Eric Adams Raises $850,000 for Re-election in 2025

Mayor Eric Adams has traveled across the country to court donors, receiving contributions from casino and sports betting executives.

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If New York City Gets Las Vegas-Style Casinos, What Else Will It Get?

Whether casinos deliver on their long-term economic promises has long been debated. Evidence from other cities suggests they rarely do.

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5 Things to Know About 3 Casinos That May Be Headed for N.Y.C. Area

Yonkers, Queens and maybe Manhattan: The sites for three new casinos have not yet been set in stone.

#casinos, #gambling, #genting-group, #manhattan-nyc, #new-york-city, #politics-and-government

Here’s What $220 Billion Brings: New Casinos, Bail Laws and a Stadium

New York’s agreement on a $220 billion state budget includes a raft of nonfiscal measures, including a three-year window to resume the legal sale of to-go drinks.

#bail, #budgets-and-budgeting, #casinos, #gasoline-tax-us, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #hochul-kathleen-c, #law-and-legislation, #new-york-state

New York Is About to Blow Its Budget Deadline. Here’s Why.

Contentious social issues, such as revising the state’s bail law, have delayed passage of what is expected to be largest budget in the state’s history.

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A Casino Atop Saks? Lobbyists Push for Manhattan Gambling Site

State lawmakers are weighing whether to fast-track a move to allow three new casinos in the New York City area, as part of this year’s budget negotiations.

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Can A.I. Help Casinos Cut Down on Problem Gambling?

The opportunities seem endless. The reality is much more complicated.

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Online Sports Betting Makes an Eye-Popping Debut in New York

Since the state legalized online gambling in January, bets have poured in, bringing revenue to tax coffers but worrying addiction specialists.

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Online Sports Betting’s N.Y. Debut: $2.4 Billion in Wagers in 5 Weeks

Since the state legalized online gambling in January, bets have poured in, bringing revenue to tax coffers but worrying addiction specialists.

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For Gambling Addicts, Super Bowl Betting Isn’t Good, Clean Fun

A flood of online sports betting since the Supreme Court struck down limits on the states in 2018.

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The Rising Human Cost of Sports Betting

The ends of the college and pro football seasons were already a perilous time for people recovering from a gambling addiction. Then came the onslaught of ads for legal sports betting.

#addiction-psychology, #athletics-and-sports, #casinos, #gambling, #super-bowl

Sports Betting’s Next Big Election Battles Are in California

Tribal casinos, online sports books, card rooms and others may spend $200 million this year on competing visions for the biggest untapped sports betting market left in the United States.

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New Yorkers’ Long Wait for Sports Betting by Phone Is Nearly Over

The Gaming Commission, playing catch-up with New Jersey, bypassed Jay-Z and granted licenses to two coalitions that include big names in betting.

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We Went to Vegas to Wring Joy From Heartbreak

Mitchell S. Jackson and his oldest friends reunited to mourn the ones they lost — and honor the time they have left.

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The N.F.L. Bets on Betting

Gambling on football has come out of the shadows.

#athletics-and-sports, #betfair, #casinos, #espn, #fanduel-com, #football, #football-college, #gambling, #internal-sub-only

The N.F.L.’s New Play: Embrace Betting Ads, Watch the Money Pour In

The placement of gambling ads during football game broadcasts shows how much the N.F.L. has changed in its approach toward gambling.

#advertising-and-marketing, #casinos, #cbs-sports, #draftkings-inc, #fanduel-com, #fans-persons, #football, #gambling, #national-football-league, #television, #wynn-resorts-ltd

Headliners and Headdresses Return to Las Vegas. Will Tourists Follow?

The first shows to reopen face a challenge: It is hard to draw audiences without tourists, but hard to draw tourists without shows.

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Why the Shinnecock Tribe Is Clashing With the Hamptons’ Elite

The Shinnecock Indian Nation views a casino on its reservation as a path out of poverty, but some wealthy neighbors are up in arms.

#casinos, #gambling, #hamptons-ny, #income-inequality, #native-americans, #new-york-state, #shinnecock-indians, #southampton-ny, #suffolk-county-ny

Trump Plaza to be Imploded in Atlantic City

An implosion of Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino, the last vestige of the former president’s once-dominant brand in Atlantic City, N.J., is scheduled for Wednesday morning.

#auctions, #bankruptcies, #casinos, #demolition, #gambling, #icahn-carl-c, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

Did Candidates Flee to Vacation Homes? 5 Highlights From the Mayor’s Race

Questions surrounding candidates’ second homes, ranked-choice voting and ties to casino interests arose in New York’s mayoral contest.

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A Casino in Manhattan? Strapped Developers Hope So

With commercial real estate slumping, casino interests are lobbying the state to grant early approval for city-based casinos.

