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Global Gaming Expo (G2E)

article AGA's CEO at G2E: "More Americans view gaming favorably than ever before" (10/28/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- The Virtual Global Gaming Expo kicked off Tuesday with AGA’s annual State of the Industry address, where Miller noted 50% of American adults...
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Election 2020

article B.C. gamblers are betting Trump will beat Biden in U.S. election (10/27/2020)
(British Columbia) -- The B.C. government is taking bets on the U.S. presidential election, with most players backing Donald Trump. On Tuesday, the B.C. Lotteries Corp...
article Bettor wagers $650K on Joe Biden to defeat Donald Trump (10/24/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- A bettor placed a $651,000 wager on Joe Biden to win the U.S. presidential election Friday on United Kingdom-based Betfair Exchange.
article OP/ED: Should You Vote For Biden Or Trump If You Want Legal Online Poker And Gambling? (10/23/2020)
(USA) -- Let’s say you’re a single-issue American voter, who wants legal online gambling in as many states as possible. Who should you pick for the next President of the...
article DraftKings Offers Another $50K Free Debate Pool, Biden Maintains Betting Lead (10/22/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- Players who enter are tasked with answering nine questions on the debate outcome. Those who successfully predict the answers will share the $50,000...
article Can Trump close the gap and win in November? Here’s what data from betting sites suggests (10/20/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- It's gospel among Trump supporters that public polls systematically understate the millions of Americans who will vote for the President on Nov...
article Election Odds for Trump continue to slide after $75M donation from Adelson (10/16/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- U.S. President Donald Trump appears to be in trouble. With his election odds looking slim and money running out, Casino magnate Sheldon Adelson is...
article Gamblers stake $150M on election, bet the farm on Biden (10/12/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- The world’s gambling community is getting in line behind American polls and betting the farm on Joe Biden to win the presidency. In European...
article Fox Bet offers gambling/not gambling option on tomorrow's VP debate (10/6/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- As the mud-slinging assumes its normal place in the presidential elections, voters can sometimes get turned off and lose interest in what’s...
article Betfair suspends betting on US presidential election after Trump gets Covid-19 (10/2/2020)
(UK) -- Online gambling platform Betfair has suspended betting on the US presidential election after US President Donald Trump tested positive for Covid-19, according to...
article Joe Biden 2020 Odds Shorten Following Contentious Debate with President Trump (9/30/2020)
(UK) -- Prior to the debate showdown between Biden and President Donald Trump, UK bookmakers had the 2020 US presidential race close. William Hill had the 77-year-old...
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DraftKings

article DraftKings Gambling Site to Refund Lost Bets on Penn State After Questionable Conversion (10/25/2020)
(USA) -- The DraftKings gambling site confirmed with Sports Illustrated on Sunday morning that it is going to refund money to bettors who lost on No. 8 Penn State...
article Two monstrous New York Giants-related bets led to $1 million in gambling losses in Week 3 (9/30/2020)
(New York) -- It's always a risk to bet on winless team in the NFL and someone learned that lesson the hard way in Week 3 when they lost $1 million after making two...
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Virginia Gaming

article MORON ALERT: In rally against Danville casino, speaker says Caesars in Danville would be a monument to racial injustice and inequality (10/25/2020)
(Virginia) -- An anti-gambling speaker at a rally held by casino opponents compared gaming interests to the Minneapolis police officer who killed George Floyd. "Big...
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Fantasy Sports

article IRS Doubles Down on Taxing FanDuel, DraftKings as Gambling (10/23/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- The IRS is moving forward with its plan to treat fantasy sports operators like FanDuel and DraftKings as gambling companies, a position that stands...
article In Recent Ruling, IRS Again Concludes That Daily Fantasy Sports Are Gambling (10/19/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- Hi Fantasy Sports Owners! I know it can be tough to pull yourself away from the all-important decision of whether to start Dalton Schultz or Jace...
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New Mexico Gaming

article New Mexico Tribal Leaders Object to Las Vegas Gambling Expansion (10/23/2020)
(New Mexico) -- Non-tribal racetracks and casinos in New Mexico have been looking to expand the current gambling regulation and introduce a Las Vegas-style legislative...
article Trouble’s brewing in New Mexico as casino expansion irks tribes (10/21/2020)
(New Mexico) -- The possibility of being able to pick up as much as $62 million more in tax revenue by allowing more casino options in the state is proving to be too...
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Loot Boxes

