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Rio All-Suite Hotel Evacuated 900 Rooms Due to a Power Outage

Rio All-Suite Hotel Evacuated 900 Rooms Due to a Power Outage

December 29th, 2016 Written by Christine Davies

The Rio expects to have 500 of the rooms safe for occupants by New Year’s Eve. The Rio All-Suite Las Vegas Hotel & Casino was evacuated on Thursday morning due to a power outage at the resort. The Las Vegas casino, which is site of the World Series of... 

Elk Grove Casino at the Center of California’s Latest Showdown over Gambling Laws

Elk Grove Casino at the Center of California’s Latest Showdown over Gambling Laws

December 28th, 2016 Written by Christine Davies

The Wilton Casino would have 2000 slot machines and an estimated 100 gaming tables. The city of Elk Grove is the latest battleground over gambling in the state of California. Like many previous political showdowns over gambling in the state, this one pits tribal... 

CEOC Resolves Its Dispute Blackstone Group and GSO Capital, Its Primary Lenders

CEOC Resolves Its Dispute Blackstone Group and GSO Capital, Its Primary Lenders

December 27th, 2016 Written by Christine Davies

Blackstone Group and GPO Capital agreed to back the plan, setting the table for a January 2017 trial. Caesars Entertainment Operating Company (CEOC), a subdivision of the Caesars Entertainment Corp, resolved its outstanding issues with its lenders on Friday. The... 

Former Army Ranger Dies in a Shooting at the Miccosukee Casino in Miami-Dade County

Former Army Ranger Dies in a Shooting at the Miccosukee Casino in Miami-Dade County

December 26th, 2016 Written by Christine Davies

The Miccosukee Casino has been in operation since 1999. A former Army Ranger won a nice jackpot at a West Miami-Dade resort on Christmas Night, only to be shot to death outside the casino the next day. It is still unclear whether his prize money was the reason... 

GreeneTrack and VictoryLand Racetrack Casinos Lose Two Key Alabama Court Decisions

GreeneTrack and VictoryLand Racetrack Casinos Lose Two Key Alabama Court Decisions

December 23rd, 2016 Written by Christine Davies

Luther Strange has been VictoryLand’s staunchest opponent, but he might soon be a US Senator from Alabama. Alabama gambling halls lost two legal battles on Friday. One involved a major decision involving over 800 gaming machines which once belonged to the... 

Alon Las Vegas Plans to Continue, Despite Crown Resorts Dropping Out of the Project

Alon Las Vegas Plans to Continue, Despite Crown Resorts Dropping Out of the Project

December 22nd, 2016 Written by Christine Davies

Crown leaving the Alon casino project is the second time James Packer has dropped a Las Vegas Strip. When Crown Resorts backed out of the proposed Alon Las Vegas casino and resort earlier this month, many were concerned whether the resort would be built. Developers... 

John Daly Discusses Tossing $65,000 of His Gambling Winnings off a Bridge to Spite His Wife

John Daly Discusses Tossing $65,000 of His Gambling Winnings off a Bridge to Spite His Wife

December 21st, 2016 Written by Christine Davies

John Daly is estimated to have lost $90 million gambling and won about $40 million back, for an estimated loss of about $53mil to $54mil dollars. Pro golfer John Daly said in an interview on ESPN’s Dan Le Batard Show on Tuesday that he once threw $65,000... 

VRStudios Installs a Multiplayer Virtual Reality System in Muckleshoot Casino

VRStudios Installs a Multiplayer Virtual Reality System in Muckleshoot Casino

December 20th, 2016 Written by Christine Davies

VR gaming looks wicked cool from the inside and somewhat dorky from the outside. VRStudios has installed a full-motion multiplayer virtual reality system in the Muckleshoot Casino in Auburn, Washington. The virtual reality system is the first of its kind in the... 

New Jersey State Assembly Passes Bill to Punish Trump Taj Mahal Owner Carl Icahn

New Jersey State Assembly Passes Bill to Punish Trump Taj Mahal Owner Carl Icahn

December 19th, 2016 Written by Christine Davies

Carl Icahn says the new casino bill is unconstitutional. The New Jersey State Legislature plan to pass a bill this week to punish billionaire investor Carl Icahn for closing the Trump Taj Mahal in October. If the bill sitting in the General Assembly passes, it... 

Massachusetts Public Safety Impact Report Shows No Link between Casinos and Crime

Massachusetts Public Safety Impact Report Shows No Link between Casinos and Crime

December 16th, 2016 Written by Christine Davies

A study of Plainridge Park Casino charted a year in the life of crime in communities near the new racetrack. A Public Safety Impact Report on the Plainridge Park Casino was handed to the Massachusetts Gaming Commission this week, which showed no correlation between... 

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