Day: May 20, 2024

Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin Vetoes Skill-Gaming Bill on Lack of Regulatory Safeguards

Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin (R) has vetoed legislation passed by the state General Assembly that sought to authorize skill-gaming machines and create a regulatory framework for the slot-like devices. Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin has vetoed legislation to authorize skill games in the commonwealth. The governor said the statute failed to come with certain “safeguards” he…

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Concord, New Hampshire Begins Process to Restrict Casino Locations, Hours

Concord, NH officials have proposed an ordinance that would limit where casinos could be located in the city. Additional restrictions may also be approved. Andy Sanborn, pictured above. His two casinos in Concord, NH won’t be impacted by proposed city ordinances. Neither of his casinos are open. (Image: WMUR) Last week, the city’s planning board…

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Seneca Nation President ‘Disappointed’ With State Gaming Compact Negotiations

Seneca Nation President Rickey Armstrong Jr. on Friday publicly declared his frustration in negotiating a new Class III gaming compact with New York Gov. Kathy Hochul (D). Seneca Nation President Rickey Armstrong Sr. says he’s “disappointed” with the slow progress in reaching a new Class III gaming compact with New York officials. The tribe’s casino…

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New York Pols Push Bills to Accelerate Casino Approvals

With just 11 days left in this year’s legislative session, a pair of New York policymakers are pushing bills aimed at accelerating the currently sluggish process of awarding three downstate casino permits. New York lawmaker Joseph Addabbo. He and Assemblyman Gary Pretlow are pushing bills to accelerate the approvals of downstate casino licenses. (Image: New…

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Hard Rock, Others Rumored to Be Interested in Buying Star Entertainment

***UPDATE: In a statement issued earlier Monday, Hard Rock International said it is not involved in discussions with Star Entertainment. “Hard Rock International would like to address recent reports regarding a proposed purchase of the Star Entertainment Group Limited (Star) in Australia. We want to make it clear that Hard Rock International is not involved…

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