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Hacked & Cyber-Attack

article SBTech confident of resuming full client operations following cyberattack (4/1/2020)
(Worldwide) -- Sportsbooks powered by SBTech are to resume operations as early as today as the company continues to respond to a cyberattack that resulted in all the...
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New Jersey Gaming

article Online bets help to ease revenue loss from New Jersey's casino shutdown (4/1/2020)
(New Jersey) -- The casinos in Atlantic City may be shut down for the time being thanks to the coronavirus pandemic gripping the country, but New Jersey is still finding...
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William Hill

article William Hill has turned to everything from sumo to table tennis to keep sports betting going (4/1/2020)
(Nevada) -- Shortly after all the major professional and collegiate American sports leagues announced cancellations or postponements due to the coronavirus, Nick...
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Europe Gaming

article Spillemyndigheden offers advice to players amid Covid-19 (3/31/2020)
(Denmark) -- Denmark’s Gaming Authority (Spillemyndigheden) has issued guidance to consumers to encourage responsible play amid the novel coronavirus (Covid-19)...
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Las Vegas Gaming

article Sports shutdown hands pro bettors bad beat of a lifetime (3/31/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- The sports shutdown caused by the coronavirus has dealt the bad beat of a lifetime to professional bettors and handicappers, though some have taken the...
article With Las Vegas Casinos Closed, Will Gamblers Quit? (3/25/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- Gambling is an impulse-control disorder on par with drugs or alcohol because it stimulates the brain's reward system and can be addictive. So, what...
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Pennsylvania Gaming

article Online gaming may soften blow of lost revenue from casino shutdown in Pennsylvania (3/31/2020)
(Pennsylvania) -- Two weeks ago on Tuesday, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board ordered all the land-based casinos in the state to shut down as part of the effort to...
article Sportview: Nothing 'Trumps' gambling for people who miss betting on sports (3/29/2020)
(Pennsylvania) -- Place your bets now! OK, so where do people who enjoy betting on sports get their fix today? The major sports leagues are all shut down. Yeah, there...
article Illegal Gambling Opponents Call on State, County Health Departments to Order Immediate Shutdown of ‘Games of Skill’ Machines (3/24/2020)
(Pennsylvania) -- An advocacy group battling against the explosion of illegal gambling across Pennsylvania is calling for an immediate shutdown of so-called ‘games...
article Online sports bettors turn to pingpong as leagues postpone seasons (3/24/2020)
(Pennsylvania) -- At a time when bettors would typically be placing wagers on March Madness brackets and NHL playoff favorites, Pennsylvania sports enthusiasts are...
article Coronavirus response hurting state's new sports wagering industry (3/17/2020)
(Pennsylvania) -- On the FanDuel sports betting app on Monday, the top suggestion for possible wagers was a soccer game in Turkey. Other suggestions included Russian...
5 Total Articles on this Issue

Russia Gaming

article Two Russian gambling sites offer COVID-19 betting (3/31/2020)
(Russia) -- With all sport competitions in Russia suspended until April 17, certain gambling websites in the country have begun offering betting on the development of...
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Trump Adminstration

article Odds Joe "Tiger King" Exotic Is Pardoned by Trump Set at +575 (3/31/2020)
(USA) -- The wildly-gripping Netflix docuseries Tiger King has become the most popular show in the United States. The main protagonist from the series, Joe Exotic, has...
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Sports Betting

