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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.

Wisconsin Indian Tribe Says It Won’t Pony Up $1 Million Casino Payment

Wisconsin Indian Casino

The Wisconsin Stockbridge-Munsee Indian Tribe is making good on its threat to hold back a nearly $1 million casino payment due to the state. The due date for the money is June 30 and the group has said it will not be paid. The tribe is upset because another operation, the Ho-Chunk Nation, has plans…Read More

Glenn Straub Ups Attacks on Atlantic City, Says New Jersey “Rapes” Businesses

Glenn Straub TEN Revel Atlantic City

Glenn Straub says when you come to New Jersey, business owners “have to take all your clothes off” and allow the state to take full advantage. “They don’t know how to not rape you,” he opined. Yep, Straub just went there. The Florida-based developer has officially removed any politically correct buffer he might have had in describing…Read More

Texas Casino Bill Would Create Nine Commercial Casinos in Lone Star State

Joe Deshotel presents Texas casino bill

A Texas casino bill, introduced this week by State Representative Joe Deshotel (D-Beaumont), would legalize commercial casino gaming in the Lone Star State and authorize up to nine casinos. This is not Deshotel’s first rodeo. He introduced a very similar bill in 2015, which was Texas’ last legislative session (it’s biennial) and it dwindled without…Read More

India Contemplates Legal Casinos and Sports Betting, $60 Billion at Stake

India gambling

India is the latest country to examine the possibility for legalizing gambling, and appears open to changing existing statues. The Law Commission, the country’s top law panel, is reviewing the feasibility of making sports betting and casinos legal, as well as other forms of wagering. The motivation is financial. The Indian gambling market, both legal and…Read More

South Korea Gambling Revenue Tops $17 Billion in 2016

South Korea gambling Park Geun-hye

South Korea gambling revenue surged in 2016 despite an economic downturn in the country. According to the Yonhap News Agency, the nation’s largest media outlet, revenue from the lottery, casinos, and horse racing sectors totaled 20.3 trillion won ($17.6 billion) last year. That represents a 7.7 percent year-over-year increase. Korean law prohibits its citizens from participating…Read More

Michigan Launches Fresh Online Gambling Push But Road to Regulation Will Be Tough

Mike Kowall Introduces Michigan Online Gambling Bill

Michigan Senator Mike Kowall presented legislation this week that would authorize online gambling in the state. Kowall’s SB 203 “must include, but need not be limited to, poker,” and, if passed, would permit only Michigan’s commercial casino operators and federally recognized tribes already conducting gaming operations to apply for licenses. Kowall has previous form here….Read More

Steve Wynn Opens Up About Not Supporting President Trump During Campaign

Steve Wynn China Donald Trump

Billionaire Steve Wynn is the new finance chair of the Republican National Committee (RNC), but the casino magnate didn’t publicly endorse then-candidate Donald Trump during his primary or presidential campaigns. While Trump’s other casino pals were quick to get behind his candidacy for the Oval Office, billionaires Carl Icahn, Sheldon Adelson, and Phil Ruffin the…Read More

Seminole Tribe Rejects Both Florida Gambling Bills

Seminole chairman Marcellus Osceola rejects Florida gambling bills.

Florida’s Seminole Tribe may have just branched out into Atlantic City with the purchase of the Taj, but, closer to home, their relationship with the State of Florida remains complicated.    Two competing bills in the Florida legislature each seek to find different solutions to the fact that tribe and state have been unable to negotiate a…Read More

Oakland Raiders Score New Stadium Proposal in Bay Area

Oakland Raiders Mark Davis Las Vegas

The Oakland Raiders are ready to pack their bags for Las Vegas, but one private investment firm is hoping to convince the storied franchise to stay put in California. Fortress Investment Group, a publicly traded investment management firm based in New York City, is working with former NFL star and Hall of Fame member Ronnie…Read More

Macau Hits Two-Year High in February as VIPs and Mass Market Celebrate Chinese New Year

Macau hits two-year high

Macau’s gross gambling revenue soared to a two-year high in February, rising 18 percent on the previous month and notching up its seventh consecutive month of growth. Slowed growth in January had prompted fears that talk of a full rebound for Macau was premature. The enclave reported a growth rate of just 3.1 percent for…Read More

Does Kevin Durant’s Injury Strengthen Cavaliers’ Title Odds?

Kevin Durant injury NBA sports betting

Kevin Durant is expected to miss considerable time after hyperextending his left knee during last night’s game against the Washington Wizards. Not only did the team with the best record in the NBA lose the game, but Golden State also lost its best player in Durant. The season-long heavy favorite at Las Vegas sportsbooks, the…Read More

Glenn Straub Says TEN Atlantic City Exempt From PILOT Program

Glenn Straub TEN Atlantic City PILOT

Glenn Straub is refusing to pay his share of the payments in lieu of property taxes (PILOT) on grounds that his TEN Atlantic City resort is exempt from the program since it’s not currently a functioning gambling venue. Under the current PILOT agreement with Atlantic City, the town’s seven remaining casinos collectively pay $120 million each…Read More

Kurt Busch Gives Las Vegas Oddsmakers a Much-Needed Victory

Las Vegas oddsmakers Kurt Busch Daytona 500

Las Vegas oddsmakers are celebrating their hometown boy Kurt Busch this week after the Nevada native won the Daytona 500 in Florida. Sin City sportsbooks aren’t simply thrilled to see a local win NASCAR’s most prestigious race; they’re happy for their bottom lines. Busch entered the race as a 28-1 long shot to finish in victory lane….Read More

East Windsor Selected as Location for Connecticut’s Controversial Satellite Casino

East Windsor chosen for Connecticut casino expansion

East Windsor has been chosen as the preferred location for a controversial “satellite” casino project to be built, pending approval, by the Mashantucket and Mohegan tribes close to the border with Massachusetts. The town, which was one of two shortlisted, accepted the terms of a development agreement with the tribes, known collectively as MMCT Ventures,…Read More

Bustling Macau Economy Helps Reverse Downward Gambling Revenue Trend

Macau economy gambling Lawrence Ho

The Macau economy is strong, and the market is paying off for casino companies operating in the Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic. China began cracking down on VIP junket companies that brought high rollers from the mainland and loaned them credit to gamble with in 2014. The government’s efforts were in response to…Read More