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Atlantic City Gaming

article Atlantic City casino revenue increases by 5.5 percent
(Atlantic City) -- The resort’s seven remaining casinos saw gambling revenue, including internet gaming, increase by 5.5 percent in August compared with last year...
article Atlantic City casinos win down less than 1 percent in August
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City's casinos won slightly less from gamblers in August than they did a year earlier, according to figures released Wednesday by the New...
article Atlantic City’s elite eight casinos enter autumn on a roll
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City casinos reported another modest gaming revenue decline in August, proving that all things named Trump are really bad for anyone trying...
article August 2017 casino revenue compared to August 2016
(Atlantic City) -- Bally's: $20.9 million, up 0.2 percent compared to August 2016
article NJ online casinos surpass $20 million in revenue for sixth consecutive month
(New Jersey) -- New Jersey's online casinos surpassed the $20 million mark in combined monthly gross revenue in August for a record sixth consecutive month, and even...
5 Total Articles on this Issue

Australia Gaming

article Aristocrat argues pokies 'in no way' deceptive
(Maine) -- Australia's largest pokies manufacturer denies that gamblers might be misled by the uneven spread of symbols and varying reel sizes on slot machines,...
1 Article on this Issue

Detroit Gaming

article Detroit casino revenues down 3.8% in August
(Michigan) -- Revenues for August at Detroit's three casinos declined nearly 4 percent from a year ago, according to the Michigan Gaming Control Board. The casinos...
1 Article on this Issue

eSports

article Could Esports Be the Strip’s Next Big Game-changer?
(Las Vegas) -- For those of us who aren’t gamers, it’s hard to imagine that there are young adults out there who can make up to seven figures playing video...
article Study: Young Men In the U.S. Watch More Esports Than Regular Sports
(USA) -- Esports are watched more than regular sports online by young adults in the U.S., according to a study conducted by CDN service provider Limelight Networks.
article Skins, case opening and regulatory concerns dissected at Betting on Esports
(UK) -- The first day of Betting on Esports, part of the wider Betting on Sports conference saw three stacked panels share intricate knowledge in various areas of...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Fantasy Sports

article Legislator Proposing Bill To Legalize And Regulate Daily Fantasy Sports
(Wisconsin) -- State Rep. Tyler Vorpagel, R-Plymouth, is taking up the issue of fantasy sports, again. While players in Wisconsin can access websites like DraftKings,...
1 Article on this Issue

Florida Gaming

article These Racing Greyhounds Were Left in Irma’s Path
(Florida) -- As if you needed another reason to believe that greyhound racing is unspeakably cruel and inhumane, dogs right in the path of Hurricane Irma were left...
1 Article on this Issue

Genting

article Malaysia's Genting dreams of ski paradise in China
(China) -- Tropical Malaysia will never host the Winter Olympics, but for the family behind local conglomerate Genting, Beijing is looking to be the next-best choice.
1 Article on this Issue

Illinois Gaming

article Five years after introduction, study says video gambling leading to crime upticks
(Illinois) -- September marked the five-year anniversary of video gaming legalization in Illinois. A new report claims that the societal costs of gambling may not be...
article Aurora enacts 6-month moratorium on new video gambling licenses
(Illinois) -- The Aurora City Council has enacted a six-month moratorium on awarding any new video gambling licenses. Approval came despite opposition from several...
article Park Board holds off video gaming machines at Westview for a month
(Illinois) -- A decision on whether to install two video gaming machines in the pro shop at Westview Golf Course is being delayed a month to provide time for more public...
article Video gambling continues to grow in communities
(Illinois) -- Video gambling continues to set new highs 5 years after terminals were legalized in Illinois, with Springfield leading the state in terminal numbers and...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Japan Gaming

article Japan has OKed casinos. Will pachinko pave the way to gambling addiction?
(Japan) -- Every morning in suburban Japan, men and women young and old join snaking queues near train stations. At 10am, doors open and the crowd surges in, fanning out...
article Ten operators interested in Japan city
(Japan) -- Tomakomai city is considered as one of the most popular Japanese regions due to its casino development potential. The city could become host of one of the...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Labor & Unions

article Security officers union at Mandalay Bay votes to sign 3-year contract
(Las Vegas) -- The newly selected security officers union at Mandalay Bay has voted to sign an initial three-year contract with the south Strip resort. Members of...
1 Article on this Issue

