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Australia Gaming

article NagaCorp Reportedly Eyes Casino Development Opportunities in Queensland
(Cambodia) -- Cambodian casino operator NagaCorp has reportedly set eyes on Cairns as the potential host of a casino resort. Reports about the company’s interest...
article Prohibition of pokies won't solve gambling problems
(Australia) -- Kerry Packer was sitting slightly hunched behind the desk in front of me, cigarette smoke curling over his top lip, partially obscuring an eye that...
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Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency

article Stockholm to Host First-Ever Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference in September
(Sweden) -- For the first time ever, Swedish capital of Stockholm will play a host to the Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference taking place on September 7.
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Card Clubs

article Galleria area's Post Oak Poker Club brings legal gambling to Houston
(Texas) -- A new private, legal gambling poker club is now open in the Galleria area. Daniel Kebort, Bill Heuer and Sergio Cabrera launched the Post Oak Poker Club at...
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Charity Gaming

article New charitable gaming casino, poker room gets final approval in Salem
(New Hampshire) -- Gamblers for charity, get ready. Developers of the Cheers Casino and Poker Room got final Planning Board approval Tuesday to open at 286 N. Broadway.
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Crown Ltd

article China frees top Australian Crown casino executive from jail
(China) -- Chinese authorities on Saturday released from jail a top Australian executive at a casino company following the completion of his sentence on gambling-related...
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eSports

article ESP.bet obtains first-ever license for virtual goods gambling
(Isle of Man) -- Specialist eSports fantasy league and betting site eSportsPools (ESP.bet) has secured the first-ever license to specifically cover gambling with virtual...
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Florida Gaming

article Disney donates another $500K to initiative to limit gambling expansion
(Florida) -- Disney doubled down on its support for a proposed ballot initiative that would limit gambling expansion in the Sunshine State. Disney cut a $500,000 check...
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Illinois Gaming

article Illinois Still Looms As Possibility For Legal Online Gambling As Pennsylvania Stagnates
(Illinois) -- While nothing of substance is happening in Pennsylvania on the legalization of online gambling, Illinois remains a possibility for the fourth state to...
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Japan Gaming

article Casino opponents gear up for public hearings
(Japan) -- From August 17 to August 29, nine public hearings regarding the forthcoming IR Implementation Bill will be held around the country. In both the mainstream...
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Macau Gaming

article Skilled betting
(Macau) -- American electronic gaming company GameCo Inc. will apply for an MSAR gaming license and product licensing in the coming months, the company’s CEO,...
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Pennsylvania Gaming

article Legal gambling in bars can solve state budget crisis, owners say
(Pennsylvania) -- Flanked by fellow tavern owners and state Rep. Stephen Barrar, R-160, of Upper Chichester, Jack’s Tavern owner Jerry McArdle warned that if video...
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Philadelphia Gaming

article Pennsylvania Gaming Board Approves South Philadelphia Casino Again [sub req'd]
(Philadelphia) -- The proposed ownership structure of a south Philadelphia casino has been approved by Pennsylvania’s gaming board, with a third appeal of the...
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Philippines Gaming

article Philippines gets taken off APG radar
(Philippines) -- The Philippines has avoided further scorn from the Asia-Pacific Group on Money-Laundering following "significant compliance" in tightening...
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Pinnacle Entertainment

article Las Vegas-based Pinnacle looking to expand holdings
(Las Vegas) -- Pinnacle Entertainment Inc., a Las Vegas-based company that operates casinos in 10 states including rural Nevada, is looking to expand its portfolio,...
article Pinnacle Entertainment (PNK) vs. Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE:BYD) Critical Contrast
(Wall Street) -- Pinnacle Entertainment (NASDAQ: PNK) and Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE:BYD) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior stock?
article Pinnacle Entertainment misses 2Q profit forecasts
(Wall Street) -- Pinnacle Entertainment Inc. (PNK) on Thursday reported second-quarter net income of $9.4 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Sands Corp.

