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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... 

Maine Voters Rejected York County Casino Proposition 84%-16%

Maine Voters Rejected York County Casino Proposition 84%-16%

November 9th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

After 70% of the vote was in, 84% of the Maine electrorate had voted against the casino proposal. Maine voters rejected a third land-based casino in their statement, as 84% of voters responded they did not want the York County Casino. The referendum was placed... 

New York Casinos Generate Disappointing First Year Revenues

New York Casinos Generate Disappointing First Year Revenues

November 8th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

Del Lago, Rivers Casino, and Tioga Downs all are well under the projected revenues for 2017. The New York Gaming Commission released revenue figures for the recently opened casinos in Upstate New York, but all three appear to be well below their projections. Tioga... 

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