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Mohegan Sun

article Mohegan Sun Pocono casino gets sports betting license (5/17/2019)
(Pennsylvania) -- While New York state still tries to figure out a way to legalize sports betting, the first casino in northeast Pennsylvania has attained its license....
article Mohegan Sun to continue pursuing suit against Massachusetts Gaming Commission (5/1/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- After reviewing a 54-page report of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission’s investigation of Wynn Resorts’ “suitability” to...
article 2 more casinos seek sports-betting licenses in Pennsylvania (3/30/2019)
(Pennsylvania) -- Two more casinos in Pennsylvania are seeking sports-betting licenses. The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board said Friday that Mount Airy Casino Resort...
article Mohegan Sun Pocono Applies For Pennsylvania Sports Betting Permit (3/29/2019)
(Pennsylvania) -- The latest Pennsylvania casino to apply for permission to offer sports wagering on-site and over smartphones is Mohegan Sun Pocono, located about 100...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Wynn Boston Harbor

article Mayor Walsh Not in Favor of Late Liquor License for Encore Boston Harbor Casino (5/17/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- The Encore Boston Harbor casino is expected to open on June 23 (maybe). As permitted under Massachusetts law, casino operator Wynn Resorts has...
article Mass Gaming's Decision Offers Peril And Opportunity For Wynn Resorts (5/5/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- Wynn Resorts CEO Matthew Maddox took over the company in a crisis that would have tested the most seasoned executive. As the right-hand-man to Steve...
article Read the Mass. Gaming Commission’s report on the Wynn Resorts license for Everett (4/30/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- The Massachusetts Gaming Commission ruled Tuesday that Wynn Resorts can retain a state license to open its resort casino in Everett.
article Wynn Can Build Casino Despite Botching Investigation of CEO (4/30/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- Wynn Resorts can open its new casino in Massachusetts, despite sexual misconduct allegations against its former CEO, but must pay a $35 million fine,...
article Wynn Resorts fined $35M, but keeps its casino license (4/30/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- Despite “significant” and “repetitive” failures related to sexual misconduct allegations against founder Steve Wynn and the...
article Wynn Resorts fined $35M, can keep license and open in June (4/30/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- Wynn Resorts has been hit with a record $35 million fine but will keep its license, clearing the way for Wynn’s $2.6 billion Encore Boston...
article Wynn Resorts must pay $35M to keep Everett casino license (4/30/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- Following a yearlong investigation, Massachusetts gambling regulators announced Tuesday that they have found Wynn Resorts Ltd. is suitable to hold a...
article Wynn Resorts retains license for Everett casino, panel decides (4/30/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- The Massachusetts Gaming Commission ruled Tuesday that Wynn Resorts can retain its state license to open a resort casino in Everett, while imposing a...
article MGC still Deliberating in Encore Boston Harbor Decision (4/27/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) is still deliberating amongst its members more than two weeks after closing hearings into the Wynn Resorts/...
article Wynn Resorts May "Fire" Its Way Into Massachusetts (4/22/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- Wynn's suitability to operate that casino changed in January 2018 when allegations of sexual misconduct by Wynn's co-founder and CEO Steve...
article COLUMN: For Gaming Commission, it’s Wynn or lose (4/6/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- Was Wynn Resorts CEO Matthew Maddox really as clueless as he claims? That’s one of the questions the Massachusetts Gaming Commission must answer...
article Elaine Wynn testifies about misconduct claims (4/5/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- Elaine Wynn is defending her decision not to disclose to Massachusetts regulators a $7.5 million settlement her ex-husband Steve Wynn made to a former...
article Wynn Resorts prepares for adjudicatory hearing in Massachusetts (3/30/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- The long wait for Wynn Resorts Ltd. to learn its status as a gaming licensee in Massachusetts is nearly over, with an adjudicatory hearing scheduled...
13 Total Articles on this Issue

