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Colorado Gaming

article Colorado Sports Betting Allowed May 1 But Will Operators Be Ready?
(Colorado) -- Colorado sports betting can’t officially begin until May 1, but plenty of potential operators are lining up to get approved before then. There were...
article Las Vegas company sells 3 casinos in Colorado
(Colorado) -- A Rhode Island casino company said Friday it has completed the purchase of three casinos in Colorado. Twin River Worldwide Holdings Inc. said it closed on...
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Genting

article Genting UK casino in Glasgow unveils USD 2.1 M refurbishment
(UK) -- Genting UK has unveiled the results of a £1.6m (USD 2.1) refurbishment of its casino in Glasgow, which the venue underwent to improve its gaming facilities...
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Illinois Gaming

article Illinois Gaming Board Releases Phase 2 Sports Wagering Rules
(Illinois) -- The Illinois Gaming Board moved the Land of Lincoln another step closer to entering the sports wagering market late Thursday afternoon when it released...
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Indiana Gaming

article Company planning new Indiana casino faces investigation
(Indiana) -- The Indiana Gaming Commission is investigating the company that owns two casinos along Lake Michigan and is seeking to open a new Terre Haute casino after a...
article Company Planning New Indiana Casino Faces Investigation
(Indiana) -- The Indiana Gaming Commission is investigating the company that owns two casinos along Lake Michigan and is seeking to open a new Terre Haute casino after a...
article Company planning Terre Haute casino faces investigation
(Indiana) -- The Indiana Gaming Commission has called off a meeting during which it was expected to grant the license for a new Terre Haute casino after a political...
article Indiana casino approval delayed while state probes former Centaur execs
(Indiana) -- The Indiana Gaming Commission confirmed Friday that it is postponing approval of a new Indiana casino while it investigates allegations that top executives...
article Parent company of Gary's Majestic Star, Hard Rock casinos under investigation
(Indiana) -- The Indiana Gaming Commission has opened an investigation into the parent company of Gary's Majestic Star casinos in connection with a federal campaign...
article Spectacle Entertainment's Vigo County casino in jeopardy due to federal probe
(Indiana) -- Spectacle Entertainment’s plans to open a casino in Vigo County could be in jeopardy after a Maryland political consultant pleaded guilty to illegally...
article UPDATE: Gaming Commission confirms investigation regarding Centaur, Spectacle
(Indiana) -- The Indiana Gaming Commission confirmed today that is investigating a matter pertaining to Spectacle, the parent company of the Vigo County casino license...
article Campaign Finance Prosecution in Virginia Threatens to Entangle Terre Haute Casino
(Indiana) -- The awarding of the license for Terre Haute's new casino is up in the air after a guilty plea to campaign finance violations. Maryland political...
8 Total Articles on this Issue

Japan Gaming

article Abe hints that rules of contact with IR operators may be incorporated into Basic Policy
(Japan) -- The rules of contact between IR operators and government officials are under consideration, according to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in comments made at the...
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Las Vegas Gaming

article A taste of Michigan — and world’s greatest pool’ — coming to Las Vegas via Circa Resort and Casino
(Las Vegas) -- A taste of Michigan is coming to Sin City. Downtown Las Vegas casino mogul and Detroit native Derek Stevens has revealed a list of the food and beverage...
article Las Vegas resident wins $100K on video poker at Orleans hotel-casino
(Las Vegas) -- A Las Vegas resident is $100K richer after hitting a jackpot on Sunday at The Orleans while playing video poker. The person is choosing to remain...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Malta Gaming

article LeoVegas' current Board Chairman Mårten Forste appointed COO in Malta
(Malta) -- The company's current COO in Malta, Richard Woodbridge, has accepted an offer in another industry and will leave LeoVegas at the end of May.
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Massachusetts Gaming

article 'The Market Is Saturated' As MGM Springfield Changes Up Leadership
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Springfield's Mike Mathis is out. He's been in the mix from just about the beginning, but after the casino posted its worst revenue numbers since...
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MGM Resorts

article MGM believes its sports wagering approach is a good bet
(Massachusetts) -- Well after that day in the not-so-distant future when Massachusetts is expected to legalize sports betting, Jim Murren sees MGM’s mobile betting...
article MGM Grand Detroit hires new president to help implement sports betting
(Michigan) -- MGM Grand Detroit has hired a new president and chief operating officer with sports betting expertise and a decade of experience in the gaming industry....
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New York Gaming

article NY fails to collect $13M owed by four new casinos
(New York) -- Talk about hitting the jackpot! Four upstate casinos, including Resorts World Catskills in Sullivan County, have avoided paying a collective $13 million in...
article Gov. Cuomo: Saratoga Springs VLT Aid Eliminated
(New York) -- More than $2 million that Saratoga Springs had been annually receiving as a host city of Video Lottery Terminals at Saratoga Casino, has been yanked from...
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Pennsylvania Gaming

