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Kentucky Lawmakers Form Sports Betting Panel, Project Substantial Tax Revenue Benefit

Kentucky sports betting bill

A group of Kentucky lawmakers are ready to bet on sports gambling to grow state revenues. State Rep. Jason Nemes (R-Louisville) announced this week on ESPN Louisville that he’s assembled a nine-member sports betting committee that includes Democrats and Republicans in both chambers of the Kentucky General Assembly. The goal is to collectively craft regulations…Read More

Steve Wynn Investigation Littered with Confidentiality Issues, New WSJ Report Claims

Wynn Resorts Investigation

Steve Wynn — the disgraced ex-CEO and former chairman of Wynn Resorts — is a problem that just won’t go away for the company, which is now trying to rebuild its tarnished reputation. A company-initiated investigation into allegations by former female employees of sexual misconduct by their one-time boss has been littered with “misfires,” the Wall…Read More

Where Will LeBron James Go? Online Odds Favor Los Angeles Lakers

LeBron James odds free agency

LeBron James has to inform the Cleveland Cavaliers whether he intends to opt out of the final year of his contract and become a free agent by 11:59 pm ET on June 29. Most NBA observers believe the game’s best player will do just that, but should James opt out, that doesn’t mean his days…Read More

Las Vegas in Running to Host 2020 Republican National Convention

Las Vegas RNC Republican National Convention

Las Vegas is one of two finalist host cities officials at the Republican National Committee (RNC) are considering for the party’s 2020 convention. Sometime between July and September 2020, the RNC will gather to presumably again nominate President Donald Trump to the party’s presidential ticket. The odds are reportedly 50/50 that the event will take…Read More

DraftKings Australia Launches with DFS, Is Sports Betting Next?

DraftKings Launches DFS in Australia

Daily fantasy sports market-leader DraftKings announced the launch of its Australian platform on Monday, bringing the countries it operates in outside its core North American market to six. Since early 2017, when it debuted in the UK, the company has slowly rolled out its services to Germany, Malta, Ireland and Austria, but with none of…Read More

Chicago Casino Bill Shot Down, Mayor Rahm Emanuel Reportedly Pleased

Chicago casino bill Rahm Emanuel

A casino bill in Illinois that would have authorized six new gambling venues including one in Chicago failed to advance out of a House committee this week. On Monday, the House Executive Committee voted 5-4 against moving Senate Bill 7 to the chamber floor for consideration. The defeat ahead of the Illinois General Assembly’s Thursday…Read More

Three Mario Batali Las Vegas Restaurants Get the Hook, Celebrity Chef Under NYPD Alleged Sexual Misconduct Investigation

Mario Batali Las Vegas restaurants

Mario Batali — who in December of last year stepped down from daily management of his Las Vegas eateries, as well as of the rest of his 24-restaurant empire — will now see all three of his Sin City establishments shut down permanently at the end of July. The move comes in the wake of…Read More

Oh Baby! UK Bookmakers Expecting Plenty of Action for Harry and Meghan Offspring Odds

Duke and Duchess of Sussex baby odds

The wedding has just ended, and the honeymoon is still in full throttle. But fans across the globe are already thinking about when Prince Harry and Meghan Markle — aka the Duke and Duchess of Sussex — might have their first royal baby. Bun Already Baking? Bookmakers in the UK are offering a range of…Read More

Paddy Power Betfair in Talks to Acquire FanDuel as It Moves for US Sports Betting Market

Paddy Power Betfair in talks to acquire FanDuel

UK-based Paddy Power Betfair confirmed rumors on Tuesday that it’s in negotiations to buy daily fantasy sports giant FanDuel, as it sets its sights on the American sports betting market. The bookmaker envisages a merger between FanDuel and its own fledgling US operations “to create a combined business to target the prospective US sports betting…Read More

Myanmar Ta’ang Insurgents Launch ‘Casino Reprisal’ Attack, 19 Dead

Myanmar casino

On Sunday morning, ethnic rebels in Myanmar, formerly Burma, launched an attack on the country’s military in the border town of Muse that left at least 19 people dead and 20 injured. It was described by an insurgent colonel as a “casino reprisal attack.” Reports on the ground are sketchy and sometimes contradictory. According to…Read More

MGM Resorts Announces $2B Stock Repurchase, Hints Potential Wynn Acquisition is No More

MGM Resorts Jim Murren stock repurchase

MGM Resorts says it plans to repurchase $2 billion worth of its own shares over an unspecified period of time, a motion that shows company executives are bullish on its future. The $2 billion repurchase follows a $1 billion stock buy announced last September. In a release, MGM says that buyback has been successfully completed,…Read More

US Soccer Chief Says Trump 2026 World Cup Tweet Not ‘Threatening’ to Other Nations

2026 World Cup under threat due to Trump unpopularity

President Donald Trump’s recent tweet in support of the Joint US-Canada-Mexico 2026 World Cup bid should not be construed as a thinly-veiled threat to countries that might vote against it, according to US Soccer president Carlos Cordeiro. It’s been speculated that the American bid could be derailed by geopolitics and the various Trumpian pronouncements and…Read More

Las Vegas Police Say First Officer in Gunman Stephen Paddock’s Suite Failed to Activate Body Camera

Las Vegas police shooting Mandalay Bay

Las Vegas police are being forced to publicly release new documents and video footage of its October 1 response to the Mandalay Bay shooting that left 58 dead. But ahead of the disclosure, Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo told the media that the first officer to enter gunman Stephen Paddock’s hotel suite failed to activate…Read More

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte Says No to Boracay Casino, as Billionaire Fails to Woo President

Rodrigo Duterte Boracay Island casino

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte spoke publicly this week for the first time about a proposed $500 million casino resort on Boracay, the country’s most popular vacation island, and the leader’s comments weren’t favorable to project developers. Galaxy Entertainment, a Hong Kong casino group led by billionaire Lui Che Woo, has partnered with Philippines-based Leisure &…Read More

Steve Wynn Files Defamation Lawsuit Against Former Salon Director, Makes Early Exit from Wynn Las Vegas Villa

Steve Wynn lawsuit sexual misconduct

Steve Wynn remains on the offensive in defending his character against numerous allegations of sexual misconduct. In a lawsuit filed Thursday in Clark County District Court, the billionaire accused former salon artistic director Jorgen Nielsen of defamation. Nielsen was one of two people to go on the record with The Wall Street Journal for its…Read More