North Dakota ‘Historic Racing’ Device Bill Poses Threat to State’s Charitable Gambling Industry

North Dakota ‘Historic Racing’ Device Bill Poses Threat to State’s Charitable Gambling Industry

North Dakota’s plans to expand gambling by creating up to six state-owned gambling enterprises have actually been grabbing the headlines into the local news, due to the probable impact on tribal and charitable video gaming operators.

‘Instant racing’ uses principles of parimutuel wagering, but has faced legal challenges in the a small number of states where it’s been introduced as being, the truth is, a slot machine that is glorified.

Nevertheless now a bill that is under-the-radar spotted by regional radio host Mike McFeeley this week, poses an extra risk to the 300-odd charitable gambling places in bars and clubs throughout the state.

Senate Bill 2221 would authorize ‘historic racing’ or ‘instant racing’ machines at up to ten locations in the Peace Garden State. These machines allow gamblers to put bets on races that have already been run.

Video of races from around the global world are kept, and a race is played at random as soon as bets have been put. The names regarding the horses and dates and locations associated with the races, are, of course, concealed from the bettor.

Slot or otherwise Not?

Ostensibly, the devices are designed to simulate a trip to the races for the happy-go-lucky bettor, but there is also another, less apparent reason for their presence. Because these races are classed as parimutuel betting, with multiple players contributing to a pool, they’re n Continue reading “North Dakota ‘Historic Racing’ Device Bill Poses Threat to State’s Charitable Gambling Industry”

Connecticut Tribes Sign Casino Deal With East Windsor, But Will It Stay Up in Court?

Connecticut Tribes Sign Casino Deal With East Windsor, But Will It Stay Up in Court?

The Mohegan and Mashantucket tribes of Connecticut (MMCT) officially signed a development contract utilizing the town of East Windsor on Thursday.

Connecticut AG George Jespen has been asked to deliver an opinion in the legality of the state’s satellite casino and additionally in the likelihood that MGM will win its lawsuit to block it.

Town is situated just 13 miles south associated with the MGM Springfield, currently under construction across the border in Massachusetts, and the tribes wish that the presence of a satellite casino in the border shall blunt MGM’s competitive edge and protect Connecticut jobs.

‘I’m right here to tell you the sky is blue,’ said Mohegan Chairman Kevin Brown as the deal was finalized. ‘Tomorrow, MGM will inform you all the stuff we told you today are not true and the sky is purple,’ he added, referring to the aggressive relations that are public the casino giant has launched against the procedure.

‘MGM will do if it means crippling a celebrated Connecticut industry,’ agreed Mashantucket Pequot Chairman Rodney Butler whatever they can to generate whatever shareholder revenue they can, even. ‘They would like to see us provide up rather of fighting back. But we’re not planning to do that.’

Legal Questions

While East Windsor celebrates beating its neighbors into the selection process and relishes the prospect of the $3 million payment that is initial MMCT plus Continue reading “Connecticut Tribes Sign Casino Deal With East Windsor, But Will It Stay Up in Court?”