Ohio Casino Commission Director Frustrated By Calls From Sports Betting Applicants

At the beginning of Wednesday’s Ohio Casino Control Commission (OCCC) meeting, Executive Director Matt Schuler brought up a memory of a trip he took with his children. He compared it to the state’s ongoing vetting process of applicants for sports betting licenses. Members of the Ohio Casino Control Commission listen to a presentation during Wednesday’s …

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Chicago Alderman Skewers Bally’s Traffic Study

Chicago Ald. Brendan Reilly is blasting a traffic study paid for by Bally’s Corp. that paves the way for the gaming company to open a temporary casino the River North neighborhood, claiming the survey doesn’t account for rising crime in the neighborhood. Chicago Ald. Brendan Reilly in a 2015 interview. He’s blasting a traffic study …

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Steve Wynn RICO Lawsuit Goes to Court December 6

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals will hear a RICO lawsuit that accuses Steve Wynn, Wynn Resorts, and others of bribery and attempting to corrupt the judicial process through improper influence. Steve Wynn, pictured prior to his 2018 fall from grace. His former employee, Angela Limcaco, accuses him and Wynn resorts of racketeering. (Image: LVRJ) …

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MGM Unlikely to Bid Anew for Entain as Economy Crimps Financing

The deteriorating global macroeconomic environment is crimping financing avenues, indicating a pause in large-scale mergers and acquisitions could be a result. MGM Grand on the Las Vegas Strip. MGM Resorts could encounter difficulty if it again tries to buy Entain. (Image: MGM Resorts) Some analysts believe that’s relevant to suitors considering gaming industry targets, including …

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Phoenix Suns Sale Projected to Set New Record in Excess of $2.5 Billion

Robert Sarver will put the Phoenix Suns up for sale, which is expected to fetch a record-setting price for an NBA franchise of at least $2.5 billion due to a bidding war among Bob Iger, Larry Ellison, Laurene Powell Jobs, and Jeff Bezos. The Phoenix Suns are seen here playing the Los Angeles Clippers at …

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Regional Casino Q3 Earnings Could Impress, Analyst Has Penn Concerns

Third-quarter earnings season starts in earnest next week, and downtrodden shares of regional casino operators could give investors something to talk about. Gross gaming revenue (GGR) trends in the group remain sturdy. A slide from a Golden Entertainment earnings presentation. An analyst is bullish on regional casino Q3 earnings. (Image: Golden Entertainment) That despite expectations …

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Oscar De La Hoya to Become Las Vegas’ 2nd Most Famous Resident Ex-Boxer

Oscar De La Hoya is about to become the second most famous retired boxer-turned-promoter living in Las Vegas. The former champ is building a mansion in the MacDonald Highlands community, 17 miles southeast of the Las Vegas Strip. His 10,460-square-foot house is scheduled to be completed next year. According to Clark County property records, De …

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Chess Cheating Scandal Turns the Game Sour for Fans, Sportsbooks

Chess may not have the following other sports enjoy, but its fans are extremely loyal to the game. The fact that a grandmaster now faces allegations of being a pathological cheater is rocking the ecosystem and also upsetting sportsbooks. Chess grandmaster Hans Niemann stares at a chess board as he contemplates his next move during …

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Michigan Gas Stations and Storefront Raided, Alleged Illegal Gambling Machines Seized

Three Michigan gas stations in the Detroit metro and a Flint retail storefront were recently raided by state law enforcement for allegedly operating unregulated and therefore unlawful gambling machines. The Hot Spot Clothing Company, state law enforcement in Michigan alleges, has been facilitating the operation of illegal gambling machines. Three Michigan gas stations were also …

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Mustang Sally’s in Deadwood Loses Gaming License Over Illegal Proxy Sports Betting

The owner of Mustang Sally’s in Deadwood is expressing remorse for knowingly violating the state’s gambling and sports betting rules. Mustang Sally’s, a sports bar and former casino parlor on Deadwood’s historic Main Street, has lost its gaming license. The South Dakota Commission on Gaming revoked the property’s slots and sports betting privileges after its …

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