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Massachusetts Gaming Commission May Intervene In Wynn Dispute With Boston Mayor 05 Sep, 2013

If Steve Wynn's Wynn Resorts and the mayor of Boston cannot settle their lingering dispute over a proposed casino by Friday, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission may settle it for them.

William Hill To Offer Free-Play Betting In New Jersey 04 Sep, 2013

Monmouth Park is joining forces with the British bookmaking giant William Hill to become the first racetrack in New Jersey to offer customers “free play” betting on NFL and college football games.

Poker Advocates Weigh Appeal Of ‘DiCristina’ Decision 30 Aug, 2013

An appeal is likely in the DiCristina case, but it remains far from clear whether the most high-profile case so far in the legal debate on whether poker is a game of skill or chance will be a landmark or a flash in the pan.

Christie Predicts New Jersey Sports Betting Victory, ‘Ultimately’ 28 Aug, 2013

With a crucial court decision expected within weeks if not days, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie predicts his state will eventually win its case to offer sports betting at its casinos in Atlantic City.

NIGC Ready For Regulatory Role On Internet Gaming, Says Departing Chair 28 Aug, 2013

The outgoing chairwoman of the National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) considers Internet gambling to be the biggest challenge confronting the Indian gaming industry, and insists her agency always has been capable of regulating tribal gaming online.

Maryland To Consider Suitability Of Casino Bidders 26 Aug, 2013

Still hoping to award the state’s sixth casino license before the end of the year, Maryland regulators plan to meet next month to consider the suitability of the three companies which have submitted bids.

Reid Mulling Move To Ban Intrastate Online Gaming 23 Aug, 2013

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is considering a move to ban all online gambling in the absence of momentum for a federal poker-only bill, according to sources.

Video Gambling Grows In Illinois 20 Aug, 2013

Video gambling machines are off to a roaring start in Illinois, producing about $106m during the first six months of this year and raising more revenue than nine of the state’s ten riverboat casinos in July. 

Anti-Trust Watchdogs Approve Pinnacle’s Ameristar Acquisition 14 Aug, 2013

In a 4-0 vote, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) approved a purchase agreement between Pinnacle Entertainment and Ameristar Casinos that will allow the two companies to merge without facing charges of stifling competition.

Casinos On Collision Course With Disney Over Florida Gambling Expansion 12 Aug, 2013

Disney is already ramping up its efforts to block prospective legislation in 2014 that would allow destination-resort casinos in Florida, including by heavily backing one of the state’s most prominent anti-gambling groups, according to local lobbyists.