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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.

New Jersey Sports Betting Appeal Goes Before US Supreme Court in December, Billions Lie in the Balance

sports betting US Supreme Court

The New Jersey US Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that says the Garden State doesn’t possess the right to sidestep a longstanding federal law on sports betting will get a fresh look on December 4. At that time, the United States Supreme Court will review the appeals court’s earlier decision preventing New Jersey’s horse racetracks…Read More

MGM Resorts Abandons ‘Welcome to the Show’ Marketing Campaign in Wake of Las Vegas Shooting

MGM Resorts marketing Jim Murren

MGM Resorts, the parent company to Mandalay Bay, is putting its recently debuted marketing campaign that concluded: “We are not in the hotel business. We are in the holy sh*t business” on the shelf for now. Titled “Welcome to the Show,” the ad blitz hit television and social media late last month, and the branding message had a…Read More

Money Laundered in British Columbia Casinos Allegedly Funded Terrorism, Drugs

Paul “King” Jin links to British Columbia casinos

The failure of some British Columbia Casinos to enforce stricter AML procedures has facilitated the alleged laundering of drug money and financing of terrorism, according to a report by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). As reported by Canada’s Postmedia, the RCMP believes an illegal money transfer business in Richmond, BC, lent cash to Chinese…Read More

Las Vegas Shooter Stephen Paddock May Have Planned Escape, Targeted Jet Fuel Tanks

Stephen Paddock Mandalay Bay Las Vegas

Las Vegas Sheriff Joseph Lombardo revealed at his most recent press briefing that investigators believe shooter Stephen Paddock didn’t plan for things to end the way that they did. He wanted to cause many more fatalities, and much more chaos. Lombardo said law enforcement is not ruling out that Paddock had plans to escape his…Read More

New England Patriots’ Slow Start Shakeup Las Vegas Super Bowl Odds

New England Patriots Super Bowl odds

The New England Patriots are 2-2 through the first four weeks, and the defending champions’ slow start has oddsmakers and bettors scrambling at Las Vegas sportsbooks. Prior to the season kicking off, the Westgate SuperBook had the Pats at 11-4, or +275, to win Super Bowl LII. The line equates to oddsmakers giving New England…Read More

Universal Entertainment Group Sued by Former Tribal Business Partners for Alleged Fraud

pokertribes.com

Last week, the Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma received a license from the Isle of Man Gambling Supervision Committee for its PokerTribe.com website, the final stage in its quest to become the first tribal operator to offer real-money online poker to players outside the US, from its sovereign land in Oklahoma. In the same week, its…Read More

NFL Star Richard Sherman Says Daily Fantasy Sports Dehumanize Players

Richard Sherman NFL daily fantasy

Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman believes daily fantasy sports (DFS) are dehumanizing how fans view players. Following Seattle’s 46-18 win over the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday Night Football, the NFL star was asked about how injuries to teammates Chris Carson and Rees Odhiambo impact the Seahawks moving forward. While the reporter wanted insight on how…Read More

MLB Playoffs Set, Las Vegas Likes Indians and Dodgers for World Series

MLB Playoffs baseball odds World Series

The 2017 MLB Playoffs appear to have all the elements needed to create a wildly entertaining postseason. Three teams won 100 games during the regular season, rivals Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees are both playing October baseball for the first time since 2009. The Cleveland Indians are trying to win their first championship…Read More

Sands China Ends Cotai Strip DreamWorks Deal, as MGM China Delays Opening in Macau

Cotai Strip MGM Sands China Macau

Sands China, the Macau operating arm of Sheldon Adelson’s Las Vegas Sands empire, announced this week that it’s ending its five-year licensing partnership with DreamWorks Animation SKG. Since 2012, Sands Cotai Central has entertained guests of all ages in non-gaming areas with live costumed characters from DreamWorks’ catalogue of films. The main attraction has been…Read More

Las Vegas Site for Meetings in College Basketball Bribery, Corruption Scandal

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Las Vegas has been the backdrop for nefarious activities in the past and it acted as a host for three meetings with college basketball coaches accused of bribery and corruption in the biggest scandal to hit the sport since point shaving scandal six decades ago. The assistants are among 10 people associated with the sport…Read More

Malaysia Declares ‘All Out War’ on Illegal Gambling, Culls Corrupt Cops

Police chief Tan Sri Noor promises gambling crackdown

Malaysia is stepping up its efforts to stamp out illegal gambling, but first it must purge its police force of the corrupt officers that facilitate it. Gambling is largely illegal in the predominantly Muslim country, apart from the national lottery and a limited amount of on-track horse race betting, while casino gaming is restricted to…Read More

Gambling Ship in Hot Water for Refusing to ‘Outrun’ Hurricane Irma

Victory 1 casino in trouble over Hurricane Irma

US Coast Guard authorities are investigating why a casino cruise ship remained docked at Port Canaveral during Hurricane Irma, despite having been ordered to leave well before the storm hit the Florida coast. Port Canaveral Chief Executive Officer John Murray said that had Victory I, owned by Victory Cruises, broken free during the storm it…Read More

Poll: Americans Want to Legalize Sports Betting, as Gaming Industry Calls for PASPA Repeal

sports betting poll PASPA

Sports betting has been banned in America in all but four states since 1992, but a new poll shows that the majority of US adults support amending that prohibition. A study conducted by the University of Massachusetts Lowell in conjunction with The Washington Post found that 55 percent of Americans support the legalizing of betting…Read More

UK Labour Party Calls for Problem Gambling Tax on Operators

Labour Deputy Leader Tom Watson at Labour Party Conference

The UK’s opposition Labour Party has said that treatment for problem gambling should be made available on the country’s National Health Service and that betting companies should pick up the costs. During a speech to the Labour Party Conference in Brighton, East Sussex, Deputy Labour Leader Tom Watson said a Labour government would impose a…Read More

Four NCAA Basketball Coaches Arrested in Bribe and Kickback Scandal

Tony Bland, arrested USC basketball assistant coach

The FBI arrested four assistant college basketball coaches on fraud and corruption charges Monday, exposing what Acting US Attorney Joon Kim of the Southern District of New York called “dark underbelly of college basketball.” Former NBA star Chuck Person of Auburn, Oklahoma State’s Lamont Evans, Arizona’s Emanuel “Book” Richardson, and USC’s Tony Bland were caught…Read More