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Carl Icahn Invests in Caesars Entertainment, Shares Rise 7.88%

Carl Icahn Invests in Caesars Entertainment, Shares Rise 7.88%

January 11th, 2019 Written by Christine Davies

Carl Icahn previously has owned Tropicana Entertainment, Trump Taj Mahal, Fontainebleau Resort, and Stratosphere Las Vegas. Carl Icahn is building a position in Caesars Entertainment, which caused Caesars shares to rise on the new. CZN stocks rose 7.88% in early... 

Shawn Fluharty Sponsors West Virginia Online Gambling Bill

Shawn Fluharty Sponsors West Virginia Online Gambling Bill

January 10th, 2019 Written by Christine Davies

Shawn Fluharty was successful in championing a sports betting bill without integrity fees, despite major pressure from NFL lobbyists. West Virginia State Representative Shawn Fluharty introduced an online gambling bill to the legislature. In 2018, Rep. Fluharty... 

White House Intervened in Litigation to Help Wynn Resorts

White House Intervened in Litigation to Help Wynn Resorts

January 9th, 2019 Written by Christine Davies

A DOJ email shows White House officials planning a meeting to lobby the Solicitor General on behalf of Steve Wynn. The Trump White House intervened in litiagation between Wynn Resorts and the U.S. Department of Justice, according to American Oversight (AO), a left-of-center... 

DraftKings Sports Betting National Championship Has an Overlay

DraftKings Sports Betting National Championship Has an Overlay

January 8th, 2019 Written by Christine Davies

The New Orleans Saints have the best odds to win the 2019 Super Bowl. DraftKings is launching its first-ever Sports Betting National Championship, which offered a $2.5 million prize pool and a $1 million grand prize. Even better, the Sports Betting National Champion... 

Parx Casino to Launch Sportsbook on Thursday, January 10th

Parx Casino to Launch Sportsbook on Thursday, January 10th

January 7th, 2019 Written by Christine Davies

First Penn National Race Course and then SugarHouse Casino opened sportsbooks in each of the past couple of months. Parx Casino in Bensalem is launching a sportsbook on Thursday, January 10 at 1pm. SugarHouse Sportsbook launched last month, so Parx Casino is the... 

New York GC Support Sale of Yonkers Raceway to MGM Resorts

New York GC Support Sale of Yonkers Raceway to MGM Resorts

January 6th, 2019 Written by Christine Davies

Yonkers Raceway is home to Empire City Casino, one of a handful of New York racinos. New York gaming regulators want the public to know they should not read anything into the cancellation of a Thursday hearing to decide on whether to approve the $850 million sale... 

Chris Christie Warns about Federal Oversight of Sports Betting

Chris Christie Warns about Federal Oversight of Sports Betting

January 5th, 2019 Written by Christine Davies

Chris Christie warned about integrity fees and handing decision making over sportsbook licensing over to federal bureaucrats. Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie warned lawmakers across the United States to resist a bill which would give the US federal government... 

Turning Stone Casino & Caesars Sign Sportsbook Partnership Deal

Turning Stone Casino & Caesars Sign Sportsbook Partnership Deal

January 4th, 2019 Written by Christine Davies

Turing Stone Casino and Resort is the Oneida Indian Nation’s flagship gaming resort. Turning Stone Resort and Casino in Verona is partnering with Caesars Entertainment to open a sportsbook. The Oneida Indian Nation (OIN) owns Turning Stone, along with Point... 

Majestic Star Asks Indiana Lawmakers to Approve Casino Moves

Majestic Star Asks Indiana Lawmakers to Approve Casino Moves

January 3rd, 2019 Written by Christine Davies

The Buffington Harbor plan has been discussed since 2013, but seems to have gained steam in the past year. Majestic Star is asking the Indiana General Assembly to let it move its two casino licenses inland, including one outside the city of Gary altogether. Majestic... 

Joey Morrissey Sues Ocean Resort Casino and Bruce Deifik

Joey Morrissey Sues Ocean Resort Casino and Bruce Deifik

January 2nd, 2019 Written by Christine Davies

Joey Morrissey claims his relationship soured when he approached Bruce Deifik about employee complaints. Joey Morrissey, who worked on the HQ2 nightclub at Ocean Resort Casino, is suing the Atlantic City resort for $10 million, claiming he was forced out of his... 

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