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Virginia Senate panel approves first batch of casino bills

As Virginia lawmakers continue to discuss the addition of new casinos in the state, Richmond appears to be out, Petersburg seems to be in and Northern Virginia looks like a question mark. A state Senate panel took action on an initial batch of gambling bills Wednesday, offering some early indicators of what policymakers might do on the topic this…
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Virginia Senate panel approves first batch of casino bills
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Gaming proponents size up the odds of a northern Virginia casino

illy Schuerman / The Virginian-Pilot via AP A patron of The Rivers Casino in Portsmouth, Va., plays on one of the several varieties of games during the casino's grand opening, Jan. 23, 2023. With casinos popping up on Virginia's southern border, some lawmakers now want to explore whether wealthy northern Virginia should get in on the…
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Gaming proponents size up the odds of a northern Virginia casino
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Will 2024 Bring Norfolk Casino Construction Progress?

The Norfolk Architectural Review Board is scheduled to review the Pamunkey Indian Tribe's proposed HeadWaters Resort and Casino plans in early January, according to reports. The meeting could jumpstart long-awaited construction of the planned casino. Voters in Norfolk approved a casino referendum in November of 2020, yet construction has yet to…
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Will 2024 Bring Norfolk Casino Construction Progress?
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Caledonia Catch the Ace progressive jackpot keeps growing

The Catch the Ace progressive jackpot in Caledonia continues to grow, and more money is being raised for the Community Support Centre Haldimand-Norfolk. So far, over $361000 has been grossed for the not-for-profit. At the Dec. 14 draw, a ticket with Elaine DeBoer's name on it was pulled from the drum and envelope No. 26 was subsequently opened.…
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Caledonia Catch the Ace progressive jackpot keeps growing
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Rivers Casino Portsmouth opening delayed

Rivers Casino Portsmouth's grand opening has been delayed until Jan. 23, eight days after its initially scheduled opening planned for Jan. 15, the casino announced Tuesday. The casino wanted to allow for additional time to test and verify new gaming equipment, a spokesperson for the casino said in an email. "Providing a superior guest experience is…
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Rivers Casino Portsmouth plans Jan. 15 opening

Rivers Casino Portsmouth will open to the public Jan. 15 at 3 p.m., according to an announcement Monday. The $340 million venue, part of a planned entertainment district along Victory Boulevard off Interstate 264, will feature 1448 slot machines, 57 table games and 24 poker tables as well as 10 bars and restaurants and an event space. It also…
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Casino Could Be Built Without Zoning Change: Fairfax County Executive

RESTON, VA - Questions raised about whether state and local laws would allow a casino to be built in Fairfax County, where it would fit best, what gaming is allowed and what government bodies must OK a plan were answered fully, or in part, Wednesday. Fairfax County Executive Bryan Hill responded Wednesday to questions posed by Hunter Mill District…
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Casino Could Be Built Without Zoning Change: Fairfax County Executive
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Rivers Casino Portsmouth reports $20M in revenue in October, weakest month since opening

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) - Rivers Casino Portsmouth reported just over $20 million in revenue from October, according to the Virginia Lottery's monthly casino activity report. The $20039678 is the lowest monthly figure since the casino opened back in January 2023, but not that much lower than its peak of nearly $25 million from its first full month…
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Pro-casino effort in Richmond, Virginia, concedes defeat in second referendum

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The developers of a proposed resort casino in Virginia's capital city conceded a loss Tuesday night in their second shot at winning voters' approval for the project. "We are proud to have run a community-centered campaign to create more opportunities for residents of this great city to rise into the middle class. We are…
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Pro-casino effort in Richmond, Virginia, concedes defeat in second referendum
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Virginia's capital city voting on whether to allow a casino

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Despite a high-dollar lobbying push, Richmond voters on Tuesday rejected for a second time a ballot measure that would have opened the door to a proposed casino resort in Virginia's capital city. Developers first tried in 2021, after the state Legislature paved the way for five casinos around the state if voters first gave…
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Virginia's capital city voting on whether to allow a casino
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Why is Richmond voting (again) on whether to allow a casino in the city

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Voters in Virginia's capital city are deciding Tuesday whether developers can move forward with a proposed $562 million resort casino along Interstate 95. A ballot measure on whether to allow the gambling and entertainment complex is before Richmond voters for a second time, after the city narrowly rejected the proposal two…
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Why is Richmond voting (again) on whether to allow a casino in the city
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Virginia’s capital city voting again on whether to allow a casino

