A gambling reform bill in Florida will propose the creation of a new, five-member state gaming commission and allow two destination-resort casinos in South Florida, the chairman of the Florida Senate Gaming Committee said Monday.
An uncertain fate awaits a legislative draft intended to redress the much-maligned "Carcieri" decision by the U.S. Supreme Court because of the departure of Senator Maria Cantwell as chairwoman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee.
The U.S. casino industry’s battle over Internet gambling continues to escalate as MGM Resorts announced the formation of a new coalition to counter a campaign by Las Vegas Sands (LVS) and its chairman, Sheldon Adelson, to prohibit all online wagering.
As the deadline approaches for New Jersey to challenge a federal sports-betting ban before the U.S. Supreme Court, the Garden State is left to wonder what might have been this Super Bowl weekend if it had prevailed in lower courts.
Republican Congressman Don Young of Alaska on Wednesday said Native Americans should not depend on the federal government for “a pat on the head, a side of beef and a blanket,” and must also look to diversify their economies beyond casinos.
Calling it “a disaster,” the Obama administration’s top official on Indian gaming said he was “blindsided” by a federal appeals court’s decision last week to block the Big Lagoon Rancheria from developing a casino in California.
With its report to the Delaware legislature due by the end of the week, a gambling study commission is struggling to find common ground on recommendations to help the First State’s gaming industry remain viable amid relentless competition from surrounding states.
Steve Wynn did not mince words in telling the Massachusetts Gaming Commission on Wednesday why Wynn Resorts should be chosen over Mohegan Sun for the coveted license to develop a destination-resort casino in the Boston area.