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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 £10 Million Lotto Winner Now Working for £6 An Hour

As Britain’s most notorious jackpot lottery winner, Michael Carroll earned the title “King of Chavs”, which is basically the British equivalent of being king of the rednecks, after pocketing just shy of £10 million (almost $15 million) on the UK’s National Lottery. Bad Fortune Carroll famously won the fortune in 2002 at the age of…Read More

Is Macau Mirroring Las Vegas’ Shady Past? Some Experts Think So

Back when Bugsy Seigel and the Mob ran Vegas, an unpaid gambling debt could easily find you in an alley getting your kneecaps whacked, and payola was as accepted a part of the business as cash counts and hookers. Then between Howard Hughes in the 1960s and intense FBI scrutiny of casino practices in the…Read More

To Russia With Love for Macau Casino Magnate Lawrence Ho

Macau casino mogul Lawrence Ho appears likely to be the first major gaming operator to move into the Russian market, as his company has signed an agreement to open a casino there. The move signals Russia’s intention to become a major player in the lucrative Asian casino market. In the Zone Ho’s casino-resort would be…Read More

Caesars Entertainment Cuts Their Losses with Paula Deen

Paula Deen, the mythic high-cholesterol country chef who touted high-fat content the way De Beers touts diamonds, has eaten just about everything on her TV show; but now, she no doubt just wishes she could eat her words. The freefalling down-spiral from disclosing a 30-year-old racial slur spoken during a past lawsuit brought by a…Read More

Daniel Negreanu Down $226K in World Series of Poker So Far

Canadian poker pro Daniel Negreanu – who’s won five World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelets and more than $18 million in tournament cashes throughout his illustrious poker career – is not having a great year so far at WSOP. At least, not according to his own tournament tracking app, which shows him down $226,000 after…Read More

Regulated Sports Betting Gaining Momentum in India

In a country that is obsessed with the game of cricket, the Indian Premier League has been a massive success. But that success has been threatened by a series of match-fixing scandals that have started to leave fans concerned about the integrity of the IPL and the sport of cricket internationally as well. Cricket Match-Fixing…Read More

Steve Wynn Wins Approval from Everett, Mass. Voters

Voters in Everett, Massachusetts have overwhelmingly voted in favor of a casino proposal from Las Vegas casino impresario Steve Wynn, opening the door to building a new property in their city. The referendum was the first held in the state, which plans to eventually approve three casino projects in different areas of Massachusetts. Huge Voter…Read More

Genting To Set Sail for Bimini Casino with Miami Residents on Board

The Genting Group may have failed to bring a casino to Miami, but that hasn’t stopped them from tapping into the local market. It seems that if they can’t build a casino in the city, Genting wants to do the next best thing: bring the city to their nearest casino. Seeking Port Agreement with Miami…Read More

Konami Gaming Going Double or Nothing with Las Vegas HQ

Maybe it’s a bit of a gamble, but when you’re a winning slot machine manufacturer with big things on the horizon, you could say you have the house advantage. At least , that’s probably how Konami Gaming – a subsidiary of Japan-based Konami Corp. – is viewing their new 193,000-square-foot expansion, while renovating their existing…Read More

Las Vegas Tavern Owner Gets Suspended Gaming License for Lewd Sex Acts

In a town not really known for being all that gay-friendly, a Las Vegas tavern aimed at a largely locals gay crowd now has a three-month suspended gaming license and a $27,000 fine for allowing blatant sex acts to occur out in the open in the gay-oriented bar. The Nevada Gaming Commission issued the penalties…Read More

South Korea Rejects Casino Bids from Caesars, Universal

South Korea has decided to reject applications for preliminary casino licenses from international bidders who were hoping to take advantage of the South Korean government’s wishes to develop casino properties in the Asian nation. Both Caesars Entertainment (in a partnership with Lippo Limited) and Universal Entertainment Corp. were surprised to find that their requests had…Read More

Scientific Games Corp. Buying WMS to Create Major Lottery, Slot Brand

If you bet that the $1.5 billion acquisition of slot machine manufacturer WMS Industries by Scientific Games Corporation would increase New York-based Scientific’s street cred on Wall Street, please step forward: ding ding ding, we have a winner!  The buyout is expected to bring both WMS and Scientific Games in the neighborhood of $100 million…Read More

Pinnacle Selling Two Casinos to Avoid Antitrust in Ameristar Buyout

Bowing to the demands of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to avoid antitrust allegations from that oversight body, Pinnacle Entertainment – a Las Vegas-based major midwestern casino operator with properties and racetracks scattered throughout Louisiana, Indiana, Ohio, Missouri and Texas – will put two of its kingpin casinos up for sale. The move is in…Read More

Hakkassan Nightclub, CityCenter: Two Reasons MGM Is On a Roll

When a J.P. Morgan gaming analyst recently held court with MGM Resorts investors, it was a real party atmosphere. So upbeat, in fact, the Hakkassan nightclub in MGM’s Las Vegas flagship Grand property might have been just the spot to hold the cavalcade. That’s because Hakkassan – a $100 million nightclub extravaganza featuring an outdoor…Read More

Google Exec Funds Gambling Spree for Brit Musician Ed Sheeran

Google Glass may be on the casino hit list – as some of the biggest venues around the U.S. are beginning to announce a ban on the product – but Google executives are definitely not turned away at Las Vegas casinos. This is especially true if the Google executive is fronting a gambling spree for…Read More