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Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency

article BLOG: Crypto Currencies Aiming to Revolutionize a Gambling Industry
(Worldwide) -- There is no doubt that we are in times of a present-day Gold Rush and nobody wants to miss out on the extraordinary returns if products hit critical mass...
article Cryptocurrency mining in Iceland is using so much energy, the electricity may run out
(Iceland) -- The value of bitcoin may have stumbled in recent months, but in Iceland it has known only one direction so far: upward. The stunning success of...
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Blockchain Technology

article GSA has new board chair, blockchain technology committee
(Las Vegas) -- The Gaming Standards Association (GSA) has elected a new board of directors for 2018, the organisation’s 20th year of operation. Roman Czubak, head...
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Catskills Casino

article Can new casino reinvigorate Catskills economy?
(New York) -- Nestled in legendary Catskills, a new destination for big and small spenders alike: Resorts World Catskills, a casino that had a soft opening in Sullivan...
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Detroit Gaming

article Detroit Casino Revenue Down in January Compared to Last Year
(Michigan) -- Detroit’s three casinos’ combined January revenue of $111.4 million was down from the same month a year ago, according to the Michigan Gaming...
article Total revenue for Detroit's casinos drops in January
(Michigan) -- Aggregate revenue at Detroit's three casinos in January fell 4 percent from the month before and half of a percent year over year, according to the...
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eSports

article Thousands make a living off of online gaming
(Minnesota) -- Some consider it no more than a bunch of clicking and noise, but to thousands of others, it's how they make a living. And a rich one, at that. The...
article Japan’s esports players can now earn money, despite country’s gambling laws
(Japan) -- Despite holding some of the first televised videogame battles back in the ‘80s, esports has been all but nonexistent in Japan. This is due to the...
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Florida Gaming

article Fontainebleau Owner Now Aggressively Pursuing Casino License, Could Help Resorts World
(Florida) -- This may finally be the year that gambling expansion makes it through the Florida legislature. According to the Herald, Fontainebleau owner Jeffrey Soffer...
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Kentucky Gaming

article Ky gambling to save the state pension
(Kentucky) -- If enticement is inherent to gambling, then the lure of easy fixes to complex state problems is the curse of legislators. Such is the case with the latest...
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Las Vegas Gaming

article Marriott and Witkoff to Redevelop Vacant Vegas Strip Resort
(Las Vegas) -- The stalled Fontainebleau resort project will be reborn. Global real estate development firm the Witkoff Group has partnered with Marriott International...
article Unfinished Fontainebleau Casino-Resort to Open in 2020
(Las Vegas) -- The Fontainebleau is no more. Call it The Drew Las Vegas. The hulking, bluish casino-resort, which has sat unfinished on the Las Vegas Strip since 2009...
article Unfinished North Strip Casino Gets Revived
(Las Vegas) -- It's been a peculiar reality for nearly ten years that Las Vegas' tallest building not named Stratosphere sat unoccupied at the north end of the Las Vegas...
article Station Casinos wants to bring Palms back to the limelight
(Las Vegas) -- The iconic Palms Casino marquee sign off Flamingo went under deconstruction Tuesday morning. The sign went up in 2001 with the grand opening of this...
article Red Rock Casino comes clean, awards bad beat jackpot
(Las Vegas) -- Casinos always look for innovative ways to attract more action. One of these has been the bad beat jackpot, which rewards a player who loses a virtually...
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Loot Boxes

article Hawaii seeks to prohibit the sale of games with loot boxes to anyone under 21
(Hawaii) -- It's no secret that loot boxes are finally starting to get attention from governments. Belgium has already ruled that paying real money for randomized...
article New Bills Look To Regulate The Buying And Selling Of Games With Loot Boxes In Hawaii
(Hawaii) -- Four new bills recently introduces may change the way video games with loot box mechanics are bought and sold in Hawaii, the Hawaii Tribune Herald reports....
article No video game loot boxes for buyers under 21, say proposed Hawaii bills
(Hawaii) -- The Hawaii state legislature is now considering two sets of bills that would regulate games containing randomized in-game item purchases—commonly known...
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MGM Resorts

