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The Royal Wedding: Odds, Oddities, and Novelty Bets That Did and Didn’t Pay Off

Of all the wacky royal wedding lines offered by UK bookmakers, one that didn’t come in — to the delight of an estimated two billion global viewers — was that the now-Duchess of Sussex, née Meghan Markle, wouldn’t even show up. At 1,000/1 — from a cold-blooded gambler’s perceptive — it was actually a really good bet….Read More

Royal Wedding Gets Lined Up by Paddy Power, Special Bets Rule

Royal wedding Paddy Power odds

Royal weddings are as much about staging a global television spectacular as they are a ceremony uniting two young people in holy matrimony — maybe even more so — and Prince Harry’s marriage to Hollywood actress Meghan Markle on Saturday will be no exception. In box office terms, it may not be Mayweather-McGregor, but it’s…Read More

Hard Rock Atlantic City Rolls Out Star-Studded Opening Weekend Lineup, But with Soft Rock Leanings

Hard Rock Atlantic City opening weekend

Don’t go to the Hard Rock Atlantic City June 28 grand opening weekend celebration expecting to see any serious old-school rock ‘n rollers. The new casino is bringing in music superstars Carrie Underwood and Pitbull for the boardwalk resort’s kickoff, and, while popular, neither exactly falls under the “hard rock” music category. Roughly 16 months…Read More

Eurovision Finals Coming Into Focus, Cyprus Is Nation to Beat

Eurovision Song Contest 2018

Eurovision is one of the world’s biggest music events, bringing acts from across Europe (and, for the past two years, Australia) to compete in the annual song contest. It’s always an event filled with spectacle and surprises, and this year might see the winner come from a country that has never before topped the competition….Read More

Mark Wahlberg Gets Atlantic City Ocean Resort Casino Blessing, Former Revel to Reopen June 28

Donnie Wahlberg, Paul Wahlberg and Mark Wahlberg

Hollywood’s highest-paid actor, Mark Wahlberg, has a vested interest in Atlantic City’s new Ocean Resort Casino and is praying it will be a fruitful one. Just for good measure, the actor-turned-entrepreneur — who was raised Roman Catholic, and has a permanent felony record for acts of violence committed in his teens — had the property…Read More

Ocean Resort Casino Owner Explains Atlantic City Investment, Reveals Boardwalk Property Future

Ocean Resort Casino Atlantic City

Ocean Resort Casino owner Bruce Deifik is hoping to transform the former Revel Atlantic City into a more welcoming property than its previous incarnation. “The first thing we did is pay very close attention to what people said about this place, positive and negative,” Deifik recently told the Associated Press. “We will listen … treat…Read More

Royal Baby Named Prince Louis of Cambridge, Oddsmakers Get It Wrong

Prince Louis royal baby odds

His Royal Highness Prince Louis of Cambridge is the newest member of Britain’s Royal Family. Informally known as Louis Arthur Charles, the name of Prince William and Kate’s third child came as a bit of a surprise to the outside world. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were thought to be considering Arthur as the…Read More

Ocean Resort Casino Reportedly Joining Hard Rock Atlantic City in Opening June 28

Ocean Resort Casino Atlantic City

Ocean Resort Casino, the former Revel that cost $2.4 billion to construct, is reportedly targeting a June 28 opening, the same day nearby Hard Rock Atlantic City is expected to open its doors. Speaking with new hires, The Press of Atlantic City reports that numerous individuals have revealed that Thursday, June 28 is the day….Read More

Loot Boxes Are Gambling, Top Video Game Titles Illegal, Say Dutch Authorities

Loot boxes are gambling says Dutch regulator

The Dutch gaming regulator Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) has said that loot boxes where rewards are determined by chance and prizes can be traded outside the game constitute illegal gambling and that many popular titles are currently breaking the law. The regulator said that developers have been told to adapt the games by June or face a…Read More

Gamers Loot Box, Skins Gambling Spend to Hit $50 Billion by 2022, Says Analyst

Clash Royale

A new report by Juniper Research suggests that consumer outlay on loot boxes and skins betting will rise 60 percent — to $50 billion a year by 2022 — and at least $48 billion of that will come strictly from loot boxes. Despite the backlash from the gaming community over the sudden preponderance of loot…Read More

Hard Rock Atlantic City ‘Not About Gaming’: Entertainment Is King, Casino Opening June 28

Hard Rock Atlantic City opening

Hard Rock Atlantic City will open its doors on June 28, less than 16 months after the company acquired the shuttered Trump Taj Mahal from billionaire Carl Icahn for $50 million. The property has undergone a massive $500 million renovation that has stripped the Boardwalk property of its Indian-themed décor in favor of a rock…Read More

Archeologists Unearth Medieval Die That May Have Been Used to Cheat

Medieval die cheating

Casinos are always careful to make sure that their dice aren’t loaded, as weighted dice are an easy way to cheat at games like craps. But the discovery of a very unusual medieval die suggests that unscrupulous gamblers have been trying to cheat with dice for far longer than you may have suspected. The wooden…Read More

DraftKings Actively Seeking Sports Betting Partner in New Jersey

DraftKings’ sports betting plans in New Jersey

Daily fantasy sports giant DraftKings is itching to make the move into sports betting. This week, the company told the Associated Press it had already contacted casinos in New Jersey with an eye on partnering up after a favorable Supreme Court Ruling. The SCOTUS is expected to strike down PASPA, the federal law that prohibits…Read More

Duterte’s Environmental Shutdown of Boracay Island a ‘Smokescreen’ for Casino, Alleges Opposition Lawmaker

Philippine opposition claims conspiracy over Boracay casino

Galaxy Entertainment’s construction of a $500 million casino on the paradise summer resort of Boracay Island in the Philippines is due to go ahead, despite the fact the island has been shut down for an environmental clean-up. But at least one opposition politician is claiming conspiracy. Carlos Zarate, of the socialist Bayan Muna party, said…Read More

Who Bit Beyoncé? Online Gambling Sites Taking Bets

Who Bit Beyoncé

The internet is abuzz, with millions of people trying to figure out the answer to one question: who bit Beyoncé? And for those who think they might know the answer, there are plenty of bookmakers who are willing to let you bet on who the mystery biter might be. Before you place any big money…Read More