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Omaha Beach 4-1 Favorite to Win 145st Kentucky Derby

Omaha Beach 4-1 Favorite to Win 145st Kentucky Derby

April 29th, 2019 Written by Christine Davies

Citing a number of factors, the Washington Post’s Neil Greenburg picked Improbable to win. Omaha Beach opened as a 4-to-1 favorite to win the 2019 Kentucky Derby when he drew No. 12. Trainer Richard Mandella voiced concern before the draw that the thoroughbred... 

MGM Resorts Implements the “2020 Plan” Layoffs

MGM Resorts Implements the “2020 Plan” Layoffs

April 26th, 2019 Written by Christine Davies

This week’s layoff of 254 managers by MGM Resorts is the beginning, as Jim Murren plans 2000 firings by the end of 2020. MGM Resorts laid off 254 managers this week, which is phase one of the 2020 Plan. The layoffs pleased MGM Resorts investors, who called... 

Judges Rule Harrah’s Can Collect High Roller’s Gambling Debts

Judges Rule Harrah’s Can Collect High Roller’s Gambling Debts

April 25th, 2019 Written by Christine Davies

Massimo Dangelico claims he signed up for the New Jersey self-exclusion list, but provided no evidence he did so. The Atlantic County Superior Court’s appellate panel ruled in favor of Harrah’s Atlantic City on Friday. The panel ruled that Harrah’s... 

Pro Gambler James Holzhauer Continues Jeopardy Domination

Pro Gambler James Holzhauer Continues Jeopardy Domination

April 24th, 2019 Written by Christine Davies

James Holzhauer now owns the Top 6 single-day win totals in Jeopardy! history. Professional gambler James Holzhauer continues to dominate the Jeopardy! game show. After 13 winning shows, Holzhauer’s winnings stand at $942,738 or an $75,518 per show. He now... 

Parx Casino and American Gaming Systems Sign Mobile Slots Deal

Parx Casino and American Gaming Systems Sign Mobile Slots Deal

April 22nd, 2019 Written by Christine Davies

Parx Casino now places AGS slots on its casino floor, while offering AGS mobile slots to desktop, Android, and iPhone players. American Gaming Systems (AGS) announced its entry into the Pennsylvania online poker market with a partnership alongside Parx Casino in... 

Pennsylvania Online Gambling Launches on June 15

Pennsylvania Online Gambling Launches on June 15

April 19th, 2019 Written by Christine Davies

PokerStars, 888, and PartyPoker are a few of the online poker operators who’ve signed with land-based casinos. The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) announced June 15 as the launch of online gambling in the state. Kevin O’Toole, the Pennsylvania... 

American Gambling Awards Announced for June 2019

American Gambling Awards Announced for June 2019

April 18th, 2019 Written by Christine Davies

Host Matthew Berry gained fame writing for RotoNews, then transitioned to books, podcasts, and ESPN broadcasting. The inaugural American Gambling Awards takes place on June 18, 2019 at Monmouth Park Racetrack in Oceanport, New Jersey. The awards honor excellence... 

Las Vegas Casino Execs Sign Yucca Mountain Letter

Las Vegas Casino Execs Sign Yucca Mountain Letter

April 16th, 2019 Written by Christine Davies

The Department of Energy asked Congress for $120 million to fund Yucca Mountain, but Las Vegas casinos executives want to end funding altogether. Las Vegas casino executives signed a letter to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) requesting the federal government... 

Quinault Nation Sues Valve over Third-Party Skin Gambling

Quinault Nation Sues Valve over Third-Party Skin Gambling

April 15th, 2019 Written by Christine Davies

A judge tossed out a similar lawsuit against Valve filed by CSGO players’ parents three years a go. The Quinault Nation, a Native American tribe based in Washington, filed a lawsuit accusing Valve Software of illegal gambling. The Quinault lawsuit claims... 

Wynn Ends Crown Takeover Bid, Could Restart Talks Later

Wynn Ends Crown Takeover Bid, Could Restart Talks Later

April 12th, 2019 Written by Christine Davies

Wynn withdrew its takeover bid of Crown Resorts, but good financial sense suggests it could return to negotiations later. Wynn Resorts Ltd. dodged a bullet by ending its pursuit of Crown Resorts, according to Bloomberg, but it might not end the chase. Wynn announced... 

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