article MGM Cotai opens after months of delays
(Macau) -- After months of delays, MGM Cotai, the 1,390-room hotel-casino just off Macau’s Cotai Strip, has opened its doors and is expecting massive crowds for...
article MGM opens Macau casino resort as license renewal looms
(Macau) -- MGM Resorts is launching a lavish multibillion-dollar casino resort in Macau in the latest big bet by foreign gaming companies on the southern Chinese...
article MGM Opens Macau Casino Resort Even As License Renewal Looms
(Macau) -- MGM Resorts is opening a lavish multibillion-dollar casino resort in Macau, in the latest big bet by foreign gambling companies on the southern Chinese...
article MGM Resorts opens $3.4bn MGM Cotai resort
(Macau) -- MGM Resorts will officially open its $3.4bn MGM Cotai resort in Macau today, just days ahead of the Chinese New Year and with the hopes of encouraging Chinese...
article No commitment on MGM Cotai ramp-up: CEO
(Macau) -- MGM Cotai, the second property developed by Macau casino operator MGM China Holdings Ltd, opened its casino and some other facilities to the public on Tuesday...
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MGM Springfield

article Blackjack 101: Get an inside look at MGM Springfield's table games school
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Springfield said Tuesday that it will reimburse tuition for students at the Massachusetts Casino Career Training Institute who learn two or more...
article MGM Springfield launches tuition reimbursement program
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Springfield is now offering a tuition reimbursement plan for students entering classes at the Massachusetts Casino Career Training Institute (...
article What will working at MGM Springfield be like? MGM National Harbor employees provide a preview
(Massachusetts) -- With just over seven months left before MGM Springfield opens its doors to the public, the gaming company has already begun accepting applications...
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Nebraska Gaming

article At hearing, strong opposition to using gambling funds to lower Nebraska property taxes
(Nebraska) -- Don’t look to gambling to provide property tax relief. That was the message delivered over and over Monday to a state legislative committee that took...
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New Jersey Gaming

article Battle for North Jersey Gambling Expansion Continues
(New Jersey) -- The ongoing battle over the expansion of gambling services in New Jersey continues as lawmakers consider whether adding more brick & mortar casinos...
article New Jersey Lawmakers Fear Keno Will Hurt Atlantic City Casinos
(New Jersey) -- Amid fears the game could negatively impact Atlantic City casinos, New Jersey lawmakers have introduced legislation that would reduce the frequency of...
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Online Gaming

article Denmark Blocks Illegal Gambling Sites As Crackdown Continues
(Denmark) -- Danish authorities are cracking down on illegal online gambling operations in their jurisdiction. A court has recently ordered that ISPs block 24 websites...
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Pennsylvania Gaming

article Mini-casino could end up in Mercer County, not Lawrence
(Pennsylvania) -- It's a longshot bet, but Mercer County might still have a chance at getting a mini-casino. Last week, Mt. Airy Casino Resort, headquartered in...
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Revel Casino

article Ocean Resort Casino begins hiring process
(Atlantic City) -- Ocean Resort Casino, the former Revel resort, is taking applications for several positions at the property, which is expected to open this summer. The...
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Sports Betting

article Finance Committee approves sports betting bill
(West Virginia) -- After 3 1/2 hours of debate spread over two days, members of the state Senate’s Finance Committee approved a sports gambling bill Tuesday...
article Sports Betting Bill Advances To West Virginia Senate Floor
(West Virginia) -- Amid attempts to lessen involvement of casinos and retain more money for state coffers, legislation to legalize sports betting in West Virginia...
article West Virginia Senate committee passes sports betting bill
(West Virginia) -- A West Virginia Senate committee has advanced a bill that would introduce sports betting at the state's five casinos. The Senate Judiciary...
article Will Vegas ever be the same?
(Las Vegas) -- Back in the September of his years, Frank Sinatra would take the mic and command this little lounge stage. Still the headliner of all headliners at The...
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William Hill

article bet365 Reportedly Eyes William Hill’s Australian Gambling Business
(Australia) -- Online gambling giant bet365 is considering the acquisition of the Australian business of its rival William Hill, local news outlet The Australian...
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Wynn Resorts

article Nevada Gaming Control Board Internet Tip Line in Overdrive Since Steve Wynn Sex Scandal
(Las Vegas) -- The Nevada Gaming Control Board (NGCB) says its telephones have been ringing off the hook since the Wall Street Journal exposed sexual misconduct claims...
article Sexual assault reports against Wynn filed with Vegas police
(Las Vegas) -- Two more sexual misconduct allegations were leveled against embattled casino mogul Steve Wynn on Tuesday, when police in Las Vegas revealed they recently...
article Another University Strips Away An Honor From Steve Wynn
(Las Vegas) -- Last year Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration, one of the top hotel schools in the country, honored Las Vegas casino magnate Steve...
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Other News

