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

Chris Ferguson apology video

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 that surrounded online poker’s Black Friday on April 15, 2011. The former World Series of Poker Main Event Champion posted a…Read More

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

Steve Wynn launches Sierra Fine Art

Steve Wynn — the man who once reinvented Las Vegas — has now reinvented himself: as an art dealer. According to artnet.com, fallen casino mogul Steve Wynn, 76, has launched a company called Sierra Fine Art LLC, which will hawk multimillion-dollar artworks, including Picassos, Matisses, and Warhols. Its website, sierrafineartllc.com, was built on March 21,…Read More

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

Royal wedding Paddy Power odds

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 Hollywood actress Meghan Markle on Saturday will be no exception. In box office terms, it may not be Mayweather-McGregor, but it’s…Read More

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

Floyd Mayweather

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 Vegas resident’s latest opponent was a Ten Play Draw Poker machine at an unnamed Las Vegas casino. Let’s just say the…Read More

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

Donnie Wahlberg, Paul Wahlberg and Mark Wahlberg

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 raised Roman Catholic, and has a permanent felony record for acts of violence committed in his teens — had the property…Read More

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

Gordon Vayo 2016 WSOP Main Event

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 series last year. Vayo placed first in SCOOP Event #1, a $1,050 buy-in No Limit Hold’em tournament with a $692,000 first…Read More

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

Integrity in tennis

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 taken 27 months to complete at a cost of nearly £20 million ($28 million), was launched in the wake of the…Read More

Spanish Chess Grandmaster Hounded by Tax Officials Over Poker Play

Francisco Vallejo Pons poker tax

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, as he is being hounded by Spanish tax officials who say he owes more than half a million euros for his…Read More

Former NFL Running Back Clinton Portis Will Repay $190K to Borgata

Clinton Portis Borgata debt

Former Washington Redskins running back Clinton Portis has reached an agreement with the Borgata in Atlantic City that will see him repay $190,000 to the casino over the next three years. The debt stems from $200,000 in credit that the Borgata extended to Portis in early 2011. When Portis attempted to cover that debt, it…Read More

Judge Rules Against Borgata in Dispute with Card Maker Gemaco in Phil Ivey Case

Borgata Phil Ivey edge-sorting baccarat

The Borgata Hotel Casino in Atlantic City was dealt a major blow to its legal case against a card manufacturer that the MGM Resorts property believes should be held liable for a nearly $10 million edge-sorting baccarat scheme. US District Court Judge Noel Hillman ruled this week that Gemaco, a Kansas City-based card manufacturer, cannot…Read More

Alabama Bingo King Milton McGregor Dies Aged 78

Victoryland owner Milton McGregor dies

Gambling mogul Milton McGregor, who waged the “Alabama Bingo War” against his home state, died peacefully in his home on Sunday, aged 78. The larger than life co-founder of the Victoryland dog-track was a household name in Alabama, where opportunities to gamble are few and far between. McGregor transformed the dog track he acquired in…Read More

Poker Player Jake Cody Wins Tournament, Puts It All on Black: Guess What Happens Next?

Jake Cody plays roulette

Poker player Jake Cody won just shy of $60,000 when he took down the partypoker UK Poker Championships “high roller” event on Monday night at England’s Dusk Till Dawn Casino. Nothing too remarkable about that – a prolific tournament player, Cody has over $4.5 million in tournament winnings and is Britain’s tenth most successful poker…Read More

Maine Casino Backers Sue State Ethics Commission Over $500,000 Fine

Shawn and Lisa Scott

The backers of a failed Maine casino proposal which was accused by the State Governor of “high jacking democracy” are suing the state’s Commission on Government Ethics and Election Practices in the hope of reversing the record fine it imposed on them in November. The commission hit Lisa Scott, sister of controversial casino entrepreneur Shawn…Read More

Las Vegas ‘Rogue’ Esports Team Levels Up to Superstardom

Rogue esports team goes from strength to strength

Esports may be a big buzzword in Nevada casinos, but a Las Vegas-based team is currently sparking the most chatter. The “Rogue” esports team has gone from a little-known outfit to globetrotting champions in a matter of months. Last year its CS:GO team won the Mountain Dew Video Game League championship, while its Overwatch team…Read More

Gaming Pioneer Stan Fulton, Who Helped Create Video Slot Machines, Dies at 86

Stan Fulton, 1931-2018

Stan Fulton, a pioneer in gaming who helped bring the video slot machine to the world, died Thursday in Las Vegas at age 86. Known as a gruff but generous man, Fulton used his fortune to help build the International Gaming Institute at UNLV, and fund many other philanthropic endeavors. Born in Maryland in 1931,…Read More