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Pennsylvania’s $600 Million Stadium Casino Project Mysteriously Dumped, Multiple Sources Claim

Stadium Casino

The long-planned Stadium Casino development in Philadelphia is suddenly a no-goer, according to multiple sources this week, who claim the project’s backers will soon ask the state gaming commission for permission to sell their licenses. Roger Gros of Global Gaming Business was the first to Tweet rumors of the apparent termination of the project that would have been…Read More

National Politics Happen in Vegas: Adelsons Add $25M to GOP Midterms; Biden, Trump, Obama Stumping across Nevada

Sheldon Adelson

LVS Corp Chairman and CEO Sheldon Adelson and his wife, Miriam, have splurged another $25 million in a bid to help Republicans retain control of the US Senate in November’s midterm elections. According to Bloomberg, this adds to the $87 million they have already contributed to the GOP this election cycle, which already surpasses the…Read More

5Dimes Sports Book Owner Reported Missing in Costa Rica, Possibly Kidnapped


Police in Costa Rica have confirmed they are investigating the disappearance of William Sean Creighton, a US ex-pat and owner of the 5Dimes online sports book. Chief of the Judiciary Investigative Police Walter Espinoza said at a press conference Tuesday he had not ruled out kidnapping, although he emphasized that police had not received nor…Read More

Golden Nugget Owner Tilman Fertitta Proposes Caesars Merger, Deal Could Oust CEO Mark Frissora

Billionaire Tilman Fertitta has made Caesars Entertainment an offer to merge his five Golden Nugget casinos with the company in what would be a reverse takeover. That’s according to Reuters, which was first to report that Fertitta — the Texas billionaire who owns the Landry’s empire of restaurant chains along with the NBA’s Houston Rockets…Read More

Floyd Mayweather vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov Boxing Odds Have ‘Money’ Heavy Favorite

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Boxing great Floyd Mayweather and UFC champ Khabib Nurmagomedov are responsible for Conor McGregor’s last two defeats, and now the two are considering squaring off in a fight of their own. Less than two weeks after his rear-naked choke submission over McGregor during UFC 229 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nurmagomedov is challenging Mayweather…Read More

Imperial Pacific Lays Off Construction Workers as Concerns Deepen for Controversial Saipan Casino Project

Imperial Pacific

Imperial Pacific International’s always-controversial Saipan casino project drew fresh exasperation from the long-suffering officials on the Pacific island late last week when it unexpectedly laid off 80 construction workers. According to local media reports, there are rumors the company is soon to release a 100 more. IPI is building the impossibly rococo Imperial Palace Casino…Read More

PSG V Red Star Champions League Game Investigated for Match-fixing After Rumored €5 Million Mega-Bet

Champions League

Paris St Germain’s (PSG) 6-1 Champions League drubbing of Red Star Belgrade earlier this month is being probed by French police for match-fixing. French sports daily L’Equipe reports that an investigation was launched following allegations that an unnamed Red Star official placed a €5 million ($5.7 million) mega-bet on the Serbian team to lose by…Read More

New Mexico Tribe to Launch Sports Betting Despite Legal Uncertainty

Santa Ana

The Pueblo of Santa Ana tribe of New Mexico plans to open a sports book next week at its Santa Ana Star Casino. It’s a move that will test the legal waters in a state that has not legalized sports betting and could set the tone for how the vertical is adopted by tribal gaming operators…Read More

Slot Manufacturers Say Millennials Will Come Around With Age, Baby Boomers Still Alive and Well

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Millennials have far less interest in traditional games of chance found on casino floors compared to their demographic predecessors, but slot manufacturers did their best to spinning that reality this week at the 2018 Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas (G2E). Executives from major slot manufacturers said patience is key when it comes to the…Read More

Rio Rumor Mill: Las Vegas Casino Could Be Demolished, Possible Future Site of MLB Ballpark

Rio Las Vegas MLB team

The Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino rumor mill is once again churning, and the latest gossip is that the off-Strip property is headed for demolition to make way for a Major League Baseball (MLB) ballpark. The latest comes with Vital Vegas, which comes from ear-to-the-ground blogger Scott Roeben. In August, the media site relayed rumors…Read More

Interpol Chief Goes AWOL in China and Resigns: Spearheaded ‘Corruption Crackdown,’ Hit Macau Casino Sector Hard

Meng Hongwei

President of Interpol Meng Hongwei has been arrested in China as part of an “anticorruption investigation,” authorities in Beijing said Monday. The international crime-fighting agency said on Sunday that it had received his resignation “with immediate effect.” It is unclear where Meng is being detained. Meng was previously China’s vice minister of public security, who…Read More

Eldorado Resorts Takes Control of Tropicana Atlantic City, Fires Entire Online Gaming Team


Just two days after Eldorado Resorts assumed the operations of the Tropicana in Atlantic City, it sacked the entire in-house team manning its New Jersey online casino, according to sources who spoke to Online Poker Report this week. According to OPR, the sources said they believed it was a “vote of no interest and/or confidence…Read More

Soccer Star Cristiano Ronaldo Tweets Rape Denial of Woman at Palms in Las Vegas in 2009, Alleged Victim Going Ahead with Lawsuit


Cristiano Ronaldo has addressed a lawsuit filed against him in a Las Vegas courtroom last week the old-fashioned way: via social media. The suit accuses him of a 2009 rape which allegedly took place at his penthouse suite in the Palms Casino Resort off the Las Vegas Strip. Although Ronaldo went on Instagram last week…Read More

Raiders Owner Mark Davis Threatens to Leave Oakland After City Official Says Lawsuit Imminent

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The Raiders are coming to Las Vegas for the start of the 2020 NFL season, but the team might be relocating temporarily to a new home in the interim. The San Francisco Chronicle is reporting that the Oakland Raiders are threatening to terminate their contract to continue playing their home games at the Coliseum due…Read More

Landing International Stock Crash May Explain Mystery of Missing Chairman Yang Zhihui

Yang Zhihui

Hong Kong-based casino developer Landing International is at a loss to explain the sudden stock crash that wiped 30 percent off its market capitalization on Tuesday. In response to a request from the Hong Kong Stock Exchange to account for the unusual movements in the company’s share price and the sheer volume of trading yesterday,…Read More