Gambling and Sports Betting News Wire - August 2, 2019

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Here are today's headlines in the world of gambling and sports betting as they happen - Friday August 2, 2019.

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Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla. Debuts Jurassic Park™ Trilogy Slots

Hollywood, Fla. - Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla. is among the first casinos in the country to offer IGT’s Jurassic Park™ Trilogy Slots. The resort debuted the six new machines in the casino’s new gaming space in July.

Based on the iconic movie trilogy, the game offers a variety of ways to play and win. Players can play three unique action-packed base games that offer engaging wild features and a linked Multi-Level Progressive jackpot.

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    Players initiate the Jurassic Park Trilogy Jackpot Bonus when bonus symbols simultaneously land on reels two and four or when they collect bonus symbols on reels two and four through the persistence feature.
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    Jurassic Park The Lost World Video Slots features the Wild Stack Attack Feature that awards full wild stacks on up to all five reels when a full wild stack appears naturally on one or more reels.
    Jurassic Park III Video Slots features the Wild Stack Respin Feature that awards up to three respins when a full wild stack appears, locking the original and any subsequent wild stacks for each respin.
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My Affair With Mobster Meyer Lansky

“One day, the hotel chauffeur comes to me, all excited, carrying a newspaper, and says, ‘Look, there’s a gangster here in the hotel who has $300 million. He burns down discotheques of anyone who doesn’t pay protection money.’ There was an American guy named Dan staying at the hotel, and I went over to him: ‘Hello, darling, you know what? There’s a gangster in the hotel.’” She didn’t know that the affable American was a close friend of Meyer Lansky, the Jewish American mobster known for the gambling operations he controlled. He introduced Lansky, 66 at the time, to De Toledo, who was 26 – and she became the secret lover of the feared mafioso.

Feared? De Toledo bursts into laughter when I remind her that a whole country trembled at the mention of Lansky’s name and that the press dubbed him a “dangerous criminal.”

“Meyer told me that the first time we met he gave me his loveliest smile, so I wouldn’t be scared,” she says. “He was 1.50 meters [around 5 feet] tall, wore a bow tie and smiled at me with mischievous eyes. Not a funny person, but someone who makes you happy. I fell in love with him at that moment.”

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Tennessee Sports Betting Won't Launch Until January

It Was Not a Good Week for Crown Casino

A major investigation by 60 Minutes, The Age and Sydney Morning Herald into Crown Resorts has blown up in Canberra this week, among the allegations - the Australian government fast tracking visas for international "high rollers".

Is it Time to Start Fading the Yankees?

Free Pick on Tampa Comes Through as That Team Makes History

Not only did our free pick on the Tampa Bay Rays come through last night, the team also made history.

That win propelled Tampa Bay to an 8-1 record for the season series in Boston.  They become the first team to win eight games at Fenway in a single season since the Orioles did it way back in 1966.

Our Free Picks Record August 2

2019 MLB Record: 20-13-2 (60.6%) - No Plays Over -160

2018-19 College Basketball Record: 12-9 (57.1%)

2018-19 NBA Record: 7-5 (58%)

2018 MLB Record: 45-35 (56.2%)

2018 NBA Record: 12-4-1 (75%)

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Michigan Wolverines an Early +6.5 Underdog Versus Ohio State

Michigan Wolverines an Early +6.5 Underdog Versus Ohio State Stun the Buckeyes

We have seen the line on the Michigan Wolverines vs. Ohio State game November 26 ranging anywhere from Buckeyes -6.5 to -8 very early.  The line was trending towards -8.5.  Coming into Week 12, the Wolverines were among the few remaining undefeated teams (along with Ohio State) and that continues as they head into their game against Ohio State. 

Aggressive Line Movement on Clemson Game Was Tell-Tale Sign in Week 1

Clemson Tigers Betting Trends: Tough Test vs. Surging South Carolina November 26

Clemson goes into Saturday's Noon ET game versus the South Carolina Gamecocks as a -14.5 favorite but South Carolina cannot be overlooked following their shocking upset shellacking of the Tennessee Vols, a team that had been ranked number one in the nation just a few weeks ago. BetOnline had reported 72% on Clemson at -24 at the time of closing.

NY Times Shock Probe Into US Regulated Sports Betting Industry

NY Times Shock Probe Into US Regulated Sports Betting Industry

It's been a difficult last couple of weeks for the U.S. regulated sports betting sector.  In addition to brands shutting down and wagering accounts getting hacked, now the industry finds it must defend itself against a scathing New York Times investigation, all while the Times colleagues continue crawling into bed with said operators.