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article RakeTech purchases assets in Agonas, Astro Media Group
(Sweden) -- RakeTech Group has acquired assets in Agonas AB and Astro Media Group AB. Financial details of the deals were not disclosed, but igaming affiliate RakeTech...
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Florida Gaming

article Casino ballot question backer says they didn’t understand campaign finance disclosure law
(Florida) -- A Miami woman who has pumped millions of dollars into a ballot question campaign that will ask voters in November to approve another casino for southern...
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Las Vegas Gaming

article New York Man Wins $160.5M in Lawsuit Against Vegas Casino
(Las Vegas) -- A former New York hedge fund manager has won $160.5 million in his lawsuit against the Las Vegas Cosmopolitan Hotel and Casino. The Las Vegas Review-...
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Macau Gaming

article Labor organizations seek more representation in gaming
(Macau) -- Just ahead of the Labour Day holiday, the Conselho Permanente de Concertação Social (Permanent Council for Social Dialogue), or CPCS, is facing criticism for...
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MGM Resorts

article MGM Cotai to open in fourth quarter 2017: Murren
(Macau) -- MGM Cotai (pictured), the new Macau casino property from MGM China Holdings Ltd, is likely to open in the fourth quarter of 2017, said James Murren, the...
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Online Gaming

article Seven New Slots Launch Across bet365
(Internet) -- bet365 have added several new slots to their range, across the Casino, Games and Vegas parts of their site, all of which can be played under a single...
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Playtech

article Playtech BGT Sports confirms management team
(UK) -- Playtech BGT Sports (PBS) has finalised its senior management team, following the acquisition of BGT by Playtech in July 2016. Armin Sageder, founder of BGT,...
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Scientific Games

article Scientific Games reports first-quarter revenue up 6 percent
(Las Vegas) -- Scientific Games, the maker of popular slot machines and table games, said first-quarter revenue rose 6 percent as it sold more products and a greater...
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Sports Betting

article Goodell: ‘We’ll Remain Opposed’ To Legalizing Sports Betting, NFL Not Changing Its Tune
(Pennsylvania) -- If the NFL is coming any closer to changing it stance on the legalization of sports betting, it’s not coming from the mouth of Commissioner Roger...
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William Hill

article Senior staff exit as William Hill restructures online arm
(New York) -- William Hill has confirmed that three senior members of staff have departed the company as it continues an overhaul of its online division. Stuart Watson...
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Wynn Resorts

article $1.6 Billion Disneyland-Like Project For Wynn Las Vegas Receives Green Light
(Las Vegas) -- About a year after Las Vegas casino mogul Steve Wynn announced plans for a $1.5 billion project called Paradise Park, the casino operator’s board...
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Other News

article Filings link offshore, Las Vegas firms to casino campaign
(Maine) -- New state filings show that offshore investment companies and a Las Vegas firm are bank-rolling a campaign to build a casino in southern Maine. A campaign to...
article Investments in Tropicana Las Vegas seen continuing
(Las Vegas) -- Penn National Gaming will continue to leverage its investment in its Tropicana Las Vegas property and add to its holdings in Mississippi to expand and...
article Monte Carlo slot machine pays out 6-figure jackpot for 2nd straight month
(Las Vegas) -- For the second month in a row, a six-figure progressive slot machine jackpot hit inside the Monte Carlo hotel-casino on the Las Vegas Strip. Slot-maker...
article Magic City Casino Owners Want to Build New Casino in Edgewater
(Florida) -- In September 2015, the company that owns Miami's Magic City Casino — West Flagler Associates — tried to apply for a license to open up a new...
article Attack at Las Vegas Strip nightclub leads to $160M verdict
(Las Vegas) -- A New York City hedge fund manager who sued the Marquee nightclub after he was attacked by a manager and security officers won a $160.5 million jury...
article Plan to Turn Shuttered Atlantic City Casino Into Water Park Falls Through
(Atlantic City) -- For the second time in as many years, a deal to convert a shuttered Atlantic City casino into a water park has dried up. Florida-based TJM Properties...
article Lawmakers seek probe of York County casino ballot committee
(Maine) -- Two lawmakers want the state’s campaign finance watchdog agency to investigate whether backers of a proposal to build a casino in southern Maine failed...
article Experts issue warning over extent of UK gambling problem
(UK) -- A group of experts have spoken out over the magnitude of an apparent gambling problem in the UK, calling for further scrutiny of the issue. Citing recent...
article Ex-West Ham youth player, 22, conned an elderly man out of £17,000 by using his credit card at a Playboy Casino
(UK) -- A former premiership footballer conned almost £17,000 from an elderly man by using his stolen card at Playboy Casino, a court heard today. Blair Turgott,...
article Laguna Hills man robbed of casino winnings
(California) -- Luck ran out Friday morning for a 59-year-old Laguna Hills man who, authorities said, was robbed of his casino winnings. Around 1:40 a.m., a robber...
article Sparks Police release photos of man who stole TV from casino
(Nevada) -- The Sparks Police Department has released security camera photographs of a man believed to have stolen a 48-inch LED television from the Nugget Casino Resort...
article Suspect wanted for exposing self at Jack Casino
(Ohio) -- A man decided to go all in at Jack Casino Wednesday night, and it’s earned him a spot on Cincinnati’s wanted list. According to police, a suspect...
article Troubled Broncos star Joe Ofahengaue embroiled in casino cheating controversy
(Australia) -- Broncos player Joe Ofahengaue was caught cheating after casino security reviewed footage of him winning a hand of poker and noticed him slip a $100 chip...
article Woman Sought in Casino & Hotel Robberies
(Montana) -- Billings Police are seeking the public’s help in locating a woman involved in a robbery at the Western Executive Inn on King Avenue West early...
article NSoft brokers marketing deal with Beehive
(Internet) -- Beehive has secured a B2B agreement to integrate its omni-channel marketing platform with software solutions provider NSoft. The Beehive engine will now be...
article Analysts See $0.77 EPS for Boyd Gaming (BYD)
(New York) -- Analysts expect Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE:BYD) to report $0.77 EPS on May, 12.They anticipate $0.06 EPS change or 8.45% from last quarter’s $0.71...

