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  • FBI raids home of Atlantic City mayor

    12/03/2018 2:53:23 PM PST · by SMGFan · 20 replies
    NJ Advanced Media ^ | December 3, 2018
    FBI agents raided the home of Atlantic City Mayor Frank Gilliam just before 8 a.m. Monday morning, the agency confirmed to NJ Advance Media. At least a dozen agents were seen going in and out of the Ohio Avenue home Monday morning, removing more than 10 boxes. An FBI spokeswoman at the scene said both FBI and IRS agents were involved in the search of home. “We can confirm that our agents were executing search warrant at the home of Mayor Frank Gilliam,” said Doreen Holder, a public affairs specialist with the FBI’s Newark office, declining to comment on the...
  • Warren backing tribe's luxury casino plan - over cash-strapped town's rival bid

    07/19/2018 2:37:52 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 19, 2018 | Lukas Mikelionis
    Brockton, Mass., is known as the birthplace of boxing legend Rocky Marciano. But with U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren pushing for a $1 billion Native American casino less than 20 miles away, struggling blue-collar Brockton's competing casino bid might not stand a fighting chance. Brockton Mayor William Carpenter slammed Warren's bill on behalf of the Masphee Wampanoag tribe, which would override a federal judge's decision last year to block the tribe's plan for a luxury gaming resort in East Taunton. He says Warren seems to be acting on behalf of special interests instead of people like Brockton's struggling residents.
  • Mandalay Bay owners sue victims of Las Vegas mass shooting

    07/17/2018 7:32:28 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 31 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 17, 2018 | David K. Li
    The corporate owners of the Mandalay Bay casino filed suit against the victims of last year’s Las Vegas concert mass shooting, claiming it has no liability for the massacre, according to a published report on Monday. MGM Resorts International went to federal courts in Nevada and California and took on more than 1,000 shooting victims, saying claims against the hotel giant "must be dismissed." [Snip] Las Vegas lawyer Robert Eglet, who is representing several victims, told the paper that the hotel’s unusual action is a pre-emptive strike to get the cases heard in federal court instead of state court. Englet...
  • Casino mogul Sheldon Adelson cuts $30M check to GOP amid Dems' 'blue wave' fears

    05/17/2018 9:11:23 AM PDT · by gattaca · 4 replies
    Fox News ^ | 05/11/2018 | Lukas Mikelionis
    The donation to the House GOP-aligned Congressional Leadership Fund was sealed last week when Speaker Paul Ryan and his entourage met with the mogul at his hotel, where he explained the importance of his money in maintaining the Republicans' House control, Politico reported.
  • Supreme Court makes sports betting a possibility nationwide

    05/14/2018 7:47:50 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 48 replies
    AP via Yahoo ^ | May 14, 2018 | JESSICA GRESKO
    The Supreme Court on Monday struck down a federal law that bars gambling on football, basketball, baseball and other sports in most states, giving states the go-ahead to legalize betting on sports. The Supreme Court ruled 6-3 to strike down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act. The 1992 law barred state-authorized sports gambling with some exceptions. It made Nevada the only state where a person could wager on the results of a single game.
  • Wynn Resorts Adds Three Women to Board, Bringing It to 11 Members

    04/21/2018 7:18:32 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 21 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Chris Kirkham and Maria Armental
    Wynn Resorts Ltd. WYNN 0.45% added three women to its board as the company continues to manage the fallout from sexual-misconduct allegations against former Chief Executive Steve Wynn. Disclosed on Wednesday, the move came a day after the casino operator’s largest shareholder, Mr. Wynn’s ex-wife Elaine Wynn, demanded the board overhaul its membership to comprise mostly new directors. The new independent directors are Betsy Atkins, Dee Dee Myers and Wendy Webb, bringing the board’s current composition to four women and seven men. The company said the board approved the new directors at a meeting in Las Vegas on Tuesday.
  • Oklahoma man found at casino after faking own kidnapping, asking wife for ransom money, police say