article EA Facing Lawsuit Over Loot Boxes For Violating Canadian Gambling Laws (10/21/2020)
(Canada) -- Add Canada to the list of countries that are going to have to reckon with the legality of loot boxes in video games. Specifically, it’s not the...
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Japan Gaming

article Local Las Vegas Gamblers Are Bright Spot For Off-Strip Casinos (10/19/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- On a Friday afternoon in mid-October in Nevada, gamblers are trying their hand at Lady Luck on a row of video poker machines. There’s so much action...
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New Jersey Gaming

article Murphy vetoes expanded stadium raffle bill, eyes changes (10/19/2020)
(New Jersey) -- New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy conditionally vetoed a bill Monday that would have expanded charitable groups' ability to sell raffle tickets online...
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Northern Arapaho

article Wyoming slept on sports betting. Now, the Northern Arapaho Tribe is going all-in (10/18/2020)
(Wyoming) -- When Wyoming first seriously began looking at regulating gaming in 2019, the Northern Arapaho Tribe did everything they could to kill it. Recognizing what...
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Sports Leagues

article Gambling's place in golf is being cemented this week in Vegas — in real time (10/18/2020)
(USA) -- If you have been watching the CJ Cup on the PGA Tour this weekend, you have witnessed something you have never seen before. No, not Shadow Creek Golf Course in...
article The era of open talk about gambling on the PGA Tour has arrived (10/17/2020)
(California) -- If you have been watching the CJ Cup on the PGA Tour this weekend, you have witnessed something you have never seen before. No, not Shadow Creek Golf...
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N.J. Sports Betting

article NJ shatters its own sports betting record: $748M bet in Sept (10/17/2020)
(Atlantic City) -- New Jersey's fast-growing sports betting market blew past its own national record in September, taking in more than $748 million in bets from...
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Connecticut Gaming

article Casinos’ slots revenues were down in September (10/15/2020)
(Connecticut) -- Slot-machine revenues were down at the casinos’ last month, with Mohegan Sun’s slots “win” falling by nearly 10% and Foxwoods...
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New York Gaming

article NY sports betting revenue falls 38.5% following September relaunch (10/15/2020)
(New York) -- New York’s four commercial casinos generated sports betting revenue of $1.4m after reopening on September 9, once the state’s novel coronavirus...
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Sports Betting

article A Biden-Harris Administration, Democratic Senate Paints Rosier Picture For Sports Betting Nationwide (10/15/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- Could a Joe Biden-Kamala Harris administration be a positive for legal sports betting in the U.S., and online gaming more broadly? While gambling...
article Notable bets: A $3 million parlay, and a huge bet that nearly backfired (10/13/2020)
(USA) -- On Tuesday, according to DraftKings, an unidentified bettor risked $3 million on a three-leg parlay featuring the following: Georgia to win the SEC East...
article DraftKings’ CEO Jason Robins: So Much More Out There To Bet On (10/8/2020)
(USA) -- DraftKings founder and CEO Jason Robins isn’t about looking at the negative. So, once the company’s employees were safe and comfortably situated in...
article Universities Begin to Tap Into Lucrative Sports Betting Craze (10/6/2020)
(USA) -- College sports’ first major foray into the sports betting world could lead to far-reaching tax and intellectual property issues to contend with down the...
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Nebraska Gaming

article Nebraskans to decide fate of related casino gambling measures (10/14/2020)
(Nebraska) -- Nebraska voters marking their general election ballots will pass judgment on a series of related initiative questions that together would allow for casino...
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Crow Tribe

article Crow Tribe and Governor disagree on Coronavirus Relief Funds distribution (10/11/2020)
(Montana) -- The Crow Tribe says Gov. Steve Bullock, D-Mont., left the tribe out of receiving Coronavirus Relief Funds for political reasons. The Governor's office...
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Mobile Gaming

article Sports betting apps still have low awareness (10/11/2020)
(USA) -- Sports betting stocks have been some of the best performers on the market this year, with DraftKings shares up 466% and Barstool Sports-backed Penn National up...
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Atlantic City Gaming

article Sex, drugs and rare pooches: How casino hosts lure in big gamblers (10/10/2020)
(Atlantic City) -- You’d think it would be simple to drop millions of dollars at a casino. But extracting that kind of dough tends to require a delicate dance...
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Indiana Gaming

