Category: offline casinos

Trump Plaza's demolition auction
Categories: gambling history, offline casinos, other 19 Dec 2020 424
Reading time: 2 min, 431 words

Trump Plaza's demolition auction

Next month, an Atlantic City casino is scheduled to be demolished and city officials are planning to turn the demolition event into a fundraiser, aiming to raise more than $1 million. Trump Plaza, and the bidding winner will be able to press and blow up the button. The demolition of the...

US casinos in Macau could be harmed by Trump’s executive order
Categories: offline casinos, other 8 Jan 2021 381
Reading time: 2 min, 449 words

US casinos in Macau could be harmed by Trump’s executive order

The recent executive order by US President Donald Trump to ban many high-profile Chinese apps could spell trouble for the three US casino operators in Macau. Macau is one of the world's casino capitals, but it faces some significant economic challenges at the moment. The executive order was revealed on Wednesday...

Wynn Resorts records  Macau's massive losses
Categories: offline casinos, other 6 Feb 2021 368
Reading time: 1 min, 206 words

Wynn Resorts records Macau's massive losses

Wynn Resorts posted $686 million in operating income for Q4, a decrease of almost 59 percent from $1.65 billion registered for the same time in 2019. The net loss was $269.5m, a dramatic rise from the previous year's net loss of $72.9. For Q4, adjusted property EBITDA was $69.8m, compared to...

New €500 million Cyprus casino
Categories: offline casinos 6 Mar 2021 406
Reading time: 1 min, 242 words

New €500 million Cyprus casino

Melco Resorts and Entertainment Ltd has announced that City of Dreams Mediterranean, an urban resort in Cyprus, will open in summer 2022. The Limassol project is set to be Europe's biggest IR, with plans to launch in late 2021, but the completion has been postponed due to the current Covid-19...

Las Vegas casinos is linked to a BC drug money laundering network
Categories: crime, offline casinos 15 Mar 2021 455
Reading time: 2 min, 427 words

Las Vegas casinos is linked to a BC drug money laundering network

Authorities in British Columbia believe a man accused of being at the core of a multinational drug dealing and money laundering ring had VIP accounts in Las Vegas, Macau, and the province. This was revealed at the most recent meeting of the Cullen Commission, which is investigating the scope of BC's...

Drug money laundering: $100 million slots session
Categories: crime, offline casinos, slots 6 Jun 2021 610
Reading time: 2 min, 379 words

Drug money laundering: $100 million slots session

Mende Rajkoski, 42, of Sydney, was one of three men detained in connection with the suspected conspiracy on Thursday. Early this year, he was caught laundering money through Star's gaming machines, forcing officials to conduct a secret investigation into his finances. This led them to uncover an alleged plot to transport...

God does not play dice: nun embezzles $835,000 for gambling
Categories: illegal, offline casinos 12 Jun 2021 337
Reading time: 1 min, 260 words

God does not play dice: nun embezzles $835,000 for gambling

After pleading guilty to federal fraud and money laundering charges in California, a septuagenarian nun faces up to 40 years in jail. Sister Mary Margaret Cooper admitted to defrauding St James Catholic School in Torrance, California, of $835,000. Most of the funds she blew on gambling trips to Las Vegas and...

Las Vegas casinos black book
Categories: crime, illegal, offline casinos 24 Jun 2021 385
Reading time: 5 min, 910 words

Las Vegas casinos black book

Learn how to legally defeat a casino game – whether through the relatively harmless process of card counting or with a play as brazen as Kelly Sun's multi-million-dollar edge sorting maneuver – and you'll learn that being asked to leave casinos is an occupational danger. Back-offs and 86s are expected by...

The sons of a Florida casino cruise tycoon are engaged in a legal battle over their father's estate
Categories: crime, offline casinos 29 Oct 2021 506
Reading time: 3 min, 554 words

The sons of a Florida casino cruise tycoon are engaged in a legal battle over their father's estate

The sons of late Florida casino cruise founder Gus Boulis are fighting for their inheritance in court. Boulis was assassinated by the Mafia two decades ago.Aristotle and Alexander Hren-Boulis are challenging their father's cousin Spiro Naos, who was given custody of their trust finances before his death. The brothers accuse the...

Legendary gamblers: Stan Tomchin
Categories: blackjack, gambling history, offline casinos, sports betting 14 Feb 2022 702
Reading time: 6 min, 1124 words

Legendary gamblers: Stan Tomchin

Stan Tomchin claims to be "the most powerful gambler in the world," and he may have been. Stan was a chess master, a bridge master, and possibly the best backgammon player in the world. He then progressed to blackjack, horse racing, and, finally, sports betting. Stan, who grew up on Long...