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article Supreme Court: Private company exempt from property taxes on gaming machines it leases to tribe (10/19/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday let stand an earlier state court decision that determined gaming equipment owned by a private company but leased to...
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Massachusetts Gaming

article Gaming centers leaning on slots to keep money flowing (10/16/2020)
(Massachusetts) -- Despite restrictions around the number of people allowed onto gaming floors and the number of active machines, gamblers put nearly $605 million into...
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...
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Historical Racing Machines

article Despite court ruling, Churchill Downs to open Kentucky's sixth 'Vegas-style' gaming venue (10/10/2020)
(Kentucky) -- Undeterred by last month’s Supreme Court decision undercutting historical horse racing, Churchill Downs plans to open the state’s sixth gaming...
article Kentucky Racing Officials Want State Supreme Court to Reconsider HHR Ruling, Seek Extension to File Motion (10/8/2020)
(Kentucky) -- The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission wants the state’s Supreme Court to give it more time to draft a request for a rehearing regarding the legality...
article Kentucky Supreme Court ruling could jeopardize Ellis Park (10/7/2020)
(Kentucky) -- A recent ruling by the Kentucky Supreme Court will postpone or even scuttle plans by the owner of Ellis Park Race Course to invest $100 million to upgrade...
article Oak Grove Racing to keep betting machines going despite Kentucky Supreme Court ruling (10/7/2020)
(Kentucky) -- The Supreme Court of Kentucky recently ruled unanimously against the historical horse racing games used by several gaming facilities across the state,...
article Oak Grove Racing, Gaming and Hotel to operate as normal after Supreme Court ruling (9/28/2020)
(Kentucky) -- Following a recent Kentucky Supreme Court ruling regarding some historical horse racing games being considered illegal, Churchill Downs Incorporated...
article Kentucky racing industry suffers setback in gambling ruling, Beshear says state will act (9/26/2020)
(Kentucky) -- Kentucky’s horse racing industry suffered a potentially huge setback Thursday when the state’s highest court ruled at least some historical...
article Ky. justices say historical horse racing isn’t pari-mutuel wagering (9/26/2020)
(Kentucky) -- The Kentucky Supreme Court issued an opinion Thursday where they unanimously agreed that historical horse racing is not pari-mutuel wagering and is...
article Future of 'not a casino' back in the Kentucky Supreme Court (8/15/2020)
(Kentucky) -- Are they pari-mutuel bets or an excuse to have slot machines? The long debate over the historic betting machines went before Kentucky's Supreme Court...
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Texas Gaming

article Shutting Down The Only Game In Town: The Future Of Eight-Liner Game Rooms In Texas (10/8/2020)
(Texas) -- At the height of the COVID-19 lockdown, the Supreme Court of Texas issued an opinion that may lead to the shutdown of “eight-liner game rooms”...
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Missouri Gaming

article If it looks like a slot machine, maybe it is (9/26/2020)
(Missouri) -- They come with flashy display screens and names like Gold Illusion and Lady Luck. These machines beep, chirp, whistle and induce a trance-like stare from...
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...
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Kentucky Gaming

article Kentucky Supreme Court ruling leaves racing anxious for an antidote (9/25/2020)
(Kentucky) -- The race is on, and there’s an awful lot riding on it. Only a day after the Kentucky Supreme Court ruled most, if not all, of the state’s...
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Pennsylvania Gaming

article Slot machine arrival marks milestone in Hempfield casino construction (9/17/2020)
(Pennsylvania) -- The former Bon-Ton department store at Westmoreland Mall in Hempfield is starting to look a lot like a casino. Live! Casino Pittsburgh, a $150 million...
article Strong Slots Resilience, Despite Fewer Of Them, Is Helping Casinos’ Pandemic Bottom Line (8/27/2020)
(Pennsylvania) -- One of the discoveries for Pennsylvania casinos upon reopening in June and July was how much more revenue each slot machine could generate on a daily...
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...
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Cowlitz Tribe

article Cowlitz Indian Tribe first Washington tribe to accept casino compact amendment (9/14/2020)
(Washington) -- The Cowlitz Indian Tribe is the first tribe in Washington to come to an agreement for the amendment of its Class III gaming compact, including several...
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Tennessee Gaming

article Poll: 60% excited to try video gambling machines at Oak Grove Racing (9/14/2020)
(Tennessee) -- If our online poll is any indication, the video gambling machines at the new Oak Grove Racing facility are going to be a big hit when they open this week...
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United Keetoowah Band

article Unique Class III Gaming Compact takes effect (9/13/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- The United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma announced that on Sept. 8, the United States government published notice in the Federal Register...
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New York Gaming

article Sports book, slot machines open Wednesday at Rivers Casino (9/11/2020)
(New York) -- Rivers Casino & Resort reopened Wednesday evening after being closed since March - although gaming will be limited to their sports book and slot...
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Churchill Downs

article Viewpoint: Does Churchill Downs prioritize gaming over horse racing? (9/10/2020)
(Kentucky) -- In a decision that critics say speaks directly to corporate greed, Churchill Downs is challenging the Louisiana State Racing Commission’s emergency...
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Ontario Gaming

article Ontario gamblers can play slot machines — but not table games (9/9/2020)
(Ontario) -- Great Canadian Gaming Corp. will be back in business later this month, opening 25 of its operations across Canada, including 11 in Ontario. The reopening on...
article Ontario gamblers can play slot machines — but not table games (9/8/2020)
(Ontario) -- Great Canadian Gaming Corp. is back in business after opening 25 of its operations across Canada, including 11 in Ontario. The reopenings include Casino...
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UK Gambling

article UKGC calls for final input on slot design (9/3/2020)
(UK) -- The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) will close its public consultation on online slot design and in-game features today (3 September), concluding its gathering of...
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Global Gaming Expo (G2E)

article No G2E? No Problem. Slot Giant IGT Has Taken Its Show on the Road (9/1/2020)
(USA) -- Drastically reduced travel budgets. A widespread reluctance to fly. No trade shows to fly to, even if you could. For casinos looking to keep their slot floors...
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Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA)

article IN FOCUS: Understanding the different classes of gaming (8/28/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- The Indian Gaming Regulatory Act oversees two major categories of gambling: Class II gambling and Class III gambling. Congress passed the Indian Gaming...
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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Seminole Tribe

article Aristocrat Technologies' New Buffalo Chief™ Slot Game Thunders into Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood for World Premiere (8/13/2020)
(Florida) -- Aristocrat Technologies' Buffalo™ franchise is one of the most successful in slot history. Now Aristocrat's all-new Buffalo Chief™ is...
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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...
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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,...
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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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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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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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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...
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Other News

article GGB Podcast Special Edition: Jon Hanlin, Senior Vice President; Commercial Strategy & Business Analytics, Aristocrat Technologies (10/9/2020)
(USA) -- Aristocrat Technologies has held the top position as slot manufacturer for the past five years. Despite leadership changes and the covid lockdown, the company...
article New Peaky Blinders slot from Pragmatic Play (8/28/2020)
(Worldwide) -- Pragmatic Play, a leading content provider to the gaming industry, has released its first branded slot title, Peaky Blinders, in partnership with Endemol...
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...

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