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Fantasy Sports

article Fantasy sports giants to state commission: Leave us alone (6/22/2017)
(Massachusetts) -- DraftKings and FanDuel, two pioneers in online fantasy sports betting who face the prospect of more state regulation and taxation, are urging a state...
article Federal judge grants temporary restraining order in FanDuel, DraftKings merger case (6/22/2017)
(USA) -- A federal judge issued a temporary restraining order that prevents DraftKings and FanDuel from completing its merger as the Federal Trade Commission seeks to...
article Judge temporarily halts daily fantasy sports merger (6/22/2017)
(Massachusetts) -- A federal judge has temporarily halted the planned merger between daily fantasy sports companies FanDuel and DraftKings.
article DraftKings and Fan Duel Losing Hundreds of Millions, According to Leaked Documents (6/21/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- DraftKings and FanDuel are hemorrhaging money, according to a 106-page merger document circulated by FanDuel to its investors back in January, and...
article DraftKings-FanDuel Merger Battle Will Hinge On Who Rivals Really Are (6/21/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- With the proposed merger of DraftKings and FanDuel in the crosshairs of the Federal Trade Commission, the two largest daily fantasy sports sites are...
article Federal judge orders temporary stop to DraftKings, FanDuel merger (6/21/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- The proposed merger between daily-fantasy-sports giants DraftKings and FanDuel has been temporarily halted by a federal judge, days after the...
article FTC to block DraftKings, FanDuel fantasy sports merger (6/21/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- The Federal Trade Commission said it will attempt to block the merger of the DraftKings and FanDuel fantasy sports websites because it would likely...
article Federal and state officials move to block fantasy sports merger between DraftKings and FanDuel (6/20/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- Federal and state officials on Monday moved to block the merger between DraftKings Inc. and FanDuel, arguing the combination would harm competition...
article Federal Trade Commission to oppose DraftKings-FanDuel merger (6/20/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has said that it will seek to block the proposed merger between daily fantasy sports (DFS) companies...
article The DraftKings, FanDuel financials (6/20/2017)
(USA) -- Federal antitrust regulators yesterday sued to block the proposed merger of fantasy sports sites DraftKings and FanDuel, leaving the two companies scrambling to...
article FanDuel, DraftKings Merger On Thin Ice (6/19/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- The merger of top daily fantasy sports sites DraftKings and FanDuel is officially on thin ice. The Federal Trade Commission announced on Monday that...
article FTC plans to challenge DraftKings FanDuel merger (6/19/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- The Federal Trade Commission has a message for DraftKings and FanDuel before they merge: Not so fast. The two daily fantasy sports sites announced...
article FTC says it will file suit to block FanDuel, DraftKings merger (6/19/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- The Federal Trade Commission announced Monday that it would seek to block the merger between the two leading daily fantasy sites, FanDuel and...
article U.S. regulators might block the merger of FanDuel and DraftKings (6/18/2017)
(New York) -- The fate of two of the largest daily fantasy sports sites lies in limbo as the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) decides if a merger will create an unfair...
article Online rummy operator invests in Fan Fight daily fantasy sports domain (6/18/2017)
(India) -- The boss for Indian skill-based online games operator Head InfoTech India Private Limited has reportedly invested some $38,800 in WCFN Solutions Private...
15 Total Articles on this Issue

Hard Rock

article Atlantic City Casino To Reopen Memorial Day (6/22/2017)
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City will once again have eight casinos when the casino formerly known as the Trump Taj Mahal reopens Memorial Day weekend.
article Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City to open by Memorial Day weekend (6/22/2017)
(Atlantic City) -- After casino operator Hard Rock International revealed an arms-length wish list in May, on Tuesday a company executive said its soon to be revitalized...
article Hard Rock Atlantic City Targets Memorial Day 2018 Opening (6/21/2017)
(Atlantic City) -- Hard Rock Atlantic City will reopen to guests next Memorial Day weekend should the company’s $500 million renovation stay on schedule. That...
article Hard Rock reveals opening date for the once shuttered Trump Taj Mahal (6/21/2017)
(Atlantic City) -- Casino operator Hard Rock International has announced the opening date for the once shuttered Taj Mahal. The revitalised casino will be opening its...
article Hard Rock Hotel and Casino to open Memorial Day weekend (6/20/2017)
(Atlantic City) -- Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City is expected to open on Memorial Day weekend, said Joe Emanuele, senior vice president of design and...
5 Total Articles on this Issue

