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Police Arrest Man for Mass Shooting Threats on Vegas Casino

Police Arrest Man for Mass Shooting Threats on Vegas Casino

November 19th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

Wei Li allegedly texted his estranged wife he would make “the biggest (mass shooting) in history.” An Ohio man is in custody after threatening to kill his estranged wife and carry out “historic” mass shootings at a Las Vegas casino, as well... 

Disney and Seminole Tribe Fund Florida Anti-Gambling Campaign

Disney and Seminole Tribe Fund Florida Anti-Gambling Campaign

November 18th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

Voters in Charge received 95% of its funding either from Disney or the Seminole Tribe of Florida. The Seminole Tribe of Florida and The Walt Disney Company have combined to form a political action committee to influence gambling laws in the state. The Seminole... 

Majestic Star Opposes Proposed Gary, Indiana Smoking Ban

Majestic Star Opposes Proposed Gary, Indiana Smoking Ban

November 17th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

A similar smoking ban cost a Louisiana casino $70 million a year, the Majestic Star’s CEO claimed. Peter Liguori, the Majestic Star Casino’s chairman, spoke at a hearing of the Gary Common Council this week to say a proposed smoking ban would cost his... 

MLS Commissioner Don Garber Backs Legal Sports Betting

MLS Commissioner Don Garber Backs Legal Sports Betting

November 16th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

MLS Commissioner Don Garber says legal sportsbooks enhances fan interest in sports in the United Kingdom. Don Garber, commissioner of the MLS pro soccer league, said in a Yahoo Finance interview recently that he supports federal sports betting legalization in the... 

National Indian Gaming Commission Approves Ponca Tribe Casino

National Indian Gaming Commission Approves Ponca Tribe Casino

November 15th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

The Carter Lake casino would draw Omaha gamblers, because Nebraska’s largest city is only 7 miles away. The National Indian Gaming Commission approved a plan by the Ponca Tribe to build a casino in Carter Lake, Iowa. Ponca Tribe Chairman Larry Wright Jr.... 

Tunica Casinos Want Lawmakers to Eliminate Riverboat Laws

Tunica Casinos Want Lawmakers to Eliminate Riverboat Laws

November 14th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

MGM Gold Strike is the only Tunica casino with a concert venue that draws nationally known acts. Tunica Strip casino operators are pressuring the Mississippi State Legislature to ease riverboat casino restrictions, allowing the operations to move inland. The nine... 

New York Lawmakers Discuss Sports Betting Legalization Bill

New York Lawmakers Discuss Sports Betting Legalization Bill

November 13th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

Gary Pretlow said the Assembly is looking to legalize sports betting in case PASPA is overturned, but it’s complicated. The New York State Legislature is considering a bill which would allow horse racetracks, off-track betting facilities, and non-tribal casinos... 

7 New Hampshire Cities Vote for Keno Gaming

7 New Hampshire Cities Vote for Keno Gaming

November 12th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

Because keno gaming was tied to kindergarten funding, some called it the “Keno-Garten” vote. On November 7, voters in ten New Hampshire cities voted on whether or not they should offer keno games in community bars and restaurants. The referendum called... 

O.J. Simpson Banned from Cosmopolitan on Las Vegas Strip

O.J. Simpson Banned from Cosmopolitan on Las Vegas Strip

November 11th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

News reports suggested Station Casinos would ban OJ Simpson, too, but that has not happened yet. The Cosmopolitan Hotel, a Las Vegas Strip casino-resort, banned O.J. Simpson from its premises this week. There are conflicting reports about the kind of behavior Simpson... 

Connecticut Senators Ask Ryan Zinke for Casino Support

Connecticut Senators Ask Ryan Zinke for Casino Support

November 10th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

Murphy (left) and Blumenthal (right) appealed to Ryan Zinke’s conservative principles in calling for approval for the third casino. Connecticut’s US senators, Sen. Chris Murphy (D) and Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D), are trying to help Mohegan Sun and... 

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