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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,... 

Foxwoods Casino Installs Stadium Blackjack in Rainmaker Casino

Foxwoods Casino Installs Stadium Blackjack in Rainmaker Casino

December 30th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

Bethlehem Sands in Pennsylvania began the trend, but several Vegas casinos and the Connecticut tribal casinos now have stadium blackjack. Foxwoods is the latest casino to install electronic table games, often called “Stadium Blackjack”. Foxwoods calls... 

MGM Resorts and Unikrn eSports Plan Weekly LEVEL UP Events

MGM Resorts and Unikrn eSports Plan Weekly LEVEL UP Events

December 29th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

LEVEL UP eSports tournaments take place each Friday and Saturday from 4pm to 10pm. MGM Resorts and Unikrn eSports announced a partnership to bring live competitive gaming and electronic sports events to the Las Vegas Strip. The two gaming companies will host eSports... 

South Carolina Lottery Prints Mistaken Winning Tickets

South Carolina Lottery Prints Mistaken Winning Tickets

December 28th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

Each $1 ticket paid out $500 for a win — or would have, if they weren’t declared invalid. South Carolina residents who bought the $1 Holiday Cash Add-A-Play ticket thought they had hit a big Christmas jackpot, but lottery officials say their ticket... 

DC Comics Registers Gambling Trademarks for Characters

DC Comics Registers Gambling Trademarks for Characters

December 27th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

DC Comics has slot machine licenses with Playtech, Ash Gaming, and NextGen Gaming. NextGen’s slots were owned by Cryptologic and Amaya, previously. DC Comics registered new trademarks in the gambling and entertainment categories this week for several of the... 

What Ever Happened to the Revenue Jet Owners’ Legal Case?

What Ever Happened to the Revenue Jet Owners’ Legal Case?

December 26th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

Gery Shalon on the day he was arrested by Israeli police in July 2015. As 2017 comes to a close, readers might be wondering whatever happened to the cyber-attack case of the former owners of Revenue Jet. Coming into 2017, the former casino group operators faced... 

AGA Discusses Effect of 2017 Tax Cuts on Gamblers and Casinos

AGA Discusses Effect of 2017 Tax Cuts on Gamblers and Casinos

December 24th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

The AGA said the full impact of the 2017 tax cuts will not be known until 2018 plays out. On Friday, U.S. President Donald Trump signed into law tax cuts for corporations and individuals which affects the American gambling industry, as it does most other sectors... 

Casino Control Commission Gives HR Atlantic City Approval

Casino Control Commission Gives HR Atlantic City Approval

December 23rd, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

Boardwalk 1000 will own the business, while HR Atlantic City will operate the casino. Hard Rock Internatoional received approval from the New Jersey Casino Control Commission to proceed with its purchase of the former Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City. Once opened... 

Dallas Police Officer Arrested for Ties to Illegal Gambling

Dallas Police Officer Arrested for Ties to Illegal Gambling

December 22nd, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

The legality of Dallas poker clubs is an ongoing debate among business owners and law enforcement officials. A Dallas police officer has been arrested on bribery and corruption charges after a sting operation revealed he was involved with an illegal gambling operation,... 

Boyd Gaming Buys Valley Forge Casino for $280 Million

Boyd Gaming Buys Valley Forge Casino for $280 Million

December 21st, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

Boyd Gaming’s purchases this week brings their total number of casinos to 29. Boyd Gaming announced it would buy the Valley Forge Casino Resort in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania this week. The sale of the Valley Forge Casino is expected to cost the Las Vegas... 

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