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Two Staff Members Shot in Horseshoe Bossier City Parking Garage

Two Staff Members Shot in Horseshoe Bossier City Parking Garage

October 19th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

Police spokesperson Traci Landry said one victim died at the scene, while the other was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries. Two employees of the Horseshoe Bossier City were shot in the parking garage on Friday. One of those shot was pronounced... 

Maryland, Virginia, DC Debate Sports Betting Legalization

Maryland, Virginia, DC Debate Sports Betting Legalization

October 18th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

The sportsbook at Hollywood Casino in Charles Town, Virginia has reported sterling success in its few weeks of operation. The states of Maryland and Virginia are debating sports betting legalization. The District of Columbia’s city council is doing the same.... 

Tilman Fertitta Interested in Golden Nugget-Caesars Merger

Tilman Fertitta Interested in Golden Nugget-Caesars Merger

October 17th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

Tilman Fertitta, who owned an expanding restaurant empire at the time, bought the Golden Nugget properties in 2005. Shares of Caesars Entertainment (CZR) rose 6.9% and caused a halt for a volatility pause after Reuters reported Houston billionaire Tilman Fertitta... 

Mega Millions Lottery Drawing Nears $1.6 Billion Prize Pool

Mega Millions Lottery Drawing Nears $1.6 Billion Prize Pool

October 16th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

The $868 million Mega Millions drawing on Friday has one of the Top 3 prize pools is US lottery history. The Mega Millions and Powerball lotteries have a combined $2.2 billion in prize money on the line in the coming week. Mega Millions alone has a jackpot prize... 

Gun Lake Casino Installs VSBLTY Facial Recognition Technology

Gun Lake Casino Installs VSBLTY Facial Recognition Technology

October 15th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

Gun Lake Casino ended a 7-year partnership with MPM Enterprises (Station Casinos) and now independently operates the gaming operation. Gun Lake Casino, a tribal gaming resort in Michigan, plans to install facial recognition technology in order to increase security... 

Penn National Gaming Finalizes Pinnacle Entertainment Buyout

Penn National Gaming Finalizes Pinnacle Entertainment Buyout

October 14th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

Eldorado Resorts now owns Lumiere Place, though GLPI will hold a lien on the casino for 2 to 5 more years. Penn National Gaming closed its buyout of Pinnacle Entertainment this month, after some reshuffling to assure state regulators in Missouri. The sale brought... 

Wynn Resorts Bought 22.5% of Betbull Sports Betting Company

Wynn Resorts Bought 22.5% of Betbull Sports Betting Company

October 13th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

Wynn Resorts could turn Betbull’s innovative sports betting technology into a major asset as a provider to third-party US sportsbooks. Wynn Resorts announced it is buying 22.5% of the European sports betting company, Betbull. Wynn’s purchase is its... 

Chicago Video Lottery Terminal (VLT) Fees to Increase

Chicago Video Lottery Terminal (VLT) Fees to Increase

October 11th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

Video lottery terminal taxes are a key revenue source for the state, county, and city governments in Illinois. Chicago plans a tax hike on video gambling machines, which its leaders say will bring the video lottery terminal (VLT) tax rates in line with taxes and... 

Gaming Commission on MGM Springfield Economic Impact Research

Gaming Commission on MGM Springfield Economic Impact Research

October 10th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

MGM Resorts invested nearly $1 billion in western Massachusetts, so the short term economic impact is certainly positive. The Massachusetts Gaming Commission continues its multiyear project to learn the economic impact of the MGM Springfield casino, but said it... 

Santa Ana Casino near Albuquerque to Launch Sportsbook

Santa Ana Casino near Albuquerque to Launch Sportsbook

October 9th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

The Denver Broncos and Arizona Cardinals are the nearest NFL teams to Santa Ana Casino, while the Broncos are most popular team in New Mexico. New Mexico will become the 6th US state to have legal single-event sports betting next week. Santa Ana Star Casino &... 

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