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2/20/2018

article West Virginia Senate passes sports wagering bill
(West Virginia) -- The West Virginia Senate passed a bill Tuesday to legalize sports betting at the state’s five casinos in the event that a U.S. Supreme Court...
article Iowa Sports Betting Bill Passes House Committee Without ‘Integrity Fee’
(Iowa) -- An Iowa sports betting bill that doesn’t include a so-called “integrity fee” earmarked for the professional sports leagues recently passed...
article New Wynn Resorts CEO Says Growth Will Continue After Steve Wynn Exit, Japan Casino Still on Radar
(Las Vegas) -- Wynn Resorts new CEO Matt Maddox said in his first major address to employees on Monday that the company’s casino development projects in Las Vegas...
article Civil suits may get more scrutiny from Nevada Gaming Control Board
(Nevada) -- It is always a challenge to have a conversation with current and former Nevada Gaming Control Board agents, members or commissioners about contemporary...
article Gambling is the Vegas Golden Knights' secret weapon
(Las Vegas) -- On a 60-degree evening outside T-Mobile Arena, still a couple of hours before faceoff, thousands of hockey fans are already congregating for the NHL game...
article Casino Will Check Hotel Rooms, Even With ‘Do Not Disturb’
(Atlantic City) -- One of the world’s largest casino companies will check its guests’ hotel rooms every 24 hours, even if they have a “Do Not Disturb...
article Is casino gaming returning to the Showboat?
(Atlantic City) -- Bart Blatstein, the owner of the Showboat Atlantic City, has taken a major step in trying to secure a casino license for the property. Two weeks ago,...
article BLOG: Why PA Should Follow NJ Online Casinos’ Successful Model For ‘Skins’
(Pennsylvania) -- The pieces are beginning to move into position in Pennsylvania, as the state inches closer to becoming the fourth in the country to offer legal online...
article MGM’s CFO Has, Well, a Wealth of Experience
(Massachusetts) -- Courtney Wenleder was working in Las Vegas, as financial controller for the Bellagio Hotel and Casino, in the summer of 2005 when she was asked to...
article Maryland Live Takes It Outside for Dwindling Demographic: Gamblers Who Smoke
(Maryland) -- Maryland Live saw its gross gaming revenues (GGR) plummet in 2017 when the MGM National Harbor came to town. Now the casino is turning to gambling smokers...
article Cannibalization of gaming revenue continues in northeast
(New York) -- With a handful of New York casinos opening recently, most notably Resorts World Catskills, there are varying outcomes occurring due to the competitive...
article Resorts World Catskills Rolls Out Live Table Games at Luxury Casino Resort
(New York) -- Resorts World Catskills, the Catskills region’s highly anticipated Las Vegas style casino resort, introduced a massive array of live table games when it...
article Horseshoe Southern Indiana Casino closes hotel amid threat of flooding
(Indiana) -- As the water levels continue to rise on the Ohio River, the Horseshoe Southern Indiana Casino and Hotel has temporarily closed the hotel. The hotel,...
article EU court affirms online gambling guidelines
(Europe) -- The European Court of Justice (CJEU) has thrown out a petition from the government of Belgium seeking to annul online gambling guidelines set by the European...
article Tesla's Amazon cloud account was hacked and used to mine cryptocurrency
(Internet) -- Tesla's Amazon Web Services account was hacked to mine cryptocurrency, Fortune first reported. The hack, which was brought to Tesla's attention by the...
article Venezuela launches the ‘petro,’ its cryptocurrency
(Venezuela) -- Crisis-ridden Venezuela is launching an oil-backed cryptocurrency Tuesday that it hopes will help circumvent U.S. financial sanctions and resurrect the...
article Steven Seagal Is Endorsing a Cryptocurrency—But You Might Want to Avoid It
(Internet) -- It’s not uncommon for one business to try to ride another’s coattails by using a slightly tweaked version of a popular name—such as Sonia...
article Why has William Hill been fined, what are the money laundering issues and what is the Gambling Commission?
(UK) -- A probe by the Gambling Commission found ten customers were allowed to deposit huge sums linked to criminal offences. William Hill made £1.2million from...
article ‘No pokies’ Xenophon goes for ‘some pokies’, but does his gambling policy go far enough?
