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British Columbia Gaming

article BC casinos’ table revenue slides on new money laundering rules
(British Columbia) -- Columbia’s gambling monopoly saw its casino table game revenue tumble in its latest annual report after the provincial government tightened...
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Chicago Casino

article Chicago’s first casino still might end up downtown, says Lightfoot
(Illinois) -- Despite releasing a shortlist of five South and West sides sites for Chicago’s first-ever casino earlier in the week, Mayor Lori Lightfoot said her...
article Hedging her bet: Lightfoot says casino could rise Downtown after all
(Illinois) -- A day after saying the city will study five potential sites on the South and West sides for Chicago’s first casino, Mayor Lori Lightfoot said it...
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Georgia Gaming

article Georgia Department of Revenue agent charged in gambling investigation
(Georgia) -- An agent with the Georgia Department of Revenue is now charged with violating the state’s RICO Act for bribery as part of a continued gambling...
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Idaho Gaming

article Little defends Idaho Lottery as he accepts record dividend check
(Idaho) -- Idaho Gov. Brad Little on Friday defended the Idaho Lottery against criticism that it preys on the get-rich hopes of poor people, moments after accepting the...
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Illinois Gaming

article Rockford hires 2 consulting firms to help navigate casino selection
(Illinois) -- The city has hired two consulting firms to help the staff and City Council members navigate the process of selecting a casino operator and location. Union...
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Las Vegas Gaming

article Apollo 11 moon landing brought Las Vegas, world to standstill
(Las Vegas) -- Few events in this world could stop a gambler with a lot of money from pursuing a jackpot, but one out-of-this-world event brought gambling and most of...
article Circus Circus murderer heading to trial
(Nevada) -- An individual who reportedly stabbed two tourists to death at the Circus Circus casino in Las Vegas in 2018 won’t have his case thrown out as he had...
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MGM Resorts

article MGM Considers Sale and Leaseback of Top Resorts Like Bellagio
(Las Vegas) -- MGM Resorts International, the largest operator of casinos in Las Vegas, is exploring the sale and leaseback of iconic properties such as Bellagio,...
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Mississippi Gaming

article Developer gets approval for casino on Mississippi Gulf Coast
(Mississippi) -- A plan to build a casino on Mississippi's Gulf Coast is one step closer to becoming reality. WLOX-TV reports the Mississippi Gaming Commission gave...
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Nevada Gaming

article RPD is investigating a body found in hotel room under 'suspicious circumstances'
(Nevada) -- Officers from the Reno Police Department are currently investigating a body of suspicious circumstances found at the Circus Circus Hotel and Casino early...
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Pennsylvania Gaming

article Pennsylvania Gambling Revenues Reaches Record High
(Pennsylvania) -- Revenue from regulated gambling in Pennsylvania climbed to a new record high above $3.3 billion in the just-completed fiscal year. The Pennsylvania...
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Video Gaming

article It's time to stop calling videogames 'addictive,' UK trade group boss says
(UK) -- Calling a videogame "addictive" is usually intended as a compliment, but Jo Twist, head of the Association for UK Interactive Entertainment—...
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Washington, D.C. Gaming

article D.C. lawmaker defends vote on no-bid gambling contract that lists his cousin
(Washington D.C.) -- D.C. Council Member Kenyan R. McDuffie (D-Ward 5) on Friday defended his vote for a no-bid gambling contract, saying that his sole motivation was...
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Other News

article STRAT updates bring competition for north Las Vegas Strip, analysts say
(Las Vegas) -- Walking into The STRAT’s casino is like seeing a before-and-after photo come to life. To the right is a dimly-lit casino floor with dated signage and...
article Limited sports betting to start at Presque Isle Downs on Wednesday
(Pennsylvania) -- Sports betting will begin on a limited basis at Presque Isle Downs & Casino on Wednesday with full service anticipated to start July 26. The...
article Get A Grip: The Week In Sports Betting: PA Online Numbers Offer Glimpse Of Future
(Pennsylvania) -- It’s information overload everywhere, and there’s not time enough to sleep and eat and stay fully apprised of what’s happening on this crazy blue dot...
article Ilitches preside over second vacant district around MotorCity Casino
(Michigan) -- This year has produced no shortage of stories on the Ilitches and their lack of development around District Detroit. A recent investigation into properties...
article BLOG: Facial biometrics opportunities shown as tech applied to diverse use cases
(Worldwide) -- Biometric facial recognition continues to proliferate, with a new deployment at a soccer stadium in Denmark, a new casino tracking system, and goggles...
article BLOG: The UK and Its Love for Bingo
(UK) -- The United Kingdom has always been famous for sports and bingo. They always had a big success in those two fields. This year, for example, the national cricket...
article Kazuo Okada loses 2 court battles in less than a month
(Philippines) -- Kazuo Okada looks like he’s having another rough, not good, very bad month. The Philippine Daily Inquirer reports the Japanese gambling tycoon has...
article The numbers behind Project Sindacato do a lot of talking: 15 arrests; 27 seized homes worth $24M; 23 high-end cars seized, worth $3.5M; about $1M in cash seized
(Ontario) -- Mobsters started fretting at precisely 9 p.m. on Friday when police crashed into several gambling dens north of Toronto, seizing equipment, paperwork, money...
article Reno police: Detectives investigating body found inside Circus Circus
(Nevada) -- A body was found inside the Circus Circus in downtown Reno early this morning, according to Reno Police Department Lt. Al Snober. Snober said officers...
article Ogg cancels contract with consultant tangled in poker room busts
(Texas) -- Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg has canceled a contract with a consultant accused of defrauding a private Houston poker club in a $250,000 scheme, her...