Las Vegas Gaming

article Metro looks for more victims in casino guard rape case
(Las Vegas) -- Authorities in Las Vegas say they're looking for more possible sexual assault victims after a 39-year-old casino security guard was arrested and charg
1 Article on this Issue

Macau Gaming

article Doubts raised over Royal Dragon Casino rights
(Macau) -- The emergence of a new casino venue known as the Royal Dragon in Macau has caused surprise among industry observers, with many questioning what terms and...
article UnionPay cash use a risk to Macau premium mass: study
(Macau) -- The dependence on China UnionPay Co Ltd cards for cash as a source of gambling funds in the Macau market has increased and poses a risk to the premium mass...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Maryland Gaming

article At the MGM National Harbor casino, a celebrity chef’s restaurant falls flat
(Maryland) -- Of all the celebrity-stamped restaurants at MGM National Harbor, the one vying most for your attention is Marcus, as in chef Marcus Samuelsson. Born in...
1 Article on this Issue

New York Gaming

article Casino taxes present a pleasant gamble for Tompkins County
(New York) -- If you had $1.36 million per year in extra funds to spend, how would you spend it? That’s exactly what will be up to the Tompkins County Legislature...
article Schenectady panel to focus on casino impacts on small business
(New York) -- The American Gaming Association will host a panel next week at Rivers Casino & Resort focusing on the effect casinos can have on local small businesses...
article OVERNIGHT STAY: Tioga Downs hotel prepares for Nov. opening
(New York) -- The final phase of Tioga Downs' transformation into a full service casino comes in two months with the scheduled opening of a 161-room hotel. Casino...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Ohio Gaming

article You Can Soon Use a Credit Card to Buy Ohio Lottery Tickets
(Ohio) -- Ohio will soon be the first state to allow credit card lottery ticket purchases at self-service vending machines, the Ohio State Lottery announced.
1 Article on this Issue

Philadelphia Gaming

article SugarHouse casino alleges a rival made 'extortionate demands'
(Pennsylvania) -- Ken Goldenberg, whose Market East group sought to build a casino at Eighth and Market Streets, told the main investor at SugarHouse Casino that he...
article SugarHouse Casino believes embattled WFAN radio host Craig Carton paid it $405K in bad checks
(Pennsylvania) -- A local casino believes a shock-jock host for WFAN Radio in New York, who has been arrested for alleged participation in a multimillion-dollar concert...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

South Korea Gaming

article Corruption scandal hits South Korean casino operator
(South Korea) -- The only casino operator in South Korea that is permitted to accept gambling by locals has admitted giving employment to hundreds of people based on...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

article New major casino proposed for Delta
(British Columbia) -- A new casino attraction near the south end of the George Massey Tunnel in Delta has received preliminary approval from the BC Lottery Corporation (...
article Haunting pics showing Australian aboriginals shackled and chained
(Australia) -- HAUNTING photographs reveal the disturbing abuse of aboriginal people less than a century ago — a reminder of the dark past of oppression they suffered at...
article I-Team: How The Lottery Botched $758.7 Million Powerball Announcement
(Massachusetts) -- The Massachusetts State Lottery is reviewing its operations after the agency mistakenly announced the wrong store had sold the record-setting $758.7...
article California Lottery aware of private companies offering online way to buy tickets, William Shatner now spokesperson
(California) -- "LottoGopher" has just signed actor, director, author and singer, William Shatner, to become the spokesperson for the Company.
article Gambling Commission chief calls on casinos to do more to relieve risks placed on players
(UK) -- The head of the UK Gambling Commission has called for a wider focus on increasing safety in gaming across all industry operators, and says that the industry must...
article Might, not right: betting firms get their due on fixed-odds machines
(UK) -- Gambling companies’ defence of fixed-odds betting terminals has failed. It is now odds-on that the government will cut the maximum stake from £100. How did this...
article Racing to sound out bookmakers over new relationship
(UK) -- The first moves towards creating a body combining racing and bookmakers to develop and promote betting on the sport are set to be made this week. Representatives...
article Ralston using $450,000 in keno proceeds to make arena bond payment due this week
(Nebraska) -- The City of Ralston is using $450,000 in keno proceeds to make an arena bond payment due Friday. That amount on top of transfers made earlier this year...
article Casino robbers intended to buy meth in California to sell in South Dakota
(South Dakota) -- A second man was arrested in connection to three armed casino robberies, all of which were an attempt to get money to buy meth in California to sell in...
press release Gaming Laboratories International (GLI®) First Lab Accredited to Test and Certify Online Gaming Systems for Philippines Offshore Gaming Operator (POGO) License Holders
(Philippines) -- Gaming Laboratories International’s (GLI®) Asia-Pacific (APAC) operations, lead by GLI Australia, are the first independent test laboratories...

