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‘Match Poker’ Given Observer Status, First Step towards Olympic Inclusion

Ladbrokes Court of Appeal.

Could there be a day when a form of poker is seen in the Olympic Games? The game may have taken its first step on the road to inclusion this month, as an international body that says it works closely with the International Olympic Committee gave it and other lesser-known sports recognition for the first…Read More

The 13, Flamboyant Investor Stephen Hung’s Ultra-Luxury Macau Resort, Might Open Without Gambling

The 13 Macau Stephen Hung

The 13 is reportedly nearing completion on the 200 all-villa hotel, but the $1.6 billion development located south of the Cotai Strip in the Coloane Village reportedly won’t have a casino when it opens in the coming months. Speaking this week with GGRAsia, Lionel Leong, Macau’s third most senior government official who heads the city’s…Read More

Mandalay Bay Security Guard Jesus Campos Breaks His Silence with Ellen DeGeneres Interview, Says He’s Doing Better Each Day

Jesus Campos Las Vegas shooting

Jesus Campos, the Mandalay Bay security guard who was the first to respond to the 32nd floor the night of October 1, is finally opening up publicly, more than two weeks after mass shooter Stephen Paddock killed 58 people in Las Vegas at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival. The media has been hounding…Read More

Mandalay Bay Security Guard Jesus Campos Nowhere to Be Found, Interviews Canceled at Eleventh Hour

Jesus Campos security Las Vegas shooting

Jesus Campos, the first person to arrive outside Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock’s Mandalay Bay suite on the 32nd floor on October 1, is staying out of public view and avoiding the media. The man who’s been hailed as a hero in limiting the carnage Paddock caused had planned to give numerous interviews late last…Read More

MGM and Las Vegas Metro Police Timelines Finally Align, Crisis Management Firm Called in by Mandalay Bay Parent

MGM Joe Lombardo Las Vegas timeline

MGM Resorts International caused plenty of controversy when it publicly corrected law enforcement’s record of the October 1 shooting at its Mandalay Bay property. After Metro Police and Sheriff Joe Lombardo revised the timeline of events surrounding the deadliest shooting in modern US history, the casino conglomerate was quick to challenge the updated account. This…Read More

Landing International Sells London’s Uber-Elite Les Ambassadeurs Casino for $320.3 Million

Les Ambassadeurs casino, London

Hong Kong-based Landing International has sold Les Ambassadeurs Club, the exclusive high-end casino in London’s affluent Mayfair district, for $320.3 million. Landing announced the sale had been completed on Wednesday. The buyer is believed to be Paul Suen Cho Hung, owner of Birmingham City, a soccer club in England’s second tier. “Les A,” as it…Read More

MGM Resorts Disputes Las Vegas Metro Revised October 1 Shooting Timeline

MGM Resorts Joe Lombardo Las Vegas

MGM Resorts, the parent company of Mandalay Bay where the October 1 shooting that killed 58 people took place, is now taking issue with the latest timeline of events as laid out by Las Vegas Metro police head and Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo. On Monday, Lombardo said that Mandalay Bay security guard Jesus Campos…Read More

NHL’s Vegas Golden Knights Play Historic First Home Game at T-Mobile, Sportsbooks Celebrate

vegas golden knights

The National Hockey League’s Vegas Golden Knights make their home debut Tuesday night and not only are fans celebrating the city’s first major professional sports team, but so are overjoyed bettors. The expansion squad has been paying off people who were gutsy enough to place wagers on them. The Golden Knights started their season with…Read More

Atlantic City Could See Two Casinos Reopen in 2018, Atlantic Club Deal Reportedly in Works

Atlantic City Atlantic Club casino resort

Atlantic City will get its eighth casino when the former Trump Taj Mahal reopens as Hard Rock next year, but the Boardwalk resort might not be the only shuttered property to return to life in 2018. According to The Press of Atlantic City, a deal is in the works for Florida-based TJM Properties to sell…Read More

Caesars Officially Emerges from Bankruptcy as Restructured Casino Giant, No Longer Broke

CEO Mark Frissora, as Caesars emerges from bankruptcy

It’s a wrap. Caesars’ tortuous bankruptcy, described by one of the casino group’s own lawyers as the “largest and most complex bankruptcy in a generation,” is over and, frankly, few could have imagined it would all end so well. Over the past two and a half years, we’ve had multi-billion-dollar lawsuits, bitter recriminations, stalling tactics…Read More

Penn National Gaming in Reported Merger Talks with Regional Operator Pinnacle Entertainment

Penn National Pinnacle Entertainment merger talks

Penn National Gaming, the company that owns both the Tropicana and M Resorts on the Las Vegas Strip, is exploring acquisition of Midwestern operator Pinnacle Entertainment, according to the Wall Street Journal. The two casino conglomerates have been holding “off-and-on-again” discussions about a consolidation of their combined 49 gaming properties for awhile, although they have…Read More

Las Vegas Shooter Stephen Paddock’s Past Reveals Loner Who Liked Hookers, Planned Attack Meticulously

Stephen Paddock Las Vegas shooting

Details of mass killer Stephen Paddock are starting to paint a picture of a loner who liked to hang out with prostitutes in Las Vegas, had recently gained a lot of weight, and might not even have been set on Las Vegas and the Route 91 Harvest Festival as his original target. Adam Le Fevre, an…Read More

Las Vegas Shooter Stephen Paddock May Have Planned Escape, Targeted Jet Fuel Tanks

Stephen Paddock Mandalay Bay Las Vegas

Las Vegas Sheriff Joseph Lombardo revealed at his most recent press briefing that investigators believe shooter Stephen Paddock didn’t plan for things to end the way that they did. He wanted to cause many more fatalities, and much more chaos. Lombardo said law enforcement is not ruling out that Paddock had plans to escape his…Read More

President Donald Trump Arrives in Las Vegas Following Tragedy, Former Casino Owner Meets with Victims and First Responders

President Donald Trump Las Vegas shooting

President Donald Trump visited Las Vegas on Wednesday, less than 72 hours after shooter Stephen Paddock opened fire from his hotel suite on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay targeting thousands of people attending a nearby outdoor country music concert. A total of 59 people, including Paddock, died in the carnage, the deadliest US…Read More

George Foreman Challenges Actor Stephan Seagal to Fight

George Foreman, Steven Seagal

Let’s get ready to stumble! Or bumble, because 68-year-old George Foreman challenged 65-year-old actor and martial artist Steven Seagal to a 10-round senior citizen boxing match in Las Vegas. The former heavyweight champion issued the proposition on his Twitter account Monday. While Foreman’s idea was quickly mocked on social media, he appeared serious. His first…Read More