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Super Bowl 53 Has Highest Over/Under in Super Bowl History

Super Bowl 53 Has Highest Over/Under in Super Bowl History

January 22nd, 2019 Written by Christine Davies

Jared Goff has +225 odds to win Super Bowl MVP, while Tom Brady has +110 odds to be voted the most valuable player. Super Bowl 53’s over/under bet is the highest in Super Bowl history at 58. It was higher (either 58.5 or 59) at most sportsbooks when the over/under... 

Wind Creek Considering Indoor Water Park for Bethlehem Sands

Wind Creek Considering Indoor Water Park for Bethlehem Sands

January 21st, 2019 Written by Christine Davies

As Lehigh Valley Live (link) explained, the old Bethlehem Steel building long was a part of Sands Corp’s plans for a tourist attraction. Wind Creek Hospitality plans to diversify Sands Bethlehem Resort and Casino’s revenue streams by building non-gaming... 

Tunica County Residents Question Casino Economy, Local Leaders

Tunica County Residents Question Casino Economy, Local Leaders

January 20th, 2019 Written by Christine Davies

Industry experts believe more Tunica County closures are likely in the coming months and years. As Tunica Roadhouse was preparing to close for business this past wweek, a number of local residents discussed the rise and fall of Tunica County with national newspapers.... 

Enforcing Online Gambling Laws Is Difficult in US Federal Courts

Enforcing Online Gambling Laws Is Difficult in US Federal Courts

January 19th, 2019 Written by Christine Davies

US media quickly pointed out that the DOJ opinion on online gambling used language once used by Sheldon Adelson’s lobbyists to justify a ban. Since the US Department of Justice reversed its opinion on the Federal Wire Act and changed its policy on prosecuting... 

Maryland Considers 2019 Sports Betting Approval via State Lottery

Maryland Considers 2019 Sports Betting Approval via State Lottery

January 18th, 2019 Written by Christine Davies

Sports bets would be taken by the Maryland Lottery instead of casino operators like the Horseshoe Baltimore (pictured). Maryland lawmakers are exploring ways to legalize sports betting without the need for a state referendum in 2020. At least one prominent state... 

Charlie Baker Introduces Massachusetts Sports Betting Bill

Charlie Baker Introduces Massachusetts Sports Betting Bill

January 17th, 2019 Written by Christine Davies

MGM Springfield would have plenty of room for a world class sportsbook. Gov. Charlie Baker supports legal sports betting in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Charlie Baker’s administration announced Thursday it plans to file “An Act To Establish Sports... 

U.S. Justice Department Bans Online Casinos and Poker Sites

U.S. Justice Department Bans Online Casinos and Poker Sites

January 15th, 2019 Written by Christine Davies

MSNBC reported Brian Benczkowski’s appointment to the Criminal Division raised red flags, because of his “lack of prosecutorial experience” and his “ties to a Russian bank.” All online gambling in the United States is now illegal —... 

Joseph Addabbo Introduces 2 Gambling Bills to New York Senate

Joseph Addabbo Introduces 2 Gambling Bills to New York Senate

January 14th, 2019 Written by Christine Davies

Joseph Addabbo recently replaced John Bonacic as chairman of the NY Senate Racing, Gaming, and Wagering Committee. State Sen. Joseph Addabbo introduced two bills to the New York State Senate to legalize new forms of gambling in the Empire State. Senate Bill 17... 

Nevada Judge Extends Ban on Wynn Documents Release

Nevada Judge Extends Ban on Wynn Documents Release

January 13th, 2019 Written by Christine Davies

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission wants Steve Wynn’s documents, but a Las Vegas judge shielded them from the MGC. Clark County District Court Judge Elizabeth Gonzalez continues to withhold documents about Steve Wynn’s alleged misconduct from the Massachusetts... 

Bruce Deifik Sells Ocean Resort Casino to Unnamed Group

Bruce Deifik Sells Ocean Resort Casino to Unnamed Group

January 12th, 2019 Written by Christine Davies

Ocean Resort Casino currently is mired in a lawsuit which revealed the resort is having cashflow problems. Bruce Deifik is selling Ocean Resort Casino in Atlantic City after only 6 months of operation. Mr. Deifik, a Colorado hotel developer who made deals with... 

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