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UK Gambling

article Fluffy animals gambling ad was irresponsible, says watchdog (10/29/2020)
(UK) -- A gambling advert which featured fluffy animals has been banned after being branded "irresponsible" by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA). The...
article UK gambling charity to get £9m from operators' screwups (4/29/2020)
(UK) -- UK gambling operators’ regulatory failings are now helping to fund problem gambling charities, while the National Lottery has committed £600m to...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Pennsylvania Gaming

article Pennsylvania fines two casinos over giving away too much complimentary slot play (10/28/2020)
(Pennsylvania) -- State gaming regulators on Wednesday levied $140,000 in fines against Mount Airy Casino Resort and Rivers Casino Philadelphia for violations related to...
1 Article on this Issue

Google

article Google Ireland fined €100,000 for serving up gambling ads in Italy (10/23/2020)
(Ireland) -- Google Ireland has been fined €100,000 by Italy’s communications regulator Agcom for violating rules around gambling advertisements. Agcom...
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Nevada Gaming

article SSM Gaming handed $5,000 fine (10/23/2020)
(Nevada) -- The Nevada Gaming Commission has handed a $5,000 fine to Las Vegas slot-route operator SSM Gaming LLC. In one of the smallest regulatory fines in recent...
article Gaming Commission chairman considered higher fine for Boyd (9/25/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- Nevada Gaming Commission Chairman John Moran Jr. said he thought about fining Boyd Gaming Corp. a higher amount than the $300,000 commissioners...
article Casinos to be fined $435K for violating policies, COVID health regulations (9/24/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- The Nevada Gaming Commission on Thursday is expected to issue $435,000 in fines against six casino companies for violating policies and regulations.
article Reno's Grand Sierra Resort, Sahara Las Vegas to pay $75,000 fine for COVID-19 violations (9/24/2020)
(Reno) -- Grand Sierra Resort and Sahara will pay a $75,000 fine for COVID-19 violations, according to documents filed with Nevada gaming regulators. The Reno and Las...
article Nevada Gaming Control Board files complaint against downtown Las Vegas casino for botched theft investigation (9/23/2020)
(Nevada) -- The Nevada Gaming Control Board filed a four-count complaint against a downtown Las Vegas casino for allegedly keeping a woman in custody for theft, despite...
article Nevada gaming authorities file new coronavirus-related complaints (9/4/2020)
(Nevada) -- Seven formal complaints have been filed by the Nevada Gaming Control Board against gaming license holders related to coronavirus regulations since the...
article Gaming Control Board files health and safety complaint against the Sahara Las Vegas (8/5/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- The Nevada Gaming Control Board has lodged its first COVID-19-related complaint against a Las Vegas Strip property. The regulatory agency filed a...
article Nevada gaming regulators file complaint against the Sahara Las Vegas for violating COVID-19 protocols (8/5/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- Nevada gaming regulators filed a two-count disciplinary complaint against the Sahara Las Vegas this week alleging the Strip resort had four instances...
article Four properties face fines from Nevada Gaming Control Board for improper COVID-19 operation (8/3/2020)
(Nevada) -- The Nevada Gaming Control Board (NGCB) has completed 10,135 inspections and opened 156 regulatory cases since gaming properties were able to reopen on June 4...
article Nevada Man Charged with Trespassing After He Allegedly Refused to Wear Mask at Hard Rock Casino Bar (7/5/2020)
(Nevada) -- A 32-year-old Nevada man was arrested for trespassing early Saturday (July 4) after he allegedly refrained from putting on a facial covering while sitting at...
article After 7,461 casino inspections, 111 cases opened for non-COVID compliance (7/3/2020)
(Nevada) -- The Nevada Gaming Control Board announced July 1 that it’s opened 111 investigative cases looking into allegations of non-compliance with COVID-19-...
11 Total Articles on this Issue

