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DraftKings Casino Launches in New Jersey with Blackjack Betting

DraftKings Casino Launches in New Jersey with Blackjack Betting

December 20th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

DraftKings Casino will add more table games and video slots in 2019. DraftKings Casino launched this week, making the daily fantasy sports operator unequivocally a gambling company. DraftKings Casino offers mobile blackjack for Android and iOS devices, but no other... 

Richard Blumenthal Calls for Interior Department Casino Approval

Richard Blumenthal Calls for Interior Department Casino Approval

December 19th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

Sen. Blumenthal called on Zinke’s successor to follow traditional protocol with state-tribal gaming compacts. U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn) called for the US Department of the Interior to quickly approve the East Windsor casino plan near Hartford,... 

888 Holdings Buys Remaining 53% of All-American Poker Network

888 Holdings Buys Remaining 53% of All-American Poker Network

December 18th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

888 launched All American Poker Network with Avenue Capital Growth in 2013. 888 Holdings aquired the remainder of the All-American Poker Network (AAPN), which positions 888 Poker for rapid growth in the expanding U.S. gambling industry. 888 Holdings paid $28 million... 

Lindsey Graham Plans to Ask William Barr about Online Gambling

Lindsey Graham Plans to Ask William Barr about Online Gambling

December 17th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

Sen. Lindsey Graham began as a Never Trumper, but now supports Donald Trump and golfs with the US President. US Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) plans to use the Senate confirmation hearings of Attorney General nominee William Barr to make online gambling... 

Nevada Gaming Commission to Decide on Casino Dominoes

Nevada Gaming Commission to Decide on Casino Dominoes

December 16th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

Casino Dominoes uses a 56-card deck with two sets of 28 cards with domino tile combinations on them. Casino Dominoes just finished a 45-day trial as a table game at the Plaza. From 6pm to 2am daily, a six-seat Casino Dominoes game took place. The Nevada Gaming... 

5 Biggest Casino Gaming News Stories of 2018

5 Biggest Casino Gaming News Stories of 2018

December 15th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

REITs might not be an exciting topic, but GLPI, MGM Growth Properties, and Vici Properties are changing the landscape of the US casino industry. 2018 has seen many of the stories from the past few years — online gambling and technological advances —... 

Las Vegas Sands Interested in New York State Casino

Las Vegas Sands Interested in New York State Casino

December 14th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

Marina Bay Sands in Singapore is an example of LVS’s “high-end, grand scale” resorts. Though Las Vegas Sands Corp. is only months away from handing off Bethlehem Sands Resort & Casino to Wind Creek Hospitality, LVS does not plan to leave the... 

Local Leaders Call for Table Games at Plainridge Park Casino

Local Leaders Call for Table Games at Plainridge Park Casino

December 13th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

The table games are designed to compete with two nearby Rhode Island casinos. The city of Plainville and three surrounding towns have asked the Massachusetts Gaming Commission to allow Plainridge Park Casino to have legal table games. The city leaders believe Plainridge... 

MGM Resorts to Buy Yonkers Raceway and Empire City Casino

MGM Resorts to Buy Yonkers Raceway and Empire City Casino

December 12th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

Empire City Casino’s value rose when it became a possible site of a New York City legal sportsbook. MGM Resorts is on the verge of completing its $850 million purchase of the Empire City Casino and Yonkers Raceway, which sit only 15 miles from downtown Manhattan.... 

MGM Resorts Offers Round-Trip Bus Service to Springfield Casino

MGM Resorts Offers Round-Trip Bus Service to Springfield Casino

December 11th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

MGM Springfield also provides free local bus tours called “The Loop”. They depart 10am to 10pm and take 60 minutes. MGM Resorts International is offering round-trip bus service from Connecticut cities and towns to its casino in Springfield, Massachusetts.... 

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