Chris Christie backs legalized sports betting in bid to boost Atlantic City — and 2016 hopes

If New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie had his way, football fans would be flocking to Atlantic City this weekend to plunk down bets on the Super Bowl as part of his plan to assist pull the city out of a tailspin. Mr. Christie was not always a top advocate for legalized sports betting, yet had a alter of heart last year after four casinos closed, in addition to the Revel, … Read the rest

8 On Your Side: Refunds available through class-action suits

LAS VEGAS – You may have cash coming your way if you like chocolate, Red Bull or use a cell phone. 8 On Your Side details some recently settled class-action lawsuits in that could bring you cash. AT&T and Verizon customers may have cash coming due to some alleged billing blunders. AT&T allegedly charged customers for third-party services they never ordered. Services contain ringtones, celebrity gossip and flirting tips. AT&T … Read the rest

BofA Ends Legal War Over Fontainebleau, to Pay $300M – Analyst Blog

<!– (S) –> <!– –><!– –> Bank of America Corporation (BAC) has settled its lawsuit related to Fontainebleau Las Vegas, LLC by agreeing to reimburse $300 million, as acknowledged by the bank in its regulatory filing yesterday. This was one of the many probes and litigations gnawing the company at present.Lawsuit HistoryBofA, which acted as the disbursement agent for a syndicate of lenders, provided $150 million in 2005 and $1.85 … Read the rest

Human remains confirmed as missing boy: chief

James Poker is shown in an RCMP handout photo. The chief of Natuashish in Labrador says a body recovered on sea ice near the Innu community is in that of James Poker, a teenager who was reported missing 10 days ago. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO — image credit: By The Canadian Press NATUASHISH, N.L. – A body recovered on sea ice along Labrador’s remote northern coast is in that of James … Read the rest

At Horseshoe, the stakes are high during a World Series of Poker event

By Joe Heim, The most distinct noise in a large poker tournament room is the clinking of chips. At each one table players stack, sort, tap their chips nervously until all the clicks and clacks coalesce to create a pleasing, ­cicada-like din. It’s the sound, in most cases, of cash in that will shortly be lost. More than 350 poker players sat around felt-covered tables in the Horseshoe Baltimore Casino’s … Read the rest

Iran hacks America where it hurts: Las Vegas casinos

US director of National Intelligence James Clapper has accused Iran of orchestrating a 2014 hack of the Las Vegas Sands casino. The attack crippled the magnificent cultural institution’s IT infrastructure. Clapper told a US Senate Armed Services Committee Thursday (US time) in that the hack of the US$14 billion casino was the handiwork of Iran rather than ordinary hacking groups, Bloomberg reports. “While both of these nations (Iran and North … Read the rest

Iowa lawmakers consider changes in charitable gambling laws

A roundup of legislative and Capitol news items for Thursday : SOCIAL/CHARITABLE GAMBLING: State regulators hope to consolidate various sections of the Iowa Code dealing with organizations conducting social or charitable gambling, such as raffles or bingo, under one new umbrella area in that consolidates provisions seeing back more than 30 years. House Study Bill 148 contains changes designed to make updates in that reflect new technology, modernize reporting and … Read the rest

China Stocks Rise Further Ahead Of Legislative Meet

HONG KONG –  Hong Kong and Shanghai stocks rose Friday morning, with investors looking ahead to the annual yearly sessions of China’s two key legislative bodies next week, with analysts expecting Communist Party leaders to unveil key policies to support the economy. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index inched up 0.1% after gains the previous two days, and the Shanghai Composite Index advanced 0.4%, following a 2.2% rally on Thursday. Major … Read the rest

Caesars sells ownership stake in Ohio casinos

Caesars has sold its stake in several Ohio casinos. Rock Gaming formally announced Thursday night in that it purchased the remaining 20 % of two casinos and two racinos. Rock Gaming, which owned 80 % of the operations before, now owns 100 % of the casinos. Caesars sold its interests in the Horseshoe Casino Cleveland, Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati, ThistleDown Racino, in North Randall, Ohio, Turfway Park, in Florence, Kentucky, and … Read the rest

On poker: No amount of stalling can save opponent whose strategy self-destructs in the end

Last summer, my mate, pal Dan Smith played a pair of major hands against an opponent who held pocket aces both times. The two hands made the World Series of Poker telecast not only 'cause of their significance, yet moreover 'cause of the agonizing pace. Smith’s opponent, the young Aaron Kaiser, was stalling his decisions in an attempt to make the tournament’s pay jump. Ever since the Department of Justice … Read the rest