The main operating unit of Caesars Entertainment is preparing to emerge from bankruptcy after reaching a deal with the US Trustee, a bankruptcy watchdog. Caesars Entertainment Operating Co. filed for bankruptcy in 2015 and now will eliminate $10 billion in debt.
State regulators may pull the gaming license of the operators of the Hawaiian Gardens Casino in Hawaiian Gardens, Calif. FinCEN fined the casino $2.8 million last year for failing to comply with anti-money laundering rules.
The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board issued $165,000 in fines to three casinos for infractions. SugarHouse Casino and Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem were fined for allowing underage gambling, while Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin was penalized for distributing marketing materials at a venue hosting a political fundraiser.
Anthony Murgio could go to prison for up to 30 years after pleading guilty to three charges related to money laundering. Murgio operated Coin.mx, a bitcoin exchange, for two years before the FBI shut down the website.
Inventor Darryl Rosenblatt, based in Michigan, has created a way for slots players to transfer images from their smartphones to slot machines. The Real Reels machine can display the images through a Bluetooth connection for a personalized experience.
Japan lawmakers plan to draft rules for integrated resort casinos after a bill passed last month allowing casinos. The rules will include anti-money laundering guidelines and provisions for dealing with problem gamblers, sources say.
Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., said he will take another look at the Wire Act if he is confirmed as attorney general. Overwriting a 2011 opinion on the act could lead to a ban on online gaming in the US, experts say.
Casinos in Northwest Indiana attract visitors from about a half-hour away in the Chicago metro area. The casinos provide daily shuttle buses, including more than 50 round trips from Chicago's Chinatown.
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