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Steve Wynn No Longer Biggest Shareholder of Wynn Resorts

Steve Wynn No Longer Biggest Shareholder of Wynn Resorts

March 22nd, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

Financial analysts have predicted a Wynn Resorts takeover, but the names bandied about are pure speculation. Steve Wynn sold 4.1 million shares of Wynn Resorts, lowering his stake in the company from 12% to 7.8%. The sell-off means Steve Wynn holds fewer shares... 

Louisiana House Bill on Harrah’s Casino Passes Committee Vote

Louisiana House Bill on Harrah’s Casino Passes Committee Vote

March 21st, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

Harrah’s Casino expansion should add 900 new jobs to the 2,400 jobs already in existence. A Louisiana House of Representatives committee approved House Bill 553 on Wednesday, which would extend Harrah’s Casino’s license for another 30 years. Harrah’s... 

Can WSOP.com Achieve a 4-State Poker Network Quickly Enough?

Can WSOP.com Achieve a 4-State Poker Network Quickly Enough?

March 20th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

WSOP.com could be the first site to network online players in Nevada, Delaware, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. WSOP.com is the lone online poker operator in Nevada and Delaware, but that might not always be so. If WSOP.com is to be a viable competitor to PokerStars... 

Jack Cleveland Casino Adds an Electronic Gaming Studio

Jack Cleveland Casino Adds an Electronic Gaming Studio

March 19th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

Jack Entertainment added electronic gaming machines to their Cincinnati and Detroit casinos, too. Jack Cleveland Casino, formerly known as the Horseshoe Cleveland, launched its electronic gaming arena this week. Jack Cleveland is partnering with Synergy Table Games,... 

US Casino Companies Await Japanese IR Bill Details

US Casino Companies Await Japanese IR Bill Details

March 18th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

MGM Resorts, Las Vegas Sands, and Caesars are expected to bid on Japanese casino licenses. In April, Shinzo Abe’s Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) plans to introduce an Integrated Resort Implimentation Bill to finalize the details of Japanese casino gambling.... 

Online Poker Critic Is Running for Nevada Governor in 2018

Online Poker Critic Is Running for Nevada Governor in 2018

March 17th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

Adam Laxalt lobbied for an online poker ban, so he might well end Nevada’s interstate poker compact. Adam Laxalt, the current Attorney General of Nevada, is running to replace Brian Sandoval as governor in November. That fact has some online gambling advocates... 

Traps That Poker Tourists Face When Visiting Las Vegas Casinos

Traps That Poker Tourists Face When Visiting Las Vegas Casinos

March 16th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

Poker tourists face distractions they don’t have in their regular card game. Poker players debate whether visitors to casino destinations like Las Vegas are better than they used to be. Poker tourists might have greater skill than in previous generations,... 

New York Senate Adds Sports Betting, Online Poker to Budget

New York Senate Adds Sports Betting, Online Poker to Budget

March 15th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

This is the first time sports betting revenues appeared in the New York Senate’s budget proposals. The New York Senate included sports betting and online poker as revenue sources in a yearly budget proposal released this week. This is the third year in a... 

McEntee Fired from White House for Problem Gambling Issues

McEntee Fired from White House for Problem Gambling Issues

March 14th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

McEntee’s firing is one of a series of recent White House departures. John McEntee, who has served as the “body man” in the White House, was escorted by the Secret Service from the president’s mansion due to security clearance issues. The... 

NCAA March Madness Generates $10 Billion in US Sports Betting

NCAA March Madness Generates $10 Billion in US Sports Betting

March 13th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

March Madness is expected to generate $10 billion in sports bets and $2.8 billion in office pool bracket bets. The 2018 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament is here and it’s time for people to fill out their March Madness brackets. The one-and-done tournament... 

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