Archive for March, 2017

2017 NCAA Championship Odds: North Carolina Tar Heels a 2-Point Favorite to Beat the Gonzaga Bulldogs

2017 NCAA Championship Odds: North Carolina Tar Heels a 2-Point Favorite to Beat the Gonzaga Bulldogs

Written by Steve Larson | Friday, March 31st, 2017

The betting line on the NCAA Men’s Title Game has North Carolina Tar Heels a 2-point favorite over the Gonzaga Bulldogs. The most common at the Las Vegas Strip sportsbooks have an over-under of 151. Many people consider this the best match-up in an NCAA Championship Game in many years. The two squads seem evenly […]

Phil Ruffin and Donald Trump Want to Build an Off-the-Strip Casino in Las Vegas

Phil Ruffin and Donald Trump Want to Build an Off-the-Strip Casino in Las Vegas

Written by Steve Larson | Thursday, March 30th, 2017

Treasure Island Las Vegas owner Phil Ruffin and President Donald Trump would like to build an Off-the-Strip casino in Las Vegas in the near future. Whether the Nevada Casino Control Commission would approve of the development is a matter of some question. The 82-year old Phil Ruffin is one of the few people Donald Trump […]

Number of Poker Tables in Nevada Drops to a Ten-Year Low

Number of Poker Tables in Nevada Drops to a Ten-Year Low

Written by Steve Larson | Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

The number of poker table in Las Vegas casinos continues to decrease. In the last decade, Nevada’s casinos have seen a 20% decline in poker tables. The closing of the Monte Carlo’s poker room next month is the latest sign of Texas hold’em’s decline in popularity. Casino floors evolve all the time, so it is […]

Glenn Straub Launches a Free-Play TEN Online Casino Website

Glenn Straub Launches a Free-Play TEN Online Casino Website

Written by Steve Larson | Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

Glenn Straub, the owner of the former Revel Casino, has launched a free-play gaming site under his TEN brand. Straub is gathering potnetial customers, in case he and TEN Casino ever gain official licensing from the state. The TEN online casino website¬†offers free credits for gamblers to player video slot machines and table games. No […]

Oakland Raiders Receive NFL Approval to Move to Las Vegas in 2020

Oakland Raiders Receive NFL Approval to Move to Las Vegas in 2020

Written by Steve Larson | Monday, March 27th, 2017

The Oakland Raiders received approval to move to Las Vegas today. At the NFL owner meetings on Monday, the Raiders received 31 of 32 votes from franchises. The Raiders needed 24 votes in order to relocate. The Miami Dolphins were the lone dissenter among the NFL teams, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. No reason was […]

Cincinnati Man’s Murder Linked to Spiraling Debt from Problem Gambling

Cincinnati Man’s Murder Linked to Spiraling Debt from Problem Gambling

Written by Steve Larson | Saturday, March 25th, 2017

Investigators say a Cincinnati man’s murder of a 64-year old man was due to mounting gambling debts. By the time Donald Dawson-Durgan murdered his former benefactor, he was $46,000 in debt. A jury in Judge Tom Heekin’s Hamilton County Common Pleas Court is deliberating over the evidence. Deliberations begin anew on Monday in a case […]

Seneca Nation Announces It Will Stop Paying $110 Million in Gaming Taxes to New York

Seneca Nation Announces It Will Stop Paying $110 Million in Gaming Taxes to New York

Written by Steve Larson | Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

The Seneca Nation announced it would¬†stop paying $110 million a year in gaming taxes to the State of New York. That $110 million figure is a portion of the gaming taxes owed each year from the Seneca Nation’s casinos in Niagara Falls, Buffalo, and Salamanca. The Native American tribe say they are abiding by the […]

Russian Illegal Gambling Case Involved FBI Wiretaps of Trump Tower

Russian Illegal Gambling Case Involved FBI Wiretaps of Trump Tower

Written by Steve Larson | Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

Since Donald Trump accused the Obama Administration of wiretapping Trump Tower during the latter stages of the 2016 US Presidential Election, the American media has sought any confirmation of that accusation. No wiretapping evidence which conforms to President Trump’s accusations has been found, but ABC News reports that the FBI did wiretap Trump Tower during […]

Sheldon Adelson Listed Number One on Forbes Magazine’s List of Gambling Billionaires

Sheldon Adelson Listed Number One on Forbes Magazine’s List of Gambling Billionaires

Written by Steve Larson | Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

Forbes Magazine placed Sheldon Adelson of Las Vegas Sands Corp. at the top of its list the world’s wealthiest gambling industry billionaires. Forbes rated Sheldon Adelson as the 20th-richest person in the world, with an estimated $30.4 billion. The finance industry and economic magazine launched a real time tracker of wealth on its website this […]

ICE Agents Raid an Illegal Cockfighting and Gambling Ring in Detroit

ICE Agents Raid an Illegal Cockfighting and Gambling Ring in Detroit

Written by Steve Larson | Monday, March 20th, 2017

Federal immigration officials raided an illegal cockfighting and gambling ring in Detroit this past weekend. Officials said on Monday they have about 50 undocumented immigrants in custody, who might face deportation now. The gaming ring bust was lead by U.S. Customers and Immigratrations or “ICE” agents. ICE is the successor to the Immigration and Naturalization […]