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Las Vegas Gaming

article Cosmopolitan includes parking for guests in resort fees (12/16/2018)
(Las Vegas) -- The Cosmopolitan hotel-casino on the Las Vegas Strip has changed its parking fees once again. The cost of parking will be added to the resort fee for...
press release Aristocrat Cuts Ribbon at new Two-building Campus in Summerlin, Renewing Company’s Dedication to Las Vegas and Marking the Beginning of a New Era (12/14/2018)
(Las Vegas) -- The ceremony was attended by hundreds of Aristocrat employees, who hosted a warm clothing drive benefitting the Las Vegas Rescue Mission as part of the...
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Marijuana & Hemp

article Council Delegate: Production of hemp on Nation could make up lost revenue (12/16/2018)
(Arizona) -- On Dec. 7, the Navajo Indian Irrigation Project Negotiation Subcommittee (NIIP) received updates and discussed the Navajo Nation’s position of hemp...
article A cannabis futurist foresees dirt-cheap weed, THC appetizers, and a big impact from Canada (12/12/2018)
(Pennsylvania) -- It’s not a matter of if the United States will legalize cannabis, it’s simply a matter of when, says Jonathan Caulkins, with an air of...
article Kahnawake passes its own cannabis law, but businesses will have to wait a bit longer to set up shop (12/11/2018)
(New York) -- The Mohawk Council of Kahnawake has passed its own law regulating the cannabis industry on-reserve, but there won't be marijuana grow-ops or...
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Maryland Gaming

article Study calls for demolishing Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, rebuilding at a cost of $424M (12/16/2018)
(Maryland) -- A new Maryland Stadium Authority study calls for demolishing Pimlico Race Course and rebuilding it at a cost of $424 million, according to a summary of the...
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Massachusetts Gaming

article Planridge expansion always in the cards (12/16/2018)
(Massachusetts) -- Plainridge Park Casino in Plainville, the state’s first (and for almost three years only) legal gambling establishment, wants to expand and...
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New York Gaming

article Who Needs Vegas? New York's Surprising Empire City Has It All--Casino, Food, Bowling (12/16/2018)
(New York) -- The lights flashed and blasts of air greeted us. We were surrounded by thousands of machines blinking and whirring and lending an air of excitement and...
article Sheldon Adelson and LVS Corp Pushing for New York City Casino (12/14/2018)
(New York) -- LVS chief and chair Sheldon Adelson has his eyes on a casino in New York City, which is why he’s been busy aligning himself with some of New York...
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Wynn Boston Harbor

article Everett bets on casino tract for development (12/16/2018)
(Massachusetts) -- The Encore Boston Harbor casino is one of the projects in a federal “opportunity zone” in Everett — though the organization says it...
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White Earth

article Gaming revenue steady on White Earth, but Star Lake takes a big bite (12/15/2018)
(Minnesota) -- The White Earth Nation made nearly $10 million this year from its casino operations in Mahnomen and Bagley, but it will write off nearly $6 million in...
article White Earth anti-corruption team makes initial report (12/15/2018)
(Minnesota) -- Several months ago, the White Earth Tribal Council launched The Other Governmental Project to investigate possible tribal government corruption. According...
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Atlantic City Gaming

article Atlantic City Casinos Thankful in November, Gaming Revenue Surges 20 Percent (12/14/2018)
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City casinos reported a 20 percent increase in gross gambling revenue (GGR) last month, with total win coming in at $247.65 million. Paired...
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Fantasy Sports

article Professional Fighters League partners with DraftKings (12/14/2018)
(New York) -- The Professional Fighters League, a new MMA organization, announced a partnership with sports-betting and daily fantasy provider DraftKings on Friday. The...
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MGM Resorts

article MGM Resorts releases poll saying public supports open bidding for new casino (12/14/2018)
(Connecticut) -- MGM Resorts International, which wants to build a commercial casino in Bridgeport, released its own poll Friday saying that Connecticut voters support...
article MGM: New poll again finds overwhelming support for open bidding on casino (12/14/2018)
(Connecticut) -- In a sign that the state’s third-casino debate is on again, MGM Resorts International released new poll results Friday that show Connecticut...
article MGM: The need to grow (12/14/2018)
(Macau) -- MGM, like the other operators, has works to undertake. With a big difference: the construction of the second tower of its Cotai property will barely be...
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N.J. Sports Betting