DraftKings

article DraftKings hit by Iowa’s gambling regulator for not paying attention (10/22/2020)
(Iowa) -- Christine Thurmond joined DraftKings this past February as its Director of Responsible Gaming, but the large sports gambling operator might wish she had been...
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Iowa Gaming

article Sports betting company, two casinos fined by state gambling regulators (10/19/2020)
(Iowa) -- An online sports gambling company and two casinos have been fined by the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission for violations. Racing and Gaming Commission...
article Casinos in Waterloo, Clinton fined for violations (8/28/2020)
(Iowa) -- Two Iowa casinos were fined for gambling violations Thursday by the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission. Racing and Gaming Administrator, Brian Ohorilko, says...
article Two Northwest Iowa Casinos Among Five Fined By IRGC (7/11/2020)
(Iowa) -- Two northwest Iowa casinos are among five in Iowa to be fined by the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission for violations of regulations. The Hard Rock Casino in...
article Casinos fined by state regulators for violations (7/10/2020)
(Iowa) -- The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission issued fines to five casinos for violations of regulations at their meeting Thursday. The Hard Rock Casino in Sioux City...
article Two Northwest Iowa Casinos Among Five Fined By IRGC (7/10/2020)
(Indiana) -- Two northwest Iowa casinos are among five in Iowa to be fined by the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission for violations of regulations. The Hard Rock Casino...
article Three state casinos fined for violations of self-ban rules (3/11/2020)
(Iowa) -- State-licensed casinos in Northwood, Sioux City, and Altoona were issued fines Tuesday by the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission for violations related to...
article Bettendorf casino fined after mom sneaks teen son inside (2/7/2020)
(Iowa) -- The Isle of Capri Casino in Bettendorf was fined $10,000 Tuesday by the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission after a mother helped her underage son get onto the...
7 Total Articles on this Issue

Las Vegas Gaming

article Vegas casinos on notice after Boyd levied $300,000 fine (9/27/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- The Nevada Gaming Commission (NGC) is sending a message – a loud and expensive one – to casinos in Las Vegas and elsewhere across the state....
article Downtown Las Vegas’ Fremont resort facing undisclosed fine for customer incident (9/22/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- The Fremont resort in downtown Las Vegas is facing an undisclosed fine for wrongly detaining and accusing a customer of theft, according to a four-count...
article Casinos await punishment for coronavirus health, safety violations (8/15/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- The state Gaming Control Board and the Nevada Gaming Commission are in uncharted territory as they prepare to punish casino licensees that have failed to...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency

article Unikrn Continues Despite SEC Settlement For ‘Substantially All Its Assets’ (9/17/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- Esports betting platform Unikrn will continue to operate despite a $6.1 million settlement imposed by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC...
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IHS

article Ex-IHS doctor from Billings admits taking kickbacks from prescription drug sales (9/10/2020)
(Montana) -- A former Indian Health Services doctor who worked on the Crow and Blackfeet reservations admitted prescribing medication in exchange for more than $45,000...
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Wynn Boston Harbor

article What if Encore Boston Harbor guests who violate COVID-19 restrictions don’t pay their fines? Wynn Resorts says it’ll sue after massive party (9/4/2020)
(Massachusetts) -- Encore Boston Harbor is putting pressure on guests who were fined cleaning fees after violating the state’s restrictions on large gatherings,...
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Massachusetts Gaming

article Massachusetts Gaming Commission Chastises Encore Boston Harbor for Initial Response to Oversize Hotel Party (8/29/2020)
(Massachusetts) -- Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) officials have scolded Encore Boston Harbor after an oversize party took place in a hotel suite earlier this...
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Australia Gaming

article Australia casino fined $64,000 after 12-year-old is caught gambling on camera (8/15/2020)
(Australia) -- An Australian casino in Sydney was hit with a $64,000 fine after a 12-year-old girl and two other minors were caught gambling inside the gaming hall,...
article Australia fines The Star casino $5k for COVID-19 booze violations (7/13/2020)
(Australia) -- Australian casino operator The Star Entertainment Group has been hit with a financial penalty after breaching COVID-19 rules at its flagship Sydney casino...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Payday Loans

article Payday lender’s appeal of billion-dollar fine will go to U.S. Supreme Court (7/10/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- Convicted payday titan Scott Tucker’s appeal of a $1.3 billion fine from the Federal Trade Commission will land at the U.S. Supreme Court...
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FinCEN

article B.C. Lottery Corp. finally reveals secret behind $700K fine for money laundering fumbles (7/6/2020)
(British Columbia) -- The B.C. Lottery Corporation has finally given up a decade-long fight to keep a secret. In 2010, BCLC was hit with a $700,000 fine by FINTRAC, the...
1 Article on this Issue