(Australia) -- SA-Best, led by high-profile former senator Nick Xenophon, has announced its gambling policy ahead of next month’s South Australian election....
article Government proposes 2,000 yen casino admission fee for Japan residents
(Japan) -- The government of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Wednesday presented ruling party lawmakers with a plan to set the entrance fee to casinos for residents of...
article Japan casino revenue tax rate to start at 30%, top out at 50%
(Japan) -- Japan’s would-be casino operators got a major shock this week on reports that the government will impose a gaming revenue tax that tops out at a whopping 50%.
article Chinese firm to develop casino scheme in Incheon
(South Korea) -- Chinese property developer LongRunn International Group is reportedly developing a large-scale casino resort complex in South Korea’s Yeongjong...
article Auckland University study links problem gamblers to mental health issues
(New Zealand) -- A strong link between gamblers and psychological disorders has been found in the preliminary results of a university study. All of the gamblers who...
article BLOG: MGM’s CFO Has, Well, a Wealth of Experience
(Las Vegas) -- Courtney Wenleder was working in Las Vegas, as financial controller for the Bellagio Hotel and Casino, in the summer of 2005 when she was asked to step in...
article Henderson’s Skyline Casino Called into Question over Staff Changes
(Las Vegas) -- As reported by the VegasInternationalHotel.com earlier this month, the owners/operators of Henderson Skyline Casino might have gotten themselves in a bit...
article Judge says reports indicate accused casino shooter competent to stand trial
(California) -- Reports filed by two psychiatrists who examined accused casino shooter Keon Brackenridge indicate they found him competent to stand trial, a Kern County...
article MGM south Strip properties saw revenues drop after Oct. 1 shooting
(Las Vegas) -- MGM properties on the south Strip endured sharp revenue declines after the Oct. 1 shooting, including a 6.7 percent drop at Mandalay Bay, the Las Vegas-...
article Boyd Gaming shares tumble after earnings miss
(Las Vegas) -- Shares of Boyd Gaming Corp. tumbled Tuesday after the market closed as the company’s fourth-quarter earnings missed Wall Street estimates. The Las...
article Penn National Gaming Target of Unusually High Options Trading
(New York) -- Penn National Gaming, Inc (NASDAQ:PENN) saw unusually large options trading activity on Thursday. Stock investors acquired 3,634 call options on the...

2/19/2018

article NBA Commissioner Pushes for Fee on Sports Betting Amid Mixed Signals
(New York) -- NBA Commissioner Adam Silver is still advocating an integrity fee from states that pass sports betting legislation, but seemed to contradict earlier...
article Sports betting bill gets a piece of PEIA action
(West Virginia) -- The state Senate took a bill dealing with sports betting and popped in an amendment meant to help stabilize the Public Employees Insurance Agency.
article Iowa Sports Betting Bill Advances Without NBA, MLB's 'Integrity Fee'
(Iowa) -- A day before former NFL running back Napoleon Harris III of Illinois introduced a pro-league friendly Illinois sports betting bill, the Iowa House Government...
article New CEO denies prior knowledge of sex claims against founder
(Las Vegas) -- The new CEO of Las Vegas-based Wynn Resorts said he was not aware of any of the sexual misconduct accusations against casino mogul Steve Wynn before they...
article New Wynn CEO says Paradise Park, Las Vegas Strip hotel will move ahead
(Las Vegas) -- Newly appointed Wynn Resorts CEO Matt Maddox told hundreds of employees Monday the company will move forward with plans to build Paradise Park and Wynn...
article Lucky Dragon now in Chapter 11 bankruptcy
(Las Vegas) -- Less than a year-and-a-half after it opened, the Lucky Dragon is in bankruptcy. Lucky Dragon developer Andrew Fonfa pushed the off-Strip, Chinese-themed...
article Clarion responds to industry sexism claims over ICE London
(UK) -- Kate Chambers, Managing Director of Clarion Gaming, the organisers behind London’s massive gaming conference ICE – held earlier this month at the...
article Atlantic City resort adds safety procedures in wake of Las Vegas shooting
(Atlantic City) -- An Atlantic City hotel will have two new policies for safety; the 'do not disturb' signs used on hotel doors, and a safety button, according...
article No quick fix: B.C.’s Attorney General says money laundering problem will take years to solve
(British Columbia) -- B.C.’s Attorney General is promising a widespread crackdown in the wake of shocking allegations of money laundering in B.C. real estate...
article PA Governor: State Lottery Will Get A Big Boost From Launch Of Online Games
(Pennsylvania) -- The governor of Pennsylvania believes that online lottery sales will help turn around an underperforming product that lost tens of millions of dollars...
article Massachusetts proposes new bridge for Wynn Boston Harbor Resort
(Massachusetts) -- In Massachusetts, state officials have reportedly floated a proposal that could see a 780-foot pedestrian and cycle bridge constructed across the...
