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June 2017: The President was cheering on Senate Republicans when they were attempting to "repeal and replace" the Affordable Care Act and take a sledgehammer to Medicaid. I will never forget how hard we fought to ensure better access to affordable care and you shouldn’t either. https://t.co/p7ZKFYW4t1
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Instead of helping people with pre-existing conditions, President Trump and Congressional Republicans pushed through a tax scam that gives billions of dollars to big insurance and drug companies—and their Wall Street investors. And guess who’s paying for it? American taxpayers. https://t.co/2ZKJ7BVV7t
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The designer behind Black Panther’s beloved city spent 10 months and 500 pages envisioning a futuristic urban space that puts people before technology.
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Four of BART’s nine district seats are up for election Tuesday, setting the stage for changes in leadership as the rail system overhauls its decaying infrastructure and braces for enormous growth. Two seats are open: one in San Francisco, where six candidates are clamoring to succeed Nick Josefowitz; the other in the greater Warm Springs area of southern Alameda County, where two are vying to replace retiring Director Thomas Blalock. Two incumbent board directors, Robert Raburn of Oakland and Jo
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A nervous cheer for autonomous cars I’m both scared and drawn to self-driving cars, soon to be buzzing around the South Bay. Nothing’s more boring than driving. It’s also dangerous, uncomfortable and hard on my back. Let a Siri-voiced robot do me a favor and take the wheel. But can sensors and algorithms be trusted? And I mean all the time, every minute, without fail. Driving a car at night in bad weather on a potholed road isn’t the same as sending email or buying shoes online. There’s plenty t
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If we want people to use Metro, we first need to make sure the service is useful—that means frequent headways, accessible stations, affordable fares, etc. But beyond that, it's important to demonstrate that riders will be safe, both on the train and in the areas around stations.
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In Generation Priced Out, Randy Shaw examines how Boomers have blocked affordable housing in urban neighborhoods, leaving Millennial homebuyers in the lurch.
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Will Duterte allow Chinese casino in Cagayan Economic Zone? - CalvinAyre.com
The Philippines casino market may get a new Chinese entrant, assuming the country’s mercurial president doesn’t object.

On Monday, the Cagayan Economic Zone Authority (CEZA) announced that it had signed a memorandum of understanding with Chinese conglomerate Shanghai Jucheng Supply Management (SJSM) on an integrated resort casino project in the Cagayan Special Economic Zone and Freeport.

CEZA administrator Raul Lambino said the resort would be modeled on similar facilities on South Korea’s Jeju Island. The economic zone’s location in northern Luzon boasts white sand beaches and other natural wonders that would seemingly offer a good fit for any resort casino project.

The Jucheng Group has no casino or resort experience, as the company’s website says it’s focused on “bulk commodity trade, customs clearance service, quarantine inspection service, manufacturing, logistics and non-performing assets disposal.”

CEZA has been trying to diversify its financial structure after the national government limited CEZA’s ability to oversee online gambling. In July, Lambino said CEZA had received letters of intent from four “big” Asian casino operators regarding local projects, including a Chinese firm that wanted to replicate Jeju’s casinos on Fuga Island.

At the time, CEZA claimed the unspecified Chinese operator planned to spend a total $500m building this integrated resort. The MOU that Jucheng signed with CEZA reportedly calls for the company to invest an initial $100m “over the next few years.”

There is the small matter of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte having made it clear that he really doesn’t want any more casinos popping up in the country. Last month, an inter-agency task force created by Duterte urged the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) to cancel all casino licenses issued to operators on the island of Boracay. PAGCOR subsequently stated that it would comply with this request.

CEZA’s enabling legislation gives it the power to issue new casino licenses, but PAGCOR also thought it was acting within its mandate when it approved Galaxy Entertainment Group’s Boracay provisional casino license this spring. So Jucheng may want to see how Duterte reacts to CEZA’s announcement before it begins splashing out the development cash.

