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Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno Says Third Connecticut Casino “Glorified Slots Parlor”

Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno

If Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno (D) is concerned over the impact the satellite casino in East Windsor, Connecticut, might have on his town’s $950 million MGM resort in Massachusetts, he’s doing everything he can to present a different façade. In a statement this week, Sarno tried to downplay the 2nd US Circuit Court of Appeals…Read More

Colorado Casino Exec Provides Nevada Regulators Perfect Answer on Recreational Pot

recreational marijuana Nevada Gaming

Marijuana isn’t all fun and games in the eyes of the Nevada Gaming Commission. Though Nevada voters legalized recreational pot in last fall’s November election, the five-member regulatory panel has publicly warned gaming companies to continue treating the drug as an illegal substance. With the first sales of recreational marijuana in Nevada scheduled to begin…Read More

Reuters Exposes Shell Companies Processing Online Payments for American Gamblers

My Fabric Factory exposed as “transaction laundering” site.

A report by Reuters this week exposed shell online retail companies that act as a front for processing illegal online gambling payments.    The news agency’s reporters uncovered a network of sites purporting to sell household goods, but which instead engage in a practice known “transaction laundering,” in which shell businesses process payments on behalf…Read More

Westgate LV SuperBook Posts Odds for Vegas Golden Knights Games

Vegas Golden Knights

The NHL’s newest team, the Vegas Golden Knights, aren’t expected to do much in their inaugural season, but the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook really doubts their chances in the team’s first game of the season. The oddsmakers made the city’s first professional sports team a huge underdog when they go on the road against the…Read More

New Online Gambling Lobbying Group iDEA Forms in DC, Backed by Amaya and Other Power Brokers

Donald Trump Washington DC lobbying group iDEA

An online gambling lobbying group called iDEA (iDevelopment and Economic Association) has set up shop in Washington, DC, just steps from the White House and President Trump’s Oval Office. The coalition includes many of the most prominent players in internet gambling, including Amaya, parent company to PokerStars, plus GVC Holdings, owner of bwin and partypoker,…Read More