Facebook Considers Lawsuit in Gambler Case

A UK company known as The Spinner may face a Facebook lawsuit for helping gambling companies target individual users through the social media giant and manipulate people into spending more on online casinos.

Gamblers Await Online Poker in Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board says online poker will begin in the very near future. New Jersey’s experience may give some clues. Because the Garden State is better established in online gaming, many companies begin in New Jersey—think Fox Bet.

MLB Lobbies for ‘Integrity Fee’ in Washington State

Passing gaming laws and adopting regulations is slow going in Washington State. The legislature is part-time and meets for two months in some years. The state Gambling Commission may not meet more than 10 times a year. Currently, legislators are moving—slowly—on several bills that could legalize sports betting, including one by Rep. Joe Schmick (l.)

How to Bet On the Breeders’ Cup

It’s the richest two-day event in horse racing: the Breeders’ Cup, awarding more than $30 million November 1–2 at Santa Anita in California. Get ready to place your bets with advice from Davey B.

Encore Boston Harbor President Bows Out

For five years, he oversaw the massive project of opening the $2.3 billion Encore Boston Harbor. Last week, four months after the casino opened its doors, Wynn Resorts announced the departure of President Robert DeSalvio.

MGM Sells Bellagio, Circus Circus

MGM Resorts International has reached agreements to sell two of last three resorts it owns on the Las Vegas Strip, Bellagio and Circus Circus. In the much larger of the two transactions, Bellagio will go to a new division of private equity giant Blackstone Group, which also owns the Cosmopolitan next door, for $4.25 billion. […]

Nevada Regulators Want to Ban Wynn

The Nevada Gaming Control Board has asked the Nevada Gaming Commission to find former Wynn Resorts chairman and CEO Steve Wynn “unsuitable” to hold a license in the state. Citing the many instances of alleged sexual misconduct that drove Wynn out of the company, the board says he “repeatedly violated Nevada’s gaming statutes and regulations” and brought “discredit upon the state of Nevada and its gaming industry”.

NBA Betting Just Got A Whole Lot Easier—Here’s Why

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver just did sports bettors a big favor, requiring teams to announce their starting lineups 30 minutes before tip-off. Silver’s new rule effectively takes the guesswork out of NBA betting.

U.S. Interior Seeks Dismissal of MGM’s Connecticut Lawsuit

U.S. Interior Department attorneys have asked a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by MGM Resorts International challenging is decision to allow an amendment to the gaming compacts between Connecticut and its two gaming tribes. The amendment allows the Mashantucket Pequots and the Mohegans to operate a casino called Tribal Winds (l.) in East Windsor, 14 miles from MGM Springfield.