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Casino managers want iGaming in MD, but employees fear job loss

Maryland's casinos, as well as international gambling organizations, are pushing for state lawmakers to establish an internet gaming market. The proposal has a powerful sponsor in the House of Delegates that should ensure it advances from its committee to the full chamber, though it's unclear whether a similar proposal in the Senate will have the…
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Casino managers want iGaming in MD, but employees fear job loss
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Michigan bet big on online gambling. We’re now No. 1

by Mike Wilkinson (Bridge Michigan) Michigan is the No. 1 state for online gambling after an explosive 22% jump last year, according to data compiled by the American Gaming Association and released this week. Bettors wagered a combined $1.92 billion through online gaming in Michigan last year - about $115000 more than in No. 2 New Jersey, the…
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Michigan bet big on online gambling. We’re now No. 1
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OUTLOOK 2024: Shapiro wants to tax skill games. He must first navigate Pa.’s wealthy, warring gambling interests.

HARRISBURG - As part of his budget pitch this year, Gov. Josh Shapiro says he wants to regulate and tax skill games to raise tens of millions of dollars in revenue. In making this proposal, the Democrat wades into a years-old battle for dominance of the gambling industry, which last year contributed $2.3 billion in tax revenue to the commonwealth's…
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OUTLOOK 2024: Shapiro wants to tax skill games. He must first navigate Pa.’s wealthy, warring gambling interests.
St. Louis Today

Missouri treasurer defends ads on gambling machines

JEFFERSON CITY - The state treasurer of Missouri says he has no plans to remove decals of the official state seal with his name on them from unregulated slot machines as part of an agreement he made with a politically connected company that has flooded gas stations and bars with the gambling devices. In a letter Friday, Republican Vivek Malek, an…
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Missouri treasurer defends ads on gambling machines
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Gambling regulation in Brazil: local insights, steps forward and market impacts

The real-money gaming market in Brazil has always had the challenge to reconcile the complexity of socio-cultural factors with the reality of market demand. And as things stand, the nation still has imperfect gambling legislation - fragmented and incomplete, if nothing else. While land-based (and cruise-ship) casinos remain prohibited, the federal…
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Gambling regulation in Brazil: local insights, steps forward and market impacts
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Concord approves large-scale casino gambling site, as proposed by bar owner

After years of planning, and months of review by city officials, Concord this week gave approval to former state Sen. Andy Sanborn's plan to build a large-scale casino on the eastern edge of the city. Sanborn, who already owns and operates a bar and adjacent casino in downtown Concord, said the new facility, tentatively named the Imagine Casino,…
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Concord approves large-scale casino gambling site, as proposed by bar owner
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New Jersey Senator Pushes For Slot Machines At Horse Tracks

On Tuesday, New Jersey State Senator Joe Pennacchio once again called for the state to legalize slot machines at horse racetracks in the Garden State. According to a issued by the New Jersey Senate Republicans, Pennachio's legislation, SCR14, would form a consortium of Atlantic City casinos to operate the machines, which would generate significant…
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New Jersey Senator Pushes For Slot Machines At Horse Tracks
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Alabama Daily News

Details on gambling proposal released

MONTGOMERY, Ala (AP) - Alabama lawmakers could cast their first votes next week on sweeping gambling legislation to allow a state lottery, sports betting and casinos in the Deep South state. If approved by lawmakers, the proposal would go before Alabama voters in the November general election, the first such public vote on gambling since a proposed…
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Details on gambling proposal released
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Alabama lawmakers push sweeping gambling bill that would allow lottery and casinos

A group of Alabama lawmakers has unveiled a sweeping gambling bill that could authorize a state lottery and 10 casinos across the conservative Deep South MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- A group of Alabama lawmakers unveiled a sweeping gambling bill Wednesday that could authorize a state lottery and 10 casinos across the conservative Deep South state as some…
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Atlantic City casinos: Bill to ban smoking moves forward

A measure that would prohibit smoking in Atlantic City's casinos moved forward Monday after three years of going nowhere, heartening casino workers who say they are literally sick and tired of having smoke blown in their faces at work. The New Jersey Senate health committee approved a long-delayed bill to impose a smoking ban in Atlantic City's…
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Atlantic City casinos: Bill to ban smoking moves forward
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Could Virginia soon have six casinos?

Members of the General Assembly are considering adding a new casino in northern Virginia. Place your bets. Members of the Senate are considering a bill that would allow a sixth casino in Virginia in Fairfax County. Senator Adam Ebbin is a Democrat from Alexandria who says he's been hearing lots of opposition to the proposal. "I've also gotten…
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Could Virginia soon have six casinos?
The Washington Post

Virginia gas station owners want their slot machines back, again.

