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Las Vegas Gambler Sets Single-Game Jeopardy Money Record

Las Vegas Gambler Sets Single-Game Jeopardy Money Record

April 10th, 2019 Written by Christine Davies

James Holzhauer wrote a 2012 essey on gambling called, “Diary of a Mad Sports Bettor”. Pro gambler James Holzhauer set the single-game record in his fourth appearance on the Jeopardy trivia game show this week. Holzhauer, a Las Vegas-based sports bettor,... 

Atlantic City’s Ocean Casino Resort Receives a New Name…Again

Atlantic City’s Ocean Casino Resort Receives a New Name…Again

April 9th, 2019 Written by Christine Davies

Ocean Casino Resort’s previous owner, Bruce Deifik, died in a single-car crash in Colorado on April 8th. Ocean Resort Casino changed its name for the third time in its 7-year history, but local gamblers might not notice the change. The new name is “Ocean... 

Federal Trade Commission Holds Workshop on Loot Boxes

Federal Trade Commission Holds Workshop on Loot Boxes

April 8th, 2019 Written by Christine Davies

The FTC loot box workshop will gather publishers, players groups, and anti-loot box advocates. The U.S. Federal Trade Commission now is examining the legality of loot boxes. The FTC plans a workshop with representatives from the gaming industry on August 7, while... 

Scientific Games Installs BMC Systems in 20 Truck Stops

Scientific Games Installs BMC Systems in 20 Truck Stops

April 5th, 2019 Written by Christine Davies

Bally Technologies is best known for its land-based slots, but its video lottery terminals are a popular choice around the country. Scientific Games Corporation signed an agreement with Second State Gaming, LLC to provide Bally MultiConnect (BMC) software at 20... 

New Wyoming AG Lobbied on Electronic Skill Gaming

New Wyoming AG Lobbied on Electronic Skill Gaming

April 4th, 2019 Written by Christine Davies

37th Wyoming Attorney General Peter Michael banned electronic skill games, but business owners hope 38th Wyoming AG Bridget Hill takes a different stance. Bridget Hill is the new Wyoming Attorney General and a law firm plans to lobby her about electronic gaming... 

Massachusetts Gaming Commission Issues Wynn Resorts Report

Massachusetts Gaming Commission Issues Wynn Resorts Report

April 3rd, 2019 Written by Christine Davies

Opening in June, Encore Boston Harbor will have 4000 gaming positions, 671 hotel rooms, 15 restaurants, and an estimated 8 million visitors per year. The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) issued a 209-page report on Wynn Resorts’ executives, claiming... 

Illinois Sports Betting Bill Includes Bad Actor Clause for DFS Sites

Illinois Sports Betting Bill Includes Bad Actor Clause for DFS Sites

April 2nd, 2019 Written by Christine Davies

FanDuel and DraftKings would be banned from Illinois sports betting on allegations they were “bad actors” in the daily fantasy sports arena. A proposed amendment to the Illinois sports betting bill could be a poison pill for daily fantasy sports operators... 

Encore Boston Harbor Holds Job Fairs

Encore Boston Harbor Holds Job Fairs

April 1st, 2019 Written by Christine Davies

The casino gaming space job fair collected 2000 applications, while a job fair for the cleaning staff drew hundreds more applicants. Last month, Encore held their first of many expected job fairs in hopes of hiring more than 5,000 employees to fill close to 600... 

Indiana Committee Amends Spectacle Entertainment Casino Bill

Indiana Committee Amends Spectacle Entertainment Casino Bill

March 31st, 2019 Written by Christine Davies

Spectacle Entertainment would pay $100 million to move the Gary casino across town, while losing the license for the Terre Haute casino. The Indiana House Public Policy Committee voted 12-0 on proposals that add tough new stipulations to draft legislation (Senate... 

Alabama-Coushatta and Tigua Tribes Face Legal Setbacks in Texas

Alabama-Coushatta and Tigua Tribes Face Legal Setbacks in Texas

March 30th, 2019 Written by Christine Davies

Then-Texas Attorney General Jim Mattox changed the legal status of the tribes’ trust in 1985 — a pivotal moment for the 2019 court cases. Two Native American tribes that have sought to legalize gambling on their Texas reservations faced legal setback... 

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