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Judge Goldgar Approves Caesars Entertainment Operation Corp’s Bankruptcy Reorganization Plan

Judge Goldgar Approves Caesars Entertainment Operation Corp’s Bankruptcy Reorganization Plan

January 18th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

Over 200 lawyers filled the courtroom to hear Judge Goldgar’s decision. U.S. District Judge Benjamin Goldgar gave approval for Caesars Entertainment Operations Corp (CEOC) to reorganize, ending a 2-year dispute over Caesars Entertainment’s bankruptcy... 

Georgia Casino Bill Set for Reintroduction to the State Legislature Next Week

Georgia Casino Bill Set for Reintroduction to the State Legislature Next Week

January 17th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

Jim Murren would like to place an integrated casino-resort in Georgia similar to the MGM National Harbor in Maryland. Georgia lawmakers plan to re-introduce a casino bill in the state legislature next week. The latest iteration of the bill is expected to focus... 

Wisconsin Problem Gambling Hotline Estimates the Average Problem Gambler Has $38 Thousand in Debt

Wisconsin Problem Gambling Hotline Estimates the Average Problem Gambler Has $38 Thousand in Debt

January 16th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

The study found the average caller to the helpline has $38,000 in debts, but did not specify it was all from problem gambling. The Wisconsin Council on Problem Gambling estimates the average problem gambler has $38,090 in debt. That is what Rose Blozinski of the... 

KISS Members Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley Break Ground on an Oklahoma Casino

KISS Members Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley Break Ground on an Oklahoma Casino

January 13th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

KISS has sold more than 100 million albums worldwide and is a merchandise juggernaut. KISS co-founders Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley are planning a casino in Northern Oklahoma. The two rockers broke ground on an I-35 casino called Rock & Brews Casino Resort... 

Las Vegas Strip Casinos Baccarat Revenues Declined 23.2% in November 2016

Las Vegas Strip Casinos Baccarat Revenues Declined 23.2% in November 2016

January 11th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

Francisco “TJ” Tejeda and Robin Powell of Palace Station developed EZ Baccarat, which includes a 40:1 side bet. Casinos on the Las Vegas Strip reported a decline in baccarat revenues of 23.2% from year-to-year in November 2105. The casinos reported... 

One Dead and One Injured in a Murder/Suicide Attempt at Grand Casino in Shawnee, Oklahoma

One Dead and One Injured in a Murder/Suicide Attempt at Grand Casino in Shawnee, Oklahoma

January 10th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

One employee of the Grand Casino allegedly shot another staff member in the administrative center. One person is dead and another injured in a shooting at the Grand Casino outside Shawnee, Oklahoma on Tuesday. The shooting is said to have happened at 6:49 am on... 

New England Patriots Are Biggest NFL Playoff Favorite in Nearly 20 Years

New England Patriots Are Biggest NFL Playoff Favorite in Nearly 20 Years

January 9th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

The Patriots are 16 point favorites over the Texans, despite missing star tight end Rob Gronkowski. The New England Patriots are the biggest playoff favorite in the past 19 NFL seasons. Their 16-point advantage among most sportsbooks makes the Patriots one of the... 

Jay Costa Introduces an Online Gambling and DFS Bill for Pennsylvania

Jay Costa Introduces an Online Gambling and DFS Bill for Pennsylvania

January 5th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

Jay Costa’s bill covers onlline gambling, daily fantasy sports, and airport lotto gaming. Pennsylvania State Sen. Jay Costa issued a memoranda this week that he was co-sponsoring an online gambling bill. Costa’s bill would legalize online gambling,... 

Carl Icahn Offers to Sell Trump Taj Mahal to Don Guardian for $300 Million

Carl Icahn Offers to Sell Trump Taj Mahal to Don Guardian for $300 Million

January 3rd, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

Billionaire Carl Icahn claims he’s lost $300 million on his investment in the Trump Taj Mahal. Carl Icahn said he would sell the Trump Taj Mahal to Atlantic City Mayor Don Guardian at cost. Claiming he has invested $300 million in the Trump Taj Mahal, the... 

Rio All-Suite Hotel Evacuated 900 Rooms Due to a Power Outage

Rio All-Suite Hotel Evacuated 900 Rooms Due to a Power Outage

December 29th, 2016 Written by Christine Davies

The Rio expects to have 500 of the rooms safe for occupants by New Year’s Eve. The Rio All-Suite Las Vegas Hotel & Casino was evacuated on Thursday morning due to a power outage at the resort. The Las Vegas casino, which is site of the World Series of... 

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