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Australia Gaming

article Australia Just Banned Online Poker And Live Sports Betting
(Australia) -- Australia's federal parliament just closed loopholes to ban online poker under changes to gambling laws passed by the Senate on Tuesday which also...
article Australia considers crackdown on television gambling ads
(Australia) -- Australia’s government could introduce laws that limit the amount of gambling adverts during televised sporting events in an effort to win...
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David Baazov

article David Baazov Forms New Global Investment Company
(Montreal) -- David Baazov has a new career. The Amaya founder and former CEO and chairman, who resigned from the board last year as accusations of insider trading...
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Donald Trump

article Why The Next Big Trump Project Could Be A Las Vegas Casino
(Las Vegas) -- It's two days after Michael Flynn resigned as national security advisor, and the news is wall-to-wall Donald Trump, with a heavy emphasis on his...
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eSports

article The eSports audience is escalating quickly
(Worldwide) -- The audience for competitive video gaming continues to grow apace, as highlighted by the finale of the Intel Extreme Masters (IEM), a marquee eSports...
article Is YouTube slated to be the official home of eSports?
(California) -- The world’s most popular video sharing platform has won the exclusive online rights to broadcast the Esports Championship Series (ECS), starting...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Fantasy Sports

article Daily Fantasy Sports gambling prevalent for students at Savannah State University
(Georgia) -- Walking into the room of Nick Jones, a 23-year-old senior homeland security major at Savannah State University, a visitor would see fast food containers...
article DraftKings, FanDuel, daily fantasy sports ready for second boom period
(USA) -- The daily fantasy sports industry in the United States is prepared to take a second step forward after taking a giant step backwards a year and a half ago. Just...
article Daily fantasy sports bill advances in NJ
(New Jersey) -- A bill to clarify the legality of fantasy sports games in New Jersey was released Monday by the Assembly Appropriations Committee in Trenton. New Jersey...
article Can online fantasy sports rekindle interest in basketball? This Filipino startup founder thinks so
(Philippines) -- My very first memory of a basketball game was when I was three years old. I sat quietly on the couch next to my papa who seemed hypnotised by the match...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Instant Horse Racing Terminals

article Judge refusing to throw out case over slot machine-style system
(Kentucky) -- A Franklin County Circuit Court Judge is refusing to throw out a case over slot machine gaming. The case went to court almost 6 years ago. The Family...
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Las Vegas Gaming

article Will the New Casino on Vegas Strip Steal Share from Rivals?
(Las Vegas) -- The newest addition to the Las Vegas Strip, The Lucky Dragon Hotel and Casino (opened on Nov 19, 2016) was touted to be the next big thing in Vegas....
article Vegas casino opens VIP golf simulator suite with caddie, bottle service
(Las Vegas) -- The market is heating up for high-tech, non-traditional golfing experiences. Topgolf centers, which combine sprawling driving ranges along with swanky...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Massachusetts Gaming

article Plainridge Park Casino posts $12 million in revenue in February
(Massachusetts) -- Plainridge Park Casino in Plainville, Massachusetts, reported $12 million in revenue in February, down from a peak of $13.8 million in July, according...
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MGM Springfield

article Casino construction in downtown Springfield impacting traffic
(Massachusetts) -- The MGM casino construction will continue to impact traffic this week in downtown Springfield. Southbound Main Street traffic will be shifted at times...
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Mississippi Gaming

article Casino employee arrested on charge of theft of a slot machine
(Mississippi) -- Agents with the Mississippi Gaming Commission on Saturday arrested an employee of the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino on a casino violation. Gary Landon...
1 Article on this Issue

Nevada Gaming

article Group seeks more money to treat problem gamblers
(Nevada) -- The number of slot machines has been declining in Nevada, and that has hurt a fund to provide treatment of problem gamblers.
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New Hampshire Gaming

article Casino gambling bill faces tough test -- again
(New Hampshire) -- After 18 years of trying, Manchester Sen. Lou D’Allesandro is at it again, with another attempt to authorize casino gambling at two locations in...
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New Jersey Gaming

article It’s Been A Bumpy First Year, But Ultimately The Entry Of PokerStars Is A Net Positive For NJ Online Poker
(New Jersey) -- It’s now been one year since PokerStars dealt its first hand of online poker on US soil after going dark following the events of Black Friday. The...
article TEN AC Launches Social Casino; Is A Real Money NJ Gambling Site Far Behind?
(New Jersey) -- TEN Casino, the former Revel, has been closed since September 2014, but property owner Glenn Straub has managed to keep it in the headlines. Straub is...
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New York Gaming

