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Las Vegas Sands Settles 15-Year Legal Battle with Richard Suen

Las Vegas Sands Settles 15-Year Legal Battle with Richard Suen

March 22nd, 2019 Written by Christine Davies

Richard Suen won legal cases on the same issue in 2008 and 2013, but the Nevada Supreme Court overturned both of those decisions. Las Vegas Sands Corporation notified the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in a filing that the casino company settled its breach-of-contract... 

US Indian Affairs Bureau Approves East Windor Casino Plan

US Indian Affairs Bureau Approves East Windor Casino Plan

March 21st, 2019 Written by Christine Davies

Kevin Brown and Rodney Butler, leaders of the longtime rival Mohegan and Mashantucket Pequot tribes, joined forces to champion the East Windsor casino. The East Windsor casino received approval from the U.S. Interior Department’s Bureau of Indian Affairs,... 

Wynn Resorts Sends Memo to MGC on “Complete Transformation”

Wynn Resorts Sends Memo to MGC on “Complete Transformation”

March 20th, 2019 Written by Christine Davies

Wynn Resorts sent the memo to the Massachusetts Gaming Commission prior to the Boston Herald learning of its existence. Wynn Resorts released a memo to the Boston Herald which claimed the Las Vegas casino company has undergone a “complete transformation”... 

Brandt Iden Submits Lawful Internet Gaming Act to Michigan House

Brandt Iden Submits Lawful Internet Gaming Act to Michigan House

March 19th, 2019 Written by Christine Davies

In 2018, the bill passed 33-5 in the Senate and 71-35 in the House, but Gov. Rick Snyder vetoed the draft legislation. Michigan State. Rep. Brandt Iden (R-Kalamazo) re-submitted the Lawful Internet Gaming Act, which legalizes online gambling for the state’s... 

One in Five Americans Will Bet on 2019 March Madness

One in Five Americans Will Bet on 2019 March Madness

March 18th, 2019 Written by Christine Davies

The Duke Blue Devils’ Zion Williamson is the consensus #1 pick to go in the 2019 NBA Draft. One in five adult Americans will bet on the March Madness tournament this year, as NCAA Men’s Tournament brackets are more popular than they have ever been.... 

Bellagio Robber Dies of Gunshot Wounds at Las Vegas Hospital

Bellagio Robber Dies of Gunshot Wounds at Las Vegas Hospital

March 17th, 2019 Written by Christine Davies

The robber shot at four police officers after trying to carjack a luxury car in Bellagio’s valet parking area. A man who was shot while trying to rob Bellagio has died in the hospital. The would-be robber entered the Las Vegas Strip casino around 9:45pm on... 

Casino Control Commission to Decide on Showboat Gaming License

Casino Control Commission to Decide on Showboat Gaming License

March 16th, 2019 Written by Christine Davies

Bart Blatstein bought the Showboat in 2015 and operated it as a non-gaming resort in the four years since. The New Jersey Casino Control Commission meets on Monday to decide whether to extend a permit to apply for a casino license to Bart Blatstein, the owner of... 

Buffalo Thunder the 2nd New Mexico Casino with a Sportsbook

Buffalo Thunder the 2nd New Mexico Casino with a Sportsbook

March 15th, 2019 Written by Christine Davies

Buffalo Thunder Casino is located in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Buffalo Thunder Casino and Resort in Santa Fe became the second New Mexico casino to open a land-based sportsbook. After the US Supreme Court ruled to strike down a federal ban on sports betting, New Mexico... 

Pete Rose Discusses MLB’s Embrace of Sports Betting

Pete Rose Discusses MLB’s Embrace of Sports Betting

March 13th, 2019 Written by Christine Davies

Pete Rose denied he bet on Reds games for 15 years, which was a key reason he never gained reinstatement to the game of baseball. Pete Rose was barred from a MLB career and the Baseball Hall of Fame 30 years ago due to his scandal over sports betting. For the past... 

Poarch Band of Creek Indians Donated Money for Tornado Victims

Poarch Band of Creek Indians Donated Money for Tornado Victims

March 12th, 2019 Written by Christine Davies

The Poarch Band of Creek Indians paid $180,000 for the 23 funerals. The Poarch Band of Creek Indians donated money to pay for the funeral costs of all 23 people killed in the recent Lee County, Alabama tornado. In all, the Poarch Band of Creek Indians paid $180,000... 

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