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Las Vegas Strip Revenues Fall in October, Mandalay Bay Tragedy Continues to Impact Casinos

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The Las Vegas mass shooting on October 1 led to a decrease in gambling revenue last month, as Strip casinos saw their wins lowered by six percent. The lower intake was anticipated following the Mandalay Bay shooting that slaughtered 58 country music concert attendees. Strong performances off the Strip, including a 10 percent jump in…Read More

Connecticut’s Foxwoods Casino Can Stay Mum on Fatality, Thanks to Gaming Compact

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A little-known Connecticut gaming compact clause means the state’s Foxwoods Casino, run by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, won’t have to disclose details of how a patron died on property. In-House Fatality On October 24, Mashantucket Pequot police said they responded to an escalator injury shortly after 1 am. A guest was transported to a…Read More

Sheldon Adelson Loses Appeal in Defamation Suit over Prostitution Practices in Macau

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Las Vegas Sands billionaire Sheldon Adelson’s reputation was not harmed by a Democratic Jewish group’s claims in 2012 that the casino magnate allowed prostitution to take place inside his Macau resorts. That’s according to the US 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan, which on Tuesday upheld earlier court rulings. During the 2012 presidential election,…Read More

Man Robs Bellagio Poker Room at Gunpoint, Suspect Still at Large

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Las Vegas police are still searching for a man who robbed the Bellagio’s poker cage at gunpoint on Tuesday afternoon. The robbery took place around 3:50 pm local time, with several games going on in the poker room at the time hardly interrupted. According to police, the robbery was a straightforward operation. A man brandishing…Read More

Fourth Aussie Whistleblower Alleges Crown Casino Slot Machine Tampering in Melbourne

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Another former Crown Casino employee and whistleblower has joined three others in accusing the gaming operator in Melbourne, Australia of deliberately manipulating and tampering slot machines. According to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), the latest accuser is a former employee of the casino who worked there for several years, and who wishes to remain anonymous….Read More

Gamblers Mysteriously Pass Out at Upstate New York Casino

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Two gamblers at the Seneca Niagara Casino in Niagara Falls, New York, say they have no recollection of passing out while playing the slot machines. When they awoke, they claimed they were missing about $260 in cash and redemption tickets. The couple, reported to be in their 60s, were taken to the Niagara Falls Memorial…Read More

David Baazov Wants Case Against Him Dismissed Following Delays

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Amaya founder and former CEO David Baazov has filed a motion to dismiss the insider-trading case against him, claiming that Quebec’s securities regulator has done such a poor job of managing its prosecution of the case that his trial cannot take place in a reasonable amount of time. According to a report in The Globe…Read More

Las Vegas’ New TV Ad Campaign, Like Sin City Itself, Has an Identity Crisis

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“Visit Las Vegas.” It’s not quite as compelling as “What Happens Here, Stays Here,” with the illicit sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll all that implies, that reigned as one of the most iconic ad campaigns of all time for 15 years. Nearly two months removed from the October 1 shooting that left 58 country…Read More

Hundreds Prosecuted for Minor Gaming Violations at Colorado Casinos

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If you happen upon a slot machine that still has a few credits left on it, you might feel like you’ve earned an unexpected bonus as you press the button. But if you’re in a Colorado casino, you might actually be earning yourself a criminal record in the process. According to a report by KDVR,…Read More

UCLA Basketball Struggling Against Opponents and Distractions as NCAA Tourney Odds Drop

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The UCLA basketball team has been battling two opponents, those on the court and one of the fathers of the three players suspended for shoplifting in China earlier this month. Recently the Bruins haven’t been having much success in defeating either. The team lost to Creighton on Monday, 100-89 and it was their first defeat…Read More

MGM Resorts Named in Lawsuits Filed by Attorneys Representing Over 450 Las Vegas Shooting Victims

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MGM Resorts International is one of seven defendants named in numerous lawsuits filed this week by attorneys representing more than 450 victims of the October 1 Las Vegas shooting. Five new cases have been filed, including two wrongful death suits for the families of victims Christopher Roybal and Rocio Guillen-Jaksha. Lawsuits for Kristina Staples, who…Read More

Las Vegas Casino and Church Shooting Plot Prevented, FBI Charges Ohio Man, Could Face 20 Years

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An Ohio man threatening another Las Vegas casino shooting has been arrested and charged by federal authorities. The FBI says Wei Li, 28, sent numerous text messages to his estranged wife, who lives in Las Vegas, warning her of an impending mass shooting at casinos and at the church she attends. It wasn’t stated if…Read More

MGM Mandalay Bay Elevator Access Now Requires Guests to Show Room Keys, But Will It Matter?

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MGM’s Mandalay Bay is now stationing security officers at guest elevator banks, and the guards are requiring patrons to produce their room keys before being allowed access. The Las Vegas Review-Journal was first to report on the new security procedures, and MGM later confirmed the news in a statement. Las Vegas casinos remain on high…Read More

Wynn Resorts Must Face Former Shareholder Kazuo Okada in Court, Judge Rules

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Wynn Resorts must have its day in court to defend actions taken by its board regarding the 2012 ouster of Japanese billionaire Kazuo Okada from its ranks and subsequent redemption of his 20 percent stake in the casino conglomerate. Through a lawsuit filed in Clark County, Nevada, Okada had demanded that Wynn reveal the specific…Read More

Senator Al Franken’s Sexual Misconduct Exposed by Former ‘Poker After Dark’ Host Leeann Tweeden

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US Senator Al Franken (D-Minnesota) reportedly sexually harassed Leeann Tweeden, whose former television hosting gigs include NBC’s Poker After Dark and the celebrity-filled National Heads-Up Poker Championship.  The incidents, according to Tweeden who is now making the TV news rounds to tell her story, occurred more than a decade ago during a 2006 USO trip that…Read More