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Arkansas Gaming

article Application submitted for casino license in Pope County
(Arkansas) -- A Mississippi company has applied for a casino license in Arkansas, but the proposal lacks the backing of current local leaders. Department of Finance and...
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Australia Gaming

article The Election Upset Caused Gambling Chaos On Both Ends Of The Spectrum
(Australia) -- Depending on where you sit on matters of politics and economics, you could argue that Australia either won big or lost big as a whole.
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Delaware Gaming

article Sports betting in Delaware goes down in April
(Delaware) -- The sports betting segment continues to thrive in the US ever since the Supreme Court struck PASPA down. However, Delaware posted a revenue drop in April...
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Detroit Gaming

article Greektown Casino sale to Penn National approved, will happen Thursday
(Michigan) -- Michigan regulators gave final approval Tuesday for the $1 billion sale of Dan Gilbert's Greektown Casino-Hotel, set to happen later this week.
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eSports

article Complexity Gaming opens fancy esports headquarters in Texas
(Texas) -- Complexity Gaming, one of North America’s oldest esports organizations, has opened the doors to its fancy new headquarters in Frisco Texas.
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Fantasy Sports

article Bill to restrict where you can play fantasy sports heads to House floor
(Louisiana) -- The online fantasy sports regulatory bill leaves the committee with an amendment that stipulates you can only play if you’re at card checking over-...
article Does Your Vote Actually Count in Louisiana?
(Louisiana) -- Once upon a time, I truly believed that my vote mattered. I truly believed that I could make a difference. But, here lately, my faith in the system has...
article Louisiana House Committee Passes Fantasy Sports Restriction Bill
(Louisiana) -- Louisiana House Committee has passed the fantasy sports restriction bill. Voters of 47 parishes approved fantasy sports betting last fall. The bill leaves...
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Florida Gaming

article No Casinos all in on lottery ticket warning labels
(Florida) -- No Casinos went all-in for legislation requiring warning labels on Florida Lottery tickets. The organization, a long-time opponent of gambling expansion in...
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Global Gaming Expo (G2E)

article G2E Asia opens today expecting to set a new attendance record of 18,000
(Macau) -- The 13th edition of Global Gaming Expo (G2E) Asia started today at The Venetian Macao resort in Macau’s Cotai district, with Asia’s leading gaming...
article G2E Asia 2019 to welcome 18,000 visitors: organisers
(Macau) -- The Global Gaming Expo (G2E) Asia 2019 conference and trade exhibition for the casino gaming industry is likely to welcome an aggregate of 18,000 local and...
article G2E Asia kicked off today
(Macau) -- The gaming industry continues to grow in Asia and what better place to discuss it than G2E Asia. The major event kicked off today and will gather the industry...
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Indiana Gaming

article Vigo County casino vote likely this fall
(Indiana) -- Vigo County voters likely will vote on a casino referendum in the fall. Members of the Vigo County Election Board on Friday discussed how that can happen...
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International Game Technology

article IGT touts lottery business, but earnings per share, revenue miss Street forecasts
(Las Vegas) -- International Game Technology said it shipped more games globally, increased lottery performance in several markets and posted first quarter net income,...
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Japan Gaming

article Japan low jobless rate concern for casino ops: MS
(Japan) -- Japan’s “very low unemployment” could be a major problem for international casino firms hoping to hire thousands of locals, should such...
article Japanese IR’s 2025 target may get complicated
(Japan) -- The Osaka government announced it wants to open a casino resort before 2025. However, the Japanese IR plan may get complicated as regulations and restrictions...
article Japan’s 5-year IR license term looms as biggest financing concern for IR operators
(Japan) -- The potential difficulty IR operators may face in securing debt for development of IRs in Japan as a result of legislated five-year license terms has emerged...
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Las Vegas Gaming

article Arcade City attraction opens at mall on Las Vegas Strip
(Las Vegas) -- Looking for a way to pass the time while your partner shops? The Fashion Show mall on the Las Vegas Strip has a new tenant that can help you do just that...
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Louisiana Gaming

