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Fantasy Sports

article Fantasy sports could see new regulations in Kentucky (2/22/2017)
(Kentucky) -- Fantasy sports leagues are about as popular as the games themselves, and now Kentucky may be regulating all fantasy sports in the state. Rep. Adam Koenig (...
article New York asks DFS operators to prove fund segregation (2/5/2017)
(New York) -- New York gaming regulators have asked daily fantasy sports operators to prove that they segregate player funds from operating capital.
article Pennsylvania is on the verge of regulating Daily Fantasy Sports (1/25/2017)
(Pennsylvania) -- Regulating fantasy sports may no longer be a fantasy in Pennsylvania. Thanks to an already allocated budget allowance of $100 million, Pennsylvania...
article States Act to Regulate Fantasy Sports (1/12/2017)
(USA) -- In attempts to lessen the uncertainty that still surrounds the legality of fantasy sports, Maryland and Florida introduced measures to clarify the rules of the...
article Daily Fantasy Sports Now Regulated in Md. to Ensure Fairness, Protect Consumers (1/11/2017)
(Maryland) -- With daily fantasy sports games drawing in hundreds of thousands of Marylanders, regulations took effect Monday, January 2, to help ensure the games are...
article Florida To Take A Second Swing At Daily Fantasy Sports Legality, With No Regulation (1/9/2017)
(Florida) -- Florida is one of a large swath of states where lawmakers introduced daily fantasy sports legislation that didn’t become law in 2016. Eight states did...
article Maryland Fantasy Sports Regulations Take Effect (1/5/2017)
(Maryland) -- This week, regulations governing fantasy sports contests in the State of Maryland went into effect. The regulations, implemented pursuant to a 2012 law...
article Fantasy Sports Regulations In Effect As Of Monday (1/4/2017)
(Maryland) -- With daily fantasy sports games drawing in hundreds of thousands of Marylanders, regulations took effect Monday, January 2, to help ensure the games are...
article Maryland's New Daily Fantasy Sports Rules Are Fair, Reasonable And Intelligently Executed (1/4/2017)
(Maryland) -- On Monday, the State of Maryland officially implemented new regulations for the daily fantasy sports industry. Unlike some of the rules promulgated by...
article Daily Fantasy Sports Regulations Take Effect (1/3/2017)
(Maryland) -- Regulations on daily fantasy sports took effect Monday, Comptroller Peter Franchot reminded Marylanders in a Tuesday release. The regulations, issued under...
article Maryland Comptroller Officially Implements Fantasy Sports Regulations (1/3/2017)
(Maryland) -- Maryland implemented regulations to oversee the daily fantasy sports industry on Monday. The proposed regulations from state Comptroller Peter Franchot had...
11 Total Articles on this Issue

Mohegan Sun

article Former MTGA CEO: exit not tied to Mohegan Sun Pocono fraud (2/20/2017)
(Pennsylvania) -- The former CEO of the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority (MTGA) is pushing back against suggestions that his abrupt exit had anything to do with an...
article Gaming board investigating Mohegan Sun Casino in Poconos (2/20/2017)
(Pennsylvania) -- There is "an active investigation" underway at the Mohegan Sun Casino at Pocono Downs, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board confirmed Friday...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Macau Gaming

article Macau Casinos Get Reprieve on Indoor Smoking Ban (2/19/2017)
(Macau) -- The Macau government is easing its position on smoking inside casinos, and that’s much-welcomed news to resort operators who are desperately trying to...
article Macau Casinos Will No Longer Have To Worry About Blanket Smoking Ban (2/16/2017)
(Macau) -- Macau’s six major casino operators will be certainly relieved after the government announced earlier this week that it will no longer be proceeding with...
article Debate on Macau casino staff gambling ban ongoing: DICJ (1/12/2017)
(Macau) -- Macau’s gaming regulator, the Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau – also known by the Portuguese acronym DICJ – is planning to “...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Poker

article Patrick Nally: The many challenges of setting up a governing body from scratch (2/17/2017)
(Switzerland) -- Over the years, I have been lucky enough to work for many, many International Federations ranging from FIFA and the International Association of...
1 Article on this Issue

Russia Gaming

article Russia Proposes UIGEA-Like Legislation to Block Online Gambling (2/14/2017)
(Russia) -- Russia is taking a page out of the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA), the 2006 United States federal statute that blocked financial...
1 Article on this Issue

