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Las Vegas Raiders Officially Landowners, Future Home Purchased Near Strip

Las Vegas Raiders land sold Russell Road

The Las Vegas Raiders have completed their purchase of 62 acres of land between Russell Road and Hacienda Avenue, just west of Interstate 15 and the famed Strip. The NFL team purchased a total of four parcels for a combined sale price of $77.5 million, or $1.25 million per acre. That’s a substantial premium for…Read More

Tangled Web of Net Neutrality in Danger, Following Federal Court Dismissal

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A net neutrality legal challenge brought by several internet service providers against the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has been dismissed by the DC Circuit Court of Appeals. The case of whether or not to continue federal oversight of internet practices in the US could now be bumped up to the highest court in the land….Read More

Australia Approves New Sweeping Online Gambling Consumer Protections

Alan Tudge spearheads Australia’s new online gambling consumer protection reforms.

The Australian government has agreed to new measures aimed at increasing consumer protection within its licensed online gambling market. Ministers on Thursday reached an in-principle agreement on the reforms, some of which will be implemented as early as July. Included in the 11-measure package is the establishment of a national self-exclusion register, as well as a…Read More

US Solicitor General Rumored to Advise Supreme Court to Deny New Jersey Sports Betting Appeal

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The Office of the US Solicitor General is rumored be readying to advise the United States Supreme Court to deny New Jersey’s sports betting appeal. Acting US Solicitor General Jeffrey Wall, who is serving in the position until President Donald Trump’s nominee Noel Francisco is confirmed by Congress, is tasked with advising the country’s high court…Read More

Gettysburg Casino Battle Faces Plenty of Opposition From Locals, History Buffs

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A Gettysburg casino proposal is facing strong resistance from locals, history buffs, and even the US National Park Service. Area businessman David LeVan, who owns Battlefield Harley-Davidson, a motorcycle dealership in Gettysburg, wants to build a horse racetrack and casino just three miles from the hallowed ground where the Civil War took a turning point in July…Read More

Philippines’ Rodrigo Duterte and President Donald Trump to Meet, While Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval Can’t Get Face Time

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Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has been called the “Donald Trump of the East” by certain media outlets, and now the two controversial leaders are set to meet face-to-face in Washington, DC. President Trump and Duterte spoke at length during a phone call on Saturday, with the main topic being the importance of strengthening the alliance between…Read More

Maine Casino Proposal Bankrolled by Offshore Firms Linked to Controversial Figure Shawn Scott

Shawn Scott behind Maine casino referendum

A contentious campaign for a new casino in Maine, which has been added to the state ballot in November, was funded by a complex web of offshore companies linked to the controversial businessman Shawn Scott, new filings revealed this week. Until these new disclosures, the only known contributor to the casino push had been the…Read More

Florida Legislature Edges Towards Deal on Gambling Reform

Representative Jose Felix Diaz offers concessions on gambling

The Florida House and Senate appeared to be a step closer to a deal to reform Florida’s gambling landscape, as the second day of negotiations closed on Thursday. This was billed by one gaming consultant as “the standoff at the OK Corral,” or at least what lawmakers call a “heavy lift,” as two chambers, completely…Read More

Maryland Casinos Don’t Help Education as Promised, State Comptroller Says

Maryland casinos Comptroller Peter Franchot

Maryland casinos were authorized by voters in 2008 on the grounds that the generated tax revenue from legalizing commercial gambling would be primarily used to fund education programs. But that promise, according to state Comptroller Peter Franchot (D), isn’t being kept. Fifty-eight percent of voters supported the ballot referendum in 2008 to amend the state’s…Read More

Net Neutrality Under Siege by FCC Boss, Could Impact Online Gaming

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Net neutrality, the principle that internet providers should allow users access to all content without preference or prejudice, is under attack by Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai. While that may be welcomed news to big telecommunications companies, it poses grave concerns for online gambling operators. Net neutrality prohibits internet service providers (ISPs) from…Read More

Pennsylvania Expanded Gambling Discussion Continues, Is there an End in Sight?

Pennsylvania expanded gambling Jake Corman

Pennsylvania expanded gambling measures have been circulating around the halls of the state capital in Harrisburg for over a year, as the Republican-controlled legislature searches for ways to grow revenue without increasing taxes on individuals. It’s a money-grab concept that has the Republican Party divided in the Keystone State. Democratic Governor Tom Wolf wants to…Read More

New Mexico Gaming Compact Dispute Goes in Favor of State, as Judge Rules Against Tribe

New Mexico gaming compact Pojoaque Pueblo

The two-year New Mexico gaming compact dispute between the state and Pueblo of Pojoaque Native American tribe has been settled, at least for the time being. Three federal judges in the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver ruled late last week that the tribe must come to terms on a new gaming compact with…Read More

UK Horse Racing Levy Reforms Clear Final Hurdle

UK sports minister Tracey Crouch backs horse racing levy

British horse racing has received a boost from the European Commission, which on Friday gave full approval on the UK government’s reforms of the sport’s central funding system. Under the new system, all bookmakers will be required to pay a ten percent levy on all gross profits derived from betting on British horse racing above…Read More

Atlantic City County Executive Dennis Levinson Opines PILOT Program Needs Amended

Atlantic City Dennis Levinson PILOT taxes

Atlantic City County Executive Dennis Levinson writes in a recent op-ed that the city’s PILOT program, the Payment in Lieu of Taxes for casinos, is hurting local government and residents by allowing the resorts to pay less tax than they would otherwise be on the hook for. Levinson, whose son Matthew is the chairman of…Read More

Martha’s Vineyard Casino Heavily Opposed by Town and Taxpayers

Martha's Vineyard casino Wampanoag

The Martha’s Vineyard casino that received its legal blessing earlier this month is receiving strong opposition from local authorities and residents on the picturesque Massachusetts island. In mid-April, the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head won its appeal in a federal Boston courtroom. The ruling gave the Native American group the right to build a casino on…Read More