Casinos

Spike in COVID-19 cases forces Rivers Casino Pittsburgh to close again

The Rivers Casino in the Pittsburgh area is once again in the dark as the second wave of potentially deadly COVID-19 infections forced local authorities to issue closure orders for all non-essential businesses, including casinos. The Rivers Casino in the Steel City closed its doors just after... read more

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Vincent “Uncle Mick” DelGiudice, an 85-year-old man from Illinois, is now facing several years in federal prison as he has finally pleaded guilty to conspiring to conduct a multimillion-dollar illegitimate gambling business.

Ten individuals, including Vincent “Uncle Mick” DelGiudice and... read more

Georgia voters likely to face casino ballot referendum in November 2020

Georgia is one of the few states in the US that doesn’t have tribal or commercial casinos, but that could change soon as voters could decide in favor of lifting of the state’s long prohibition on nearly all sorts of gambling in November this year.

Earlier this week, members of the Georgia... read more

Four Winds Casinos in Michigan and Indiana to reopen Monday

The Pokagon Gaming Authority has approved Four Winds Casinos’ reopening plans, clearing way for the gambling and entertainment properties to resume operations as soon as early next week.

Four Winds owns and operates four gambling properties in the region, including the Winds Casino Resort... read more

Once permitted to reopen, Detroit casinos will resume operations under strict capacity curtails

Casinos in Detroit, once permitted to resume by Governor Gretchen Whitmer, will have to follow strict capacity curtails along with a number of guidelines tailored to defend public against a potential flare-up of new corona virus transmissions.

The largest city in the Midwestern state of... read more

Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker allows mobile sports betting registration until COVID-19 crisis ends

Casinos in many states across the country are opening up under strict health and safety guidelines. However, as Illinois casinos remain closed due to deadly COVID-19 crisis, Governor J.B. Pritzker issued an order late Thursday to allow sports betting enthusiasts to register for mobile accounts... read more

Louisiana Gaming Control Board Chair Ronnie Jones out as lawmakers failed to confirm his reappointment

The Louisiana Gaming Control Board (LGCB) is now set to get a new chairperson as the state Senate failed to confirm the reappointment of longtime Chair Ronnie Jones to the position.

According to media reports, personal politics may be blamed for the Senate’s failure in confirming the... read more

Boyd Gaming making preparations to re-launch more than a dozen casinos

American gaming and hospitality giant Boyd Gaming Corporation has confirmed that it has started making preparations to re-launch thirteen of its gaming venues as the economy is showing signs of recover from the corona virus pandemic.

The Paradise, Nevada-based gaming giant began dusting... read more

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino among targets for ISIS supporter’s planned mass shooting: FBI

An American citizen who had boasted in front of an undercover FBI agent that he wanted to kill dozens of people and “infidels,” including his own father, allegedly planned to carry out a mass-casualty shooting at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (... read more

Illinois General Assembly amends Chicago Casino Tax Structure

Pushing the long-awaited Chicago casino project closer to reality, members of the Illinois General Assembly amended casino tax structure for the city after state lawmakers agreed to trim down its tax responsibilities.

The Windy City businesses have been under lockdown since mid of March... read more