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MMCT Gain Major Win With Support From Trump Administration

An official from the Trump administration has assured the Connecticut tribes seeking to build a third casino in the state that the opinion issued by the Department of the Interior last year was still valid. The letter stated that the new casino will not jeopardize the existing state compact with the tribes guaranteeing it 25percent of the slot revenue. James E. Cason, the acting deputy secretary of the Interior, a department comprising the Bureau of Indian Affairs has sent a [...]

Pennsylvania’s Last Casino License Bid Faces Strong Opposition

The last available horsetrack and casino license in Pennsylvania has so far drawn interest from just one bidder who has a contentious plan. David Levan, a developer from Adams County has applied for the license, proposing to set up the facility near the historical site of Gettysburg in the state. The proposal has already become mired in controversy. History buffs worldwide and local conservationists have opposed the plan saying a casino in the area would negatively impact the experience [...]

New Facility With Jai-alai And Poker Planned In Downtown Miami

A Florida casino operator is proposing to develop a jai-alai fronton in downtown Miami that is likely to include a few poker tables but no slot machines. West Flagler Associates which currently operates Magic City Casino and Flagler Dog Track has applied for a pari-mutuel permit which would allow it to set up a poker room along with a jai alai facility in a 50,000 square-foot site that was earlier the home of a law firm. Florida gaming law includes [...]

Carl Icahn’s Atlantic City Tax Appeals Could Cost City Millions

Billionaire investor Carl Icahn who recently sold the shuttered Trump Taj Mahal casino has filed an appeal against the tax assessment made by the city for this year. Icahn has filed similar appeals for other properties he owns in Atlantic City which include the former Trump Plaza and Tropicana in Atlantic City. For the Trump Plaza and Trump Taj Mahal properties, the tax assessments that have been under contest are for 2014 to 2017 while in the case of the [...]

GAN Lands Its First U.S. Gaming License From New Jersey

GAN, a leading online gaming technology and service provider recently announced that it has received its first gaming license in the United States. The license has been issued by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (NJDGE). The license confirms the suitability of GAN, its shareholders as well as its management team to carry out regulated gaming activities in the state of New Jersey. The company stated that receiving the license in New Jersey strengthened its position to obtain such [...]

Iowa Tribal Casino WinnaVegas Celebrates 25th Anniversary

The WinnaVegas Casino and Resort located in the rural city of Sloan, Iowa celebrated its 25th anniversary with a grand gala event earlier this month. The casino which is owned and operated by a Native American tribe called the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska and had a modest start over two decades ago from two mobile trailers and a few prefabricated units. Since then the WinnaVegas casino has made significant steps towards expansion and establishing itself as one of the [...]

Californian Casino Reopens After Being Shut Down For Federal Raid

The Bicycle Hotel and Casino in Bell Gardens is one of Southern California’s most popular casinos. The casino was raided and shutdown by federal authorities earlier this week but once again opened its doors to the public on April 5. Federal agents shut down the facility after presenting a warrant to raid the premises of the Bicycle Hotel and Casino on April 4. Gamblers on the site were asked to leave. The raid which lasted for 20 hours was related [...]

Las Vegas Casinos Are Expected To Benefit From New Raiders Stadium

Share prices of several casino operators who have operations in Las Vegas went up after news broke that the National Football League (NFL) had approved the relocation of Oakland Raiders to Las Vegas, Nevada. The state government in Nevada has sanctioned public funding of $750 million towards the construction of a new stadium for the Raiders. The Bank of America would also be funding $650 million towards the stadium as an investment after Sheldon Adelson, chief executive and chairman of [...]

California’s Tribal Casinos Need More Than Gaming To Attract Customers

With two new casino projects taking shape in Sacramento county, California experts believe that the state’s gaming industry will soon face a tough battle for customer’s gambling dollars. Many believe that the answer lies in going beyond gaming and offering a range of interesting attractions like entertainment, restaurants or spas to bring in new customers. Rich Hoffman, CEO of the Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort in Amador County highlighted the fact that there were a limited number of gamblers in [...]

New York Casinos Bring In $40 Million In First Few Weeks Of Operation

The state of New York is finally seeing the fruits of its policy decision to expand gambling in the state which was made a few years ago. Gov. Andrew Cuomo had pushed through a proposal to build upto four large scale commercial casinos in the state to increase revenue to the state’s coffers in 2013. The move required a constitutional amendment as until then only tribal casinos were operating in the state under federal law. Once the measure received approval [...]