article After Huge November, New Jersey on Track to Become New Sports Betting Mecca (12/14/2018)
(New Jersey) -- New Jersey is on track to overtake Las Vegas as the new sports betting mecca, Darren Rovell, senior executive producer at The Action Network, told...
article New Jersey Sports Betting Handle Likely Smashed Billion-Dollar Mark Sometime Last Week (12/14/2018)
(New Jersey) -- The New Jersey sports betting market was approaching $1 billion in bets after just five and a half months of operation, as of December 1. That means it...
article New Jersey clears PointsBet for test sports betting (12/12/2018)
(New Jersey) -- New Jersey has given preliminary approval for an Australian sports book provider to offer online sports betting. The state Division of Gaming Enforcement...
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Pennsylvania Gaming

article Businesses lining up to become Pennsylvania’s real mini-casinos (12/14/2018)
(Pennsylvania) -- In one of the last compromises before Pennsylvania’s massive 2017 gambling expansion bill was passed - and after an unstoppable lobbying effort...
article First bet set for SugarHouse Casino's temporary sports book, permanent outfit set for 2019 (12/13/2018)
(Pennsylvania) -- The first bet will be placed at SugarHouse Casino, signaling Philadelphia's first licensed sports book and first brush with the nascent industry...
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Pokagon Band

article Native American Tribe Bets on Mid-Market Businesses (12/14/2018)
(USA) -- Casinos and other gaming operations have for decades served as a key revenue source for Native American tribes, leading some to look for ways to diversify their...
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Quapaw Tribe

article Quapaw Nation Planning New Tri-State Casino (12/14/2018)
(Oklahoma) -- The Quapaw Nation are very eager to open a new Tri-state casino, which if permitted to go ahead will have its parking lot in Arkansas, the casino will be...
article Quapaw chief updates community on proposed casino (12/12/2018)
(Arkansas) -- Pine Bluff Mayor Shirley Washington moderated a conversation between Chief John Berrey of the Quapaw Tribe and the public Monday night at the Pine Bluff...
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Australia Gaming

article Donaco orders strategic review to improve debt, cash flow position (12/13/2018)
(Australia) -- Australian-listed Donaco International Limited has announced that it is conducting a strategic review in order to restructure its bank debt and free up...
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British Columbia Gaming

article Casino workers negotiate new contracts: BCGEU (12/13/2018)
(British Columbia) -- Over 1,200 members of the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU/NUPGE) working at Gateway's Grand Villa Casino in Burnaby and...
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Sports Betting

article In The Courts: The State of NBA Betting (12/13/2018)
(Pennsylvania) -- LeBron James was done hiding it. After getting swept in the 2018 NBA Finals, James sat at the postgame podium and briefly rested his hands on the table...
article Why gambling used to scare baseball and why it doesn’t anymore (12/13/2018)
(USA) -- The mayor of Las Vegas attended the Major League Baseball Winter Meetings in 2004 with a showgirl on each arm and an Elvis impersonator behind him. This is not...
article NFL looking into having a national gaming partner (12/13/2018)
(USA) -- The NFL was at the forefront of the fight against legalizing sports gaming on a state level. Now, it’s behind other leagues when it comes to finding...
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Twenty-Nine Palms

article Tribal Coachella Site to Host First Sporting Event (12/13/2018)
(California) -- A new 47-acre site in Coachella envisioned as an outdoor venue for sporting and cultural events will host its first event Thursday, with soccer games...
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Agua Caliente

article Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa is smokin’ with new Pivat Cigar Lounge (12/12/2018)
(California) -- The latest addition to the rapidly evolving Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa doesn’t involve new gaming technology or its text valet program, but...
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Beloit Casino

article Rockford leaders watch closely as Beloit casino continues to move forward (12/12/2018)
(Illinois) -- A roughly $400 million project to bring an Indian Ho-chunk casino to Beloit keeps moving forward toward becoming a reality. But at the same time, a...
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Hard Rock

article Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino marks major milestone on $700M expansion (12/12/2018)
(Florida) -- The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa has hit a major milestone in its mega expansion. The casino lifted the beam to top out its 15-story hotel...
article New Atlantic City venues struggle during third quarter (12/11/2018)
(Atlantic City) -- Despite the fact that they have just entered the Atlantic City market, new casinos in town are struggling to get in the spotlight. Both the Hard Rock...
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Indiana Gaming

