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Steve Wynn Rape Accuser Has Credibility Issues, But Judge Dismisses Billionaire’s Defamation Lawsuit

Steve Wynn rape lawsuit

A woman who claims Steve Wynn raped her in either 1973 or 1974 and gave birth to his daughter in a gas station restroom provided an extraordinary sworn statement to law enforcement when she made the allegations in February. Halina Kuta says in the affidavit that she bore not one, but multiple children, with the…Read More

Def Con Hackers Conference Hits Las Vegas, Linq Slots Go Dark: Coincidence?

DEF CON

When the Def Con convention of global hackers assembled en masse in Las Vegas on Caesars Palace and the Flamingo on Thursday, it only took two days for a major slots snafu to hit town as well. And the juxtaposition of the two events caused questions as whether one had anything to do with the…Read More

Kazuo Okada Claims Innocence in Corruption Investigation, Says Universal Running Smear Campaign

Kazuo Okada Manila scandal

Japanese billionaire Kazuo Okada is defending his reputation against corruption claims asserted by Universal Entertainment Corporation (UEC), the company he founded and made into one of Asia’s largest gaming groups. Following his arrest earlier this month in Hong Kong, the 75-year-old Okada is firing back at media speculation that the businessman has been charged with…Read More

Tiger Woods Roars Back Into Major Contention, But Brooks Koepka Wins PGA

Tiger Woods PGA odds Brooks Koepka

Tiger Woods had the large crowds at Bellerive Country Club roaring on Sunday afternoon, but it was the quiet demeanor of Brooks Koepka, now almost a lock for Player of the Year, who ended the 100th PGA Championship atop the leaderboard. Koepka fended off a 6-under 64 from Woods. His 4-under 66 was more than…Read More

New York Sports Betting Being Held Back by Governor Cuomo Until After Election

New York sports betting

Sports betting is already legal in New York State — at least at its four upstate commercial casinos, which are awaiting the publication of a framework of temporary regulations by the state Gaming Commission before they can receive the green light. Just when those regulations will appear was a hot topic of debate at the Saratoga…Read More

William Hill Aims to Pull Off Penn National US Sports Betting Coup

William Hill and Penn National in Talks Over Sports Betting

William Hill is in early talks to form a sports betting partnership with Penn National Gaming, according to reports in the UK media over the weekend. The Times and City AM quoted “City sources” — a reference to London’s financial district — who said that talks were in “early stages.” Penn National could be the…Read More

FanDuel Group to Launch Sports Betting TV

CEO of the FanDuel Group Matt King

The Fan Duel Group has said it will “invest heavily” in sports betting-focused television broadcasts which will be aired on its TVG and TVG2 cable networks and digital channels, currently exclusively the home of horse racing content. The Fan Duel group was formed from the merger of DFS giant FanDuel and Betfair US, the American…Read More

Notorious Casino Child Killer Jeremy Strohmeyer Resentencing Request Denied

Caption 2: Jeremy Strohmeyer

In 1997, aged 18, Jeremy Strohmeyer murdered a seven-year-old girl in the restroom of a Nevada casino, a crime that shocked America. On Monday, a 37-year-old Strohmeyer was told by a Nevada judge that his life sentence was not disproportionate for the crime. Strohmeyer had asked to be resentenced, citing his “immaturity” at the time…Read More

Frank Marino Makes Good on Make-A-Wish Donations, Claims He Gave ‘Many Times Over’ What Was Owed

Frank Marino Divas Las Vegas scandal

Las Vegas Strip headliner Frank Marino has reached a settlement with Make-A-Wish Southern Nevada to pay up on charitable donations he’s failed to deliver “for quite some time.” Marino’s “Divas Las Vegas” drag revue was abruptly canceled after its June 26 performance at The Linq. Few details were released on why the show, which had…Read More

Japan Casinos Will Be Big Business for Organized Crime, Vows High-Ranking Yakuza

Yakuza

Japan’s casino bill is said to be a “done deal” that will pass this week, according to sources within the Diet’s Upper House who spoke to Inside Asia Gaming on Wednesday. The enactment of the Integrated Resorts Implementation Bill will pave the way for a new casino market that could be worth $15 billion by…Read More

SLS Las Vegas Rumored to Be Returning to Roots with Sahara Rebrand

SLS Las Vegas renovation Sahara casino

The troubled SLS Las Vegas casino resort might be returning to the brand that made it a Strip icon and Rat Pack hangout for nearly six decades. According to blog Eater Las Vegas, SLS owner Alex Meruelo’s real estate development company has filed renovation paperwork with the city that refers to the resort as the…Read More

Las Vegas Sands Billionaire Sheldon Adelson Not Targeting North Korea for Casino

Las Vegas Sands North Korea Sheldon Adelson

Las Vegas Sands is debunking rumors that the company is interested in building an integrated casino resort in North Korea. If you were one of the few who might have been interested in traveling to the hypothetical Venetian Pyongyang, it appears there will be no such attraction anytime soon. Speculation surfaced following President Donald Trump’s…Read More

Elaine Wynn Reengages in Executive Warfare with Wynn Resorts Board

Elaine Wynn

Elaine Wynn’s feud with the Wynn Resorts’ top brass was rekindled this week, after the board rejected a candidate she proposed for chair or vice-chair. Wynn became the company’s biggest shareholder after her ex-husband, Steve Wynn, resigned and sold his equity in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations. She has since clashed repeatedly with the…Read More

Britney Spears Inks $500K Per Show Deal With MGM Resorts’ Monte Carlo Park Theater

Britney Spears Las Vegas residency

Britney Spears is ready to do it again in Las Vegas, with insider sources confirming that the pop superstar has reached a deal with MGM Resorts to pay her $500,000 per show for a two-year contract beginning in 2019. Spears’ four-year run at Planet Hollywood’s Axis Theater (now renamed the Zappos) came to a close…Read More

Mysterious High Roller and Suspected Money Launderer Peter Hoang Probably Murdered Over Unpaid Debt, Inquest Finds

Peter Hoang

A Vietnamese high-roller shot and killed in Australia four years ago had many enemies, an inquest was told on Monday. Peter Hoang, 36, was shot five times in the face on a quiet suburban street in Sydney in September 2014. No one has ever been charged with his murder. The crime has law enforcement baffled,…Read More