9/11/2017

article Sports Betting Bill Coming In Minnesota: Rep Says ‘We Want To Have It Safe, Regulated’
(Minnesota) -- A lawmaker in Minnesota indicated that he is planning to introduce a bill that would regulate sports betting in the state. If it happens, it would be the...
article BLOG: Legal Sports Betting in the US Might be Closer than you Think
(New York) -- Sports betting has been off limits for the majority of US states’ residents for ages. A bill meant to protect the integrity of professional and...
article NJ sports betting case gets new ally
(New York) -- Rep. Frank Pallone Jr., the top Democrat on the House Energy and Commerce Committee has declared that the federal ban on sports betting violated the 10th...
article Nevada will soon allow esports betting on ‘multiple events’
(Nevada) -- The Casino Esports conference took place in Las Vegas last week and one of the most key takeaways from the speakers was confirmation that Nevada will soon...
article Ivey won $10M at Borgata with a partner who "can identify imperfections with any cards"
(New Jersey) -- The long-running Phil Ivey v Borgata court battle has been sidelined until Borgata winds through the legal process against the card manufacturer whose...
article Massachusetts reviews gaming revenue funds
(Massachusetts) -- Massachusetts Gaming Commission’s Bruce Stebbins has reportedly sent letters to local towns and regional organisations to invite them to submit...
article Lawsuit against DFS in New York to continue
(New York) -- Albany County trial judge, Gerald Connolly, has denied New York’s motion to dismiss a motion that challenged the legality of daily fantasy sports in...
article Video gaming continues to grow; Springfield leads Illinois with 635 terminals
(Illinois) -- Video gambling continues to set new highs five years after terminals were legalized in Illinois, with Springfield leading the state in terminal numbers and...
article ‘I was told to throw ethics out the window’ – inside the online bookies
(UK) -- At the online betting company I used to work for, we divided the punters into four categories: professionals, whose stakes we would limit as soon as we realised...
article Australia links illegal gambling operators to Asian crime gangs
(Australia) -- Australia’s Black Economy Taskforce (BET) has given law enforcement agencies the green light to hunt down illegal betting exchanges that are...
article Pokies trial told machines designed unfairly and breach consumer law
(Australia) -- A landmark trial taking on poker machine giants has begun in the federal court, with lawyers representing the plaintiffs drawing on references to the film...
article A Debate Over a Defunct Casino — and Over Macau’s Identity
(Macau) -- What will become of Lady Luck? In 2015, officials in Macau announced that they planned to redevelop the 1962 Hotel Estoril, the former Portuguese colony...
article Macau's unused billions: booming casino taxes sit in government coffers
(Macau) -- Over the past five years, Macau has raked in $70 billion in taxes from the casinos that have made the territory the largest gambling center in the world.
article The Surprising Illness Behind My Dad’s Sudden Gambling Addiction
(USA) -- My father was always fond of casinos. He relished the thrill of winning, being comped and treated like a king. And as a child, I was also in awe of these giant...
article Eldorado's Workplace Clinic Offers Access To Thousands Of Casino Workers
(Nevada) -- For the first time in Northern Nevada, thousands of employees at three Reno casinos have access to an onsite clinic. Reno Public Radio’s Anh Gray...
article Behind the shadowy practice of ‘courtsiding’ at the US Open
(New York) -- The arrest of an Estonian man last week for trespassing at the U.S. Open has renewed questions about “courtsiding,” the surreptitious...
article Casino Portugal awarded ninth online gambling licence
(Portugal) -- Casino Portugal has been awarded the ninth online gambling licence by the Serviço Regulação e Inspeção de Jogos do Turismo de Portugal (SRIJ). Sociedade...
press release Federal Sports Betting Coalition Launches to Unleash $531 Million for Minnesota’s Economy
(Washington D.C.) -- A legal, regulated sports betting market could bring as much as $531 million in economic output to Minnesota’s economy, support up to 3,093...