RICHMOND - The slots-like gaming machines that Virginia has twice banned from gas stations, restaurants and convenience stores would blink back to life under legislation that lobbyists and legislators are pushing through the General Assembly. The measure could pave the way for slots-style gaming in every corner of the state, which approved the…
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Newsday

Las Vegas Sands' proposed $4B casino draws 300 to public meeting

Engineers and planners are expected to survey traffic at more than 100 intersections, the availability of drinking water from public and private wells and the impact on air quality of Las Vegas Sands' proposed $4 billion casino resort on the site of the Nassau Coliseum, witnesses at a Hempstead Town hearing said Thursday. Hundreds of supporters and…
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Las Vegas Sands' proposed $4B casino draws 300 to public meeting
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Las Vegas Sands environmental review advances in Hempstead, despite court ruling

The $4 billion casino resort proposal at the Nassau Coliseum site moves forward Thursday with public meetings on an environmental study led by the Town of Hempstead, despite a legal battle between the county and Hofstra University that had put the process on hold. Two "scoping sessions" are scheduled at the Long Island Marriott in Uniondale, at…
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Terre Haute Casino Resort set to open April 5

Terre Haute's new casino is scheduled to open April 5, with the adjacent hotel to open May 15. The Terre Haute Casino Resort, which is owned by Churchhill Downs, posted the opening dates on its Facebook page Monday afternoon. The casino grand opening celebration is set for 10:30 a.m. April 5. Thereafter, the casino will be open 24/7. The casino and…
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Terre Haute Casino Resort set to open April 5
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Alabama legislators are discussing gambling legislation. Will it go anywhere?

Once again, Alabama legislators are talking about gambling. And once again, the House and Senate appear to be talking past each other. Legislators are discussing the possibility of addressing the topic, which has defied resolution attempts for decades. No legislation had been filed as of Wednesday afternoon, but a senator said he will file a bill…
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Alabama legislators are discussing gambling legislation. Will it go anywhere?
Kenosha News

Kenosha City Council approves Hard Rock casino proposal

The Kenosha City Council voted decisively Wednesday night in favor of a multi-million dollar intergovernmental agreement with the Menominee Tribe's gaming authority, a major milestone that helps pave the way for a future Hard Rock casino on the city's west side in the coming years. Alderpersons voted 11-6 during a packed regularly scheduled City…
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Kenosha City Council approves Hard Rock casino proposal
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NBA approves sale of Dallas Mavericks to Las Vegas Sands casino company

Dallas Maverick Jaden Hardy (3) drives to the basket past Chicago Bulls defenders during the 2022 NBA Summer League at the Thomas & Mack Center Friday, July 8, 2022. Updated Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2023 | 5:06 p.m. DALLAS - Mark Cuban sees a future of NBA ownership where the advantages will be in real estate. The high-profile billionaire says that's…
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NBA approves sale of Dallas Mavericks to Las Vegas Sands casino company
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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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NBA approves sale of Dallas Mavericks to Miriam Adelson, casino company Las Vegas Sands

DALLAS - The NBA on Wednesday approved the sale of controlling interest of the Dallas Mavericks from Mark Cuban to the families that run the Las Vegas Sands casino company. The deal was approved just shy of a month since the families of Miriam Adelson and Sivan and Patrick Dumont announced their intention to buy the club. The purchase is in the…
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NBA approves sale of Dallas Mavericks to Miriam Adelson, casino company Las Vegas Sands
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Sale of Dallas Mavericks to families behind Las Vegas casino approved

DALLAS >> The NBA today approved the sale of controlling interest of the Dallas Mavericks from Mark Cuban to the families that run the Las Vegas Sands casino company. The deal was approved just shy of a month since the families of Miriam Adelson and Sivan and Patrick Dumont announced their intention to buy the club. The purchase is in the valuation…
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Sale of Dallas Mavericks to families behind Las Vegas casino approved
Kentucky Today

Fuming over setback to casino smoking ban, workers light up in New Jersey Statehouse meeting

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - With prospects for a smoking ban in Atlantic City's casinos looking hazier than ever, workers who want smoking banned took matters into their own hands, lips and lungs Thursday. Members of the United Auto Workers union disrupted a meeting of a state Assembly committee that had been scheduled to take a preliminary vote on…
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Fuming over setback to casino smoking ban, workers light up in New Jersey Statehouse meeting
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New casino games launch this week, tribe resumes gambling payments to Florida

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Amid a celebrity-fueled launch of new casino games this week, the Seminole Tribe intends to resume making payments to the state as part of a 30-year deal that included giving the tribe control over sports betting. Jim Allen, CEO of Seminole Gaming and chairman of Hard Rock International, told The News Service on Friday that the…
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New casino games launch this week, tribe resumes gambling payments to Florida
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Las Vegas Sands casino study advances in Town of Hempstead

