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AGA Convenes Illegal Gambling Advisory Board

The American Gaming Association (AGA) announced the formation of its Illegal Gambling Advisory Board as part of its “Stop Illegal Gambling – Play it Safe” initiative, which seeks to distinguish the highly regulated, $240 billion legal gaming industry from the criminal networks that re
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Two Alabama Tribes at Odds

OKMULGEE — The Muscogee (Creek) Nation is publicly balking at another tribe’s gaming compact negotiations. In a letter dated June 2, Muscogee (Creek) Nation Principal Chief George Tiger asked Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley to not sign a Class III gaming compact with the Poarch Band of Cr
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New Orleans Revenues Down; Lake Charles Revenues Up Up Up

Louisiana casino revenue up 10.9 percent BATON ROUGE — Louisiana’s 15 riverboats, four racetrack slots casinos and Harrah’s land-based casino brought in more than $237.1 million in May, 10.9 percent better than the $213.9 million the gambling halls won the year befor
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AL Special Session – Lottery, Casino Proposals Could be on Table

Gov. Robert Bentley can help make legislators focus on his priorities during a special session by what he puts in his resolution calling the session. Under the state Constitution, legislation about any subject not included in the governor’s special session resolution requires a
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Another State Looks to Legalize Online Gaming

A quartet of Pennsylvania State Senators are preparing to introduce another online gambling bill, the fifth piece of legislation on the subject this year. Sponsored by Senate President Pro Tempore Joseph Scarnati, Sen. Robert Tomlinson, Sen. Elder Vogel, and Sen. Kim Ward, the bill wi
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Macau Diversifies in the Face of Declining Revenues

In a determined effort to revive its sagging fortunes following 12 consecutive months of declines in gaming revenue, Macao – Asia’s leading gambling mecca – has turned to rapid diversification into the entertainment and leisure sector to lure mass-market customers, a
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Online gambling’s luck turning as revenues outpace year ago – News – NorthJersey.com

By John Brennan Staff Writer | The Record Print Several years ago, Atlantic City casino executives abandoned their strong opposition to legalized online gambling — only to find that the first-year revenues of $111 million were less than half of the more optimistic forecasts. Now, howe
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MGHA Posts Comments to Proposed IRS Regulations

These comments are posted by the Mississippi Gaming & Hospitality Association (MGHA), a non-profit association whose members consist, in part, of 28 casinos operating and doing business in the State of Mississippi. The 28 casinos doing business in Mississippi are operated by 17 di
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Alabama Legislative session enters home stretch with no budget fix

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Alabama lawmakers on Tuesday begin the home stretch of the legislative session with their biggest challenge still unsolved: a shortfall in the general fund budget. There are four legislative meeting days remaining and so far no consensus on how to handle a proj
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