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Osage Nation Hires Steve Tilley as Missouri Casino Lobbyist

Osage Nation Hires Steve Tilley as Missouri Casino Lobbyist

August 23rd, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

The Osage Nation owns 9 casinos in Oklahoma. The Osage Nation of Oklahoma hired lobbyists this week to help its bid for a Missouri casino. The main lobbyist hired is Steve Tilley, the former Missouri Speaker of the House. The firm hired is Strategic Capitol Consulting... 

Tribal Gaming Praises Frank Pallone’s Sports Betting Bill

Tribal Gaming Praises Frank Pallone’s Sports Betting Bill

August 22nd, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

Frank Pallone is a longtime supporter of the gambling industry. US Representative Frank Pallone (D) drafted federal legislation which would recognize Native American tribes within the definition of “state”, as it pertains to sports betting jurisdictions. Pallone’s... 

Las Vegas Executives Warn about Restrictive Japanese Casino Laws

Las Vegas Executives Warn about Restrictive Japanese Casino Laws

August 21st, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

Sheldon Adelson once said he might invest as much $10 billion in Japan’s casino industry. Las Vegas casino giants like MGM Resorts International, Caesars Entertainment, and Las Vegas Sands are going public about their need for clarity in the emerging Japanese... 

Maine Casino PAC Hires Washington Firm behind Brexit Vote

Maine Casino PAC Hires Washington Firm behind Brexit Vote

August 18th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

Penn National Gaming and Churchill Downs Incorporated oppose Shawn Scott’s ballot initiative. Backers of a third Maine Casino campaign have hired the lobbying firm behind the successful Brexit campaign to help. The controversial York County Casino has struggled... 

WPT Institutes 30-Second Action Clock to Thwart Tankers

WPT Institutes 30-Second Action Clock to Thwart Tankers

August 17th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

Players also receive 4 time chips, giving them an additional 30 seconds apiece. The World Poker Tour is instituting a 30-second “action clock” to avoid tanking in the final stages of live poker tournaments. The WPT wants to eliminate gamesmanship, which... 

New Jersey Lottery Pulls High Card Poker Scratch-Off Cards

New Jersey Lottery Pulls High Card Poker Scratch-Off Cards

August 16th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

High Card Poker scratch-off cards did not have rules for tie hands. The New Jersey Lottery pulled a new scratch-off card, High Card Poker, off shelves after confusion about the rules. The High Card Poker mishap is the latest in a string of fiascos for the NJ Lotto. High... 

Pennsylvania Lawmaker Pleads Guilty in Illegal Gambling Machine Case

Pennsylvania Lawmaker Pleads Guilty in Illegal Gambling Machine Case

August 15th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

Illegal campaign contributions were made to Gergely’s political campaign. A Pennsylvania lawmaker, Democratic state Rep. Marc Gergely, reached a plea bargain in a case involving an illegal video gambling operation. Representative Gergely pleaded guilty to... 

Illinois City Enacts 2-Month Video Gambling License Pause

Illinois City Enacts 2-Month Video Gambling License Pause

August 14th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

The city of Washington has 39 video gambling machines. The City Council of Washington, Illinois put a two-month moratorium on issuing new video gambling licenses. The city currently has 39 video gambling machines in nine licensed video gambling establishments. Officials... 

Zalewski Calls for Online Gambling and Fantasy Sports Bill

Zalewski Calls for Online Gambling and Fantasy Sports Bill

August 12th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

Adding online gambling to the DFS bill might gain the support of the land-based casino industry. State Rep. Michael Zalewski believes a dual online gambling and daily fantasy sports bill is what he needs to pass a version of House Bill 0479 in Illinois. Zalewski... 

Pennsylvania Regulators Approve Live! Casino Philadelphia

Pennsylvania Regulators Approve Live! Casino Philadelphia

August 10th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

Maryland Live! Casino is another property of the Cordish Companies. The Pennsyvlania Gaming Control Board redlighted the Live! Hotel and Casino Philadelphia, after delays caused by a lawsuit. The suit was filed by SugarHouse Casino and Market East Associates, who... 

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