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Ousted Baylor Football Player Arrested on Vegas Strip, City Continues to Attract Country’s Worst

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Former Baylor football player Tre’Von Armstead was arrested early Monday morning at the Cromwell resort on the Las Vegas Strip on charges of domestic violence battery, resisting a public officer, and tampering with a police vehicle. Armstead, 22, was dismissed from the university’s football team in February of 2016 after a woman said he and…Read More

Illusionist Criss Angel Straightjacket Stunt Gone Wrong Underlines Dangerous Life of Las Vegas Performers

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Criss Angel is today’s Harry Houdini, and like the man who inspired his work, the 49-year-old Las Vegas entertainer is no stranger to a straightjacket. But during a performance of his signature show “Mindfreak Live!” late last week at the Luxor, Angel blacked out during a straightjacket escape that took place just 15 minutes into the…Read More

Phil Mickelson Could Testify in Sports Bettor Billy Walters’ Insider-Trading Trial

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Phil Mickelson is known as a risk-taker on the golf course, but his penchant for hazardous opportunity extends beyond the game that’s made him a millionaire 300 times over. Few golfers are more loved in America than “Lefty,” but outside the ropes, Mickelson runs with a crowd that doesn’t necessarily adhere to the same well-mannered ways….Read More

Ali Qazimaj Guilty of Double Murder in UK to Fund Gambling Habit

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A jury in the UK has found a gambler guilty of killing an elderly couple he believed to be millionaires. Ali Qazimaj, 44, stabbed Peter Stuart, 75 nine times before dumping his body in a water-filled ditch. His wife, Silvia Stuart, 69, whose body has never been found, is missing presumed dead. Qazimaj, an Albanian…Read More

Trump Tells Black Friday Prosecutor Preet Bharara “You’re Fired,” After US Attorney Refuses to Step Down

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Ousted federal prosecutor Preet Bharara changed the face of online gambling in the United States, and the now-former US Attorney for the Southern District of New York isn’t going away without a curtain call of controversy. Known as a Wall Street crusader who targeted corruption and political immorality, Bharara’s tenure as the chief law enforcer…Read More

Feds Charge 21 in ATM Skimming Money-Laundering Scheme That Wound Up at Las Vegas Casinos

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A cross-country money laundering scheme involving 21 people has been disrupted, with the FBI capturing 11 of the alleged culprits to date. They have been charged by US federal authorities, who say that “card skimming” devices were used to steal millions of dollars. The mechanisms used stole money from ATM machines and then laundered the…Read More

Baazov Sells $100 Million of Amaya Stock as Company Seeks Distance from Former CEO

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David Baazov has sold $100 million-worth of shares in PokerStars parent, Amaya, the company he founded and transformed into one of the biggest online gambling entities in the world before his spectacular fall from grace last year. The sale represents a reduction of Baazov’s stake in Amaya from 17.2 percent to around 12.1 percent, a 30…Read More

Gambling Addiction Behind New York Animal Shelter Exec’s Theft of $600K From SPCA

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A devastating gambling addiction is being blamed for the actions of an executive director of a New York animal shelter, who stole well over half a million dollars from the nonprofit organization he had been entrusted to oversee. Paul Morgan, 46, of Salina, New York (a suburb of Syracuse), served as the executive director of the…Read More

Glenn Straub Ups Attacks on Atlantic City, Says New Jersey “Rapes” Businesses

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Glenn Straub says when you come to New Jersey, business owners “have to take all your clothes off” and allow the state to take full advantage. “They don’t know how to not rape you,” he opined. Yep, Straub just went there. The Florida-based developer has officially removed any politically correct buffer he might have had in describing…Read More

Casino Bus Crash Kills Four, Charter Safety Concerns Continue

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A casino bus crash in Mississippi has killed four passengers and injured 40 more, seven critically. The incident occurred in Biloxi after the bus reportedly became stuck while trying to cross train tracks. Moments later, a freight train traveling at speeds up to 45 MPH collided with the bus and pushed it some 300 feet…Read More

Amaya Debt Restructuring Designed to Keep Ex-CEO David Baazov in the Cold

David Baazov precluded from takeover in Amaya refinancing

PokerStars parent Amaya, Inc. has announced it has restructured its US dollar and euro-dominated first-lien loans in a bid to free up cash flow. And one of the provisions of the refinancing agreement appears to refer to former CEO and ex-chairman David Baazov. The provision rather coyly requires Amaya to distance itself from its co-founder and…Read More

More Brits Are Gambling Than Ever Before, Especially On Their Smartphones, Says UKGC

UK Gambling Commission’s Gambling Participation Survey

The UK Gambling Commission published its eagerly-awaited Gambling Participation Survey this week, which, as ever, offers some thought-provoking insights into gambling habits of participants in one of the most mature regulated gambling markets in the world. The datasets, which were gathered through a combination of telephone and online surveys with people ages 16-plus over a…Read More

Famed Sports Gambler Billy Walters Strikes Out on Bet for Trial Dismissal

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The phenomenal luck of professional gambler William “Billy” Walters may be finally running out. The famed sports bettor is facing multiple years in prison after being charged with conspiracy, securities fraud and wire fraud in connection to an alleged insider trader arrangement. Walters lost his legal challenge to get charges against him in the dismissed….Read More

North Dakota Casino Bill Would Invest State in Commercial Gambling

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A North Dakota casino proposal would put the state into the business of commercial gambling should it become law. Introduced by House Majority Leader Al Carlson (R-Fargo), Concurrent Resolution 3033 calls for the construction of six state-owned casinos across the Upper Midwestern jurisdiction. The Republican is hoping to place a ballot question before voters during…Read More

Nevada Democratic Party Pushes for State AG Adam Laxalt Ethics Investigation

Nevada AG Adam Laxalt Democratic Ethics Committee push

Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt could be investigated by the state’s Commission on Ethics over allegations he attempted to influence the state gaming regulator, with the alleged goal of intervening on behalf of Sheldon Adelson in a high-profile court case. The Silver State’s Democratic Party announced on Tuesday that it had asked the Commission on…Read More