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Paddy Power’s Trump-Designated Oddsmaker Covers Contingencies You Never Imagined

Donald Trump odds Paddy Power

Donald Trump odds at Irish bookmaker Paddy Power cover just about every conceivable happening these days, with a “Head of Trump Betting” at the online operator tasked with setting lines on everything from his relationship with Melania to the measurements of his First Member. Notorious for offering seemingly absurd lines through its novelty division, Paddy…Read More

Comedian Kevin Hart, Las Vegas Headliner and PokerStars Ambassador, Extricates Himself From Extortion Attempt, Claims He Has ‘Target on His Back’

Kevin Hart extortion Las Vegas

Comedian Kevin Hart, a PokerStars ambassador and Las Vegas performing mainstay, is fighting back against an alleged extortion attempt by a person who obtained video of the actor behaving inappropriately with a woman in a hotel suite in Sin City. What happens in Vegas doesn’t always stay in Vegas, and for the married Hart, whose…Read More

Genting World Dream Casino Ship Plots Maiden Voyage in Asian Gambling Seas

Genting’s World Dream, ready to set sail in November

The World Dream, a mammoth 151,000-ton ocean liner built for Genting Hong Kong, is complete and ready to set sail, adding a major new player to Asia’s casino landscape, or maybe seascape. The 18-story boat left its construction shipyard in Germany in late August, and since then has floated down the River Ems to the…Read More

MGM Launches ‘Welcome to the Show’ Promo Targeting Nongaming Millenials

MGM Resorts brand campaign

MGM Resorts wants to make it very clear in its latest over-the-top marketing ploy that it’s not merely in the casino or hotel business, but rather in the more expansive “Holy Sh*t Business.” In the conglomerate’s first-ever corporate branding video that premiered to TV viewers during Sunday’s ratings fiasco of the Emmy Awards, MGM’s Welcome to…Read More

OJ Simpson Signed Photo From Botched Palace Station Robbery Attempt Now for Sale

OJ Simpson memoribilia for sale

Even as former football hero OJ Simpson waits for his parole date in October, a Planet Hollywood memorabilia store owner on the Las Vegas Strip says it has a signed collectible picture of Simpson that the Hall of Famer tried to reclaim in the infamous 2007 robbery at Palace Station. The 8-x-10 inch photo of…Read More

Weekend College Football Betting Opens with Ohio State as Favorite over Oklahoma

Baker Mayfield and JT Barrett

When Ohio State and Oklahoma kick off in Columbus on Saturday at 7:30 pm ET, two traditional powers will go toe-to-toe under the lights at “The Shoe” in front of 100,000-plus screaming Buckeye fans and a nationwide television audience on ABC. It’s the Buckeyes versus the Sooners, the Big Ten versus the Big 12, scarlet…Read More

British Bookmakers Offer Odds, as Kate Middleton and Prince William Announce Third Royal Pregnancy

Princess Kate royal family

The former Kate Middleton, aka the Duchess of Cambridge and wife of Prince William, is less than three months pregnant with the royal couple’s third child, and the announcement already has overseas sports betting shops offering up odds on the upcoming baby’s sex and name possibilities. Early Monday morning, the Duchess and Prince William (also…Read More

Fans Sue Showtime Over Mayweather-McGregor Pay-Per-View Difficulties

Mayweather-McGregor pay-per-view

In complaints filed in separate US federal courts, two boxing fans have opened potential class-action lawsuits against cable TV network Showtime, saying the poor quality of the livestream deprived them of seeing the fight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor. In one of the most heavily hyped fights in history, an estimated five million people…Read More

Mayweather Could Join Billionaire Athletes Club after McGregor Fight

Floyd "Money" Mayweather

In what could amount to one of the most envious golden parachutes, Floyd Mayweather could be set to retire a billionaire. The boxer is reportedly going to make $300-$400 million in total from his victorious fight with Conor McGregor, and in doing so would join an exclusive list of athletes to have achieved such a…Read More

Massachusetts Woman Makes Lottery History as Sole Winner of $759 Million Powerball

$758.7 Million Powerball winner Mavis Wanczyk

A single winner bought a ticket at a gas station in Massachusetts to claim a Powerball prize that made for the biggest individual lottery win of all time. Mavis Wanczyk, 53, came forward on Thursday to reveal that she held the winning ticket, worth an estimated $758.7 million. She purchased her ticket at Pride Station and…Read More

Zombies, Zombies Everywhere, as MGM Aims to Cash In on Virtual Undead

Zero Latency’s Zombie Survival comes to MGM Grand

Zombies will soon be infesting downtown Las Vegas and the Strip. But before you stock up on canned foods, medicine, and weapons, rest assured these representatives of the ravenous undead are here purely to entertain. For a few weeks now, the “Fear the Walking Dead Survival Experience” on Fremont Street has been offering visitors a…Read More

Many in Las Vegas Felt Impact of Jerry Lewis

Jerry Lewis Las Vegas

Comedian Jerry Lewis might not have been the most famous celebrity to call Las Vegas home, but his contribution to the city rivals anyone who ever lived in Southern Nevada. Lewis, who died Sunday at the age of 91, influenced many that he came in contact with, both famous celebrities and adorning fans. The star…Read More

Impact of Elvis Presley on Las Vegas Still Strong, Even 40 Years After His Death

Elvis Presley legacy 40 years after his death

Though it’s been four decades since iconic entertainer Elvis Presley died, his legacy in Sin City, the town with which his memory is inexorably intertwined, is still alive, well, and kicking booty. The King is a veritable industry niche of his own in Las Vegas, via hundreds of impersonators, endless souvenir shop chatkes, and of…Read More

With Stadium Coming, Las Vegas Eyed as Potential Host City for 2026 World Cup

Las Vegas World Cup 2026

Las Vegas is one of 44 cities meriting a look as a prospective host city for the 2026 World Cup, according to soccer officials tasked with scouting locations across North America for inclusion in an official multinational bid. The United Bid Committee (UBC) of the United States, Canada and Mexico on Tuesday sent Requests for…Read More

Disney Ups Spend to Defeat Casino Expansion in Florida

Disney increases financing of anti-gambling expansion committee

Disney donated $500,000 to a campaign opposing casino expansion in Florida last month, according to the state’s Division of Elections website. The beneficiary of the windfall, political action committee “Voters in Charge,” is pushing to pass a constitutional amendment that would give Florida voters the “exclusive right to decide whether to authorize casino gambling.” The…Read More