Tag: Casino

Casino Supervisor Tells Court That Former MP Became Agitated Over Blackjack Losses

A casino supervisor says a former Liberal MP facing breach of trust and fraud charges got so agitated playing blackjack four years ago it prompted him to write up a report about the incident. Raj Grewal parted ways with the Liberals in the fall of 2018 just three years after first being elected, and he…


Chinese-Linked Casinos in Pacific Islands Are Vehicles for Corruption, Expanding CCP Influence: Analysts

A Fijian court handed down a sentence and ordered a Chinese casino developer to pay $650,000 on April 28 for causing substantial damage to the environment while undertaking unauthorized development on Malolo Island in Fiji’s west. The case also highlighted the marathon struggle of Australian surfers Navrin Fox and Woody Jack who held a stake…


Lawsuit Filed Against California Sports Wagering Ballot Initiative

Two California card rooms announced March 7 they filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court to challenge a ballot initiative promoted by nine California Indian tribes, alleging the initiative violates state law. The Hollywood Park Casino and Cal-Pac Rancho Cordova, called on the court to bar the ballot initiative—the California Sports Wagering Regulation and…


San Diego County Investigating Possible Tuberculosis Exposure at Sycuan Casino

EL CAJON, Calif.—San Diego County is investigating a possible tuberculosis exposure at Sycuan Casino where a person recently diagnosed with tuberculosis may have exposed patrons and employees, the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency announced on Jan. 4. According to the health agency, the dates of exposure were from April 1 to Dec. 9, 2021….


Billions Blown as Macau Casino Investors Fold Amid Gambling Review

HONG KONG—Shares of Macau casino operators on Wednesday shed as much as a third of their value, losing about $18 billion, as the government kicked off a regulatory overhaul that could see its officials supervising companies in the world’s largest gambling hub. With Macau’s lucrative casino licences up for rebidding next year, the plan spooked…


Biden Administration Sides With Indian Tribes Over Texas in Gambling Dispute

The Biden administration is siding with two Indian tribes and against Texas in a long-running dispute over the tribes’ right to run gaming operations on their tribal land in the state. The case before the Supreme Court is known as Ysleta Del Sur Pueblo v. State of Texas, court file 20-493. The U.S. Court of…


2 Killed in Shooting at Wisconsin Casino; Gunman Slain

GREEN BAY, Wis.—A gunman killed two people at a Wisconsin casino restaurant and seriously wounded a third before he was killed by police late Saturday, in what authorities said appeared to be a targeted attack. Brown County Sheriff’s Lt. Kevin Pawlak said investigators believe the gunman was seeking a specific person he was angry at….


Gunman Kills 2 at Wisconsin Casino, Shot Dead by Police

GREEN BAY, Wis.—A gunman killed two people at a Wisconsin casino restaurant and seriously wounded a third before he was killed by police late Saturday, in what authorities said appeared to be a targeted attack. Brown County Sheriff’s Lt. Kevin Pawlak said investigators believe the gunman was seeking a specific person he was angry at….


Bally’s Buying Tropicana Hotel on Las Vegas Strip for $308 Million

LAS VEGAS—The Tropicana Las Vegas Hotel and Casino, a Sin City namesake, is being sold to a new entrant among Las Vegas Boulevard resort owners. Rhode Island-based Bally’s Corp. announced Tuesday it will acquire the iconic Strip property from Gaming and Leisure Properties Inc. for about $308 million. The agreement for the nearly 1,500-room hotel,…


Former Trump Plaza Casino in Atlantic City Imploded

The Trump Plaza casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey, was demolished on Wednesday morning, according to footage of the event. The casino was owned by former President Donald Trump starting in the 1980s, although it is now owned by billionaire investor Carl Icahn, who acquired the Trump Plaza years ago. According to the Press of Atlantic…