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Virginia Gaming

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.
2 Total Articles 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

Missouri Gaming

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...
article Gaming machines spreading across Missouri present new addiction concerns (12/26/2019)
(Missouri) -- For Albert Newsome, the short drive to play the slots at the Fast Lane gas station near his house is more appealing than making a 20-mile trip to the...
article OP/ED: Video lottery terminals mean bad news for our communities (12/20/2019)
(Missouri) -- Over the past few years, I have been noticing a shocking trend plaguing our communities. Cropping up everywhere are video lottery terminals (VLTs) at...
article New lawsuit targets ‘rogue’ video gambling company operating in Missouri (12/4/2019)
(Missouri) -- After watching the unchecked spread of potentially illegal video gambling terminals eat into his bottom line, the owner of a Missouri coin-operated game...
article EDITORIAL: Owners of illegal gambling machines need to testify (10/14/2019)
(Missouri) -- When Missouri legislators talked about convening hearings to investigate the spread of apparently illegal gambling machines in the state’s bars and...
article Missouri investigators launch probe into dozens of gas station gaming terminals (10/2/2019)
(Missouri) -- In what could be the first sign of a looming crackdown, the Missouri Highway Patrol is investigating 73 complaints of alleged illegal gambling machines in...
9 Total Articles on this Issue

Illinois Gaming

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...
article Schaumburg adopts rules for video gambling (12/15/2019)
(Illinois) -- Schaumburg trustees have unanimously approved regulations under which video gambling will be allowed in 2020. Existing hotels and restaurants with liquor...
article MP Approves Max Of Six Gaming Terminals In Licensed Establishments (12/13/2019)
(Illinois) -- Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed Senate Bill 690 in July increasing the number of allowed video gaming terminals in licensed establishment from five to six. At...
article Batavia may put cap on video gambling licenses (12/4/2019)
(Illinois) -- Even as the Batavia City Council expanded video gambling in the community to an eighth license-holder, aldermen set the stage for placing a limit on the...
article Mount Prospect open to more video gambling (11/28/2019)
(Illinois) -- Mount Prospect is about to raise its stake in video gambling. The village board on Tuesday reacted favorably to a proposed ordinance that would raise the...
article Champaign council approves increase for video-gambling terminals (11/20/2019)
(Illinois) -- Businesses with video-gambling machines now have the option of adding one more after the city council voted Tuesday to increase the maximum allowed from...
article In Champaign, push to add more video-gambling machines has momentum (11/19/2019)
(Illinois) -- This past fiscal year, gamblers played a whopping $209.9 million on video gaming terminals around Champaign, losing $16.8 million. Next year, if the city...
article Video Gambling Ban Lifted In Unincorporated DuPage County (11/12/2019)
(Illinois) -- A decade-long ban on video gambling in unincorporated parts of DuPage County has been lifted. County officials voted 11 to 6 Tuesday in favor of repealing...
article Batavia considers allowing video gambling at Funway (11/1/2019)
(Illinois) -- The Batavia City Council is considering expanding video gambling to allow the Funway amusement center to add machines. The council also plans to review...
article Des Plaines mayor delays vote on lifting city's video gambling ban (10/22/2019)
(Illinois) -- Des Plaines Mayor Matthew Bogusz on Monday tabled an ordinance that would have allowed video gambling in the city, effectively ending for now a push to...
article Rockford leaders okay video gambling operators to add more machines (10/21/2019)
(Illinois) -- Rockford leaders give video gambling operators the chance to add more machines. City Council members approved a request to raise the number of machines...
article Schaumburg trustees to vote on video gambling (9/28/2019)
(Illinois) -- Village of Schaumburg Trustee Marge Connelly is not opposed to video gambling coming to the area, but she’s adamant that it happen in what she...
17 Total Articles on this Issue

Historical Racing Machines

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...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

New York Gaming

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...
1 Article on this Issue

Pennsylvania Gaming

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...
article Cambria welcomes first Video Gaming Terminals (10/27/2019)
(Pennsylvania) -- Donna Hurtack tried her luck at one of five Video Gaming Terminals on Thursday at the Keystone Restaurant and Truck Stop — the first legal Video...
article Gaming Control Board releases first video gaming report (10/4/2019)
(Pennsylvania) -- In its first-ever report on video gaming terminals, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board said revenue for August and September was $324,710. Two...
article First Few Weeks Of VGT Operations Fuel Truck Stops With $325K In Revenue (10/4/2019)
(Pennsylvania) -- The first revenue numbers on video gaming terminals (VGTs) from the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) are in. The initial revenue report covers...
press release Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board Posts First Video Gaming Terminal Revenue Reports (10/3/2019)
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board today posted on its web site the initial reports of revenue generated by Video Gaming Terminals (VGTs) at truck...
article Centre County truck stop one of first in Pennsylvania to open video gaming terminal (9/29/2019)
(Pennsylvania) -- Centre County’s first truck stop video gaming terminal lounge is open for business, aiming to create a mini-casino for visitors. After applying...
11 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

Delaware Gaming

article Video lottery drives Delaware iGaming growth in November [sub req] (12/18/2019)
(Delaware) -- Delaware’s regulated iGaming market enjoyed strong growth in November as net revenue increased by 80 per cent to $376,331.
1 Article on this Issue

Australia Gaming

article Hunter clubs and hotels' gambling machines making $1.1 million in profits a day (11/7/2019)
(Australia) -- Clubs and hotels in the Hunter are making $1.1 million in profits every day from people playing gambling machines, the latest data from Liquor and Gaming...
1 Article on this Issue

South Dakota Gaming

article City Council allows private doors for multiple co-owned video lottery casinos in same building (10/15/2019)
(South Dakota) -- The Sioux Falls City Council gives final approval tonight to an ordinance that allows for a casino to have a private door between separate businesses...
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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