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Oklahoma Man Commits Suicide inside the Riverwind Casino’s Hotel

Oklahoma Man Commits Suicide inside the Riverwind Casino’s Hotel

January 26th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

Riverwind Casino is located in Norman. Carl Hopkins was from Edmond. A man is dead inside the Riverwind Casino’s hotel after a standoff with local law enforcement. Carl Jack Hopkins, a 62-year old resident of Edmond, Oklahoma, barricaded himself inside his... 

Oakland Raiders Filed Papers to Relocate to Las Vegas, Nevada

Oakland Raiders Filed Papers to Relocate to Las Vegas, Nevada

January 25th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

The Raiders Nation might follow the team to Las Vegas, because many LA fans still make the trip to Oakland for every game. The Oakland Raiders filed relocation paperwork last week, making official their desire to move to Las Vegas. The filing was announced by Steve... 

Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry’s Reason for Signing the Amicus Brief in New Jersey’s Sports Betting Case

Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry’s Reason for Signing the Amicus Brief in New Jersey’s Sports Betting Case

January 24th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

Jeff Landry sponsors an annual alligator hunt as a fundraiser each year. Attorney General Jeff Landry of Louisiana was one of five state attorney generals who signed an amicus brief in New Jersey’s appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court in its ongoing sports betting... 

New York State Assemblyman Plans to Sponsor an Online Poker Bill in 2017

New York State Assemblyman Plans to Sponsor an Online Poker Bill in 2017

January 23rd, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

Gary Pretlow expressed reservations about the 2016 bill, but seems more assured by the 2017 version. New York State Assemblyman Gary Pretlow said 2017 might be the year his state passes an online poker bill. Assemblyman Pretlow said he has met with the New Jersey... 

Minnesota Pull-Tab Gambling Manager Arrested for Stealing More Than $10,000 in Revenues

Minnesota Pull-Tab Gambling Manager Arrested for Stealing More Than $10,000 in Revenues

January 21st, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

Minnesota’s charitable gaming includes pull-tab games and meat raffles. The assistant gambling manager for a Minnesota hockey association is accused of stealing over $10,000 from association funds. Katherine Ann Theis, who serves as assistant gambling manager... 

MGM China Holdings Delays Opening of MGM Cotai for a Third Time

MGM China Holdings Delays Opening of MGM Cotai for a Third Time

January 20th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

The allotment of gaming tables by Macau officials will have a key role in determining the success of MGM Cotai. MGM Resorts has delayed the opening date for the MGM Cotai for a third time. The Las Vegas casino company now plans to open its $3.1 billion resort on... 

Judge Goldgar Approves Caesars Entertainment Operation Corp’s Bankruptcy Reorganization Plan

Judge Goldgar Approves Caesars Entertainment Operation Corp’s Bankruptcy Reorganization Plan

January 18th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

Over 200 lawyers filled the courtroom to hear Judge Goldgar’s decision. U.S. District Judge Benjamin Goldgar gave approval for Caesars Entertainment Operations Corp (CEOC) to reorganize, ending a 2-year dispute over Caesars Entertainment’s bankruptcy... 

Georgia Casino Bill Set for Reintroduction to the State Legislature Next Week

Georgia Casino Bill Set for Reintroduction to the State Legislature Next Week

January 17th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

Jim Murren would like to place an integrated casino-resort in Georgia similar to the MGM National Harbor in Maryland. Georgia lawmakers plan to re-introduce a casino bill in the state legislature next week. The latest iteration of the bill is expected to focus... 

Wisconsin Problem Gambling Hotline Estimates the Average Problem Gambler Has $38 Thousand in Debt

Wisconsin Problem Gambling Hotline Estimates the Average Problem Gambler Has $38 Thousand in Debt

January 16th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

The study found the average caller to the helpline has $38,000 in debts, but did not specify it was all from problem gambling. The Wisconsin Council on Problem Gambling estimates the average problem gambler has $38,090 in debt. That is what Rose Blozinski of the... 

Seven Conservative Groups Send Letter to Mike Pence and Jeff Sessions Supporting Legalized Online Gambling

Seven Conservative Groups Send Letter to Mike Pence and Jeff Sessions Supporting Legalized Online Gambling

January 14th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

The Competitive Enterprise Institute was the most prominent of the 7 groups which sent the letter to Pence and Sessions. Seven lobbying groups signed an open letter to Vice President-Elect Mike Pence and U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions asking the two to reconsider their... 

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