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Gamblers and scandals go together like bacon and eggs. It’s like a marriage made in Heaven. Whether it’s embezzlement, prostitution, cheating or even drugs, there is likely to be a gambler caught up in it somewhere.

We bring you the scandalous lowdown on what’s going on around the world so you can stand back in shocked horror, and then read on to find out more.

Investor Concern over Vegas Sports Betting Mutual Fund ‘Radio Silence’

Sports betting mutual funds

Investors in one of Nevada’s first ever sports betting mutual funds are becoming increasingly concerned about their money, according to a report by the Las Vegas Review-Journal this week. They say that Reno-based Matt Stuart of Bettor Investments has gone AWOL with their cash and refuses to answer their correspondence. Sports betting mutual funds were…Read More

Wynn Boston Harbor Investigation a Priority, But Massachusetts Gaming Commission Mum on Details

Massachusetts Gaming Commission Wynn Boston

Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) members said at a meeting on Thursday that its investigation into the sexual misconduct allegations made against Steve Wynn remains a top priority. Wynn Resorts is currently constructing Wynn Boston Harbor, a $2.4 billion integrated casino resort on the banks of the Mystic River in Everett. As part of his departure agreement,…Read More

Strong NBA Draft Class Has Las Vegas Oddsmakers Concerned Over ‘Tanking’

NBA Draft lottery tanking

The NBA Draft won’t take place until June 21, but Las Vegas oddsmakers say the lottery is already impacting the league. Now past the midway point of the NBA season, numerous teams are facing the reality that the postseason is out of reach. At the All-Star break, seven teams were at least 20 games below…Read More

Shareholder Lawsuits Pile Up Against Wynn Resorts

Wynn Resorts lawsuits

Wynn Resorts’ board could be facing an avalanche of legal action from disgruntled shareholders, angered by its apparent failure to keep the alleged behavior of its disgraced former chairman and CEO in check. Lawsuits were beginning to mount this week, as a class action suit in New York joined two shareholder derivative suits filed in…Read More

Platinum Sports Book Boss Gets Two Years, Multimillion Dollar Fine for Role in Illegal Credit Betting Op

Platinum Sports Book

David Hair, a leading member of the upper-echelon management group that ran Platinum Sports Book, was sentenced on Wednesday. The judge sentenced Hair on Wednesday to two years in prison and fined him $3 million. Platinum was an illegal online credit betting operation (meaning no money was passed in either direction online, but rather via…Read More

Controversial Counter Strike Streamer ‘Phantoml0rd’ Sues Twitch Over Skin Gambling Ban

James “Phantoml0rd” Varga sues Twitch

Counter Strike: Global Offensive streamer James “Phantoml0rd” Varga, who was kicked off Twitch in 2016 for allegedly failing to disclose ownership of a site he promoted online, is suing the platform that made him famous. As reported by gaming and esports website Polygon, Varga filed a complaint on Wednesday in San Francisco’s Superior Court of…Read More

William Hill Fined £6.2 million For Anti-Money Laundering, Social Responsibility Violations

William Hill Fined

William Hill has been fined £6.2 million ($8.7 million) by the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) for compliance failures that allowed ten customers to gamble with funds that were the proceeds of crime. The regulator cited numerous instances of customer protection and anti-money laundering breaches and accused the betting giant of deploying insufficient resources and staffing…Read More

New Wynn Resorts CEO Says Growth Will Continue After Steve Wynn Exit, Japan Casino Still on Radar

Wynn Resorts Matt Maddox

Wynn Resorts new CEO Matt Maddox said in his first major address to employees on Monday that the company’s casino development projects in Las Vegas, Boston, and Macau will continue, and emphasized that the operator remains committed to obtaining an integrated resort license in Japan. Maddox, who replaced founder Steve Wynn on February 6 after…Read More

Caesars Switching ‘Do Not Disturb’ Policy to Mandated Daily Room Checks, in Line with New Industry Trend

Caesars do not disturb

Caesars Entertainment is the latest gaming firm to announce a change to its “do not disturb” policy, saying that they will now have employees visually check all occupied rooms once per day. The move comes as part of a trend in the gaming and hotel industries to take steps that might help prevent incidents like…Read More

Saipan Imperial Pacific Casino Blasts Investigative News Story for Claiming Corruption

Imperial Pacific Bloomberg article

Imperial Pacific, developer of the Grand Mariana Casino Hotel & Resort on the island of Saipan in the Northern Mariana Islands, has slammed a recent Bloomberg article that accused the company of turning the island “into a back door to the US financial system” as fake news. Most Profitable Casino on Earth Located 1,600 miles…Read More

FBI College Basketball Probe on Corruption Could Affect Other Programs

Roy Williams

The FBI investigation that indicted four assistant college basketball coaches on bribery and corruption charges could be expanding according to reports. A Thursday story from Pete Thamel of Yahoo Sports said mountains of evidence has been collected by the federal law enforcement agency. In the 330 days of the FBI’s scrutiny into the recruiting practices…Read More

UK Race Track Bookies Conspire to Rip Off Bettors, Says Whistle Blower

Andy Smith of Festival Racing blows whistle on on-track bookies

On-track bookies in the UK regularly collude to increase the vigorish at events they expect to be largely attended by inexperienced gamblers. That’s according to one on-track bookmaker, who admits he has taken part in such activity in the past but now “deplores” the practise. Andy Smith, who takes bets as ‘Festival Racing,’ told The…Read More

Daytime iHeart Radio Music Festival Moving Location, Previously Held at Site of Mandalay Bay Mass Shooting

Las Vegas shooting outdoor concert

When the iHeart Radio Music Festival — this year slated to feature major artists like Coldplay, Chris Stapleton, Pink, DJ Khaled, Lorde, and Kesha — returns to Las Vegas on September 22, it will be at least partially in a new location, one without any bad memories. The annual two-day televised event has called Las Vegas…Read More

Public Split Over Wynn Boston Harbor Future, Poll Finds

Wynn Boston Harbor poll

The jury on Wynn Boston Harbor’s future is still out. That’s according to a new poll that suggests area residents have rather strong, yet contrasting opinions, on what to do with the $2.4 billion megaresort in the wake of billionaire Steve Wynn’s sexual allegation scandal. A poll released Friday by MassINC polling group in conjunction…Read More

River Rock VIP Manager Arranged Illegal Third-Party Cash Delivery for Gambler

River Rock Casino, British Columbia

Lisa Gao, the former director of VIP guest relations at British Columbia’s River Rock Casino, was deregistered by the Canadian province’s Gaming Policy and Enforcement Branch (GPEB) for arranging a third-party cash delivery for a high-rolling client. Gao’s actions were in direct violation of anti-money laundering laws (AML). Recent police and GPEB investigations suggest that…Read More