Gambling

Man Wins $290,687 in Seminole Hard Rock Lucky Hearts Poker Open

Man Wins $290,687 in Seminole Hard Rock Lucky Hearts Poker Open

Michael Graffeo of Boca Raton, Fla. walked away with $290,687 after winning first place in the Seminole Hard Rock Lucky Hearts Poker Open (LHPO)  WPTDeepStacks Main Event on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017 at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood.

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/25/2017

Colorado Enacts Bonding Requirement for Fantasy Sports Operators

Colorado Enacts Bonding Requirement for Fantasy Sports Operators

On June 10, 2016, Colorado governor John Hickenlooper signed House Bill 16-1404, a bill to regulate fantasy contests and fantasy contest operators in the state.

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/25/2017

Man Who Got ‘Mafia’ Mention Out of ‘Godfather’ Film has Died

Man Who Got ‘Mafia’ Mention Out of ‘Godfather’ Film has Died

The son of a legendary New York Mafia boss has died of complications from diabetes at the age of 71.

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/25/2017

Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady Announces Grand Opening Details

Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady Announces Grand Opening Details

Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady announced today details of the grand opening of the first Las Vegas-style casino in the Capital Region.

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/25/2017

Judge Compares Texas Teacher Pot Consumption in Colorado to Gambling in Vegas

Judge Compares Texas Teacher Pot Consumption in Colorado to Gambling in Vegas

A Texas judge has ruled that a former teacher should not be punished for consuming marijuana while in Colorado. 

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/25/2017

State of Georgia Could be Getting Two Casinos

State of Georgia Could be Getting Two Casinos

Supporters of casino gambling hope to legalize the industry in Georgia after several failed attempts in recent legislative sessions.

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/24/2017

MGM National Harbor Celebrates the Year of the Rooster

MGM National Harbor Celebrates the Year of the Rooster

MGM National Harbor, the region’s hottest new destination resort casino, is celebrating Lunar New Year with festive entertainment, a vibrant Conservatory display and authentic culinary specials.

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/24/2017

Western Union Fined $586 million for Colluding With Organized Crime

Western Union Fined $586 million for Colluding With Organized Crime

The popular money transfer service Western Union has been fined $586 million for allegedly colluding with organized criminal elements in an effort to circumvent money laundering laws.

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/24/2017

Three Casinos Fight for Adele With Potential of £400,000 a Night Payout

Three Casinos Fight for Adele With Potential of £400,000 a Night Payout

Recording artist Adele is being courted by three big Vegas Strip casinos: MGM, the Venetian and Caesars Resorts with what is being called the “biggest deals ever put together”. 

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/23/2017

Naked Man Gunned Down at Casino Identified

Naked Man Gunned Down at Casino Identified

Authorities are identifying a 57-year-old Arizona man who died and the Las Vegas police officer who shot him

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/23/2017

Skin in the Game Looks at How Counter-Strike Spawned Multi-Billion Dollar Gambling Sector

ESPN.com featured an excellent piece on how Counter-Strike helped to create a multibillion-dollar world of online casino gambling

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/23/2017

China Continues its Crackdown on Internet Gambling

China Continues its Crackdown on Internet Gambling

China is reinforcing its censorship of the internet with a campaign to crack down on unauthorised connections....

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/23/2017

Knife Wielding Naked Man Gunned Down in Gambling Hall by Police

Knife Wielding Naked Man Gunned Down in Gambling Hall by Police

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department says one of its officers fatally shot a knife-wielding naked man when he charged the officer after not complying with the officer's commands

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/22/2017

Bad Place to be a Bookie Right Now: Houston Texas

Bad Place to be a Bookie Right Now: Houston Texas

Houston bookies have not fared particularly well with the Rockets going on a complete tear this season. 

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/22/2017

No Deal as Florida Appeals Seminole Tribe Blackjack Ruling

Florida is pushing ahead in its legal tussle with the Seminole Tribe of Florida over the tribe's estimated $2 billion a year gambling operation.

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/20/2017

Vegas 24 Votes Away From Snatching the Raiders

First the NHL’s Vegas Golden Knights. Soon, maybe, the Las Vegas Raiders.

