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Alabama Daily Fantasy Sports Bill Throttled to Death on Senate Floor

Alabama DFS bill fails to change Luther Strange’s 2016 opinion

Alabama’s daily fantasy sports bill went down in flames in the State Senate on Wednesday. Despite being unanimously approved by the Senate Tourism and Marketing Committee earlier this month, Senator Paul Sanford’s bill didn’t even make the vote yesterday – a fate that has befallen both of the dogged senator’s previous attempts to legalize DFS…Read More

Delaware Governor Gives Assurance on Tax Relief as Casino Bill Put on Ice

Governor John Carney open to Delaware casino tax relief

Delaware’s proposal to slash tax rates for its three struggling casinos has been put on hold, following assurances from Governor John Carney that his administration is open to changing the tax structure to preserve casino jobs. Carney says he wants to know the exact cost to the state’s coffers before he gets behind the proposal….Read More

Connecticut Commercial Casino Projects Won’t Jeopardize Tribal Compacts, Says State AG

Connecticut casino gambling East Windsor

The Connecticut commercial casino market can get a new jolt, attested the state’s Attorney General George Jepsen earlier this week. He told legislators that operators who want to open up shop in the state can explore that possibility without it jeopardizing two existing tribal gaming compacts. In written testimony, the attorney general told the Public…Read More

Cambodia Hopes Reforms Will Fuel Billions More Foreign Investment in Casino Industry

Cambodia casino

Cambodia plans to pass gambling reforms to attract more foreign investment into its thriving casino industry as it seeks to promote itself as a major gambling hub in East Asia. The reform package is expected to pass after forthcoming general elections, in which the main opposition party is, incidentally, prohibited from standing. It would create…Read More

Kansas Casinos Take Aim at MLB and NBA Sports Betting Integrity Fee

Kansas sports betting bill debated by MBA’s Bryan Seeley

Kansas casino operators clashed with Major League Baseball at a hearing of the state House Federal and State Affairs Committee on Tuesday. The committee had met to discuss and hear testimonies on HB 2752, legislation that would legalize sports betting at Kansas’ casinos, should the forthcoming Supreme Court ruling make it expedient to do so….Read More

Personal Assistant to President Donald Trump Fired for Online Gambling, Tax Issues

Donald Trump aide John McEntee

John McEntee, described as a “personal assistant” to President Donald Trump, was escorted out of the White House on Monday after being denied permanent security clearance. Senior administration officials told the Wall Street Journal this week that the 27-year-old was denied clearance due to “problems related to online gambling and the mishandling of his taxes,”…Read More

South Korean Police Raid Government Ministry in Kangwon Land Casino Corruption Probe

Kangown Land, South Korea, admits corruption

South Korean police launched a dramatic raid on the offices of the country’s Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MCST) over the weekend as part of a renewed investigation into widespread nepotism at the state-owned Kangwon Land Casino. The MSCT is the government body charged with regulating the casino. Police also raided the casino’s administrative…Read More

Melco Resorts Billionaire Lawrence Ho Predicts Japan Casino Bidding to Commence in 2019

Lawrence Ho Melco Japan casino

Lawrence Ho says his Melco Resorts, one of six licensed casino operators in Macau, is readying to make its case to Japanese lawmakers as to why the company is best suited to receive one of the expected gaming permits in the Land of the Rising Sun. But the billionaire doesn’t expect the competitive bidding to…Read More

Beijing Spies on Chinese Officials Gambling in Macau, Says Senior Lawmaker

Ho Iat Seng

The Chinese mainland officials who once piled the proceeds of their embezzlement onto the baccarat tables of Macau are a thing of the past, according to Ho Iat Seng, president of the enclave’s legislative assembly. Speaking to Chinese state-run media during a trip to Beijing this week, Ho claimed that the facial recognition technology used…Read More

President Donald Trump Fires Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Political Bettors Get It Right (Again)

Donald Trump Rex Tillerson PredictIt

The Cabinet of President Donald Trump is starting to become more of a Lazy Susan, as members of the executive branch advisory board continue to rotate. This week, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson became the latest high ranking official to be shown the door. Fourth in line for the presidency, Trump announced the news via…Read More

Vietnamese Communist Regime Arrests Police Chief in Gambling and Corruption Bust

Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang

Vietnamese state-controlled media has announced the arrest of a former head of the country’s High-Technology Police Department, on suspicion of organizing an international gambling ring. Nguyen Thanh Hoa, 60, was arrested on Sunday as part of an online gambling and money laundering case. Hoa was stripped of his “people’s police” title by the nation’s Communist leader…Read More

Pennsylvania Online Gambling Market to Launch Before Year’s End

888 CEO Itai Frieberger Pennsylvania online gambling

Pennsylvania is on schedule to launch its online gambling market before the end of the year. That’s the latest from the executive director of the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB), Kevin O’Toole, who told the House budget hearing that applications for licensing would begin next month, as expected. The state began accepting applications for daily fantasy…Read More

Florida Gambling Legislation Dead for 2018, Power Might Soon Be Delivered to the People

Florida gambling legislation Seminoles

Florida gambling legislation is once again being shelved after Sunshine State lawmakers failed to come to new terms with the Seminole Tribe. Hundreds of millions of tax dollars are at stake, and a constitutional ballot referendum question will be put before voters in November that could strip the Florida Legislature of their gambling lawmaking powers,…Read More

Could Shinzo Abe Corruption Scandal Derail Casino Process?

Shinzo and Akie Abe

Late last week, the Japanese lawmakers building a framework of regulation for the country’s future casino industry said they would petition the national government to speed up the legislative process. With a mid-April deadline looming, the ruling Liberal Democrat Party (LDP) task-force is anxious to get a bill to parliament this month so that it…Read More

MGM Resorts Cannot Intervene in Connecticut Tribal Casino Decision: Department of Interior Weighs In

MGM Resorts Connecticut casino DOI

MGM Resorts is a commercial casino operator, and thus has no legal grounds to weigh in on Connecticut tribal gaming matters: that’s the view of the Department of the Interior (DOI). In filings submitted to the US District Court in Washington, DC, this week, DOI Secretary Ryan Zinke said the federal agency opposes MGM Resorts’ “motion for…Read More