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American Alliance of Football (AAF) Launches Sports Betting App

American Alliance of Football (AAF) Launches Sports Betting App

February 7th, 2019 Written by Christine Davies

The AAF draws talent from the NFL’s past and present. The NFL season ended days ago, but the American public is confronted with a new pro football league this weekend: The Alliance of American Football (AAF). The new league, which debuts on CBS this Saturday... 

Virginia Senate Approves Casino Referendum Bill SB 1126

Virginia Senate Approves Casino Referendum Bill SB 1126

February 6th, 2019 Written by Christine Davies

Senate Bill 1126 would allow cities to hold votes to approve casinos. One plan would turn a closed Bristol mall into Bristol Resort & Casino. The Virginia Senate voted 28-12 to approve Senate Bill 1126, which opens the door to land-based casinos in the commonwealth.... 

DC City Council Gives Intralot No-Bid Sports Betting Contract

DC City Council Gives Intralot No-Bid Sports Betting Contract

February 5th, 2019 Written by Christine Davies

Jeff DeWitt said a bidding process would have taken 24 months and cost DC money and strategic positioning. The Washington D.C. City Council amended its sports betting legalization bill to add a no-bid contract for Intralot to handle its sportsbook services. Intralot... 

Philly Investment Group Files Notice of Settlement for Atlantic Club

Philly Investment Group Files Notice of Settlement for Atlantic Club

February 4th, 2019 Written by Christine Davies

This is the fourth potential sale of the Atlantic Club since April 2016. TJM Properties’ long-awaited sell of the Atlantic Club Casino Hotel in Atlantic City took another bizarre twist over the weekend: a notice of settlement was filed without TJM’s... 

Bettor X Places $1.5 Million Bet on Los Angeles Rams

Bettor X Places $1.5 Million Bet on Los Angeles Rams

February 3rd, 2019 Written by Christine Davies

Aaron Donald began at 70-1 to win the Super Bowl MVP, but received so much action the sportsbooks reduced his odds to 15-1. Several high stakes Super Bowl bets came in on the Los Angeles Rams late in the week, including some greater than $1 million. According to... 

Facebook Exceeded FTC Legal Rates with Friendly Fraud Policy

Facebook Exceeded FTC Legal Rates with Friendly Fraud Policy

February 2nd, 2019 Written by Christine Davies

According to the reports, Facebook staffers devised a fix in 2011, but executives rejected the fixes in order to maximize profits on gaming apps. According to internal memos disclosed through a Reveal News lawsuit, as early as 2011 Facebook supported “Friendly... 

Mississippi Gaming Commission Approves Long Beach Casino

Mississippi Gaming Commission Approves Long Beach Casino

February 1st, 2019 Written by Christine Davies

The residents of Long Beach voted down casino proposals three times in the 1990s, but they welcome a casino in the post-Katrina economy. The Mississippi Gaming Commission approved a land-based casino for the Gulf Coast city of Long Beach, Mississippi this week.... 

Luxor Capital Buys Ocean Resort Casino from Bruce Deifik

Luxor Capital Buys Ocean Resort Casino from Bruce Deifik

January 31st, 2019 Written by Christine Davies

Christian Leone founded Luxor Capital Group in 2013. By 2016, Luxor’s hedge fund controlled $3.8 billion in capital. Luxor Capital Group, a New York hedge fund, is the new owner of Ocean Resort Casino (formerly Revel Casino). Luxor Capital is the mystery... 

Georgia Gambling Proponents Change Their Legislative Tactics

Georgia Gambling Proponents Change Their Legislative Tactics

January 30th, 2019 Written by Christine Davies

Ron Stephens and Brandon Beach have sponsored gambling bills in the Georgia legislature in prior years. Georgia lawmakers who want to pass gambling legislation have changed their focus in 2019. State Rep. Ron Stephens and State Sen. Brandon Beach each have introduced... 

Nevada Regulators Lodge 10 Complaints in Wynn Resorts Probe

Nevada Regulators Lodge 10 Complaints in Wynn Resorts Probe

January 29th, 2019 Written by Christine Davies

The Nevada Gaming Control Board said Wynn executives ignored a bevy of complaints ranging from 2005 to 2014. The Nevada Gaming Control Board (NGCB) ruled on Tuesday that Wynn Resorts’ board of directors ignored allegations of sexual harassment and assault... 

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