Unless Kentucky racetrack owners reach a consensus on gambling expansion legislation by February 26, the sponsor of two bills to legalize casinos in the Bluegrass State says he will abandon the effort.
Amid the hoopla surrounding the A-list lobbyists representing both sides in the battle over Internet gambling, the casino industry seems to have forgotten its experience with hired guns less than three years ago.
The casino industry’s internal debate on Internet gambling flared up again Wednesday as critics and advocates argued over whether online wagering poses a threat to the national security of the United States.
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.