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Medieval die cheating

Archeologists Unearth Medieval Die That May Have Been Used to Cheat

Casinos are always careful to make sure that their dice aren’t loaded, as weighted dice are an easy way to cheat at games like craps. But the discovery of a very unusual medieval die suggests that unscrupulous gamblers have been trying to... Staff Writer April 15, 2018
Denver Skill Games charges

Denver Skill Games Operators Face Hundreds of Charges for Illegal Gambling

Three individuals are facing hundreds of charges from the Denver District Attorney’s Office in connection with what officials say were illegal gaming activities at so-called skill games operations. The three individuals who have been charged include Bagrat Garamov, his wife Tammy Garamova,... Staff Writer April 14, 2018
Detroit casinos March revenue

Detroit Casinos Report Record Gross Gaming Revenue, Join Ohio and Maryland in March Success

Detroit casinos collectively won $138.6 million in gross gaming revenue (GGR) in March, their largest monthly take in history. MGM Grand Detroit led the way with $58.1 million, a 7.3 percent increase on March 2017 and the casino's best monthly performance in... Staff Writer April 13, 2018
Steve Wynn sues over rape claim

Steve Wynn Sues Associated Press Over Rape Claim

Steve Wynn is suing the Associated Press and several other news outlets for defamation for repeating a woman’s allegation of rape against him. The suit, filed Wednesday in Clark County District Court, claims the allegation is false and unleashed a “media frenzy”... Staff Writer April 13, 2018
Connecticut Bridgeport casino

Bridgeport Casino Bill Unlikely to Pass, Lawmakers Prefer Comprehensive Approach

Connecticut lawmakers appear to be shifting away from attempts to pass a bill that would allow bids on a potential Bridgeport casino, though that doesn’t mean the state won’t take a look at gaming expansion in general. On Wednesday, the Connecticut Post... Staff Writer April 12, 2018
Las Vegas tourists conventions

Las Vegas Tourists Spent Nearly $35 Billion in 2017, Conventions Set Attendance Record

Las Vegas tourists accounted for $34.8 billion in 2017 direct spending on travel, hotel stays, dining, entertainment, and gaming. The average visitor paid $824 for their Las Vegas stay. The economic report comes from Applied Analysis, a Nevada-based hospitality and gaming consultant... Staff Writer April 12, 2018
Japanese casino market to be worth $15 billion

Morgan Stanley: Japanese Casino Market to Hit $15 Billion Valuation

The Japanese casino market will be worth $15 billion per year by 2025, according to revised figures from Morgan Stanley. The new estimate is based on recent legislative agreement on the size of the market and other key issues, such as taxation.... Staff Writer April 12, 2018
Vegas Golden Knights NHL odds

Vegas Golden Knights Win First Playoff Game, City Relishes in Team Success

The Vegas Golden Knights continue to defy the odds. On Wednesday night, the expansion team in its debut season won its First Round opening game against the Los Angeles Kings in a 1-0 shutout. Vegas finished the NHL regular season with the... Staff Writer April 12, 2018
NY Assemblyman Clyde Vanel

New York State Bill Would Establish Sports Betting Task Force, Empire State Taking Slow and Steady Approach to Possible PASPA Overturn

A bill introduced to the New York State Assembly on Tuesday proposes the formation of a special legislative task force to develop regulations for sports betting should the US Supreme Court opt to kill the federal law (PASPA) that prohibits it. New... Staff Writer April 11, 2018
historical horse racing machines Virginia

Historical Horse Racing Terminals Officially Legal in Virginia, Governor ‘Pleased’ to Sign Bill

Historical horse racing terminals will soon come to Virginia and assist in the reopening of the Colonial Downs racetrack 30 miles east of Richmond. Governor Ralph Northam (D) signed House Bill 1609 on Monday to legalize the instant racing devices that some... Staff Writer April 11, 2018