Category: Weekly Gambling News and Recaps

Sep 19, 2015

Illinois Lottery Not Paying, Caesars Pays Fines, New Gambler In Nevada Black Book

Illinois Lottery Winners File Lawsuit The Illinois Lottery is unable to pay big winners due to a government shutdown in the state.  Tickets with a prize of $25,000 and higher cannot be cut

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Aug 29, 2015

New Jersey Loses Sports Betting Case, Las Vegas Poker Room Reopens, Nevada Revenue Announced

Sports Leagues Win Sports Betting Appeal The sports leagues prevailed over New Jersey once again in the Third Circuit Court of Appeals.  The court split 2-1, taking the side of the sports leagues

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Aug 22, 2015

Las Vegas Club Closes, New York Racinos Get Video Blackjack, Nevada Gaming License Applicant Denied

Las Vegas Club Casino Closes After 85 Years The Las Vegas Club opened in 1930 and received a gaming license the following year.  Its 85-year run ended on Wednesday at midnight when its

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Jul 25, 2015

Caesars Entertainment Stock Collapses, No Poker in Idaho, and New Las Vegas Poker Room

Caesars Entertainment Debt Lawsuits Move Forward Caesars Entertainment lost a bid to hold off a lawsuit involving the bankruptcy of its operating unit this week. That caused the stock price to collapse 40

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Jul 4, 2015

MGM Proposes Atlanta Casino, Macau Travel Restrictions Eased, and Boyd Gaming Expands Louisiana Casino

MGM Proposes Atlanta Casino MGM Resorts has proposed a casino in Atlanta, one of the largest cities in the U.S. without legalized gambling. The proposal includes a $1 billion investment that would be

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Jun 30, 2015

Deadwood Casinos Launching Craps and Roulette July 1

Five Deadwood casinos will launch new games starting July 1. South Dakota voters approved expanding gambling to craps, roulette and live keno in a November statewide referendum. The new law permitting these games

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Jun 27, 2015

New Las Vegas Strip Resort Coming, Big Month for Las Vegas, and Wynn Ordered to Pay Court Costs in Lawsuit

Details for New Las Vegas Strip Property Emerge Plans for Alon Las Vegas emerged this week. The Fox affiliate in Las Vegas uncovered a preliminary application for construction of the Alon resort on

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Jun 20, 2015

Another Las Vegas Poker Room Closes, Gaming Industry Rallies Against IRS, and Atlantic City Down Again

Kirk Kerkorian, Dead at Age 98 Kirk Kerkorian, founder of the company known today as MGM Resorts, died at the age of 98 this week.  The pioneer of the Las Vegas Strip was

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Jun 5, 2015

Two Nevada Sports Betting Laws Signed, Caesars Shares Tank, and Merger Rumors on the Strip

Indiana Governor Vetoes One Gaming Bill, Ignores Two Others Indiana Governor Mike Pence used executive inaction to allow two bills to go into law and vetoed a third this week.  HEA 1540, which

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Jun 2, 2015

Last Day to Comment on IRS Slot Jackpot Proposal

The IRS proposed dropping the minimum reportable slot jackpot win from $1,200 to $600 earlier this year. The IRS allowed individuals and businesses to comment on the proposal. The last day for that

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May 30, 2015

Mirage Poker Room Reopens, Nevada Gaming Up, and Revel Not Opening This Summer

Mirage Poker Room Reopens The poker room at Mirage reopened after a four-month hiatus.  Mirage closed its poker room to downsize it.  There are now 12 tables at Mirage.  There were 19 before

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May 28, 2015

Trip Report With Pics: Ruins of the Riviera Hotel Rooms and Suites

The Riviera Las Vegas liquidation sale is halfway finished. Most of the suites have been picked apart. The casino floor is almost completely empty. Most of the restaurant furnishings are sold. There are

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