FEDS CRUSHED AGAIN ON NEW PHUA CHARGE (Update)

27th May, 2015 at 09:27:35
Questionable evidence banned on new conspiracy charge.

Federal prosecutors in Nevada must be feeling frustrated after their new conspiracy charge against Paul Phua suffered an evidentiary setback Tuesday in a Nevada court.

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ADELSON LOSES BID TO HAVE CASE TRIED IN MACAU (Update)

23rd May, 2015 at 07:48:31
US judge says issue best heard in Vegas.

Las Vegas Sands owner Sheldon Adelson's bid to have a court action heard in Macau rather than in the United States was defeated Friday when US federal Judge Elizabeth Gonzalez ruled that the full case could be heard in the Nevada.

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RESTRICTIVE NEVADA ONLINE GAMBLING BILL FAILS IN COMMITTEE (Update)

19th May, 2015 at 09:07:58
AB414 believed to have been inspired by Adelson.

A bill designed to restrict any Nevada interstate player pooling compacts to online poker, introduced to the Nevada legislature earlier this year, has failed at committee stage.

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PHUA CASE - NEVADA PROSECUTORS ADD A NEW CHARGE (Update)

14th May, 2015 at 11:02:19
Nine months in, federal prosecutors introduce a conspiracy charge.

In what looks like an attempt to recover lost ground after a Nevada magistrate and a District Court Judge both found the FBI methods of gathering evidence in the Phua case unconstitutional (see previous reports), federal prosecutors hit Phua with a new charge on Wednesday, accusing him of conspiracy to commit a felony.

Full Story: Phua Case - Nevada Prosecutors Add A New Charge (update) »

STEVE WYNN REITERATES OPPOSITION TO ONLINE GAMBLING

07th May, 2015 at 10:04:19
Land gambling tycoon does not see a future for online gambling in Nevada.

In a wide-ranging interview on PBS Nevada television program "Ralston Reports", billionaire land casino tycoon Steve Wynn talked about the Macau decline, his business ambitions and online gambling legalisation, along with healthcare and tax issues.

Full Story: Steve Wynn Reiterates Opposition To Online Gambling »

ONLINE OPERATIONS PROSPER AT CAESARS ENTERTAINMENT

07th May, 2015 at 10:04:19
Caesars Interactive Entertainment the star of the Q1 show.

The Caesars Interactive Entertainment online subsidiary of Caesars Entertainment Corporation proved to be the star of the group's diluted first quarter show this week, posting a stellar performance in social, mobile and online gambling operations.

Full Story: Online Operations Prosper At Caesars Entertainment »

ADELSON ATTEMPTS TO BLOCK FURTHER NEVADA ONLINE GAMBLING COMPACTS

23rd April, 2015 at 09:02:09
New bill wants to restrict any further Nevada pool-sharing deals to online poker only.

In a move that is being seen as billionaire land casino tycoon Sheldon Adelson's bid to hedge his bets, Nevada politicians have pushed through a bill restricting to online poker only any Nevada player-sharing deals with other states.

Full Story: Adelson Attempts To Block Further Nevada Online Gambling Compacts »

RESORTS (AC) NEW ONLINE GAMING LOUNGE PROVES POPULAR (Update)

17th April, 2015 at 09:19:14
Management merges online and in-person gambling.

The sixth Atlantic City casino to introduce online gambling, Resorts Casino Hotel (see previous reports) has taken a further step in merging in-person and online gaming by launching its Internet Gaming Lounge Thursday.

Full Story: Resorts (ac) New Online Gaming Lounge Proves Popular (update) »

NEW JERSEY BUREAUCRACY AND STRAUB CLASH OVER REVEL (Update)

16th April, 2015 at 09:51:48
Florida developer says he's about ready to walk away from extensive casino development plans.

Just when many thought the Revel saga in Atlantic City was over with its sale to Florida deveoper Glenn Straub (see previous reports) it was back in the headlines again this week as Straub clashed with the state bureaucracy and threatened to halt his development plans for Atlantic City.

Full Story: New Jersey Bureaucracy And Straub Clash Over Revel (update) »

'MESSENGER BETTING' BILL STILL LIVE IN NEVADA SENATE

08th April, 2015 at 08:15:06
Hearing last week considered the implications of permitting persons outside the state to use Nevada sports betting facilities.

Ensuring the safety of US sports bettors is the claimed motivation behind HB 443, a bill submitted earlier this year in Nevada which seeks to legalise so-called "messenger betting" by punters outside the borders of Nevada, a practice currently regarded as unlawful in the state.

Full Story: 'messenger Betting' Bill Still Live In Nevada Senate »

GTECH COMPLETES IGT ACQUISITION (Update)

07th April, 2015 at 15:28:09
Renamed International Game Technology PLC

GTECH confirmed the completion of its cross-border merger with International Game Technology PLC (IGT) followed immediately by the acquisition of the U.S.-based IGT effective today (Tuesday).

Full Story: Gtech Completes Igt Acquisition (update) »

BACCARAT SLOWDOWN IMPACTS VEGAS FEBRUARY REVENUES.

01st April, 2015 at 07:25:27
Nevada casino revenue back in negative territory with 1 percent decline in Febnruary.

The latest numbers from the Nevada regulator show that at $916 million gaming revenues were back in negative territory in February, declining 1 percent compared to the same period last year, and down nearly 4 percent from the preceding month figure.

Full Story: Baccarat Slowdown Impacts Vegas February Revenues. »

VETERAN NEVADA SENATOR CALLS IT A DAY

27th March, 2015 at 20:34:37
Harry Reid says he will not stand for reelection in 2016.

Veteran Democratic Party Nevada Senator Harry Reed, a central figure in many legislative debates and developments regarding online gambling over the years, has announced that he will not seek reelection in 2016.

Full Story: Veteran Nevada Senator Calls It A Day »

SHARED ONLINE PLAYER POOLS LAUNCHED IN NEVADA AND DELAWARE

25th March, 2015 at 08:38:19
Player-sharing agreement between US states becomes a reality.

The US states of Nevada and Delaware began sharing their players in an historic online poker development Tuesday after months of interstate negotiations on the project.

Full Story: Shared Online Player Pools Launched In Nevada And Delaware »

NEW NEVADA BILL CONFINES INTERSTATE COMPACTS TO ONLINE POKER

22nd March, 2015 at 07:50:38
Nevada bill AB 414 currently in the state's House Judiciary Committee.

Unconfirmed reports from usually reliable sources like Nevada gambling journalist Jon Ralston have suggested that land casino billionaire and anti-online gambling crusader Sheldon Adelson is the behind-the-scenes driver of a new Nevada political proposal that seeks to restrict any state player-sharing agreement with other states to online poker only.

Full Story: New Nevada Bill Confines Interstate Compacts To Online Poker »

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