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AG: DraftKings CEO called daily fantasy sports 'a casino'

October 17th, 2015

The Nevada attorney general's office determined that daily fantasy sports constituted sports wagering after it was discovered the chief executive of DraftKings said his website was "almost identical to a casino."DraftKings CEO Jason Robins made the comments on Reddit.com, an entertainment, social networking and news website where registered members can submit content. On the thread, submitted t...Read More >>

Walls surrounding legalized sports wagering may be 'crumbling'

September 19th, 2015

Jimmy Vaccaro was booking legal sports wagers on the Strip long before ESPN came into existence.Forty years ago, he wrote the betting lines in chalk at the old Royal Inn. Today, the lines are updated electronically via mobile sports wagering applications.Vaccaro has managed sports books for casinos owned by Steve Wynn, Kirk Kerkorian and Michael Gaughan and has seen the sports gambling industry...Read More >>

Justice Department sued for Web gambling documents

August 21st, 2015

WASHINGTON — A conservative legal foundation has sued the Justice Department for documents that might shed light on a controversial 2011 policy change legalizing gambling over the Internet.Judicial Watch says the department ignored an October request filed under the federal Freedom of Information Act. The foundation said it asked for records related to the December 2011 reinterpretation of th...Read More >>

Poker standout Ivey sues London casino over nonpayment of gambling winnings

May 7th, 2013

Poker champion Phil Ivey has decided he’s waited long enough to collect his winnings from a hot game of Punto Banco last summer in London.A United Kingdom-based law firm said in an emailed statement Tuesday it filed a writ with the High Court in London seeking some $12.1 million Ivey says he won at Crockfords Casino last August.Crockfords is owned by Genting Group of Malaysia, the company tha...Read More >>

Indian gaming finds stride as growing national industry

April 21st, 2013

They started in tents, at least in the memories of most of us in the Southwest. Depending on how far you want to go, Indian gaming’s origins could be traced back hundreds of years, when wagers were placed on athletic events or games that required a certain skill set. In more modern times, Indian gaming that looks more like casino gambling started in the 1970s, when tribes in California and Fl...Read More >>

Nevadan at Work: South Point executive beat quick path to casino management

April 7th, 2013

Ryan Growney was preparing to attend law school.But after a week at dealing school his plans changed.He’s never looked back.Growney, 33, has been general manager of the South Point for almost three years.It might seem as if he was predestined for the role.His father, Mike Growney, was general manager of the Gold Coast when the casino was operated by South Point owner Michael Gaughan.The young...Read More >>