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3/25/2019

article American Gaming Association Sports Betting Summit to Gather at MGM National Harbor, Just As March Madness Unfolds
(Maryland) -- The American Gaming Association (AGA) will hold a Sports Betting Executive Summit later this week as an estimated 47 million Americans have placed wagers...
article Mississippi AG joins coalition seeking to protect state lotteries
(Mississippi) -- Attorney General Jim Hood joined a group of 25 attorneys general in expressing concern over a sweeping legal opinion that may negatively impact state-...
article Iowa Lawmaker Proposes 3-Percent Sports Betting Handle Tax Paid By Bettors
(Iowa) -- Iowa’s sports betting debate in 2019 is reaching its later stages, as lawmakers are working on amending legislation ahead of an early May legislative...
article Ontario Pushing for Single-Game Sports Betting in Canada
(Ontario) -- Citizens of Ontario currently can bet on sports games but must do so under the Pro-Line system that requires a minimum parlay bet of three games.
article North Dakota Senate kills sports betting bill
(North Dakota) -- North Dakota's Republican-led Senate has killed legislation to allow legal gambling on college and professional sports. The Senate killed the House...
article Governor Raimondo signs law legalizing mobile sports betting in Rhode Island
(Rhode Island) -- Gov. Gina Raimondo has signed legislation introduced by Senate President Dominick J. Ruggerio (D-Dist. 4, North Providence, Providence) and Speaker of...
article Raimondo signs mobile betting legislation, but timing of app launch unclear
(Rhode Island) -- Gov. Gina Raimondo on Monday signed into law legislation allowing people to wager on sports from anywhere in Rhode Island once the state launches an...
article Rhode Island Sports Betting Will Go Mobile Soon After Governor Signs Bill
(Rhode Island) -- Less than a year after launching two retail sportsbooks, Rhode Island sports betting is ready to go mobile. Gov. Gina Raimondo signed into law S 37, a...
article Notable NCAA tournament bets from U.S. sportsbooks on opening weekend
(Las Vegas) -- For 30 some years, longtime Las Vegas bookmaker Johnny Avello had run Sin City sportsbooks in some of the most prestigious casinos. He spent the past 13...
article Tax Revenue From D.C. Sports Betting Meant For Education, Violence Prevention May Go Elsewhere
(Washington D.C.) -- When the D.C. Council was set to vote on a bill legalizing sports betting late last year, Council member Jack Evans (D-Ward 2) added a sweetener to...
article Casino expansion unlikely despite sports betting, internet gaming success
(Atlantic City) -- The success of sports betting and internet gambling has not yet revived the idea of expanding casino gaming outside of Atlantic City. But, neither...
article New Philadelphia arena could have impact on esports in Atlantic City
(Atlantic City) -- The promise of a permanent home for a major esports team in Philadelphia reflects the growing popularity of professional esports on the East Coast,...
article Lottery launches ads after poll finds low gambling literacy for young players
(Illinois) -- Following a study that found some Illinois Lottery players, particularly young ones, had a poor understanding of the nature of gambling — like that...
article Urbana's mayor calls for a pause on gambling expansion
(Illinois) -- Urbana would halt expansion of video gambling if Mayor Diane Marlin convinces the city council to go along with the idea. In a memo to the council ahead of...
article Rivers brings Vaccaro back home
(Pennsylvania) -- The biggest dice game around was just a few miles down the road when Jimmy Vaccaro was growing up in the Pittsburgh area. So was Comet News in Braddock...
article Proposed casino in Shippensburg called both an economic boom and a community bust
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania’s experiment with small-town gambling wedged its way into another community Monday, as Greenwood Gaming and Entertainment offered up...
article Encore Boston Harbor to have ‘robust’ water taxi system to casino, daily shuttle services to 2 MBTA stops
(Massachusetts) -- As Encore Boston Harbor gears up for a grand opening in June, the casino and resort announced a new transportation system that includes daily shuttle...
article DraftKings moves into its new office — one of largest in Boston on one floor
(Massachusetts) -- The employee dining area at DraftKings’ new Back Bay office is modeled after a football field. It even has yard lines painted on the polished...
article Resorts World Catskills, Tioga Downs to lower number of slot machines
(New York) -- Resorts World Catskills will be able to have 550 fewer slot machines and Tioga Downs in the Southern Tier can eliminate 50 slot machines under an agreement...
article Hurts So Good? Pro Leagues Vary On Consistency, Transparency In Injury Report Policies
(New York) -- Last year’s NBA Finals caught the attention of casual fans and bettors alike when injury news surfaced following the Cleveland Cavaliers loss to the...
article Kansas Trying Again With Sports Betting Bill Made For State Lottery
(Kansas) -- The latest sports betting offering in Kansas would make Kansas a “lottery state,” in the general mold referenced in an Illinois sports betting...
