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New Jersey Has Spent Only 10% of Federal Funds to Retrain Out-of-Work Casino Workers

New Jersey Has Spent Only 10% of Federal Funds to Retrain Out-of-Work Casino Workers

April 29th, 2016 Written by Christine Davies

The Showboat was one of four casinos to close in 2014, raising unemployment rates to the highest in the worst. article by the Wall Street Journal this week highlighted how New Jersey has spent less than 10% of $29.4 million federal grant earmarked for training... 

Massachusetts Gaming Commission Rejects Brockton Casino Plan, Clearing Way for Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe

Massachusetts Gaming Commission Rejects Brockton Casino Plan, Clearing Way for Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe

April 28th, 2016 Written by Christine Davies

The decision means Massachusetts can collect 17% of the revenues from the Mashpee Wampanoag’s First Light Casino in Taunton. The Massachusetts Gaming Commission rejected Rush Street Gaming’s plan for a casino in Brocktown. After months of hearings and... 

Spectrum Gaming to Conduct Study on Behalf of Washington State Gambling Commission

Spectrum Gaming to Conduct Study on Behalf of Washington State Gambling Commission

April 26th, 2016 Written by Christine Davies

Tulalip Resort Casino is one of 102 different tribal casinos, bingo halls, and poker rooms in the state of Washington. Spectrum Gaming Group, a New Jersey based gaming consulting firm, has been hired by the Washington State Gambling Commission to study the gaming... 

Mark Davis to Attend a Second Meeting of Las Vegas Group

Mark Davis to Attend a Second Meeting of Las Vegas Group

April 25th, 2016 Written by Christine Davies

Mark Davis took control of the Raiders in 2011 after his father, the legendary Al Davis, died. Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis is set to attend a second meeting of the Southern Nevada Tourism Infrastructure Committee on Thursday, according to the Twitter page... 

New Jersey Doctor Sentenced to Prison for Taking Bribes to Fuel Gambling Addiction

New Jersey Doctor Sentenced to Prison for Taking Bribes to Fuel Gambling Addiction

April 21st, 2016 Written by Christine Davies

The bribes (involving all 39 defendants) are estimated to have brought BLS tens of millions in business. Dr. Gary Safier is one of over two dozen physicians involved in a bribery schemed involving Biodiagnostic Laboratory Services of Parsippany, New Jersey. A total... 

Online Casino Funds a Virtual War in EVE Online MMORPG

Online Casino Funds a Virtual War in EVE Online MMORPG

April 20th, 2016 Written by Christine Davies

The Imperium has been a dominant force in EVE Online for years, but the IWantISK virtual casino funded a war to end its hegemony. In the “persistent-world” massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) called EVE Online, a virtual casino is... 

Las Vegas Sands Is Being Sued for $5 Billion by Former Joint Partner in Macau Venture

Las Vegas Sands Is Being Sued for $5 Billion by Former Joint Partner in Macau Venture

April 19th, 2016 Written by Christine Davies

The plaintiff claims Las Vegas Sands stole his ideas for Macau development after backing out of a joint venture. Las Vegas Sands Corporation, Sheldon Adelson, and 2 Sands executives are facing a lawsuit in U.S. District Court involving a 13-year old Macau development... 

The Coalition to Stop Internet Gambling Hires the Keelen Group for Lobbying Effort

The Coalition to Stop Internet Gambling Hires the Keelen Group for Lobbying Effort

April 18th, 2016 Written by Christine Davies

Keelen Group is expected to advocate Sheldon Adelson’s views on online gambling. The Coalition to Stop Internet Gambling (CSIG) is active once again on Capital Hill. Sheldon Adelson’s anti-online gambling public policy group had seemed inactive after... 

Rhode Island Officials Launch Raids on Two Different Illegal Gambling Rings, Nab 20 Suspected Criminals

Rhode Island Officials Launch Raids on Two Different Illegal Gambling Rings, Nab 20 Suspected Criminals

April 15th, 2016 Written by Christine Davies

One illegal gambling investigation morphed into 3 separate criminal cases over 5 different cities. Rhode Island Attorney General Peter KilmartinĀ and State Police held a press conference on Friday to announce the arrest of 20 people in an illegal gambling ring... 

Armed Gunman Tries to Rob the VIP Room at Potawatomi Casino in Milwaukee

Armed Gunman Tries to Rob the VIP Room at Potawatomi Casino in Milwaukee

April 14th, 2016 Written by Christine Davies

No one was shot by the gunman, who was attempting to rob the VIP room. A 38-year old man is said to have opened fire with a handgun inside a Milwaukee casino early Friday morning, police say. The shots were fired around 2:30 am in the morning at the Potawatomi... 

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