PokerStars

article Amaya fined by New Jersey gaming body for geolocation "flaw" (2/13/2017)
(New Jersey) -- Amaya has been fined USD 25,000 by New Jersey for accepting bets from out-of-state players on PokerStarsNJ.com
article Amaya fined for geolocation failure in New Jersey (2/10/2017)
(New Jersey) -- PokerStars owner Amaya has been fined in New Jersey after it allowed wagers from out-of-state players. The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (...
article New Jersey Gambling Regulator Fines PokerStars for Geolocation Failure (2/10/2017)
(New Jersey) -- Online poker operator PokerStars had its wrists slapped by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement for failing to prevent out-of-state customers...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Australia Gaming

article Broadcasters slam moves to tighten gambling ad ban (2/8/2017)
(Australia) -- The nation’s leading television and radio broadcasters have slammed attempts by the Labor Party to ban advertising of betting odds and gambling...
1 Article on this Issue

Crown Ltd

article Auditor-General slams gambling watchdog over Crown Casino scrutiny (2/8/2017)
(Australia) -- VICTORIA’s gambling watchdog is under fire for failing to scrutinise money laundering and problem gambling at Crown Casino. A damning Auditor-...
article Crown Casino escapes close scrutiny by inspectors (2/8/2017)
(Australia) -- Money laundering by high rollers at Crown has not been properly scrutinised by the state's gambling regulator, a damning report from Victoria's...
article Liquor authority approved licences for people with criminal histories, review finds (2/8/2017)
(Australia) -- The body responsible for regulating alcohol and gambling licences in Victoria has approved licences for people with criminal histories and links to...
article Vic report shows Casino oversight (2/8/2017)
(Australia) -- Victoria's gambling authority has not paid enough attention to supervising Melbourne's biggest and only licensed casino, Crown Casino.
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Pennsylvania Gaming

article Pennsylvania casino fined $25k after Oliver Reed’s ghost pops in (2/4/2017)
(Pennsylvania) -- A Pennsylvania casino has been hit with a $25k fine for letting a customer gamble despite supplying him with an Oliver Reed-worthy drinks order. This...
article VIDEO: Casino fined for serving man 27 drinks (2/4/2017)
(Pennsylvania) -- A casino in Pennsylvania was fined $25,000 and three bartenders fired after serving a man 27 drinks, even after the man was visibly drunk, witnesses...
article 27 drinks for gambler lead to fine for casino, state says (2/2/2017)
(Pennsylvania) -- The operator of Mount Airy Casino Resort in Monroe County has agreed to pay a $25,000 fine for allowing a visibly drunk patron to gamble, the...
article Mount Airy Casino fined $25,000 for over serving (2/1/2017)
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board has levied fines totaling $40,000 against two casinos for violations. The fines were the result of Board...
article Underage gambler wins $1,600 jackpot at Sands Bethlehem, but is evicted empty-handed (1/11/2017)
(Pennsylvania) -- As her slot machine bellowed that telltale sign that she had won a $1,624 jackpot at the Sands casino in Bethlehem, So Hyun Myung probably thought July...
5 Total Articles on this Issue

Sports Betting

article More regulation is necessary in the sports betting industry (2/2/2017)
(Arizona) -- Illegal sports betting has escalated to a unprecedented extent, and it won't stop growing until the industry experiences regulation instead of...
1 Article on this Issue

California Gaming

article Former California Gaming Regulator Rocks the Boat with Controversial Career Choice (2/1/2017)
(California) -- A former California Gambling Control commissioner is making waves by launching a gambling consulting business just four days after quitting the state...
1 Article on this Issue

Ohio Gaming

article Casino Control Commission Oversees Ohio Casinos (1/29/2017)
(Ohio) -- Q: Who oversees casinos in Ohio? A: Ohio voters authorized casino gaming in 2009 by passing a constitutional amendment that approved four freestanding casinos...
1 Article on this Issue

Revel Casino

article TEN Atlantic City Faces Key Meeting This Week (1/29/2017)
(New Jersey) -- The New Jersey Casino Control Commission is holding a meeting concerning a petition regarding 500 Broadway LLC on Tuesday. (Notice here.) That is the...
1 Article on this Issue