article Baton Rouge casino winnings down, with big drop at Belle in April
(Louisiana) -- Despite an uptick in business at two of the city’s three riverboat casinos, Baton Rouge continued to report year-to-year declines in overall...
article New Orleans casinos, state gambling halls see winnings plunge in April
(Louisiana) -- Winnings by gambling operations in New Orleans were down 5.2% in April from $51.1 million to $48.4 million, as all of the state’s casino markets...
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Macau Gaming

article Macau Legend eyes SE Asia expansion
(Macau) -- Macau-based casino operator Macau Legend is eyeing further expansion in Laos and is interested in projects in Cambodia and Vietnam as tourism traffic to...
article SJM’s Cotai project to be delayed and to face slow ramp-up – Brokerage
(Macau) -- Brokerage Sanford C. Bernstein estimated in a note on Thursday that SJM Holdings’ Cotai project the Grand Lisboa Palace will not open in late 2019,...
article US$65bln pipeline to lead to Asian casino glut: Union Gaming
(Macau) -- The rate of economic growth in Asia fails to justify a proposed US$65-billion development pipeline for new casinos, according to Union Gaming Securities Asia...
article Macau govt launches survey on tourist tax
(Macau) -- The Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) has launched a survey on the potential introduction of a tourist tax to the city. The public opinion poll includes...
article Avoiding over-tourism and adding non-gaming attraction priorities for local market – Daisy Ho
(Macau) -- The Chairman and Executive Director, SJM Holdings Limited, Daisy Ho, stated today at the opening of this year’s G2E Asia what she considered to be the...
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Pennsylvania Gaming

article More than US$3.3m in tax revenue from DFS in Pennsylvania
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) has reported the monthly fantasy sports (DFS) revenue report, which includes totals from the first full...
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Social Gaming

article Playtika doubles down with a new casual games lab
(Israel) -- Playtika said it is launching an independent division dedicated to the creation and rapid development of casual games. The Playtika Casual Games Lab plans to...
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Wynn Boston Harbor

article Casino for sale because Matt Maddox is mad at Massachusetts?
(Massachusetts) -- How mad is Matt Maddox at Massachusetts? So mad that the Wynn Resorts CEO is in talks to sell Encore Boston Harbor to MGM Resorts — a few weeks...
article Could Wynn Resorts really consider quitting close to the end of its Boston marathon?
(Massachusetts) -- Imagine a top long-distance runner entering the Boston Marathon. He springs to the front of the pack, outpaces the best competition on the planet,...
article Gov. Charlie Baker: No deals to sell Encore Boston Harbor, MGM Springfield casinos can happen without community approval
(Massachusetts) -- Gov. Charlie Baker said Tuesday that talk about the potential sale of the Encore Boston Harbor casino to MGM is just that — talk — with no...
article State Leaders to ‘Closely Monitor’ Boston Casino Sale Talks
(Massachusetts) -- Amid reports that Wynn Resorts is talking about selling its $2.6 billion casino development in Everett to MGM Resorts, House Speaker Robert DeLeo on...
article Column: Massachusetts is the big loser, thanks to casino board’s bungling
(Massachusetts) -- Wynn lied to the commonwealth of Massachusetts to get its license when it failed to disclose a raft of sexual-harassment claims against former...
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Other News