article Delaware casinos betting on tax relief bill
(Delaware) -- The state's leading advocate for cutting the taxes paid by Delaware's three casinos is making one last push to reach a deal before he leaves office...
article All she has to do to collect a $560 million lotto jackpot is make her name public. She refuses.
(New Hampshire) -- The winning numbers triple-checked and the lottery ticket signed, the New Hampshire woman knew her life was about to change in a positive way —...
article China is said to mull legal gambling on Hainan in landmark shift
(China) -- China is drafting a proposal to allow gambling on Hainan Island, people familiar with the talks said, in what would be an unprecedented move that could...
article Former Neptune VIP biz sees half-year profit slump
(Macau) -- Rich Goldman Holdings Ltd, formerly known as Neptune Group Ltd, an investor in Macau casino junket business, says its net profit for the six months to...
article Australian detained in China in online gaming sweep
(China) -- An Australian man is believed to be among 52 people detained in China as part of a government crackdown on online gambling. The Chinese-born man, who is...
article Spain’s online gaming revenue jumps 38% in the final quarter of 2017
(Spain) -- In 2017’s fourth quarter, Spanish online gaming revenue increased by a whopping 38% according to the Dirección General de Ordenación del Juego (DGOJ),...
article Women, Carolinian reps eyed for casino commission
(Saipan) -- The Senate Gaming Committee is looking at increasing the number of casino commissioners to seven and requiring one member to be Carolinian and one member to...
article Casino commission: Not the right time to modify board composition
(Saipan) -- The bill will increase the number of commissioners from five to seven. One of the two new members must be a woman while the other will represent Carolinians.
article Turkey arrests 100 people in online gambling crackdown
(Turkey) -- Turkey is making good on its pledge to stamp out illegal gambling operators, particularly those who ply their trade over the internet. On Tuesday, Turkey...
article Problem Gambling: A high stakes risk with real consequences
(Louisiana) -- March is Problem Gambling Awareness month and the Louisiana Association on Compulsive Gambling (LACG) is encouraging Arklatex residents to #...
article Woman Gets Probation for Using Fake Cash at Casino
(Iowa) -- A Le Mars woman has been given two years of probation for using counterfeit cash at a Sioux City casino.
article Israeli police recommend indictment of Netanyahu on corruption charges
(Israel) -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu should be indicted in two corruption cases on suspicion of accepting bribes, fraud and breach of trust, police...
article Man who twice robbed Bozeman casino sentenced to 50 years in prison
(Montana) -- Citing his lengthy criminal history and issues with drugs and alcohol, a Gallatin County District Court judge sentenced a Bozeman man to half a century in...

