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Casino industry ramps up effort to repeal sports betting ban

By Regina Garcia Cano, Associated Press Published Monday, June 12, 2017 | 1:28 p.m. Updated Monday, June 12, 2017 | 4:44 p.m. Steve Marcus Geoff Freeman, president of the American Gaming Association, gives a “State of the Industry” address during the Global Gaming Expo (G2
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Arkansas attorney general again rejects proposal to legalize casino gambling in state

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has again rejected a proposed state constitutional amendment to legalize casino gambling in the state. In an opinion dated Tuesday, she rejected the proposal by Barry Emigh of Hot Springs, writing that the proposed popular name a
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Pioneers of Riverboat Gaming – A Look Back

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Pa. House passes bill for gambling expansion — NewsWorks

The state House of Representatives quickly introduced and passed a sweeping new gambling bill Wednesday evening, which would significantly expand the industry. Most lawmakers only laid eyes on the nearly 700-page bill about six hours before they voted on it. The measure had already be
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Inside Gaming

Scientific Games Corporation has announced the official launch its first skill-based slot machine. Space Invaders, which is based on the classic 1978 arcade video game, has been released into Caeasars properties in Atlantic City this week with further rollout across the country expect
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Trump’s DOL Working Overtime to Change Obama-Era Policy

Trump’s DOL Working Overtime to Change Obama-Era Policy By Jodi Taylor and Dena Sokolow Although the Trump Administration’s Department of Labor (DOL) had been off to a slow and shaky start, Secretary R. Alexander Acosta is wasting no time. Exactly 40 days since his swearin
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MGM CEO Jim Murren Pushes Back Against Trump Travel Ban and Budget Plans

MGM Resorts CEO Jim Murren, a longtime Republican, publicly endorsed Democrat Hillary Clinton last year for the White House. Though the now-president once worked in the same industry, Murren felt the former first lady was more qualified for the job. Jim Murren, the chief executive of
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Mississippi Legislature agrees to pay Biloxi the back casino rent it swept in 2016

The money the state owes Biloxi for a casino lease should soon be on its way to the city’s bank account. Meeting in special session Monday, the state Legislature passed House Bill 5 that directs Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann to pay the city. It now awaits Gov. Phil Bryant’s sign
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After one year, Margaritaville Biloxi is a resort appealing to all ages

Biloxi It’s been a year since Margaritaville Resort Biloxi opened on the beach in East Biloxi, and surprises and a tour by Jimmy Buffett came along the way. “Having a resort for kids is different,” said Cono Caranna, spokesman for Lodging & Leisure Investments, which transformed t
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