Card Clubs

article Elks Tower owner sues gambling commission over denied license (5/16/2019)
(California) -- The owner of the Elks Tower in downtown Sacramento is suing the state’s gambling regulator, after it repeatedly refused to grant him permission to...
article Plans for restaurant and casino along Cowlitz come closer to fruition (5/16/2019)
(Washington) -- More than a year after Ubet Casino in Longview closed, former owner Regina Bakunowicz says she’s close to opening a new Italian restaurant and card...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Japan Gaming

article MGM Submits Bid For Osaka Resort Casino License (5/14/2019)
(Japan) -- MGM Resorts is set to put forth its proposal for a resort casino license in Osaka. It will be submitting its application in conjunction with the ORIX...
1 Article on this Issue

Macau Gaming

article Macau Official Says Enclave Government Considering New Gaming Licenses (5/13/2019)
(Macau) -- The Macau government is considering issuing new gaming concessions through a public tender process that could expand the number of casino operators throughout...
article No need to delay gaming licences tender: Macau govt (4/18/2019)
(Macau) -- Macau’s Chief Executive, Fernando Chui Sai On (pictured), says there is no need to delay the launch of a fresh public tender process for gaming rights...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

New York Gaming

article Senate Committee Moves Ball Down The Field On NY Sports Betting (5/13/2019)
(New York) -- Mobile NY sports betting took a small bite from the Big Apple on Monday. The New York Senate Racing, Gaming and Wagering Committee advanced sports betting...
1 Article on this Issue

Nevada Gaming

article GVC Recommended for License by Nevada Regulators, But Gray Ops Come Under Fire (5/9/2019)
(Nevada) -- British online gaming giant GVC is halfway to receiving a license to operate in Nevada, having been recommended for by the state’s Gaming Control Board...
article Sports wagering giant GVC gets OK from Nevada gaming board (5/9/2019)
(Nevada) -- One of the world’s largest sports wagering companies moved a step closer to being licensed in Nevada on Wednesday. But not before nearly four hours of...
article Sports wagering giant GVC gets OK from Nevada gaming board (5/8/2019)
(Nevada) -- One of the world’s largest sports wagering companies moved a step closer to being licensed in Nevada on Wednesday. But not before nearly four hours of...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Pennsylvania Gaming

article Stadium Casino’s Pennsylvania license is expiring, but its $700 million facility isn’t even open yet (5/7/2019)
(Pennsylvania) -- Stadium Casino LLC is on track to open its $700 million Live! Casino Hotel Philadelphia by the end of 2020. Construction is underway in South...
article PA Gaming Control Board to Hold Public Input Hearing on May 6th for Stadium Casino License Renewal (4/15/2019)
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board will hold a public hearing on Monday, May 6, 2019 to gather evidence, including public comment, on the renewal of...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Montana Gaming

article Sports betting legal in Montana, to be rolled out within the year (5/3/2019)
(Montana) -- Within a year, sports betting on professional and collegiate athletics will be available in Montana. Governor Steve Bullock signed HB725, An Act Generally...
1 Article on this Issue

New Mexico Gaming

article New commissioners weigh New Mexico racino question (5/3/2019)
(New Mexico) -- New Mexico's newly minted panel of horse racing regulators met for the first time Friday and charted out plans for how to tackle the issuance of a...
article New panel will consider bids for New Mexico racino license (4/25/2019)
(New Mexico) -- The governor appointed a new panel of regulators Thursday to oversee New Mexico's horse racing industry amid a legal battle centered on the state...
article Third New Mexico tribe to launch sports betting (4/24/2019)
(New Mexico) -- The Pueblo of Isleta will become the third Native American tribe to launch sports betting services in the US state of New Mexico. The tribe will open a...
article New Mexico racino license in limbo pending court fight (4/18/2019)
(New Mexico) -- The New Mexico Racing Commission on Thursday ratified a proposed settlement aimed at ending a legal dispute that has kept the regulatory panel from...
article Regulators ratify settlement in racino case (4/18/2019)
(New Mexico) -- The New Mexico Racing Commission has ratified a proposed settlement aimed at ending a legal dispute related to the state's sixth and final license...
article Lawyers criticize 'secret' deal in racino case (4/6/2019)
(New Mexico) -- More questions are being raised about a lack of transparency and conflicts of interest as New Mexico stumbles through a process that will decide who wins...
6 Total Articles on this Issue

