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Connecticut Gaming

article Connecticut slot revenue down again amid growing competition (7/17/2019)
(Connecticut) -- Revenue generated by slot machines at Connecticut’s two casinos continued a steady decline in June, down for the 12th consecutive month amid new...
article Quarters aren’t the only thing dropping with Connecticut’s slots (7/17/2019)
(Connecticut) -- Slot machines are often seen as a casino’s “bread and butter,” a guaranteed source of revenue even when card games and roulette wheels...
article Connecticut Casinos Continue Slot Revenue Decline, Added Competition Poaching Gaming Dollars (7/16/2019)
(Connecticut) -- June marked the 12th straight month Connecticut casinos won fewer dollars on their slot machines than in the prior year.
article Foxwoods, Mohegan Sun report another month of slots-revenue declines (7/15/2019)
(Connecticut) -- Slot-machine revenue at the southeastern Connecticut casinos continued to slide in June, the first month in which a new competitor, Encore Boston Harbor...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Kentucky Gaming

article The growth of Kentucky's slot-like racing industry, in five charts (7/17/2019)
(Kentucky) -- Consumers wagered more than $2 billion in Kentucky’s slot-like historical racing machines in the state fiscal year that ended June 30, nearly double...
1 Article on this Issue

N.J. Sports Betting

article Sports betting is legal but college kids prefer slots (7/17/2019)
(New Jersey) -- The idea behind a new Stockton University survey was to see how the legalization of sports betting impacted the gambling behavior of college students,...
article 1 year, $3.2 billion later, New Jersey sports betting soars (7/12/2019)
(New Jersey) -- New Jersey gamblers plunked down more than $3 billion on sports in the first full year that it became legal, helping the state challenge Nevada for the...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

New Hampshire Gaming

article Gambling on persistence: Keene council should again let voters decide on keno; they should again say no (7/17/2019)
(New Hampshire) -- The N.H. Lottery Commission has been trying to add video poker or keno machines to the state’s gambling mix for years, but lawmakers have...
article Council committee recommends putting keno question on Keene ballot (7/14/2019)
(New Hampshire) -- The question of whether to allow keno in the city’s bars could return to the ballot in Keene’s November elections. N.H. Lottery Director...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

New Jersey Gaming

article Odds Are You’ve Never Bet On Darts But You Can At New Jersey Sportsbooks (7/17/2019)
(New Jersey) -- There’s a whole lot more to New Jersey sports betting than just the NFL, MLB, NBA, and NHL. There are a variety of unique betting markets available...
article Gaming revenue up 20 percent over last year, thanks to sports betting (7/15/2019)
(New Jersey) -- The sports betting industry was a $3.2 billion boom for Atlantic City in its first full year of legalized wagering with June casino revenue increasing...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Poker

article 50th World Series of Poker wraps up with $10 million winner (7/17/2019)
(Las Vegas) -- Iranian-born and longtime German resident Hossein Ensan has closed out a historic 50th running of the World Series of Poker (WSOP) by capturing the world...
article Hold ‘em or fold ‘em? This A.I. bluffs with the best (7/14/2019)
(New York) -- In his 14 years on the professional poker circuit, Darren Elias had never faced anyone who played with so little fear. A typical poker player, when dealt...
article Poker player loses brutal 31 million chip hand with pocket aces at 2019 WSOP Main Event (7/12/2019)
(Las Vegas) -- Oh noooooo. This is so extremely brutal given how close the players at the 2019 World Series of Poker Main Event are to the end. Timothy Su will start...
article Robots Are Beating Humans At Poker (7/11/2019)
(Las Vegas) -- On a scorching summer day two weeks ago, I was sitting in a cavernous room in the Mojave Desert along with some 2,000 other people, none of whom I’d...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Rhode Island Gaming

article Rhode Island Gov. Raimondo Balks at Twin River Offer to Take Lottery Contract From IGT (7/17/2019)
(Rhode Island) -- Gov. Gina Raimondo (D-RI) doesn’t want Twin River Worldwide Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:TRWH), Rhode Island’s lone casino operator, usurping...
1 Article on this Issue

