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Marijuana & Hemp

article CBD products are flying off the shelves — so why are banks so reluctant to offer financing? (10/17/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- While a majority of states have legalized or decriminalized recreational marijuana use, and the 2018 Farm Bill gave legal status to growers and...
article Sisolak ‘outraged’ that foreigner sought to enter Nevada marijuana market and manipulate rules; calls for special cannabis task force (10/11/2019)
(Nevada) -- Gov. Steve Sisolak says he is “outraged” that a foreign national set out to get into Nevada’s legal marijuana business by making political...
article 10th Circuit Agrees: FLSA Applies to Cannabis Workers (10/3/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals has agreed that cannabis industry workers have the same rights under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act as...
article Next federal government needs to amend Cannabis Act, say First Nation chiefs (9/29/2019)
(Canada) -- The next federal government needs to amend the Cannabis Act so First Nations can have jurisdiction over the industry on their territories, to seize its...
article What About Gaming? The House Passes The SAFE Banking Act, Putting Cannabis Ahead Of Regulated Gambling (9/27/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- The inability to secure banking services has created enormous difficulties for state level, legal cannabis industries. Eleven states and the...
article House Vote on Cannabis Industry-Related SAFE Banking Act Scheduled for September 2019 (9/23/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- As early as September 23, 2019, the United States House of Representatives is expected to vote on the widely anticipated Secure and Fair Enforcement...
6 Total Articles on this Issue

Chicago Casino

article Plans for a casino in South Chicago axed over mob connections (10/16/2019)
(Illinois) -- Chicago can’t seem to catch a break as it tries to get into the casino scene. Five sites chosen as potential candidates to house a gambling house...
1 Article on this Issue

Trump Adminstration

article Imperiled Sage Grouse Wins Reprieve From Trump Oil-Gas Wells (10/16/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- The Trump administration’s plan to expand oil and gas drilling in the western U.S. has been put on hold because of the threat to habitat for...
article Judge Blocks Trump Plans to Raid Sage Grouse Habitat (10/16/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- A federal judge handed a victory to conservationists Wednesday, finding the Trump administration’s plan to boost energy development, mining...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Wynn Resorts

article The Nevada gaming board wants to ban casino mogul Steve Wynn (10/16/2019)
(Nevada) -- The Nevada Gaming Control Board wants to strip Steve Wynn of his gaming license, after the casino mogul stepped down as CEO and chairman of Wynn Resorts...
article Regulators seek to ban Wynn from casino industry over sexual misconduct allegations, say he ‘is not a person of good character’ (10/15/2019)
(Nevada) -- Nevada gaming regulators are moving to have Steve Wynn, the casino mogul credited with shaping the Las Vegas Strip as it’s known today and accused of...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

South Dakota Gaming

article City Council allows private doors for multiple co-owned video lottery casinos in same building (10/15/2019)
(South Dakota) -- The Sioux Falls City Council gives final approval tonight to an ordinance that allows for a casino to have a private door between separate businesses...
1 Article on this Issue

New York Gaming

article Despite regulatory mandate, no one is banned from New York casinos (10/14/2019)
(New York) -- Nobody is banned from casinos in New York, according to the state’s Gaming Commission. The New York State Gaming Commission is required by state law...
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Macau Gaming

article New Macau CE has tough work on gaming laws, public policy (10/11/2019)
(Macau) -- Macau’s six existing gaming licensees have a good chance of having their local gaming rights refreshed beyond their upcoming expiry dates in 2022,...
article Macau gaming STRs down 18pct in Jan-Sept: watchdog (10/8/2019)
(Macau) -- Macau’s Financial Intelligence Office said it received 1,382 suspicious transaction reports – commonly known among anti-money laundering...
article Defying values of Islam, Bangladesh set to have Macao-like casinos (9/27/2019)
(Bangladesh) -- Even as Islam forbids gambling, Muslim-majority Bangladesh plans to introduce Macao-like casinos to attract foreign tourists. Mohibul Haque, Civil...
article Macau gaming authority to pull back on data sharing (9/24/2019)
(Macau) -- Macau’s gaming regulator is taking a step forward in providing better protection for gamblers’ personal data. Just like jurisdictions across the...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Sports Betting