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Voters in Virginia's capital city are deciding Tuesday whether developers can move forward with a proposed $562 million resort casino along Interstate 95. A ballot measure on whether to allow the gambling and entertainment complex is before Richmond voters for a second time, after the city narrowly rejected the proposal two…
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Virginia’s capital city voting again on whether to allow a casino
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Pamunkey Tribe Submits Plan for HeadWaters Casino

NORFOLK, VA - The Pamunkey Indian Tribe and its development team has submitted a preliminary site plan for HeadWaters Resort & Casino to the City of Norfolk. This submittal follows several months of productive meetings between the city and the tribe to keep the process moving forward. The preliminary site plan now includes an overall layout of the…
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Pamunkey Tribe Submits Plan for HeadWaters Casino
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Steep increase and spread of slot machine-like ‘skill games’ prompt concern

LINCOLN - The poster on the side of the U-Stop convenience store in south Lincoln proclaims "win big." Just inside the business, another sign flashes "win cash." The messages don't refer to the loaves of breads and six-packs of beer that fill the aisles of the store, but to three so-called "skill games" tucked in a corner. "It's something to do,"…
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Steep increase and spread of slot machine-like 'skill games' prompt concern

LINCOLN - The poster on the side of the U-Stop convenience store in south Lincoln proclaims "win big." Just inside the business, another sign flashes "win cash." The messages don't refer to the loaves of breads and six-packs of beer that fill the aisles of the store, but to three so-called "skill games" tucked in a corner. "It's something to do,"…
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Caledonia Catch the Ace estimated jackpot at $113K

The drum holding the draw tickets for the Caledonia Catch the Ace progressive jackpot to raise funds for the Community Support Centre Haldimand-Norfolk is "getting heavier and heavier" each week, said master of ceremonies Sandra Sacchetti at the Sept. 28 instalment. There will likely be even more tickets on Oct. 5, since Blair Cockhill's choice of…
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Caledonia Catch the Ace estimated jackpot at $113K
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Estimated jackpot for Caledonia Catch the Ace hits $103K

Thursday, Sept. 28 will be a busy day in Caledonia - not only will it be the first day of the Caledonia Fair, but it will also be the next instalment in the town's Catch the Ace progressive jackpot fundraiser, which now has an estimated jackpot of $103000. It was confirmed at the Sept. 21 draw that despite rumours around town, the weekly draw to…
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Estimated jackpot for Caledonia Catch the Ace hits $103K
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Catch the Ace jackpot ‘approaching that magic 6-figure number’

The Caledonia Catch the Ace progressive jackpot is "approaching that magic six-figure number," said Bill Imeson, a volunteer with Community Support Centre Haldimand-Norfolk. The Sept. 14 draw saw the guaranteed progressive jackpot swell to $88592. With Jason Korobkin's selection of envelope 22 revealing the two of clubs instead of the ace of…
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Catch the Ace jackpot ‘approaching that magic 6-figure number’
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Casino for child care skirts the real question: Who pays?

It's hard not to get excited about easy money. The latest iteration of the previously voted down casino resort on the city's South Side is back in play, and earlier this week Mayor Levar Stoney couldn't wait to announce the goodie package: An upfront $26 million to build two new child care facilities at city community centers, money for parks and…
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Casino for child care skirts the real question: Who pays?
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Casino developers ask Richmond voters for a second chance, promising new jobs and tax revenue

Two years ago, voters in Virginia's capital city narrowly rejected a referendum that would have opened the door for a proposed casino. Now, the developers behind a retooled project are hoping to change their minds. Richmond officials have opted to bring the matter back to the ballot this fall for a second shot, and backers of the project held a…
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Casino developers ask Richmond voters for a second chance, promising new jobs and tax revenue
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Impact of Nebraska casinos starting to be felt by keno parlors, other forms of gambling

LINCOLN, Neb. (Nebraska Examiner) - The opening of gambling casinos in Lincoln, Grand Island and Columbus is starting to make an impact on other forms of legalized gambling, and the full impact may be yet to come, officials said. A quarterly report this week on charitable gambling in the state indicated that betting on keno, pickle cards, bingo and…
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Impact of Nebraska casinos starting to be felt by keno parlors, other forms of gambling
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Three Virginia Casinos Generated $57 Million In July Revenue

The Virginia Lottery announced Tuesday that the state's three operational retail casinos generated $57.3 million in adjusted gaming revenue in July, creating $10.3 million in tax revenue. Rivers Casino Portsmouth paced the state's casinos by generating $22.4 million in revenue in July, with $14.3 million coming from slots. The other $8.1 million…
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Three Virginia Casinos Generated $57 Million In July Revenue
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Do-over casino referendum appears to be a go with Tuesday court order

After narrowly rejecting the question two years ago, it appears that Richmond voters in November will be asked a second time whether the city should host a multimillion-dollar casino and resort. A Richmond Circuit Court judge on Tuesday entered an order effectively placing the casino question on the Nov. 7 ballot via a referendum. The order…
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Do-over casino referendum appears to be a go with Tuesday court order
Danville Register & Bee

Danville leaders not worried about possible nearby casino in N.C. They were betting on it.

