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Crown Resorts $1.1 billion Sydney Casino Project Cleared for Take-Off

Crown Sydney Hotel Resort approved by planning commission

James Packer’s Crown Resorts has received approval to transform the skyline of Sydney, Australia, with the creation of a skyscraping $1.1 billion casino resort. The 72-story Crown Sydney Hotel Resort project has cleared the final hurdle, signed off on Monday by the New South Wales Planning Assessment Commission, and now awaits the formality of a…Read More

Northwest Indiana Casinos Deliver $1.7 Billion in Payments to Local Governments

Northwest Indiana casinos Horseshoe Hammond

Northwest Indiana casinos are playing a vital role in the region’s overall economy. Since the area’s first of four riverboats opened in 1996, the commercial casinos have provided $1.7 billion in revenues to local governments. Casinos are still viewed by many as a sin tax industry, not unlike alcohol and cigarettes. But Northwest Indiana wants…Read More

US Supreme Court Steers Clear of Tribal Casino Labor Question

The US Supreme Court has declined to rule on whether the National Labor Relations Act has authority over Indian casinos' employees and practices. The tribes say that much confusion continues to surround this issue. (Image:

The US Supreme Court refused to be drawn into a legal scrap over the question of whether the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has authority over tribal casino operators on their sovereign lands. The court had been petitioned by two Native American casinos, the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians and the Saginaw Chippewa Indian…Read More

Valve Sued for Facilitating Underage Gambling

Valve sued for underage gambling

Valve, owner of the Steam online games distribution platform and creator of the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS: GO) video game series, is being sued for allegedly facilitating unregulated, underage gambling. The suit, filed on behalf of Connecticut resident Michael John McLeod, accuses the video games giant of knowingly permitting an illegal online gambling market to…Read More

Revel Reopening Could Negatively Impact Atlantic City’s Teetering Market, Experts Warn

Glen Straub Revel Casino Atlantic City

The Revel Casino in Atlantic City probably needs some sage, or a witch doctor, or possibly an implosion. Whatever curse has lain like a black cloud over this once-touted property from Day One just doesn’t seem to be in any danger of going away. According to reports from the Press of Atlantic City (PAC), the casino’s…Read More