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Caesars

article Fitch Affirms NJ Casino Reinvest Dev Auth Lux Tax Revs at 'BBB+'; Outlook Rvsd to Negative (4/3/2020)
(Worldwide) -- Fitch Ratings has affirmed the rating on approximately $220 million of Casino Reinvestment Development Authority, New Jersey (CRDA or the authority)...
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COVID-19

article VIDEO: Casino Industry Seeks Relief From CARES Act (3/31/2020)
(USA) -- Here’s the stories that matter from Tuesday March 31st in the world of sports gambling and fantasy sports. With 650,000 employees out of work and a...
article PODCAST: Covid-19: The Financial Impact (3/30/2020)
(USA) -- In October 2012, Hurricane Sandy forced casinos in Atlantic City to shut down. But the danger passed in a few days, and life soon returned to normal. Compared...
article Six Possible Fallouts From the Suspended NBA Season (3/12/2020)
(USA) -- It was only a matter of time before the outbreak of the coronavirus disease triggered a very consequential impact on American sports. That impact occurred...
article Our System of Federalism Is a Huge Problem in Fighting Coronavirus (3/10/2020)
(USA) -- As the COVID-19 crisis continues to unfold across the country and the world like a science-fiction nightmare, many Americans long for the kind of national...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Macau Gaming

article Macau GGR to normalize in October as Morgan Stanley revises 2020 estimates down (3/30/2020)
(Macau) -- The sharp decline in gross gaming revenues currently being experienced by Macau’s operators will likely only stop in October, according to research...
article Macau Remittance Cap Likely to Rise: Gaming Stocks in Focus (12/19/2019)
(Macau) -- The People's Bank of China recently increased the daily limit on money transfer from Macau to Mainland China accounts to 80,000 yuan ($11,424) from 50,000...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

American Gaming Association

article Coronavirus halts $115 billion in casino wages and tax payments (3/23/2020)
(USA) -- The coronavirus has forced shutdowns and closures of over 90% of U.S. casino properties halting annualized payments of $74 billion in wages and $41 billion in...
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eSports

article Analyst: “Coronavirus a significant opportunity for eSports” (3/18/2020)
(Internet) -- Following the cancellation of sporting events around the globe in light of the Coronavirus outbreak; Conrad Wiacek, Head of Analysis and Consulting at...
article Coronavirus: Will more bettors now turn to esports? (3/18/2020)
(Internet) -- As the sports betting calendar edges closer to total decimation, and retail properties face indefinite closures, all eyes are turning to what verticals can...
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Canada Gaming

article The Current State of Gambling in Canada (3/12/2020)
(Canada) -- Gambling is legal in Canada and its residents seem to be enjoying it. Canada is well known for its liberal tendencies when it comes to social norms, but also...
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Oneida Nation

article BARROW: Upstate NY casinos need more customers, not a taxpayer ‘bailout’ (3/11/2020)
(New York) -- In recent months, commercial casinos in New York have asked state regulators and legislators yet again for a taxpayer bailout. They haven’t actually...
article Study: No benefit to ‘equalizing’ tax rates for Indian, non-Indian casinos (3/2/2020)
(New York) -- There’s an industry in New York state in which some companies pay a tax rate of 25 percent on their primary revenues. Others -- in the same business...
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Sports Betting

article The Week In Sports Betting News: Illinois And Michigan Have Next (3/9/2020)
(USA) -- Happy Monday, everyone. There was absolutely no shortage of sports betting news last week with Friday being one of the busiest days of 2020. There are a couple...
article Status Check On Legal Sports Betting In 7 States Headed Toward 2020 Adjournment (3/5/2020)
(USA) -- This month is the beginning of the end for the possible advancement of legal sports betting in seven states where state legislatures are set to close by the end...
article SportsHandle: that was the week that was in US sports betting - January 24 (1/24/2020)
(New York) -- SportsHandle and friends deliver another round-up of the week’s big developments in US sports betting.
article Another Year Since U.S. Legalized Sports Betting: What Has Changed? (1/15/2020)
(USA) -- Even with the huge numbers that states like New Jersey and Pennsylvania post each month, the largest states in America continue to drag their feet when the...
article Inside The New Tribal Sports Betting Bill In Congress (12/24/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- A New York Congressman has introduced legislation regarding sports betting, and Legal Sports Report obtained the text of the bill that has not been...
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Poarch Creek

