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DOJ to Release $33.5 Million in AP/UB Online Poker Player Paybacks

The final financial fallout from online poker’s Black Friday in 2011 is starting to settle, with former players at Absolute Poker (AP) and Ultimate Bet (UB) set to receive $33,500,000 in account refunds. According to, the Department of Justice’s Money Laundering and Asset Recovery Section has signed off on releasing the first round of…Read More

MGM CEO Jim Murren Tells Employees Company Will Match Anti-Hate Donations

MGM Resorts Jim Murren

MGM Resorts CEO Jim Murren condemned “hate mongers and white supremacists” in a letter to his more than 77,000 worldwide employees last Friday, and encouraged them to donate to anti-hate groups by explaining contributions would be matched. Following last week’s deadly terror attacks in Barcelona that left 14 dead in Spain, and a white supremacy…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

Casino Owner Icahn Quits Advising Trump Hours before Unseemly Conflict Exposed

Carl Icahn, now former Trump advisor

Carl Icahn, the billionaire corporate raider and casino owner, resigned as special advisor to President Donald Trump on Friday, just hours before the New Yorker published an article that questioned whether he had used his position to pursue an energy policy that would reward him personally, creating a potentially criminal conflict of interest. The New…Read More

Japan’s First Casino Policy Hearing Scarcely Attended in Tokyo

Japan casino bill Shinzo Abe

Japan is set to unveil its integrated casino resorts plan later this year, but before the National Diet does, the government is embarking on a countrywide tour to explain its thinking to the public. However, just 100 people attended the first stop. The event was held in Tokyo, the capital city home to over 13.5…Read More