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Wynn Resorts CEO Matt Maddox Reportedly Fielding Boston Casino Sale Inquiries, But No Guarantee License is Safe

Wynn Resorts Boston Harbor

Wynn Resorts CEO Matt Maddox is rumored to have engaged in “informal talks” regarding a potential acquisition of the company’s $2.4 billion integrated casino resort near Boston, which is currently under construction. According to Bloomberg, a source who wished to remain anonymous said Maddox has taken calls about a sale. Wynn Resorts spokesman Michael Weaver declined…Read More

MGM Resorts Takeover Offer of Wynn Resorts Rumored, Wynn CEO Matt Maddox Reported to Be Open to Possibility

MGM Resorts Wynn Resorts takeover

Could MGM Resorts be considering an offer for rival gaming operator Wynn Resorts? That’s the buzz now circulating in the wake of Steve Wynn’s fall from grace and subsequent departure from the company in February, which left Matt Maddox in the top spot. According to the New York Post, rumors have emerged that new Wynn…Read More

Legislation Round-up: Sports Betting Movement in Louisiana, Illinois, Rhode Island

Chicago State Senator Napoleon Harris backs sports betting

As the global gambling industry awaits a US Supreme Court Ruling that is likely to legalize sports betting in America, legislatures across the country are alive with activity. Close to 20 states have now either passed legislation to legalize sports wagering in the event of a favorable SCOTUS decision, or are actively considering it. One…Read More

Check Your Ticket: $533 Million Mega Millions Winner Yet to Come Forward

Mega Millions Winner

Speculation continues to swirl around the identity of America’s tenth largest lottery jackpot winner, who at the time of writing has not yet come forward. The lucky customer won a $533 million Mega Millions jackpot on Friday night, having purchased a ticket at a Lukoil gas station and convenience store in Riverdale, New Jersey, about 25…Read More

Wynn Boston Harbor Domain Name Grab Hints at Possible Rebranding for Massachusetts Casino

Wynn Resorts Boston Harbor name

Could domain names scooped up by Wynn Boston Harbor executives be further indication that the property, now under construction, may be looking at a new name, one without the taint now associated with Steve Wynn himself? Wynn Boston Harbor President Robert DeSalvio told the state’s regulatory agency that he would have an announcement at a…Read More

Who Bit Beyoncé? Online Gambling Sites Taking Bets

Who Bit Beyoncé

The internet is abuzz, with millions of people trying to figure out the answer to one question: who bit Beyoncé? And for those who think they might know the answer, there are plenty of bookmakers who are willing to let you bet on who the mystery biter might be. Before you place any big money…Read More

New Jersey’s New Governor Phil Murphy Wants North Jersey Casino

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy is behind north New Jersey casino expansion

New Jersey has a new Democratic governor, Phil Murphy, and that means a casino in north Jersey is back on the agenda. That’s according to former Democratic State Assemblyman Vincent Prieto, who is newly appointed by Murphy as president of the New Jersey Sports & Exposition Authority. Prieto told the Meadowlands Regional Chamber on Tuesday…Read More

Privacy Expert Says Vegas Hard Rock Engaged in Shady Data Harvesting

Hard Rock Casino in Las Vegas

The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas may have secretly harvested its patrons’ mobile phone data for marketing purposes, according to a former digital marketing researcher who claims to have worked on the campaign. As the world comes to grips with revelations about a scandalous relationship between data harvesters Cambridge Analytica and Facebook,…Read More

Steve Wynn Managers Allegedly Dismissed Sexual Harassment Complaints, Told Workers to ‘Keep it Shut’

Steve Wynn sex scandal harassment

Supervisors and managers working for Steve Wynn allegedly looked the other way and dismissed claims of sexual misconduct made by employees against the Las Vegas visionary. In an expose published this week in The Wall Street Journal, the same media outlet that broke the story in January that the billionaire reportedly sexually assaulted and harassed female…Read More

New Hampshire Senator Ready to Quit After 20th Failed Casino Bill

New Hampshire State Senator Lou D’Allesandro

God loves a trier, they say, but after two decades of trying to legalize casino gaming in New Hampshire, even the dogged Senator Lou D’Allesandro (D-Manchester) believes it might be time to call it a day. D’Allesandro’s 20th consecutive casino bill was defeated in the Senate by an 11 to 10 vote last week. This…Read More

Las Vegas Raiders Stadium Budget Finalized at $1.8 Billion

Las Vegas Raiders stadium cost

The Las Vegas Raiders football stadium will cost $1.8 billion to construct. The official price tag doesn’t include a $100 million training facility. At a Las Vegas Stadium Authority (LVSA) meeting this week, the Oakland Raiders and general contractor Mortenson Construction said the $1.8 billion total is guaranteed, meaning they will be on the hook…Read More

Man Utd Star Zlatan Ibrahimovic Pulls Out of BetHard UK Launch Over Threat of FA Sanctions

Zlatan Ibrahimovic bails on BetHard

Online gambling site BetHard was forced to postpone its UK launch today (Wednesday) after it discovered its brand ambassador, soccer legend Zlatan Ibrahimovic, faced possible sanctions from English soccer’s governing body for promoting the company. The Manchester United star, often referred to simply as “Zlatan,” signed a sponsorship deal with Sweden’s BetHard earlier this month…Read More

Analysts: Genting Group Might Be Odds-On Favorite for Wynn Resorts Takeover

Genting Group Wynn Resorts acquisition

Genting Group might be best positioned to one day acquire Wynn Resorts. That’s according to three analysts at Sanford C. Bernstein Global Gaming Research, who concluded that Wynn’s Macau operations might leave few potential suitors. Analysts Vitaly Umansky, Zhen Gong, and Cathy Huang point to the complexities surrounding Wynn Resort’s two integrated casino resorts in…Read More

Saipan Casino Imperial Palace Reportedly Raided by US Agents

Saipan casino Imperial Pacific

Saipan casino Imperial Palace has been making headlines for the all the wrong reasons, and that continued this week after news broke that US federal agents recently raided offices of the resort’s parent company. Bloomberg reporter Matthew Campbell has been at the forefront of the Saipan casino scandal. In a new article, he says local…Read More

Sportech Shares Crash as Takeover Talks Break Down

Sportech shares crash

Shares in Sportech, the former owner of the UK’s Football Pools, nosedived on the London Stock Exchange on Wednesday, wiping more than 50 percent off the company’s market cap. The crash came after the company was forced to issue a profit warning and confirm it had failed to find a buyer following recent acquisition talks….Read More