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Russia Banned From 2018 Winter Olympics, IOC Cites ‘Systematic Manipulation’ of Anti-Doping Rules

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Russia will not compete in the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, a development that President Vladimir Putin earlier admitted would be “humiliating.” The International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced today that a 17-month extensive investigation confirmed “the systematic manipulation of the anti-doping rules and system in Russia” during Sochi’s 2014 Winter Games. As a…Read More

Washington State Man Who Swindled Alaskans Out of $3M to Gamble and Do Drugs Asks for Lenient Sentence

Jay Mann $3M swindle

A man in Washington State who told his neighbors he had cancer and needed money for treatment took approximately $3 million from them and several of their friends who lived in a tiny Alaska town. But it wasn’t for cancer, it was all to feed his gambling and drug addictions. Floyd Jay Mann, who pled…Read More

PhilWeb Allowed Back in Business, as Philippines Reissues Electronic Gaming License

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Gaming technology provider PhilWeb is once again fully licensed by the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) to provide cafes with electronic gaming systems. It’s a welcome turnaround for the company founded by billionaire Robert Ongpin, who began drawing heat from iron-fisted President Rodrigo Duterte. PhilWeb, which once owned and operated nearly 300 e-gaming cafes…Read More

Crown Resorts Faces Class Action Lawsuit Over China Arrests

Crown Class Action Lawsuit

Australian gambling giant Crown Resorts is facing a class action lawsuit that claims the company failed to inform shareholders of a marketing campaign in mainland China that led to the arrest of 18 Crown employees. The lawsuit was filed by law firm Maurice Blackburn, which said that it had received hundreds of registrations from shareholders…Read More

NFL Ready to Commit $89 Million to Social Injustice Causes, Punts Veterans and Breast Cancer

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The NFL is taking drastic measures to prevent further protests of alleged social injustices and police brutality against people of color by committing at least $89 million over the next seven years to programs working to combat such discriminations. Ongoing kneeling during the singing of the national anthem has turned some fans away and kept…Read More

Paddy Power Ad Banned for Being ‘Socially Irresponsible’

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It’s a good bet that British online wagering site Paddy Power will produce a controversial advertisement and the company did not disappoint recently. An ad aired on television in August was banned by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) for being “socially irresponsible.” The violation of the UK Code of Broadcast Advertising ruling was posted on the…Read More

Las Vegas Strip Revenues Fall in October, Mandalay Bay Tragedy Continues to Impact Casinos

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The Las Vegas mass shooting on October 1 led to a decrease in gambling revenue last month, as Strip casinos saw their wins lowered by six percent. The lower intake was anticipated following the Mandalay Bay shooting that slaughtered 58 country music concert attendees. Strong performances off the Strip, including a 10 percent jump in…Read More

Connecticut’s Foxwoods Casino Can Stay Mum on Fatality, Thanks to Gaming Compact

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A little-known Connecticut gaming compact clause means the state’s Foxwoods Casino, run by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, won’t have to disclose details of how a patron died on property. In-House Fatality On October 24, Mashantucket Pequot police said they responded to an escalator injury shortly after 1 am. A guest was transported to a…Read More

Sheldon Adelson Loses Appeal in Defamation Suit over Prostitution Practices in Macau

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Las Vegas Sands billionaire Sheldon Adelson’s reputation was not harmed by a Democratic Jewish group’s claims in 2012 that the casino magnate allowed prostitution to take place inside his Macau resorts. That’s according to the US 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan, which on Tuesday upheld earlier court rulings. During the 2012 presidential election,…Read More

Man Robs Bellagio Poker Room at Gunpoint, Suspect Still at Large

Bellagio robbery suspect

Las Vegas police are still searching for a man who robbed the Bellagio’s poker cage at gunpoint on Tuesday afternoon. The robbery took place around 3:50 pm local time, with several games going on in the poker room at the time hardly interrupted. According to police, the robbery was a straightforward operation. A man brandishing…Read More

Fourth Aussie Whistleblower Alleges Crown Casino Slot Machine Tampering in Melbourne

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Another former Crown Casino employee and whistleblower has joined three others in accusing the gaming operator in Melbourne, Australia of deliberately manipulating and tampering slot machines. According to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), the latest accuser is a former employee of the casino who worked there for several years, and who wishes to remain anonymous….Read More

Gamblers Mysteriously Pass Out at Upstate New York Casino

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Two gamblers at the Seneca Niagara Casino in Niagara Falls, New York, say they have no recollection of passing out while playing the slot machines. When they awoke, they claimed they were missing about $260 in cash and redemption tickets. The couple, reported to be in their 60s, were taken to the Niagara Falls Memorial…Read More

David Baazov Wants Case Against Him Dismissed Following Delays

David Baazov Amaya

Amaya founder and former CEO David Baazov has filed a motion to dismiss the insider-trading case against him, claiming that Quebec’s securities regulator has done such a poor job of managing its prosecution of the case that his trial cannot take place in a reasonable amount of time. According to a report in The Globe…Read More

Las Vegas’ New TV Ad Campaign, Like Sin City Itself, Has an Identity Crisis

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“Visit Las Vegas.” It’s not quite as compelling as “What Happens Here, Stays Here,” with the illicit sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll all that implies, that reigned as one of the most iconic ad campaigns of all time for 15 years. Nearly two months removed from the October 1 shooting that left 58 country…Read More

Hundreds Prosecuted for Minor Gaming Violations at Colorado Casinos

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If you happen upon a slot machine that still has a few credits left on it, you might feel like you’ve earned an unexpected bonus as you press the button. But if you’re in a Colorado casino, you might actually be earning yourself a criminal record in the process. According to a report by KDVR,…Read More