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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.

Oklahoma’s Baker Mayfield Grabbing More Than Just Heisman Attention

Baker Mayfield

It’s a good thing Heisman voters don’t consider character when deciding who will get the college football award for the sport’s most outstanding player or Oklahoma’s Baker Mayfield might be out of the running. The favorite to win the trophy, when it is presented Dec. 9 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City,…Read More

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Finishes Career with 25th-Place Finish

Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Iconic NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. completed an 18-year career on Sunday, finishing 25th at the Ford EcoBoost 400 in Miami. The 43-year old announced his retirement from competitive racing on April 26. The season was a disappointment for the son of one of the most famous drivers ever. He didn’t win a race the…Read More

Sky Bet Extends English Football League Sponsorship Through 2024

Sky Bet Football League

While regulators in the United Kingdom may have questions about the role of gambling in professional sports broadcasts, bookmakers aren’t leaving the games anytime soon. Sky Bet announced on Thursday that they would be extending their sponsorship with the English Football League through the summer of 2024. That agreement marks a five-year addition to the…Read More

MGM Mandalay Bay Elevator Access Now Requires Guests to Show Room Keys, But Will It Matter?

Mandalay Bay elevator access

MGM’s Mandalay Bay is now stationing security officers at guest elevator banks, and the guards are requiring patrons to produce their room keys before being allowed access. The Las Vegas Review-Journal was first to report on the new security procedures, and MGM later confirmed the news in a statement. Las Vegas casinos remain on high…Read More

Mississippi Is Getting Serious About Maybe, Possibly, Finally Allowing Lottery Sales

Lottery ticket sales

Mississippi lawmakers continued debate on Thursday about costs and benefits of having a lottery, and held a panel to receive input from the casino industry on a topic that has divided the state’s legislature. It was the final of several meetings that began in May by Republican House Speaker Philip Gunn, who opposes the prospect…Read More

Wynn Resorts Must Face Former Shareholder Kazuo Okada in Court, Judge Rules

Steve Wynn Kazuo Okada lawsuit

Wynn Resorts must have its day in court to defend actions taken by its board regarding the 2012 ouster of Japanese billionaire Kazuo Okada from its ranks and subsequent redemption of his 20 percent stake in the casino conglomerate. Through a lawsuit filed in Clark County, Nevada, Okada had demanded that Wynn reveal the specific…Read More

Sidelined: Dallas Running Back Ezekiel Elliott Withdraws Suspension Appeal

Ezekiel Elliott

A moment of surrender came to the Ezekiel Elliott suspension saga, as the second-year Dallas Cowboy running back decided to drop his appeal and serve the remaining five games of his six-game ban. His lawyers informed both the 2nd US Circuit Court of Appeals and the NFL of their client’s intentions on Wednesday. Elliot was…Read More

Ponca Tribe Gets Go-Ahead to Build Carter Lake Casino

Ponca Tribe casino

After decades of legal battles, the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska received word in Wednesday that the National Indian Gaming Commission has determined that the tribe can go forward with plans to build a casino. The tribe would like to build the facility on five acres of land that they own in Carter Lake, Iowa. For…Read More

Gaming Industry Meets in New York City to Prep for SCOTUS Decision on Legal Sportsbetting

Sports Betting USA Conference

Representatives who have an interest in what the Supreme Court decides regarding legalized sports wagering met in New York City to discuss the topic at the Sports Betting USA Conference. They shared ideas about what the future holds as the Court hears arguments next month in the case of (New Jersey Gov. Chris) Christie v….Read More

Wife of Pastor Who Allegedly Committed Three M Resort Robberies Worked at Casino

Lea Mercado Bolusan and Gregory Bolusan

Lea Mercado Bolusan, wife of alleged M Resort armed robber and local evangelist pastor Gregory Bolusan, listed herself as an M shift manager on her LinkedIn page. Now an anonymous source has told a local TV station in Las Vegas that Mrs. Bolusan worked in the casino resort’s cashier’s cage. No one at the M…Read More

MGM Resorts Done Building New Casinos, Unless Company Receives License in Japan

MGM Resorts Jim Murren development

MGM Resorts has been on a spending spree in recent years, acquiring casino resorts and building others, but that will soon come to an end. CEO Jim Murren said during the company’s third quarter conference call with investors that the development cycle is nearing completion. The $3.3 billion MGM Cotai in Macau is set to…Read More

Disney and Seminoles Team Up to Fund Anti-Casino Expansion Efforts in Florida

Seminole Tribe Florida anti-casino expansion

The powerful Seminole Tribe of Florida, which is owner and operator of seven of the state’s eight tribal casinos, and the the Walt Disney Company, Florida’s largest employer, are teaming up in an effort to strip politicians of the ability to change gambling laws without voter consent. Newly released campaign finance data from the Florida…Read More

Macau to Increase Oversight of Casinos and Junkets Prior to Operator License Renewals

Macau government casino regulations

Macau is about to embark on a critical two-year renewal period for the gaming market’s six licensed casino operators. But before China’s special administrative region agrees to new terms with those companies, officials say the industry’s laws and regulations will be reviewed, and most likely, strengthened. In his annual policy address on Tuesday, the region’s…Read More

Casino Negotiations Could Threaten Ontario Horse Racing Industry

Western Fair casino horse racing

A series of negotiations over the location and nature of casinos in Southwestern Ontario could have the unintended side effect of harming or even killing the horse racing industry in the province. According to a report in the London Free Press, many in the racing industry are concerned over the potential for a casino currently…Read More

Mandalay Bay Tragedy Expected to Cost Insurance Companies $1 Billion, MGM Workers Claim Hours Cut in Wake of October 1 Shooting

Las Vegas shooting MGM Mandalay

Last month’s Mandalay Bay shooting in Las Vegas, at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival that took the lives of 58 victims and injured over 500 others, is expected to deliver a massive financial blow to the insurance industry, which is already reeling from one of the most active hurricane seasons in recent memory….Read More