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article MORON ALERT: The Skinner situation
(Michigan) -- After a nearly five-hour meeting, the Linden Board of Education tabled a motion to decide disciplinary action for Todd Skinner, the Linden teacher who was...
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Massachusetts Gaming

article Stronach resurrecting sport in Massachusetts?
(Massachusetts) -- The nation's largest horse track operator is showing some interest in bringing racing back to Massachusetts. Tim Ritvo, chief operating officer at...
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Pennsylvania Online

article PA Online Gambling Hangs In The Balance As House And Senate Are Split On Gaming Package
(Pennsylvania) -- Next week could be make or break for online gambling in Pennsylvania.The Pennsylvania House and Senate are working behind the scenes to come up with a...
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Philippines Gaming

article Proposed Entry Fee at Philippines Casinos Would Suppress Gaming Revenue, PAGCOR Says
(Philippines) -- Casinos in the Philippines might soon begin charging guests PHP3,000 ($61) to enter, as one lawmaker believes an admission fee would help fight problem...
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Poker

article WSOP $10,000 Limit Hold’em Championship win goes to Joe McKeehen
(Las Vegas) -- The Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino of Las Vegas has been abuzz with activity over the past few weeks as the 2017 World Series of Poker has been in full...
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PokerStars

press release PokerStars NJ launches 21 slot games via NextGen Gaming
(New Jersey) -- PokerStars is a top online gaming operator that offers their services around the globe. Known for poker gaming, PokerStars has also branched out to offer...
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South Dakota Gaming

article Gaming revenues rebounded in May; hotels up
(South Dakota) -- Following months of successive downturns, gaming revenues in this tourist town rebounded in May, while hotel occupancy rates showed a corresponding...
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Virtual & Augmented Reality

article John Legend's New Project Is A Virtual Reality Fairytale
(New York) -- In early May, Unity CEO John Riccitiello made a comparison between the rapidly evolving virtual reality space and the early days of the internet. Speaking...
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Other News

article Plainridge receipts are slightly higher this year
(Massachusetts) -- Plainridge Park Casino has generated about $157 million in gross gambling revenues since last June, or slightly higher than the $154 million it...
article Live Casino hosts event to connect small firms to gambling industry
(Maryland) -- Live Casino & Hotel in Hanover teamed up with the American Gaming Association Thursday to promote business opportunities for small, minority-owned...
article Jeff Gural Plans to Close Vernon Downs Unless Tax Break Issued for Struggling Racino
(New York) -- New York real estate developer Jeff Gural says he can no longer justify keeping Vernon Downs open for business unless the state gives him a substantial tax...
article Instant Win Gaming Limited launching first physical game with Loto-Quebec
(Quebec) -- Online instant-win games supplier Instant Win Gaming Limited has developed its inaugural physical product and announced that the title is soon set to go live...
article Gambling Site Bonuses to be Legally Scrutinized
(UK) -- Over in the UK, and gambling sites that wished to advertise and offer their gambling services to anyone based in Great Britain needs to apply for and then be...
article Ireland gears up for a long-overdue gambling regulation shake up
(Ireland) -- It’s no secret that the Irish love to gamble: the country ranks third for the amount its citizens wager per year on average, losing only to Australia...
article New Proposals Draw a Line in the Screen in Belgium
(Belgium) -- In Belgium, leadership is calling for tighter restrictions on TV gambling advertising. Justice Minister Koen Geens is calling for the restrictions founded...
article Penn National Gaming, Inc. (PENN) Shares Bought by Great West Life Assurance Co. Can
(New York) -- Great West Life Assurance Co. Can increased its position in Penn National Gaming, Inc. (NASDAQ:PENN) by 1,687.6% during the first quarter, according to its...

