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Fantasy Sports

article Fantasy Sports Company Agrees To Pay $30,000 For Unlawfully Operating in NJ (8/30/2019)
(New Jersey) -- New Jersey’s two-year-old fantasy sports law has claimed its first victim. On Aug. 22, Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and the Division of...
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Iowa Gaming

article Prairie Meadows Casino Fined Again for Underage Gambling in Iowa (8/30/2019)
(Iowa) -- Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino was fined $20,000 — for the second straight year — after Iowa authorities said an underage patron was gambling...
article Iowa casino fined for underage gambling violation (8/27/2019)
(Iowa) -- Iowa's casino gambling oversight commission has fined an Altoona casino for allowing a 19-year-old man to gamble and drink alcohol there earlier this year...
article Casinos in Altoona, Council Bluffs fined by regulators (8/26/2019)
(Iowa) -- Two Iowa casinos will pay fines for violations of gambling regulations. Iowa Racing and Gaming Administrator, Brian Ohorilko, says William Hill — which...
article Casinos in Larchwood and Osceola pay fines for gambling violations (6/15/2019)
(Iowa) -- The Grand Falls and Lakeside casinos each agreed to fines for gambling violations Thursday at the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission meeting. Commission...
article Grand Falls casino pays fine for underage gambler (4/19/2019)
(Iowa) -- The Grand Falls Casino in Larchwood in northwest Iowa agreed to pay a fine of $20,000 Thursday for a underage gambling violation. Iowa Racing and Gaming...
article Grand Falls casino pays fine for underage gambler (4/19/2019)
(Iowa) -- The Grand Falls Casino in Larchwood in northwest Iowa agreed to pay a fine of $20,000 Thursday for a underage gambling violation.
6 Total Articles on this Issue

eSports

article Six CS:GO Players Arrested in Australia Over Esports Match-Fixing Racket Face Ten Years in Prison (8/26/2019)
(Australia) -- Australian police have arrested six individuals on suspicion of deliberately throwing Counter Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) matches in an attempt to...
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Catskills Casino

article Struggling Resorts World Catskills Unveils Expanded Poker Room (8/7/2019)
(New York) -- Resorts World Catskills may not be bringing in the revenue that was expected from the casino complex since opening in February 2018, but that isn’t...
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Mascot Issue

article U of I professor calls NCAA to punish university over policy violations (7/31/2019)
(Illinois) -- A University of Illinois faculty member wrote a letter to the NCAA, saying the university is violating its policy on the use of Native American mascots in...
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Mobile Gaming

article Bill seeks Sh2m fine for use of phones to gamble online (6/28/2019)
(Kenya) -- Using a mobile phone to place a bet on an online gaming platform will attract a fine of up to Sh2 million or a maximum jail term of two years in the proposed...
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Payday Loans

article Fort Worth firm allegedly violated payday loan laws for years. Now it’s paying $39.7M. (6/28/2019)
(Texas) -- In times of desperation or financial uncertainty, a payday loan can be a way to get cash, quick — so long as the applicant accepts the terms and...
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New Hampshire Gaming

article Glitch Allowed Self-Identified "Problem Gamblers" To Continue Betting In New Jersey (6/22/2019)
(New Jersey) -- "Problem gambling" was and will continue to be a hot topic for all states looking to partake in the regulated sports betting market, and this...
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New Jersey Gaming

article New Jersey fines DraftKings for self-exclusion, ‘cooling off’ failures (6/19/2019)
(New Jersey) -- Daily fantasy sports cum sports betting / online casino operator DraftKings has been fined by New Jersey regulators for violating rules on protecting...
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Peoria Tribe

article Peoria Tribe issues $2 million fine against casino managers (6/15/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- The Peoria Tribe is seeking more than $2 million from the former managers of its casino in Oklahoma after being hit with a federal enforcement action. On...
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Indiana Gaming

article Hoosier Park fined over access to slots (6/1/2019)
(Indiana) -- Harrah's Hoosier Park has been fined $10,000 by the state after acknowledging one of its slot machines was opened by an access card that had dozens of...
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Wynn Boston Harbor

article Wynn Has Paid $35 Million Fine, Won't Appeal Finding Against CEO (5/28/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- Wynn Resorts announced Tuesday that it has paid a $35 million fine levied by state gambling regulators, clearing the way for the company's casino...
article Wynn Resorts pays $35.5M fine imposed by Massachusetts Gaming Commission (5/28/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- Wynn Resorts on Tuesday paid the $35 million fine imposed on it by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission and the $500,000 fine imposed on CEO Matt...
article Wynn Resorts won’t appeal Gaming Commission’s $35m fine (5/28/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- Wynn Resorts said Tuesday that it will not appeal the decision of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission to fine the gambling giant $35 million, while...
article Wynn Resorts, CEO Matt Maddox won’t appeal Mass. fines and conditions (5/28/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- With the opening of the $2.6 billion Encore Boston Harbor resort casino less than five weeks away, Wynn Resorts said it won’t appeal the fines...
article State gambling regulators put out bid for Wynn monitor (5/27/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- The Massachusetts Gaming Commission is seeking bids for an independent monitor to keep tabs on Wynn Resorts Ltd. as the company operates its $2.6...
article For Everett casino, $35m fine will be easy to absorb (5/1/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- When you spend $2.6 billion on a resort casino, what’s an extra $35 million? That’s the fine Massachusetts regulators hit Wynn Resorts...
article Wynn Resorts will have 30 days to pay $35M fine to Mass. Gaming Commission (5/1/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- Wynn Resorts and CEO Matthew Maddox will have 30 days to collectively pay $35.5 million in fines unless the company requests a judicial review,...
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...
13 Total Articles on this Issue