4/27/2017

article Survey: Texas voters support regulated fantasy sports
(Texas) -- Nearly 70 percent of Texas voters are in favor of regulated online fantasy sports, according to survey released Thursday by the Texas Fantasy Sports Alliance.
article Las Vegas keeps losing poker rooms
(Las Vegas) -- As Monte Carlo Casino officially closed its doors, the number of poker tables in Las Vegas decreased once again in 2017: the state has been gradually...
article Wynn Resorts OKs $1.5B lagoon-themed Las Vegas project
(Las Vegas) -- Dive Brief: The Wynn Resorts board has given the go-ahead for construction of the $1.5 billion Paradise Park, a new resort in Las Vegas featuring a 20-...
article March Madness helps Nevada gambling revenue edge closer to the billion dollar mark in March
(Nevada) -- According to the Nevada Gaming Control Board’s monthly revenue report released Wednesday, casinos in the state hauled in upwards of $991 million in...
article Nevada OKs Prop Bets on NFL Draft
(Nevada) -- The Nevada Gaming Control Board has approved the state’s sports books to take bets on the National Football League draft to be held in Philadelphia...
article Key PA Lawmaker On Lower Tax Rate For Online Gambling: ‘It Would Force Casinos To The Internet’
(Pennsylvania) -- Rumblings of support for exorbitant tax rates with the potential to doom online gambling in Pennsylvania aren’t only coming out of the Senate.
article Sports betting and fantasy sports regulation advances in state House
(Pennsylvania) -- Proposals to legalize sports betting and regulate fantasy sports contests became the latest gambling expansion efforts to make inroads in the state...
article Maryland comptroller: Casino money for schools was a 'lie'
(Maryland) -- Maryland Casinos are on pace to have a record year in 2017, generating nearly $2 billion in revenue. Maryland voters approved casinos thinking much of the...
article Play on? Florida legislators may approve fantasy sports
(Florida) -- Florida legislators may reach a deal this year on the murky legal status of fantasy sports in the state. House and Senate Republicans negotiating a...
article Arkansas Lawmakers OK Debit Cards For Lottery Buys
(Arkansas) -- The Arkansas legislature recently passed Senate Bill 617, which will allow retailers to accept debit cards to pay for tickets for the Arkansas Scholarship...
article FanDuel launches Mixup, a more fun version of daily fantasy sports for casual fans
(USA) -- If you’re new to daily fantasy sports, playing (and winning) can be daunting — especially when you’re playing stat-heavy sports like baseball.
article Belle Corp confirms Manila expansion plans
(Philippines) -- Belle Corp confirmed vice chairman Willy Ocier’s comments on its expansion plans for its project in City of Dreams Manila. During a PSE filing...
article Pagcor increases net incomes during Q1
(Philippines) -- The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp (Pagcor) announced that during the first three months of the year they perceived net incomes of US$26.5 million...
article Jeju Shinhwa World opened first phase
(South Korea) -- Jeju Shinhwa World, the newest casino hotel complex from South Korea, held a grand opening for the first phase of the project on Tuesday. The venue...
article South Korea may allow iGaming
(South Korea) -- National authorities are considering the implementation of iGaming services for the lottery sector, according to Korea Times. Gaming operators in South...
article Groupe Barrière to open its Ivory Coast casino next week
(Ivory Coast) -- French operator Groupe Barrière will open its first Ivorian venue next week with the Golden Elephant casino’s inauguration in Abidjan.
article REPORT: Florida Among ‘Least Addicted’ Gambling States
(Florida) -- Maybe it’s the extraordinary variety of entertainment in the Sunshine State, but a new report actually shows Florida has one of the lowest rates in...
article Australian Government OKs National Problem Gambling Framework
(Australia) -- Australian officials have approved the introduction of a new national problem gambling framework as part of an ongoing clampdown on online gambling, local...
article Experts warn of £12.6bn scale of UK gambling problem
(UK) -- Experts are warning that the UK must face up to the scale of its gambling problem with a lack of research, and industry influence, preventing proper scrutiny of...
article IGT to Sell Double Down
(Nevada) -- International Game Technology Plc. announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to sell its successful social gaming subsidiary, Double Down...

