MGM Finds Casino Development Partner

The Toronto casino debate took another turn on the last day of January after potential developer MGM Entertainment partnered with Canadian real estate firm Cadillac Fairview to build a gaming entertainment centre if Toronto city council approves the OLG casino proposal.  The agreement gives MGM an edge over rival groups vying for the casino license, […]
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Poker Players Alliance Wants New Jersey to Legalize Online Gambling

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has the final decision on whether the Garden state legalizes online gambling.  The bill contains a provision that all online gambling operators must house their servers in licensed Atlantic City casinos, a provision that Christie says is vital to uphold the constitution.  However, the Governor has had over a month […]
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Las Vegas Sands Corp Wants Downtown Toronto Casino

Toronto is scheduled to officially vote on the casino proposal in a few months, and potential casino operators are making pitches for their investments.  Las Vegas based operators are particularly attracted to the Toronto casino, and have submitted their investment designs to entice residents and city councilors.  However, the Vegas representatives insist they will only […]
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Justice Department Joins New Jersey Sportsbetting Lawsuit

New Jersey attracted heavier opposition than it initially expected when it legalized sportsbetting at the state’s racetracks and Atlantic City casinos.  The US Department of Justice has joined a lawsuit against the Garden State that was launched by North America’s four major sports leagues along with the NCAA.  New Jersey says it is disappointed federal […]
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Toronto Councilors Want More Answers to Casino Questions

Toronto finished its casino public consultation meeting last week, which will influence how city council votes on the proposal later in the spring.  However, several councilors say there are still too many unknowns about the casino for the public or the politicians to responsibly make their decision. Mike Layton, outspoken son of late federal NDP […]
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Chris Christie Hints He May Veto Online Gambling Bill

New Jersey lawmakers thought the reconstructed online gambling bill would become law after passing through the state legislature.  However, the bill awaits the signature of Governor Chris Christie who has the power to veto the bill, and has suggested he isn’t comfortable with legalizing online gambling.  The revelation follows an announcement from PokerStars that it […]
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MGM CEO Rallies Support for Toronto Casino

Toronto has wrapped up its casino public consultation meetings, and gambling firms are stepping up their lobbying for the community to support a casino investment.  MGM Resorts International flew its CEO into the city this week to discuss the economic benefits of a casino, while stressing MGM representatives were still in negotiations with city councilors.  […]
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Surrey Rejects Gateway Casino

The people of Surrey, BC have been debating the merits of a proposed casino and entertainment centre from Gateway Casino & Entertainment Ltd. for the last few months.  The debate has split members of the community into pro-casino and anti-casino groups, and these clashing sides made their cases at two city council meetings preceding a […]
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New Jersey Needs Online Poker Law for Investments Says Senator

The parent company of PokerStars has publicly made an offer to buy the Atlantic Club casino on the New Jersey boardwalk that is currently before the New Jersey Gaming Enforcement regulatory body for approval of the purchase.  State Senator Raymond Lesniak, the architect of the New Jersey online gambling bill currently awaiting the signature of […]
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Second Surrey Casino Meeting Scheduled for Tonight, Expects Heavy Opposition

The city of Surrey hosted a casino public consultation meeting on January 14 that pundits say was the largest gathering of locals for a civic hearing in the city’s entire history.  There were over 500 people who attended the rally, yet less than 20 percent were able to speak to the crowd and express their […]
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