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Alabama-Coushatta Tribe

article Appeals panel rules against Tribe’s gaming operation (3/26/2019)
(Louisiana) -- Although Naskila Gaming will remain open for the time being, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has affirmed a lower...
article Alabama-Coushatta tribe will fight state's efforts to close its gaming center (3/25/2019)
(Texas) -- Four o'clock on a Monday afternoon and the parking lot at Naskila Gaming is one of the busiest in East Texas. The gaming center, which offers electronic...
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Agua Caliente

article Agua Caliente Casinos do away with Paradise Rewards Club, unveil new rewards program (3/26/2019)
(California) -- The Agua Caliente casinos in Rancho Mirage and Palm Springs have replaced their player’s club, the Paradise Rewards Club, with a new rewards...
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Connecticut Gaming

article Connecticut Residents Bet In Rhode Island As Local Lawmakers Look For Ways To Cash In (3/26/2019)
(Connecticut) -- Last year, the United States Supreme Court opened the door for states to make it legal to bet on sports. More recently, Connecticut lawmakers voted to...
article Tribe and State Withdraw Suit Against Department of Interior (3/26/2019)
(Connecticut) -- Connecticut and the Mashantucket Pequots have withdrawn a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Interior, which recently approved an off-reservation...
article East Windsor casino subject of lawsuit over zoning permit, site plan (3/25/2019)
(Connecticut) -- Having finally secured the last federal approval they needed for their East Windsor casino project, the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes on Monday...
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Fantasy Sports

article DraftKings moves headquarters to larger Boston location (3/26/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- Major sportsbook DraftKings has outgrown its current digs in Boston. It has had to relocate its headquarters to a larger building, but asserts that it...
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Genting

article A-minus given to Genting Resorts World Las Vegas by Fitch (3/26/2019)
(Wall Street) -- As Genting Bhd subsidiary Genting Resorts World Las Vegas (RWLV) continues construction of the Las Vegas venue by the same name, Fitch Ratings has...
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Hard Rock

article Police Investigating Two Bodies Found Near Hard Rock Casino Parking Lot (3/26/2019)
(Florida) -- Seminole Indian police officers are investigating the deaths of two individuals at the Hard Rock Casino. Reports came in early Tuesday afternoon that two...
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Japan Gaming

article Japan Approves Rules for Resorts With Casinos (3/26/2019)
(Japan) -- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s cabinet approved regulations for gambling resorts, the first of which could open in Osaka as soon as 2024 and...
article MGM links to finance group Orix for Osaka bid: reports (3/25/2019)
(Japan) -- A senior executive from Japan’s Orix Corp, a financial services group, says the firm has reached an agreement with United States-based casino operator...
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Las Vegas Gaming

article An Off-Strip Casino Has Become One of the Best Places to Eat in Vegas (3/26/2019)
(Las Vegas) -- The Station Casinos empire, which now includes more than 20 properties in Las Vegas and beyond, started modestly on July 1, 1976. That was when Frank...
article OP/ED: Un-Lucky Dragon: Jilted Chinese investors hope their luck improves in court (3/26/2019)
(Las Vegas) -- Curious Las Vegas visitors may still wonder what happened to the once-sparkling Lucky Dragon, the diminutive Asian-themed casino on the edge of the north...
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Mississippi Gaming

article Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport economic impact on the Coast (3/26/2019)
(Mississippi) -- When you think about the economy of the Gulf Coast entities like Stennis Space Center, the Port of Gulfport, and casinos may come to mind, but one you...
article New casino in the works in Biloxi (3/25/2019)
(Mississippi) -- A group of developers are looking to breathe new life into the site of an old casino. It’s been vacant since 2014, but now the Margaritaville...
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N.J. Sports Betting

article Nearly $2 Billion Wagered On Sports In New Jersey In Nine Months (3/26/2019)
(New Jersey) -- Nearly $2 billion has been wagered on sporting events in New Jersey in the nine months since such betting became legal last year. New Jersey gamblers...
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National Indian Gaming Commission

press release NIGC Presents Certificate of Self-Regulation to the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi (3/26/2019)
(Michigan) -- National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) presented a certificate of self-regulation to the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi at their annual citizen’s meeting...
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New York Gaming

