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Marijuana & Hemp

article Native American tribes feel shut out of Michigan's cannabis industry, according to report (8/23/2019)
(Michigan) -- Because federally recognized Native American tribes operate as sovereign nations subject to federal law — and because the federal government still...
article Ontario announces winners of 2nd pot store licence lottery (8/21/2019)
(Ontario) -- Ontario has selected 42 operators who can apply to run cannabis shops in the province. The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario, which regulates the...
article Winners of cannabis store lottery for Hamilton, Burlington, and Niagara announced (8/21/2019)
(Ontario) -- The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario's (AGCO) most recent lottery results are out, with more retail stores potentially coming to Hamilton,...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

MGM Resorts

article MGC Announces Appointment of Independent Monitor for Wynn Resorts (8/22/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) announced the appointment of Washington D.C. based law firm Miller & Chevalier Chartered to serve as the...
1 Article on this Issue

Nevada Gaming

article Nevada Gaming Commission revokes license from bar for drug dealing (8/22/2019)
(Nevada) -- If you’re looking to party in Las Vegas, and I mean like, really party, well it just got a little bit harder. The Nevada Gaming Commission (NGC) is...
1 Article on this Issue

Washington Gaming

article Stars Group withdraws PokerStars VR petition in Washington State over social casino uncertainty (8/22/2019)
(Washington) -- The Stars Group (TSG) has withdrawn a petition asking the Washington State Gambling Commission (WSGC) to acknowledge that its PokerStars VR game is not...
1 Article on this Issue

Arkansas Gaming

article Arkansas school district chief recalls casino pitch; JP argues private talks don’t count as meeting (8/21/2019)
(Arkansas) -- A Russellville School District administrator said Tuesday that he attended a private meeting earlier this month with elected Pope County officials --...
1 Article on this Issue

Crown Ltd

article Crown signals retreat from tour partners after 'junkets' scandal (8/21/2019)
(Australia) -- Australian casino giant, Crown Resorts, has signalled it may reduce its reliance on Chinese "junket" operators as multiple investigations begin...
article Suncity to shut its Australian casino high-roller rooms after reports of crime links (8/16/2019)
(Australia) -- The world's biggest recruiter of high-roller Chinese gamblers, Suncity, is dramatically scaling back its Australian operations after revelations of...
article Crown Resorts Shares Fall on Inquiry Into Stake Sale to Hong Kong Group (8/8/2019)
(Australia) -- Shares in Crown Resorts Ltd. (CWN.AU) fell Friday morning as investors reacted to a new inquiry by New South Wales authorities into the sale of a stake in...
article Crown to cooperate in probe into Melco’s stake deal (8/8/2019)
(Australia) -- Australian casino operator Crown Resorts Ltd confirmed on Thursday that it had been notified by the gaming regulator in the state of New South Wales that...
article NSW regulators announce official inquiry into Melco Resorts acquisition of Crown Resorts stake (8/8/2019)
(Australia) -- The NSW Independent Liquor & Gaming Authority has announced that it will conduct an official inquiry into the proposed sale of shares in Crown Resorts...
article NSW watchdog to probe Packer's sale of Crown shares (8/8/2019)
(Australia) -- On 31 May, James Packer's CPH Crown Holdings sold $1.76 billion worth of shares in Crown Resorts (ASX: CWN) to Hong Kong-based casino operator Melco...
article Three separate governments investigating Crown Casino (8/8/2019)
(Australia) -- Anti-gambling activists say they're impressed by a move from the New South Wales Government to launch a powerful inquiry into Crown Casino.
7 Total Articles on this Issue

Fantasy Sports

article New fantasy sports rules approved by Ohio regulators (8/21/2019)
(Ohio) -- As Ohio sports fans gear up for another fantasy football season, state gambling regulators are imposing new rules on the companies that run the popular online...
article Ohio to regulate fantasy sports in time for NFL season (8/18/2019)
(Ohio) -- The Ohio Casino Control Commission’s new rules for fantasy sports wagering in the state would ban participants from allowing systems to pick their...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Food Sovereignty

article ‘Ungardening’ takes root in America (8/21/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Retired union organizer Anna Burger lives by a busy road just a minute’s walk from a metro station in the US capital Washington, but every...
article First Nations people from across country are allowed to hunt in Sask. without licence, judge rules (8/1/2019)
(Saskatchewan) -- A Regina provincial court judge has ruled that all First Nations people in Canada are allowed to hunt in Saskatchewan without a licence. Before the...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Mobile Gaming