Sault Ste. Marie Tribe

article Tribe pushes for maximum penalties against accused poachers (7/1/2020)
(Michigan) -- Kurt Johnson Duncan and Linda Duncan could face the maximum legal punishment for poaching from a recently approved resolution from the Sault Ste. Marie...
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Sports Betting

article Bets taken after International baseball games began could cost Vegas casino hundreds of thousands of dollars, report (6/30/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- Nevada Gaming has opened an investigation into approximately 50 wagers placed on International baseball games in China and Korea early Sunday morning....
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Card Clubs

article Card rooms in Rancho Cordova, Marysville to be sold as part of settlements with California AG (5/29/2020)
(California) -- Shut down by regulators since January over financial troubles, the owner of a Rancho Cordova card room has agreed to find a buyer for the club in a...
1 Article on this Issue

Churchill Downs

article Churchill Downs to Pay $124 Million in Class Action Lawsuit Settlement (5/26/2020)
(Kentucky) -- Racing and casino company Churchill Downs (NASDAQ:CHDN), organizer of the world-famous Kentucky Derby race, has agreed to pay $124 million to settle two...
1 Article on this Issue

Navajo Nation

article Navajo police issue 134 citations during sixth 57-hour curfew weekend (5/23/2020)
(Arizona) -- The Navajo Police Department issued 134 citations during the Navajo Nation's sixth weekend lockdown from May 16-18. The nation is in it's seventh...
1 Article on this Issue

Caesars

article Caesars Fined Record £13 Million By UK Gambling Commission (4/8/2020)
(UK) -- The United Kingdom Gambling Commission (UKGC) has issued yet another record-breaking fine, this one to Caesars Entertainment. The country’s regulator...
article Caesars Entertainment in U.K. Is Fined for Allowing Problem Gamblers to Keep Betting (4/2/2020)
(UK) -- Britain’s gambling authorities have ordered Caesars Entertainment to pay a record fine of $16 million for failing to prevent money laundering and for...
article Caesars Entertainment fined amid crackdown on gambling addiction (4/1/2020)
(UK) -- Caesars Entertainment, the UK arm of the US casino company, has been fined £13m after an investigation into its failure to prevent addicted gamblers losing...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Hard Rock

article Read OSHA’s full report on New Orleans Hard Rock Hotel collapse; engineering problems highlighted (4/4/2020)
(Louisiana) -- The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued violations against 11 of the contractors working on New Orleans' Hard Rock Hotel when it...
article Hard Rock Hotel Collapse Triggers $308,000 Federal Safety Fine (4/4/2020)
(Louisiana) -- The fatal Oct. 12 collapse of the New Orleans Hard Rock Hotel as it was under construction has led to proposed workplace safety fines totaling $307,536...
article New Jersey Online Sportsbook Mistakenly Took Bet From Illinois (3/6/2020)
(New Jersey) -- A legal online/mobile sportsbook in New Jersey was fined $5,000 last month by the state after mistakenly accepting a wager from someone in Illinois. On...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

New Jersey Gaming

article NJ Fines Online Gambling Company After Two Self-Excluded Players Lost Combined $29,000 (3/6/2020)
(New Jersey) -- Last month, the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement disciplined a company involved with online gambling after some self-excluded players were...
1 Article on this Issue

British Columbia Gaming

article B.C. Lottery Corp. relents after 9-year battle to keep secret records linked to $700k fine (2/10/2020)
(British Columbia) -- After fighting the CBC for nine years over the release of money laundering records, the B.C. Lottery Corporation is finally relenting. After three...
1 Article on this Issue

Malta Gaming

article Gaming firm averts sanctions after record fine (1/19/2020)
(Malta) -- A company that illegally processed millions of euros worth of payments for an online gambling operation will not face any criminal charges after reaching a...
1 Article on this Issue

Penn National

article Hollywood Casino fined $20,000 by state for holding ‘unapproved’ poker tournament, other errors (1/16/2020)
(Pennsylvania) -- Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course has been fined $20,000 by the state for holding poker tournaments last year that were not properly...
article Gaming Control Board fines Penn National casino (1/15/2020)
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board fined Mountainview Thoroughbred Racing Association LLC, operator of Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Other News

