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Texas Returns to Subject of Expanded Gambling

Texas lawmakers are revisiting the possibility of placing slots at race tracks and licensing resort casinos, as gambling revenue is desperately needed for a state budget fix.

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Licensed Online Casinos to Help Stem New Jersey Revenue Attrition

New Jersey legislators are crafting a bill to allow casinos licensed in Atlantic City to operate online casino gambling in the state.

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Tribe Puts Recognition Ahead of Casino Gambling Rights

The Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina say they won’t open casinos if given federal recognition, and the tribe fired a gambling consulting firm to prove its statements.

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Gambling Considerations Blocking Tribal Recognition by US

A North Carolina Indian tribe seeking recognition from the federal government may find its cause blocked as a promise to forgo gaming privileges seems tested by the hiring of a gambling consulting firm as lobbyists.

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Casino Operator MGM Mirage Abandons New Jersey for Macau

Under pressure from regulators, MGM Mirage will sell its share of the Borgata Casino in order to retain its relationship in Macau with Pansy Ho, daughter of gambling magnate Stanley Ho.

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Las Vegas Sands Casinos Prosper in Macau While Las Vegas Suffers

The Las Vegas Sands casino empire is shifting its revenue base to Macau as the gambling region dominated Las Vegas income by about four to one.

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Nebraska’s Remote Gambling May Be Step to Online Gaming

Gambling on horse races at local bars is Nebraska’s initial step toward the convenience of online gambling, as lawmakers look to raise revenue by easing the difficulty in placing horse racing bets.

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Gambling Proliferation Attacked by Therapist Without Evidence

A California family therapist says increased exposure to gambling availability is causing more problem gambling, but his only evidence is anecdotal, while scientific research indicates otherwise.

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Greek Online Casino Operator Prepares for US Market

Greek online gambling giant Intralot is increasing US exposure by buying US gaming interests and operating lotteries.

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Pennsylvania House Advances Casino Bill

A gambling bill toughening regulation and legalizing table games at Pennsylvania casinos moved forward after a close vote in the state House.

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Online Casino Status in US Creating Tax Confusion

The lack of federal definition of what constitutes illegal online gambling is causing tax puzzles for players at online casinos.

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Historic Atlantic City Casino Given to Lenders

The first casino in the US outside Nevada completed a deal to keep it operating by letting lenders take the gambling venue in exchange for dropping the debts owed.

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Lack of State Grab Leaves Canadian Gambling Jackpots Bigger

Gambling and lottery winnings in Canada are in practice larger than equal rewards in the US, as Canada recognizes that a tax on profits means money won has already been taxed once.

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Eastern Europe May Be Next Target for Casino Gambling Operators

Harrah’s is making a deal to expand its casino gambling brand into Eastern Europe, making that area of the world one of the fastest-growing for gaming.

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Casino Smoking Debate Returns to Atlantic City

A year after suspending a smoking ban placed on Atlantic City casinos, city officials are reviewing the policy while hoping to salvage gambling revenues already in full plummet.

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California Lottery Gambling on Warner Brothers Recording Acts

Warner Brothers music acts are the latest to lend their names and images to lottery gambling, as the California Lottery releases new scratch-offs.

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Delaware Casinos Put Happy Face on Parlay Sports Betting

Operators of Delaware’s three casinos are trying to make the best of a bad situation after a court ruling left the state’s sports betting plan stripped of most of its options.

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Ohio Track Slot Gambling Facing Lawsuit

Gambling opponents stay persistent in Ohio, filing a lawsuit to block the governor’s plan to install slots at state race tracks.

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Arkansas Lottery Failing to Address Problem Gambling

Arkansas is eager to begin its state lottery, but has failed to address demands in the law legalizing the lottery requiring problem gambling treatment and education.

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Newest Idea for Atlantic City Casinos is Government Advertising

Atlantic City casino operators are telling the state revenues could be improved if the government would just advertise for them.

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Pro-Gambling Voice Says Bahamian Churches Inconsistent

A leader of the cause to open Bahamian casinos and licensed gambling to residents of the country says religious groups fighting him ignore the illegal spread of gaming.

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State Lotteries Among Most Abusive Form of Gambling, Study Says

A study shows that lottery gambling is disproportionately supported by poor and minorities, but foes of casino gambling are relatively silent.

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