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Charles Oakley Arrested In Vegas Casino Says He Cheated

7/12/2018 12:50 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Charles Oakley is learning the hard way ... if you try to cheat a Vegas casino, you'll end up behind bars. 

TMZ Sports has learned ... the ex-NBA star was arrested at the Cosmopolitan on July 8 after allegedly trying to pull a fast one during a gambling session -- and it was all caught on video. 

Officials from the Nevada Gaming Board tell us Oakley "was suspected of adding to or reducing his wager on a gambling game after the outcome was known."

Unclear what game he was playing at the time -- but one source with knowledge of the incident says Oak tried to pull back a $100 chip after he realized he was going to lose.

FYI, Oakley reportedly made more than $46 mil during his NBA career. 

Oak was confronted about the incident -- and it was kicked over to a security team which reviewed the casino video footage ... confirming the alleged cheating. 

The 54-year-old was taken into custody at 5:30 PM and booked into Clark County Detention Center. 

Oak's gambling charge is serious business -- "to commit or attempt to commit a fraudulent act in a gaming establishment." He faces between 1 to 6 years in prison if convicted. 

A source close to Oakley tells us, "This is an insignificant matter that will be quickly resolved."

Mozzy Arrested in Vegas For Gun Possession

7/9/2018 12:50 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Mozzy broke a few rules of the road, then got busted for having a gun he's not supposed to have ... according to law enforcement.

Las Vegas PD tells TMZ ... the rapper was pulled over Thursday night in a black Maserati without license plates for failing to signal during a lane change. We're told Mozzy didn't have a driver's license and, upon inspection of his vehicle ... cops found a loaded Glock in a black book bag.

That's a problem for Mozzy, because he's an ex-felon. He went to prison after a 2014 conviction for gun possession and possession of a controlled substance.

He's now facing a charge for gun possession by a prohibited person.

The rapper was released after posting $5k bail.

Mandalay Bay Another Mass Shooting Thwarted 3 Years Before Massacre

7/6/2018 10:11 AM PDT

The Las Vegas massacre last October was not the first time a gunman entered the Mandalay Bay hotel with the intent of gunning down visitors ... this according to new legal docs.

Victims of the October shooting have sued Mandalay Bay, claiming the hotel was negligent by not properly thwarting the attack. The hotel has responded by saying it owed no legal duty to the victims, in part because there was no prior warning or incident that would have put it on notice.

According to docs, there was indeed a "nearly identical situation" 3 years before the October rampage. On November 29, 2014, a housekeeper discovered a guest on the 24th floor had brought multiple semi-automatic assault weapons into his room. One of the weapons was a high-powered rifle equipped with a scope, which was positioned so it pointed out of his hotel room onto the Las Vegas Strip.

The docs claim the weapons were positioned to "shoot at a large mass of people." The housekeeper thwarted the effort and the man was ultimately convicted and sentenced to 40 months in prison. 

Dan Bilzerian New $10M Vegas Pad Hit by Burglars

6/30/2018 12:30 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Dan Bilzerian barely had any time to make himself at home in his new Vegas mansion ... thanks to a couple of burglars who ruined his housewarming. 

Sources close to Bilzerian tell TMZ ... the renowned poker player dropped $10 million for his new Vegas crib earlier this month but, just 5 days later, surveillance cams caught 2 burglars breaking into the house. We're told items stolen included designer clothes and a bunch of electronics.

Cops were called and took a burglary report. They're now investigating. We're told Dan was not home at the time of the burglary hit. BTW, Dan's new house is a total playboy playground -- with a basketball court, hockey rink, batting cages and, get this, a frigin' golf simulator. 

Not the first time burglars zeroed in on one of Dan's cribs. The mega gun collection at his Hollywood Hills crib was targeted in a burglary back in 2015 but thieves came away empty.

Travis Barker Back in Hospital Clots, Infections Get Worse

6/20/2018 12:40 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Travis Barker's good news has turned bad -- shortly after getting out of the hospital where he was getting treatment for blood clots, he had to be readmitted ... TMZ has learned.

