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Sen. Elizabeth Warren Fighting for Native American Casino in Massachusetts, Planned for Non-Sovereign Land

Elizabeth Warren Mashpee Wampanoag casino

Massachusetts Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren — who has been famously taunted by President Donald Trump for her claims of Native American heritage — is now pushing for authorization that would allow the  Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe to build an integrated casino resort in Taunton, which sits about 40 miles south of Boston, via federal legislation. The…Read More

Mount Airy Satellite Casino Extension Approved, Pennsylvania Operators Slow to Build Venues

Mount Airy Pennsylvania casino satellite

Mount Air #1 LLC, the parent company to its namesake casino resort in Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains, has received a two-month extension from state gaming regulators to finalize the location of its satellite casino. In February, Mount Airy was the high bidder at the third so-called “mini-casino” auction. The company offered $21,188,888.88 to secure the third…Read More

NCAA Announces Internal Team Studying Sports Betting Impact, Focused on Athletic Integrity, Student Athletes

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The NCAA reveals this week it’s formed an internal team made up of “subject matter experts” to review the potential harm the legalization of sports betting across the country might have on college sports. The governing body said the committee will explore ways to best protect the integrity of college sports. That includes how to…Read More

Tommy Fleetwood Open Championship Betting Favorite, South Africans Crowd Leaderboard

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Tommy Fleetwood. Not Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy, Justin Spieth, or even Tiger Woods. In what’s one of the bigger golf betting surprises of the year, it’s Fleetwood who has attracted the most money in Las Vegas ahead of the 2018 Open Championship. A total of 156 players are teeing off today in Scotland at Carnoustie…Read More

Frank Marino Makes Good on Make-A-Wish Donations, Claims He Gave ‘Many Times Over’ What Was Owed

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Las Vegas Strip headliner Frank Marino has reached a settlement with Make-A-Wish Southern Nevada to pay up on charitable donations he’s failed to deliver “for quite some time.” Marino’s “Divas Las Vegas” drag revue was abruptly canceled after its June 26 performance at The Linq. Few details were released on why the show, which had…Read More

Las Vegas Police Officer: ‘We Don’t Wait’ During Active Shooter

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A Las Vegas police officer can be heard saying in newly disclosed video and radio audio tapes from the night of October 1 that Metro, not SWAT, should have been first to enter gunman Stephen Paddock’s Mandalay Bay suite. Paddock opened fire on the Route 91 Harvest outdoor country music festival at 10:05 pm PT…Read More

NCAA Football Integrity at Stake From Sports Betting, ‘Availability Report’ Option Pushed by SEC Commissioner

SEC football sports betting integrity

Southeastern Conference (SEC) Commissioner Greg Sankey said this week the organization is exploring ways to better protect the integrity of its athletic competitions in the wake of legal sports betting expanding across the country. Sankey said the Supreme Court’s May decision against the federal ban was not welcomed news at the SEC, but regardless, the…Read More

Toronto Raptors Acquire Kawhi Leonard for DeMar DeRozan, Neither Star Happy

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Kawhi Leonard, the next-best thing to landing LeBron James this free agency, is going to the Toronto Raptors. The San Antonio Spurs agreed to trade its superstar along with Danny Green in exchange for Toronto’s face of the franchise DeMar DeRozan, Jakob Poeltl, and a protected 2019 first-round pick. The deal (at least in theory)…Read More

Arkansas Casino Campaign Receives Funding From Oklahoma Tribes

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An effort to bring Arkansas casinos is being heavily funded by two tribes based in Oklahoma. Campaign finance records show that the Quapaw Tribe and Cherokee Nation collectively poured $1.23 million into Driving Arkansas Forward (DAF), a committee pushing a constitutional ballot referendum to authorize four casinos. The Quapaw’s gave $707,000, and the Cherokee’s $525,300. The…Read More

NCAA and Big Four Attempt to Dismiss Monmouth Park Sports Betting Lawsuit

NCAA Monmouth Park lawsuit

Attorneys for the NCAA and big four professional sports leagues (NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL) say a court petition filed against them by New Jersey’s Monmouth Park horse racetrack is “frivolous.” In May, the New Jersey Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association (NJTHA), on behalf of Monmouth Park, filed a civil motion in the US District Court of New…Read More

Open Championship Odds Favor Dustin Johnson and Justin Rose, Bettors Don’t Like Spieth, Thomas

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The Open Championship, or British Open to some Americans, tees off in less than 48 hours. And Las Vegas oddsmakers like a slew of usual suspects to hoist the Claret Jug come Sunday at Scotland’s Carnoustie Golf Links. Dustin Johnson once again arrives at a major as the favorite. The Westgate SuperBook has the game’s…Read More

Macau Casino Stocks Favored by JP Morgan Analysts Despite Trade War and VIP Concerns

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The six Macau casino stocks are poised for continued growth largely due to increased arrivals from the mass market. That’s according to a note from JP Morgan, as the the financial services firm says it remains bullish on the enclave’s gaming operators. Analysts DS Kim and Sean Zhuang write that investors should take caution in…Read More

Nine Pennsylvania Casinos Submit Online Gambling Applications, Sports Betting Shunned

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Nine of the 13 Pennsylvania casinos are ponying up $10 million in order to operate online slots and table games, as well as poker. All five Philadelphia-area casinos, Parx, SugarHouse, the under-construction Live! in Philly’s stadium district, Harrah’s, and Valley Forge, are all betting on internet gambling. Pittsburgh’s Rivers is too, as is Mount Airy…Read More

Culinary Union Strikes Deals With Four More Las Vegas Casinos, Nine Properties Remain

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The Culinary Union that represents some 50,000 members who are employed by Las Vegas resorts as bartenders, cocktail and food servers, bellmen and porters, kitchen staff, and housekeepers has come to terms with four additional casinos. The tentative five-year agreements are with the off-Strip Westgate, and downtown properties Golden Nugget, Fremont Street, and Main Street…Read More

Wynn Resorts Retail Space on Las Vegas Strip Doubles Up: Wynn Name Not So Tarnished That Luxury Retailers Won’t Set Up Shop

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Wynn Resorts — the company that has fought off regulatory inquests and a boatload of sexually oriented scandals since the start of 2018 — will double the total number of high-end shops at its Strip casinos. And apparently its retail name isn’t bothering anybody enough to change it. Wynn announced in December 2016 that it…Read More