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Alabama’s Milton McGregor rolls the dice on re-opening Victoryland

It’s no great surprise that Milton McGregor likes to gamble. “I like the crap tables and blackjack,” Alabama’s most iconic gaming mogul said last week. “I like to roll the dice.” And that’s what he’s doing at VictoryLand, his bingo casin
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More Atlantic City casinos may close, says Moody’s – Dec. 1, 2015

In gambling the house usually wins, but in Atlantic City it’s the casinos that are facing long odds. A new report by Moody’s warns that the city could lose additional casinos in the face of increased competition, according to Moody’s. Atlantic City, known for its cas
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Another Gambling Class Action Fails – Washington Federal Court Finds Social Casino Games Not Gambling

A Federal Court in Washington state dismissed a Plaintiff’s class action claims that social casino games using purchasable virtual casino chips constitute gambling under Washington state law. The Court found that the virtual chips have no “value” and therefore the game did not constit
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Countdown is on for Scarlet Pearl Casino’s Dec. 9 Opening

D’IBERVILLE — A countdown clock in the center of the $290 million Scarlet Pearl Casino Resort showed Wednesday there are just six days until construction is complete. A ribbon-cutting ceremony is tentatively scheduled for 11 a.m. Dec. 9, said Briana Dubaz, advertising assi
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Mass. Gov. Baker: Fantasy sports a legal a game of skill, not gambling

Governor Charlie Baker said Thursday that he believes DraftKings Inc.’s fantasy sports contests do not amount to gambling and should be legal in Massachusetts, offering his most vocal defense of Boston’s most prominent tech start-up as it prepares for a high-stakes showdown with the N
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IGT reports net profit in third quarter

By Howard Stutz Las Vegas Review-Journal Slot machine giant International Game Technology, which merged with lottery provider GTECH earlier this year, said Thursday the combined company recorded a net profit of $7.1 million in the third quarter. IGT, which is now headquartered in Lond
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Tupelo Airport Board to Review 4 Bids for Service

TUPELO — The Tupelo Airport Authority will review the four airlines bidding to provide service and plans to have a recommendation by the end of the month. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports the four companies hoping to get a federally subsidized contract are Air Choice On
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East Fremont development helps downtown casinos boom

Las Vegas Review-Journal Downtown Las Vegas is outshining the Strip. Through September, downtown casinos have seen gaming revenue increase almost 6 percent compared to 2014. During those same nine months, the Strip is down 1.5 percent. Boyd Gaming Corp., the only downtown casino opera
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Scarlet Pearl in D’Iberville On Schedule for December Opening

Millions invested in South Mississippi casinos over the last couple of years have brought new restaurants, meeting rooms and especially hotel rooms to the Coast. The inventory of rooms and suites grew by 500 from June 2014 to June 2015 at the 11 Coast casinos. Silver Slipper Casino in
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