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New Jersey Sports Betting Bill Bans eSports Gambling

New Jersey Sports Betting Bill Bans eSports Gambling

June 10th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

Daniel Wallach and Rahul Sood each suggested the eSports ban might have been a mere oversight. New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed a sports betting legalization bill, but a last-minute ban on eSports betting mystified many gaming experts. The bill is in response... 

New Jersey Legislature Passes Sports Betting Bill Unanimously

New Jersey Legislature Passes Sports Betting Bill Unanimously

June 9th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

Jay Rood, MGM Resorts’ VP of Sportsbooks & Racebooks, said in November 2017 that Borgata would build a $7 million sportsbook in Atlantic City. A bill to legalized sports betting at Atlantic City casinos and Monmouth Park Racetrack is on the desk of Gov.... 

Justify Runs for Triple Crown at Belmont Stakes on Saturday

Justify Runs for Triple Crown at Belmont Stakes on Saturday

June 8th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

Justify has to beat Hofburg and 8 other horses, but Good Magic and Audible will not run in the Belmont Stakes. Justify goes for the Triple Crown at the 150th Belmont Stakes on Saturday. Justify is a 4-to-5 favorite to win the Belmont Stakes, which takes place at... 

Arkansas AG Approves Petition for Casino Ballot Measure

Arkansas AG Approves Petition for Casino Ballot Measure

June 7th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

Leslie Rutledge provisionally approved the casino ballot measure, but suggested she might disallow such a referendum later. Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge approved two November ballot measures this week. Previously, AG Rutledge had turned down over 60... 

Delaware Has $322,135 in Action on 1st Day of Sports Betting

Delaware Has $322,135 in Action on 1st Day of Sports Betting

June 6th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

Gov. John Carney was the first bettor to make a wager under Delaware’s new single-game sports betting laws. Delaware collected $322,135 in bets on the first day of legal single-game sports betting in the state. The $322K spent was the combined turnover for... 

Louisiana Statewide Smoking Ban Enacted for Bars and Casinos

Louisiana Statewide Smoking Ban Enacted for Bars and Casinos

June 5th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

Smoking bans have gone into effect in over 25 US states, though casino owners say smoke-free resorts hurt business and cost jobs. As of June 1, 2018, the state of Louisiana has passed a new bill stating it is illegal on a statewide basis to smoke in bars, sports... 

Sands Bethlehem Could Be Sold to Poarch Band of Alabama

Sands Bethlehem Could Be Sold to Poarch Band of Alabama

June 4th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

The Poarch Band of Creek Indians owns three tribal casinos in Alabama and are planning a 4th casino in Mississippi. The Sands Bethlehem Resort & Casino received a 5-year extension to its Pennsylvania gaming license, an event which could signal the sell of the... 

Culinary Workers Union Reaches Agreement with Caesars, MGM

Culinary Workers Union Reaches Agreement with Caesars, MGM

June 3rd, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

The Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, site of the ongoing 2018 WSOP, is one of the Caesars properties which would have been affected. The Culinary Workers Union Local 226, a 50,000-member strong Las Vegas casino union, reached a tentative 5-year deal with MGM Resorts... 

WSOP Colossus $565 Buy-in No-Limit Hold’em Event Begins

WSOP Colossus $565 Buy-in No-Limit Hold’em Event Begins

June 2nd, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

The Colossus event has flights on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday which anyone can enter for $565 a flight. The World Series of Poker Colossus Event┬ábegan on Saturday at the Rio Convention Center in Paradise, Nevada, a suburb of Las Vegas. The Colossus Event is the... 

Delaware Launches Las Vegas-Style Sports Betting on Tuesday

Delaware Launches Las Vegas-Style Sports Betting on Tuesday

June 1st, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

Dover Downs Sportsbook begins taking single-game sports bets at 1:30pm on Tuesday, June 5. Delaware plans to be the first state outside Nevada to offer Las Vegas-style sports betting. On Tuesday, all three of Delaware’s racetrack-casinos will start offering... 

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