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eSports

article Game On: Building a Collegiate Esports Program from the Ground Up (8/19/2019)
(Internet) -- With global esports revenues expected to reach $1.1 billion this year, more and more colleges and universities are pressing start on competitive gaming...
article Fake report sends SWAT to Fortnite World Champion Bugha's house (8/13/2019)
(USA) -- Kyle ‘Bugha’ Giersdorf is a US teenager who very recently became an entity known around the world. He won the solo segment of the Fortnite World Cup...
article BLOG: Why Slot Games Are One of Twitch TV’s Most Viewed Categories (8/8/2019)
(Internet) -- If you were to take a glance at the Twitch homepage right now, you’d be surprised at the insane views of the popular games you know of—...
article Funds Pour in as Investors Get a Glimpse of the eSports Industry's Potential (8/7/2019)
(New York) -- As prize pools for eSports tournaments continue to reach outrageous amounts, people are beginning to realize that eSports are here to stay. Following the...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Pennsylvania Online

article Sports betting records set to fall as Pennsylvania’s online sector thrives (8/19/2019)
(Pennsylvania) -- Online sports wagering took the lion’s share of Pennsylvania‘s bets for the first time in July, contributing to another monthly record...
article Lack of Poker and Apple Support Impeding Pennsylvania Online Gambling (8/16/2019)
(Pennsylvania) -- In trying to predict the performance of the online gaming market in Pennsylvania, many analysts looked to the neighboring state of New Jersey as a...
article Pennsylvania Online Sports Betting Record Numbers Continue (8/16/2019)
(Pennsylvania) -- Just two months into Pennsylvania’s online sports betting launch and the state is already achieving record highs in terms of total handle and...
article Gambling.Com Group Approved For Commercial Deals in PA, WV (8/15/2019)
(Pennsylvania) -- Gambling.com Group Plc is open for business in potentially one of the most lucrative legal sports betting markets in the country and another market...
article Hollywood Casino Is Now An iPhone App, Albeit One With Only Five Games (8/13/2019)
(Pennsylvania) -- Another day, another new online gambling app for Pennsylvania. What makes this one different is that it is the first online casino app for iPhone in...
5 Total Articles on this Issue

Philippines Gaming

article Defense chief hits Chinese envoy's 'preposterous' remark on OFWs spying (8/18/2019)
(Philippines) -- Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana on Sunday dubbed as "preposterous" a remark by China's envoy, who raised the possibility of overseas...
article Amid embassy letter that online casinos illegal in China, PH building hubs for Chinese gambling (8/8/2019)
(Philippines) -- The Philippines’ gaming regulator on Thursday (Aug 8) sought to give assurances that online casino hubs, or those designed for Philippine offshore...
article China fires warning shot at Philippine online gambling sites (8/8/2019)
(Philippines) -- China has expressed concern with Philippine gambling operators posing a threat to both Chinese citizens and the Chinese government’s efforts to...
article China targets PH in offshore gambling crackdown (8/7/2019)
(Philippines) -- China is stepping up a crackdown on gambling activity by its citizens offshore, threatening what has become a lucrative industry for gaming operators in...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Russia Gaming

article Police exposed underground online casinos, which servers were located in Russia (8/18/2019)
(Russia) -- National Police officers exposed a network of underground online casinos and the organizers of this gambling business. "It was found that in order to...
1 Article on this Issue

Gambling Expansion

article How the United States is Benefiting from New Casino Laws (8/17/2019)
(Maryland) -- For many years, the United States had some of the strictest gambling laws in the world. But these laws didn’t always make sense. After all, this is...
1 Article on this Issue

Oregon Gaming

article Oregon Online Sports Betting May Get Delayed Start (8/17/2019)
(Oregon) -- The Oregon Lottery may miss the planned kick-off date for legal digital sports betting — the start of the pro football season — which falls on...
1 Article on this Issue