Marijuana & Hemp

article Former Seminole chief to help other tribes grow legal weed (6/22/2017)
(New York) -- An ex-chief of the Seminole Tribe, with a legendary history of wrangling regulators as he pioneered the casino industry on tribal lands, plans to help...
article What Is A 'Pot Powwow' And How Can It Help The Native American Community? (6/20/2017)
(New Mexico) -- American Indians are proud of their heritage and the 'powwow' is the most popular way for Native Americans to socialize, sing, share stories and...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Nooksack Tribe

article If you have slot tickets from closed Northwood Casino, here’s what you should do (6/22/2017)
(Washington) -- The Nooksack Northwood Casino began redeeming customers’ slot machine tickets for cash on Wednesday, nearly a week after the National Indian Gaming...
1 Article on this Issue

Philippines Gaming

article Tiger Resort sacks Kazuo Okada as board chairman (6/22/2017)
(Philippines) -- Japanese billionaire Kazuo Okada has been removed as board chairman of Tiger Resort, Leisure and Entertainment, Inc. (TRLEI), Okada Manila has announced.
1 Article on this Issue

Las Vegas Gaming

article Derek Stevens Looks Toward Downtown’s Past to See Its Future (6/21/2017)
(Las Vegas) -- The past few weeks have offered a good perspective on the dance between old Vegas, new Vegas and new old Vegas that characterizes our times. In particular...
article Stevens relishes blank canvas in devising downtown resort (6/20/2017)
(Las Vegas) -- Derek Stevens is doing something rare in Southern Nevada’s post-recession economy. While owners of other gaming companies are building additions to...
article Golden Looks Golden with Stratosphere Acquisition (6/19/2017)
(Las Vegas) -- Golden Entertainment is bidding to become a major player in the lucrative Las Vegas locals market by acquiring American Casino & Entertainment, owner...
article Las Vegas sees retail boom (6/18/2017)
(Las Vegas) -- It doesn’t take long to realize how big shopping has become in this desert destination that casino gambling once ruled. Digital signs inside the...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Mohegan Sun

article Mohegan Sun Pocono to drop popular casino events and will charge for valet parking (6/21/2017)
(Connecticut) -- The casino events calendar at the Mohegan Sun Pocono will be a bit lighter this year as the Plains Township casino plans to discontinue a few of its...
article Mohegan Sun dropping popular casino events, will soon charge for valet (6/19/2017)
(Pennsylvania) -- Big changes are coming to Mohegan Sun Pocono. For the first time in years, the Plains Twp. casino will not hold a fireworks display for the July 4...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Atlantic City Gaming

article Atlantic City Fan Xpo closing until further notice (6/20/2017)
(Atlantic City) -- The Atlantic City Fan Xpo at the Showboat Atlantic City is postponing operations until further notice, according to a statement on their Facebook page...
article Will the potential increase in slots in Pennsylvania affect AC? (6/18/2017)
(Atlantic City) -- The resort’s gaming industry could be under another threat from Pennsylvania, this time in the form of slots at bars and the introduction of...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

MGM Resorts

article MGM Grand breaks ground on convention space addition (6/20/2017)
(Las Vegas) -- MGM Grand is set to break ground Tuesday on an expansion to its convention center that will add 250,000 square feet, giving it more than 850,000 square...
1 Article on this Issue

Seminole Tribe

article Florida Seminole Tribe’s Bond Credit Rating Upgraded by Moody’s, Fitch (6/20/2017)
(Florida) -- The Seminoles of Florida are going to save a lot of money in the coming months, after bond and credit rating services Moody’s and Fitch both upgraded...
article How two rating agencies view the Seminole Tribe's casino investments (6/19/2017)
(Florida) -- Two ratings agencies gave a strong thumbs up to the Broward County-based Seminole Tribe of Florida’s bank debt and bonds that are being used, in part...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Macau Gaming

article 7 Macau Updates as China Cracks Down On VIP Betting (6/19/2017)
(Macau) -- As Chinese authorities enforce rules that curtail illegal gambling, casino operators' recovery could stall, Wells Fargo says,
1 Article on this Issue

