World's online gaming authority since 1995

Malta Suspends Gaming License Linked to Benedetto Bacchi Mafia Bust

Benedetto Bacchi arrested by Italian police

Italian police have disrupted an illegal gambling operation with links to the Mafia that included an online gambling company owned by the country’s so-called “King of Betting,” Benedetto Bacchi. Bacchi, who was among 31 arrested late last week, had built a network of over 700 illegal betting shops throughout Italy, allegedly under the protection of…Read More

Massachusetts Seeks Plan B in Case Wynn Boston Harbor Sunk by Suitability Probe

US Representative Michael Capuano wants Plan B for Wynn Boston Harbor

Massachusetts lawmakers are pushing for a ‘Plan B’ in case state regulators deem Steve Wynn and Wynn Resorts unsuitable to be licensed for the Wynn Boston Harbor. The company’s eponymous CEO is facing an investigation by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission over what the Wall Street Journal has called “a decades-long pattern of sexual misconduct.” Meanwhile,…Read More

South Korea Casino Kangwon Land to Reduce Hours After Winter Olympics

Kangwon Land casino Winter Olympics

South Korea casino resort Kangwon Land hopes to benefit from the Winter Olympics being held in nearby PyeongChang later this month. The international sporting spectacle officially begins next Friday, February 9, with the opening ceremonies. Following the conclusion of the Winter Games more than two weeks later on February 25, Kangwon Land will prepare for…Read More

South Carolina Lottery in Lawsuit Hell After Printing 42,000 Winning Tickets on Christmas Day

Is South Carolina Lottery the victim of a Bad Santa?

The South Carolina Lottery is facing a lose-lose situation over a botched lottery game that allowed everyone who played it to win-win. For players of the Holiday Cash Add-A-Play game, it was like Christmas had come early, except that it actually was Christmas, so in this case Christmas was pretty much bang on time. Because,…Read More

New Rumors Swirl That $7.5 Million Wynn Payout Involved Paternity Suit, as CEO Tells Employees Company Has ‘Family Culture’

Startling new information about Steve Wynn coming from Bloomberg News suggested on Friday that the $7.5 million payout made to a female employee with whom the CEO allegedly had non-consensual sex may have been made to quell a paternity suit. Bloomberg notes in its story that while no actual evidence exists to support such rumors,…Read More

Fallout from Sexual Assault Allegations Could End Wynn Casino Empire

Steve Wynn sexual assault

Wall Street analysts believe that the fallout from the sexual assault allegations against Wynn Resorts Chairman and CEO Steve Wynn could result in his casino holdings ultimately ending up in the hands of some of his largest competitors. Since the accusations of assault and sexual misconduct were published last week in The Wall Street Journal,…Read More

Las Vegas Police Say Nobody Witnessed Stephen Paddock Suicide

Stephen Paddock

Las Vegas police cleared up one of the more confusing aspects of the timeline surrounding the October 1 shooting at the Route 91 Harvest music festival, confirming that while Stephen Paddock killed himself, nobody actually witnessed him doing so. According to Sgt. Jerry MacDonald of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, Paddock was already dead…Read More

Connecticut’s MMCT Accuses Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke Over Inaction on Satellite Casino

MMCT accuses Ryan Zinke over Connecticut casino

The Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes of Connecticut have accused the Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke of filibustering over the approval of its satellite casino plans at the behest of casino giant MGM. The tribe is suing the DOI over what it claims is illegal inaction. Connecticut has authorized the two tribes, collectively known…Read More

Wynn Boston Harbor Failed to Disclose $7.5 Million Settlement, Massachusetts Gaming Commission Taking Its Time to Consider Facts

Wynn Boston Harbor sexual allegations

While applying for a casino license in 2013, Wynn Boston Harbor kept a $7.5 million settlement made by parent company Wynn Resorts back in 2005 from the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC). The payment was made to a female employee who claimed the billionaire forced her to have sex with him on the premises of his…Read More

US Sanctions Kings Roman Casino in Laos For Operating Global Crime Network

Zhao Wei, owner of the Kings Roman Casino

The United States has designated the Kings Romans Casino in Laos as a “transnational criminal organization,” and as such has placed it and its notorious owner, Zhao Wei, on an organized crime sanctions blacklist. The casino exists in the “Golden Triangle” of Laos, a special economic zone on the Mekong River close to its border…Read More

Steve Wynn Investigation Launched by Nevada Gaming Control Board, Potential Penalties Significant

Steve Wynn sexual misconduct scandal

Steve Wynn is the subject of a formal Nevada Gaming Control Board (NGCB) investigation, as the state regulator confirmed this week that it’s reviewing the sexual misconduct allegations being made against the Las Vegas tycoon. Last week, the Wall Street Journal published a report with claims from numerous female Wynn Resorts workers that allege the…Read More

No Charges Likely for October 1 Shooting Ammo Supplier Douglas Haig, Says Counsel

Douglas Haig revealed as second person of interest in Vegas shooting

Update Jan 31, 1:15 pm PT: Marc J. Victor, the attorney representing Arizona-based ammunitions dealer Douglas Haig, said on Wedneday that he does not expect any charges to be filed against his client in the matter of the Stephen Paddock October 1 shooting at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. ————————————————————————————————————— Douglas Haig, an Arizona-based ammunition supplier,…Read More

Alleged Mafia Kingpin Joey Merlino Offers Odds on His Own Trial

Skinny” Joey Merlino arrives in court

“Skinny” Joey Merlino, alleged boss of the Philadelphia Mob, had some betting advice to offer on Monday as he stood on the steps of the Manhattan federal court where he will face trial this week for illegal gambling, extortion, gun-running, fraud, and racketeering. “Deadlock win, all the way,” Merlino, told The New York Post when…Read More

GGG vs. Alvarez Rematch Scheduled for May 5, Oddsmakers Hope for Different Ending

GGG vs Alvarez boxing odds

Gennady “GGG” Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez are coming to blows once again, as the two middleweight superstars are ready to jump back in the ring eight months after their controversial draw. Promoters for the two boxers announced the rematch will go down on May 5, Cinco de Mayo, at a site to be determined. HBO…Read More

Wynn Resorts Executives, Macau Gaming Regulators Discuss Gaming License Fallout from Sexual Allegations

Wynn Resorts sexual misconduct scandal

Wynn Resorts executives in Macau are doing damage control with Chinese gaming regulators, as their company’s founder and CEO continues to make headlines in the United States and around the world. Macau’s Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau (DICJ) confirmed on Monday that it had met with representatives from the Las Vegas-based casino operator regarding the…Read More