article Iowa Lawmaker Proposes 3-Percent Sports Betting Handle Tax Paid By Bettors
(Iowa) -- Iowa’s sports betting debate in 2019 is reaching its later stages, as lawmakers are working on amending legislation ahead of an early May legislative...
article OP/ED: Casinos will benefit future generations
(New Hampshire) -- Hundreds of my friends and I have been enjoying casino atmospheres for many years. We always set a limit as to the possible amount we should limit our...
article How Virginians will be able to gamble on old horse races 'without having to do any work at all'
(Virginia) -- Fur coats, piles of cash, convertibles, yachts and diamond rings spun across the gambling machine’s screen. But the horses were optional. The first...
article Virginia governor signs casino study bill into law
(Virginia) -- Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam signed legislation on Friday that could eventually result in casino gaming coming to Virginia. Northam signed Senate Bill 1126...
article OP/ED: Video lottery machines aren’t going to bring prosperity to rural Missouri
(Missouri) -- Our elected officials are constantly looking for new ways to create jobs for Missourians and new revenue in local communities. During this endeavor,...
article Vancouver casino dealers fired for cheating, collusion
(British Columbia) -- Three card dealers working at Vancouver's recently opened Parq Casino were fired last year for cheating and "collusion" with players...
article Norman Chad takes a serious turn: End horse racing
(Idaho) -- Horse racing is dying. It should be dead. (Boy, do I hit the ground running with a sports humor column, or what?) I say this not in response to 22 horse...
article How Esports Organizations Make Money
(Worldwide) -- As major esports organizations close massive funding rounds worth tens of millions of dollars, a lot of focus has been on the money entering esports. The...
article LeBron James promotes offshore sportsbook on Twitter
(California) -- One of basketball’s biggest stars retweeted an offshore bookmaker this weekend, despite the NBA’s plans to reinforce its legal gambling...
article LeBron James retweets offshore sportsbook
(Internet) -- This weekend, LeBron James of the NBA’s LA Lakers retweeted an offshore sports betting site despite the NBA’s stance on legal sports betting....
article Bookmakers say VAR disrupting in-play football markets, call for richer official data
(UK) -- Betting operators say the introduction of Video Assistant Refereeing (VAR) in football is hindering their ability to offer in-play betting markets on...
article Genting UK dumps London casino over weak sales
(London) -- Genting UK has spent the past several years trying to find someone willing to take the Maxims Club Casino in Kensington, UK, off its hands. It has finally...
article William Hill asks landlords to cut rent after fixed-odds limit
(UK) -- William Hill has written to its landlords asking for rent cuts of up to 50 per cent, blaming the difficulties caused by the government’s decision to reduce...
article Super typhoon a risk for Macau in 2019: weather bureau
(Macau) -- Macau’s weather forecasting service has warned that another “super typhoon” could impact the city this year. The Macao Meteorological and...
article MGM links to finance group Orix for Osaka bid: reports
(Japan) -- A senior executive from Japan’s Orix Corp, a financial services group, says the firm has reached an agreement with United States-based casino operator...
article Japan to Limit Casino Ads to Immigration Areas
(Japan) -- The Japanese government decided Tuesday to allow casino advertisements to be put up only in immigration areas at terminals of airports and harbors used by...
article Louisiana Democratic leader admits to gambling relapse
(Louisiana) -- Karen Carter Peterson, a state senator from New Orleans and chair of the Louisiana Democratic Party, admitted to a gambling problem Friday — minutes...
article GVC process to replace Chairman unrelated to recent share sales
(UK) -- GVC Holdings started a process to replace Chairman Lee Feldman well in advance of his recent share sale, Gambling Insider understands. Earlier this month,...
article BLOG: Ways to save on casino ATM fees
(Atlantic City) -- Many gamblers don’t like to carry lots of cash when they travel to Atlantic City. They used to depend on their bank’s ATMs in their favorite casino....

3/24/2019

article AG Curtis Hill joins bipartisan coalition to protect state lotteries
(Indiana) -- Attorney General Curtis Hill joined a group of 24 other attorneys general in expressing concern over a sweeping legal opinion that may negatively impact...
article DOJ dismisses Wire Act lawsuit
(New Hampshire) -- The US Department of Justice has filed a motion to dismiss New Hampshire’s lawsuit against its opinion that the 1961 Wire Act bans all forms of...
article Iowa sports betting debate centers on in-state college gambling
(Iowa) -- Basketball tournament fever is gripping Iowa but the real madness may not set in until next March when adult residents could have the chance to legally place...
article Are you betting on March Madness? Here's what to know about taxes if you win — or lose
(Arizona) -- If you're betting on the March Madness basketball tournament — or other sporting events — probably the last thing on your mind is taxes. But...
