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Casino Magnate Is a Major Donor to the Anti-Marijuana Side in Several US States

Casino Magnate Is a Major Donor to the Anti-Marijuana Side in Several US States

October 25th, 2016 Written by Christine Davies

California is the golden leaf of marijuana legalization efforts. Sheldon Adelson has not had the effect on the 2016 US presidential election that many assumed he would. After years of speculation that Adelson, the Koch Brothers, and Paul Singer would donate mountains... 

US District Judge Rules against Phil Ivey in the Borgata Baccarat Casino

US District Judge Rules against Phil Ivey in the Borgata Baccarat Casino

October 21st, 2016 Written by Christine Davies

Phil Ivey and Cheng Yin Sun have been accused of edge sorting in Atlantic City, London, and Singapore. US District Court Judge Noel Hillman ruled on Friday that Phil Ivey and Cheng Yin Sun violated state law when they won $9.6 million from the Borgata casino in... 

Newark Developer Announces Its Plan for One of Two North Jersey Casinos

Newark Developer Announces Its Plan for One of Two North Jersey Casinos

October 20th, 2016 Written by Christine Davies

North Jersey casino rallies have been held in Jersey City, East Rutherford, and Newark. A third proposed site for one of the two possible North Jersey casinos emerged this week: Newark. The Berger Organization, a Newark-based real estate group, released its development... 

Eddie Rybolt Wins $300,000 on a $3 DraftKings Fantasy Football Contest

Eddie Rybolt Wins $300,000 on a $3 DraftKings Fantasy Football Contest

October 19th, 2016 Written by Christine Davies

Timely starts of San Diego Chargers’ third-down back Danny Woodhead helped Eddie Rybolt win $300,000. Daily fantasy sports provided the gaming world with a story of redemption this week, courtesy of the Baltimore Sun. As the paper points out, that redemption... 

Grand Rapids Ask for Illegal Gambling House to be Shut Down with Padlocks

Grand Rapids Ask for Illegal Gambling House to be Shut Down with Padlocks

October 17th, 2016 Written by Christine Davies

Grand Rapids also had illegal gambling in a local bar, despite being 21 miles from a legal casino. The city of Grand Rapids is asking a judge in Kent County, Michigan to padlock a Southeast Side home suspected of being involved in illegal gambling. The house is... 

Majestic Realty Leaves Las Vegas NFL Stadium Development Group, As Plan Gains Approval

Majestic Realty Leaves Las Vegas NFL Stadium Development Group, As Plan Gains Approval

October 14th, 2016 Written by Christine Davies

The hotel tax is expected to raise $750 million for the NFL stadium’s construction. The proposed Las Vegas football stadium is beginning to evolve into a different vision than originally envisioned, at least according to some of those involved in the project.... 

British Woman Gambles £183,200 at William Hill on the Winner of the US Presidential Election

British Woman Gambles £183,200 at William Hill on the Winner of the US Presidential Election

October 13th, 2016 Written by Christine Davies

The presidential race was a virtual dead heat until the predidential debates, when the candidates’ personalities come to the forefront once more. A British woman who has never gambled in her life placed a £183,200 bet on Hillary Clinton to win the U.S. presidency. The... 

Elaine Wynn Seeks Whistleblower Protection from the Nevada Supreme Court

Elaine Wynn Seeks Whistleblower Protection from the Nevada Supreme Court

October 12th, 2016 Written by Christine Davies

Elaine Wynn wants access to $900 million in Wynn Resorts shares from her divorce settlement. Elaine Wynn, the former wife of Las Vegas casino executive Steve Wynn, is pursuing whistleblower protection from the Nevada Supreme Court. Ms. Wynn is seeking protection... 

Hollywood Casino Jamul-San Diego Causes Traffic Issues during Its Grand Opening Monday

Hollywood Casino Jamul-San Diego Causes Traffic Issues during Its Grand Opening Monday

October 10th, 2016 Written by Christine Davies

Hollywood Casino Jamul-San Diego signed a 25-year gaming compact with the state of California. The opening of the Hollywood Casino Jamul-San Diego on Monday has led to significant traffic problems on Route 94 between state Route 125 and Honey Springs Road. The... 

Steve Wynn Gives His Opinions on the U.S. Presidential Election and His Friendship with the Candidates

Steve Wynn Gives His Opinions on the U.S. Presidential Election and His Friendship with the Candidates

October 8th, 2016 Written by Christine Davies

Steve Wynn says he is friends with Trump and Clinton both, but he has not decided which will receive his vote. In this strangest of political seasons, all the major casino moguls want to give their take on the U.S. Presidential Election. MGM CEO Jim Murren wrote... 

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