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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.

National Politics Happen in Vegas: Adelsons Add $25M to GOP Midterms; Biden, Trump, Obama Stumping across Nevada

Sheldon Adelson

LVS Corp Chairman and CEO Sheldon Adelson and his wife, Miriam, have splurged another $25 million in a bid to help Republicans retain control of the US Senate in November’s midterm elections. According to Bloomberg, this adds to the $87 million they have already contributed to the GOP this election cycle, which already surpasses the…Read More

The Show Must Go On: WWE Likely to Hold Pay-Per-View in Saudi Arabia Despite Criticism

WWE Crown Jewel Saudi Arabia

Not too long ago, professional sports leagues hated the idea of putting a team in Las Vegas, afraid that the gaming industry presence would make fans question the integrity of their contests. As the Vegas Golden Knights and the upcoming move that will bring the Oakland Raiders to town have shown, that’s no longer seen…Read More

Odds Shorten on Adam Laxalt Winning Nevada Governor Race After Campaign Manager Alleges Attack by Liberal Operative

Adam Laxalt Nevada governor race

Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt, the Republican candidate in the state’s gubernatorial race, has closed the gap on his opponent, current Clark County Commissioner Steve Sisolak. And it appears an alleged attack on Laxalt’s campaign manager by a liberal operative is only helping the conservative’s cause. Kristin Davison, 31, alleged she was physically attacked by…Read More

‘Lotto Rapist’ Claims Malicious Prosecution in £2.5 Million Fraud Trial

Edward Putman

A UK lottery winner charged with faking his ticket to win a £2.5 million ($3.27 million) jackpot almost ten years ago pleaded not guilty to one count of fraud by false representation during a hearing at St Albans Magistrate Court on Tuesday. Edward Putman, 53, believes he is being “maliciously prosecuted,” his lawyer said. Putman was…Read More

Nevada Brothel Owner Dennis Hof Dead at 72, Status of Raiders-Themed Cathouse Uncertain

Dennis Hof dead Nevada brothel prostitution

Dennis Hof — America’s most famous legal pimp — is dead at the age of 72. The news came as a shock to those closest to him, as the longtime Nevada brothel owner had just recently celebrated his birthday with a star-studded bash that included such names as pornstar Ron Jeremy, former Arizona sheriff Joe…Read More

Paddy Power Betfair Fined £2.2 Million for Failing to Detect Criminal Gambling Sprees

Paddy Power Betfair

UK regulators have fined Paddy Power Betfair (PPB) £2.2 million ($2.9 million), after the operator failed to stop two customers from gambling “significant sums” of stolen money on the Betfair betting exchange. According to The Guardian, one of these customers was Simon Price, the former chief executive of Birmingham Dogs Home, in the UK’s Midlands…Read More

Philippines Boracay Island Reopens, But Casinos Remain Banned

Boracay Island casino Philippines

Boracay Island has reopened to Filipino citizens after a six-month cleanup ordered by President Rodrigo Duterte. They’ll find a much different four-mile island than the one they left. Duterte ordered the popular vacation destination’s closure on April 4 after calling it a “cesspool” where its once famous turquoise waters “smelled of sh*t.” The temporary closure…Read More

Sheriff Gaming CEO Faces Four Years in Dutch Prison

Sheriff Gaming

The trial of Sheriff Gaming CEO Stijn Flapper got underway in a District Court in Den Bosch, Netherlands on Thursday, with the Public Prosecution Services demanding tough prison sentences for the former online gaming executive and his co-accused, brothers Maurice and Michel Gregoire. The trio were owners of online slots developer Sheriff Gaming and parent company the…Read More

Imperial Pacific Lays Off Construction Workers as Concerns Deepen for Controversial Saipan Casino Project

Imperial Pacific

Imperial Pacific International’s always-controversial Saipan casino project drew fresh exasperation from the long-suffering officials on the Pacific island late last week when it unexpectedly laid off 80 construction workers. According to local media reports, there are rumors the company is soon to release a 100 more. IPI is building the impossibly rococo Imperial Palace Casino…Read More

PSG V Red Star Champions League Game Investigated for Match-fixing After Rumored €5 Million Mega-Bet

Champions League

Paris St Germain’s (PSG) 6-1 Champions League drubbing of Red Star Belgrade earlier this month is being probed by French police for match-fixing. French sports daily L’Equipe reports that an investigation was launched following allegations that an unnamed Red Star official placed a €5 million ($5.7 million) mega-bet on the Serbian team to lose by…Read More

Lessons Learned: Casino Security Still Top of Mind One Year After Mandalay Bay Shooting Tragedy, But Solutions Remain Complex

Las Vegas shooter casino security

Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock told inquisitive Mandalay Bay staff members that the excess of luggage he was loading to his 32nd-floor suite — which actually contained firearms he planned to use to kill attendees of a music festival happening below — was related to a family reunion. Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo made the…Read More

Nevada Athletic Commission Issues Temporary Ban for McGregor and Nurmagomedov, More Suspensions and Fines Likely

Nurmagomedov McGregor Suspensions NAC

The Nevada Athletic Commission has announced the first temporary suspensions for Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov following the chaotic scene that broke out after their lightweight championship fight at UFC 229. According to NAC executive director Bob Bennett, both fighters have been issued 10-day temporary suspensions that will begin on Oct. 15. Nurmagomedov Yet to…Read More

Ronaldo Camp Claims Palms Penthouse Alleged Rape Documents Were Falsified by Hacker

Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo’s lawyer claims that whistleblower website “Football Leaks” documents — relating to a settlement made by the soccer player to a woman who accused him of a 2009 rape at the Palms in Las Vegas — were “falsified” by a “cyber criminal.” Ronaldo denies having raped Kathryn Mayorga in his Palms Hotel & Casino…Read More

Rank Group Fined Six Figures for Allowing Problem Gambler to Blow $1.3 Million in a Single Day

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has levied a £500,000 ($661,000) fine against the Rank Group for failing to help a high roller, a problem gambler who lost £1,000,000 ($1.3 million) in just 24 hours. According to the regulator, the Rank Group fell “into the trap of thinking VIP customers don’t experience difficulties.” The Berkshire, UK-based…Read More

Former Local DNC Chair Faces Prison for Arranging Illegal Payment from Amaya’s David Baazov to NY Governor Andrew Cuomo

David Baazov

A former chair of the DNC for Erie County in New York State pleaded guilty in a Manhattan federal court to conspiracy to cause a foreign donation in a state election on Tuesday. Steven Pigeon faces up to 16 months in prison for arranging to disguise the source of a $25,000 contribution to the reelection…Read More