Fantasy Sports

article Proposed Rules Would Ban "Autodraft" For DFS Games In Ohio (8/16/2019)
(Ohio) -- The Ohio Casino Control Commission’s draft rules for fantasy sports wagering in the state would "ban players from using 'autodraft,' which...
article Ohio moving to regulate fantasy sports ahead of NFL season (8/15/2019)
(Ohio) -- Ohioans who fashion themselves digital Bill Belichicks or Terry Franconas could have to draft their fantasy teams themselves rather than leaving it to their...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Loot Boxes

article BLOG: The Loot Box Controversy: Gaming or Gambling? (8/16/2019)
(Internet) -- The controversy behind loot boxes, or loot crates, doesn’t seem to be settling down anytime soon. These are digital treasure chests that gamers can buy...
article BLOG: The Loot Box Controversy: Gaming or Gambling? (8/16/2019)
(Internet) -- The controversy behind loot boxes, or loot crates, doesn’t seem to be settling down anytime soon. These are digital treasure chests that gamers can buy...
article Microsoft, Nintendo, Sony Will Require Loot Boxes to Disclose Odds Starting in 2020 (8/10/2019)
(Internet) -- Gamers will have a better idea of what to expect when they open loot boxes next year, as Microsoft, Nintendo, and Sony have all agreed to start requiring...
article Big Game Companies Will Start Openly Disclosing Loot Box Odds, Says ESA (8/8/2019)
(USA) -- The games industry has been saturated with debate surrounding the issue of loot boxes, a gambling-like feature in many games that allows you to pay for randomly...
article Video-Game Policies Change After ‘Loot Box’ Criticism (8/8/2019)
(USA) -- The video-game industry -- responding to criticism that in-game purchases can amount to gambling or tempt kids into overspending -- is changing its policies....
5 Total Articles on this Issue

Pennsylvania Gaming

article PA Online Sports Betting Overtook Retail In July With 66% Of Betting (8/16/2019)
(Pennsylvania) -- July is not known as a big betting month, but that didn’t stop the expansion of the PA online betting market from posting the biggest month for...
article Pennsylvania iGaming reports initial results; from humble beginnings, 24/7 gambling is borne (8/16/2019)
(Pennsylvania) -- Three Pennsylvania casinos took in $812,306 in revenue from online gamblers playing slot machines and table games in the inaugural month of iGaming.
article Pennsylvania Releases July’s Sports Betting Results (8/16/2019)
(Pennsylvania) -- Sportsbooks in Pennsylvania have posted strong results for July, collecting $59.3 million in total digital bets over the month. Despite most sports...
article Pennsylvania’s online gambling stats; DOJ appeals Wire Act ruling (8/16/2019)
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania’s online gambling market has only just launched and it’s already under threat by the US Department of Justice.
article State Gaming Control Board accepting online complaints, disputes (8/11/2019)
(Pennsylvania) -- Patrons who have a complaint or dispute for land-based or interactive gaming can file online, according to the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board. Under...
5 Total Articles on this Issue

Wire Act

article Department of Justice Appeals New Hampshire Wire Act Ruling (8/16/2019)
(New Hampshire) -- On Friday, the U.S. Department of Justice filed a notice of appeal for the Wire Act decision from June in New Hampshire. In a totally expected move by...
1 Article on this Issue

Sports Leagues

article Players Lose The Most By NCAA Fumbling On Injury Reports (8/15/2019)
(USA) -- You probably think we’re here to drag the NCAA from sideline to sideline for not implementing a national injury report in college football. And you’...
article Rams offer free contest that resembles what in-game NFL gambling could look like (8/9/2019)
(USA) -- Slowly but surely, gambling is creeping into the NFL mainstream. On Thursday night, the Washington Redskins used a second channel to engage fans in a free...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Atlantic City Gaming

article Atlantic City casino revenue up in July, year-to-date (8/14/2019)
(Atlantic City) -- The double-digit percentage increases for monthly casino gaming revenue stopped in July but the market was still up compared to the prior year. Total...
article Year after two new casinos, Atlantic City revenue up nearly 8% (8/14/2019)
(Atlantic City) -- A year after two new casinos opened in Atlantic City, the seaside resort’s gambling and sports betting revenue is up nearly 8%, and its top...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Iowa Gaming

article Casinos preparing measures to prevent underage sports betting (8/14/2019)
(Iowa) -- Legal sports betting in Iowa will begin for the first time Thursday at noon. One of the concerns is keeping people under the age of 21 from betting. Iowa...
article Sports betting in Iowa is now legal. Here are all the basics you should know (8/14/2019)
(Iowa) -- Betting on professional and college sports in Iowa is now legal. But how does it work? Here are some basics anyone planning to place bets needs to know.
article Sports Betting Moves Forward in Iowa (8/14/2019)
(Iowa) -- It seems almost every week a new state begins offering sports betting services. Since May of last year when the United States Supreme Court ruled that states...
article Sports Betting Takes The Field In Iowa (8/14/2019)
(Iowa) -- Classic hits play over the speakers on the casino floor at Lakeside Casino near Osceola, in southern Iowa. Players sit at slot machines with names like Buffalo...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

