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Missouri Gaming

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...
article Plan to shutdown slot machines meets resistance in Missouri senate (2/20/2020)
(Missouri) -- In an effort to crack down on slot machine operators in Missouri, a group of lawmakers have pushed a bill proposing stiff penalties against business owners...
article Slot machine crackdown? Illegal gambling proposal meets resistance in Missouri Senate (2/18/2020)
(Missouri) -- An effort to crack down on rogue slot machine operators is facing opposition from a bipartisan group of lawmakers who object to proposed penalties against...
article Missouri governor's stance on gambling at odds with highway patrol (1/2/2020)
(Missouri) -- At the same time investigators in his administration are working to stamp out the spread of unregulated and untaxed slot machines in Missouri, Gov. Mike...
5 Total Articles on this Issue

Pennsylvania Gaming

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...
1 Article on this Issue

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...
article Can’t touch this: Real slot machines controlled online (2/16/2020)
(Atlantic City) -- Slot machines, the bread and butter of the casino industry, long ago lost their nicknames as “one-armed bandits” when manufacturers did...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

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...
1 Article on this Issue

Nevada Gaming

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...
1 Article on this Issue

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...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

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...
article Woman claims she won nearly $8.5 million at casino; casino won't pay (2/21/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- An Oklahoma woman gambling at the Newcastle Casino Friday morning claims she hit the jackpot for nearly $8.5 million, but she said the casino won’t...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Las Vegas Gaming

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...
article Las Vegas visitors hit $100K jackpots on, off Strip (2/6/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- Visitors on and off the Las Vegas Strip are celebrating $100,000 wins through different means. Russell Dobitz of New Glarus, Wisconsin, hit a $100,000...
article Lucky Traveler Wins Almost $12,000 on Penny Slot Machine in McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas (1/27/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- According to KLAS-TV, an affiliate of CBS News, a woman from Roseville, California managed to win almost $12,000 on the penny slot machine at McCarran...
article Gambler at Excalibur Las Vegas casino wins $5.4 million jackpot playing slot machine (1/17/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- It's a great start to 2020 for one lucky gambler at the Excalibur Las Vegas casino. A jackpot was hit for $5,482,229 on one of their Wheel of Fortune...
article Slots player hits $5.4M jackpot at Las Vegas Strip casino (1/15/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- A guest at a Las Vegas Strip casino recently hit a life-changing jackpot while playing slots. The guest, who chose to remain anonymous, won a jackpot...
5 Total Articles on this Issue

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...
1 Article on this Issue

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....
1 Article on this Issue

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...
1 Article on this Issue

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...
1 Article on this Issue

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...
article State seeks to block installation of historical horse racing terminals at Fonner Park (2/21/2020)
(Nebraska) -- The Nebraska Attorney General's Office sought to stop wagering on historical horse racing at Fonner Park from getting out of the gates Thursday. State...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

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...
article Computer issue impacts slot machines at Encore Boston Harbor casino (2/21/2020)
(Massachusetts) -- Wynn Resorts says a computer issue was to blame after the slot machines malfunctioned at Encore Boston Harbor casino on Friday night. The issue forced...
article Encore Boston not hitting lofty projections, blames soft revenue from slot machines (1/7/2020)
(Massachusetts) -- Encore Boston opened in late June with great fanfare, as thousands of gamblers crowded into Everett to experience the Boston area’s first casino...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

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...
1 Article on this Issue

Massachusetts Gaming

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...
1 Article on this Issue

American Gaming Association

article Gaming industry works to combat unregulated gaming machines (2/21/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- The American Gaming Association (AGA) is looking to end the spread of unregulated gaming machines in the U.S., including a growing number of them in...
1 Article on this Issue

Arkansas Gaming

article Group forms to oppose gambling machine amendment (2/21/2020)
(Arkansas) -- Funny. Shortly after raising questions earlier today about spending by a group seeking to expand machine gambling in Arkansas comes the announcement of the...
1 Article on this Issue

Indiana Gaming

article Konami keeps horse racing game alive in casinos with Fortune Cup (2/20/2020)
(Indiana) -- If you visited Las Vegas any time from the mid to late '80s up until the dawn of the new millennium, you may have run across a rather curious gaming...
1 Article on this Issue

