Dead Gambler’s Family Claims Wrongful Death at California Casino

A wrongful death case kicked off this week with allegations that security guards working for a California casino restrained and suffocated an unarmed man who had been playing baccarat minutes earlier. The exterior of the Los Angeles Superior Court building, pictured above. (Image: LA Public Press) Attorneys representing the family of the victim, Jonathan Jung,…

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Nassau County to Hold Hearing on Sands Casino Lease Transfer

Nassau County and Las Vegas Sands will get another shot to rectify issues surrounding the county’s transfer of lease rights on Nassau Hub to the gaming company later this week at a public hearing conducted by the Nassau County Planning Commission. The Nassau Coliseum. The Nassau County Planning Commission will hold a meeting Thursday to…

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Rhode Island Casino Smoking Opponents Hope to Clear the Air in 2025

Rhode Island is home to the Bally’s Corporation, which holds a monopoly on casino operations in the state. The 2024 legislative session saw the gaming firm dealt winning legislative hands before the General Assembly adjourned for the year last week. Rhode Island Rep. Teresa Tanzi in 2022 poses with casino smoking opponents in the Providence…

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Bally’s Facing Five Months of Daily Demolition for Chicago Casino

Bally’s (NYSE: BALY) has a lot of work ahead to ready the Freedom Center site to become home to the operator’s permanent Chicago casino hotel. Chicago’s Freedom Center photographed in April 2022. Bally’s could face five months of work at 12 hours per day, seven days a week to demolish that building. (Image: Wikimedia Commons)…

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Theater, Women’s Groups Oppose Caesars Times Square Casino

The No Times Square Casino Coalition increased in size on Tuesday with the addition of theater and women’s groups, as well as the Council of Chelsea Block Associations (CCBA). Tourists in New York’s Times Square. Three groups joined the No Times Square Casino Coalition on Tuesday. (Image: Bloomberg) In a statement, the coalition confirmed TDF…

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Casinos Not Cure for MTA Funding Says New York Post

After Gov. Kathy Hochul (D-NY) had a surprise change of heart on a congestion tax that would have raised much-needed revenue for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), the authority is still in need of cash. Some politicians are pitching an accelerated downstate casino approval timeline as the cure for MTA’s funding shortfall, but the New…

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US Supreme Court Denies Florida Sports Betting Case, Seminole Tribe Rejoices

The United States Supreme Court on Monday announced it won’t accept an appeal of Florida’s decision to allow the Seminole Tribe to operate online sports betting through computer servers located on Native American sovereign land. Following the US Supreme Court’s decision to reject an appeal of Florida’s gaming compact with the Seminole Tribe, sports betting…

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MGM China Said to Be Considering Bid for Thai Casino License

MGM China is reportedly interested in vying for a casino license in Thailand as an avenue for marketing its Macau properties to Thai tourists. MGM China co-Chairperson Pany Ho. The operator is interested in Thailand and that could include building a casino hotel there. (Image: Macau Business) Pansy Ho, the co-Chairperson at MGM China, is…

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PAGCOR Could Become PAGCAM in the Philippines as Lawmakers Propose Overhaul

Philippines lawmakers have proposed overhauling the country’s gaming industry and ridding the government’s interest in operating slot machines, table games, and online gambling platforms. PAGCOR officials and Philippines President Ferdinand Marcos (far left) unveil the gaming regulatory and operator’s new logo in July 2023. PAGCOR plans to sell off its government-owned casinos in the coming…

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WarHorse Omaha Announces Opening Date of Permanent Casino in Nebraska

WarHorse Casino Omaha at Horsemen’s Park plans to open this August, pending regulatory signoffs by the Nebraska Racing and Gaming Commission (NRGC). Construction continues on WarHorse Casino Omaha in a photograph shared by WarHorse Gaming on Feb. 22, 2024. The permanent casino facility is on pace to open in August. (Image: WarHorse Gaming) Officials with…

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