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5/21/2018

article U.S. lottery industry wants involvement in emerging legal sports betting market
(USA) -- The U.S. Supreme Court opened the door for states to legalize sports wagering and the American lottery industry said it doesn’t want to be shut out of the...
article Did the Supreme Court Legalize US Sports Betting? Not So Much, But Many Americans Remain Confused
(Washington D.C.) -- It’s been a week since the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) overturned the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA),...
article NBA: In wake of Supreme Court ruling, NBA preparing for impact of sports betting
(USA) -- The fable of what became known as Pandora’s Box, rather than Pandora’s Jar (the original wording, per Hesiod, having changed in translation over the...
article Sports betting legalization: How we got here
(USA) -- The prohibition of alcohol began January 17, 1920, when the 18th Amendment took effect, making the business of booze illegal. Drinking initially declined, but...
article Game On For NFL And Sports Betting: Goodell Lays Out ‘Core Principles’ For Regulation
(USA) -- In the wake of the US Supreme Court’s decision striking down the federal ban on sports betting, the NFL has elaborated on its recent appeal to Congress to...
article GOODELL: NFL Statement on Sports Betting
(USA) -- As it was for my predecessors, there is no greater priority for me as the Commissioner of the National Football League than protecting the integrity of our...
article Roger Goodell wants Congress to create uniform betting standards
(USA) -- Commissioner Roger Goodell says the NFL is prepared for expanded legalized sports betting in the United States and wants Congress to be involved.
article Evolving sports gambling bill in state Senate
(New York) -- The state Senate’s proposed framework for sports gambling got amended on Monday. The legislation from Sen. John Bonacic, chair of the wagering committee in...
article Rules coming soon for sports gambling in New York, regulators say
(New York) -- New York's gambling regulators are working on rules that would allow sports betting even if state lawmakers don't act. Ron Ochrym, acting executive...
article Lottery giant IGT is sole bidder to run sports betting in R.I. - News - providencejournal.com - Providence, RI
(Rhode Island) -- Lottery giant IGT is the only company to submit a bid to run Rhode Island’s proposed sports betting business, the Rhode Island Lottery said...
article Odds are, underworld bookmaking is here to stay in R.I., experts say
(Rhode Island) -- On the same morning last week that Senate President Dominick Ruggerio mused on talk radio about a possible future with sports betting parlors dotting...
article Las Vegas casino workers to vote whether to go on strike
(Las Vegas) -- Thousands of unionized Las Vegas casino workers are expected to vote Tuesday on whether to go on strike. A “yes” vote could potentially be...
article Las Vegas casinos would lose millions if Knights win Stanley Cup
(Las Vegas) -- It's too preposterous to even be a movie script. Yet, the expansion Las Vegas Golden Knights are four wins from the Stanley Cup, a sentence that...
article How new wagering will change the sports media business
(USA) -- The sports television industry is struggling. There is an onslaught of competition from streaming services, video games, social networks and mobile phones. Fans...
article Over 1,000 fans attend esports competition at Harrah's
(Atlantic City) -- World-class gamers competed in front of 1,200 fans and even more online viewers at the Rainbow Six Siege Pro League Season 7 Finals at Harrah’s...
article NJ Sports Betting Bill Might Prohibit Borgata, Golden Nugget And Caesars From Running Sportsbooks, At Least As Written
(Atlantic City) -- Proposed sports betting legislation in New Jersey could keep casino operators who own sports franchises from offering any sports betting. That would...
article MGM In Mass Hiring Mode As Opening Date For Springfield Casino Draws Closer
(Massachusetts) -- With the scheduled opening of the first resort casino in Massachusetts less than 100 days away, MGM Springfield is eager to get people to apply for...
article The State of Affairs of the Maryland Gambling Industry
(Maryland) -- In the U.S. at large, gambling is dominated by powerhouses like Las Vegas and Atlantic City that have long drawn visitors to their sprawling casinos...
article Legal Betting On Sports Games In Colorado Won’t Happen Anytime Soon
(Colorado) -- According to the Nevada Gaming Commission, in 2017, $1.8 billion worth of bets were placed on football, $1.5 billion on basketball, and $1.1 billion on...
article Prospect of Ohio sports wagering opens 'floodgates' with interest, Ohio Lottery director says
(Ohio) -- The Ohio Lottery Commission has the authority to offer sports wagering, but it's too soon to say whether it will do so, the lottery's director told...
article New York owner-trainer Brandon Charlerie has licenses revoked
(New York) -- The New York Gaming Commission on Monday approved a decision to revoke the owner’s and trainer’s licenses held by Brandon Charlerie and make...
article Fortnite's First Competitive Season Kicks Off With Truly Massive Rewards
(Internet) -- Epic Games has a unique approach to the battle royale genre and to video games in general. You could sum it up as "Go big or go home." That's certainly the...
article PAGCOR officials shown the door over licensing power abuse claims
(Philippines) -- Two Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) officials are getting the boot after their names were linked to corrupt activities. The...
article PokerStars Seals Deal with Hong Kong-Listed Casino-Hotel Group to Expand Asian Tournament Footprint
(Hong Kong) -- PokerStars’ parent The Stars Group has inked a deal with Hong-Kong-listed International Entertainment Corp to operate land-based poker tournaments...
article Nevada casino offered links to Curacao gambling sites
(Nevada) -- Nevada gaming regulator has accused a Reno casino operator of re-directing its customers to internationally licensed online gambling sites. Ten days ago, on...
article New Palms Casino Resort Spotlights Large-Scale Works of Damien Hirst, KAWS & More
(Las Vegas) -- A mile away from the glitzy Las Vegas strip is the newly-renovated Palms Casino Resort that is jam-packed with over 150 modern art masterpieces,...

