NFL Player Suspended for Betting on His Team’s Games

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The National Football League announced on Friday that Arizona Cardinals cornerback Josh Shaw has been suspended indefinitely for betting on NFL games. The suspension will go through at least next season. On Monday, ESPN reported that not only had Shaw bet on NFL games, but he actually bet on his own team’s games, as well.… Read more »

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MGM Seeking Buyer for MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay

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MGM wants to get lighter MGM continues to look to shed properties, as Bloomberg is reporting that MGM Resorts International and MGM Growth Properties LLC, a real estate investment trust spinoff, are looking for an investor to buy the MGM Grand and Mandalay Bay. Bloomberg’s sources provided little detail and MGM Growth Properties did not… Read more »

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Moron Arrested for Alleged Murder Over Card Game

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You know the joke about “Florida Man?” Well, if there was ever a Florida Man, 21-year-old Michael Psilakis is that person, because he is perhaps the dumbest shit ever to (allegedly) commit a murder. Psilakis was arrested on November 2nd by Pasco County Sheriff’s deputies and charged with first-degree murder for allegedly killing a man… Read more »

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Bobby Baldwin Named CEO of Drew Las Vegas

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Poker Hall of Famer Bobby Baldwin was named Chief Executive Officer of Drew Las Vegas, a new casino that is currently under construction on the Las Vegas Strip. At the same time, he was also named Vice Chairman of Witkoff, the real estate firm that is developing the property. A long history for a casino… Read more »

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MGM Sells Circus Circus and Bellagio Casinos

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MGM Resorts International announced on Tuesday that it has sold two of its Las Vegas Strip casinos: Circus Circus and Bellagio. The combined sales price of the two properties is $5.075 billion. Circus Circus The agreement to sell Circus Circus, one of the mainstays of the north end of the Strip, was rumored to have… Read more »

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Two Iowa Caesars Casinos Fined for Allowing Underage Gambling

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Two Caesars casinos in Iowa have run afoul of state regulators. Last week, the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission handed out fines to both Harrah’s Council Bluffs and Horseshoe Council Bluffs for failing to stop two people who were underage from gambling. The casinos were assessed fines totaling $50,000. Almost old enough, but not quite… Read more »

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Atlantic Club Casino Finally Sold

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The long-closed Atlantic Club Casino has finally been sold. Florida-based TJM Properties confirmed on Tuesday that it has sold the shuttered property to Colosseo Atlantic City Inc., an investment and construction firm based out of New York. Financial details were not disclosed. The Atlantic Club was one of the first casinos in Atlantic City, opening… Read more »

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Woman Wins $1 Million at Resorts World Catskills

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I rarely get lucky. I’m not talking about “getting lucky,” you sicko. I’m saying I’m not the luckiest guy in the world. I wouldn’t say I’m particularly unlucky, but put it this way: I’m not a big lottery player. I remember three distinct occasions when I or my family did not get lucky. First was… Read more »

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Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, Home of World Series of Poker, Sold for $516.3 Million

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Caesars Entertainment Corporation announced on Monday morning the news that the poker world has long known (or thought) was coming: it has sold the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, home of the World Series of Poker. The buyer is an unnamed company “controlled by a principal of Imperial Companies.” The total sales… Read more »

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Report: MGM in Talks to Sell Bellagio, MGM Grand Las Vegas to Blackstone Group

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Bloomberg is reporting that Blackstone Group, Inc. is pursuing the acquisition of both the Bellagio and MGM Grand Las Vegas from MGM Resorts International. The financial media outlet’s sources say the two companies are talking, but no details are known yet and things could always fall apart. Bloomberg analysts estimate that the Bellagio could sell… Read more »

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Atlantic City Casino Employment Down This Summer

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The Press of Atlantic City reported on Tuesday that casino employment numbers in the New Jersey gambling hub are down this summer compared to last. The opening of two casinos last June were cited as a major reason for the dip. Counting both full- and part-time workers, Atlantic City casinos employed 29,298 people in June,… Read more »

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