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Donald Trump Inauguration Has UK Bookmakers Speculating on Every Aspect

Donald Trump inauguration Uk betting odds

Donald Trump’s inauguration is less than a day away, and bookies in the UK are having a field day. The soon-to-be president has shown himself to be a pretty unpredictable orator, which makes guessing the contents of his inauguration speech even more challenging. Will he even write one, or will he just turn up and…Read More

Caesars Hauls Itself Out of Bankruptcy

Caesars to Emerge from Bankruptcy

Caesars Entertainment is at last ready to drag its main operating unit, Caesars Entertainment Operating Co. (CEOC), out of bankruptcy. Its bankruptcy reorganization plan was approved Tuesday by Judge Benjamin Goldgar in a Chicago court, putting to bed (we hope) a two-year saga that one of Caesars own lawyers described as “the largest and most…Read More

New York, South Carolina Introduce Sports Betting Bills

New York, South Carolina Sports Betting Bills

New York and South Carolina both introduced bills seeking to legalize sports betting this week. In New York, a bill sponsored by Senator Tony Avella (D-19th), and co-sponsored by four of his Democratic colleagues in the Senate, would authorize “gambling on professional sporting events and athletic events sponsored by universities or colleges.” Sports betting would be…Read More

Amid Fake News Assertions, Ladbrokes Brings Donald Trump Impeachment Odds Down to a Coinflip

Donald Trump Ladbrokes impeachment odds cut

UK bookmaker Ladbrokes has slashed the odds of a Donald Trump impeachment to just around even money, or a 50-50 proposition. The British bookie changed the odds in the wake of a firestorm following publication of a dossier, controversially presented by Buzzfeed on Wednesday, which claims Putin’s Russia had been “cultivating, supporting and assisting Trump for…Read More

Rappers Chris Brown and Soulja Boy Agree to Box in Las Vegas

Chris Brown Soulja Boy Las Vegas

Rappers Chris Brown and Soulja Boy have verbally agreed on social media to a boxing match in order to settle their beef over a girl. It all began when Soulja Boy, who is primarily known for his 2007 Billboard Hot 100 #1 hit “Crank That,” started “hearting” Instagram photos of Brown’s ex Karrueche Tran. The…Read More

Arizona Daily Fantasy Sports Remain Offline as Gambling Opposition Remains

Arizona daily fantasy sports Doug Ducey

Arizona daily fantasy sports (DFS) operators remain banned from the state as 2017 gets underway, and unfortunately for those wishing to compete in the online contests, that reality isn’t expected to change anytime soon. The legality of DFS has been widely discussed in state capitals across the country over the past 24 months. Today, 12…Read More

Carl Icahn to Surrender Trump Taj Mahal License, Will Not Reopen Atlantic City Casino

Carl Icahn surrendering Trump Taj Mahal gaming license

Unofficial Donald Trump regulatory advisor Carl Icahn will surrender the casino license for the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, according to the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE). Icahn shuttered the Taj in October, following months of industrial action by Local 54 of the Unite-HERE union. The union was protesting the loss of worker…Read More

Gaming Love Matches That Blew Up Big Time in 2016

Packer, Carey, the Wynns and the biggest 2016 gaming love matches

Mariah Carey’s relationship with billionaire casino mogul James Packer was the talk of the town in 2016. They were engaged in early January, and broke their silence on the much-rumored affair a week later, with Carey declaring that the $10-million 35-carat engagement ring the love-struck former Crown chairman had given her was “so heavy I…Read More

Strangest Gaming Bedfellows of 2016: Match Ups We Never Saw Coming (But Sometimes Saw Going)

James Packer and Mariah Carey

No question, 2016 saw some strange partnerships, interesting deals, and all kinds of dramatic decisions hit the headlines when it came to the gaming industry worldwide. From the weird (an Australian billionaire gaming mogul and his overly dramatic diva) to the downright odd (a former defense secretary tries out the world of online gambling), 2016…Read More

For Sale: Trump Taj Mahal, as Carl Icahn Looks to Sell President-Elect’s Former Property

Carl Icahn Trump Taj Mahal

UPDATE: December 21, 2016: Carl Icahn is reportedly under consideration for an unofficial, unpaid side gig with the Trump administration: that of a regulatory adviser. As a fellow billionaire and real estate and casino tycoon of many decades, Icahn would fit in well with Trump’s vision to lighten the regulatory load that was enhanced by…Read More

New Jersey Casino Bill Would Prevent Closed Properties from Reopening Without Honoring Existing Labor Agreements

casino bill anti-Carl Icahn New Jersey

The anti-Carl Icahn casino bill introduced in New Jersey by State Senate President Stephen Sweeney (D-District 3) has received the Legislature’s blessing and is now on its way to Governor Chris Christie’s (R) desk. Senate Bill 2575 bans casino owners from closing a gambling property and then reopening the same venue under new labor agreements…Read More

UK Bookies Still Taking Bets on Whether Donald Trump Will Become President

UK bookies Donald Trump odds

UK bookies aren’t convinced President-elect Donald Trump is actually going to become the 45th president of the United States. Betting on political outcomes is illegal in the US, but across the pond, placing a wager on an election is as common as fish and chips. And bookmakers believe there’s still a chance Trump won’t occupy…Read More

Carl Icahn Mulling Economic Position in Trump Administration

Carl Icahn economic advisor position

Carl Icahn is reportedly considering an official economic position offered by President-elect Donald Trump. FOX Business Network says it has learned the two New York billionaires who have both owned casinos are in talks to bring Icahn onboard as an economic advisor to the presidential administration. While New Jersey State Senate President Stephen Sweeney (D-District…Read More

No, Donald Trump Isn’t Turning USS Enterprise Into a Riverboat Casino

Donald Trump USS Enterprise fake news

Donald Trump isn’t going to turn the USS Enterprise into a floating riverboat casino. To those who find that revelation surprising, the use of more reliable news sources might be needed. This week Duffel Blog, an American satire fake news website, published an article that claimed President-elect Trump was planning to turn the USS Enterprise…Read More

Donald Trump Bets on Las Vegas Strip to Turn Key Swing State of Nevada as Election Day Nears

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Donald Trump, down 1.5 points in Nevada to Hillary Clinton, according to the Real Clear Politics average, took his message to the Las Vegas Strip over the weekend in an effort to win over voters in one of the the key battleground states. Trump held his campaign rally at a venue owned by the man…Read More