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Katie Barlowe

Katie Barlowe

Katie has forgotten more about slots than most people know. Not only does she follow the latest online happenings and developments, but she also knows her way around offline slots too. She's a collector too and enjoys restoring old slot machines when she's not writing news stories for Casino.org.

Florida Legislature Rejects $3 Billion Seminole Tribe Gambling Deal

Florida Legislature Rejects Seminole Deal

Florida lawmakers have shot down a proposal to allow the Seminole tribe to offer craps and roulette at their casinos. The deal was the result of months of negotiations between the Seminoles and Florida’s Governor Rick Scott, and would have been worth $3 billion to the state over seven years, making it the biggest tribal…Read More

Revel Casino in Atlantic City Could Reopen Under New Name as Soon as June, New Owner Glenn Straub Says

Revel Pearl Casino reopening

The Revel Casino in Atlantic City, like a phoenix from the ashes, will reopen in June in the seaside resort town. New owner Glenn Straub made the pronouncement this week, and even lit up the skies to cement its reality. That strange bright light in the sky over Atlantic City was actually what has been…Read More

Carl Icahn Delivers $100 Million Ultimatum on North Jersey Casino Bill

Carl Icahn Opposes North Jersey Casinos

Carl Icahn says he will bail on Atlantic City if the state’s proposal to license casino gaming in North Jersey goes ahead. Just days after he completed a deal to take over the stricken Trump Taj Mahal, rescuing it from Chapter 11 bankruptcy, the billionaire investor has opted to play his own trump card in…Read More

Trump Taj Mahal Back Out of Bankruptcy with Carl Icahn at the Helm

Carl Icahn rescues Trump Taj Mahal from bankruptcy

The Trump Taj Mahal is officially out of Chapter 11 bankruptcy and in the clutches of billionaire corporate raider Carl Icahn, as a wholly owned subsidiary of Icahn Enterprises. And in the very week that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, having bowed out of the presidential race himself, pledged his support for Donald Trump for…Read More

Wynn Everett Construction Postponed Indefinitely as Somerville Mayor Appeals Environmental Permit

Robert DeSalvio Wynn Everett delays Massachusetts

The Wynn Everett in Massachusetts is being indefinitely shelved after nearby Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone (D) filed an appeal against the $1.7 billion resort’s environmental permit. Located two miles northwest of Boston and bordering the Thompson Square/Bunker Hill area where traffic is expected to be most impacted by the casino, Curtatone says an adequate transportation…Read More

RGT, Embattled British Problem Gambling Advocate, Faces Allegations of Nepotism from UK Media

Jonathan Parke RGT Responsible Gambling Trust Conflict of Interest Scandal

The Responsible Gambling Trust (RGT), the UK’s leading problem gambling advocacy group, has found itself in the harsh glare of the media spotlight again, this time for allegations of nepotism. The charity, which is funded by the bookmaking industry to the tune of $5 million per year to research and promote the prevention of problem…Read More

Borgata GVC Relationship in Meltdown, Sources Maintain

Borgata GVC GAN and Pala

The Borgata GVC alliance in Atlantic City, much like a human relationship, may be unravelling due to a more attractive new prospect for at least one of the parties involved. That’s the whiff of intrigue in the New Jersey online gaming market this week, anyway, as news surfaces that market-leader Borgata-party is soon to be…Read More

Hillary Clinton Wins Crucial Nevada Caucus, While Donald Trump Sweeps South Carolina

Trump Clinton 2005 wedding

Hillary Clinton restored order to her 2016 Democratic presidential campaign bid over the weekend, as she edged out challenger Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders 52.6 percent to 47.3 percent in the Nevada caucus. For her victory, Clinton received 19 of the 34 delegates. After Sanders gave her an unprecedented defeat in New Hampshire, an accomplishment that…Read More

NYPD Blue Creator Gambled Away $100 Million Over Eleven Years, Wife Suing Business Managers

NYPD creator David Milch gambles away $100 million

NYPD Blue creator David Milch, the mastermind of several hit TV series, including Deadwood, gambled away a multimillion-dollar fortune between 2000 and 2011, according to court documents. The Emmy award-winning writer-producer lost $100 million during that period, mainly on horses, and is now $17 million in debt to the IRS and living off a $40-per-week…Read More

New Jersey Online Gambling Revenue Sets New Record in January

New Jersey online gaming enjoys record January

The New Jersey online gambling market broke records in January, grossing a best-ever $14.6 million for the first month of the year, according to results out this week from the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE). January is a traditional seasonal high for online gambling, as the cold weather and shorter days force people…Read More

Nevada Gaming Commissioner Michonne Ascuaga Linked to Federal Investigation

Nevada Gaming Commission Michonne Ascuaga

A member of the Nevada Gaming Commission (NGC) was this week linked to a federal investigation probing the resort she previously managed for 16 years. NGC member Michonne Ascuaga, whose family once owned a northern Nevada resort, is the target of a federal anti-money laundering review. According to the United States Department of Treasury’s Financial…Read More

Las Vegas Sands Renews Attack on Judge in Steve Jacobs Case

Judge Elizabeth Gonzalez LVS Steve Jacobs wrongful dismissal

Las Vegas Sands Corp. (LVS) has renewed its efforts to have a Las Vegas judge disqualified from a high-profile and longstanding wrongful dismissal case. This is the fourth time that LVS has appealed for the removal of Judge Elizabeth Gonzalez from the case, which was brought against the company, and its owner Sheldon Adelson, by…Read More

Wynn Everett and City of Boston Come to Financial Terms, Litigation Put Aside

Wynn Everett Boston financial terms

The Wynn Everett Casino and the City of Boston have officially come to financial terms on how much the resort will pay the Massachusetts state capital for the traffic and congestion problems the $1.7 billion waterfront development is expected to create. In late January, Steve Wynn’s Las Vegas-based Wynn Resorts agreed to pay the city…Read More

DraftKings Enters UK Market, Secures EPL Team Sponsorship

DraftKings Enters UK Market

Daily fantasy sports (DFS) operator DraftKings rolled out its much-anticipated UK operations this week, the first phase of an expansion plan that will see the Boston-based start-up move into selected markets in Europe, Asia, and Latin America in 2016. The move comes on the heels of months of controversy in the US, with state attorneys…Read More

Illegal Gambling Ring Linked to Current and Former NFL Stars, FBI Investigating

illegal gambling ring NFL Jeremy Shockey

A gambling ring being investigated by the FBI has linked the illegal multimillion-dollar operation to both current and former NFL players, and the investigation is widening. According to the New York Post, former University of Southern California football player Owen Hanson, who won the National Championship in 2004, masterminded the rogue enterprise and used his…Read More