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American Gaming Association

press release AGA announces Gaming Hall of Fame 2017 inductees
(Las Vegas) -- announced the four honorees who will be inducted into the Gaming Hall of Fame's Class of 2017. The inductees are: Diana Bennett, a casino management...
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Australia Gaming

article Australian federal court delays Tabcorp/Tatts $7bn merger
(Australia) -- The odyssey between Tabcorp and Tatts continues, as the Australian federal court has now ruled for a review of the $6.9bn deal. The move had previously...
article Australian Federal Court Returns Tabcorp-Tatts Merger to ACT for Further Consideration
(Australia) -- The Australian Federal Court upheld an appeal against the long-discussed merger between the local betting company Tabcorp Holdings and the lotteries...
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Kentucky Gaming

article Kentucky Lawmakers Propose Casino Expansion Option
(Kentucky) -- Outside of the state lottery and parimutuel betting at racetracks, all other forms of gambling are banned in Kentucky. However, faced with a budget...
article N. Ky. Lawmaker Wants To Legalize Casinos In The Commonwealth
(Kentucky) -- A northern Kentucky lawmaker suggests that casino gaming could help Kentucky solve its deepening pension fund problem. State representatives Dennis Keene (...
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Las Vegas Gaming

article Sheldon Adelson and Steve Wynn Among Forbes’ ‘Greatest Living Business Minds’
(Las Vegas) -- Casino billionaires Sheldon Adelson (84) and Steve Wynn (75) have been two of the most powerful figures in Las Vegas and the worldwide casino and...
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Macau Gaming

article Kevin Klayton: Make your property the preferred play destination
(Macau) -- In this interview with CalvinAyre.com’s Becky Liggero, Kevin Klayton of Galaxy Entertainment gives his insights on how casino operators may be able to...
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Maine Gaming

article Casino’s Potential For Success In Maine Is Fairly Limited, Analysts Say (sub req)
(Maine) -- The campaign behind the York County casino referendum has released a study that finds the project would create thousands of jobs, increase tax revenues and...
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Online Gaming

article Donaco’s online gambling launch getting further and further away
(Cambodia) -- Asian casino operator Donaco International’s plans to launch online gambling operations in Cambodia may not actually happen until well into the new...
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Pennsylvania Gaming

article Pennsylvania casinos have good August as budget talks drag on
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania casinos posted a modest revenue gain in August as state legislators continue to dither over potential gambling expansion. Figures released...
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Philippines Gaming

article Aussie-Backed Casablanca Casino in the Philippines Close to Reopening Following Spat with Operator
(Philippines) -- A Philippines casino that was shut down by local regulators when its Australian owners failed to stump up the requisite cash to maintain its license...
article Gaming Industry in the Philippines Part I – Casinos
(Philippines) -- In the first part of this two-part article on the Philippine Gaming Industry, I will focus on the country’s casino industry. Together with the...
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Scientific Games

article Acquisition of NYX creates 'a global gaming and lottery powerhouse'
(New York) -- Scientific Games’ president and chief executive officer Kevin Sheehan says that his firm’s acquisition of NYX Gaming Group for US$631m ‘...
article Scientific Games to buy NYX Gaming in C$775 million deal
(New York) -- Bally slot machines owner Scientific Games Corp (SGMS.O) said it would buy Canada’s NYX Gaming Group Ltd (NYX.V) for about C$775 million ($632...
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Sports Betting

article Sportsbooks To Stop Taking WWE Bets?
(Las Vegas) -- Sportsbooks are on the verge of stopping their betting markets being offered for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) matches after it was revealed that...
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Trump Taj Mahal

article Taj Mahal casino closed, but strip club wants to return
(Atlantic City) -- The Trump Taj Mahal casino has been shuttered for a year, but a strip club that used to be inside of it says it has the right to re-open when the...
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Other News

