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SugarHouse Casino Fined for Serving a Drunk Gambler

SugarHouse Casino Fined for Serving a Drunk Gambler

May 17th, 2019 Written by Christine Davies

SugarHouse Casino stopped the man after 17 drinks, but he became unruly and police eventually arrested the man. The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board fined SugarHouse Casino $17,500 for overserving a gambler in September of last year. SugarHouse Casino staff served... 

Del Lago Resort & Casino Builds Sports Betting Lounge

Del Lago Resort & Casino Builds Sports Betting Lounge

May 16th, 2019 Written by Christine Davies

Del Lago signed a deal with DrafKings, while the Oneida Nation signed with Caesars Entertainment. Del Lago Resort & Casino in Waterloo started building a sports betting lounge, even if New York has not legalized betting at sportsbooks yet. The Del Lago Sports... 

Project Neon Rejuvenates Downtown Las Vegas Casino Industry

Project Neon Rejuvenates Downtown Las Vegas Casino Industry

May 14th, 2019 Written by Christine Davies

Project Neon’s improvements helps Stevens’ properties like the D Las Vegas, Circa Resort, and the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center. The $1 billion Project Neon nears completion a full two months ahead of schedule. Derek Stevens, one of the casino owners... 

Josh Hawley Introduces Loot Box Ban to US Congress

Josh Hawley Introduces Loot Box Ban to US Congress

May 13th, 2019 Written by Christine Davies

Josh Hawley compares the microtransactions on mobile games to video game loot boxes. U.S. Rep. Josh Hawley (R-Missouri) introduced a bill to the US House of Representatives which would ban loot boxes in all video games, because he sees them as a form of gambling.... 

Fox Corp Buys 5% of Stars Group, Launches Fox Bet in USA

Fox Corp Buys 5% of Stars Group, Launches Fox Bet in USA

May 10th, 2019 Written by Christine Davies

Fox Sports also receives the option to buy up to 50% of Stars Group by the year 2025. Fox Corp bought 4.99% of Stars Group Inc., the parent company of PokerStars. The Fox Corp company, owned by Rupert Murdoch and family, announced the launch of Fox Bet as part... 

Congress Shelves Casinos Bills After President Opposes Them

Congress Shelves Casinos Bills After President Opposes Them

May 9th, 2019 Written by Christine Davies

An hour after Matt Schlaap associated H.R. 312 with Elizabeth Warren, President Trump called for members of congress to vote against the casino bill. House Democrats shelved two casino bills after U.S. President voiced his opposition to the draft legislation. The... 

Phil Ruffin Wants to Buy Caesars Vegas Strip Casinos

Phil Ruffin Wants to Buy Caesars Vegas Strip Casinos

May 7th, 2019 Written by Christine Davies

Phil Ruffin wants to buy casinos with annual revenues in the $200 million to $300 million range. Treasure Island owner Phil Ruffin expressed interest in acquiring Caesars Entertainment casinos on the Las Vegas Strip. Ruffin’s comments come at a time when... 

65-1 Country House Wins Kentucky Derby after Leader DQed

65-1 Country House Wins Kentucky Derby after Leader DQed

May 6th, 2019 Written by Christine Davies

Stewards declared Country House (left) the winner, but Maximum Security crossed the line first.  65-1 long shot Country House won the 145th Kentucky Derby in a first-ever disqualification on Saturday. Maximum Security led from start to finish, but was DQed after... 

Michigan Online Gambling Bill in Trouble Due to Tax Rate

Michigan Online Gambling Bill in Trouble Due to Tax Rate

May 4th, 2019 Written by Christine Davies

Gretchen Whitmer dislikes the Michigan online poker bill for the same reason Rick Snyder did: it takes money out of the School Aid Fund. Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer said Rep. Brandt Iden’s online gambling bill needs some work. Brandt Iden chairs the... 

Las Vegas City Council Bans Pot near Vegas Strip

Las Vegas City Council Bans Pot near Vegas Strip

May 3rd, 2019 Written by Christine Davies

Las Vegas wants pot lounges, but nowhere near the casino resorts. The Las Vegas City Council voted 4-1 to allow marijuana consumption lounges within the city limits. The city council stiffened restrictions on marijuana usage near casinos, though. One might think... 

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