article Indiana Sportsbooks Enjoy September to Remember with Handle Topping $200M (10/10/2020)
(Indiana) -- So much for Illinois putting a dent in Indiana’s sports betting business. On Friday, the Indiana Gaming Commission reported the state’s...
article Indiana sports wagers top $200 million in September, a new record (10/9/2020)
(Indiana) -- The one-year anniversary of the first month of legal sports wagering in Indiana saw a record amount of money bet on the outcome of professional and college...
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Iowa Gaming

article September brought the return of the NFL, college football, and more NBA playoffs, and the state of Iowa reports the sports betting certainly followed. (10/10/2020)
(Iowa) -- September brought the return of the NFL, college football, and more NBA playoffs, and the state of Iowa reports the sports betting certainly followed. The Iowa...
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COVID-19

article French reveal drinking, smoking and gambling habits during lockdown (10/8/2020)
(France) -- Ten percent of French people drank more alcohol during the country’s coronavirus lockdown as a result of stress and boredom, figures from the national...
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Georgia Gaming

article Incoming prosecutor challenges division of gambling money (10/4/2020)
(Georgia) -- An incoming district attorney in middle Georgia is questioning how the outgoing prosecutor is distributing seized gambling money. Anita Reynolds Howard,...
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Canada Gaming

article Should Canada take a chance on legalizing single-game sports betting? (10/3/2020)
(Canada) -- You can buy cannabis online or at your local store, but you can’t place a bet on an individual sporting event in Canada. Some politicians say its high...
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Tohono O’odham

article Lucky player hits $1.2M jackpot at Desert Diamond Casino West Valley (10/2/2020)
(Arizona) -- A very lucky guest at Desert Diamond Casino West Valley is taking home a fortune after hitting a $1,249,154.52 progressive jackpot on Wednesday Sept. 30,...
article Man wins million-dollar jackpot at Valley casino (9/30/2020)
(Arizona) -- A lucky visitor at Desert Diamond Casino West Valley won a million-dollar prize on Wednesday night. John Batina and his fiancée were visiting the Desert...
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Historical Racing Machines

article Despite court ruling, Churchill Downs to open Kentucky's sixth 'Vegas-style' gaming venue (10/1/2020)
(Kentucky) -- Undeterred by last month’s Supreme Court decision undercutting historical horse racing, Churchill Downs plans to open the state’s sixth gaming...
article Kentucky Supreme Court ruling places future of historical horse racing in doubt (9/28/2020)
(Kentucky) -- The Kentucky Supreme Court has ruled certain historical horse racing machines are illegal in Kentucky, which now raises questions about the future of the...
article Vendor says software fix will keep slot-like games legal in Kentucky (9/28/2020)
(Kentucky) -- The company that makes the system in use at three of Kentucky’s five gaming venues says it will soon roll out a software change to ensure the slot-...
press release Kentucky Supreme Court Rules Slot Machines Illegal (9/24/2020)
(Kentucky) -- The Kentucky Supreme Court ruled Thursday that historical horse racing slot machines are illegal under the state’s definition of pari-mutuel betting...
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Oklahoma Gaming

article Comanche Nation, Otoe-Missouria Tribe to continue operating under compacts deemed invalid (9/28/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- The Comanche Nation and Otoe-Missouria Tribe plan to continue operating their casinos under terms of their new gaming compacts even though the state...
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West Virginia Gaming

article Video gambling parlors will get to try out new machines under pilot project (9/27/2020)
(West Virginia) -- Some Limited Video Lottery locations in West Virginia have had the same slot machines for more than 10 years but that will change soon. State Lottery...
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Michigan Gaming

article Michigan prepares for online sports betting by 'late fall' (9/26/2020)
(Michigan) -- Sports gambling fanatics soon could be able to save the gas. The head of the Michigan Gaming Control Board said this week that online gambling and sports...
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Other News

