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New Jersey Online Gambling Mobile Apps Expected to Boost Revenue

New Jersey online gambling mobile apps

Let’s face it: while Atlantic City’s casinos are happy to have the extra money coming in from online gambling, the new industry in New Jersey hasn’t met the state’s lofty expectations quite yet. But officials, analysts and casino executives say that this should change in 2014, in large part because they expect gambling through phones…Read More

Florida Governor Rick Scott Says Seminole Gaming Compact is on Track

Florida gambling expansion Gov. Rick Scott Seminole tribe

When you think of Florida and the Seminoles, your mind may turn to Florida State’s championship football team. But the tribe has a lot more importance in the Sunshine State than that. There are a lot of moving parts that are critical to the future of gambling in the state of Florida, but none of…Read More

Peppermill Casino in Reno Fined $1 Million for Regulatory Snafus

Reno, Nevada Peppermill Casino Nevada Gaming Control Board

The Nevada Gaming Commission (NGC) is discovering what the U.S. Department of Justice has known for a while now: huge regulatory misdeeds mean big bucks for the oversight agencies in question. In the outfit’s second seven-figure punitive action in just the past few weeks, the NGC will be getting a cool million bucks from Reno,…Read More

Sands Website Hack Shutdown Continues as FBI Probes Whodunit

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Is it just us, or does it seem like the hackers are winning the war these days? Major hacking meltdowns with Target, Neiman Marcus and other retailers during and after the holidays affected millions of U.S. customers, and now a nearly week-old hack of major casino operator Las Vegas Sands Corporation continues to be a…Read More

Gambling Ex-Wife of Sultan of Brunei Accuses Bodyguard of £12m Theft

Sultan of Brunei Miriam Aziz Fatimah Lim

In a tale worthy of any great novelist’s plotlines, Miriam Aziz – the 59-year-old ex-wife of the Sultan of Brunei – has fessed up in court to some major gambling arrears played out in London’s toniest casinos, and the subsequent sale of £1million ($1,652,593) worth of fine jewelry to pay off some of her accrued gambling debts….Read More

New Jersey Lawmaker Suggests Casinos for State’s Poorest Cities

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What’s so special about Atlantic City? That’s been a question on the minds of New Jersey lawmakers for a while, as proposals for expanding casino gambling away from the seaside resort town have been floated around for years. Most of those proposals have centered on building at the Meadowlands in East Rutherford (where this year’s…Read More

Caesars Entertainment Picks Cromwell as Casino Name Amid Controversy

The Cromwell Caesars Entertainment

A rose by any other name would smell as sweet, the great Bard said. The same, however, may not hold true for Las Vegas Strip casinos. Once slated to be called The Gansevoort – already an off-beat enough name, albeit a recognized hotel brand, for American audiences, at least – the tiny boutique hotel casino…Read More

Connecticut Casinos Playing Hardball to Collect Unpaid Gambling Debts

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Two major Connecticut casinos – Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun – have been at the heart of the battle for casino licenses in Massachusetts for a while now. Those campaigns have required tough negotiating, shrewd land deals, and convincing locals that the specific casino companies have the area’s best interests in mind. But for some Massachusetts…Read More

Aspers Casino in Northampton Projects Raunchy Ad onto Church

Aspers casino Northampton

You know what they say: sex sells. And with that in mind, one UK casino in Northampton thought that projecting the image of a model might draw a little attention to their operation and create some buzz around the city. Unfortunately, the church they decided to display the model on didn’t appreciate having the seductive…Read More

Aria Casino and MGM Resorts International Could Face Obstruction Fines

Nevada Gaming Control Board MGM Resorts International Aria Hotel and Casino

The Nevada gaming environment is unquestionably one of the most regulated and above-board you will find anywhere; having gone from its early days as a cash-skimming free-for-all run by the Mafia to a legitimate and above-board industry that few could question operates quite transparently and has many checks and balances to ensure fairness and honesty…Read More

Florida Faces Battle of the Bulging Wallets by Warring Casino Factions

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Las Vegas Sands CEO Sheldon Adelson sometimes lobbies for casinos and sometimes lobbies against them (as in his massive anti-online campaign for the past year); but whatever he does, he does it with gusto and lots and lots of cash. So it should come as no surprise that his company is one of several major…Read More

Toronto Man Wanted After Failure to Pay $12.9M to Las Vegas Casinos

Semion Kronenfeld Terrance Watanabe

There are a few things that can get you nominated for “World’s Dumbest Criminal”: robbing a bank with surveillance cameras everywhere, trying to steal a police car, and most certainly at the top of that list would be skipping out on major casino gambling debts. Not smart, not smart at all. That’s what one Toronto…Read More

New Hampshire Grapples with Impact of Possible Land Casino

New Hampshire casino legislation

New Hampshire may have a reputation as a quiet, relaxed state where bed and breakfasts and a little skiing are about the most exciting happenings around, but that image may be about to change. With everyone else in the region building up their gambling industries, it seems as though the Granite State may be ready…Read More

California Legislators Continue to Grapple with Gambling Options

California iGaming gambling legislation

A new California gambling bill approved last week by the State Senate could up taxes and review regulatory procedures on the Golden State’s ever-expanding gaming industry. Introduced by Sen. Leland Yee (D-San Francisco), SB 601 will go under the microscope of a gaming policy advisory committee comprised of both industry executives and members of the…Read More

Foxwoods Fall River Casino Goes Official, But Still Needs a Site

Foxwoods Fall River Massachusetts

Foxwoods may have been rejected in Milford, but they’re not giving up on their dream of a Massachusetts casino just yet. As has been speculated for some time now, Foxwoods and the city of Fall River are working together to produce a casino proposal that they hope will be able to win one of the…Read More