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Washington DC City Councilman Backs Legal Sports Betting

Washington DC City Councilman Backs Legal Sports Betting

September 18th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

Some Washington D.C. residents say they’ve never gambled before, but they would like to make bets on the Capitals, Wizards, Redskins, and Nationals. The District of Columbia City Council introduced a bill to legalize sports gambling in Washington D.C. on... 

Eldorado Gains Temporary Approval to Own Tropicana Atlantic City

Eldorado Gains Temporary Approval to Own Tropicana Atlantic City

September 17th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

Gaming and Leisure Properties will own the Tropicana Atlantic City property, while Eldorado Resorts will hold the lease and operate the casino on a daily basis. Eldorado Resorts won temporary approval to own and operate Atlantic City’s Tropicana Casino, which... 

MGM Resorts Criticized for Mandalay Bay Shooting Lawsuits

MGM Resorts Criticized for Mandalay Bay Shooting Lawsuits

September 16th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

MGM Resorts sued 1,977 shooting survivors and family members of the deceased in order to preempt Mandalay Bay liability lawsuits. MGM Resorts International is being criticized for its handling of a lawsuit against hundreds of survivors of the 2017 Las Vegas mass... 

PokerStars Launches BetStars’ New Jersey Sports Betting Apps

PokerStars Launches BetStars’ New Jersey Sports Betting Apps

September 15th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

Stars Group bought several sports betting brands (SkyBet, CrownBet) to gain a standing in the bookmaker industry. PokerStars launched mobile sports betting in New Jersey under the BetStars brand on Thursday night. The BetStars live/in-play betting app is accessible... 

Ocean Resort Casino Offers Free Rooms to Hurricane Evacuees

Ocean Resort Casino Offers Free Rooms to Hurricane Evacuees

September 14th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

Ocean Resort Casino opened on June 28, 2018. It partners with Hyatt on the hotel operation and William Hill on its sportsbook. Ocean Resort Casino offered complimentary rooms to anyone living in Hurricane Florence’s impact zone, but it report5ed on Friday... 

Dan Gilbert Might Sell Jack Casinos to Pursue Detroit Tigers

Dan Gilbert Might Sell Jack Casinos to Pursue Detroit Tigers

September 13th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

Dan Gilbert might want to divest of gaming investments in order to buy the Detroit Tigers. Jack Casino owner Dan Gilbert is considering selling his casinos in Detroit, Cleveland, and Cincinnati. Dan Gilbert is the Detroit native who owns Quicken Loans and the Cleveland... 

Pennsylvania Approves SugarHouse, Hollywood iGaming Licenses

Pennsylvania Approves SugarHouse, Hollywood iGaming Licenses

September 12th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

Kevin O’Toole presided over the land-based satellite casino bidding process in January and February of 2018. During its September meeting, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) approved online gambling licenses to SugarHouse Casino in Philadelphia... 

Elliott Sadler Suggests NASCAR Needs Legal Sports Betting

Elliott Sadler Suggests NASCAR Needs Legal Sports Betting

September 11th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

NASCAR attendance and tv viewership has declined in recent years, like the ratings in most US sports have. NASCAR driver Elliott Sadler claims live NASCAR events would draw twice the crowd if organizers opened sportsbooks at the race sites. At a time when NASCAR... 

Florida Gulf Coast Town Passes Comprehensive Gambling Ban

Florida Gulf Coast Town Passes Comprehensive Gambling Ban

September 10th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

Destin attracts vacationers with non-gaming hotels like the Emerald Grande At Harborwalk Village, along with countless beachfront condo rentals. North Florida beach communities could become the next battleground between gaming developers and residents in Florida’s... 

New York State Gaming Commission Considering Sports Betting

New York State Gaming Commission Considering Sports Betting

September 9th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

At present, New York Giants and New York Jets fans must travel to the Meadowlands Racetrack to make legal sports bets on their favorite teams. The New York State Gaming Commission plans to issue regulations for brick-and-mortar sports betting soon, but a 60-day... 

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