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Larry Flynt Sues California for the Right to Invest in Casinos in 3 US States

Larry Flynt Sues California for the Right to Invest in Casinos in 3 US States

December 2nd, 2016 Written by Christine Davies

Larry Flynt played Judge William J. Morrisey in the 1996 biopic, The People vs. Larry Flynt. Larry Flynt has filed a lawsuit against the state of California. The lawsuit challenged California gambling laws which prevent state residents who own cardroom licenses... 

Glenn Straub Sues the New Jersey Casino Control Commission over TEN Casino Licensing

Glenn Straub Sues the New Jersey Casino Control Commission over TEN Casino Licensing

December 1st, 2016 Written by Christine Davies

Glenn Straub admittedly is new to the New Jersey business climate. Florida developer Glenn Straub continues to have problems with New Jersey gaming regulators. Now Mr. Straub has filed a lawsuit against the New Jersey Casino Control Commission, claiming they are... 

Phoenix Police Raid a $2 Million Illegal Sweepstakes Cafe Gambling Ring

Phoenix Police Raid a $2 Million Illegal Sweepstakes Cafe Gambling Ring

November 29th, 2016 Written by Christine Davies

Sweepstakes cafes like this one in Gilroy, California are illegal in over 20 US states. Phoenix police raided two illegal gambling businesses this weekend, culminating a 17-month investigation. One of the businesses raided had generated $2 million in revenues since... 

MGM Grand National Harbor Casino Set for Two Controlled Demonstration Tests

MGM Grand National Harbor Casino Set for Two Controlled Demonstration Tests

November 28th, 2016 Written by Christine Davies

MGM Resorts said the MGM Grand National Harbor would “blow away” Donald Trump’s Washington DC hotel. The MGM Grand National Harbor Casino must pass two “controlled demonstration” tests before the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control... 

Batavia City Council Votes to Lift a Ban on Video Gambling Machine Ban

Batavia City Council Votes to Lift a Ban on Video Gambling Machine Ban

November 26th, 2016 Written by Christine Davies

Batavia, Illinois is a city of 26,045 residents, according to the 2010 census. The city council in Batavia, Illinois voted by a wide margin to lift a ban on video gambling in the city. Illinois cities have the authority under state law to allow video gambling machines. The... 

David Baazov Seeks Control of Amaya Gaming with the Help of Hong Kong Investors

David Baazov Seeks Control of Amaya Gaming with the Help of Hong Kong Investors

November 25th, 2016 Written by Christine Davies

Desjardins Capital Markets’ VP, Maher Yaghi, said he had “never seen anything like this.” On November 14, David Baazov filed papers with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) which revealed financing to buy Amaya Gaming shares at $24... 

Nevada Gaming Regulators Ban Marijuana from Las Vegas Casino Grounds

Nevada Gaming Regulators Ban Marijuana from Las Vegas Casino Grounds

November 23rd, 2016 Written by Christine Davies

Tony Alamo of the Nevada Gaming Control Board said he was not comfortable allowing casinos to permit “a felonious act to occur anywhere in their property.” Lost in the drama of the November 8 national election was the fact that the Nevada Marijuana... 

Lucky Dragon Casino Had Its Soft Opening in Las Vegas on Saturday

Lucky Dragon Casino Had Its Soft Opening in Las Vegas on Saturday

November 21st, 2016 Written by Christine Davies

Lucky Dragon Casino is, by and large, built to cater to Chinese mass market players and the 3.8 million Chinese-American gamblers in California. The Lucky Dragon Casino on the Las Vegas Strip opened this week to give visitors a chance to see the Chinese-themed... 

Live Prop Bets Becoming an Problem for American Sports Gamblers, According to Houston Psychiatrist

Live Prop Bets Becoming an Problem for American Sports Gamblers, According to Houston Psychiatrist

November 17th, 2016 Written by Christine Davies

Live prop bets involve situations which happen during a game — many different situations. Psychiatrist Dr. Patrick Thomas warns that a new type of betting is particularly dangerous. Dr. Thomas, who works out of the Menninger Clinic in Houston, claims the... 

Ohio Regulators Ban Skill-Game Machines Which Are Seen as a Successor to Cyber-Cafes

Ohio Regulators Ban Skill-Game Machines Which Are Seen as a Successor to Cyber-Cafes

November 16th, 2016 Written by Christine Davies

The most important previous Ohio skill-based gaming laws were passed in 2003 and 2007. Ohio state regulators plan to go after businesses which allow skill-game machines to operate. The state plans to shut down operations for what they consider illegal slot machines. The... 

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