article Apple takes gambling apps off the table for kids (8/21/2019)
(California) -- Apple will soon allow parents to block children’s access to all games that include “Frequent/Intense Simulated Gambling” no matter...
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N.J. Sports Betting

article theScore shoots for New Jersey market with approval to offer sports betting (8/19/2019)
(New Jersey) -- Toronto-based media and sports betting firm theScore will now be able to make its first foray into the burgeoning New Jersey sports betting space...
1 Article on this Issue

Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency

article FinCEN Director Reminds Casinos of Crypto Compliance Requirements (8/17/2019)
(USA) -- The director of the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) said the casino industry needs to up the ante on reporting suspicious activities related to...
article Despite Trump's anti-crypto tweets, the IRS wants its cut of virtual currency profits (7/27/2019)
(USA) -- Cryptocurrency might be a challenge to the primacy of the U.S. dollar, but that's not stopping the Internal Revenue Service from wanting a piece of the...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Trinidad Rancheria

article Coastal Comm OKs Trinidad Bay Hyatt, U.S. 101 safety measures (8/17/2019)
(California) -- In a locally-held meeting, the state’s Coastal Commission has given conditional approvals to two controversial projects – a 100-room, five-...
1 Article on this Issue

Wynn Resorts

article Mass. Gaming Commission hires law firm to monitor Wynn Resorts (8/16/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- A team of attorneys from a Washington, D.C., law firm that specializes in internal investigations and corporate compliance will be keeping an eye on...
article Mass. gaming commission taps D.C. law firm as Wynn Resorts monitor (8/15/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- The Massachusetts Gaming Commission has tapped a five-member team from Washington, D.C.-based law firm Miller & Chevalier Chartered as the...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Wynn Boston Harbor

article Encore Boston Harbor gets independent monitor: Miller & Chevalier law firm vows to promote compliance, ’speak-up culture’ (8/15/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- The Massachusetts Gaming Commission selected a Washington, D.C.-based law firm to monitor Encore Boston Harbor following the suitability investigation...
1 Article on this Issue

Iowa Gaming

article Casinos preparing measures to prevent underage sports betting (8/14/2019)
(Iowa) -- Legal sports betting in Iowa will begin for the first time Thursday at noon. One of the concerns is keeping people under the age of 21 from betting. Iowa...
article Sports betting licenses, rules approved for Iowa casinos (7/30/2019)
(Iowa) -- Legal sports wagering in Iowa is a step closer to reality with Tuesday’s unanimous adoption of rules and licenses granted to 18 casinos by the state...
article Sports Betting Rules To Be Approved Tuesday (7/29/2019)
(Iowa) -- Sports gambling will take the final step toward becoming reality Tuesday during a special meeting of the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission. Commission...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Trump Adminstration

article These Alaska Natives want to upend Trump's pro-timber rule (8/14/2019)
(Alaska) -- To the 569 residents of this island community in the Tongass National Forest, picking blueberries may offer more promise in the long run than harvesting...
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Australia Gaming

article Spotlight on casino regulation after reports spark controversy (8/13/2019)
(Australia) -- Revelations that Sydney's Star casino has been roped into the controversy engulfing Crown Resorts over links to junket operators has again drawn the...
1 Article on this Issue

Online Gaming

article China and Philippines Presidents to Discuss Online Gambling War at Upcoming Meeting (8/13/2019)
(China) -- The presidents of China and the Philippines – respectively Xi Jinping and Rodrigo Duterte – plan to meet later this month to discuss the...
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Video Gaming

article GTA Online’s new casino comes at a weird time for gambling in video games (8/13/2019)
(USA) -- I had to step over a corpse the first time I approached the brand new Diamond Casino & Resort in Grand Theft Auto Online. Two cops were nearby,...
1 Article on this Issue

