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John Pappas Resigns as Poker Players Alliance President

John Pappas Resigns as Poker Players Alliance President

February 8th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

John Pappas served as president of the PPA for over 10 years. John Pappas is stepping down as the president of the Poker Players Alliance at the end of February, after more than a decade as the organization’s leader. Rich Muny, who has served as the PPA’s... 

Connecticut Senators Critical of Competitive Bidding Bill

Connecticut Senators Critical of Competitive Bidding Bill

February 7th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun, once arch-rivals, will partner on the East Windsor casino. Connecticut State Sen. Cathy Osten (D-Sprague) and State Sen. Tim Larson (D-East Hartford) are critical of a bill which would establish competitive bidding for a third casino in... 

Rhode Island Rep. Charlene Lima Supports Online Lottery Sales

Rhode Island Rep. Charlene Lima Supports Online Lottery Sales

February 6th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

Charlene Lima’s bill takes New Hampshire’s online lottery laws as its template. Rhode Island State Rep. Charlene Lima introduced a bill to legalize online lottery ticket sales. Lima’s bill would legalize online sales for weekly lottery drawings,... 

Las Vegas Review-Journal Buried 1998 Wynn Resorts Allegations

Las Vegas Review-Journal Buried 1998 Wynn Resorts Allegations

February 5th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

Review-Journal management at the time told Carri Geer Thevenot to destroy her copy of the story, but she kept it for 20 years. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that waitresses at the Mirage Las Vegas casino filed lawsuits documenting sexual harassment. The... 

Kentucky Lawmaker Jerry Miller Introduces Casino Legalization Bill

Kentucky Lawmaker Jerry Miller Introduces Casino Legalization Bill

February 4th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

5 of the 6 states bordering Kentucky have brick-and-mortar casinos. Kentucky State Rep. Jerry Miller (R-Louisville) has introduced a constitutional amendment which would legalize brick-and-mortar casinos. The proposed amendment is one of several solutions to the... 

Man Charged with Illegally Selling Ammo to Stephen Paddock

Man Charged with Illegally Selling Ammo to Stephen Paddock

February 3rd, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

Douglas Haig is charged with conspiracy to manufacture and sell armor-piercing ammunition. Douglas Haig, an Arizona resident who sold ammunition to Las Vegas mass murderer Stephen Paddock, was arrested by the FBI on Friday for violations of federal gun laws. Haig... 

Tropical Breeze Sued by Passenger after Deadly Boat Fire

Tropical Breeze Sued by Passenger after Deadly Boat Fire

February 2nd, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

Deborah Jero’s lawsuit alleges the Tropical Breeze company has had 29 prior incidents, including crashes, injuries, and investigations. A woman who was aboard the Tropical Breeze casino shuttle boat in Port Richey when it caught fire last month has decided... 

Washington Loot Box Bill Introduced to State Senate

Washington Loot Box Bill Introduced to State Senate

February 1st, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

Star Wars Battlefront II removed paid loot boxes. The game has had disappointing sales. Gaming regulators in the United Kingdom, Belgium, New Zealand, and Australia have discussed whether loot boxes are gambling over the past year. Some parents’ groups and... 

John Bonacic Introduces New York Online Poker Bill S.3898

John Bonacic Introduces New York Online Poker Bill S.3898

January 31st, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

John Bonacic introduced online poker bills in 2016, 2017, and 2018. For the third time in thirteen months, the New York State Legislature is discussing an online poker bill. State Senator John Bonacic introduced his latest online poker bill to the Senate Racing,... 

Golden Nugget Online Casino Features Live Casino Hold’em

Golden Nugget Online Casino Features Live Casino Hold’em

January 30th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

Golden Nugget is the first New Jersey online casino with Live Casino Hold’em. Golden Nugget Atlantic City launched live dealer Casino Hold’em in its online casino early in January. The new game convinced some that online Texas Hold’em was being... 

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