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Los Angeles Rams Running Back Wins Over $500k Playing Poker in Las Vegas

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Ronnie Rivers, 24, won $514,837 playing three-card poker while in town to celebrate his and his mother’s birthday. Local television station KTNV reported that Rivers produced a royal flush between his three cards and the dealer's three cards to secure the “Mega Progressive Jackpot.”
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02/07/2023
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New York Governor Will Use Casino Tax Revenue to Help Transportation Crisis

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Hochul shared her intent Wednesday during the reveal of a 2024 budget plan. The MTA, which includes the state subway and bus transits, is down roughly 40% on pre-pandemic levels, and could receive an extra $1.3 billion in attention.
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02/03/2023
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Massachusetts Sports Betting Finally Launches in Three Local Casinos

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Plainridge Park Casino, MGM Springfield and Encore Boston Harbor helped launch the new legal sports betting market after being previously approved as operators. Massachusetts is now the 33rd state with a legal and live sports betting ecosystem.
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02/02/2023
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Minnesota Illegal TikTok Casino Gambling Ring Being Heavily Investigated

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According to an agent with the Minnesota Alcohol and Gambling Enforcement Division (AGED), two men are charging a 25% premium to place bets at slot machines in Minnesota casinos on behalf of their followers. They record the bets being placed and the eventual outcome and broadcast it for everyone to see.
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01/23/2023
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Dayton Coach Says Players Receive More Hate Since Sports Betting Launch

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Anthony Grant, head coach at the University of Dayton, spoke at a Tuesday press conference on threats and other negative comments that the Flyers have received online since the market launched on New Year’s day, telling critics “we don’t need you.”
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01/20/2023
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New RICO Suit Against Wynn Resorts Owner Steve Wynn Dropped in Court

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The lawsuit was levied by Angelica Limcaco, an ex-salon manager at Wynn Las Vegas. She previously sued him in 2018 for alleged sexual harassment, retaliation, and wrongful termination. The 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals ultimately rejected the woman’s case.
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01/15/2023
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Texas Senator Pushing for Gambling and Sports Betting Legalization

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Democratic Senator Carol Alvarado has created a proposal, known as Senate Joint Resolution 17, which calls for citizens to vote on the future of both casinos and brick-and-mortar sports betting facilities. She has introduced similar plans off and on since 2009 and is renewing her commitment on the back of recent expansions in the gambling community.
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01/05/2023
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Kansas City Chiefs Superfan Committed Accused of Robbing Oklahoma Bank

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Xavier Michael Babudar, known online as “ChiefsAholic,” was arrested on charges of armed robbery, wearing a mask in the commission of a felony, possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony, and threatening a violent act by Bixby, OK police.
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12/25/2022
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New York State Approves Limited Casino Sports Betting

Rap Icon and Businessman Jay-Z Joins Investment Group for New York Casino

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Carter and his team announced their alliance during SL Green’s annual investors conference Monday. The group plans to build a boutique-style casino at 1515 Broadway office tower, a property already owned by the real estate company.
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12/06/2022
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