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Rivers Casino officials and Mayor William Peduto’s (pictured) administration reached a final agreement this week to pay a $10 million local government assessment in 2017 after the City Council tentatively approved the agreement between the parties last week. On December 29, the Council will cast its final vote. Having reached a...
Plans for the Kewadin Lansing Casino in Michigan remain in limbo but the Sault St. Marie Tribe of the Chippewa Indians say there is still hope for the almost four-year-old casino proposal, according to the Lansing State Journal report. However, in order for the tribe’s plan to come to fruition,...
In the Commonwealth Of The Northern Mariana Islands, a local construction firm is suing Imperial Pacific International Holdings Limited and its Best Sunshine International Limited subsidiary over claims that it is owed just over $1.67 million for building the firms’ Best Sunshine Live casino. According to a report from the...
Caesars Entertainment Operating Company – the operating arm of Caesar’s Entertainment Corp (CEC)., finally resolved their lender disputes Friday, leaving the door open for the long-awaited plan to save the company from Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Namely, according to a filing from the Bankruptcy Court in Chicago, an agreement has...
A status report requesting that a federal judge put off a final decision regarding the casino case in Yuba County, California was filed by an attorney for the Colusa Casino tribe in U.S. District Court in Sacramento on Monday, according to the Appeal Democrat. The attorney, George Forman, is requesting that...
Sen. Kim Ward, R-Westmoreland, has called on officials from Pennsylvania’s 12 gambling concerns to meet in the Capital soon after the holidays. The senator says changes are needed in the state’s gambling laws and she plans to tackle the problem head on and as early as possible – the...
The Alabama Supreme Court stayed the course on their anti-gambling position when they ruled against Greenetrack Bingo & Racing and Victoryland in two separate cases Friday. The justices decided unanimously that the state could keep over 800 bingo machines they had seized from Greenetrack, located southwest of Birmingham, citing an...
In Australia, a community group has lost its last-ditch legal challenge against Crown Resorts Limited and the firm’s plan to build the $2 billion Crown Sydney casino resort in the Barangaroo inner-city neighborhood of Sydney. According to a report from The Sydney Morning Herald newspaper, the New South Wales Land And...
Although the legal path is not currently clear, Florida‘s Senate President, Joe Negron indicated earlier this week that he is in favor of allowing slot machines in counties where voters have approved them. Voters in St. Lucie and Duval counties approved ballot measures on November 8 to allow the...
In Canada, a six-year-old rental dispute between casino operator Vanshaw Enterprises Limited and landlord Mayfield Investments Limited reportedly came to a head on Monday with the doors to Casino By Vanshaw in the city of Medicine Hat being locked. According to a report from the Medicine Hat News newspaper, the...