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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.

Palms Sports Book Employee Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud Charge

A 30-yr-old Palms Casino sports book employee has pled guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, following allegations of a multiperson scheme that bilked the casino out of more than $800,000. Kassie Baker, who is currently free on her own recognizance, received the indictment from a federal grand jury last July along…Read More

MGM Stock Gets Boost as Kerkorian Eyes More Shares

Gaming news is like a dizzying ping pong match these days: one day it’s all doom and gloom (Atlantic City’s revenue slump) and the next its butterflies and roses (Genting building on the old Echelon site). Get ready to whip your head to the left yet again; 95-yr-old Kirk Kerkorian’s private investment arm, L.A.-based Tracinda…Read More

Taylor’s Got It Made with William Hill Jackpot

Who says you have to gamble big to win big? Well certainly not 45-year-old Mr. Taylor from the UK who was visited by Lady Luck recently when his struggle for sleep prior to a night shift tempted him into the online gambling world. Taking his chances on the slots at William Hill, Taylor spun the…Read More

Atlantic City February Gaming Numbers Hit the Skids

Just a few weeks since New Jersey Governor Chris Christie finally approved an intrastate Internet gambling bill for his province, and the Atlantic City land casino business is not looking good.  February revenue numbers are in and showing a 12.5 percent slide; given that January also showed a double-digit drop, that’s not making Christie look…Read More

Lock Stock and Two Smokin’ Aces

Dexter Fletcher and Jason Flemyng, two of the stars of Guy Ritchie’s gangster flick Lock Stock And Two Smoking Barrels, joined PokerStars Team Pros at the Hippodrome in London’s Leicester Square for the unveiling of the PokerStars Live card room, launching the room in style with a champagne reception and double free roll event. The…Read More

Minted Poker Tells Their Players to Cash Out

Minted Poker is fed up and embarrassed with the network they currently call home, the Everleaf Gaming Network, and is telling their players to cash out all of their money immediately. This is due to what they call “embarrassing” cash out delays on the network, with most withdrawals taking 6 months or more to process,…Read More

Okada to Meet with Gaming Control Board Over Foreign Payments

The Nevada Gaming Control Board has called in Japanese billionaire tycoon and former Wynn director Kazuo Okada, along with three other directors of his Universal Entertainment Corp., for a closed-door hearing next week. It’s all part of the Control Board’s ongoing investigation into allegations that $40 million in payments was made to Rodolfo Soriano, one…Read More

Nevada Gaming Revenues Spiral Down for January

Just when you think the news for Las Vegas is picking up with Genting’s announcement of a new massive Strip project on the old Stardust/Echelon site, bad news hits: an 18.7 percent revenue tumble on the Strip for January 2013 compared to the same time period last year. What’s going on?? New figures just released…Read More

How Do You Like Me Now? Illinois Tries Again with Revised Gaming Bill

It’s like Groundhog Day all over again: following the pattern of New Jersey’s Gov. Chris Christie, who vetoed his state’s online gambling measure only to flourish his John Hancock on it less than two weeks later, now it’s been only days since Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn shot down his state’s efforts at getting land-based casinos…Read More

Is Vegas Poised for a Comeback? Genting Bets “Yes” with New Casino Plans

Back in 2008, when Echelon abandoned its plans for a glorious new hotel, casino, shopping and convention complex on the grounds of the former Stardust, it looked like the glory days of Vegas and its unrivaled building boom had come to a dead stop. Literally abandoned in the summer of 2008, with concrete and steel…Read More

Gambling Addict Seeks Compensation for Losses

For some, gambling is like a drug. They chase their next fix like an alcoholic craving a drink. Now, Melbourne’s popular Crown Casino faces the possibility of paying 20 million dollars in compensation to Greek gambler Harris Kakavas. Kakavas is currently appealing to the Australian justice stating that the Crown Casino took advantage of his…Read More

Underdog Becomes Top Dog as Canuck Takes Home Cool Million at WPT LAPC

The owner of a disaster restoration company from British Columbia has taken down the top prize of $1,004,090 in the recent World Poker Tour (WPT) L.A. Poker Classic (LAPC).  The first-place finish for Paul Klann, 41, moved him from a Bluff Magazine player ranking of 7,858 in 2012 right up to 3rd in 2013, though…Read More

Isle of Man Loses Its Head

The e-Gaming sector equates to more than eight per cent of the Isle of Man’s national income and employs a workforce of over 700 people, and as one of the key international players in the online gambling world, it is no wonder that the industry is seen as a crucial part of the island’s economy….Read More

New Jersey Signs Online Gambling Legislation, Just a Nose Behind Nevada

After years of waffling and vetoing, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie finally signed Assembly Bill A2578 into law this week, opening the door for online gambling to begin in a legalized, regulated environment in New Jersey.  The move came only a week after Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval rapidly approved his state’s online gambling legislation; both…Read More

32Red.com Making Others Pink with Envy Over Exclusive Live Playboy Games

32Red PLC announced a rather sexy new addition to their gaming lineup over at Red32.com. In a partnership with prominent gaming developer Microgaming, 32Red announced the creation of a series of real dealer games which will feature live Playboy bunny croupiers as the dealers. Live games of roulette, blackjack, and baccarat are initially slated to…Read More