Author / Marie Kelley

New coalition vows to fight casino expansion in Connecticut

The Mohegan and Mashantucket Pequot tribes have been working to create a third casino in the state of Connecticut off tribal lands. The two tribes would operate the venue together and have narrowed down their site to one in East Windsor or Windsor Locks. During the process, the tribes have faced opposition and now it […]

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Sault Tribe says long-delayed casino project sees progress

In Michigan, the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians has been trying to create a gaming venue off reservation lands. The project has been slow going, seemingly encountering delay after delay. Now, according to the tribe, progress has been made to help move the project along. The tribe has sent in an application to […]

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WSOP releases full schedule for 2017 season

The 48th annual World Series of Poker dates have now been announced by WSOP officials including the full schedule of events. The series will take place from May 30th to July 17th 2017 in Las Vegas with the Rio All Suite Hotel & Casino hosting yet again. For 2017, the series includes 74 gold bracelet […]

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Casino bill in Virginia fails yet again; Bingo, poker move forward

Democratic Senator L. Louise Lucas has tried to introduce legislation that would see casino gaming come to the state of Virginia several times, but each time failed to see her proposals move forward. On Monday, Lucas tried yet again to propose the idea of casino gaming but fellow legislators are not on board. Lucas pointed […]

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Mohegan Sun earns #1 ranking for 2016

The year 2016 was a good one for the Mohegan Sun Casino. Mohegan Sun Arena drew over 700,000 people in 2016, making it the top casino venue in the world. The venue was able to earn a positive ranking in several publications for the year based on entertainment, earning the number 39 spot for concert […]

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Major changes could be in the works for Kenya in regard to gambling

Last year, gambling legislation was being considered in Kenya that would have changed the industry, but the bill was not passed into law. Instead, tax provisions that had been included in the measure were placed in a separate Finance Bill. At the time, a promise was made by the government that a new gambling bill […]

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Gambling tax rates increase in Russia

The government website of Russia has been updated to show a new increase in gambling tax rates by the Russian Finance Ministry. These new tax rates apply to all taxable activities associated with gambling and comes after amendments were made to draft law. The first reading of the draft law passed in May 2016. The […]

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State of Florida appeals US District Judge ruling in Seminole Tribe blackjack case

On Thursday, the State of Florida appeal a court ruling from November of 2016 by a United States District Judge that gave the Seminole Tribe exclusive rights to blackjack until 2030. The filing of the appeal is just the latest development in a long legal battle that has taken place between the state and the […]

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Pennsylvania legislators have until May to solve slot levy issue

In September of 2016, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court were given a 120 time frame in which to come up with a solution for the state tax levy on slot machines. Casinos of the state were paying $10 million or 2% of slot gaming venues to their host communities, an amount that the court says was […]

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Coquille Indian Tribe’s casino plans closer to fruition

For some time now, the Coquille Indian Tribe has been working to create a gaming venue in the Medford area on property located at Highway 99 in Oregon. The tribe announced on Friday that the land is now qualified for casino gaming thanks to provisions of the Federal Indian Gaming Regulatory Act. This qualification is […]

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Coquille Indian Tribe’s casino plans closer to fruition

For some time now, the Coquille Indian Tribe has been working to create a gaming venue in the Medford area on property located at Highway 99 in Oregon. The tribe announced on Friday that the land is now qualified for casino gaming thanks to provisions of the Federal Indian Gaming Regulatory Act. This qualification is […]

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Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee to host Poker Challenge this February

This February, the Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee will be hosting a special poker tournament festival. The second annual Seminole Immokalee Poker Challenge will take place at the casino as part of the Seminole Hard Rock Poker 2016-17 season. The Poker Challenge will run from the 21st of February to the 26th offering quality poker tournament […]

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Mississippi casino developers try new board for approvals

Mississippi Gaming Commission Executive Director Allen Godfrey reported this week that developers who tried to see a casino located in Diamondhead off the Bay of St. Louis and the South Beach Casino in Biloxi years ago are now trying again. Both developers have reapplied and the Commission will consider the applications in their February meeting. […]

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New TV commercial lambasts Elk Grove casino project

In Elk Grove, California, a proposed Indian gaming venue has been under heavy fire from the beginning. Now, a new television commercial has been created by a nonprofit group blasting the project. Without citing viable studies or accepted statistics, the public opinion campaign states that the casino would bring drugs, prostitution, bankruptcy, and other issues […]

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Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort announces new expansion

While a new bowling and entertainment complex is already being created on-site at the casino, the Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort has announced that they plan to expand even more with a new convention center and fourth hotel tower. The tribal council has approved the construction of the new facilities, plans that include a convention space […]

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2016 provides record number of visitors to Macau

The Macau Government Tourism Office held an annual press conference this week, which resulted in statistics provided, including the fact that 2016 was a record year for tourists to the area. For 2016, Macau saw a total of 30.95 million visitors, which is an increase of .8% when compared to 2015. Director Maria Helena de […]

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Poker definition legislation introduced by Virginia Senator

In Virginia, gambling is not readily available. There are no casinos or poker rooms to be found. The state does offer lottery gaming and in the past has provided horse racing, but there are no longer any racing facilities open in the state. So, it was surprising to find that a senator of the state […]

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U.S. Supreme Court delays decision in New Jersey sports betting case

On Tuesday, the United States Supreme Court decided to delay a ruling on whether or not they will take up a challenge by the state of New Jersey in regards to a federal ban on sports betting. The court has invited the solicitor general to file a brief, which indicates that a decision may take […]

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New route to Macau announced by Tigerair Taiwan

Beginning in March, travelers in Taichung will have direct access to Macau thanks to a new route provided by Tigerair Taiwan. The budget carrier, a subsidiary of China Airlines of Taiwan, announced yesterday that they would soon launch a service from Taichung to Macau to give passengers in the region a more convenient way to […]

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El San Juan Hotel & Casino in Puerto Rico will not reopen after refurbishments

The economic crisis in Puerto Rico has caused yet another gaming venue to close down. The casino located within the Hotel San Juan will not be opening back up on the 5th of February, a date the venue had planned to reopen after refurbishments were completed on the hotel. 100 employees will lose their jobs […]

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Ho-Chunk Inc. to sue polling company due to failed casino petition drive

Ho-Chunk Inc. has decided to sue Northstar Campaign Systems after a petition drive they attempted in efforts to see a referendum placed on the ballot in Nebraska for casino gaming failed. The Ho-Chunk tribe were behind a drive to see casino gambling legalized in the state via horse racing tracks and their efforts failed as […]

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All betting operators in UK would be required to pay 10% of revenues over £500k

Beginning in April of this year, betting operators in the United Kingdom will have to provide 10% of race wagering revenues to the racing industry. Last Friday, Tracey Crouch, the Minister for Sports, Tourism and Heritage, confirmed that the new rate would be applied to every betting operator, whether they were retail, online, off or […]

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