California releases updated ‘house-banked’ game proposals

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California releases updated ‘house-banked’ game proposals After over a hear of deliberations and the California Bureau of Gambling Control has reportedly released a new set of proposals that would govern how ‘house-banked’ games such as baccarat, pai gow and poker are played inside the western state’s 72 card rooms. According to a Friday report from …

New study highlights the economic importance of California cardrooms

New study highlights the economic importance of California cardrooms The California Gaming Association has published the results of a specially-commissioned study showing that the state’s cardrooms are responsible for some 32,425 direct and indirect jobs that annually pay out approximately $1.64 billion in combined employee benefits and wages. The California Gaming Association used an official …

Animal rights activists renew Santa Anita Park horseracing protests

Animal rights activists renew Santa Anita Park horseracing protests In California and animal rights activists have reportedly renewed calls for Santa Anita Park to cease live horseracing after veterinarians were forced to destroy four-year-old Mongolian Groom following the completion of a Saturday evening race. According to a Monday report from Casino.org, the Enebish Ganbat-trained gelding …

Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Sacramento at Fire Mountain officially opens

Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Sacramento at Fire Mountain officially opens California now features its first-ever Las Vegas-style integrated casino resort following yesterday’s opening by the federally-recognized Estom Yumeka Maidu Tribe of Enterprise Rancheria of the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Sacramento at Fire Mountain. Being run via a partnership with prominent American casino firm …

Wilton Rancheria wins lawsuit concerning planned California casino

Wilton Rancheria wins lawsuit concerning planned California casino Wilton Rancheria in California has reportedly prevailed in a federal lawsuit that could have scuppered its plan to build and operate a $500 million casino resort in southern Sacramento County. According to a report from the Sacramento Business Journal newspaper, Monday saw Judge, Trevor McFadden, from the …

Las Vegas newspaper suing Sheldon Adelson in federal court

Las Vegas newspaper suing Sheldon Adelson in federal court In Nevada and the Las Vegas Sun newspaper has announced its filing of a federal lawsuit against billionaire American casino magnate Sheldon Adelson (pictured) and the other owners of the rival Las Vegas Review-Journal. The newspaper used a Tuesday report to detail that its legal action …

Riverside County deal for planned Cathedral City casino resort

Riverside County deal for planned Cathedral City casino resort In southern California and the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians has reportedly taken another step forward in its plan to open a large casino resort in the Riverside County community of Cathedral City. According to a Tuesday report from The Desert Sun newspaper, the federally-recognized …

Maverick Gaming set to purchase Washington state’s Wizards Casino

Maverick Gaming set to purchase Washington state’s Wizards Casino American regional casino operator, Maverick Gaming, has announced the signing of a definitive purchase agreement that is due to see it acquire western Washington state’s Wizards Casino for an undisclosed amount. The Las Vegas-headquartered firm used an official Thursday press release to declare that the deal …

Hard Rock’s new branding partnership with Enterprise Rancheria soon to bear fruit

Hard Rock’s new branding partnership with Enterprise Rancheria soon to bear fruit After on February 13, 2019, celebrating a topping off ceremony, the Enterprise Rancheria’s $440 million Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sacramento at Fire Mountain is nearing its planned fall 2019 opening, having begun booking room reservations on August 15. Located near the Toyota …

Genting Malaysia Berhad resolves lawsuit against The Walt Disney Company

Genting Malaysia Berhad resolves lawsuit against The Walt Disney Company Asian casino operator Genting Malaysia Berhad has reportedly announced that it has reached a settlement that has ‘fully resolved’ the $1 billion lawsuit it filed against The Walt Disney Company late last year. Park progress: According to a Friday report from GGRAsia, the Kuala Lumpur-listed firm …