Texas Gaming

article Houston poker rooms left wondering if they're operating legally after raids (7/17/2019)
(Texas) -- In an afternoon press conference Wednesday, lawyers for the Prime Social poker room said their clients did everything in their power to make sure their...
article Will Jerry Jones deliver sports betting in Texas? (7/14/2019)
(Texas) -- Everything is bigger in Texas. Except for sports betting, which remains nonexistent. Kevin Sherrington of the Dallas Morning News takes a look at the status...
article Game rooms keep spinning in Victoria but at smaller scale (7/13/2019)
(Texas) -- By this time last year, the city of Victoria had issued more than three times the number of game room permits approved so far in 2019. Seven months after the...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Foxwoods

article A year of declines for Foxwoods’ slot revenue (7/16/2019)
(Connecticut) -- Foxwoods Resort Casino joined Mohegan Sun later Monday posting lower year-over-year June slot revenues, its 12th consecutive month in decline. Foxwoods...
1 Article on this Issue

New York Gaming

article Legal sports betting begins in New York state (7/16/2019)
(New York) -- New York joined the growing list of states allowing wagering on sports after when the Rivers Casino and Resort cut the ribbon on a new betting lounge...
article The first legal sports bet in New York state has been placed (7/16/2019)
(New York) -- The first bets are down. Rivers Sportsbook, the first place in New York state where you can legally place a wager on a sporting event, opened today at the...
article Gamblers play the odds at New York’s first legal sports betting parlor (7/16/2019)
(New York) -- One of the first legal sports bets made in New York was a $20 gamble on a team from Seattle. Assemblyman Gary Pretlow (D-Mount Vernon) was at the front of...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Oneida Nation

article August 1 launch date set for Oneida’s Lounge at Caesars Sport venues (7/16/2019)
(New York) -- August 1 has been slated as the grand opening day for The Lounge at Caesars Sports sportsbooks at the Oneida Nation’s New York casinos, Turning Stone...
article The Lounge at Caesars Sports set for 1 August launch (7/16/2019)
(New York) -- The Oneida Indian Nation today announced its joint venture with Caesars Entertainment will open its doors on 1 August. The Lounge at Caesars Sports will be...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Wynn Boston Harbor

article Cheating Accusations Cool Encore Boston Harbor's Hot Start (7/16/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- Encore Boston Harbor raked in $16.8 million in its first week of business, nearly catching MGM Springfield's monthly haul, but a lawsuit filed...
article The Encore Boston Harbor Casino Is Getting Sued Less Than a Month after Opening (7/16/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- Everett’s new Encore casino may have made millions in its opening week, but a lawsuit filed Monday alleges that some of those funds were...
article Despite Sunday morning launch, Encore Boston Harbor made $16 million in its first week (7/15/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- Despite an unorthodox Sunday morning opening, Encore Boston Harbor generated more than $16 million in gross gambling revenue during its first week in...
article Everett casino nets $2M a day in first week (7/15/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- In the first eight days that Encore Boston Harbor was open, gamblers wagered more than $93.5 million on the slot machines alone at the Everett casino...
article New casino generates more than $4M in taxes in 1st week (7/15/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- The new Encore Boston Harbor casino raked in nearly $16.8 million in gambling revenue and paid $4.2 million in state taxes in its first week of...
article Lawsuit against Encore Boston Harbor claims casino is illegally withholding winnings from blackjack, slot machine players (7/15/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- A class action lawsuit filed Monday in Middlesex County Superior Court claims that Encore Boston Harbor withheld money to patrons who reported...
article Lawsuit Claims Encore Boston Harbor Is Cheating Players Of Winnings (7/15/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- A class action lawsuit is accusing Encore Boston Harbor of cheating gamblers out of their winnings as state regulators disclose the new casino’s...
7 Total Articles on this Issue

Loot Boxes

article SNP conference: Motion says loot boxes are akin to 'gambling' (7/15/2019)
(Scotland) -- LOOT boxes have been compared to Kinder Eggs and packs of stickers, but two Scottish politicians believe they’re more akin to gambling and are...
1 Article on this Issue

Missouri Gaming

article State gambling regulators say slot machines spreading across Missouri are illegal (7/15/2019)
(Missouri) -- In the latest attempt to slow the rapid-fire spread of untaxed and unregulated slot machines in Missouri, state gambling regulators have deemed the...
1 Article on this Issue

Montana Gaming

article Montana Lottery urged to rebid its sports betting contract (7/15/2019)
(Montana) -- Last month the Montana Legislature legalized sports betting and placed it under control of the state Lottery. Gov. Steve Bullock also vetoed a bill that...
1 Article on this Issue

