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The World Series of Poker Main Event Begins This Week

The World Series of Poker Main Event Begins This Week

July 9th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

The final table takes place in July this year, instead of November. The World Series of Poker Main Event Championship opens this week in Las Vegas. As it has done for the past 12 years, the WSOP Main Event will happen at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino. This... 

Scott Petri Proposes Gaming Law Reform to Help Live! Casino

Scott Petri Proposes Gaming Law Reform to Help Live! Casino

July 7th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

The Stadium Live Casino was approved in 2014, but a lawsuit stopped development for the past 3 years. Scott Petri, a state representative from Bucks County, introduced a bill this week which would change casino ownership laws in Pennsylvania. The bill might be... 

Rod Rosenstein Could Be Tough Opponent of Online Gambling

Rod Rosenstein Could Be Tough Opponent of Online Gambling

July 6th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

Rod Rosenstein oversaw the 2005 NETeller, 2011 Blue Monday, and 2012 Bodog cases. Online gambling media members who rejoiced the recusal by Attorney General Jeff Sessions might temper their enthusiasm. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, the man who now oversees... 

Florida and Seminole Tribe Agree to $340 Million Settlement

Florida and Seminole Tribe Agree to $340 Million Settlement

July 5th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

The Seminole Tribe had withheld $220 million in tax revenues since Judge Hinkle ruled on their behalf in 2016. The State of Florida came to a $340 million settlement with the Seminole Tribe of Florida over banked card games. As a result, Florida’s government... 

Mississippi DFS Bill Legalizes Sports Betting If PASPA Is Struck Down

Mississippi DFS Bill Legalizes Sports Betting If PASPA Is Struck Down

July 3rd, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

Legal sportsbooks might open in struggling Mississippi casinos like the Golden Moon in Philadelphia/Choctaw. Mississippi House of Representatives passed a daily fantasy sports bill earlier this year which would legalize sportsbooks, if the federal sports betting... 

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe’s First Light Casino in Doubt

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe’s First Light Casino in Doubt

July 1st, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

First Light Casino would cost $1 billion and be managed by Genting Group. The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe’s plans to bring a casino to Taunton are doubtful after the tribe withdrew its application for land acquisition in the area. Originally, the tribe sought... 

Maine Daily Fantasy Sports Bill Faces Paul LePage Veto

Maine Daily Fantasy Sports Bill Faces Paul LePage Veto

June 30th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

Daily fantasy football is the most popular form of DFS, so passing Dillingham’s bill before NFL season would maximize revenues. The Maine Legislature approved a daily fantasy sports gaming bill earlier this year, but the measure could be in trouble now. While... 

MGM Resorts-Caesars Discuss Joint Atlantic City Casino

MGM Resorts-Caesars Discuss Joint Atlantic City Casino

June 29th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

Richard Pernicaro speculated the new casino might be placed between Borgata’s Water Club and Harrah’s Atlantic City. Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods are not the only casino rivals partnering on a new project. MGM Resorts International and Caesars Entertainment... 

Pennsylvania Gambling Bill a Major Factor in Budget Talks

Pennsylvania Gambling Bill a Major Factor in Budget Talks

June 28th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

Dave Reed, Jake Corman, and Joe Scarnati are key players in the last-minute gambling bill negotiations. Gambling is a key piece of the Pennsylvania budget fix, but a contentious piece of the state’s budget. Tax-averse Republicans are seeking the taxless revenues,... 

New Jersey Sports Betting Case Nears Supreme Court Decision

New Jersey Sports Betting Case Nears Supreme Court Decision

June 26th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

The US Supreme Court agreed to hear New Jersey’s sports betting case on Tuesday. The New Jersey sports betting case is close to being heard in the U.S. Supreme Court. On Tuesday, the court’s justices decide whether they will hear the case or not. In... 

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