Las Vegas gaming companies look at opportunities in Illinois | Las Vegas Review-Journal

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7 ways sports betting is changing Mississippi Coast casinos, one year after legalization

Biloxi Mississippi is the only state in the Southeastern Conference where fans legally can bet on football or basketball, and that’s made wagering at a Coast casino different than in Vegas or New Jersey. It’s been a full year since the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the ban on sports
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News Alert: Horse race betting is coming to a Coast casino in time for the Kentucky Derby

They’re off and running and Palace Casino Resort in Biloxi is the first casino on the Coast to take bets on horse racing. The ribbon cutting is at 9:45 a.m. Wednesday at Contact Sports Book and comes just ahead of the race for the Triple Crown that starts with the Kentucky Derby on Ma
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Mississippi lottery board adopts rules on ethics and records

The governing board for the upcoming Mississippi Lottery is setting rules for ethics and public records. It is also taking steps to hire bankers to provide financial services and a person to run day-to-day operations. Mississippi is one of the last states to create a lottery after leg
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DOJ extends Wire Act enforcement period by 60 days

The US Department of Justice (DOJ) has extended its period of compliance pertaining to online gambling based upon the Wire Act by an additional 60 days. The reinterpretation of the Wire Act announced last year gave betting operators 90 days to comply to the new ruling, from the time i
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DOJ: Lotteries Not Part of Wire Act Opinion – GGB News

Another memo from federal Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein (l.) says that the DOJ’s new interpretation of the 1961 federal Wire Act did not address whether it applies to state lotteries. New Hampshire has filed a federal lawsuit challenging the DOJ opinion in an effort to protec
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Centennial Plaza’s new look will be a ‘game changer’ when resort

Gulfport It’s one of the prettiest sites in South Mississippi, with its campus of Spanish-style buildings on 50 beachfront acres shaded by graceful live oak trees. How do you improve on that? Centennial Plaza is getting better as buildings open again as part of the $100 million invest
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New East Biloxi casino proposed at Margaritaville site | Biloxi Sun Herald

Biloxi It’s sat empty on the waterfront since 2014 and now the vacant Margaritaville Casino site could become Biloxi’s ninth casino. Developers have filed an application with the Mississippi Gaming Commission to build an expanded casino resort under the name Biloxi House LLC. This is
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Department Of Justice Reverses Wire Act Opinion That Said Law Is Limited To Sports Betting

The Department of Justice Office of Legal Counsel has issued a replacement for its 2011 opinion which said that the Wire Act only applies to sports betting. The new opinion now makes the Wire Act applicable to any form of gambling that crosses state lines, including online gambling an
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