article Two Competing Terre Haute Casino Proposals On The Table (12/12/2018)
(Indiana) -- Two potential plans for a casino in Terre Haute are on the table. Lawmakers voted against a similar proposal in 2017. Full House Resorts owns Rising Star...
article Rising Star Casino eyeing additional location in Terre Haute, Ind. (12/11/2018)
(Indiana) -- The Rising Star Casino Resort in Rising Sun, Ind., a popular gambling destination for Cincinnati-area residents, may be eyeing an additional location.
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Ontario Gaming

article Council gives casino the nod during raucous meeting (12/12/2018)
(Ontario) -- Support by a majority of North Bay council for a casino in the city drew angry outbursts from an audience of foes Wednesday. There was jeering and booing...
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Salt-River Pima Maricopa

article Valley resort featuring indoor water park reaches construction milestone (12/12/2018)
(Arizona) -- Builders of Arizona’s first indoor water park celebrated the completion of vertical construction, known as “topping out” on the site,...
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San Carlos Apache

article New Tribal council seated at inaugural event at Apache Gold Casino on Dec. 4 (12/12/2018)
(Arizona) -- In a festive atmosphere featuring traditional drumming and singing, mixed with contemporary music, the new San Carlos Apache Tribal Council was seated on...
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Sports Leagues

article Report says NFL getting into the betting business (12/12/2018)
(Texas) -- Looks like the elephant in the room is thinking about joining us at the grownups table. Daniel Kaplan, of the Sports Business Journal, reported at the NFL...
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Wampanoag Aquinnah

article Tribe's Casino Plans Stay Mostly Under Wraps (12/12/2018)
(Massachusetts) -- With uncertainty surrounding the plans by the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) to build a class II gaming facility in town, Aquinnah selectman...
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American Gaming Association

article AGA expected to name long-time Capitol Hill lobbyist as organization’s new CEO (12/11/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- A Capitol Hill insider with more than two decades of experience representing business interests in Washington D.C. is the leading candidate to be...
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eSports

article Inside the Campaign to Make Atlantic City an Esports Hub (12/11/2018)
(Atlantic City) -- Once branded as “America’s Favorite Playground,” Atlantic City, New Jersey is famed for its casinos and entertainment offerings. In...
article Japan's esports market valued at $42 million: report (12/11/2018)
(Japan) -- Japan's esports market grew to 4.8 billion yen (about $42.5 million) this year, marking a 13-fold increase from last year, gaming industry publisher...
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Genting

article Fox and Disney’s ‘seller’s remorse’ adds to pressure on Genting Malaysia (12/11/2018)
(Malaysia) -- For Genting Malaysia Bhd, the saying that it never rains but it pours certainly rings true. Over the last two months, the Malaysian gaming juggernaut...
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Little River Band

article Michigan tribe gets closer to casino approval (12/11/2018)
(Michigan) -- The Little River Band of Ottawa Indians could soon get cleared to develop a casino in Fruitport Township, Michigan, as federal authorities may approve the...
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Macau Gaming

article Macau’s GGR expected to grow in December (12/11/2018)
(Macau) -- Bernstein Research has released its first estimations for December’s gross gaming revenue (GGR) in Macau and indicated that it is expecting an 8% to 10...
article Macau Casino Unions Want Three Percent Pay Increase in 2019 (12/11/2018)
(Macau) -- Macau casino unions that represent thousands of gaming industry workers are demanding their members receive at least a three percent wage increase in 2019.
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Mashpee Wampanoag

article Native Americans warn of 'devastating impact' of land proposal (12/11/2018)
(Massachusetts) -- The Mashpee Wampanoag hold a special place in U.S. history as the tribe that first met the European settlers known as Pilgrims and participated in the...
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Other News

