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Wisconsin Problem Gambling Hotline Estimates the Average Problem Gambler Has $38 Thousand in Debt

Wisconsin Problem Gambling Hotline Estimates the Average Problem Gambler Has $38 Thousand in Debt

January 16th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

The study found the average caller to the helpline has $38,000 in debts, but did not specify it was all from problem gambling. The Wisconsin Council on Problem Gambling estimates the average problem gambler has $38,090 in debt. That is what Rose Blozinski of the... 

Seven Conservative Groups Send Letter to Mike Pence and Jeff Sessions Supporting Legalized Online Gambling

Seven Conservative Groups Send Letter to Mike Pence and Jeff Sessions Supporting Legalized Online Gambling

January 14th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

The Competitive Enterprise Institute was the most prominent of the 7 groups which sent the letter to Pence and Sessions. Seven lobbying groups signed an open letter to Vice President-Elect Mike Pence and U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions asking the two to reconsider their... 

KISS Members Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley Break Ground on an Oklahoma Casino

KISS Members Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley Break Ground on an Oklahoma Casino

January 13th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

KISS has sold more than 100 million albums worldwide and is a merchandise juggernaut. KISS co-founders Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley are planning a casino in Northern Oklahoma. The two rockers broke ground on an I-35 casino called Rock & Brews Casino Resort... 

Las Vegas Strip Casinos Baccarat Revenues Declined 23.2% in November 2016

Las Vegas Strip Casinos Baccarat Revenues Declined 23.2% in November 2016

January 11th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

Francisco “TJ” Tejeda and Robin Powell of Palace Station developed EZ Baccarat, which includes a 40:1 side bet. Casinos on the Las Vegas Strip reported a decline in baccarat revenues of 23.2% from year-to-year in November 2105. The casinos reported... 

One Dead and One Injured in a Murder/Suicide Attempt at Grand Casino in Shawnee, Oklahoma

One Dead and One Injured in a Murder/Suicide Attempt at Grand Casino in Shawnee, Oklahoma

January 10th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

One employee of the Grand Casino allegedly shot another staff member in the administrative center. One person is dead and another injured in a shooting at the Grand Casino outside Shawnee, Oklahoma on Tuesday. The shooting is said to have happened at 6:49 am on... 

New England Patriots Are Biggest NFL Playoff Favorite in Nearly 20 Years

New England Patriots Are Biggest NFL Playoff Favorite in Nearly 20 Years

January 9th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

The Patriots are 16 point favorites over the Texans, despite missing star tight end Rob Gronkowski. The New England Patriots are the biggest playoff favorite in the past 19 NFL seasons. Their 16-point advantage among most sportsbooks makes the Patriots one of the... 

Iowa Lottery Player Files a Class-Action Lawsuit against Multi-State Lottery Assocition, Citing Fraud

Iowa Lottery Player Files a Class-Action Lawsuit against Multi-State Lottery Assocition, Citing Fraud

January 8th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

Eddie Tipton won lotteries in 4 different states, using associates to collect the winnings. A class-action lawsuit was filed this week on behalf of lottery players in Iowa. The lawsuit claims consumer fraud on the past of the Multi-State Lottery Assocation, because... 

Maryland Casinos Had a Record Month in December 2016, Thanks to MGM National Harbor

Maryland Casinos Had a Record Month in December 2016, Thanks to MGM National Harbor

January 7th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

“Holiday Reflections” was a Christmas-themed display in The Conservatory at MGM National Harbor. December 2016 was a big month for Maryland’s casino revenues. The inclusion of MGM National Harbor’s numbers added up to a record-setting month. The... 

Jack Cleveland Casino’s December 2016 Revenues Showed a Significant Decline

Jack Cleveland Casino’s December 2016 Revenues Showed a Significant Decline

January 6th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

Jack Casino Cleveland had its worst December in history. Jack Cleveland Casino’s December revenues have declined 32% of a 4-year period. Such a steady decline during a time of economic recovery is troubling. The Ohio state commission and the state lottery... 

Jay Costa Introduces an Online Gambling and DFS Bill for Pennsylvania

Jay Costa Introduces an Online Gambling and DFS Bill for Pennsylvania

January 5th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

Jay Costa’s bill covers onlline gambling, daily fantasy sports, and airport lotto gaming. Pennsylvania State Sen. Jay Costa issued a memoranda this week that he was co-sponsoring an online gambling bill. Costa’s bill would legalize online gambling,... 

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