article British horseracing levy to fall short of expectations
(UK) -- The British Horseracing Betting Levy Board (HBLB) has issued a warning about the Levy for the UK industry. They expect it to fall considerably short of...
article Watson demands reapplication process for all UK licensees
(UK) -- Tom Watson, deputy leader of the UK's Labour Party, has called for all online casino operators in the country to be forced to reapply for their licences in a...
article Regulators from UK, France, Germany, Portugal and Spain meet in Madrid
(Spain) -- On May 8 and 9, representatives from gambling authorities of France, Germany, the United Kingdom, Portugal and Spain have met in Madrid.
article Playtech pens casino deal with Spain’s RETAbet
(Spain) -- Gambling technology provider Playtech has struck a deal to provide a casino platform and live casino suite to Spanish sports betting operator RETAbet.
article Spain to ban gambling advertising
(Spain) -- The Spanish government and regional authorities seem to have the gaming industry in their sights. That’s why Spain may ban gambling advertising in the...
article Spain’s Ombudsman calls for complete ban on gambling advertisements
(Spain) -- Spain’s acting ‘Civic Ombudsman’, Francisco Fernández Marugán, has urged the Spanish government to issue a complete ban on advertising...
article Betplay launches “Game of Chronos”
(Colombia) -- The series finale for Game of Thrones didn’t leave anyone indifferent, especially not Betplay. The betting website from Corredor Empresarial just...
article EGT Interactive announces new batch of certified video slots for Colombia
(Colombia) -- EGT Interactive has announced that the company continues to expand its portfolio across the Colombian market. As from the end of April 2019, it certified...
article BetConstruct wins two awards at MiGEA ‘19
(Malta) -- BetConstruct has been recognized for its innovative approach to product development and its excellence in betting platform quality at Malta’s iGaming...
article Zurich iGaming Affiliate Conference announces panel discussions
(Switzerland) -- On June 21, Switzerland’s first and single event dedicated to gambling business and affiliate marketing – Zurich iGaming Affiliate...
article Successful event hosted by Merkur Gaming and Grand Casino Baden
(Germany) -- On Friday, May 10, the Grand Casino Baden in cooperation with Merkur Gaming hosted an evening event entitled “From idea to gaming fun: how is a gaming...
article Bill to privatise Holland Casino withdrawn
(Netherlands) -- Dutch Justice Minister Sander Dekker has officially withdrawn the bill for modernization of the gaming casino regime in the Netherlands. He addressed...
article Dutch Government Junks Holland Casino Privatization Plans
(Netherlands) -- The Dutch government has withdrawn a bill that would have broken up the country’s sole casino chain, the state-owned Holland Casino, and sold its...
article Peru gets ready for PGS 2019
(Peru) -- Peru has begun the countdown for the 17th edition of PGS, Peru Gaming Show. The event will run across June 19-20 at The Jockey Exposition Center in Lima, Peru.
article Women in Gaming
(USA) -- In a time where social norms are constantly being questioned one particular industry that seems to push all boundaries is gaming. The Industry has evolved both...
article Bus driver pleads not guilty in Vegas pedestrian death case
(Las Vegas) -- A 67-year-old Las Vegas tour bus driver has pleaded not guilty to a reduced vehicular manslaughter charge in a crash that killed a casino worker in a...
article JCM Global appoints new executive
(Las Vegas) -- JCM Global has promoted Dana Talich to Vice President of Finance and Legal. She is based in the company’s Americas headquarters in Las Vegas.

