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Illinois Gaming

article Alderman reject gaming terminal license fee (11/21/2017)
(Illinois) -- Galesburg City Council enacted some fee adjustments along with a new fee for towing licenses but not one for gaming terminals. 7th Ward Alderman Jeremy...
article Orland Park officials seeking public input on gambling issue (11/7/2017)
(Illinois) -- Orland Park trustees at their meeting Monday held off taking a vote on an advisory referendum regarding video gambling in the village, and have tentatively...
article Sycamore City Council votes against additional video gambling licenses (11/6/2017)
(Illinois) -- It’s going to be another year before the Sycamore City Council entertains the idea of creating more liquor licenses in the video gambling class after...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

N.J. Sports Betting

article New Jersey Reps get ready for sports betting case (11/21/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- The New Jersey Thoroughbred Horseman’s Association, along with representatives acting for New Jersey, stated their case in legal briefs before...
1 Article on this Issue

Ontario Gaming

article Ontario Lottery seeks sports betting partner (11/21/2017)
(Ontario) -- Canada’s Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) has begun a search for a service provider to help enhance and expand its sports betting service...
1 Article on this Issue

Video Gaming

article EA insists loot boxes are not gambling – but turns off in-game purchases for Battlefront II (11/21/2017)
(Washington) -- Top game developer Electronic Arts is standing by its use of the loot box system in video games, telling Gamespot that “crate mechanics… are...
article EA insists that Star Wars Battlefront II loot boxes aren't gambling (11/20/2017)
(USA) -- With the gambling authorities of both Belgium and the Netherlands now looking into the implementation of loot boxes in Star Wars Battlefront II, publisher EA...
article In Response to Investigations, EA Says Loot Boxes Aren’t Gambling (11/19/2017)
(Washington) -- Video game publisher Electronic Arts (EA) said Thursday that the so-called “loot boxes” that appear in Star Wars Battlefront 2 do not...
article How a Star Wars video game faced charges that it was promoting gambling (11/18/2017)
(USA) -- Imagine buying a new chess set. Chess is your favorite game. Also you love “Star Wars.” It’s a Star Wars chess set! Now imagine playing your...
article ‘Game-Bling’: Are Loot Boxes Turning Games Into Casinos? (11/5/2017)
(Internet) -- If you've been on any gaming website in the last few weeks, you are sure to have come across the great microtransactions debate, which has been raging...
5 Total Articles on this Issue

Skill-Based Gaming

article Atlantic City Experts Deem Skill-Based Casino Games Appealing to Millennials (11/20/2017)
(Atlantic City) -- Skill-based gambling continues to be considered appealing to the younger demographic of gambling enthusiasts, as it has been recently confirmed by...
article Despite setback, skill-based gaming still seen as way to attract younger crowd (11/19/2017)
(Atlantic City) -- Earlier this year, skill-based gaming was hailed as a way to attract a young audience to the casino floor. But in May, after only six months, Caesars...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Sports Betting

article Sports betting touted as potential source of new state revenue (11/20/2017)
(New York) -- Sports betting will likely be coming to New York's casinos and racinos if the U.S. Supreme Court strikes down the federal prohibition against betting...
article Sports betting challenge could shake up Texas gaming (11/18/2017)
(Texas) -- A lawsuit slated for oral argument at the U.S. Supreme Court in early December could change the face of legal gambling, not just in Texas but across the...
article It’s a good bet legalized gambling is coming to our sports leagues (11/18/2017)
(Boston) -- Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs is all in with Adam Silver, the NBA commissioner, who once again this past summer made his case for pro sports to adopt gambling....
article Lawmakers look to get sports betting in New York (11/11/2017)
(New York) -- New York voters just approved two amendments to the state constitution but lawmakers are already looking to next year, specifically with a proposal that...
article Bored mother scoops enormous £600,000 betting win thanks to astonishing £1 soccer bet (11/8/2017)
(UK) -- A UK woman has landed a near £600,000 ($788,000) prize after placing a twelve-team soccer accumulator for just £1 ($1.30). The unnamed 59-year-old...
article Over half a billion in bets for Nevada in September offers tantalising taste of what could follow if PASPA overturned (11/6/2017)
(Las Vegas) -- Sportsbooks in Nevada achieved a new milestone with statistics from the Nevada Gaming Control Board showing that that they took in $558 million in bets in...
article West Virginia discusses sports betting (11/1/2017)
(West Virginia) -- The state Lottery Commission and casino executives from West Virginia gathered last week to discuss the results of a study conducted by Eilers &...
article Always leave them wanting more: Mysterious 'let it ride' gambler who made $14MILLION correctly calling every game of the World Series (11/1/2017)
(Las Vegas) -- The mystery man who 'let it ride' across successful bets on the first six games of the World Series has walked away with $14million in winnings...
article Mysterious World Series gambler reportedly walking away with $14 million instead of betting on Game 7 (11/1/2017)
(Las Vegas) -- An Eastern European gambler has already won big on the World Series, and he has no signs of stopping. Now he has over $14 million on the line for Game 7...
9 Total Articles on this Issue

