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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.

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

Westgate Las Vegas’s NFL SuperContest Shatters Record, Will Pay Winner $1 Million

Westgate SuperContest

Changes to the Las Vegas Westgate’s NFL SuperContest seem to have worked as the handicapping competition produced 2,323 early-bird entries, breaking 2016’s record. Because of the amount of people signed up the 2017 tournament will produce its first $1 million winner. The deadline is 11 a.m. September 9. Last year the popular challenge had 1,576…Read More

Las Vegas Looking for Airline Partners to Offer More Flights from China to McCarran

Las Vegas airport Chinese Hainan

After Hainan Airlines’ successful launch of nonstop service from Beijing to Las Vegas last December, travel experts and officials at the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) are looking to entice other carriers to begin offering nonstop services to McCarran International Airport from China. At the 22nd annual International Aviation Forecast Summit, being held…Read More

Cat 5 Hurricane Irma Bringing 175 MPH Winds, Threatens Devastation to Puerto Rico and Florida Casinos

Hurricane Irma threatens Florida, Puerto Rico casinos

Hurricane Irma, which is being deemed the most powerful hurricane ever recorded outside of the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean, is expected to hit the Florida coast this weekend, and if it does, the Cat 5 storm could have a severely destructive impact on the Sunshine State’s casino industry. And while the horrors of…Read More

Macau Riding Storm: Typhoon Hato Doesn’t Dampen August Revenue Growth

Macau enjoys 13th month of growth despite Typhoon Hato

Macau’s gaming revenue increased 20.4 percent year on year in August, despite the best efforts of Typhoon Hato. The category 10 storm hit the enclave on Wednesday, August 23, causing severe flooding, and leaving ten dead and several hundred injured. Travel restrictions and power outages caused major disruption to the casino sector but not enough…Read More

Howard University Pulls off Biggest Spread Upset in College Football History

Howard University UNLV college football

Howard University was a 45-point underdog entering Saturday night’s game in Las Vegas against UNLV. But that didn’t stop the small Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference team from pulling off the biggest spread upset in college football history. Just 10 miles from the Strip, Sam Boyd Stadium played host to the biggest sports betting upset Nevada’s legalized…Read More

Quebec Lottery Winners to Receive Virtual Reality Counselling

Virtual reality to help Quebec lotter winners

Quebec’s lottery winners are to be offered virtual reality therapy, thanks to an innovative new partnership between Loto-Quebec and the Jasmine Roy Foundation, an organization devoted to combatting bullying. It seems that barely a day goes by without someone dreaming up an intriguing new use for virtual reality. The medium’s applications go way beyond gaming,…Read More

Reigning Champion Clemson Tigers Unpopular at Las Vegas Sportsbooks

Clemson Tigers Alabama college football

The Clemson Tigers went 14-1 last year in winning their second national championship. Las Vegas sports bettors believe 2017 will be a different story. After losing star quarterback and Heisman Trophy runner up Deshaun Watson to the NFL, Clemson returns with a junior under center who’s never taken meaningful snaps. But with four starters back…Read More

Kevin Costner Closes Deadwood Casino After 26 Years, as Historic Town Struggles

Kevin Costner Deadwood casino

Actor Kevin Costner is parting ways with his Midnight Star casino and restaurant in Deadwood, South Dakota, after 26 years in business. The gambling emporium on Main Street is just the latest casualty in the historic town. Costner opened the Midnight Star in 1991 after falling in love with Deadwood upon his first visit in…Read More

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford Signs Biggest Contract in NFL History: $135M

Quarterback Matthew Stafford in the money

There was no doubt Matthew Stafford was the quarterback of the future for the Detroit Lions, but on Monday it was made it official when he and the team signed a five-year contract extension worth $135 million. It is the largest such deal in NFL history, surpassing Derek Carr of Oakland’s deal for $125 million,…Read More

Texas Casino Cruise Keeps Sailing Despite Hurricane Harvey

casino cruise Texas Hurricane Harvey

Texas casino cruise ship Jacks or Better based in Galveston, less than an hour southeast of Houston, is continuing operations despite much of the surrounding region devastated in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Commercial land-based gambling is illegal in Texas, as is poker, ironic considering the most popular format is called Texas Hold’em. Jacks or…Read More

Japan Promises to Phase Out Online Horserace Betting by 2020

Japan horserace betting

Japan will introduce new regulations to restrict online horserace betting. This announcement comes as part of the government’s efforts to address concerns about problem gambling prior to the introduction of casino resorts in the country, and prior to Tokyo’s hosting the Summer Olympics in 2020. Casino gaming has long been part of the economic grand…Read More

Macau VIP Revenue Will Quickly Return Following Typhoon, Analysts Opine

Macau VIP Typhoon Hato

Macau VIP players aren’t expected to stay away long following two devastating storms over the past week that wreaked havoc on China’s special gambling enclave. Analysts at Morgan Stanley, a leading global financial services firm, believe high rollers are already returning to Macau just days after Typhoon Hato and severe tropical storm Pakhar made landfall. Hundreds…Read More