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New York Gaming

article Proposed New York State budget would not eliminate Video Lottery Terminal Aid (3/31/2020)
(New York) -- Earlier this year New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, as part of his proposed Executive Budget, proposed to end Video Lottery Terminal (VLT) Aid for...
article Push To Restore VLT Aid Continues As Budget Deadline Nears (3/5/2020)
(New York) -- With a New York State budget due in less than a month, local officials in Saratoga Springs are counting on the restoration of state aid. For hosting...
article Town of Hamburg worried about Governor Cuomo's plan to end casino payments (1/31/2020)
(New York) -- New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, as part of his proposed Executive Budget, wants to end Video Lottery Terminal (VLT) Aid for municipalities outside the City...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Canada Gaming

article VLTs still operating in Manitoba despite physical distancing recommendations (3/28/2020)
(Manitoba) -- It's been two weeks since the first case of COVID-19 was identified in Manitoba. Schools have suspended classes, gyms are closed and casinos are shut...
1 Article on this Issue

Missouri Gaming

article Missouri health chief pulls plug on gas station gambling machines over virus fears (3/28/2020)
(Missouri) -- Missouri lawmakers and county prosecutors have been unable or unwilling to stop the spread of unregulated gambling machines across the state, but a global...
article Missouri bills seek to clarify legality of video gaming machines (2/15/2020)
(Missouri) -- Unregulated and questionably legal, video lottery machines are popping up in convenience stores and bars across Missouri, and lawmakers are split on what...
article Committee votes to legalize video gambling terminals, sports betting (2/3/2020)
(Missouri) -- A House bill that would allow video lottery game machines and sports betting to operate under the jurisdiction of the Missouri Lottery Commission passed 5-...
article Committee votes to legalize video gambling terminals, sports betting (1/29/2020)
(Missouri) -- A House bill that would allow video lottery game machines and sports betting to operate under the jurisdiction of the Missouri Lottery Commission passed 5-...
article Unregulated Missouri ‘No Chance’ Gaming Machine Controversy Heats Up (1/6/2020)
(Missouri) -- Missouri is home to 13 riverboat casinos that collectively feature 19,000 slot machines and 500 table games. But Missourians don’t need to venture to...
5 Total Articles on this Issue

Illinois Gaming

article Illinois bans video gaming in effort to slow coronavirus spread (3/16/2020)
(Illinois) -- State officials are shutting down video gaming in Illinois for the remainder of March to help limit exposure to COVID-19. The Illinois Gaming Board ordered...
article Illinois video gaming terminals shut down for two weeks over coronavirus concerns (3/16/2020)
(Illinois) -- The Illinois Gaming Board on Monday ordered the cessation of all video gaming operations through March 30 in the wake of the growing coronavirus outbreak....
article Beginner’s luck: How one video gambling company worked the odds and took over a state (3/3/2020)
(Illinois) -- Andrew Rubenstein rang the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange last November, then pumped his fist and cheered. He had much to celebrate. In a...
article Oak Lawn Mayor Sandra Bury accuses State Rep. Bob Rita, gaming industry interests of seeking to knock down village’s new ‘push tax' (3/1/2020)
(Illinois) -- Oak Lawn is gearing up for a possible legal battle with the state’s video gaming interests after terminal operators at a majority of the village...
article Video gambling ‘push tax’ sparks industry pushback — but is proposed ban a favor to operators? (2/21/2020)
(Illinois) -- Leaders of a southwest suburb want to increase their cut of the action in the lucrative video gambling market with a first-of-its kind local tax, but a new...
article OP/ED: Forecast on video-gambling's popularity actually a bit low (2/13/2020)
(Illinois) -- Back in September 2012 — the first month of legal video gambling in Illinois — there were a mere 61 machines in operation at 13 establishments...
article Waukegan considers upping number of video gambling machines allowed at bars, restaurants (2/7/2020)
(Illinois) -- Waukegan’s aldermen decided not to vote on a proposal that would increase the number of video gambling machines allowed at Waukegan restaurants, bars...
article Brunching And Gambling: Jelly Cafe Approved For Video Gaming Terminals (1/28/2020)
(Illinois) -- The Illinois Gaming Board approved Jelly Cafe for a video gaming license last month; however, all businesses looking to add video gaming in Mount Prospect...
article Libertyville-based Tap Room Gaming sold to downstate video gambling company (1/10/2020)
(Illinois) -- The video gambling company led by former state Sen. Michael Bond has been sold to J&J Ventures Gaming, the second-largest video gambling machine...
article Video gaming in Chicago? Here’s what’s at stake (1/6/2020)
(Chicago) -- More than 32,000 video gaming terminals generated $478 million in revenue for state and local governments in fiscal year 2019. Chicago has resisted allowing...
article Board moves to revoke businessman's video gambling license (12/26/2019)
(Illinois) -- The Illinois Gaming Board has moved to revoke the license of a video gambling operator for allegedly offering a $5 million “illegal inducement...
11 Total Articles on this Issue

