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Suffolk Downs Faces More Massachusetts Gaming Commission Hurdles

Massachusetts Gaming Commission

Is it dead, or is it alive? That’s the question everyone in Massachusetts is asking about the Suffolk Downs casino plan, which is currently in a state of limbo reminiscent of Schrödinger’s cat. And while a recent meeting of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission may have given a few clues as to which way that board is…Read More

Macau Gaming Licenses Still Frozen, But Citizens Get Money for Nothing

Fernando Chui Macau Chief Executive

Want a Macau casino license? Too bad and take it off your holiday wish list; the country’s chief executive has made it very clear that no new ones will be forthcoming anytime soon. Fernando Chui – Macau’s chief executive – told the 2014 Legislative Assembly in his annual presentation that nothing will be changing vis-a-vis…Read More

Pennsylvania Senate Panel Enticed by Online Gambling Revenues

Pennsylvania online gambling

Well, that didn’t take long. Just days after the launch of online gambling in New Jersey, and not long after online gambling began in Delaware and the expansion of land casino gambling in New York, Pennsylvania legislators are beginning to think that this online gambling thing might be right for them after all. New Year’s…Read More

It’s Michigan v. Indians as Supreme Court Hears Landmark Casino Case

Casino war Bay Mill Indians

It’s been a long time since Native American tribes and the Man buried the hatchet, so to speak. But lately, what has long been considered “sovereign immunity” for Native tribes under the United States Constitution has come into question once again, as more and more states that are themselves entering the land gaming markets take…Read More

New Jersey, The Gambling State: Could Be New Moniker

New Jersey iGaming

New Jersey’s first week in the wonderful world of legal and regulated online casinos appears to have gone pretty well. Although unaudited by the state’s Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE), the unofficial word is that 13 new casino sites – operated under the auspices of Atlantic City’s land casinos with help from their online gaming…Read More

With Casino Profits Sky High, Macau Still Wants to Be More Like Vegas

Macau casino profits

For decades, “Las Vegas” has been synonymous with “gambling mecca” – the sine qua non of the casino industry, the benchmark for how other gaming destinations wanted to mirror themselves. But in just a few years, Macau – the Chinese Special Administrative District that has left every other casino destination in the dust, including Sin…Read More

Mohegan Sun and Suffolk Downs Confirm Partnership

Mohegan Sun Suffolk Downs

When Suffolk Downs dropped Caesars Entertainment from their East Boston casino bid, it created confusion that might have cost them a chance to win approval from their community. Now, they’re hoping a new partnership could help save their casino hopes – though this partner doesn’t have a winning record in Massachusetts, either. Deal Details Finalized…Read More

Already Partnered Online in New Jersey, Steve Wynn Watches and Waits

Steve Wynn online gambling

Steve Wynn – legendary Las Vegas casino developer and gambling industry icon – is taking a time-out when it comes to his views on online gambling. He’s neither strongly for it nor strongly against it, and wants to see how the neophyte legal American Internet gaming venture is going to fare before he forms a…Read More

Fight is On for New York State Casino Licenses

New York State casinos

New York  State has hosted its share of heavyweight prize fights over the years. But the upcoming battle over which developers will get the chance to build casinos in the Empire State could be among the most competitive fights anyone from New York has seen in decades. It’s only been a few weeks since New…Read More

Kentucky Legal Land Gaming Initiatives No Longer Out to Pasture

Kentucky gambling

When it comes to casino expansion, the question on every state’s mind seems to be “everyone else is doing it, so why can’t we?” The next state to take up the question of whether or not to expand their land-based gambling options may well be Kentucky, as a state legislator has now introduced two bills…Read More

Delta Corporation to Open First World-Class Casino Resort in India

Goa floating casino in India

The first Indian – as in India – world-class integrated resort is set to open in 2014, a remarkable move in a country that officially doesn’t allow gambling by law in most of its states. The gambling project is going up just off the state of Goa, in Daman, which is close to Mumbai, which…Read More

Massachusetts State Gambling Commission Hears Revere Casino Plan

Suffolk Downs Revere

If you move a casino over a city line, is it still the same casino? This isn’t a complex philosophical question, but rather the problem facing Massachusetts state regulators right now, as well as both supporters and detractors of a casino at the Suffolk Downs racetrack. Whose Border Is It, Anyway? If you’ve been following…Read More

Online Gambling in New Jersey Officially Goes Live

New Jersey legal online gambling

Start firing up those keyboards: online gambling is up and running in New Jersey. After a five-day test run revealed no lasting significant issues, the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement gave the go-ahead to six Atlantic City casinos to allow players from across the state to take part in online casinos and poker rooms….Read More

Ex-Con Brought to Light as Wynn Everett Gets Gaming Commission Review

Wynn Everett Casino

Maybe they should create a TV soap opera called “As Massachusetts’ Casinos Get Overturned”; the drama never seems to stop in this East Coast state that is struggling to implement legalized land gaming, and facing obstacles at every turn, it appears. Was an Ex-Con Involved? The latest episode has the now infamously persnickety Massachusetts Gaming…Read More

Here She Comes, Miss Gambling America: New Jersey Ready to Go Online

New Jersey online gambling

Just because the President of the United States doesn’t realize that complex interactive websites that are designed to be used by millions of people need endless pre-checks, soft launches and re-checks, doesn’t mean the casino executives preparing for New Jersey’s online gaming launch on Nov. 26 are so cavalier. Borgata Moving Carefully Boyd Gaming –…Read More