article Purdue Approves Ban Against Boilermaker Betting (10/11/2019)
(Indiana) -- With the Boilermakers preparing to take on the University of Maryland Terrapins on Saturday, Purdue University employees and students might think twice...
article Q+A: Former gaming regulator A.G. Burnett on sports betting, industry trends (9/21/2019)
(Nevada) -- A well-known name in Nevada gaming circles, A.G. Burnett served on the state’s Gaming Control Board from 2011 to 2017, taking over as chairman in 2012...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Las Vegas Gaming

article LVCVA board bans gifts, limits travel for its members (10/8/2019)
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority board members Tuesday unanimously approved new ethics rules that ban members from accepting gifts and tighten...
1 Article on this Issue

Mining & Drilling

article EPA sued after it withdraws proposed restrictions on mine (10/8/2019)
(Alaska) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency improperly withdrew proposed restrictions on mining activity in Alaska's Bristol Bay region, according to a...
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Montana Gaming

article Montana opens consultation on sports betting rules (10/7/2019)
(Montana) -- The Montana Lottery has released its draft sports wagering regulations for public comment. The state lottery said it is working towards a launch of legal...
1 Article on this Issue

Water Issues

article Wyoming farmers welcome EPA repeal of water rule; environmentalists worry about groundwater (10/6/2019)
(Wyoming) -- The Trump administration forged ahead on its 2017 promise to roll back regulations under the Clean Water Act this month, stripping away a rule that expanded...
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article Update Required for Youth Esports (10/4/2019)
(USA) -- Many in the industry are familiar with the following scenario. A young gamer, grinding tirelessly for untold hours perfecting her skill, honing her strategy,...
press release OP/ED: Upping the age verification game: How esports can crackdown on underage gambling (10/4/2019)
(Internet) -- Alastair Graham, CEO of AgeChecked, on why tighter restrictions on marketing and advertising from esports brands are needed to protect vulnerable audiences.
article New Maryland Esports Law To Go Into Effect Oct 1 (9/30/2019)
(Maryland) -- Starting on Tuesday, hundreds of new laws in Maryland will take effect. Among these laws includes MD HB 48, a bill approved by MD Governor Larry Hogan that...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Mohegan Sun

article Ottawa Senators Owner Sued for $1 Million in Unpaid Markers Claims Mohegan Sun Wouldn’t Cash Chips When He Was Winning (10/4/2019)
(Connecticut) -- Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk claims Connecticut’s Mohegan Sun casino acted in bad faith by refusing his request to cash out his chips when...
1 Article on this Issue

Northern Arapaho

article Lawmakers continue to pursue gambling regulations in Wyoming (10/4/2019)
(Wyoming) -- Despite a last-ditch lobbying effort from the Northern Arapaho Tribe, the Wyoming Legislature will be taking up regulated gambling in the 2020 budget...
1 Article on this Issue

Charity Gaming

article Nevada gaming board examines rules on charitable games of chance (10/3/2019)
(Nevada) -- Nevada gaming regulators are looking to instill restrictions on who can take part in charitable games and lotteries. Following a Thursday workshop, the...
article Gaming Commission defers action on rules for charitable games (9/26/2019)
(Nevada) -- Gaming regulators will have at least one more public airing of new rules governing charitable lotteries and games conducted by nonprofit organizations. The...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Tobacco & Cigarettes

article Pine Ridge Reservation bans vaping (10/3/2019)
(South Dakota) -- Vaping is no longer allowed on the Pine Ridge Reservation after the Oglala Sioux Tribal Council voted last week to ban the practice. The new ordinance...
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article Gaming regulators approve Caesars' Atlantic City president pick (10/2/2019)
(Atlantic City) -- State gaming regulators approved Caesars Entertainment Corp.'s choice for regional president who will oversee the gaming company's three...
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Sports Leagues

article 'You Can't Trust Nobody': Inside MLB's War on High-Tech Sign Stealing (10/2/2019)
(USA) -- Weary from battling digital thieves the past two Octobers and the regular-season games in between, Kenley Jansen carries within him a creative idea that he is...
article N.C.A.A.’s Defeat in California Shows Limits of a Besieged Juggernaut (10/2/2019)
(California) -- A California law that will allow college athletes to cut endorsement deals may be just the beginning of the political problems for the N.C.A.A. and...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Florida Gaming

article Internet cafes file lawsuit against city over ordinance that intends to shut them down (10/1/2019)
(Florida) -- Owners of three Jacksonville internet cafes filed a lawsuit challenging a city ordinance that calls simulated gambling at their establishments a public...
1 Article on this Issue