Ponca Tribe

press release Ponca Tribe of Nebraska wins major victory – again – with National Indian Gaming Commission decision (5/3/2019)
(Iowa) -- In recent ruling, Federal District Court directs NIGC for final clarification, Prairie Flower Casino yesterday was cleared for the third time In a major...
1 Article on this Issue

Quapaw Tribe

article Qupaws Want Arkansas Casino (5/3/2019)
(Arkansas) -- An American Indian tribe has submitted its first application for a casino license in Arkansas. Voters approved a constitutional amendment in November that...
article Oklahoma tribe applies for first casino license in Arkansas (5/2/2019)
(Arkansas) -- An American Indian tribe has submitted its first application for a casino license in Arkansas. Voters approved a constitutional amendment in November that...
article 1st application in for casino license (5/1/2019)
(Arkansas) -- Less than an hour before the close of business Wednesday, attorneys for the Quapaw Nation carried a file box packed with white three-ring binders into the...
article First casino permit application filed (5/1/2019)
(Arkansas) -- The application permit period for new casinos in Arkansas opened today and the Quapaw tribe was first in line with an application for a permit for a...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Wynn Resorts

article Roll On: MGC Clears Wynn Resorts (5/3/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC), despite finding a troubling pattern in the Wynn Resorts leadership in the past and present, agreed to let...
article Mass. Gaming Commission Says Record $35M Fine For Wynn Resorts ‘Speaks For Itself’ (5/2/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- The Massachusetts Gaming Commission said it will maintain a hands-off approach to its casino industry going forward despite fining Wynn Resorts $35M...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Louisiana Gaming

article State House approves bill to extend Harrah's casino license; bill now goes to Senate (5/2/2019)
(Louisiana) -- For the second year in a row, the state House on Thursday overwhelmingly passed legislation that would give owners of Harrah's a no-bid, 30-year...
article Harrah’s Casino New Orleans steps closer to 30-year license renewal (4/24/2019)
(Louisiana) -- A Louisiana Legislature committee agreed to extend the Harrah’s Casino state gambling license for another 30 years, moving the proposal Wednesday (...
article Possible extension for Harrah's casino license passes first step easily; here are next steps (4/24/2019)
(Louisiana) -- Just as it did one year ago, legislation that would extend Harrah’s license to operate the only casino in New Orleans on Wednesday breezed through a...
article Harrah's new attempt at license renewal bill includes more money, Sen. Alario's support; see details (4/6/2019)
(Louisiana) -- Harrah’s aggressive push last year to extend its license to operate the only land casino in New Orleans for another 30 years collapsed on the final...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

California Gaming

article BGC seeks to revoke Lake Elsinore Hotel & Casino's provisional gaming license (5/1/2019)
(California) -- According to court filings by the California Bureau of Gambling Control (BGC), the ownership group that controls Lake Elsinore Hotel & Casino has...
1 Article on this Issue

South Dakota Gaming

article Question of 24-hour alcohol sales in Deadwood could be put to voters in initiated measure (4/29/2019)
(South Dakota) -- In an effort to stay "relevant" among its competitors, the gaming destination of Deadwood is hoping to allow alcohol sales 24 hours a day....
1 Article on this Issue

Illinois Gaming

article Washington officials think new video gambling license fees are a good bet (4/8/2019)
(Illinois) -- City Council members on Monday took another swing at raising video gambling license fees. After tabling a proposal from city staff a week earlier, aldermen...
1 Article on this Issue

Massachusetts Gaming

article Massachusetts panel to vet Wynn Resorts’ fate with public hearings in mind (4/5/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- The fate of Wynn Resorts’ $2.6 billion Encore Boston Harbor resort is now in the hands of Massachusetts gambling regulators after they wrapped...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