Sources tell us the Blink-182 drummer was released from the L.A.-area hospital on Monday evening, but had to be readmitted Tuesday morning. Travis went in late last week when doctors discovered he had blood clots in both arms. 

We're told the situation's more complicated now. He's also battling a staph infection and something called cellulitis -- an infection of the skin -- in addition to the clots. Doctors are monitoring to see how he responds to blood thinners, and to make sure the clots don't travel to his heart or lungs.

As bad as it sounds, our sources say Travis is keeping a positive attitude, and looking forward to getting back onstage.

Blink had to cancel upcoming shows for their Las Vegas residency at the Palms, but we're told they're planning to make up the dates this fall. 

Omar Gooding Yells Homophobic Slurs In Heated Vegas Argument

6/9/2018 12:22 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Omar Gooding went ballistic on a guy who called him out for allegedly treating a restaurant employee poorly because his pizza was taking too long ... according to witnesses on the scene.

Cuba's bro went on an angry and homophobic tirade around 3 AM at a food court/bar area of Rio in Vegas, and in the vid -- obtained by TMZ -- he's seen challenging the man, who claims to be a cop, to arrest him.

The "Family Time" actor drops some very anti-family friendly F-bombs and shouts the other homophobic F-word twice -- and also calls him the offensive term "retard" -- while security shows up to diffuse the situation.

We're told Gooding was getting pizza, but began degrading the worker for taking too long with his order. That's when the man with the hat stepped in and told Omar to calm down ... which set him off.

Omar tells us ... it was late and his food was late, so "who wouldn't be a little impatient?" He says apologies were handed out from all sides, including from the guy who tried to be peacemaker, and "by no means am I a hater or homophobic." Omar adds ... "My apologies for the offensive language, but that does not define who I am ... we calmly communicated, worked it out and all was forgiven."

We're told though security checked in on the situation, no report was taken and there were no arrests.

Ronnie from 'Jersey Shore' Nearly Comes to Blows with Guy ... On 2nd Day of Filming

6/7/2018 8:01 AM PDT

Ronnie from 'Jersey Shore' came THIS close to an all-out brawl on the second day of filming season 2 in Vegas.

The incident went down Wednesday at a pool party at the Flamingo ... where Ronnie had to be restrained from going after some loudmouth. You can see from the start of this video Ronnie was charging at the guy, but both were restrained by the massive security team present. It's unclear what triggered the confrontation.

You can also see several cameras are rolling ... so the guess here is MTV cameras captured it for the show. Check it out ... the man Ronnie's beefing with keeps shouting something about Gucci and hustling.

Not the first time Ronnie gets heated with strangers. He landed behind bars in season 1 after knocking a man unconscious. He also brawled with another dude while filming the show, but cops were not involved. And, more recently, there was this.

Nas Rambles Through Vegas Club Gig ... But He's Happy!!!

5/26/2018 11:49 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Nas was many things during his club appearance in Vegas Friday night -- happy, funny, forgetful -- but he definitely wasn't on top of his rap game.

The East Coast hip hop artist was at Palms in Vegas for the grand opening of the Apex Social Club, but made a grand exit after less than 10 minutes on the microphone ... according to partygoers.

We're told Nas appeared to be on the sauce, and in the vid he mentions he can barely hear himself. He does get a few bars in, but then laughs and bails on the track halfway through.

It's all good, though ... because Nas closed out by giving a shout-out to "everybody living life."

He was clearly including himself.

Lamar Odom Feelin' Himself at the Club ... Bottle in Hand

5/19/2018 10:52 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Lamar Odom looks like he had himself a good time at the club ... tearing it up right by the stage for all to see.

The former NBA star hit up Drai's nightclub at The Cromwell in Vegas Friday night, and fully indulged in the party scene -- bottle and vape pen in hand, dancing with a hot chick ... and more dancing by himself.

