Tribal Gaming Industry Revenue on the Rise for Six Consecutive Years

Tribal Gaming Industry Revenue on the Rise for Six Consecutive Years

Casino City announced the release of this year’s edition of its Indian Gaming Industry Report. The latter poses as the most comprehensive study of the Indian gambling industry to date and is penned by Dr. Alan P. Meister, a Principal Economist at the Nathan Associates Incorporated. The report aims at providing extensive nationwide and state statistics for the calendar year of 2015, which is the most current data on tribal gaming available. The report includes key points on gaming and non-gaming revenue, information on the Class II and Class III…

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Gambling Revenue in Pennsylvania Looks Unstable with Online Gambling Legislation on the Agenda

Gambling Revenue in Pennsylvania Looks Unstable with Online Gambling Legislation on the Agenda

This week, some rumours that the gaming industry in Pennsylvania has reached the maximum of its growth have been roaming around the media. According to some reports, the gaming industry in the state has reached its peak after years over which no change in the gambling legislation was made. As Casino Guardian has earlier reported, the competent authorities in the state of Pennsylvania have been recently considering some measures to make online gambling legal in order to improve the future of the casinos that have been already existing in the…

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Michigan Lawmakers Propose Interactive Gaming within Land-Based Casinos Only

Michigan Lawmakers Propose Interactive Gaming within Land-Based Casinos Only

Michigan lawmakers are in the middle of discussions which aim to pass a new legislation in regard to the regulation of interactive gaming within the territory of the state. The discussions come as a result of the legislators’ attempts at giving the state’s budget a boost while at the same time quelling the protests on behalf of online gambling opponents. The plan outlined by Michigan legislators includes utilising various brick-and-mortar gambling establishments on the territory of the state as outlets where online casino gaming can be legally offered. The said…

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Connecticut Tribal Leaders Propose Amendments to Existing Revenue Agreement

Connecticut Tribal Leaders Propose Amendments to Existing Revenue Agreement

The leaders of two federally recognised tribes, the Mashantucket Pequots and the Mohegans, proposed to Connecticut state officials a 25% cut of their overall revenue if the lawmakers agree to clear the tribes’ third casino project to General Assembly. The offer was extended in the form of a letter addressed to several state officials, including Connecticut Governor Daniel Malloy and the state’s Attorney General George Jepsen. The two tribes operate jointly the only two licensed gambling establishments on the territory of the state, namely the Foxwoods Resort Casino and the…

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Arkansas Governor Turns Down Gambling Enforcement Amendment Bill

Arkansas Governor Turns Down Gambling Enforcement Amendment Bill

Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson has vetoed a bill that was to prohibit Arkansas Alcoholic Beverage Control inspectors from enforcing laws that relate to gambling activities and the operation of gaming devices, such as video slot machines, within the territory of the state. Senate Bill 496 was initially authored by Scott Flippo, a Republican member of the Arkansas State Senate. Senator Flippo’s bill aimed at authorising inspectors from the Arkansas Alcoholic Beverage Control to turn the blind eye whenever they came across illegal gambling operations while inspecting whether or not a…

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Video Gaming Parlours File Lawsuit against Illinois Gaming Board

Video Gaming Parlours File Lawsuit against Illinois Gaming Board

Three gambling establishments operating within the state of Illinois have filed a lawsuit against the Illinois Gaming Board. The plaintiffs claim the Video Gaming Act that is in force on the territory of the state unfairly favours video gaming terminal owners to the disadvantage of gaming parlours. The lawsuit was filed by three video gaming cafés from Cook County, namely Stella’s Place, Dotty’s Café, and Shelby’s. According to the parlours’ owners, there are two provisions of the Illinois Video Gaming Act that are unconstitutional and detrimental to their business. The…

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Hard Rock International Unveils Details on Trump Taj Mahal Casino Renovation

Hard Rock International Unveils Details on Trump Taj Mahal Casino Renovation

US casino operator Hard Rock International unveiled its plans to revive former Trump Taj Mahal casino, located in Atlantic City, and rebrand the property as its own casino and hotel complex. The Florida-based casino operator bought the property from its former owner, billionaire investor Carl Icahn, on March 1, 2017. Icahn closed the property down on October 10, 2016 after failing to resolve a dispute with its unionised workforce on the restoration of their pension benefits and health insurance. Jim Allen, Chairman of Hard Rock International disclosed the renovation of…

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Pennsylvania Legislators Reject Bill for Airport Slot Machines

Pennsylvania Legislators Reject Bill for Airport Slot Machines

Lawmakers in the state of Pennsylvania voted against the proposal for allowing the introduction of slot machines and video gaming terminals at airports. The proposal was first introduced at the start of the year, in January. The idea came as part of the attempts for gambling expansion on the territory of Pennsylvania and sought to permit both foreign and American travellers to spin the reels at the three largest international airports in the state. The House Bill № 271 failed to pass since there were 112 votes against and only…

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US Supreme Court Clears the Path for ilani Casino Resort

US Supreme Court Clears the Path for ilani Casino Resort

The US Supreme Court has given the Cowlitz Indian tribe the green light to open a gambling establishment near the small Washington town of La Center, located at the state border with neighbouring Oregon. The court declined to hear the appeal of the casino’s opponents and granted the Cowlitz a 152-acre plot so they can establish a reservation. This decision enables the tribe to go ahead with the plans of opening their 360,000 square-foot ilani Casino Resort. Following the favourable court decision, the Interstate 5 intersection was opened yesterday. What…

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Paddy Power Extends Multi-Year SSBT Partnership with Playtech BGT Sports

Paddy Power Extends Multi-Year SSBT Partnership with Playtech BGT Sports

UK and Irish sports betting and casino operator Paddy Power revealed it has extended its multi-year partnership with Swedish software giant Playtech. The extension will provide Paddy Power with the opportunity to meet its customers’ demands for an increased number of self-service betting terminals (SSBT) available across the bookmaker’s retail shops. The introduction of a greater number of self-service betting terminals will provide more betting options for Paddy Power’s customers. The extension of the partnership with Playtech’s sports betting division BGT Sports is expected to lead to an incremental growth…

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