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Israel could approve poker legislation - CalvinAyre.com
Poker tournaments could soon be made available in Israel if a certain lawmaker has her way. Legislators are said to be considering a bill introduced by Sharren Haskel, who represents the Likud party, that would redefine poker and remove it from the classification of a gambling game. The only thing standing between Israelis and poker now is the Knesset.

As it is in several other countries, poker is illegal in Israel. Anyone found organizing poker tournaments can be sentenced to up to three years in prison and anyone playing could face up to a year behind bars. A recent Supreme Court decision, however, is forcing politicians to revisit the definition of poker and this could soon lead to an entirely new poker market being created.

Supreme Court Judge Neal Hendel asserted in a recent case that poker is a game of skill and not a game of luck. He added, “The fact that the players go to contests and tournaments year after year strengthens the conclusion that it is not a game of luck.”

The bill being considered by the Knesset would put into law that court ruling and would lead to the creation of regulations for the Israeli Poker Players Association. It would allow the group to organize tournaments at both the national and the international level with oversight provided by the country’s Finance Ministry.

Despite restrictions within its borders, Israel already has a number of successful poker players. Timur Margolin is a top-rated player in the country and has racked up more than $1.7 million in live-action winnings, according to Hendon Mob. Last month, he took first at the € 1,100 NLHE – Monster Stack during the WSOPE in the Czech Republic. He is joined by other Israelis, such as Asi Moshe, Rafi Amit and Amir Lehavot, all of whom have earnings that approach, or exceed, the million-dollar mark. Lehavot has earned $5.7 million, according to Hendon Mob.

In presenting her bill, Haskel asserts, Israeli sportsmen bring respect and pride to the state in international competitions. Now that the Supreme Court has ruled that poker players are sportsmen and not gamblers, they should be permitted to practice on their home turf.”

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MGM/Caesars said to be talking possible merger - CalvinAyre.com
It was only about two weeks ago that talks of a possible merger between Caesars Entertainment and Golden Nugget were being tossed around. Those rumors were quickly squashed by Caesars, but now there’s a new rumor making its way through the industry. MGM has now reportedly started to try and put a deal together that would see it and Caesars become one.

According to a report in the New York Post, MGM has already hired financial giant Morgan Stanley and the Weil, Gotshal and Manges law firm to create a feasibility study on a possible MGM/Caesars merger. However, there has yet to be an official offer made.

25% of Caesars is owned by hedge funds operators, including Canyon Partners. Canyon also holds a stake in MGM. These operators have been trying to push Caesars into a deal with MGM and are believed to be the main force behind the ouster of Caesars CEO Mark Frissora, who will give up the helm next February.

Chaney Sheffield, a former investment banker with Morgan Stanley, who now manages Canyon’s lodging and gaming investments, has been particularly active on the MGM/Caesars merger, according to sources close to the companies. He has allegedly indicated that the deal would help to save overhead and reduce marketing expenses.

Caesars hasn’t been performing that strongly this year. It got off to a decent start after it emerged from bankruptcy last year, but its shares are down 25% year to date. The decline has been blamed almost exclusively on Frissora for an aggressive expansion plan that investors have asserted cut the company’s budget too thin.

MGM is said to be worth, between equity and debt, around $30 billion. Caesars, according to a recent report by Forbes, indicated that Caesars is worth around $4.5 billion. If the two companies were to join forces, it would create the largest gambling company between Las Vegas and Atlantic City, with the operation controlling around half of the hotel rooms in both cities. This could be a difficult situation for gaming regulators to accept, as it could be seen as giving an unfair advantage and too much control to a single entity.

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Star Entertainment approved to expand Gold Coast venue - CalvinAyre.com
The government of Queensland has given its blessing for Star Entertainment to expand its Gold Coast resort. The approval could see Star build four extra towers at the resort, each with a maximum height of between 52 and 74 stories, as well as an eight-story podium. The new towers would be in addition to the Dorsett Hotel and apartment tower, which were previously approved in December 2016. They both are already under construction.

