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9/20/2018

article 'Integrity monitoring association' for sports betting under consideration
(Washington D.C.) -- Stakeholders in the sports betting industry have discussed the creation of an integrity monitor association that would share betting information in...
article Congressional Hearing On Federal Sports Betting Oversight Confirmed For Next Week
(Washington D.C.) -- A U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee will meet Thursday morning to discuss legal sports betting, a source confirmed today to Legal Sports...
article FanDuel has reversed course and will payout $82,000 to bettor that mistakenly received 750/1 odds due to pricing error
(New Jersey) -- On Thursday, FanDuel announced that the company would honor Prince's $82,000 payout, as well as the payouts of other bettors that got a ticket at the...
article No instant end to New Jersey's takeover of Atlantic City
(Atlantic City) -- Democrat Phil Murphy campaigned for governor of New Jersey in part on a promise to end the state takeover of Atlantic City, the cash-strapped seaside...
article Federal judge nixes Pennsylvania law banning political donations from casino owners
(Pennsylvania) -- A federal judge on Wednesday struck down a Pennsylvania law that bars casino owners and others with a stake in the gambling industry from donating to...
article MS Sportsbooks Take in $7.7M in Handle in August and Much Bigger Numbers Ahead
(Mississippi) -- The Mississippi Gaming Commission on Thursday released its official report for the first full month of sports betting, and the state took in $7.7...
article All Counties Get Casino Money, But Amounts Vary Widely
(Iowa) -- At the Wild Rose Casino in Jefferson, Connie Wehmeyer says she likes the slots tournaments, the free Tuesday donuts and the fact that Wild Rose puts money into...
article Louisiana casinos see winnings increase; Baton Rouge still down
(Louisiana) -- Louisiana’s casinos brought in 9.2 percent more in August than they did a year ago, while the Baton Rouge gambling market continued to report...
article Ontario Finance Minister open to idea of a casino on Toronto’s waterfront
(Ontario) -- Ontario’s Finance Minister says the provincial government is open to having a casino in downtown Toronto, but any decision will be made in consultation with...
article Labour Party Proposes Ban on Betting Ads and Credit Card Deposits
(UK) -- The Labour Party has vowed to tackle what it describes as a “public health emergency” by imposing strict new rules on the betting industry.
article Cheat Sheet: What's the Deal With Location-Based VR
(Internet) -- Sorry, skeptics: Virtual reality is growing faster than you thought it would. You’re just looking in the wrong place. Millions of people are leaving...
article It’s Official—Cannabis Is the New Crypto
(Wall Street) -- As one speculative frenzy fizzles, another arises from its ashes. Marijuana Inc. is making more headlines than Crypto Corp. as the stocks of companies...
article Labour promises ban on gambling ads during live sport
(UK) -- The Labour Party has announced that it will put a stop to gambling ads during live sport if it gets into government, with an exception for horseracing. The move...
article The Dorsett Gold Coast
(Australia) -- A 53-storey mixed use tower set to create 2300 jobs and house one of the Gold Coast's largest luxury hotels has broken ground in a sod-turning...
article Opinion: Packer v Star: duelling towers and #MeToo moment for Sydney
(Australia) -- I’ve always avoided the obvious tower-phallus analogy, focused as it is on an erection pun every bit as puerile as the priapism it seeks to satirise...
article How Chinese VIPs Figured Out An Easy Way To Beat Casinos
(Macau) -- Chinese VIPs have apparently figured out how to beat the house odds at casinos. As someone who covers gaming stocks closely, that may sound a bit snarky but...
article Melco confirms launch of 4 Cyprus satellite casinos in 2019
(Cyprus) -- Melco International has announced that it plans on opening three of its satellite casino in Cyprus sometime before the end of this year. Those three –...
article In Lab Turned Casino, Gambling Monkeys Help Scientists Find Risk-Taking Brain Area
(Massachusetts) -- Experiments with two gambling monkeys have revealed a small area in the brain that plays a big role in risky decisions. When researchers inactivated...
article “Are you real?” PokerStars prepare to unveil new VR experience
(Spain) -- As PokerStars prepare to launch PokerStars VR, Lee Davy, shares his experience of the new format after a brief play with the gear at the European Poker Tour...

