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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.

Archeologists Unearth Medieval Die That May Have Been Used to Cheat

Medieval die cheating

Casinos are always careful to make sure that their dice aren’t loaded, as weighted dice are an easy way to cheat at games like craps. But the discovery of a very unusual medieval die suggests that unscrupulous gamblers have been trying to cheat with dice for far longer than you may have suspected. The wooden…Read More

Denver Skill Games Operators Face Hundreds of Charges for Illegal Gambling

Denver Skill Games charges

Three individuals are facing hundreds of charges from the Denver District Attorney’s Office in connection with what officials say were illegal gaming activities at so-called skill games operations. The three individuals who have been charged include Bagrat Garamov, his wife Tammy Garamova, and their business associate, Eduard Gugulyan. The three are accused of running illegal…Read More

Steve Wynn Sues Associated Press Over Rape Claim

Steve Wynn sues over rape claim

Steve Wynn is suing the Associated Press and several other news outlets for defamation for repeating a woman’s allegation of rape against him. The suit, filed Wednesday in Clark County District Court, claims the allegation is false and unleashed a “media frenzy” of accusations against the former Wynn Resorts chairman and CEO. Wynn is also…Read More

Bridgeport Casino Bill Unlikely to Pass, Lawmakers Prefer Comprehensive Approach

Connecticut Bridgeport casino

Connecticut lawmakers appear to be shifting away from attempts to pass a bill that would allow bids on a potential Bridgeport casino, though that doesn’t mean the state won’t take a look at gaming expansion in general. On Wednesday, the Connecticut Post reported that Democratic leaders in the state house would look to advance a…Read More

Morgan Stanley: Japanese Casino Market to Hit $15 Billion Valuation

Japanese casino market to be worth $15 billion

The Japanese casino market will be worth $15 billion per year by 2025, according to revised figures from Morgan Stanley. The new estimate is based on recent legislative agreement on the size of the market and other key issues, such as taxation. The US investment bank had previously suggested the value of the market would…Read More

New York State Bill Would Establish Sports Betting Task Force, Empire State Taking Slow and Steady Approach to Possible PASPA Overturn

NY Assemblyman Clyde Vanel

A bill introduced to the New York State Assembly on Tuesday proposes the formation of a special legislative task force to develop regulations for sports betting should the US Supreme Court opt to kill the federal law (PASPA) that prohibits it. New York Assemblyman Clyde Vanel’s A10322 would establish a ten-person team drawn from the…Read More

Historical Horse Racing Terminals Officially Legal in Virginia, Governor ‘Pleased’ to Sign Bill

historical horse racing machines Virginia

Historical horse racing terminals will soon come to Virginia and assist in the reopening of the Colonial Downs racetrack 30 miles east of Richmond. Governor Ralph Northam (D) signed House Bill 1609 on Monday to legalize the instant racing devices that some say too closely resemble slot machines. The bill allows historical racing terminals to…Read More

Roma Shocks Barcelona, Kicks Champions League Favorites Out

Roma Barcelona Champions League

Some Roma fans felt their Champions League season was over, and the team should simply lay down during their second leg match against Barcelona. The players felt otherwise. The 32-team Champions League is into the quarterfinals, but after a 4-1 loss to La Liga leader Barca in the first leg, the chances of Roma advancing…Read More

Pachinko Gets Caught in Cross Hairs as Japan Regulates Casino Resorts

Pachinko in decline

With the global gaming industry holding its collective breath while Japan’s lawmakers craft regulations for the country’s impending integrated casino resorts, pachinko parlors may be facing extinction. The colorful, noisy gaming arcades line the streets of almost every town and city in Japan. Although increasingly: less so. New analysis by the Tokyo-based Yano Research Institute…Read More

Genting Group Focused on Japan, Predicts ‘Fierce’ Bidding War

Genting Group Japan casino

Genting Group Chairman Lim Kok Thay says in his conglomerate’s annual report that the company is focused on bidding Japan and obtaining one of the country’s forthcoming integrated casino resort licenses. The Malaysian billionaire reveals the corporation has established an office in Tokyo to lead such efforts, and ¥20.0 billion ($186.8 million) has been earmarked…Read More

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

Connecticut casino expansion tribes MGM

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 in annual tax revenue that comes from from gaming. At issue is determining…Read More

Caesars Windsor Closes Amid Strike, Detroit Casinos Rejoice

Caesars Windsor strike Detroit casinos

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 59 percent to 41 percent. After union officials said they unsuccessfully reached out…Read More

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

“Game of Skill” Parlors under the legal microscope.

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 of the newly formed Colorado Skill Games and Entertainment Association (CSGEA). She also…Read More

Spanish Chess Grandmaster Hounded by Tax Officials Over Poker Play

Francisco Vallejo Pons poker tax

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 officials who say he owes more than half a million euros for his…Read More

France Hopes for Lotto Luck in Saving Delapidated Historical Sites

Hundreds of French historical sites will be restored.

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 pricey repairs, and the country’s Culture Minster Francoise Nyssen has come up with…Read More