5/20/2019

article House panel oks tax for yet to be legalized sports betting
(Louisiana) -- After much discussion about the appropriateness of legalizing sports betting, a Louisiana House panel Monday narrowly approved legislation that would tax...
article Maine is racing toward legal sports betting, but a few key questions still must be resolved
(Maine) -- Good morning from Augusta. Maine looks like a good bet to become one of the initial states to allow sports betting after a 2018 U.S. Supreme Court decision,...
article Republicans outraise Democrats in April fundraising
(Washington D.C.) -- The Republican National Committee raised $15.9 million in April, according to new campaign finance disclosures, as the committee prepared for...
article James Holzhauer is the face of ‘Jeopardy!’ He’s also the new face of sports betting.
(Las Vegas) -- For decades, the faces of the American sports bettor were caricatures: a chain-smoker with a curled-up racing form, a bookie sitting in a dimly lit room,...
article Sports betting in Iowa: What new, experienced gamblers need to know
(Iowa) -- Bettor up, Iowa. Legal sports wagering is officially on its way to the Hawkeye State. Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds has signed legislation passed in late April to...
article Las Vegas ranks No. 2 as most popular US summer destination
(Las Vegas) -- As the first day of summer approaches and schools across the country end, millions of travelers are ready to see the country. And, according to a...
article Sisolak appointment brings Nevada Gaming Commission to full strength
(Nevada) -- When the Nevada Gaming Commission takes up a controversial sportsbook licensing and the latest nomination to the state’s List of Excluded Persons on...
article Borgata Babe servers can take weight-gain lawsuit to jury
(New Jersey) -- Five "Borgata Babes" who sued their casino employer more than a decade ago can finally present gender-bias claims to a jury, a state appeals...
article Legalized gambling hasn’t come to Trenton Thunder games, yet
(New Jersey) -- In the state of Nevada, there are two professional baseball teams that play in the minor leagues: the Las Vegas Aviators and Reno Aces, both of the...
article Langfelder seeks emergency passage of casino resolution
(Illinois) -- Springfield Mayor Jim Langfelder wants the Springfield City Council to pass an emergency resolution asking the Illinois General Assembly to include...
article Casino Oversight Committee weighs in on MGM's potential purchase of Encore Boston
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Springfield may be in talks with Wynn resorts to buy their casino in Everett, but, for the Springfield City Council's Council Casino Oversight...
article Possible Wynn/MGM casino deal could impact MGM Springfield
(Massachusetts) -- Wynn Resorts is planning to open the $2.6 billion Encore Boston Harbor Casino in Everett next month, but it could be sold to MGM Resorts International...
article Why would Wynn consider selling its Everett casino when it’s so close to opening?
(Massachusetts) -- After eight years of regulatory hurdles, record fines, and damaging fallout from a sexual misconduct scandal, Wynn Resorts has finally reached the 1-...
article Watchdog: Time to clean house at Massachusetts Gaming Commission
(Massachusetts) -- The state’s beleaguered gaming commissioners are being played “like minor leaguers” and need to do their jobs — or be entirely...
article 7 ways sports betting is changing Mississippi Coast casinos, one year after legalization
(Mississippi) -- Mississippi is the only state in the Southeastern Conference where fans legally can bet on football or basketball, and that’s made wagering at a...
article Workers concerned by hedge fund influence over casinos
(Michigan) -- Casino workers in Detroit and their union leadership plan to speak before Michigan's Gaming Control Board about the influence hedge funds are having on...
article First casino license application submitted in Pope County
(Arkansas) -- The first application for a casino in Pope County was received on Friday. The application was submitted by Gulfside Casino Partnership. An application was...
article G2E Asia 2019 to welcome 18,000 visitors: organisers
(Macau) -- The Global Gaming Expo (G2E) Asia 2019 conference and trade exhibition for the casino gaming industry is likely to welcome an aggregate of 18,000 local and...
article G2E Asia trade show, conference begins today in Macau
(Macau) -- The Global Gaming Expo (G2E) Asia 2019 conference and trade exhibition for the casino gaming industry starts today, Tuesday, at the Venetian Macao casino...
article Another horse dies at Santa Anita, the 25th since late December
(California) -- After six weeks of safe racing and training, Santa Anita had its second horse death in four days when a first-time starter pulled up during a race Sunday...
article At Pimlico or Laurel, Core Racing Fans Deserve Better
(Maryland) -- I went down to Old Hilltop this year because I was worried this might be the last Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico Race Course. We know now that it is not...
article SEGA’s foray into online gambling ends with SEGA Slots closure
(Internet) -- SEGA Networks opted to enter the lucrative social casino games market at the start of 2018, launching its exciting new SEGA Slots app on iOS and Android....
article Paradise Ent says DICJ approval for its own slot link games
(Macau) -- Hong Kong-listed Paradise Entertainment Ltd, which makes casino game equipment under the brand LT Game, says it has been granted approval by the Macau gaming...
article BLOG: It’s not about the swimming at these Vegas party pools
(Las Vegas) -- The summer is already sizzling in Las Vegas. As the weather heats up, visitors to resorts along the Strip are all heading to the pools.
article Money laundering report author insists it’s a national, not just B.C., problem despite skepticism in other provinces
(British Columbia) -- The authors of a report that found $47-billion was laundered across Canada last year debated whether to include a graph that indicated Alberta,...
article Slot machine maker IGT reports strong first quarter
(Las Vegas) -- Gaming equipment manufacturer IGT swung to profitability in its first quarter despite a decline in revenue, the company reported Monday.

