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Casino Billionaires, NFL Owners Fueled Trump’s Record Inaugural

Contributions from billionaires and corporations pushed President Donald Trump’s inaugural committee to a new fundraising benchmark of $106.7 million, roughly twice the previous record set by former President Barack Obama’s first inauguration. Among the biggest donors for the celebration of… [continue reading]

Tribe asks judge to halt Ho-Chunk casino expansion

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A Native American tribe in northern Wisconsin filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday asking a judge to block another band from expanding a competing casino, arguing the project violates both tribes’ gambling compacts with the state. The… [continue reading]

South Korea set to open lavish casino as missile spat scares off Chinese gamblers

South Korea’s first casino resort has been unlucky with the timing of its grand opening this week as a diplomatic spat scares off gamblers from neighboring China who usually account for about half of Korea’s foreigner gaming revenue. The country’s… [continue reading]

Indictment of ‘Vegas Dave’ illustrates how casinos use Social Security numbers

Using the wrong Social Security number in a casino can cost you millions of dollars and land you in jail as professional sports bettor David Nakama Oancea, also known as Vegas Dave, is finding out. According to an indictment issued… [continue reading]

Portland Meadows and the Oregon Lottery Desperately Seek Answers for a New Casino Across the River

Portland Meadows, the only commercial horse-racing track in Oregon, celebrated its 70th birthday last year. In a legislative hearing earlier this month, the track’s general manager and its lobbyist pleaded with lawmakers to help the track, located in North Portland… [continue reading]

Alabama House votes to allow fantasy sports betting

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – The state House of Representatives has voted to allow fantasy sports betting in Alabama. The bill passed 43-38 Tuesday after hours of debate about whether the wagering falls under the state’s anti-gambling laws. Proponents said the… [continue reading]

Tribe sues US over casino approval in Washington state

This story has been corrected by removing reference that Spokane Tribe’s hotel is a Hard Rock Hotel SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) – The Kalispel Tribe sued the U.S. government Tuesday over its approval of a rival casino project by the Spokane… [continue reading]

Genting wins hotel site from Miami-Dade. Commissioners bet on a casino there

Miami-Dade commissioners on Tuesday endorsed letting Genting build a hotel over a Miami bus stop, with a side debate centered on the assumption that the Malaysian gambling giant wants to bring a casino there. “I am willing to live with… [continue reading]

In the Bahamas, a Long-Awaited Opening for Baha Mar Resort

The Bahamas resort Baha Mar has taken more than 10 years to open, but on Friday, the $4.2 billion, 1,000-acre development on a half-mile of beachfront in Nassau is expected to finally debut — at least, in part. Baha Mar… [continue reading]

NH House to hear casino bill Tuesday

The New Hampshire House will hold a public hearing Tuesday on Senate Bill 242, which would authorize slot machines and table games at two casinos in the state. The House has rejected casino bills 19 times, but came within one… [continue reading]

How to get millennials to gamble? Casinos bet on video games

The “Downton Abbey”-themed slot machine on display at the recent Indian gaming trade show at the San Diego Convention Center clearly had its charm. With a comfy, over-sized chair and familiar depictions of Lady Mary, Mr. Bates and others characters… [continue reading]

Bellagio fire blamed on faulty light fixture

A fire that did an estimated $450,000 in damage at the Bellagio on Thursday was caused by a faulty light fixture, according to the Clark County Fire Department. The exterior fixture was about 3.5 feet below the roof line of… [continue reading]

NBA inks overseas DFS deal with firm not named FanDuel or DraftKings

The National Basketball Association is broadening its global fantasy reach by teaming up with a daily fantasy games provider to offer DFS games to basketball fans across four continents. Interestingly, the provider it has selected is not named FanDuel or… [continue reading]

Legislators search for safest bet on CT casino expansion

The Connecticut General Assembly’s appetite for gambling is being tested in every sense as legislators weigh competing proposals for casino expansion from MGM Resorts International and a partnership of the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribal nations. Are legislators comfortable allowing… [continue reading]

IGT Sells Social Casino Business

After a disappointing 2016 performance, International Game Technology is selling DoubleDown – the social casino business it first acquired in 2012 – for $825 million. The global gaming manufacturer and supplier will sell the entity to DoubleU Games, a social… [continue reading]

Arkansas attorney general again rejects casino proposal

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has again rejected a proposed constitutional amendment that would ask voters to approve gambling in the state. The decision announced Monday is the fourth time this year that Rutledge has… [continue reading]

Road trip by AGA slated to explain how casinos help small businesses

The American Gaming Association is starting a series of road trips Tuesday to explain how commercial and tribal casinos help small businesses across the country. Representatives of the Washington, D.C.-based association will meet with Rep. Anthony Brown, D-Md., at Eastern… [continue reading]

Fantasy sports companies fold as legislative battle resumes

BOSTON — The daily fantasy sports industry sharply contracted since the online games offered by companies like FanDuel and DraftKings sparked court and legislative battles across the United States last year. More than two-thirds of companies that existed this time… [continue reading]

Raiders execs expected in Las Vegas for stadium meeting

Executives with the Oakland Raiders are expected to be in Las Vegas on Thursday to provide new details to the Las Vegas Stadium Authority on the team’s plans to build its stadium near the Strip. In the first Las Vegas… [continue reading]

IGT to Sell Double Down Interactive LLC to DoubleU Games as part of New Strategic Partnership in Social Casino

International Game Technology PLC today announced it has signed a definitive purchase agreement to sell its social casino subsidiary, Double Down Interactive LLC, to an affiliate of DoubleU Games Co., Ltd., a leading global social casino operator headquartered in Seoul,… [continue reading]

Time to deal? Florida legislators begin gambling talks

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) – Florida legislators are starting negotiations over a new gambling deal. House and Senate members met Monday and the two sides have about three weeks left in this year’s session to reach an agreement. The Senate has… [continue reading]

Tribes, MGM battle over who should open third casino

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – Connecticut’s two federally recognized tribes say the state will lose $85.6 million annually if it creates a competitive process for developing a third casino in the state. The sum includes the loss in existing tribal gambling… [continue reading]

MGM interested in building 3rd Connecticut casino

As Connecticut lawmakers debate a bill that would open up the competition for a third Connecticut casino to commercial developers, MGM said they are interested in developing a casino in the state. MGM says they are specifically interested in Fairfield… [continue reading]

Neil Moffitt Stepping down as CEO of Hakkasan Group

Hakkasan Group CEO Neil Moffitt has confirmed he will be stepping down from his role at the global hospitality giant amid speculation created by the developing merger with SBE Entertainment. Hakkasan President and COO Nick McCabe has been promoted to… [continue reading]

Gary Platt Manufacturing Names New VP of Finance

RENO, Nev. (April 17, 2017) – Gary Platt Manufacturing has named its new Vice President of Finance. Having served as a financial advisor to Gary Platt for several months, Marek Petrilak has been formally tapped for the job, bringing a… [continue reading]