The resort is being built through a partnership between Star Entertainment, the Far East Consortium and Hong Kong’s Chow Tai Fook. The goal is to attract more Asian tourists to the area. Matt Bekier, Star Entertainment’s CEO and managing director, has previously stated, “By presenting ourselves as an integrated resort company where the finest hotels, restaurants, theatre shows, music acts and other entertainment options are available within single precincts in prime locations, we can provide a compelling point of differentiation.”

After receiving approval for the new additions, Bekier stated in a filing with the Australian Stock Exchange, “The approval of this masterplan by the Queensland Government is another significant milestone in the transformation of The Star Gold Coast as a world-class tourism asset. We are great believers in the future of the Gold Coast and the significant tourism appeal of South East Queensland, both to domestic and international tourism.”

The first mixed tower should be complete sometime in fiscal year 2022. It will provide 700 rooms, double the amount currently offered at The Star Gold Coast.

Bekier added, “The 3,000 hotel rooms and apartments would also exceed what the world-renowned Marina Bay Sands in Singapore offers, and be on a scale to compare with the largest integrated resorts in Las Vegas.”

The new, $2 billion expanded masterplan also calls for a number of other additions. New restaurant and bar areas, increased retail and entertainment facilities and new luxury resort options will be made available. The Star says that all of the options will be included without increasing the number of poker machines available.

Star Entertainment is involved in another project, as well. It is currently building an integrated resort on Brisbane’s Queen’s Wharf alongside several joint venture partners.

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Fantasy sports giants @FanDuel @DKSportsbook show some swagger in NJ's nascent sports-betting biz. ªªhttp://www2.philly.com/philly/business/tourism_casinos/what-nj-explosive-sports-betting-launch-means-for-pennsylvania-fanduel-draftkings-sugarhouse-parx-20181105.html …ºº @LSPReport @SeanHiggs

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Tension between @WilliamHillUS and fantasy sports companies has always run pretty high. Direct competition in markets like NJ (with more to come) will likely cause it to boil over. ªªhttps://twitter.com/darrenrovell/status/1059480561344016385 …ºº

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1946, overlooking Hwy 91 from Hotel Last Frontier. The empty land is today's Encore & Wynn. ªªhttps://youtu.be/f27LrBs2vuQ ºº pic.twitter.com/7Q5EtxVTSK

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Interesting that no international operator was willing to buy their way into PA. High license fee and tax rate, absence of sports betting license availability, path to market via skin, and an uncertain outlook in other states all likely sapped demand. ªªhttps://twitter.com/playnjcom/status/1058496982082355200 …ºº

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FanDuel is hosting an event on Monday at the NJ sportsbook that features NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman and NJ Devils President Hugh Weber. So, safe to guess there is another team deal on the way.

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One of the many important questions about the contour and nature of the U.S. regulated sports betting market that remains very much in play ªªhttps://twitter.com/SteveRuddock/status/1058378586053324800 …ºº

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PSA: Early voting in Nevada ends tomorrow. Locations and schedules are here - ªªhttps://www.nvsos.gov/sos/elections/voters/early-voting-information …ºº ªªhttps://twitter.com/RalstonReports/status/1057997034030940161 …ºº

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Let the lounge wars begin! Regulated sports betting is really looking like DFS version 2.0 in a lot of ways (legislative speed, sports teams as crown marketing jewels, plus the whole betting money on sports outcomes thing). ªªhttps://twitter.com/LSPReport/status/1058021501692190726 …ºº

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NEW: Golden Nugget has petitioned for PA online gambling, joining MGM as a candidate for the remaining permits. ªªhttps://buff.ly/2ziIkr5 ºº

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NEW from Pennsylvania: MGM has petitioned to offer PA online gambling as a "qualified gaming entity." ªªhttps://buff.ly/2OVpDUU ºº

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