malinsky, 57, has been found near Mount Charleston’s Mummy Springs. Along with Metro Police and the Red Rock Search and Rescue team, numerous volunteers spent their week looking for Malinsky, whose remains were discovered on Friday, a week after the long-time sports handicapper went missing on April…Read More

Missouri Governor Sex and Blackmail Scandal Threatens to Bury Sports Betting Push

Missouri governor Eric Greitens

Sports betting is unlikely to pass in Missouri this year, according to the sponsor of a bill that aims to bring sports books to the riverboat casinos of the Show-Me State. In fact, State Representative Bart Korman (R-District 42) doesn’t see much legislation passing at all this year, thanks to an extraordinary sex scandal currently…Read More

North Las Vegas Strip Evolution Underway, Developers Moving Ahead with Major Projects

Fontainebleau becomes the Drew Las Vegas

On the North Las Vegas Strip, business may not quite be booming as of yet. But at least it’s not flatlining anymore, the way it has been for the last post-recession decade or so. New construction, enhancements, and upgrades are in the works, as developers ramp up plans to move ahead with several projects in…Read More

Vegas Golden Knights Sweep Kings In First Round of NHL Playoffs

Vegas Golden Knights playoffs

The Vegas Golden Knights emphatically punched their ticket into the second round of the NHL Playoffs by sweeping the Los Angeles Kings 4-0 in their first round series. The Golden Knights finished off the Kings after Brayden McNabb scored the only goal in a 1-0 victory Tuesday in Los Angeles. All four victories for the…Read More

‘Gambling Granny’ Kills Two, Goes on the Run

Lois Riess

A nationwide manhunt is underway in the US for a 56-year-old Minnesota woman who is suspected of murdering her husband last month before shooting to death a woman in Florida and stealing her identity. On Friday, Lois Riess, known to authorities as “Losing Streak Lois,” was charged in her absence with killing Pamela Hutchinson, a…Read More

Galaxy Entertainment Reportedly Searching for New Casino Site After Boracay Plans Bust

Galaxy Entertainment Boracay Island casino

Galaxy Entertainment is reportedly searching for a new spot to build its next casino resort after its $500 million plans on the Philippines’ Boracay Island recently came to a screeching halt. The Hong Kong-based casino operator led by billionaire Lui Che Woo is allegedly taking his half of a billion dollars and looking for a…Read More

Japanese Tourists Boost South Korean Casino Sector But China Package Tour Ban Remains in Place

South Korean casinos improved by better relations with Japan

South Korea’s casino industry has received a welcome shot in the arm from Japanese tourists who have been visiting the country in larger numbers than ever before in 2018. According to figures released on Monday by the Korea Casino Association, revenues in January and February reached $191.56 million, up 15.9 percent from the same period…Read More