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Iowa’s Supreme Court Rules against Cedar Rapids’ Lawyers Suit against Gaming Regulators

Iowa’s Supreme Court Rules against Cedar Rapids’ Lawyers Suit against Gaming Regulators

March 9th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

The Isle of Capri in Waterloo, about 50 miles away, would have been affected by a Cedar Rapids casino. The Iowa Supreme Court ruled this week that gaming regulators have the right to consider the economic impact of awarding new gambling licenses. Iowa’s high... 

Las Vegas Sands Sells the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem to MGM Resorts International

Las Vegas Sands Sells the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem to MGM Resorts International

March 8th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

The Sands Bethlehem purchase gives MGM Resorts a fourth major east coast casino. The Las Vegas Sands Corporation has reached a deal with MGM Resorts International to sell the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem for approximately $1.3 billion. The deal might take several... 

Michigan Senate Committee Approves an Online Gambling Bill by a 7-1 Vote

Michigan Senate Committee Approves an Online Gambling Bill by a 7-1 Vote

March 7th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

The bill was certain to pass through committee, but the 7-1 vote indicates a level of support not seen before. The Michigan Senate’s Regulatory Reform Committee voted 7-1 to legalize online gambling on Wednesday The committee voted to approve Senate Bill... 

Two Stabbed in a Fight at the Xhibition Bar inside Harrah’s Atlantic City

Two Stabbed in a Fight at the Xhibition Bar inside Harrah’s Atlantic City

March 6th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

Xhibition Bar is less famous than the Pool After Dark, which has featured performers like 50 Cent and Flo Rida. New Jersey State Police responded to a call around 3:30 am about a stabbing incident at Harrah’s Atlantic City on Saturday morning (late Friday... 

Illinois Casino Bill Would Add 6 New Gaming Venues, Including 2 in Chicago

Illinois Casino Bill Would Add 6 New Gaming Venues, Including 2 in Chicago

March 4th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

The bill would authorize 6 new gaming venues, which might cause financial difficulties for existing sites like Jumer’s Casino and Resort. A bill in the Illinois General Assembly could place six new casinos in the state. The bill received approval in the Illinois... 

Hard Rock International Hopes to Build a North Jersey Casino, Despite Buying the Trump Taj Mahal

Hard Rock International Hopes to Build a North Jersey Casino, Despite Buying the Trump Taj Mahal

March 3rd, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

Hard Rock International does not see Atlantic City and Meadowlands casinos as redundant. Hard Rock International still plans on applying for a North Jersey casino license, despite buying the Trump Taj Mahal in New Jersey earlier this week. Hard Rock International,... 

Anti-Gambling Group Opposes Scott Walker’s Proposed 40% Increase in Lottery Ads

Anti-Gambling Group Opposes Scott Walker’s Proposed 40% Increase in Lottery Ads

March 1st, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is no stranger to statewide controversies. Opponents of gambling in Wisconsin are fighting a measure by Governor Scott Walker which would increase spending on gaming ads. Gov. Walker proposed a 40% increase in funding for advertising,... 

Two North Phoenix Women Arrested for Running an Illegal Gambling Operation

Two North Phoenix Women Arrested for Running an Illegal Gambling Operation

February 28th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

The Arizona Department of Gaming has been raiding sweepstakes cafes since 2012, but the subscription casinos are something new. Two North Phoenix women have been arrested for an illegal gambling operation, according to local police. The two women involved in the... 

Paul Steelman Receives a Nevada License for Interactive Skill-Based Gaming Machines

Paul Steelman Receives a Nevada License for Interactive Skill-Based Gaming Machines

February 27th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

When Resorts World Las Vegas opens, Paul Steel will have designed the largest casino in the history of the Las Vegas Strip. Paul Steelman’s Competition Interactive has been approved by the Nevada Gaming Commission to sell skill-based gaming machines in Nevada.... 

East Windsor’s Leaders Approve the Foxwoods/Mohegan Sun Satellite Casino Plan

East Windsor’s Leaders Approve the Foxwoods/Mohegan Sun Satellite Casino Plan

February 25th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

The East Windsor casino would be built adjacent to a closed movie theater. Board members in East Windsor, Connecticut voted to approve an agreement for a casino development in their community. The Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes will own the casino in a... 

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