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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

Game of Thrones Betting Market Suspended Over Suspicious Bran Stark Wagers

Game of Thrones Betting Pulled on Bran Stark

UK bookmakers have suspended betting markets on who will be sitting on the Iron Throne at the end of the final season of Game of Thrones after a flurry of fishy bets on Bran Stark. Until this week, Bran, the crippled youngest son of Ned Stark, was a long shot to end to up as…Read More

Beijing Spies on Chinese Officials Gambling in Macau, Says Senior Lawmaker

Ho Iat Seng

The Chinese mainland officials who once piled the proceeds of their embezzlement onto the baccarat tables of Macau are a thing of the past, according to Ho Iat Seng, president of the enclave’s legislative assembly. Speaking to Chinese state-run media during a trip to Beijing this week, Ho claimed that the facial recognition technology used…Read More

Could Shinzo Abe Corruption Scandal Derail Casino Process?

Shinzo and Akie Abe

Late last week, the Japanese lawmakers building a framework of regulation for the country’s future casino industry said they would petition the national government to speed up the legislative process. With a mid-April deadline looming, the ruling Liberal Democrat Party (LDP) task-force is anxious to get a bill to parliament this month so that it…Read More

Tiny California Tribe Pays Highest Interest on Casino Junk Bond Since Economic Crash

Buena Vista Rancheria casino

The Buena Vista Rancheria band of Me-Wuk Indians has finally received financial backing for its long-cherished dream of a casino in Amador County, California. But unfortunately, it comes in the form of a junk bond with the highest interest rates seen since the financial meltdown. According to International Financing Review, the tribe will pay 14.425…Read More

Paddy Power Goes Ballistic with Odds on Donald Trump, Kim Jong Un Nuclear De-escalation Talks

Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un

News that US President Donald Trump has agreed to meet with North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un to talk nuclear de-escalation has global pundits in a quandary. Is North Korea sincere? Is Trump walking into a political trap? Can a scrappy New York billionaire and former real estate developer broker lasting peace and save…Read More

Resorts World New York City Female Employees Allege Casino Doing Little to Prevent Harassment and Assault

Resorts World New York City harassment

Resorts World New York City, the Genting-owned casino in Queens, is accused in a lawsuit of failing to protect female workers from various forms of harassment and assault. According to the New York Daily News, bartender Tuwanna “Trish” Anderson said she was the victim of a violent assault by a male coworker that left her…Read More

Latest Lawsuit Claims Steve Wynn Pressured Salon Employees to Make Video Denying Assault

Steve Wynn scandal lawsuit

In the days following the Steve Wynn sexual harassment media bombshell, the billionaire allegedly met with certain employees and demanded that they deny the claims in a video recording. A lawsuit filed this week claims the casino mogul and Wynn Resorts founder met with salon employees on or around January 31, which was less than…Read More