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Fight at Rivers Casino & Resort Stemmed from Ill-Fated Romantic Tryst

Fight at Rivers Casino & Resort Stemmed from Ill-Fated Romantic Tryst

February 13th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

The fight started between two females: one aged 21 and the other aged 49. Police say a fight in a Schenectady casino was due to an argument about how many people would participate in a planned sexual tryst. Three people planned a clandestine meeting, but a fight... 

MGM Resorts Announces Monte Carlo Casino’s Poker Room Will Close on April 25

MGM Resorts Announces Monte Carlo Casino’s Poker Room Will Close on April 25

February 10th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

Poker players in the Monte Carlo kept playing cards as the fire raged in 2008. The Monte Carlo Resort and Casino announced this week that it plans to shut down its poker room on April 25. The Monte Carlo’s poker room at the moment contains 8 tables. The card... 

How Jeff Sessions’ Elevation to Attorney General Could Help Alabama Slot Machine Gaming

How Jeff Sessions’ Elevation to Attorney General Could Help Alabama Slot Machine Gaming

February 9th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

Luther Strange waged a one-man war against VictoryLand and Milton McGregor. US Senator from Alabama, Jeff Sessions, was confirmed this week to be the next Attorney General of the United States. To full the role at the Department of Justice, Sen. Sessions had to... 

Donald Trump Indicates Support for Legalized Sportsbooks at the National Level of Government

Donald Trump Indicates Support for Legalized Sportsbooks at the National Level of Government

February 8th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

Trump’s interview with Jim Gray gives hope to sports betting proponents that positive change is on the way. While his Super Bowl interview with FoxNews’s Bill O’Reilly made news in the political sphere, U.S. President Donald Trump discussed the... 

Carl Icahn Reiterates Plan to Sell Trump Taj Mahal, Blames Stephen Sweeney for His Decision

Carl Icahn Reiterates Plan to Sell Trump Taj Mahal, Blames Stephen Sweeney for His Decision

February 7th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

Carl Icahn blames Stephen Sweeney and Bob McDevitt for Trump Taj Mahal’s failure. Carl Icahn told the Associated Press on Monday that he plans to sell the Trump Taj Mahal, which the New York City billionaire closed on October 10. While discussing the upcoming... 

Nevada Casinos Report $11.3 Billion in Revenues, an Increase for the Second Straight Year

Nevada Casinos Report $11.3 Billion in Revenues, an Increase for the Second Straight Year

February 6th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

Nevada’s slot machine revenues increased, while its baccarat numbers declined. Nevada casinos won $11.3 billion in 2016, which marks the second straight year Nevada casino revenues have increased. The uptick in revenues was 1.5% compared to the 2015 winnings. Despite... 

New York Gaming Commission Ask DFS Sites to Prove Player Funds Are Segregated and Legal

New York Gaming Commission Ask DFS Sites to Prove Player Funds Are Segregated and Legal

February 4th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

Fantasy Aces’ bankruptcy cases prompted the New York Gaming Commission to inquire about other DFS operators’ financial practices. The New York Gaming Commission sent a letter to daily fantasy sports operators calling for them to submit proof that they... 

Virginia State Senator Proposes a Hampton Roads Casino Bill

Virginia State Senator Proposes a Hampton Roads Casino Bill

February 3rd, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

The Hampton Roads metropolitan area includes Virginia Beach and Newport News in Virginia and Norfolk in North Carolina. Virginia State Senator Louise Lucas, a Democrat from Portsmouth, is sponsoring a casino bill that would bring a gaming venue to Hampton Roads.... 

Massachusetts Special Commission Is Considering the Possibility of eSports Regulation

Massachusetts Special Commission Is Considering the Possibility of eSports Regulation

February 1st, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

Around the time Massachusetts officials began their study, CNN asked the question, “Is eSports Professional Gaming a Sport?” The Massachusetts Special Commission on Online Gaming, Fantasy Sports Gaming and Daily Fantasy Sports has been reviewing eSports... 

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell Still Supports a Ban on Sports Betting in the United States

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell Still Supports a Ban on Sports Betting in the United States

January 31st, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

If NFL owners approve the move, Las Vegas will add one of the best young teams in the league. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell indicated he would maintain a hardline stance against sports betting, despite the possibility that an NFL franchise might relocate to Las... 

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