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News 20-03-2019

West Virginia Lawmaker Lashes Out as Two Sportsbooks Stay Closed in Dispute

It’s been nearly two weeks since two West Virginia casinos suspended their sportsbook operations, and that’s prompted a state lawmaker — upset at missing tax dollars from precious March Madness sports bets — to vent online. West Virginia Del. Shawn Fluharty (D-Ohio) is displeased with his state’s sports betting kickoff, given that two major books […]

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News 20-03-2019

Pro-Trump PAC Latest Target of Culinary Workers Union Representing Employees at Palms Casino

To get owners of the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas to the negotiation table, the Culinary Workers Union (CWU) is threatening to picket the office of a political action committee (PAC) — one that’s supportive of President Donald Trump and that’s received generous donations from Palms and Station Casinos owners, brothers Frank and Lorenzo […]

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News 19-03-2019

AGA March Madness Survey Shows Americans Love Watching and Betting on NCAA Tournament, But Not Always Legally

A new survey by the American Gaming Association (AGA) shows just how mad Americans are about college basketball this time of year. North Carolina — seen here in white playing Louisville in last week’s Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament in Charlotte — earned one of the four No. 1 seeds in this week’s NCAA Tournament. A […]

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News 18-03-2019

Race to Kentucky Derby Recap: Rebel Stakes Offers Fantastic Finishes at Weekend Oaklawn in Arkansas

Saturday was a big day on the road to the Kentucky Derby, as both divisions of the Rebel Stakes ended in dramatic fashion. Jockey Jon Court celebrated Long Range Toddy’s win over Improbable in the first division of the Rebel Stakes on Saturday at Oaklawn Racing and Gaming. The colt came from fourth place down […]

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News 17-03-2019

Bellagio Robbery Perp Dies After Shootout with Police, Also Suspected of Prior Heist

A man who walked into the packed Bellagio at peak hours on Friday night and robbed the poker room cage at gunpoint has died from injuries sustained during an ensuing faceoff with police. A still taken from Bellagio surveillance footage of “the Invisible Man,” who robbed the poker cage in November 2017, and who police […]

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News 17-03-2019

Pennsylvania Proposal Would Aim State’s Expanded Gaming Intake Towards Property Tax Relief

A new proposal in Pennsylvania’s legislature would require any additional gaming revenue heading to the state be used only for property tax relief. Pennsylvania State Sen. Kristin Phillips-Hill is sponsoring a bill to keep new gaming revenue just for property tax relief. (Image: York Disptach) Sponsored by State Sen. Kristin Phillips-Hill (R-York), Senate Bill 269 […]

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News 16-03-2019

Chinese Casino Ordered to Close for Polluting Cambodia Island Paradise

A Chinese casino on the paradisaical Cambodian island of Koh Rong Samloem has been ordered to close after it was accused by provincial officials of deliberately pumping raw sewage into the sea. A casino in Sihanoukville, across the water from the beautiful island of Koh Rong Samloem. Chinese casino investment has overwhelmed the area over […]

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News 16-03-2019

Wire Act Reinterpretation Could Be At Risk As State Lottery Officials Pressure DOJ

Legal experts say that Department of Justice (DOJ) officials could soon buckle to mounting pressure to limit or even withdraw a controversial reinterpretation of the Wire Act, which now extends its authority from only sports betting to also encompass state lotteries. State lottery officials fight for online sales of lottery tickets as they challenge the […]

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News 15-03-2019

Caesars Entertainment to Save $40M Annually by Reducing Corporate Positions

Caesars Entertainment has announced plans to trim its corporate costs by $40 million a year, as the future of the casino giant remains in limbo and billionaire corporate raider Carl Icahn continues to increase his position in the company. Caesars Entertainment plans to reduce its overhead at the corporate level. (Image: Caesars Entertainment) The $40 […]

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News 15-03-2019

LVS Abruptly Settles 15-Year Court Battle with Richard Suen, Figure Not Disclosed

Las Vegas Sands Corp agreed an undisclosed out-of-court-settlement with Hong Kong businessman Richard Suen Thursday on what was to be the second day of the third trial in a 15-year legal battle between the two parties. Richard Suen claims his introductions led to LVS licensing in Macau, which allowed for the construction of the Sands […]

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