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Their highs, their lows, their triumphs and their criminal convictions. Here we look at those colorful characters that keep the gambling world turning and make it as interesting as it is.

We follow their tournament track records, as well as look into their backgrounds to see what made them they way they are. We also keep our ears close to the ground for the many rumors that spring up about them.

Philadelphia 76ers Introduce Jimmy Butler, See Finals Odds Improve

Jimmy Butler finally got his wish. The NBA superstar has been shipped out of Minnesota, traded to the Philadelphia 76ers where he was introduced as the team’s newest player today. Butler will make his debut for the team on Wednesday against the Orlando Magic. The blockbuster trade to team Butler with rising young stars Ben…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

NBA Superstar Blake Griffin Signs Promo Deal With In-Game Sports Play Company WinView

The National Basketball Association has fully embraced the gaming world since sports betting thrust itself upon the mainstream following a Supreme Court decision to strike down a federal ban on gambling in May. In August the league struck a deal for MGM Resorts to become the official gaming partner of the NBA and WNBA, and…Read More

Los Angeles Rams Running Back Todd Gurley Shows No Love for Sportsbooks with Unexpected Move

What Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley did late in Sunday’s much-anticipated showdown with the Green Bay Packers was, objectively, the right thing to do. But for Las Vegas — and several states’ newly legalized sportsbooks as well — it was a cruel, cruel decision. With his team leading 29-27 with the ball at…Read More

Soccer Star Cristiano Ronaldo Opens Up About Palms Las Vegas Rape Allegations

Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo says his personal life has been turned upside down by allegations that he raped a woman at the Palms Casino Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas in 2009. While the soccer superstar’s performances on the pitch don’t appear to have suffered — he’s scored four goals in four matches for Juventus since the…Read More

One More Time: Britney Spears to Hit Las Vegas Strip with New Residency at Park MGM

In 1999, Britney Spears became the biggest pop star in the world with her debut album, Baby One More Time. Twenty years later, she’s being paid a half-million dollars per show. Perhaps that’s why her Las Vegas residency at Park MGM’s Park Theater is aptly titled Domination. The pop-icon announced the show – her second concert…Read More

Soccer Superstar Lionel Messi Teaming Up with Cirque du Soleil for ‘Legacy’ Spectacular

Cirque du Soleil and Argentinean soccer player Lionel Messi — one of the most successful entertainment franchises in Las Vegas history and one of the popular game’s biggest stars — are teaming up. After creating tributes to everyone from the Beatles to Michael Jackson, Cirque is creating an international touring show that will bring “Messi’s…Read More

PSG V Red Star Champions League Game Investigated for Match-fixing After Rumored €5 Million Mega-Bet

Champions League

Paris St Germain’s (PSG) 6-1 Champions League drubbing of Red Star Belgrade earlier this month is being probed by French police for match-fixing. French sports daily L’Equipe reports that an investigation was launched following allegations that an unnamed Red Star official placed a €5 million ($5.7 million) mega-bet on the Serbian team to lose by…Read More

Ronaldo Camp Claims Palms Penthouse Alleged Rape Documents Were Falsified by Hacker

Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo’s lawyer claims that whistleblower website “Football Leaks” documents — relating to a settlement made by the soccer player to a woman who accused him of a 2009 rape at the Palms in Las Vegas — were “falsified” by a “cyber criminal.” Ronaldo denies having raped Kathryn Mayorga in his Palms Hotel & Casino…Read More

NASCAR to Establish Sports Betting Rules in 2019, As Dover International Speedway Introduces On-Track Betting

NASCAR

NASCAR will draw up a new set of rules on sports betting to bring itself up to speed with a post-PASPA America. Speaking to the Associated Press at Dover International Speedway on Sunday, NASCAR president Steve Phelps said new guidelines will be implemented next year. “For right now, there’ll be betting here,” said Phelps. “They…Read More

Bobby Baldwin — Longtime Las Vegas Casino Executive and Former Poker Pro — Exiting MGM Resorts

Bobby Baldwin leaving MGM

MGM Resorts International announced Thursday that veteran executive Bobby Baldwin will be leaving the company later this year. Baldwin has been the president and CEO of Project CityCenter since 2005, and also serves as the chief customer development officer for MGM. Contribution to Gaming ‘Immeasurable’ Previously, Baldwin had served as the president of the Bellagio…Read More

Soccer Star Cristiano Ronaldo Tweets Rape Denial of Woman at Palms in Las Vegas in 2009, Alleged Victim Going Ahead with Lawsuit

Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo has addressed a lawsuit filed against him in a Las Vegas courtroom last week the old-fashioned way: via social media. The suit accuses him of a 2009 rape which allegedly took place at his penthouse suite in the Palms Casino Resort off the Las Vegas Strip. Although Ronaldo went on Instagram last week…Read More

Electronic Arts Bows to Pressure, Discloses Loot Box Odds for FIFA 19… And They Suck

FIFA 19

Electronic Arts (EA) has for the first time included loot box odds in its new FIFA 19 video game. The newest instalment to the wildly popular soccer series was released Friday and immediately shot to the top of the charts. Significantly, the inclusion of odds comes after reports that the Belgian Prosecutors office is considering…Read More

Zidane Now Odds-On with Bookies to Replace Mourinho at Manchester United

Mourinho

Are Jose Mourinho’s days numbered at Manchester United? A large section of the UK press believes the writing is on the wall for the Red Devils manager and former “Special One.” Several reports claim players and staff were “openly discussing” the prospect of Mourinho losing his job as they traveled back to Manchester from London…Read More

Cristiano Ronaldo Sued by Las Vegas Woman Alleging Rape

Ronaldo

Soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has denounced the claims a Las Vegas woman’s claims that she was raped by him nine years ago as “fake news.” Las Vegas resident Kathryn Mayorga alleges the Juventus midfielder assaulted and sodomized her in his Penthouse suite at The Palms in 2009, while she repeatedly screamed “no.” Afterwards, the alleged…Read More