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Howard-UNLV Has Biggest Underdog to Win NCAA Football Game

Howard-UNLV Has Biggest Underdog to Win NCAA Football Game

September 2nd, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

Caylin Newton, Howard’s starting quarterback, is Cam Newton’s brother. The Howard University Bison pulled off the biggest point spread upset in the history of college football on Saturday, with Howard defeating the UNLV Rebels 43-40. UNLV was considered... 

Nevada Casino Operators Affected by Hurricane Harvey

Nevada Casino Operators Affected by Hurricane Harvey

September 1st, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

Boyd Gaming is one of the three Nevada casino firms impacted the most by Hurricane Harvey. Three Nevada casino companies are concerned about Hurricane Harvey damaging their business. All three Las Vegas operators have casinos within two hours driving distance from... 

Witkoff Group Buys Fontainebleau Resort from Carl Icahn

Witkoff Group Buys Fontainebleau Resort from Carl Icahn

August 31st, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

Steve Witkoff was part of a Las Vegas development group in 2007-2008, but Fontainebleau is his new project. The New York City real estate firm, the Witkoff Group, recently bought the Fontainebleau Resort Las Vegas for an estimated $600 million. The 63-story Las... 

Lisa Scott Withdraws from Maine Casino Referendum Campaign

Lisa Scott Withdraws from Maine Casino Referendum Campaign

August 30th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

Shawn Scott helped Oxford Casino get started, but it’s now owned by Churchill Downs, which opposes a new Maine casino. Lisa Scott, a Miami real estate developer, withdrew from a Maine casino campaign amidst scrutiny of her funding. Asked by the Maine Ethics... 

Kevin Costner Closes Midnight Star, His South Dakota Casino

Kevin Costner Closes Midnight Star, His South Dakota Casino

August 29th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

Midnight Star flourished until bigger, flashier casinos came to South Dakota. Kevin Costner is closing the Midnight Star, a casino he opened in South Dakota 26 years ago. Costner told the Rapid City Journal he was closing the casino with a “heavy heart”,... 

Pennsylvania and West Virginia Free Play Promotions Decline

Pennsylvania and West Virginia Free Play Promotions Decline

August 28th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

Bethlehem Sands offers Mega Monday, a promotion which allows 5 winners of $250 in free play cash every hour. Casinos in Pennsylvania and West Virginia do not offer as much free-play slot machine credit as they did a few years ago. Expenses associated with such... 

Las Vegas Sands Faces Macau Lawsuit by Marshall Hao

Las Vegas Sands Faces Macau Lawsuit by Marshall Hao

August 25th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

LVS’s sub-license with Galaxy Entertainment led to the Venetian Macau, the top casino in the world’s top gaming destination. Macau’s Court of Second Instance ruled this week that Las Vegas Sands Corp must defend itself in trial against allegations... 

Massachusetts Woman Wins $758.7 Million Powerball Jackpot

Massachusetts Woman Wins $758.7 Million Powerball Jackpot

August 24th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

The $758.7 million jackpot was the second-largest in Powerball history. The numbers for the August 23 Powerball Lottery drawing are 06-07-16-23-26, while the Powerball number is 04. The Powerplay multiplier this time was 4x. The winner of the Powerball Lottery... 

Osage Nation Hires Steve Tilley as Missouri Casino Lobbyist

Osage Nation Hires Steve Tilley as Missouri Casino Lobbyist

August 23rd, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

The Osage Nation owns 9 casinos in Oklahoma. The Osage Nation of Oklahoma hired lobbyists this week to help its bid for a Missouri casino. The main lobbyist hired is Steve Tilley, the former Missouri Speaker of the House. The firm hired is Strategic Capitol Consulting... 

Tribal Gaming Praises Frank Pallone’s Sports Betting Bill

Tribal Gaming Praises Frank Pallone’s Sports Betting Bill

August 22nd, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

Frank Pallone is a longtime supporter of the gambling industry. US Representative Frank Pallone (D) drafted federal legislation which would recognize Native American tribes within the definition of “state”, as it pertains to sports betting jurisdictions. Pallone’s... 

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