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Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA)

article 5Ws+1H: What It's About: Three classes of casino gaming explained (8/6/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- After Nevada, Oklahoma has the highest number of casinos in the country, as federally recognized tribes are granted exclusive rights to operate gaming...
article IN FOCUS: Understanding the different classes of gaming (8/1/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- The Indian Gaming Regulatory Act oversees two major categories of gambling: Class II gambling and Class III gambling. Congress passed the Indian Gaming...
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Nevada Gaming

article Bars in Clark County Can Now Move Gaming Machines Off the Bar Top and Into the Lounge (8/5/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- Bar owners get a bit of a reprieve now that Clark County voted to temporarily allow taverns to move up to seven bar-top gaming machines to stand-alone...
press release Customers return as Nevada tavern operators restart their slot machines (6/16/2020)
(Nevada) -- As soon as the green light turned on June 4, Nevada’s taverns, bars and other restricted gaming locations flipped on slot machines that had been...
article Australian slot machine manufacturer may enter Nevada market (3/4/2020)
(Nevada) -- Members of the state Gaming Control Board said Wednesday they were never happier to have such a large group of boring Australians in their midst. As a result...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Morongo Tribe

article Casino Morongo replaces former bingo space with slots and table games, goes smoke-free (7/17/2020)
(California) -- Casino Morongo, the smaller sister property adjacent to Morongo Casino, Resort & Spa, went smoke-free Friday, July 17, and also added 100 slot...
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Charity Gaming

article Charities scramble to replace 500 shutdown e-tab machines (7/16/2020)
(North Dakota) -- There are about 2,500 electronic pull tab machines across the state. But in the past week, about five hundred of them have been shut down. The state...
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Europe Gaming

article Slots and sports boost Spain’s online gambling revenue (7/10/2020)
(Spain) -- Spain’s online gambling market reported double-digit growth in the first quarter of 2020, with all gaming verticals reporting strong year-on-year...
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International Game Technology

article IGT launches PeakBarTop cabinet in California and Las Vegas (7/6/2020)
(California) -- International Game Technology (IGT) announced Monday that it successfully launched its next-generation bartop hardware, the PeakBarTop cabinet. Guests of...
article IGT returns to the high seas to create magical new slot game (5/14/2020)
(Illinois) -- Oceanic themes revolving around real, imagined and mythical sea creatures are popular video slot machine creations. Porpoises, whales, sea turtles,...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

West Virginia Gaming

article Video gambling machines performing at record pace after restart (6/24/2020)
(West Virginia) -- Betting on video lottery machines at locations across West Virginia has tripled its daily average after the machines were turned back on less than a...
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Indian Gaming

article Okla. County Wants High Court To Reverse Tax Ruling [sub req] (6/20/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- An Oklahoma county's tax assessor has urged the U.S. Supreme Court to weigh in on a state high court decision blocking a neighboring county from...
article Social Distance Slots / How casinos will work when they reopen in a pandemic. (5/9/2020)
(USA) -- You can gamble again in America—at least in the few parts of the country where casinos are cautiously reopening. Casinos in Oklahoma and Montana already...
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Colorado Gaming

article Get Ready For The Return Of Slots As Colorado’s Casinos Are Set To Reopen (6/12/2020)
(Colorado) -- Gamblers are about to play the slots in Colorado’s casinos for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic shut them down in March. In Cripple...
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Iowa Gaming

article Spaced out slots, betting on table tennis. Welcome to Iowa Quad-Cities casinos in the COVID-19 era (6/6/2020)
(Iowa) -- Tauna Thomas is finally settling into her new job. Her first day as a sports book ticket writer at Rhythm City Casino and Resort was cut short back in March....
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Missouri Gaming

article As casinos recover, rogue slots continue to thrive (6/6/2020)
(Missouri) -- The day Missouri’s casinos reopened, customers were greeted with the familiar sights and sounds of slot machines that had gone dark for more than two...
article Casino group says rogue slot machines need to go because of ‘questionable’ cleanliness (3/26/2020)
(Missouri) -- The Missouri Gaming Association, representing the state’s 13 licensed casinos, has called for state and local health departments to pull the plug on...
article Rogue slot machines keep glowing during Missouri’s coronavirus casino shutdown (3/24/2020)
(Missouri) -- Even though officials have shut down Missouri’s 13 licensed casinos to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus, gamblers Tuesday were still able to...
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Scientific Games

