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Drake Signs Multi-Year Las Vegas Residency

Drake Signs Multi-Year Las Vegas Residency @champagepapi

Drake has reportedly just signed a deal worth over $10 million to perform at Encore’s XS Nightclub on Las Vegas over the next few years.

Sources close to the deal confirmed the “God’s Plan” singer recently agreed to a multi-year deal, with a minimum 10 show commitment.

Last week the rapper performed at XS during the Consumers Electronics Show (CES) and hinted at the longterm deal, telling the crowd, “I’ll be back here at XS all year. You’ll have a lot of chances to see me.”

Drake joins the growing list of celebrities that have sealed a residency in Sin City, most recently J. Lo, Gwen Stefani and Lady Gaga are stars who have also inked their own deals.

Its no secret why the Toronto native chose XS, after it was rumored many clubs were interested in a deal with Drake.  Due to its high exposure and ability to consistently bring in the biggest crowds, XS is still the hottest club in Vegas.

No word on when tickets will go on sale, but it appears the official announcement is coming soon, last week Drake posted a photo of himself performing at XS, and proclaiming, “New home.”

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New home.

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IT’S OVER FOR PARIS HILTON AND FIANCÈ

IT’S OVER FOR PARIS HILTON AND FIANCÈ @ektalktv

Paris Hilton has broken up with fiance, Chris Zylka.

Sources close to the the former couple confirmed to TMZ, Paris called things off with Chris several weeks ago, they were engaged last winter during a trip to Aspen after dating a little over a year. 

Sources say Paris realized Chris just wasn’t the one, and things between them had moved too fast.  Paris hopes the two can remain friends and wishes him all the best.

Star DJ Cedric Gervais Steals Girlfriend From Miami Nightlife Guru

Star DJ Cedric Gervais Steals Girlfriend From Miami Nightlife Guru @cedricgervais

If you live in Miami or the South Beach area, you’ve probably heard the rumblings of a love story gone wrong. The question everyone is asking — Is this theft or love?

World famous remix DJ Cedric Gervais, who has had Grammy success with his smash hit “Summertime Sadness” by Lana Del Rey and currently has the number one song in Europe, “Do it tonight”. Has been under fire for leaving his super model fiancee Sandra Kubicka for latin super model Ariadna Gutierrez.

@sandrakubicka

This is where it gets sticky. Gutierrez who commands a 4million+ following on social media was rumored to be romantically involved with LIV nightlife guru PURPLE. According to our sources, Purple has been telling everyone in Miami and the nightlife industry that Gutierrez was his girlfriend and they were in love.

Our source stated, “Cedric stole Ariadna from Purple, it was a low class move because they were friends and Cedric was engaged to be married. Poor Sandra to be tossed aside because she wasn’t famous enough! And Cedric has worked for Purple at LIV on numerous occasions. Now Cedric is just throwing his new relationship in Purple’s face. Who does that?”

As InTouch reported, both Gervais and Kubicka have parted ways amicably. But this love war story is far from over. Stay tuned as Champion Daily will be following this drama religiously.

Bookmakers from Manchester to Las Vegas are Refusing Sharp Bets

Bookmakers from Manchester to Las Vegas are Refusing Sharp Bets @dcates12

Not only do we have to lay the juice, now we cant even win. A UK trending and controversial bookmaking practice is starting to spread in the U.S.’s growing LEGAL sports betting market, too.

Bookmakers from Manchester to Las Vegas are refusing to take bets from sharp action.

Gaming experts are saying that legal sportsbooks might have closed as many as 50,000 betting accounts recently. And even more if you include restrictions like betting limits.

“If you try to win, they don’t let you play anymore.” – Anonymous U.K. punter

“Yes, bookmakers are severely restricting or closing accounts for what appears to be the fact that these people are winning,” said U.K. gambling consultant Steve Donoughue, secretariat for an all-party parliamentary group that focuses on gaming. The profit-minded corporations that have entered the bookmaking game, however, look at it from the perspective of their bottom line and wonder what business would ever choose to cater to customers thought to be “uneconomical.” It’s like encouraging a world-class competitive eater to dine often at your all-you-can-eat buffet.

American sports betting is not immune to the practice. Banning or limiting sophisticated players has been a regular part of Las Vegas sports betting for decades, and, like in the U.K., there’s absolutely nothing illegal about it.

Bettors say the practice is increasing and has even occurred in some of the new states (such as New Jersey) that have entered into the now-legal bookmaking game in recent months.

WILLIAM HILL

It is completely within a casinos rights to refuse sports bets from wise-guys. However the concern is that this practice of limiting and banning is becoming regular.  Giants such as William Hill who operate a network of sportsbooks might have an unfair advantage against sharp action.

ESPN communicated with 20 bettors for this article who said they had been banned from betting with William Hill U.S. in Nevada. Two said they already have been cut off at the new William Hill books in New Jersey, too, something the Division of Gaming Enforcement is reviewing.

“In our world, our community,” said Joe Fortuna, one of the professional bettors who says he was cut off by William Hill in Nevada, “everyone knows you’ll get thrown out of there.”

“It’s not even really close,” said another Las Vegas bettor who had been restricted by William Hill and requested anonymity. “They’re by far the worst.”

Founded in 1934 in London, William Hill was granted a Nevada gaming license in 2012. The company has grown into the largest bookmaker by volume in Nevada, serving more than 100,000 customers and operating in more than 100 locations — including at casinos like Casino Royale and Hooters on the Las Vegas Strip. They have the most customers and, in turn, probably have the most complaints directed at them.

OTHER NEVADA SPORTSBOOKS

Traditional sportsbooks seem like the way to go.  Books like the Wynn, Caesars, South Point, The Stratosphere, and of course The Westgate Superbook.  Although they can still use their ‘right of refusal,’ they seem to welcome most action that isn’t breaking any rules.

“We categorize them from the sharpest of the sharp — the guys who bet their own opinions and we respect greatly — to your average Joe,” said Jay Kornegay, vice president of race and sports for the SuperBook. “We get a lot of sharp players in here that we deal with on a daily basis. We monitor them very, very closely. We profile to a point where we know exactly what they’re doing and mold their limits accordingly.”

CONCLUSIONS

This is a major concern now that Sports Gaming is growing and legal in the United States.

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