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Connecticut AG Casts Doubt on Satellite Casino Proposal

AG George Jepsen doubts over Connecticut casino project

Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen is offering no false assurances about his state’s legal right to authorize a “satellite casino” 13 miles from the MGM Springfield in Massachusetts. The legal issues surrounding the proposal are complex and uncertain, he said in a letter to Governor Dannel Malloy. MGM Resorts has attempted to sue Connecticut over…Read More

Vegas Shows No Favorite, But Usual Suspects are Top Choices in NCAA Tournament

NCAA Tournament

While the NCAA Tournament selection committee likes Villanova to repeat as champions, several Las Vegas oddsmakers have a different opinion. The Sportsbooks look at this as a wide-open tournament, unusual from past championships that have one or two teams as a favorite. The facility at Red Rock Resort in Las Vegas has seen several teams…Read More

Macau Casinos, Health Bureau Try to Find Common Ground on Smoking Lounge Issues

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Macau’s Health Bureau wants to reduce the harmful effects of cigarette smoke on patrons and employees inside casinos, and the agency’s public crusade isn’t a bunch of smoke and mirrors. The Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China is working alongside the city’s six major casino operators to determine the best regulations regarding…Read More

Lawsuit Challenging Wynn Boston Harbor’s License Can Proceed, Supreme Judicial Court Says

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Wynn Boston Harbor is currently under construction, but a lawsuit challenging the validity of the resort’s gaming license and its issuance has been cleared to continue. The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled late last week that a lawsuit brought on by the City of Revere, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, and Mohegan Sun can…Read More

Kansas Casino’s Opening Delayed by Brandon Steven Group’s Castle Rock Lawsuit, Among Other Issues

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After construction delays and legal challenges, Kansas Crossing Casino is finally ready to serve the people of the Sunflower State. The wait has been a bit longer than expected. A grand opening was scheduled for March, but has been pushed forward now to April 8, due to a lawsuit related to the bidding process. Not…Read More

White House Economic Advisor Carl Icahn Bearish on Stock Market

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Carl Icahn, the billionaire investor who sold the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City last week to Hard Rock International, is also an informal economic advisor to President Donald Trump. The 45th commander-in-chief says his billionaire pal is “innately able to predict the future” as it relates to economies. If that’s true, investors might be smart…Read More

Atlantic City Council Prepares for Crisis with Microgrids, Casinos Would Benefit

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The Atlantic City Council (ACC) voted unanimously this week to approve a resolution asking the state to fund a study determining whether building a microgrid to power the beachfront town in times of crisis is a merited endeavor. The resolution will petition the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities for consideration in the matter. Atlantic…Read More

Yankton, South Dakota Officials Float Idea of Casino Near Downtown River

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Could water baptize a river district into a casino and entertainment destination and attract tourists? Officials with Yankton Area Progressive Growth (YAPG) believe it can. The group presented a plan earlier this week to construct an area near the Missouri River that would include a casino, restaurants, music space, river access, convention space, waterparks, retail…Read More

Feds Charge 21 in ATM Skimming Money-Laundering Scheme That Wound Up at Las Vegas Casinos

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A cross-country money laundering scheme involving 21 people has been disrupted, with the FBI capturing 11 of the alleged culprits to date. They have been charged by US federal authorities, who say that “card skimming” devices were used to steal millions of dollars. The mechanisms used stole money from ATM machines and then laundered the…Read More

Sale of Sands Bethlehem to MGM “Imminent”

Sheldon Adelson to sell Sands Bethlehem to MGM

The sale of the Sands Bethlehem to MGM Resorts International has been described as “imminent” by sources who spoke to the Allentown Morning Call on Wednesday. MGM’s interest in the LVS property was revealed last week when Sands Bethlehem CEO Mark Juliano sent an email to employees saying talks were underway, but “not imminent.” There…Read More

Wisconsin Indian Tribe Says It Won’t Pony Up $1 Million Casino Payment

Wisconsin Indian Casino

The Wisconsin Stockbridge-Munsee Indian Tribe is making good on its threat to hold back a nearly $1 million casino payment due to the state. The due date for the money is June 30 and the group has said it will not be paid. The tribe is upset because another operation, the Ho-Chunk Nation, has plans…Read More

Glenn Straub Ups Attacks on Atlantic City, Says New Jersey “Rapes” Businesses

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Glenn Straub says when you come to New Jersey, business owners “have to take all your clothes off” and allow the state to take full advantage. “They don’t know how to not rape you,” he opined. Yep, Straub just went there. The Florida-based developer has officially removed any politically correct buffer he might have had in describing…Read More

Casino Bus Crash Kills Four, Charter Safety Concerns Continue

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A casino bus crash in Mississippi has killed four passengers and injured 40 more, seven critically. The incident occurred in Biloxi after the bus reportedly became stuck while trying to cross train tracks. Moments later, a freight train traveling at speeds up to 45 MPH collided with the bus and pushed it some 300 feet…Read More

Maryland Live Back on Top After Taking Wind Out of MGM National Harbor’s Sails

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Maryland Live is once again the top casino in the state after the Arundel Mills resort generated more gaming revenue during the month of February than its new rival MGM National Harbor. Collectively, the state’s six casinos pulled in $128.7 million in gross gaming win, Maryland’s second-best all-time performance. The record mark came in December…Read More

Texas Casino Bill Would Create Nine Commercial Casinos in Lone Star State

Joe Deshotel presents Texas casino bill

A Texas casino bill, introduced this week by State Representative Joe Deshotel (D-Beaumont), would legalize commercial casino gaming in the Lone Star State and authorize up to nine casinos. This is not Deshotel’s first rodeo. He introduced a very similar bill in 2015, which was Texas’ last legislative session (it’s biennial) and it dwindled without…Read More