article Exclusive: Pretlow Ready To Battle For New York Online Poker This Year, But Doesn’t Believe Budget Will Be The Vehicle
(New York) -- New York Assemblyman Gary Pretlow said that online poker will not be in the state’s budget because his chamber’s leadership still needs to be...
article State agencies plan meeting on problem gambling
(New York) -- The opening of del Lago Resort & Casino in Tyre has generated jobs and excitement throughout the region. It’s also brought the issue of problem...
article Revenues drop again at Rivers Casino in Schenectady
(New York) -- Gross gaming revenues fell to $2.79 million in the week ending March 12 at the recently opened Rivers Casino & Resort in Schenectady. That's down...
article Saratoga vs. Schenectady: Let the games begin
(New York) -- Rivers Casino & Resort in Schenectady hasn't been open too long, but the race for gambling dollars is on -- with nearby Saratoga Casino Hotel...
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Ontario Gaming

article Casino opposition returning to council
(Ontario) -- Opponents of a casino in North Bay are still hoping to convince city politicians to rethink the decision to become a host community. Another round of...
article Opponents of North Bay casino rise
(Ontario) -- A new round of council presentations from members of No Casino North Bay will begin tomorrow in Canada. The group of people against the construction of a...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Pennsylvania Gaming

article Table games revenue declines in Pennsylvania
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control board released the numbers that showed that table games gross revenue were down by 2.8 percent in February, compared to...
article The long and complicated process of selling a casino
(Pennsylvania) -- As the negotiation presumably continues between Las Vegas Sands Corporation and MGM International over the sale of the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem,...
article Despite casino accessibility, no sharp rise in reports of compulsive gambling
(Pennsylvania) -- Western Pennsylvania’s first legal casino opened at The Meadows 10 years ago this June amid warnings from some opponents that a surge in the...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Philippines Gaming

article Philippines casino industry to grow: Razon
(Philippines) -- Enrique Razon, chairman and chief executive of Asian casino operator Bloomberry Resorts Corp, says the prospects for the casino sector in the...
1 Article on this Issue

West Virginia Gaming

article West Virginia targets online gaming with first bill
(West Virginia) -- West Virginia has become the latest state in the US to consider the possibility of legalising online gambling after a bill was put forward by...
article Greyhound racing in West Virginia could soon be gone
(West Virginia) -- West Virginia’s revenue has significantly dropped after a serious decline in the coal industry and the state is looking for alternatives to fill...
article Panhandle fighting for greyhound breeders
(West Virginia) -- Steve Sarras said each of his 84 greyhounds eats up to 2.5 pounds of beef per day in preparation for running at Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack...
article West Virginia greyhound industry demise under debate
(West Virginia) -- As a long continuing trend across the country and throughout the world plays out, West Virginia could be the next U.S. state to end greyhound racing...
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Wynn Boston Harbor

article Price Tag Increases For Casino With 90-Table Poker Room Coming To The Boston Area
(Massachusetts) -- The stakes have been raised for a massive Las Vegas-style casino in the Boston area. Wynn Boston Harbor, which was already slated to cost $2.1 billion...
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Other News

article Money does buy happiness, says lottery group survey
(Australia) -- It turns out that one of the most popular cliches—that money can’t buy happiness—may not be true. A recent survey conducted for lottery...
article What makes gambling wrong but insurance right?
(UK) -- Almost a decade ago, I tried to place a bet with a leading UK betting shop that I would die within a year. They should have taken the bet - I am still alive. But...
article Is any bet a sure thing under Irish gambling law?
(Ireland) -- Irish law states very clearly that gambling debts cannot be enforced. The rule applies not just to gamblers seeking payment, but also to casinos, bookies...
article Addictions expert’s gambling warning
(Bermuda) -- Disempowered or oppressed individuals — many of whom may have never gambled before — could be most at risk to the pitfalls of legalised gambling, an...
article German states give green light to revised gambling treaty
(Germany) -- Germany’s 16 states have jointly approved a new federal gambling treaty that could lead to an expansion of the country’s sports betting market. Due to take...
article Governor supports extension of temporary casino operation
(Marianas Islands) -- GOVERNOR Ralph D.L.G. Torres on Friday expressed support for Imperial Pacific International’s request for a six-month extension of its temporary...
article NC Lottery gives $1M to help prevent problem gambling
(North Carolina) -- The NC Education Lottery wants to help those with gambling problems get the help they need. Every year, the lottery gives $1 million to support...
article EDITORIAL: Las Vegas in desperate need of diversifying economy
(Las Vegas) -- At a brief glance of a new study recently released by the Brookings Institution, Las Vegas looks strong. But dig into the research a bit deeper, and the...
article Florida Drops Charges in Case That Shook State's Politics
(Florida) -- Florida is dropping charges against an attorney once accused of being at the center of a $300 million gambling ring that led to the 2013 resignation of Lt....
article Gambler's Alleged Tipster Lost $150,000 on One Blackjack Hand
(New York) -- Walters is accused of profiting from inside tips he got from Davis to the tune of $43 million over a six-year span. In exchange, the gambler helped out his...
article Officer shoots knife-wielding man in leg at Isle of Capri Casino
(Louisiana) -- Investigators say a man with a knife refused to put it down and officers fired shots that struck the man in his leg Monday morning in the parking lot of...

