Massachusetts gaming board accepts formal application for Brockton casino
Mass Gaming & Entertainment has met an extended deadline and tendered a completed Phase II application for a Southeastern Mass casino license, which the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) has accepted. The original deadline was in May, but the process was extended to accommodate requests from the gaming company who plans to build a casino at the Brockton fairgrounds.
The 235 page Phase II application is divided into sections that include key evaluation criteria, namely: 1. Overview of Project; 2. Finance; 3. Economic Development; 4. Building and Site Design; 5.
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Legendary Gambler Gets Lifetime Ban From Nevada
One-time high-stakes poker player AnargyrosKarabourniotis, better known as Archie Karas, has been placed on Nevada’s list of persons barred from entering any casino in the state. The only way to get off the list is to die. According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Karas became the newest member of the infamous Black Book on Thursday thanks to being arrested at least five times for cheating in casinos in California and Nevada over the years. The report said that Karas was not at the Gaming Commission hearing to protest the decision.
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Changes to B.C. gambling commissions unrelated to Graydon’s exit: memo
Provincial auditors did, in fact, review changes to gambling commissions as part of a conflict-of-interest probe relating to former B.C. Lottery Corp. head Michael Graydon, according to newly released documents. Mr. Graydon, who left BCLC early last year to join an affiliate of a private-sector gambling company, Paragon Gaming, has already been found to be in a conflict of interest through a government-ordered report that was released in July, 2014. But the provincial New Democratic Party opposition continued to raise questions about Mr. Graydon’s departure, including whether he had a role in pushing for new “splits” that took effect last year.
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Georgia Governor to Oppose Casino Bill
Georgia Governor Nathan Deal told local media that he would oppose the proposed legislation that calls for the legalization of casino gambling and pari-mutuel activities. State legislators have already been considering the said legislation and talks are expected to continue in the new legislative session, which is set to begin in January 2016. This was the first time that Gov. Deal said that he would be an active and vocal opponent of the establishment of casinos within the state’s borders.
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Eilat Casino Under Consideration by Benjamin Netanyahu, Would Be First Legal Land Gaming for Israel
The possibility of an Eilat casino is under review by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who is examining the option of establishing the country’s first legal brick-and-mortar casino in the Red Sea resort town. An Israeli television station reported this week that Netanyahu has asked senior ministers to prepare a study into the matter. “I have no doubt that the way to help Eilat economically and to increase the number of tourists is by means of a casino,” said Minister for Tourism Yariv Levin.
It remains a highly controversial move.
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