Video Gaming

article Video gaming trade association files lawsuit over Oak Lawn’s 'push tax,’ claims ordinance is unconstitutional (3/13/2020)
(Illinois) -- A video gaming trade association has filed a legal challenge to Oak Lawn’s push tax, arguing that the first-of-its-kind tax on users of video slot...
1 Article on this Issue

Northern Arapaho

article Gaming Commission Bill Moves To The Senate (3/6/2020)
(Wyoming) -- The Wyoming Senate is scheduled to debate a bill today to set up a gaming commission who will determine how to regulate the growth in video gambling in the...
1 Article on this Issue

Pennsylvania Gaming

article Despite controversy, Kenhorst allows gaming lounge to expand machines, operating hours (3/6/2020)
(Pennsylvania) -- Kenhorst Borough Council on Thursday voted to allow Windfall Amusements LLC, despite assertions that the company's operation is illegal, to expand...
article Dozens of ‘skill-based,’ other gambling devices seized across Pennsylvania (2/28/2020)
(Pennsylvania) -- Dozens of illegal gambling machines were recently seized from bars and clubs across the state, Pennsylvania State Police announced Friday. Troopers and...
article PGCB Speaks Out Against PA Skill Games, Joins Case Against POM (2/21/2020)
(Pennsylvania) -- Reversing its hands-off approach to unregulated gambling devices distributed by the Pace-O-Matic company (POM) under the name PA “skill games,...
article Pennsylvania casino regulators seek to get in “skill games” game (2/20/2020)
(Pennsylvania) -- A sleeping giant is now seeking to enter the growing fight over the legality of the so-far unregulated “skill games” populating...
article Proposed law to keep PA skill games legal (1/17/2020)
(Pennsylvania) -- State regulators have been trying to outlaw skilled gaming machines. The court heard arguments over their legality this week. There's new proposed...
article PA Skill Games Have Their Day In Court, Surrounded By Opposition (1/16/2020)
(Pennsylvania) -- The legal battle over whether or not “Pennsylvania Skill Games” are slot machines based on random chance – or skill games where...
article ‘Pennsylvania Skill’ game maker seeks protection from police raids while state court reviews machines’ legality (1/15/2020)
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania’s commercial casinos opened a new front Wednesday in the battle over the legality of so-called “skill games,” arguing...
article Courts to argue legality of PA skill games (1/12/2020)
(Pennsylvania) -- Court arguments are scheduled this week regarding the legality of skill game machines. The courts ordered a halt to police seizures of the Pennsylvania...
article Fight over cash-paying video games hits crucial stretch (1/11/2020)
(Pennsylvania) -- Just across the mall lobby from the glass-door entrance to the Pennsylvania attorney general’s office sits a cash-paying electronic game terminal...
article VGT Tax Revenue Over $1.2 Million (1/9/2020)
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) announced Jan. 7 that at the end of 2019 there were a total of 100 video gaming terminals (VGTs) at 20...
10 Total Articles on this Issue