article Harrah’s Proposes New 340-Key Hotel Tower as Part of $350 Million Project
(Louisiana) -- Harrah’s New Orleans Casino has proposed a new, 340-room luxury hotel on top of the current entrance to its casino at the foot of Canal Street. The...
article Ohio casino commission imposes new rules on skill games
(Ohio) -- The Ohio Casino Control Commission has new rules for skill-based games. The Plain Dealer reports the commission created 28 rules concerning regulation and...
article Cash-spewing Chinese casino conquers remote American paradise
(Saipan) -- Construction workers maimed and killed. Millions paid to the governor’s family. An impossibly lucrative gambling operation. And all on U.S. soil.
article Saipan Imperial Pacific Casino Blasts Investigative News Story for Claiming Corruption
(Saipan) -- Imperial Pacific, developer of the Grand Mariana Casino Hotel & Resort on the island of Saipan in the Northern Mariana Islands, has slammed a recent...
article 'Black Panther' Director Ryan Coogler Breaks Down the Casino Fight Scene
(USA) -- The unstoppable Ryan Coogler hit another home run with his new film Black Panther, a box office juggernaut and one of the very best superhero movies ever made....
article AI is Transforming the World of Online Casino Gambling
(Internet) -- It’s no secret that artificial intelligence (AI) is casting waves of disruption through a variety of industries and sectors. Businesses are...
article Rainbow Six Siege Director Defends Lootboxes: “They Are the Giftshop After the Roller Coaster”
(UK) -- Lootboxes have gotten incredibly controversial of late, thanks to the random nature and gambling elements they embody, and because of egregious implementations...
article Bitcoin Goes Nuclear Presidents Day Weekend Trading To $11,000 Mark
(Internet) -- The recent price fluctuations in the Bitcoin Price Index has been a wild ride in recent months. New lows signaled a possible bear market, while renewed...
article Malta Gaming Authority boss Joseph Cuschieri stepping down
(Malta) -- Malta’s gaming regulatory boss is leaving his post following a flurry of negative headlines regarding its Italian-based online gambling licensees.
article A nasal spray to curb gambling? Finnish health experts want to give it a try
(Finland) -- A group of Finnish health experts plan to see if a nasal spray developed to treat opiate overdoses can be of use in treating people with obsessive gambling...
article 'The Voice'-themed slot machine introduced to casino floor
(Las Vegas) -- Regardless of whether casino operators are looking for inventive new slot games, video poker, electronic table games, management systems or analytics,...
article Las Vegas Victims’ Fund officials won’t reveal amount raised
(Las Vegas) -- The Las Vegas Victims’ Fund is slated to begin distributing payments to eligible victims next month — but fund officials have not yet said how...
article Man uses casino jackpot to honor Las Vegas mass shooting victims on 18-day, 9,500-mile journey
(Las Vegas) -- A Long Island firefighter who set out on an 18-day, 9,500-mile journey in his van to honor the victims of the Las Vegas mass shooting had a little bit of...
article OP/ED: The fall of two casino moguls
(Worldwide) -- Once upon a time, casino moguls Kazuo Okada and Steve Wynn were formidable business partners. It was Kazuo Okada who saved Steve Wynn when he invested $...
article Dallas judge says Tony Romo's loss to NFL in fantasy football case at center of effort to unseat him
(Texas) -- Two lawyers representing a business backed by Tony Romo sat shoulder-to-shoulder in a Dallas appeals court. A lower court judge had thrown out their case...
article Stunning photographs show eerie abandoned Romanian casino that once hosted Russian Tsar
(Romania) -- A Czech photographer has published a series of eerie but stunning photos of an abandoned casino in Romania, which once counted the Russian Imperial family...
article MGM Resorts on deck for earnings
(Las Vegas) -- All eyes in the casino sector will be on MGM Resorts (NYSE:MGM) tomorrow morning when the company reports Q4 earnings.
article California Public Employees Retirement System Has $70.05 Million Position in Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE:LVS)
(California) -- California Public Employees Retirement System lifted its position in shares of Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE:LVS) by 2.5% in the fourth quarter, according...
article Gaming and Leisure Properties Inc (GLPI) Shares Bought by Aperio Group LLC
(New York) -- Aperio Group LLC raised its position in Gaming and Leisure Properties Inc (NASDAQ:GLPI) by 20.7% during the fourth quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports....
article DFSCoin (DFS) Market Cap Reaches $1.10 Million
(USA) -- DFSCoin (CURRENCY:DFS) traded up 9% against the U.S. dollar during the one day period ending at 10:00 AM Eastern on February 19th. DFSCoin has a market cap of $...

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