Loot Boxes

article Big Game Companies Will Start Openly Disclosing Loot Box Odds, Says ESA (8/8/2019)
(USA) -- The games industry has been saturated with debate surrounding the issue of loot boxes, a gambling-like feature in many games that allows you to pay for randomly...
article Video-Game Policies Change After ‘Loot Box’ Criticism (8/8/2019)
(USA) -- The video-game industry -- responding to criticism that in-game purchases can amount to gambling or tempt kids into overspending -- is changing its policies....
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Philippines Gaming

article Amid embassy letter that online casinos illegal in China, PH building hubs for Chinese gambling (8/8/2019)
(Philippines) -- The Philippines’ gaming regulator on Thursday (Aug 8) sought to give assurances that online casino hubs, or those designed for Philippine offshore...
article China fires warning shot at Philippine online gambling sites (8/8/2019)
(Philippines) -- China has expressed concern with Philippine gambling operators posing a threat to both Chinese citizens and the Chinese government’s efforts to...
article China: ‘Pogo hubs’ might violate rights of Sino workers (8/8/2019)
(Philippines) -- The Chinese Embassy in Manila on Thursday expressed “grave concern” that a plan by the Philippine casino regulator to move thousands of...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

North Carolina Gaming

article Old fears raise new concerns in North Carolina as ‘commission’ bill stalls (8/7/2019)
(North Carolina) -- North Carolina could be in for a long wait to establish a state gaming commission after Senate Bill 574 met with opposition in front of a conference...
1 Article on this Issue

Pennsylvania Gaming

press release Patron Complaints Accepted on PA Gaming Control Board Website (8/5/2019)
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board ("PGCB") is reminding the public of the availability of online forms that would allow consumers to file...
article Pa.'s Budget Process—Making Sense of a Difficult Legislative Puzzle (8/1/2019)
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania budget process proved less controversial this year when revenue exceeded estimates and provided the commonwealth with a budget surplus...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Connecticut Gaming

article Anthony: Free of federal restraints for more than a year, Connecticut remains unable to establish regulated sports gambling (8/3/2019)
(Connecticut) -- What is Connecticut doing on the sports gambling front? Basically assuring fat bankrolls for bookies in the seedy underworld and leaving the legal...
1 Article on this Issue

Japan Gaming

article Japan Casino Administration Committee Powers Unveiled, Regulatory Nominees Coming Soon (8/2/2019)
(Japan) -- The Japan Casino Administration Committee will be the primary regulatory agency for the federal government’s forthcoming commercial gaming industry, and...
1 Article on this Issue

Massachusetts Gaming

article Lifetime ban available to compulsive gamblers who can't resist entering state casinos (8/2/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- Ray Fluette has spent his casino career watching people win -- and lose. "They couldn't even tell you how much they're winning or losing...
1 Article on this Issue

National Indian Gaming Commission

article Coharie Tribe member claims National Indian Gaming Commission chairman position (8/2/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- The National Indian Gaming Commission is an independent federal agency that is responsible for regulating over 500 gaming organizations that are...
1 Article on this Issue

Bears

article Yellowstone Grizzly Reinstated to Endangered Species Act in Compliance with Court Order (8/1/2019)
(Wyoming) -- The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Tuesday revised the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife to again include grizzly bears in the Greater...
1 Article on this Issue

Las Vegas Gaming

article City of Las Vegas announces lane restrictions around Circa Hotel site (7/31/2019)
(Las Vegas) -- The City of Las Vegas announced lane restrictions on Main Street around the site of the Circa Hotel starting on Aug. 5. "Construction materials...
1 Article on this Issue

West Virginia Gaming

article West Virginia Begins First Formal Preparations For Online Casino Gambling (7/30/2019)
(West Virginia) -- Regulators in West Virginia are taking the first tangible steps to bring online casino gambling to their state. Known locally as interactive gaming,...
article Myers: Draft rules being developed for online gaming (7/28/2019)
(West Virginia) -- The West Virginia Lottery hopes to have emergency rules filed by next summer that would govern online casino gaming. State lawmakers passed a bill...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Europe Gaming

article Germany sports betting licensees must cut online casino ties (7/29/2019)
(Germany) -- Online sport betting operators interested in acquiring a new German license will have to demonstrate that they have no connection to German-facing online...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