3/18/2017

article Group warns about problem gambling as March Madness rolls on
(Chicago) -- A Boston group wants to make sure March Madness doesn't turn into a year-round gambling habit for some people. The Massachusetts Council on Compulsive...
article Asian-Focused Lucky Dragon Casino Bets Big on VIP Gamblers
(Las Vegas) -- The Lucky Dragon Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas is the first resort that’s truly focused on the Asian visitor. And four months since the venue...
article MGM’s new Golfstream attraction to host skill-based indoor golf gaming events
(Las Vegas) -- When people talk about playing skill-based games for money in the casino, one immediately thinks video games. With the rising success of large-scale...
article GeoComply leads crackdown on gamblers who disguise their location
(Las Vegas) -- Backing up about 100 feet from the California border near the Fashion Outlet in Primm, Nevada, a reporter is finally able to log into the World Series of...
article Legal battle over signs from shuttered Trump casino goes on
(New Jersey) -- An Atlantic City firm says it planned to destroy two "TRUMP" signs once affixed to the now-shuttered Trump Taj Mahal Casino before an artifacts...
article Cook County Board member cashes in on video gambling boom
(Illinois) -- Cook County Commissioner Peter Silvestri, who for years moonlighted as village president of Elmwood Park, took on a new side job in 2013 — as a sales...
article Genting gains approval for 300-room hotel in Miami-Dade
(Florida) -- Major casino operator Genting has gained unanimous approval of the Dade County Transportation Committee in its effort to build a 300-room hotel on the site...
article A $15,000 mink coat vanished from MGM National Harbor casino. Here’s how it was found.
(Maryland) -- A diner at Fish, the José Andrés seafood restaurant at the MGM National Harbor casino, found out the hard way that $15,000 fur coats sometimes have a...
article Gamblers leave their kids in cars almost everywhere there are casinos
(Maryland) -- The 4-year-old girl, in her pink coat and leggings, had been sitting in the Silverado truck outside the Horseshoe Casino Baltimore for nearly seven hours...
article West Virginia Makes Move Towards Online Gambling with House Bill 3067
(West Virginia) -- House Bill 3067 has recently been introduced into the state of West Virginia in an attempt to legalize online gambling activities. Mike Pushkin, Mike...
article St. Jo Frontier Casino in Missouri is working on enhancements
(Missouri) -- The St. Jo Frontier Casino in Missouri is working on enhancements after a February state Gaming Commission report revealed declining numbers. The report...
article Kansas Crossing Casino to begin soft opening last week of March
(Kansas) -- While keeping with their latest Grand Opening date of April 8, 2017, Kansas Crossing Casino has now announced that special guests will receive ‘sneak...
article Northern Panhandle Fighting For Greyhound Breeders
(West Virginia) -- Steve Sarras said each of his 84 greyhounds eats up to 2.5 pounds of beef per day in preparation for running at Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack...
article Scratching the surface on state’s latest gambling plan
(New Hampshire) -- In the state’s perennial search for money, lawmakers are again turning to gambling. But this year, in addition to the usual suspects like...
article Appeals Court Affirms Rejection of Gambling Claims Against Machine Zone
(California) -- This is a lawsuit against Machine Zone relating to the “Game of War” in-app game of chance mechanics. Players download GoW—an online...
article Charges In Florida's Internet Cafe Fraud Case Dropped
(Florida) -- The legal situation regarding online gambling has been difficult to understand in the USA because of the numerous jurisdictions with different laws. In the...
article South America Update: Colombia to Implement Online Gambling Blacklist
(Colombia) -- Add Colombia to the list of countries seeking ways to curtail the offering of online gambling services to its citizens by international gambling operators...
article Unlicensed eSports gambling sites are "parasites feeding off popular video games"
(UK) -- The UK Gambling Commission has condemned the "parasitic" websites that facilitate unlicensed and unregulated gambling around eSports. Sarah Harrison,...
article Melco Crown to Change Its Name as It Seeks Post-Crown Identity
(Australia) -- Melco Crown Entertainment is getting a name change and a complete rebranding. The Asian casino giant will drop the “Crown” from its English...
article Tabcorp : fined $45 million for breaching money laundering and terrorism financing laws
(Australia) -- Gaming company Tabcorp has been fined $45 million for breaching anti-money laundering and anti-terrorism financing laws. The massive fine imposed by the...
article A safe bet? Macau renaissance after mass market win
(Macau) -- The mood in Macau is buoyant once again. Gaming figures that tanked for more than two years after being hit by an ongoing Beijing corruption crackdown are up...

