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Rumors: Sir Richard Branson Considering Hard Rock Las Vegas as First Land-Based Casino for Virgin Hotels

Richard Branson

The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas is up for sale and, if the rumors are to be believed, British billionaire Sir Richard Branson is mulling the purchase. Sources told the Las Vegas Review Journal this weekend that Branson’s Virgin Hotels is in “advanced negotiations” to acquire the property, with a deal possible as…Read More

Paddy Power Adjusts Odds for Final 20 Cities Vying to Be Future Home of Amazon HQ2

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is a popular man these days as cities try to woo him and his new company headquarters. (Image: The Verge) Jeff Bezos

Amazon, the world’s largest online retailer and fourth most valuable company in history, announced on Thursday that it had pared down its list of civic suitors from 238 to 20 in pursuit of a new home for its corporate headquarters. The big cut had internet gambling site Paddy Power adjusting its odds accordingly on who…Read More

Resorts World Catskills to Open Feb. 8, Three Weeks Ahead of Schedule

Rendering of Resorts World Catskills casino to open Feb. 8

Resorts World Catskills announced Wednesday that their facilities would open to the public on Feb. 8, finally setting a launch date for the largest of New York’s upstate casinos. The $1 billion resort will open nearly a month ahead of schedule. The new casino-resort is located in the heart of the Catskills, in Thompson, New…Read More

Early Super Bowl Bets Popping Up, Sports Books Sticking with Patriots

Tom Brady

Though there are two games this weekend to decide who will go to Super Bowl LII on Feb. 2 in Minneapolis, MN some online sports books have already posted odds for potential matchups. Much like the rest of the year they are solidly leaning towards the New England Patriots. thinks the defending champions will…Read More

Lucky Dragon in Foreclosure, Asian-Themed Casino to Be Auctioned Off Next Month

Lucky Dragon Las Vegas foreclosure

After a much ballyhooed launch less than two years ago, the Lucky Dragon Hotel and Casino is facing foreclosure, and the off-Strip Asian-themed resort could have a new owner as early as next month.    After closing its casino and restaurants less than two weeks ago, with Lucky Dragon reps at the time claiming the…Read More

Las Vegas Mass Shooting Investigation Takes a New Turn, Metro May File Charges

Las Vegas mass shooting charges

Up until recently, the public has been told that Las Vegas mass shooting gunman Stephen Paddock acted alone the night of October 1 when he fired on a huge crowd below from his 32nd story Mandalay Bay suite. But in court this week, lawyers for the city’s Metro Police Department revealed criminal charges could be…Read More

New England Patriots Large Favorite in AFC Championship, Minnesota Picked to Beat Philadelphia

Tom Brady

New England opened as a 9-point pick to defeat the Jacksonville Jaguars in the AFC Championship, while Minnesota is a 3 ½-point selection to defeat Philadelphia in the NFC Championship. Both the Patriots and the Vikings are the top picks in their conference to win the Super Bowl. The defending Super Bowl champion Patriots have…Read More

Stephen Paddock Mandalay Bay Shooting Investigation Reveals Long-Range Planning, But Still No Motive

Stephen Paddock worked diligently to cover his tracks in the months leading up to his October 1 Mandalay Bay massacre, but in newly released court documents, it appears his girlfriend Marilou Danley was at least tangentially involved in his passion for weaponry. Ahead of Her Time Among more than 300 pages of investigative information made…Read More

Scientists Looking Into Implants, Nasal Sprays to Combat Gambling Addiction

problem gambling implant spray

It’s no secret that while most adults have no problem enjoying gambling responsibly, a small percentage of people can develop addictions that cause them to become compulsive gamblers. But scientists around the globe are looking into ways to treat or prevent these problems, with a couple of unusual solutions making headlines just this week. A…Read More

Russia Eases Tax Filing Requirements for Casinos in Effort to Attract New Investment

Russia casino tax Valdimir Putin

Russia no longer requires casinos to withhold taxes from gamblers who win at least R15,000 ($237). The modification is presumably an effort by the federal government to spur new gaming investment, as Russia’s recently liberated commercial market remains stagnant. President Vladimir Putin signed the casino tax law amendment just before the end of 2017. The…Read More

Paddy Power Sets 500-1 Line on World Ending in 2018, as Donald Trump and Kim Jong-Un Lock Horns

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Irish bookmaker Paddy Power wants to know what the end of the world is worth to bettors. To that end, the operator has set odds for the planet ceasing to exist before break of day on January 1, 2019. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un escalated their mutual nuclear threats this week,…Read More

UFC President Dana White Claims Talks Happening with Floyd Mayweather for MMA Fight

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Floyd Mayweather might be retired from boxing but UFC President Dana White said Wednesday the undefeated pugilist is interested in fighting in Mixed Martial Arts. The 40-year-old athlete quickly shot down White’s claim, but his denial didn’t sound like he was totally adverse to the idea. It began Wednesday when the head of the UFC…Read More

London Casino Playboy Bunny Told to Hop Off After Affair with Married Millionaire Mogul Comes to Light

London Playboy club

25-year-old London Playboy Club casino bunny Victoria Jack lost her job as a croupier there after she broke the cardinal rule of table hopping and fraternized with a wealthy (and she says, unknown to her) married customer. It’s an iron-clad rule at the club, and dealers must agree to abide by it when they work…Read More

Lady Gaga Nearing Las Vegas Residency Deal With MGM Resorts

Lady Gaga Las Vegas residency

Superstar Lady Gaga is reportedly ready to sign with MGM Resorts for a 36-show Las Vegas residency at the company’s rebranded Monte Carlo. According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, the deal will pay her around $400,000 per performance, for a total compensation of $14.4 million. The residency will kick off sometime late next year. Online…Read More

Las Vegas’ Lucky Dragon Casino Low on Luck, as Asian-Themed Resort Reportedly Struggling

Lucky Dragon Las Vegas casino

The Lucky Dragon on West Sahara Avenue, located just steps from Las Vegas Boulevard, opened with much fanfare a year ago this month. But by all apparent signs, the Strip’s first newly constructed casino to debut in some six years has failed to live up to expectations. The 203-room boutique hotel and 27,500-square-foot casino floor…Read More