article Native American tribes now allowed to collect eagle body, feathers found on tribal lands (8/17/2019)
(Utah) -- After several years of effort from Native American tribes, including groups in Utah, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services announced Wednesday it will allow...
article DOJ tightens up on visa rules for Sino tourists (8/17/2019)
(China) -- The Duterte administration is pulling together visa rules for visiting Chinese nationals, permitting the arrivals to a maximum of 30 days and blacklist...
article The UK Gambling Commission’s most recent changes aren’t a hit (8/16/2019)
(UK) -- It wasn’t that long ago that the UK Gambling Commission announced that it would be making changes to the way the online casino and betting industry in the...
article FinCEN Director On Why Casino Cooperation Is Central To Fighting Financial Crime (8/15/2019)
(Las Vegas) -- Cooperation in an environment that is rapidly advancing on many technological fronts was the theme when FinCEN Director Kenneth A. Blanco took to the...
article Ute Tribe calls new eagle policy a 'step in the right direction' (8/15/2019)
(Utah) -- Leaders of the Ute Indian Tribe, based in Fort Duchesne, Utah, issued the following statement in response to a new eagle retention policy issued by the federal...
article Illinois Joins New Jersey in Protecting Hotel (and Casino) Employees from Sexual Harassment and Violence by Requiring Employer-Provided Panic Button Devices (8/14/2019)
(Illinois) -- Earlier this summer, we reported on ground-breaking legislation in New Jersey that requires hotels with more than 100 guest rooms to supply hotel employees...
article U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announces revision to eagle retention policy (8/13/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- In a monumental decision that underscores the agency’s commitment to honoring the wishes of federally recognized tribes, the U.S. Fish and...
article Ian Mulgrew: Money-laundering inquiry should focus on real estate sector (8/9/2019)
(British Columbia) -- What should we expect from the looming provincial one-man commission of inquiry into money-laundering? Named on May 15 by Premier John Horgan,...
article Tory slams 'anti-fun police' cracking down on gambling seniors (8/9/2019)
(Ontario) -- In response to gambling outrage, Toronto Mayor John Tory said the “anti-fun police” should focus on other issues in the city and “let the...
article Lagos goes tough on underage gambling (8/8/2019)
(Nigeria) -- The Lagos State Lotteries Board has warned operators not to allow underage children near their betting centres in Lagos, as anyone caught may be suspended,...
article BLOG: Casinos: Keeping In Line With Title 31 (Part 1) (8/6/2019)
(USA) -- In a new two-part blog series, we examine how casinos are on the front lines of money laundering investigations amid rising government enforcement actions. Will...
article Casino control commission must be restructured, says USVI Senator (8/2/2019)
(Caribbean) -- Senator Kenneth L. Gittens will introduce a measure to restructure the Casino Control Commission, to include eliminating salaried positions for...
article Racing at Plainridge in jeopardy if Legislature doesn't act (7/31/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- Employees at the racetrack at Plainridge Park Casino are waiting to find out if they should show up for work Thursday as a legislative stalemate has...
article 1st Security Bank has announced the retirement of long-time Port Angeles banker Jeff Allen. (7/27/2019)
(Washington) -- 1st Security Bank has announced the retirement of long-time Port Angeles banker Jeff Allen. Allen began his career with SeaFirst Bank in 1976 after...
article UKGC launches industry-wide credit card consultation (7/24/2019)
(UK) -- The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has confirmed that a ’12-week consultation process’ will commence in mid-August, which could result in the banning...
article UKGC Names Rothschild and Co Lead Financial Advisor (7/24/2019)
(UK) -- The GB Gambling Commission announced the appointment of two new executives to lead the National Lottery tender process. Rothschild and Co was named the lead...
article European Gaming and Betting Association asks European Commission to standardize gambling laws (7/23/2019)
(Europe) -- Through an open later by Secretary general Maarten Haijer, the European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has urged the European Commission to develop a...
article Cyprus lays out new casino advertising restrictions (7/23/2019)
(Cyprus) -- The Republic of Cyprus has unveiled new restrictions on how the country’s lone casino operator can promote its wares to local residents.
article Relief For Gambling Operators In Kenya, Revenue Authority Clears 10 Betting Companies (7/23/2019)
(Kenya) -- Amidst the ongoing crackdown on betting companies in Kenya, to the relief of gambling operators, Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) cleared 10 betting firms on...
article U.S. may allow more Native Americans religious use of eagle feathers (7/15/2019)
(Indian Country) -- After a years-long battle, the federal government is considering expanding protection from criminal prosecution to all "sincere religious...

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