article Sands casino adds $5 minimum blackjack to gaming stadium
(Pennsylvania) -- Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem has added blackjack to its electronic live dealer table games stadium. When it opened last year, the stadium was billed...
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Sports Betting

article Looming legalization of gambling nudges NFL toward full-time officials
(USA) -- The NFL has resisted legalized gambling over the years for a variety of reasons. Here’s one of them: Once fans can place bets on point spreads, over-...
article Sporting Index launches first spread betting app on Google Play Store
(USA) -- Updating the market, industry spread betting firm Sporting Index (Sporting Group subsidiary), has rolled out its sports spread betting app on Google Play Store...
article Poker Pro Tony Bloom’s Ascent to Premier League Highlights Double Standard for British Soccer Betting
(UK) -- High-stakes poker player Tony Bloom made his fortune betting on soccer, so much so that he was able to buy a professional team in 2009. At this weekend’s...
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Other News

article A.C. skywalk granted between Tropicana, former Chelsea Hotel
(Atlantic City) -- The city has given a green light for Tropicana Atlantic City to build a skyway to the former Chelsea Hotel. The City Council approved a resolution...
article Hollywood Casino, health department respond to mice video
(Ohio) -- Hollywood Casino Toledo has taken steps to ensure a sanitary environment after a viral Facebook video earlier this week showed mice inside a bar area.
article Traffic and road repair concerns near Rivers Casino
(New York) -- Construction may be getting worse on Erie Boulevard near Rivers Casino in Schenectady. Businesses on Erie Blvd. are feeling the pinch because they say the...
article Suffolk Downs to Add Two Racing Days This Year
(Massachusetts) -- Suffolk Downs will add a pair of days to its 2017 live racing calendar after track management and the New England affiliate of the Horsemen’s...
article Multi-state lottery jackpots grow to combined $738 million
(USA) -- Multi-state lottery tickets are pumping out of state lottery ticket machines throughout the United States this week, as both Powerball and Mega Millions have...
article Danish Online Gambling Association Calls For Tougher Stance On Affiliates [sub req'd]
(Denmark) -- The Danish Online Gambling Association has called on regulators to consider stricter affiliate liability rather than focusing on gambling operators as an...
article Cyprus bets on gaming to boost its tourism
(Cyprus) -- Cyprus is experiencing nothing short of a tourism revolution. And, the gaming industry is leading it. Casinos have become one of the island's major...
article La Fiesta Casino launches this month with 600+ games
(Curacao) -- A new online gaming site named La Fiesta Casino has launched offering players quality gaming titles from top software providers including Netent, Betsoft,...
article UK Government plans to tax casino freespins back on the table
(UK) -- A duty on casino freespins and related discounts, which was originally proposed last autumn is set to become law, according to a report by Gambling Insider.
article Imperial Pacific International attracting Filipino high rollers
(Saipan) -- An increased number of Filipino high rollers are choosing Saipan as their preferred gambling destination, according to several media outlets quoting the...
article Century Casinos applies for Bermuda casino license
(Bermuda) -- Century Casinos, Inc. has submitted a license application for a casino at the Hamilton Princess Hotel & Beach Club in Hamilton, Bermuda jointly with the...
article Hamilton Princess casino plans detailed
(Bermuda) -- The proposed casino at the Hamilton Princess & Beach Club will feature 17 gaming tables and 200 slot machines, according to international casino...
article New Russian e-visa regime to benefit Summit Ascent: Daiwa
(Russia) -- A new electronic visa regime introduced in Russia earlier this month is likely to benefit Primorye casino operator Summit Ascent Holdings Ltd, says brokerage...
article Casino mounted vessel which ran aground needs repairs: Goa CM
(India) -- Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar today said the casino mounted vessel which has ran aground on Miramar seashore near here has developed a hole, which needs...
article Gambling Addiction A Focus Of Regulators, Gaming Company Management
(New York) -- Although it doesn't receive as much ink as substance addiction, gambling addiction is on the minds of gaming regulators and attorneys, according to a...
article Bishop of St Albans urges no delay in tightening gambling machine regulation
(UK) -- THE Bishop of St Albans, Dr Alan Smith, has said that he will keep a watchful eye on the Government’s plans to regulate gambling machines, after the...
article Gambling addict accountant who stole £350,000 walks free after judge says she's not made of the 'stuff' for prison
(UK) -- An accountant who stole £350,000 from her employers to feed her gambling addiction walked free after a judge said she was “not the general stuff of...
article Man, 35, murdered outside illegal gambling spot in Trenton
(New Jersey) -- An ace of spades, a jack of clubs and other playing cards littered the street. Spitting distance from the cards on the 500 block of Lamberton Street in...
article Casino burglar entered through basement window, stole from safe, authorities say
(Montana) -- Roosevelt County authorities are searching for a man who broke into a casino near the North Dakota border and took money from a safe.
article Casino Stocks Fall, Is North Korea Tension To Blame?
(Wall Street) -- Shares of some casino industry powerhouses fell across the board on Thursday, many of which have ties to Macau, the world's newest gambling Mecca.

