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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.

Caesars LINQ Promenade Unveils Plans for First Zipline on Las Vegas Strip

linq zip line

In keeping with Caesars President and CEO Mark Frissora’s promise to grow the casino conglomerate post-bankruptcy, the company announced plans to build the first zipline on the Las Vegas Strip. Fly LINQ will cost approximately $20 million and be constructed above the LINQ Promenade. Construction is expected in spring of 2018 with an anticipated completion…Read More

Raiders President Advises Las Vegas on Prospects for Landing Super Bowl, NFL Draft, World Cup

Raiders President Marc Badain at a Las Vegas Stadium Authority meeting

The Oakland Raiders are three years away from playing in their new $1.9 billion stadium just off the Las Vegas Strip, but the team’s president is already thinking about how it could host future Super Bowls and World Cup events. Marc Badain spoke to the Las Vegas Stadium Authority on Thursday and laid out a…Read More

Czech Republic Casino Owner Leon Tsoukernik Countersues Aria and Matt Kirk in Dispute Over $3 Million Poker Table Loan

Leon Tsoukernik Matt Kirk Aria countersuit

After remaining mostly silent about losing $3 million in a high-stakes poker game to Matt Kirk in May, King’s Casino owner Leon Tsoukernik has decided to let his lawyers speak for him. In a lawsuit counterclaim filed Wednesday against the Aria in Las Vegas and the Australian player Kirk, the suit alleges that they were…Read More

Stars Group Eyes Pennsylvania after Strong Third Quarter

Stars Group earnings

The Stars Group reported large year-over-year increases in both revenues and earnings in the third quarter, allowing the company to reconfirm its previous financial estimates for the 2017 fiscal year. The results sent the company’s stock rising on Thursday, as traders responded to the news by pushing the price up 2.1 percent by the end…Read More

Golden Entertainment Eyes Expanded Gambling Opportunities in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania expanded gambling

Recent Las Vegas Stratosphere casino buyer Golden Entertainment is now considering options across the country in Pennsylvania. Under the auspices of its Golden Route distributed gaming division, the operator is ready to jump into the newly expanded gambling scene in the Keystone State. The Keystone State’s expanded gambling bill, signed into law in late October…Read More

Paradise Papers Reveal Details of Retired General Wesley Clark’s Time with Amaya

General Wesley Clark Paradise Papers Amaya

Former Democratic presidential candidate General Wesley Clark is one of the many influential individuals named in the recent Paradise Papers leak, with information about his time as a director for Amaya (now known as the Stars Group) showing up in the database of information examined by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ). The information…Read More

Revel Atlantic City Reportedly Sold, Owner Glenn Straub Again Denies Rumors

Revel Atlantic City Glenn Straub

New month, new rumors surrounding Revel Atlantic City, the $2.4 billion Boardwalk casino resort that has sat vacant for over three years. The latest development comes from a notice made public by the Atlantic County Clerk’s Office that seems to hint that current owner Glenn Straub has finally found a buyer. A Notice of Real…Read More

Bet365 Revenue Hits $2.8 Billion Over Last 12 Months, Profits Soar 10 Percent

Bet365 revenue in-play betting sportsbook

Bet365 generated £2.15 billion ($2.83 billion) in revenue during its latest fiscal year, marking the first time in company history that the UK online sportsbook and casino operator surpassed the £2 billion milestone. According to a financial release, Bet365 saw gross revenue climb from $2.17 billion in its previous reporting period to $2.83 billion, for…Read More

Pennsylvania Gambling Expansion Could Take a Year to Enact

Pennsylvania gambling Tom Wolf

The Pennsylvania gambling expansion package signed into law last week by Governor Tom Wolf (D) could take over a year to fully implement, as the 970-page bill creates several new regulatory gaming markets and interlaces legal complexities to the state’s casino industry. With Wolf’s signature, online gambling and daily fantasy sports will become fully authorized….Read More

Underdogs Pay Well as Champions, Favorites Fall at UFC 217

UFC 217

Underdogs ruled the octagon on Saturday night at UFC 217 at Madison Square Garden as all three title matches were won by the challengers. Two of those losses included heavy favorites. It was the first time in the sport’s history where there were three new champions. There were 11 bouts on the evening and eight…Read More

Pennsylvania’s Small Cities and Rural Towns Ponder Satellite Casino Status, Not All Are on Board

Pennsylvania satellite casino gambling

As many as 10 Pennsylvania satellite casinos have been approved by the state government, but before licensed gaming operators can begin bidding on where they want to build their more down-sized venues, towns and cities in the Keystone State must first decide whether they want to welcome any themselves. And in the week following Governor…Read More

Dominik Nitsche Wins $4 Million in WSOPE High Roller for One Drop

Dominik Nitsche One Drop

Dominik Nitsche overcame a strong field that included many of his German countrymen to win the 2017 High Roller for One Drop at the World Series of Poker Europe (WSOPE) in Rozvadov, Czech Republic. The victory earned Nitsche not only €3,487,463 ($4.04 million), but also his fourth career WSOP bracelet. The High Roller attracted a…Read More

Richard Branson Shopping for Resort Property in Las Vegas to Make Virgin Hotel

Richard Branson

Virgin Group founder Richard Branson owns everything from an airline and health clubs to a commercial spaceflight company and a small media empire. Now the eccentric billionaire has his sights on the hotel business in Las Vegas. This past week, Branson expressed interest in buying an existing casino-resort property and putting it under his brand,…Read More

Houston Texans Quarterback DeShaun Watson Suffers Torn ACL Lost for Season

DeShaun Watson

Houston quarterback DeShaun Watson suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in practice on Thursday and is reportedly out for the rest of the season. He injured his right knee in a non-contact drill on a grass field and witnesses said it appeared that he tripped or fell. The loss of the rookie signal caller was…Read More

Steve Wynn Gets ‘Primordial’ Sharing His Casino Vision with Boston Business Leaders

Steve Wynn Boston Harbor casino

Steve Wynn appeared before the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, in part to dish on the hidden benefits of Wynn Boston Harbor, a $2.4 billion casino resort slated to open in June 2019. Perhaps to the surprise of the few dozen in attendance, however, what matters most are water, sunlight, and plants, he…Read More