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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.

Tiger Woods Returns to PGA Tour, Sportsbooks Offer Array of Odds

Tiger Woods odds golf sports betting

Tiger Woods is back on the PGA Tour this week at the very event he played his last official tournament, the Farmers Insurance Open at San Diego’s Torrey Pines Golf Course. While Tiger has lost plenty of fans over the last decade, the golf industry as a whole couldn’t be happier to see the 14-time…Read More

Minnesota Casino Mystic Lake Sued After Punting on Super Bowl Nightclub

Minnesota casino Super Bowl nightclub

Minnesota casino Mystic Lake is being sued by Nomadic Entertainment for abruptly canceling its temporary 65,000-square-foot, 9,000-person capacity nightclub constructed for next week’s Super Bowl festivities. Last September, Mystic Lake, owned by the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community, announced it was partnering with New York-based Nomadic to build the temporary space in order to host larger…Read More

David Baazov Insider Trading Case to Move Forward, Judge Denies Stay of Proceedings

A Quebec judge has rejected a motion to stay the insider trading case against former Amaya CEO and chairman David Baazov. Baazov was charged in March 2016 with five counts of securities fraud, including “aiding with trades while in possession of privileged information, influencing or attempting to influence the market price of the securities of…Read More

Las Vegas ‘Rogue’ Esports Team Levels Up to Superstardom

Rogue esports team goes from strength to strength

Esports may be a big buzzword in Nevada casinos, but a Las Vegas-based team is currently sparking the most chatter. The “Rogue” esports team has gone from a little-known outfit to globetrotting champions in a matter of months. Last year its CS:GO team won the Mountain Dew Video Game League championship, while its Overwatch team…Read More

Ron Paul Says States, Not Congress, Should Determine Gambling Laws

Ron Paul online gambling RAWA

Former US Representative Ron Paul (L, R-Texas) writes in a recent Newsweek editorial that Congress should excuse itself from legislating gambling, and instead reserve such powers to the states. That might not come as much of a surprise to political observers who have long known Paul to be a staunch advocate of states’ rights. But…Read More

‘Worst Case Scenario’ Wager Slash on FOBTs Pummels UK Bookmaker Stocks

Matt Hancock

British sports books are seeing their stocks plummet, as media reports that fixed-odds betting terminal (FOBT) wagers will be cut from maximums of £100 ($140) down to £2 ($2.80) swirl in the UK. The long-awaited decision is having a negative impact on the bookmakers’ London Stock Exchange (LSE) shares, as government’s plans to slash the maximum stakes…Read More

Federal Group Campaigning Against Tasmanian Poker Machine Removal Plan

Federal Group Tasmania pokies

While Labor politicians in Tasmania are pinning their electoral hopes on a bold plan to remove pokies (slot machines) from all pubs and clubs in the state by 2023, one of Australia’s major gambling operators is campaigning against the plan. The Federal Group, which owns a license that gives them a monopoly on gaming in…Read More

Paddy Power Adjusts Odds for Final 20 Cities Vying to Be Future Home of Amazon HQ2

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is a popular man these days as cities try to woo him and his new company headquarters. (Image: The Verge) Jeff Bezos

Amazon, the world’s largest online retailer and fourth most valuable company in history, announced on Thursday that it had pared down its list of civic suitors from 238 to 20 in pursuit of a new home for its corporate headquarters. The big cut had internet gambling site Paddy Power adjusting its odds accordingly on who…Read More

Las Vegas Sportsbooks Rooting for Jacksonville Jaguars to Win Super Bowl

Las Vegas sportsbooks Jacksonville Jaguars

Las Vegas sportsbooks are pulling for the Jacksonville Jaguars to win Super Bowl LII. Despite the team having the longest preseason odds of winning the NFL’s biggest game, there were so few preseason bets that the team is still the best-case scenario for two major oddsmakers. As the Championship Round of the NFL Playoffs kicks…Read More

Caesars Entertainment Recruits Lobbyist Tom Daschle and Trade Negotiation Experts to Help Land Japan Casino License

Tom Daschle lobbying for Caesars in Japan

Caesars Entertainment executives understand how business is done in Japan, and to that end, the US-based gaming operator has formed a committee with one lobbyist and two foreign trade specialists to help the company win a casino license there. The committee consists of lobbyist and former US Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle (D), former US…Read More

SLS Becomes Fourth Las Vegas Casino Targeted by Thieves in Past Week

SLS Las Vegas

On Monday morning, a man jumped over a counter at the SLS Las Vegas just after 9 am and stole money from the casino resort. And while brazen robberies at Las Vegas resorts always make headlines, this one is particularly notable, as it marks the fourth such theft from a casino in the city in…Read More

Shuttered Atlantic Club Casino Hotel is Falling Apart

Atlantic Club debris Atlantic City

The former Atlantic Club Casino Hotel is reportedly raining debris onto Pacific Avenue in Atlantic City. January 13 marked four years since the Boardwalk resort closed its doors, and the aging building is, well, really starting to show its age. Reports surfaced this week that debris from the building’s exterior are crumbling off and falling…Read More

MGM China Joins Fight Against Modern Slavery in Macau Sex Trade

MGM China slavery sex trade prostitution

MGM China, the Asian subsidiary of MGM Resorts, has signed a pledge to participate in an international campaign to end modern slavery. The Mekong Club, a Hong Kong nonprofit, estimates there are currently 45.8 million people on earth living in slavery, or working in slave-like conditions, with the majority in China, South Korea, Taiwan, and India….Read More

Indiana’s Commercial Casinos Could Take Hit Following Opening of Tribal Venue

The Four Winds Casino South Bend

The opening of the Four Winds Casino South Bend on Tuesday was an exciting moment for the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians, who now operate the first tribal casino in the state of Indiana. But it’s a moment of dread for the 13 commercial casinos currently operating in the state, who fear that the new…Read More

Atlantic City Celebrates Second Consecutive Year of Gaming Revenue Growth in 2017

Atlantic City

The numbers are in, and New Jersey casinos are back. That’s the word from gaming officials in the Garden State after gross gaming revenue increased slightly in 2017, even after modest dip in December. New Jersey’s seven casino resorts increased their annual revenues by 0.3 percent, year-on-year, to $2.41 billion, according to figures by the…Read More