Pennsylvania Gaming

article 3 Pa. casinos launch online gambling this week (7/15/2019)
(Pennsylvania) -- Internet gaming was approved under the sweeping 2017 expansion of Pennsylvania’s gaming law. Parx, SugarHouse and Hollywood casinos launching...
article Internet-based casino games are set to start in Pennsylvania July 15; what’s that mean for players, taxpayers? (7/13/2019)
(Pennsylvania) -- Come Monday morning, Pennsylvania becomes the fourth state in America to move into the world of legal, online casino gambling. That’s when the...
article Skill game company to local skill game operator, "your machines are gambling devices" (7/11/2019)
(Pennsylvania) -- At a press conference outside one of his local gaming parlors, the owner of 3C Amusements shook his head and laughed as a game of skill manufacturer...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Sports Betting

article What sports betting brings to the total casino property (7/15/2019)
(Indian Country) -- When the tribal gaming industry convened at the national Indian Gaming Association’s annual convention in April, sports betting was at the top...
article US Sports Betting Revenue And Handle (7/10/2019)
(USA) -- US sports betting once only happened in Nevada. Now, as legal sports betting has expanded to more states starting in 2018, the amount of sports betting revenue...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Sports in Las Vegas

article Sankey talks link between sports gambling, mental health (7/15/2019)
(Alabama) -- Southeastern Conference Commissioner Greg Sankey considers the mental health of athletes an important issue to be considered when it comes to legalized...
1 Article on this Issue

Sports Leagues

article SEC's commissioner wary of legalized sports betting (7/15/2019)
(Alabama) -- Southeastern Conference Commissioner Greg Sankey considers the mental health of athletes an important issue to be considered when it comes to legalized...
1 Article on this Issue

Video Gaming

article How ‘Grand Theft Auto’ kingpin Robert Alexander gambled his fortune away (7/13/2019)
(Las Vegas) -- Not that long ago, Robert Alexander was a Las Vegas whale. He blew thousands in nightclubs, bet even more at craps and bragged about winning $7.8 million...
1 Article on this Issue

Florida Gaming

article Goodbye horses, hello jai alai? Isle Casino Pompano looks to revive fast-paced game (7/12/2019)
(Florida) -- For several South Florida casinos, jai-alai is shaping up as a better bet than dogs and racehorses. Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park is the latest gambling...
1 Article on this Issue

Nooksack Tribe

article Vegas-style gambling coming Friday to northern Whatcom County (7/11/2019)
(Washington) -- The Nooksack Tribe’s Northwood Casino will begin offering Las Vegas-style table games Friday, according to Heather Songer of the Washington State...
1 Article on this Issue

North Dakota Gaming

article State needs to stay smart about gambling (7/11/2019)
(North Dakota) -- North Dakota’s introduction of electronic pull tabs has been a revenue success. Tax revenues from gambling for the 2017-19 budget cycle are ahead...
1 Article on this Issue

Charity Gaming

article Pull-tab pie: everyone wants a piece (7/10/2019)
(Minnesota) -- Members of the Kramer-Berg American Legion Post 507 are worried about their future. Their revenue stream is shrinking as other charitable gambling groups...
1 Article on this Issue

Georgia Gaming

article Defense Lawyers Say Macon DA's Call for New Law Means Gaming Machines Are Legal (7/10/2019)
(Georgia) -- The first lawyers to successfully challenge Macon Circuit District Attorney David Cooke’s practice of pursuing gambling charges against businesses...
1 Article on this Issue

Illinois Gaming

article Illinois Betting on a Rapid Pace for Casino Expansion (7/10/2019)
(Illinois) -- State legislators laid out a rapid pace in the new gambling expansion law that will give Illinois six new casinos, including one in Chicago – so fast...
1 Article on this Issue