Jena Band of Choctaw Indians

article Louisiana’s Jena Choctaw Pines Casino Continues to Repair Weekend Computer Glitches (2/17/2020)
(Louisiana) -- A Louisiana tribal gaming property was still trying to correct computer malfunctions that apparently impacted slots over the Presidents’ Day weekend...
1 Article on this Issue

British Columbia Gaming

article Class-action suit filed against BCLC over 'deceptive, addictive and dangerous' video slots (2/14/2020)
(British Columbia) -- A proposed class-action lawsuit has been filed against the B.C. Lottery Corp. and the provincial government over the operation of allegedly “...
1 Article on this Issue

Tule River

article 18 new slot machines at Eagle Mountain Casino (2/6/2020)
(California) -- Coming in February will be 5 new slot machine games on the Casino floor with a total of 18 seats to play. There will be six Super Lit Vegas slot machines...
1 Article on this Issue

Forest County Potawatomi

article Local woman wins $1.1 milllion on slot machine at Potawatomi Hotel and Casino (2/3/2020)
(Wisconsin) -- For the 10th time in Potawatomi Hotel & Casino history, one lucky guest became an instant millionaire. The guest, who wishes to remain anonymous, won...
1 Article on this Issue

UK Gambling

article UK amusement suppliers prepare for new £20 banknote (2/2/2020)
(UK) -- In 2016, the new £5 notes came into service with the larger denomination the following year and were dubbed “more durable” than the paper...
1 Article on this Issue

Oklahoma Gaming

article Oklahoma governor asks judge to rule casino gambling illegal (1/23/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt asked a federal judge late Wednesday to order tribal casinos across the state to stop offering most electronic and table games....
article Gov. Stitt asks federal court to shut down Oklahoma tribes' Class III casino gaming (1/22/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- Gov. Kevin Stitt has asked a federal court to prevent the state’s American Indian tribes from operating Class III gaming in Oklahoma, saying it is...
article Governor files response to federal Indian gaming lawsuit (1/22/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- "The office chose to shift resources towards hiring experienced local counsel to represent the governor in this legal dispute," the governor'...
article Oklahoma governor asks judge to rule casino gambling illegal (1/22/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt asked a federal judge late Wednesday to order tribal casinos across the state to stop offering most electronic and table games....
article Oklahoma Supreme Court rules out property tax assessments on leased slot machines (1/2/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- County assessors trying to levy property taxes against a company that leases Class II gaming equipment to tribal casinos apparently have had a setback in...
5 Total Articles on this Issue

Nebraska Gaming

article Nebraska attorney general asks court to stop installation of historic horse racing machines (1/22/2020)
(Nebraska) -- Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson has asked a district court in Lincoln to pull the plug on the installation of historical racing terminals at Grand...
1 Article on this Issue

Skill-Based Gaming

article Blaine Graboyes highlights GameCo’s skill focus (1/21/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- GameCo already has several games out in the field, and Graboyes was happy to talk about them. “We have games out now at Caesars Linq property, MGM...
1 Article on this Issue

Virginia Gaming

article Virginia could see an end to convenience store slot machines (1/20/2020)
(Virginia) -- The future of those slot machine-style “skills games” you see in convenience stores may come to an end soon. House Bill 881 and Senate Bill 908...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

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,...
article Players struck by Blue Chip's new 'Lightning Link' slot lounge (10/24/2019)
(Indiana) -- The competition among the world’s slot machine manufacturers is fierce. The common goal is to see their product line occupy as much space in the...
article TITO in gaming to rise by 30% next year (10/21/2019)
(UK) -- Revenues from the operation of ticket in, ticket out in the UK’s adult gaming centres will rise by 30 per cent in the next year, says Mark Edmundson, sales...
article Gambling near-misses don't encourage your brain to keep betting after all, study suggests (10/18/2019)
(Alberta) -- The next time you leave an Atlantic City casino short $50 and wonder why you didn't stop gambling when you were only down $10, you won't be able to...
article Woman's cough starts violent fight in Texas store (10/13/2019)
(Texas) -- A 24-year-old woman named Ashley can be seen on surveillance video sitting next to a man and another woman at a slot machine. While playing, she coughed, and...
article Silent Hill will continue on in slot machine form (10/12/2019)
(Las Vegas) -- While the Silent Hill franchise appears to be on hiatus after the cancellation of Hideo Kojima’s Silent Hills, fans will be able to get their...

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