article FanDuel Goes Live With 6th Casino Game App In PA
(Pennsylvania) -- FanDuel on Friday became the sixth mobile site for casino games in Pennsylvania, adding a limited number of slots and the table games of blackjack and...
article FanDuel Online Casino Goes Live On Mobile In Pennsylvania
(Pennsylvania) -- The list of Pennsylvania online casinos grew again on Friday. Users of the FanDuel Sportsbook app were treated to a notification revealing online slots...
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Philippines Gaming

article PAGCOR signs information-sharing agreement with Philippines Anti-Money Laundering Council
(Philippines) -- The Philippines Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with gaming regulator PAGCOR aimed at improving...
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Poarch Creek

press release Betfred USA Sports and Wind Creek Bethlehem Sign Agreement for Pennsylvania Sports Betting Operations
(Pennsylvania) -- Betfred, the world's largest privately-owned retail bookmaker, and Wind Creek Casino & Resort Bethlehem have signed an agreement to operate a...
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PokerStars

article The Incredible Rise Of PokerStars Cofounder Isai Scheinberg—And His Surrender To Federal Agents
(USA) -- Last Friday, Isai Scheinberg, the 73-year-old cofounder of PokerStars, the world’s biggest online poker company, boarded a plane in Switzerland for the 9-...
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Sports Betting

article SportsHandle: that was the week that was in US sports betting - January 24
(New York) -- SportsHandle and friends deliver another round-up of the week’s big developments in US sports betting.
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Sports Leagues

article Lawsuit from fan alleges MLB teams engaged in corruption in sign-stealing scandal
(Massachusetts) -- Major League Baseball (MLB) teams secretly distorted player statistics and deprived fans of an “honest fantasy baseball competition,” a...
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Station Casinos

article Red Rock seeking $500M in new debt, says Palms Casino still losing money
(Nevada) -- Las Vegas based Red Rock Resorts pre-announced fourth quarter results Thursday when it unveiled plans to raise $500 million in new debt. Analysts focused...
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UK Gambling

article Gambling watchdog under fire over betting firms' role in addiction taskforce
(UK) -- The gambling regulator has denied allowing betting firms to “mark their own homework”, after it asked companies behind a string of high-profile...
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Wynn Boston Harbor

article Brutal Encore Boston Harbor Attack Leads to Four Indictments
(Massachusetts) -- Four Massachusetts residents were indicted this week in connection with a violent assault in October at the Encore Boston Harbor. One was a casino...
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Other News

article Grand Falls Casino sportsbook opens next week
(Iowa) -- A sportsbook just across the Iowa border is opening next week. Grand Falls Casino's much-anticipated sportsbook is hosting its grand opening on Jan. 30....
article Is allowing Indiana to bet on the Oscars going too far?
(Indiana) -- It’s now legal to place bets on the winners of the Oscars in Indiana. While some feel this expansion of gaming is going too far, others are excited about...
article NY Budget Provides for Equine Drug Testing Lab
(New York) -- Governor Andrew M. Cuomo (D-NY) today announced legislation in the FY 2021 Executive Budget to authorize The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) to...
article Crown Casino shows corporate Australia still doesn’t get it on excessive pay
(Australia) -- It was straight from the public relations playbook. If you've got bad news to release, do it on a Friday afternoon. And if it's the Friday before a long...
article Adrian Hillman loses gaming authority contracts, AUM board role
(Malta) -- Adrian Hillman's consultancy contracts with the Malta Gaming Authority have been terminated by new Parliamentary Secretary Clayton Bartolo in a show of "zero...
article BLOG: Poker Players Who Are Notorious For Playing Casino Games
(Las Vegas) -- High-stakes poker players are the kings of reading the tells of other players, and knowing when to bluff and when to fold a hand, but they are also the...

