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New York Regulators Want to Ban Fantasy Sports “Prop Bets”

New York Regulators Want to Ban Fantasy Sports “Prop Bets”

August 9th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

Boom Fantasy’s real-time fantasy sports are different than the contests on DraftKings or FanDuel. The New York State Gaming Commission wants to ban daily fantasy sports contests which resemble “proposition betting”. To do so, the legislature would... 

Atlantic City Casinos Betting on Profits from eSports

Atlantic City Casinos Betting on Profits from eSports

August 8th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

Caesars Atlantic City held its first eSports event in March 2017. Atlantic City casinos are turning to eSports to lure younger players, hoping millennials will spend their disposable income at the resorts. To do so, they are hosting competitive video game tournaments. It’s... 

Georgia GOP Committee Opposes New Casino Gambling Bill

Georgia GOP Committee Opposes New Casino Gambling Bill

August 7th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

Jim Murren and Sheldon Adelson have scouted Atlanta for the best place to build a casino. The Georgia Republican Party’s state committee voted unanimously to oppose any new casino or horse racing bills this year. The Georgia GOP (GAGOP) met over the weekend... 

Free Market Institute of Kentucky Calls for Expanded Gambling

Free Market Institute of Kentucky Calls for Expanded Gambling

August 5th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

Riverboat gambling on the other side of the Ohio River is accessible, as USA Today pointed out. Gary Stratton and John C. Schweingrouber of the Free Market Institute of Kentucky called for a statewide referendum on expanded gambling recently. The two pointed out... 

Atlantic City Settles Casino Tax Appeals with Carl Icahn

Atlantic City Settles Casino Tax Appeals with Carl Icahn

August 3rd, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

Mayor Don Guardian lauded casino execs like Carl Icahn for “finally” putting Atlantic City over profits. Atlantic City’s financial overseer settled the city’s remaining tax appeals with Carl Icahn and several other AC casino operators. The... 

Abilify Cases Involving Gambling Addiction Begin in Florida

Abilify Cases Involving Gambling Addiction Begin in Florida

August 2nd, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

The cases are now so prevelant, law firms advertise for clients in the ongoing Abilify lawsuits. A Northern Florida judge begins hearing cases in the next few weeks involving Abilify, a prescription drug alleged to have caused gambling addiction in certain patients.... 

Vince Mazzeo Wants to End “Quick Draw” Keno Drawings

Vince Mazzeo Wants to End “Quick Draw” Keno Drawings

August 1st, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

Aine Filler of Lumberton fills out a Quick Draw ticket. Assemblyman Vince Mazzao says a keno-style game offered by the New Jersey Lottery is illegal. Tickets for the keno-style drawing, which happens every 5 minutes, are sold primarily in bars, restaurants, and... 

New York Cops Make Fentanyl Bust at Seneca Allegeny Casino

New York Cops Make Fentanyl Bust at Seneca Allegeny Casino

July 31st, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

Fentanyl and carfentanil made 2016 the peak year of drug-related deaths in America. The Seneca Allegany Casino was the site of drug-related arrests over the weekened, as three men with 200 bags of fentanyl and marijuana were arrested in hotel rooms on the premises. The... 

Wynn Resorts Loses $10 Million from Baccarat High Rollers

Wynn Resorts Loses $10 Million from Baccarat High Rollers

July 28th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

Wynn Palace opened in August 2016. Wynn Resorts founder and CEO Steve Wynn explained on Tuesday that new Wynn Palace casino lost more than $10 million to high rollers in April. The losses were through a junket operator which maintains a private high roller room... 

Pennsylvania Online Gambling Deal Delayed until September?

Pennsylvania Online Gambling Deal Delayed until September?

July 27th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

House Speaker Mike Turzai (pictured) wants to borrow $1.5 billion, while Gov. Tom Wolf wants to raise taxes. The Pennsylvania State Legislature has been on the verge of legalizing online gambling all summer, but now it appears lawmakers will push an omnibus gambling... 

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