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Massachusetts Gaming Commission Continues Evaluation and Asks to Hear More From Applicants

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Last week, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission announced that it was “rapidly approaching the completion of the Evaluation Process” for the Region A resort-casino license applications submitted by Wynn and Mohegan Sun. The...more

Detroit Casinos’ April Revenues Decrease from Same Month Last Year

by Dickinson Wright on

The Michigan Gaming Control Board (“MGCB”) released the revenue and wagering tax data for April 2014 for the three Detroit, Michigan commercial casinos. The three Detroit commercial casinos posted a collective 6.5% decrease...more

New Bedford Casino Developer Drops Legal Challenge to State’s Gaming Law

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KG Urban Enterprises, a developer seeking to build a resort casino in New Bedford, dropped its legal challenge over a portion of a Massachusetts casino gambling law that gave initial preference to a federally recognized...more

Ontario Lottery & Gaming Corporation Releases Request for Pre-Qualification

by Dickinson Wright on

When the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) announced its plans to modernize gaming in Ontario on March 12, 2012, one of the most controversial aspects of its plan was the development of a casino in the Greater...more

Detroit Casinos’ September Revenues Decrease From Same Month Last Year

by Dickinson Wright on

The Michigan Gaming Control Board (“MGCB”) released the revenue and wagering tax data for September 2013 for the three Detroit, Michigan commercial casinos. The three Detroit commercial casinos posted a collective 6.8%...more

Playing Their Cards Right: Only Eight Applicants Remain in the Hunt for Three Gaming Licenses

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Sterling Suffolk Racecourse, LLC (“Sterling Suffolk”), Wynn MA, LLC (“Wynn”), and Crossroads Massachusetts, LLC (“Crossroads”) are the three applicants competing for one resort casino license in Eastern Massachusetts. All...more

Gaming Legal News - October 2013 • Volume 6, Number 23

by Dickinson Wright on

In This Issue: - WAR GAMES IN WISCONSIN (2013 STYLE): Wisconsin is home to 11 recognized Indian tribes. It is a fact that 11 tribes will not unanimously agree on all issues. It also is a fact that not all issues...more

Detroit Casinos’ August Revenues Decrease From Same Month Last Year

by Dickinson Wright on

The Michigan Gaming Control Board (“MGCB”) released the revenue and wagering tax data for August 2013 for the three Detroit, Michigan, commercial casinos. The three Detroit commercial casinos posted a collective 3.45%...more

Ontario Court of Appeal Upholds Denial of Certification for Problem Gamblers

by Bennett Jones LLP on

In a ruling released on July 31, 2013, problem gamblers in Ontario were denied certification of a $3.5-billion class action law suit commenced against the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation. The Court of Appeal’s decision...more

Gaming Legal News - July 24, 2013 • Volume 6, Number 16

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In This Issue: - THE GRATON GODZILLA INVADES SAN FRANCISCO BAY: The Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria Tribe is on track to soon open its huge casino and resort in Rohnert Park, California, at a site adjacent...more

Ireland: Gambling Control Bill 2013 Approved

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Hot on the heels of their Northern Ireland counterparts the Irish Government has proposed a number of reforms which suggests their liberalisation of gaming laws....more

Belgium: One-Ball And Bingo Legislation For Pubs Under Scrutiny

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Regulatory framework. Under the Belgian Gaming Act of 7 May 1999, the operation of games of chance is restricted to entities holding a license granted by the Belgian Gaming Commission. The Gaming Act makes a distinction...more

Las Vegas Sands Verdict Should Be Upheld, Lawyer Says

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July 9 (Bloomberg) -- John O'Malley, partner at Norton Rose Fulbright LLP, talks with Bloomberg Law's Spencer Mazyck about his successful representation of Hong Kong businessman Richard Suen in his lawsuit against the Las...more

Gaming Legal News - February 13, 2013 • Volume 6, Number 4

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In This Issue: - DOLLARS IN, DOLLARS OUT: DOES IT MAKE “CENTS” FOR TENNESSEE TO FURTHER LEGALIZE GAMBLING IN THE STATE? Uniquely situated in the mid-south, the state of Tennessee and its “three grand divisions,” or...more

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