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Gamblers and scandals go together like bacon and eggs. It’s like a marriage made in Heaven. Whether it’s embezzlement, prostitution, cheating or even drugs, there is likely to be a gambler caught up in it somewhere.

We bring you the scandalous lowdown on what’s going on around the world so you can stand back in shocked horror, and then read on to find out more.

‘Mr. Las Vegas’ Wayne Newton Increasing Security After Returning Home to Find Burglary in Progress: Part of Dramatic Crime Wave Across Valley

Wayne Newton and Kathleen

Perennial Las Vegas headliner Wayne Newton and wife Kathleen were the victims of a home invasion burglary Wednesday night, which they interrupted in flagrante. In response, the couple says they’re now upping security measures at their residence. The Newtons returned to their Las Vegas home close to midnight on Wednesday following the iconic performer’s “Up…Read More

Russians Find Their Flair, Saudis Collapse, Robbie Williams Flips the Bird: World Cup Day One Highlights

Russia wins opening World Cup match v Saudis

Russia kicked the World Cup off in style on Thursday, thumping five past a hopeless Saudi Arabia. Even the naturally ice-cold Russian President Vladimir Putin, who was seated in the stands next to Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammad Bin-Salman, was visibly embarrassed, offering a diplomatic squirm as the fifth goal sailed in in the 94th…Read More

Lawyers Claim Stephen Paddock Asset Distribution Delayed by FBI, Police Release New Footage

Stephen Paddock Las Vegas shooting

The family of Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock wants nothing to do with his assets and has asked lawyers to distribute whatever equity he left behind to his 1 October victims. But lawyers working on the case say the FBI is preventing that from happening. Appearing before Clark County Court Judge Gloria Sturman, financial accountant…Read More

Former Owner of Encore Boston Harbor Plot Sues Wynn Resorts for Allegedly Reneging on ‘Secret Deal’

Encore Boston Harbor

A former director of FTB Realty, the company that sold the plot of land to Wynn Resorts on which the Encore Boston Harbor is being built, is suing the casino giant for $18.6 million. Anthony Gattineri claims Wynn Resort’s senior vice-president of development, Robert DeSalvio, promised to pay him this amount of money in secret,…Read More

Las Vegas Casino Hotel Security for Guests Under Spotlight, After Details of Circus-Circus Vietnamese Couple’s Gruesome Murder Emerge

Las Vegas casino security

Does Las Vegas casino hotel security look out for its patrons, or only its money? That’s the question being posed following the murder on June 1 of two Vietnamese tourists staying at Circus-Circus who were victims of an alleged “door pusher.” It’s now been two weeks since Sang Boi Nghia and Khuong Ba Le Nguyen were found…Read More

Imperial Pacific On Track to Complete Scandal-Ridden Saipan Casino

Imperial Pacific to Complete Grand Mariana Casino on Saipan

Chinese casino developer Imperial Pacific has vowed that its Grand Mariana Casino Hotel & Resort on the Pacific Island of Saipan will be completed, despite delays, and admitted in its March earnings report that it was still seeking financial backing to finish the project. Speaking to GGRAsia on the sidelines of the Japan Gaming Congress…Read More

Major South Korean Crypto Exchange Coinone Facing Online Gambling Charges

Coinone charged with illegal gambling

The CEO and two of executives of South Korea’s third-largest cryptocurreny exchange, Coinone, will be charged by South Korean police with offering illegal online gambling through its margin trading operation. Following a ten-month investigation, 20 of the exchange’s traders are also in the frame, South Korea’s Cybercrime Investigation Unit of the Southern Provincial Police Department…Read More

Belmont Stakes Favorite Justify Will Vie for Triple Crown Saturday, While Humane Society of US, ASPCA Shed Light on Dark Side of Horse Racing

Justify Belmont Stakes

Justify — 2018’s Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner — has already made horse racing history. Now he’s 1.5 miles away from becoming an industry legend. The three-year-old colt is on a roll. He bested the field at a muddy and slippery Kentucky Derby before hanging on by a nose to take the Preakness Stakes…Read More

Paddy Power 2018 Russia World Cup Polar Bear Painting Stunt Stirs Up Outrage, UK Bookmaker Scrambles to Explain

Paddy Power Polar Bear St George's cross

When Paddy Power — the always-controversial UK bookmaker — wanted to use the 2018 Russia World Cup as a platform to draw attention to the plight of the region’s polar bears, it came up with a crazy idea: to paint the English team’s St. George’s cross on, well, an actual bear. Or so it seemed,…Read More

Entire Saudi Refereeing Team Banned from Russia 2018 World Cup Under Match-Fixing Cloud

Fahad Al-Mirdasi banned from Russia 2018 World Cup

With less than two weeks to go before the 2018 World Cup kicks off in Russia, FIFA, the world soccer governing body, has booted the entire Saudi refereeing team over a match-fixing scandal. The news comes after Fahad Al-Mirdasi, who has served as a full international referee for FIFA since 2011, was banned from soccer…Read More

Punk Rockers NOFX Shooting Joke Falls Flat in Las Vegas, Fallout Comes Fast and Furious

NOFX

NOFX probably won’t be invited back to play Las Vegas again anytime soon. Although that may be the least of the band’s worries after what one band member made light of at a Vegas punk rock music festival last weekend. The veteran punk rockers are facing hefty backlash after making a joke about the mass…Read More

Wynn Resorts Chops Salon Director Claude Baruk, as Company Looks to Wash Image

Wynn Resorts salon Claude Baruk

Wynn Resorts has cut ties with salon director Claude Baruk at its two Las Vegas properties. Wynn Chief Marketing Officer Michael Weaver confirmed this week that the salons at Wynn Las Vegas and Encore will no longer carry Baruk’s name. The company provided no further details. Wynn Resorts is in the midst of trying to…Read More

‘Active Shooter’ Game Generates Strong Criticism, Steam Platform to Debut Title Next Week

Steam Valve Active Shooter game

“Active Shooter,” a forthcoming first-person shooter game that allows players on the Steam gaming platform to assume the roles of such murderers, is generating a strong response from critics who claim the simulation glorifies such horror. The game is developed by a Russian company called Acid, and is set to release June 6 on Valve’s…Read More

Isn’t It Ironic: Steve Wynn Highest-Paid Nevada Casino Exec in 2017, Former CEO Made $34.5M

Steve Wynn casino CEO pay

Steve Wynn had a disastrous end to 2017, but the former casino CEO still managed to collect more than $34.5 million in earnings. According to financial research group Equilar and the Associated Press, Wynn was the highest-paid CEO in Nevada last year with cash and stock totaling $34,522,695. The median employee salary at Wynn Resorts…Read More

Three Mario Batali Las Vegas Restaurants Get the Hook, Celebrity Chef Under NYPD Alleged Sexual Misconduct Investigation

Mario Batali Las Vegas restaurants

Mario Batali — who in December of last year stepped down from daily management of his Las Vegas eateries, as well as of the rest of his 24-restaurant empire — will now see all three of his Sin City establishments shut down permanently at the end of July. The move comes in the wake of…Read More