article Bill to legalize sports betting in Montana advances in the Legislature
(Montana) -- A bill to legalize sports betting in Montana has passed out of a Senate committee. The Senate Business and Labor Committee voted 8-to-2 on Friday to send...
article Virginia on verge of casino gambling
(Virginia) -- The US state of Virginia is just a Governor Ralph Northam signature away from legalising casino gambling, online gambling and sports betting. Northam has...
article Debate over hold percentages between slot makers and casinos not going away
(Las Vegas) -- It doesn’t sound like the tension between slot machine manufacturers and casinos over hold percentages is ending soon. That was a takeaway from an...
article Longtime MGM Resorts executive Alan Feldman moving to an advisory role on June 1
(Las Vegas) -- Longtime MGM Resorts International spokesman and executive Alan Feldman will transition into an advisory role with the casino giant on June 1. Feldman,...
article Casino expansion unlikely despite sports betting, internet gaming success
(New Jersey) -- The success of sports betting and internet gambling has not yet revived the idea of expanding casino gaming outside of Atlantic City. But, neither...
article Sports gambling proposals emerge in statehouse
(Illinois) -- State Representative Michael Zalewski (D-Riverside) joined Capitol Connection to explain his plan to legalize sports gambling in Illinois.
article Massachusetts Gaming Regulators Schedule Wynn Hearings, Casino Execs Say Company Transformed
(Massachusetts) -- The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) will begin its hearings on Wynn Resorts’ suitability to operate a casino in the state on April 1....
article Sports betting at upstate NY casinos can begin in May, local casinos prepare
(New York) -- Upstate New York casinos authorized to offer sports gambling could be accepting wagers by Memorial Day weekend, and casinos in Central New York are already...
article New Orleans casinos’ gambling winnings down 4.7 percent in February
(Louisiana) -- Casino winnings in the New Orleans gambling market were down 4.7 percent in February from a year ago, as most of the state’s gambling markets posted...
article Sports betting in New Hampshire inches closer to legalization
(New Hampshire) -- While many across the nation filled out their brackets for the NCAA men’s basketball tournament last week, lawmakers in the New Hampshire House...
article Senate narrowly passes casino bill
(New Hampshire) -- The New Hampshire Senate has once again voted to allow casino gambling in the state, but the bill faces uncertain prospects in the House. The Senate...
article Vanderburgh-based Lt. Gov. not a player in casino debate
(Indiana) -- Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch isn't staking out a strong position on legislation some believe poses a significant threat to Tropicana Evansville. Crouch, a...
article Delta asking for joint provincial-federal review of ‘cashless casinos’
(British Columbia) -- Delta council is asking the provincial and federal governments to look at implementing a cashless gaming system in order to thwart money laundering...
article COLUMN: Horse racing should be dead. It’s just plain wrong.
(Washington D.C.) -- Horse racing is dying. It should be dead. (Boy, do I hit the ground running with a sports humor column, or what?) I say this not in response to 22...
article Inside the new casino that's set to open in Piccadilly Gardens
(UK) -- This is the new casino set to open its doors in Piccadilly Gardens next week. Admiral, an established industry brand, is to relocate from its existing premises...
article Donohoe: No evidence online bets on draws hit Lotto business
(Ireland) -- The National Lottery has said it is disappointed after Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe said “there does not appear to be any evidence” that...
article Philippines to tax foreign online casino workers amid Chinese backlash
(Philippines) -- The Philippines on Monday said it was fast-tracking a process to tax foreign online casino workers in the country, as President Rodrigo Duterte's...
article Germany’s online gambling agony extended
(Germany) -- Last week’s amendment to the inter-state treaty on gambling in Germany failed to tackle the country’s lack of direction on online gambling,...
article Statewide treatment group spreads gambling awareness in West Virginia
(West Virginia) -- March is 'National Problem Gambling Awareness Month' and a statewide treatment group is urging anyone who thinks their gambling activity may...
article DraftKings Opening New Headquarters As It Plans Expansion
(Massachusetts) -- One of Boston's largest tech companies is moving into a new corporate headquarters. Sports betting company DraftKings is unveiling its new...
article Is Shoeless Joe Jackson Innocent? The Black Sox Scandal 100 Years Later
(USA) -- What do Pete Rose, Rob Manfred, Barry Bonds, and Ted Williams have in common? Why, Shoeless Joe Jackson, of course. Major League Baseball has had its share of...
article Bingo and bongs: More seniors seek pot for age-related aches
(California) -- The group of white-haired folks — some pushing walkers, others using canes — arrive right on time at the gates of Laguna Woods Village, an...
article IGT extends contract with with the Kansas Lottery
(Kansas) -- IGT Global Solutions Corporation, subsidiary of Las Vegas-based slot machine manufacturer, International Game Technology PLC (“IGT”) (NYSE: IGT...

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