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Former Nevada Governor and Casino Industry Reformer Paul Laxalt Dead at 96

Paul Laxalt, the former Nevada governor who helped clean up and stabilize the state’s gaming industry in the 1970s, has died at 96. His family said the grandfather of current GOP gubernatorial candidate Adam… Read More

Betting Fraud and Match-Fixing Biggest Threats to Esports, Says Watchdog

Esports’ exposure to skin gambling and other unregulated betting markets is giving it a serious integrity headache. That’s according to Ian Smith, commissioner of the Esports Integrity Coalition (ESIC), which seeks to protect esports… Read More

Rapper YG Surrenders to Las Vegas Police Over Cosmopolitan Robbery Charge

Twist My Fingaz rapper YG turned himself in to Las Vegas Metro last Thursday, after a warrant was issued for the performer on felony robbery charges related to an incident at the Cosmopolitan Las Vegas… Read More

France Wins World Cup 2018 in Russia, Young Squad Proves Too Much for Cinderella Croatia

A six-goal World Cup Final. An own goal. A harsh VAR penalty. A moment of brilliance by Perišić. Then Pogba. Then Mbappe. A weird goalkeeping snafu that ultimately did not matter. And it didn’t… Read More

John Cynn Wins $8.8 Million World Series of Poker Main Event, Final Heads-Up Match Longest in Tournament’s History

The 2018 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event wound to a lengthy end in the wee hours on Sunday morning, and Indianapolis poker pro John Cynn was the victor of the $8.8 million dollar… Read More

Ex-NBA Star Charles Oakley Accused of Cheating at Blackjack at Cosmopolitan Las Vegas, Casino Won’t Comment

Former NBA star Charles Oakley was arrested Thursday night after being accused of trying to cheat the house at the Las Vegas Cosmopolitan casino. The 54-year old is facing felony fraud charges for allegedly… Read More

Wayne Newton’s Casa de Shenandoah Ends Public Tours, Kitschy Las Vegas Attraction Returning to Private Status

Casa de Shenandoah — the over-the-top 52-acre estate of Las Vegas entertainment icon Wayne Newton and his wife Kathleen — is shutting down just three years after it opened as a tourist attraction. Newton’s… Read More

World Cup Betting: France Now Favorite But Should It Be?

Former World Cup favorites Brazil are now history, as they were bounced out of the tournament courtesy of a heart-stopping own goal by Fernandinho and Kevin De Bruyne’s thumping right foot. Brazil’s departure means… Read More

World Series of Poker Main Event Attracts Second-Largest Field in History

World Series of Poker officials announced Wednesday night that 7,874 hopefuls had entered the 2018 Main Event, the second-biggest field ever. You’d have to go back to 2006 – when Jamie Gold trash-talked his… Read More

World Cup Betting: Belgium Breaks Japanese Hearts, Brazil Plays Like Champion-Elect

Russia 2018 has given us a taste of everything so far — the goal-fests, the chaotic giant-killing upsets, the dramatic penalty saves — and now we have the crazy late comeback. To the impartial,… Read More

World Cup Betting: Spain, Argentina, Portugal Crash Out, as Mbappe Shines for France

First the Germans and now this! Spain’s shock elimination from Russia 2018 against the host, Russia, on penalties Sunday has rendered the World Cup betting odds unrecognizable from the list of favorites we began… Read More

‘Pawn Stars’ Old Man Richard Harrison Dead at 77, Reality Series Made Las Vegas Staple Hip

Pawn Stars patriarch Richard Harrison — the always-crusty curmudgeon affectionately known as “The Old Man” — has died at the age of 77 following a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. The long-running Las Vegas-based… Read More

World Cup Betting: Mexico Stuns Germany as Brazil Held by Switzerland

Reigning champion Germany tumbled from second favorite in World Cup betting, at 9/2, to fourth favorite overall, at 15/2, following a shock 1-0 defeat to Mexico in its opening game on Sunday. All is… Read More

Online Sportsbooks Pick World Series of Poker Main Event Favorites, as Iconic Doyle Brunson Calls It a Day

The World Series of Poker (WSOP) is well underway at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, and with the Main Event just 2 1/2 weeks away, several offshore internet sportsbooks have… Read More

Sports Betting All Over Atlantic City’s East Coast Gaming Congress, Bill Bradley Probably Not Attending

Sports betting is naturally the hot topic of this year’s East Coast Gaming Congress, which kicked off today (Wednesday) at Harrahs Casino & Hotel in Atlantic City. The first day of events includes an… Read More

World Cup Betting: Rules of Wagering Engagement for Russia 2018

With just four days until the Russia 2018 World Cup kicks off at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, it’s high time we crunched some numbers and squeezed some odds until value drips out of… Read More

New Jersey Sports Betting Bills on Track to Pass This Week, Committee Slams ‘Hypocritical’ Sports Leagues

Identical New Jersey sports betting bills moved through the appropriations committees of their respective chambers on Monday, and are now expected to pass the full legislature on Thursday. Assemblyman Ralph Caputo (D-Belleville) told the… Read More

Zestless Chris Ferguson Posts Video ‘Apology’ for Full Tilt Scandal: Too Little, Too Late, Says Poker Community

Notorious poker pro and persona non grata Chris Ferguson — co-founder and former director of Full Tilt Poker — has posted what appears to be a hostage-style apology video for his role in the events… Read More

Steve Wynn Draws on Fine Art Savoir-Faire with Self-Created Global Art Business

Steve Wynn — the man who once reinvented Las Vegas — has now reinvented himself: as an art dealer. According to, fallen casino mogul Steve Wynn, 76, has launched a company called Sierra… Read More

Royal Wedding Gets Lined Up by Paddy Power, Special Bets Rule

Royal weddings are as much about staging a global television spectacular as they are a ceremony uniting two young people in holy matrimony — maybe even more so — and Prince Harry’s marriage to… Read More

Floyd Mayweather Hits Video Poker Royal Flush Jackpot for $100,000

Floyd Mayweather likes to gamble, and he likes to win, which was why Sunday night was a good night for the retired boxing legend. Following last year’s much-hyped bout with Conor McGregor, the Las… Read More

Mark Wahlberg Gets Atlantic City Ocean Resort Casino Blessing, Former Revel to Reopen June 28

Hollywood’s highest-paid actor, Mark Wahlberg, has a vested interest in Atlantic City’s new Ocean Resort Casino and is praying it will be a fruitful one. Just for good measure, the actor-turned-entrepreneur — who was… Read More

WSOP Runner-Up Gordon Vayo Sues PokerStars Over Tournament Win Nonpayment, Operator Claims Player’s Geolocation in Question

2016 World Series of Poker Main Event second-place finisher Gordon Vayo is suing PokerStars for withholding nearly $700,000, which he says he won legitimately in its SCOOP (Spring Championship of Online Poker) internet tournament… Read More

Tennis Engulfed by ‘Tsunami’ of Corruption, Says $28 Million Independent Review

Tennis has a “serious integrity problem,” according to the findings of an independent task force, set up in 2016 to investigate tennis’ serious integrity problem. The Independent Review of Integrity in Tennis, which has… Read More

Spanish Chess Grandmaster Hounded by Tax Officials Over Poker Play

Francisco Vallejo Pons is Spain’s top chess player, a grandmaster who is ranked 36th in the world, according to the April FIDE ratings list. But he is finding it difficult to compete in top events,… Read More