New York Gaming

article Construction continues at Tioga Downs Casino (6/19/2017)
(New York) -- Construction continues at Tioga Downs Casino in the Town of Nichols. Construction manager Carl York said the new facilities will have dozens of features...
article 2 harness track racinos look to state for relief (6/18/2017)
(New York) -- Two harness racing tracks that host electronic casino operations are looking to the state for help amid increased competition from the proliferation of...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Pinoleville

article Pinoleville tribe sued over failed Hopland restaurant, bar (6/19/2017)
(California) -- The former owner of the historic Hopland Inn in Mendocino County is suing the Pinoleville Pomo tribe, its chairwoman and its former business consultant,...
1 Article on this Issue

Gambling Expansion

article Greyhound races are a thing of the past. Except in Florida. (6/18/2017)
(Florida) -- During the third race on a recent sweltering Sunday at the Palm Beach Kennel Club, a sleek black greyhound named Atascocita Laden broke from the pack early...
1 Article on this Issue

International Game Technology

article International Game Technology to Issue Quarterly Dividend of $0.20 (IGT) (6/18/2017)
(Las Vegas) -- International Game Technology (NYSE:IGT) declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, May 25th, RTT News reports. Investors of record on Thursday, June 8th...
1 Article on this Issue

Japan Gaming

article Time For Japan To Ante Up On Casino Legalization (6/18/2017)
(Japan) -- Last month’s Japan Gaming Congress in Tokyo was fantastic in every sense of the word. Ticket sales were cut off at 500, and I gave my opening remarks as...
1 Article on this Issue

Keweenaw Bay Tribe

article KBIC updates details of casino expansion in MI Upper Peninsula (6/18/2017)
(Michigan) -- Construction on the $33.5 million expansion at the Marquette Ojibwa II Casino located in Chocolay Township on M-28 in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula (U.P...
1 Article on this Issue

Mining & Drilling

article Tanker Market: New Pipeline Could Spell New Trouble for Tanker Owners (6/18/2017)
(North Dakota) -- The new Dakota Access Pipeline could spell a shift in demand for tankers and ship owners could face new trouble in the North American market, said...
1 Article on this Issue

Muscogee Creek

article Muscogee (Creek) Nation warns Red Creek officials of repercussions of 'unlicensed' gaming; officials deny wrongdoing (6/18/2017)
(Oklahoma) -- Recent inquiries into slot machines and other casino-related equipment by representatives of a restaurant set to open soon on tribal land in Broken Arrow...
1 Article on this Issue

Navajo Nation

article NGS Owners Balk at Extension? (6/18/2017)
(Nevada) -- July 1st; that’s apparently it! According to the Salt River Project, one of the owners of the Navajo Generating Station (NGS), have said “No...
article Wool Buyers Come to the People (6/18/2017)
(Arizona) -- For decades, the only place for Navajo ranchers to sell their wool was at the trading post. As trading posts became fewer, and fewer of them stayed in the...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Nevada Gaming

article OP/ED: Gaming Control Board now investigating potentially fraudulent ‘loan’ from slot king Okada to... Okada (6/18/2017)
(Nevada) -- Kazuo Okada’s shifting fortunes just got more complicated. The Japanese billionaire, founder of slot machine manufacturing giant Universal...
1 Article on this Issue

Ohio Gaming

article Hollywood Casino Columbus is gaming leader in state, works to keep it that way (6/18/2017)
(Ohio) -- Hollywood Casino Columbus was the last of Ohio’s four casinos to open its gilded doors, but 4 1/2 years later, it’s pulling in more money than any...
article Is Ohio rolling dice on lottery? (6/18/2017)
(Ohio) -- The company that has been operating Ohio’s gambling systems since 2009 has a message for the keepers of the public purse regarding its contract: It ain...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Other News

