All Posts By Grant Mitchell

Gamblers Leaving Children Unattended Is a Continuing Problem at Pennsylvania Casinos

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A growing issue in Pennsylvania 268 children were left unattended across 147 incidents in a four-year span at Wind Creek Bethlehem Casino in Pennsylvania. The copious cases reflect a growing and concerning trend in Pennsylvania casinos, shared by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board Wednesday. Wind Creek Hospitality has addressed the issue by discouraging parents from leaving ...

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UK Paralegal Convicted for Stealing £440,000 to Fund Gambling Habit

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Doubling-down on crime A paralegal in England has been imprisoned for three years after he stole nearly £440,000 ($540,245) from his company. 38-year-old Paul Young pleaded guilty to fraud by false representation after illegally directing funds to his personal accounts while working for Berrymans Lace Mayer (BLM) in Manchester. The money was used by Young, who ...

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Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas Shocks More Than 5,000 Employees With $5,000 Bonus

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$27m in bonuses The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas rewarded its 5,400 employees with a surprise $5,000 bonus Wednesday. “We know that none of that would have been possible without the hard work and dedication of the resort’s amazing employees, and we are thrilled to recognize those contributions,” said Tyler Henritze, head of strategic investments for private ...

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BetMGM, Houston Astros Strike Power-Shifting Partnership

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Sports betting still illegal in Texas BetMGM has struck an agreement to become the exclusive sports betting partner of the Houston Astros. The deal marks the entertainment giant’s first partnership in Texas. we continue to strive for new ways to add to the fan experience” “We are looking forward to our partnership with BetMGM,” Astros senior vice ...

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Caesars Looking to Sell the Flamingo Resort & Casino for Over $1bn

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No bites yet Caesars Entertainment Inc. is looking to sell its Flamingo Casino for a price tag of over $1bn, per sources close to Bloomberg. interest has dwindled because of the necessary renovations No potential buyers have emerged from private deliberations regarding the sale. The casino has been offered to private firms and other agencies, but interest ...

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BGC Warns UK Government as Problem Gambling Rates Decline

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Taking an “evidence-based approach” The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has sent a warning to ministers regarding upcoming guidelines following recent United Kingdom Gambling Commission (UKGC) figures. Specifically, the council wants reports to use a “genuinely evidence-based approach” to identify at-risk gamblers. This comes after a UKGC survey indicated problem gambling rates have halved from .4% ...

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Jake Paul and Eddie Hearn Wager $1m on Taylor-Serrano Fight

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Women’s boxing history Jake Paul and Eddie Hearn are wagering $1m each on Saturday’s title fight between Katie Taylor and Amanda Serrano. first female headliner ever at Madison Square Garden The bout, considered the biggest in women’s boxing history, is the first female headliner ever at Madison Square Garden. It has garnered a horde of attention, and ...

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Six Members of New York’s Genovese Mafia Family Arrested on Illegal Gambling, Extortion Charges

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Illegal gambling and loan sharking Six members of an infamous New York crime mafia group were charged with racketeering in relation to illegal gambling and extortion in a Manhattan court Tuesday.  linked to the Italian-American Genovese crime family The individuals were linked to the Italian-American Genovese crime family, one of the “five families” dominating crime in New ...

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German Court Rules Gambler Can Reclaim €12,000 From Entain-Owned Online Casino

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Starting a wave The High Court of Frankfurt in Germany has ruled that an online casino customer can recoup roughly €12,000 ($12,775) in losses incurred while playing. claimed that the losses were incurred in 2017 As first reported by German magazine Spiegel, a man from the Hesse region cited problem-gambling laws in his suit. He claimed that ...

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Dutch Police Arrest 12 in Illegal Gambling Sting

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Investigators recover money and weapons Dutch police have arrested 12 individuals after raids in four different areas of the country.  alleged illegal gambling, drug trafficking, and money laundering Investigations in Soesterberg, Zeist, Vinkeveen and Rotterdam related to alleged illegal gambling, drug trafficking, and money laundering led to the stings, which took place on Wednesday and Thursday. Investigators ...

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