    03/08/2018 5:18:39 AM PST · by DFG · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | 03/08/2018 | Stephen Sorace
    The plot for the next "Ocean's 11" sequel? Maybe not. An Oklahoma man was arrested at a Tulsa casino last week for allegedly faking his own kidnapping in order to collect ransom payments from his wife and friends, authorities said. Jonathon Michael Davis, 34, of Owasso, had been missing for three days when his wife reported him missing, according to the Owasso Reporter. She said she had received text messages from her husband's cellphone, purportedly from her husband's captor, police told the newspaper.
  • Without Steve Wynn, Casino Empire Risks Losing More Than a Name

    02/08/2018 9:44:33 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    New York Times ^ | 02/08/2018 | By JULIE CRESWELL
    As the chief architect of modern Las Vegas, and a visionary who didn’t understand the meaning of subdued, Steve Wynn spent more than three decades luring visitors to the Strip with his opulent hotels, fantasy-filled casinos, fine dining experiences and luxe shopping. But now, the question on everyone’s mind is: What is the $18 billion Wynn Resorts casino and hotel empire without Steve Wynn? Hours after an unscheduled meeting of Wynn Resorts’ board of directors on Tuesday, Mr. Wynn, a 76-year-old billionaire, suddenly resigned as the chairman and chief executive of a casino conglomerate that stretches from Las Vegas to...
  • Steve Wynn resigns as CEO of Wynn Resorts, company says

    02/06/2018 8:59:05 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 9 replies
    FOX News ^ | Feb. 6, 2018 | Elizabeth Zwirz
    Las Vegas business mogul and Wynn Resorts founder and CEO Steve Wynn resigned from his position Tuesday, according to a statement from the company, more than a week after he resigned as the Republican National Committee's finance chairman. The decision came amid allegations of sexual misconduct leveled at Wynn, detailed in a January report from The Wall Street Journal.
  • Fire engulfs casino shuttle boat off Florida coast, 15 injured

    01/14/2018 7:20:15 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 7 replies
    Rueters ^ | Renita D. Young
    A preliminary investigation showed the fire broke out at about 4:17 p.m. EST from an apparent engine issue, said Shawn Whited, division chief with Pasco Fire Rescue. “The captain of the boat said there was an issue with the engine. He said he noticed smoke coming form the engine room and turned the boat around,” Whited said. The 60-foot shuttle boat was on its way to the Sun Cruz Casino boat, a little more than three miles away in international waters. It had only made it about 100 yards from where it originated in Port Richey, about 30 miles north...

    01/14/2018 6:55:52 PM PST · by varina davis · 56 replies
    Pasco County news ^ | 1/14/2018 |
    Sun Cruz Casino Boat engulfed in fire this afternoon just offshore Port Richey, Pasco County, florida. 50 passengers went into the 50 degree water, some swam ashore, an est. 15 taken to hospitals. Has yet to make the MSM. Happened about 4 p.m. today.
  • Robbery at New York, New York marks second high-profile Las Vegas casino heist in three months

    01/10/2018 5:40:16 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | Jan. 10, 2018 | David Montero
    A cash cage at the New York, New York Hotel and Casino was robbed early Wednesday, with the armed suspect ultimately escaping in a taxi, authorities reported. The heist took place about 1 a.m., with the robber revealing a handgun in his waistband and demanding the money, according to Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department spokeswoman Laura Metzler. The man left with an undisclosed amount of cash New York, New York, which is owned by MGM Resorts International, is the second large casino on the Las Vegas Strip to be robbed within the last three months.
  • Las Vegas shooter's laptop missing its hard drive

    10/25/2017 9:50:07 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 199 replies
    ABC go ^ | Oct 25, 2017, 12:15 PM ET | Jake Date, Mike Levine, Pierre Thomas
    A laptop computer recovered from the Las Vegas hotel room where Stephen Paddock launched the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history was missing its hard drive, depriving investigators of a potential key source of information on why he killed and maimed so many people, ABC News has learned.
  • Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock researched Fenway Park in Boston, investigators say

