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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.

Landing International Continues Construction of Philippine Resort in Defiance of Duterte

NayonLanding

Landing International is pressing ahead with the construction of its $1.5 billion NayonLanding integrated resort in the Philippines’ Entertainment City, despite having incurred the ire of the country’s strongman president Rodrigo Duterte. According to the Philippine Star on Monday, “bulldozers, backhoes, graders, cement mixers and dump trucks” were out in force on the plot of…Read More

West Village Illegal Poker Room Promoter Geeta Singh Arraigned in Manhattan, Prosecutors Deride Self-Comparison to LeBron James

LeBron James of Poker

Overhear someone talking about “the LeBron James of Poker,” and you might assume people are talking about Phil Ivey, Daniel Negreanu, or Justin Bonomo. But rather than one of those famous high rollers, it was the ringleader of a relatively small-time New York City poker ring who gave herself that lofty title. Geeta Singh appeared…Read More

Caesars Palace Security Room Inspections Spook Guests, Surveillance Posted to Social Media

Caesars Palace security Def Con

Caesars Palace security officials are reportedly scaring guests as they carry out room inspections. And earlier this month, two guards reportedly videotaped a suite and shared clips to social media platform Snapchat. VICE reports that the videotaping incident occurred on August 7, two days before the annual Def Con exhibition began. Def Con is one…Read More

Losing Bidders Cry Foul in Andorra Casino Tender

Andorra casino

Andorra, the tiny country in the Pyrenees Mountains between France and Spain, is prepared to have its first ever casino, but the project has become mired in controversy before a single stone has been laid. A group of disgruntled operators are wondering just how they could all have lost the tender to a little-known local…Read More

Chinese Migrant Workers in Philippines Say They’re Being Held Hostage by Manila Gaming Company

Chinese nationals to Philippines

Thousands of Chinese nationals working in the Philippines claim they were lured to the Southeast Asian country with promises of high-paying jobs. Instead, migrants say they’re working sundry jobs under suboptimal, sometimes near-slave-like conditions in the employ of one of the country’s top gaming operators in the capital city of Manila — while billions of dollars in…Read More

Steve Wynn Rape Accuser Has Credibility Issues, But Judge Dismisses Billionaire’s Defamation Lawsuit

Steve Wynn rape lawsuit

A woman who claims Steve Wynn raped her in either 1973 or 1974 and gave birth to his daughter in a gas station restroom provided an extraordinary sworn statement to law enforcement when she made the allegations in February. Halina Kuta says in the affidavit that she bore not one, but multiple children, with the…Read More

Ladbrokes Coral Sportsbook Worker Faces Prison Over ‘Past-Posting’ Scam

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The assistant manager of a bookmaker’s shop in Dundee, Scotland, is facing prison after a glitch in the computer system allowed him to scam his employer, Ladbrokes Coral, out of more than £40,000 ($51,000). Gavin Thomson worked for a Coral betting shop in the eastern Scottish city when he discovered the bug which enabled him…Read More

‘Real Life’ Loot Box Site is Actually Real Life Gambling, According to Critics

DrakeMall

The website DrakeMall.com has an interesting USP: it’s the only site that offers real-world loot boxes. Inspired by the chance-based reward mechanisms found in video games, DrakeMall gives its users the chance to buy and open digital treasure chests that could ultimately contain any one of a number of products. Pay $29.99 to open the…Read More

Def Con Hackers Conference Hits Las Vegas, Linq Slots Go Dark: Coincidence?

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When the Def Con convention of global hackers assembled en masse in Las Vegas on Caesars Palace and the Flamingo on Thursday, it only took two days for a major slots snafu to hit town as well. And the juxtaposition of the two events caused questions as whether one had anything to do with the…Read More

Philippines President Duterte’s Relative Emerges as Whistleblower in Manila Casino Land Lease Scandal

Philippines casino Manila Rodrigo Duterte

A relative of Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte says she was the whistleblower to the administration in exposing a flawed land lease contract that officials in Manila offered to a casino developer. Hong Kong gaming and hospitality company Landing International received a provisional permit from federal regulators to build a $1.5 billion integrated resort in July….Read More

CG Technology Fined $250,000 By Nevada Regulators, Ordered to Dump Proprietary Sports Betting Technology for Infractions

CG Technology Nevada GCB fines

CG Technology (CGT) has agreed to scrap all proprietary wagering technology at its Nevada sports books after state gaming authorities found it was culpable for a litany of compliance violations. The operator agreed to pay a $250,000 for taking out-of-state bets on its Nevada-only mobile offering, accepting wagers after games had finished, and underpaying and…Read More

Kazuo Okada Claims Innocence in Corruption Investigation, Says Universal Running Smear Campaign

Kazuo Okada Manila scandal

Japanese billionaire Kazuo Okada is defending his reputation against corruption claims asserted by Universal Entertainment Corporation (UEC), the company he founded and made into one of Asia’s largest gaming groups. Following his arrest earlier this month in Hong Kong, the 75-year-old Okada is firing back at media speculation that the businessman has been charged with…Read More

NFL National Anthem Protests Continue, But Football Keeps the Bets Coming Nonetheless

NFL national anthem protest kneeling

New season, same national anthem protests from NFL players. Week one of the preseason kicked off this week, and players took to the ground to continue demonstrating what they believe to be racial inequality and police brutality against minorities in the United States. Two Miami Dolphins, wide receivers Kenny Stills and Albert Wilson, kneed during the…Read More

Broadcom Billionaire Henry Nicholas, Ex-Wife of Wells Fargo Heir Busted at Wynn Encore in Las Vegas for Alleged Drug Trafficking

Henry Nicholas III and Ashley Fargo

Henry Nicholas III — the billionaire Broadcom founder — was arrested by Las Vegas Metro police on Thursday on suspicion of drug trafficking after a large stash of heroin, methamphetamine, cocaine and ecstasy was discovered in his room at the Wynn Encore on the Strip. Nicholas — worth $3.1 billion, according to Forbes — was…Read More

Lawsuits Allege Rivers Casino Illegally Surveilled Customer Cell Phones

Rivers Casino Pittsburgh security lawsuit

Two women say the Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh illegally used surveillance cameras to zoom in on their cell phones and record their text and email messages, as well as financial information displayed through an app. In two lawsuits filed in the Allegheny County Common Pleas Court last week, plaintiffs Hayley Clerici and Julie Capone claim…Read More