Archive for February, 2015

Nevada Gaming Commission Approves Vegas Strip Betting on Olympic Games

Nevada Gaming Commission Approves Vegas Strip Betting on Olympic Games

Written by Steve Larson | Saturday, February 28th, 2015

The Nevada Gaming Commission on Thursday approved Olympics sports betting for Las Vegas this week. Olympic betting is a commonplace in several other western nations, but in the United States, it has been discouraged, because the Olympic Games have been seen as a showcase for the amateur athletes. Nevada has decided to move away from […]

Hard Rock Cafe Issues Layoff Notices Contingent on Trump Taj Mahal’s Closing

Hard Rock Cafe Issues Layoff Notices Contingent on Trump Taj Mahal’s Closing

Written by Steve Larson | Friday, February 27th, 2015

The Hard Rock Cafe in Atlantic City could close in the coming months, but if the cafe’s parent company can be believed, only if the Trump Taj Mahal is forced to close. The Press of Atlantic City reported this week that the Hard Rock Cafe, which is situated inside the Trump Taj Mahal overlooking the […]

AG Burnett Supports Senate Bill 9, Which Introduces Skill into Slot Machines

AG Burnett Supports Senate Bill 9, Which Introduces Skill into Slot Machines

Written by Steve Larson | Thursday, February 26th, 2015

A.G. Burnett, chairman of the Nevada Gaming Control Board, has announced his support of Senate Bill 9, which would allow more games of skill in the casino. Traditionally, games of chance dominate the gaming floor of a casino. In this case, Senate Bill 9 would support all the inclusion of video game technology in Nevada […]

Florida Faces Mid-June Deadline to Rework Tribal Gaming Compact

Florida Faces Mid-June Deadline to Rework Tribal Gaming Compact

Written by Steve Larson | Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

Florida will have to deal with the thorny issue of land-based casino gambling in the spring 2015 legislative session. As this site reported last year, Florida’s leaders ignored outstanding concerns until the midterm elections were over, because the gambling issue is too much of a wild card for politicians on either side of the aisle […]

Caesars Entertainment and PokerStars Join Forces to Champion US Online Gaming

Caesars Entertainment and PokerStars Join Forces to Champion US Online Gaming

Written by Steve Larson | Monday, February 23rd, 2015

Caesars Entertainment has joined forces with PokerStars to promote online gambling in the United States, in which could be one of the most pivotal gaming alliances in recent gambling history. The two gaming companies have been at odds in the past on gaming legislation, regulatory oversight, and law enforcement. With changes at the top of […]

Early Odds on the May 2 Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Championship Fight

Early Odds on the May 2 Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Championship Fight

Written by Steve Larson | Saturday, February 21st, 2015

The early odds for the Floyd Mayweather/Manny Pacquiao fight on May 2 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas has “Money” Mayweather the early favorite. Vegas Insider posted the numbers, which had Floyd Mayweather as a -295 favorite and Manny Pacquiao as a +230 underdog. For those not familiar with moneyline odds, the number indicates […]

Montreign Casino Executives Reach Out to Officials from Orange and Ulster Counties

Montreign Casino Executives Reach Out to Officials from Orange and Ulster Counties

Written by Steve Larson | Thursday, February 19th, 2015

The three bidders for the Catskills/Hudson Valley region’s gaming license in New York state have decided to join forces. The three officials who have agreed to meet represent the winning applicant (Montreign Resort) and two nearby losing counties (Orange and Ulster Counties). All three spent most of 2014 bickering over their respective claims in the […]

Broward County Lawyer Files a Class-Action Lawsuit against DraftKings

Broward County Lawyer Files a Class-Action Lawsuit against DraftKings

Written by Steve Larson | Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

Down in Broward County, Florida, attorney Mason Kerns filed a class-action lawsuit against DraftKings, one of the giants of the daily fantasy sports industry. Kerns is protesting against the signup bonuses offered by DraftKings, saying they amount to deceptive advertising. The class-action suit was filed in late-January in a Florida court. If the court receives […]

American Conservative Union Voices Opposition to Restoration of Wire Act

American Conservative Union Voices Opposition to Restoration of Wire Act

Written by Steve Larson | Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

The American Conservative Union last week denounced Rep. Jason Chaffetz for his support of Restoration of the Wire Act. The conservative group, which has supported Chaffetz in the past, is against RAWA due to the precedent it would set in the battle between states rights and central government. In voicing its opposition to the Restoration […]

Seattle Seahawks Installed as Early Favorites to Win Super Bowl 50 by Australian Bookmaker

Seattle Seahawks Installed as Early Favorites to Win Super Bowl 50 by Australian Bookmaker

Written by Steve Larson | Monday, February 16th, 2015

The Seattle Seahawks have been made the early favorites to win Super Bowl 50 by Australian bookmaker site, Sportsbet AU. One might assume the World Champion New England Patriots might be the odds-on favorite, but the Seahawks have been to the past two NFL championship games and came one play from repeating as champions. The […]