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Lisa Scott Withdraws from Maine Casino Referendum Campaign

Lisa Scott Withdraws from Maine Casino Referendum Campaign

August 30th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

Shawn Scott helped Oxford Casino get started, but it’s now owned by Churchill Downs, which opposes a new Maine casino. Lisa Scott, a Miami real estate developer, withdrew from a Maine casino campaign amidst scrutiny of her funding. Asked by the Maine Ethics... 

Kevin Costner Closes Midnight Star, His South Dakota Casino

Kevin Costner Closes Midnight Star, His South Dakota Casino

August 29th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

Midnight Star flourished until bigger, flashier casinos came to South Dakota. Kevin Costner is closing the Midnight Star, a casino he opened in South Dakota 26 years ago. Costner told the Rapid City Journal he was closing the casino with a “heavy heart”,... 

Pennsylvania and West Virginia Free Play Promotions Decline

Pennsylvania and West Virginia Free Play Promotions Decline

August 28th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

Bethlehem Sands offers Mega Monday, a promotion which allows 5 winners of $250 in free play cash every hour. Casinos in Pennsylvania and West Virginia do not offer as much free-play slot machine credit as they did a few years ago. Expenses associated with such... 

Las Vegas Sands Faces Macau Lawsuit by Marshall Hao

Las Vegas Sands Faces Macau Lawsuit by Marshall Hao

August 25th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

LVS’s sub-license with Galaxy Entertainment led to the Venetian Macau, the top casino in the world’s top gaming destination. Macau’s Court of Second Instance ruled this week that Las Vegas Sands Corp must defend itself in trial against allegations... 

Massachusetts Woman Wins $758.7 Million Powerball Jackpot

Massachusetts Woman Wins $758.7 Million Powerball Jackpot

August 24th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

The $758.7 million jackpot was the second-largest in Powerball history. The numbers for the August 23 Powerball Lottery drawing are 06-07-16-23-26, while the Powerball number is 04. The Powerplay multiplier this time was 4x. The winner of the Powerball Lottery... 

Osage Nation Hires Steve Tilley as Missouri Casino Lobbyist

Osage Nation Hires Steve Tilley as Missouri Casino Lobbyist

August 23rd, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

The Osage Nation owns 9 casinos in Oklahoma. The Osage Nation of Oklahoma hired lobbyists this week to help its bid for a Missouri casino. The main lobbyist hired is Steve Tilley, the former Missouri Speaker of the House. The firm hired is Strategic Capitol Consulting... 

Tribal Gaming Praises Frank Pallone’s Sports Betting Bill

Tribal Gaming Praises Frank Pallone’s Sports Betting Bill

August 22nd, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

Frank Pallone is a longtime supporter of the gambling industry. US Representative Frank Pallone (D) drafted federal legislation which would recognize Native American tribes within the definition of “state”, as it pertains to sports betting jurisdictions. Pallone’s... 

Las Vegas Executives Warn about Restrictive Japanese Casino Laws

Las Vegas Executives Warn about Restrictive Japanese Casino Laws

August 21st, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

Sheldon Adelson once said he might invest as much $10 billion in Japan’s casino industry. Las Vegas casino giants like MGM Resorts International, Caesars Entertainment, and Las Vegas Sands are going public about their need for clarity in the emerging Japanese... 

Maine Casino PAC Hires Washington Firm behind Brexit Vote

Maine Casino PAC Hires Washington Firm behind Brexit Vote

August 18th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

Penn National Gaming and Churchill Downs Incorporated oppose Shawn Scott’s ballot initiative. Backers of a third Maine Casino campaign have hired the lobbying firm behind the successful Brexit campaign to help. The controversial York County Casino has struggled... 

WPT Institutes 30-Second Action Clock to Thwart Tankers

WPT Institutes 30-Second Action Clock to Thwart Tankers

August 17th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

Players also receive 4 time chips, giving them an additional 30 seconds apiece. The World Poker Tour is instituting a 30-second “action clock” to avoid tanking in the final stages of live poker tournaments. The WPT wants to eliminate gamesmanship, which... 

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