6/23/2017

article Reuters Exposes Shell Companies Processing Online Payments for American Gamblers
(Internet) -- A report by Reuters this week exposed shell online retail companies that act as a front for processing illegal online gambling payments. MyFabricFactory....
article Casino chips enthusiasts ready for Las Vegas auction of rare items
(Las Vegas) -- Die-hard casino memorabilia collectors won’t be able to bargain over rare chips on display in Las Vegas. A 1969 Caesars Palace $25 casino chip with...
article Colorado Casino Exec Provides Nevada Regulators Perfect Answer on Recreational Pot
(Las Vegas) -- Marijuana isn’t all fun and games in the eyes of the Nevada Gaming Commission. Though Nevada voters legalized recreational pot in last fall’s...
article Atlantic City toasts 4.3% revenue rise as Borgata Casino brings in $71M
(Atlantic City) -- Casinos in Atlantic City have received a boost in revenue, showing huge signs of recovery after experiencing a difficult period. The month of May saw...
article The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company to Launch Yacht Collection in 2019
(Massachusetts) -- A new ultra-luxury, small-ship venture is on the horizon. In late 2019, The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection, a new luxury yachting and cruising brand,...
article Are VGTs The Right Move For Pennsylvania? Gov. Wolf Doesn’t Appear To Think So
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf has expressed strong concerns regarding the proposed legalization of video gaming terminals (VGTs) at taverns, truck stops,...
article Seven Reasons Why The New Jersey Sports Betting Case May Get Its Day In The Supreme Court
(New Jersey) -- This Monday marks a critical pivot point in the effort to legalize sports betting in the United States. That morning, the US Supreme Court will release...
article The big bet: Decatur video gambling tally tops $878 million
(Illinois) -- Five years after the first legalized video gaming machine arrived, Illinois now has one terminal for every 481 residents — a ratio so big, so...
article Mass. Gaming Commission approves certificate program at BCC
(Massachusetts) -- Bristol Community College’s casino management program has blackjack tables, surveillance labs and now an official gaming school certification...
article Revenues rise slightly in Plainridge Park’s second full year
(Massachusetts) -- Massachusetts’ first – and so far only – casino has enjoyed a modest revenue bump in its second full year in operation. Plainridge...
article Facts Show Gaming Industry Is Boosting Local Economies
(Maryland) -- As the gaming industry has become an increasingly prominent part of American culture and the U.S. economy, there have been skeptics who have contended that...
article Del Lago to debut slot machine tech at tourney
(New York) -- Del Lago Resort & Casino on Route 414 unveiled and demonstrated new slot machine technology Thursday. The technology will debut on the gaming floor...
article National track operator shows interest in horse racing at Raynham Park
(Massachusetts) -- The nation’s largest horse track operator is showing some interest in bringing racing back to Massachusetts. Tim Ritvo, chief operating officer...
article Amaya Inc. Gets a New Name and New Target Market for Expansion
(Quebec) -- Amaya Inc has finally put a lot of the previous controversies to rest and is looking only at the future, which is bright. That’s the overall message...
article India Among Top 5 Countries In Online Mobile Gaming: Report
(India) -- India has emerged as one of the top five countries for online mobile gaming. According to a report by Flurry Analytics, India came in second after the US....
article The Shady Side of Online Gambling with Bitcoins
(Internet) -- Ever since people started to trust Bitcoins, this modern currency became quite popular amongst business owners and casino operators especially. Since it...
article Online gambling firms 'could be breaking the law'
(UK) -- Online gambling firms and the owners of casino websites are "likely to be breaking consumer law" and could face court action, the competition watchdog...
article Online gambling firms face clampdown after watchdog's probe
(UK) -- The online gambling industry is facing a clampdown after the UK competition watchdog accused companies of unfairly treating customers and potentially breaking...
article UK Competition and Markets Authority cracking down on gambling firms
(UK) -- CMA has today announced it is launching enforcement action against a number of online gambling operators suspected of breaking consumer law. As it steps up its...
article Australia’s first integrated "modular" design hotel lands in Perth
(Australia) -- A new hotel in West Perth designed by Idle Architecture Studio and interior designer Travis Walton is set to revolutionise the Australian hotel market...
article James Packer's Asia retreat could hurt Crown's Australian casinos
(Australia) -- Crown Resorts' apparent dismantling of its Asian office network threatens to choke the flow of overseas visitors to the company's Australian...
article UK Online Gambling Operators Could be in Violation of Consumer Law, Says Competitions Watchdog
(UK) -- The UK’s online gambling sector is bracing itself for a regulatory clampdown, after a probe by the competitions watchdog found many operators to be in...
article Good News for Macau as visitors grow by 3.7% in May
(Macau) -- Macau saw an increase in visitors of 3.7% for the month of May according to the DSEC Macau’s Statistics and Census Service compared to the same month in...
article Indian youth rapidly turning from casual gaming to eSports: Nvidia
(India) -- American gaming technology company Nvidia has spotted gold in improved data connectivity in India and increasing popularity of online gaming among the young...
article It’s official: online gambling is coming to Jamaica
(Jamaica) -- While some nations engage in lengthy consultations over the legalisation of gambling, others get straight to the point. Three months ago, there was nothing...
article Kenya: Sportpesa Likely to Withdraw Sponsorships Over Betting Tax
(Kenya) -- Sportspesa Kenya will withdraw all its affiliate sponsorships effective January 1 2018. The company's CEO Ronald Karauri says the move follows passing of...
article SportPesa to stop club funding from January
(Kenya) -- Association of Gaming Operators Kenya yesterday expressed fears that the recent 35 per cent tax on net profits accrued by betting and gaming firms will kill...
article 'They should protect the people': Gambling addict voices qualms as state weighs gaming expansion
(Pennsylvania) -- At the same time Pennsylvania legislators are considering an historic expansion of gambling, Mark Emmett is telling a cautionary tale. It is a story he...
article Man on the run after allegedly running gambling hall out of grocery store
(Texas) -- In a plot that sounds like it is straight out of the movies, a man is reportedly on the run after police in Harris County, Texas, received numerous complaints...
article PokerStars Stakes Its Claim in India while Waiting for the US Regulation
(Quebec) -- India has been on the radar of online casino companies for a while now, waiting for the right moment to come to corner the huge, untapped market. That moment...
article The Penn National Gaming, Inc. (PENN) Position Held by Swiss National Bank
(Maine) -- A number of other hedge funds also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Van ECK Associates Corp raised its stake in shares of Penn...