An environmental review of a proposed $4 billion casino resort at the Nassau Coliseum will forge ahead in the Town of Hempstead despite a legal battle over whether county lawmakers improperly struck a deal with developer Las Vegas Sands. Hempstead Town lawmakers on Tuesday unanimously voted to declare the town the lead agency in a multi-step…
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Las Vegas Sands casino study advances in Town of Hempstead
The Chicago Crusader

With gambling legislation on pause, some push for reform

The leaders of the Statehouse's dual Republican supermajorities have been clear: after recent gambling industry scandals involving former lawmakers, next year's legislative session will include no expansion. That's prompted a divided response over what to do instead. It's a chance for reform, some government transparency and ethics advocates say.…
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With gambling legislation on pause, some push for reform
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Las Vegas Sands Casino proposal faces lengthy court fight, experts say

A $4 billion casino resort proposal at the site of the Nassau Coliseum could get tied up in court for years, legal experts say, over whether county officials skipped state environmental requirements and were pressured to fast-track a lease for the area's largest private investment in more than 15 years. The next steps in Las Vegas Sands' plan could…
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Las Vegas Sands Casino proposal faces lengthy court fight, experts say
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Casino No-Smoking Bill Makes Its First Progress In Pennsylvania

A legislative committee approved for the first time Wednesday a bill that would ban smoking inside Pennsylvania casinos, but its vote along party lines made clear the measure is a long way from passage. House Health Committee Chairman Dan Frankel's proposed Protecting Workers from Secondhand Smoking Act (HB1657) was sent to the full House by a…
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Casino No-Smoking Bill Makes Its First Progress In Pennsylvania
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Casino Bonanza Stalls as Court Nullifies Nassau Veterans Memorial Lease Transfer

A New York State Supreme Court justice has recently nullified a previously agreed lease transfer of Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, NY. The site has caught the attention of Las Vegas Sands which seeks to create a $4 billion casino hotel there. Earlier in May, the Republican-leaning Nassau County legislators displayed almost…
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Missouri's gambling debate players chase stakes worth billions

MISSOURI, USA - Missourians spend billions every year in pursuit of instant riches. They buy lottery tickets, play casino games and dab bingo cards. And increasingly in recent years, they play games of questionable legality in convenience stores, truck stops and small gaming parlors. Everyone involved in the industry thinks people would spend more,…
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Missouri's gambling debate players chase stakes worth billions
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Players in Missouri gambling debate chase stakes worth billions

Missourians spend billions every year in pursuit of instant riches. They buy lottery tickets, play casino games and dab bingo cards. And increasingly in recent years, they play games of questionable legality in convenience stores, truck stops and small gaming parlors. Everyone involved in the industry thinks people would spend more, if given the…
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A 19th century massacre, mostly forgotten, clouds plans for a shimmering tribal casino

REDDING, Calif. - To the native Wintu people it was Bohem Puyuik, the "Big Rise," and no wonder. Mt. Shasta towered above everything else, her loins delivering the natural springs and snowmelt that birthed a great river. The Sacramento River provided such an abundance of food that the Wintu and many neighboring tribes - the Pit River, Yana, Nomlaki…
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A 19th century massacre, mostly forgotten, clouds plans for a shimmering tribal casino
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A 19th century massacre clouds plans for a tribal casino north of Sacramento

To the native Wintu people it was Bohem Puyuik, the "Big Rise," and no wonder. Mt. Shasta towered above everything else, her loins delivering the natural springs and snowmelt that birthed a great river. The Sacramento River provided such an abundance of food that the Wintu and many neighboring tribes - the Pit River, Yana, Nomlaki and others - had…
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A 19th century massacre clouds plans for a tribal casino north of Sacramento
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Sen. Sonny Borrelli battles Arizona regulators over electronic bingo

Arizona regulators are cracking down on what they say are illegal slot machines being billed as bingo games used at nonprofits, small businesses and veterans' organizations around the state. Since Sept. 1, 17 of those facilities have been inspected by employees of the Arizona Department of Gaming, which helps enforce state gambling laws, and the…
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Sen. Sonny Borrelli battles Arizona regulators over electronic bingo
St. Louis Today

Missouri judge dumps gambling company's suit against state

JEFFERSON CITY - A Cole County judge moved to dismiss a lawsuit by one of the state's largest purveyors of unregulated slot machines Monday, one day before the closely watched case was set to go to trial. Cole County Judge Daniel Green said Torch Electronics cannot go forward with its case against the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Through the…
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Missouri judge dumps gambling company's suit against state
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Pennsylvania Casinos Worry About Still More Competition

It has been six years since the Pennsylvania Legislature vastly expanded legalized gambling in the state, and a Senate committee heard pros and cons Monday about adding further to the options. Representatives of the video gaming terminal industry urged the Senate Community, Economic and Recreational Development Committee to build upon the limited…
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Pennsylvania Casinos Worry About Still More Competition
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Concord Casino compliance record is similar to (and unlike) NH peers