7/18/2019

article NASCAR launching new sports betting product in September
(USA) -- NASCAR is jumping into sports betting and should have its first gambling product ready for the public in September. This new sports betting platform has been in...
article Arkansas Racing Commission delays decision on Gulfside Casino appeal
(Arkansas) -- At a meeting on Wednesday morning, the Arkansas Racing Commission delayed a decision on the appeal of Gulfside Casino Partnership, whose application to...
article Other sites still possible for Chicago casino, Lightfoot says — even downtown
(Illinois) -- Don’t get “fixated” on five South and West Side sites for a Chicago casino because the list is “not definitive,” Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Thursday,...
article It’s official: iGaming comes to Pennsylvania, allowing gamblers to wager ‘real money’ online, 24/7
(Pennsylvania) -- Around-the-clock live-streaming “real money” online casino gambling — iGaming — is now available in Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Gaming Control...
article Pennsylvania gambling revenue up about $60 million, boosted by sports betting
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania reported a 1.8 percent annual increase in gambling revenue for the fiscal year ending June 30, boosted by last year’s launch of sports...
article Encore Casino’s Blackjack Payouts Are Legal
(Massachusetts) -- A lawsuit filed earlier this week alleged that the Encore casino’s blackjack payout system violates Massachusetts Gaming Commission law—but at a...
article Mass. Gaming Commission to discuss lawsuit filed against Encore Boston Harbor casino
(Massachusetts) -- The Massachusetts Gaming Commission on Thursday will discuss a recently filed lawsuit accusing the Encore Boston Harbor casino of cheating gamblers...
article Ilitch entities own 52 empty properties around MotorCity Casino
(Detroit) -- The 50 blocks around Little Caesars Arena branded as District Detroit isn't the only area where the Ilitch organization owns dozens of properties that have...
article Rockstar have a website for GTA Online's Diamond Casino & Resort
(Internet) -- GTA Online's The Diamond Casino & Resort was one of the features that spent so long in the 'Opening Soon' category, we thought it's never coming....
article Macau casinos to implement facial recognition software
(Macau) -- On July 17, Paul Martins Chan, the director of the Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau (DICJ), explained that three casinos will begin using facial...
article How gambling giant SportPesa made waves in Africa – and Premier League
(Kenya) -- Barely heard of in Britain until it launched a spree of Premier League club sponsorships in 2016, the online gambling platform SportPesa has since spread its...
article New Jersey Lottery Scratch-Off Cop Sent for Electric Shock Therapy, Sues ‘Corrupt’ Department
(New Jersey) -- A New Jersey police corporal says he was bullied into attending a gambling addiction clinic after buying lottery tickets, where he was forced to endure “...
article Jimmy Vaccaro announces he's leaving Rivers Casino, heading back to Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- Sportsbook legend and Trafford native Jimmy Vaccaro said he is heading back west. Rivers Casino confirmed Thursday that Vaccaro is leaving the Pittsburgh...
article 36 Hours in Atlantic City
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City’s boom-and-bust cycle has been in motion for decades now, with new casinos and restaurants sowing high hopes for revitalization,...
article MGM Resorts Stock Has Less Room for Gains, Analyst Says
(Las Vegas) -- MGM Resorts International ’s next earnings report may be weaker than expected—and that could be just the start of the casino operator’s problems—according...
article Former New York Governor Is New VP Of Las Vegas Sands
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas Sands Corp. has announced David Paterson, former New York Governor as its new Vice President. Paterson has been a staunch supporter of the POTUS...

