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    Court Sides with Chickasaw Nation, Allows Riverstar Casino to Continue Operation

    Comanche Nation receives another heavy blow in court battle to block rival Riverstar Casino in Terral, Oklahoma from operation Riverstar Casino in Terral, Oklahoma can continue to provide gaming services under a federal appellate court ruling issued on Friday, local news outlet The Oklahoman reported. The property opened doors this past spring with more than 600 slot machines and six table games, including blackjack and three card poker ones. It is operated by the Chickasaw Nation. The property is located along US Highway 81 in Jefferson County, just north of Oklahoma’s border with Texas. The approval of the casino and its subsequent opening have long been heavily protested by the…

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    Scott Brewster Claims First Gold Ring in WSOP Circuit IP Biloxi $600 No-Limit Hold’em Big-Blind Ante

    Scott Brewster entered the tournament on a whim, but eventually took it down for first WSOP Circit gold ring and a nice five-figure payout Scott Brewster entered the $600 No-Limit Hold’em Big-Blind Ante at the WSOP Circuit’s IP Biloxi stop hoping to just do well in his first-ever official poker tournament. However, the amateur player from Covington, Louisiana was eventually crowned the tournament’s champion. After two days of play, a series of smart decisions, and a little bit of luck, Brewster is now part of the club of WSOP Circuit gold ring winners. The player also received $21,629 in prize money to celebrate his big victory. The tournament drew 150…

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    The Cosmopolitan Drops Parking Fees, Unveils Remodeled Rooms, Private Jet Service

    Cosmo is looking to lure visitors with remodeled and upgraded rooms, private jet service, and revised parking policy The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is nixing parking fees following the completion of a massive renovation project at the high-rise Strip resort. News about Cosmo’s reversed parking policy arrive a few months after Wynn Las Vegas and Encore became the first Strip properties to dump parking fees. The changes at The Cosmopolitan will take effect from January 1, 2019. Guests will no longer be charged separately for parking and valet service. The parking fee will instead be incorporated in the resort fee. That latter fee will rise to $39 come next year…

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    Quapaw Nation Targets Early 2020 Arkansas Casino Opening

    The Quapaw Nation of Oklahoma awaits license receipt to proceed with the construction of its first Arkansas casino Quapaw Nation’s casino in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, could open doors as early as 2020, it became known earlier this week. The tribe has revealed plans to build a full-scale gaming venue in the city as part of a recently voted and approved expansion of the state’s gambling industry. While the Quapaw Nation is yet to determine the exact site where it would develop its casino resort, the tribe’s Chairman, John Berrey, said earlier this week that the property would occupy 200 acres of land and that they have been exploring potential locations.…

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    Mo Arani Leads 45 Players into WPT Five Diamond Day 4

    Mo Arani surges into WPT Five Diamond Day 3 chip lead, leads 45 hopefuls into penultimate day of contention The giant 1,001-person field of the WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic was whittled down to just 45 hopefuls after three days of play. Mo Arani bagged the largest stack at the end of Day 3 of the prestigious tournament to place himself in great position to attack the top and his first WPT title. Arani rose to the chip lead late last night. He won a massive pot against Calvin Anderson on the penultimate hand of the day to top the temporary leaderboard with 2.2 million worth in chips. Anderson…

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    LeoVegas Gears Up for Sports Betting, Casino Expansion in Spain

    LeoVegas eyes Spanish-speaking online gambling markets, makes first foray into those with license application in Spain Online gambling operator LeoVegas announced earlier this week that it has applied for a license for the provision of casino games and sports betting in Spain. The company anticipates to enter the new market in the first quarter of 2019. LeoVegas’ entry in Spain will mark the operator’s first foray into a Spanish-speaking market. It said in a statement from earlier this week that setting foot in that particular country will be a first step in a wider strategy to expand its footprint across more Spanish-speaking countries. LeoVegas cited the rapid growth of Spain’s…

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    Crown Wins Court Battle over Harbour Views from Glitzy Sydney Casino Tower

    James Packer’s A$2-billion Sydney hotel, casino, and residential tower has cleared another major hurdle on its way toward its eventual materialization, it became known earlier on Friday Australian casino operator Crown Resorts and fellow litigant Lendlease, which are both planning to develop high-rise buildings in Sydney’s Barangaroo precinct, won today an expensive court battle against the state-run Barangaroo Delivery Authority. The authority itself is developing other parts of Barangaroo, but those developments, under their revised plans, threatened to obscure vistas of the Harbour Bridge and the Opera House from Crown and Lendlease’s properties. The two companies brought the New South Wales Government to court, arguing that the Barangaroo Delivery Authority…

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    Empire City Casino Employees Are Joined by Generous West Coast Couple For Second Annual Wrapped with Love Event

    Employees Wrapped a Jackpot of Toys for Distribution by Catholic Charities to Local Families (Yonkers, NY) – The spirit of the Christmas season was in the air at Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway today as employee volunteers, elected officials, and invited guests came together at the second annual Wrapped with Love event to wrap donated toys for children who would otherwise not have a gift to open Christmas morning.   The supportive staffers & guests wrapped over a thousand toys and donated them to Catholic Charities and the Yonkers-based Aisling Irish Community Center as part of Empire City’s 12th Annual Christmas Spirit Coat & Toy Drive. The coats and…

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    Steven Spunt Becomes Latest WSOP Circuit Bicycle Casino Main Event Champ

    Recreational player Steven Spunt tops a field of 547 entrants to win the WSOP Circuit Bicycle Casino Main Event Steven Spunt, a recreational player from Southern California, joined last night the elite club of WSOP Circuit Main Event champions. The player was crowned the victor of the $1,700 Main Event at the Bicycle Casino in Bell Gardens, California for his first-ever gold ring from the series. He also managed to turn his $1,700 buy-in into a hefty first-place prize of $174,055. Spunt has been on a hot streak over the past several weeks. He entered the Main Event at the Bike fresh off a successful run in Las Vegas where…

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    Two More Pennsylvania Casinos Join US Sports Betting Revolution

    Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh and SugarHouse Casino in Philadelphia to go live with sports betting later today Two more casinos are set to join Pennsylvania’s sports betting mix in just a few hours and nearly a month after Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course became the state’s first casino to go live with sports gambling. News emerged on Wednesday that Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh and SugarHouse Casino in Philadelphia will both open a two-day test period of their physical sportsbooks later today. Such a test period is required under the state’s gambling law. If the test goes as planed on Thursday and Friday, the two gambling venues will be…