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Maine Voters Rejected York County Casino Proposition 84%-16%

Maine Voters Rejected York County Casino Proposition 84%-16%

November 9th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

After 70% of the vote was in, 84% of the Maine electrorate had voted against the casino proposal. Maine voters rejected a third land-based casino in their statement, as 84% of voters responded they did not want the York County Casino. The referendum was placed... 

New York Casinos Generate Disappointing First Year Revenues

New York Casinos Generate Disappointing First Year Revenues

November 8th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

Del Lago, Rivers Casino, and Tioga Downs all are well under the projected revenues for 2017. The New York Gaming Commission released revenue figures for the recently opened casinos in Upstate New York, but all three appear to be well below their projections. Tioga... 

Chris Ferguson Wins 2017 WSOP Player of the Year Title

Chris Ferguson Wins 2017 WSOP Player of the Year Title

November 7th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

Chris Ferguson also won the WSOP Main Event in 2000. Chris Ferguson is the official winner of the 2017 World Series of Poker Player of the Year award. The victory came after months where Ferguson, a controversial figure in the poker world, was on the brink of winning. At... 

Maine Ethics Commission Levies $500k Fine on Casino PACs

Maine Ethics Commission Levies $500k Fine on Casino PACs

November 6th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

Proponents of the York County Casino spent $9 million, while opponents spent $700 thousand. Only days before a statewide referendum vote on the York County Casino, a Maine state ethics commission levied a record $500,000 fine against the committees which were promoting... 

Pennsylvania Cities Prepare for Satellite Casino Process

Pennsylvania Cities Prepare for Satellite Casino Process

November 5th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

Locations will be determined in a blind auction process which takes place on January 16, 2018. Pennsylvania municipalities are deciding whether they want to lure one of the 10 satellite casinos created by the recently-passed gambling expansion bill. Satellite casinos... 

Joe Lombardo Says Stephen Paddock Was on a 2-Year Losing Streak

Joe Lombardo Says Stephen Paddock Was on a 2-Year Losing Streak

November 4th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

Joe Lombardo said Stephen Paddock’s losing streak and loss of status might have had a role in his decision to shoot into a crowd. Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock was on a 2-year losing streak leading up to the October 1 massacre outside the Mandalay Bay... 

Wisconsin Judge Tosses Stockbridge Lawsuit vs Ho-Chunk Casino

Wisconsin Judge Tosses Stockbridge Lawsuit vs Ho-Chunk Casino

November 3rd, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

The Stockbridge-Munsee said the Ho-Chunk changed the terms of their license, damaging their casino 20 miles away. The Stockbridge-Munsee Band of Mohicans lawsuit against the Ho-Chunk Nation Casino expansion plan was tossed by a judge last week. The Stockbridge-Munsee... 

SugarHouse Drops Lawsuit against Philadelphia Stadium Casino

SugarHouse Drops Lawsuit against Philadelphia Stadium Casino

November 2nd, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

The $600 million Stadium Casino project is expected to create 5,000 permanent jobs. SugarHouse Casino dropped its years-long lawsuit against a second Philadelphia casino — the so-called Stadium Casino project. The decision is a major victory for the joint... 

AGA Releases Tribal Gaming Economic Impact Report

AGA Releases Tribal Gaming Economic Impact Report

November 1st, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

The WinStar World Casino in Thackerville is Oklahoma’s largest Native American casino. The American Gaming Association released an economic impact report on the tribal casino industry in the United States. The AGA, which represents the $240 billion US casino... 

Maine Ethnics Commission Rejects York County Casino Request

Maine Ethnics Commission Rejects York County Casino Request

October 31st, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

Shawn Scott won a casino license in 2003, but sold the casino for $51 million when questions about his business associates cropped up. The Maine Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices refused to postpone action against proponents of the York County... 

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