3/17/2017

article Two Important States For Daily Fantasy Sports Industry Have New Bills
(USA) -- Two of the bigger states for the daily fantasy sports industry saw new bills come to light this week: Ohio and Pennsylvania. While DFS legality has never been a...
article Pennsylvania Casino Revenue Continues To Slide; Online Gambling Sits On Sidelines As Possible Solution
(Pennsylvania) -- The news for the Pennsylvania casino industry continues to be less-than-stellar, as total gaming revenue dropped year-over-year in February.
article West Virginia introduces first online gambling bill
(West Virginia) -- West Virginia recently introduced House Bill 3067 – the first bill to legalise and regulate online gambling in the state. Delegate Shawn...
article The eSports competitive video gaming market continues to grow revenues & attract investors
(Worldwide) -- Years ago, eSports was a community of video gamers who would gather at conventions to play Counter Strike, Call of Duty, or League of Legends. These...
article U.S. Commercial Casinos Have Winning January
(USA) -- Commercial casinos (non-tribal) across America won a combined $3.38 billion in January, an increase of 3.56 percent compared to January 2016.
article Russian slot hackers focusing on new targets, group told
(Las Vegas) -- An international syndicate of Russian hackers that cashed out millions from slots in U.S. casinos over the years is focusing its efforts on South America...
article This Wall Street Legend Failed to Conquer Vegas Sports Betting
(Las Vegas) -- March Madness, the ultimate in U.S. college basketball, hits Las Vegas like a tomahawk jam. Each year, hundreds of millions of dollars course through the...
article This $352K gamble is why Brent Musburger rushed out to Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- It was like no Selection Sunday show you — or anyone — have ever seen. Brent Musburger sat surrounded by bookmakers with $352,000 in cash...
article Pennsylvania table games revenue drops 3% during February
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania casinos experienced a dramatic decrease in gross revenue from table games during February 2017. According to data released by the...
article Gamblers leave their kids in cars almost everywhere there are casinos
(Maryland) -- The 4-year-old girl, in her pink coat and leggings, had been sitting in the Silverado truck outside the Horseshoe Casino Baltimore for nearly seven hours...
article Montreal Chefs Are Fuming Over a Casino’s French Import
(Montreal) -- The part of Quebec’s government responsible for luring tourists to this city singles out one star attraction in particular. “Food is a Montreal...
article Larry Flynt is waiting to greet you at his new Lucky Lady Casino in Gardena
(California) -- Icy white chandeliers, textured red walls, abundant TV displays, marble-style floors and oversized framed paintings of Mediterranean vistas decorate...
article Mississippi rejects two proposed sites
(Mississippi) -- Two proposed casino sites were rejected by state regulators yesterday. The three members of the Mississippi Gaming Commission discussed the proposal for...
article New Orleans-area casinos report lower revenue in February
(Louisiana) -- The New Orleans-area gaming market brought in more than $52.7 million in February, according to figures from the Louisiana Gaming Control Board. That...
article Lottery rakes in cash but fewer students, particularly poor ones, make cut for scholarships
(Florida) -- Gabriela Fowler has a 4.7 GPA, takes college-level calculus and statistics courses, and is the president of her school’s business leadership club. But...
article How gambling and porn are making strides to take virtual reality into the mainstream
(Worldwide) -- Whenever a new technology begins to approach critical mass, we often learn the same thing: porn and gambling have done it already.
article The surge of mobile betting and gambling
(Worldwide) -- It is no secret that mobile technologies are developing rapidly with each and every day, influencing on other spheres of life e.g. online gambling and...
article A safe bet? Macau sees renaissance after mass market win
(Macau) -- The mood in Macau is buoyant once again. Gaming figures that tanked for more than two years after being hit by an ongoing Beijing corruption crackdown are up...
article German states approve new federal gambling treaty
(Germany) -- Germany’s individual states have approved the country’s new federal gambling treaty, despite European Commission warnings that the new pact will...
article Apps a new but growing problem for compulsive gamblers
(Iowa) -- Gaming is a popular form of entertainment for many adults, but for some it is a pitfall. For 6 to 8 million Americans, it is a problem that affects finances,...
article Machine Zone defeats gambling-loss class action in 4th Circuit
(USA) -- Players who lost “virtual gold” at the virtual casino in mobile gaming company Machine Zone’s popular Game of War app did not lose real money...
article No casino yet, but Genting proposes a hotel over Omni bus terminal
(Florida) -- A proposal by casino giant Genting to build a possible 300-room hotel on the site of Miami-Dade’s Omni bus terminal has cleared a big hurdle, winning...

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