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MGM Resorts to Buy Yonkers Raceway and Empire City Casino

MGM Resorts to Buy Yonkers Raceway and Empire City Casino

December 12th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

Empire City Casino’s value rose when it became a possible site of a New York City legal sportsbook. MGM Resorts is on the verge of completing its $850 million purchase of the Empire City Casino and Yonkers Raceway, which sit only 15 miles from downtown Manhattan.... 

MGM Resorts Offers Round-Trip Bus Service to Springfield Casino

MGM Resorts Offers Round-Trip Bus Service to Springfield Casino

December 11th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

MGM Springfield also provides free local bus tours called “The Loop”. They depart 10am to 10pm and take 60 minutes. MGM Resorts International is offering round-trip bus service from Connecticut cities and towns to its casino in Springfield, Massachusetts.... 

Rivers Casino Begins 2-Day Sportsbook Introductory Period

Rivers Casino Begins 2-Day Sportsbook Introductory Period

December 10th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

Rivers Casino Sportsbook will be open for 10 hours on Thursday and 8 hours on Friday. Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh and SugarHouse Casino in Philadelphia will offer sports bets for the first time later this week. Rivers Casino plans a two-day “introductory... 

Minnesota Senator Roger Chamberlain Supports Sports Betting Bill

Minnesota Senator Roger Chamberlain Supports Sports Betting Bill

December 9th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

Minnesota and Michigan each will be considering sports betting laws in 2019. Minnesota State Sen. Roger Chamberlain, chairman of the Senate Taxes Committee, expects to see a bipartisan sponsorship bill on the legislative docket in 2019. Sen. Chamberlain said the... 

Senator Orrin Hatch Backs a Federal Sports Betting Bill

Senator Orrin Hatch Backs a Federal Sports Betting Bill

December 8th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

Hatch’s bill would take sportsbook licensing decisions away from states and hand them to the federal government. A new draft piece of legislation from the office of Sen. Orren Hatch (R-Utah) would require all sportsbooks to be approved by the U.S. Attorney... 

Maryland General Assembly Might Cut Casino Tax Rates This Month

Maryland General Assembly Might Cut Casino Tax Rates This Month

December 7th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

Hollywooc Casino in Perryville would receive a 5% tax break if the Gaming Commission’s recommendation is taken. Maryland’s land-based casinos might soon receive a tax break from the General Assembly, but some prominent residents are resentful about... 

Wynn Resorts Shareholder Sues Steve Wynn, Board for Damages

Wynn Resorts Shareholder Sues Steve Wynn, Board for Damages

December 6th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

Robert Bannister sued Wynn’s board for breach of fiduciary duties and four other complaints. Robert Bruce Bannister, a former Wynn Resorts shareholder, is suing Steve Wynn, current Wynn Resorts CEO Matt Maddox, and the company’s board of directors for... 

Phil Ruffin Buys Casino Miami for Undisclosed Amount

Phil Ruffin Buys Casino Miami for Undisclosed Amount

December 5th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

Phil Ruffin bought Treasure Island in Las Vegas in 2007, the same year he sold New Frontier Casino. Phil Ruffin, a Las Vegas developer and Donald Trump friend, is buying Casino Miami, a gaming venue on the northeast stretch of Miami International Airport. Ruffin... 

Scientific Games and Shuffle Tech Reach $151mil Lawsuit Settlement

Scientific Games and Shuffle Tech Reach $151mil Lawsuit Settlement

December 4th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

Scientific Games sued three automatic card shuffler design companies on patent infringements without legal standing, then lost a $315 million decision in the countersuit. Scientific Games announced it has reached a $151.5 million settlement with Shuffle Tech and... 

Hollywood Casino Sportsbook Draws in Younger Crowd of Bettors

Hollywood Casino Sportsbook Draws in Younger Crowd of Bettors

December 3rd, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

Pennsylvania sportsbook taxes are twice as high as in New Jersey, where Borgata is a top operator. Hollywood Casino in East Hanover Township in Dauphin County is the first legal operating sportsbook in Pennsylvania. According to early reports, local bettors are... 

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