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article Crown Resorts: 'No apologies' for big dividend that hands James Packer $387m
(Australia) -- Crown Resorts chairman John Alexander said he will make "no apologies" for a bumper dividend payment that will deliver almost $387 million to...
article John Alexander's elevation at Crown casino shows he has not lost the Packer touch
(Australia) -- When it comes to getting money out of the Packer boys, Mariah Carey could learn from the veteran who has served both Kerry and James – John (JA)...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Georgia Gaming

article Casino Companies Seek Foothold in Georgia, the U.S.’s Last Big Untapped Gambling Market
(Georgia) -- The world’s largest casino corporations have set their sights on Georgia this year, hoping state legislators will consider opening up one of the...
article Georgia casino bill hits snag in Senate committee; not dead yet
(Georgia) -- The legislation that would pave the way for Georgia voters to decide if they want casino gambling in the state was put on life support Thursday morning in...
article Odds Looking Long For Casino Bill in Georgia
(Georgia) -- All bets are off on casino gambling in Georgia. A preliminary vote on a bill that would legalize casinos in the state has been scrapped, with at least some...
article Senate casino hearing cancelled; bill’s future in doubt
(Georgia) -- Today’s planned Senate committee vote on a bill to allow casino gambling has been cancelled leaving the bill’s future in doubt. Sen. Rick...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Japan Gaming

article Global casino operators seek opportunities in Japan
(Japan) -- Following the December enactment of a law lifting a ban on casinos, leading global casino operators are increasingly eager to take part in the “huge...
1 Article on this Issue

Ontario Gaming

article New operator at Sudbury Downs takes over in May
(Ontario) -- In May, almost five years to the day after the modernization program was announced, the new operator of Greater Sudbury's gambling facility will take...
article Opinion: City of Peterborough's casino 'payoff' could lead to more of the same
(Ontario) -- There has been much chatter about Peterborough city council's decision to make a deal with those objecting to its approval of a casino.
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Ottawa Casino

article Province to hand over Sault casino operations in May
(Ontario) -- The casino's new owners will take over in May, says OLG. Gateway Casinos, based in Burnaby, B.C., was awarded the contract for the Northern Bundle,...
1 Article on this Issue

Sands Corp.

article Adelson's Sands Missing Stock Rally as Rivals Pull in VIPs
(Macau) -- Cashing in on the tourists and recreational bettors who flock to the gambling enclave of Macau had long been Sands China Ltd.’s recipe for success, but...
1 Article on this Issue

South Africa Gaming

article The awesome technology behind the new Time Square casino
(South Africa) -- Sun International plans to open its new Time Square casino in Menlyn Maine, Pretoria, on 1 April. The group invited MyBroadband to see the casino...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

article 32Red bosses cash in as rival makes £176m bid
(UK) -- The owner of online betting firm Unibet has placed a £176 million wager on rival 32Red, in the latest takeover for the deal-hungry gambling industry.
article Kindred Group fortifies UK presence with $219M deal to acquire 32Red
(UK) -- Kindred Group, the parent company of online gambling brand Unibet, will fork out GBP175.6 million (USD219 million) to acquire rival 32Red, strengthening its...
article Kindred Group Makes £175.6-Million Acquisition Bid for 32Red
(UK) -- Kindred Group, one of the fastest growing online gambling operators in Europe, revealed that it has reached an agreement for a recommended cash offer for the...
article Kindred Group to Acquire 32Red in Latest Gambling Consolidation Deal
(UK) -- Online gambling operator Kindred Group announced today that it is to acquire fellow iGaming business 32Red as part of its strategy for continued growth through...
article Spain Generates $10.8 Billion Wagers and $429 Million in Revenues
(Spain) -- For the first time, Spain’s online gambling market has exceeded previous records with generating more than 10.8 billion in wagers and more than 429...
article Italy: Online Poker Chiefs Lose Big: 52 years
(Italy) -- An Italian court sentenced on Wednesday three generations of a Ndrangheta-linked family to a total of more than 52 years in prison for running an illegal on-...
article Online Poker Still Going Strong in Australia
(Australia) -- Regulations have been in the works for some time in Australia that would lead to online poker gaming becoming an illegal activity. Online poker falls into...
article 'WHAT THE F*** DID I DO?' Watch an online gambler lose THREE GRAND in seconds after making a VERY silly mistake
(UK) -- THIS is the heartbreaking moment an online gambler gets very lucky – and then loses all his winnings in the click of a mouse. The unlucky punter goes under...
article ABB Scotland Backs Bookmakers’ Youth Problem Gambling Reduction Project
(Scotland) -- The Association of British Bookmakers in Scotland (ABB Scotland) revealed that it is to fund a new project launched by the trade body for bookmakers in the...