1/23/2020

article Maryland businessman at center of D.C. sports betting contract helps fundraise for council member Vincent Gray
(Maryland) -- D.C. Council member Vincent C. Gray (D-Ward 7), who provided a key vote in favor of the District’s $215 million lottery and sports betting contract,...
article Lottery: Sports wagering to relaunch shortly at Mardi Gras, Wheeling Island casinos
(West Virginia) -- After shutting down on March 8, 2019, in a legal dispute with its sports wagering platform provider, the owner of Mardi Gras and Wheeling Island...
article How AI and facial recognition tech could reshape Las Vegas casinos
(Las Vegas) -- The year is 2022, and you’ve just pulled up a seat at one of thousands of glittering slot machines on the Las Vegas Strip. As the multi-colored...
article Culinary Union declares victory against Green Valley Ranch
(Nevada) -- The Culinary and Bartenders unions announced Thursday they have won union recognition from Green Valley Ranch Resort Spa Casino after a years-long battle....
article Expanding casino gaming beyond Atlantic City not encouraged 'at this point'
(Atlantic City) -- The statewide referendum to expand casino gaming outside of Atlantic City may have been soundly defeated in 2016, but the idea is still floating...
article Illinois Gaming Board releases more sports betting rules, still no launch date
(Illinois) -- The Illinois Gaming Board announced they finished drafting the rules for sports betting Thursday, but did not give a launch date. “Once applications...
article Pa. Gaming Control Board Reports Total Revenue Up 3.4 % in Dec.
(Pennsylvania) -- Figures released Jan. 17 by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board shows total gaming and fantasy contests revenue generated in the Commonwealth during...
article MGM Northfield Park names Matt Buckley as president
(Ohio) -- MGM Northfield Park is getting a new president and chief operating officer. The racino in Northfield announced in a news release on Thursday, Jan. 23, that...
article Grand Falls Casino’s new sports betting venue opening next week
(Iowa) -- Your office pool won’t be the only payoff at stake for the upcoming Super Bowl. Grand Falls Casino in Larchwood, Iowa, expects a busy day of wagering on...
article Indiana Off-Duty Police Could Soon Carry Guns while in Casinos
(Indiana) -- Indiana off-duty law enforcement officers may soon be allowed to carry a handgun while inside any of the state’s 13 commercial casinos as the national...
article Gateway still betting on Kingsway casino, council told
(Ontario) -- Gateway Casinos, which aims to build a $60 million casino as part of the Kingsway Entertainment District in Sudbury, has merged with another company, city...
article City of Belleville releases casino cash spending breakdown
(Ontario) -- The City of Belleville is trying to answer some of the questions surrounding where the money goes that the city gets for hosting the Shorelines Casino.
article Deadwood gaming numbers up for December, 2019 overall
(South Dakota) -- According to numbers from the state, Deadwood gaming had a winning month and one of its best years in quite a while. The gaming handle for December of...
article Lawsuit delays installation of historical racing machines at Fonner Park
(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
(Nebraska) -- Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson went to war with the state racing commission over historical racing machines on Wednesday. A lawsuit filed against...
article American Pharoah shares secretly sold; racehorse owner Zayat sued for $23 million
(Kentucky) -- Prominent Thoroughbred owner and breeder Ahmed Zayat is back in legal trouble, this time involving breeding rights to Triple Crown winner American Pharoah...
article Doping Agents Detected
(New York) -- New York Equine Drug Testing Programs Director Dr. George Maylin has confirmed the presence of a major doping threat to both human and equine sport in two...
article Joe Biden says video games "teach you how to kill" in interview
(Washington D.C.) -- Democratic candidate Joe Biden recently stirred some controversy among gamers with comments made during an interview session with the New York Times...
article Crane smashes into James Packer's $2.4billion casino in Barangaroo
(Australia) -- An unattended crane repeatedly smashed into James Packer's $2.4billion casino on Sydney Harbour as intense winds smashed the city. Construction...
article All Macau casino workers ordered to wear masks
(Macau) -- Macau’s Health Bureau has ordered all casino workers to wear respiratory face masks while working. According to an announcement by Macau’s gaming...
article Gov’t says casinos could close if coronavirus situation gets worse
(Macau) -- The head of the Macau government said today that casinos may be forced to close if the contagion situation worsens in the city due to the Chinese coronavirus...
article Melco’s Tokyo office raided by Public Prosecutor as Akimoto scandal deepens
(Japan) -- Sparks from the Akimoto IR bribery scandal have now spread to major IR operators. Local Japanese major media outlets NHK News Web, The Sankei News, The Nikkei...
article Baseball fan starts class-action case over Astros, Red Sox sign stealing
(Massachusetts) -- A Massachusetts man filed a class-action lawsuit against Major League Baseball, the Houston Astros and the Boston Red Sox over the teams’ stealing of...
article Victor Salerno to Join Industry Greats in Sports Betting Hall of Fame
(New Jersey) -- The career achievements of USBookmaking’s President Victor Salerno are to be celebrated when he is inducted into the Sports Betting Hall of Fame...