Loot Boxes

article CS:GO introduces an X-ray scanner for skin containers in France (10/1/2019)
(France) -- Valve has introduced an X-ray scanner for skin containers for users in France in the latest Counter-Strike: Global Offensive update. French users get access...
article CS:GO’s new loot box X-ray Scanner ruins French ethical surprise mechanics (10/1/2019)
(France) -- We are not sure if we should be impressed with Valve’s ingenuity or utterly horrified at the news that CS:GO players in France are now equipped with a...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Grand Canyon Skywalk

article Grand Canyon Skywalk mulling new policies after fatal jump (9/30/2019)
(Arizona) -- Officials at the Grand Canyon Skywalk are considering whether more security is needed after a man jumped to his death. Grand Canyon West said in a statement...
1 Article on this Issue

Mandalay Bay Shooting

article After Las Vegas shooting, radio dead zones still plague Strip (9/30/2019)
(Las Vegas) -- On the night of the attack, several Las Vegas police officers reported issues with transmitting and receiving radio updates within Mandalay Bay, where a...
1 Article on this Issue

Missouri Gaming

article Complaints mount in Missouri about unregulated gaming devices (9/30/2019)
(Missouri) -- The Missouri Gaming Commission has received 84 complaints about possibly illegal slot machines and other gaming devices that are spreading across the state.
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British Columbia Gaming

article Could cashless casinos curb money laundering in B.C.? (9/27/2019)
(British Columbia) -- The provincial government should move casinos to cashless gaming systems as seen in other countries to cut money laundering, Union of B.C....
1 Article on this Issue

National Indian Gaming Commission

article NIGC JOB OPENING: Associate General Counsel (9/27/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- The Commission’s primary mission is to work within the framework created by the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA) for the regulation of...
1 Article on this Issue

First Nations

article New space gives Cree students a place for traditional learning in Waswanipi (9/26/2019)
(North Canada) -- More than 150 people attended a community inauguration Tuesday of a special space where Cree high school students will learn about their indigenous...
1 Article on this Issue

Rhode Island Gaming

article R.I. Ethics Commission head suggests lightening rules for public officials (9/26/2019)
(Rhode Island) -- Is there a case to be made for less financial disclosure by Rhode Island’s public officials? How about written reprimands, instead of fines, for...
1 Article on this Issue

West Virginia Gaming

article Mountaineer Purchase Approved by State Commission (9/26/2019)
(West Virginia) -- The West Virginia Lottery Commission approved Sept. 25 the purchase of Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack and Resort by Colorado-based international casino...
1 Article on this Issue

Food Sovereignty

article BLOG: Indigenous Medicine– From Illegal to Integral (9/25/2019)
(Worldwide) -- In the 2020 Summer Olympics, we will undoubtedly see large, red circles down the arms and backs of many Olympians. These spots are a side-effect of...
1 Article on this Issue

Phil Ivey

article NJ Regulators Accused of Passing the Buck in $10 Million Phil Ivey Edge-Sorting Appeal (9/23/2019)
(Atlantic City) -- Ivey’s lawyers are charged with the task of convincing a panel of three Third Circuit appellate judges that their client won $9.6 million during...
1 Article on this Issue

Card Clubs

article California balks at considering permanent license for casino with ties to Utah polygamous sect (9/20/2019)
(California) -- California’s gambling regulators are again asking for more information about the finances of two men operating a casino there, including who else...
1 Article on this Issue

Arkansas Gaming

article Casino panel looks at alternatives for applicants' privacy (9/18/2019)
(Arkansas) -- A Russellville committee tasked with reviewing proposals for a Pope County casino license is exploring alternatives to protect the applicants' private...
1 Article on this Issue