Russia Gaming

article Russia: FAS Finds Google Guilty of Casino Advertising (5/27/2019)
(Russia) -- Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) of Russia has found Google guilty of advertising gambling companies in AdWords. Currently, gambling advertisement,...
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MGM Springfield

article Massachusetts regulator levies $100,000 fine against MGM Springfield (5/24/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- The Massachusetts Gaming Commission has announced that it has levied a $100,000 fine against MGM Resorts International for ‘multiple underage...
article MGM Springfield fined for underage violations, casino's design blamed (5/24/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Springfield was fined $100,000 by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission for multiple incidents involving underage people on the casino floor, either...
article MGM Springfield fined $100G for multiple underage violations (5/23/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Springfield was slapped with a $100,000 fine by state gambling regulators Thursday for “repeated noncompliance” in keeping underage...
article MGM Springfield Fined $100K For 'Multiple Underage Violations' (5/23/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- Massachusetts regulators have fined MGM Springfield $100,000 for falling short in its efforts to keep people under 21 from gambling or drinking...
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Massachusetts Gaming

press release Massachusetts Gaming Commission Issues $100,000 Fine to MGM Springfield (5/23/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- The Massachusetts Gaming Commission has issued a $100,000 fine to MGM Springfield for repeated noncompliance with provisions designed to protect and...
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Wire Act

article Money laundering penalties made tougher in Ohio sports betting bill (5/23/2019)
(Ohio) -- A bill that would legalize sports betting in Ohio was heavily changed Thursday to prevent people from using laundered money in the games. House Bill 194 also...
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St. Croix Chippewa

article St. Croix Chippewa tribe is facing $5.5 million for pocketing and misappropriating $1.5 million (5/13/2019)
(Wisconsin) -- The impoverished St. Croix Chippewa tribe is being fined $5.5 million because some of its leaders pocketed or misappropriated more than $1.5 million in...
article St. Croix Tribe Hit With $5.5M Fine For Misuse Of Gaming Revenues (5/13/2019)
(Wisconsin) -- The National Indian Gaming Commission, NIGC, has issued a $5.5 million fine to the St. Croix Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin. The commission alleges tribal...
article Western Wisconsin tribe could face $5.5M fines over casino embezzling accusations (5/13/2019)
(Wisconsin) -- The National Indian Gaming Commission has proposed fining the St. Croix Chippewa $5.5 million over accusations that the Wisconsin tribe’s leaders...
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Rhode Island Gaming

article Twin River agrees to pay $784K to workers in labor lawsuit (5/10/2019)
(Rhode Island) -- The company that owns Twin River Casino Hotel has agreed to pay 72 table game supervisors a total of $784,000 in back overtime wages. U.S. District...
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Hard Rock

article Hard Rock Atlantic City Online Gaming Partner Fined $25K Over Illegal $29 Wager (5/9/2019)
(Atlantic City) -- The online gaming provider to Hard Rock Atlantic City mistakenly allowed a bettor located outside New Jersey to make a $29 wager. The incident led to...
article Nevada man who won $29 illegally gambling online in New Jersey cost company $25K (5/9/2019)
(New Jersey) -- A Nevada man who gambled illegally on a New Jersey online gaming website, and won $29, has cost the company that operates the site thousands of dollars...
article The costliest $29 they’ll ever win: NJ levies $25K fine (5/9/2019)
(New Jersey) -- A gambler from Nevada lost $29 on a New Jersey internet gambling site, but the transactions cost a technology company $25,000. New Jersey regulators...
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Wynn Resorts

article Casino panel Expects record $35M Wynn fine serves as deterrent (5/3/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- The list $35.5 million in fines Massachusetts enforced on Wynn Resorts and its own CEO signify the many offenses uncovered but are also supposed to...
article Casino panel hopes record $35M Wynn fine serves as deterrent (5/1/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- The record $35.5 million in fines Massachusetts imposed on Wynn Resorts and its CEO reflect the many violations uncovered but are also meant to serve...
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Pennsylvania Gaming

article Sands Casino fined $242,500 for two violations (4/28/2019)
(Pennsylvania) -- Sands Casino has been fined for two different violations by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board. According to the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board...
article Fine Pending for Pennsylvania Casino Operators in the Amount of $242k Levied by PGCB (4/27/2019)
(Pennsylvania) -- Don’t discount the power of the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB). They have just levied a fine on two local casino operators in the...
article Sands Bethlehem’s Underage Gambling Fines Now Eclipse $500,000 (4/22/2019)
(Pennsylvania) -- Sands Casino Resort in Bethlehem took a hit to its bank account last week thanks to $230,000 in fines. The Pennsylvania Gaming and Control Board’...
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PokerStars