article Elks Tower owner sues gambling commission over denied license (5/17/2019)
(California) -- The owner of the Elks Tower in downtown Sacramento is suing the state’s gambling regulator, after it repeatedly refused to grant him permission to...
article Casino Permit Bidding for Hellenikon Pushed Back Again (5/8/2019)
(Greece) -- With no end in sight to delays holding back an $8 billion development of the abandoned Hellenikon International Airport on the capital city’s coast,...
article BetConstruct granted Isle of Man software suppliers green-light (4/15/2019)
(Isle of Man) -- Casino platform provider BetConstruct has become one of the first software developers to be granted a new software suppliers licence from the Isle of...
article Isle of Man Gambling Supervision Commission Grants BetConstruct B2B Software Supplier Licence (4/15/2019)
(Isle of Man) -- Guided by the SMP eGaming licensing team, BetConstruct has become one of the first software developers to be granted a new Software Suppliers Licence...
press release GAN Announces Extension of Parx Casino Contract into New Jersey; Awarded US Gaming License Award from Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (3/11/2019)
(Pennsylvania) -- GAN plc (“GAN” or the “Company”), an award-winning developer and supplier of enterprise-level B2B Internet gaming software,...
article MGA cancels two gaming licences (3/9/2019)
(Malta) -- The Malta Gaming Authority has moved to cancel two gaming licences, with Triton Gaming and Neptune Entertainment falling foul of the regulator. The two...
article Senate to vote on online gambling, firms queue up to apply for licences (2/19/2019)
(Netherlands) -- Some 300 companies have expressed interest in running a gambling website in the Netherlands and about 50 are expected to make a formal application for a...
article Norway goes after Malta-licensed casino operators (2/18/2019)
(Norway) -- Malta-licensed online gaming operators have illegally been targeting gamblers in Norway. This is the assertion of the Norwegian Gaming Authority (NGA), known...
article Bede seeks Spanish expansion after licensing approval (2/18/2019)
(Spain) -- Bede Gaming is striving to build upon an established market presence, with a concerted push for expansion within Spain. The gaming software supplier and...
article BetConstruct secures ADM approval for Italian market (2/18/2019)
(Italy) -- BetConstruct has made the latest licensing list for the Agenzia Dogane Monopoli (ADM) – the agency responsible for both the collection of taxes and the...
article ‘Cowboys’ won’t be eligible for Dutch online gambling licenses (2/8/2019)
(Netherlands) -- Online gambling operators who ‘actively’ target Dutch gamblers will be excluded from the new regulated market, at least temporarily.
article Aspire Global Granted Swedish Gaming License (12/22/2018)
(Sweden) -- Aspire Global has been granted a Swedish gaming license issued by the Swedish Gambling Authority, Lotteriinspektionen. Aspire will be able to offer its bingo...
article GiG gets two Swedish licences (12/21/2018)
(Sweden) -- Gaming Innovation Group has been awarded two licences in the Swedish market. One licence will be used for its inhouse brands (Rizk, Guts, Highroller, Thrills...
article 888 Holdings Secures Online Gambling Licence By Swedish Regulator (12/20/2018)
(UK) -- 888 Holdings PLC said Thursday it has been awarded a licence by the Swedish Gambling Authority to provide online casino, sport and poker services in the country.
article Quickspin slots to go live in re-regulated Swedish market (12/20/2018)
(Sweden) -- Swedish online casino games developer, Quickspin, will be among the first providers to have its award-winning portfolio of games offered by operators on...
article Germany’s Schleswig-Holstein online casino licenses expire (12/20/2018)
(Germany) -- Germany’s online gambling market is closing a chapter as the first online casino licenses issued in the state of Schleswig-Holstein start to expire.
article How Frank Sinatra Lost His Nevada Gaming License (12/20/2018)
(Nevada) -- Nevada’s casino industry is one of the most tightly regulated in the world, but it takes a lot of legislation and enforcement to keep it that way. In...
article Playson Receives a Malta Gaming License (12/13/2018)
(Malta) -- Playson announced the company successfully met all the requirements for obtaining a MGA license. The Maltese Gaming Authority issued Playson a Type 1 Critical...
article TSG Interactive and Betway Obtain Swedish Gambling License (12/11/2018)
(Sweden) -- The heavy guns of the iGaming world are all entering Sweden in a bid to claw the lion’s share of the newly-legalized market. The companies to join...
press release Videoslots.com granted Swedish licence (12/4/2018)
(Sweden) -- Videoslots.com, the award-winning online operator, has been granted a casino licence by the Swedish Gambling Authority (Lotteriinspektionen).

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