Concord Casino owner, former state Sen. Andy Sanborn, is scheduled to defend himself - and his casino license - Tuesday morning against allegations he used nearly $844000 in federal pandemic money for race cars and other personal gains. In that, Sanborn appears unique among owners of the state's 14 casinos licensed to hold charitable games. He's…
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Concord Casino compliance record is similar to (and unlike) NH peers
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Sheriff’s Office makes arrests for illegal gambling operations

SILER CITY - Undercover operations by the Chatham County Sheriff's Office has resulted in nine arrests which include 36 felony and 39 misdemeanor charges. The operations focused on illegal gambling and gaming activities at various locations in Chatham County. Over several months, law enforcement targeted video gambling machines that were found to…
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Sheriff’s Office makes arrests for illegal gambling operations
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Before casino proposal died, other localities wanted in on the action

A proposal to develop casinos on non-tribal land in rural parts of North Carolina won't be part of the state budget and likely won't get a vote as a standalone measure either, top Republican lawmakers announced Tuesday night. "I do not see us voting on those at any point in the coming weeks," Senate leader Phil Berger said. While the proposal…
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Before casino proposal died, other localities wanted in on the action
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Republicans try to resolve casino dispute holding up budget

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) - Republican legislative leaders met Wednesday after it became clear this week that their disagreement over new gambling options is the key issue preventing lawmakers from voting on the state budget. House Speaker Tim Moore (R-Cleveland) said there aren't enough members willing to vote in favor of the budget if gaming is…
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Republicans try to resolve casino dispute holding up budget
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Casino disagreement leaves NC without budget as Republicans trade barbs

A disagreement over new casinos is leading to more delays for North Carolina's overdue state budget. Republican lawmakers had said they planned to vote on a $30 billion spending plan this week. It's a budget that was supposed to be done by July. But House Speaker Tim Moore said he doesn't have enough votes among Republicans to include plans for…
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Concord Casino kept higher share of proceeds meant for charity than any other facility, with state Lottery’s permission

Earlier this month, state lottery regulators moved to strip Concord Casino of its license to operate after investigators found the casino's owner, former state Sen. Andy Sanborn, allegedly used $844000 in COVID-related bailout loans to fund a lavish lifestyle including sports cars purchased for himself and his wife. For years before the New…
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Concord Casino kept higher share of proceeds meant for charity than any other facility, with state Lottery’s permission
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GOP didn’t run on casino expansion. Why let it blow up the budget?

The North Carolina legislature, with Republican supermajorities, has failed to come up with a new state budget, because Senate Leader Phil Berger, among others, wants casinos included in it. It has been reported that Senate and House leaders are proposing casinos to be developed in Anson, Nash, and Rockingham counties. I don't know about you, but I…
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Parent of Las Vegas Strip casino to settle sexual harassment claim

This March 15, 2016, file photo, shows casino mogul Steve Wynn at a news conference in Medford, Mass. Thursday, Sept. 7, 2023 | 5:31 p.m. A parent company of a Las Vegas Strip casino and nine unnamed women are settling a lawsuit alleging the company failed to investigate allegations that female employees were sexually harassed by the company's…
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Parent of Las Vegas Strip casino to settle sexual harassment claim
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Planners, council pave way for possible casino at Carolina Crossroads

The Roanoke Rapids Planning Board and city council this evening put the city in the consideration for a casino in the Carolina Crossroads Music and Entertainment District by approving a land use amendment that would allow gambling in the district. City Manager Kelly Traynham wrote in a memo to both panels that the North Carolina General Assembly…
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Planners, council pave way for possible casino at Carolina Crossroads
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Budget votes loom as clock ticks on NC casino, gambling proposals

The North Carolina General Assembly seems to be on pace to finalize a long-delayed state budget next week, but there's no certainty yet whether that spending plan will include a massive expansion of legal gambling. House Republicans met behind closed doors for more than three hours Tuesday in part to go over proposals to legalize four new…
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Budget votes loom as clock ticks on NC casino, gambling proposals
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Nashua planners to consider proposed casino at Pheasant Lane Mall

At a former Sears store, consumers who once searched for bargains on toasters, vacuum cleaners and air conditioners may soon test their fortunes at slot-like machines and card tables. ECL Entertainment, together with Clairvest, a Toronto-based private equity firm, plans to open a 130000-square-foot charitable gaming facility at the southeastern…
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Nashua planners to consider proposed casino at Pheasant Lane Mall
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Alleging COVID relief fraud, NH regulators say Andy Sanborn is unfit to run a casino