Danville leaders are not worried about the possibility of a casino coming to Rockingham County just across the border in North Carolina. In fact, such a prospect was inevitable, and that's why they chose such a well-known and iconic casino gaming provider for Danville, say city officials. Danville City Council members and other city leaders pursued…
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Danville leaders not worried about possible nearby casino in N.C. They were betting on it.
Richmond Times

Richmond judge signs off on second casino vote

Richmonders will cast their votes a second time on whether the city will house a casino in Southside after the city received the go-ahead from a Richmond City Circuit Court Judge and the Virginia Lottery. The Richmond Office of Elections confirmed the signed petition in a tweet Tuesday afternoon, emphasizing its authority to hold the…
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Richmond judge signs off on second casino vote
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Four casinos could come to rural NC under legislative proposal

State House and Senate leaders are considering legalizing up to four new casinos across the state. Senate leader Phil Berger told reporters Thursday that Republicans are working on legislation that would allow for casinos in Nash, Rockingham and Anson counties, as well as one run by the Lumbee Tribe in southeastern North Carolina. Berger and House…
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Four casinos could come to rural NC under legislative proposal
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Virginia’s Casino Market Grows, Attracts North Carolina Visitors

Terri Powell walked into Rivers Casino in Portsmouth, Virginia, on June 30, expecting a normal day. But instead of a traditional experience, Powell was greeted with confetti and applause, as she became the casino's millionth customer. In addition to a confetti-filled celebration, Powell also received $1000 worth of free slot play, dinner for four…
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Virginia’s Casino Market Grows, Attracts North Carolina Visitors
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Ceasars opens new casino on the N.C. border

DANVILLE, VA - Workers are putting the finishing touches on the lighting. Technicians are fine-tuning and activating hundreds of slot machines, making sure everything is working the way it should. A 40000-square-foot tent serves as Caesar's new temporary casino in Danville, Virginia. It officially opens to the public on Monday at 10 a.m. The casino…
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Ceasars opens new casino on the N.C. border
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Lottery approves Danville Caesars casino's license

The Virginia Lottery Board approved the facility operator's license for Danville's $650 million Caesars Virginia casino, which is expected to open in a temporary space on May 15. It's the third casino to receive state approval, following the Hard Rock casino in Bristol and Rivers Casino Portsmouth in Hampton Roads. "For months, the Lottery's Gaming…
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Changes Announced For Temporary Casino Facility In Norfolk

Officials with HeadWaters Resort & Casino and the Pamunkey Indian Tribe recently announced a change to their temporary casino facility plans. The Norfolk, Virginia casino will no longer be located in Harbor Park Stadium, home to the Norfolk Tides, a minor league (AAA) baseball team. "The Tribe and the City of Norfolk had explored locating the…
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Sadler seeks skill games reprieve, legalization

Former NASCAR driver Hermie Sadler, whose cars were once sponsored by Virginia tourism and the state lottery, remains embroiled in a protracted legal fight with state leaders over skill games. Sadler filed a June 2021 lawsuit challenging the state's ban on skills games, so-called "gray" machines, which he claims should be legalized and taxed much…
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Bristol Herald Courier

Six weeks in, Virginia's first casino has exceeded expectations

BRISTOL, Va. - Citizens of Alaska, where are you? The Bristol Casino, future home of Hard Rock, celebrated six weeks of operation Friday and during that time has documented guests from 49 states. Alaska is the lone holdout. Virginia's first casino has attracted thousands of visitors to the former Bristol Mall and operators admit the response has…
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Hard Rock Breaks Ground On Casino In Bristol, Virginia

Hard Rock International celebrated the groundbreaking of its Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Bristol, Virginia, on Wednesday afternoon. The location is expected to open in the spring of 2024. Hard Rock Bristol is currently operating out of a temporary location. "This is an exciting day for Bristol," Allie Evangelista, president of Hard Rock Hotel &…
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Hard Rock Breaks Ground On Casino In Bristol, Virginia
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Hard Rock Bristol Ground Breaking Set for December 7th