article PokerStars fined $10K for taking illegal sports bets (4/22/2019)
(Atlantic City) -- State gaming regulators levied a five-figure fine against PokerStars for accepting more than 200 bets on prohibited sporting events. The online...
article State hits PokerStars with largest ever sports betting fine (4/22/2019)
(Atlantic City) -- State gaming regulators levied the largest sports-betting related fine to date against PokerStars for accepting more than 200 bets on prohibited...
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Other News

article UKGC Fines Silverbond Enterprises £1.8m After Investigation (9/12/2019)
(UK) -- The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has fined Silverbond Enterprises, the operating company behind the Park Lane Club casino in Mayfair, London, £1.8m ($2.2m...
article Imperial Palace fined, loses in court (9/5/2019)
(Saipan) -- September is not getting off to a particularly good start for the Imperial Pacific International (IPI), as they have been fined $375,000 by the Commonwealth...
article Alice Springs casino fined over drunken gamblers (9/3/2019)
(Australia) -- Almost right smack dab in the middle of Australia lies the modestly-sized city of Alice Springs. With roughly 30,000 inhabitants, it pales in comparison...
article Prairie Meadows fined $20K after minor caught gambling, drinking (8/27/2019)
(Iowa) -- The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission has fined Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino over a minor caught gambling and drinking at the casino in April.
article Ladbrokes Coral hit by £5.9m penalty over vulnerable gamblers (7/30/2019)
(UK) -- Ladbrokes Coral will pay a £5.9m penalty, one of the largest imposed by the Gambling Commission, over multiple failures to step in as problem gamblers lost...
article Gambling firms fork out £19.6m in record year for fines (6/27/2019)
(UK) -- UK gambling firms paid out a record £19.6m in penalties last year for failing to protect problem gamblers and crack down on money laundering. The largest...
article UK Gambling Operator Gamesys Limited Penalised by the UK Gambling Commission (6/18/2019)
(UK) -- In its home country, Gamesys Limited has been penalized by the United Kingdom Gambling Commission for breaching the commission’s rules on social...
article Gambling Commission institutes fine against Platinum Gaming Limited (6/14/2019)
(UK) -- In the United Kingdom and iGaming operator Platinum Gaming Limited has been ordered to pay a fine approaching £1.62 million ($2.04 million) after it was...
press release Peoria Tribe issues $2 million fine against casino managers (6/13/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- The Peoria Tribe is seeking more than $2 million from the former managers of its casino in Oklahoma after being hit with a federal enforcement action. On...
press release Peoria Tribe seeks penalties from former management company officers (6/13/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- The Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma today said it is taking steps to recover monies wrongfully taken by its former casino management company and...
article Rivers Casino fined $90,000 for underage gambling, drinking (5/16/2019)
(Pennsylvania) -- The Rivers Casino was fined $90,000 by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board Wednesday for seven instances in which individuals younger than 21 gained...
article Rivers Casino fined $90,000 for underage gambling, drinking (5/15/2019)
(Pennsylvania) -- The Rivers Casino was fined $90,000 by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board Wednesday for seven instances in which individuals younger than 21 gained...
article Rivers Casino fined for multiple underage gambling violations (5/15/2019)
(Pennsylvania) -- Pittsburgh's River Casino has been fined $90,000 for multiple underage gambling violations, according to the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board.
article Philly casino fined US$17.5Gs for serving 17 drinks to gambler (5/15/2019)
(Philadelphia) -- A casino in Philadelphia that served a gambler 17 free drinks over an eight-hour period has been fined US$17,500. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports...
article SugarHouse Casino fined for serving 17 drinks to a patron, until he couldn’t hold his head up (5/15/2019)
(Philadelphia) -- State regulators on Wednesday imposed a fine of $17,500 on SugarHouse Casino in Fishtown for serving a gambler 17 complimentary alcoholic beverages...
article Gambling Commission hits online casinos with £4.5m penalty (5/15/2019)
(UK) -- The Gambling Commission has slapped fines of up to £4.5m ($5.8m) on four online casino companies, as part of the government agency’s investigation...
article Alberta booted from gold medal game at National Aboriginal Hockey Championships (5/13/2019)
(Alberta) -- They made the finals at the National Aboriginal Hockey Championships in Whitehorse — but instead of hitting the ice on Sunday for the gold medal game...
article Casino.com Fined €450,000 by Netherlands Regulator (4/11/2019)
(Netherlands) -- The Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), the Netherlands gambling regulator, levied a €450,000 ($507,000) fine on Onisac Limited, the parent company of Casino...
article Pointsbet fined $20,000 for offering inducements to gamble (4/10/2019)
(UK) -- Betting operator PointsBet has been convicted and fined $20,000 for posting an illegal gambling advertisement in New South Wales. The penalty was handed down in...
article Democratic Box Elder rep ID’ed as target of harassment complaint (2/25/2019)
(Montana) -- State Rep. Jonathan Windy Boy, D-Box Elder, has been identified as the legislator who was the subject of a harassment complaint last year – a...

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