Las Vegas Gaming

article Las Vegas Palms revamping property to attract more crowds (11/19/2017)
(Las Vegas) -- A big $485-million renovation is set for the Las Vegas Palms. Aimed at restoring the resort to its previous reputation as one of Vegas’ hippest...
article Improved gambling is the order of the day at The Cromwell on the Las Vegas Strip (11/1/2017)
(Las Vegas) -- It’s rare to find something you really like. It’s even more rare when that thing you like is improved. That’s the case with the gambling...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Pennsylvania Gaming

article Pa. poised for big gambling expansion (11/19/2017)
(Pennsylvania) -- Cash already is rolling into Pennsylvania’s coffers as a result of a sprawling gambling expansion law passed late last month. The Pennsylvania...
article PA On Sports Betting: ‘We Can Be Ready To Go When The Law Changes’ (11/7/2017)
(Pennsylvania) -- A spokesperson for Pennsylvania‘s gaming regulatory body said that it could be ready to launch sports betting as soon as next year. That...
article It'll take at least a year to enact PA's new gambling expansion (11/6/2017)
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania is starting the lengthy process of making far-reaching expansions to its gambling industry. Among the law's major provisions are...
article VGTs: Pros, Cons, Facts, And Figures On The New Truck Stop Installations (11/6/2017)
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania truckers and legislators alike sit on both sides of the aisle when it comes to legislating video gaming terminals (VGTs) and allowing them...
article Pennsylvania Governor: ‘There’s Been A Lot Of Pressure’ To Expand Gambling (11/1/2017)
(Pennsylvania) -- Before Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf signed an expansive gaming package this week, many weren’t sure how excited he was about it, or if he would...
article Truck Stop Gambling Heading to Pennsylvania (11/1/2017)
(Pennsylvania) -- To most truck drivers, familiar with every nook and cranny of the country from their constant travels, seeing a slot machine-style video gambling...
article As gambling grows in Pennsylvania, what's legal now and what's next? (10/31/2017)
(Pennsylvania) -- The big business of gambling is about to get bigger in Pennsylvania. Casino gambling brings in about $1.4 billion a year in tax revenue, the most in...
article Governor expects revenue from gambling expansion (10/31/2017)
(Pennsylvania) -- With government leaders searching for money to plug holes in the state's tattered finances, Gov. Tom Wolf on Monday signed legislation authorizing...
article PA’s New Gaming Law: Could Mini-Casinos, VGTs Be Coming To Your Town? (10/31/2017)
(Pennsylvania) -- Governor Wolf has signed a bill to greatly expand gambling across Pennsylvania. The state’s existing casinos will have the first crack at ten...
article Governor OKs online gambling, more casinos in Pennsylvania (10/30/2017)
(Pennsylvania) -- Gov. Tom Wolf on Monday signed legislation authorizing a major expansion of gambling in what's already the nation's second-largest commercial...
article PA Rep. Dunbar On Online Gambling: Bill Not Perfect But ‘Now We Can Actually Sit Down And Play’ (10/30/2017)
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania Rep. George Dunbar slept in his office Wednesday night to make sure he was up early to answer any questions his colleagues might have on...
11 Total Articles on this Issue

Atlantic City Gaming

article Borgata Building Atlantic City’s First Sportsbook, William Hill Expanding Monmouth Park Facility (11/18/2017)
(New Jersey) -- The Borgata is readying to begin construction on a $7 million sportsbook at the Atlantic City casino resort. The project is in anticipation of the US...
1 Article on this Issue

