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He was a firm, essential voice of reason during the most brazenly racist presidency in generations. Over the four years in which the White House was occupied by a vulgar failed casino operator, Gregg Popovich earned widespread respect as more than a basketball coach. The praise came from both minorities who appreciated him using his position as a successful white authority figure to speak on ...

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You can bet on new experiences and big-name stars returning to Atlantic City this summer. After COVID-19 turned casinos into ghost towns last year, New Jersey’s waterfront gambling wonderland is doubling down on investing in new dining and entertainment options to keep tourists busy when they’re not at the slots or tables. Headliners like Guns N’ Roses and Pitbull are on deck to perform at the ...

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CANTON – Stark County's economy continued to boom throughout the spring, again generating incredible growth in sales tax revenue. The county received $3.02 million based on sales of taxable goods and services in April, an increase of nearly 45% from April 2020, according to the monthly financial update presented last week to the Stark County commissioners. The $3.02 million was an increase of ...

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Jul. 23—State Sen. Ronnie S. Johns, R-Lake Charles, was named Friday by the governor to chair of the Louisiana Gaming Control Board. The board regulates gambling in the state and is in the midst of developing the rules that will allow adults later this year to use their smart phones or visit casinos to wager on sporting events in Louisiana. Johns, 71, has three Las Vegas-style casinos in his ...

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Jul. 23—A Harper Woods man who wore a prosthetic face mask and other disguises in a scheme to steal more than $125,000 from casino patrons was sentenced Thursday to four years in federal prison, federal investigators said. John Christopher Colletti pleaded guilty in April to charges of wire fraud and identity fraud. The 56-year-old was arrested in March 2020 at the Prairie Band Casino and ...

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Jul. 22—Louisiana sports fans and potential high rollers, welcome to the Caesars Superdome. An agreement between the Saints and Caesars Entertainment Inc. for the naming rights to the Superdome was approved by state lawmakers Thursday, paving the way for the casino operator to put its name and logo on the iconic New Orleans stadium. The 20-year deal is worth about $138 million, in line with ...

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Sheriff Mike Blakely was playing golf with two county commissioners and gambling in a casino when he was supposed to be attending a sheriffs training event at an Alabama conference, testimony today revealed. The defense attorneys representing Blakely in his corruption trial in north Alabama say the sheriff was “networking” with the commissioners and was therefore still on official business. “I ...

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Customers will soon place their bets at the site of a former flea market in St. Augustine as bestbet announces plans to build a new gambling facility on land wedged between Interstate 95 and Florida 207. Owners of the planned 40,673-square-foot poker room and simulcast wagering complex at 800 Marketplace Drive secured its building permit just under a week ago from St. Johns County officials. ...

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Jul. 21—NEW DELHI — South Korean gaming company Krafton Inc. on Wednesday announced that it has signed Netflix animated series Castlevania producer Adi Shankar to create and showrun an upcoming animated project based on the popular gaming PUBG franchise. In India, the company recently launched an upgraded and localised version of PUBG Mobile called Battlegrounds Mobile India after the original ...

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Jul. 20—Pennsylvania casinos continue to see year-over-year growth, with the industry posting a record breaking $3.87 billion in revenues last fiscal year, according to state regulators. The influx of revenues for casino operators comes after covid-related restrictions had facilities shuttered for several months during the 2019-20 fiscal year, causing casinos to report $2.7 billion in ...