Category: Tribal gaming

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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Interior Department Asks Supreme Court to Dismiss Florida Gaming Compact Case

The United States Department of the Interior (DOI) has petitioned the Supreme Court to dismiss a lawsuit challenging the Class III gaming compact the Seminole Tribe reached with Florida in 2021. Hard Rock Bet commercials continue to run in Florida and online sports bets continue to be facilitated as a legal challenge that’s reached the…

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Minnesota’s Running Aces Racino Adds More Casinos to RICO Suit

Minnesota harness racing track Running Aces has added two more casinos to a federal racketeering suit that claims tribal operators in the state are running “illegal” games. Running Aces president and CEO Taro Ito, above, says that all he wants to do is compete on a level playing field. But tribal interests dismissed his lawsuit…

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South Dakota Casino Employee Hands Over $350K to Two Scammers

The man accused of deceiving a South Dakota gaming property worker out of $350K appeared in court this week. The employee collected the cash from the casino cage and turned it over to the defendant at a gas station. The Grand River Casino, pictured above. A suspect was arrested after allegedly convincing a casino worker…

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Virgin Taking Over Las Vegas Casino Ops, Mohegan Out

Virgin Hotels Las Vegas and Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment announced on Tuesday that Virgin Las Vegas is entering a “transition period,” which will ultimately result in Virgin taking over casino operations at the off-Strip property. A sign at Virgin Las Vegas. Virgin will take over casino operations from Mohegan by the end of this year.…

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DraftKings, Everi Among Gaming Companies on Best Places to Work List

DraftKings and Everi are among the gaming companies appearing on the 2024 version of Energage’s “Top Workplaces USA 2024” list. Employees at DraftKings headquarters. The gaming company was ranked as one of the best places to work in a recent survey. (Image: CNBC) For Everi, a Las Vegas-based gaming device manufacturer and fintech firm, this…

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Washington State Casino Reopens Weeks After Apparent Cyber Attack

Washington State’s Swinomish Casino and Lodge has reopened its doors following an approximately three-week closure due to a “cybersecurity incident.” The Swinomish Casino and Lodge, pictured above. The property reopened after a cyber incident. (Image: Booking.com) The Anacortes, Wash. gaming property shut down the casino floor and its restaurants on April 5 and reopened the…

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Hard Rock, Royal Caribbean Unveil Loyalty Program Agreement

Tribal casino giant Hard Rock International and Royal Caribbean Group on Friday announced a wide-ranging agreement pertaining to members of both companies’ travel and leisure loyalty programs. Royal Caribbean’s Wonder of the Seas cruise ship at sea. The company is partnering with Hard Rock International on a points-sharing agreement. (Image: Royal Caribbean) Members of the…

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Chickasaw Nation to Open Lakecrest Casino Hotel in Oklahoma

The Chickasaw Nation will open its newest casino hotel on Wednesday, April 24.   Oklahoma’s Chickasaw Nation will hold a soft opening of the Lakecrest Casino & Hotel on Wednesday, April 24. The tribe says a grand opening and ribbon cutting will be held at a later date. (Image: Lakecrest Casino & Hotel) Continuing its…

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Muckleshoot Casino Accused Murderer Is Held on $5M Bail After Random Stabbing

The man who fatally stabbed a stranger early Sunday at Washington State’s Muckleshoot Casino chose his victim on the gaming floor after he couldn’t locate his intended target, authorities revealed. Washington State’s Muckleshoot Casino, pictured above. A man accused of stabbing another patron at the gaming property is now in jail. (Image: Seattle and Sound)…

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