4/26/2017

article Report Ranks the Most Gambling-Friendly US States
(USA) -- Nevada is the most gambling-friendly US state, according to a report by analysts from personal finance website WalletHub. South Dakota, Montana, West Virginia,...
article Sports Gambling Ban Repeal Could Happen in Trump's First Term, Group Says
(Washington D.C.) -- As top sports officials and the American public soften their decades-long opposition to legal sports betting, the American Gaming Association, one...
article NCAA shows it would rather take a stand against sports gambling than discrimination
(Washington D.C.) -- Last week, the NCAA announced where it would hold more than 600 championship events between fall 2017 and spring 2022.
article Ex-NY Post Reporter Claims Rupert Murdoch Spiked Story About Patriots’ Owner’s Gambling Ties
(New York) -- Former New York Post writer and columnist Bart Hubbuch penned an article for Deadspin that claims Rupert Murdoch once personally spiked a story that...
article Las Vegas Design Professionals Discuss Changing Sin City Landscape at UNLV
(Las Vegas) -- A group of Las Vegas design professionals met at UNLV over the weekend to discuss “Emotional Architecture and Hospitality Design,” with the...
article WYNN expecting to start first phase of Paradise Park in December
(Las Vegas) -- Wynn Resorts (WYNN) expects to initiate construction on the first phase of its $1.5 billion Paradise Park as early as December. The company's board of...
article Nevada casino win rises from March to March
(Las Vegas) -- State regulators say Nevada gambling revenue increased almost 7.5 percent in March from the same time last year. The Nevada Gaming Control Board on...
article Casino owner's tax appeal reportedly could cost AC millions
(Atlantic City) -- A prominent Atlantic City casino owner's latest property tax appeal could leave the financially troubled city on the hook for millions of dollars...
article Icahn’s casino tax appeals could cost AC millions
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City could be forced to again refund millions of dollars in property taxes to another casino owner. The Press of Atlantic City reports...
article New Jersey DGE Approves GAN for iGaming License
(New Jersey) -- Formerly known as the GameAccountNetwork, online gaming software developer GAN has now been given the go ahead to provide online gaming in the state of...
article SugarHouse fined $30,000 over surveillance violations
(Pennsylvania) -- SugarHouse Casino on Wednesday received a $30,000 fine from the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board for violations of the Fishtown property's...
article MGM Resorts International outlook seen as good on eve of earnings announcement
(Massachusetts) -- Stock watchers evidently believe MGM Resorts International has a winning hand as the corporation now building a resort casino in Springfield's...
article Why did the Gaming Commission deny two Coast casino sites?
(Mississippi) -- More than a month after they denied site approval for casinos in Biloxi and Diamondhead, the Mississippi Gaming Commissioners released a statement...
article Shorelines Casino pays out, sends $575K to Belleville for first quarter
(Ontario) -- If you lost big gambling at Shorelines Casino Belleville over the past quarter, you can take comfort in knowing your losses are at least helping the city.
article Casinos are Making a Bet on Virtual Reality
(Czech Republic) -- Human brains are already wired to enjoy gambling, and there’s evidence that virtual reality is addictive too. What happens when these two...
article Kindred Group Reports Record Q1 Revenue ahead of 32Red Acquisition
(Sweden) -- Online gambling operator Kindred Group, recently rebranded from Unibet Group, reported record high gross winnings revenue for the three months ended March 31...
article Earnings wagers spur casinos as Hong Kong stocks hit five-week high
(Hong Kong) -- Hong Kong shares climbed to a five-week high on Wednesday, with earnings expectations from the gambling sector further brightening investor outlook amid...
article Philippines Online Gaming Operators No Longer Welcomed Inside State-Sponsored Economic Zones
(Philippines) -- Philippines online gambling companies that are currently occupying millions of square feet of office space in the country’s state-sponsored...
article Empire World City to build casino resort in Cambodia
(Cambodia) -- An integrated casino resort Empire World City is set to be developed in the Bavet area of Cambodia, close to Vietnam’s Moc Bai border. This project...
article CNMI to impose tax on casino
(Saipan) -- Acting governor Victor B. Hocog said the CNMI government is looking to impose additional taxes on the new gaming industry once the casino begins its...
article Wynn Macau profits rise 26.5% in first quarter of 2017
(Macau) -- The Wynn Macau Ltd casino group has reported a significant 26.5% rise in net profits for the first quarter of 2017. In unaudited results filed with the Hong...
article Las Vegas Sands Q1 Earnings Top, Revenue Meets; MGM Due Thursday
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas Sands (LVS) reported first-quarter earnings that bested forecasts late Wednesday while the top line met views, after Wynn Resorts (WYNN) shares...

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