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Things Look Good for Wynn as Massachusetts Casino Proposal Heads to a Vote

Things Look Good for Wynn as Massachusetts Casino Proposal Heads to a Vote

June 22nd, 2013 Written by Cliff Spiller

Facing little opposition to his plan to put a casino in Everett, Massachusetts, a waterfront city located just beyond Boston’s borders, Steve Wynn is likely to be a happy man after the outcome of a referendum on the matter to be voted on by residents here today. Wynn plans $1.2 billion resort Earlier this spring, […]

Revel Atlantic City Making Big Changes Post-Bankruptcy

Revel Atlantic City Making Big Changes Post-Bankruptcy

June 21st, 2013 Written by Cliff Spiller

Fresh off an emergence from bankruptcy protection, Revel Casino-Hotel in Atlantic City is poised to make notable changes as it looks toward a future that its operators hope will include profitability, something that has eluded the property in the little more than a year since it has been open to the public. Slots players literally […]

2013 WSOP to Air on ESPN Starting on August 6

2013 WSOP to Air on ESPN Starting on August 6

June 19th, 2013 Written by Cliff Spiller

Today ESPN announced via a press release that they will begin airing coverage of the 2013 World Series of Poker beginning on August 6. Coverage of the Final Table of the Main Event – arguably the most important televised presentation of a poker tournament to happen all year – will be “virtually live” and will […]

Ahead of Illinois Special Session, Casino Expansion Supporters Keep Hope Alive

Ahead of Illinois Special Session, Casino Expansion Supporters Keep Hope Alive

June 18th, 2013 Written by Cliff Spiller

On the eve of a special legislative session that has been called in the state of Illinois to address pension reform, there are many in the state who believe that in the absence of any kind of accord among the two houses comprising the legislature, the session will be little more than a waste of […]

Woman Shot Inside Milwaukee Casino

Woman Shot Inside Milwaukee Casino

June 17th, 2013 Written by Cliff Spiller

In an unusual incident, a 23-year-old woman was shot inside a Wisconsin casino over the weekend. At around 1:30 a.m. on Sunday morning, shots rang out on the gambling floor of the Potawatomi Bingo Casino, located near downtown Milwaukee. “We all of a sudden heard a bang,” said Milwaukee resident Cheryl Anderson. “It was a […]

Wynn Moving Ahead with Massachusetts Casino Plans as Suffolk Downs Project Remains Stalled

Wynn Moving Ahead with Massachusetts Casino Plans as Suffolk Downs Project Remains Stalled

June 16th, 2013 Written by Cliff Spiller

Despite the very public support of Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, Suffolk Downs is reportedly running into various roadblocks as it attempts to move ahead with its plans to add a casino to its East Boston racetrack. Apparently the undertaking has reached an impasse as a result of a failure between the company and the city […]

New York and Seneca Tribe Come to Agreement; Tribe Will Share Gambling Revenue

New York and Seneca Tribe Come to Agreement; Tribe Will Share Gambling Revenue

June 15th, 2013 Written by Cliff Spiller

Putting an end to a long-standing battle, the Seneca Indian tribe reached an agreement with the state of New York this week, with the tribe agreeing to share gambling revenue that was being withheld in protest of the installation of video lottery machines in commercial, non-tribal racetracks in the western region of the state. Since […]

PokerStars Appeals Atlantic Club Case

PokerStars Appeals Atlantic Club Case

June 14th, 2013 Written by Cliff Spiller

After nearly a month of silence with regard to the case, an appeal has been filed in the matter of PokerStars versus New Jersey’s Atlantic Club Casino Hotel. Last month a New Jersey judge upheld the Atlantic Club’s termination of a purchase deal between the struggling land-based Atlantic City casino and the online poker room. […]

Illinois Governor Schedules Special Legislative Session – Will Casino Expansion be on the Docket?

Illinois Governor Schedules Special Legislative Session – Will Casino Expansion be on the Docket?

June 13th, 2013 Written by Cliff Spiller

Last week the governor of the state of Illinois, Democrat Pat Quinn, called for a special legislative session for lawmakers to address the state’s public employee pension crisis after the spring session wrapped up at the end of last month with no progress being made on that, or frankly any other, issue. Quinn’s move comes […]

PokerStars’ Scheinberg Settles Black Friday Case

PokerStars’ Scheinberg Settles Black Friday Case

June 12th, 2013 Written by Cliff Spiller

The former chairman of online poker behemoth PokerStars has reached a deal with the United States government to settle his Black Friday case. Mark Scheinberg will forfeit $50 million in assets. Scheinberg’s agreement with the federal government does not make clear what portion of the $50 million sum is comprised of cash and how much […]

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