Archive for October, 2016

New York City Woman Sues Resorts World Queens for Not Paying a $43.2 Million Jackpot

New York City Woman Sues Resorts World Queens for Not Paying a $43.2 Million Jackpot

Written by Steve Larson | Monday, October 31st, 2016

Katrina Bookman hit a $43.2 million jackpot at Resorts World New York City in August 2016. When she tried to collected the cash the next day, casino staff told her that the slot machine had malfunctioned and she had not won the jackpot after all. Instead, Resorts World offered the woman a free steak dinner. […]

The November Nine of the WSOP Main Event Begins on Sunday Night

The November Nine of the WSOP Main Event Begins on Sunday Night

Written by Steve Larson | Saturday, October 29th, 2016

The November Nine is set for a live broadcast this Sunday night on ESPN. The November Nine is the final table of the World Series of Poker Main Event, which began back in July. The boardcast team of Lon McEachern and Norman Chad provide the commentary in the live broadcast, which takes place over Sunday, […]

A Wife Buys a Scratch-Off Ticket to Teach Her Husband a Lesson and Wins $1 Million

A Wife Buys a Scratch-Off Ticket to Teach Her Husband a Lesson and Wins $1 Million

Written by Steve Larson | Friday, October 28th, 2016

Glenda Blackwell decided to teach her husband a lesson about his gambling habits. To do so, she bought the wrong kind of lotto tickets from Suttles Quik Mart in Asheville, North Carolina. Her passive-aggressive plan backfired, because the scratch-off ticket won $1 million. Mrs. Blackwell’s husband, Buddy, asked her to buy two Powerball tickets when […]

Party and Borgata Cancel the Garden State Super Series V Main Event Due to Technical Issues

Party and Borgata Cancel the Garden State Super Series V Main Event Due to Technical Issues

Written by Steve Larson | Thursday, October 27th, 2016

The Party/Borgata Garden State Super Series V (GSSS V) ended this weekend with a surprising cancellation. Borgata and Party canceled the final stages of the event due to geolocation issues. With over $1.1 million in guaranteed prize pools and more than 75 online poker events, Borgata had touted the event as the largest online tournament […]

The Lucky Dragon Casino Is Designed to Cater to Chinese Mass Market Gamblers

The Lucky Dragon Casino Is Designed to Cater to Chinese Mass Market Gamblers

Written by Steve Larson | Wednesday, October 26th, 2016

The Lucky Dragon Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas is the first American casino designed to attraced Asian gamblers. The Lucky Dragon, which is set to open on December 3, was funded in large part by investors from China. The casino uses Chinese themes and features Asia’s most popular casino game, baccarat, but the property’s […]

13 California Gamblers Killed in a Casino Tour Bus Accident

13 California Gamblers Killed in a Casino Tour Bus Accident

Written by Steve Larson | Tuesday, October 25th, 2016

In the early morning of October 23, a gambling tour bus in California crashed into an 18-wheeler heading the same direction, killing 13 people and leaving 31 others injured. It is one of the deadliest bus crashes in California history. Officials are still piecing together the facts. No one knows if the bus driver was […]

Rep. Frank Pallone Plans to Introduce a Daily Fantasy Sports Bill to the US House of Representatives

Rep. Frank Pallone Plans to Introduce a Daily Fantasy Sports Bill to the US House of Representatives

Written by Steve Larson | Friday, October 21st, 2016

U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone Jr. of New Jersey announced on Friday that his congressional committee plans to review the federal sports betting laws and introduce new legislation to cover daily fantasy sports. Rep. Pallone mentioned his plans in a statement to David Purdum of ESPN’s Chalk blog, which covers gambling. Frank Pallone Jr. described the […]

Steve Wynn Discusses the National Deficit and the Drawbacks of Printing More Money

Steve Wynn Discusses the National Deficit and the Drawbacks of Printing More Money

Written by Steve Larson | Thursday, October 20th, 2016

Wynn Resorts chief executive officer Steve Wynn gave his opinions on the national deficit and the downside to printing money. The comments came when Steve Wynn was interviewed on the Fox News opinion program, Hannity, after the third presidential debate. During the program, Steve Wynn said that the U.S. Treasury’s need to print money in […]

Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval Signs NFL Stadium Bill into Law

Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval Signs NFL Stadium Bill into Law

Written by Steve Larson | Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval signed a bill on Monday which approves a Las Vegas stadium intended for the Oakland Raiders. Raiders’ owner Mark Davis still needs permission from the ownership of the National Football League in order to move to Las Vegas. Mark Davis joined Gov. Brian Sandoval for a ceremony at the Tam Alumni […]

Valve Is Late to Respond and Explain Skin Gambling to Washington State Gambling Commission

Valve Is Late to Respond and Explain Skin Gambling to Washington State Gambling Commission

Written by Steve Larson | Monday, October 17th, 2016

Two weeks ago, the Washington State Gambling Commission warned the video game developer and digital distribution company, Valve, to “respond and explain” the role its digital distribution platform, Steam, plays in the skin gambling niche. The deadline has passed and Valve has failed to comply with the request on October 14. Instead, Valve claimed it […]