article Musqueam deal with YVR could be worth $300 million (6/22/2017)
(British Columbia) -- The Musqueam Indian Band and the Vancouver Airport Authority signed a 30-year “sustainability and friendship” agreement Wednesday that...
article Out-of-the-box online casino solutions are proving ever more popular (6/22/2017)
(USA) -- For many years, most online casinos offered the same software, the same games, and virtually identical online gambling experiences as their rivals.
article Grand Traverse Industries lands state contract (6/21/2017)
(Michigan) -- The State of Michigan awarded a $7.3 million, three-year contract to Grand Traverse Industries to manufacture and ship-to-order trashcan liners. It is the...
article U.S. to seek to block DraftKings, FanDuel fantasy sports merger (6/20/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- The U.S. Federal Trade Commission said on Monday it will seek to stop the merger of DraftKings and FanDuel, because the combined company would...
article Fry Bread Taco serves Native American dishes (6/20/2017)
(Oklahoma) -- The Citizen Potawatomi Nation opened Fry Bread Taco around three years ago, where they serve traditional Native American dishes such as Indian tacos,...
article Marquette Ojibwa II expansion to begin in July (6/19/2017)
(Michigan) -- The Marquette Ojibwa II Casino in Chocolay Township, Michigan, is ready to begin its expansion on July 24. The US$33.5 million development was announced in...
article Delco officials, tavern owners eye jackpot (6/18/2017)
(Pennsylvania) -- The gambling expansion bill that could vastly increase the scope of betting in Pennsylvania, opening the door to legal gaming in bars, airports and...
article Native journalist aims to cover undertold stories (6/18/2017)
(North Dakota) -- Radio anchor and producer Antonia Gonzales has featured countless indigenous people on her program, National Native News, and the issues she has...
article First Nations woman wins reserve financial transparency dispute (6/18/2017)
(Saskatchewan) -- A woman from the Onion Lake Cree Nation in Saskatchewan has successfully won a court battle against her reserve over financial transparency. Stick and...
article Jamaica wooing casino investors (6/18/2017)
(Jamaica) -- Finance Minister Audley Shaw says with legislation being crafted to support interactive and online gaming, Jamaica’s betting, gaming and lotteries...
article India’s privately run lotteries join 28% ‘luxury’ tax slab (6/18/2017)
(India) -- On Sunday, the constitutional body tasked with overseeing the goods and services tax (GST) system in the country announced a dual tax rate for lottery tickets...
article The Sei Investments Co. Increases Position in Penn National Gaming, Inc (PENN) (6/18/2017)
(Maine) -- Several other institutional investors also recently modified their holdings of the stock. Van ECK Associates Corp raised its position in shares of Penn...
article Quantitative Investment Management LLC Takes Position in Boyd Gaming Corporation (BYD) (6/18/2017)
(Las Vegas) -- Quantitative Investment Management LLC bought a new position in shares of Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE:BYD) during the first quarter, according to its...
article Acadian Asset Management LLC Purchases New Position in Penn National Gaming, Inc. (PENN) (6/18/2017)
(New York) -- Acadian Asset Management LLC purchased a new position in Penn National Gaming, Inc. (NASDAQ:PENN) during the first quarter, according to its most recent...
article Gambling on a younger clientele (6/17/2017)
(Texas) -- In 1946, a baker told a young Nick Chaclas not to get too interested in the horses. This week, Chaclas was in his favorite betting carrel at the OTB...
article Concern rises over video gambling at 'stop-and-go' stores (6/17/2017)
(Pennsylvania) -- Walk in. Buy a shot of whiskey from the clerk behind the plexiglass window; maybe two. Then hit up the gambling machine in the corner. This is what...
article Video gambling discussion on hold in Palatine (6/17/2017)
(Illinois) -- Palatine village council members are standing pat on further discussion to allow video gambling at bars, restaurants and other establishments. Council...
article Brownback’s veto blocks lottery vending machines in Kansas (6/17/2017)
(Kansas) -- Vending machine sales of lottery tickets in Kansas are being blocked by conservative Republican Gov. Sam Brownback. He vetoed a bill this week that had...
article Kiana Lodge Draws Both Guests Seeking a Puget Sound Retreat & Twin Peaks Fans (6/17/2017)
(Washington) -- Kiana Lodge is a beautiful timber building on a secluded strip of pebble beach on Washington State’s Kitsap Peninsula. The pine-covered islet juts...
article Graeme Stephens: Casino man's move not a matter of chance (6/17/2017)
(New Zealand) -- With his qualifications, new SkyCity chief executive Graeme Stephens reckons he could choose where in the world he works - and now, New Zealand is that...

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