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Security Expert Critical of Police Response to Mass Shooting Says Las Vegas Must Stay on High Alert

Las Vegas Metro Police shooting

One of the world’s leading crisis management experts says Las Vegas was shockingly unprepared to more appropriately respond to last fall’s mass shooting that left 58 people dead and hundreds of others severely injured. Larry Barton, a former FBI Academy and US Marshals Service instructor, said this week at the World Game Protection Conference (WGPC)…Read More

South Korean President Sacks 226 Employees at Kangwon Land Casino

South Korean President Moon Jae-in fires Kangwon Land Casino employees

South Korean President Moon Jae-in has ordered the firing of 226 employees of the country’s biggest casino, Kangwon Land. The employees were allegedly hired nepotistically between July 2011 and February 2014, either because of their political connections to members of the previous government administration, or for their personal ties to former CEO Choi Heung-jip. During that…Read More

Shareholder Agreement Between Steve Wynn and Ex-Wife Invalidated By Judge

Steve Wynn Elaine Wynn

A shareholder agreement between Steve Wynn and ex-wife Elaine Wynn has been invalidated by a Clark County District Court judge, issuing an order that also dismisses any claims Elaine Wynn may have pursued in a case that pits Wynn Resorts against Aruze USA. As a result of the order, the Wynns now have the ability…Read More

‘Sin City Justice’ DA Steve Wolfson Quizzed Over Hushed Up Embezzlement

Clark County DA Steve Wolfson

Clark County DA Steve Wolfson has been forced to defend to the Las Vegas Review-Journal this week his decision not to prosecute a gambling-addicted employee for embezzling $42,000 from his 2014 campaign fund. Sleuthing by LVRJ reporters has revealed that Nevada’s top prosecutor suppressed the theft by his long-time community liaison and spokeswoman, Audrie Locke, 45,…Read More

Three Online Gambling Operators Quit Malta Over MGA Anti-Mafia Investigation

Italian police embarrass Malta Gaming Authority

An unprecedented anti-Mafia investigation by the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) into all its Italian licensees has resulted in three companies “unilaterally terminating their own licenses,” according to Malta Today. Betent.com (Betent Group Ltd), Potterbet (Potter Mrc Ltd) and Giodani (Giodani Limited) all voluntarily surrendered their licenses for unknown reasons, apparently unable to stand the heat…Read More

Game of Thrones Betting Market Suspended Over Suspicious Bran Stark Wagers

Game of Thrones Betting Pulled on Bran Stark

UK bookmakers have suspended betting markets on who will be sitting on the Iron Throne at the end of the final season of Game of Thrones after a flurry of fishy bets on Bran Stark. Until this week, Bran, the crippled youngest son of Ned Stark, was a long shot to end to up as…Read More

Personal Assistant to President Donald Trump Fired for Online Gambling, Tax Issues

Donald Trump aide John McEntee

John McEntee, described as a “personal assistant” to President Donald Trump, was escorted out of the White House on Monday after being denied permanent security clearance. Senior administration officials told the Wall Street Journal this week that the 27-year-old was denied clearance due to “problems related to online gambling and the mishandling of his taxes,”…Read More

South Korean Police Raid Government Ministry in Kangwon Land Casino Corruption Probe

Kangown Land, South Korea, admits corruption

South Korean police launched a dramatic raid on the offices of the country’s Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MCST) over the weekend as part of a renewed investigation into widespread nepotism at the state-owned Kangwon Land Casino. The MSCT is the government body charged with regulating the casino. Police also raided the casino’s administrative…Read More

Backed into a Corner, Wynn Resorts Drops Litigation Against Kazuo Okada

Wynn Resorts stops suit against Kazuo Okada

Wynn Resorts on Monday dropped its six-year-long court battle with its former majority shareholder, the Japanese pachinko magnate Kazuo Okada. The move comes just days after the embattled Las Vegas casino giant agreed to pay $2.6 billion to settle out of court with Universal Entertainment, a company Okada controlled until he was ousted last year….Read More

Nevada Black Book Might Receive First New Member Since 2015

Nevada Black Book Las Vegas casinos

The Nevada Black Book could get its first new member in nearly three years by way of a two-time convicted felon who has a hankering for ripping off elderly women inside casinos. On Thursday, the Nevada Gaming Control Board (NGCB) unanimously approved the nomination of Joseph Whit Moody for consideration of inclusion to its List…Read More

Caesars Entertainment Credits Tax Break in Q4 Earnings Report, Las Vegas Tourism Drop in Shooting Aftermath Hurt Revenue

Caesars Entertainment Las Vegas shooting

Caesars Entertainment reported $1.9 billion in fourth quarter net revenue, lower than the $2.01 billion predicted by many financial analysts. Despite the revenue shortfall, Caesars CEO Mark Frissora and company officers presented a rosy outlook for 2018 during Wednesday’s call with shareholders. CFO Eric Hession said the company, which emerged from bankruptcy in October, benefited…Read More

Resorts World New York City Female Employees Allege Casino Doing Little to Prevent Harassment and Assault

Resorts World New York City harassment

Resorts World New York City, the Genting-owned casino in Queens, is accused in a lawsuit of failing to protect female workers from various forms of harassment and assault. According to the New York Daily News, bartender Tuwanna “Trish” Anderson said she was the victim of a violent assault by a male coworker that left her…Read More

Despite Ongoing Chaos, Wynn Resorts Boosting Annual Dividends, as State of Oregon Files Latest Lawsuit

Wynn Resorts Matt Maddox CEO

Wynn Resorts will be upping its annual dividend from $2 to $3 per share over the next 12 months: that’s the word from new CEO Matt Maddox. Good Year, Despite a Bad Year Via a recorded audio clip posted Wednesday on the Wynn Resorts investor website, Maddox flaunted strong recent financials, revealing that despite the company’s…Read More

Disgraced Mohegan Sun Casino Exec Allegedly Rigged Easter Egg Hunt

Robert Pellegrini Easter egg scam

Robert Pellegrini, the former VP of Player Development at Mohegan Sun Pocono imprisoned last year for fraud and money laundering, is facing an unusual new accusation: tampering with Easter Egg hunts. In December, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) hit Mohegan Sun Pocono with an unprecedented $1 million fine, largely for the casino’s failure to…Read More

Latest Lawsuit Claims Steve Wynn Pressured Salon Employees to Make Video Denying Assault

Steve Wynn scandal lawsuit

In the days following the Steve Wynn sexual harassment media bombshell, the billionaire allegedly met with certain employees and demanded that they deny the claims in a video recording. A lawsuit filed this week claims the casino mogul and Wynn Resorts founder met with salon employees on or around January 31, which was less than…Read More