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Key Information Left Out of OJ Simpson Parole Hearing Spurs Gloria Allred to Push for Change to Nevada Law

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Celebrity attorney Gloria Allred is seeing red over OJ Simpson’s imminent release from a Nevada prison, and she’s put in motion legislation to see to it that the state’s laws change going forward as a result. OJ Simpson could be released from Nevada’s Lovelock Correctional Center as early as this Sunday, October 1, but had…Read More

Four NCAA Basketball Coaches Arrested in Bribe and Kickback Scandal

Tony Bland, arrested USC basketball assistant coach

The FBI arrested four assistant college basketball coaches on fraud and corruption charges Monday, exposing what Acting US Attorney Joon Kim of the Southern District of New York called “dark underbelly of college basketball.” Former NBA star Chuck Person of Auburn, Oklahoma State’s Lamont Evans, Arizona’s Emanuel “Book” Richardson, and USC’s Tony Bland were caught…Read More

Dragon Corp Ambitious ICO Jeopardized by Former Triad Boss ‘Broken Tooth’ Koi

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Macau gaming company Dragon Corp’s initiative to integrate blockchain into the world’s biggest gambling hub was thrown into uncertainty on Monday by the sudden and unexpected presence of “Broken Tooth” Wan Kuok-koi, the notorious former Triad boss. Dragon Corp and its business partner, Wi Holding Company, plan to hold an initial coin offering for their…Read More

Ex-Amaya Chief David Baazov Sued by Dubai Investment Firm for Alleged Fraud

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Former Amaya chairman and ex-CEO David Baazov is being sued by the Dubai investment company he once claimed was financing his proposed takeover of the PokerStars parent. Baazov announced his intention to take Amaya private at the beginning of 2016, before a string of insider trader charges forced him to resign from his executive roles…Read More

Like Many Players, NFL Ratings Take a Knee, as Trump Wages War Against Football League

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NFL ratings are down in the early weeks, but all eyes will be on the audience numbers for week three after President Donald Trump engaged in a culture war with the professional football league. Numerous players and teams took a “stand” on Sunday by taking a knee during the national anthem, protesting social injustices of…Read More

Billy Walters Ordered to Pay $25 Million Penalty Following Securities Fraud Conviction  

Billy Walters

Legendary Las Vegas figures can be found winning big all over the city, but legendary sports betting icon Billy Walters would like to forget his recent history, now that he has been ordered by a federal judge to pay a $25.4 million penalty for insider trading. Walters was convicted in April of profiting from illegal trades…Read More

Quebec Regulator AMF Questions David Baazov’s Status as Amaya Shareholder as Trial Date Nears

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Was ex-Amaya CEO David Baazov really the PokerStars parent’s major shareholder? An extraordinary claim made in court documents filed by the Canadian securities regulator AMF last week alleges that the former chief actually served as a figurehead, concealing the real controlling shareholders of the company, which AMF claims were his brother Ofer “Josh” Baazov and…Read More

Comedian Kevin Hart, Las Vegas Headliner and PokerStars Ambassador, Extricates Himself From Extortion Attempt, Claims He Has ‘Target on His Back’

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Comedian Kevin Hart, a PokerStars ambassador and Las Vegas performing mainstay, is fighting back against an alleged extortion attempt by a person who obtained video of the actor behaving inappropriately with a woman in a hotel suite in Sin City. What happens in Vegas doesn’t always stay in Vegas, and for the married Hart, whose…Read More

Pennsylvania Senate to Crack Down on Illegal Gambling as Legislature Considers Gaming Expansion

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Pennsylvania Senate Law and Justice Committee Chairman Chuck McIlhinney (R-District 10) says business owners allowing illegal gambling operations to take place at their establishments will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. That is, of course, assuming the state legislature, which is currently mulling multiple gambling expansion measures, one being to allow slots…Read More

Florida’s Mardi Gras Casino Accuses Rival Gulfstream of Looting Players After Hurricane

Mardi Gras Casino and Dog Track, closed indefinitely after Irma

As Floridians pull together in a spirit of communal recovery after Hurricane Irma, clean-up efforts have one casino in the state contending its chief competitor is engaged in dirty business through trying times. While most of Florida’s gaming industry survived the hurricane relatively unscathed, the Mardi Gras Casino in Hollywood was the one gambling venue…Read More

Shuttered Casablanca Casino in Philippines to Reopen Soon, Aussie Financiers Say

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A Philippines casino shut down by the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) in February will be ready to reopen soon, according to the Australian investment group that bought the property a year earlier for $26 million. The Casablanca Casino in Angeles City, Philippines, was forced to close when its parent company, Frontier Capital Group,…Read More

GGG vs. Alvarez Ends in Controversial Draw, Delivers Knockout Blow to Nevada Sportsbooks

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For most of Saturday night, Gennady ‘GGG’ Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez delivered at a sold-out T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas what boxing purists wanted to see. A marquee clash between two megastars captivated and entertained the 22,358 in attendance, and millions more watching on television. But then it ended after 12 rounds, and a controversial…Read More

Sioux Falls Police Catch Casino Robbers Looking to Fund Meth Deal with Stolen Loot

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Two men’s plan to rob casinos in Sioux Falls, South Dakota so they could buy methamphetamine in California, then return to the Midwest and sell the drugs, didn’t pan out very well. The two allegedly carried out three armed casino thefts, but both were in jail 10 days later, before they could travel to the…Read More

Lebanon’s Casino Du Liban Insists It’s Safe, Despite US Embassy Alert to Stay Away

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The Casino Du Liban, Lebanon’s only casino, has downplayed a terrorism alert issued by the US Embassy in Beirut and moved to reassure its visitors of their safety. The casino, built in 1959 when Lebanon was far more Westernized, is just under 14 miles north of Beirut. In a message sent out to its employees…Read More

Cardmaker Gemaco Refutes Borgata’s Claim That Design Flaw Led to Phil Ivey’s $10M Edge-Sorting Win

Phil Ivey and Kelly Sun on trial

In poker pro Phil Ivey’s ongoing battle with the Borgata casino in Atlantic City over $10 million “won” at the mini-baccarat tables in 2012, it’s become a three-way blame game. In a statement filed in a New Jersey court on Monday, playing card manufacturer Gemaco answered the Borgata’s claim that flawed decks allowed Ivey and…Read More