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Blockchain Technology

article Blockchain gaming entrepreneurs look for casino partnerships in Macau
(Macau) -- Several foreign companies offering blockchain technology services applicable to gaming were present at this year's iGaming Asian Congress, while looking...
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British Columbia Gaming

article Massive BCLC casino cheque payouts were mostly returned funds
(British Columbia) -- The majority of big-money cheques issued to B.C. Lottery Corp. high-rollers in 2016, including a $2.4 million return of funds, were not for...
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Catskills Casino

article A glimpse inside Resorts World Catskills, upstate’s newest casino
(New York) -- It’s about a two-hour drive from Nassau County to Monticello, New York, in the heart of the former Borscht Belt — one that takes you along...
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Delaware Gaming

article Lawmakers attempt to strike deal on casino relief
(Delaware) -- Gov. John Carney met with a pair of lawmakers yesterday in a last ditch effort to prop up state casino revenue. He met with State Sens. Brian Bushweller...
article Senate bill cutting Delaware casinos' taxes could advance on Wednesday
(Delaware) -- A state Senate committee meeting on Wednesday could go a long way to determining whether the state's casinos will see less of their revenue stream land...
article Senate bill cutting Delaware casinos' taxes could advance on Wednesday
(Delaware) -- A state Senate committee meeting on Wednesday could go a long way to determining whether the state's casinos will see less of their revenue stream land...
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eSports

article Esportsbetting.com Puts Integrity Front And Center For Launch
(Internet) -- The founder of a new esports betting operator – which has nabbed the esportsbetting.com domain – suggested the format will develop organically...
article NHL launches first esports competition
(North America) -- North America’s preeminent ice hockey league, the National Hockey League (NHL), has launched its first official esports tournament. The...
article Red Bull announces UK's largest public esports studio
(UK) -- Red Bull has today announced its new public-access studio, the Red Bull Gaming Sphere. Located in Shoreditch, London, the studio is the largest of its kind in...
article Red Bull Gaming Sphere, UK’s largest public esports studio, opens in London
(London) -- Red Bull is opening the doors to the ‘Red Bull Gaming Sphere,’ the UK’s largest public esports studio, for a launch event on March 21st....
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Illinois Gaming

article Harrah's Metropolis set to reopen after flooding
(Illinois) -- The Ohio River is expected to be several feet above flood stage until at least this weekend, forcing the Harrah's Metropolis to close. Harrah's...
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International Game Technology

article IGT in fresh cross-licence deal: Novomatic now
(Las Vegas) -- Slot machine cabinet and games maker International Game Technology Plc says it has signed a patent cross-licensing agreement with the group of Austria-...
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Japan Gaming

article Melco Resorts Billionaire Lawrence Ho Predicts Japan Casino Bidding to Commence in 2019
(Japan) -- Lawrence Ho says his Melco Resorts, one of six licensed casino operators in Macau, is readying to make its case to Japanese lawmakers as to why the company is...
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Las Vegas Gaming

article Neighbors unhappy with approved upgrades to outdoor Stratosphere signage
(Las Vegas) -- Neighbors joined casino operators at a city council meeting Tuesday to discuss plans for new signage outside the Stratosphere hotel-casino, but not...
article New $100M attraction coming to LINQ Promenade in Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- A Southeast Asian-themed attraction that combines food, retail and live music will open at The Linq Promenade shopping center in August 2019. The...
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Macau Gaming

article Beijing Spies on Chinese Officials Gambling in Macau, Says Senior Lawmaker
(Macau) -- The Chinese mainland officials who once piled the proceeds of their embezzlement onto the baccarat tables of Macau are a thing of the past, according to Ho...
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Marijuana & Hemp

article Just How Pot-Friendly Will Atlantic City (And The Casinos) Be If NJ Legalizes Marijuana?
(Atlantic City) -- “Going green” could be taking on a new meaning in two casino towns, both of which are of great interest for Frank Gilliam: Atlantic City...
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Michigan Gaming

article Detroit Casino Revenue Down Compared to Last Year
(Michigan) -- The three Detroit casinos reported $110 million in aggregate revenue during February, a 6.1 percent decline compared with February 2017 results. Year-to-...
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New Hampshire Gaming

article N.H. Lottery not changing disclosures
(New Hampshire) -- After this week’s court ruling allowing the Merrimack woman who won a $550 million Powerball jackpot to remain anonymous over objections from...
article The winner of a $560 million lottery ticket can remain anonymous, scoring a big win for privacy
(New Hampshire) -- The winner of a Powerball jackpot of $560 million that had gone unclaimed for two months because of a legal battle for privacy can remain anonymous, a...
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Ontario Gaming

article Why a casino would be good for Sudbury: supporters
(Ontario) -- In time, the casino will become a jewel in the crown, Ward 5 Coun. Robert Kirwan said Tuesday. Kirwan, who has become a vocal supporter for Dario Zulich...
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Pennsylvania Gaming