article Police dismantle a massive gaming operation and spa in mansion north of Toronto (9/30/2020)
(Ontario) -- Police have seized a sprawling mansion in a quiet, high-end neighbourhood north of Toronto, along with a million dollars in cash, $1.5 million in alcohol,...
article Taxing online sports betting, fantasy sports may help states cover pandemic losses (9/17/2020)
(USA) -- Taxing online fantasy sports and sports betting may help states recoup some of the sales tax revenue lost during the coronavirus pandemic, according to a...
article Dice Games Linked To Deadly Shootings In Baltimore, Police Commissioner Says (9/16/2020)
(Maryland) -- Disputes stemming from dice games led to several violent crimes in Baltimore last week, police commissioner Michael Harrison said.
article Meet Vegas Dave, A Sports Gambling Hustler, Who Just Sold The Most Expensive Baseball Card In History For $3.9 Million (9/4/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- During the early morning hours of August 23, Dave Oancea made sports memorabilia history when he sold a one-of-a-kind signed Mike Trout rookie card for $3...
article Mike Greenberg’s Gambling Show “Bettor Days” Premieres On ESPN+ (9/4/2020)
(USA) -- Mike Greenberg hosts the new “Bettor Days” series on ESPN+ that covers the wildest gambling and sports betting stories in recent memory.
article Casino players want cashless options and moderate gaming budgets, report shows (8/17/2020)
(USA) -- The Innovation Group (TIG) released last week its latest report, “Coronavirus Recovery Consumer Research Casino Gaming,” providing a casino player...
article Gambling Could Make Comeback Post COVID (8/10/2020)
(USA) -- Could it be back to the future for the casino industry? Gaming operators are going back to basics during the pandemic, with more of a focus on the gambling side...
article Study Aims To Explain Gambling Issues To Lawmakers (8/10/2020)
(Nevada) -- Anyone in the media who has covered statehouse legislative debates — or congressional ones — knows that few lawmakers seem to have a firm grasp...
article Highwood butcher pleads guilty to running multimillion-dollar sports bookmaking business (8/10/2020)
(Chicago) -- A North Shore butcher pleaded guilty Monday to running an illegal sports bookmaking operation that raked in millions of dollars from bettors over a four-...
article Galaxy Gaming acquires baccarat enhancement developed by UNLV student (7/20/2020)
(Macau) -- Las Vegas-based developer Galaxy Gaming acquired an enhancement feature for baccarat tables developed by a student at the UNLV Center for Gaming Innovation.
article Travel Time: The Poconos Are Back In Business (7/6/2020)
(Pennsylvania) -- Only two weeks after a glorious late February weekend spent in the Pocono Mountains, relaxing at Lake Harmony’s Split Rock Resort, the world...
article What Happens in Vegas: Notes on the Psychology of Gambling (7/3/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- To a psychologist, the casino offers several fascinations. Casinos are intentional environments, designed for a purpose. The purpose is to take your money...
article COLUMN: Casino safety measures create Blackjack opportunities (7/2/2020)
(Indiana) -- The safety measures that have been implemented at casinos in the Region include limiting the number of players at blackjack tables to three. Fewer players...
article Slot machines have more similarities to table games that you realize: Casino Answer Man (6/24/2020)
(Atlantic City) -- Despite visible differences, slot machines are more similar to table games than most players realize, Both slots and tables give the house an edge by...
article Michael Jordan insists he never had gambling problem in ‘The Last Dance’ (5/3/2020)
(Chicago) -- Michael Jordan’s gambling has always been a fascinating part of NBA lore, and while Sunday’s episode of “The Last Dance” touches...
article Debunking the Michael Jordan Gambling Conspiracy (4/25/2020)
(Chicago) -- While most of The Last Dance’s commentary on Michael Jordan is flattering, Jordan’s career featured several controversies that will be explored...
article BLOG: The Time That Kobe Bryant Bet $5K That He’d Get A Triple Double (4/21/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- In my recent podcast with Chris Duhon, the nine-year NBA veteran gives listeners some insight into a great locker room betting story (that actually took...
article 'It's like New Year's every day' – lockdowns drive increase in booze and pot sales (4/20/2020)
(New York) -- Locked in and locked down, American consumers are turning more to their favorite "vices." With the initial surge of panic buying over, wine and...
article An Intimate Portrait of the Real Michael Jordan: Gambler, Winner, Tyrant (4/19/2020)
(Chicago) -- Michael Jordan is the best basketball player that’s ever lived, period. For those foolish enough to debate that incontrovertible fact, ESPN’s...
article John Daly Lost a Staggering $1.65 Million in a Single Day of Gambling (4/18/2020)
(USA) -- Golf, more so than most other sports, has a certain air of status. It’s expensive to play, and spectators are held to a code of conduct; even television...

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