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Judge Rules Against Borgata in Dispute with Card Maker Gemaco in Phil Ivey Case

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The Borgata Hotel Casino in Atlantic City was dealt a major blow to its legal case against a card manufacturer that the MGM Resorts property believes should be held liable for a nearly $10 million edge-sorting baccarat scheme. US District Court Judge Noel Hillman ruled this week that Gemaco, a Kansas City-based card manufacturer, cannot…Read More

Privacy Expert Says Vegas Hard Rock Engaged in Shady Data Harvesting

Hard Rock Casino in Las Vegas

The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas may have secretly harvested its patrons’ mobile phone data for marketing purposes, according to a former digital marketing researcher who claims to have worked on the campaign. As the world comes to grips with revelations about a scandalous relationship between data harvesters Cambridge Analytica and Facebook,…Read More

Casino Bus Driver Arrested for DUI in California, Potential Tragedy Averted

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A female casino bus operator was arrested for DUI Sunday morning after law enforcement received numerous 911 calls reporting erratic driving. Transporting 40 passengers from San Francisco to the Graton Casino some 50 miles north, riders say it quickly became apparent that driver Angela Teasley, 34, was in no condition to operate a vehicle. According…Read More

Sky Bet Fined £1 Million for Failing Self-Excluded Gamblers

Sky Bet chief executive Richard Flint

Online gambling company Sky Bet has accepted a £1 million ($1.4 million) fine from the UK Gambling Commission for allowing hundreds of self-excluded gamblers to continue betting, while inadvertently sending promotional texts, emails and push notifications to around 50,000 more. The fine comes just months after Sky Bet chief Richard Flint called on the betting…Read More

Steve Wynn Managers Allegedly Dismissed Sexual Harassment Complaints, Told Workers to ‘Keep it Shut’

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Supervisors and managers working for Steve Wynn allegedly looked the other way and dismissed claims of sexual misconduct made by employees against the Las Vegas visionary. In an expose published this week in The Wall Street Journal, the same media outlet that broke the story in January that the billionaire reportedly sexually assaulted and harassed female…Read More

Omnibus Spending Bill to Ban Military Charge Card Use in Casinos and Strip Clubs

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The 2018 omnibus spending bill passed by Congress this week includes a provision that would explicitly ban military members from using Defense Department charge cards inside casinos and strip clubs. The Defense Department says such use is already prohibited, but a 2015 report from the agency’s own inspector general found that $952,258 was charged on…Read More

MGM Releases Las Vegas Shooter Video to Prove Stephen Paddock Acted ‘Normal’

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MGM Resorts says Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock acted “normal” in the days leading up to the October 1 mass shooting that killed 58 people at an outdoor country music concert on the Strip. More than an hour of surveillance video from Mandalay Bay was released this week by the casino company in hopes of…Read More

Steve Wynn Sells Entire Stake in Wynn Resorts, Galaxy Entertainment Buys 5 Percent

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His signature may be emblazoned across its giant, gleaming casino properties from Las Vegas to Macau, but Steve Wynn no longer owns a stake in Wynn Resorts. Until Wednesday, Wynn was the company’s biggest shareholder, but, on Thursday, facing a myriad of sexual misconduct allegations, the man who came up with the very concept of…Read More

Philippine Border Police Placed on Alert for Pachinko Billionaire Kazuo Okada

Kazuo Okada in trouble in the Philippines

The Philippine Department of Justice has ordered border guards at the country’s airports and seaports to be on the lookout for billionaire Japanese gambling magnate Kazuo Okada. Tiger Resort Leisure and Entertainment (TRLE), the Universal Entertainment subsidiary that runs the Okada Manila resort in the Philippines Entertainment City, has filed a criminal complaint against Okada…Read More

GGG Says Canelo Alvarez Contaminated Meat Doping Excuse is Baloney, But May 5 Fight Still On

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Gennady GGG Golovkin says he’s ready to get back into the ring with Canelo Alvarez, but only if his opponent is clean and playing by the same rules. In interviews this week, the boxer voiced plenty of concerns. It was revealed earlier this month that Alvarez had failed two random urine tests conducted by the…Read More

Facebook Data Scandal Has Company Up Against Wall, Bettors ‘Like’ Odds on Mark Zuckerberg Resignation

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The Facebook data breach exposed information on more than 50 million users to analytics firm Cambridge Analytica. The scandal might additionally expose Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s job security. In the wake of bombshell investigations from The New York Times, The Observer, and The Guardian, online casino Paddy Power is offering up a smattering of lines…Read More

MGM Resorts Says ‘The Show’ Must Go On, Relaunches Suspended Marketing Campaign

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MGM Resorts has relaunched a slightly tweaked version of its “Welcome to the Show” branding campaign, which the company suspended in the days following the October 1 massacre. The roughly three-minute spot begins by telling viewers with on-screen text that “Mankind was not born to be bored.” Paired with thrilling music, the promo features various…Read More

Wynn Lawyers Report Woman to FBI for Extortion Over Sexual Misconduct Claims

Steve Wynn lawyer accuses woman of extortion over sexual misconduct claims

A lawyer for Steve Wynn reported a woman to the FBI, accusing her of extortion for threatening to go public with sexual misconduct claims about the casino mogul, according to documents recently filed in a Nevada courtroom. The documents reveal the woman accepted an unknown amount of supposed hush money from Wynn in 2006, but…Read More

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

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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