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Fantasy Sports

article No Surprise Here: Fantasy Sports Revenue Is A Pittance Compared To Other Gambling Formats In PA
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board has unveiled the revenue figures for the second month of regulated fantasy sports contests, and well, they’...
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Iowa Gaming

article Gaming association brings promotional campaign to Des Moines
(Iowa) -- When companies hold ceremonial groundbreakings to announce facility openings or expansions, oftentimes surrounded by community leaders and public officials,...
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Labor & Unions

article Union workers OK new contract with Las Vegas Convention Authority
(Las Vegas) -- Union workers at the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority overwhelmingly ratified a new five-year contract in a vote Wednesday. About 295 service,...
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Las Vegas Gaming

article Las Vegas City Council green lights new Fremont Street hotel-casino
(Las Vegas) -- The newest hotel-casino on Fremont Street may be one step closer to becoming a reality. The Las Vegas City Council gave the green light to begin...
article Las Vegas is the trade show capital of the world
(Las Vegas) -- More evidence has emerged that Las Vegas is the trade show capital of the world with the announcement that a new combined jewelry and gemstone event,...
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New Jersey Gaming

article Resorts Sneaks NJ Sports Betting Application In Under The Wire
(New Jersey) -- The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement set a deadline for casinos and racetracks if they wanted to offer sports betting by fall. The DGE told the...
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PASPA Decision

article Mississippi, West Virginia, Rhode Island Could be Next to Offer Sports Betting
(Washington D.C.) -- Since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) that banned sports betting, several states have...
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Pennsylvania Gaming

article Hold Your Horses — PA Online Casino Plan Still Riddled With Problems
(Pennsylvania) -- The fact that Pennsylvania received nine applications for interactive gaming licenses is something to celebrate, especially since gaming taxes and...
article Round Two in Pennsylvania Daily Fantasy Sports Goes To DraftKings
(Pennsylvania) -- DraftKings claimed a narrow victory over FanDuel in the second month of Pennsylvania daily fantasy sports contests. The DraftKings win reverses the...
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Revel Casino

article Ocean Resort Casino rolls out online gambling site
(New Jersey) -- New Jersey's online gambling industry is now a little more competitive. Atlantic City's Ocean Resort Casino officially rolled out its own gaming...
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Wynn Boston Harbor

article Wynn Completes $68M Pollution Cleanup at Casino Site
(Massachusetts) -- Wynn Resorts has removed nearly 1 million tons of contaminated sediment from the former chemical plant site where it's building a $2.5 billion...
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Other News

article Legionnaires' disease bacteria found at Laughlin hotel-casino
(Nevada) -- The Southern Nevada Health District is investigating two cases of Legionnaires’ disease reported in guests who stayed separately at Harrah’s...
article Gambling, smoking and drinking give Pa. a lot of money in 'sin taxes'
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania's reliance on taxes and fees on tobacco, alcohol and gambling to balance its budget is no secret. And its reliance on those so-called...
article Are Sin Taxes Healthy for State Budgets?
(Washington D.C.) -- When Kansas lawmakers found themselves facing a projected $900 million budget shortfall in 2017, then-Governor Sam Brownback (R) proposed tax hikes...
article Pew study: States shouldn't rely on sin taxes for long-term funding
(USA) -- For states still recovering financially from the Great Recession, sin taxes – taxes on tobacco, alcohol, gambling, and most recently in some states,...
article Report calls casinos unreliable revenue source; supporters undeterred
(Georgia) -- Lawmakers hoping to expand gambling in Georgia are not deterred by a recent report that found promises of financial fixes for state budgets often fall short...