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Auction for Chance to Implode Trump Plaza Casino Is Canceled

The event in Atlantic City was called off because of an objection from the building’s owner, a subsidiary controlled by a company run by a billionaire investor who has supported the president.

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‘Loser’: How a Lifelong Fear Bookended Trump’s Presidency

The president’s inability to concede the election is the latest reality-denying moment in a career preoccupied with an epithet.

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$421 Million in Debt: Trump Calls It ‘a Peanut,’ but Challenges Lie Ahead

The president on Thursday played down big loans he guaranteed for his struggling businesses. But much of that debt is soon to come due in the midst of declining revenue and an I.R.S. audit that could cost him over $100 million.

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Trump Calls $421 Million Debt ‘a Peanut,’ but Challenges Lie Ahead

The president on Thursday played down big loans he guaranteed for his struggling businesses. But much of that debt is soon to come due in the midst of declining revenue and an I.R.S. audit that could cost him over $100 million.

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N.F.L. Embraces Sports Betting As Raiders Open Las Vegas Stadium

Monday night, the Las Vegas Raiders play their first game in a new $2 billion stadium, the physical manifestation of a long, slow embrace between the N.F.L. and legal sports wagering.

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To Play Poker in a Pandemic, Americans Flee the U.S.

Unlike other sporting events canceled by the coronavirus, the World of Series of Poker, and its millions in prizes, went online. But borders are tricky when it comes to internet gambling.

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The Supreme Court’s Religious Wing Takes on Covid-19 Restrictions

The fight over limits on church attendance divides the justices.

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Louis Colavecchio, Master Counterfeiter, Is Dead at 78

A former jewelry maker, he crafted fake slot machine coins that even officials had a hard time telling from legitimate ones under a microscope.

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Bettors Gamble With Their Money, and the Virus, As Atlantic City Reopens

Masks were mandatory on the sprawling casino floors, and food, drinks and smoking were forbidden. But gamblers showed up.

#casinos, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Bars, Strip Clubs and Churches: U.S. Virus Outbreaks Enter Unwieldy Phase

For months, clusters often centered in nursing homes, prisons and food processing plants. With Americans venturing into public more, new types of outbreaks are emerging.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #casinos, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #football-college, #masks

Las Vegas’s Coronavirus Reopening

While gamblers refuse masks, workers fear for their safety.

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‘Cruise Ships on Land’: As Las Vegas Reopens, a Huge Test for Casinos

While the contact-tracing challenges faced by Las Vegas are extreme, they highlight larger systemic problems in monitoring the coronavirus across the country.

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With Real-Life Games Halted, Betting World Puts Action on E-Sports

Computer-vs.-computer games of FIFA livestream to gamblers on Twitch. Fantasy contests carry League of Legends lineups. In the coronavirus age, video games have grown into a darling for casinos.

#athletics-and-sports, #casinos, #computer-and-video-games, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #e-sports, #gambling, #nevada-gaming-control-board, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry

‘There Is Nothing’: When the Slots Go Dark in a Casino Mecca

Our photographer went to see how Atlantic City, a place already struggling with poverty and high unemployment, is weathering coronavirus.

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Asserting Sovereignty, Indian Casinos Defy California’s Governor and Reopen

Some casinos swung open their doors last week despite health concerns. “This virus does not recognize jurisdictional boundaries,” Gov. Gavin Newsom wrote to tribal leaders.

#california, #casinos, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #gambling, #native-americans, #newsom-gavin

A Socially Distant Las Vegas? What Are the Odds?

Will a stripped-down version of the city attract the same number of visitors who used to come to party at pools, dance in nightclubs and gamble in casinos?

#bellagio-resort-and-casino, #casinos, #coronavirus-reopenings, #gambling, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #las-vegas-nev, #las-vegas-sands-corporation, #mgm-resorts-international, #wynn-las-vegas

Stanley Ho, Who Turned Macau Into a Global Gambling Hub, Dies at 98

Mr. Ho led the tiny Chinese territory’s transformation into the world’s most lucrative gambling destination.

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Tribal Nations Face Most Severe Crisis in Decades as the Coronavirus Closes Casinos

Nearly 500 tribal casinos remain shut down during the pandemic, causing job losses to spike. The economic damage is spreading quickly, wreaking havoc on fragile tribal finances.

#casinos, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #native-americans, #rural-areas, #unemployment

Wild Ideas to Bring Back Sports Might Say More About Cities Than Leagues

MGM Resorts International, in hard-hit Las Vegas, has proposed audacious plans to the leagues to come back in a quarantined environment.

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Food Lines a Mile Long in America’s Second-Wealthiest State

“We’ve never had to rely on anyone else,” said one food bank visitor. But now, pushed to the edge of hunger, many unemployed New Jersey residents are asking for help for the first time.

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How Las Vegas Became Ground Zero for the American Jobs Crisis

As the U.S. economy shut down, few places in America were hit harder and faster than Las Vegas.

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