Arkansas Gaming

article SBTech and Churchill Downs accept first legal sports wager in Arkansas (7/9/2019)
(Arkansas) -- SBTech has partnered with Churchill Downs at Oaklawn Racetrack and Casino to power the first legal sports wager in the state of Arkansas. In November,...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

article The troubling legacy of Britain’s gambling experiment (7/17/2019)
(UK) -- There are many low points for the compulsive gambler. But for Alex Macey, one of the lowest came a decade ago, when he found himself at the cinema with his young...
article BUDDY FRANK: Table game yield management has arrived (7/13/2019)
(California) -- There’s probably no position in the casino industry where experience is more critical than that of a table games manager. They need to use their...
article Gambling on the bank: New Zealand 'behind' on credit card restrictions (7/7/2019)
(New Zealand) -- New Zealand's major banks say they are looking at measures to restrict the use of credit cards to pay for gambling. But budgeting advocates say the...
article Trial dates set for former Sheshatshiu chief (7/4/2019)
(Labrador) -- Former Sheshatshiu Innu First Nation chief Andrew Penashue is going to trial in November on charges of running an illegal gaming operation from a shed in...
article Casinos are using AI for even greater advantage (6/27/2019)
(USA) -- Casinos and gambling websites, already adept at tilting long-term odds in their favor, are getting a leg up from technology that could inject even more...
article Cochin resident takes home more than $72,000 in winnings from Gold Eagle Casino (6/27/2019)
(Saskatchewan) -- A Cochin man is $72,147.50 richer after a visit to the Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority’s Gold Eagle Casino. Melvin Rose won the Dreamer...
article Four Athletes Who Can Teach You a Thing or Two about Gambling (6/25/2019)
(Worldwide) -- Gambling has been a favorite form of entertainment for as long as we can remember and it gained more popularity with the advent of online gambling. People...
article Cambodia: 12 Chinese Nationals Arrested For Kidnapping Over Unpaid Gambling Loan (6/18/2019)
(Cambodia) -- 12 Chinese men have been arrested in Poipet town in Cambodia. The Chinese nationals were arrested over charges of kidnapping three people after they failed...
article Wichita businessman Brandon Steven pays $1.1M, sentenced to probation in illegal gambling case (6/18/2019)
(Kansas) -- A federal judge has sentenced Wichita businessman Brandon Steven to probation for his role in illegal gambling. Steven, 45, appeared in court Tuesday...
article Wichita businessman Brandon Steven spared prison in gambling case (6/18/2019)
(Kansas) -- A federal magistrate has spared a Wichita businessman prison time after he pleaded guilty for his role in concealing the transfer of betting information from...
article Betting companies double down on deregulated markets (6/15/2019)
(UK) -- British betting companies have come up against increasingly stringent regulations and higher taxes in established markets such as the UK and Ireland. New...
article Your brain on gambling: Why we keep betting even when the chips are down (6/10/2019)
(USA) -- I had a funny thing happen to me the other day. I was in Las Vegas playing baccarat. Turns out, the game is really simple: There is no skill to it, and all you...
article Seven busted for operating an illegal sports betting book out of an Astoria building (6/8/2019)
(New York) -- Law enforcement agents raided an illegal sports gambling office in Astoria this week and arrested seven individuals connected to its operation, prosecutors...
article Ask a historian: What’s the story with Coney Island’s brothels of yore? (6/7/2019)
(New York) -- David from Coney Island asks: What’s the story on bordellos in Coney Island? That question sounds a little shady to me. But considering that in the...
article The Gambling Nuns of Torrance, California (6/5/2019)
(California) -- Thou shalt not steal…unless you're one of the Vegas-loving nuns who allegedly took the Catholic school under their watch for every penny they...
article Norwegian pension fund withdraws gambling, alcohol investments (5/29/2019)
(Norway) -- A large Norwegian pension fund is taking a baffling stand. Kommunal Landspensjonskasse (KLP) has announced it will no longer invest in companies that profit...
article Motorhead’s ‘Ace of Spades’ Named Greatest Gambling Song of All Time (5/28/2019)
(Worldwide) -- Earlier this month, online poker giant PokerStars asked 1,000 of its European customers to select their favorite poker-themed song from a list of choices...
article Nearly 600 pit bulls and roosters rescued in animal-fighting probe in Indiana (5/24/2019)
(Indiana) -- Nearly 600 pit bulls and roosters were removed from two properties in Indiana after authorities received a tip that the animals were allegedly being trained...
article Alex Trebek Is Not Having James Holzhauer's Explanation Of Gambling Terms (5/23/2019)
(California) -- “Jeopardy!” champ James Holzhauer, a sports gambler by trade, wagered “two dimes” during Wednesday night’s game....
article BLOG: American Gambling in Numbers (5/13/2019)
(USA) -- The United States is one of the largest gambling markets in the world. With Las Vegas, Atlantic City and other popular gambling destinations, it’s been...

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