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Pennsylvania Online Gambling Legalization in Political Limbo

Pennsylvania Online Gambling Legalization in Political Limbo

September 19th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

S&P Global Ratings downgraded Pennsylvania’s credit rating this week, based on the budget impasse. Day 80 of the Pennsylvania budget stalement came-and-went and the state is no closer to either online gambling legalization or paying for a $2.2 billion... 

PokerStars Changes Prize Rules for Satellite Tournaments

PokerStars Changes Prize Rules for Satellite Tournaments

September 18th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

PokerStars is trying to maintain its mass market customer base. PokerStars made another rule change to its satellite tournament rules designed to help recreational players this week. PokerStars satellite tournament rules limited players to a winning a single prize... 

Pennsyvlania House Passes Bill with “Expanded Gambling”

Pennsyvlania House Passes Bill with “Expanded Gambling”

September 15th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

Online gambling amendments remain on the table, though Pennsylvania lawmakers could go in several directions. Pennsylvania could have legal online gambling soon. The Pennsylvania House of Representatives passed House Bill 453 on Wednesday night, which includes... 

NFL Needs Sports Betting to Reverse Its Declining Ratings

NFL Needs Sports Betting to Reverse Its Declining Ratings

September 14th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

The NFL’s ratings have declined for 2 seasons, despite an influx of new stars into the league. As the National Football League’s ratings are down for the second year in a row, several media outlets have recommended the NFL embrace sports betting to... 

AG Mike Cox Supports the Michigan Online Gambling Bill

AG Mike Cox Supports the Michigan Online Gambling Bill

September 13th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

Rep. Iden supports several forms of expanded gambling, but David Murley worries about the impact on Detroit gaming venues like Greektown Casino. Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox testified before a House panel to discuss an online gambling bill. In the hearings... 

MGM Resorts Loses Federal Appeal Versus East Windsor Casino

MGM Resorts Loses Federal Appeal Versus East Windsor Casino

September 12th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

The $900 million MGM Springfield would be much larger than the East Windsor casino, but the idea is to keep Hartford gamblers in the state. A federal appeals courts denied a request by MGM Resorts International for a re-hearing of its lawsuit versus the State of... 

CSGO Lotto Owners Get Stern Warning in Skins Gambling Case

CSGO Lotto Owners Get Stern Warning in Skins Gambling Case

September 11th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

Cassell and Martin ran a website for gambling virtual weapons, called skins on CSGO. The YouTubers involved in the CS:GO skins gambling site escaped meaningful punishment in their trials. The pair, who ran a site which allowed underage players to gamble for virtual... 

Nevada Gaming Control Board Approves Clustered eSports Betting

Nevada Gaming Control Board Approves Clustered eSports Betting

September 9th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

Esports tournaments are streamed live on Twitch. The Nevada Gaming Control Board is considering ways to expand eSports betting in the state, according to the NGCB’s Chief of Enforcement, Karl Bennison. The board is considering a policy change which would... 

Casino Owner Tilman Fertitta Buys the Houston Rockets

Casino Owner Tilman Fertitta Buys the Houston Rockets

September 8th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

Tilman Fertitta owns Golden Nugget casinos in Las Vegas, Atlantic City, Tunica, and Lake Charles. Tilman Fertitta, the Texas restauranteur and casino owner, bought the Houston Rockets NBA franchise for a record $2.2 billion. The previous record price tag for an... 

Pennsylvania Spending Freeze and VGT Hearings Both Imminent

Pennsylvania Spending Freeze and VGT Hearings Both Imminent

September 6th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

Gov. Tom Wolf says he will have to cut funding to school districts and services throughout the state. Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf said he will initiate a spending freeze on certain state debts on September 15, due to an inability of the state’s politicians... 

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