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Brandt Iden Submits Lawful Internet Gaming Act to Michigan House

Brandt Iden Submits Lawful Internet Gaming Act to Michigan House

March 19th, 2019 Written by Christine Davies

In 2018, the bill passed 33-5 in the Senate and 71-35 in the House, but Gov. Rick Snyder vetoed the draft legislation. Michigan State. Rep. Brandt Iden (R-Kalamazo) re-submitted the Lawful Internet Gaming Act, which legalizes online gambling for the state’s... 

One in Five Americans Will Bet on 2019 March Madness

One in Five Americans Will Bet on 2019 March Madness

March 18th, 2019 Written by Christine Davies

The Duke Blue Devils’ Zion Williamson is the consensus #1 pick to go in the 2019 NBA Draft. One in five adult Americans will bet on the March Madness tournament this year, as NCAA Men’s Tournament brackets are more popular than they have ever been.... 

Bellagio Robber Dies of Gunshot Wounds at Las Vegas Hospital

Bellagio Robber Dies of Gunshot Wounds at Las Vegas Hospital

March 17th, 2019 Written by Christine Davies

The robber shot at four police officers after trying to carjack a luxury car in Bellagio’s valet parking area. A man who was shot while trying to rob Bellagio has died in the hospital. The would-be robber entered the Las Vegas Strip casino around 9:45pm on... 

Casino Control Commission to Decide on Showboat Gaming License

Casino Control Commission to Decide on Showboat Gaming License

March 16th, 2019 Written by Christine Davies

Bart Blatstein bought the Showboat in 2015 and operated it as a non-gaming resort in the four years since. The New Jersey Casino Control Commission meets on Monday to decide whether to extend a permit to apply for a casino license to Bart Blatstein, the owner of... 

Buffalo Thunder the 2nd New Mexico Casino with a Sportsbook

Buffalo Thunder the 2nd New Mexico Casino with a Sportsbook

March 15th, 2019 Written by Christine Davies

Buffalo Thunder Casino is located in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Buffalo Thunder Casino and Resort in Santa Fe became the second New Mexico casino to open a land-based sportsbook. After the US Supreme Court ruled to strike down a federal ban on sports betting, New Mexico... 

Boyd Gaming Sued after Man Falls to His Death at The Orleans

Boyd Gaming Sued after Man Falls to His Death at The Orleans

March 14th, 2019 Written by Christine Davies

A Las Vegas coroner determined the man’s death was an accident, but the family claims it was due to negligence on the part of the casino. The family of a man who died from a fall at The Orleans sued Boyd Gaming, the owner of casino. Paul Neiswander, 63, from... 

Pete Rose Discusses MLB’s Embrace of Sports Betting

Pete Rose Discusses MLB’s Embrace of Sports Betting

March 13th, 2019 Written by Christine Davies

Pete Rose denied he bet on Reds games for 15 years, which was a key reason he never gained reinstatement to the game of baseball. Pete Rose was barred from a MLB career and the Baseball Hall of Fame 30 years ago due to his scandal over sports betting. For the past... 

Poarch Band of Creek Indians Donated Money for Tornado Victims

Poarch Band of Creek Indians Donated Money for Tornado Victims

March 12th, 2019 Written by Christine Davies

The Poarch Band of Creek Indians paid $180,000 for the 23 funerals. The Poarch Band of Creek Indians donated money to pay for the funeral costs of all 23 people killed in the recent Lee County, Alabama tornado. In all, the Poarch Band of Creek Indians paid $180,000... 

Adam “Pacman” Jones Arrested at Rising Sun Casino in Indiana

Adam “Pacman” Jones Arrested at Rising Sun Casino in Indiana

March 11th, 2019 Written by Christine Davies

Pro Football Talk and TMZ each reported Pacman Jones threatened to kill an officer during the arrest. Longtime NFL cornerback Adam “Pacman” Jones was arrested at the Rising Sun Casino in southeastern Indiana last Wednesday. The 35-year old former player... 

West Virginia Sportsbooks Shut Down Due to Contract Dispute

West Virginia Sportsbooks Shut Down Due to Contract Dispute

March 10th, 2019 Written by Christine Davies

Mardi Gras Casino is one of two Delaware North casinos in West Virginia affected by the Mionmi Gaming dispute. Mardi Gras Casino and Wheeling Island Casino are facing a shutdown of their sports betting facilities because of a contract dispute between the West Virginia... 

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