2/22/2017

article Court of Appeal Upholds Dismissal of Suit by Poker Players
(California) -- The Court of Appeal for this district yesterday affirmed dismissal of a suit by a pair of poker players who claim they were mistreated by an operator of...
article Legality of CS:GO Skin Gambling
(Worldwide) -- The term skin gambling may come as a surprise to many a gambling enthusiast and even old experts in the area. This is because Skin gambling is a very...
article Gambling expert urges Canadian provinces to dive into daily fantasy sports
(British Columbia) -- A gambling researcher is calling on Canada's provincial lottery corporations to enter the controversial business of daily fantasy sports,...
article E-sports enthusiasts get boost with Neonopolis arena
(Las Vegas) -- Gamers are about to get the major league treatment with the addition of a state-of-the-art facility downtown aimed at showcasing the best in the e-sports...
article Fantasy sports could see new regulations in Kentucky
(Kentucky) -- Fantasy sports leagues are about as popular as the games themselves, and now Kentucky may be regulating all fantasy sports in the state. Rep. Adam Koenig (...
article MGM Resorts will launch responsible gambling program at all its US casinos
(Las Vegas) -- MGM Resorts International by the end of the year will introduce a new program to identify and help compulsive gamblers in the company’s U.S. casinos...
article How Las Vegas Is Luring More 20-Somethings With High-Tech Gimmicks and Old-School Games
(Las Vegas) -- Talk about buying power. Millennials will be spending $200 billion annually in 2017 and $10 trillion during their lifetimes as consumers, according to...
article Need work? Atlantic City casinos still have hundreds of job openings
(Atlantic City) -- With an estimated 11,000 jobs lost over the past few years due to casino closures in Atlantic City, including 3,000 from the Taj Mahal’s...
article Trump sign removed from eBay after ownership dispute
(Atlantic City) -- It's a case of who owns it. A dispute over who owns a “TRUMP” sign that once adorned the shuttered Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort...
article Sands Casino guards could make union history today
(Pennsylvania) -- Billionaire Sheldon Adelson's 20-year streak in keeping the world's largest casino empire union free is poised to come to an end today by...
article Seven Years In The Making, MGM Springfield Is On Track To Open In 2018
(Massachusetts) -- Massachusetts authorized casinos back in 2011, but thus far only the state’s lone slots parlor, Plainridge Park Casino, has opened its doors....
article Champaign council taps brakes on gambling expansion
(Illinois) -- After detailed discussion, the city council passed an ordinance Tuesday that will temporarily halt the installation or operation of video-gambling...
article Tiverton casino construction on track for July 2018 opening
(Rhode Island) -- Twin River Management Group is on track with what executives call an aggressive but doable timeline to open a casino in Tiverton by July 2018. Late...
article Frye Amendment To Casino Tax Bill Will Help Local Governments
(Indiana) -- It appears that state legislators representing Lawrenceburg, Rising Sun and other casino host communities across Indiana have succeeded in once again...
article How casino industry won the online gamble
(UK) -- Whilst most of us would be familiar with online streamed entertainment services like Netflix and Spotify, there’s also been the growing trend for casinos...
article Sutton United goalkeeper resigns 'in tears' after being investigated for gambling for eating pie during a match
(UK) -- Sutton United substitute goalkeeper Wayne Shaw resigned on Tuesday after he invited an investigation by the Football Association and Gambling Commission for...
article Australian Online Poker wins support with proposed amendment
(Australia) -- Poker players in Australia have been worried since November about the potential to lose access to their favorite game due to the Interactive Gambling...
article New casino rule attracts big investors, new players
(Vietnam) -- A flight carrying the representative of a US-based group which runs many large casinos worldwide landed in Vietnam just days before Vietnam’s...
article Bill to raise funding for problem gambling draws no opposition
(Nevada) -- A bill that would significantly increase the amount of funding available to address problem gambling in Nevada saw no opposition Wednesday during a Senate...
article Woman disputes police account of casino encounter for group sex
(New York) -- Elizabeth Araiza nearly started crying as she refuted claims by a city police spokesman that she and her longtime boyfriend Dmitri Houff made plans for a...
article Crown cuts dividend amid VIP gambling plunge
(Australia) -- James Packer's Crown Resorts has reported a fall in underlying revenue amid a slump in VIP gamblers at its Australian casinos, cutting its regular...

