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As part of a civil forfeiture court case unfolding in United States District Court for The Eastern District Of Michigan, the federal government is alleging that a suburban Detroit man scammed investors out of hundreds of thousands of dollars in order to help bankroll a gambling spree in Las...
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...
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 Florida, a federal judge has rejected a motion from state lawyers to reconsider his previous ruling that gave the Seminole Tribe Of Florida the exclusive right to offer blackjack and other “banked” card games in the southern state. According to a report from the Florida Politics new media concern,...
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...
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...
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 Greece, the Regency Casino Mont Parnes has filed a motion with the nation’s highest administrative court, the Council Of State, seeking an injunction on a decision from the Hellenic Gaming Commission to introduce 35,000 new video lottery terminals throughout the country. In its suit, the suburban Athens casino stated...
Poker pro Phil Ivey has battled two lawsuits that are almost identical as both accuse Ivey and his playing partner Cheung Yin Sun for using a controversial technique known as ‘edge sorting’ to gain an advantage over the house and win millions of dollars. London’s Crockford Casino and Atlantic...