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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.

MGM Resorts Jacks Up Parking Rates Again, Four Months After Mass Shooting Impacted Las Vegas Tourism

MGM Resorts parking rates increase

Beginning Wednesday, parking at 11 MGM Resorts properties along the Las Vegas Strip will cost you more. The rate hike jumps the most at the four-hour mark, which then stays static for up to 24 hours of parking. Rates vary based on which properties are defined by the company as “core,” “luxury,” or “ultra-luxury.” Only…Read More

Sky Bet Limbers Up for IPO on London Stock Exchange

Sky Bet plans London Stock Exchange Flotation

UK online gambling company Sky Bet is steeling itself for a flotation on the London Stock Exchange, having engaged the services of Rothschild to examine a potential listing, according to a Reuters report this week. An insider told Reuters that a flotation would value the company at somewhere between £2.5 billion and £3 billion. Sky…Read More

Hard Rock Atlantic City, Ocean Resort Apply for New Jersey Online Gambling Licenses

Revel Casino Atlantic City

The Hard Rock Atlantic City (formerly the Trump Taj Mahal) and Ocean Resort (previously Revel) have signalled their mutual intentions to enter the New Jersey online gambling market. The state’s Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) announced this week that both properties have applied for licenses to offer internet gaming. If approved, it would mean all…Read More

Florida Store Clerk Charged with Stealing $600 Winning Lottery Scratch Card

uor store clerk Crystelle Yvette Baton arrested by Florida lottery

Winning lottery scratch cards are hard enough to come by, but the odds are even longer when the store clerk is working against you. But that’s what allegedly happened in one Winn-Dixie liquor store in Fort Myers, Florida recently. When a customer at the store approached Crystelle Yvette Baton with a $600 winning ticket, he…Read More

2018 Super Bowl Expected to Break Nevada Sportsbooks Record Handle

2018 Super Bowl odds Tom Brady

The 2018 Super Bowl between the Philadelphia Eagles and New England Patriots is anticipated to set a new sports betting record handle at Nevada sportsbooks when this Sunday’s big game takes place in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The current mark of $138.5 million was set a year ago when the Patriots played the Atlanta Falcons. Oddsmakers say…Read More

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge Rejects Another Casino Referendum

Arkansas Attorney General Rutledge casinos

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge (R) is determined to see that gaming is leading her state down the right road. To that end, the state’s chief legal advisor this week struck down another gambling ballot initiative that sought to authorize three commercial casinos in the Razorback State. A constitutional amendment was submitted by a citizens…Read More

Are Loot Boxes Gambling? Washington State Demands an Answer

Washington State Senator Kevin

Washington State Senator Kevin Ranker (D) has charged the State Gambling Commission with answering once and for all the question of whether a loot box constitutes gambling, and whether the microtransactions of modern video-gaming are predatory towards children. A loot box is broadly defined as consumable in-game “chest” that offer the player randomized chances to…Read More

Lawsuit Filed Against Florida Casino Boat Operator, Captain Hailed for Quick Action

Florida casino boat fire lawsuit

Florida casino boat operator Tropical Breeze Casino, LLC, is being sued by a 65-year-old woman who survived the company’s recent shuttle fire that forced passengers to jump off the vessel and ended with one person dead. In a lawsuit filed in Pasco Circuit Court, attorneys for Debrah Jero allege Tropical Breeze’s negligence resulted in her…Read More

NBA Looks to Score off Nationwide Sports Betting, Demands One Percent Cut of Every Bet

NBA sports betting integrity fee

The NBA told the New York Senate Committee on Racing, Gaming, and Wagering yesterday that if the state legalizes sports betting, the league would demand a one percent cut on each bet placed on its games. Appearing in the Albany capital, NBA attorney Dan Spillane testified that the one percent fee would be used to…Read More

Tiger Woods Returns to PGA Tour, Sportsbooks Offer Array of Odds

Tiger Woods odds golf sports betting

Tiger Woods is back on the PGA Tour this week at the very event he played his last official tournament, the Farmers Insurance Open at San Diego’s Torrey Pines Golf Course. While Tiger has lost plenty of fans over the last decade, the golf industry as a whole couldn’t be happier to see the 14-time…Read More

Minnesota Casino Mystic Lake Sued After Punting on Super Bowl Nightclub

Minnesota casino Super Bowl nightclub

Minnesota casino Mystic Lake is being sued by Nomadic Entertainment for abruptly canceling its temporary 65,000-square-foot, 9,000-person capacity nightclub constructed for next week’s Super Bowl festivities. Last September, Mystic Lake, owned by the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community, announced it was partnering with New York-based Nomadic to build the temporary space in order to host larger…Read More

David Baazov Insider Trading Case to Move Forward, Judge Denies Stay of Proceedings

A Quebec judge has rejected a motion to stay the insider trading case against former Amaya CEO and chairman David Baazov. Baazov was charged in March 2016 with five counts of securities fraud, including “aiding with trades while in possession of privileged information, influencing or attempting to influence the market price of the securities of…Read More

Las Vegas ‘Rogue’ Esports Team Levels Up to Superstardom

Rogue esports team goes from strength to strength

Esports may be a big buzzword in Nevada casinos, but a Las Vegas-based team is currently sparking the most chatter. The “Rogue” esports team has gone from a little-known outfit to globetrotting champions in a matter of months. Last year its CS:GO team won the Mountain Dew Video Game League championship, while its Overwatch team…Read More

Ron Paul Says States, Not Congress, Should Determine Gambling Laws

Ron Paul online gambling RAWA

Former US Representative Ron Paul (L, R-Texas) writes in a recent Newsweek editorial that Congress should excuse itself from legislating gambling, and instead reserve such powers to the states. That might not come as much of a surprise to political observers who have long known Paul to be a staunch advocate of states’ rights. But…Read More

‘Worst Case Scenario’ Wager Slash on FOBTs Pummels UK Bookmaker Stocks

Matt Hancock

British sports books are seeing their stocks plummet, as media reports that fixed-odds betting terminal (FOBT) wagers will be cut from maximums of £100 ($140) down to £2 ($2.80) swirl in the UK. The long-awaited decision is having a negative impact on the bookmakers’ London Stock Exchange (LSE) shares, as government’s plans to slash the maximum stakes…Read More