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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.

Gibraltar-based 888 To Apply for Maltese License as ‘Brexit Back-up Plan’

888 could quit Gibraltar for Malta

Gibraltar-licensed 888 has declared its intention to apply for licensing in rival online gaming jurisdiction Malta, a reaction to the uncertainties that Brexit will inflict on the British overseas territory on the southern tip of Spain. “888 is not able to control political changes of this nature, however it is proceeding with its back-up plan…Read More

Alvarez vs. GGG Rematch Likely Off, as Nevada State Athletic Commission Files Doping Complaint

Canelo Alvarez GGG boxing odds

The highly anticipated Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennady “GGG” Golovkin rematch is presumably off after Nevada State Athletic Commission Executive Director Bob Bennett filed a formal complaint against the Mexican boxer for doping violations. Alvarez tested positive for the banned performance-enhancing drug clenbuterol during two random urine samples conducted on February 17 and 20 in his…Read More

Final Four Matchups Feature Top Seeds and Surprise Contenders

Final Four NCAA Tournament

Villanova comes into the Final Four of the NCAA Tournament as the favorite to cut down the nets in San Antonio. But three other teams still stand in their way, including one of the most unlikely championship contenders in recent memory. Villanova (34-4) has been on the radar of college basketball fans all season long….Read More

Opening Day Begins MLB Season Set to Be Dominated by Elite Teams

MLB Opening Day

For millions of baseball fans, there’s no better time of year than Opening Day. This year, every MLB team was scheduled to play on Thursday, kicking off the season for the entire league at once. In reality, a few teams will see their seasons start on Friday, as weather cancelled ballgames in Detroit and Cincinnati….Read More

New Jersey’s New Governor Phil Murphy Wants North Jersey Casino

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy is behind north New Jersey casino expansion

New Jersey has a new Democratic governor, Phil Murphy, and that means a casino in north Jersey is back on the agenda. That’s according to former Democratic State Assemblyman Vincent Prieto, who is newly appointed by Murphy as president of the New Jersey Sports & Exposition Authority. Prieto told the Meadowlands Regional Chamber on Tuesday…Read More

Sky Bet Fined £1 Million for Failing Self-Excluded Gamblers

Sky Bet chief executive Richard Flint

Online gambling company Sky Bet has accepted a £1 million ($1.4 million) fine from the UK Gambling Commission for allowing hundreds of self-excluded gamblers to continue betting, while inadvertently sending promotional texts, emails and push notifications to around 50,000 more. The fine comes just months after Sky Bet chief Richard Flint called on the betting…Read More

Vegas Golden Knights Overcome Long Odds, Make Playoffs in Debut Season

Vegas Golden Knights NHL odds

The Vegas Golden Knights have accomplished a feat not achieved by an NHL team in its inaugural season since 1979-80. With their 4-1 victory over the Colorado Avalanche on Monday night, Vegas booked a trip to the Stanley Cup Playoffs. They’re the first NHL team to reach the postseason in their debut season since the…Read More

Alabama Bingo King Milton McGregor Dies Aged 78

Victoryland owner Milton McGregor dies

Gambling mogul Milton McGregor, who waged the “Alabama Bingo War” against his home state, died peacefully in his home on Sunday, aged 78. The larger than life co-founder of the Victoryland dog-track was a household name in Alabama, where opportunities to gamble are few and far between. McGregor transformed the dog track he acquired in…Read More

Las Vegas Strip’s First Esports Arena Opens At Luxor

The Esports Arena Las Vegas

The Las Vegas Strip’s first ever permanent, purpose-built esports arena opened on Thursday night at MGM’s Luxor, and, as is the fashion these days, the grand opening ceremony was streamed live of Twitch. The 30,000-square foot Esports Arena Las Vegas – a joint venture between Esports Arena, Allied Esports, and MGM Resorts – plans to…Read More

$32.8 Million Fremont Street Experience Canopy Upgrade Approved by Las Vegas City Council

Fremont Street Experience canopy LED

The Fremont Street Experience is about to undergo a nearly $33 million renovation to upgrade its canopy LED display, the district’s main attraction. The LED upgrade will make the canopy seven times brighter and four times sharper. The spectacle will improve from its current arrangement of 700 nits to 5,000 nits. A nit is a…Read More

Connecticut Tribes Want No Part in Bridgeport Casino Bidding

Connecticut MGM Bridgeport casino

While the Connecticut General Assembly may well issue a request for proposals to build a casino in Bridgeport, the two Native American tribes who run casinos in the state say they have no interest in being part of such a process. Leaders of both the Mohegan and Mashantucket Pequot tribes told legislators that while they…Read More

Favorites and Cinderellas Clash in NCAA Tournament Sweet 16

Villanova Sweet 16 NCAA

The Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament begins on Thursday night, with both traditional powerhouses and some surprising upstarts still alive in the hunt for a national championship. The first two rounds of the tournament saw numerous upsets, leaving plenty of low seeds still remaining in the field. Two No. 11 seeds are part of…Read More

South Korea’s Foreigner-only Casinos Suffer from Chinese Travel Ban

China Travel Ban Hits South Korea Casinos

The Chinese ban on the sale of package tours to South Korea has dented the revenues of the country’s casino sector, which is overwhelmingly foreigner only. The ban was one of several retaliatory measures adopted by the Chinese government in March 2017 following a diplomatic fallout over the Washington-backed deployment of a Terminal High Altitude…Read More

Steve Wynn to Sell Majority Stake in Wynn Resorts

Steve Wynn to sell shares in Wynn Resorts

Steve Wynn is poised to sell some or all of his shares in Wynn Resorts, according to a filing to the Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday. The news comes five days after Wynn and his ex-wife, Elaine Wynn, dissolved a shareholder’s agreement, drawn up during their divorce in 2010, which prevented either party from selling…Read More

No Supreme Court Decision on Federal Sports Betting Ban, Online Odds Disappear

Supreme Court sports betting PASPA

The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) released three opinions this week, but one wasn’t regarding New Jersey’s appeal that the federal Professional and Amateur Sports Protection (PASPA) of 1992 violates the Constitution. Murphy v. NCAA et al, the renamed case after New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy (D) officially succeeded Chris Christie (R) in…Read More