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South Carolina Lottery Prints Mistaken Winning Tickets

South Carolina Lottery Prints Mistaken Winning Tickets

December 28th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

Each $1 ticket paid out $500 for a win — or would have, if they weren’t declared invalid. South Carolina residents who bought the $1 Holiday Cash Add-A-Play ticket thought they had hit a big Christmas jackpot, but lottery officials say their ticket... 

DC Comics Registers Gambling Trademarks for Characters

DC Comics Registers Gambling Trademarks for Characters

December 27th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

DC Comics has slot machine licenses with Playtech, Ash Gaming, and NextGen Gaming. NextGen’s slots were owned by Cryptologic and Amaya, previously. DC Comics registered new trademarks in the gambling and entertainment categories this week for several of the... 

What Ever Happened to the Revenue Jet Owners’ Legal Case?

What Ever Happened to the Revenue Jet Owners’ Legal Case?

December 26th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

Gery Shalon on the day he was arrested by Israeli police in July 2015. As 2017 comes to a close, readers might be wondering whatever happened to the cyber-attack case of the former owners of Revenue Jet. Coming into 2017, the former casino group operators faced... 

AGA Discusses Effect of 2017 Tax Cuts on Gamblers and Casinos

AGA Discusses Effect of 2017 Tax Cuts on Gamblers and Casinos

December 24th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

The AGA said the full impact of the 2017 tax cuts will not be known until 2018 plays out. On Friday, U.S. President Donald Trump signed into law tax cuts for corporations and individuals which affects the American gambling industry, as it does most other sectors... 

Casino Control Commission Gives HR Atlantic City Approval

Casino Control Commission Gives HR Atlantic City Approval

December 23rd, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

Boardwalk 1000 will own the business, while HR Atlantic City will operate the casino. Hard Rock Internatoional received approval from the New Jersey Casino Control Commission to proceed with its purchase of the former Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City. Once opened... 

Dallas Police Officer Arrested for Ties to Illegal Gambling

Dallas Police Officer Arrested for Ties to Illegal Gambling

December 22nd, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

The legality of Dallas poker clubs is an ongoing debate among business owners and law enforcement officials. A Dallas police officer has been arrested on bribery and corruption charges after a sting operation revealed he was involved with an illegal gambling operation,... 

Boyd Gaming Buys Valley Forge Casino for $280 Million

Boyd Gaming Buys Valley Forge Casino for $280 Million

December 21st, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

Boyd Gaming’s purchases this week brings their total number of casinos to 29. Boyd Gaming announced it would buy the Valley Forge Casino Resort in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania this week. The sale of the Valley Forge Casino is expected to cost the Las Vegas... 

Pokagon Band Plans South Bend Casino Grand Opening

Pokagon Band Plans South Bend Casino Grand Opening

December 20th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

Four Winds Casino in New Buffalo, Michigan is the Pokagon Band’s flagship gaming venue. The Pokagon Band of the Potawatomi Indians plan to open a casino in South Bend in the spring of 2018, while Indiana’s commercial casinos want tax breaks to offset... 

Michigan House Committee Approves Online Poker Legislation

Michigan House Committee Approves Online Poker Legislation

December 19th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

Soaring Eagle Casino Resort is one of the tribal casinos which would be affected by the bill. A vote by the state’s House Regulatory Reform Committee puts legal online poker one step closer to passage in Michigan. The Michigan House’s chief regulatory... 

Penn National Buys Pinnacle Entertainment in $2.8 Billion Deal

Penn National Buys Pinnacle Entertainment in $2.8 Billion Deal

December 18th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

Penn National received the bulk of the casinos, but Boyd Gaming bought 4 properties. Pennsylvania casino and racetrack operator Penn National Gaming Inc. bought Pinnacle Entertainment Inc. in a $2.8 billion deal. The deal includes a third operator, Boyd Gaming... 

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