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All Square: A Sports Betting Film Released at 2018 SXSW

All Square: A Sports Betting Film Released at 2018 SXSW

March 11th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

Michael Kelly plays a bookie who starts taking bets on Little League baseball games. All Square, a movie about a reformed bookmaker who starts taking bets on Little League baseball games, made its debut on March 10, 2018 at the SXSW Festival. Too few movies about... 

Virginia Legislature Passes Betting Machine Bill for Colonial Downs

Virginia Legislature Passes Betting Machine Bill for Colonial Downs

March 10th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

The Virginia Racing Commission can decide whether to legalize historical horse betting at off-track facilities. The former Colonial Downs racetrack in New Kent County, Virginia might be reopened soon with gaming machines. The Virginia Senate passed a bill this... 

Las Vegas Gaming Machines Allow Players to Order Drinks

Las Vegas Gaming Machines Allow Players to Order Drinks

March 9th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

Players can build a favorites menu or order exclusive VIP drinks. The Westgate Las Vegas has more than 600 gaming machines that are now equipped with the ‘Beverage Ordering Service System”, which allows players to make their drink orders directly from their... 

Robert Pellegrini Charged with Easter Egg Sweepstakes Fraud

Robert Pellegrini Charged with Easter Egg Sweepstakes Fraud

March 8th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

The same man who helped Robert Pellegrini defraud the casino of $420,000 won 1st and 2nd prize in a 2014 Easter egg sweepstakes. Robert Pellegrini, a former Pennsylvania casino executive already serving prison time in a money laundering case, has been charged with... 

Carl Icahn Accused of Insider Trading by Watchdog Group

Carl Icahn Accused of Insider Trading by Watchdog Group

March 7th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

Carl Icahn made $1.4 billion trading in Las Vegas casino assets, according to Forbes. Casino mogul Carl Icahn defended himself from charges by the Project on Government Oversight of insider trading after he sold $31 million in Manitowoc Co. shares a couple of weeks... 

Dina Titus Sends Letter to Rod Rosenstein about Online Poker

Dina Titus Sends Letter to Rod Rosenstein about Online Poker

March 6th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

Dina Titus asked Rod Rosenstein to maintain the legality of online poker and online casinos. U.S. Representative Dina Titus (D-Las Vegas) wrote a letter to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, urging him not to reverse an opinion involving online gambling rendered... 

Victims’ Fund to Pay $31.5m to Mandalay Bay Shooting Victims

Victims’ Fund to Pay $31.5m to Mandalay Bay Shooting Victims

March 5th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

Families of the 58 dead, as well as survivors who were paralyzed or received brain damage, will receive $275k apiece. A victims fund announced it would pay $275,000 apiece to the families of each of the 58 people killed in the Mandalay Bay shooting, the dealiest... 

Nevada Judge Denies Steve Wynn Motion on Company Shares

Nevada Judge Denies Steve Wynn Motion on Company Shares

March 4th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

The motion indicates Steve Wynn wants to sell his company stock, though he denies that’s his motivation. A judge ruled on Friday that Steve Wynn could not receive dismissal of certain motions in a longstanding lawsuit brought by his former wife, Elaine Wynn,... 

Paul Sanford Introduces Multistate Lottery Bill in Alabama

Paul Sanford Introduces Multistate Lottery Bill in Alabama

March 3rd, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

Senate President Del Marsh introduced bills to create an Alabama state lottery, but those bills came to naught. Alabama State Senator Paul Sanford introduced a bill this week which would legalize certain forms of lottery betting in Alabama. While SB326 would not... 

Churchill Downs Buys Casinos in Pennsylvania and Mississippi

Churchill Downs Buys Casinos in Pennsylvania and Mississippi

March 2nd, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

Churchill Downs bought social gaming company Big Fish Games for $900 million in 2014, then sold it earlier this year. Churchill Downs Incorporated (CDI) bought land-based casinos in Pennsylvania and Mississippi this week, in an attempt to expand its US footprint.... 

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