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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.

Admiral Linked to Counterfeit Chips Thanks to DNA Evidence

Navy admiral counterfeit poker chips

Navy Rear Admiral Timothy Giardina not only used three counterfeit poker chips at the Horseshoe Casino in Council Bluffs, Iowa, last year, but may also have actually made them himself. Those allegations come from a Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) report that was obtained by the Associated Press via a Freedom of Information Act, a…Read More

MGM and Wynn to Take on Over $1 Billion Each in New Debt

MGM Grand

MGM Resorts and Wynn Resorts have announced, in separate financial filings, that they are looking to take on over $1 billion each in new debt to help pay for upcoming casino projects in Massachusetts, and in MGM’s case, Maryland. MGM initially said it wanted to borrow $1 billion to cover the costs of the construction…Read More

Paragon Gaming Investigation Could Jeopardize Vancouver Edgewater Casino

Paragon Gaming Edgewater Casino Vancouver

Las Vegas-based developers Paragon Gaming, whose ability to “meet the conditions of its registration” has been called into question, could put the future of the $535-million Edgewater casino project in downtown Vancouver into doubt. At the center of the probe by the Gaming Policy and Enforcement Branch is, it seems, Paragon’s relationship with Michael Graydon,…Read More

First New Jersey $1 Million Online Casino Prize Gets Paid Out

New Jersey online casino winner

The very first New Jersey $1 million online casino prize has now made history, as a Garden State woman took home a prize of over $1.3 million, becoming the first person in the state to win a seven-figure payday in the New Jersey regulated online gambling market. Cathy Ruela, a 31-year-old from Morris Plains, won…Read More

Ron Paul Rails Against Adelson Online Poker Ban Plan

Ron Paul fights Internet gambling ban

Ron Paul has used his weekly column for the Ron Paul Institute to argue against an Internet gambling ban, saying that such legislation would curtail the freedom of Americans and would be taken up only for the benefit of casino owner Sheldon Adelson. The former Republican Representative from Texas called such legislation an example of…Read More

Trump Taj Mahal to Close in New Jersey, Union Demands at Fault, Say Owners

Union members from UNITE HERE Local 54 rally outside the Trump Taj Mahal Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey

It’s not looking good for the Trump Taj Mahal right now, as the Atlantic City casino stands to be the next brick-and-mortar outfit to fall in the beleaguered resort town’s tumbling domino effect of gambling properties this year. The stand-off between Trump Entertainment and the employees of the stricken Trump Taj Mahal reached new heights…Read More

Legendary Gambler Archie Karas Sentenced as Blackjack Cheat

Archie Karas notorious gambler probation

Archie Karas, the gambler and poker player who in the 1990s went on perhaps the most famous winning streak of all time, has been sentenced to three years’ probation, having been found guilty of cheating at blackjack. Karas, real name Anargyros Karabourniotis, 63, was spotted by surveillance cameras marking cards at a blackjack table at…Read More

Jorryt Van Hoof Leads as WSOP Final Table Down to Three

WSOP Main Event chip leader Jorryt Van Hoof

The World Series of Poker final table is down to three players, with Dutchman Jorryt van Hoof finishing yesterday’s play as he began, with the chip lead and bossing the table around. And despite Phil Hellmuth’s once disparaging remark about “Northern European idiots,” three players hailing from the upper part of that very continental landmass…Read More

New Jersey DGE Loosens the Reigns on Gambling Regulations

Candy Crush Saga online games New Jersey

The New Jersey DGE (Division of Gaming Enforcement) issued four amendments to state gaming regulations last week, all of which will offer new options for operators in the online gambling market there. The new rules cover topics ranging from the types of games that are allowed to how they can be marketed and where games…Read More

Paul Phua Sports Betting Case Releases Stunning New Information

Paul Phua sports betting documents

The Paul Phua sports betting case has caught the attention of those even outside the world of poker, thanks in large part to the controversial tactics used by FBI agents to gather evidence against the alleged gambling ring. Now, details from documents submitted by the defense have brought to light many aspects of the case…Read More

MGM Resorts In Talks for Possible NHL Las Vegas Team

Possible Las Vegas NHL team

MGM Resorts International is in preliminary talks with a group that wants to bring a National Hockey League Team to Las Vegas to play at the company’s new $350 million sports arena. The 20,000-seater MGM-AEG Arena, which is currently under construction behind New York New York, is crying out for a major league sports to…Read More

PokerStars Ramps Up Rake as Amaya Backlash Grows

PokerStars rake increase

A PokerStars statement this week that it will be increasing rake for its cash games and tournaments on its dot.com client, the latest in a string of unpopular decisions, has ignited a player backlash against new owners Amaya Gaming. The company’s announcement, which first appeared on poker forum TwoPlusTwo, has united the online poker community…Read More

Poker Players Alliance Unveils Political “Jokers” List

PPA releases Joker list of politicians

The Poker Players Alliance (PPA) has created a list of 22 politicians that the organization is referring to as “jokers,” highlighting lawmakers who are up for election in November and who also oppose Internet poker. The individuals on the list include candidates for the Senate, House of Representatives and gubernatorial positions, and feature both Republicans…Read More

New Jersey Sports Betting Gets Injunction from Judge

Ray Lesniak New Jersey sports betting

New Jersey sports betting was expected to start this past Sunday, but an injunction granted by a federal judge put a stop to those plans before the first bets could be taken. Judge Michael Shipp granted that injunction on Friday, after the four major sports leagues and the NCAA requested a temporary block on betting…Read More

South African Gambling Board Suspended for Corruption

South African Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies

The entire  South African Gambling Board has been suspended for being an alleged hotbed of corruption, mismanagement and wasteful spending, according to the country’s trade and industry minister, Rob Davies. Davies relieved the National Gambling Board of South Africa (NGB) of its authority last month, although the reasons for the move were not made clear…Read More