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Icahn May Reopen or Sell Trump Taj Mahal

Icahn may reopen Trump Taj

Carl Icahn may yet reopen the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, or sell it to another casino operator, Icahn Enterprises has said, but not if a punitive bill is passed by the New Jersey legislature. The legislature is set to vote today on whether to approve a bill, introduced by Democratic Senate President Steve…Read More

New Jersey Horsemen Say No Northern Casinos, No Racing

New Jersey horsemen casino referendum Jeff Gural

New Jersey horsemen have suggested in recent weeks that the casino referendum facing voters next month is crucial to their survival, but now one leader is saying residents should prepare for horse racing’s curtain call. Meadowlands racetrack operator Jeff Gural believes New Jersey residents will vote against Public Question 1, which asks if the state constitution…Read More

Vegas Billionaire Sheldon Adelson Hedging His Bets on Donald Trump

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Las Vegas billionaire Sheldon Adelson has reportedly donated only $10 million of his $100 million pledge to super PACs specifically supporting Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. After Trump’s third and final presidential debate performance, Adelson’s wallet might remain close to his hip. Trump and Hillary Clinton squared off last night for the final time before voters…Read More

Wisconsin Ho-Chunk Casino Expansion Challenged by Rival Tribes

Wisconsin casino expansion Ho-Chunk Scott Walker

The Wisconsin Ho-Chunk Nation casino expansion currently underway at its Wittenberg facility violates state gaming laws, so says the Stockbridge-Munsee and Menominee tribes. Ho-Chunk Gaming, the gaming arm of the Ho-Chunk Nation, operates six land-based gaming facilities in the Badger State.    In August, Ho-Chunk announced major renovations at three of its casinos including Wittenberg….Read More

Ralph Caputo to Push for Slots at New Jersey Racetracks

Caputo wants slots at New Jersey racetracks

New Jersey’s northern casino expansion plan may be doomed in the minds of even its most fervent supporters, but one politician from the state’s north, Assemblyman Ralph Caputo (D-28th), believes he has come up with the next best thing: slot machines. Or to be precise, video lottery terminals (VLT’s). But let’s just call them slots…Read More

Las Vegas Casino Companies Keeping Close Tabs on Japan

Las Vegas casino Japan gambling Shinzo Abe

Las Vegas casino companies are actively monitoring ongoing developments in Japan and the possibility of the country easing its ban on land-based gambling. Home to over 127 million people, the world’s 11th most populated country, Japan isn’t immune to games of chance. Pachinko halls are found in every town and city in the Asian island…Read More

New Jersey Takes Sports Betting Battle to US Supreme Court

New Jersey takes sports betting case to the Supreme Court

New Jersey is taking its fight for sports betting to the highest court in the land. Two petitions, filed last week in the Supreme Court by the State of New Jersey and the New Jersey Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association respectively, each argue that the federal ban on sports betting is a violation of the Tenth Amendment…Read More

Vegas NFL Stadium Scores Touchdown, as Governor Sandoval Signs Funding Bill

Vegas NFL stadium Sheldon Adelson

The Las Vegas NFL stadium project appears to be in a two-minute drill driving down the field, and there doesn’t seem to be any defense capable of slowing down the movement to bring professional football to Sin City. Funding for the 65,000-seat domed stadium scored its first major touchdown last Friday when the Nevada Legislature…Read More

Apple Pulls Gambling Apps for Dutch Users

Apple pulls gambling apps for Dutch players

Apple Inc has purged 55 gambling apps from the App Store at the request of Dutch authorities. The Dutch gambling regulator, Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), petitioned Apple in May, asking it to deny its citizens access to the apps of a number of companies that were flouting the country’s gambling laws. Among those now unavailable are big…Read More

Taunton Casino Appeal Denial Considered a Win by Mashpee Wampanoag

Taunton casino Mashpee Wampanoag Massachusetts

The Taunton casino being pushed by the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe in Massachusetts was denied a rehearing this week by the same district judge who previously ruled against the project. In July, Massachusetts District Judge William Young said the Mashpee Wampanoag people could not build a $1 billion Indian casino in Taunton on its land because…Read More

Casino Ad Spending on New Jersey Referendum Tops $20 Million, Arkansas Ballot Rejected

casino ad spending New Jersey Arkansas

Casino ad spending surrounding gambling expansion in New Jersey has now topped $20 million. In financial records obtained by the Associated Press, groups supporting and opposing the state constitutional referendum facing Garden State voters next month are spending heavily on their respective marketing campaigns. Groups like Trenton’s Bad Bet, an organization looking to defeat gambling…Read More

After Closing Trump Taj Mahal, Carl Icahn Stands With Donald Trump

Trump Taj Mahal Carl Icahn Donald Trump

The Trump Taj Mahal resort is no more thanks to Carl Icahn, or depending on your point of view, the local labor union that went on strike at the Atlantic City casino. And while Republican Party presidential nominee Donald Trump opined that the resort that continued to bear his name didn’t need to close, Icahn…Read More

Alleged Macau Junket Thief Huang Shan Found After 28 Months on the Run

Macau junket Huang Shan VIP touring operator

Alleged Macau junket thief Huang Shan has been found hiding in Cambodia 28 months after he skipped town with $1.3 billion in ill-gotten funds. WGM, an Asian-focused gambling media outlet, is reporting that the Macau Gaming Information Association (MGIA) confirmed Shan had been captured in the Southeast Asian country. According to reports, Shan is currently in…Read More

New South Wales U-turns on Greyhound Racing Ban

New South Wales Premier Baird U-Turns on Greyhound Racing

The Australian state of New South Wales has dramatically reversed a ban on greyhound racing, as the state Premier Mike Baird claimed this week that he’d “got it wrong” and that the sport deserved a “second chance.” The decision to ban the practice was handed down in July in the wake of a government investigation that…Read More

Gambling Supporter Ray Lesniak Folds on New Jersey Gubernatorial Campaign

Ray Lesniak New Jersey governor campaign

New Jersey State Senator Ray Lesniak (D-District 20) has officially ended his gubernatorial campaign to replace Chris Christie (R) as governor of the Garden State. The longtime state politician, who has fought for gambling expansion perhaps more than any other state lawmaker in the country, said his opponent has too much money already in place….Read More