Fantasy Sports

article Lawyer on DraftKings, FanDuel: 'It looks like betting' (11/18/2017)
(UK) -- Next year may bring major changes in American gambling law, thanks to Christie et al vs NCAA et al, a long-lingering case that the U.S. Supreme Court will hear...
article DraftKings Adds Actual Sports With EuroLeague Basketball Deal (11/7/2017)
(Europe) -- Fantasy sports giant DraftKings will live-stream top-level European professional basketball this winter, joining Twitter, Facebook, Yahoo and a slew of...
article DraftKings Hints At Becoming A Legal US Sportsbook Down The Road: How Exactly Would That Work? (11/7/2017)
(USA) -- DraftKings CEO Jason Robins at least hinted at the idea that his daily fantasy sports company could eventually take a look at being a part of a future legal...
article Why DraftKings' partnership with EuroLeague Basketball might matter more than you think (11/7/2017)
(USA) -- Boston-based DraftKings Inc. announced on Tuesday that users in the U.S. and Canada will soon be able to watch live EuroLeague Basketball games right within the...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Florida Gaming

article Senate gaming bill promises ‘attainable reform’ (11/12/2017)
(Florida) -- The Florida Senate is about to tackle gaming issues again. Sen. Travis Hutson‘s latest bill (SB 840) is less ambitious in scope than previous efforts...
1 Article on this Issue

New Hampshire Gaming

article Derry officials hear details on keno (11/12/2017)
(New Hampshire) -- Communities across the state are considering whether to ask residents to approve bringing keno to town to help support the costs of implementing full-...
article Keno vote turns into a crapshoot, fails in Concord, passes elsewhere (11/7/2017)
(New Hampshire) -- Jerry Venne was torn about voting for or against the gambling game keno during Tuesday’s election in Concord. “I’ve seen what...
article Keno Gambling Up for Vote in 10 New Hampshire Cities (11/7/2017)
(New Hampshire) -- Voters in 10 New Hampshire cities will decide Tuesday whether to allow the electronic bingo game keno in bars and restaurants in an effort to raise...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Hard Rock

article Reevely: Hard Rock needs casino expansion to pay province what it owes, it says (11/11/2017)
(Ottawa) -- The Hard Rock casino in Ottawa needs more gambling tables because it owes the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. more money than 21 poker tables and roulette...
1 Article on this Issue

Mandalay Bay Shooting

article Inside the Las Vegas shooter’s gambling world (11/11/2017)
(Las Vegas) -- Watching Jean Scott play video poker, it is easy to see how Mandalay Bay shooter Stephen Paddock could have burned through big money during his trips to...
1 Article on this Issue

California Gaming

article California Eyes Historical Racing To Boost Purses And Profits (10/31/2017)
(California) -- Commissioners who oversee California’s struggling horseracing industry are considering the idea of historical racing machines in an effort to aid...
1 Article on this Issue

Mohegan Sun

article Pennsylvania’s gambling expansion could mean more casinos, betting online, in airports, at truck stops (10/31/2017)
(Pennsylvania) -- When Pennsylvania’s governor authorized a major expansion of gambling Monday, it raised the possibility that the Mohegan Tribe could pursue a...
1 Article on this Issue

Nevada Gaming

article Nevada gaming revenue up 3.25 percent in September (10/31/2017)
(Nevada) -- State gaming revenue was up 3.25 percent — $948,991,121 to $979,859,876 — in September compared to same month a year ago, according to the Nevada...
article Record football betting helps boost Nevada casinos’ win (10/31/2017)
(Las Vegas) -- Non-baccarat table-game play and sports bets paced an increased September gaming win, the state Gaming Control Board reported Tuesday. Win was up 3.3...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Oklahoma Gaming

article House looks to expanded Indian gaming for new revenue (10/31/2017)
(Oklahoma) -- Lawmakers may be looking at an expansion of Indian gaming for new state revenue, legislation filed in the House during the past day of the ongoing special...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