Last couple times we've seen Lamar he's told us he's working on 2 different things ... making a basketball comeback, and helping people with ailments get better through his cannabis company.

Clearly he took a break from the hard work to have some fun.

Famous Brothel To Vegas Golden Knights: Win & You're In ... Us

5/19/2018 12:40 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

As if the Vegas Golden Knights needed more motivation to win the Stanley Cup, now a famous Nevada brothel is sweetening the deal ... offering a massive sex victory party if they can seal the deal. 

A rep for Sheri's Ranch tells TMZ Sports ... they've noticed an uptick in business during the team's insane run -- and the girls have decided they want to show their appreciation. 

Dena -- the madam of the bordello -- says, "If the Golden Knights win, we all win. Offering the team a victory celebration at our adult resort is the least we can do."

"The victory party will involve the full complement of over two dozen gorgeous women and the entire sex menu will be available to any and all players wishing to partake of the brothel’s highly coveted erotic services -- compliments of the house."

Allissa -- one of the prostitutes -- added, "If the Knights go all the way, I’ll go all the way."

Sooo ... go Golden Knights? 

Mame June & Honey Boo Boo Family Affair in Vegas ... Pumpkin Got Married!!!

5/2/2018 12:40 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Mama June's family has officially expanded by one -- because Honey Boo Boo's big sis just got hitched!

June's 18-year-old daughter, Lauryn "Pumpkin" Shannon tied the knot with her fiance, Joshua Efird, Monday night in Vegas ... and then the whole crew hit the Strip for a dinner at Buca di Beppo.

We broke the story a couple years ago when Pumpkin got engaged to her then 19-year-old BF. They'd only been dating for 9 months, and she was only 16. Despite the age gap, June approved of the engagement because the kids were taking things slow. 

The plan then was to wait 'til Pumpkin was 18 before getting married ... and that's exactly what they did. They didn't take it slow in the baby department though -- the couple had a daughter in December.

We're told TV cameras were shooting Pumpkin and the wedding party, so it's a good bet the happy event will be on the new season of "Mama June: From Not to Hot."

Congrats!

Steve Wynn Sues Lisa Bloom ... You Said I Leered, But I'm Blind!!!

4/5/2018 12:13 PM PDT
Breaking News

Steve Wynn is legally blind and therefore never could've leered at women he allegedly told to strip to their panties ... so he's suing Lisa Bloom for defamation.

The hotel mogul filed legal docs to sue Lisa and her law firm claiming she lied through her teeth when she alleged Wynn sexually harassed one of her clients.

In docs, obtained by TMZ, Wynn says during his 20s he was diagnosed with a rare degenerative eye disease and he's been legally blind for almost 2 decades ... meaning it's impossible he leered at dancers for the show, Showstoppers, at Encore Theater from 2014 through 2016.

Wynn calls BS on Lisa's client's claims -- that Wynn attended dancer's rehearsals and instructed those he found sexually appealing to him to strip down to their bras and panties. Bloom said her client claimed Wynn would then sit there and leer while they danced.

As we reported ... Wynn was forced to step down as CEO of the company he founded following mounting accusations of sexual misconduct.

We reached out to Lisa, and she doubled down on her client's accusations.

Richard Branson Buys Iconic Hard Rock Hotel in Vegas

3/30/2018 2:32 PM PDT
Breaking News

Richard Branson can finally get some free room service in Vegas ... he just bought the legendary Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.

The billionaire announced the deal Friday at the hotel ... which he plans to rebrand as The Virgin Hotel Las Vegas. The hotel will remain open as it undergoes renovations ... it's expected to be completed in 2019.

The deal included other partners ... including the LA-based Juniper Capital Partners. It's unclear how much Branson dropped to add a second hotel to his portfolio. The only other Virgin hotel is in Chicago.

Here's hoping Branson knows what he's gotten into ... the Hard Rock Hotel's seen a lot in its 23 years of existence. Especially some brawls.

RIP, Hard Rock.

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