7/17/2019

article Sports betting is legal but college kids prefer slots
(New Jersey) -- The idea behind a new Stockton University survey was to see how the legalization of sports betting impacted the gambling behavior of college students,...
article R.I. has turbulent first year of legal sports betting
(Rhode Island) -- The state of Rhode Island is pulling in far less money than originally projected in its first year of legalized sports betting — and gamblers...
article The troubling legacy of Britain’s gambling experiment
(UK) -- There are many low points for the compulsive gambler. But for Alex Macey, one of the lowest came a decade ago, when he found himself at the cinema with his young...
article Tioga Downs Set To Open New York’s Second Sportsbook Friday
(New York) -- The wait is finally over for New York sports betting, as the Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady officially took its first public wagers on Tuesday....
article Betfred inks first US betting deal with Iowa’s Elite Casino Resorts
(Iowa) -- UK betting operator Betfred is set to make its US market debut through a sports betting deal with Iowa’s Elite Casino Resorts. On Wednesday, the...
article Horse racing in Iowa doing well despite overall industry declines
(Iowa) -- A new report on the economic impact of the horse racing industry on the state is positive, but cautious. University of Kentucky researcher Alison Davis...
article Iowa’s Isle Casinos To Be Powered By William Hill
(Iowa) -- Residents of Iowa can take a trip to the Isle Casino Hotel in Waterloo to see the future spot of the casino’s sportsbook. The book will be operated by...
article 50th World Series of Poker wraps up with $10 million winner
(Las Vegas) -- Iranian-born and longtime German resident Hossein Ensan has closed out a historic 50th running of the World Series of Poker (WSOP) by capturing the world...
article The Linq casino has transformed into a modern arcade
(Las Vegas) -- It’s not even noon on a scorching summer day on the Strip, but an abundance of fun has already been had at this particular Las Vegas casino, where...
article Attracting younger crowds with Bingo. Yes, Bingo
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City casinos are eager to attract younger crowds. For example, Bally’s Atlantic City will host another esports tournament Sept. 6 to 8...
article What will the impact of Caesars, Eldorado deal be in Atlantic City?
(Atlantic City) -- The yet-to-be-finalized $17.3 billion deal between Eldorado Resorts and Caesars Entertainment could have just as large an impact in New Jersey as it...
article Potential Chicago casino sites aren't far from Northwest Indiana
(Illinois) -- Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot has identified five potential city casino sites, including two very close to Northwest Indiana, for a consultant to evaluate...
article Gaming Commission to address class-action lawsuit against Encore
(Massachusetts) -- Massachusetts gambling regulators on Thursday will address allegations of shaved payouts made in a class-action lawsuit against Encore Boston Harbor...
article Plainridge Park Table Games Discussion Heats Up, Lawmakers Say Critical for Casino Competitiveness
(Massachusetts) -- The Plainridge Park Casino, the sole slots-only Category 2 gaming facility in Massachusetts, needs inclusion of table games to remain relevant, some...
article Lincoln police back at Twin River Casino
(Rhode Island) -- Members of the Lincoln Police Department have begun to sign up for detail duty again at Twin River Casino after several weeks of refusing to fill the...
article Meadowlands Track Operator Expects NYC Casinos Soon — Just Not Where You’d Think
(New York) -- Real estate mogul Jeff Gural is in the midst of a busy summer. His Meadowlands Racetrack just hosted the prestigious Meadowlands Pace on Saturday, and The...
article New Historical Horse Racing Machine Developer Castle Hill Gaming Joins NTRA
(New York) -- The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced that Castle Hill Gaming has joined the organization. Since 2013, Castle Hill Gaming has...
article Dayton racino to undergo $3M expansion
(Ohio) -- Hollywood Gaming at Dayton Raceway has started work on a $3.1 million expansion that will increase the size of its smoking area and will add a few dozen video...
article The growth of Kentucky's slot-like racing industry, in five charts
(Kentucky) -- Consumers wagered more than $2 billion in Kentucky’s slot-like historical racing machines in the state fiscal year that ended June 30, nearly double...
article Report: Indiana Pushing for Legalized Sports Betting to Launch September 1
(Indiana) -- Indiana regulators are reportedly pushing to launch sports betting on September 1. In particular, Indiana wants the sports betting system in place for the...
article 'A licence to print money': The 'wild west' of Ireland's rampant slot machine industry
(Ireland) -- TENS OF THOUSANDS of illicit slot machines could be in use across Ireland as casino and gaming arcade operators openly flout rules that effectively ban the...
article Kidnappers, fake cops plague Philippine gambling sector
(Philippines) -- For the Philippine-based gambling sector, the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) wears both white and black hats, although you may want to ask the...
article Allegations of La Liga Match Fixing Prompt Spanish Authorities to Create National Commission
(Spain) -- Spanish authorities announced this week the creation of a commission that will work to stop match-fixing in the European nation’s sporting events.
article Gambling addict found guilty of stabbing wife 60 times after losing bet
(London) -- A gambling addict has been found guilty of hacking his wife to death while in a rage over a losing bet. Vicious Jalal Uddin, 47, slashed and chopped at 31-...
article GVC upbeat despite changes to gambling rules
(UK) -- The under-fire chief executive of GVC Holdings delivered a timely riposte to his critics by issuing a forecast-beating trading update on the back of strong...
article Martha Schuessler named new vice-president at Aruze Gaming
(USA) -- In a July 17 press release from Aruze Gaming America Inc, they announced Martha Schuessler has been promoted to Vice President of Global Finance. This is...

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