Cuban Sells Share of Mavericks as Casino, Sports Betting Support GrowsBy: Grant Mitchell
Cuban previously spoke of moving the Mavericks to a brand-new arena inside a casino-resort. The problem has been that Texas only recognizes casino gambling at three tribal locations and is one of 12 states that are still yet to legalize sports betting.
Report Say FBI Finding it Difficult to Bring Down Casino Hacking GroupBy: Grant Mitchell
Four individuals close to the situation shared that the FBI has known the identities of at least a dozen members of the hacking group “Scattered Spider” behind the attacks against the gaming companies for at least six months. However, no arrests have been made.
$562 Million Richmond Casino Project Fails Final Hurdle at Election BallotBy: Grant Mitchell
A $562 million casino project in Richmond, Virginia failed for the second time in the last two general elections, receiving only 41% support to 58% dissent.
Michigan Online Casinos Surpass $4 Billion in Total Revenue in Record TimeBy: Grant Mitchell
The September total of $166.4 million in revenue was the second-most for a month since it launched iGaming in January 2021, flailing just short of the $171.8 million record set in March. It was also a 9.3% month-to-month increase on August and a 29.3% jump annually.
3,700 Detroit Casino Employees Begin Strike as Contract Talks StallBy: Grant Mitchell
Employees of all levels and stations at MGM Grand Detroit, MotorCity Casino, Hollywood Casino and Greektown joined the protest after the unions failed to agree on new wages and healthcare packages. The move happened hours after the casinos’ contracts with the Unite Here union expired.
Man Sentenced to 98 Years in Prison for Casino Robbery and Shooting Near D.C.By: Grant Mitchell
Daquan Artis Tinker was convicted for the incident that occurred in December 2019. Prince William Circuit Court Judge Robert P. Coleman sentences the man to 98 years with 45 suspended and 53 still to serve, according to a press release from the county.
Nevada Basketball Could Play Games Inside a Casino Property by 2026By: Grant Mitchell
According to officials of the Grand Sierra Resort and Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve, the $1 billion investment will be the largest in the city’s history. The plan calls for a 10,000-seat arena, a 140-acre, 800-room hotel, a golf center, live shows on the water, and other commodities.
Ex-NFL Prospect on Trial for First-Degree Murder at Golden Nugget CasinoBy: Grant Mitchell
Jereme Lamond Jones got into a fight with a well-known 41-year-old named Randy Johnson just outside the casino. He then chased him back inside before shooting the man with the entire clip in his gun in front of several casino-goers, per Harrison County prosecutors.
MGM and Caesars Attacked, Forced to Pay Millions in Ransom by Infamous GroupBy: Grant Mitchell
MGM claims that it has dealt with the issues caused by the attacks, but it reportedly still had problems with slot machines and hotel communications as recently as this week. Caesars confirmed in a filing published Thursday that it also dealt with a variety of issues when it was attacked in August.
Crypto Gambling Platform Lost More Than $40 Million in Unauthorized TransfersBy: Grant Mitchell
Known by many for its partnership with rapper and entertainer Drake, Stake reported $16 million worth of withdrawals in Ethereum, Tether, USD Coin and DAI Monday morning, per Web3 security firm Cyvers. Crypto sleuth ZachXBT corroborated the report and also revealed another $25 million had been lost on Polygon and the Binance Smart Chain.