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2017 Pennsylvania Online Gambling Bill Still Alive

2017 Pennsylvania Online Gambling Bill Still Alive

October 17th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

House Majority Leader Dave Reed said a second bill with online gambling is likely. Pennsylvania could be on the verge of passing an annual budget complete with online gambling, though the past few months have proven to be frustrating to optimists. The Pennsylvania... 

Keating & Associates Interested in Buying Bethlehem Sands

Keating & Associates Interested in Buying Bethlehem Sands

October 16th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

MGM Resorts discussed buying Sands Bethlehem in December 2016. Keating & Associates LLC, a New York City private equity firm, is reported to be in discussiosn with Las Vegas Sands Corp. to buy the Sands Bethlehem Resort and Casino. The Sands Bethlehem, which... 

Mandalay Bay Shooting Timeline Remains Contradictory

Mandalay Bay Shooting Timeline Remains Contradictory

October 15th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

Jesus Campos seems to have disappeared, which further throws the investigation into doubt. Las Vegas law enforcement and Mandalay Bay management continue to dispute the timeline of the mass shooting in Las Vegas continue. Las Vegas authorities suggest the timeline... 

Maryland Lawmakers Discuss Legalization of Sports Betting

Maryland Lawmakers Discuss Legalization of Sports Betting

October 14th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

Maryland Live! Casino and MGM National Harbor would be 2 of the 6 casinos with a sportsbook. Maryland lawmakers are discussing an amendment which would legalize sports betting, if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act... 

New Jersey Joins Nevada-Delaware Interstate Poker Compact

New Jersey Joins Nevada-Delaware Interstate Poker Compact

October 13th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

David Rebuck had negotiated with regulators in Nevada and Delaware for the past 2 years. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie plans to sign an interstate poker liquidity deal with Delaware and Nevada, which could change the face of US online poker. New Jersey poker players... 

Are Video Game Loot Boxes a Form of Gambling?

Are Video Game Loot Boxes a Form of Gambling?

October 12th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

Loot boxes are upgrades purchased inside the game. A current YouTube controversy centers around the question of whether in-game “loot boxes” in video games, computer games, and smartphone games are a form of gambling. YouTube personality John Bain,... 

Tropical Storm Nate Causes Mississippi Casinos to Shut Down

Tropical Storm Nate Causes Mississippi Casinos to Shut Down

October 11th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

Hurricane Nate had been downgraded to a tropical storm by the time it hit landfall, but it caused flooding and power outages throughout the Gulf Coast region. As Hurricane Nate made its way ashore this past weekend, The Mississippi Gaming Commission required all... 

Absolute Poker Founder Scott Tom Spent 7 Days in Jail

Absolute Poker Founder Scott Tom Spent 7 Days in Jail

October 10th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

Scott Tom’s lawyers were surprised by the 7-day jail sentence. Absolute Poker co-founder Scott Tom spent time in jail for his Black Friday-related crimes after all. After pleading guilty to lesser charges in the Absolute Poker player funds case late last... 

Steve Wynn: Shooting Wouldn’t Have Happened at Wynn Casinos

Steve Wynn: Shooting Wouldn’t Have Happened at Wynn Casinos

October 9th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

Steve Wynn said a “Do Not Disturb” sign on a door for more than 12 hours is investigated at Wynn Resorts casinos. Las Vegas casino executive Steve Wynn claimed Stephen Paddock’s activities would have drawn attention at one of Wynn Resort’s... 

Online Poker in Limbo as Pennsylvania Budget Talks Collapse

Online Poker in Limbo as Pennsylvania Budget Talks Collapse

October 8th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

Speaker Mike Turzai (left) and Gov. Tom Wolf (right) could face on another in the 2018 governor’s race. Pennsylvania budget talks collapsed on Wednesday, as a three-month impasse over a $2.2 billion debt placed the long-awaited 2017 online gambling legalization... 

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