article Puerto Rico Casinos Brace for Another Hit, as Cat 4 Hurricane Maria Follows Irma
(Puerto Rico) -- Hurricane Maria made a direct hit on Puerto Rico early Wednesday morning and the island’s 21 casinos were affected, but the extent of their damage...
article FOBTs Addiction Ruins UK Players Lives as Industry Awaits Government’s Review
(UK) -- Fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs) – the machines that offer a large variety of casino games and some of the highest stakes in the industry – have...
article Mystikal Has Been Indicted On Rape And Kidnapping Charges Stemming From A Louisiana Casino Assault
(Louisiana) -- Last month, we reported that New Orleans rapper Mystikal had turned himself in to authorities to face charges of rape and kidnapping stemming from a...
article New Athens firefighter shot in casino robbery has ‘painful road to recovery,’ friends say
(Illinois) -- Friends have created a GoFundMe page for a New Athens firefighter who was shot and critically injured during an armed robbery at Casino Queens early Sunday...
article Local engineer creates new tabletop bar game
(Maryland) -- The feeling of witnessing someone on the cusp of something great is a rare one, but that is exactly the feeling one gets when listening to Craig Bierly of...
article Blackrock Increases Paddy Power Betfair Stake to 6.41%
(UK) -- The investment company Blackrock has increased its stake in the Ireland-based bookmaker Paddy Power Betfair. The move is associated to the purchase of 346,023...
press release Trends in the Casino Management Systems Market 2017 – 2025
(Internet) -- Casino management systems include hardware and software that aims at tracking players, security and surveillance, cash and accounting, analyzing behavior...
press release BetConstruct acquires French Gaming Licence
(France) -- Gaming developer and provider BetConstruct has announced today that it has been granted a Remote Gaming Licence for its sportsbook product by the French...
press release Distinguished ARIA Resort & Casino Boosts Operational Efficiencies by Upgrading their InvoTech Uniform Management System
(Las Vegas) -- InvoTech Systems, Inc., the leading provider of linen, laundry and uniform inventory management solutions for hotels, casinos, resorts, and theme parks...

9/19/2017

article Five Years In The Making: A Closer Look At Pennsylvania’s Efforts To Legalize Online Gambling
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania is poised to legalize online gambling, but anyone who has paid even a modicum of attention to this issue has seen this movie before. The...
article Legalized DFS Industry Will Open “Pandora’s Online Gambling Box”, Wisconsin Opposing Group Argues
(Wisconsin) -- A group of Wisconsin residents has voiced opposition to the recently renewed push for the legalization of daily fantasy sports (DFS). The Citizens Against...
article Judge lets suit continue vs casino tech biz Scientific Games over patent fraud, antitrust claims
(Las Vegas) -- A federal judge has denied a request made by Scientific Games Corporation and its subsidiary Bally Technologies Inc. and Bally Gaming Inc. to fold up the...
article Japan’s leisure sector offers Las Vegas casinos little relaxation
(Japan) -- A night out in Japan can swirl alluringly from karaoke bar to Michelin-starred restaurant and back to an onsen hot spring, but from a stock investor’s...
article Kentucky Lawmakers Turn to Casinos to Fix $33 Billion Pension Shortfall Crisis
(Kentucky) -- Kentucky is facing a pension deficit of alarming proportions. By the latest conservative estimates, the Bluegrass State is some $33 billion short of the...
article Straub Dismissive of Suitor’s $225 Million Offer for Revel Casino in Atlantic City
(Atlantic City) -- Revel, Atlantic City has a determined suitor, although its current owner, the eccentric Florida property developer Glenn Straub, is either oblivious...
article Atlantic City Tourism Report Provides Plenty of Optimism for Casinos
(Atlantic City) -- It’s a new day in Atlantic City and the sun is shining bright. New tourism statistics hint that there’s plenty of reason to justify Hard...
article Potential TEN Buyer Decides To Sweeten The Pot
(Atlantic City) -- Back in July, rumors swirled that there was a $200 million offer to buy TEN Resort in Atlantic City. The property’s current owner, Glenn Straub...
article At Springfield hearing, lawmakers urged to keep casino money local
(Massachusetts) -- Massachusetts' two new casinos -- including the MGM Springfield complex under construction in the city's South End -- will soon generate tens...
article Holding all the cards, some Maine towns already debating casino
(Maine) -- As the campaigns gear up for and against a November referendum to approve a casino for an undecided location in York County, communities throughout...
article Officials assess local impact of Rivers Casino so far
(New York) -- While Rivers Casino & Resort lags behind projections in terms of gaming revenue, officials were quick Tuesday to hail it as a success for the city and...
article Casino-junket links not confidential info, court rules
(Macau) -- A Macau court has ruled against the city’s casino regulator, saying it has no right to block access of interested parties to the list of VIP gaming...
article Vietnam developer eyes ambitious casino and aviation project
(Vietnam) -- Ho Chi Minh-listed real estate developer FLC Group is expanding its business in the casino industry as it tries to ride on Vietnam’s growing number of...
article 3 gunmen rob Illinois casino; security guard shot
(Illinois) -- Three people with assault rifles barged into an Illinois casino Sunday, shot a security guard and stole money from the cash cage, police said. The three...
article Police release suspect photos in Casino Queen robbery, shooting
(Illinois) -- A security guard was shot during an armed robbery at the Casino Queen early Sunday morning. Illinois State Police say three men with rifles entered the...
article Why is it Wise to Hold Scientific Games (SGMS) Stock Now?
(New York) -- Shares of Scientific Games CorporationSGMS surged 9.5% to close at $42.05 on Sep 18. Shares also touched a 52-week high of $42.10 during yesterday's...

