A unit that operates more than 50 Caesars hotels and casinos has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in Chicago. A number of hedge funds are crying foul and demanding an investigation into what went wrong.
Court documents allege the Federal Bureau of Investigation had Caesar’s Palace employees shut off an internet connection so that its agents could dress up as technicians and gain access to several rooms. A professional poker player and an alleged World Cup betting ring.
Raghunandan Yandamuri committed the murders during a botched kidnapping in Pennsylvania in 2012.
The Donald Trump-founded company adds to growing list of casinos closing in New Jersey.
What happens in Vegas stays with you forever.
Mayor Rob Ford has accepted the terms of a bet by Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams over the Brooklyn Nets and Toronto Raptors NBA playoff series. The wager: not beer.
Brackets are VERY big business.
This week for BuzzReads, Andrew Rice examines the rise and demise of a website that allowed you to gamble on current events. Read that and these other great stories from around BuzzFeed and the web.
DraftStreet, the fantasy sports website that allows for daily and weekly instead of full-season play, will bring 40 players to Las Vegas to compete in a tournament with a $1 million grand prize, the largest single guaranteed award in fantasy sports history.
Some of these horses will be competing in the Kentucky Derby this Saturday. Can you guess which ones are fake?
Odds-on crazy for the win. Pass the mint julep.
Because it’s only 213 days until the NFL returns to all our lives.
Everybody… Gamblers gonna gamble.
The online futures site, popular during the presidential campaign, shuts its doors in response to a federal lawsuit.
After refusing to answer questions all summer, the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force acknowledged that a gaming group funding its mailer seeking to link marriage and gambling measures in Maryland. The “in-kind” contribution of $343,125 came from Penn National Gaming.
The National Gay & Lesbian Task Force has refused to say for two months who paid for an August mailer that sought to connect marriage and gambling votes. A State Senator tips the Washington Post.
Why was the Task Force in the gambling business? No answers from the group.
The National Gay & Lesbian Task Force won’t answer questions about how this week’s mailing to Maryland Democrats was funded. Under state law, the financing may remain secret.
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force claims a political synergy. “Opponents of the gambling expansion are clearly using the marriage issue for their own political gain,” says Levin.
Sherry R. Holcomb, 46, of Cortland, pleaded guilty Wednesday in State Supreme Court to a felony count of scheme to defraud.
Tobey Maguire is being sued in a California court for hundreds of thousands of dollars thanks to his involvement with high stakes gambling. Here now to explain this slightly convoluted case are a bunch of silly Tobey Maguire faces. It’s not fair to play poker with Spider-Man. His spider sense will tingle when you’re bluffing.
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Is it possible to have a gambling problem if you’re incapable of actually owning anything in the first place?
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Check out how America likes to get its rocks off and how much money it spends doing it.
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This guy meticulously documented his investment against Pittsburgh baseball.
You can make this process even more fun by setting the oven to 400. Another fun fact: This trick also doubles as a great technique for making totems. (via)
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Think Obama will say “banana” in his inaugural speech? What about (German Chancellor) “Angela Merkel”? Apparently, if you do, there might be some money in it for you. Swedish betting site, Betsson.com, has listed the odds of the future POTUS uttering these words — each are currently at 1,000-to-1.00.