2/12/2018

article MGM Opens New $3.3 Billion Resort in Macau
(Macau) -- MGM Resorts International’s debut of its $3.4 billion property Tuesday is the latest bet on the world’s biggest casino hub, as licensing bids and...
article Sports betting would benefit West Virginia
(West Virginia) -- Local tracks would take on duties associated with sports betting if the practice becomes legal in West Virginia, and it’s expected hundreds of...
article Here’s How The Leagues Can Get Their ‘Integrity Fee’ From Regulated Sports Betting
(USA) -- The attempt by the NBA and MLB to insert a so-called “integrity fee” into state-level sports betting legislation has generated predictable pushback...
article Adams Revenue Revue: New casinos fuel 2017 U.S. gaming revenue growth of 3.7 percent
(USA) -- U.S. gaming revenue climbed a surprising 3.8 percent in final month of 2017, helping the industry reach almost $41.2 billion during the year, an increase of 3.7...
article Unfinished Las Vegas Casino-Resort To Open In 2020
(Las Vegas) -- The long-mothballed unfinished Fontainebleau casino-resort on the Las Vegas Strip is scheduled to open under a new name in 2020. The 63-story bluish tower...
article Culinary asks for investigation of prospective owner of SLS Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- The Culinary Union has asked Nevada gaming regulators to investigate Alex Meruelo’s financial dealings as the Reno businessmen seeks to complete the...
article New Jersey Voters Favor Atlantic City Retaining Casino Monopoly, New Poll Finds
(New Jersey) -- New Jersey voters do not want to end Atlantic City’s monopoly on casinos and allow gambling resorts to come to northern parts of the state. That...
article Report: Online gambling in NJ generates $245.6 mil in ‘17
(New Jersey) -- New Jersey’s online gambling industry generated $245.6 million in revenue in 2017, up 24.9 percent from the previous year’s $196.7 million,...
article Ocean Resort Casino begins hiring process
(Atlantic City) -- Ocean Resort Casino, the former Revel resort, is taking applications for several positions at the property, which is expected to open this summer. The...
article Delaware casinos betting on tax relief bill
(Delaware) -- The state's leading advocate for cutting the taxes paid by Delaware's three casinos is making one last push to reach a deal before he leaves office...
article West York mayor says mini-casino part of business 'synergy' plan
(Pennsylvania) -- Mayor Shawn Mauck looks at the former Pfaltzgraff industrial complex in West York, and he sees a thriving hotel and convention center, as well as a...
article Online Gambling May Be Taxed
(Massachusetts) -- A public hearing is set for a proposal that would regulate and tax daily fantasy sports operators in Massachusetts. The bill would impose a 15 percent...
article No deal yet on extra $2 million Raimondo wants from Twin River
(Rhode Island) -- Rhode Island officials are still working to convince executives at Twin River Casino to fork over an extra $2 million to help plug a hole in this year...
article Kentucky Business Community Lobbies For Casino Gaming
(Kentucky) -- Some of Kentucky’s most influential business leaders are calling on lawmakers to approve a constitutional amendment allowing voters to decide whether...
article 'Side bets' caused revenue dip for Jack Cincinnati Casino
(Ohio) -- Side bets took a bite out of Jack Cincinnati Casino’s revenue in January, but General Manager Chad Barnhill isn’t losing his nerve about testing...
article High stakes for Kansas Star Casino in court case at a Wichita magnet school
(Kansas) -- Sumner County says the Kansas Star Casino is worth $153 million. The casino owners say it’s more like $75 million. That’s one of the high-stakes...
article At hearing, strong opposition to using gambling funds to lower Nebraska property taxes
(Nebraska) -- Don’t look to gambling to provide property tax relief. That was the message delivered over and over Monday to a state legislative committee that took...
article Virginia Gambling Bill Passes Assembly Committee, Legislation Would Legalize Historical Racing Terminals
(Virginia) -- The Virginia House of Delegates Appropriations Committee has passed House Bill 1609, a gambling measure that would allow the currently shuttered Colonial...
article Everyone Is Betting On Growth Of Esports Wagering In 2018
(USA) -- Optimism for the future of betting on esports is very high. In a survey filled out by thirty-one respondents representing small endemic sites (esports-first or...
article Hawaii introduces four new bills targeting the sale of loot boxes
(Hawaii) -- Hawaiian lawmakers are taking on the regulation of video game loot boxes. Four new bills have been introduced in the past month that target the sale of games...
article Top Mobile eSports Athletes Won $2.7 Million Last Year
(Worldwide) -- Mobile gaming platform Skillz confirmed this week that the top 10 eSports players currently active on the software won a combined total of $2.7 million...
article Clarion pledges Action Plan to tackle industry sexism
(UK) -- Clarion Gaming’s managing director Kate Chambers has today undertaken to raise standards on the show floor, specifically with regards to the representation...
article Therapy takes problem gamblers to the brink and back in virtual reality casinos
(Vancouver) -- Therapists can safely take their gambling addicted patients to the casino to test their willpower using virtual reality, Canadian researchers say.
article Stratosphere table games now equipped with cell phone charging stations
(Las Vegas) -- Casino guests of the Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower no longer have to worry about their cell phones running out of power. Officials at the North...
article Embattled casino mogul Steve Wynn gives up fight for ex-wife’s stake in firm, ending six-year court battle
(Las Vegas) -- Scandal-hit casino supremo Steve Wynn has agreed to relinquish control of a minority stake in Wynn Resorts held by his ex-wife following sexual harassment...
article CBRE Hotels Arranges $200 Million Plus Recapitalization Of Aruba Marriott Resort And Stellaris Casino
(Worldwide) -- CBRE Hotels has arranged the $195 million mortgage for the recapitalization of the Aruba Marriott Resort and Stellaris Casino in Palm Beach, on behalf of...
article Gaming Standards Association (GSA) Creates Gaming Blockchain Committee
(Worldwide) -- The Gaming Standards Association (GSA) and Gaming Standards Association Europe (GSA Europe) have created a new Technical Committee dedicated to blockchain...
article ICE London on course for seventh year of growth
(London) -- Kate Chambers, managing director of Clarion Gaming, has placed on record her thanks to both exhibitors and visitors for their ongoing contribution to the ICE...

