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Florida’s Mardi Gras Casino Accuses Rival Gulfstream of Looting Players After Hurricane

Mardi Gras Casino and Dog Track, closed indefinitely after Irma

As Floridians pull together in a spirit of communal recovery after Hurricane Irma, clean-up efforts have one casino in the state contending its chief competitor is engaged in dirty business through trying times. While most of Florida’s gaming industry survived the hurricane relatively unscathed, the Mardi Gras Casino in Hollywood was the one gambling venue…Read More

Japan Snap Election Threatens to Pigeonhole Casino Regulation Rollout

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe mulls snap election

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is mulling the idea of an October snap election in a bid to consolidate power in the Diet while opposition is weak. But such a move would delay the process of casino regulation until next year, analysts said on Monday. A snap election, which cannot occur under the US political…Read More

GGG vs. Alvarez Ends in Controversial Draw, Delivers Knockout Blow to Nevada Sportsbooks

Gennady GGG Golovkin Canelo Alvarez

For most of Saturday night, Gennady ‘GGG’ Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez delivered at a sold-out T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas what boxing purists wanted to see. A marquee clash between two megastars captivated and entertained the 22,358 in attendance, and millions more watching on television. But then it ended after 12 rounds, and a controversial…Read More

Lawrence Ho Unloads Tigre de Cristal Stake in Russia’s Primorsky Gambling Zone

Lawrence Ho sells shares in Tigre de Cristal

Melco’s Lawrence Ho has slashed his stake in Summit Ascent Holdings, developer of the new Tigre de Cristal casino resort in Russia’s eastern Primorsky gambling zone. The Macau-based casino mogul sold $21.3 million-worth of shares last week, according to a filing with the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, reducing his stake in the company from 27.06…Read More

JP Morgan Chief Calls Bitcoin a ‘Fraud’ That Will Crash Like 17th Century Tulips

Jamie Dimon predicts curtains for Bitcoin

Is Bitcoin a virtual bubble that’s about to burst, or a dependable safe haven that can withstand market turbulence and economic uncertainly? Opinion is unquestionably divided, but the head of one of the world’s biggest banks is emphatic that the digital currency that’s been skyrocketing up is certain to come crashing down. At a Barclay’s…Read More

MGM Japan to Open in 2025, CEO Jim Murren Hints

MGM Japan CEO Jim Murren

MGM Japan, an integrated casino resort that could cost as much as $10 billion, will open sometime around 2025. That’s the word according to CEO Jim Murren, at least, who provided details on the licensing process and timeframe for his company’s resort should MGM be receive one of two available gaming licenses from the Asian…Read More

Landing International Sells Philippines President Duterte on New Resort Plan

Entertainment City Okada Manila Landing Intl casino

Hong Kong’s Landing International Development Ltd., owners of London’s tony Les Ambassadeurs private gaming club, met Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte this week to discuss a proposal to construct a “world-class international branded theme park integrated resort” in the controversial leader’s country. Rumors suggest (although the company itself has not openly confirmed) this is a euphemism…Read More

Cat 5 Hurricane Irma Bringing 175 MPH Winds, Threatens Devastation to Puerto Rico and Florida Casinos

Hurricane Irma threatens Florida, Puerto Rico casinos

Hurricane Irma, which is being deemed the most powerful hurricane ever recorded outside of the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean, is expected to hit the Florida coast this weekend, and if it does, the Cat 5 storm could have a severely destructive impact on the Sunshine State’s casino industry. And while the horrors of…Read More

British Bookmakers Offer Odds, as Kate Middleton and Prince William Announce Third Royal Pregnancy

Princess Kate royal family

The former Kate Middleton, aka the Duchess of Cambridge and wife of Prince William, is less than three months pregnant with the royal couple’s third child, and the announcement already has overseas sports betting shops offering up odds on the upcoming baby’s sex and name possibilities. Early Monday morning, the Duchess and Prince William (also…Read More

Quebec Lottery Winners to Receive Virtual Reality Counselling

Virtual reality to help Quebec lotter winners

Quebec’s lottery winners are to be offered virtual reality therapy, thanks to an innovative new partnership between Loto-Quebec and the Jasmine Roy Foundation, an organization devoted to combatting bullying. It seems that barely a day goes by without someone dreaming up an intriguing new use for virtual reality. The medium’s applications go way beyond gaming,…Read More

Tiger Woods Practicing Again, But No Timetable for Betting on His Return

Tiger Woods chipping video

Tiger Woods teased golf fans on Thursday when he posted on Twitter a short video of him practicing his chipping, but gave no information on when he might return to the PGA Tour. It appears through earlier comments that April 2018 and the Masters is the goal. Under the 28-second slow motion video, he wrote,…Read More

McGregor Accuses Mayweather of Having Gambling Problem

mayweather gambling

In a war of words that will probably be more entertaining than the fight itself, Conor McGregor delivered a verbal haymaker when he accused Floyd Mayweather of having a gambling problem. The Irishman made the charge on Wednesday during the last press conference before Saturday’s bout at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The previous media…Read More

JACK Cincinnati Casino Accused of Removing Poker Player Who Pooped Himself

JACK Cincinnati casino poop

The JACK Cincinnati Casino reportedly removed a customer from its property early Wednesday morning after it was alleged that the poker player had soiled his pants. The patron, however, disputes such claims, and is speaking out in hopes that gamblers aren’t treated to such crappy service in the future.   Call it “casino craps” or…Read More

Casino Owner Icahn Quits Advising Trump Hours before Unseemly Conflict Exposed

Carl Icahn, now former Trump advisor

Carl Icahn, the billionaire corporate raider and casino owner, resigned as special advisor to President Donald Trump on Friday, just hours before the New Yorker published an article that questioned whether he had used his position to pursue an energy policy that would reward him personally, creating a potentially criminal conflict of interest. The New…Read More

Tilman Fertitta Urges Louisiana to Ease Gaming Regulations to Allow for Expansion

Tilman Fertitta Golden Nugget Lake Charles

Golden Nugget owner Tilman Fertitta stood before the Louisiana Riverboat Economic Development and Gaming Task Force on Tuesday to request regulations on casino operators be eased to allow Louisiana to better compete with nearby states. As part of a statewide inquiry for insight from casino operators, Fertita laid out a litany of improvements that the…Read More