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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.

Oddsmakers Get It Right: OJ Simpson Granted Parole, Claims He’s Lived a ‘Conflict-Free Life’

OJ Simpson parole release

Disgraced football star O.J. Simpson will be released from northern Nevada’s Lovelock Correctional Center this fall, nine years after he was sentenced to prison on kidnapping and robbery charges for a 2007 incident that took place in Las Vegas at the Palace Station casino. Some in the general public might be shocked to discover that…Read More

Philanderer Dan Bilzerian in Monogamous Relationship, Not Sure How Long He’ll Keep It Up

Sofia Bevarly

Dan Bilzerian, the “King of Instagram” who assumed his reign by posting thousands of pictures of his frolics with scantily clad women, high powered firearms, and luxury jets and cars, says he’s finally entering a monogamous relationship with a woman 16 years his junior. Bilzerian, 36, a self-proclaimed poker professional who cashed at the 2009…Read More

Late Kirk Kerkorian’s Investment Firm Sells Mandarin Oriental Condo at Discounted Price

Kirk Kerkorian Mandarin Oriental

Las Vegas pioneer Kirk Kerkorian died at the age of 98 in 2015, and as directed by his will, Tracinda Corp, his investment firm, has since been slowly walking away from the city that made him a billionaire. In addition to recently selling down its stake in MGM Resorts, the company Kerkorian founded, Tracinda recently…Read More

Poker Pro Phil Ivey Misses World Series of Poker to Have His Day in UK Court

Phil Ivey Crockfords UK edge sorting case

Poker legend Phil Ivey would normally have been ensconced in Las Vegas this week, battling it out at the World Series of Poker Main Event (WSOP). Instead, Ivey is in London, fighting his legal battle to claim £7.7 million ($10 million) in punto banco winnings from London’s tony Crockfords Casino, which he contests has been…Read More

World Series of Poker Main Event Players Clash Over Texting, Earning Both Suspensions

WSOP Main Event 2017 player fight

The fireworks at the 2017 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event were still going on Sunday, July 8th, even with Independence Day well past, when two of the more than 7,200 ultimate players to enter went at it with a verbal joust that landed them both some time outs. Players Tony Bracy and Lazaro…Read More

Venus Williams Reaches Wimbledon Quarterfinals, New Video Evidence Refutes Witness Reports of Fatal Car Crash

Venus Williams Wimbledon 2017 quarterfinals

While Venus Williams was reaching the quarterfinals at Wimbledon on Monday, she also won a small battle in the tragedy that was the fatal car accident she was involved in last month. The collision ultimately claimed the life of 78-year-old Jerome Barson, whose family has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the tennis superstar. On…Read More

Venus Williams Breaks Down Discussing Fatal Car Crash After Wimbledon Victory

Venus Williams in tears at Wimbledon

The usually stoic Venus Williams displayed a rare burst of emotion on Monday at Wimbledon, while talking about a car crash in which she was recently found to be at fault that resulted in the death of a Florida man. In her first live remarks about the June 9 automobile accident that involved her and…Read More

Future Uncertain After Tennis Star Venus Williams’ Fatal Car Accident Involvement Shows Fault

Venus Williams accident

Venus Williams, one of greatest tennis players of all time, was found at fault in an auto collision that ultimately  claimed the life of a 79-year-old man. The accident happened June 9 in Palm Beach, Florida,  but the results of an investigation into the chain of events was just made public on Thursday. Williams was…Read More

The Killers’ Brandon Flowers is ‘The Man’ in Las Vegas, New Music Video Celebrates Sin City’s Bad Boy Image

The Killers The Man Las Vegas

Las Vegas homegrown rockers The Killers pay homage to their roots in a new music video that puts front man Brandon Flowers into numerous roles that revere him for being “The Man” in Sin City. The band’s first music video in two years, The Man carries on the tradition of living large in Las Vegas,…Read More

Bill Cosby Bet Hundreds of Thousands Through Illegal Bookies, Claims Son of Mafia Godfather

Bill Cosby bet big in the eighties.

Bill Cosby was an avid sports bettor who squandered hundreds of thousands of dollars betting on the Miami Dolphins in the eighties, according to Chris Colombo, a mafia scion and youngest son of former Mob boss Joseph Colombo. We agree that this may not be the most heinous allegation leveled at the once-beloved comedian recently,…Read More

OJ Simpson Granted July Parole Hearing in Palace Station Robbery Incarceration

OJ Simpson parole hearing granted

After spending more than eight years in a Nevada state prison, O.J. Simpson may be close to being released. The famed football star has a hearing July 20 and if granted, the 69-year old could be a free man by Oct. 1. Simpson was sentenced on Oct. 3, 2008 to serve a minimum of nine and…Read More

Sexton Leaves WPT, Will Join Duthie at Partypoker to Form Friendly Juggernaut

Mike Sexton and John Duthie at partypoker

Hall of Famer Mike Sexton, the voice of the World Poker Tour and for many the voice of poker, is leaving the WPT to take up a new role as chairman of partypoker. Sexton has been with the WPT since Season 1, Episode 1, which aired in 2003. In many ways, he taught the world…Read More

World Series of Poker Abandons November Nine Concept

WSOP ditches November Nine

The World Series of Poker is ditching the “November Nine” format. It’s an acknowledgment that today people are consuming and engaging with poker in very different ways than they were nine years ago, when the concept was introduced.    The November Nine first appeared in 2008, designed to give the World Series a reality show…Read More

UK Soccer Star Wayne Rooney Reportedly Kicks Away $645,000 in Two-Hour Gambling Spree

Wayne Rooney gambling

If soccer player Wayne Rooney’s goal was to lose a large amount of money in a short time in a casino he seems to have succeeded. The Sun newspaper reported Monday the UK sports star surrendered £500,000 ($645,000) in two hours playing blackjack and roulette. The Manchester United player, who holds the team record for most…Read More

Poker Player Bets He Can Eat $1,000 of McDonald’s Food in 36 Hours 

Mike Noori Matt Savage McDonald's Bet

Poker player Mike Noori is a man who likes to put his money where his mouth is. But the real million-dollar question is, can he put $1,000 of McDonald’s food in his mouth, then chew it, and swallow it, and start digesting it, all within 36-hours? Many people think it’s impossible. Almost everyone agrees that…Read More