Card Clubs

article Hawaiian Gardens casino facing loss of license says it’s now complying with laws (1/28/2017)
(California) -- Managers of the Gardens Casino, the major employer and source of tax revenue to its home city, are preparing to defend their license after spending $90...
article State wants to revoke gaming license of Hawaiian Gardens casino after federal money laundering case (1/4/2017)
(California) -- A grand reopening for The Gardens Casino — to show off the fruits of a $90 million renovation — could take place later this month, but state...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Mining & Drilling

article Red tape chokes off drilling on Native American reservations (1/27/2017)
(USA) -- When the U.S. oil boom hit North Dakota a decade ago, wells sprang up quickly on the edges of the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation, an expanse of prairie and...
1 Article on this Issue

New York Gaming

article New York Regulators Act on Drug Testing, Records Rules (1/24/2017)
(New York) -- New York racing regulators on Jan. 23 gave preliminary approval to an expansion of equine drug testing and recordkeeping rules, and set a minimum set of...
1 Article on this Issue

Illinois Gaming

article Vernon Hills upholds video gambling ban (1/20/2017)
(Illinois) -- Long Grove lifted its ban on video gambling a year ago and Buffalo Grove did the same this April, but Vernon Hills trustees are not following suit. Village...
article Niles video gambling ordinance tweaked based on demand (1/9/2017)
(Illinois) -- The village of Niles has tweaked its ordinance allowing local businesses and others to apply for video gambling licenses, but the overall number of...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Sands Corp.

article This Vegas Casino Giant Is Paying $7 Million to End a Bribery Investigation (1/20/2017)
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas Sands agreed to pay a $6.96 million criminal penalty to end a U.S. Department of Justice probe into whether it violated a federal anti-bribery...
1 Article on this Issue

Philadelphia Casino

article SugarHouse Casino, attended by Penn athletes, is fined for admitting underage patrons (1/19/2017)
(Philadelphia) -- Several Penn athletes reportedly engaged in acts of underage gambling last year at SugarHouse Casino, which was fined $100,000, according to The...
article SugarHouse fined $100K for underage gambling (1/11/2017)
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania gambling regulators have fined SugarHouse Casino $100,000 for five incidents of underage gambling involving 10 individuals last year. At a...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

American Gaming Association

press release American Gaming Association CEO to Address Louisiana Riverboat Economic Development and Gaming Task Force (1/17/2017)
(Louisiana) -- American Gaming Association (AGA) President and CEO Geoff Freeman will testify before the Louisiana Riverboat Economic Development and Gaming Task Force...
1 Article on this Issue

Public Smoking

article Hancock County commissioners asked to exempt LVLs, casino from smoking ban (1/17/2017)
(West Virginia) -- Limited video lottery retailers in Hancock County, WV want the county commissioners to lift a ban on smoking in their establishments. Former...
1 Article on this Issue

Singapore Gaming

article Man fined for using someone else's IC to enter casino (1/12/2017)
(Singapore) -- A 46-year-old man who tried to enter the Marina Bay Sands casino with someone else’s identity card (IC) was fined $5,000 on Thursday (12 January).
1 Article on this Issue

West Virginia Gaming

article Wheeling-Ohio County Board of Health May Revisit Smoking Ban Exemptions (1/11/2017)
(West Virginia) -- The Wheeling-Ohio County Board of Health has a prescription for other counties: Don’t follow their example in granting smoking exemptions to...
1 Article on this Issue

Dakota Access Pipeline

article Dakota Access Looks To Shake ND Board's Delay Allegations [sub req] (1/9/2017)
(North Dakota) -- Dakota Access LLC continued to press the North Dakota Public Service Commission on Thursday to toss accusations that it failed to immediately notify...
article North Dakota challenges pipeline developer argument vs. fine (1/4/2017)
(North Dakota) -- Staffers with the North Dakota Public Service Commission say there's no doubt the developer of the four-state Dakota Access oil pipeline violated...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Other News