article Bacone College offering four full-ride scholarships available now (12/14/2018)
(Oklahoma) -- Known as one of the nation’s oldest American Indian college of higher learning, and one of the oldest higher education institution in Oklahoma,...
press release Nike hires Mercedes executive to oversee diversity efforts (12/14/2018)
(USA) -- Nike has hired former Mercedes executive Tamika Curry Smith as part of its effort to improve its diversity and inclusion efforts. Her title is vice president of...
article Meet the craft distillers of Native America (12/13/2018)
(Wisconsin) -- One of the last relics of federal prohibition may soon come to an end, after Congress two weeks ago voted to lift a 184-year-old ban that prohibited...
article OP/ED: New innovations bringing broadband to Native American and rural populations (12/13/2018)
(Montana) -- Nowhere is the lack of broadband internet more pervasive than on our nation’s Indian reservations. According to the latest statistics from the Federal...
article Yukon Indigenous tourism should grow responsibly, say advocates (12/13/2018)
(Yukon) -- Yukon is helping lead the way when it comes to Indigenous tourism, says a national industry group. And while delegates at a conference in Carcross this week...
article Jim Chanos reveals bets against Las Vegas Sands, Wynn Resorts amid US-China trade war (12/13/2018)
(Wall Street) -- Famed short-seller Jim Chanos is going after American casino operators Las Vegas Sands and Wynn Resorts as the U.S.-China trade war continues.
article Short seller Jim Chanos just revealed how he's playing Trump's trade war with China (12/13/2018)
(Wall Street) -- Short seller Jim Chanos is betting against the US casino giants that rely heavily on their positions in Macau as a way to play President Donald Trump...
article Short-Seller Jim Chanos Bets China Could Target Casinos Operated by Trump’s Supporters (12/13/2018)
(Wall Street) -- When China retaliated against U.S. tariffs, it targeted Kentucky bourbon and American farmers in an effort to sap political support for President Donald...
press release JCM Global receives additional patents for its Fuzion technology (12/12/2018)
(Las Vegas) -- JCM Global, a leading developer and supplier of transaction technologies to the banking and gaming industries, announced Wednesday that it has received...
article Innovations bring broadband to Native American, rural populations (12/11/2018)
(Montana) -- Nowhere is the lack of broadband internet more pervasive than on our nation’s Indian reservations. According to the latest statistics from the Federal...
press release New SBTech COO exclusive: My experience will benefit the company (12/11/2018)
(USA) -- SBTech's new Chief Operating Officer Dave Hammond spoke exclusively to Gambling Insider after his appointment, discussing his new position and what can be...
article Wildhorse expansion needs contractors (12/10/2018)
(Oregon) -- The $85 million expansion of Wildhorse Resort & Casino is going to need as many as 350 contractors. Wildhorse last week revealed what the project would...
article Ellen Page steps up attack on Nova Scotia pulp mill's effluent pipeline (12/10/2018)
(Nova Scotia) -- Hollywood actor Ellen Page is doubling down on her criticism of a Nova Scotia pulp mill that wants to build an effluent pipeline into the ocean. In a...
article Microgreens grower carries on Indigenous heritage with tiny South Lake Tahoe farm (12/10/2018)
(California) -- Miko Gastelum has moved around over the years — California, Washington, Colorado, Michigan — but wherever he's put down roots, he's...
article Investigation of generic ‘cartel’ expands to 300 drugs (12/9/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- Executives at more than a dozen generic-drug companies had a form of shorthand to describe how they conducted business, insider lingo worked out...
article Moose Cree First Nation signs deal for deliveries by drone from Moosonee (12/9/2018)
(Ontario) -- The island community of Moose Factory, Ont., will begin having goods delivered by drone next spring, after signing a $2.5 million deal with a Toronto-based...
article 'It's more than just a haircut': Indigenous stylist provides safe space, empowerment through her work (12/7/2018)
(Saskatchewan) -- A hairstylist from the Onion Lake Cree Nation in Saskatchewan says she wants to create a safe space for Indigenous people looking to get their hair...
article U.S. hiring slowed in November, including hospitality industry (12/7/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- U.S. employers added 155,000 jobs in November, a slowdown from recent months but enough to suggest that the economy is expanding at a solid pace...
article La Plata County Economic Development Alliance looking for new leader (12/6/2018)
(Colorado) -- Roger Zalneraitis, who has led the La Plata County Economic Development Alliance for eight years, has accepted an offer to become economic development...
article Tourism promotion board established to drive economic expansion through tourism development (12/6/2018)
(California) -- Lodging operators in Lake County are coming together to form a new assessment district solely devoted to marketing the county as one of Northern...

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