The New Hampshire Attorney General's Office and the state Lottery Commission say Andy Sanborn, owner of a Concord bar and casino and a former state senator, fraudulently obtained $844000 in COVID-19 relief money and used it on luxury personal expenses, including the purchase of three race cars for himself and his wife, Rep. Laurie…
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Alleging COVID relief fraud, NH regulators say Andy Sanborn is unfit to run a casino
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Nashua planners get ready to consider proposed casino at Pheasant Lane Mall

At a former Sears store, consumers who once searched for bargains on toasters, vacuum cleaners and air conditioners may soon test their fortunes at slot-like machines and card tables. ECL Entertainment, together with Clairvest, a Toronto-based private equity firm, plans to open a 130000-square-foot charitable gaming facility at the southeastern…
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Nashua planners get ready to consider proposed casino at Pheasant Lane Mall
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Good government watchdog calls out flood of pot, casino cash flowing to NC lawmakers

Veteran campaign finance watchdog Bob Hall, the former longtime executive director of the group Democracy North Carolina who helped expose former Democratic House Speaker Jim Black's corruption in the early 2000's, is out with another damning bit of research. In a press release distributed this morning, Hall called attention to the fact that North…
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Good government watchdog calls out flood of pot, casino cash flowing to NC lawmakers
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‘Just a blink’: Longtime MGM Springfield staff reminisce about 5 years in the casino

MGM Springfield marks its fifth anniversary Thursday. This week, reporters with MassLive and The Republican are taking stock of the casino venture's rise and evolution. Construction on the $970 million casino began in 2016 between Union and State streets and was completed in August 2018, replacing the 14 acres of vacant storefronts into MGM…
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‘Just a blink’: Longtime MGM Springfield staff reminisce about 5 years in the casino
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Are online casinos coming to North Carolina too?

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) - In a year that's already seen a significant expansion of legalized gambling in North Carolina, state lawmakers are being pitched on the idea of online casinos. It comes as Republican leaders in the legislature continue their discussion of a proposal to legalize four more physical casinos in locations across the state that…
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Are online casinos coming to North Carolina too?
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Sheriff says Nash County not ready for casino

ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. (WNCN) - Old Carriage Road in Rocky Mount is mostly filled with trees. However, soon the area could be the site of slot machines, table games, and sports betting. "You know, you got 90 million vehicles that travel that corridor of I-95 and U.S. 64. So, obviously, from a business standpoint, if I was looking for a place to put it,…
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Sheriff says Nash County not ready for casino
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North Carolina considers new casinos as money flows across Virginia border

North Carolina lawmakers are considering a plan to allow up to four new casinos in rural areas of the state. They see a recently opened casino in Danville, Virginia - a few miles north of the state line - as an example of how gambling could help economically challenged communities. Caesars opened a temporary casino in Danville in May in a giant…
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Kansas experts worry about risk of gambling addiction

People in Kansas can now lose hundreds to thousands of dollars, and possibly more, with just a few taps on their phone. The fallout from gambling addiction can be devastating - from people losing their life savings and stealing to suicide. Up until about a year ago, Kansas only allowed gambling through the lottery and in-person at state casinos.…
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Kansas experts worry about risk of gambling addiction
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Las Vegas Sands' $4B Nassau casino proposal takes next step

Las Vegas Sands' proposed $4 billion casino-resort at the site of the Nassau Coliseum would require a zoning change that creates a new hospitality district in Uniondale, according to land-use plans the company filed with the Town of Hempstead Thursday. The application - a major step in the process for the Nevada-based company's proposal - seeks to…
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Las Vegas Sands' $4B Nassau casino proposal takes next step
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NC leaders could approve new casinos, video gambling machines

Top North Carolina lawmakers say proposals to authorize up to four new casinos in the state and to legalize video gambling machines are being discussed. RALEIGH, N.C. - As many as four new casinos as well as video gambling machines could be authorized in North Carolina under proposals now being discussed by legislators, the top General Assembly…
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NC leaders could approve new casinos, video gambling machines
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Las Vegas Casino Mogul Fined $10M to End Fight Over Claims of Workplace Sexual Misconduct

Casino mogul Steve Wynn has ended a yearslong legal fight with Nevada gambling regulators that started with claims of workplace sexual misconduct, agreeing to pay a $10 million fine and cut ties to the industry he helped shape in Las Vegas. The Nevada Gaming Commission accepted a settlement last week to end the state's look at allegations that led…
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Las Vegas Casino Mogul Fined $10M to End Fight Over Claims of Workplace Sexual Misconduct
St. Louis Today

Trial delayed in high-profile Missouri gambling lawsuit

JEFFERSON CITY - A politically connected company that has flooded Missouri gas stations with unregulated slot machines convinced a judge Friday to delay the start of its trial against the state. Attorneys for Torch Electronics and Warrenton Oil won the change after complaining that the state "dumped more than 5000 pages of previously undisclosed…
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Trial delayed in high-profile Missouri gambling lawsuit
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Las Vegas king Steve Wynn banned from Nevada's gambling industry