8/10/2017

article AGA optimistic about Atlantic City’s future
(Atlantic City) -- Geoff Freeman, president and chief executive officer of the American Gaming Association (AGA) said that companies are interested in investing million...
article Pennsylvania Gambling Regulators Approve Philly Casino Project For A Second Time
(Pennsylvania) -- The seven-member Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board on Wednesday unanimously approved a project for a second casino within the city limits of...
article Philadelphia Gaming Board rules proposed Stadium Complex Casino can proceed
(Pennsylvania) -- In a 7-0 vote Wednesday, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board ruled that the proposed Live! Hotel & Casino Philadelphia can proceed with plans to...
article MGM: Springfield casino continues to exceed diversity goals for workforce, construction and design contracts
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Springfield informed the Massachusetts Gaming Commission on Thursday that it continues to significantly exceed its goals for diversity hiring and...
article Maryland reports poker rise
(Maryland) -- Land-based poker sector in Maryland State grew 22 percent in July, as reported by authorities. The four poker rooms revealed a total win of US$3.77 million...
article New casinos in NY post dismal revenues
(New York) -- The three new commercial casinos in New York have apparently failed to live-up to the state’s expectations. Reuters reported that the newly opened...
article The Stars Group reveals key financial growth in Q2
(Quebec) -- The Stars Group, formerly known as Amaya, has reported widespread, year-on-year growth across key financials for the three months to June 30. Total revenue...
article Does esports have a future in the Olympics? Paris 2024 organizers will consider it
(France) -- Video-gamers rejoice – you might be able to win an Olympic medal with a controller in your hand. The 2024 Olympics, which will take place in Paris...
article New debates about racing industry in New York
(New York) -- After petition to reprivatise New York Racing Association (NYRA), operator of Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, Aqueduct racetrack in Queens and...
article Suffolk Downs seeks $800K to boost weekend purses
(Massachusetts) -- Suffolk Downs, the state's only thoroughbred racetrack, is seeking approval from the Massachusetts Gaming Commission for $800,000 in public...
article Two of the nation's' biggest lottery games totals more than $700 million
(Las Vegas) -- The combined jackpots for two of the nation's biggest lottery games totals more than $700 million. Mega Millions drawing is Friday, August 11, with...
article Australian Senate bans iGaming
(Australia) -- The end of online gaming activity in Australia could be near as legislators have agreed on passing the Interactive Gambling Amendment Bill 2016,...
article Trump unlikely to ask for Macau license
(Macau) -- Brokerage Sanford C. Bernstein Ltd said in a note that even though the Trump brand is working to protect the trademark in Macau, it doesn’t necessarily...
article Philippines firm breaks ground on The Emerald Resort Hotel and Casino
(Philippines) -- In the Philippines, local firm Udenna Development Corporation recently held a groundbreaking ceremony for the $341 million integrated casino resort it...
article Philippines removed from AML watch after casino inclusion
(Philippines) -- The Philippines has been removed from an international money laundering watch list after enacting a law that brings the nation’s casinos within...
article How is India Growing as a Mobile Gaming Hub?
(India) -- With the growing mobile infrastructure, today India has 221 million smartphone users. According to NASSCOM, the size of the industry is around $ 890 million...
article India evaluates legal gaming
(India) -- The Law Commission of India has urged the contribution of state associations to carry out the official assessment about potential legal gaming operations. The...
article India to assess legal sports betting
(India) -- Member associations of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) were asked by the Law Commission secretary Sanjay Singh “to forward the views of...
article Illegal gaming grows in Russia
(Russia) -- Based on public denounces, the Russian authorities revealed illegal online gaming keeps growing throughout the country. During the first six months of the...
article Vietnam casino market better than expected
(Vietnam) -- A new analysis revealed that Vietnam’s casino market could be worth much more than what it was expected. Union Gaming Securities Asia Ltd said that...
article PartyPoker unveils revamped platform
(Internet) -- PartyPoker has rolled out an updated version of its platform as part of an effort to enhance the experience of its customers. The first phase of the...
article Alexander Lakhov Leads Global Casino Championship as Final Table Set for Thursday
(Las Vegas) -- The final table of the 2017 WSOP Global Casino Championship is set, and Alexander Lakhov will enter the final day of the tournament with the chip lead. He...
article Student’s new Las Vegas table game similar to blackjack
(California) -- Matthew Stream dealt hand after hand of blackjack at a Northern California casino and seemed to run into a similar problem for players. In the quickness...
article sbe Entertainment still committed to Hakkasan Group merger
(Las Vegas) -- Sam Nazarian’s sbe Entertainment says it is still committed to merging with Hakkasan Group even as months pass without a deal. Nazarian announced in...
article Aristocrat acquires social gaming brand Plarium for $500m
(Las Vegas) -- Aristocrat Leisure has entered into a binding agreement to acquire social gaming company Plarium Global for an upfront amount of $500m (€426m) in...
article Vantiv, Worldpay agree terms on £9.3bn merger
(UK) -- Payment provider Worldpay and its US rival Vantiv have agreed terms on a deal to merge and create a combined operation worth approximately £9.3bn (£...