9/18/2017

article Controversial GGG-Canelo decision prompts Las Vegas refunds
(Las Vegas) -- Large bets for as much as $500,000 showed up on Gennady Golovkin at Las Vegas sportsbooks in the final hours before Saturday's title fight against...
article Video gaming machines in Pa. bars? Not so fast
(Pennsylvania) -- July is usually the busiest time of the year for sales from the to-go cooler at McStew’s Irish Pub in Levittown. In 2016, takeout sales accounted...
article Pot at poker tables? N.J. looks to boost coffers
(New Jersey) -- New Jersey reaped billions from slot machines and blackjack tables in the decades before casino fever jumped state lines. With Atlantic City's...
article Islandia Village to appeal Supreme Court casino ruling
(New York) -- Officials from a village in Suffolk County, New York are set to appeal a Supreme Court ruling that the opening of a Suffolk OTB (off-track betting) casino...
article Industry watchers see big potential for Las Vegas Strip’s Fontainebleau
(Las Vegas) -- It was MGM Resorts International Chairman and CEO Jim Murren who jump-started the most recent conversations about Fontainebleau, the 68-story blue glass...
article OP/ED: Legalizing sports betting: Odds improving for the next big thing
(Nevada) -- Like the flashing numbers on the board at your favorite Las Vegas sports book, the odds of legalizing American gambling’s last taboo are gradually...
article The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas Commences Guest Room Renovation
(Las Vegas) -- Although it remains one of the newest resorts on the Las Vegas Strip, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas isn't resting on its laurels: Less than seven years...
article Nevada’s Governor Thinks Smoking Weed Will Trigger Federal Crackdown
(Nevada) -- Brian Sandoval may not love Donald Trump, and he may not love marijuana. But the Nevada governor is a pragmatist, and so he’s willing to embrace both—to a...
article PGA Tour to expand gambling ban starting in 2018
(Florida) -- The PGA Tour has taken its battle against gambling beyond Tour pro themselves. Starting in 2018, it will implement a new Integrity Program to “protect...
article 2 lawmakers pre-file gaming bill to address pension shortfall
(Kentucky) -- Representatives Dennis Keene (D-Wilder) and Rick Rand (D-Bedford) have pre-filed legislation today that they predict will bring hundreds of millions of...
article NY And PA Making Progress, But NJ Is Still Leading The Casino Race
(Pennsylvania) -- September is always an exciting time for online gambling advocates. State legislators return from summer break, several of which are still trying to...
article Pennsylvania Still Dances Around Online Gambling
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania is broke. Bills are being deferred, payments are delayed, and the state is in dire need of a finalized budget. While every solution is...
article Senate GOP confronts no-tax package in budget fight
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania Senate returned to Harrisburg on Monday, Day 80 of an increasingly ugly budget stalemate, as senators began picking apart the House...
article Champaign council to review proposed video-gambling restrictions
(Illinois) -- This week, the city council will comb through proposed regulations on video gambling, including a new license for gambling-centric establishments. Video...
article Illinois gambling revenue still rising
(Illinois) -- Video gambling revenues are continuing to rise, five years after terminals were legalized in Illinois. An annual wagering report from the Illinois...
article How Capital Region counties are budgeting Rivers Casino revenues
(New York) -- After years of promises from local officials about the economic benefits of bringing a casino to Schenectady, county and municipal leaders are putting...
article New Hampshire Mulls Online Gaming
(New Hampshire) -- Many observers of Granite State politics are skeptical that the New Hampshire legislature is ready to adopt any kind of online gaming bill yet. They...
article Inside Michigan Online Gambling Bill H4926
(Michigan) -- Michigan’s recent hearing regarding the possible legalization of onlne gambling in the state was accompanied by the introduction of two new Michigan...