1/22/2020

article Maryland lawmakers met with Redskins owner on sports betting
(Maryland) -- Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder met with Maryland lawmakers to discuss allowing sports betting at a new stadium in the state, a lawmaker who...
article General Assembly bills aim to put sports betting on 2020 ballot
(Maryland) -- Sports betting is back on the table this legislative session with multiple proposals aiming to let voters decide whether the wagers should be allowed in...
article Momentum building for Missouri to join ranks of states legalizing sports betting
(Missouri) -- For many longtime Kansas City Chiefs fans, the stakes couldn’t be higher for Super Bowl LIV. And for gamblers, the Super Bowl is the granddaddy of...
article Kentucky Online Poker Bill Crosses First Hurdle In Frankfort
(Kentucky) -- As expected, the Kentucky legislature was quick to get the ball rolling on online poker this year. State Rep. Adam Koenig formally introduced HB 137 on Jan...
article Why Ball State has not implemented any new policy to address legalized sports gambling in Indiana
(Indiana) -- Ball State University officials have had conversations about the changing landscape of sports gambling in the state of Indiana. BSU President Geoffrey S....
article Henry County Board of Commssioners supports gambling referendum
(Georgia) -- The Henry County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a resolution Tuesday supporting the ability for voters to decide the legality of casino gaming...
article NFL Clarifies Its Stance on Las Vegas Ads in the Super Bowl
(Las Vegas) -- The National Football League and Las Vegas have had what can be called an “evolving” relationship over the last several decades. For years,...
article Baker Isn't Betting On Casinos In Proposed Mass. Budget
(Massachusetts) -- Massachusetts's underperforming casinos may yet reverse their fortunes and produce the tax windfall their operators forecast, but Gov. Charlie...
article Indiana OKs casino, mobile sportsbook wagers on the Oscars
(Indiana) -- Gamblers who win big Feb. 2 betting on the Super Bowl, or those hoping to recoup their losses, won't have to wait long for another major national event...
article OP/ED: Money-laundering inquiry is a big ask legally, plus deadline is costly
(British Columbia) -- The NDP government-ordered public inquiry into money-laundering has prepared a budget of $15 million and scheduled three rounds of hearings...
article Herman settles lawsuit with Chances Casino
(Ontario) -- Bryce Herman has settled his lawsuit against his former employer, Chances Casino. Herman served as the North Shore casino’s director of marketing from...
article OLG makes third quarter payment to casino hosting communities
(Ontario) -- Niagara Falls is on the receiving end of nearly $5 million. The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation making the third quarter payment to the city for...
article Lottery: Sports wagering to relaunch shortly at Mardi Gras, Wheeling Island casinos
(West Virginia) -- After shutting down on March 8, 2019, in a legal dispute with its sports wagering platform provider, the owner of Mardi Gras and Wheeling Island...
article Gambling tycoons getting rich on misery of others is a sign of the times – Kenny MacAskill
(UK) -- Gambling has been normalised as governments have failed to respond to the dangers on betting online, writes Kenny MacAskill. The curse of gambling has struck...
article Lawrence Ho, James Packer to appear in casino inquisition
(Australia) -- Local casino operator Lawrence Ho and his ex-business partner, Australian James Packer, have been subpoenaed by an Australian court to be witnesses in a...
article Macau casinos performing temperature tests at 452 public and staff entrances
(Macau) -- Macau’s casino operators are performing temperature tests at 405 guest entrances and 47 employee entrances as the government continues to enhance...
article Japan Delaying Casino Law to Consider Anticorruption Regulations
(Japan) -- Japan lawmakers are pushing back the timeframe on formalizing the country’s Basic Policy casino law to allow additional time to review anticorruption...
article Schleswig-Holstein hails “breakthrough” in German gambling talks
(Germany) -- Schleswig-Holstein claims that Germany’s 16 federal states have made a breakthrough in negotiations over a new State Treaty on Gambling, describing...
article Gambling ban dents Sihanoukville’s fortunes
(Cambodia) -- Hit by a ban on online gambling Sihanoukville’s once-prosperous casinos are dropping likes flies. Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen halted...
article Problem gambling: Why do some people become addicted?
(UK) -- Taking risks is a fundamental part of human nature. Whether it is gambling on a slot machine or riding a skateboard, every day we choose to engage in activities...
article Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas will party to the end. Here's a look back at 25 years
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas’ Hard Rock Hotel & Casino will close its doors Feb. 3, capping 25 years of rockin’ memories and making way for the newest Virgin...
article Inside Allegiant Stadium's Plan to Change Live Music In Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- When Allegiant Stadium debuts in the summer of 2020, it will not just be the home field of the newly rechristened Las Vegas Raiders NFL team. The 1.7...
article NFL Draft ‘will capture’ Las Vegas, show we are a great pro sports city
(Las Vegas) -- Many football players have long envisioned the moment. The look and feel of walking across the stage after hearing their named called in the NFL Draft,...
article Treausure Island casino backs $380M CMBS offering
(Las Vegas) -- Treasure Island Hotel & Casino is the latest Las Vegas casino tapping the commercial-mortgage securitization market as it winds up a multi-year,...

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