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Senator Orrin Hatch Backs a Federal Sports Betting Bill

Senator Orrin Hatch Backs a Federal Sports Betting Bill

December 8th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

Hatch’s bill would take sportsbook licensing decisions away from states and hand them to the federal government. A new draft piece of legislation from the office of Sen. Orren Hatch (R-Utah) would require all sportsbooks to be approved by the U.S. Attorney... 

Wynn Resorts Shareholder Sues Steve Wynn, Board for Damages

Wynn Resorts Shareholder Sues Steve Wynn, Board for Damages

December 7th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

Robert Bannister sued Wynn’s board for breach of fiduciary duties and four other complaints. Robert Bruce Bannister, a former Wynn Resorts shareholder, is suing Steve Wynn, current Wynn Resorts CEO Matt Maddox, and the company’s board of directors for... 

Phil Ruffin Buys Casino Miami for Undisclosed Amount

Phil Ruffin Buys Casino Miami for Undisclosed Amount

December 5th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

Phil Ruffin bought Treasure Island in Las Vegas in 2007, the same year he sold New Frontier Casino. Phil Ruffin, a Las Vegas developer and Donald Trump friend, is buying Casino Miami, a gaming venue on the northeast stretch of Miami International Airport. Ruffin... 

Hollywood Casino Sportsbook Draws in Younger Crowd of Bettors

Hollywood Casino Sportsbook Draws in Younger Crowd of Bettors

December 3rd, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

Pennsylvania sportsbook taxes are twice as high as in New Jersey, where Borgata is a top operator. Hollywood Casino in East Hanover Township in Dauphin County is the first legal operating sportsbook in Pennsylvania. According to early reports, local bettors are... 

Mohegan Sun Wants to buy Encore Boston Harbor from Wynn

Mohegan Sun Wants to buy Encore Boston Harbor from Wynn

December 1st, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

Mohegan Sun and its partner Suffolk Downs sought to place a casino in the Boston suburb of Revere. Mohegan Sun is positioning itself to buy the Everett casino is Wynn Resorts loses its license for Encore Boston Harbor. The Connecticut tribal casino group would... 

Darren Rovell Leaves ESPN to Join The Action Network

Darren Rovell Leaves ESPN to Join The Action Network

November 30th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

Darren Rovell has occupied a unique position for a sports reporter at ESPN and CNBC over the years. Darren Rovell, a longtime ESPN reporter, is leaving the sports network to join the Action Network. The Action Network is led Chad Millman, who once headed ESPN.com... 

Caesars Entertainment Closes Tunica Roadhouse Casino

Caesars Entertainment Closes Tunica Roadhouse Casino

November 30th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

Tunica Roadhouse Casino opened in 1994, but was a smaller operation than Caesar’s Horseshoe Tunica Casino. Tunica Roadhouse Casino is closing at the end of January 2019, according to Caesars Entertainment Corp. The 135-room hotel adjacent to the casino will... 

Twin River Casino in Rhode Island Opens Legal Sportsbook

Twin River Casino in Rhode Island Opens Legal Sportsbook

November 28th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

The Twin River Sportsbook has 100 LCD television sets, so gamblers can enjoy the games on which they gamble. Rhode Island legalized sports betting on Monday, as Twin River Casino in Lincoln began taking sports bets. To prepare for the grand opening of their sportsbook,... 

MLB and MGM Resorts Enter Partnership in Japan and United States

MLB and MGM Resorts Enter Partnership in Japan and United States

November 27th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

PlayMGM is the online gaming site the MLB platform and broadcast shows will promote. MGM Resorts and Major League Baseball have entered into a multi-year partnership agreement for the United States and Japan. Under terms of the deal, MGM Resorts will become the... 

Oaklawn Racing & Gaming Announces $100mil Expansion

Oaklawn Racing & Gaming Announces $100mil Expansion

November 26th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

Oaklawn has been in operation since 1904. Oaklawn Racing & Gaming is planning a $100,000,000 casino and hotel expansion in Hot Springs, Arkansas over the next two years. Louis Cella, the president of Oaklawn Jockey Club, said the $100 million project is the... 

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