article Why Scientific Games Stock Jumped 12% at the Open on May 26 (5/26/2020)
(Wall Street) -- hares of Scientific Games (NASDAQ:SGMS) rocketed 12% higher at the open of trading on May 26. The shares gave back a good portion of that swift advance...
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American Gaming Association

article AGA Targets Slot Reporting Threshold (5/25/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- The American Gaming Association has renewed its call to end the $1,200 federal reporting threshold for slot wins, originally set in 1977. The AGA...
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Skill-Based Gaming

article New Skill-based Games Enter Nevada’s Regulated Casino Market (5/24/2020)
(Nevada) -- Nevada’s Gaming Control Board approved gaming license the Australian gaming developer Wymac Development this Thursday. The regulator’s decision...
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Minnesota Gaming

article Judge: Electronic pulltabs don't violate tribal gambling monopoly (5/21/2020)
(Minnesota) -- Electronic pulltabs, the source of public funding for U.S. Bank Stadium, survived a legal challenge Thursday by the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community....
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Cayuga Indian Nation

article Lakeside Entertainment slot facility in New York reopens despite state restrictions (5/18/2020)
(New York) -- Lakeside Entertainment Casino is the first to reopen in the state of New York since non-essential businesses closed back in March. The facility is a slot-...
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Pennsylvania Gaming

article Some convenience stores, others keep their ‘skill games’ plugged in despite orders to shut them down (5/16/2020)
(Pennsylvania) -- If more proof was needed that a state’s public health emergency declarations are often only as powerful as the willingness of individuals to...
press release Illegal Gambling Opponents Call on State, County Health Departments to Order Immediate Shutdown of 'Games of Skill' Machines (3/20/2020)
(Pennsylvania) -- An advocacy group battling against the explosion of illegal gambling across Pennsylvania is calling for an immediate shutdown of so-called 'games...
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Louisiana Gaming

article Louisiana casino reopening delayed, device cap questioned as end of shutdown looms (5/12/2020)
(Louisiana) -- A gaming task force wants an explanation of why Gov. John Bel Edwards is capping the number of slot machines and table game positions at casinos and video...
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Massachusetts Gaming

article Massachusetts could allow outdoor slots despite increase in crime (5/11/2020)
(Massachusetts) -- Massachusetts, like everywhere else, took a major hit from the coronavirus. At some point, though, things have to be able to return to normal, and the...
article Encore Boston Harbor Slots Stopped Working Briefly Friday Due to Technical Glitch (2/22/2020)
(Massachusetts) -- Officials at the Wynn Resorts gaming property confirmed the technical glitch to Boston TV stations. It was not officially known how many of the slots...
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Las Vegas Gaming

article Las Vegas startup creates coronavirus self-cleaning slot machine dividers (5/5/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas startup Smith Rosen Gaming Partitions, born during the coronavirus pandemic, is bringing self-cleaning slot machine dividers to casinos. Smith...
article Slot machine player YouTube stars to help bring back Vegas tourists (5/2/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- Casinos across the country have been shut down for weeks, but that hasn’t stopped Joshua O’Connell and others from experiencing the of rush a...
article Slot machines malfunction continues at Four Queens (3/2/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- Slot machines at Four Queens were still not fully operational as of midday Monday in an ongoing multiday malfunction that originally caused several slot...
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Macau Gaming

article More slot than table players on Macau gaming floors (4/25/2020)
(Macau) -- There seems to be a trend emerging here. For the second week in a row, the gaming floors of Macau’s biggest IRs averaged just 15 players during any...
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Indiana Gaming

article New slots await when the casinos reopen (4/23/2020)
(Indiana) -- It has been over a month since casinos in the Region went dark, but seemingly an eternity since the roulette wheels were spinning, the dice were rolling,...
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Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency

article BitcoinCasino adds PopRocks Slot Machine by Yggdrasil (4/18/2020)
(Worldwide) -- Pop Rocks is a slot with 5×4 reels and it offers you 486 ways to win. It turned out though that, as the game progresses, it will offer you up to 33,...
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Hard Rock