Virginia Gaming

article Betting on Virginia: Operators jockey for a share of the action as state legislators consider opening the door to new forms of gambling (3/2/2020)
(Virginia) -- As customers rush in and out of Quick N Easy on a chilly January afternoon, one man lingers. Past the West Broad Street convenience store’s stocked...
article Supporters of skill games oppose statewide ban (2/28/2020)
(Virginia) -- Virginia lawmakers are considering what to do with skill games, the electronic gaming machines that have popped up across the state. Supporters headed to...
article General Assembly works to ban skills machines (2/19/2020)
(Virginia) -- Virginia lawmakers appear poised to ban electronic skills games outright rather than regulate and tax them. Legislation in both chambers of the General...
article Danville appeals three skilled gaming machine decisions by board of zoning appeals (1/21/2020)
(Virginia) -- The question of skilled gaming machines in the city of Danville has moved from local governing bodies and commissions into the circuit court.
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Nebraska Gaming

article Nebraska judge blocks horse racing tracks from taking bets on past races (3/1/2020)
(Nebraska) -- A judge has blocked a novel form of betting that horse tracks in Nebraska have been hoping would bring in needed revenue. Lancaster County District Judge...
article Taxing skill games [2nd Item] (2/26/2020)
(Nebraska) -- Taxing the 3,000 “skill” video games that are located in 900 convenience stores and veterans clubs across the state could bring in millions of...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Historical Racing Machines

article Judge blocks track's plan for horse-race betting machines (2/28/2020)
(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 Court to hear case regarding historical horse racing on Tuesday (2/9/2020)
(Nebraska) -- A hearing has been scheduled in Lancaster County District Court for Tuesday to consider the future of historical horse racing machines in the state of...
article Lawsuit delays installation of historical racing machines at Fonner Park (1/23/2020)
(Nebraska) -- The suit filed by the state attorney general Wednesday against the Nebraska Horse Racing Commission puts at least a temporary halt to Fonner Park’s...
article Nebraska AG Sues State Racing Commission for Authorizing Historical Racing (1/23/2020)
(Nebraska) -- Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson went to war with the state racing commission over historical racing machines on Wednesday. A lawsuit filed against...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

North Dakota Gaming

article North Dakota tribes fret about rise of electronic pull tabs (2/26/2020)
(North Dakota) -- American Indian tribes in North Dakota have formed a coalition aimed at addressing the meteoric rise of electronic pull tabs in the state that are...
1 Article on this Issue

Loot Boxes

article Gambling or Gaming? Australia’s regulatory position on loot boxes in video games (2/24/2020)
(Australia) -- Anyone familiar with the video game industry will be familiar with ‘loot boxes’. For video game developers, loot boxes provide an effective...
1 Article on this Issue

Arkansas Gaming

article Arkansas lottery chief opposes ‘amusement machines’ effort (2/23/2020)
(Arkansas) -- The head of Arkansas’ lottery on Friday said he opposes a measure a group is trying to get on the ballot that would allow thousands of coin-operated...
1 Article on this Issue

South Dakota Gaming

article State opposes bill to eventually end video lottery (2/23/2020)
(South Dakota) -- It was a discussion that pitted money against morality at the state capitol. In the end, concerns about state revenue prevailed even though lawmakers...
1 Article on this Issue

Wyoming Gaming

article Should Wyoming gamble on gambling? (2/18/2020)
(Wyoming) -- Some pieces of legislation receive far less attention than they deserve. House Bill 171 – Wyoming gaming commission, sponsored by the travel committee...
article Gillette to consider 'skill game' gambling machine ordinance (2/8/2020)
(Wyoming) -- A Wyoming city is considering whether to require businesses to get permits for gambling machines. The Gillette City Council will consider a proposed...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Washington, D.C. Gaming

article D.C. Council slows down Bowser's effort to regulate electronic gaming machines (1/7/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- D.C. lawmakers will have to address how to regulate the electronic gaming machines that have already spread throughout the Virginia suburbs and are...
1 Article on this Issue

Mississippi Gaming

article $20,000 won on a scratch-off lottery ticket from Mississippi Coast casino (12/27/2019)
(Mississippi) -- An Alabama man got quite a gift this Christmas from the new Mississippi Lottery. William C., no last name provided, received one of the new Triple 777...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