article Study: Gamblers using new spending tool bet less, lose less (11/21/2017)
(Massachusetts) -- A new study suggests gamblers using a unique gambling addiction prevention tool at Massachusetts’ first casino are betting less and losing less...
article Sweden’s gambling participation sees a slow but steady decline (11/20/2017)
(Sweden) -- For the first nine months of 2017, ending September, Sweden’s overall gambling revenue totalled SEK16.5bn ($1.97bn), a 3% increase on last year’s...
article COLUMN: Solitaire gets a seat at the gambling table (11/20/2017)
(Atlantic City) -- Long before I ever visited Las Vegas, I heard tales of solitaire being offered as a gambling game. I’ve never actually seen the game in casinos...
article Poker Promoter Isok Aronov Gets Year Behind Bars for Operating Coney Island Gambling Den (11/15/2017)
(New Jersey) -- Remember kids, crime doesn’t pay. Case in point: 33-year-old Isok Aronov will spend the next year of his life behind bars for his role in operating...
article Religion Triggers Same Brain Reward Circulatory As Gambling (11/14/2017)
(USA) -- Religion and gambling are two things you would rarely, if ever, associate with each other. In fact, many religions condemn the act of gambling and it is seen by...
article Action News Jax goes undercover to expose illegal gambling machines (11/13/2017)
(Florida) -- Illegal gambling machines are operating in the open. An Action News Jax investigation reveals illegal gaming is happening in Northeast Florida despite a...
article Police suspected illegal gambling, raided 2 Virginia Beach stores, court documents say (11/13/2017)
(Virginia) -- Two stores off Holland Road may have been fronts for illegal computer gambling operations, police said in affidavits for search warrants recently unsealed...
article Are "side bets" at the craps table a good way to build or bust your bankroll? (11/12/2017)
(Las Vegas) -- Craps quickly became my favorite game when I first started gambling legally in a casino. Not only is this game the most fun in the casino but it has some...
article Texas woman wins $1.2 million on $1 dollar slot machine (11/7/2017)
(Las Vegas) -- It wasn’t long after a Texas woman sat down at a Wheel of Fortune slot machine at the Paris last month that she hit a $1.2 million jackpot, Caesars...
article Online betting agency forced to dump TV ad for promoting excessive gambling (11/4/2017)
(Australia) -- Australia's newest online bookmaker, Neds, will stop running one of its ads on free-to-air TV ahead of the Melbourne Cup after the commercial was...
article You Are Looking Live at Brent Musburger in the Casino (10/31/2017)
(Las Vegas) -- “You are looking live ...” was his signature intro over a sweeping camera shot, but instead of a snow-capped Lambeau Field or sunny Los...
article Author says America is the United States of Gambling (10/31/2017)
(California) -- In the new book “Gangsters to Governors: The New Bosses of Gambling in America,” journalist David Clary argues that gambling has become as...
article Cyprus to initiate first-ever gambling study (10/25/2017)
(Cyprus) -- The National Betting Authority (NBA) of Cyprus revealed on Monday that the island country in the Eastern Mediterranean will be conducting what will...
article Clovis woman picks up $95,000 progressive jackpot at Table Mountain Casino (10/24/2017)
(California) -- A resident of Clovis, Fresno has scooped a sensational jackpot of $95,449.94 at the Table Mountain Casino, while playing penny slot games at the...
article Here are your chances of winning at popular casino games (10/21/2017)
(Worldwide) -- What are your odds at winning casino games? It's extremely difficult for players to go home with winnings. All casino games have a house advantage,...
article Raided Denver arcade owners say they provide games of skill, not gambling (10/20/2017)
(Colorado) -- Are they video arcades or illegal gambling operations? Police have raided “game of skill” parlors up and down the front range. Now business...
article ‘Convenience gambling’ at root of addiction, not IRs, says scholar (10/18/2017)
(Macau) -- Problem gambling is not necessarily more prevalent in gaming meccas like Macau and Las Vegas, a professor on responsible gambling said on Tuesday, but it is...
article 5 women charged in connection with illegal gambling operation in south Lansing (10/16/2017)
(Michigan) -- Five women face felony charges in connection with an alleged illegal gambling operation that ran under a false storefront in South Lansing.
article How Cognitive Biases Affect Gamblers (10/16/2017)
(Malta) -- Rookie and veteran gamblers alike have had thoughts like these run through their minds at times: “Since black has hit the last nine times, red is...
article DM prohibits gambling during Diwali (10/15/2017)
(India) -- The District Magistrate (DM), Capital Complex in an executive order has prohibited all kinds of gambling activities during the ensuing Diwali festival within...

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