New Jersey Gaming

article New Jersey Sports Betting Revenue Report Shows 2019 Uptick (8/14/2019)
(New Jersey) -- Not even the dog days of summer can slow down the sports betting revenue train in New Jersey. According to New Jersey’s Division of Gaming...
article New Jersey, Golden Nugget crush online gambling records (8/14/2019)
(New Jersey) -- New Jersey’s regulated online gambling market set a new revenue record in July, while the Golden Nugget beat its own record for the all-time best...
article Record-Setting July Yields $39.3 Million In Revenue For New Jersey Online Casinos (8/14/2019)
(New Jersey) -- The lucky streak for online gambling operators in New Jersey is unrelenting. Legal NJ online casinos combined to earn $39.3 million in July revenue, a...
article Sportsbooks In New Jersey Flirt With Nevada’s All-Time Record In July (8/14/2019)
(New Jersey) -- July is what many consider the slowest month on the sports betting calendar. Wagering opportunities were limited to Major League Baseball, The Open, and...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

William Hill

article William Hill Sports Book coming to Osceola Lakeside Hotel & Casino (8/14/2019)
(Iowa) -- Sports betting in Iowa is fairly new and William Hill is excited to partner with Lakeside Hotel & Casino. This partnership expands the Affinity Gaming at...
1 Article on this Issue

Online Gaming

article China and Philippines Presidents to Discuss Online Gambling War at Upcoming Meeting (8/13/2019)
(China) -- The presidents of China and the Philippines – respectively Xi Jinping and Rodrigo Duterte – plan to meet later this month to discuss the...
1 Article on this Issue

Social Gaming

article How social casinos leverage Facebook user data to target vulnerable gamblers (8/13/2019)
(USA) -- Every year, more people are playing games on their phones, and a category of apps called social casinos has quickly become a multi-billion dollar industry.
1 Article on this Issue

Video Gaming

article GTA Online’s new casino comes at a weird time for gambling in video games (8/13/2019)
(USA) -- I had to step over a corpse the first time I approached the brand new Diamond Casino & Resort in Grand Theft Auto Online. Two cops were nearby,...
article Take-Two Stock Rallies From Trump Criticism After Beating Earnings Outlook (8/6/2019)
(Wall Street) -- Take-Two Interactive is up almost 10% after the game company smashed first-quarter earnings expectations when it reported the results after yesterday...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Scientific Games

press release Scientific Games Corporation expanding New Jersey iGaming footprint (8/8/2019)
(New Jersey) -- Lottery and gaming machines innovator, Scientific Games Corporation, has announced that its SG Digital division has further expanded its presence in the...
press release Scientific Games launches its iGaming platforms with Kindred in the US (8/8/2019)
(USA) -- Scientific Games Corporation extends its growth in the online gaming arena, launching its world-class content and technology platforms, the Open Gaming System (...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Hacked & Cyber-Attack

article Chinese State Hackers Attack Video Games And Cryptocurrencies For ‘After Hours’ Personal Gain: Report (8/7/2019)
(China) -- A damning report, issued today (August 7), provides further evidence of the extent of the attacks on large-scale enterprises by China's state hackers to...
1 Article on this Issue

