US Sports Betting Industry Celebrates Five-Year Anniversary of SCOTUS Decision

  Five years ago today, the US gaming industry was forever changed when the Supreme Court of the United States ruled in a 7-2 decision that the federal law that had limited single-game sports betting to Nevada was unconstitutional. Then-New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and New Jersey State Sen. Ray Lesniak meet with reporters outside …

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Steve Wynn ‘Chinese Agent’ Case Back in Court as US Files Appeal

The US Government is fighting an October 2022 federal court ruling which held that casino tycoon Steve Wynn does not have to register as a foreign agent. Steve Wynn, above, denies he tried to influence the Trump administration to deport Chinese political exile Guo Wengui to China. (Image: Getty) The US Justice Department (DOJ) sued …

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NBA Playoffs: Los Angeles Lakers, Denver Nuggets Reach Western Conference Finals

The #1 Denver Nuggets will host the #7 Los Angeles Lakers in the Western Conference Finals, which tips off on Tuesday for Game 1. Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic drives by Phoenix Suns center Bismack Biyombo (18) during the Western Conference semifinals at the Footprint Center in Phoenix. (Image: Getty) Only four teams remain in …

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Mexico’s Casino Market Continues To Shrink Under President Obrador

Mexico’s casino market is under intense scrutiny, with President Andrés Manuel López Obrador ordering a review of all licenses. He’s convinced that corruption and possibly illegal deals led to an explosion in gambling properties in the country, but believes none of it occurred since he took over. Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador in an …

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Nevada Lawmakers, Sony Want to Build Las Vegas Film Studios

In an effort to lure more Hollywood production to Nevada, state legislators have proposed a massive expansion of the state’s film tax credits. And they already have a customer waiting. The Las Vegas Media Campus, proposed for land owned by UNLV in southwest Las Vegas, is one of two studios Sony Pictures said it is …

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Former Las Vegas Strip Security Guard Faces 98 New Counts for California Mass Shooting

The former Las Vegas resident who allegedly killed one victim and attempted to kill 44 others in a California church is facing new hate crime charges and other counts, federal prosecutors announced on Thursday. David Chou in a mug shot. He is facing 98 new charges for last year’s mass shooting at a California church. …

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MLS to Investigate Match-Fixing Following Max Alves Suspension

No one should be surprised that match-fixing takes place in sports, although recent revelations about the scope of it are putting sports betting in the spotlight for the wrong reasons. After it surfaced that Colorado Rapids player Max Alves was suspended from the team and faces possible criminal charges for his involvement, MLS promises to …

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Mexican Who Used Casino in Kidnap and Torture Scheme Sentenced to Life in Prison

Many people visit casinos to try their luck at hitting the jackpot. But a couple of innocent people in Mexico thought a casino could bring them luck to make it to the US. What they got, though, was a nightmarish scenario of kidnapping and torture, for which their assailant will now spend the rest of …

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Anthony Davis Expects to Play for Los Angeles Lakers in Game 6

Los Angeles Lakers center Anthony Davis sustained a head injury in Game 5 of the Western Conference semifinals against the Golden State Warriors. The Lakers said Davis cleared concussion protocols and he’s currently listed as probable for Game 6 against the Warriors. Forward LeBron James and center Anthony Davis from the Long Angeles Lakers are …

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Vernon Downs Threatens Closure, Says State Tax Cuts Could Improve its Odds

Vernon Downs Casino Hotel in Upstate New York is warning state officials that its potential closure could result in the layoffs of all 249 of its employees. Vernon Downs owner Jeff Gural bids on New York City’s Flatiron Building during an auction for the historic Manhattan landmark in March 2023. Gural is planning to close …

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