6/22/2017

article Exclusive - Fake online stores reveal gamblers' shadow banking system
(UK) -- A network of dummy online stores offering household goods has been used as a front for internet gambling payments, a Reuters examination has found.
article Delaware bill could legalize fantasy sports betting
(Delaware) -- If a bill making its way through the House becomes law, Delawareans will be able to bet on fantasy sports. Current state law does not allow online fantasy...
article Fantasy sports players in North America near 60M
(USA) -- Despite regulatory woes in the U.S., the number of fantasy sports players in North America has grown 3.3 percent this year. Fantasy sports players in North...
article NextGen bring its slots to New Jersey with a little help from PokerStars
(New Jersey) -- NextGen slots can be played at online casinos the world over, but until recently one exception to that rule was New Jersey. Online casino opportunities...
article A Good Omen For PA Online Gambling? Gov. Wolf Says He Wants ‘Real Revenue’ From Gaming Package
(Pennsylvania) -- Is Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf on board with online casinos in the state? Wolf talked gaming on Wednesday, and appeared to downplay the feasibility of...
article Bill To Aid Saratoga Casino Hotel Passes State Legislature
(New York) -- Lawmakers who represent Saratoga Springs have announced passage of a bill to aid a gambling facility facing competition from Schenectady’s full-scale...
article Colorado Springs-based Century Casinos acquires license for England casino
(Colorado) -- An Austrian unit of Colorado Springs-based Century Casinos Inc. has acquired Saw Close Casino Ltd., which holds a license to develop an operate a small...
article Despite new FA stance, clubs' seedy relationship with gambling companies as strong as ever
(Ireland) -- IT WAS FOUR years ago when the former Bolton striker Kevin Davies wrote about a team-mate who was checking his phone in the toilet during half-time of a...
article EU top court slams Hungary’s restrictive online gambling laws
(Hungary) -- Hungary’s restrictive online gambling rules preclude the country from taking enforcement action against online gambling operators licensed by other...
article Are Gambling Debts Enforceable in Ireland?
(Ireland) -- Unlike in the United Kingdom, gambling debts in Ireland are unenforceable, as stated by section 36 of the Gaming and Lotteries Act 1956 (the “1956 Act...
article Hong Kong’s Gambling Empire Is Losing Horsepower
(Hong Kong) -- Before Hong Kong’s return to Chinese rule, Communist leader Deng Xiaoping had a reassuring message for those worried about the departure of the...
article Macau jitters? Taiwan referendum could pave way for casino legalization
(Taiwan) -- Residents in Taiwan will be offered a third referendum on legalizing casinos, with the vote scheduled to take place in the Kinmen County network of islands...
article ID cards may be used to limit Japanese citizens’ visits to new casinos
(Japan) -- Japanese nationals and foreigners may have the number of casino visits they make restricted, according to Japanese media. Last December, the National Diet...
article Tiger Resort sacks Kazuo Okada as board chairman
(Philippines) -- Japanese billionaire Kazuo Okada has been removed as board chairman of Tiger Resort, Leisure and Entertainment, Inc. (TRLEI), Okada Manila has announced.
article Kenya says will raise tax rate on gambling to 35 percent
(Kenya) -- Kenya’s president signed a law on Wednesday that raises the tax rate on gambling but sets it at a lower rate than had originally been proposed.
article Unlocking potential through licensing
(Alderney) -- When it comes to new gambling markets, Southeast Asia continues to excite. Countries such as India, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam and the Philippines offer...
article Important Maltese gambling survey reveals the statistics behind the country’s spending
(Malta) -- Earlier this week, the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) released the results of its yearlong survey, which documented the responses of approximately 1,000 people...

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