Casino magnate Steve Wynn was banned from the Nevada gambling industry, one that he had a sizable role in developing, in order to settle a 2019 sexual misconduct case with the state's authorities. Wynn was accused of making unwanted sexual advances towards multiple women under his unemployment. As part of the deal, he will also pay $10 million and…
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Las Vegas king Steve Wynn banned from Nevada's gambling industry
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Las Vegas casino mogul Steve Wynn to pay $10M to end fight over claims of sexual misconduct

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Casino mogul Steve Wynn's long legal fight with Nevada gambling regulators over claims of workplace sexual misconduct is expected to end Thursday with a settlement calling for him to pay a $10 million fine and cut virtually all ties to the industry he helped shape in Las Vegas. The Nevada Gaming Commission was scheduled to meet in…
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Las Vegas casino mogul Steve Wynn to pay $10M to end fight over claims of sexual misconduct
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Las Vegas casino mogul Steve Wynn will pay $10 million

Casino mogul Steve Wynn's long legal fight with Nevada gambling regulators over claims of workplace sexual misconduct is expected to end Thursday with a settlement calling for him to pay a $10 million fine and cut virtually all ties to the industry he helped shape in Las Vegas. The Nevada Gaming Commission was scheduled to meet in the state capital…
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Las Vegas casino mogul Steve Wynn will pay $10 million
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Trees and casinos: imaginary solutions to real and serious problems

Plant a trillion trees. U.S. House Republicans offered that idea last week as their plan for addressing the global climate emergency. And it's hard to know whether to laugh or cry in response. Yes, planting more trees is always a fine idea, as deforestation is a big and deeply worrisome contributing factor to the world's environmental woes. And…
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Trees and casinos: imaginary solutions to real and serious problems
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Four new casinos, video gambling could be on horizon as North Carolina Republicans negotiate

RALEIGH, N.C. -- As many as four new casinos as well as video gambling machines could be authorized in North Carolina under proposals now being discussed by legislators, the top General Assembly leaders said on Thursday. House Speaker Tim Moore and Senate leader Phil Berger told reporters separately about the ideas, which they said have yet to…
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Four new casinos, video gambling could be on horizon as North Carolina Republicans negotiate
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Hochul Raises Casino Developer Cash Ahead of Licensing Decisions

A bidding war for New York City area casino licenses is underway, and New York Gov. Kathy Hochul and the state Democratic Party are taking large donations from the gaming companies and real estate giants developing pricey proposals, according to recently-released campaign finance filings. In the past two months, Hochul's fundraising committee…
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Hochul Raises Casino Developer Cash Ahead of Licensing Decisions
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Casino bad idea for Rockingham County, residents say

ROCKINGHAM COUNTY - Residents here say they are worried about a move afoot in Raleigh to expand gaming in the rural county that comes at the same time an investor linked with casino development has requested commercial zoning of a large parcel of land along U.S. 220 near Madison in the Huntsville Township. N.C. Development Holdings Co., which has…
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Casino bad idea for Rockingham County, residents say
Greensboro News And Record

Rockingham County residents upset by specter of casino development along US 220, launch petition; Berger: casinos could get greenlight by summer's end

ROCKINGHAM COUNTY - Residents here say they are worried about a move afoot in Raleigh to expand gaming in the rural county that comes at the same time an investor linked with casino development has requested commercial zoning of a large parcel of land along U.S. 220 near Madison in the Huntsville Township. N.C. Development Holdings Co., which has…
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Rockingham County residents upset by specter of casino development along US 220, launch petition; Berger: casinos could get greenlight by summer's end
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Rockingham County NC land eyed by developer with casino ties

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) - As North Carolina lawmakers consider whether to legalize more casinos in the state, a developer appears to already have their eyes set on a site in Rockingham County. A company called "NC Development Holdings" has asked to rezone almost 200 acres of land in Rockingham County on U.S. 220 from residential/agricultural to…
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Rockingham County NC land eyed by developer with casino ties
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Westmoreland communities receive share of casino revenue

It's unlikely that one would expect to win money at a casino for bridge repairs or fire department renovations, but a few Westmoreland municipalities found themselves with the lucky hand Monday. Live Casino Pittsburgh doled out its latest round of Local Share Account grants at the Hempfield location Monday, bringing the total monies awarded through…
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Westmoreland communities receive share of casino revenue
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Lebanon Planning Board approves casino permit

LEBANON - The city Planning Board has unanimously approved a permit for developers seeking to build a "charitable gaming" casino and restaurant on the Miracle Mile. The Planning Board gave consent this week to owners of the Lebanon Poker Room to relocate their establishment at 45 Hanover St. to a larger location at 369 Miracle Mile, a former Honda…
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New Jersey Cleared for Another Five Years of Online Casino Gambling

