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Texas State Legislature to Consider Daily Fantasy Sports Legalization

Texas State Legislature to Consider Daily Fantasy Sports Legalization

April 21st, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

Texans love to gamble. 8-Liners make an estimated $2 billion annually and they are considered a minor industry. The Fort Worth Star Telegram reports that the Texas State Legislature might consider legalizing fantasy sports in 2017. That suggestions came in a report... 

“Graceland Presents Elvis” Items Still Being Held by the Westgate Las Vegas

“Graceland Presents Elvis” Items Still Being Held by the Westgate Las Vegas

April 19th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

Elvis Presley played at the Westgate Las Vegas (“The Hilton Las Vegas”) more than 600 times over a 7-year period. Westgate Las Vegas Resort and Casino continues to hold on to hundreds of Elvis Presley memorabilia items from the “Graceland Presents... 

NCAA’s Ban on Championship Events in New Jersey Will Last until 2022

NCAA’s Ban on Championship Events in New Jersey Will Last until 2022

April 18th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

The ban has been in place since 2013, though no legal sports bets having been taken in New Jersey in that time. Much of the coverage of New Jersey’s campaign to legalize sports betting in the United States has centered on their confrontation with pro sports... 

Facebook Killer Is Alleged to Have Been Bankrupt from Gambling Addiction

Facebook Killer Is Alleged to Have Been Bankrupt from Gambling Addiction

April 17th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

Steve Stephens declared bankruptcy in 2015 and had his wages garnished as recently as one month ago. Neighbors of Steve Stephens, the so-called Facebook Killer, say he had a gambling problem in the year leading up to his demise. Mr. Stephens, a 37-year old resident... 

Ilani Casino Resort Opens Next Friday after Long Legal Battle Ends Successfully

Ilani Casino Resort Opens Next Friday after Long Legal Battle Ends Successfully

April 15th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

Though located in the State of Washington, Ilani Casino is only 24 miles from Portland, Oregon. The $510 million Ilani Casino Resort is ready to open on Friday, April 24 in Ridgefield, Washington, a town of 4,763 residents. The opening comes after a hard-fought... 

Charging Horse Casino Security Guard Sentenced to 10 Months in Prison for Stealing $23,000

Charging Horse Casino Security Guard Sentenced to 10 Months in Prison for Stealing $23,000

April 13th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

The judge noted Wenonah Wagner’s abuse of trust when deciding to sentence her consecutively for the casino robbery. Wenonah Sue Wagner, a 31-year old resident of El Reno, Oklahoma was sentenced this week to spend a year in federal prison for stealing from... 

Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun Pledge to Make Slots Revenue Payments Regardless of Compacts

Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun Pledge to Make Slots Revenue Payments Regardless of Compacts

April 12th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

Kevin Brown and Rodney Butler both expressed confidence the Indian Bureau would not revoke the gaming compact. The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority continue to make concessions in order to secure approval for a third casino... 

Wind Creek Hospitality Plans a Gulf Coast Casino in D’Iberville, Mississippi

Wind Creek Hospitality Plans a Gulf Coast Casino in D’Iberville, Mississippi

April 11th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

Wind Creek Hospitality also owns gaming operations in Alabama, Nevada, and Florida. The Poarch Band of Creek Indians plans to open the Wind Creek Hospitality gaming venue┬áin the city of D’Iberville, a Mississippi community located on the Gulf Coast. The... 

GameCo Releases Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Gambling Machines in Atlantic City

GameCo Releases Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Gambling Machines in Atlantic City

April 10th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

The USS Defiant was added in later years to give the Federation heroes a better chance for space adventures, but it will be a big part of the gambling machine’s fun. Game Co. and CBS Consumer Products have entered into a license agreement to produce a video... 

Moody’s Downgrades Imperial Pacific’s Credit Rating Due to Inability to Collect VIP Debts

Moody’s Downgrades Imperial Pacific’s Credit Rating Due to Inability to Collect VIP Debts

April 8th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

A year ago, Best Sunshine Live’s financials looked fantastic. The reality of unpaid debts has shattered that impression. Moody’s Investor Service cut the rating on Imperial Pacific International Holdings on Thursday, due to concerns about the company’s... 

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