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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.

Cardmaker Gemaco Refutes Borgata’s Claim That Design Flaw Led to Phil Ivey’s $10M Edge-Sorting Win

Phil Ivey and Kelly Sun on trial

In poker pro Phil Ivey’s ongoing battle with the Borgata casino in Atlantic City over $10 million “won” at the mini-baccarat tables in 2012, it’s become a three-way blame game. In a statement filed in a New Jersey court on Monday, playing card manufacturer Gemaco answered the Borgata’s claim that flawed decks allowed Ivey and…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

Tiger Woods Practicing Again, But No Timetable for Betting on His Return

Tiger Woods chipping video

Tiger Woods teased golf fans on Thursday when he posted on Twitter a short video of him practicing his chipping, but gave no information on when he might return to the PGA Tour. It appears through earlier comments that April 2018 and the Masters is the goal. Under the 28-second slow motion video, he wrote,…Read More

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford Signs Biggest Contract in NFL History: $135M

Quarterback Matthew Stafford in the money

There was no doubt Matthew Stafford was the quarterback of the future for the Detroit Lions, but on Monday it was made it official when he and the team signed a five-year contract extension worth $135 million. It is the largest such deal in NFL history, surpassing Derek Carr of Oakland’s deal for $125 million,…Read More

Borgata Sues Gemaco Playing Cards over Phil Ivey’s $10 Million Edge-Sorting Hit

Purple Borgata Gemaco cards

The Borgata is hedging its bets in its longstanding legal battle to recoup $10.1 million “won” by poker legend Phil Ivey during a mini-baccarat rampage in 2012. In a new twist, the Atlantic City casino is suing Gemaco, maker of the cards in play.In a motion for summary judgment, the Borgata is claiming the card-maker…Read More

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