While legal sports betting generates tens of millions of dollars for sportsbooks and their casino partners in the state every month, iGaming produces north of $100 million in revenue. Garden State gamblers will have both legal sports betting and online casino wagering available to them for at least another half-decade. Legal authorization for…
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New Jersey Cleared for Another Five Years of Online Casino Gambling
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Internet gambling would be given 5 more years under latest change in New Jersey

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - (AP) - Internet gambling in New Jersey would be allowed to take place for at least five more years under the latest proposal by state lawmakers. On Wednesday evening, legislators abandoned a move they made a day earlier to drastically cut the extension of internet casino gambling in the state. An original bill reauthorizing…
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Internet gambling would be given 5 more years under latest change in New Jersey
Washington Examiner

Bipartisan House lawmaker pair aims to keep IRS at bay from slot machine winnings

LAS VEGAS, Nevada - Slot machine winnings will sound to some like an oxymoron. Slots, after all, have long been dubbed "one-armed bandits" for their low odds compared to other forms of casino gambling like blackjack and baccarat. But some players can and do come out ahead on slots, and now a bipartisan bill aims to protect more of those winnings…
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Bipartisan House lawmaker pair aims to keep IRS at bay from slot machine winnings
St. Louis Today

Attorney general calls illegal gambling ‘complex.’ Many Missourians disagree.

JEFFERSON CITY - Missouri's attorney general argued last week that the issue of illegal slot machines in gas stations and bars is "complex" when asked whether he believed the unregulated games were legal or illegal. But, a Post-Dispatch review of public complaints about the spread of unregulated and untaxed video gambling in the state shows many…
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Attorney general calls illegal gambling ‘complex.’ Many Missourians disagree.
commonwealthmagazine.org

Gaming Commission asks feds to shut down illegal gambling

Gamblers in Massachusetts have a full menu of wagering options to choose from these days: physical casinos, sports betting in person or online, and the state lottery, which some officials are itching to bring online as well. One thing not on the menu, Bay State regulators want to make clear, is illegal gambling. Members of the Massachusetts Gaming…
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GV Wire

A’s Ballpark on Vegas Casino Site Gets Closer With Tentative Funding Deal

CARSON CITY, Nev. - Republican Nevada Gov. Joe Lombardo announced Wednesday a tentative agreement between his office, legislative leaders in the state and the Oakland Athletics for a stadium funding plan after weeks of negotiations over how much public assistance the state will contribute to a $1.5 billion ballpark in Las Vegas, according to a…
Finance
A’s Ballpark on Vegas Casino Site Gets Closer With Tentative Funding Deal
AP News

Effort to legalize video gambling machines in North Carolina resumes

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Amid optimism that sports betting could soon be authorized in North Carolina, a separate renewed effort to legalize and regulate video gambling machines in the state began Tuesday with a House committee debating the measure. The legislation, which is largely identical to a 2021 bill that advanced then stalled, would provide…
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Long Island Press

Las Vegas Sands Casino Plan Advances as Nassau Pols OK Lease

Nassau County lawmakers approved Monday a 99-year lease with Las Vegas Sands, which proposed replacing the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum with a $4 billion casino resort in Uniondale, over the objection of neighbors concerned about crime. The Republican-majority county Legislature voted nearly unanimously in favor of the proposal, with…
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New York Post

Sen. Jessica Ramos blocks Steve Cohen's casino bid next to Mets ballpark

A state lawmaker who represents the communities around the Mets' Citi Field has temporarily blocked billionaire Mets owner Steve Cohen's plan to build a casino and entertainment complex in the lots next to the ballpark. Cohen needs legislation approved by the state Legislature in Albany in order to start a commercial venture in the lots around Citi…
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Sen. Jessica Ramos blocks Steve Cohen's casino bid next to Mets ballpark
The Buffalo News

Gov. Hochul recuses herself from Seneca casino compact talks

ALBANY - Gov. Kathy Hochul has recused herself from negotiating a new gaming compact with the Seneca Nation, instead tapping two senior aides to hash out the agreement. Hochul is recusing herself from negotiating a renewal of the Seneca Nation compact because her husband, William Hochul, is senior vice president, general counsel and secretary at…
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Gov. Hochul recuses herself from Seneca casino compact talks
The Nevada Independent

Indy Gaming: Las Vegas Sands casino expansion effort in Texas fails again

Good morning, and welcome to the Indy Gaming newsletter, a weekly look at gaming matters nationally and internationally and how the events tie back to Nevada. If a colleague or associate emailed this newsletter to you, please to sign up and receive your own copy of Indy Gaming in your inbox. - Howard Stutz Casino legalization efforts in Texas…
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Indy Gaming: Las Vegas Sands casino expansion effort in Texas fails again
New York Post