article Struggling Upstate NY casinos cut back on slots (3/26/2019)
(New York) -- Two of Upstate New York’s underperforming casinos have won state permission to reduce the minimum number of slot machines they are required to...
article Resorts World Catskills, Tioga Downs to lower number of slot machines (3/25/2019)
(New York) -- Resorts World Catskills will be able to have 550 fewer slot machines and Tioga Downs in the Southern Tier can eliminate 50 slot machines under an agreement...
article Casino Companies See Opportunity In New York's Budget Shortfall (3/25/2019)
(New York) -- Gambling casino companies are pressing Governor Cuomo and the legislature to allow them to open gaming centers in New York City as part of the new state...
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Ontario Gaming

article CK rakes in more cash through OLG proceeds (3/26/2019)
(Ontario) -- The Municipality of Chatham-Kent has received $770,000 through an annual payment from the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG).
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Pennsylvania Gaming

article Pros and cons of proposed Parx Casino aired in public hearing Monday (3/26/2019)
(Pennsylvania) -- Will a casino bring revitalization to Shippensburg Township and its neighboring communities, or is the proposed Parx Casino the end of a way of life in...
article Proposed casino in Shippensburg called both an economic boom and a community bust (3/25/2019)
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania’s experiment with small-town gambling wedged its way into another community Monday, as Greenwood Gaming and Entertainment offered up...
article Residents pack hearing for proposed Shippensburg Township casino (3/25/2019)
(Pennsylvania) -- Residents of Shippensburg Township and neighboring municipalities packed a room at the Shippensburg University Conference Center for an almost three-...
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Sports Betting

article Americans love sports gambling and hate taxes, so let the suckers pay (3/26/2019)
(USA) -- Americans who complain they are overtaxed found enough money to wager about $10 billion on the NCAA men’s basketball tournament this year. Almost $100...
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Sycuan Tribe

article Sycuan Casino Unveils Resort Expansion, New Restaurants (3/26/2019)
(California) -- A pricey, ambitious expansion project two years in the making, Sycuan Casino in San Diego's East County will unveil its new look Wednesday, which...
article Sycuan Casino gets ready to open $226M expansion (3/25/2019)
(California) -- Sycuan is getting ready to open a new resort following the completion of a $226 million expansion project. The expansion includes a 12-story luxury hotel...
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Virginia Gaming

article Virginia governor puts signature on gambling bill (3/26/2019)
(Virginia) -- Virginia is closer than ever to seeing casinos dot its landscape. Last Friday, Governor Ralph Northam gave his signature to Senate Bill 1126 (SB 1126),...
article Conservative southwest Virginia city turns to marijuana, casinos for jobs (3/25/2019)
(Virginia) -- There are two big projects slated for a vacant shopping mall here. One, a medical marijuana production center and dispensary, has been utterly...
article Northam signs bill that could lead to casino in Danville (3/25/2019)
(Virginia) -- Governor Ralph Northam has signed legislation that could eventually result in a casino coming to Virginia, most notably in Danville. Senate Bill 1126 was...
article Virginia governor signs casino study bill into law (3/25/2019)
(Virginia) -- Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam signed legislation on Friday that could eventually result in casino gaming coming to Virginia. Northam signed Senate Bill 1126...
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West Virginia Gaming

article New Documents Show WV Sports Betting Outage Traced To Fight Between Miomni, Entergaming (3/26/2019)
(West Virginia) -- Sports bettors in West Virginia have been without a mobile option for three weeks, and LSR obtained details about the bizarre fight at the heart of it...
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Arkansas Gaming

article BLOG: The casino political fun continues with Pope County judge op-ed (3/25/2019)
(Arkansas) -- The Arkansas Racing Commission is preparing to take applications for casino permits in Pope and Jefferson Counties, but the high-powered politicking is...
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DraftKings

article DraftKings moves into its new office — one of largest in Boston on one floor (3/25/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- The employee dining area at DraftKings’ new Back Bay office is modeled after a football field. It even has yard lines painted on the polished...
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Historical Racing Machines

