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Encore Boston Harbor General Contractor, Subcontractor Exchange Allegations over Disputed Bills

Representatives from Suffolk Construction — the general contractor for the recently-opened Encore Boston Harbor — and subcontractor Coghlin Electrical Contractors — which claims it is owed over $30 million in unpaid bills for the… Read More

Online Casino Gaming Has Lift Off in Pennsylvania Through Hollywood and Parx, Poker and Blackjack Have to Wait

Almost two years after Pennsylvania passed sweeping gambling reforms that legalized online gaming, poker and sports betting, the first licensed and regulated real-money online casinos opened for business in Pennsylvania Monday – kind of…. Read More

Macau Junket Suncity ‘Deeply Sorry’ for Offending Chinese Government

Playboy CEO of leading Macau junket Suncity Group Alvin Chau appeared rattled by the recent focus on his company by Chinese state media as he addressed a press conference at the Mandarin Oriental Macau… Read More

WSOP Final Table: Las Vegas Shooting Survivor Garry Gates Closes Gap on Chip Leader Hossein Ensan

Five players will retake their seats at WSOP Main Event final table at the Rio Las Vegas when play resumes tonight. Among them is Garry Gates, a poker journalist and survivor of the Oct…. Read More

Indiana Majestic Star Casino to Become Hard Rock Gary Through $400M Partnership

Four months after the Indiana Gaming Commission (IGC) approved the sale of the Majestic Star Casino in Gary to Spectacle Entertainment, the new owners made a big announcement. Over the weekend, the company announced… Read More

Twin River to Acquire Two Eldorado Casinos in Mississippi and Missouri for $230 Million

Twin River Worldwide Holdings has announced Thursday that it will acquire two Eldorado Resorts casinos, the Isle of Capri Casino Kansas City, Mo., and the Lady Luck Vicksburg, Miss., for an all-cash transaction of… Read More

Las Vegas Police Had No Specific Mass-Casualty Response Policy at Time of Mandalay Bay Shooting, Internal Report Shows

Las Vegas Metro Police (LVMPD) did not have a specific policy in place for responding to a mass-casualty incident at the time of the Oct. 1, 2017 Mandalay Bay shooting. That’s the conclusion of… Read More

Japan Moves Forward in Process to Set Up Gaming Regulatory Committee

A committee that will eventually oversee casino regulation in Japan is now taking shape as gaming operators interested in capturing one of three likely licenses continue to wait for more details. Two officials were… Read More

Mohawk Nation Teams Up with Stars Group on New York Sports Book, Stars Eyes Future Online Potential

The Saint Regis Mohawk Nation of New York will partner with the Stars Group to bring sports betting to the Akwesasne Mohawk Casino Resort in the northern part of the state near the Canadian… Read More

US Tourists Return to DR and Its Casinos After Fears Over ‘Mysterious’ Deaths Abate

US flight bookings to the Dominican Republic have rallied after a sharp plunge last month as prospective visitors were rattled by a spate of allegedly mysterious American deaths in the Caribbean country in May… Read More

WSOP Main Event Officially Biggest Since 2006 at Height of Poker Boom

The numbers are in for the World Series of Poker Main Event at the Rio in Las Vegas — and reports of the game’s demise have been wildly exaggerated. In fact, with the WSOP… Read More

Montana Casino Customer Who Beheaded Fellow Patron Was Alleged Zombie Fantasist Who ‘Wanted to Eat Brains’

A man accused of decapitating a winning customer at Montana Lil’s Casino in Billings, Mont., was allegedly “obsessed with zombies” and discussed eating the victim’s brain, according to new charges filed in the case…. Read More

Vancouver Man Found Dead in South America Linked to Money Laundering of Drug Proceeds Via BC Casinos

A Chinese-Canadian man from Vancouver who was under surveillance by Canadian Police (RCMP) for his alleged links to a criminal syndicate that laundered hundreds of millions of dollars through British Columbia’s casinos was found… Read More

Las Vegas Strip Casinos Feel 6.4 Mag Southern California Earthquake on July 4, Experts Warn More Coming

Las Vegas Strip casinos felt a whole lotta shakin’ going on for Independence Day, and it wasn’t from fireworks displays. A 6.4 magnitude earthquake epicentered in the Mojave Desert was felt across several Strip… Read More

Macau Gaming Regulator Conducts Casino Storm Threat Drills as Typhoon Season Looms

Macau’s gaming regulator, DCIJ, has conducted typhoon-response exercises with each of the gambling hub’s six big licensees in an effort to gauge the industry’s readiness for the approaching tropical storm season. The news follows… Read More

Illinois Gov. Vows to Beat Wisconsin’s Ho-Chunk Nation with Fast-Tracked Rockford Casino

The Ho-Chunk Nation has been angling to build a casino in the City of Beloit, Wisconsin for the best part of two decades. Now, with the Nations’ casino dreams in the hands of the… Read More

Las Vegas Metro Police Fired Officer Who Froze During October 1, 2017 Mandalay Bay Massacre

A Las Vegas Metro Police Officer who admitted to being “terrified with fear” and “freezing up” in a corridor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino as a gunman sprayed hundreds of rounds of… Read More

Personal Injury Experts Caution Casinos Following $3 Million Jack Cincinnati Award to Injured Ohio Gambler

Veteran personal injury attorneys say that last week’s jury verdict — which awarded $3 million to a woman after she tripped on a downed “wet floor” sign at Ohio’s Jack Cincinnati Casino — provides… Read More

Wyoming Tribe Denies Creating Secretive Body Opposing Slots Regulation, Sacked Lobbyist Claims Its Lying

The Northern Arahapo tribe was behind a shadowy organization that sought to nix a legislative effort to create a gaming commission in Wyoming, according to disclosure reports filed Monday with the Wyoming Secretary of… Read More

Racing Ends at Suffolk Downs, Historic Track Closes Week After Encore Boston Harbor Launch

Suffolk Downs has run its last race. The historic East Boston racetrack’s closure on Sunday after 84 years puts an end to thoroughbred racing not only in Massachusetts but also the whole of New… Read More

Rick Springfield Cancels Hard Rock Casino Gig in Dominican Republic Over Safety Fears

Veteran Aussie rocker Rick Springfield has canceled a forthcoming concert at the Hard Rock Casino in Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic as public anxiety grows over reports of mysterious deaths in the country…. Read More

Illinois to Become ‘Gambling Capital of the Midwest’ as Governor Signs Massive Expansion Package

Illinois governor J.B. Pritzker on Friday signed a gambling package that will establish a huge casino in Chicago, as well as five smaller regional casinos in the southern suburbs. It’s a feat lawmakers and… Read More

Chukchansi Chucks Out 60 Members as Tribe Squabbles Over Casino Riches

The Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians – who own the Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino in Coarsegold, California — have expelled at least 60 tribal members via the controversial practice of disenrollment. Critics described… Read More

NagaCorp Weighs Nagasaki Amusement Park for Resort Casino as Officials Await Japanese Government Action

NagaCorp has interest in placing a gaming venue in Nagasaki — perhaps at the Huis Ten Bosch amusement park — among other locations in Japan, according to media reports. Nagasaki and local officials have… Read More

New Jersey Swerves Government Shutdown that Could Have Closed Casinos, Online Gaming

New Jersey’s Democratic governor Phil Murphy said he will not allow the wheels of state government to grind to a halt despite an ongoing budget standoff. There were fears that a government shutdown could… Read More