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Bellagio Poker Cage Robbed at Gunpoint

Bellagio Poker Cage Robbed at Gunpoint

Las Vegas police are still searching for a man who robbed the Bellagio poker room cashier cage at gunpoint Tuesday afternoon. In a brief news conference, Las Vegas Metro Police Capt. John Pelletier said that his department is “comfortable and confident” that they have enough information that will eventually lead to the thief’s capture. Other than the basics, there is not all that much of a story here, as the robbery was not dramatic. The robber simply went up to the cage, showed a small handgun, demanded the money (presumably), and was given...

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VIP Junkets Return China’s High Rollers to Casinos in Macau, Australia, and Philippines

Junket groups are once again bringing high rollers from the Chinese mainland to VIP rooms and casinos floors in Macau, as well as to casinos in Australia and the Philippines. VIP junket companies such as Suncity Group are sponsoring prominent events in Macau like the region’s Grand Prix in an effort to convince government officials in China that its travel business isn’t all about gambling. (Image: Macau Sports Bureau) The multibillion-dollar integrated casino resorts in Macau, as well as casinos in the other two countries, rely heavily on...

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Bitcoin Frenzy as Cryptocurrency Breaks $10,000 Barrier, Then $11,000, in 24 Hours

Bitcoin, the cryptocurrency that has become a popular banking method at many online casinos, has surged in value this week, not only breaking the $10,000 barrier on Tuesday but also hitting $11,000 just hours later on Wednesday. Ari Paul of BlockTower Capital says that while the dramatic rise in Bitcoin’s value is a bubble that will inevitably burst, the long-term trend will still be upward for the cryptocurrency. (Image: Business Insider) As has nearly always been the case with Bitcoin and other digital currencies, volatility remains high,...

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Man Robs Bellagio Poker Room at Gunpoint, Suspect Still at Large

Las Vegas police are still searching for a man who robbed the Bellagio’s poker cage at gunpoint on Tuesday afternoon. The robbery took place around 3:50 pm local time, with several games going on in the poker room at the time hardly interrupted. As of Wednesday afternoon, police were still searching for the Bellagio robbery suspect, seen here in surveillance stills from the casino. (Image: LVMPD/FOX 5) According to police, the robbery was a straightforward operation. A man brandishing a handgun walked up to one of the poker cages and demanded...

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New York Giants Bench Eli Manning, Odds Increase

New York Giants Coach Ben McAdoo on Tuesday benched starting quarterback Eli Manning, who had been the team’s starter since 2004. (USA Today Sports) Eli Manning has been the starting quarterback for the New York Giants since 2004 but had his job unceremoniously taken from him Tuesday afternoon. Coach Ben McAdoo announced backup Geno Smith would be behind center when the team travels to play the Oakland Raiders on Sunday. The two-time NFL Super Bowl winning quarterback choked back tears when he talked to reporters after the decision that ended...

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NBA Commissioner Adam Silver Still Wants Sports Betting Legalized in U.S.

As two Senators renew a quest to ban online gambling in the United States, another prominent figure is supporting the all-out national legalization of sports betting. On Monday, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver spoke with ESPN Radio’s Mike Golic and Trey Wingo on the aptly named “Golic and Wingo” show and addressed, in part, his desire to see sports betting finally legalized and regulated on the federal level. Silver has been a proponent of legalized sports betting for a while now, first making his feelings known publicly in a November op-ed in...

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Japan’s Casino Bidding War Might Last Two Years, Analysts Opine

Japan’s National Diet is expected to unveil is long-awaited commercial gambling bill sometime next month. The general consensus among analysts is that the legislation will authorize two integrated casino resorts in Osaka and Yokohama, with US gambling operators Las Vegas Sands and MGM Resorts the frontrunners to obtain the coveted licenses. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is ready to celebrate the expansion of Japan’s gaming industry, as the National Diet puts the finishing touches on its integrated casino resort bill. (Image: Toru Hanai/Reuters)...

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Clemson No.1 in College Football Playoff Rankings, Alabama Out

Clemson was named No. 1 in the College Football Playoff Rankings Tuesday night, followed by Auburn, Oklahoma and Wisconsin. Former top team Alabama fell out of the Top 4, sliding to fifth. Defending National Champion Clemson was moved up to No. 1 in the College Football Playoff Rankings on Tuesday night. (Image: Getty Images) The Crimson Tide was upset by Auburn last Saturday, 26-14. The Tigers, who were also named No. 1 in the Associated Press Top 25 Poll,  also moved up with sportsbooks on their chances of winning the national title. The...

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Conor McGregor’s Career Might Be Finished, and That’s Unwelcomed News for Sportsbooks

The future of Conor McGregor’s career is uncertain, as UFC President Dana White revealed this week that he has no idea what the next chapter holds for the Irish mixed martial arts (MMA) and boxing superstar. Never short on emotion, Conor McGregor has apparently lost his mojo to step back into the boxing ring or UFC octagon. (Image: Mark Rebilas/USA TODAY Sports) Talking with reporters this week about upcoming UFC fights, White was of course asked about the future of McGregor. The Ultimate Fighting Championship boss revealed he’s in the dark...

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Bright Diamonds progressive slot game — SCIENTIFIC GAMES

Scientific Games introduced the new Power Royals game series featuring two flashy, engaging themes, Bright Diamonds and Pharaoh’s Pyramid. 

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