Construction of the permanent Hard Rock Casino in Bristol will finally begin this week.Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Bristol opened as Virginia's first casino earlier this year but in a temporary facility. Last week, Hard Rock Resorts announced that they will finally break ground on the permanent casino this Wednesday, December 7th. The groundbreaking…
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Hard Rock Bristol Ground Breaking Set for December 7th
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Hard Rock to break ground Wednesday on permanent Virginia casino at former Bristol Mall

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Bristol, which earlier this year became the first casino in Virginia, announced Thursday it is inching closer to moving into its permanent home. Officials will break ground at the casino's permanent site at the former Bristol Mall, at 500 Gate City Highway, on December 7. The $400 million property, set to open in July 2024,…
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Hard Rock to break ground Wednesday on permanent Virginia casino at former Bristol Mall
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Legislation would allow Petersburg casino vote; delay Richmond

Legislation pre-filed with the Virginia General Assembly seeks to allow the city of Petersburg to conduct a casino referendum and would temporarily delay Richmond from holding a second vote. House Bill 1373 and Senate Bill 780 would add Petersburg to the list of Virginia cities eligible to conduct a public referendum regarding placement of one…
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Legislation would allow Petersburg casino vote; delay Richmond
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Norfolk YouTuber's 'dangerous' gambling addition saw him lose £12k in a day

A Norfolk YouTuber, who "got hooked" on gambling at the age of 14 says his "dangerous" gambling addiction saw him lose £12000 in one day. Ellis Platten, 25, wants to make sure others "seek help" if they find themselves gripped by gambling during the World Cup. The NHS has reported a 42 per cent annual rise in demand for their gambling clinics -…
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Norfolk YouTuber's 'dangerous' gambling addition saw him lose £12k in a day
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Virginia Lottery Board approves Rivers Casino Portsmouth's operator license

The Virginia Lottery Board has unanimously approved Rivers Casino Portsmouth's operator license. It is the second one issued in the state, as the first one was awarded in April to Bristol's Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, which opened as a temporary property in July. The $300 million project is slated to become fully operational by early 2023. The…
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Virginia Lottery Board approves Rivers Casino Portsmouth's operator license
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Virginia Lottery Board approves licensing for Rivers Casino Portsmouth

The operator's license allows Rivers Casino Portsmouth to open and operate. PORTSMOUTH, Va. - Rivers Casino Portsmouth is officially the second approved casino facility operator in Virginia. The $300 million project is now one step closer to becoming fully operational and has a projected opening date of early 2023. "It's amazing how much further we…
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Virginia Lottery Board approves licensing for Rivers Casino Portsmouth
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Lottery Board approves license for Portsmouth casino

The Virginia Lottery Board unanimously approved the casino facility operator's license for the Rivers Casino Portsmouth Wednesday. It was the second casino operator's license issued in the state; the first was awarded in April to Bristol's Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, which opened a temporary casino in July. Two more proposed casinos are in the…
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Lottery should oversee all gaming in Virginia

RICHMOND - A new study recommends the Virginia Lottery oversee all gaming in the commonwealth, including historic horse racing and charitable gaming. Members of the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission heard a staff presentation in Richmond regarding gaming in Virginia and a recommendation to consolidate gaming regulation. Currently, three…
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Coal jobs are almost gone. Could a casino help rescue southwest Virginia?

BRISTOL, Va. - Sonya Ratliff and about a dozen friends put on sparkly clothes and left early on a Tuesday morning to celebrate another mom's birthday. In years past, that might have meant brunch. Now, in this Bible Belt town on the edge of the Appalachian Mountains, it means slot machines, blackjack and other games of chance at the newly opened…
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Coal jobs are almost gone. Could a casino help rescue southwest Virginia?
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$70M lottery jackpot still unclaimed in Ontario, $1M prizes drawn

A lottery jackpot of $70 million remains unclaimed for another week, with several million dollar prize winners drawn around Ontario. The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) said its Lotto Max Millions jackpot was not won in Friday's draw, although six separate $1 million tickets were picked. Winners for the Max Millions $1 million prizes…
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First Va. casino opens in Bristol

Virginia's first casino, the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Bristol, held the grand opening for its temporary casino space Friday. "We are excited to open the temporary casino in Bristol,"Hard Rock International Inc. Chief Operating Officer Jon Lucas said in a statement. "Hard Rock's rich and storied music legacy is a perfect fit for Bristol,…
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Danville Register & Bee

In 2019, when questioned about sharing casino revenue, Pittsylvania County wasn't game