7/18/2018

article A bleak portrait of Trump’s failed Atlantic City kingdom
(Atlantic City) -- “These buildings were designed to discourage interaction with the city. You drive in on a freeway that injects you straight into the parking...
article Where Each New England State Stands Right Now On Legalizing Sports Betting
(USA) -- If and when legalized sports betting comes to New England, how it’s implemented likely will vary among the region’s six states. In our series on...
article Floodgates will soon open for NCAA betting. Will more scandals follow?
(USA) -- What happened to Mike Hamrick in Las Vegas didn’t stay in Vegas. It stayed with him. One particular memory from his six years as UNLV’s athletic...
article With legalized gambling coming, what does that mean for college sports?
(Washington D.C.) -- Tom McMillen, a 6-foot-11 former Rhodes Scholar, NBA player and U.S. Congressman, saw this day coming. In 1992, the same year McMillen voted to pass...
article How New York could soon make sports bets
(New York) -- Nearly two months since the Supreme Court ruled in favor of letting states decide whether sports gambling should be legal, the bill still hasn't passed...
article Downtown casino plan gets quick OK from Las Vegas City Council
(Las Vegas) -- Plans for a new Fremont Street casino-hotel breezed through the Las Vegas City Council approval process Wednesday, paving the way for the first bottom-up...
article Pa. overall casino revenue sees record year; Bethlehem Sands and Mount Airy want online gambling
(Pennsylvania) -- The 2017-2018 fiscal year saw record overall revenue for Pennsylvania’s 12 casinos, according to the state Gaming Control Board.
article Pennsylvania enjoys record casino revenue
(Pennsylvania) -- The State of Pennsylvania has recorded its best fiscal year to date for the gross revenue on slots and table games, according to figures from the...
article Clock is ticking on sports betting; will Pennsylvania be ready for opening kickoffs?
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania's top state gambling regulator told PennLive Wednesday that the state's casinos should be taking legal bets on games in the...
article Pa. casinos set fiscal-year record for revenue: Here's how they did it
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pa. Gaming Control Board on Tuesday reported that the combined gross revenue from the play of slot machines and table games during the 2017-18...
article Mass. Legislators Agree To $41.9 Billion Compromise Budget Plan
(Massachusetts) -- Eighteen days into the state's new fiscal year, House and Senate negotiators reached agreement Wednesday on a $41.9 billion budget, potentially...
article Experts trying to work out challenges with legalized sports betting
(Ohio) -- A recent Supreme Court ruling clears the way for states across the country, including Ohio, to decide if they want to legalize sports betting. As of right now...
article W.Va.'s Racing Industry Fights to Survive Amid Years of Teetering State Backing
(West Virginia) -- The dog and horse racing industries have played a major role in West Virginia’s economy since the mid-1930s. But in recent years, lawmakers at...
article Macau public bus re-tendering process suggests big delays for Macau casino licensing
(Macau) -- The re-tendering process for Macau casino licenses is likely to be delayed until the mid-2020s and the six concession holders granted extensions “well...
article Japan's Diet to pass casino bill on Friday amid addiction fears
(Japan) -- A contentious bill authorizing the opening of casinos in Japan is set to clear parliament on Friday despite public concerns about gambling addiction and...
article Winning Japan bids will be those offering the “biggest IR with the smallest casino”
(Japan) -- The Japanese government will award the three casino licenses on offer under its IR Implementation Bill to whichever groups “promise to build the biggest...
article PAGCOR found to have underpaid tax, overpaid executives in damning audit report
(Philippines) -- Philippines gaming regulator PAGCOR has been accused of granting excessive rewards and allowances to its executive staff while underpaying its mandatory...
article Prospect of sports betting frightens problem gamblers
(Arizona) -- Another football game hadn’t gone Joe Schiller’s way, and the thousands of dollars of debt he had accumulated from betting was about to bury him...
article Justin Bonomo Overtakes Daniel Negreanu on All-Time Money List
(Las Vegas) -- Justin Bonomo has taken down the World Series of Poker Big One for One Drop for $10 million, making it the third WSOP gold bracelet of his career and...
article Trump impeachment odds hit record after Helsinki, says Irish bookmaker
(UK) -- Place your bets. Not on the World Cup. (Didn’t you hear? France triumphed.) Not on your favorite thoroughbred. (The Kentucky Derby isn’t until next...
article Gambling conference attended by son of Greek billionaire who died from suspected OD attended by industry heavy-hitters
(Ohio) -- The son of a Greek billionaire who died in a suspected drug overdose at a downtown hotel was in Cleveland for a nationwide gambling conference that included...