8/9/2017

article Trump company applies for casino trademark in Macau
(Macau) -- A Trump Organization company has applied for four new trademarks in the Asian gambling hub of Macau, including one for casinos, public records show. The new...
article Cosmopolitan launching $100 million-plus room refresh
(Las Vegas) -- The Cosmopolitan has announced a major makeover of most of its hotel rooms, the latest in a series of upgrades at the resort that have included the...
article Daily Fantasy A Different Way: DraftKings Takes Away Salaries With New ‘Pick’em’ Format
(New York) -- DraftKings is launching a new daily fantasy sports product called “Pick’em” that will try to engage more casual players in time for NFL...
article DraftKings FanDuel Merger Fails: Here's What's Next for NFL
(New York) -- My very first interaction with DraftKings CEO Jason Robins involved me flailing my arms in the air and screaming, “Turn! I’m open!” He...
article Gaming regulators recommend new Caesars companies, units
(Las Vegas) -- New companies and subsidiaries of Caesars Entertainment Corp. got the green light Wednesday from the state gaming regulators to be licensed in Nevada, a...
article Las Vegas Welcome Marijuana Buyers but Not Marijuana Consumers
(Las Vegas) -- Since the beginning of 2014, when Colorado became the first state to let marijuana merchants serve recreational consumers, those customers have faced the...
article LVCVA Boss Gets Hefty Bonus Plus Salary Hike, As Las Vegas Tourism Agency Brings in Auditing Firm to Justify Expenses
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) CEO Rossi Ralenkotter has received a six percent salary increase and one-time 50 percent salary bonus...
article Maine legalises daily fantasy sports
(Maine) -- Maine has become the 15th US state to legalise paid-for daily fantasy sports (DFS) contests. DFS is now classed as a ‘game of skill’ in Maine and...
article Caesars taking payments in Las Vegas via popular Chinese app
(Las Vegas) -- Caesars Entertainment has started taking payments at multiple locations in Las Vegas from WeChat, a smartphone messaging app that’s hugely popular...
article Palace Station Casino set to enjoy $190 million makeover
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas’ Palace Station Casino is poised for a new lease of life after its parent company has announced plans to inject over $190 million into...
article New Projects Could Bring Desired Atlantic City Gaming Industry’s Improvement
(New Jersey) -- Lately, the situation in Atlantic City has been pretty heated, with the New Jersey’s gambling resort facing some financial difficulties. Still, a...
article A Shift Away From Exclusive Regulation of Attorney Conduct by the Courts?
(Pennsylvania) -- The practice of law in Pennsylvania has been traditionally regulated by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. However, recent developments have called...
article Pennsylvania Gambling Expansion Postponed until Fall amid Budget Deadlock
(Pennsylvania) -- The state of Pennsylvania has officially put its long-discussed online gaming expansion on hold until the autumn of 2017. Currently, local lawmakers...
article Pennsylvania gambling expansion proposal on hold until Autumn
(Pennsylvania) -- Although the proposed online casino expansion is seen as one of the main ideas for Pennsylvania to cope with the budget deficit, it seems clear now...
article Some Pa. communities losing casino fees over legislative inaction
(Pennsylvania) -- As lawmakers try to negotiate a budget that'll pass the House, Senate, and Governor, plus fill a $2 billion funding gap, they're also grappling...
article Advocates say pot board underfunded
(Massachusetts) -- Gov. Charlie Baker and other top state leaders are vetting candidates for the new Cannabis Control Commission, but some say a six-figure salary isn...
article Maryland Lottery and Casinos Shatter Fiscal Year Records
(Maryland) -- Maryland Lottery and Gaming announced Tuesday they have shattered their fiscal year revenue record, raking in just over $1.1 billion. Between the states 6...
