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Tony Sewell Overcomes Cancer and Seeks National Poker Championship

Card player Tony Sewell has survived a lot. Diagnosed with throat cancer, he has, at times, had to watch his play suffer as a result. Last year, at a World Series of Poker (WSOP) circuit tournament, Sewell could not hold

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2 Dead After Fatal Parking Lot Shooting

resorts world casino gunman called himself ‘the Grim Reaper’ before fatal shoot-out with police

When going to a casino and resort many people intend to drink and gamble; hoping to have fun and win some money. What people do not expect is to be shot over something trivial or to be the witness to

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Results of the 2015 Annual Southern Gaming Summit

Gambling is big business in the USA, especially in Mississippi. The Delta saw tough times after mechanization of the agricultural industry in the late 20th century. Whole families that had depended for generations on jobs working in the fields had

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Bill Could Open Gambling Backup in Alabama with Economic Repercussions in Mississippi

Bill Could Open Gambling Backup in Alabama with Economic Repercussions in Mississippi

Opening up a new business in any city almost always has repercussions to others that must be considered. While new casinos can boost the economy, pouring income in from residents and tourists, it can also hurt the economic success of nearby states who

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Mississippi Just Says “No” To Online Gambling

Mississippi was the last state in the union to officially prohibit slavery, and it just may be the last state to legalize online gambling. Legislature of the conservative region recently decided against permitting bet placing online when the state has

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Future Casinos Will Include e-sports & Video Gaming

Electronic Sports for Money

Over the past few years a new gaming trend has been accelerating at breakneck speed—one which will change the slot machine industry for players and manufacturers at a fundamental level. Video gamers are rushing forward to embrace playing tournaments for

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Elaine Wynn Voted Off Board

Wynn and Encore Casinos

In 2010, billionaire owners of Wynn Resorts Casino, Steve & Elaine Wynn, divorced in an amicable manner. The divorce agreement stated that Steve would be required to vote for Elaine in order to sit on the board, as long as

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Property Owners Taking a Gamble on Barstow Casino Project. Wait or Sell Now?

Many West Coasters are aware of a longstanding attempt to build an Indian casino in the California Mojave desert in Barstow. The project has been in development for more than 10 years as it moves through the bureaucracy of the Bureau

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Court Denies $41 Million Payout From Slot Machine

It was like a scene right out of a movie. An elderly woman sits down at a slot machine, not expecting much, but ends up winning a huge jackpot, bells, whistles and all. She leaps up out of disbelief, cheers, and

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Corruption: What Happens in Macau Stays in Vegas

Big money is at stake. A top American billionaire is implicated. There are allegations of illegal activities, organized crime involvement, political corruption, blackmail, and money-laundering. Macau is a place where glamour, gambling action, and crime still mix it up. The story

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Indiana on the Verge of Significant Casino Legislation Changes

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As the 2015 legislative session nears its close, the matter of whether or not live dealers will be permitted remains unresolved. While there is no question that the move would benefit the bottom line for the casinos themselves, there is

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Wells Fargo to Power the Former Revel Casino Hotel, or So Court Records Claim

Documents have been discovered that claim that Wells Fargo, the well-known banking conglomerate, has offered $300,000 to Revel Casino Hotel in Atlantic City New Jersey to provide it with electricity. The statement claims that the move was made to alleviate dangers from

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A Taxi on the Way to Soaring Eagle Casino Crashes

Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort is a beautiful establishment in Mount Pleasant, MI, where many visitors look forward to having a great time. However, on one night in early April, a group of casino visitors were having anything but fun

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Large Fight Breaks Out in Resorts World Casino in Queens, NY

resorts world casino fight

A recent incident left a sour taste in the mouths of many casino-goers on April 3rd 2015. Visitors to Resort World Casino located in Queens, New York, witnessed a large-scale and violent brawl break out. Before the incident was over, several injuries were sustained

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Bill on the Table to Legalize Casino Gambling in Georgia

Georgia lawmakers could be taking a serious look this summer at legalizing and opening new avenues for casino gambling in Georgia. A constitutional amendment introduced into the State House of Representatives by representative Ron Stephens to ask Georgia voters to

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Tallahassee Amendment Seeks to Limit Live Animal Racing and More

Florida Amendment to reduce betting on animal races specificly horse and greyhound races.

This week in Florida major changes began to develop regarding a gambling bill that would slowly cut the use of live animals on racetracks. This will not affect already existing casino table games like blackjack and roulette like the previous

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Legislation Begins on Casino Bill in Georgia

Georgia representatives are beginning to realize casinos are a smart means of bringing in tourists and generating state revenue as the state House discussed a casino/gambling bill Thursday, March 26th, 2015. Ron Stephens, R-Savannah and Economic Development Committee Chairman, seeks

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Illinois Gambles: Trickle Down Casino Expansion Bill

Casino expansion images of people playing slot machines

Government officials are anticipating a bill to be passed in Illinois with hopes to expand gambling for its US jurisdiction. They are expecting 2015 to be a golden year that will spur new growth among chosen cities looking to benefit

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Steps Being Taken To Welcome State-Run Online Gambling In Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania House Gaming Oversight Committee hosted a hearing March 19th, 2015 at the Harrah’s Philadelphia Casino and Racetrack, where casino executives gave testimony in order to gain online gambling in the state. So far the neighboring states of New

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$82 Million Offer to Buy Revel Casino Denied by Judge

The Revel Casino located in Atlantic City was once a popular tourist and local attraction, for about two years. During this time it never managed to turn a profit making it Atlantic City’s biggest financial mistake costing over 2.2 billion

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Controversy Arises Over New Arkansas Gambling Proposals

Senator Jeremy Hutchinson has introduced a new gambling proposal in the Arkansas legislature aimed at expanding award prizes which could be won by players in the coin-operated games. Currently there is an existing gaming law in Arkansas which allows for

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The Trump Name to Stay Part of Atlantic City Attractions

There isn’t much these days that is around casinos that hasn’t been touched by the Trump name in some way or another. A recent lawsuit filed by Ivanka and Donald Trump seeking to remove the Trump name from an existing

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Jason Chaffetz Tries To Outlaw USA Online Gambling (Again)

Another attempt to derail the gaming industry expansion online is going in front of the House. Rep. Jason Chaffetz [R-UT], along with 14 cosponsors introduced H.R. 707, also known as the “Restoration of America’s Wire Act”, a bill that intends to

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Georgia Lawmakers Eye Savannah’s Hutchinson Island for Gambling

Hutchinson Island, a river island north of downtown Savannah, Georgia, once played host as one of the busiest containerization cargo ports in the world, but lately it has caught the attention of state legislators for the purpose of making it

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Riviera Hotel and Casino Sold to Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, Will Be Demolished

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority has purchased the Riviera Hotel and Casino (also known as the Riv) from JP Morgan for $182.5 million on Friday, February 20, 2015.  The Riviera, which opened in 1955, observes its 60th anniversary

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