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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.

MGM China Confirms February 13 Opening for MGM Cotai

MGM Cotai to open February 14

MGM China is planning to open its long-awaited MGM Cotai mega-resort in Macau on February 13, in time for the highly lucrative Chinese New Year period. This is despite a Macau Government Tourism Office (MGTO) statement of last week that the property had not yet been awarded the necessary hotel and amenities licensing it needs…Read More

Ditch ‘Swimsuit Sexism’ at ICE Totally Gaming, Says UK Regulator

ICE Totally Gaming warned over sexism

The International Casino Exhibition (ICE Totally Gaming) kicks off tomorrow (Tuesday) as the world’s gaming operators descend on London Docklands for the one B2B gaming event that truly unites the entire gaming industry –  both online and off. But this year, the UK Gambling Commission is hoping the promo girls keep their clothes on. In…Read More

Las Vegas Stadium, Future Home of the Raiders, Looks to Host 2023 Super Bowl

Las Vegas Stadium Raiders Super Bowl

Las Vegas Stadium is scheduled to become the home of the NFL Raiders come 2020. Three years later, the $1.9 billion venue could play host to the most-watched annual event in America: the Super Bowl. Currently under construction, the domed 65,000-seat stadium is thought to be in the running for the big game five years…Read More

Kentucky Lawmakers Push for Casinos, Ask Gamblers to Keep Money at Home to Pay State Pensions

Kentucky casino gambling legislation

Build casinos right at home in Kentucky: that’s the consensus of Bluegrass State lawmakers who wants to bring back gambling dollars they see hemorrhaging over to surrounding states. To that end, a group of Kentucky lawmakers are trying to garner support to put a casino referendum before voters this November. House Bill 229, a bipartisan measure,…Read More

South Carolina Lottery in Lawsuit Hell After Printing 42,000 Winning Tickets on Christmas Day

Is South Carolina Lottery the victim of a Bad Santa?

The South Carolina Lottery is facing a lose-lose situation over a botched lottery game that allowed everyone who played it to win-win. For players of the Holiday Cash Add-A-Play game, it was like Christmas had come early, except that it actually was Christmas, so in this case Christmas was pretty much bang on time. Because,…Read More

Vegas Golden Knights Set NHL Expansion Team Win Record

Vegas Golden Knights hockey odds

The Vegas Golden Knights are the most successful expansion team in NHL history. With yet another overtime victory on Thursday night, hockey’s newest team won its 34th contest, surpassing a 24-year-old mark set by both the Florida Panthers and Anaheim Ducks during the 1993-94 season. And they still have 32 games to play. “It doesn’t…Read More

Las Vegas Police Say Nobody Witnessed Stephen Paddock Suicide

Stephen Paddock

Las Vegas police cleared up one of the more confusing aspects of the timeline surrounding the October 1 shooting at the Route 91 Harvest music festival, confirming that while Stephen Paddock killed himself, nobody actually witnessed him doing so. According to Sgt. Jerry MacDonald of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, Paddock was already dead…Read More

Connecticut’s MMCT Accuses Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke Over Inaction on Satellite Casino

MMCT accuses Ryan Zinke over Connecticut casino

The Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes of Connecticut have accused the Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke of filibustering over the approval of its satellite casino plans at the behest of casino giant MGM. The tribe is suing the DOI over what it claims is illegal inaction. Connecticut has authorized the two tribes, collectively known…Read More

Macau Gambling Revenue Skyrockets 36.4 Percent in January

Macau Gambling Revenue Goes Through the Roof

Macau gambling revenue saw its biggest year-on-year growth in almost four years in January. A gain of 36.4 percent from the same period a year ago returned the enclave’s gaming economy to 2012 levels, while shattering analysts’ forecasts. As the Year of the Rooster, 2017 certainly gave Macau’s casino operators plenty to crow about. Not…Read More

Nevada Sportsbooks Set Record Handle and Win in 2017, But December Strip Revenues Slide

Nevada sportsbooks 2017 handle bets

Nevada sportsbooks enter 2018 fresh off their best year in state history. Final 2017 numbers issued by the Nevada Gaming Control Board this week show that sportsbooks took in a record $4.8 billion in bets, and won $248.77 million on the wagers. Both numbers represent all-time highs. The previous best was set in 2015 when…Read More

No Charges Likely for October 1 Shooting Ammo Supplier Douglas Haig, Says Counsel

Douglas Haig revealed as second person of interest in Vegas shooting

Update Jan 31, 1:15 pm PT: Marc J. Victor, the attorney representing Arizona-based ammunitions dealer Douglas Haig, said on Wedneday that he does not expect any charges to be filed against his client in the matter of the Stephen Paddock October 1 shooting at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. ————————————————————————————————————— Douglas Haig, an Arizona-based ammunition supplier,…Read More

MGM Resorts Jacks Up Parking Rates Again, Four Months After Mass Shooting Impacted Las Vegas Tourism

MGM Resorts parking rates increase

Beginning Wednesday, parking at 11 MGM Resorts properties along the Las Vegas Strip will cost you more. The rate hike jumps the most at the four-hour mark, which then stays static for up to 24 hours of parking. Rates vary based on which properties are defined by the company as “core,” “luxury,” or “ultra-luxury.” Only…Read More

Sky Bet Limbers Up for IPO on London Stock Exchange

Sky Bet plans London Stock Exchange Flotation

UK online gambling company Sky Bet is steeling itself for a flotation on the London Stock Exchange, having engaged the services of Rothschild to examine a potential listing, according to a Reuters report this week. An insider told Reuters that a flotation would value the company at somewhere between £2.5 billion and £3 billion. Sky…Read More

Hard Rock Atlantic City, Ocean Resort Apply for New Jersey Online Gambling Licenses

Revel Casino Atlantic City

The Hard Rock Atlantic City (formerly the Trump Taj Mahal) and Ocean Resort (previously Revel) have signalled their mutual intentions to enter the New Jersey online gambling market. The state’s Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) announced this week that both properties have applied for licenses to offer internet gaming. If approved, it would mean all…Read More

Florida Store Clerk Charged with Stealing $600 Winning Lottery Scratch Card

uor store clerk Crystelle Yvette Baton arrested by Florida lottery

Winning lottery scratch cards are hard enough to come by, but the odds are even longer when the store clerk is working against you. But that’s what allegedly happened in one Winn-Dixie liquor store in Fort Myers, Florida recently. When a customer at the store approached Crystelle Yvette Baton with a $600 winning ticket, he…Read More