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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.

Las Vegas Sportsbooks Spruce Up in Anticipation of Upcoming NFL Season

Westgate Sportsbook Las Vegas

With the first NFL preseason game less than three weeks away, Las Vegas sportsbooks are scrambling to spruce up and get ready for throngs of football bettors. In 2016, the facilities took in $4.6 billion, making for an increasingly competitive market, and an ambiance geared towards luring as many customers as possible is obviously key….Read More

Roger Federer Wins Eighth Wimbledon Title, Sportsbooks Like His Chances at US Open

Roger Federer Wimbledon Venus Williams

“The Eighth Wonder of the World” is how Roger Federer is being described today by newspapers in the United Kingdom. The Times headline is more than fitting, as his Wimbledon win yesterday marked his eighth victory at the All England Club. It’s not simply the number that warrants the title, but how Federer, who hadn’t…Read More

Rodrigo Duterte Favorite To Break Ground on Philippines’ First Casino Outside Manila

Dennis Uy’s Udenna to begin work on Lapu-Lapu Leisure Mactan.

Plans to build the first Philippine casino resort outside Manila appear to be coming to fruition for businessman Dennis Uy’s Udenna Development Corp. Udenna wants to build to a 12-hectare beachfront resort on the holiday island of Mactan, in the province of Cebu, complete with luxury hotels, infinity pools and a skydiving center. Uy, the…Read More

Vegas Legend Bobby Baldwin Severely Injured in Aria Freefall with Multiple Broken Bones

Bobby Baldwin serious injury

Bobby Baldwin, whose career in Las Vegas spans decades with his rise from World Series of Poker Main Event winner to casino executive, was seriously injured when he fell down two flights of stairs at the Aria Resort and Casino in Las Vegas on Saturday. He reportedly broke his shoulders, pelvis, and ribs, and suffered head…Read More

Federal Sports Betting Changes Must Involve Major League Baseball, Commissioner Rob Manfred Says

sports betting MLB Rob Manfred

PASPA, the federal sports betting law that bans the activity in all but four states, is set to be heard by the US Supreme Court this fall or early next year. Major League Baseball will have a seat in the courtroom, as it’s one of five plaintiffs that sued New Jersey in 2012 to block…Read More

Mayweather vs. McGregor a Likely Knockout for Las Vegas Business

Mayweather vs. McGregor fight odds

The Mayweather vs. McGregor fight on August 26 kicked off its media circus in Los Angeles this week, and it quickly became apparent that this supposed boxing fight is more of a spectacle. The two traded jabs and insults on stage at the Staples Center, the words “f— you” embroidered as pinstripes on McGregor’s suit. Mayweather…Read More

Taiwan Customs Officials Intercept $380K, Suspect Macau Money Laundering Activity

Taiwan customs money laundering

Taiwan customs officials at Taipei’s international airport got a whiff of dirty laundry in the suitcases of two of its citizens returning home from Macau. Nope, it wasn’t underwear that hadn’t hit the laundromat: it was cold, hard cash. Inside the luggage, the security agents discovered $400,000 in undeclared American dollar bills. According to the…Read More

Central New York State Casinos See Revenues Drop, But Officials See Summer Numbers Heating Up

del Lago resort New York State revenue shortfall

The three casinos in central New York State have experienced a revenue slump, but officials believe it is only temporary and are already seeing signs of a summer rebound. While weekly gaming earnings either dropped or remained stagnant from March to June, July has been seeing an increase. Del Lago in Waterloo and Rivers Casino…Read More

Crown Employees Written Judgment Published, New Details Emerge About Charges and Trial  

Crown Resorts employees, Shanghai Court released details of judgement

Crown Resorts handed out billion of dollars-worth of “rolling chips” to Chinese high-rolling clients in its VIP marketing campaign on the Chinese mainland. That’s according to the written judgement of the Shanghai Baoshan district court, which last month sent all directly involved in the campaign, 19 current and former Crown Resorts employees, to prison for…Read More

Guam Waits for Federal Direction on $476K in Frozen Funds from Illegal Gambling Ops

Guam casino gambling DOJ IRS

The US  Attorney General’s office for Guam and the Northern Marina Islands is requesting that a federal judge order the forfeiture of almost $476,000 in frozen funds grabbed from an alleged illegal gambling, asking that the monies be turned over to the overseas US territory. In 2010, a federal investigation led by the FBI and…Read More

NFL Star Tom Brady’s Future Book Already Best Seller

Tom Brady book

With not one word written, NFL star Tom Brady’s book is already a bestseller. On Thursday, the Patriot’s quarterback announced he was penning a tome on helping people live healthier lifestyles and it went to No. 1 in two categories on Amazon. The TB12 Method: How to Achieve a Lifetime of Sustained Peak Performance is Brady’s…Read More

DraftKings and FanDuel Fight Back Against Bid to Block Merger

DraftKings and FanDuel state case for merger

DraftKings and FanDuel have launched a vigorous defense of their merger plans, insisting that the proposed tie-up would be a good thing for market competition. Last month, the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) launched proceedings to block the deal on the grounds that it violated antitrust laws and would create a “near monopoly” of the…Read More

Las Vegas Sands, MGM Have Upper Hand in Japan, Tokyo Likely Out for Integrated Resort Casino

Las Vegas Sands Adelson Murren

Las Vegas Sands and MGM Resorts are best positioned to be dealt coveted integrated resort (IR) casino licenses in Japan, which will be handed out at the very earliest sometime in 2018, as bids haven’t been accepted yet. That’s according to Morningstar, a prominent investment research firm, which believes the two gaming operators’ worldwide track…Read More

Saipan Grand Mariana Casino Picketed on Opening Day, Chinese Construction Workers Demand Unpaid Wages

Imperial Pacific Construction Worker protests

The opening on Thursday of Imperial Pacific’s Grand Mariana Casino on the island of Saipan was marked by protest, as construction workers demonstrated noisily outside the casino’s doors. The workers, mainly from China’s economically depressed Rust Belt, claim they haven’t been paid for building the $550 million project, and won’t leave Saipan until they get…Read More

Trump Taj Mahal Liquidation Sale Underway, Casino and Resort Relics Up for Grabs

Trump Taj Mahal liquidation sale

Everything from the Trump Taj Mahal’s crystal chandeliers and hotel room furniture, to the casino’s poker room tables and embroidered chairs, can now be yours through a liquidation sale currently underway. The selloff began Thursday morning at 10 am, and nearly everything under the roof has a ticket price and is being sold as-is. But…Read More