5/19/2019

article R.N.C. Accepts Money From Steve Wynn, Mogul Accused of Sexual Misconduct
(Washington D.C.) -- President Trump has generally bucked the #MeToo movement, siding instead with the men who deny accusations of sexual assault or misconduct. Now, the...
article If sports betting is legalized in Ohio, the state Casino Control Commission should police it
(Ohio) -- The General Assembly is likely to legalize sports betting in Ohio -- not because it’s something Ohio really needs or lawmakers want. Rather, as was true...
article Las Vegas attorney appointed to the Nevada Gaming Commission
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas attorney Steve Cohen has been appointed to the formerly vacant seat on the Nevada Gaming Commission. Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak says Cohen brings...
article CRUDEL: Placing my bets on the New Jersey sports gambling craze
(New Jersey) -- Dear John: Legal betting isn’t so good for any serious gambler who mostly wins. I did approximately 1,500 college basketball bets this winter/...
article April Numbers Show Parx Casino Leads Pennsylvania Sports Betting In Revenue
(Pennsylvania) -- With another month of PA sports betting on the books, a new casino has taken the lead in terms of revenue. Parx Casino, which trailed SugarHouse in...
article Lower Results Than Expected Reported for Pennsylvania Slots, Tables and Sportsbook in April
(Pennsylvania) -- April was not a particularly stellar month for Pennsylvania casinos that reported lower than desired gaming revenue. March had reached a new record, so...
article PA nets $3.4m in taxes from first year of fantasy regulation
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) has revealed that the state has generated tax revenue of $3.4m (£2.7m/€3.0m) from its first...
article Pennsylvania Mobile Sports Betting Will Bring Wagers Inside MLB Ballparks
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board expects the state’s first online sportsbook to begin live testing sometime in the next two weeks. That...
article Opinion: Online gambling leaving lottery profits at risk
(Pennsylvania) -- To varying degrees, lotteries impact the budgets of America’s states. Even if lottery profits are directed primarily toward funding specific...
article THE ARGUMENT: Should Massachusetts allow betting on professional sports?
(Massachusetts) -- Gambling is not a new phenomenon in Massachusetts. In fact, we have a well-established tradition that includes horse racing, the Lottery, simulcasting...
article Time Is Running Out For New England Sports Betting Expansion
(Massachusetts) -- The northeast region as a whole was quick to see states like New Jersey and Delaware exceed financial expectations for legal sports betting, but the...
article Walsh: No going back on casino
(Massachusetts) -- Wynn Resorts may be in talks to sell the license for its soon-to-open Encore Boston Harbor casino in Everett to MGM Resorts International but Boston...
article Mississippi casino fell victim to international cybercrime ring; malware used to steal money
(Mississippi) -- A Mississippi casino was caught up in a complex, international organized cybercrime network using malware in an attempt to steal an estimated $100...
article Insomniac Games Artist Says Free-to-Play System Is ‘Lifted Directly’ From Gambling
(Washington) -- A controversial tweet this weekend by game engine developer, Unity, has sparked a conversation about how free-to-play games seek inspiration from the...
article Labour demands review of online casino licences
(UK) -- Labour says that online casinos should have to reapply for their operating licences after more than a third were found by the industry regulator to be failing...
article Filinvest Group allots $200 M for Clark Casino
(Philippines) -- Gotianun-led Filinvest Group is pouring in more than $200 million for its first ever integrated casino resort in Clark. Under FHC subsidiary Mimosa...

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