2/21/2017

article Pennsylvania Gov. Wolf: ‘Real Work’ Is Being Done On Online Poker, Gambling
(Pennsylvania) -- Gov. Tom Wolf talked about the possibility of legal online gambling in Pennsylvania recently in an online question-and-answer session.
article For Schools, Gambling Funding Is No Jackpot
(USA) -- In 2008, after years of political squabbling over whether Maryland should host casino gambling, the question came up before voters in a referendum. The state...
article Luck or skill? Daily fantasy sports like DraftKings splitting conservative Texas lawmakers
(Texas) -- Ezekiel Elliott rumbles up the middle for a 50-yard touchdown run. The Dallas Cowboys get a victory, and you win money with your fantasy football team. Were...
article Texas: Where The Stakes Are Highest For Daily Fantasy Sports Legalization
(Texas) -- The efforts to legalize daily fantasy sports are continuing to gain traction around the US. There are bills involving paid-entry fantasy sports in more than...
article Calling all Frogger fans: Skill-based game at MGM this weekend
(Las Vegas) -- George Costanza’s fictional Frogger high score of 860,630 may be out of reach, but that won’t stop gamers from trying this weekend at the...
article Vegas casinos wrote off fewer bad gambling debts in 2016
(Las Vegas) -- Casinos on the Las Vegas Strip had one of their best years in recent memory in terms of writing off uncollectable gambling debts, according to 2016...
article Over $75 Million In Taxes Paid By Regulated NJ Online Casinos After Record-Setting January
(New Jersey) -- New Jersey releases the gross revenue numbers for its regulated online poker sites and NJ’s online casinos each month, generally about two weeks...
article Atlantic City Continues Upswing, Casino Win Up 6 Percent In January
(Atlantic City) -- Brick-and-mortar casinos in Atlantic City have recorded a rare year-over-year gain in gaming win, but it may be a sign of things to come.
article GameCo expands skill games portfolio with new VGM title
(Atlantic City) -- Skill games developer GameCo has released a new Egyptian-themed title via its video game gambling machines (VGMs) in Atlantic City. Pharaoh’s...
article Trump Taj Mahal casino sign removed from eBay auction
(Atlantic City) -- So much for being able to buy one of the "TRUMP" signs that once hung on the shuttered Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort in Atlantic City. The...
article Pennsylvania Casinos Could Receive Substantial Tax Credits for Local Host Share Payments
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania casinos are required to pay $10 million annually to their host communities, or two percent of their yearly gross gaming revenue generated...
article Okuniewicz of CdA Racing: ‘We’re in the gambling business, and it’s important to us’
(Idaho) -- Doug Okuniewicz, general manager for Coeur d’Alene Racing, which operates the Greyhound Park Event Center in Post Falls, was the first one called to...
article Is it ethical for Canadian casinos to so aggressively target Asians? It’s hard to say — they’re not talking
(Canada) -- During recent Lunar New Year celebrations, senior managers at the River Rock Casino Resort in Richmond, B.C., gussied up in colourful Qing Dynasty-era...
article Mississippi casinos underperform in January
(Mississippi) -- Mississippi casinos are off to a slow start in the New Year, winning nearly 7 percent less from gamblers in January. According to figures from the...
article Bill in works to legalize casino gambling
(Georgia) -- A locally elected state senator is carrying a bill aimed at legalizing casino gambling in Georgia and bringing two “destination resorts” to the...
article Georgia casinos are under consideration, but new study raises concerns
(Georgia) -- For the second year in a row, Georgia legislators are introducing a bill to legalize casino gaming in Georgia, but a recent study raises concerns about its...
article Tiverton casino progressing on schedule, Twin River Management Group says
(Rhode Island) -- Twin River Management Group is on track with what executives call an aggressive but doable timeline to open a casino in Tiverton by July 2018. Late...
article Charitable gambling organizations look for tax relief
(Minnesota) -- Charitable gambling organizations parlayed a big sales year in 2016 into more donations to community causes. But they feel they could help out even more...
article Everything you need to know about the English soccer gambling scandal involving pie
(UK) -- A gambling scandal has struck English soccer, and, like most good scandals, it involves pie. On Monday, Arsenal scored a 2-0 win over Sutton United in the fifth...
article China paranoia will continue to hammer Macau
(Macau) -- Never underestimate Chinese paranoia. The degree to which the Chinese government can shoot itself in the foot has no bounds. Give them a reason to be paranoid...
article Tokyo casino the ‘holy grail’ for Sheldon Adelson
(Japan) -- Tokyo is the “holy grail” said casino magnate Sheldon Adelson as he vowed to invest up to $10bn if he wins the race to build a resort in Japan...
article Melco Pledges to Spend ‘Whatever It Takes’ on Japan Casino
(Japan) -- Melco Crown Entertainment Ltd. has upped the ante against its casino rivals to win the chance to build a casino resort in Japan, declaring there’s no...
article Tokyo’s pachinko parlors look to next generation of players
(Japan) -- Pachinko, a uniquely Japanese form of gambling, is a popular sport in Japan. But interest in the game has been waning, particularly amongst younger players....
article Card counting master claims Mafia-backed casinos drugged him
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas casino bosses hated Edward O. Thorp — so much so that, in 1964, personnel at the Mafia-backed Dunes allegedly tried to off him. Admittedly...
article Mike Epps arrested after attacking man at Harrah's Casino in New Orleans, police say
(Louisiana) -- Actor and comedian Mike Epps was arrested along with another man for allegedly attacking a tourist at Harrah’s Casino early Saturday, New Orleans...
article Agreement on Caesars merger clears way for emergence from Chapter 11
(Chicago) -- The terms of a merger of two subsidiaries of Caesars Entertainment have been amended, clearing a path for the company’s emergence from Chapter 11...

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