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Olympic Swimming Champ Michael Phelps Drinking in a Casino before DUI Arrest

Sunday, 12th October 2014

The Daily News reports that Olympic swimming legend Michael Phelps was drinking inside a Baltimore casino for 8 hours before his DUI traffic stop. Michael Phelps apparently is a regular at the Horseshoe Casino in Baltimore, where he enjoys playing poker and drinking. Michael Phelps holds the Olympic record for

Carl Icahn and Steve Sweeney Trade Insults over Trump Taj Mahal’s Future

Friday, 10th October 2014

New Jersey Senate President Steve Sweeney and activist shareholder Carl Icahn are in a war of words over the future of the Atlantic City casino industry. The immediate cause for their public rhetoric is Icahn’s attempts to keep the Trump Taj Mahal open after November 13, when bankruptcy documents show

Minority New York Politicians Send Letters in Support of Sharpton Ally’s Casino Bid

Wednesday, 08th October 2014

Several of New York’s most famous minority-group politicians, including U.S. Representative Charles Wrangel and State Assemblyman Karim Camara, sent a letter to the New York Gaming Commission last week expressing their preferences in the coming casino license announcement. The men gave their support to Greenetrack, a lesser-known Alabama-baed gaming operator

Union Leaders Says Orange County Casino Is Better Than Catskills for New York

Tuesday, 07th October 2014

AFL-CIO President Mario Cilento and Hotel Trades Council President Peter Ward say that local a casino in Orange County is the best option for the people of New York. The two union leaders released a statement on Tuesday saying the Orange County casinos “will create the most jobs while generating

Daily Fantasy Sports Fuels Debate on Whether It’s a Game of Skill or Chance

Monday, 06th October 2014

Daily Fantasy Sports has become a billion dollar business. Media outlets across America discuss the hobby, which stemmed from the Rotisserie baseball and fantasy football years so many Americans love. Sports Illustrated and USA Today each have competing websites which allow visitors to play for real money–and it’s perfectly legal.

Chris Christie’s Latest Sports Betting Legal Challenge Is Doomed, Says Star Ledger

Saturday, 04th October 2014

A recent op-ed piece by Paul Mulshine in the Star Ledger’s online portal,, predicted a disastrous ending to Chris Christie’s latest attempt to save sports gambling in New Jersey. If Mulshine is correct, then Christie will lose his legal challenge to the 1992 PASPA law which bans sports gambling

Betfair’s New Jersey Servers and Hardware Migrated to Caesars Interactive Operations

Saturday, 04th October 2014

Betfair Interactive New Jersey LLC and Caesars Interactive have agreed to a deal that will allow the online gaming provider to remain in the New Jersey market for the next six months. Though Trump Plaza closed its doors on September 16, Betfair remains a licensing partner with that entity for

Sheldon Adelson Hopes to Build a Casino in the New Jersey Meadowlands

Thursday, 02nd October 2014

Sheldon Adelson said at the American Gaming Association’s Global Gaming Expo that he would like to open a casino in North Jersey Meadowlands. New Jersey’s leaders have yet to approve such a casino, but if the state ever offers a license for a Meadowlands casino, the Las Vegas Sands Corporation

Federal Grand Jury Indicts Three Men in the Everett Casino Lightbody Scandal

Wednesday, 01st October 2014

Federal and state grand juries have returned indictments against 3 owners of waterfront property set to be used in the Wynn Resorts casino in Everett. The three men are charged with lying to gaming regulators to conceal a former convict’s role in the deal with Wynn Resorts, which plans to

American Sports Leagues Seek Injuction to Stop New Jersey Sports Betting

Tuesday, 30th September 2014

Four major American professional sports leagues joined with the NCAA to file a lawsuit against the state of New Jersey on Tuesday. The NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, and NCAA jointly filed a challenge to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s latest attempt to legalize sports gambling in his state. 2012 Sports