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Parx Casino Places 4th Pennsylvania Mini-Casino in Cumberland County

Parx Casino Places 4th Pennsylvania Mini-Casino in Cumberland County

February 22nd, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

Pennsylvania passed a satellite casino bill in October 2017. Parx Casino gained the fourth mini-casino location this week, after the Las Vegas Sands choice of Mercer County in Western Pennsylvania was invalidated. Parx Casino chose a general location along Interstate... 

Atlantic City Casinos and CCC Announce April 19 Jobs Fair

Atlantic City Casinos and CCC Announce April 19 Jobs Fair

February 21st, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

Ocean Resorts Casino and Hard Rock Atlantic City plan to add most of the 1500 jobs. The New Jersey Casino Control Commission, the American Legion, and the state Parole Board are co-hosting a jobs fair on April 19 for potential casino worker. Saying the casinos... 

Massachusetts Bill Would Legalize Daily Fantasy Sports

Massachusetts Bill Would Legalize Daily Fantasy Sports

February 20th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

Boston is home to DraftKings, the biggest daily fantasy sports site in the United States. After two years of debate by lawmakers, Massachusetts State Sen. Eileen Donoghue introduced a bill this week which would legalize daily fantasy sports in the commonwealth. DFS... 

Mystic River’s Casino Footbridge Criticized by Residents

Mystic River’s Casino Footbridge Criticized by Residents

February 19th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

The Mystic River footbridge would connect Wynn Boston Harbor with the City of Somerville. Massachusetts state officials approved preliminary designs for a 780-ft footbridge which would connect Assembly Square in Somerville with the Wynn Boston Harbor, across the... 

NBA’s Adam Silver Proposes 1% Integrity Fee on Sports Betting

NBA’s Adam Silver Proposes 1% Integrity Fee on Sports Betting

February 18th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

Adam Silver has supported legal sports betting since 2014, but only if the NBA receives a cut of the revenues. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said at a press conference Satruday his basketball league should receive a royalty from sportsbooks, if the Supreme Court... 

Tropicana Hotel Fire Linked to Customer’s Meth Lab

Tropicana Hotel Fire Linked to Customer’s Meth Lab

February 17th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

Michael Pillar’s meth lab caused an evacuation of the hotel’s 44th floor. Michael Pillar has been taken in to custody by police for setting up a methamphetamine lab in a room in the Tropicana Casino Hotel in Atlantic City. Casino staff and police alike... 

Hostage Situation at Argosy Casino in Riverside Ends without Harm

Hostage Situation at Argosy Casino in Riverside Ends without Harm

February 16th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

Bobby Jo Dennison later denied having taken a hostage, despite being caught in the hotel room after a 9-hour standoff. A Kansas City man threatened to cut a woman’s throat during a hostage situation at the Argosy Casino Hotel & Spa on Thursday night.... 

US Senator Writes ESRB about Video Game Loot Boxes

US Senator Writes ESRB about Video Game Loot Boxes

February 15th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

Loot box legislation is now being pushed at the state and federal levels of government in the United States. U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) wrote a letter to Patricia Vance, the head of the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB), asking the ESRB to do a... 

Pennsylvania GCB’s Casino Licensing Begins on April 2

Pennsylvania GCB’s Casino Licensing Begins on April 2

February 10th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

Online vendor licensing begins in April and end in July, with rollout expected by October or November 2018. The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board announced it would begin accepting casino license applications on April 2, 2018. The PGCB continues to fine-tune regulations... 

Nonprofit Center Wants Wynn Boston Harbor to be Renamed

Nonprofit Center Wants Wynn Boston Harbor to be Renamed

February 9th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

The crisis center believes Boston should have not a landmarked named for a man with multiple serious charges against his name. The Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC) has called for the $2.4 billion Wynn Boston Harbor to be renamed. The nonprofit organization,... 

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