article Scientific Games and Norsk Tipping enter VLT deal (12/17/2019)
(Norway) -- Scientific Games has lauded a “landmark agreement” via its Global Draw subsidiary alongside Norwegian state-owned gambling operator Norsk Tipping.
article ‘Geez, Bill:’ Plummer says Brady offered him ethics post if he’d agree to back off ethics reform (12/3/2019)
(Illinois) -- Senator Bill Brady’s tenure as Minority Leader faces new uncertainty after Senator Jason Plummer, Brady’s former 2010 gubernatorial running...
article Video shows woman attack customer for coughing near her at Texas gas station, cops say (10/11/2019)
(Texas) -- Houston police are searching for two suspects in a Sept. 8 attack at a Valero gas station in Lockwood after the female suspect assaulted another woman playing...
article No more delay on ‘simulated gambling’ ban, Jacksonville City Council decides (10/10/2019)
(Florida) -- A bill passed Tuesday night eliminates a six-month enforcement delay on a law banning casino-style devices used in many video cafes. The city calls the...
article As video gaming terminals spread across Missouri, lawmakers could hear from company owners (9/3/2019)
(Missouri) -- The chairman of a committee debating the future of gambling in Missouri says he would welcome testimony from companies responsible for the spread of...
article Sinking Lid Policy in New Zealand’s Tararua District Found Ineffective in Reducing Spending on Pokies (4/3/2019)
(New Zealand) -- The so-called “sinking lid” policy on poker machines numbers, whose objective is to reduce the spending on pokies and the gambling-related...
article Authorities unclear on gaming devices now available in Hannibal area (2/8/2019)
(Missouri) -- Tri-State residents probably noticed gaming machines at various northeast Missouri convenience stores. They've popped up even though the Missouri...
article Gambling machines, cash seized from Mexia business (2/8/2019)
(Texas) -- An illegal gambling investigation leads to a seizure of several gaming machines and cash from a Mexia business. The Joint Criminal Apprehension Team,...
article Gambling firms agree to slash FOBT stakes in Northern Ireland (2/3/2019)
(UK) -- As has been covered ad infinitum, fixed odds betting terminals (FOBTs) will see a massive reduction in max stakes come April, from the current £100 to...
article House passes bill outlawing 'fringe gambling' (2/2/2019)
(Utah) -- The House voted Friday to advance a bill that would prohibit so-called "fringe gambling" in Utah. The bill would close a loophole in Utah law...
article New Zealand TAB finally launches new fixed-odds betting platform (1/9/2019)
(New Zealand) -- New Zealand’s betting monopoly has finally unveiled its new fixed-odds betting platform, more than two years after it first announced its...
article Islandia residents' lawsuit against casino shouldn't proceed, judge says (12/27/2018)
(New Jersey) -- A federal bankruptcy court judge has recommended ruling in favor of Islandia and Jake’s 58 Hotel & Casino in a lawsuit filed by village...
article Remember VGTs? Well, They Are Coming To PA In Early 2019 (12/21/2018)
(Pennsylvania) -- Keno, online lottery and sports betting are already underway in Pennsylvania. In a few months, online casinos will launch. So, too, will a point of...
article Sports minister resigns over chancellor's delay to gambling curb (11/1/2018)
(UK) -- Sports minister Tracey Crouch is understood to have resigned after the government refused to bring forward plans to curb controversial fixed-odds betting...
article Forest Park Voters Could Be First In Illinois To Remove Video Gambling (10/31/2018)
(Illinois) -- Forest Park could make history on Election Day as the first Illinois town where video gambling machines started operating — only to be removed by the...
article Bad news for online gamblers as Budget pushes up remote gaming duty by 6% from October next year (10/29/2018)
(UK) -- ONLINE gambling will become more expensive after Chancellor Philip Hammond hiked remote gaming duty by 6 per cent in today's Budget. The tax hike - which...
article UK government targets gambling industry with tax increases (10/29/2018)
(UK) -- Britain’s finance minister Philip Hammond announced on Monday plans to increase taxes paid by offshore gambling companies from next year to offset lost tax...
article September VLT Play Down at Austintown Racino (10/12/2018)
(Ohio) -- After two months at $102 million, wagering on video lottery terminals at Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course dipped below the $100 million mark in...
article World Cup and VLTs drive OPAP growth (9/13/2018)
(Greece) -- OPAP CEO Damian Cope has claimed the company remains on course to deliver strategic objectives set out in its ‘2020 Vision’ roadmap after its...
article Gambling 'epidemic?' Hickory has more arcades than it does McDonald's. (8/31/2018)
(North Carolina) -- There’s a gambling “epidemic” in Senator Andy Wells’ hometown, he says, that’s been virtually untouched by the state...

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