article Coronavirus: Seminole Hard Rock Tampa to close poker room, create space between slots (3/16/2020)
(Florida) -- The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa remains open, but is closing its poker room at 7 p.m. Tuesday until further notice, has turned off many slot...
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Mashpee Wampanoag

article Wareham slots bid gets boost from South Shore business group (3/6/2020)
(Massachusetts) -- Business officials on the South Shore are getting behind legislation that would allow the Gaming Commission to license a slots parlor rather than a...
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Hacked & Cyber-Attack

article Casinos in Las Vegas Hit by Suspected Ransomware Attack (3/3/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- Slot machines in two Las Vegas casinos were out of action for almost a week in an incident that bears all the hallmarks of a ransomware attack....
article Downtown Las Vegas Casinos suffer mysterious days-long computer outage, slot machines go dark (3/2/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- Two Las Vegas casinos appear to be recovering from a mysterious, days-long computer outage which left casino floors and slot machine chairs empty. The...
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Chickasaw Nation

article Attorney representing woman who claims she won $8.5M jackpot moves case forward (3/2/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- An attorney representing a woman who claims she won an $8.5 million jackpot at the Newcastle Casino has filed a notice of prize claim Monday to keep her...
article Woman waits for $8.5m slot machine payoff, but odds may not be in her favor (2/25/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- A woman claims she won $8.5 million on a slot machine at the Newcastle Casino last Friday. Since then, many have had questions surrounding the game and if...
article No Joy in Newcastle as Casino Withholds $8.5 Million Jackpot Claiming Machine Malfunction (2/23/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- A gambler at the Newcastle Casino in Oklahoma got her Friday started off the right way until management said a machine malfunction was behind the $8.5...
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Gila River

article Man takes home $1.8 million playing James Bond-themed slots in Arizona (2/29/2020)
(Arizona) -- A man’s enjoyment of slots and James Bond helped him become Arizona’s latest millionaire. Somebody named “Ed" was at Gila River...
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Fort Mojave

article Fort Mojave Indian Tribe to break ground on new convenience store March 3 (2/28/2020)
(Arizona) -- The Fort Mojave Indian Tribe will hold a ground breaking ceremony for a new convenience store and fuel station located in Mohave Valley on Monday, March 3....
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North Dakota Gaming

article The number of electronic pull tab machines is expanding faster than many expected (2/28/2020)
(North Dakota) -- Tribal casinos have previously been the main place to gamble in North Dakota. But, since the Legislature legalized electronic pull tabs in 2017, the...
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Alabama Gaming

article Bill would make owning pre-1960 slot machines legal for personal use (2/27/2020)
(Alabama) -- Vintage slot machines are highly sought-after by collectors, but owning one for personal use is a crime in Alabama. That could change this year. Rep. Chip...
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Historical Racing Machines

article Judge blocks horse racing tracks from taking bets on past races (2/27/2020)
(Nebraska) -- A Lancaster County District judge has blocked a novel form of betting that horse tracks in Nebraska have been hoping would bring in needed revenue....
article Judge blocks track's plan for horse-race betting machines (2/27/2020)
(Nebraska) -- A Lincoln-based judge on Wednesday blocked plans by a Grand Island horse track to install casino slot-like machines that would allow patrons to bet on...
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Wynn Boston Harbor

article Encore's Slot Machines Shut Down Temporarily (2/27/2020)
(Massachusetts) -- Picture it. The Encore Boston Harbor casino, February 2020. It's a surprisingly warm Friday night and you and some friends feel like taking just a...
article A Power Glitch At Encore Casino Impacted Slot Machine Payouts Friday Night (2/23/2020)
(Massachusetts) -- It was a frustrating night for people playing at Encore Casino Boston Harbor on Friday, after they experienced a power glitch that impacted the more...
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William Hill

article Relaxing of American gambling laws helps bookie William Hill to weather losses stemming from the government's new £2 betting terminal limit (2/26/2020)
(UK) -- Bookmaker William Hill saw pre-tax profits fall by just over half to £96.5million last year as stricter government regulations on gambling in the UK took...
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Other News

