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Florida Casino Boat Entices New Guests with Freebies and Discounts Days After Deadly Fire

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The Florida casino boat Tropical Breeze is back open for business less than four days after its shuttle vessel that previously carried patrons from port to the floating casino caught fire and led to the death of one person. The horrific event took place during the casino’s Sunday night departure on Jan. 14. All 50…Read More

SLS Becomes Fourth Las Vegas Casino Targeted by Thieves in Past Week

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On Monday morning, a man jumped over a counter at the SLS Las Vegas just after 9 am and stole money from the casino resort. And while brazen robberies at Las Vegas resorts always make headlines, this one is particularly notable, as it marks the fourth such theft from a casino in the city in…Read More

Wynn Macau VIP Dealer in $6.1 Million Casino Chip Heist Still at Large, Police Arrest Three for Releasing Information

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The theft of $6.1 million in gaming chips from the Wynn Macau on Tuesday is being attributed by local authorities to a male VIP room dealer at the casino, who remains at large. Judiciary Police have already made other arrests in relation to the robbery, however. Three locals were taken into custody for sharing confidential…Read More

Las Vegas Mass Shooting Investigation Takes a New Turn, Metro May File Charges

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Up until recently, the public has been told that Las Vegas mass shooting gunman Stephen Paddock acted alone the night of October 1 when he fired on a huge crowd below from his 32nd story Mandalay Bay suite. But in court this week, lawyers for the city’s Metro Police Department revealed criminal charges could be…Read More

Dramatic Florida Gulf Coast Casino Shuttle Boat Fire Leaves One Dead, 14 Injured

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A Florida Gulf Coast shuttle north of Tampa taking patrons to a stationed casino boat in the Gulf of Mexico erupted into wild flames on Sunday evening, forcing patrons to make split second, life-or-death decisions. All 50 passengers and crew aboard the Tropical Breeze Casino shuttle were forced to quickly evacuate the vessel by jumping…Read More

Stephen Paddock Mandalay Bay Shooting Investigation Reveals Long-Range Planning, But Still No Motive

Stephen Paddock worked diligently to cover his tracks in the months leading up to his October 1 Mandalay Bay massacre, but in newly released court documents, it appears his girlfriend Marilou Danley was at least tangentially involved in his passion for weaponry. Ahead of Her Time Among more than 300 pages of investigative information made…Read More

Las Vegas October 1 Shooting Site Could Become SWAT Center, MGM Resorts Says

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The Las Vegas shooting site where 58 concert goers were killed on October 1, 2017 in cold blood could become a Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) command center. That’s according to MGM Resorts, the current owner of the 15-acre parcel of land, known as the Las Vegas Village. MGM said in a statement this week…Read More

Casino Audit Finds Lots of ‘Housewives’ and ‘Students’ Gambling at High Stakes Tables

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Who knew so many high-stakes gamblers made their livings as a “student” or “housewife”? As part of an effort to snuff out money laundering by organized crime, a review of casino finances found that these two occupations made up an unusually large portion of high rollers in British Columbia, leaving BC’s attorney general to question where…Read More

OJ Simpson Threatens Cosmopolitan With $100 Million Lawsuit, Attorney Argues ‘Malice and Racial Prejudice’ for Ban

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OJ Simpson’s attorney is threatening The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas with a $100 million lawsuit over an incident that took place last November, which led to his client being banned from the casino. On the night of November 8, Simpson and a group of friends were told not to come back to the Strip property….Read More

Dog Racing in Macau to End with Closure of ‘Canidrome,’ But Activists Fear Greyhounds’ Fate

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The Macau (Yat Yuen) Canidrome, the only stadium in Asia built for greyhound racing, will close on July 21, owner Angela Leong confirmed last week. The closure will mark the end of dog racing as a gambling sport in Macau. Leong, who wants to use the building for a greyhound museum to commemorate an 80-year…Read More

Macau Casinos Remain Vulnerable to Terrorism and Organized Crime, Security Assessment Findings Assert

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Macau casinos won $33 billion last year, a 19.1 percent increase on 2016 and the enclave’s first annual gain since 2013. With the millions of visitors that venture to China’s special gaming zone each year, the risk of both terrorism and organized crime is an ever-present and paramount concern. A new study from Steve Vickers…Read More

Catholic Monsignor Who Stole Money to Cover Gambling Expenses Sentenced to Federal Prison

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Catholic Monsignor William Dombrow is headed to federal prison for the next eight months for stealing $535,000 from the Philadelphia Archdiocese to predominantly cover his gambling expenses. US District Judge Gerald Pappert sentenced Dombrow yesterday in Philadelphia, but he didn’t go lightly on the once-vaunted Catholic priest. The federal judge explained in his verdict that…Read More

‘What Happens Here, Stays Here’ Ad Campaign Takes Las Vegas Marketing Back in Time, Literally

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“What Happens Here, Stays Here” is now part of the American vernacular, and the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA), stumbling to remarket Sin City after the October 1 massacre at Mandalay Bay, is still trying to figure out how to rework its message post-shooting. After briefly suspending the iconic ad campaign in the…Read More

MGM, William Hill Ban Las Vegas Sports Gambler After Interview Reveals Secret to Rigging Games

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Self-proclaimed professional sports gambler Robert “Big Rob” Gorodetsky thought he was simply getting a bit of media attention when he sat down with USA Today Sports to discuss the future of sports betting. But what he got was a ban by at least two major Las Vegas casino operators. MGM Resorts confirmed to USA Today that…Read More

Casino and Gaming Industry Most Memorable Moments of 2017: What Made Us Cheer, What Made Us Jeer

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As we push into the New Year, let’s take a final look back at the one just past. 2017 saw some unwelcome changes in the iconic Vegas tourism marketing model, and of course, one of the greatest tragedies of our time, right on the Las Vegas Strip. But there were more highs than lows, including some…Read More