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US Supreme Court Strikes Down Federal Ban on Sports Betting

US Supreme Court Strikes Down Federal Ban on Sports Betting

May 14th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

Chris Christie receives the lion’s share of the credit for a Supreme Court decision which would mean billions in revenues for New Jersey. New Jersey won a landmark US Supreme Court case which means a federal ban on gambling in 46 states is no more. Gambling... 

Penn National’s Mini-Casino Could Rescue Mifflin House

Penn National’s Mini-Casino Could Rescue Mifflin House

May 14th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

Mifflin House was built in 1800 and has not been significantly changed in 200+ years. Activists are hoping Penn National Gaming’s mini-casino will help them save an old Underground Railroad site: Mifflin House. Local resident groups hope the construction... 

Jim Justice Says Sports Betting Will Include Integrity Fees

Jim Justice Says Sports Betting Will Include Integrity Fees

May 13th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

West Virginia Governor Jim Justice says a sports betting integrity fee was struck, but few others attending backed him up. Gov. Jim Justice of West Virginia claims he has a deal on West Virginia sports betting regulations which includes an integrity fee for sports... 

Elaine Wynn Plans Proxy Fight at Wynn Shareholders Meeting

Elaine Wynn Plans Proxy Fight at Wynn Shareholders Meeting

May 12th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

Elaine Wynn suggested a sell of Encore Boston Harbor would be a decision to protect board members — not help the company’s bottom line. Elaine Wynn, the largest shareholder of Wynn Resorts at the moment, is planning an investors revolt at a May 16 shareholders... 

Golden Nugget Las Vegas Pays Out Golden State Futures Bet

Golden Nugget Las Vegas Pays Out Golden State Futures Bet

May 11th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

Many anticipate the Rockets-Warriors West Finals series more than the NBA Finals this year. The Golden Nugget Casino in Las Vegas is paying out bets on the Golden State Warriors winning the Western Conference finals, though the series has not started yet. The Golden... 

Disney and Seminoles Paid $10 Million to Back Amendment 3

Disney and Seminoles Paid $10 Million to Back Amendment 3

May 10th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

Disney wants to limit gambling expansion to maintain Florida’s family-friendly tourism industry. Disney Worldwide Services and the Seminole Tribe of Florida each spent $5 million apiece in March 2018 alone to support a casino referendum which would make it... 

Las Vegas Casino Workers Plan May 22 Strike Vote

Las Vegas Casino Workers Plan May 22 Strike Vote

May 9th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

The last strike was in 1984. It lasted 67 days, cost workers $75 million in wages, and casinos far more than that. 50,000 Las Vegas casino workers plan a May 22 on whether to go on strike at the end of the month. If the Culinary Union Local 226 workers vote to... 

Bridgeport Casino Bill Is Dead for 2018 Legislative Session

Bridgeport Casino Bill Is Dead for 2018 Legislative Session

May 8th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

The budget talks were too important to spend time on a casino bill, both sides said. The Bridgeport Casino legislation is dead — for the rest of 2018. Democrats in the Connecticut House of Representatives said the bill would not be called for debate in the... 

Texas Woman Wins $1.2 Million on $18 Kentucky Derby Bet

Texas Woman Wins $1.2 Million on $18 Kentucky Derby Bet

May 7th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

Justify was a 3-1 favorite, but the woman also picked Funny Duck as a 40-1 longshot. An Austin, Texas woman won a $1.2 million payout from an $18 Pick 5 bet on the 144th Annual Kentucky Derby this past weekend. The woman, who asked not to be identified, placed... 

Michigan House Bill 4926 Would Legalize Online Gambling

Michigan House Bill 4926 Would Legalize Online Gambling

May 6th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

This version lowers the Gross Gaming Revenue tax by 7% and allows an operate-by-compact option for tribal casinos. Michigan lawmakers once again are backing House Bill 4926, which would legalize and regulate online poker and casinos in the state. The bill would... 

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