article BLOG: Betfred Heads to the High Court Over £1.7 Million Jackpot Non-Payment (10/8/2020)
(UK) -- British gambling giant Betfred is heading to the High Court later this month over the non-payment of a jackpot weighing in at more than £1.7 million.
article Betsson, Bethard fined by Swedish online gambling regulator (6/10/2020)
(Sweden) -- Online gambling operators Betsson and Bethard have been warned and fined by Sweden’s gambling regulator for bonus offer and underage betting violations.
article Apache Tribe Sues Labor Department Over $140,000 Pension Penalty (5/28/2020)
(Arizona) -- The Labor Department’s employee benefits arm is inconsistently regulating and assessing penalties against the pension plans of Indian tribal...
article Betway hit with record fine for lack of gambling checks (3/12/2020)
(UK) -- Betway has been hit with a record £11.6m fine for failing to verify the source of its customer's betting money as well as being socially irresponsible...
article Betway to pay record fine for AML, problem gambling lapses (3/12/2020)
(UK) -- The regulator cites an instance where Betway failed to do their due dillgence on a “VIP” customer who deposited £8 million and lost £4...
article Rick Dutrow’s last ride heads into homestretch as he fights to overturn 10-year suspension (3/8/2020)
(New York) -- On June 7, 2008, trainer Rick Dutrow stood just 1½ miles and 2½ minutes from thoroughbred racing immortality on the dirt track at Belmont...
article Bettendorf casino fined after mother sneaks son in (2/5/2020)
(Iowa) -- The Isle of Capri Casino in Bettendorf was fined $10,000 Tuesday by the Racing and Gaming Commission after a mother helped her underage son get onto the...
article ‘Shell-shocked’ bookmakers face big fines for underage betting at Royal Ascot (1/27/2020)
(UK) -- Racecourse bookmakers say they are “shell-shocked” at a decision by the Gambling Commission to ramp up punishments meted out for failing to prevent...
article Dutch gaming regulator issued record-setting annual fines (12/30/2019)
(Netherlands) -- In the Netherlands and the past twelve months have reportedly seen the nation’s Kansspelautoriteit gaming regulator issue fines against online...
article Montana's US Attorney's office collects $9.5M in penalties (12/24/2019)
(Montana) -- The U.S. Attorney's office in Montana collected $9.5 million in civil and criminal penalties in the fiscal year that ended on Sept. 30. Nearly $8...
article Three underage gamblers snuck into the Rivers Casino Philadelphia. It cost the casino $62,500 in fines (12/18/2019)
(Pennsylvania) -- State regulators on Wednesday fined a Philadelphia casino $62,500 for failing to prevent underage patrons from sneaking into the casino and gambling....
article Ex-Louisiana racing commissioner fined $50,000 for ethical conflict from Bobby Jindal era (11/30/2019)
(Louisiana) -- A state administrative court has leveled $50,000 in penalties against a Louisiana horseman who served for nearly three years on the State Racing...
article Ladbrokes Dodges Regulator Fine for £1 Million Hush Money Payments (10/28/2019)
(UK) -- British retail-betting giant Ladbrokes has swerved a financial penalty after it was found to have bought the silence of the victims of a gambling-addicted...
article Ladbrokes escapes fine for secrecy over gambler’s £1m theft (10/26/2019)
(UK) -- Ladbrokes is set to escape a fine for telling the victims of a £1m theft by a customer with a gambling problem that it would only compensate them if they...
article Swedish court reduces Casino Cosmopol’s money laundering penalty (10/14/2019)
(Sweden) -- Sweden’s Administrative Court has moved to reduce Casino Cosmopol’s penalty fee for breaching licence conditions related to money laundering and...
article Riders Billy Lee and Robbie Colgan hit with hefty bans (10/10/2019)
(Ireland) -- Billy Lee has been hit with an eight-day ban for using his whip with excessive frequency during Space Traveller's last-gasp success in the Group 2...
article Harrahs, Horseshoe casinos fined $50,000 for incidents involving two minors (10/9/2019)
(Iowa) -- Harrah’s and Horseshoe casinos in Council Bluffs are being fined $50,000 for incidents involving two minors who were allowed on the premises.
article Harrah's and Horseshoe casinos fined $50,000 for underage gambling violations (10/8/2019)
(Iowa) -- Harrah’s and Horseshoe casinos in Council Bluffs have been fined a total $50,000 for two instances of allowing underage patrons onto their gambling...
article Big jump in CRA fines on Singapore casino sector 2018-19 (10/4/2019)
(Singapore) -- Singapore’s Casino Regulatory Authority (CRA) imposed for financial year ended March 31 an aggregate of SGD745,000 (US$540,000) in fines on the city...
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...

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