China Gaming

article Chinese media: Cambodia gambling exodus overblown (9/18/2019)
(China) -- Chinese gambling operators may not be fleeing Cambodia in the tens of thousands after all and doubt is being cast on the permanence of Cambodia’s online...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

article Ninja Casino Trial Could Clarify Gambling Ad Rules Of Sweden (10/16/2019)
(Sweden) -- The gambling advertising laws of Sweden can finally be clarified as a trial concerning the promotional activities of Ninja Casino is underway.
article Greek reforms permit RNG games (10/16/2019)
(Greece) -- The Greek government has passed a series of reforms to gambling in the country, including continuing the permission of Random Number Generator (RNG) games...
article U.S. Government: Experimental Owl Killings Spur Controversy (10/16/2019)
(Oregon) -- As he stood amid the thick old-growth forests in the coastal range of Oregon, Dave Wiens was nervous. Before he trained to shoot his first barred owl, he had...
article "BMM will grow its leadership amongst gaming labs in the U.S. and worldwide" (10/15/2019)
(USA) -- Frank Fahrenkopf, former Founder & President of American Gaming Association, and current Non-Executive Director, BMM Testlabs has interviewed Martin Storm,...
article Police raid central Vietnam forest, arrest 40 gamblers (10/13/2019)
(Vietnam) -- A police raid into a forest in Binh Thuan Province busted a gambling den Sunday. 40 people, including 10 women, were arrested.
article Thousands of tourists flock to climb Uluru in Australia ahead of ban (10/11/2019)
(Australia) -- Hordes of tourists are descending on the sacred Australian rock Uluru to climb it before a ban comes into force. Around 1,000 people a day are climbing...
article Owner of ‘America’s Oldest Pizzeria’ Lombardi’s Can’t Open at Parx Casino Due to Mafia Ties, Judge Rules (10/11/2019)
(Pennsylvania) -- The stepson of a reputed Mafia capo won’t be opening a pizzeria at Parx Casino in Pennsylvania anytime soon, a Commonwealth Court ruled this week.
article As Resort Fees Rise, ASTA Presses for Transparency (10/10/2019)
(Las Vegas) -- Caesars Entertainment Corp. announced they are raising Las Vegas hotel resort fees, at a time when Congress and attorneys general are looking to use...
article UK gov’t offers gambling ops a ‘no deal’ Brexit checklist (10/9/2019)
(UK) -- UK gambling operators have been given an eight-point checklist to help them prepare for their government’s inelegant ‘Brexit’ from the European...
article Congress takes on 'hidden fees' at hotels and resorts. Here's what it could mean for travelers (10/8/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- If you find yourself scanning and clicking on hotel prices only to see a higher bill when it's time to pay, you're not alone. Resort fees...
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 GVC pens integrity partnership with Professional Players Federation (10/7/2019)
(UK) -- GVC Holdings has secured a new partnership with the Professional Players Federation (PPF) which will work towards the promotion, protection, and development of...
article IBIA calls on NZ government to adopt igaming licensing model (10/7/2019)
(New Zealand) -- The International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA) has called upon the New Zealand government to adopt a regulatory regime that allows foreign and...
article Zambian Govt Keeps Tabs on Booming Gambling Industry (10/7/2019)
(Zambia) -- The Zambian government kept a tight grip on the burgeoning gambling industry largely through its comprehensive gambling legislation.
article Boom in casino and real estate sectors down to laundering: Experts (10/4/2019)
(Cambodia) -- Experts are concerned booming business in Cambodia’s casino and real estate industries is largely the result of money-laundering.
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 Interview: CEO of The Malta Gaming Authority (10/3/2019)
(Malta) -- had the opportunity to ask the CEO of the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA), Mr Heathcliff Farrugia, a few questions about the gaming industry,...
article How a button became one of the greatest #MeToo victories (10/1/2019)
(Las Vegas) -- Housekeeper Fatoumata Bah’s voice trembled as she described the fear she experiences every time she knocks on a guest’s door. “Sometimes...
article Woodbine To Test New Whip Rule, Allowing Only ‘Underhand Use’ (9/30/2019)
(Ontario) -- As part of its ongoing commitment and leadership in the safety of horse racing, Woodbine Entertainment is proud to partner with the Alcohol and Gaming...
article Woodbine to Try New Rules on Riding Crop Use (9/30/2019)
(Ontario) -- In what will be considered a test period, jockeys at Woodbine Racetrack will compete under new riding rules that will add restrictions on riding crop use...

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