article Frustrated Gamblers Turn to Politics as the Only Game in Town (3/30/2020)
(USA) -- When coronavirus shut down the sports world in the span of a few days it didn’t just sideline thousands of professional athletes and their legions of fans...
article How Sports Gambling Has Changed Without Sports (3/27/2020)
(USA) -- Would you take the Mavericks getting 9.5 points on the road against the Kings? In real-life, with a healthy Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis in the lineup,...
article Japanese sumo wrestling popular bet at William Hill (3/23/2020)
(California) -- Scanning the globe for sports betting content, William Hill sportsbook found a gem in Japanese sumo wrestling. The book took more than 1,000 bets on its...
article Miss sports? You can always gamble on weather forecasts (3/23/2020)
(Colorado) -- Sports fans probably miss sports more than usual this week. This week, of course, would normally feature the opening rounds of the NCAA men’s...
article Not all bets are off: Gamblers wager on everything from weather to Trump tweets (3/23/2020)
(USA) -- Sports betting platforms are finding creative ways to fill the void from the unprecedented suspension of professional and college games as a result of the COVID...
article Sports Gamblers Are Wagering on Some Ridiculous Things Amid Coronavirus (3/23/2020)
(USA) -- We're now entering uncharted territory when it comes to life without sports, and there's no indication they'll be back anytime soon. March Madness...
article Thanks to coronavirus, sports bettors have shifted to camel racing and the weather (3/23/2020)
(Worldwide) -- Proving that no hole is deep enough, there is Russian table tennis, soccer in Belarus and rugby in Australia if you have the itch to bet. Or, if you are...
article How the sports-betting industry is responding to the coronavirus pandemic that has halted most major sporting events (3/22/2020)
(USA) -- The coronavirus pandemic has dealt a blow to the legal sports-betting industry that was poised to take off in the US in 2020. Major sporting events, including...
article Gambling companies heavily promoting obscure sporting competitions (3/22/2020)
(UK) -- British MPs have implored online gambling firms to impose a temporary betting cap of £50 a day during the Covid-19 crisis, as evidence emerged that they...
article In the coronavirus sports void, these are the desperate bets gamblers are making (3/21/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- For Duane Colucci, Thursday should have been one of the biggest days of the year. Colucci works as assistant race and sports manager at the Rampart Casino...
article Sportsbooks turn to weather, politics, and golf minitours (3/21/2020)
(Worldwide) -- The lights are out in Las Vegas. The glistening Strip, 4.2 miles of South Las Vegas Boulevard that can be seen from hundreds of miles away in an airplane...
article Sumo wrestling? Rugby? Casinos closed due to coronavirus, but sports betting goes on (3/21/2020)
(Nevada) -- Most of the sports world is shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic, but sports bettors who still need their action can bet online, even though casinos in...
article How big is sports betting? Here’s how much money is lost with the coronavirus. (3/18/2020)
(Florida) -- Every March, billions of dollars are wagered on the NCAA’s men’s and women’s basketball tournaments. The nickname, March Madness, isn...
article Coronavirus sends sports betting scrambling (3/17/2020)
(Worldwide) -- Sportsbooks are flummoxed over what to do about the lack of sports events. Why it matters: 2020 was supposed to be the year that sports betting really...
article How sports betting has been affected by coronavirus (3/17/2020)
(USA) -- The legal sports business betting in the metropolitan area still is operational . . . sort of. In-person betting was to shut down on Monday night in line with...
article Patriots’ Super Bowl odds in Las Vegas soar without Tom Brady (3/17/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- The Tom Brady era in New England ended Tuesday morning when the quarterback announced he was leaving the Patriots after 20 seasons with the team. Las...
article Horse Racing Is One of the Last Sports Standing in US (3/16/2020)
(USA) -- With nearly every sport in the United States shut down for the foreseeable future because of the coronavirus, there is one that intends to go on as long as...
article For sports gamblers, UFC is the last show in town (3/16/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- On Saturday night, with nearly the entire sportscape shut down except for a defiant UFC Fight Night event out in Brazil, the texts began rolling in....
18 Total Articles on this Issue

Australia Gaming

article Gamblers in coronavirus isolation turn to betting on reality TV and even Russian table tennis (3/29/2020)
(Australia) -- With casinos shut and major sports cancelling or postponing their seasons, bookmakers and gambling sites are still finding ways to reach problem gamblers...
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Sports Leagues

article After years of opposing gambling, the NFL sounds ready to go all in (3/29/2020)
(New York) -- Money never sleeps, correct? Well, the sun never sets on the sports-betting empire either. What, there are no games right now? Recently, Bovada started...
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West Virginia Gaming

article Sports Betting Revenue In W.V. Free Falling With Casino Closures (3/28/2020)
(West Virginia) -- The sports and sports betting industry has taken a major hit in the past few weeks and West Virginia’s sports betting revenue numbers are a...
article West Virginia Sports Betting Revenue Sees Sharp Decline The Week Sports Shut Down (3/25/2020)
(West Virginia) -- As expected, the West Virginia sports betting figures saw a sharp decline for the week of March 14. This was the first week that sports were affected...
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eSports