article “The regulatory landscape of online gambling is maturing” (2/20/2017)
(UK) -- ICE Totally Gaming attracted thousands of visitors and hundreds of exhibitors from across the world. Major industry players discussed the current state of...
article Vietnam to legalize gambling by locals next month (2/17/2017)
(Vietnam) -- Vietnam will lift its ban on gambling next month, allowing citizens to stake their fortunes at casinos and bet on soccer games, horse races, dog races and...
article MORON ALERT: Loophole allows Elizabeth Phillips to compete 20 days after Invicta FC 21 knockout (2/12/2017)
(Washington) -- Former UFC bantamweight Elizabeth Phillips (5-5) was given a 60-day medical suspension following her Invicta FC 21 knockout loss to Leah Letson.
article French Gambling Regulator Commits to Mid-2017 Online Poker Shared Liquidity Agreements (2/10/2017)
(France) -- France has committed its efforts to secure first online poker shared liquidity agreements by mid-2017, as ARJEL President Charles Coppolani has revealed in a...
article DOJ schools Saipan regulators on anti-money laundering rules (2/9/2017)
(Saipan) -- US Department of Justice officials are educating Saipan’s gaming regulators on anti-money laundering compliance just as the island’s lone casino...
article Fitch isn’t rating $70m in Imperial Pacific unsecured notes released Wednesday (2/9/2017)
(Saipan) -- In a Thursday press release, Fitch Ratings said they have not assigned a rating to US$70 million in 8.5% per annum unsecured notes that Hong Kong-listed...
article U.S. Attorney’s office sponsors casino AML, regulatory training in Saipan (2/9/2017)
(Saipan) -- Government stakeholders in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands casino industry are getting specialized training in a variety of subjects...
article The Czech Republic Institutes New Rules For Online Gambling Companies (2/6/2017)
(Czech Republic) -- It is now more easy to participate in betting as a leisure activity than it has ever been. The experience of going to a casino has been made more...
press release Aruze Gaming America, Inc. is Now Licensed in Wisconsin to Operate as a Gaming Related Contractor (2/6/2017)
(Las Vegas) -- Aruze Gaming America, Inc. (“Aruze”) announced that on January 27th, 2017, the State of Wisconsin Division of Gaming, Office of Indian Gaming...
article MPs attack ‘too high’ casino fees (2/4/2017)
(Bermuda) -- Independent MP Shawn Crockwell and OBA backbencher Mark Pettingill launched a scathing attack on new regulations tabled by Government last night designed to...
article Trial program sparks hope of Vietnam’s casino industry revival (2/3/2017)
(Vietnam) -- Vietnam’s decision to lift the ban on locals’ gambling in casinos has sparked hope that the local industry will soon witness a boom. The country...
article Regulator to issue more gambling licences (2/1/2017)
(Botswana) -- Briefing the media on Friday, Thulisizwe Johnson said the authority will also issue a national lottery licence, sports betting and bingo licence as the new...
article BCGC: We plan to offer a 10% tax rate of GGR and a reasonable fee structure for operators (1/31/2017)
(Bermuda) -- Richard Schuetz discusses with Yogonet the perks of investing in the Bermuda's gambling market, as the commission seeks to create a business-friendly...
article Despite June 2016 Law Changes Czech Republic Online Gambling Remains (1/29/2017)
(Czech Republic) -- Despite the introduction of the brand-new regulations that were designed to clamp down on illegal operators offering gambling services in the Czech...
article Hakan Halstedt Leaves Gambling Regulatory for District Judge Position (1/29/2017)
(Sweden) -- Hakan Halstedt, head of the Swedish gambling regulator, Lotteriinspektionen announced he was parting ways at the end of March to start a new position as a...
article GSA forms European standards organisation (1/24/2017)
(Malta) -- The Gaming Standards Association (GSA) has established a new Europe-facing division that will focus on suppliers, manufacturers, online, land-based operators...
article Unlicensed operators remain in Czech despite new laws (1/24/2017)
(Czech Republic) -- A number of online gambling firms remain active in the Czech Republic despite the introduction of new regulation designed to clamp down on such...
article Merricks to remain as commissioner of UKGC (1/24/2017)
(UK) -- The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has announced that Walter Merricks is to remain as its commissioner until the end of the year. Merricks was handed the extended...
article Decree allows casino access for locals (1/23/2017)
(Vietnam) -- The first-ever permission for Vietnamese citizens to gamble in the country-based casinos will now open the door widely for foreign investment to rush into...
article Vietnam Allows Locals to Play at Select Domestic Casinos (1/23/2017)
(Vietnam) -- Vietnamese citizens will no longer be prohibited from playing at local casinos under a three-year pilot program introduced by the government on Friday.

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