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Short Stack Donald Trump Shoves Against Hillary Clinton in Second Presidential Debate

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Donald Trump entered the 2016 presidential election against Hillary Clinton as the severe short stack. He’s only hurt his chances over the last week after a video from 2005 surfaced with the Republican candidate boasting about grabbing women by the genitals. Before last night’s second presidential debate in St. Louis, Trump’s run at the Oval…Read More

Quebec Financial Regulator Critical of David Baazov Tribunal Non-Presence


Ex-Amaya chief David Baazov’s absence on the final day of a hearing in Montreal on Wednesday spoke volumes, according to the Quebec financial regulator, AMF. The Canadian province’s equivalent of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) stateside has charged him with securities fraud. This was an administrative hearing, which Baazov was not legally required to…Read More

Allegations Levied Against Mike Pence: Casino Industry Donated to Campaign Despite State Gaming Ban


Donald Trump’s running mate Mike Pence has been accused of benefitting from campaign donations from casino companies, despite an Indiana law prohibiting gaming industry donations to state officials. A report in the International Businesses Times also notes that Republican vice-presidential candidate Pence has furthered casino company interests within the state, contrary to his declared socially…Read More

Online Gambling Industry Recoils at Mirai DDoS Attack Threat


Mirai, the and most powerful Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack ever registered, was publicly posted online on Friday, prompting fears within the online gambling community that hackers have a potent new tool to hold them to ransom. The coding for the malware was published anonymously on hacking community website HackForums. Internet gaming companies have…Read More

CG Technology Fined $22.5 Million for Illegal Gambling and Money Laundering Charges


CG Technology (CGT), formerly Cantor Gaming, has agreed to pay $22.5 million to US authorities to settle charges of illegal gambling and money laundering. The fine will release the bookmaker, which operates sports books in Las Vegas at the Venetian, the Palms, the Hard Rock Hotel, the Tropicana, and others, from liability for prosecution. Federal…Read More

Venetian and Palazzo Casinos Accused of Aiding in Money Laundering Scheme

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The Venetian and The Palazzo resorts are being accused in a Clark County lawsuit of knowingly assisting money laundering, and allowing “shrills” to take out millions of dollars in credit. Xiufei Yang, 59, and Meie Sun, 52, owe the two Las Vegas Sands casinos a total of $6.4 million. The Sheldon Adelson-owned gaming conglomerate recently…Read More

Was a Cuban Casino on Donald Trump’s Mind in 1998?

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Donald Trump has denied a report from Newsweek claiming that a Cuban casino was being considered by the Republican Party presidential candidate in the late 1990s. The report implied that the billionaire’s company violated the United States embargo against Cuba back in 1998, but Trump has maintained that he never made any deals in that country….Read More

DraftKings Investigating Collusion Claims Over Winning Brothers’ Score

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DraftKings has said it is investigating the allegations of collusion surrounding one of the winners of its flagship Fantasy Football Millionaire contest over the weekend. A player with the screenname “papagates” shared the $1 million first prize after scoring joint-best of 257,000 players at the close of the weekend’s NFL action. But no sooner had the…Read More

Deutsche Bank Plummets, Then Rebounds, as Major Station Casinos Shareholder Causes Market Turmoil


Deutsche Bank is causing more thrills and chills in the global stock markets than Brexit and the impending US elections combined. The Station casinos major shareholder rebounded early Friday, closing up six percent, following two key announcements: one from CEO John Cryan, who emailed staffers that rumors of the sky falling had been exaggerated, and…Read More

Jeff Guinn, Son of Former Nevada Governor, Accused of Defrauding Late Boyd Gaming President


Jeff Guinn, son of the late Nevada governor Kenny Guinn, is accused of running a Ponzi scheme that allegedly defrauded investors out of millions. Among those who fell victim to the alleged scam include Donna Ruthe, the wife of the former president of casino operator Boyd Gaming Corp and Chuck Ruthe, who died in 2013,…Read More

Wisconsin Gambling Addict Gets Probation for Delivering Hundreds of Pounds of Marijuana

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Wisconsin gambling addict Kongsaden Khammanivong is being given a second chance by a Madison judge. In July of 2015, Khammanivong was indicted by a federal grand jury for conspiring to distribute more than 50 kilograms (100 pounds) of marijuana between January 2014 and his arrest in July of 2015. Khammanivong admitted he turned to delivering…Read More

Maryland Lottery Controversy Over-Inflated $262 Million Tech Contract

Questions over Maryland Lottery Director Gordon Medenica’s links to Scientific Games.

The Maryland Lottery deliberately inflated the price of a $262 million technology contract, wasting millions of dollars that would otherwise have been spent on public education and health programs, according to the losing bidder, London-based IGT. In a letter of complaint seen by the Associated Press, IGT complains that lottery officials overstated the value of…Read More

Huma Abedin Almost-Ex Anthony Weiner Scandal Adds to Clinton Drama as Election Inches Closer


Just when it seemed like nothing worse could affect Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s decimated polling numbers, new scandals involving her top aide Huma Abedin’s soon-to-be-ex-husband Anthony Weiner, and another surrounding her former IT technician Bryan Pagliano, threaten to further drive her numbers down. Hillary for America’s Vice Chairwoman Abedin is the staffer making the most…Read More

North Jersey Casino Poll Reveals Dwindling Support

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The North Jersey casino referendum facing voters in November isn’t likely to pass, according to a new poll conducted by Rutgers-Eagleton’s Center for Public Interest. In a study consisting of 735 registered New Jersey voters, Rutgers-Eagleton found that just 40 percent of respondents support bringing casino-style gambling north in the Garden State. That’s four percent…Read More

YouTube Stars Charged for Promoting Gambling by UKGC

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YouTube stars Craig Douglas and Dylan Rigby have been charged by the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) for encouraging underage video gamers to gamble. In what are first-of-its-kind charges, the Gambling Commission alleges the two vloggers inspired children to gamble and provided instructions on how to do so. Douglas and Rigby focus on the FIFA video…Read More