2/11/2018

article Desperate Republicans turn to Adelson
(Las Vegas) -- Republicans made their annual sojourn to the lavish Venetian hotel here this weekend to kiss the ring of a benefactor they need more than ever: casino...
article West Virginia Tracks Could Win With Sports Betting Measure
(West Virginia) -- Wheeling Island Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack and Mountaineer Casino Racetrack and Resort could get a boost if West Virginia allows sports betting,...
article Lawmakers weigh bill to regulate, tax fantasy sports
(Massachusetts) -- A public hearing is set for a proposal that would regulate and tax daily fantasy sports operators in Massachusetts. The bill would impose a 15 percent...
article Steve Wynn Is Out But Vegas Is Still a Tough Town for Women
(Las Vegas) -- The jobs were advertised as some of the best in Las Vegas: collect big tips while dealing blackjack on the Strip. But inside the casino “party pits...
article Steve Wynn’s Tarnished Name and Now a Tainted Brand
(Las Vegas) -- Steve Wynn is the name and face of Wynn Resorts. In TV ads for his Las Vegas properties, he hobnobbed with the likes of Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin in...
article New Jersey Lottery Game Hurts Atlantic City Casinos, State Lawmakers Contend
(New Jersey) -- The New Jersey Lottery game Quick Draw poses a serious threat to Atlantic City casinos, so says two state lawmakers arguing this week before the Assembly...
article BLOG: Parx Casino Lobbies State Officials To Limit Online Gaming Skins
(Pennsylvania) -- Greenwood Gaming and Entertainment (GGE), parent company of Parx Casino Bensalem, is lobbying Pennsylvania regulators to restrict the number of...
article Waukegan approves new video gambling regulations
(Illinois) -- New rules aimed at stopping the proliferation of video gambling cafes were approved by the Waukegan City Council last week. The council had put in place a...
article Empire Resorts plans to keep Monticello Casino & Raceway running
(New York) -- Despite unveiling the pristine Resorts World Catskills casino in Thompson this week, Empire Resorts won’t turn its back on its other property,...
article Opening of Monticello casino could affect Empire City in Yonkers
(New York) -- Many people are flocking this weekend to the new luxury casino that opened in the Catskills earlier in the week. The new, $900 million Resorts World Casino...
article Changes to lottery scholarship fund win House approval
(New Mexico) -- The state House on Saturday narrowly approved a proposal aimed at pumping more money into the lottery fund that provides scholarships to New Mexico...
article How Far Can Rick Fox And The Yankees Take Esports?
(New York) -- Instead of finding a documentary about Mickey Mantle or a replay of the 1998 World Series on the Yankees' TV Network next week, you might end up...
article Small punters winning war on bookmakers
(UK) -- Bookmakers were this week accused of either taking their eye off the ball or wilfully ignoring the rights of those who like a recreational bet by the outgoing...
article Esports officially arrives in Japan, home of game giants
(Japan) -- A crowd cheers, banging on balloons, in front of glitzy stages, each with a giant screen. The rising stars at the sprawling Makuhari Messe hall are the...
article No new casinos for now
(Philippines) -- The government will not allow the establishment of new casinos because President Duterte believes there are already enough casinos in the country.
article Tinian Dynasty owner: We’re broke
(Marianas Islands) -- HONG Kong Entertainment (Overseas) Investment Ltd., doing business as Tinian Dynasty Hotel & Casino, informed the District Court for the NMI...
article Blackstone, Cerberus are said among bidders for Spain Cirsa
(Spain) -- U.S. buyout firms Blackstone Group LP and Cerberus Capital Management are among funds considering bids to acquire Spanish casino and bingo- hall operator...
article GREENSPUN: Las Vegas still needs its visionaries
(Las Vegas) -- We are living in interesting times. There are some who think the origins of that statement was really a curse. After all, if you live in uninteresting...
article Norwalk Man Who Profited From Betting Websites Faces Judge
(Connecticut) -- A 41-year-old Norwalk man faces sentencing for failing to pay income tax on more than $1 million he received by running off-shore sports gambling...
article MGM’s CEO says Wynn resignation unlikely to result in megadeal
(Las Vegas) -- The turmoil surrounding Wynn Resorts Ltd. in the wake of Steve Wynn’s resignation is unlikely to translate into a big acquisition, according the...
article Steve Wynn won’t fight ex-wife selling Wynn Resorts shares
(Las Vegas) -- Embattled casino titan Steve Wynn has given up his multi-year fight for control of his ex-wife’s Wynn Resorts stock, just days after he resigned...

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