article Control Board allowing sportsbooks to take bets on Counter-Strike (3/27/2020)
(Nevada) -- The state Gaming Control Board has given permission for Nevada sportsbooks to take wagers on a major video game competition that is underway. In a memorandum...
article With most sports on hiatus, will betting on eSports become popular? (3/24/2020)
(Worldwide) -- The Coronavirus pandemic forced the suspension of the NBA, MLB, NHL, and professional soccer seasons, as well as the outright cancellation of the NCAA...
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Online Gaming

article STUTZ: Could America see an expansion in online gaming as a result of the coronavirus shutdowns? (3/25/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- Once the coronavirus pandemic has subsided and the gaming industry begins what portends to be a slow recovery, we may finally start to hear serious...
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UK Gambling

article Stuck-at-Home Britons Provide Boost for Online Casino Companies (3/25/2020)
(UK) -- Britons stuck at home due to the coronavirus outbreak are hitting the online casinos, providing a boost for operators of virtual games such as blackjack and...
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Missouri Gaming

article Rogue slot machines keep glowing during Missouri’s coronavirus casino shutdown (3/24/2020)
(Missouri) -- Even though officials have shut down Missouri’s 13 licensed casinos to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus, gamblers Tuesday were still able to...
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Wyoming Gaming

article Barron: Money, the law and the gaming commission (3/22/2020)
(Wyoming) -- The 2020 law creating the Wyoming Gaming Commission is one of those bills that had many lives. The idea, the need and several bills have been around for...
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COVID-19

article To bet or not to bet? Casinos, gamblers weigh virus concerns (3/21/2020)
(Atlantic City) -- Gamblers and vacationers, who had planned to visit U.S. casinos, expressed a mixture of disappointment and relief over a wave of closings in at least...
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Atlantic City Gaming

article Can Online Gambling Save Atlantic City Casinos From the Coronavirus? (3/18/2020)
(Atlantic City) -- The Super Bowl helped Atlantic City casinos notch another big month in sports betting for February as they took in nearly $500 million in wagers on...
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Georgia Gaming

article Georgia’s casino gambling bill fails to make crossover deadline (3/18/2020)
(Georgia) -- The possibility of casino gambling coming to Georgia is on hold. The bill failed to make the crossover deadline in the state legislature. The bill called...
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Oklahoma Gaming

article Tribe claims state violated exclusivity agreement with lottery, gaming changes (3/18/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- The state’s expansion of the lottery and other forms of gaming violates the compacts tribes have with the state, the Wichita and Affiliated Tribes...
article Wichita Tribe: State reneged on gaming agreement, jeopardizing education funding (3/18/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- Oklahoma state officials reneged on their agreement to provide tribes with substantial exclusivity to conduct gaming operations so tribes no longer have a...
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Seminole Tribe

article Mama June and Geno Still Hard Rocking ... What Pandemic?!? (3/18/2020)
(Florida) -- Mama June and Geno Doak are gambling with their health -- maybe more so than usual -- because they're still hanging out in a Florida casino despite the...
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California Gaming

article SCHEUTZ: Bad Regulations Can Leave a Scar (3/17/2020)
(California) -- A ridiculous requirement that applicants for gaming licenses must report all “scars” on their bodies to the regulatory authority is a great...
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Massachusetts Gaming

article Mass. Lottery revenue dropped by $1.3 million in one week and more losses are coming (3/17/2020)
(Massachusetts) -- Revenue at the Massachusetts Lottery dropped by $1.3 million last week and the shutdown of restaurants and bars will, among other Covid-19...
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New York Gaming

article Expedited State Budget Not Good For Mobile NY Sports Betting Hopes (3/17/2020)
(New York) -- Chances for mobile NY sports betting making the New York state budget seem slim after the state opted Monday to bypass budgets from each individual chamber...
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Other News

