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8/26/2016

Experts say Pennsylvania is the state most likely to pass a bill for online poker this year. No states have legalized and regulated online gaming since New Jersey did in 2013.

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8/26/2016

The Justice Department is asking a federal judge to reconsider a ruling on the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe. Last month, a judge ruled the tribe could not proceed with building a casino in Taunton, Mass.

8/26/2016

Star Entertainment Group, based in Australia, reported a 15% increase in full-year profit. Chinese visitors to Australia grew by 22% for the year ending June 30, due in part to a government crackdown on casinos in Macau.

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8/26/2016

A judge will rule today whether to extend an injunction prohibiting lawsuits filed against Caesars Entertainment while its operating unit goes through bankruptcy.

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8/25/2016

UK-based GameAccountNetwork is in late-stage talks with an unnamed US casino about debuting an online gaming site in Asia and Europe. This would be the first big US casino to launch a gaming site in Europe.

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8/24/2016

Z Capital Partners acquired Las Vegas-based Affinity Gaming for $580 million in cash. Affinity Gaming operates the Silver Sevens casino in Las Vegas, as well as 10 other casinos.

8/24/2016

Caesars Entertainment Corp. is reportedly in the running to build a casino in Toronto, Canada. The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. plans to choose a winning bidder next year.

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8/23/2016

A unit of New Mexico's Laguna Development Corp. plans to purchase an Isle of Capri property in Westlake, La., for $134.5 million. The Louisiana Gaming Control Board must still sign off on the deal.

8/22/2016

A June 2019 opening is planned for the $2.1 billion Wynn Boston Harbor casino. Construction began this month after the city of Somerville failed to block the project over traffic and air pollution concerns.

8/22/2016

Mount Airy Casino in Pennsylvania is challenging a $10 million host fee paid to municipalities where casinos are located. The state Supreme Court will hear the case, and the outcome would apply to the other casinos in the state.

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