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The whole gambling world is not just online. Here we look at what is going on in brick-and-mortar sites. Whether it is a scam, a new development, or a special offer, this category has it all.

If there are events, promotions, or even scandals, it will be here too. After all, many of our readers still enjoy heading down to a casino to play. Just because you read online, doesn’t mean you have to only play online.

Las Vegas DACA Casino Workers’ Status in Limbo After Supreme Court Delays Case Review

The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) recent decision not to take up the DACA case  has hit close to home in Las Vegas, where many casino and hotel workers with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status are employed. Nevada has 12,860 DACA recipients statewide, and 10,300 of those live in the Las…Read More

Empire Resorts to Close Monticello Raceway Casino: Racing Stays but Days May Be Numbered

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The casino at Monticello Raceway in Upstate New York is set to close on or around April 23, according to a filing this week to the Securities and Exchange Commission by its parent company, Empire Resorts. Empire said the racetrack — which opened in 1954 in the region’s “Borscht Belt” heyday — would remain in…Read More

Steve Wynn Defamation Suit Against Celebrity Lawyer Lisa Bloom Moves Ahead, Bloom Vows She Will Win

Lisa Bloom

Casino billionaire Steve Wynn’s lawsuit against celebrity civil rights lawyer Lisa Bloom is one of the more compelling defamation cases in recent memory. For a start, it hinges on whether a man who is registered blind is capable of “leering.” And it’s full steam ahead. The case has been allowed to continue after a federal…Read More

NASCAR Races Into Sports Betting, Approves Gambling Sponsorships

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NASCAR, the premiere stock-car racing circuit in the US, will allow teams and drivers to be sponsored by gambling companies and sports betting operators in 2019. While there’s been no official announcement from NASCAR, the SportsBusiness Journal says the auto racing company has informed its drivers and teams that, effectively immediately, accepting sponsorships from companies…Read More

Japan Casino Advertisements Restricted to International Airports, Seaports

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Japan casino advertisements will be limited to international airport and seaport terminals in an effort to reduce any potential harm the liberalization of commercial gambling might have on citizens. Appointed lawmakers working in the country’s Integrated Resorts (IR) Promotion Council continue to finalize the regulations of Japan’s forthcoming gaming industry. The latest out of Tokyo…Read More

Tiger Woods Back in Swing of Things, Farmers Insurance Open Favorite at His Beloved Torrey Pines

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Tiger Woods tees off his 2019 PGA Tour season this week at the Farmers Insurance Open where the seven-time winner is one of the favorites at Torrey Pines in Southern California. The Westgate SuperBook has Woods at 16/1 to win his eighth Farmers, with a $100 bet and a Tiger victory netting $1,600. 2017 winner…Read More

Hard Rock Atlantic City to Receive $4.8M Property Tax Settlement From City and Atlantic County

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Owners of the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City will receive $4.8 million over the next four years after reaching a property tax appeal settlement with the state. Since Hard Rock – the former Trump Taj Mahal – closed In October of 2016 just five months after then-New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (R)…Read More

Vietnam Phu Quoc Corona Casino First to Let Locals Gamble, But with Caveats

Residents of Vietnam can now gamble in their own country at a brick-and-mortar casino — at least during a three-year test period — at the newly opened Corona Casino on Phu Quoc Island. But there will be restrictions on who can play. The gaming venue opened on Jan. 19. Along with being a minimum of…Read More

Chinese Authorities Bust $4.4 Billion Underground Bank Serving Macau Gamblers

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Authorities in Macau and mainland China have broken up an underground banking network that handled more than $4.4 billion in transactions and supplied illicit cash for gamblers in the casino hub. According to Chinese state news agency Xinhua, police arrested 39 suspects in a series of raids in Macau, Beijing, Hebei, Hubei, and Guandong, seizing…Read More

Pennsylvania Casino Market Figures Not So Hot When Adjusted for Inflation

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Pennsylvania casinos either enjoyed their best year of all time in 2018 or their worst since 2010, depending on how much of a stickler you are for economics. Last week, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board reported that combined gross gaming revenues generated by all the state’s casinos was a record $3.24 billion, topping the $3.22…Read More

NFL Super Bowl Prop Bets Ire of League Officials

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Prop bets on the upcoming Super Bowl between the New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams allow gamblers to make wagers on the performances of specific players, and that’s a concept NFL league officials despise. Las Vegas oddsmakers are gearing up for two busy weeks of betting prior to the 6:30 pm ET kickoff on…Read More

Former New Jersey Senator Raymond Lesniak to Fight Recent DOJ Wire Act Opinion on State’s Behalf

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Former New Jersey Senator Raymond Lesniak (D-Union), a resilient gaming advocate who led both the state’s authorization of online gambling and sports betting, has been asked to prepare the state’s response to the US Department of Justice’s reinterpreted Wire Act opinion. In November – but only publicly revealed this month – DOJ Office of Legal…Read More

Hard Rock, Ocean Resort Casino Employees Working to Unionize With Unite Here Local 54

Hard Rock Ocean Resort union Local 54

Employees at Hard Rock and Ocean Resort, the two Atlantic City Boardwalk casinos that opened on the same day last June, continue to work with Unite Here Local 54 to unionize their labor forces. The Press of Atlantic City says the two labor contracts involves nearly 2,500 workers. Union President Bob McDevitt says the process…Read More

Virginia Casino Bill Advances in Senate Committee, Would Authorize Five Venues With Voter Support

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A Virginia casino bill that would permit as many as five gaming venues in designated cities should local voter referendums be approved has passed a state senate committee. Introduced by Sen. L. Louise Lucas (D-District 18), Virginia Senate Bill 1126 would earmark commercial casinos for the towns of Bristol, Danville, and Portsmouth. The legislation would…Read More

Felony Cheating Charge for Teen Blackjack Dealer at Washington State Suquamish Tribal Casino

A 19-year-old blackjack dealer from the Clearwater Casino in Suquamish — on the Kitsap Peninsula near Seattle in Washington State — has been arrested after he allegedly helped players beat the house while playing 21. Steven Darnell Singer was charged with first-degree cheating — a Class C felony that can carry a sentence of up to…Read More