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Pennsylvania the 4th US State to Legalize Online Gambling

Pennsylvania the 4th US State to Legalize Online Gambling

October 30th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

The gambling expansion is expected to generate $200 million in tax revenues every year for Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania became the 4th US state to approve online gambling on Monday, when Gov. Tom Wolf signed a comprehensive budget bill. The signing came after 4 months... 

Glenn Straub Sues New Jersey over Revel’s PILOT Tax Bill

Glenn Straub Sues New Jersey over Revel’s PILOT Tax Bill

October 28th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

Glenn Straub says the Revel Building should not be considered a casino for property tax purposes. Glenn Straub, owner of the former Revel Casino, is suing the State of New Jersey for $3 million to keep from paying a PILOT bill he considers to be overstated. The... 

Phil Ivey Loses Crockfords Appeal in Edge-Sorting Case

Phil Ivey Loses Crockfords Appeal in Edge-Sorting Case

October 27th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

The Crockfords case set a new standard for defining “honesty” in a UK civil court. Phil Ivey, the Hall of Fame American poker pro, lost his long battle with the Crockfords casino for £7.7 million in baccarat winnings. After a 3-year legal battle, the... 

Fitch’s and S&P’s Concerned about New Atlantic City Casinos

Fitch’s and S&P’s Concerned about New Atlantic City Casinos

October 26th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

Less casinos in Atlantic City has meant that the remaining operations have prospered. Credit rating companies Standard & Poor’s and Fitch Ratings each expressed concern about Atalntic City’s casino industry due to the prospects of increased local... 

Pennsylvania Senate Passes Online Gambling Bill

Pennsylvania Senate Passes Online Gambling Bill

October 25th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

The bill would allow online casinos, poker sites, daily fantasy sports, and online lotto sales. Responding to the Pennsylvania House of Representative’s budget bill last week, the Pennsylvania Senate passed its own budget proposals on Wednesday night, including... 

Illinois VGTs Generate More Revenue Than Riverboat Casinos

Illinois VGTs Generate More Revenue Than Riverboat Casinos

October 24th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

VGTs proponents say their gaming machines help local small business owners, while opponents says VGTs hurt companies that create more jobs. Illinois video gambling terminals (VGTs) have generated more revenues this year than the state’s 10 riverboat casinos,... 

New Jersey Gubernatorial Candidates Support North Jersey Casinos

New Jersey Gubernatorial Candidates Support North Jersey Casinos

October 23rd, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

Guadagno and Murphy support North Jersey casinos, while Murphy will end state oversight of Atlantic City finances. In a little over two weeks, the people of New Jersey will vote to determine who replaces Chris Christie as the state’s government: either Lt.... 

Niagara County Asks Cuomo to End Seneca Nation Dispute

Niagara County Asks Cuomo to End Seneca Nation Dispute

October 22nd, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

The dispute is costing the city $20 million and the county $800,000 a year. The Niagara County Legislature passed two resolutions on Oct. 17 calling for Gov. Andrew Cuomo to settle a dispute with the Seneca Nation over gaming compact revenues. While the dispute... 

Iowa Gaming Commission Hears 3 Cedar Rapids Casino Plans

Iowa Gaming Commission Hears 3 Cedar Rapids Casino Plans

October 21st, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

Cedar Rapids Crossing at the River (pictured), Wild Rose Casino, and Cedars Rapids Central were the 3 plans pitched. Iowa’s gaming regulators plan a vote on a long-discussed Cedars Rapids casino next month. Supporters of the proposed Cedars Rapids casino project... 

How Las Vegas Strip Baccarat Revenues Are Impacted by China

How Las Vegas Strip Baccarat Revenues Are Impacted by China

October 20th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

In 2014, Nevada baccarat revenues dropped 20% at a time when other Vegas Strip numbers were steady. China’s anti-corruption crackdown hit Macau hard from 2014 to 2016, but Beijing’s gambling policies also caused disruption on the Las Vegas Strip. Nevada... 

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