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Elaine Wynn to Testify before Massachusetts Gaming Commission

Elaine Wynn to Testify before Massachusetts Gaming Commission

March 29th, 2019 Written by Christine Davies

Elaine Wynn is the company’s largest shareholder and is estimated to be worth $1.85 billion. At the pivotal April 2nd Massachusetts Gaming Commission hearing where the fate of the Encore Boston Harbor casino license will be decided, Elaine Wynn, the estranged... 

West Virginia Becomes Fifth US State to Legalize Online Gambling

West Virginia Becomes Fifth US State to Legalize Online Gambling

March 28th, 2019 Written by Christine Davies

Governor Jim Justice allowed House Bill 2934 to lapse into law while neither signing nor vetoing it. Despite concerns about a veto, West Virginia’s Interactive Wagering Act (HB.2934) entered into law on Wednesday when the deadline for Gov. Jim Justice to... 

Pennsylvania Senate Bill 87 Would Limit Truck Stop Gambling

Pennsylvania Senate Bill 87 Would Limit Truck Stop Gambling

March 27th, 2019 Written by Christine Davies

10 of the 12 counties with Category 1, 2, or 3 gambling already have blocked truck stops from VLT licenses. Senate Bill 87 would allow Pennsylvania cities and towns to prohibit video gambling in their communities. Pennsylvania cities would have 90 days to issue... 

Stephen Sweeney Says “No” to New North Jersey Casinos

Stephen Sweeney Says “No” to New North Jersey Casinos

March 26th, 2019 Written by Christine Davies

Atlantic City sportsbooks should increase casino revenues over the next several years. As New York lawmakers are discussing casinos in New York City, do not expect to see New Jersey legislators expand casino gaming throughout the state. This was the message from... 

New Hampshire Senate Approves Two Land-Based Casinos

New Hampshire Senate Approves Two Land-Based Casinos

March 25th, 2019 Written by Christine Davies

This is the 21st casino bill State Sen. Joe D’Allesandro’s has submitted to the legislature. The New Hampshire Senate voted 13-11 to allow two land-based casinos¬†to operate in the state. The decision is being described as “miraculous” by... 

Florida Senate to Debate Live Prop Bets at Sports Arenas

Florida Senate to Debate Live Prop Bets at Sports Arenas

March 24th, 2019 Written by Christine Davies

Bill Galvano believes live in-play prop bets are the best option for Florida sports bettors. During the current 60-day legislative session, the Florida state legislature might consider prop bets at sports arenas. Senate President Bill Galvano (R-Bradenton), considered... 

Carl Heastie Supports Casino Bill with 3 New York City Licenses

Carl Heastie Supports Casino Bill with 3 New York City Licenses

March 23rd, 2019 Written by Christine Davies

Two plans exist: one to license three brand new NYC casinos and one to upgrade Aquaduct and Yonkers Raceway into full casinos. New York Assembly Speaker Carl E. Heastie is proposing the construction of three full-fledged casinos in the New York City area¬†(paywall).... 

Las Vegas Sands Settles 15-Year Legal Battle with Richard Suen

Las Vegas Sands Settles 15-Year Legal Battle with Richard Suen

March 22nd, 2019 Written by Christine Davies

Richard Suen won legal cases on the same issue in 2008 and 2013, but the Nevada Supreme Court overturned both of those decisions. Las Vegas Sands Corporation notified the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in a filing that the casino company settled its breach-of-contract... 

US Indian Affairs Bureau Approves East Windor Casino Plan

US Indian Affairs Bureau Approves East Windor Casino Plan

March 21st, 2019 Written by Christine Davies

Kevin Brown and Rodney Butler, leaders of the longtime rival Mohegan and Mashantucket Pequot tribes, joined forces to champion the East Windsor casino. The East Windsor casino received approval from the U.S. Interior Department’s Bureau of Indian Affairs,... 

Wynn Resorts Sends Memo to MGC on “Complete Transformation”

Wynn Resorts Sends Memo to MGC on “Complete Transformation”

March 20th, 2019 Written by Christine Davies

Wynn Resorts sent the memo to the Massachusetts Gaming Commission prior to the Boston Herald learning of its existence. Wynn Resorts released a memo to the Boston Herald which claimed the Las Vegas casino company has undergone a “complete transformation”... 

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