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/20/2017

Las Vegas Sands Settles Bribery Case

Las Vegas Sands Settles Bribery Case

Las Vegas Sands Corp agreed to pay a $6.96 million criminal penalty to end the U.S. Department of Justice probe

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/19/2017

Police Arrest Armed Man at Casino: Barricaded Himself in Bathroom

Police Arrest Armed Man at Casino: Barricaded Himself in Bathroom

Sparks police have arrested an armed man after a standoff with a SWAT team at a hotel-casino where two floors briefly were evacuated.

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/19/2017

New Mexico Tribe Goes to War With Gambling Panel

Oklahoma Tribe Goes to War With Gambling Panel

Attorneys for the Fort Sill Apache filed a motion Tuesday, calling for the Gaming Commission to be held in contempt.

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/19/2017

IRS Announces New Rules for Gambling Winnings on Horse Racing, Slots

IRS Announces New Rules for Gambling Winnings on Horse Racing, Slots

The US Internal Revenue Service this week announced new rules for withholding and reporting of pari-mutuel winnings as well as games such as slots, keno and bingo.

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/19/2017

Notorious Mobster Pleads No Contest in 25-Year-Old Murder

Providence, Rhode Island mobster Robert “Bobby” DuLuca, 71, plead no contest Wednesday at Kent County Court to conspiracy to commit murder.

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/19/2017

Packers Fan Commits Armed Robbery at Sportsbook

Packers Fan Commits Armed Robbery at Sportsbook

Police are looking for an armed robber who held up the sports book at a casino on the Nevada-Utah line.

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/18/2017

RealBet Sportsbook Payout Delays Mounting: Complaints Total $19K Owed

RealBet Sportsbook Payout Delays Mounting: Complaints Total $19K Owed

SportsBookReview.com has reported that RealBet Sportsbook recently acknowledged slow payouts but failed to offer a reason why.

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/17/2017

Supreme Court Delays Decision on New Jersey Sports Betting

Supporters of legalized sports gambling in New Jersey and several other states were dealt a no-decision of sorts Tuesday

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/17/2017

Former Massachusetts Attorney General Defends DraftKings as ‘Job Creator’

Former Massachusetts Attorney General Defends DraftKings as ‘Job Creator’

Former Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley is planning to tell a Beacon Hill commission that Boston-based daily fantasy sports operator DraftKings has added more than 100 jobs in the state.

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/16/2017

Roulette Bet Pays $3.5 Million on Live Television

Roulette Bet Pays $3.5 Million on Live Television

The Brazilian businessman was shown celebrating with friends after the huge win that made headlines worldwide

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/16/2017

‘Tyrannical’ Philly Mafia boss Nicodemo ‘Little Nicky' Scarfo Dies in Prison

During this nearly five-year reign as Philly Mafia boss, some 25 mobsters and associates met violent ends

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/16/2017

Casino Killer Passes Away From Self-Inflicted Gunshot

Casino Killer Passes Away From Self-Inflicted Gunshot

A man accused of shooting another man to death at a casino last week then turning the gun on himself has died from his wounds.

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/16/2017

This Law Firm Manager Jailed for $2.1 Million Fraud to Support Gambling Habit

A former law firm manager has been jailed for six-and-a-half years after siphoning $2.1 million from trust accounts to fund her pathological gambling habit.

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/13/2017

Nevada, Atlantic City See Largest Revenue Increases in Years

Nevada, Atlantic City See Largest Revenue Increases in Years

Nevada has seen its biggest profit hike since 2008.  Atlantic City posted it first revenue hike in 10 years.   

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/12/2017

Breaking News

Absolute Poker Founder Returns to US to Face Charges

Absolute Poker Founder Returns to US to Face Charges

On the lam since April 2011, Absolute Poker founder Tom Scott has finally turned himself in to US authorities last week.

Georgia Casino Bill Dead for Year

Georgia Casino Bill Dead for Year

The sponsor of legislation to allow casino gambling in Georgia says the effort is dead for the year.

Moonlight Wins Best Picture in Oscar Shocker, Major Blunder

Moonlight has won for Best Picture at this year’s Oscar after La La Land was originally announced and accepted the Oscar.