article MGM National Harbor surpasses $50m again in monthly earnings; other Maryland casinos see decrease
(Maryland) -- MGM National Harbor continues to do well after launching in December 2016. The casino is located around 35 miles from Maryland Live, the biggest gambling...
article 600 Positions Available At New Hudson Valley Casino, Free Training Offered
(New York) -- If you’ve ever dreamed of being a casino dealer, well you are now in luck. Over 600 jobs are available at a local casino, with free training...
article Georgia’s Republican Party takes a stand against casinos and horse racing
(Georgia) -- Recent developments in Georgia bring some bad news for the prospects for casinos and horse racing in this US state. Namely, opponents of regulated gambling...
article Ohio casinos and racinos report improved July gaming revenues
(Ohio) -- The four casinos in Ohio saw their aggregated gross gaming revenues for July rise by 5.7% year-on-year to $69.86 million while the Midwestern state’s...
article Ride share drivers gather for association meeting in Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- Uber, Lyft, Postmates, Amazon or any ride sharing driver can join a group called United Rise share Driver Association. URSDA started a few months ago and...
article US patent office denies Vegas Golden Knights logo protection
(Las Vegas) -- The Vegas Golden Knights will get to keep their nickname. The NHL expansion team was partially successful in their appeal to have their name and logos...
article Is Bigger Better? DraftKings Outpaces FanDuel For Big Week 1 NFL Contests
(New York) -- DraftKings and FanDuel both posted some of their NFL contests for Week 1 of the daily fantasy football season in what could prove to be a pivotal time for...
article Gambling complaints service Resolver launches for UK players
(UK) -- A new online complaints service, available to all UK players, and developed in conjunction with the UK Gambling Commission, has gone live this month.The Resolver...
article William Hill inks Loftus Road Stadium deal
(UK) -- British gaming and sportsbetting firm William Hill has signed a two-year deal granting it exclusive permission to operate a sports book inside the home ground of...
article PAGCOR opens casino despite questions over lease contract
(Philippines) -- The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp on Wednesday opened its Casino Filipino Manila Bay at the Rizal Park Hotel, despite controversy over its lease...
article Saipan’s ‘lucrative’ casino lures Filipino gaming aficionados
(Philippines) -- There has been a “gradual increase” in the number of Filipinos gaming aficionados traveling to Saipan for casino gambling, a tourism...
article Paddy Power Betfair Drops on News of CEO Departure, Earnings Struggle
(UK) -- Rising revenue hasn’t offset investor unsteadiness over the future of Irish and UK betting juggernaut Paddy Power Betfair. The company’s share price...
article Roundup: iGaming Super Show resounding success
(Netherlands) -- This year’s 4-day iGaming Super Show held at the Amsterdam RAI attracted over 4,700 delegates, an uptick of 9% over last year. The surge was...
article Senator: Construction workers must be prioritized
(Marianas) -- Senator Justo S. Quitugua said construction workers are critical in ensuring that the Saipan casino project is completed as agreed upon by Imperial Pacific...
article Vietnam’s casino market worth up to US$1.2 bln: analyst
(Vietnam) -- Vietnam’s gaming market is “likely larger than most expectations”, with nearly 30 gaming facilities currently operating in that country,...
article Las Vegas Sands Takes Action on Climate Change with New Set of Sustainability Goals
(Las Vegas) -- Sands ECO360, the global corporate sustainability program of Las Vegas Sands (NYSE: LVS) has released its 2016 environmental report. The report marks the...
article Online bingo: Bede CEO urges industry to adapt
(UK) -- While the online bingo sector is at something of a crossroads, there are some interesting new developments on the horizon, according to Michael Brady, CEO of...

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