Vernon Downs Threatens Closure, Says State Tax Cuts Could Improve its Odds

Vernon Downs Casino Hotel in Upstate New York is warning state officials that its potential closure could result in the layoffs of all 249 of its employees. Vernon Downs owner Jeff Gural bids on New York City’s Flatiron Building during an auction for the historic Manhattan landmark in March 2023. Gural is planning to close …

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Casino Crime Roundup: 360 Illegal Slots, Cash Seized in Florida

Seven suspects were arrested this week after court-approved raids of four illegal gambling operations in Florida. Florida Gaming Control Commission agents seized more than $1 million in cash, assets, and property, including computers and ATMs, at the locations. Julie Brown, chairman of the Florida Gaming Control Commission, pictured above. The commission directed raids of illegal …

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Fanatics Finally Makes Deal, Grabs PointsBet for $150 Million

Following months of speculation, PointsBet (OTC: PBTHF) is poised to sell its US operations to Fanatics for $150 million in cash. Fanatics founder Michael Rubin at an event in 2021. The company is acquiring PointsBet USA for $150 million in cash. (Image: Getty Images) The companies announced the transaction in a joint statement released Sunday. …

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Aristocrat Leisure Buying NeoGames for $1.2 Billion in Cash

Aristocrat Leisure (ASX: ALL), one of the largest slot machine manufacturers, is  increasing its iGaming footprint with a $1.2 billion all-cash acquisition of NeoGames (NASDAQ:NGMS). NeoGames IPO highlighted at the Nasdaq market site in 2020. Aristocrat Leisure is buying the firm for $1.2 billion in cash. (Image: NeoGames) The deal, announced late Sunday, values NeoGames …

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FEATURED — Casino.org’s Insider Tips For Las Vegas Visitors

You love visiting Las Vegas because it’s unlike any other destination. That’s not always a good thing, however, especially for those unprepared for how different it can be. Here are some insider tips you’ll wish someone told you before your first trip. An ATM at the Cosmopolitan asks if it’s OK to charge $9.99 as …

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Valve Mocked by Gamers Over Steam Gambling Ban

Steam, the video game distribution platform owned and operated by developer Valve, has a new code of conduct. The rules prohibits, among other things, any gambling-related activity. It follows a shift that has more digital content platforms, such as Twitch, separating themselves from the gambling industry. But Steam users only have a two-word response to …

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Shreveport Casinos Could Soon Reintroduce Smoking as City Council Mulls Flip-Flop

The Shreveport City Council is considering a resolution that would repeal an indoor smoking ordinance that the local government agency passed only in 2020. The Shreveport City Council discusses a proposal to allow designated casino smoking indoors. The city made its casinos go smoke-free through a 2020 local ordinance. (Image: Shreveport Times) Amid the COVID-19 …

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Donald Trump’s 2024 Odds Shorten Following Contentious CNN Town Hall

Former President Donald Trump is seeking the nation’s highest office for a third consecutive presidential election cycle. Former President Donald Trump and CNN host Kaitlan Collins spar during a town hall conversation on May 10, 2023. Political bettors are getting behind Trump a bit more for the 2024 race following the cable news special. (Image: CNN) …

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New Hampshire Man Gambled $230K Embezzled From Charity: Prosecutors

A former executive director of a Lebanon, New Hampshire organization called Listen Community Services allegedly stole about $230K from the charity. He spent a lot of it gambling at the MGM Springfield casino in Massachusetts, prosecutors claim. A sign for the MGM Springfield, pictured above. A man gambled away at the casino much of the …

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