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Elaine Wynn Plans Proxy Fight at Wynn Shareholders Meeting

Elaine Wynn Plans Proxy Fight at Wynn Shareholders Meeting

May 12th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

Elaine Wynn suggested a sell of Encore Boston Harbor would be a decision to protect board members — not help the company’s bottom line. Elaine Wynn, the largest shareholder of Wynn Resorts at the moment, is planning an investors revolt at a May 16 shareholders... 

Golden Nugget Las Vegas Pays Out Golden State Futures Bet

Golden Nugget Las Vegas Pays Out Golden State Futures Bet

May 11th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

Many anticipate the Rockets-Warriors West Finals series more than the NBA Finals this year. The Golden Nugget Casino in Las Vegas is paying out bets on the Golden State Warriors winning the Western Conference finals, though the series has not started yet. The Golden... 

Disney and Seminoles Paid $10 Million to Back Amendment 3

Disney and Seminoles Paid $10 Million to Back Amendment 3

May 10th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

Disney wants to limit gambling expansion to maintain Florida’s family-friendly tourism industry. Disney Worldwide Services and the Seminole Tribe of Florida each spent $5 million apiece in March 2018 alone to support a casino referendum which would make it... 

Las Vegas Casino Workers Plan May 22 Strike Vote

Las Vegas Casino Workers Plan May 22 Strike Vote

May 9th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

The last strike was in 1984. It lasted 67 days, cost workers $75 million in wages, and casinos far more than that. 50,000 Las Vegas casino workers plan a May 22 on whether to go on strike at the end of the month. If the Culinary Union Local 226 workers vote to... 

Bridgeport Casino Bill Is Dead for 2018 Legislative Session

Bridgeport Casino Bill Is Dead for 2018 Legislative Session

May 8th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

The budget talks were too important to spend time on a casino bill, both sides said. The Bridgeport Casino legislation is dead — for the rest of 2018. Democrats in the Connecticut House of Representatives said the bill would not be called for debate in the... 

Texas Woman Wins $1.2 Million on $18 Kentucky Derby Bet

Texas Woman Wins $1.2 Million on $18 Kentucky Derby Bet

May 7th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

Justify was a 3-1 favorite, but the woman also picked Funny Duck as a 40-1 longshot. An Austin, Texas woman won a $1.2 million payout from an $18 Pick 5 bet on the 144th Annual Kentucky Derby this past weekend. The woman, who asked not to be identified, placed... 

Michigan House Bill 4926 Would Legalize Online Gambling

Michigan House Bill 4926 Would Legalize Online Gambling

May 6th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

This version lowers the Gross Gaming Revenue tax by 7% and allows an operate-by-compact option for tribal casinos. Michigan lawmakers once again are backing House Bill 4926, which would legalize and regulate online poker and casinos in the state. The bill would... 

Maria Konnikova Turns Writing Stunt into a Pro Poker Career

Maria Konnikova Turns Writing Stunt into a Pro Poker Career

May 5th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

Maria Konnikova’s success at PCA National in January 2018 led her to postpone work on the book to pursue more poker accomplishments. New Yorker writer Maria Konnikova planned to immerse herself into the world of poker so she could write a book about playing... 

Connecticut General Assembly Approves Bridgeport Casino Bill

Connecticut General Assembly Approves Bridgeport Casino Bill

May 4th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

State Rep. Steven Stafstrom gave a strong speech in the General Assembly supporting the Bridgeport casino bill. The Connecticut General Assembly passed a bill on Friday which could bring a land-based casino to Bridgeport. The bill passed in the General Assembly... 

Justify Is 3-to-1 Favorite to Win 2018 Kentucky Derby

Justify Is 3-to-1 Favorite to Win 2018 Kentucky Derby

May 3rd, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

Justify has 3-to-1 odds, but 5-to-1 Audible (pictured) is receiving the most hype for serendipitous reasons. Justify is the 2018 Kentucky Derby favorite, though the latest Bob Baffert-trained thoroughbred has to break a 135-year curse if it intends to win the race... 

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