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Sportsbet Causes Advertisement Controversy at Australian Open

Sportsbet Causes Advertisement Controversy at Australian Open

January 17th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

Christos Kyrgios wears a new Sportsbet shirt each match, with phrases like “Chill Bro” and “Nick Nick Boom” below the logo. Sportsbet, a sponsor of FoxSports digital Australian Open coverage, caused a stir during the early stages of the... 

February Foreclosure Auction Planned for Lucky Dragon Casino

February Foreclosure Auction Planned for Lucky Dragon Casino

January 16th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

Lucky Dragon took out a $90 million loan, but still owes $50 million. The Lucky Dragon casino faces a foreclosure auction, which is scheduled for early next month. The Lucky Dragon opened only 13 months ago just off the Las Vegas Strip, near the Stratosphere. Lucky... 

Florida Casino Boat Fire Kills One, Injures Fourteen

Florida Casino Boat Fire Kills One, Injures Fourteen

January 15th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

A woman went home after rescue, but was rushed to the hospital and died in the ER later. A Florida casino cruise fire left one dead and over 14 other Gulf Coast gamblers injured on Sunday. The boat belonged to Tropical Breeze Casino Cruises. While transporting... 

18 US States Might Introduce Sports Betting Bills in 2018

18 US States Might Introduce Sports Betting Bills in 2018

January 14th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

Massachusetts, New York, and Oklahoma are said to be the states most likely to pass sports betting regulations. Eilers & Krejcik Gaming, which tracks gambling legislation throughout the world, released a report this week estimating up to 18 US states might... 

FBI Releases Mandalay Bay Shooting Investigation Documents

FBI Releases Mandalay Bay Shooting Investigation Documents

January 13th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

The documents were released by the FBI after a Freedom of Information request by the AP. The FBI released additional documents about the Oct. 1, 2017 Mandalay Bay shooting by the high-roller Stephen Paddock. The new documents include details involving Marilou Danley,... 

Kevin Hart and “The Greatest Televised Hand” Poker History

Kevin Hart and “The Greatest Televised Hand” Poker History

January 12th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

Kevin Hart described his play style as “crazy”, but he thought he had a strong hand at the time. Videos of a poker hand involving Kevin Hart went viral recently, because it involved a well-executed bluff that had no effect on the celebrity poker player,... 

O.J. Simpson Threatens to Sue Cosmopolitan Las Vegas Casino

O.J. Simpson Threatens to Sue Cosmopolitan Las Vegas Casino

January 11th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

The incident happened about 1 month after OJ Simpson was paroled by the Nevada authorities. O.J. Simpson is back in the spotlight after he threatened to sue The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas with a $100 million lawsuit. Simpson’s threatened lawsuit stems from... 

Penn National Wins Casino Auction with $50 Million Blind Bid

Penn National Wins Casino Auction with $50 Million Blind Bid

January 10th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

Yoe is near enough to the Pennsylvania-Maryland border that it closes out other developers in that part of the state. Penn National Gaming submitted the winning bid of $50.1 million in a blind auction to determine which Pennsylvania casino license operator would... 

Bruce Deifik Buys Revel and Renames It Ocean Resort Casino

Bruce Deifik Buys Revel and Renames It Ocean Resort Casino

January 9th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

Bruce Deifik plans to reopen as the Ocean Resorts Casino in the summer of 2018. After months of speculation, the Revel Casino in Atlantic City was sold to Colorado developer Bruce Deifik for $200 million. Florida businessma bought the casino in a bankruptcy auction... 

Laredo Football Coach’s Home in Illegal Gambling Raid

Laredo Football Coach’s Home in Illegal Gambling Raid

January 8th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

Joel Lopez did not appear to be living at the residence, so he might not have known illegal gambling was taking place on-site. Police raided the home of a high school football coach in Laredo, Texas to gather evidence of an illegal gambling operation. Laredo Police... 

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