Penn National

article Q&A With Kambi CCO Max Meltzer On Groundbreaking Partnership With Penn National (8/7/2019)
(USA) -- On the eve of releasing its second quarter financial results for the first six months of 2019, Penn National Gaming, Inc. dropped a bombshell on the final day...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

article BLOG: New Dawn for the iGaming Industry in the United States (8/19/2019)
(USA) -- The global gambling sector has been evolving tremendously over the past decade thanks to new or emerging technologies and markets. There is no better time to be...
article Cambodia to stop issuing online gaming permits: reports (8/18/2019)
(Cambodia) -- Xinhua, a Chinese state news agency, reported on Sunday – quoting a directive from Cambodia’s prime minister, Hun Sen – that the...
article That was the week that was in US sports betting (8/16/2019)
(USA) -- SportsHandle and friends deliver another round-up of the week’s big developments in US sports betting.
article Casino City’s Friday Five: Sports betting revenue edition (8/16/2019)
(USA) -- With the National Football League's new season kicking off in just three weeks, more U.S. states are joining in on the sports betting fun.
article The UK Gambling Commission’s most recent changes aren’t a hit (8/16/2019)
(UK) -- It wasn’t that long ago that the UK Gambling Commission announced that it would be making changes to the way the online casino and betting industry in the...
article Top 5 Changes In Casino Regulations In Sweden: Now Vs. Before (8/16/2019)
(Sweden) -- Several new and improved legislations have been put in place on gambling in Sweden. These rules apply to all online and offline based services.
article Latvian Gambling Regulator Reveals Surge in 2019 First-half Revenues (8/16/2019)
(Latvia) -- Latvia’s Lotteries and Gambling Supervisory Inspection (IAUI) body has unveiled a set of figures that show striking growth for the nation’s...
article iGaming Idol Awards Showcase Female Judges (8/16/2019)
(USA) -- The fourth annual iGaming Idol Awards have been recognized for their use of female judges ahead of the ceremony next month. The event is due to be held on...
article iGaming Idol Awards Showcase Female Judges (8/16/2019)
(USA) -- The fourth annual iGaming Idol Awards have been recognized for their use of female judges ahead of the ceremony next month. The event is due to be held on...
article BLOG: Laws on Web-Based Casino Games in United States (8/15/2019)
(New Jersey) -- The legal status of web-based casino games is complicated and confusing. While there are a few states that have legal online gambling to their residents...
article NetEnt disrupts the online gambling landscape in Canada (8/14/2019)
(Canada) -- NetEnt signed an agreement with the International Game Technology (IGT) organization in London at the start of 2019, to provide online games to the BCLC (...
article The US Online Gambling Industry Has Changed Dramatically In Six Years (8/14/2019)
(New Jersey) -- June 9, 2013. That was the date of my first column at Online Poker Report, the innocuously titled, Nevada Licensee Profile: Bally Technologies.
article Sports Minister Nigel Adams urges Derby County bosses to ditch its 'crafty' £7.8 million sponsorship tie-up (8/13/2019)
(UK) -- Derby County was urged to consider abandoning its sponsorship tie-up between Wayne Rooney and the online casino 32Red by sports minister Nigel Adams yesterday.
article Wayne Rooney: Sports minister says Derby County must be 'mindful' of gambling link (8/13/2019)
(UK) -- Derby should consider the impact having Wayne Rooney play in the number 32 will have on those vulnerable to gambling, says Sports Minister Nigel Adams.
article BLOG: It’s Not Only Cherries and Lemons… The History of Slot Symbols (8/13/2019)
(Internet) -- Slots. They’re a game that has been around for centuries and has remained popular over the course of time. But despite this rich history, some of the...
article 32Red‘s “record breaking” Derby County deal raises eyebrows (8/8/2019)
(UK) -- Online gambling operator Kindred Group may be playing with fire by using footballer Wayne Rooney’s homecoming to promote its UK-facing online casino 32Red.
article New Zealand government launches public consultation on iGaming regulation (8/8/2019)
(New Zealand) -- The New Zealand government has launched a public consultation to gauge public support for regulating new forms of online gambling. It is also looking...
article SkyCity launches Malta-based, New Zealand-facing online casino (8/8/2019)
(New Zealand) -- Zealand casino operator SkyCity Entertainment Group has launched its Malta-licensed online gambling site, while the government claims SkyCity’s...
article SkyCity launches online gaming site as it looks to the future of gambling (8/8/2019)
(New Zealand) -- SkyCity Entertainment Group has launched its online gaming site - skycitycasino.com - as it adapts to the changing gambling environment.
article China to intensify crackdown on illegal online gambling activities (8/8/2019)
(China) -- Chinese law enforcement authorities are reportedly set to step up efforts at combating illegal cross-border online gambling as well as the underground banks...

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