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US Commercial Casinos Generate a $42.7 Billion GGR in 2018

US Commercial Casinos Generate a $42.7 Billion GGR in 2018

February 18th, 2019 Written by Christine Davies

US commercial casinos had $42.7 billion in gross gaming revenues, while tribal casinos are estimated to have topped $34 billion in GGR. U.S. commercial casinos generated $42.7 billion in 2018, which was a 4% increase year-on-year over 2017. The 2018 numbers represent... 

Edge-Sorting Expert Kelly Sun Biopic Planned: The Baccarat Queen

Edge-Sorting Expert Kelly Sun Biopic Planned: The Baccarat Queen

February 17th, 2019 Written by Christine Davies

Kelly Sun’s life story, complete with a revenge motive against casinos, reads like a Hollywood film. Kelly Sun, the Baccarat Queen who gained notoreity for her role in Phil Ivey’s edge-sorting scheme at Borgata in Atlantic City, signed a deal for a... 

South Dakota Senate Passes 2 Ballot Initiatives for Gambling

South Dakota Senate Passes 2 Ballot Initiatives for Gambling

February 16th, 2019 Written by Christine Davies

Deadwood casinos and tribal casinos would win the right to host sports betting, but the Yankton Sioux Casino would have a new rival in the Port Yankton Project. The South Dakota State Senate passed two resolutions this week which would expand gambling in the state,... 

New Hampshire Lottery Sues Bill Barr over DOJ’s Wire Act

New Hampshire Lottery Sues Bill Barr over DOJ’s Wire Act

February 15th, 2019 Written by Christine Davies

The New Hampshire Lottery funds education in the Granite State. The State of New Hampshire is suing the U.S. Department of Justice over the Wire Act. The New Hampshire Lottery Commission (NHLC) sued to stop the Justice Department from enforcing a ban on interstate... 

Maryland Lawmakers Consider HB1036 to Punish Casino Cheats

Maryland Lawmakers Consider HB1036 to Punish Casino Cheats

February 14th, 2019 Written by Christine Davies

Maryland Live! in Arundel County is one of six casinos which would be affected by the proposed law. Five Maryland lawmakers introduced General Assembly draft legislation,¬†House Bill 1036, this week to criminalize cheating at the state’s six casinos. The... 

Bridgeport Casino Event Held at Housatonic Community College

Bridgeport Casino Event Held at Housatonic Community College

February 13th, 2019 Written by Christine Davies

Andrew Doba of the rival East Hartford casino group called the HHC casino symposium a “publicity stunt”. A recent single-day symposium at Housatonic Community College was used to promote MGM Resorts’s long-debated casino development plan for a¬†Bridgeport... 

HB 1975 Would Legalize Tribal Sports Betting in Washington State

HB 1975 Would Legalize Tribal Sports Betting in Washington State

February 12th, 2019 Written by Christine Davies

7 Cedars Resort is one of the Washington casinos which could host sports betting. Rep. Eric Pettigrew (D-Seattle) introduced House Bill 1975, which would legalize sports betting in tribal casinos, to the Washington House of Representatives earlier this month. HB... 

Bob Iger Says Disney Will Not Delve into Sports Betting

Bob Iger Says Disney Will Not Delve into Sports Betting

February 11th, 2019 Written by Christine Davies

Disney subdivision ESPN embraces sports betting, but don’t expect the parent company to touch gambling anytime soon. The Walt Disney Company does not appear as if it will soften its stance on gambling anytime soon. While discussing a disappoint 2018 Q4 report... 

House Bill 4926 Finally Could Become Michigan Law in 2019

House Bill 4926 Finally Could Become Michigan Law in 2019

February 10th, 2019 Written by Christine Davies

Brandt Iden’s HB 4926 was passed by both houses of the Michigan legislature in 2018, but departing Gov. Rick Snyder vetoed the bill. Jeff Ifrah of The Detroit News wrote that State Rep. Brandt Iden plans to introduce another sports betting and online gambling... 

Team PokerStars Pros Criticize Sheldon Adelson over Online Poker

Team PokerStars Pros Criticize Sheldon Adelson over Online Poker

February 9th, 2019 Written by Christine Davies

Jason Somerville and Daniel Negreanu are two of the outspoken critics of the DOJ opinion and its sponsor, Sheldon Adelson. A group of PokerStars pro called out casino mogul Sheldon Adelson over his deleterious stance on online poker in America. The U.S. Department... 

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