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Alabama Gaming Expansion Odds Cut Following Governor Bentley’s Resignation

Alabama gaming Governor Robert Bentley

Alabama gaming expansion efforts face a steeper uphill battle following Governor Robert Bentley’s (R) resignation, a staunch supporter of authorizing a state lottery and reducing gaming restrictions. Amid a public scandal that included allegations of an affair with a senior advisor and the misuse of state funds, Bentley, aka the “Luv Guv,” stepped down from…Read More

Martha’s Vineyard Casino Can Move Forward, Wampanoag Tribe Celebrates Appeals Court’s Ruling

Martha's Vineyard casino Wampanoag Tribe

A Martha’s Vineyard casino is likely coming to the Cape Cod affluent island after an appeals court overturned previous rulings that blocked the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head from engaging in gambling. This week, the First Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston overturned a 2015 decision that prevented the tribe from opening a casino on…Read More

New Jersey Lawyers Take Case for Sports Betting to US SG’s Office

Acting Solicitor General Noel Francisco to advise Supreme Court on New Jersey sports betting.

New Jersey lawyers and officials were in Washington this week to meet staff from US Solicitor General’s Office as they pushed their case for legalized sports betting. Ted Olson, himself a former US solicitor general, was on hand to argue in New Jersey’s interests, as was top Newark-based lawyer Michael Griffinger, while attorney Ron Ricio…Read More

United Airlines Passenger David Dao’s Turbulent Past Includes Frequent WSOP Cashes

United Airlines David Dao poker gambling

United Airlines passenger Dr. David Dao, who was violently removed from an overbooked flight after refusing to give up his seat on Monday, was catapulted into instant worldwide fame after the incident’s phone cam video went viral, causing public outcry over his rough manhandling. Dao, it appears, is a pretty good poker player, with over…Read More

Connecticut Casino Outlook Grim, as Neighboring Competition Continues to Hurt State’s Two Resorts

Connecticut casinos gaming revenue decline

Connecticut casinos have endured nine consecutive years in the red in terms of year-over-year performance, and with continued gaming expansion in neighboring states, it doesn’t appear likely that the unwanted streak will come to an end anytime soon. In a new market study compiled by Nathan Associates, a Virginia-based financial consulting firm, principal economist Dr….Read More