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Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont, State Tribes Hash Out Possible Bridgeport Gaming Options, Controversy Still Swirls

MGM Resort’s proposal to build a large casino in Bridgeport, Connecticut — already opposed by many surrounding towns — is now facing a new challenge, with word that the Constitution State’s new Governor Ned Lamont, only in office two weeks, has reached out to the tribes that operate Foxwoods Resort…

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Congress and the Wire Act: How US Legislators Could Affect the Fate of Online Gaming

Following the controversy generated this week by the Justice Department (DOJ) in revising its interpretation of the Wire Act, there is a chance — however remote — that the 116th Congress could decide to update the 57-year-old far-reaching law that threatens to limit (or even bring down) the American online…

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Online Gaming Stocks Nosedive on Justice Department Wire Act Reversal Opinion

Online gaming companies focused on interactive casinos and sports betting saw shares dive into the red on news that the US Department of Justice (DOJ) was again modifying its opinion on the Wire Act. The legality of a New Jersey online poker player sitting at the same online gaming table…

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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Resignation Odds Shorten, as 85-Year-Old Misses Third Consecutive Day

Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has missed the first three argument days of 2019, and that’s fueling online betting speculation that she might soon resign. Justice Ruther Bader Ginsburg was absent from the Supreme Court this week after recovering from cancer surgery. (Image: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters) PredictIt, the online…

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Connecticut Sports Betting Bill Would Hand Exclusivity to Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun

Connecticut State Sen. Cathy Osten believes sports betting can be an “early session success story” for the state legislature. Connecticut State Sen. Cathy Osten’s bill has broad bipartisan and bicameral support but as it stands it would freeze the state’s lottery and off-track betting facilities out of a future sports…

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US State Department Ups Travel Warning on China, So How Safe is Macau?

The US State Department has warned Americans to “exercise increased caution” when traveling to China due to a rise in the arbitrary detention of US citizens by Chinese authorities, amid tense relations between the two superpowers. The world’s biggest gambling hub is an autonomous special administrative region of China, with…

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Biggest Gaming Industry Legal Conflicts, Battles, and Outright Wars of 2018

The gaming industry kept its legal teams busy in 2018, as an onslaught of critical issues hit litigation — or threatened to — between casinos, ancillary businesses, federal, state, and tribal governments, and just plain old regular folks. Although MGM Resorts and its CEO Jim Murren expressed sympathy after the…

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Few Local Governments Prepared to Take Part in Bidding for Japanese IR Licenses

Major gaming firms from around the world are lining up for the chance to win one of up to three integrated resort licenses that will be available from the Japanese government. But so far, there are few local governments in Japan that have taken steps to prepare to partner with…

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Concerns Raised That US Casino Operators in Macau Could Be Targeted in US-China Trade War

US casino operators licensed in Macau – Las Vegas Sands, MGM Resorts, and Wynn Resorts – could become targeted by Chinese authorities in retaliation of the ongoing trade war between the United States and People’s Republic. Ongoing tensions between presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping could impact US casino operators…

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Odds Long of Arkansas Casino Coming to Pope County, as Local Leaders Oppose Gambling Venue

The statewide Arkansas casino ballot question that passed during the November election earmarks a gaming venue for Pope County, but local leaders are opposed to the facility. Incoming Russellville Mayor Richard Harris says he will block an Arkansas casino from coming to the town. (Image: Richard Harris/Ameristar/Casino.org) Issue 4 —…

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