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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...
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Iowa Gaming

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...
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 Casinos in Council Bluffs fined for underage gambling violations (10/7/2019)
(Iowa) -- The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission approved fines for two casinos last week at their meeting in Waterloo. Racing and Gaming Administrator, Brian Ohorilko...
article Harrah's and Horseshoe fined $50,000 for underage gambling violations (10/7/2019)
(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 floors...
article Casinos in Council Bluffs fined for underage gambling violations (10/3/2019)
(Iowa) -- The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission approved fines for two casinos today at their meeting in Waterloo. Racing and Gaming Administrator, Brian Ohorilko says...
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...
9 Total Articles 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...
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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...
article Hollywood Casino fined for unapproved poker tournaments (1/15/2020)
(Pennsylvania) -- The operator of Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course has been fined $20,000 for holding poker tournaments that had not been approved by the...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Card Clubs

article California's 2nd-largest card room fined nearly $6M for misleading regulators (12/9/2019)
(California) -- California’s second-largest card room is paying state and federal regulators nearly $6 million for misleading gambling regulators and failing to do...
article Hawaiian Gardens Casino hit with $3.15m fine for misleading regulators (12/7/2019)
(California) -- California Attorney General Xavier Becerra has issued a settlement of $3.15m against Hawaiian Gardens Casino. The state’s second largest card room...
article California’s 2nd largest card room pays $6 million in fines (12/6/2019)
(California) -- California’s second-largest card room is paying state and federal regulators nearly $6 million for misleading gambling regulators and failing to do...
article Hawaiian Gardens Casino Fined $6M for Misleading Regulators, Failing to Deter Money Laundering (12/5/2019)
(California) -- California’s second-largest card room is paying state and federal regulators nearly $6 million for misleading gambling regulators and failing to do...
article Hawaiian Gardens casino to pay California $3.15 million, admits misleading regulators (12/5/2019)
(California) -- The Gardens Casino, a card room that underpins the one-square-mile city of Hawaiian Gardens, has agreed to pay $3.15 million to settle allegations...
5 Total Articles on this Issue

New Jersey Gaming

article Gaming regulators hit internet companies with $150K in fines in November (12/8/2019)
(New Jersey) -- State gaming regulators doled out more than $150,000 in fines to multiple gaming companies last month for infractions ranging from offering unapproved...
article New Jersey doles out $150k in online gambling, betting fines (12/4/2019)
(New Jersey) -- New Jersey’s online gambling and sports betting operators just got taken to the state’s regulatory woodshed for a variety of shortcomings. As...
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...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Steve Wynn

article Steve Wynn to pay $20 million in a settlement with Wynn Resorts (11/28/2019)
(Nevada) -- Wynn Resorts has agreed to accept $41 million from former Chief Executive and Chairman Steve Wynn and insurance carriers as part of a settlement stemming...
article Don’t expect fireworks as Nevada gaming regulators seek to declare Steve Wynn ‘unsuitable’ (10/26/2019)
(Nevada) -- Almost assuredly, the Nevada Gaming Commission will soon hold a public hearing on the five-count complaint against Steve Wynn, in which the Gaming Control...
article Industry banishment that casino regulators seek to impose on Steve Wynn is rare in Nevada (10/17/2019)
(Nevada) -- Steve Wynn could become just the 25th person to be declared “unsuitable” for operating a casino or gaming establishment in Nevada since 1980 and the first...
article Steve Wynn faces ban from casino industry after Nevada gambling regulators file complaint (10/17/2019)
(Nevada) -- Nevada gambling regulators on Monday filed a complaint against Steve Wynn, saying that the casino magnate’s alleged sexual misconduct has damaged the...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Hopi Tribe

article Hopis penalized for safe drinking water violations (11/25/2019)
(Arizona) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says the Hopi Tribe has violated the Safe Drinking Water Act and must pay a penalty. The act protects public...
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Pennsylvania Gaming

article PGCB fines Downs Racing following underage gaming incidents (10/31/2019)
(Pennsylvania) -- Operator Downs Racing has been fined by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) for inadequate age controls on its gaming products
article Which Site Will Be First To Offer Online Poker In Pennsylvania, And When? (10/11/2019)
(Pennsylvania) -- As we approach the three-month mark for legal online gambling in Pennsylvania, poker players in the state are still twiddling their thumbs and...
article $150,000 fine from PGCB for Downs Racing (10/2/2019)
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board today approved a fine of $150,000 against Downs Racing, L.P., operator of Mohegan Sun Pocono Downs, for not...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Rhode Island Gaming

article Settling a contract fight, Twin River to pay $180K fine, spend twice as much as usual on Lincoln casino (10/21/2019)
(Rhode Island) -- Twin River Worldwide Holdings has agreed to pay Rhode Island $180,000 and more than double the amount it spends each year improving its Lincoln casino...
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Wynn Resorts

article Gaming Control Board: Yank Steve Wynn's gaming license, levy fine (10/15/2019)
(Las Vegas) -- The Nevada Gaming Control Board, the investigative arm of Nevada’s Gaming Commission, is recommending that Steve Wynn lose his gaming license and...
article Nevada regulators in uncharted waters in Steve Wynn suitability case (10/15/2019)
(Nevada) -- It could take months for regulators to determine Steve Wynn’s suitability to continue to hold a gaming license in the wake of a complaint filed Monday.
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Mohegan Sun

article Tight labor market exacts a price: Pa. casino fined $152,500 for failing to hire enough security (10/3/2019)
(Pennsylvania) -- The state’s tight labor market has proven to be costly for one Pennsylvania casino. The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board on Wednesday fined...
press release Mohegan Sun Pocono receives $150K fine over repeated security staffing issues (10/3/2019)
(Pennsylvania) -- Downs Racing, L.P, a subsidiary of Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment, owner and operator of Mohegan Sun Pocono, has been fined by the Pennsylvania...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

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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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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Resorts World Catskills

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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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...
5 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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Other News

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...
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...

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