Stanley Ho, nicknamed the “King of Gambling,” a multi-billionaire, philanthropist, and the force behind the world’s largest gambling empire on the island of Macau, has died at 98.
“My father has passed away peacefully just now at around 1pm at Hong Kong Sanatorium and Hospital,” Ho’s daughter Pansy told reporters via BBC News.
2020 Democratic hopeful Andrew Yang has tweeted out in support of legalizing online poker in all 50 states.
In a tweet on Saturday, the 44-year-old former entrepreneur cites the risks of allowing illegal offshore sites and called attention to added tax revenue if poker was regulated at a federal level, Cardplayer noted.
SWAT operatives discovered an illegal gambling operation in Koreatown, Los Angeles during a raid around 4:30 p.m. on Friday.
According to LA police, the activity was busted after SWAT acted on a search warrant served to a building located in the 200 block of N. Vermont Avenue. The site was formerly the Joomaum Church, ABC7 reports.
Macau’s “King of Gambling,” Stanley Ho Hung-sun, is facing a lawsuit filed by his own nephew for alleged unpaid shares dividends.
Based on court documents, plaintiff Michael Hotung, aka Mak Shun Ming, is suing the renowned casino tycoon for 2 billion Hong Kong dollars ($255 million).
A furious wife has filed for divorce from her husband after he blatantly placed her and their two children as bet while gambling in New Delhi, India.
The incident happened in 2015 but was only recently publicized after the police finally accepted the case, according to Times of India.
Several Asian American seniors in New York reportedly ride the casino buses to Pennsylvania daily, not to gamble, but simply to make ends meet, an investigative news report found.
Buses ferrying people to the Sands Casino in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania are carrying a number of elderly Asian Americans every day who intend to earn a few dollars from the ride, ABC Eyewitness News reported.
A lucky gambler at the Saratoga Race Course in New Jersey bet 50 cents on Saturday and ended up winning nearly half a million dollars.
The anonymous gambler spent a total of $675 on other races, but took home a grand prize of $471,124.50 with a winning ticket that originally cost 50 cents.