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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.

Luckiest Drunk in Las Vegas Swims Across Hoover Dam Power Generator, Avoids Death But Not Arrest

Las Vegas Hoover Dam

At the Hoover Dam, which traverses Clark County, Nevada and Mohave County, Arizona, well over 100 workers gave their lives to see it come to completion. And unofficial estimates have suggested that hundreds more may have jumped to their deaths there since. But for one Welshman, who jumped into the dam not on a suicide…Read More

Fight Over Choctaw’s Red Water Casino Project will be Decided by Voters

Choctaw Red Water Casino

The fate of Choctaw Nation’s fourth casino in Mississippi will be decided by its more than 10,000 members and not tribal leadership. After a brief legal battle those opposed to the project were able to get a referendum for November 17. Chief Phyliss Anderson decided not to appeal a decision made last month by a…Read More

Philippine Billionaire Enrique Razon Jr. Sells $74.7M Slice of Bloomberry Resorts

Enrique Razon, Jr., casino developer in the Philippines

In a shuffling of assets to prepare for his next phase of domestic development, Philippine billionaire Enrique Razon, Jr., has sold 3.18 percent of his stake in casino operator Bloomberry Resorts for PHP3.8 billion ($74.7 million). The Bloomberry chairman’s holding company Prime Metroline Holdings, Inc., announced the sale in a filing to the Philippine Stock…Read More

NFL Fires Back after Court Blocks Ezekiel Elliott’s Six-Game Suspension

Ezekiel Elliott suspension

The NFL moved as quick off the field as the tailback they are trying to suspend runs on it, asking the judge who granted a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction for the NFL’s six-game suspension of Cowboy’s Ezekiel Elliott on Monday to reverse his ruling. They also petitioned the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals…Read More

Florida Horse Racetracks Safely Harness Hurricane Irma, Damage Minimal

Florida horse racetracks Gulfstream Park

Florida horse racetracks are reporting minimal damages in the wake of Hurricane Irma, once a powerful and violent Category 5 tropical cyclone that stormed up the west coast of the Sunshine State. Gulfstream Park, Hialeah Park Race Track, and Tampa Bay Downs, Florida’s three main tracks, all say they managed to avoid any substantial damage. More…Read More

Billionaire Sheldon Adelson Receives 400 Percent Salary Increase

Sheldon Adelson salary increase

Sheldon Adelson has an estimated net worth of $32.6 billion according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, so a $4 million annual pay raise presumably isn’t something the gambling tycoon will spend much time celebrating. However, paired with an increase to the cap on his performance-based bonus, the Las Vegas Sands founder and chairman is positioned…Read More

Landing International Sells Philippines President Duterte on New Resort Plan

Entertainment City Okada Manila Landing Intl casino

Hong Kong’s Landing International Development Ltd., owners of London’s tony Les Ambassadeurs private gaming club, met Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte this week to discuss a proposal to construct a “world-class international branded theme park integrated resort” in the controversial leader’s country. Rumors suggest (although the company itself has not openly confirmed) this is a euphemism…Read More

UNLV Regents Approve $16 Million Finance Plan for Fertitta Football Training Complex

UNLV Fertitta football complex funding

The UNLV football program took another step towards becoming a legitimate program when the university’s Board of Regents voted 4-2 on Thursday to approve a plan to finance a state-of-the-art training complex. The amount that was agreed upon by the six-member panel was $16 million. President Len Jessup told the group that donors have vowed…Read More

Cat 4 Hurricane Irma Threatens to “Devastate” Florida, (Most of) State’s Gambling Industry Battens Down the Hatches

Hurricane Irma Florida evacuations

As superstorm Hurricane Irma continues its deadly path towards Florida, it’s expected to hit the southern tip of the state on by Saturday night in the form of a downgraded, but still “extremely dangerous” Cat 4 tempest. Amid the chaos and evacuations, college football, which we reported yesterday was somewhat optimistically planning on going ahead…Read More

New England Patriots Kick Off NFL Betting Season Favored to Win Super Bowl Again

Tom Brady and the Vince Lombardi Trophy

The New England Patriots open the 2017 NFL season on Thursday hosting the Kansas City Chiefs, and Sunday will see the bulk of the first week of professional football. At the Westgate Las Vegas Superbook, the Super Bowl champion Patriots opened at 6-1 odds to defend their title, but as the first kickoff nears, those early…Read More

MGM Cotai Still Set to Open in 2017, Despite Typhoon Hato Setbacks

MGM Cotai Macau casino resort

MGM Cotai will open its doors in late 2017, despite Macau beginning the recovery process after Typhoon Hato. The storm was the most powerful recorded hurricane to hit the city in 53 years, and caused nearly $2 billion in damages and took the lives of 26 people. The Category 3 typhoon made landfall in Macau…Read More

Ban Gambling Brands on Soccer Shirts, Says UK Opposition Labour Party

Labour calls for end to soccer shirt sponsorship

A Labour government in the UK would put an end to gambling companies advertising on soccer jerseys, the party’s deputy leader Tom Watson said on Wednesday. This season, nine out of 20 English Premier League teams are bearing the logos of betting companies across their chests and a combined 62 million has been forked out…Read More

Cyberattacker Shows His Cards, Says Rival Site Paid for Assault on ACR Poker Network

The Winning Poker Network (WPN) and its flagship site America’s Card Room (ACR) were hit by a spate of massive DDoS attacks on Thursday. The onslaught lasted three days and resulted in the cancelation of the network’s “Bigger Online Super Series” (BOSS) of tournaments. Cyberattacks are nothing new, and DDoS assaults have menaced the online…Read More

Brazilian Olympic Committee President Allegedly Orchestrated Millions in Bribes for Rio Summer Games

Olympic Committee corruption bribe

The head of the Brazilian Olympic Committee (BOC) is being accused by his own country, as well as federal officials in France, of buying votes in Rio de Janeiro’s successful bid to host the 2016 Summer Games. The developments this week add more disgrace to the international sporting world. FIFA, the governing body of soccer…Read More

Outside Investigation Concludes Universal Founder Kazuo Okada Committed Fraud

Kazuo Okada

Kazuo Okada has been formally accused of fraud by the company he founded five decades ago and built into Japan’s largest gambling empire. Universal Entertainment, which ousted its founder from the board on July 29, announced this week that the results of a three-month external investigation allege Okada is guilty of three instances of misappropriating…Read More