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Top Chinese Lottery Officials Paraded After Possible $20 Billion Embezzlement

Chinese lottery

Fourteen Chinese lottery officials are rumored to have siphoned off $20 billion from the state-owned Welfare Lottery. On November 9, the Chinese Communist Party’s internal disciplinary agency published videos on its website showing four senior lottery officials confessing to the embezzlement of an undisclosed amount of money from the lottery fund, while expressing remorse for…Read More

Imperial Pacific Denounces ‘Fake News’ Bankruptcy Rumors

Imperial Pacific

Saipan casino developer Imperial Pacific International (IPI) says that rumors circulating on social media regarding the company’s financial status and one of its senior executives are false. In a press statement released Monday, the company categorically denied it had entered into bankruptcy proceedings, adding that it had initiated legal action against the unnamed source of…Read More

NBA Signs First European Sports Betting Partnership with French State-Owned Gaming Operator Française des Jeux

NBA

The NBA is beginning to realize that opportunities arising from its new relaxed attitude to sports betting are not confined to the recently liberalized US market. On Tuesday, the league announced it had signed an exclusive partnership deal with Française des Jeux (FDJ), the government-owned French national lottery provider and the largest sports betting operator…Read More

‘Blue-Collar Worker’ Placed Five-Figure Sum on Daniel Sturridge Loan Move

Daniel Sturridge

A five-figure bet on Liverpool and England soccer star Daniel Sturridge moving to Inter Milan during last January’s transfer window startled one leading bookmaker, who suspected it was made using insider information, The Daily Telegraph reports. If it were, the information proved to be false because the striker moved to West Bromwich Albion days later….Read More

Daniel Sturridge Charged by English Soccer’s Governing Body For Alleged Betting Offenses

Daniel Sturridge

Liverpool and England soccer star Daniel Sturridge has been charged with misconduct by English soccer’s governing body, the FA, for allegedly breaking betting rules. While the FA has not disclosed the exact nature of the striker’s alleged transgression, it is understood to relate to his move on loan to West Bromwich Albion last January. Since…Read More

Atlantic City Mayor Frank Gilliam Investigated Over Golden Nugget Parking Lot Fight

Mayor Frank Gilliam

Atlantic City’s Democratic mayor Frank Gilliam Jr. has waffled on reports that he assaulted a female security guard during a fracas outside the Golden Nugget casino on Sunday morning, backtracking on an initial denial after security footage seen by The Press of Atlantic City appeared to back up that the melee did occur. But police have lodged a…Read More

Floyd Mayweather Says He Never Intended to Fight ‘Official’ Bout in Japan with Kickboxer

Floyd Mayweather Japan Fight

In an apologetic Instagram post on Wednesday, Floyd Mayweather told fans that he was surprised by the way his fight with Japanese kickboxing star Tenshin Nasukawa had been promoted at a Monday press conference, saying he had been under the impression that the bout was meant to be a short, private exhibition. While Mayweather’s post…Read More

Palms Renovation Cost Increases Again, Red Rock Spending $690M on Off-Strip Property

Palms Las Vegas Red Rock Resorts

The Palms Las Vegas renovation budget seems to have no cap, as Red Rock Resorts announced during the company’s third quarter call that the price tag to overhaul the off-Strip property is once again increasing. In February, Red Rock explained it was upping the renovation cost from $485 million to $620 million in order to…Read More

Analyst Says MGM Resorts and Caesars Entertainment Merger Odds Long, Downplays Rumored Negotiations

MGM Resorts Caesars Entertainment merger

Speculation has emerged that MGM Resorts and Caesars Entertainment are negotiating a deal that would merge Las Vegas’ two largest gaming companies — in terms of the number of properties — into one massive casino empire. One firm isn’t buying it. Nomura, a Japanese financial services group with an expertise in the gaming industry, denounced…Read More

Ryan Zinke to Be Investigated By DOJ, Connecticut Tribes Hope Its About Their Casino

Ryan Zinke

Two Connecticut tribes fighting for the right to build a casino in East Windsor, close to the Massachusetts border, may be encouraged by intriguing news concerning US Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke. The Washington Post reported Wednesday that Zinke’s own department watchdog has referred one of its three ongoing investigations into his conduct to the Department…Read More

Oracle Billionaire Larry Ellison Intends to Reopen Cal Neva as Five-Star Casino Resort

Larry Ellison Cal Neva casino Lake Tahoe

If you thought billionaire Larry Ellison was going to scrimp on the next chapter of the historic Cal Neva casino resort, think again. The Oracle founder has told the Lake Tahoe Regional Planning Agency that the idea is to bring the Lake Tahoe property back to its former grandeur. Lake Tahoe Regional Planning spokesman Tom…Read More

Gambling Kingpin Whitey Bulger Found Dead in Prison, Homicide Suspected

Whitey Bulger

Boston gangster James “Whitey” Bulger has been killed in prison in West Virginia. Employees at the high-security US Penitentiary, Hazelton told The New York Times that the notorious criminal was beaten in his cell by fellow inmates. He was found by prison staff unresponsive and wrapped in blankets at around 8am on Tuesday morning, according to…Read More

Soccer Star Cristiano Ronaldo Opens Up About Palms Las Vegas Rape Allegations

Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo says his personal life has been turned upside down by allegations that he raped a woman at the Palms Casino Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas in 2009. While the soccer superstar’s performances on the pitch don’t appear to have suffered — he’s scored four goals in four matches for Juventus since the…Read More

Oregon Governor Kate Brown ‘Hypocritical’ Over Tribal Gambling U-Turn, Say Critics

Oregon Governor Kate Brown

Oregon Democratic Governor Kate Brown has been accused of naked hypocrisy after hopping into bed with a Native American tribe that has to date boosted her political war chest to the tune of $115,000, The Washington Times alleges. There’s nothing illegal about the funds pouring into the governor’s campaign coffers from the Cow Creek Band…Read More

Hue Jackson Fired as Head Coach of Cleveland Browns, Who’s Next on NFL Coaching Hot Seat?

Hue Jackson

After years of losing and misery, the Cleveland Browns have fired head coach Hue Jackson this morning. The move comes less than 24 hours after the Browns were beaten 33-18 by the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, the latest in a long line of losses which defined Jackson’s tenure as coach. Reports indicate that many players,…Read More