Bristol in southwest Virginia is sharing gaming-tax revenues from its casino with a dozen surrounding localities. So why won't Danville, which expects to have the Caesars Virginia casino project operating in late 2024, do the same with Pittsylvania County? First, Bristol is required by state law to share its monies generated from its casino,…
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In 2019, when questioned about sharing casino revenue, Pittsylvania County wasn't game
Augusta Free Press

Best Virginia Gambling Sites 2022

Gambling in Virginia is legal, but it depends on the activity in question. For instance, land-based casinos have been voted in, but online casinos aren't legal. Online sports betting - including pari-mutuel horse race wagering - as well as fantasy betting, is legal and can be accessed via a number of sites. Virginia is in the midst of building its…
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Nebraska's first casino expected to open Saturday through temporary WarHorse Lincoln property

Nebraska is expected to see its first casino open Saturday morning in Lincoln, pending likely approval by the state gaming commission. A temporary facility at the Lincoln Race Course Thoroughbred track is scheduled to make its debut at 10:30 a.m., with more than 400 slot machines ready to welcome bettors. "We have every expectation that we'll get a…
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Study shows Petersburg and Richmond could sustain casino’s together

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - Petersburg is primed for gaming, according to a study by the Joint Audit Review and Commission, which studied what could happen if the city decides to build a casino. JLARC staff presented the results of the study to State Lawmakers Monday. According to the JALRC study, if Petersburg opens a casino by 2027 within its first…
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Study shows Petersburg and Richmond could sustain casino’s together
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Cordish's revenge? It emerges as operator of proposed Petersburg casino

The Cordish Companies, a well-established casino developer spurned by Richmond last year in the sweepstakes to build a gaming resort in the capital, has emerged as the preferred operator of a proposed casino in Petersburg that got a big boost this week from the state's legislative watchdog agency. The Petersburg City Council unanimously approved…
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Cordish's revenge? It emerges as operator of proposed Petersburg casino
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Virginia Lottery should be state’s primary gambling regulator

Virginia should give a single state agency the power to regulate most gambling. According to a new report, splitting those duties among multiple agencies creates oversight and enforcement gaps in a rapidly expanding industry. Nonpartisan policy analysts also determined a casino in Petersburg would be viable while leaving it to the General Assembly…
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Virginia Lottery should be state’s primary gambling regulator
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Study finds Petersburg, Richmond could support casinos, separately or together

Petersburg could support the operation of a casino, regardless of whether Richmond were to host one as well, a long-awaited legislative study concluded on Monday. If both cities opened casinos in 2028, the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission found that the amount of tax revenues and new jobs would be lower in Petersburg than if Richmond…
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Study finds Petersburg, Richmond could support casinos, separately or together
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Two New Virginian Casinos Are Better Than One Study Finds

Virginia is debating whether to add new casinos, but fear of cannibalizing revenue has permeated legislators' midst. These qualms may now be put to rest following the results of a study that were revealed on Monday. According to the survey, Petersburg and Richmond could support a casino separately or together, but ideally, there would be two…
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Nebraska Examiner

Nebraska's first casino expected to open Saturday, pending likely OK of license

LINCOLN - Nebraska's first casino is expected to open Saturday morning in the Capital City, pending approval by the state gaming commission. A temporary casino, located at the Lincoln Race Course Thoroughbred track, is scheduled to open at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, with more than 400 slot machines ready to go. "We have every expectation that we'll get a…
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Nebraska's first casino expected to open Saturday, pending likely OK of license
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Casino rules set to come out next week; vote set for Dec. 17

A year after Nebraska voters approved casino gambling at the state's horse racing tracks, there's finally a light at the end of the tunnel for the tracks hoping to get gaming licenses. Tom Sage, executive director of the Nebraska Racing & Gaming Commission, said Wednesday that a final draft of casino regulations is set to be released Nov. 12. Sage…
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Casino rules set to come out next week; vote set for Dec. 17
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Virginia: Hard Rock's temporary Bristol Casino an early success with thousands of visitors in first few weeks

A month and a half after its opening, the Bristol Casino, future home of Hard Rock, has proven to be an early success. Virginia's first casino, which celebrated its first six weeks of operation Friday, has thus far exceeded expectations, drawing thousands of visitors to the former Bristol Mall and documenting guests from 49 states, with Alaska as…
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Virginia: Hard Rock's temporary Bristol Casino an early success with thousands of visitors in first few weeks
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Rivers Casino Portsmouth unveils businesses for casino

PORTSMOUTH, Va. - Seven new businesses are set to fill Rivers Casino Portsmouth, a gaming and entertainment complex that's opening in 2023 and expected to bring big economic benefits to the city. Roy Corby, the general manager of the casino, announced those businesses Tuesday morning. The casino will feature familiar and Portsmouth-exclusive…
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Rivers Casino Portsmouth unveils businesses for casino
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Wagers top $37 million in Bristol Casino's first week; $673,000 in taxes generated