article Michigan Online Poker Regulation Still In Play For 2017
(Michigan) -- Michigan lawmakers will continue discussing the merits of regulating online casino games over the internet after a lawmaker introduced a new proposal last...
article Hottest Trends and Topics Revealed for This Year’s Global Gaming Expo
(Las Vegas) -- Gambling911.com has been provided with a breakdown of this year’s hot topics to be discussed at the upcoming Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas. The event...
article OP/ED: 'Juice’ Cleanse Needed to Remedy Doping Comments
(New York) -- This is one of those “guy walks into a bar…” jokes. Except the punch line isn’t even remotely funny. Imagine a baseball player...
article How video game companies are using gambling tactics to make customers addicted
(Internet) -- The video gaming industry has transitioned from a group of backyard innovators to an industry of multi-billion dollar companies, hiring psychologists,...
article Google App Store allows Gambling Apps Again
(Internet) -- There were rumours spreading around the internet last month that the search engine giant is planning to relax its ban on real money Gambling Apps in the...
article What Jamie Dimon Is Missing About Bitcoin
(New York) -- JPMorgan Chase’s chief executive, Jamie Dimon, is the most successful banker of his generation. He has successfully navigated a challenging...
article Resignations prompt Sportech to launch strategic review
(UK) -- British pools betting innovator Sportech has announced that it will be launching a wide-ranging review of its business and capital structures following news that...
article Japan Snap Election Threatens to Pigeonhole Casino Regulation Rollout
(Japan) -- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is mulling the idea of an October snap election in a bid to consolidate power in the Diet while opposition is weak. But...
article Macau elects young democracy activist, as opposition drive out casino-related representatives
(Macau) -- Macau voters have elected a young pro-democracy activist to the Chinese casino capital’s legislature, as opposition lawmakers expanded their presence at...
article Real Madrid adds luster to China's wannabe 'Orlando' tourist hub
(Macau) -- Just a stone's throw across a narrow waterway from the world's largest gambling hub Macau, a former oyster farming island is being transformed into...
article Imperial Pacific sees VIP impairment soar
(Hong Kong) -- Imperial Pacific International (IPI) says the impairment of trade receivables from its VIP business sits at a massive HK$2.08 billion for the six months...
article Snap Japan election would kill IR law hopes for 2017: analyst
(Japan) -- A snap general election in Japan would “all but guarantee” that enabling legislation for a Japanese casino industry – commonly referred to as the IR (...
article New draft rules approved by Goa law department
(India) -- In Goa, the rules for the regulation of casino operations in the Indian state have been approved by the law department. Once approved by the chief minister,...
article Imp Pac reports US$163mln impairment from top 10 clients
(Hong Kong) -- Hong Kong-listed gaming investor Imperial Pacific International Holdings Ltd on Friday said the firm’s impairment of trade receivables due from its 10...
article Rise of online casinos in Spain
(Spain) -- While online gambling has continued to grow in popularity around Europe, Spain has been one country where it’s taken considerably longer to gain...
article Casino Billionaire Tilman Fertitta Selling Senior Debt Notes to Purchase Houston Rockets
(Las Vegas) -- Tilman Fertitta, the billionaire owner of Golden Nugget casinos and star of the CNBC series Billion Dollar Buyer, announced last week a senior note...
article MGM Resorts ad campaign markets company to be global entertainment brand
(Las Vegas) -- MGM Resorts International has launched a new marketing campaign that showcases the company shifting its focus away from solely gaming and hospitality. The...
article Scientific Games Corporation Announces Proposed Reincorporation into Nevada
(Nevada) -- Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) (“Scientific Games” or the “Company”) today announced that it has entered into an Agreement and Plan of Merger (...

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