article Horse Racing machines, set to debut in Vinton, have casino slot appearance (3/25/2019)
(Virginia) -- With scrolling images and ringing bells, you could easily confuse them with a casino slot machine. "These games look like a traditional slot machine,...
article How Virginians will be able to gamble on old horse races 'without having to do any work at all' (3/25/2019)
(Virginia) -- Fur coats, piles of cash, convertibles, yachts and diamond rings spun across the gambling machine’s screen. But the horses were optional. The first...
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Maine Gaming

article Bill Would Authorize Third Maine Casino, Run By State's Tribes (3/25/2019)
(Maine) -- Maine lawmakers are considering a proposal to allow the state’s tribes to operate a casino, a measure drawing a lot of opposition. The proposal would...
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MGM Resorts

article Hanson, Village People to perform during 'MGM Live' concert series (3/25/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- Music will soon once again fill the air outside MGM Springfield as the resort-casino continues to unveil its summer concert series line-up.
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MGM Springfield

article Two new bars coming to MGM Springfield (3/25/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- The MGM Springfield casino is planning to build two new bars on its 14.5 acre downtown campus. The company is seeking to build a new island bar on the...
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Missouri Gaming

article OP/ED: Video lottery machines aren’t going to bring prosperity to rural Missouri (3/25/2019)
(Missouri) -- Our elected officials are constantly looking for new ways to create jobs for Missourians and new revenue in local communities. During this endeavor,...
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Nevada Gaming

article US lawsuit blames Elko casino restaurant for salmonella (3/25/2019)
(Nevada) -- Nevada man is suing the corporate owner of a casino restaurant in Elko where he says he was infected with salmonella after eating contaminated ham or eggs...
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New Hampshire Gaming

article Sports gambling may be coming to NH (3/25/2019)
(New Hampshire) -- The NCAA men’s basketball tournament is in full swing, and with it comes March Madness bracket pools for cash, which is technically illegal in...
article OP/ED: Casinos will benefit future generations (3/25/2019)
(New Hampshire) -- Hundreds of my friends and I have been enjoying casino atmospheres for many years. We always set a limit as to the possible amount we should limit our...
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New Jersey Gaming

article Casino expansion unlikely despite sports betting, internet gaming success (3/25/2019)
(Atlantic City) -- The success of sports betting and internet gambling has not yet revived the idea of expanding casino gaming outside of Atlantic City. But, neither...
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Pamunkey Tribe

article Northam signs bill that could lead to casino in Danville (3/25/2019)
(Virginia) -- Governor Ralph Northam has signed legislation that could eventually result in a casino coming to Virginia, most notably in Danville. Senate Bill 1126 was...
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Rhode Island Gaming

article Governor Raimondo signs law legalizing mobile sports betting in Rhode Island (3/25/2019)
(Rhode Island) -- Gov. Gina Raimondo has signed legislation introduced by Senate President Dominick J. Ruggerio (D-Dist. 4, North Providence, Providence) and Speaker of...
article Rhode Island Sports Betting Will Go Mobile Soon After Governor Signs Bill (3/25/2019)
(Rhode Island) -- Less than a year after launching two retail sportsbooks, Rhode Island sports betting is ready to go mobile. Gov. Gina Raimondo signed into law S 37, a...
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Salt-River Pima Maricopa

article Great Wolf Lodge will be latest Indian country entertainment destination (3/25/2019)
(Arizona) -- One of the most anticipated projects the Valley has seen in decades is coming together on Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community land in Scottsdale. The...
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San Manuel Tribe

article San Manuel’s new CEO settles into role, sets goals (3/25/2019)
(California) -- The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians has a new CEO in charge of both tribal government and business operations in Loren Gill. And while he may be new...
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Sports Leagues

article Notable NCAA tournament bets from U.S. sportsbooks on opening weekend (3/25/2019)
(Las Vegas) -- For 30 some years, longtime Las Vegas bookmaker Johnny Avello had run Sin City sportsbooks in some of the most prestigious casinos. He spent the past 13...
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Other News

