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Lucky Dragon Las Vegas Closes Its Casino Gaming Floor

Lucky Dragon Las Vegas Closes Its Casino Gaming Floor

January 7th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

Lucky Dragon’s boutique casino had been opened only a little over a year. Lucky Dragon Hotel & Casino, a Las Vegas gaming venue which opened in December 2016, announced last week that it has “temporarily” closed its gaming floor. Lucky Dragon’s... 

Rhode Island Considering Legalized Online Gambling Sites

Rhode Island Considering Legalized Online Gambling Sites

January 6th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

Online gambling could be legalized immediately, but land-based sportsbooks would require a US Supreme Court decision. In 2018, Rhode Island might become the fifth U.S. state to legalize online gambling. Rhode Island news sources reported this week that Governor... 

Oracle Founder Larry Ellison Buys Cal Neva Casino

Oracle Founder Larry Ellison Buys Cal Neva Casino

January 5th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

Reno-Tahoe casino revenues shrank as much as 6.7% year-on-year in some months during 2017. Oracle co-founder Larry Ellison finally closed the deal to buy the Cal Neva Casino this week. Throughout November and December, it was rumored that Larry Ellison was buying... 

Tribal Casinos Fund New Mexico Problem Gambling Study

Tribal Casinos Fund New Mexico Problem Gambling Study

January 4th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

New Mexico’s gaming tribes currently have a contentious relationship with the state government. Native American gaming tribes formed the Responsible Gaming Association of New Mexico as part of a public awareness campaign. In all, a dozen tribes made contributions... 

5 Biggest Stories in 2018 for US Gambling

5 Biggest Stories in 2018 for US Gambling

January 3rd, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

The grand opening of the MGM Springfield will be a big story regionally in 2018. As we begin 2018, several news stories appear ready to dominate US online gambling: legal sports betting, online gambling proliferation, and eSports are some of them. In the space... 

New England Patriots Top Las Vegas’s Super Bowl Odds

New England Patriots Top Las Vegas’s Super Bowl Odds

January 2nd, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

The New England Patriots and Houston Texans were top picks to begin the season, but their fortunes quickly diverged. With the NFL playoff bracket set, Las Vegas sportsbooks released their Super Bowl futures odds for all 12 teams in the playoffs. As one would expect,... 

Multi-State Lottery Jackpots Grow to a Combined $783 Million

Multi-State Lottery Jackpots Grow to a Combined $783 Million

January 1st, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

Powerball jackpots dominate the Top 10 all-time prize list, but Mega Millions increased its odds of winning in October 2017. The multi-state lottery associations boast a combined $783 million in jackpot prizes this week, as Mega Millions has a $343 million drawing... 

Security Guards Shot at Off-the-Strip Las Vegas Casino

Security Guards Shot at Off-the-Strip Las Vegas Casino

December 31st, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

The alleged gunman fled to a nearby residential area, then tried to take his own life. Two security guards died from gunshot wounds on Saturday at Arizona Charlie’s Decatur, an off-the-strip casino in Las Vegas. The shooting happened before 7am on Saturday,... 

Foxwoods Casino Installs Stadium Blackjack in Rainmaker Casino

Foxwoods Casino Installs Stadium Blackjack in Rainmaker Casino

December 30th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

Bethlehem Sands in Pennsylvania began the trend, but several Vegas casinos and the Connecticut tribal casinos now have stadium blackjack. Foxwoods is the latest casino to install electronic table games, often called “Stadium Blackjack”. Foxwoods calls... 

MGM Resorts and Unikrn eSports Plan Weekly LEVEL UP Events

MGM Resorts and Unikrn eSports Plan Weekly LEVEL UP Events

December 29th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

LEVEL UP eSports tournaments take place each Friday and Saturday from 4pm to 10pm. MGM Resorts and Unikrn eSports announced a partnership to bring live competitive gaming and electronic sports events to the Las Vegas Strip. The two gaming companies will host eSports... 

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