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Bruce Deifik Buys Revel and Renames It Ocean Resort Casino

Bruce Deifik Buys Revel and Renames It Ocean Resort Casino

January 9th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

Bruce Deifik plans to reopen as the Ocean Resorts Casino in the summer of 2018. After months of speculation, the Revel Casino in Atlantic City was sold to Colorado developer Bruce Deifik for $200 million. Florida businessma bought the casino in a bankruptcy auction... 

Laredo Football Coach’s Home in Illegal Gambling Raid

Laredo Football Coach’s Home in Illegal Gambling Raid

January 8th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

Joel Lopez did not appear to be living at the residence, so he might not have known illegal gambling was taking place on-site. Police raided the home of a high school football coach in Laredo, Texas to gather evidence of an illegal gambling operation. Laredo Police... 

Lucky Dragon Las Vegas Closes Its Casino Gaming Floor

Lucky Dragon Las Vegas Closes Its Casino Gaming Floor

January 7th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

Lucky Dragon’s boutique casino had been opened only a little over a year. Lucky Dragon Hotel & Casino, a Las Vegas gaming venue which opened in December 2016, announced last week that it has “temporarily” closed its gaming floor. Lucky Dragon’s... 

Rhode Island Considering Legalized Online Gambling Sites

Rhode Island Considering Legalized Online Gambling Sites

January 6th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

Online gambling could be legalized immediately, but land-based sportsbooks would require a US Supreme Court decision. In 2018, Rhode Island might become the fifth U.S. state to legalize online gambling. Rhode Island news sources reported this week that Governor... 

Oracle Founder Larry Ellison Buys Cal Neva Casino

Oracle Founder Larry Ellison Buys Cal Neva Casino

January 5th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

Reno-Tahoe casino revenues shrank as much as 6.7% year-on-year in some months during 2017. Oracle co-founder Larry Ellison finally closed the deal to buy the Cal Neva Casino this week. Throughout November and December, it was rumored that Larry Ellison was buying... 

Tribal Casinos Fund New Mexico Problem Gambling Study

Tribal Casinos Fund New Mexico Problem Gambling Study

January 4th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

New Mexico’s gaming tribes currently have a contentious relationship with the state government. Native American gaming tribes formed the Responsible Gaming Association of New Mexico as part of a public awareness campaign. In all, a dozen tribes made contributions... 

5 Biggest Stories in 2018 for US Gambling

5 Biggest Stories in 2018 for US Gambling

January 3rd, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

The grand opening of the MGM Springfield will be a big story regionally in 2018. As we begin 2018, several news stories appear ready to dominate US online gambling: legal sports betting, online gambling proliferation, and eSports are some of them. In the space... 

New England Patriots Top Las Vegas’s Super Bowl Odds

New England Patriots Top Las Vegas’s Super Bowl Odds

January 2nd, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

The New England Patriots and Houston Texans were top picks to begin the season, but their fortunes quickly diverged. With the NFL playoff bracket set, Las Vegas sportsbooks released their Super Bowl futures odds for all 12 teams in the playoffs. As one would expect,... 

Multi-State Lottery Jackpots Grow to a Combined $783 Million

Multi-State Lottery Jackpots Grow to a Combined $783 Million

January 1st, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

Powerball jackpots dominate the Top 10 all-time prize list, but Mega Millions increased its odds of winning in October 2017. The multi-state lottery associations boast a combined $783 million in jackpot prizes this week, as Mega Millions has a $343 million drawing... 

Security Guards Shot at Off-the-Strip Las Vegas Casino

Security Guards Shot at Off-the-Strip Las Vegas Casino

December 31st, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

The alleged gunman fled to a nearby residential area, then tried to take his own life. Two security guards died from gunshot wounds on Saturday at Arizona Charlie’s Decatur, an off-the-strip casino in Las Vegas. The shooting happened before 7am on Saturday,... 

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