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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.

Nevada Resort Association Says Marijuana Lounges Would Create Regulatory Headache for Casinos

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The Nevada Resort Association (NRA) is urging Las Vegas officials to delay considering a local ordinance that would authorize marijuana consumption lounges. The voice of the gaming and resort industries in the Silver State, the NRA says such marijuana facilities would create “unique challenges” for nearby casinos. In a letter sent to Las Vegas Mayor…Read More

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy Says State Will Retain Control of Atlantic City, Backpedals on Campaign Promise to Hand Back Power

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New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy (D) says the state’s takeover of Atlantic City will remain in place despite repeated promises made by the politician on the campaign trail that his administration would hand back control to local leaders. A study commissioned by the governor released this week concluded that it’s in Atlantic City’s best interest…Read More

Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook Announces Turnkey Product, Seeks Partnerships Outside Nevada

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The Westgate Las Vegas casino is taking its SuperBook on the road, with the resort company announcing this week that a new turnkey product based on its popular sportsbook will soon be available in states outside of Nevada. Proclaimed the world’s largest sportsbook, the Westgate SuperBook plans to expand its operations through new partnerships with…Read More

Federal Judge Rejects Ban on Pennsylvania Casino Political Campaign Contributions

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A court in Pennsylvania on Wednesday struck down a law that prohibits casino industry stakeholders from donating to political campaigns in the state. Since it legalized casino gaming in 2004, Pennsylvania has maintained a blanket ban on contributions of any amount by anyone with “even an attenuated connection” to the gambling industry to act as…Read More

Bryson DeChambeau, Justin Rose Favorites to Win $10M FedEx Cup

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Bryson DeChambeau and Justin Rose, two of the five players who control their own destinies this week at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta, are the odds-on favorites to win the 2018 FedEx Cup and its $10 million top prize. The top five point leaders heading into the Tour Championship, the last of four FedEx…Read More

Three Indicted for $364 Million Ponzi Scheme Squandered $25 Million in Casinos, Say Feds

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Three men accused by the FBI of operating a $364 million Ponzi scheme allegedly blew $25 million on high-stakes casino gambling, according to an indictment unsealed following their arrests on Tuesday. Kevin B. Merrill, of Towson, Maryland, Jay B. Ledford of Westlake, Texas, and Cameron R. Jezierski, of Fort Worth, Texas, were indicted by a…Read More

Atlantic City Casino Reinvestment Development Authority Responds to State Audit Criticism, Including Massive Miss America Funding Bump Amid Plummeting Ratings

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Atlantic City’s Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA) held its first meeting since New Jersey State Auditor Stephen Eells’ office released a scathing report on what it claims are the agency’s mismanagement and misuse of tax funds. Last week, the state audit concluded that the CRDA “did not always ensure an effective and efficient use of…Read More

MGM Resorts-Invested Hedge Fund Wants Company to Sell Macau Casinos, Merge Real Estate Trust

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MGM Resorts is the latest publicly traded casino company with an activist hedge fund that doesn’t intend to sit back and collect profits without having a voice in the gaming operator’s direction. Less than a week after revealing hedge fund HG Vora Capital had amassed a nearly five percent ownership stake in Caesars Entertainment, the…Read More

Las Vegas ‘Life is Beautiful’ Music Festival Attendees May Be in Denial of Security Risks Post-October 1 Shooting, Says Counter-Terrorism Expert

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Attendees to this weekend’s Life is Beautiful Music & Art Festival in Las Vegas should take proactive measures to assure their own safety, a local counter-terrorism expert is warning.That includes identifying exits and escape routes, as well as potential areas to take shelter. The three-day concert drew 137,000 attendees last year, and organizers expect this…Read More

Rapper Drake Drops $200K Gambling at Hard Rock Atlantic City After Sold Out Gig

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Superstar rap artist Drake lost almost $200,000 gambling at the Hard Rock Casino in Atlantic City early Sunday morning, according to sources on the scene. After performing a sold-out show in Philadelphia at the Wells Fargo Center in part of his Aubrey & the Three Migos Tour, Drake and his entourage made the short commute…Read More

Macau Typhoons and Trump Tariffs Hit Chinese Gaming Enclave With Equal Force

Typhoons and Trump tariffs: multiple storms are raging around Macau’s gaming industry and forecasters are starting to add up what it will mean to the industry’s bottom line. Japanese financial firm Nomura revised an earlier prediction of 15 percent gross gaming revenue (GGR) for the month of September, reducing it to 10 percent due to…Read More

Australian Researchers Find Link Between Video Game Loot Boxes and Problem Gambling

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Loot boxes, which are virtual containers offered in video games that award players various elements including skills, weapons, and cheat codes, can lead to higher instances of problem gambling, a study commissioned by Australia’s federal government concludes. A survey of 7,000 video gamers was compiled for the Australian Environment and Communications Reference Committee (ECRC), and…Read More

Lucky Dragon Las Vegas Files to Close Hotel After Unsuccessful Auction

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Owners of the Lucky Dragon in Las Vegas have asked a US bankruptcy court for permission to close its 203-room hotel after an auction held last week turned up fruitless. Developer Andrew Fonfa defaulted on a $90 million loan in January issued by San Francisco real estate investment group Snow Covered Capital (SCC). After no…Read More

Genting Deliberating Recovery of $400 Million Investment in Massachusetts Casino After DOI Leaves Tribe High and Dry

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Malaysian casino giant Genting says it is “deliberating the appropriate course of action” in relation to $400 million loaned to the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe to build a $1 billion casino in Taunton, Massachusetts — a project that suddenly faces huge hurdles. In a filing to Bursa Malaysia this week, the country’s stock exchange, Genting notified…Read More

Pennsylvania Township Officials Deny Bribery Allegations Relating to Penn National Satellite Casino

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Springettsbury Township supervisors in York County, Pennsylvania, are firing back at allegations made by a resident that they were bribed by Penn National Gaming to allow the gaming company to develop a casino inside a local mall. Penn National, a nationwide regional casino operator based in the Keystone State, filed formal plans last week with…Read More