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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.

Willy Wonka’s $1 Billion Golden Lottery Ticket Challenges Imagination to Win

Willy Wonka Golden Ticket lottery game

Willy Wonka is the subject of a new $1 billion multi-state lottery offering from Scientific Games. We’re willing to bet no one will win that much. Titled “Willy Wonka Golden Ticket,” the scratch-off game brings the plotline of the famed 1971 film “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” based on Roald Dahl’s 1964 children’s book, to…Read More

888 Shares Dip on News of Social Responsibility Compliance Review

888 under UKGC review

Shares of gambling giant 888 dropped 10 percent after news that the UK Gambling Commission was investigating possible violations of social responsibility standards. The Gibraltar-based company told investors that the UKGC was scrutinizing the effectiveness of its self-exclusion policies with at least one of its subsidiaries. “The review has been initiated to assess certain measures that the licensee…Read More

MGM Cotai to Generate $220 Million in 2018, Analysts Predict

MGM Cotai Macau Fitch Ratings

MGM Cotai is scheduled to open in the last quarter in 2017, and after it does, Fitch Ratings believes the $3.3 billion resort will drive strong profits for the Nevada-based casino conglomerate. MGM Resorts is investing heavily around the world, and that includes its Chinese arm, which is playing an integral role. Located on the Cotai Strip,…Read More

WNBA Teams Up with FanDuel, Becomes First Women’s League in DFS Market

WNBA strikes deal with FanDuel

The Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) has made the leap into the daily fantasy sports market, in partnership with FanDuel. It will be first professional women’s sports league to do so, just as the NBA became the first major league to partner with DFS aback in 2014. WNBA president Lisa Borders told ESPN she hoped…Read More

Leaked Manifesto FOBT Regulatory Reforms from UK’s Labour Party Put Bookies in a Tizzie

Jeremy Corbyn FOBT Labour Party manifesto

Proposed drastic regulatory reforms for Britain’s fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs) are not sitting well with the country’s bookmakers. The leaking of a UK Labour Party manifesto to the press on Wednesday night, which included the impactful FOBT changes, revealed that opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn plans to contest the June 8 general election on one of…Read More

Walt Disney Company Lobbying Against Gaming Expansion in Florida

Walt Disney Florida lobbying Seminole casino

The Walt Disney Company has donated $250,000 to lobbying efforts that are working to stop the potential spread of casinos in Florida. Voters in Charge is the beneficiary of the donation, which officially came from Disney Worldwide Services, a subsidiary of the mass media and entertainment conglomerate. The Tallahassee-based lobbying firm is working to make sure…Read More

Resorts Casino to Test Legal Boundaries in New Jersey with New DFS Platform

Resorts Casino to launch DFS site with Joe Brennan’s Sports AD

Atlantic City’s Resorts Casino plans to pioneer daily fantasy sports in New Jersey, thanks to a new partnership with B2B DFS supplier Sports AD. The new site, which will be available solely to New Jersey players, will be known as FastPick and will launch next month, pending final approval from the state’s Division of Gaming…Read More

New York Online Poker Bill Clears Senate Finance Committee, But Tougher Tests Await

New York online poker bill passed by Senate Finance Committee

New York State’s online poker bill sailed through the Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday and now heads to the Senate floor for debate, and ultimately, we hope, a vote. Senator John Bonacic’s (R-42nd) bill, S 3898, would legalize online poker as a game of skill, or specifically hold’em and omaha, which are deemed by the senator,…Read More

FBI Director Comey Fired by Trump, Online Gambling Perhaps Safer Than Ever

FBI Director James Comey fired

James Comey has been relieved of his duties as director of the FBI. While the world wrestles with implications of this unprecedented dismissal, some proponents of online gambling are breathing a sigh of relief. As the nation’s leaders search for a replacement amid a swath of critical issues facing the world, the belief is that online gambling, as…Read More

Oklahoma Legislature Up in Smoke Over Gambling and Cigarettes, Pennsylvania Too

Oklahoma gaming expansion cigarette tax

The Oklahoma Legislature has reached an impasse over the so-called sin industries of gambling and cigarettes. Both the Oklahoma Senate and House are controlled by the GOP, but that isn’t stopping the minority party from blocking a cigarette tax increase proposed by House Republicans. Democrats in the lower chamber are doing so in order to…Read More

Mohegan Sun Moving Forward With Incheon Casino in South Korea Despite Region’s Political Unease

Mohegan Sun South Korea Kevin Brown

Mohegan Sun revealed this week during a conference call that its $1.6 billion casino resort named Inspire in the South Korean city of Incheon is a go. Despite ongoing political tensions with North Korea, and the highly contentious border just some 25 miles north, the Connecticut-based Native American group is moving forward in South Korea…Read More

Philippines Leader Rodrigo Duterte Wants PAGCOR to Enforce, Not Gamble on, Casinos

Philippines PAGCOR casinos sold

Rodrigo Duterte, the Philippines president whose strong-arm leadership style has often been the subject of criticism, isn’t taking any chances when it comes to casinos. He’s directed PAGCOR, the country’s sole gaming agency, to focus on regulation and enforcement, but to get out of the gambling business per se. The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation…Read More

Britain’s ‘Rich List’ Crowns Gambling Industry’s Wealthiest Royalty

David and Simon Reuben Sunday Times Rich List UK

The latest edition of the UK’s ‘Rich List,’ published annually by the Sunday Times, shows the combined wealth of Britain’s gambling industry high rollers has grown by almost 20 percent over the past 12 months. The yearly index of the Her Majesty’s most moneyed subjects shows that the five gambling industry billionaires and 15 multimillionaires who made…Read More

New Hampshire Rejects Casino Bill, “Live Free or Die” State Not Living Up to Motto

New Hampshire casino bill Lou D'Allesandro

New Hampshire residents shouldn’t expect to be gambling in their home state anytime soon after the House of Representatives there voted against a casino bill that the Senate had approved. State Senator Lou D’Allesandro (D-District 20) has been fighting for gaming liberalization for years, but 2017 won’t be his year, and nor will 2018. That’s…Read More

Cordish Companies Bolsters Bid for $2.4 Billion Resort Outside Madrid

David Cordish woos Madrid

Cordish Companies remains determined to build a $2.4 billion casino and hotel resort outside the Spanish capital, Madrid. If it gets the go ahead, it would be one of the biggest foreign investment projects in Spain in many years. But the Baltimore-based property developer’s initial proposal was rejected by Spanish authorities two months ago. Officials…Read More