BRISTOL - Patrons of the new Bristol Casino wagered more than $37.5 million - and won more than $33.7 million - during its first full week of operation. Those figures were presented Wednesday to the Virginia Lottery Board, which oversees casinos, sports wagering and lottery operations in the state. Totals are from July 5-14, but primarily starting…
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Wagers top $37 million in Bristol Casino's first week; $673,000 in taxes generated
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Wagers top $37 million in Bristol Casino's first week

BRISTOL, Va. -Patrons of the new Bristol Casino wagered more than $37.5 million - and won more than $33.7 million - during its first full week of operation. Those figures were presented Wednesday to the Virginia Lottery Board, which oversees casinos, sports wagering and lottery operations in the state. Totals are from July 5-14, but primarily…
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Wagers top $37 million in Bristol Casino's first week
Augusta Free Press

Virginia’s first casino opens its doors in Bristol

Virginia's first casino opened its doors on July 8 to the public with a ribbon cutting and a donation to the United Way of Bristol TN/VA. "I won big" images showcasing winners from "Bristol Casino - Future Home of Hard Rock" are prominently displayed on the casino's Facebook page. "We are excited to open the temporary casino in Bristol," said Jon…
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Virginia’s first casino opens its doors in Bristol
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Portsmouth: Chaos + Casino = Chaos

Portsmouth has a lot of problems. Look for them to get worse in February when its new casino is scheduled to open. A key thing you need to know about the casino is that it is the realization of Louise Lucas' vision. Sen. Lucas has spent 22 years promoting a casino in Portsmouth. As if that was just the thing Portsmouth needed to become a successful…
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Portsmouth: Chaos + Casino = Chaos
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Virginia's first casino is officially open for business at Bristol

BRISTOL, Va. - Rock music blared from oversized speakers on the event stage while a half-dozen leaders of the Virginia General Assembly mingled with officials from Hard Rock International, the Virginia Lottery Board, the city of Bristol Virginia and other well-wishers Friday morning. All assembled in the west parking lot of the former Bristol Mall…
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Virginia's first casino is officially open for business at Bristol
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Ogallala joins with Fonner Park in bid for western Nebraska casino

If the Nebraska Legislature ever decides to allow casinos at new horse racing tracks, Ogallala is ready. The Ogallala City Council and Keith County Board of Commissioners earlier this week approved plans for a $100 million project that would be built by the same gaming company that's building a casino at Fonner Park in Grand Island. It's the second…
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Ogallala joins with Fonner Park in bid for western Nebraska casino
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Virginia's budget deal clears Richmond's second casino referendum but ties licensing to legislative study on Petersburg's rival bid

The leaders of Virginia's Senate Finance and Appropriations and House Appropriations committees confirmed Friday that the new state budget agreement they partially unveiled on Thursday includes language that would delay state licensing of a proposed casino in South Richmond even if voters approve it in November's second referendum on the matter.…
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Virginia's budget deal clears Richmond's second casino referendum but ties licensing to legislative study on Petersburg's rival bid
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Harbor Park casino on tap in Norfolk

A Harbor Park casino is on tap for the home of the Norfolk Tides (Triple-A; International League), as the Pamunkey Indian Tribe seeks to install a temporary facility until a permanent gaming hall is constructed. It's not a done deal, but the proposal proceeded to the point where it's been approved by the city's Planning Commission. The Pamunkey…
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Harbor Park casino on tap in Norfolk
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Norfolk planners OK temporary casino

The Norfolk Planning Commission Thursday approved a request for a conditional use permit from the Pamunkey Tribe to open a temporary casino at Harbor Park before opening the nearby $500 million HeadWaters Resort & Casino. The request now goes to Norfolk's city council in June. Harbor Park is home to Norfolk's minor league baseball team, the Tides,…
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Virginia Lottery issues first casino license in Bristol, a project that includes 5 restaurants, a hotel and bars

BRISTOL - The Virginia Lottery Board recently granted a license for the state's first casino, which developers intend to open in Bristol in 2024. According to a presentation to the board last week, the $400 million project is expected to include a 300-room hotel, five restaurants, four bars or lounges and a concert venue. Developers expect to…
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Virginia Lottery issues first casino license in Bristol, a project that includes 5 restaurants, a hotel and bars
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Hard Rock Bristol awarded Virginia's first casino license