article Iroquois Nationals competing in World Games ‘just makes sense’ (8/2/2020)
(Alabama) -- The most popular Indigenous lacrosse team on Turtle Island may be inching closer to competing on the sport’s highest international stage. A recent...
article Dynam looks to get casino video slots into Singapore (5/29/2020)
(Singapore) -- Hong Kong-listed Dynam Japan Holdings Co Ltd says Singapore regulatory approval is being sought for a series of casino video slot machine products it has...
article Mind Games: The Psychology of Slots (4/24/2020)
(USA) -- In the old days, slot games were pretty straightforward. You deposited a coin, yanked on the handle and hoped for a row of fruit symbols. If you were lucky, you...
article COLUMN: A few new slots to look forward to (4/20/2020)
(Atlantic City) -- For decades, International Game Technology has provided one-stop shopping to the casino industry. That includes slot machines of all types so that no...
article How Bollywood-Inspired Slot Machines are Expanding Online Casinos? (4/11/2020)
(Worldwide) -- The Indian market was a latecomer to casinos and slot machines. Game developers and players took some time to catch up. Several types and variations of...
article Saipan Legislators Contemplating Lifting Moratorium on Poker Machines (3/19/2020)
(Saipan) -- Legislators in the Northern Mariana Islands have discussed the huge possibility of removing a moratorium for the largest Northern Mariana Island, Saipan...
article Sights and sounds of slot machines increase allure of gambling, study shows (2/26/2020)
(Alberta) -- The sights and sounds of winning on a slot machine may increase your desire to play—and your memories of winning big, according to new research by...
article A Power Glitch At Encore Casino Impacted Slot Machine Payouts Friday Night (2/22/2020)
(Massachusetts) -- It was a frustrating night for people playing at Encore Casino Boston Harbor on Friday, after they experienced a power glitch that impacted the more...
article $75,357 winner at Akwesasne Mohawk Casino Resort (2/18/2020)
(New York) -- Akwesasne Mohawk Casino Resort officials say an anonymous person won $75,357 Monday, Feb. 17. The man placed a $5.28 bet on the Olympus Strike slot machine...
article £1.2 Billion Wiped Off British Betting-Market Value as UKGC Considers £2 Online Slots-Cap Plan (2/14/2020)
(UK) -- Shares in UK betting companies took a battering on Friday morning after the country’s gaming regulator, the UKGC, said it was prepared to countenance the...
article Man convicted of operating illegal slot-machine casino in Roseville (1/31/2020)
(Michigan) -- David Hoppe rolled the dice and lost. Hoppe, 57, of St. Clair County, was convicted Thursday of two illegal gambling-related charges and two computer...
article Roberto Coppola talks culture of innovation behind Hyper Arc (1/20/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- It was obvious to all who attended G2E Vegas that Aristocrat had created something special in the Hyper Arc. Such a beautiful machine could only come from...
article Texas couple accused of leaving toddler in running car to play slot machines (1/13/2020)
(Texas) -- A Texas couple left their 16-month-old son in a running car to play slot machines at a convenience store Sunday night, then left the store 30 minutes later to...
article Revised Linq Las Vegas casino mixes tradition with innovation (1/12/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- Craps tables that illuminate winning wagers from beneath the felt. A sports book with self-serve beer taps and individual fan-caves with video game...
article Facial recognition could take over one 'convenience' at a time (1/10/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- This story is part of CES 2020, our complete coverage of the showroom floor and the hottest new tech gadgets around. Konami Gaming, a slot machine maker,...
article Aristocrat takes top spot again (1/2/2020)
(USA) -- Aristocrat once again took the top spot for premium video slot cabinets in November with the Arc Single cabinet indexing at 3.31 times zone average, according...
article California visitor hits $315K jackpot at downtown Las Vegas casino (12/17/2019)
(Las Vegas) -- A visitor from California had quite a profitable trip to Las Vegas after hitting a slot jackpot in downtown.
article Fraternal organization repairs vandalized historical landmark plaque in San Francisco (11/10/2019)
(California) -- A fraternal organization has repaired a California Historical Landmark that was vandalized in San Francisco. The monument to the first coin-operated...
article Total 7.4mln gaming machines worldwide in 2018: GTA study (10/31/2019)
(Worldwide) -- An estimated 7.4 million legally-installed gaming machines were in the market worldwide last year. That is according to the latest edition of the “...
article Technology has slot machines staring back at players (10/26/2019)
(Las Vegas) -- In the not too distant future, slot machine players might not need to insert their loyalty cards to rack up points. Using facial-recognition technology,...

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