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Behind the Scenes of the Showboat Casino Closure and How it Will be Done

Behind the Scenes of the Showboat Casino Closure and How it Will be Done
When a casino shuts down, making an announcement over the loudspeaker and herding gamblers off the casino floor is only the beginning. Here's a look at what takes place behind the scenes:

New York Post Asks if Phil Mickelson Will be Charged With Insider Trading

New York Post Asks if Phil Mickelson Will be Charged With Insider Trading
The Sunday New York Post reports that golfer Phil Mickelson could be looking at a lengthy prison sentence if found guilty of insider trading.

Chris Christie Law Firm Bills $780,000 for Sports Betting Case, Other Items

Chris Christie Law Firm Bills $780,000 for Sports Betting Case, Other Items
The law firm hired to defend Gov. Chris Christie's administration in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal has charged the state another $780,000 for work this summer.

Nevada Gambling Revenue Inches Upwards in July

Nevada Gambling Revenue Inches Upwards in July
State officials say Nevada gambling revenue was up less than 1 percent in July compared with the same month last year.

Study Finds Gamblers Brains Are Similar to Those of Pigeons

Study Finds Gamblers Brains Are Similar to Those of Pigeons
Psychologists at Warwick University, in the United Kingdom have concluded that gamblers brains are similar to those of pigeons.

888 CEO Brian Mattingley to Step Down

888 CEO Brian Mattingley to Step Down
888 Holdings Chief Executive Brian Mattingley will step down from the day-to-day running of the online gambling company next year and become chairman in a management restructuring, 888 said on Wednesday.

Warren Buffett Won’t Play Roulette: Joins Floyd Mayweather in Vegas

Warren Buffett Won’t Play Roulette: Joins Floyd Mayweather in Vegas
TMZ.com caught up with billionaire Warren Buffet while in Vegas.  He was there to both gamble and meet up with boxer “Pretty Boy” Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

‘Ghost’ Fraudster Gets Nearly 5 Years Prison Sentence: Blames Gambling Problem

‘Ghost’ Fraudster Gets Nearly 5 Years Prison Sentence: Blames Gambling Problem
Canadian Ralph Sanon has been sentenced to 4-and-a-half years for stealing identities and raking in over $777,000 between the years 2011 and 2013.

Horseshoe Casino in Baltimore Opens Tuesday Night

Horseshoe Casino in Baltimore Opens Tuesday Night
The Horseshoe Casino Baltimore is scheduled to open, marking a new milestone in Maryland’s development of casino gambling.

Two Suspects Detained for Abduction and Murder of Internet Gambling Millionaire

Two Suspects Detained for Abduction and Murder of Internet Gambling Millionaire
Just one day after it was revealed that kidnapped Taiwanese Internet gambling millionaire Shih Chia-chin had been found dead, his alleged captors and killers were detained in the southern part of Taiwan on Tuesday.

Michigan Bookies: Detroit, Ann Arbor, East Lansing, Grand Rapids

Michigan Bookies: Detroit, Ann Arbor, East Lansing, Grand Rapids
Michigan bookies are well placed with two of College Football’s most popular and successful programs: The Wolverines and Spartans.

Kidnapped Internet Gambling Millionaire Found Dead

Kidnapped Internet Gambling Millionaire Found Dead
A Taiwan businessman who reportedly amassed tens of millions of US dollars from illegal gambling has been murdered by his kidnappers, police confirmed on Monday.

Has Selig Stand on Pete Rose Softened?

Has Selig Stand on Pete Rose Softened?
CINCINNATI (Associated Press) - As his term winds down, baseball Commissioner Bud Selig hasn't changed his outlook on Pete Rose's lifetime ban for gambling.

AP: Fantasy Football Looking a Lot More Like Gambling

AP: Fantasy Football Looking a Lot More Like Gambling
Some of the newest incarnations of fantasy football look a lot more like gambling than intricate, outsmart-your-opponent strategy games.

Fantasy Sports Players Are Giving Up Their Day Jobs

Fantasy Sports Players Are Giving Up Their Day Jobs
Cory Albertson was cruising at 30,000 feet and, like others on the plane to Detroit, taking care of some business on his laptop.

Denver Area Bookie Client List Could Prove Damaging Following Guilty Plea

Denver Area Bookie Client List Could Prove Damaging Following Guilty Plea
Denver area bookies and agents alike may be looking over their shoulder this football season….Worse still, they could be fearing that dreaded early AM knock on their door.

Bookies in Orange County, California: Vietnamese Gamblers Plentiful

Bookies in Orange County, California: Vietnamese Gamblers Plentiful
Local bookies in the Orange County, California region enjoy an added incentive to conduct business there.  Orange County is home to the largest community of Vietnamese residence in the US

Las Vegas Goes Gay

Las Vegas Goes Gay
While gay couples still can't get married in the marriage capital of the world, Las Vegas wants to let them know they — and their money — are more than welcome....

Upstate New York Bookies In the Line of Fire: Rochester, Buffalo, Syracuse, Albany

Upstate New York Bookies In the Line of Fire: Rochester, Buffalo, Syracuse, Alba
If you are a bookie doing business in upstate New York, better be careful.  Local law enforcement in that region from Rochester to Albany have been quite aggressive in recent years....

Even God May Not Be Able to Save Atlantic City: Employees Offer Prayers

Even God May Not Be Able to Save Atlantic City: Employees Offer Prayers
They've turned to politicians, bureaucrats, businessmen and union reps to try to save their jobs at three Atlantic City casinos scheduled to close soon.

Co-Founder of Pinnacle Sports George Molsbarger Charges Dismissed

Co-Founder of Pinnacle Sports George Molsbarger Charges Dismissed
The DA's Office for Queens County dismissed all criminal charges today in its $50 million Internet sports betting and enterprise corruption case against Pinnacle Sports co-founder George Molsbarger.

Two Men Who Ran Online Gambling Biz With Ties to NHL Players Appear in Court

Two Men Who Ran Online Gambling Biz With Ties to NHL Players Appear in Court
Two individuals accused of running a local Rochester, New York gambling ring appeared in court on Wednesday.

’Lucky Luciano: Mysterious Tales of a Gangland Legend’ Dispels Rumors, Confirms Others‬

’Lucky Luciano: Mysterious Tales of a Gangland Legend’ Dispels Rumors, Confirms
Author Christian Cipollini has a new book out that Dan Willis of the Pittsburgh City Paper says is “devoted to its objectivity” in telling a story about the Mob, with the primary focus being on Charles “Lucky” Luciano

Was Benny Binion an FBI Snitch?

Was Benny Binion an FBI Snitch?
Norm Clarke of the Las Vegas Review Journal has written a piece this week that Las Vegas gaming legend Benny Binion became an FBI informant shortly after leaving prison....

Cleveland Man Charged With Cheating Over 100 Times at Horseshoe Casino

Cleveland Man Charged With Cheating Over 100 Times at Horseshoe Casino
Vaughn Perry, 40, of Cleveland, Ohio, has been indicted for cheating over 100 times at the popular Horseshoe Casino.  The charges include grand theft and 139 charges of illegal gambling. 
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