Hofstra president Susan Poser debunks Sands casino as bad bet, urges local lawmakers to nix it

The president of Hofstra University is urging Long Island lawmakers to nix a plan for Las Vegas Sands Corp. to put a casino at the Nassau Coliseum near its campus - claiming it'll be more trouble than it's worth. "The casino proposed by Las Vegas Sands runs directly counter to the interests of our local population and will create dangers rather…
Law
Hofstra president Susan Poser debunks Sands casino as bad bet, urges local lawmakers to nix it
WCPO 9 News

Ohio, Indiana employ dozens more than Kentucky for gambling enforcement

CINCINNATI - By the time Ohio's sports-betting industry turned 1-week-old in January, the Ohio Casino Control Commission announced fines totaling more than $1 million against four online sportsbooks that violated marketing and responsible-gaming rules. That aggressive approach fit the profile of Ohio's lead gambling regulator, where 55 out of 111…
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Ohio, Indiana employ dozens more than Kentucky for gambling enforcement
sheridanmedia.com

History: Gambling in Sheridan County’s Early Days

Gambling and gamblers were as much a part of the Old West as were cowboys. Professional gamblers frequented the saloons, the riverboats, and the trains, looking for honest or dishonest games, as long as there was a good chance of them winning. There were gamblers on the local passenger trains that ran through Sheridan, as seen in this story from…
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History: Gambling in Sheridan County’s Early Days
ABC 27

Are Pennsylvania's skill game machines illegal?

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) - Pennsylvania skills games are slot machine-like devices that have sprouted up across the Commonwealth in recent years. However, they have mostly operated in legal limbo. Police departments have tried to seize them, but the courts stopped those seizures. Now, there's a push to legalize and tax them. Former Penn State…
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Are Pennsylvania's skill game machines illegal?
Newsday

Las Vegas Sands lease gets OK from Nassau Planning Commission

Nassau County's Planning Commission on Thursday unanimously agreed to transfer the county's Coliseum lease to Las Vegas Sands, which has proposed a $4 billion casino-resort on the property. The lease agreement, announced by County Executive Bruce Blakeman and Sands executives on Wednesday, now moves to county legislative committees and the full…
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Las Vegas Sands lease gets OK from Nassau Planning Commission
newhampshirebulletin.com

House committee unanimously recommends killing online gambling proposal

The House Ways and Means Committee came out in opposition to a proposal to legalize online gambling in New Hampshire Wednesday, putting its odds in jeopardy. The committee voted, 20-0, to recommend killing Senate Bill 104, which would legalize online casino games such as poker, blackjack, and roulette under the supervision of the state lottery…
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House committee unanimously recommends killing online gambling proposal
The Daily News

Amid push for online gambling in NH, charitable gaming advocates see threat

Online poker is illegal in New Hampshire and most of the rest of the United States. But many find ways to do it anyway, experts say. Those interested download VPNs - "virtual private networks" - allowing them to discreetly access websites that are often incorporated offshore. There are risks, and if users are defrauded out of their winnings, there…
Law
Amid push for online gambling in NH, charitable gaming advocates see threat
Eagle Times

Committee Talks Online Gambling

The operators and charities that benefit from the state's brick and mortar gaming casinos are pushing back against a bill that would legalize online gambling, arguing that the proposal would cannibalize their business while harming the charities they award proceeds to. Under a bill that cleared the New Hampshire Senate by a single vote earlier this…
Law
Committee Talks Online Gambling
Newsday

As U.S. sports bets boom, online casino gambling is slow to expand

ATLANTIC CITY - While two-thirds of the country now offers legal sports betting, only six states offer online casino gambling, confounding industry hopes that the rapid growth of sports betting would also bring internet casino wagering along with it. Speaking Wednesday at the East Coast Gaming Congress in Atlantic City, industry executives and…
Sports
As U.S. sports bets boom, online casino gambling is slow to expand
NBC Bay Area

Casino Conference: Internet Gambling is Slow to Expand

While two-thirds of the country now offers legal sports betting, only six states offer online casino gambling, confounding industry hopes that the rapid growth of sports betting would also bring internet casino wagering along with it. Speaking Wednesday at the East Coast Gaming Congress in Atlantic City, industry executives and legislators from…
Industry
Casino Conference: Internet Gambling is Slow to Expand
Indianapolis Business Journal

As U.S. sports betting booms, online casino gambling slow to expand

While two-thirds of the country now offers legal sports betting, only six states offer online casino gambling, confounding industry hopes that the rapid growth of sports betting would also bring internet casino wagering along with it. Speaking Wednesday at the East Coast Gaming Congress in Atlantic City, industry executives and legislators from…
Sports