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Senators Graham and Feinstein Call for Online Gambling Ban

Senators Graham and Feinstein Call for Online Gambling Ban

November 27th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

Lindsey Graham (pictured) and Dianne Feinstein seemed to conflate licensed online gambling sites with unlicensed operators. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R) and Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D) signed a joint letter to the U.S. Department of Justice on Nov. 21, calling on Deputy... 

Florida Gambling Referendum Petition Reaches 415k Signatures

Florida Gambling Referendum Petition Reaches 415k Signatures

November 26th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

The petition is more than halfway to triggering a referendum vote. A petition that would make it harder to expand gambling statewide in Florida has received over 400,000 signatures. The proposal needs 766,200 signatures to trigger a referendum vote on how gambling... 

Boyd Gaming Changes Privacy Policies in Wake of LV Shooting

Boyd Gaming Changes Privacy Policies in Wake of LV Shooting

November 25th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

Stephen Paddock did not allow Mandalay Bay staff into his room for 3 days, while he stockpiled weapons. Boyd Gaming, owner of Sam’s Town, Orleans Hotel, and 8 other Las Vegas area casinos, said it was changing its “Do Not Disturb” policy in the... 

PlaySugarHouse.com Has Virtual Sports Betting in New Jersey

PlaySugarHouse.com Has Virtual Sports Betting in New Jersey

November 24th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

SugarHouse is already the number one New Jersey online casino, because it offers IGT, WMS Gaming, Bally, and Konami online slots. PlaySugarHouse.com became the first legal online casino in the United States to offer virtual sports betting this week. SugarHouse,... 

Mashpee Wampanoag Film Thanksgiving Video for Donald Trump

Mashpee Wampanoag Film Thanksgiving Video for Donald Trump

November 23rd, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

The 2007 US Supreme Court ruling on Carcieri v. Salazar hurts the Masphee Wampanoag’s casino aspirations. Cedric Cromwell, Chairman of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts, called on President Donald Trump to “do right” and approve the... 

Chris Lee: Battlefront II is a “Star Wars-Themed Online Casino”

Chris Lee: Battlefront II is a “Star Wars-Themed Online Casino”

November 22nd, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

Rep. Chris Lee said, “There is no requirement to disclose the odds of winning something meaningful.” Hawaiian State Representatives Chris Lee and Sean Quinlan called EA’s Star Wars: Battlefront II a “Star Wars-themed online casino”... 

Molly Bloom Discusses Upcoming Poker Film, “Molly’s Game”

Molly Bloom Discusses Upcoming Poker Film, “Molly’s Game”

November 21st, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

Molly Bloom was on the U.S. National Ski Team before moving to L.A. and becoming a poker hostess. Molly’s Game, based on the New York Times bestselling book of the same name, is a film set for release on Christmas day. The movie paints a picture of what the... 

Artichoke Joe’s Casino Fined $8 Million for Loan Sharking by FinCEN

Artichoke Joe’s Casino Fined $8 Million for Loan Sharking by FinCEN

November 20th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

The fine is the largest in the history of a California poker club. The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) of the U.S. Treasury Department imposed an $8 million fine on Artichoke Joe’s Poker, a California card room, for “loan sharking”.... 

Police Arrest Man for Mass Shooting Threats on Vegas Casino

Police Arrest Man for Mass Shooting Threats on Vegas Casino

November 19th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

Wei Li allegedly texted his estranged wife he would make “the biggest (mass shooting) in history.” An Ohio man is in custody after threatening to kill his estranged wife and carry out “historic” mass shootings at a Las Vegas casino, as well... 

Disney and Seminole Tribe Fund Florida Anti-Gambling Campaign

Disney and Seminole Tribe Fund Florida Anti-Gambling Campaign

November 18th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

Voters in Charge received 95% of its funding either from Disney or the Seminole Tribe of Florida. The Seminole Tribe of Florida and The Walt Disney Company have combined to form a political action committee to influence gambling laws in the state. The Seminole... 

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