5/20/2018

article Well Played: Supreme Court ruling paves the way for esports gambling
(USA) -- The news buzzing across all esports this past week has been the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down a law that had been prohibiting gambling on the...
article States that allow sports gambling now allowed to host NCAA championship events, for now
(USA) -- The NCAA has always supported federal gambling laws. One example of that was a policy that prohibited NCAA championship events from taking place in states that...
article Column: Kevin Pendergast represents side of legal gambling story easy to overlook
(Illinois) -- A couple of years ago, Kevin Pendergast decided to tell his two young sons about the unsavory part of his past as a convicted sports gambler who spent two...
article Gambling, tech firms scramble for foothold in now-legal sports betting
(USA) -- The prospect of legal sports betting throughout the United States has prompted a flurry of deals among gambling and technology firms who want a foothold in the...
article The Week in Review: Crashing the Sports Betting Party Before It Even Starts
(USA) -- It’s been a week now since the Supreme Court of the United States struck down a federal law barring wagering on team sports, blasting open a legislative...
article Gambling expansion vote not expected anytime soon
(Kentucky) -- While Monday's U.S. Supreme Court ruling cleared the way for states to legalize betting on college and professional sports, Kentucky legislators have...
article State officials and casino owners looking at the ramifications of sports gaming
(West Virginia) -- Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that betting on sports games is legal, casino owners, state lottery officials and Mountain State lawmakers...
article MORRISON: Don’t forget Jay Sarno’s contributions to Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- Steve Wynn’s dramatic fall has inspired all sorts of professional obituaries. In the wake of the sexual misconduct allegations that led to his...
article Russellville mayor says being on casino committee is no conflict of interest
(Arkansas) -- Russellville Mayor Randy Horton said he discovered he had been named to the Ballot Question Committee of the group Drive Arkansas Forward like a lot of...
article If legalized sports betting is coming to Massachusetts, it won’t likely happen fast
(Massachusetts) -- If Massachusetts decides to legalize sports betting, local legislators think it probably won’t happen fast. Following the Supreme Court’s...
article State lawmakers must consider complexity of sports betting
(New York) -- Let’s be real: It’s not a matter of “if” New York state will allow sports betting; it’s a matter of “when.” But...
article Joe Henderson: Cover your ears, the sports betting debate is on
(Florida) -- The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that it’s legal for Congress or individual states to allow gambling on college and pro sports if they want to.
article Calder Opens Backyard Casino, So Slot Lovers Can Puff And Play
(Florida) -- South Florida’s year-round pleasant weather gives racetrack casino operators a chance for a novel work-around: They can provide smokers a place to...
article Editorial: Betting on sports gambling in Alabama
(Alabama) -- Last Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a landmark ruling that allows individual states to legalize sports betting if they so choose. That quickly became...
article Sports betting ruling good for states’ rights
(Iowa) -- Last week’s U.S. Supreme Court decision to strike down a 1992 federal law that prohibited states from authorizing sports betting will allow states to...
article Editorial, 5/20: State should legalize sports betting after court ruling
(Nebraska) -- To visit so-called Casino Row in Council Bluffs, Iowa – the nearest spot to Lincoln that offers legalized gambling – one must take the Nebraska...
article Our view: Should Virginia, Tennessee consider legalizing sports betting?
(Tennessee) -- In what many observers see as a major victory for states’ rights, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 6-3 on Monday that a federal law that effectively...
article Will Canadian Gaming Industry be Hurt by US Sports Betting Decision?
(Canada) -- Canadians may still be able to play online poker, but as of this week, they now lag behind their neighbors when it comes to sports betting. And that could...
article The Coast needs to get to work right now to take advantage of sports betting this fall
(Mississippi) -- This will be the largest expansion of gambling in Mississippi since casinos were legalized in the early 1990s. Mississippi is poised to be the only...
article Coast casinos break record for April earnings, reports say
(Mississippi) -- South Mississippi's casinos are already breaking revenue records before the peak summer season even begins. The Mississippi Department of Revenue...
article Why Gibraltar’s crypto gambling regulation is important and what to expect from it?
(UK) -- Gibraltar is one of the world’s biggest gambling hubs. The industry enjoys very low taxes and some of the biggest names in the industry have their success roots...
article Adelaide Casino expansion to start next month, creating up to 800 ongoing jobs
(Australia) -- A $330 million redevelopment of the Adelaide Casino will create up to 800 ongoing jobs upon its completion, SkyCity Adelaide says. Hansen Yuncken was on...
article UK gambling giant Bet365 moving to Malta post-Brexit; Gibraltar denies
(Malta) -- Bet365 – one of the world’s leading online gambling groups – has finalised plans to relocate its operations to Malta from Gibraltar as soon...
article Loutraki Casino faces closure over late wages
(Greece) -- Loutraki Casino, in the seaside resort west of Athens, is under threat of closure, as the company’s failure to pay its employees their salaries has put...
article Macau gaming tycoon veers from Russia toward Japan
(Japan) -- Macau gaming mogul Lawrence Ho Yau-lung has told the Nikkei Asian Review that he gave up control of a casino resort in Russia late last year to improve his...

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