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McCain Introduces Bill To Block Arizona Tribal Casino 30 Jul, 2014

Less than a week after a Senate hearing on a proposed tribal casino in their state, Republican Senators John McCain and Jeff Flake of Arizona introduced a bill to block the project.

Indian Gaming Faces Uncertain Future, Obama Official Says 24 Jul, 2014

After the phenomenal success that characterized the first 25 years of gambling under the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act, tribal casinos now face an uncertain future, a key official in the Obama administration said Wednesday.

AGA Chief Freeman Seeks Partnership With Tribal Gaming 23 Jul, 2014

The head of the American Gaming Association (AGA) on Tuesday reached out to Indian gaming officials, saying commercial and tribal casinos should work together in conveying a common message to strengthen the industry.

MGM Cleared For Construction Of $925m Maryland Resort 22 Jul, 2014

In an 8-1 vote on Monday, the Prince George’s County Council in Maryland authorized MGM Resorts International to begin construction on a $925m destination resort casino near Washington, D.C.

Obama Official Says Congress Faces More Work Without Carcieri Fix 16 Jul, 2014

Congress will face a daunting task reviewing numerous applications from tribes seeking land for gaming and other purposes unless the authority of the Department of the Interior to take land into trust for tribes is restored, the Obama administration’s top Indian official told a U.S. House subcommittee on Tuesday.

Atlantic City Closings Set To Force New Internet Partnerships 15 Jul, 2014

The impending closing of Trump Plaza in Atlantic City may force the UK’s Betfair to shop for another casino partner to pursue Internet gambling in New Jersey.

UIGEA Sponsor Says Online Gaming Gathering Momentum 14 Jul, 2014

One of the chief architects of the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006 (UIGEA) says the advocates of online wagering have gained the upper hand during the last eight years.

New Jersey Track Poised To Take Lead On Sports Betting 10 Jul, 2014

Monmouth Park, a struggling racetrack in New Jersey, is ready to take the plunge on sports betting in September if new legislation is approved, while casinos in Atlantic City wait to see what happens at the track before entering the potentially lucrative market.

New Jersey Looking Beyond Atlantic City For New Casinos 08 Jul, 2014

As New Jersey leaders mull a 2015 referendum to expand casinos beyond Atlantic City, one state lawmaker on Monday said he will press to put the referendum on the ballot before the end of this year.

Boston Mayor’s Request To Suspend Casino Licensing Denied 03 Jul, 2014

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission, in a unanimous 4-0 voice vote on Wednesday, rejected a request by new Boston Mayor Marty Walsh to suspend a casino licensing process until after a November referendum which could repeal the state’s law authorizing gambling.