article Governor’s gaming study group meets for the first time (3/6/2020)
(Alabama) -- The governor’s study group on gambling met in the Alabama Statehouse for the first time Thursday. Former Montgomery Mayor Todd Strange chairs the...
article Chairman gives preview to study group on gambling policy (2/24/2020)
(Alabama) -- The chair of the Governor’s Study Group for Gambling Policy, former Montgomery Mayor Todd Strange, said he anticipates both open and closed-door...
article McCutcheon says public opinion is driving gambling debate (2/24/2020)
(Alabama) -- Thursday, Speaker of the House Mac McCutcheon, R-Monrovia, told reporters that public opinion is driving the debate on gambling. Speaker McCutcheon praised...
article Alabama Governor Orders Study On Gambling Expansion (2/21/2020)
(Alabama) -- As a deeply red state, Alabama is quite a longshot to legalize online gambling. The Heart of Dixie did take one tiny step in that direction this week,...
article Alabama Governor Kay Ivey Selects Gambling Expansion Study Group (2/18/2020)
(Alabama) -- Alabama Governor Kay Ivey has selected a study group to investigate gambling expansion within the state. The group of 12 people will investigate to...
article Tuscaloosa resident named to gambling policy group (2/18/2020)
(Alabama) -- Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has included a Tuscaloosa resident on a panel tasked with gathering information about the possibility of expanding gambling in the...
article Governor Ivey creates gambling study group (2/15/2020)
(Alabama) -- Could we see casinos in Alabama? What about a lottery? Those ideas are now in the hands of a working group put together by Governor Kay Ivey. Twelve people...
7 Total Articles on this Issue

Alabama Gaming

article Gov. Kay Ivey's gambling study group assembles for 1st meeting (3/5/2020)
(Alabama) -- If it wasn't clear beforehand, the members of a group formed by Gov. Kay Ivey to study gambling likely understand the thicket of legal and political...
article Alabama Governor Orders Study On Gambling Expansion (2/21/2020)
(Alabama) -- As a deeply red state, Alabama is quite a longshot to legalize online gambling. The Heart of Dixie did take one tiny step in that direction this week,...
article Alabama’s new ‘Study Group for Gambling Policy’ has Huntsville ties (2/14/2020)
(Alabama) -- Gov. Kay Ivey signed an executive order on Friday, forming the “Study Group for Gambling Policy.” The group is tasked with gathering information...
article Ivey signs order forming study group for gambling policy (2/14/2020)
(Alabama) -- Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey signed Executive Order 719 order Friday to form the Study Group for Gambling Policy. Ivey wants the group to gather information to...
article Two Birmingham leaders join statewide study group for gambling policy (2/14/2020)
(Alabama) -- Two Birmingham leaders have joined a statewide study group to gather information on gaming expansion in Alabama, which includes a lottery. Elizabeth “...
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William Hill

article Just How Big Is William Hill’s Slice Of US Sports Betting Market? (2/26/2020)
(USA) -- William Hill today filed its full-year 2019 results, including a record $2.5 billion in stakes handled by the US sports betting business. The operator hailed...
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Cherokee Nation

article Russellville casino study shows $3B economic impact (2/15/2020)
(Arkansas) -- Cherokee Nation Businesses released findings this week that indicate a potential economic impact of more than $3.15 billion over 10 years for the Cherokee...
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Virginia Gaming

article Virginia Senate bill contradicts gaming study’s tax rate recommendation (2/15/2020)
(Virginia) -- A Virginia Senate bill proposing some of the nation’s highest tax rates on casino gaming revenues runs counter to a state gaming study’s...
article Gaming consultants assess Hampton’s economic viability for a casino (1/10/2020)
(Virginia) -- When Virginia launched a study to determine the economic impact of casinos in five cities, Hampton didn’t make the short list. City officials did the...
article Gaming consultants assess Hampton’s economic viability for a casino (1/10/2020)
(Virginia) -- When Virginia launched a study to determine the economic impact of casinos in five cities, Hampton didn’t make the short list. City officials did the...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Florida Gaming

article Sports Betting In The Sunshine Economy (2/3/2020)
(Florida) -- Daniel Wallach says he is not a sports gambler and hasn't been for decades. "The one and only time in my life I've wagered on sports was in...
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Sands Corp.