9/10/2017

article DraftKings, FanDuel settle with Massachusetts for $1.3M apiece
(Massachusetts) -- Daily fantasy sports operators DraftKings and FanDuel will pay $2.6 million in a settlement with the Massachusetts Attorney General's office as a...
article Esports conference fails to attract big Las Vegas Strip operators
(Las Vegas) -- If Strip casino operators are interested in attracting esports to their establishments, they didn’t show it at the first Casino Esport Conference....
article Las Vegas bookmakers know a fix when they see one
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas bookmakers had just alerted authorities to a point-shaving scandal at Arizona State University when then-Sun Devils basketball coach Bill...
article MGM National Harbor in Maryland Is Dominating DC Area Casino Landscape
(Maryland) -- The MGM National Harbor in Maryland is barely nine months old. Yet it has come to dominate the region’s casino landscape. According to the latest...
article Parq Vancouver urban casino resort in downtown opens this month
(Vancouver) -- The much-touted Parq Vancouver urban casino resort next to BC Place Stadium in downtown Vancouver will open on Friday, September 29, and a celebratory...
article Evansville casino moving to new on-shore site next month
(Indiana) -- The Evansville casino will open its new on-shore facility next month as it moves from the riverboat location it has occupied since 1995. Tropicana...
article Lottery study panel set to dive deep on issue
(Mississippi) -- The special committee formed by House Speaker Philip Gunn to study whether Mississippi should have a lottery will get down to the nitty gritty in its...
article CS:GO gambling scandal ends with extremely mild telling off
(Washington D.C.) -- The pair of YouTubers behind last year's CSGO Lotto scandal have escaped fines, or pretty much anything that could possibly be interpreted as a...
article Blizzard to open state of the art esports arena in LA
(California) -- Blizzard is opening a cutting-edge e-sports entertainment venue in the legendary Burbank Studios in Los Angeles. Blizzard Arena Los Angeles will host a...
article Is The Stars Group Inc. and Online Gambling the Right Play?
(Montreal) -- Over the past three months, shares of The Stars Group Inc., formally known as Amaya, have dropped by over 16%, leaving investors both confused and greedy...
article Scotland is gambling capital of Britain as two-thirds of adults have a punt each year
(UK) -- Scotland is the gambling capital of Britain with more than two-thirds of adults having a punt each year, new research has revealed. Around 68 per cent of people...
article Hundreds of angry Gold Coast residents rally against controversial Southport casino plan
(Australia) -- HUNDREDS of furious anti-casino protesters have called on the State Government to can plans for the controversial development at a heated rally in...
article Unlucky 13: What happened to Hong Kong billionaire Stephen Hung’s Macau casino dream?
(Macau) -- Asked a year ago what the secret of his success was, Hong Kong-born billionaire Stephen Hung was crystal clear. “There is no such thing as luck,”...
article How Not To Win Friends And Influence Japan Casino Legalization
(Japan) -- Las Vegas Sands Chairman and CEO Sheldon Adelson began his September in Japan. After meeting Osaka’s governor and mayor, the LVS founder complained...
article MGM’s Murren hints local-led, 2025 target for Japan casino
(Japan) -- A presentation in Tokyo, Japan, from James Murren, chairman of U.S. casino operator MGM Resorts International, indicated that any consortium it might work...
article Gov’t to sell 17 state-run casinos next year
(Philippines) -- The Department of Finance (DOF) has set the initial number of government-operated casinos that are expected to be privatized next year.
article Agreement gives Adelson highest annual salary among S&P 500 CEOs
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas Sands Corp. Chairman and CEO Sheldon Adelson has signed a new employment agreement that gives him a 400 percent raise and the highest salary...
article TAB sell-off on the cards in WA
(Australia) -- The West Australian government might soon kickstart its asset privation program, as the state’s debt woes show no sign of abating. WA Treasurer Ben...

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