article Shippensburg casino: Residents and local leaders share mixed opinions on proposed casino (3/26/2019)
(Pennsylvania) -- Residents and municipal leaders shared mixed opinions about a casino proposed in the Shippensburg area during a public input hearing this week....
article Goa chief minister Sawant considers moving offshore casinos (3/26/2019)
(India) -- Pramod Sawant has been named the new chief minister of Goa, and he is already facing a number of issues with the Indian state’s economy. A mining...
article Las Vegas airport passenger traffic up 1.8 percent in February (3/26/2019)
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas’ airport passenger count remains ahead of schedule through the first two months of 2019. McCarran International Airport saw 3.63 million...
article Gaming REITs may find new partners for casino acquisition in 2019 (3/26/2019)
(Wall Street) -- REITs – real estate investment trusts – have grown into an important gaming industry business model. However, don’t look for another...
article Growing Up / New tribal casinos are few and far between, but market growth continues (3/25/2019)
(USA) -- A federal government ruling on long-awaited efforts by the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians of northwest Michigan to build a casino hotel in Fruitport...
article Casino expansion unlikely despite sports betting, internet gaming success (3/25/2019)
(Atlantic City) -- The success of sports betting and internet gambling has not yet revived the idea of expanding casino gaming outside of Atlantic City. But, neither...
article Genting UK dumps London casino over weak sales (3/25/2019)
(London) -- Genting UK has spent the past several years trying to find someone willing to take the Maxims Club Casino in Kensington, UK, off its hands. It has finally...
article Are Oxygen Bars Safe? Benefits, Risks, and What to Expect (3/25/2019)
(Las Vegas) -- Oxygen bars can be found in malls, casinos, and nightclubs. These “bars” serve purified oxygen, often infused with scents. The oxygen is...
article Debate over hold percentages between slot makers and casinos not going away (3/24/2019)
(Las Vegas) -- It doesn’t sound like the tension between slot machine manufacturers and casinos over hold percentages is ending soon. That was a takeaway from an...
article Louisiana Sen. Karen Carter Peterson unlikely to face prosecution for casino misdemeanor offense (3/23/2019)
(Louisiana) -- State Sen. Karen Carter Peterson of New Orleans almost certainly won’t face prosecution for having illegally entered L’Auberge Baton Rouge...
article Ameristar Casino Director Told Not to Book 'All Black' Events, Suit Says (3/22/2019)
(Missouri) -- The former sales director at Ameristar Casino St. Charles is suing the casino and its parent company, alleging sex discrimination and retaliation. Kim...
article Kosovo suspends casinos, betting shops to increase control (3/22/2019)
(Albania) -- Kosovo’s parliament has voted to suspend all casinos and betting shops. Lawmakers voted 74-0 for a resolution suspending gambling activities until a...
article East Windsor casino receives federal approval, tribes say they will begin construction (3/21/2019)
(Connecticut) -- A long-awaited tribal casino in East Windsor has been approved by the federal government, paving the way for its construction after a long-running...
article Interior drops casino roadblock at center of Zinke lawsuit (3/21/2019)
(Connecticut) -- The Interior Department has dropped its opposition to a new tribal casino in Connecticut, a decision that effectively nullifies a lawsuit that alleged...
article Ald. Willie Cochran set to plead guilty in corruption case (3/21/2019)
(Illinois) -- Ald. Willie Cochran arrived Thursday morning at the Dirksen Federal Courthouse, where he has indicated he will proceed with a guilty plea in front of U.S....
article 40 Under 40: Cathy Vongnaraj, Director of Marketing, Tuscany Suites and Casino (3/21/2019)
(New Jersey) -- Cathy Vongnaraj is a self-described South Jersey girl who’s been immersed in the gaming industry since childhood. “My parents were first-...
article Our view: A.C., NJ will be challenged to strengthen their casino industry (3/20/2019)
(Atlantic City) -- One of the seven pillars of New Jersey’s plan to restore prosperity to Atlantic City is rebuilding the strength of its casino industry. Recent events...
article Pennsylvania sports betting flattens in third full month (3/20/2019)
(Pennsylvania) -- The third full month of legal sports betting in Pennsylvania saw gambling flatten. The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board said gamblers bet $31.5...
article ASEAN Gaming Summit 2019 Day 1 highlights (3/19/2019)
(Philippines) -- Manila, one of Asia’s leading gambling destinations, hosts the third ASEAN Gaming Summit. Gathering large players from the online gaming and...
press release BMM Testlabs reports 'strong growth' in Asia (3/19/2019)
(Macau) -- As reported by BMM Testlabs, the year-over-year growth for the company's Asian region shows increases in all business service segments including, igaming...

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