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Route 91 Harvest Country Music Festival Planning Las Vegas Return

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The Route 91 Harvest country music festival is planning a return to the Las Vegas Strip two years after it was the target of the October 2017 mass shooting that left 58 victims dead. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that festival organizers are considering moving the outdoor music concert to the Las Vegas Resorts Festival…Read More

Atlantic City Ocean Resort Casino Announces Concert Schedule Targeting Baby Boomers

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Atlantic City’s Ocean Resort Casino opened in June with such celebrities as Mark Wahlberg, Jamie Foxx, and Kesha, but the Boardwalk property appears to be marketing towards a new demographic through a concert partnership reached this week. Ocean Resort and The Bowery Presents/AEG, a leading regional concert promoter focused on the east coast, announced a…Read More

Ocean Resort Sued for $10M, Lawsuit Alleges Sexual Misconduct Against Casino Owner Bruce Deifik

Ocean Resort Casino Bruce Deifik

Ocean Resort Casino owner Bruce Deifik is being sued by a former partner in the property’s HQ2 nightclub for $10 million. Joe Morrissey argues in a lawsuit filed with the New York Supreme Court that Deifik wrongly pushed him out of the partnership in the Atlantic City nightclub. He claims to have raised $10 million…Read More

Tara Reid Sues Sharknado Producer for $100 Million Over Image Use on Slot Machines

Tara Reid

Hollywood actress Tara Reid is suing the producers of cult B-movie Sharknado over the alleged unauthorized use of her likeness on slot machines. The American Pie and Big Lebowski star is asking for $100 million from Asylum Entertainment and SYFY Media Productions, alleging “false endorsement” and “’misappropriation of celebrity likeness,” according to court documents seen…Read More

Mohegan Sun to Break Ground on South Korea Casino, Announces Paramount Pictures Theme Park

Mohegan Sun casino Incheon South Korea

Mohegan Sun plans to break ground on its $5 billion integrated casino resort in South Korea in May. Known as Inspire, the property is located adjacent to the Incheon International Airport, and will be equipped with its own air terminal. The gaming unit of the Mohegan Tribe in Connecticut, the company announced this week that…Read More

Genting Malaysia Sues Disney, Fox for $1B, Claims Breach of Casino Theme Park Contract

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Genting Malaysia is suing Walt Disney Co. and Fox Entertainment for $1 billion after the two entities allegedly abandoned a theme park at the casino company’s Resorts World Genting complex. In a lawsuit filed with the Central California District Court, Genting attorneys argue that Disney’s $71 billion planned acquisition of Fox Entertainment parent 21st Century…Read More

Ocean Resort Heist Reportedly Scoops $1 Million in Jewelry From Owner Bruce Deifik’s Presidential Suite

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Ocean Resort owner Bruce Deifik appears to have become the victim of a sting worthy of the Hollywood heist movie series that almost shares its name with his new Atlantic City casino. According to sources who spoke to The New York Post’s “Page Six,” in late October, person or persons unknown stole into the presidential…Read More

Las Vegas Officials Say 300K Visitors Expected for Thanksgiving Weekend

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The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Bureau (LVCVA) is expecting roughly 300,000 out-of-towners to make their way to Sin City for the Thanksgiving holiday this week. The agency says those individuals will collectively spend around $226 million between Wednesday and Saturday, and more than 91 percent of the city’s 147,600 hotel rooms will be occupied….Read More

Las Vegas on Air: ’90 Day Fiance’ Star Charged with Domestic Battery, Sportscaster Randy Howe Hands Off His Career After Being Too Hands On

Ask 90 Day Fiance network producer TLC and local Las Vegas NBC affiliate TV news station KSNV: what happens here pretty much never stays here. It’s been a rough stretch for both shows and the people on them and behind the scenes these past few weeks. Love in All the Wrong Places Although 90 Day…Read More

Las Vegas Icon Elvis Presley and Trump Mega-Donor Miriam Adelson Among Seven Presidential Medal of Freedom Honorees

The 2018 recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom — considered to be the highest civilian award of the United States — will be bestowed posthumously on the man, the myth, the legend Elvis Presley at a White House ceremony on Friday. At the height of his fame and superstardom, Presley was drafted into the Army in…Read More

Nevada Prostitutes Rally for Las Vegas Super Bowl in 2025 with Pledge of Extra Fun for Fans

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Nevada prostitutes are appealing to the NFL for Las Vegas to land the Super Bowl in 2025 by promising a massive party that the league has never seen before. Prostitution is illegal in Las Vegas and throughout Clark County. But in adjacent Nye County, brothels are permitted. And the licensed sex workers at Sheri’s Ranch…Read More

Rapper Drake Accuses Vancouver Casino of Racial Profiling


Hip hop and R&B star Drake has lashed out at a Vancouver casino for refusing to allow him to gamble, accusing it of “racially profiling” him. The Canadian was in town to perform two concerts as part of his Aubrey and the Three Migos Tour on Saturday and Sunday. After Saturday’s show, Drake — who…Read More

Caesars Entertainment Non-Gaming Dubai Properties to Open Right After WWE Crown Jewel Saudi Match and as Khashoggi Murder Details Emerge

Without the help of a bet, Caesars Entertainment is ready to put the “Entertainment” part of its name to the test in Dubai with a beach club, two resorts, and a residential tower all slated to open within the next month on the city’s Meraas’ Bluewaters Island. It will be the operator’s first foray into…Read More

Media Mogul Pal of Depressed Casino Billionaire James Packer Once Grounded Jet to Protect Him from Fiancee Mariah Carey

James Packer

The planned wedding of James Packer and Mariah Carey was torpedoed when Packer’s close friend — the Australian media billionaire Kerry Stokes — arranged to have the boat that was staging the opulent ceremony in Tahiti moved out of the area. Stokes also once grounded a private jet that Carey had demanded take her to…Read More

Unclaimed Gambling Winnings Fund Jackie Chan Movie in Australia

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Unclaimed gambling winnings in New South Wales (NSW), Australia, were used by the state government in 2016 to help fund a Jackie Chan sci-fill thriller titled “Bleeding Steel.” The Sydney Morning Herald reports that an $850,000 grant was provided by the state’s Community Development Fund (CDP), which is financed through unclaimed gambling winnings. Known as…Read More