article BLOG: 5 Pieces Of Good Gambling News To Read Right Now (3/24/2020)
(USA) -- Amongst the backdrop of a global pandemic and the uncertainty currently plaguing the casino industry, there are a few bright spots to be had. Yes, a majority of...
article Slots: The coming attractions (3/24/2020)
(Atlantic City) -- New games are the lifeblood of the slot machine industry. Players are always looking to try out the new bonus on the latest and greatest slot games....
article Showing every shot is no gamble; it's the first look at golf's gambling future (3/11/2020)
(Florida) -- Get ready for a glimpse into golf’s future. This week at The Players marks the first time that the PGA Tour has made every shot from every player...
article Man wins $450K jackpot at Vee Quiva casino in Valley (3/9/2020)
(Arizona) -- One spin of the wheel landed a man a hefty payout at a Valley casino on Friday. Joseph M. won about $450,000 on a Wheel of Fortune jackpot at Vee Quiva in...
article Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino: 57th running of West Texas Derby takes place Saturday (3/4/2020)
(Texas) -- Heading into Saturday's 57th running of the 400-yard West Texas Derby, Aggressive Driver is running the best in his young career. The three-year-old...
article Grimthorpe Chase report: Captain Chaos wins by wide margin at Doncaster (2/29/2020)
(England) -- Placed in a host of big staying races, Dan Skelton's nine-year-old put the record straight as he came home unchallenged to score by 54 lengths from...
article Tips for Successful Controlled Shooting in Craps (2/29/2020)
(Worldwide) -- When playing craps games, you’re required to toss the dice down the table and towards the wall. You don’t actually have to hit the wall every...
article Sights and sounds of slot machines increase allure of gambling, study shows (2/26/2020)
(Alberta) -- The sights and sounds of winning on a slot machine may increase your desire to play—and your memories of winning big, according to new research by...
article BOOK: Writer Recalls Her Mother's Secret Gambling Enterprise (2/21/2020)
(Michigan) -- Growing up, Bridgett M. Davis' mother booked and banked bets from their home in Detroit. She writes about her experience — and the role of "...
article 'Entourage' Actors Recall Classic Kobe Bryant Gambling Story (2/17/2020)
(California) -- In the aftermath of Kobe Bryant's tragic death, his former teammates, coaches, opponents, fans and celebrities have all come forth with their...
article Utah man made $8 million a year from unlicensed slots (2/14/2020)
(Utah) -- When one thinks of gambling, it is not usually Utah that comes to mind. But a Millcreek man bucked this trend, running an illegal gambling operation that...
article We're told to 'gamble responsibly'. But what does that actually mean? (2/6/2020)
(Australia) -- Advertisements for gambling and online betting tell us to “gamble responsibly”. But what does this mean in reality? And how can you gamble...
article Skillman gambling operation raided by DPD Vice and SWAT (1/28/2020)
(Texas) -- One week after shutting down an illegal gambling operation on Greenville Avenue, members of the Dallas Police Department’s Vice and SWAT units raided a...
article Son admits to attempting to operate Roseville gambling cafe while father goes to trial (1/28/2020)
(Michigan) -- The general manager of an alleged Roseville gambling operation pleaded guilty to a reduced charge while his father will go to trial this week on the...
article What’s a slaphouse? Police say they’re fighting new wave of illegal gambling (1/26/2020)
(California) -- From the outside, they often look like vacant storefronts: The former business’ signs occasionally still hang on the buildings, but now the windows...
article Wall Street analysts say these stocks have strong growth stories, including Peloton & Pinterest (1/25/2020)
(USA) -- This week, DA Davidson initiated coverage of SciPlay with an overweight rating. The company develops and publishes free digital games on mobile and web...
article COLUMN: Slots are fun but table games can be easier on the bankroll (1/23/2020)
(Indiana) -- Visit any casino in the Region and the evidence is clear: Slot machines, dominate the gaming inventory. Slot machines are the "chosen ones" of the...
article Roberto Coppola talks culture of innovation behind Hyper Arc (1/20/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- It was obvious to all who attended G2E Vegas that Aristocrat had created something special in the Hyper Arc. Such a beautiful machine could only come from...
article Gambling site promoted by Ah Boys To Men actor blocked (1/19/2020)
(Singapore) -- A mystery box website offering electronic gadgets, fashion wear and beauty products as prizes has been blocked here after a Singaporean actor promoted it...
article ESPN documentary 'Banned for Life*' examines Pete Rose lifetime ban, Black Sox scandal (1/18/2020)
(Ohio) -- As Major League Baseball confronted the Houston Astros’ sign-stealing scandal this week, which led to season-long suspensions for former manager A.J....

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