7/17/2018

article Lawsuits claim MGM has no liability to Las Vegas shooting victims
(Las Vegas) -- MGM Resorts International has filed federal lawsuits against more than 1,000 Las Vegas mass shooting victims in an effort to avoid liability. The company...
article The Pa. Lottery's new iLottery mimics slot games, casinos complain. A big court fight is brewing
(Pennsylvania) -- Where does the line fall between an online casino game and an internet lottery? A lot of money is riding on the answer. Pennsylvania’s casino...
article MLB union chief says discussion needed on legalized gambling
(Washington D.C.) -- The head of the baseball players’ union says conversations will take place with the commissioner’s office over whether prohibitions...
article FanDuel CEO Matt King On “What’s In A Name?” For A Meadowlands Sportsbook
(New Jersey) -- Renowned Irish bookmaking company Paddy Power, British counterpart Betfair, horse racing and wagering channel TVG, and daily fantasy sports brands...
article Players’ Claim of ‘Serious Consequences’ of Sports Betting Is A Hail Mary
(Las Vegas) -- Professional athletes are hungry for competition and compensation, and they’re now seeing the same thing as leagues and owners and gaming businesses...
article Gambling and the Law®: Macau and Las Vegas: Collateral Damage from Trump’s Trade War with China
(Macau) -- President Donald Trump has escalated his trade war with China. Last week he announced that he intends to slap tariffs on another $200 billion of imports from...
article Getting Out Front / The gaming industry is leading the charge with new responsible gaming efforts
(Las Vegas) -- As the gaming industry continues to grow and expand into new types of gaming, the two major gaming industry trade associations, the Association of Gaming...
article Pro sports leagues say racetrack lawsuit is frivolous
(New Jersey) -- Lawyers for the four major professional sports leagues and the NCAA say an attempt by a New Jersey horse racing association to collect betting revenue...
article Ocean Resort Casino joins New Jersey internet betting market
(Atlantic City) -- New Jersey’s thriving internet gambling market continues to grow. The Ocean Resort casino was cleared for full internet gambling operations...
article Atlantic City Casinos Apply for Sports Betting Ahead of Football Season
(Atlantic City) -- With football season right around the corner, casinos in Atlantic City are working toward getting approved to offer betting on the sport.
article Nine Pennsylvania casinos apply for online gambling licenses
(Pennsylvania) -- A deadline for casinos to apply for discounted online gambling licenses has come and gone, and nine of the state's 12 casinos want in on the action...
article Pennsylvania Gaming Revenue Up During 2017/2018 State Fiscal Year
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board today reported that the combined gross revenue from the play of slot machines and table games during the 2017/...
article Del Lago casino partners with fantasy league DraftKings on sports betting
(New York) -- Del Lago Casino & Resort will partner with daily fantasy sports provider DraftKings to operate its Vegas-style sports betting book -- if and when New...
article Saratoga Casino nearing purchase of Kentucky race track
(Kentucky) -- Saratoga Casino and Hospitality Group is nearing a purchase of Ellis Park, a thoroughbred race track and simulcast parlor in Henderson, Ky. According to a...
article NY Adopts Broader Drug Prohibition Rules for Racing
(New York) -- State regulators in New York State have adopted a new equine drug rule that tracks a national model plan advanced in late 2016 by the Association of Racing...
article Pulling the reins on gambling
(Virginia) -- The Virginia Racing Commission bucked the reins of restraint this past week, announcing it may allow as many as 3,000 historical horse racing terminals in...
article Ruffin, Stevens buy county land under, around Wichita Greyhound Park
(Kansas) -- The land under and next to Wichita Greyhound Park sold at auction Tuesday to two men wanting to protect what they already own there. As expected, gambling...
article SC Lottery earns $435 million for education
(South Carolina) -- The South Carolina lottery generated a record $435 million for education for the fiscal year that ended June 30. The South Carolina Education Lottery...
article ESPN to broadcast an eSports competition with a $1.4M prize
(USA) -- Sports fans usually gather for baseball games or tennis matches, but next weekend in Brooklyn, New York, 20,000 fans will be cheering on video gamers. It will...
article Gambling and gaming: Is this a problem for children?
(UK) -- Gambling. You might have seen or heard about it on TV or in films, or you may have spoken to an adult about it. There are laws which make it illegal for young...
article Online betting sites using Cocos Islands web addresses investigated over possible breach
(Australia) -- Australia's media watchdog says it is looking into the legality of a number of offshore gambling websites using Australian web addresses. The ABC is...
article Macau casino self-exclusion request grew 34% in H1 2018
(Macau) -- The list of problem gamblers looking to be excluded from Macau casinos grew longer in the first half of 2018, according to the special administrative region...
article Yakuza ready to muscle in on casino business, gangster reveals
(Japan) -- Yakuza organized crime groups are plotting to infiltrate casinos in nefarious ways if legislation to allow them passes in the Diet later this week, a gang...
article Burglars posing as gaming officials tackled woman in home. But dogs came to the rescue
(Nevada) -- Benny and Butch took a bite out of crime in Fort Worth. The two large dogs scared off two burglars Monday afternoon after the couple tackled a personal...

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