The Virginia Lottery Board on Wednesday unanimously approved a casino gaming operator's license for Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Bristol, the state's first casino, with a temporary property scheduled to open on July 8. Wednesday's 7-0 vote followed a two-hour presentation by officials of Hard Rock International and representatives of HR Bristol, LLC,…
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Hard Rock Bristol awarded Virginia's first casino license
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Virginia casino license for Hard Rock International

The Virginia Lottery Board regulator has reportedly awarded American casino operator Hard Rock International with a gambling license for its coming $400 million Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Bristol property. According to a Wednesday report from the local online news domain at VirginiaBusiness.com, the move for the Seminole Tribe of Florida -owned…
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Va. Lottery Board awards first casino license

The Virginia Lottery Board has issued its first license for a casino in Virginia to Hard Rock Bristol, the board announced Wednesday. With its permanent casino still on track to open at the former Bristol Mall in July 2024, Hard Rock International Inc. is preparing to open a 30000-square-foot temporary casino with 870 gaming slots and 21 tables…
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Caesars Virginia names Danville casino contractor

Caesars Virginia has named Baltimore, Maryland-based Whiting-Turner as the general contractor to build its $500 million resort and casino in Danville, Caesars Entertainment announced Monday. The resort will have a 500-guestroom hotel, a casino with more than 1400 slot machines and table games, a Caesars sportsbook and a World Series of…
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Nebraska bill to restrict new racinos advances; temporary casino in Grand Island might open by October

A measure seeking to impose restrictions on new racinos in Nebraska is gaining momentum. State senators advanced Legislative Bill 876 to final reading on Monday. LB 876 would require the Nebraska Racing and Gaming Commission to hold up proposals for new racetracks and casinos until socio-economic impact and statewide market conditions studies are…
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Nebraska bill to restrict new racinos advances; temporary casino in Grand Island might open by October
The Southern Maryland Chronicle

March Maryland Casino Revenue Tops $170 Million In Fourth-Best Month Ever

Maryland casinos recorded their fourth-best single month ever with a whopping $170.6 million in combined revenue in March. Even though March's revenue is less than 1% more than the $169.2 million in March 2021, this month's revenue is one of the highest for the state. It also represents a 19% increase from this point in the fiscal year 2021. MGM…
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March Maryland Casino Revenue Tops $170 Million In Fourth-Best Month Ever
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Virginia Casino: Hard Rock will open a temporary casino in Bristol in July

Hard Rock International has finally set a date for the "grand opening" of its temporary, full-service real-money casino in Bristol, Virginia. On 8 July 2022, the interim facility located at the old Bristol Mall will welcome guests for the first time. Construction plans kicked off in December 2021 after Hard Rock gained approval from the Virginia…
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Virginia Casino: Hard Rock will open a temporary casino in Bristol in July
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With more gambling opportunities nearby, gambling addiction is likely to increase

Until recently, gambling in Virginia meant bingo, the lottery, backroom poker games, or office/social betting pools. It meant trips out of state to casinos in Maryland, Delaware, Atlantic City, or Las Vegas. For years, our main highway, U.S. Route 13, had buses transporting individuals daily between Norfolk and Atlantic City. However, in Virginia,…
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With more gambling opportunities nearby, gambling addiction is likely to increase
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HeadWaters Casino developers consider temporary facility

The city of Norfolk may be able to offer gambling sooner than planned if a new idea gains any traction among city council members. The HeadWaters Resort & Casino developers want to create a temporary facility while the new project is in the works, offering gambling inside Harbor Park. The plan is to create a temporary gaming location inside the…
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HeadWaters Casino developers consider temporary facility
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Friday’s Lotto Max Draw Offering A $70M Jackpot Plus An Estimated 13 $1M Maxmillions

Rollin' … Rollin' … LOTTO MAX keeps on rollin'! This Friday's LOTTO MAX draw is offering a whopping $70 million jackpot plus an estimated 13 $1 million MAXMILLIONS! While the jackpot was not won last night, there were some big prizes won across Ontario! Two MAXMILLIONS prize winning tickets each worth $1 million were sold in Norfolk county and on…
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Friday’s Lotto Max Draw Offering A $70M Jackpot Plus An Estimated 13 $1M Maxmillions
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Lottery players must check their tickets NOW before it's too late as £8million of jackpots lays unclaimed

LOTTERY players must check their tickets NOW before it's too late as £8million of jackpots lay unclaimed, an expert has warned. Lotto pro Andy Carter - a senior winners' advisor at The National Lottery - explained that Brits have six months to claim their prize. But countless wins - which total more than £8million - lay unclaimed, with £2million…
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Lottery players must check their tickets NOW before it's too late as £8million of jackpots lays unclaimed
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City of Richmond Fighting for Second Casino Referendum

