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Casinos & Gaming

Independent panel to oversee gambling in Massachusetts

BOSTON — When Gov. Deval Patrick signs a new gambling bill into law, control over the three planned casinos and one slots parlor will quickly shift from state lawmakers to an as-yet-unnamed five-member commission, whose members will all make more than $100,000 a year.

Potential Full Tilt buyer, DOJ moving on sale deal

A French investment group hoping to buy an online poker operator dogged with legal troubles in the United States has a preliminary agreement with prosecutors that would broker a sale and help gamblers get their money back.

Tribal leader: Don’t give Nevada ‘head start’ in Web gaming

WASHINGTON — The leader of a major gaming tribe warned Congress on Thursday against legalizing online gambling in ways that would give Nevada companies a “head start” in the lucrative Internet market.

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