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Duterte Threatens to Send Army After Cops Gambling at Okada Manila

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The Philippine’s strongarm president Rodrigo Duterte has warned police personnel he will send in the army, if he has to, to stop them gambling at the Okada Manila Resort in Entertainment City in Parañaque. According to the Philippine News Agency, the president made the surprising statement at the opening of the Philippines’ first container-barge port…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

Man Wins $524,000 in MGM Negligence Lawsuit After Casino Giant Offered to Settle for $2.5 Million

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A California man who hoped to win a $35 million negligence claim from MGM Resorts International for injuries sustained after a temporary sign fell on him at the Mandalay Bay was awarded $524,000 by a jury in Las Vegas on Monday. MGM had offered to settle before the trial for $2.5 million. In 2015, Glenn…Read More

Phil Mickelson Bets $200K on Birdieing First Hole in Match Against Tiger Woods

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Phil Mickelson says he’ll birdie the first hole in The Match, his one-on-one winner-takes-all $9 million golf competition against Tiger Woods being played on Black Friday in Las Vegas. At a press conference hyping the spectacle, Lefty said he feels so confident he’ll make a three on the 415-yard par 4 that he’s willing to…Read More

New Jersey Casino Authority Approves Budget Increase, Plans to Better Market Atlantic City

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The New Jersey Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA) has approved a 10 percent budget increase for 2019, and the state agency says its primary focus is on better marketing Atlantic City. CRDA Executive Director Matthew Doherty said the budget hike was needed to fund higher medical benefit costs and increased wages. “Keeping the CRDA on…Read More

Nevada Lawmakers Tour San Francisco Marijuana Lounges, Consider Legalizing Consumption Businesses

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Seven Nevada lawmakers visited San Francisco this week and toured two marijuana lounges where they learned about the best practices of legalizing and regulating businesses that permit customers to consume cannabis. The Las Vegas Sun reports that Clark County Commissioner-elect Tick Segerblom (D) led the caravan, which consisted of five members of the Nevada Assembly…Read More

Pennsylvania Regulators Blocked ‘Mafia Infiltration’ of Parx Casino Via Pizzeria

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The owner of Lombardi’s — reputedly America’s oldest pizzeria — is fighting to clear his name after the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) found him unsuitable to hold a gaming service provider license due to alleged Mob connections. The regulator pulled Michael Giammarino’s license last December, just weeks before he was scheduled to open a…Read More

Lawrence Ho Increases Ownership Stake in Melco Resorts, Now Controls Nearly 55 Percent

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Billionaire Lawrence Ho has increased his ownership stake in Melco Resorts, the Hong Kong casino company he founded in 2004 that owns and operates properties in Macau and Manila. In a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Melco reports that Ho – and business units controlled by him – have acquired an…Read More

Former Revel Owner Glenn Straub Engaged in Bitter Lawsuit with Ex-Girlfriend 38-Years Younger, Slams #MeToo Movement

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Glenn Straub, the former owner of the Revel casino in Atlantic City that has since reopened as Ocean Resort, is making headlines in Florida for suing his ex-girlfriend who is 38 years younger than him. Straub, 72, described by local news outlets as a billionaire, claims in court that his company Palm Beach Polo is…Read More

Oaklawn Horse Racetrack Unveils $100M Expansion Following Arkansas Casino Legalization

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The Oaklawn horse racetrack in Hot Springs, Arkansas, is set to undergo a $100 million expansion following the state’s authorization of commercial gambling. Parent company Oaklawn Racing and Gaming announced Monday that the expansion will include the construction of a seven-story hotel, event center, casino, and additional parking. The project is to be completed in…Read More

MGM Resorts Sued by Parents of Girl Critically Injured by Faulty Wiring at MGM National Harbor

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MGM Resorts International is being sued by the family of a seven-year-old girl who suffered a massive electric shock when she touched an illuminated handrail at the MGM National Harbor on June 26. Zynae Green, who was six at the time, went into cardiac arrest after 120 volts of electricity jolted through her body when…Read More

Steve Wynn Alleged Sexual Misconduct Documents Blocked From Public Release

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Steve Wynn lawyers have temporarily won their case to block the release of any confidential information contained in the Massachusetts Gaming Commission’s (MGC) investigation into whether his former company knew about his alleged sexual wrongdoings. The MGC Investigations and Enforcement Bureau is expected to soon release its findings as to whether Wynn Resorts officials were…Read More

Hold-Out Pojoaque Pueblo Tribe Still Fighting New Mexico Despite Losing Compact Battle

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A go-it-alone tribal operator continues to wage war with the State of New Mexico, despite losing a federal legal battle over a standoff on revenue-share payments. The Pojoaque Pueblo believe that $10.1 million seized by the US Department of Justice in March as “proceeds of illegal gambling” should be redistributed to the tribe for general…Read More

Switzerland Legalized Online Gaming Kickoff Set for New Year’s Day

A law to regulate online gaming in Switzerland, passed by 73 percent of the country’s voters back in June, is set to be implemented on January 1, 2019. In accordance with the new law that legalizes online gaming, Switzerland’s Federal Council will begin to accept operator applications during the first six months of the new…Read More

No. 10 Ohio State Opens as Underdog in Rivalry Game Against No. 4 Michigan

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No. 10 Ohio State (10-1, 7-1 Big Ten) welcomes No. 4 Michigan (10-1, 8-0 Big Ten) to the Horseshoe on Saturday in a rivalry game that has significant College Football Playoff implications. And for the first time in 51 games, the Buckeyes enter the contest in the most unusual position of underdog. According to ESPN…Read More