Richmond city officials are doing whatever they can to try to get a casino built. The latest move comes in the form of a lawsuit, filed by Interim City Attorney Haskell C. Brown III on behalf of the city, to try to get a second casino referendum authorized. City Hall fears the possibility of language being inserted that would block a possible…
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City of Richmond Fighting for Second Casino Referendum
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Nebraska Debates Casinos Feasibility Outside of Racinos

Nebraska is trying to clear up the air and decide on a course of action insofar as to what the best way to introduce casinos to the state is. After the November 2020 vote which was backed with overwhelming support by voters to allow casino-style gambling and sports betting at existing racinos, more debates have followed to try and determine how…
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Nebraska Debates Casinos Feasibility Outside of Racinos
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Nebraska Bill Paves Way for Casinos at Horse Racetracks

A bill in Nebraska that would allow for casinos at the state's six horse racetracks is making progress. The Nebraska Legislature's General Affairs Committee advanced Legislative Bill 876 on Tuesday following a 7-0 vote. It will now go to the full legislature for a debate. would block the development of casinos in other areas of the state The…
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Nebraska Bill Paves Way for Casinos at Horse Racetracks
World Casino News

Petersburg casino plan prevented

In the southern American state of Virginia and legislators reportedly killed off a measure yesterday that would have allowed the city of Petersburg to hold a referendum on whether to host a Las Vegas -style casino resort. According to a Thursday report from the Richmond Times-Dispatch newspaper, the Virginia State Senate's influential General Law…
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Petersburg casino plan prevented
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Rivers Casino Portsmouth Ceremonial Groundbreaking to Be Held in December

The Mayor of Portsmouth, Virginia, confirmed the ceremonial event for Rivers Casino Portsmouth, which will be held on Tuesday, December 7. Further information as to what the ceremony might entail was not provided by the mayor, but it is known that the casino will be built on 57 acres of land. One additional detail that is known about the new casino…
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Rivers Casino Portsmouth Ceremonial Groundbreaking to Be Held in December
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Virginia city wanting to conduct a second casino referendum

In the southern American state of Virginia and the city of Richmond is reportedly set to take a second run at persuading local voters into allowing radio broadcaster Urban One to bring a $600 million casino resort to a 100-acre plot of disused land. According to a Monday report from the Richmond Times-Dispatch newspaper, state lawmakers passed…
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Virginia city wanting to conduct a second casino referendum
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It's official: Casino proposal axed by Richmond voters

Richmond voters have rejected the plan for a casino development on the city's Southside. The referendum on Urban One's $565 million casino and resort complex failed in Tuesday's elections, with 51.4 percent of the electorate voting against it. Mayor Levar Stoney, who had thrown his support behind the casino, issued a statement Wednesday morning…
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It's official: Casino proposal axed by Richmond voters
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Tiny Nick’s Gambling Picks: 1/15

NFL (0.75 Units) Las Vegas Raiders+6 @ Cincinnati Bengals (-110): 3:30 PM CT on CBS I actually think the Las Vegas Raiders might actually win this game. They've been through a lot this year and somehow here they are. The Bengals have played well as of late highlighted by their marquee win against the Chiefs but six points is a lot, especially…
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Potential Second Chance for Failed Richmond Casino Plan

City Councilwoman Reva Trammell is making a push to have another referendum in an attempt to bring a casino to Richmond, Virginia. [Image: Shutterstock.com] A failed casino plan in Richmond, Virginia might get a second chance. Richmond City Councilwoman Reva Trammell is planning to submit a resolution on Monday that would call for another…
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Potential Second Chance for Failed Richmond Casino Plan
Norfolk Daily News

Norfolk senator introduces bill to prevent casinos from getting TIF

When Nebraskans approved legalizing casinos, they were promised that some of the tax revenue would go toward property tax relief. So isn't it wrong now for casinos to get tax-increment financing - which subsidizes property taxes - to build their casinos? That's the view of state Sen. Mike Flood of Norfolk, who introduced Legislative Bill 713 on…
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Norfolk senator introduces bill to prevent casinos from getting TIF
Sioux City Journal

OTHER VOICES: Nebraska has sensible rules for its casinos, new racetracks

Casino gambling in Nebraska took a giant step forward earlier this month when the state Racing and Gaming commission unanimously voted to approve rules for casinos at the state's horse racetracks. It took the commission and its staff more than a year to create the 67 pages of rules and regulations that are the historic first step toward the…
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OTHER VOICES: Nebraska has sensible rules for its casinos, new racetracks