article Will Upbeat Mass Market Gaming Activity Drive A Revenue Beat For Las Vegas Sands? (1/29/2020)
(Macau) -- Las Vegas Sands (NYSE: LVS) will release its full-year 2019 results on Wednesday, January 29. Trefis details expectations from the casino company in an...
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Sports Betting & Tribes

article HOLDEN: What Does A Tribal Bingo Case In California Have To Do With US Sports Betting Legislation? (1/27/2020)
(California) -- There has recently been a lot of talk about a Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals case and what it might mean for online sports betting. The case has...
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Indian Children Welfare Act (ICWA)

article Nothing is easy about the Indian child welfare appeals case (1/22/2020)
(New Orleans) -- New Orleans was already setting up bleachers in preparation for next month’s Mardi Gras, the great bacchanal that has come to define the city. The...
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Dakota Access Pipeline

article Iowa wants expert review of Dakota Access Pipeline expansion (1/21/2020)
(Iowa) -- Iowa regulators want owners of the Dakota Access Pipeline to provide expert analysis to back up the company’s claim that doubling the line’s...
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Minnesota Gaming

article Rate of gambling addiction still unclear in Minnesota (1/16/2020)
(Minnesota) -- It started with parlay cards. It morphed into betting with a bookmaker. Years later, Don Weinberger's compulsion to gamble had him skipping work to...
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MMIW

article North Dakota panel sees progress but more to do for missing, murdered Native people (1/16/2020)
(North Dakota) -- A new federal task force holds promise for the tragedy of missing and murdered Native women and girls. But more work remains to improve reporting,...
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Illinois Gaming

article In Depth: Illinois Bets On Gambling Expansion (1/8/2020)
(Illinois) -- Illinois lawmakers and Gov. Pritzker have put their chips behind expanded gambling, with the landscape here changing dramatically in 2020. What’s in...
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Pamunkey Tribe

article Is 3 a crowd? Casino consultants say ‘yes,’ but believe one in Hampton could be viable (1/8/2020)
(Virginia) -- It wouldn’t be ideal, but three casinos could survive in Hampton Roads, according to a pair of casino consultants. That was the key finding of...
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Sheldon Adelson

article Las Vegas Sands Knows All Too Well How Iran Might Respond to US Air Strike That Killed Top General (1/6/2020)
(Worldwide) -- Las Vegas Sands, the casino empire founded and controlled by billionaire Sheldon Adelson, has first-hand experience in dealing with an irate Iran. In the...
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DraftKings

article PODCAST: Behind the Scenes with Jason Robins (1/2/2020)
(Wall Street) -- Bloomberg’s Tom Moroney and Kim Cararigan sit down with Jason Robins, the CEO of DraftKings about starting the company and the future of sports betting.
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Wynn Resorts

article Wynn Resorts Left a Prestigious Stock Index, but it's not all bad News (12/31/2019)
(Las Vegas) -- Wynn Resorts, Ltd. (NASDAQ:WYNN) is no longer a member of the NASDAQ-100 Index (NDX), a widely followed gauge of stocks listed on that exchange.
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Atlantic City Gaming

article Atlantic City casino industry (12/30/2019)
(Atlantic City) -- The resort casino industry had a roller-coaster decade. After a strong start, the city saw five casinos close during the middle part of the decade. A...
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Georgia Gaming

article Senate study committee finalizes report on gambling industry (12/19/2019)
(Georgia) -- Georgia lawmakers on Wednesday ended their study into legalizing sports betting and horse racing in the state without final recommendations for the General...
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New Jersey Gaming

press release New Jersey Sportsbooks Rake in $562 Million in Bets As Online Casinos Flourish at 6, According to PlayNJ.com (12/12/2019)
(New Jersey) -- New Jersey's online and retail sportsbooks collected a staggering $562 million in bets in November, and the industry has now taken in more than $5...
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Other News

