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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.

Former NFL Running Back Clinton Portis Will Repay $190K to Borgata

Clinton Portis Borgata debt

Former Washington Redskins running back Clinton Portis has reached an agreement with the Borgata in Atlantic City that will see him repay $190,000 to the casino over the next three years. The debt stems from $200,000 in credit that the Borgata extended to Portis in early 2011. When Portis attempted to cover that debt, it…Read More

Former Chicago Police Chief in Mayoral Race Wants Casino at O’Hare International

Chicago Mayoral candidate Garry McCarthy

Chicago Mayoral candidate Garry McCarthy wants a casino at O’Hare International Airport. The former Chicago police chief told WBBM-AM’s At Issue program that an airport casino would be a big money-spinner for the city, without any of the negatives a regular urban casino might bring. The former Chicago police chief announced his intention to run…Read More

2018 Masters Sets New Handle Record at Las Vegas Sportsbook

Masters odds Las Vegas Tiger Woods

The 2018 Masters has already set a new record handle for golf’s first major of the year. That might come as little surprise, as the nation’s general attitude towards sports betting calms, and 14-time major champion Tiger Woods returns to competitive play at Augusta National for the first time since 2015. Westgate SuperBook golf oddsmaker…Read More

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