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Internet activity climbs in Atlantic City February 13, 2016 by Phil Hevener

Atlantic City’s eight casinos collectively won $175.5 million during January,  5.6  percent less than the same period a year ago, but Internet gaming action resulted in a January increase to $14 .6 million.

Gaming commissioner resigns after details of probe emerge February 13, 2016 by Phil Hevener

Michonne Ascuaga resigned her position as a member of the Nevada Gaming Commission on Friday after details of a federal investigation of the Sparks Nugget casino formerly owned by her family surfaced.

Wynn Resorts turns attention to U.S. prospects February 12, 2016 by Bob Harvey

Wynn Resorts is giving more attention now to some of its U.S. assets from Las Vegas to Boston as the company moves steadily closer to the mid-year opening of its $4 billion Macau Palace.

MGM's Detroit revenue increases February 11, 2016 by Phil Hevener

Revenue produced by the three Detroit casinos fell by 1.8 percent to $109 million in January, compared with the same month of 2015, according to figures released by the Michigan Gaming Control Board.

Boyd's Par-A-Dice lays off 40 February 11, 2016 by Phil Hevener

The Boyd Gaming-owned Par-A-Dice casino in East Peoria, Ill.,  has responded to increased competition in its market by laying off 40 employees.

Florida lawmakers debate Seminole extension February 10, 2016 by Phil Hevener

Craps and roulette could be added to the gambling opportunities in the seven casinos run by the Seminole Tribe of Florida under a bill that is finally moving in the Florida House.

Connecticut tribes delay casino site selection February 10, 2016 by Phil Hevener

The Mashantucket Pequot tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe say the casino on a site near the Mass. border will help them withstand the expected impact of the hotel and casino MGM Resorts is building in Springfield.

Super Bowl betting totals set record February 09, 2016 by Phil Hevener

Nevada’s 194 sports books set new record of $132.5 million wagered on Sunday’s Super Bowl. The Nevada Gaming Control Board has reported that the previous record betting total was the $119.4 million wagered in 2014.

Big picture clarity lacking in Macau casinos February 09, 2016 by Phil Hevener

Gaming Insider | The challenges that come with gaming’s shifting landscape make it difficult for developers struggling to digest big picture implications. Macau continues to be an obvious example of this.

Penn National looking for slot route opportunities February 09, 2016 by Phil Hevener

Gaming Insider | Penn National Gaming is looking at possible opportunities in the slot route business as it continues digesting its purchase last year of Prairie State Gaming.

ROCK HALL OF FAME Hanley to VP February 09, 2016 by Staff & Wire Reports

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced that Dr. Jason Hanley has been promoted to the position of Vice President of Education and Visitor Engagement. Dr. Hanley served as interim vice president for the Education Department.

Will Supreme Court rule for Asher or Cantor? February 09, 2016 by The Analyst

The Analyst | The Nevada Supreme Court will be hearing a critical portion of the continuing “Battle Royale” between Joe Asher and Cantor Gaming on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17.

Boston settlement now official February 08, 2016 by Phil Hevener

Massachusetts closed the books on Boston’s bitter fight over Wynn Resorts’ $1.7 billion casino development in Everett on Thursday as state gambling regulators unanimously approved an accord between the city and the Las Vegas casino giant.

Legal Texas gaming goes nowhere February 08, 2016 by Phil Hevener

Gaming industry strategists view Texas as a land of considerable opportunity, although you’d never know it to look at the conservative makeup of the legislature and Gov. Abbott’s anti-gaming attitude.

Kentucky lawmakers introduce casino bill February 08, 2016 by Phil Hevener

Two Kentucky state senators have introduced a bill that would put a constitutional amendment on the ballot calling for casinos in Kentucky, but the bill has little to no chance of passing, according to lobbyists.

DraftKings launches UK operations February 08, 2016 by Phil Hevener

As its industry continues to tangle with U.S. policymakers, daily fantasy sports giant DraftKings is making its long-anticipated international push with a launch Friday in the United Kingdom.

Borgata withholds Atlantic City taxes February 08, 2016 by Phil Hevener

Atlantic City’s Borgata casino says it will stop making tax payments until the city hands over $62.5 million in court-ordered tax refunds. That move could cause the cash-strapped city to run out of money within weeks.

Lawsuit challenges tribal reservation decision February 08, 2016 by Staff & Wire Reports

A group of Massachusetts residents is challenging the federal government’s decision to grant the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe reservation lands to build a casino.

N.J. casino vote bill advances without key details February 08, 2016 by Staff & Wire Reports

A plan to let New Jersey voters decide in November whether to authorize two new casinos in the northern part of the state is moving forward in the Legislature.

Missouri bill will exempt fantasy sports from gambling regs February 08, 2016 by Phil Hevener

Missouri lawmakers are debating whether to regulate fantasy sports like gambling. Rep. Scott Fitzpatrick is proposing to exempt fantasy sports from gambling regulations because players rely on skill, not chance. 

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Will Supreme Court rule for Asher or Cantor?IN THE COURTS

Will Supreme Court rule for Asher or Cantor?

Change is on its way. A “rational approach” to sports betting’s future may already be taking shape. People have been talking, I’m told, which is all that’s ever been required for the most interesting of changes to become apparent.

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