    10/05/2017 10:35:01 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 46 replies
    Mass Live ^ | October 5, 2017 | By Phil Demers
    Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock reportedly researched hotels near Fenway Park in the run up to the deadliest shooting in recent American history. No hotel nearby the park commands a clear view of the Fenway stands. Officials briefed on the investigation's details spoke to reporters on the condition of anonymity Thursday, revealing Paddock researched Boston and booked a hotel room in Chicago overlooking Grant Park when the Lollapalooza music festival would have been going on. Boston police on Thursday issued a statement saying the department is aware Paddock likely researched the city and is working with federal authorities.
  • Vegas shooter had 200+ reports of suspicious activities, large financial transactions in casinos

    10/04/2017 1:47:11 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 197 replies
    ABC News ^ | October 4, 2017 | By MIKE LEVINE
    As authorities pick apart the life of Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock, they have come across one major thread of suspicious behavior: how he handled his money. In the last three years alone, more than 200 reports about Paddock’s activities, particularly large transactions at casinos, have been filed with law enforcement authorities, ABC News was told. While some of the reports centered around "suspicious activity," most were "currency transaction reports," which casinos are required to file with the Treasury Department's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network when a person withdraws or deposits more than $10,000 in cash.
  • Based on the Early Reports, the Las Vegas Shooting Is Very, Very Strange

    10/03/2017 3:31:00 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 402 replies
    National Review ^ | 10-2-2017 | DAVID FRENCH
    As virtually everyone has noted from the abundant video footage of the incident, it certainly sounds as if the shooter used either fully-automatic weapons or semi-automatic weapons modified (through, for example, a bump fire stock) to closely simulate automatic fire. Moreover, the police are reporting that he had “more than 10 rifles.” He apparently rented his corner room for days and may have even set up cameras to detect when police were approaching. That’s all strange enough, but it’s even more unusual when you consider that his own family apparently didn’t know that he maintained a stockpile of guns.[snip]Put all...
  • Las Vegas Shooter Gambled With At Least $160K In Recent Weeks

    10/03/2017 10:26:58 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 67 replies
    NBC News ^ | 10-03-2017 | by Tom Winter, Pete Williams and Andrew Blankstein
    Mandalay Bay shooter Stephen Paddock gambled with at least $160,000 in the past several weeks at Las Vegas casinos, according to multiple senior law enforcement officials. There were 16 separate Currency Transaction Reports, or CTRS, filed for Paddock in recent weeks. The Treasury Department and the IRS mandate that casinos have to file the reports for "each transaction in currency involving cash-in and cash-out of more than $10,000 in a gaming day." The reports don't show whether Paddock won or lost or both on the days in question. They do show that on same days there were multiple transactions. A...
  • MGM Resorts Proposes To Build $675 Million Casino In Bridgeport, Connecticut

    09/19/2017 6:46:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Tight Poker ^ | September 19, 2017
    MGM Resorts recently announced that it is willing to invest $675 million to develop a third casino in Bridgeport, Connecticut. MGM Resorts Chairman and CEO James Murren who is a native of Bridgeport said that this waterfront proposal would include developing an entertainment complex along with a casino that would also bring in thousands of visitors from New York. MGM Resorts Ready To Embrace Connecticut Connecticut legislators will have an interesting decision to make as the state of Connecticut has been in a legal tussle with MGM Resorts over a proposed third satellite casino that the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan...
  • Trump Taj Mahal hosting liquidation sale beginning Thursday

    07/05/2017 4:27:30 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 12 replies
    Press of Atlantic City ^ | 07/05/2017 | JOHN DeROSIER
    Fans of the former Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort will have a chance to take home a piece of what’s left inside before it’s gutted to make way for the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. Furniture, poker tables, grand pianos, artwork and its famous chandeliers will be among the merchandise when the new owners hold a liquidation sale beginning 10 a.m. Thursday.
  • New Mexico Casino Cancels Kathy Griffin Performance

    06/01/2017 6:02:33 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 23 replies
    AP/ ^ | May 31, 2017
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A casino in New Mexico has scrapped a scheduled performance by comedian Kathy Griffin after she posted online a bloody image that resembled President Donald Trump. Route 66 Casino, a casino operated by Laguna Pueblo, announced late Tuesday on social media that July 22 performance by Griffin was canceled.