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Ted Forrest Wanted by Authorities Over Alleged Bad Checks at Wynn Las Vegas

Ted Forrest arrest warrant bad checks at Wynn

Ted Forrest is a wanted man in Las Vegas. The six-time World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet winner has been accused of writing bad checks at Wynn Las Vegas in 2012 and 2013. According to authorities, Forrest cashed two checks totaling $215,000. Wynn says the checks bounced due to insufficient funds to cover the transactions….Read More

Colin Kaepernick National Anthem Sitout Continues to Stir Controversy, as Memorabilia at Reno-Tahoe Airport Irks Many

Colin Kaepernick memorabilia Reno-Tahoe Airport

San Francisco 49er quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s memorabilia, prominently displayed on the second floor of the Reno-Tahoe International Airport, is drawing scorn from numerous travellers. After passengers make their way through security, those who are departing out of Gate C pass by the “Wolf Pack Den.” The trophy display case features notable athletes who played for the…Read More

NBA Veteran Guard Jamal Crawford Adds Name to Athletes Mixed Up in Gambling Scandals

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NBA veteran Jamal Crawford is opening up about a substantial debt he endured stemming from illegal gambling following his rookie season. In a new biographical piece published in ESPN’s The Undefeated, the 16-year vet says he lost about $100,000 in a two-day span playing craps at Michael Jordan’s restaurant in Chicago. It was summertime, and…Read More

USOC Apologizes to Brazil for Ryan Lochte Scandal, Then Lochte Apologizes for Himself, Sort of

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The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) tried to give some clarity to the Ryan Lochte alleged crime saga in Brazil today. And the gold medalist himself finally issued an acknowledgment of regret this morning, albeit with more caveats than Jim Comey at an FBI hearing. “We apologize to our hosts in Rio and the people…Read More

Ryan Lochte Rio Olympics Robbery Tale Scrutinized by Brazilian Officials

Ryan Lochte robbery scandal Rio Olympics

Olympian Ryan Lochte and three other American swimmers at the games are under investigation by Brazilian officials for allegedly fabricating a story about being robbed at gunpoint in the wee hours of the morning in Rio de Janeiro this weekend. Early Sunday morning, the four swimmers had claimed that men posing as police officers robbed them…Read More

Steve Wynn Won’t Back Trump

Steve Wynn Not Backing Trump

Steve Wynn will not be backing his old pal Donald Trump in the presidential elections, despite the Donald’s assertion at the Nevada caucus that Wynn was an informal adviser. But then again nor will Wynn be backing Clinton. Instead, the casino mogul, who has donated to both Republican and Democrat causes in the past, says…Read More

James Packer, Robert De Niro Team Up for Barbuda Casino Project

James Packer Robert De Niro Barbuda resort casino

A new Barbuda casino project will put Hollywood A-lister Robert De Niro into a role he once played in a classic film: that of a casino boss. The 72-year-old actor will join Australian gaming operator James Packer on the planned Caribbean project. After two years petitioning the local government, Barbuda has finally approved De Niro…Read More

Professional Poker Players Chime in on Democratic National Convention

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Professional poker players make a living playing a game millions of people love. In between grinding poker games, many of them find some time to give their two cents on politics. The recently completed Democratic National Convention drew some attention from the poker world. For one, the Democrats tend to be liberal on online poker…Read More

Atlantic City Once Again Important Talking Point for Democratic Nominee Hillary Clinton

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Atlantic City is a 17-square-mile beachfront resort town home to less than 40,000 residents, but it’s quickly becoming a key talking point in the 2016 presidential election. Exactly one week after Donald Trump accepted the Republican Party’s nomination for president, Hillary Clinton did the same with the Democrats. Trump built up his business background during his…Read More

Donald Trump’s Atlantic City Record Attacked on Day One of Democratic National Convention

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Donald Trump spent a quarter-century owning businesses in Atlantic City. Throughout the course of his campaign, the billionaire Republican Party nominee has repeatedly trumpeted his success in the east coast gambling mecca. “I made a lot of money in Atlantic City and left seven years ago, great timing,” Trump tweeted earlier this month. After a…Read More

RAWA Proponent Jason Chaffetz Calls Out FBI Outcome of Clinton Investigation

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Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), the anti-online gambling proponent and co-sponsor of the Restoration of America’s Wire Act (RAWA), had some strong words for the FBI investigation outcome on Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s email server scandal. “Did she or did she not have classified information in a non-secure format that went on for years, the…Read More

New Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte Wastes No Time Attacking Online Gambling

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte online gambling

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte was sworn into the country’s highest office on June 30, and the unconventional politician wasted no time in setting the tone for his administration. On his first official day in office, the 71-year-old delivered a calculated speech inside the Malacañang Palace before visiting a slum in Manila where he quickly switched…Read More

Donald Trump Campaign Hires Las Vegas Sands Relative Michael Abboud as Communications Coordinator

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Donald Trump is preparing his campaign for the final stage in winning the White House in November over Hillary Clinton. This week the Republican nominee announced the hiring of three key positions, and the most notable revelation to the gambling community is the employing of Michael Abboud. Abboud is the nephew of Andy Abboud, the…Read More

Would-Be Trump Assassin Arrested at Las Vegas Rally Had No Gun

Michael Steven Sandford arrested attempted Trump assassination

A British man arrested at Donald Trump’s Las Vegas rally at the Treasure Island Hotel and Casino on Saturday claims he was trying to kill the presumptive Republican nominee and would attempt to do so again, if given the chance. This, despite not having brought a gun with him. Michael Steven Sandford, 20, is a…Read More

California Primary Secures Hillary Clinton Democratic Nomination, But Don’t Bet on Too Much Else

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Following Tuesday’s impactful California primary, Hillary Clinton is now the Democratic presumptive nominee for the 2016 November presidential election. In winning California, New Jersey, New Mexico, and South Dakota on June 7, and securing the required 2,838 pledged delegates and superdelegates, Clinton becomes the first female candidate to win a major party’s nomination in the…Read More