9/19/2018

article NJ probes FanDuel refusal to pay $82K on wrong football odds
(New Jersey) -- New Jersey gambling regulators are investigating whether FanDuel’s sports book should pay out more than $82,000 to a man who was given exorbitant...
article PURDUM: Are we doing enough to help problem gamblers?
(Washington D.C.) -- In May, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992, a federal statute that limited regulated...
article Lawmakers briefed on betting issues, Lottery staff turnover
(West Virginia) -- Sports betting is alive at two West Virginia casinos with more to follow, but lawmakers are concerned about recent staff turnover at the West Virginia...
article Westgate SuperBook Announces Plans to Expand Nationwide
(Las Vegas) -- On Wednesday, SuperBook — the sportsbook made famous at the Westgate Resort in Las Vegas — announced it would be expanding its gaming platform...
article Floyd Mayweather Rumored to Have Gambled Away $50 Million in 2017
(Las Vegas) -- Floyd Mayweather shocked boxing fans last weekend when he said he wants to come out of retirement for a Manny Pacquiao rematch and reprise one of the most...
article Lehman Brothers poured at least $1.1B into Las Vegas before crash
(Las Vegas) -- When the real estate market was booming last decade, Lehman Brothers couldn’t dump enough money into Las Vegas. The New York financial giant issued...
article Easier gambling has sports worried about fighting the fix
(New Jersey) -- It's early in a college basketball game and Team A, playing methodically and using up most of the 30-second shot clock, falls behind 10-6. Scattered...
article Court tosses out Pa. ban on political donations from casino interests
(Pennsylvania) -- A federal court has overturned the state's ban on political contributions from people involved in the gaming industry, ruling that the law aimed at...
article Pennsylvania Casino Revenues Bounce Back From July Decline
(Pennsylvania) -- In August, the Pennsylvania casino industry bounced back in a big way from a July the state’s 12 casinos would like to forget. Despite a slight...
article Pa. Lottery is breaking the law with Internet games: David La Torre
(Pennsylvania) -- Right now, if you go to pailottery.com you can sign up to “demo” the lottery’s new online casino-like games. That includes your...
article MGM Springfield reveals grand opening date for luxury Regal Cinemas at casino
(Massachusetts) -- "Date night just got an upgrade." That is the slogan behind the upcoming grand opening of the luxury Regal Cinemas theater inside the $960...
article Citing business lost to MGM Springfield, strip clubs ask for change in late-night policy
(Massachusetts) -- Three downtown strip bars are asking the city for approval to allow customers to enter or re-enter those clubs after 1 a.m., saying it will help...
article Wynn Resorts facing slew of challenges
(Massachusetts) -- Just under a year before its much-ballyhooed grand opening in Everett, Wynn Resorts is facing a new challenge nearly every week. Here are some of the...
article Victoria wants more information on money laundering prevention in casinos
(British Columbia) -- Victoria City Council is looking for details from the B.C. Lottery Corporation and the B.C. Attorney General about how they will prevent money...
article MGM Resorts entering Ohio through acquisition of Hard Rock Rocksino operations
(Ohio) -- MGM Resorts International will move into the Ohio gaming market after acquiring the operations of a Cleveland-area Hard Rock casino property that is owned by...
article Lorain County Prosecutor's Office announce indictments in casino gaming investigation
(Ohio) -- The Lorain County Prosecutor’s Office announced Sept. 19 the indictments of 55 individuals and corporate entities by the Lorain County grand jury in...
article Blue Chip Casino to Break Ground on Expansion
(Indiana) -- Construction is set to begin Thursday on an expansion at Blue Chip Casino, Hotel & Spa in Michigan City. The project will grow the venue's meeting...
article Delay of casino ferry launch continues
(Indiana) -- Weather has kept the MS Lucky Lady in waiting. August was the expected launch of the Rising Star Casino ferry connecting the Indiana town of Rising Sun with...
article Miami's Culinary Community Weighs in on the Salt Bae Controversy
(Florida) -- Prominent Venezuelans in Miami, many of them in the culinary community, are up in arms after restaurant owner and Instagram star Nusret Gökçe, better known...
article Gaming generates $261bn for US economy
(USA) -- The gaming industry’s contribution to the US economy increased by nearly 10% to $261bn (£198bn/€224bn) between 2014 and 2017, according to a...
article ‘Billions’ Fictional Fund Manager Axelrod Gets His Own Slot Machine
(Las Vegas) -- Bobby Axelrod, the fictional hedge-fund manager in the Showtime series “Billions,” is getting his own slot machine -- something Gordon Gekko...
article Kentucky commission posts notice on racetrack licenses
(Kentucky) -- The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission on Wednesday posted a notice on its website stating that it was accepting applications for “new and renewal...
article 'Fortnite,' Online Game Addiction, Cited Among Reasons for 200 Divorces
(UK) -- At least 200 couples in the UK have cited addiction to the wildly popular "Fortnite" and other online games among the reasons for their divorce since...
article Police: Man threatens to shoot child after losing Fortnite
(New York) -- A New York man was arrested Tuesday after threatening to shoot an 11-year-old boy after losing to him in the video game “Fortnite,” according...
article Video Games May Affect Your Kid's Grades, New Study Finds, But It's Not As Bad As You Might Think
(Worldwide) -- As video games increase in popularity, many parents anxiously wonder what impact gaming has on kids — especially in school. With video games...
article Labour to ban credit card betting to tackle 'public health emergency' from problem gambling
(UK) -- Crackdown would also outlaw adverts during live sport - and require banks to stop online transactions if requested.
article Australian study reports loot boxes "psychologically akin to gambling"
(Australia) -- Video game loot boxes are a gateway to issues with gambling. That's according to research by Australia's Environment and Communications Reference...
article MGM Could Be Forced To Exit Huge Market As Hedge Fund Places $500 Million Bet
(Macau) -- MGM Resorts International (MGM) stock rose on news that Starboard Value has built a $500 million position, which the activist investor could use to force the...
article Casino stocks rise as hedge funds roll the dice on sector
(Wall Street) -- Casino stocks climbed higher on Wednesday following media reports that a number of activist hedge funds have increased their bets on the sector....
article NetEnt applies for Pennsylvania gaming license
(Pennsylvania) -- NetEnt has applied for a license with The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) to supply local operators with its world-leading online casino games.
article Aristocrat Licenses Hit TV Show "Billions" for New Slot Game to Premiere at G2E 2018
(Las Vegas) -- The high stakes world of the hit SHOWTIME® TV show Billions will soon be coming to casinos, thanks to a licensing agreement between Aristocrat, CBS...

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