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Las Vegas shooting fund victims

Las Vegas Shooting Victims Restitution Payments Starting to Go Out, But Will It Be Enough for Survivors and Orphans?

Money raised for the Las Vegas shooting victims of October 1, 2017 is finally being allocated, more than five months after the fundraising was initiated. Much of the money being directed to decedents’ families and injured survivors is coming from the gaming... Staff Writer March 5, 2018
Andrew Wilkie welcomes disciplinary proceedings against Crown Resorts

Crown Resorts Faces Regulatory Disciplinary Proceedings Over Slot Machine Tampering

Australia’s Crown Resorts is in hot water over allegations that it deliberately limited the gambling options on some of its slot machines at its flagship Crown Melbourne Casino by “blanking” buttons, rendering them unusable by patrons. State regulator the Victorian Commission for... Staff Writer March 5, 2018
Steve and Elaine Wynn

Steve Wynn Cannot Sell Shares in Wynn Resorts, Says Nevada Judge

Steve Wynn may not be able sell off his stock in Wynn Resorts even if regulators demand he must in order to safeguard the casino group’s gambling licenses. On Friday, a Nevada judge denied Wynn’s motion to void a shareholder agreement drawn... Staff Writer March 5, 2018
SCOTUS PASPA Sports betting decision 2018

PASPA Repeal Odds Lengthen, Supreme Court Sports Betting Decision Could Come Monday: States’ Rights at Issue

PASPA -- the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act that has kept all but four grandfathered US states from offering legal sports betting for the past 26 years -- could possibly be overturned sometime Monday by the US Supreme Court, if a... Staff Writer March 4, 2018
horse racing historical betting Virginia

Virginia Bill to Legalize Historical Horse Racing Terminals Heads to Governor’s Desk

Historical horse racing terminals, also known as "instant racing," could soon be on their way to Virginia's presently closed Colonial Downs. On Wednesday, the Virginia Senate passed House Bill 1609 by a 31-9 vote. The bipartisan legislation would allow the next owner... Staff Writer March 4, 2018
Churchill Downs to acquire Presque Isle Downs & Casino

Churchill Downs to Acquire Two Eldorado Resorts Casinos

Eldorado Resorts has announced a deal to sell two of its properties to Churchill Downs Inc, the parent company of the famous Kentucky racetrack. Churchill Downs will acquire Presque Isle Downs & Casino in Erie, Pennsylvania, and Lady Luck Casino Vicksburg in... Staff Writer March 4, 2018
Raymond “Chuckie” Hitchcock, chairman of the Wilton Rancheria

Wilton Rancheria Tribe Survives Elk Grove Casino Challenge, Judge Tosses Suit

A federal judge on Wednesday tossed a lawsuit that sought to challenge the Wilton Rancheria tribe’s long quest to build a casino in Elk Grove, California. The suit had questioned the legitimacy of a decision to restore the tribe’s lands in Wilton... Staff Writer March 3, 2018
Japan legislature Shinzo Abe

Japan Legislature Reportedly Mulling Up to Five Integrated Casino Resorts

The Japan legislature, formally known as the National Diet, isn't set on only authorizing two or three integrated casino resorts (IRs) as previously thought. According to GGRAsia, powers within the two-house assembly are considering allowing up to five IR projects when the... Staff Writer March 3, 2018
Senator Paul Sandford Alabama lottery bill

Alabama Lottery Bill Clears Senate Committee but Needs Miracle

Alabama’s Senate Tourism and Marketing Committee approved a bill on Wednesday that would establish a lottery in a state where opportunities to gamble are thin. Despite movement this week, the bill remains a long shot. In Alabama, lottery bills rise and fall... Staff Writer March 3, 2018
East Windsor casino CT

Connecticut Gaming Expansion Bill Would End Plans for East Windsor Casino

A proposed bill in the Connecticut legislature would allow for competitive bidding on new casinos in the state would also end plans for a third “satellite” casino that would have been built in East Windsor. The new legislation will be the subject... Staff Writer March 2, 2018