article Indian Nations Law Update - March 2020 (3/17/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- The Arizona Supreme Court’s decision in Hwal’Bay Ba: J Enterprises, Inc. v. Jantzen merits special mention among the cases summarized in...
article A Fresh Take on the Mayflower’s History (3/10/2020)
(Massachusetts) -- Paula Peters remembers the last major anniversary of the historic voyage in 1620 of the Mayflower from Plymouth, England, to Plymouth, Mass. It was in...
article LEGAL BLOG: The Gambling Industry’s Anti-Money Laundering Obligations (3/5/2020)
(UK) -- With gambling company Mr Green having to pay £3M for failings relating to money laundering, Neil Williams of Rahman Ravelli details the relevant...
article REPORT: Hotels Elevate F&B Experiences (2/25/2020)
(USA) -- Hotels here and abroad are enhancing their F&B outlets. New restaurant openings and upgrades, plus unique foodie experiences are all part of the mix.
article In U.S., Library Visits Outpaced Trips to Movies in 2019 (2/3/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- Visiting the library remains the most common cultural activity Americans engage in, by far. The average 10.5 trips to the library U.S. adults report...
article Cybersecurity, Sports Betting, Hemp, and Child Welfare: 2020 Indian Law Updates (1/7/2020)
(Indian Country) -- Tribes saw significant developments in the laws governing Indian country in 2019. Among those changes was a district court decision dismantling the...
article PlayUSA Rewind: New Hampshire Sports Betting, Maryland On Deck, 2019 Numbers (1/6/2020)
(USA) -- The year 2020 wasted little time making headlines. States have already made rapid movement toward legalizing sports betting. Or, in the case of one state, beat...
article Native American Cases To Watch In 2020 (sub req) (1/2/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- Early 2020 will bring Native American law practitioners a strong sense of deja vu, as they'll see the U.S. Supreme Court take its second shot at...
article OP/ED: Take a deep breath for the new decade (1/2/2020)
(Worldwide) -- Use whatever analogy or superlative you want in describing the state of human civilization as we enter the new decade, there is a sense of massive change...
article 2020 predictions and thoughts from sports industry figures (1/2/2020)
(USA) -- The Athletic asked sports industry leaders and analysts to give their predictions for 2020 and discuss the stories they’ll be most interested in following...
article 2019 Gambling Year in Review: Europe and Africa (12/30/2019)
(Worldwide) -- 2018 ended with UK gambling operators pledging new voluntary advertising restrictions and the industry never really got out of this defensive crouch...
article Vices like drinking, smoking and gambling cost Americans more than $2,400 per year (12/28/2019)
(USA) -- Going out for drinks a few nights a week may not seem like much of a big deal. But in the long run, indulging a little too much can spell trouble for your...
article Indian Nations Law Update - December 2019 (12/26/2019)
(Indian Country) -- Godfrey & Kahn Attorney Brian Pierson has authored the 2020 Indian Housing Development Handbook. The handbook serves as a valuable guide for...
article SportsHandle: that was the week that was in US Sports Betting - November 22. 2019 (11/22/2019)
(USA) -- SportsHandle and friends deliver another round-up of the week’s big developments in US sports betting.
article LEGAL BLOG: 5 Takeaways From A BAA Marketing Law Presentation: The Maze of Laws, Rules, and Regulations at the Intersection of Gambling, Gaming, Sports Betting, and Fantasy Sports (11/20/2019)
(New York) -- Barry M. Benjamin, managing partner of the New York office and chair of Kilpatrick Townsend’s Advertising and Marketing group, was honored to present...
article A fine reversal, New Jersey growth and an Osaka no-go: The week in numbers (10/21/2019)
(Worldwide) -- Sweden’s Administrative Court in Linköping has reversed a decision made by the country’s regulator last year which saw Casino Cosmopol issued...
article Slot Machine Near Misses Do Not Lead to Continued Play by Gamblers: Study (9/30/2019)
(Canada) -- Gamblers who come close to winning on slot machines — but narrowly lose — are not motivated to keep playing the game, according to new a Canadian...
article Review: Native American drama ‘Neither Wolf Nor Dog’ takes too long to tell its story (9/12/2019)
(Hollywood) -- The Native American-themed drama “Neither Wolf Nor Dog,” based on Kent Nerburn’s 1994 novel, effectively touches on such critical topics...
article BLOG: Market Trends in the Gambling and Casino Industry Revenue (9/3/2019)
(USA) -- “Change is the only constant” fits so well in current times when due to technological innovations industries across the board are seeing a change...
article Bedrock gets new CEO, as Gilbert executives jump from casino business (8/29/2019)
(Michigan) -- Quicken Loans Chairman Dan Gilbert's real estate firm has a new CEO, as executives move from his shrinking casino business. JACK Entertainment CEO Matt...

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