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MGM Resorts Loses Federal Appeal Versus East Windsor Casino

MGM Resorts Loses Federal Appeal Versus East Windsor Casino

September 12th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

The $900 million MGM Springfield would be much larger than the East Windsor casino, but the idea is to keep Hartford gamblers in the state. A federal appeals courts denied a request by MGM Resorts International for a re-hearing of its lawsuit versus the State of... 

CSGO Lotto Owners Get Stern Warning in Skins Gambling Case

CSGO Lotto Owners Get Stern Warning in Skins Gambling Case

September 11th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

Cassell and Martin ran a website for gambling virtual weapons, called skins on CSGO. The YouTubers involved in the CS:GO skins gambling site escaped meaningful punishment in their trials. The pair, who ran a site which allowed underage players to gamble for virtual... 

Nevada Gaming Control Board Approves Clustered eSports Betting

Nevada Gaming Control Board Approves Clustered eSports Betting

September 9th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

Esports tournaments are streamed live on Twitch. The Nevada Gaming Control Board is considering ways to expand eSports betting in the state, according to the NGCB’s Chief of Enforcement, Karl Bennison. The board is considering a policy change which would... 

Casino Owner Tilman Fertitta Buys the Houston Rockets

Casino Owner Tilman Fertitta Buys the Houston Rockets

September 8th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

Tilman Fertitta owns Golden Nugget casinos in Las Vegas, Atlantic City, Tunica, and Lake Charles. Tilman Fertitta, the Texas restauranteur and casino owner, bought the Houston Rockets NBA franchise for a record $2.2 billion. The previous record price tag for an... 

Pennsylvania Spending Freeze and VGT Hearings Both Imminent

Pennsylvania Spending Freeze and VGT Hearings Both Imminent

September 6th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

Gov. Tom Wolf says he will have to cut funding to school districts and services throughout the state. Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf said he will initiate a spending freeze on certain state debts on September 15, due to an inability of the state’s politicians... 

Caesars and MGM Urge Congress to Pass Immigration Reform

Caesars and MGM Urge Congress to Pass Immigration Reform

September 5th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

Caesars Entertainment and MGM Resorts cited their DACA employees in urging Congress to act. Citing their own DACA workers, Caesars Entertainment and MGM Resorts urged the U.S. Congress to pass immigration reform, after Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced an... 

Sheldon Adelson Warns Japan’s Casino Rules Will Limit Investments

Sheldon Adelson Warns Japan’s Casino Rules Will Limit Investments

September 4th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

Adelson met with Osaka Mayor Hirofumi Yoshimura and Ichiro Matsui, Governor of Osaka Prefecture. Sheldon Adelson, the 84-year old founder and CEO of Las Vegas Sands, warned on Friday that proposed policies by Japanese lawmakers would lead to lower investments in... 

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... 

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