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Two Fights on the Las Vegas Strip Mar the St. Patrick’s Day Weekend Celebrations

Two Fights on the Las Vegas Strip Mar the St. Patrick’s Day Weekend Celebrations

March 20th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

The two street performers seemed to have a past with one another. It was a violent weekend on the Las Vegas Strip. Two separate altercations became news. One of the fights resulted in two people being stabbed at a hotel on Las Vegas Boulevard near the Paris Las... 

Buffalo Thunder Casino Turns Off Slot Machines under Threat from Susana Martinez

Buffalo Thunder Casino Turns Off Slot Machines under Threat from Susana Martinez

March 17th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

Buffalo Thunder turned off its leased slot machines, but not the 1200 EGMs it owns outright.The Buffalo Thunder Resort and Casino has decided to shut down 30 slot machines, because of a recent threat made by Gov. Susana Martinez. The decision is the latest in a... 

The Mississippi Gaming Commission Rejected Casino Licenses for Biloxi and Diamondhead Sites

The Mississippi Gaming Commission Rejected Casino Licenses for Biloxi and Diamondhead Sites

March 16th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

Casino Magic, which opened in 2012 but went bankrupt in 2014, is a good example of why the Gaming Commission limits the number of casinos. The Mississippi Gaming Commission rejected the license applications for RW Development casinos planned for Biloxi and Diamondhead.... 

Connecticut Lawmakers Pass Two Competing Hartford Casino Bill

Connecticut Lawmakers Pass Two Competing Hartford Casino Bill

March 15th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

The Mohegan Sun-Foxwoods Casino in East Windsor would keep Hartford gamblers from playing at the MGM Springfield. Connecticut lawmakers approved two separate casino bills Wednesday, keeping alive debate about which vision for the Hartford-area casino would win... 

Trump Foundation Lawyer Michael D. Cohen’s Failed Casino Cruise Venture Target of Buzzfeed News Article

Trump Foundation Lawyer Michael D. Cohen’s Failed Casino Cruise Venture Target of Buzzfeed News Article

March 14th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

Michael Cohen began working for Donald Trump in 2007, four years after the Atlantic Casino bankruptcy. A failed casino cruise venture by Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael D. Cohen, was the subject of a Buzzfeed expose this week. The article alleges... 

Nevada Mother Arrested for Leaving 14-Month Old Child in Car While She Gambles

Nevada Mother Arrested for Leaving 14-Month Old Child in Car While She Gambles

March 13th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

The 86-degree heat in the car was measured 15 minutes after police had opened the doors to let it vent. A Nevada gambler is being held in Elko County on allegations she left her 1-year old child in a running car for an hour while she gambleds on the slot machine.... 

Mohegan Sun Lawsuit against Wynn National Harbor Allowed by Massachusetts High Court

Mohegan Sun Lawsuit against Wynn National Harbor Allowed by Massachusetts High Court

March 10th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

Mohegan Sun accused Stephen Crosby and the Massachusetts Gaming Commission with conducting an unfair licensing process. The Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts allowed a lawsuit by Mohegan Sun against Wynn Resorts to proceed on Friday. The highest court in... 

Iowa’s Supreme Court Rules against Cedar Rapids’ Lawyers Suit against Gaming Regulators

Iowa’s Supreme Court Rules against Cedar Rapids’ Lawyers Suit against Gaming Regulators

March 9th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

The Isle of Capri in Waterloo, about 50 miles away, would have been affected by a Cedar Rapids casino. The Iowa Supreme Court ruled this week that gaming regulators have the right to consider the economic impact of awarding new gambling licenses. Iowa’s high... 

Las Vegas Sands Sells the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem to MGM Resorts International

Las Vegas Sands Sells the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem to MGM Resorts International

March 8th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

The Sands Bethlehem purchase gives MGM Resorts a fourth major east coast casino. The Las Vegas Sands Corporation has reached a deal with MGM Resorts International to sell the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem for approximately $1.3 billion. The deal might take several... 

Michigan Senate Committee Approves an Online Gambling Bill by a 7-1 Vote

Michigan Senate Committee Approves an Online Gambling Bill by a 7-1 Vote

March 7th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

The bill was certain to pass through committee, but the 7-1 vote indicates a level of support not seen before. The Michigan Senate’s Regulatory Reform Committee voted 7-1 to legalize online gambling on Wednesday The committee voted to approve Senate Bill... 

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