article Round Two Of Mini-Casino Auctions Start March 21
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board will try again after failing to draw a single bid at its latest mini-casino auction. In fact, the board announced...
article The Opportunity For Online Gambling Played Role In Big Shake-up For Pennsylvania Casinos
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania casino market has been extremely fluid since the state passed a comprehensive gaming package last October. In less than six months,...
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Sports Betting

article Don't Book On Kansas Sports Gambling Yet, But MLB Is Watching
(Kansas) -- March madness has many Kansans filling out their NCAA brackets. Kansas lawmakers are considering legislation that could tap into that market by legalizing...
article Kansas joins states contemplating potential of legalized sports betting
(Kansas) -- Kansas House and Senate committees are considering implications of legislation expanding gaming to include sports betting by mobile applications, over the...
article Kansas lawmakers considering wager on sports betting bill
(Kansas) -- Kansas lawmakers are considering bringing sports betting to the state. But even with an estimated $1.3 billion a year in wagering on the line, not everyone...
article DraftKings CEO on Failed Merger, IPO Plans, Sports Betting Prospects
(Massachusetts) -- DraftKings has been busy since its proposed merger with FanDuel was scrapped last summer, after the two daily fantasy sports rivals decided not to...
article Legislators to consider legalization of sports gambling
(Louisiana) -- Sports betting, land-based casinos, and a referendum on statewide gambling are up for debate at the Louisiana Capitol this year. So far, lawmakers have...
article Louisiana Sen. Martiny Introduces Sports Betting & Internet Gaming Bills
(Louisiana) -- As Louisiana’s casino market continues to slide, the state is currently considering the possibility of introducing its biggest gambling expansion...
article Missouri Pursuing Multiple Avenues to Legalize Sports Betting
(Missouri) -- Though multiple bills to legalize sports betting in Missouri have stalled in committee, the state legislature did make a sliver of headway on the issue...
article New York Sports Betting Bill Takes A Quick First Step, But More Action Will Have To Wait
(New York) -- A New York sports betting bill advanced out of a Senate committee on Tuesday morning, a quick advancement for legislation introduced just last week. The...
article Push to legalize sports gambling in New York
(New York) -- The fate of sports betting in New York is in the hands of the U.S. Supreme Court, but state lawmakers aren't just sitting back and waiting on their...
article Las Vegas casino owner bets $363K on first round of NCAA Tournament
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas casino owner Derek Stevens inadvertently upped the ante during his second annual NCAA Tournament betting binge.
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Virginia Gaming

article Va. governor indicates support for Colonial slots
(Virginia) -- Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam has said that the state needs to be “open-minded” when considering the legalization of casino-style gambling,...
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West Virginia Gaming

article Mardi Gras Casino operating under new ownership
(West Virginia) -- The sale of Nitro's Mardi Gras Casino & Resort has officially been completed, and the facility is now operating under the management of...
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Other News

article Greektown Casino-Hotel delays rebranding to Jack Detroit to end of summer
(Michigan) -- Official rebranding of Greektown Casino-Hotel to Jack Detroit Casino-Hotel, which includes a new paint job, new signs and the addition of a curious, red...
article Gaming vendor executive next to lead NC lottery
(North Carolina) -- A top executive at a gambling operations vendor is the next executive director of the North Carolina Education Lottery. The lottery commission voted...
article Bernstein posits weaker-than-hoped Macau March GGR
(Macau) -- Brokerage Sanford C. Bernstein Ltd has revised downward its full-March gross gaming revenue (GGR) forecast for Macau, citing “weaker than expected month-to-...
article Nepal Casino Resort Tiger Palace Bhairahawa Officially Launches this Wee
(Nepal) -- Nepal is bracing itself for the official launch of a brand new casino location which is going to take place on 16 March and it is going to go by the name of...
article MORON ALERT: Ex-Con Accused of Using Blackface in New York New York Casino Heist
(Las Vegas) -- A 26-year-old man who served prison time for bank robbery is accused of covering his face with dark makeup during an armed robbery of a Las Vegas Strip...
article Las Vegas gambling addiction psychologist Hunter dies at 62
(Las Vegas) -- Robert Hunter would have shied away from a feature in the newspaper. The 62-year-old Las Vegan, who advanced gambling addiction treatment at his practice...

3/12/2018

article States bet on legalization of sports gambling
(USA) -- States are lining up at the chance to allow sports gambling, wagering that the Supreme Court will overturn a law that effectively banned betting on sporting...
article $10B will be bet on March Madness, most illegally
(Atlantic City) -- America's gambling industry predicts $10 billion will be bet on the March Madness college basketball tournament — nearly all of it illegally...
article AGA: 97% of expected $10 billion wagered on March Madness to be bet illegally
(USA) -- The American Gaming Association (AGA) estimates that Americans will wager more than $10 billion on the upcoming 2018 NCAA men’s basketball tournament. Of...
article West Virginia becomes latest to legalise sports betting
(West Virginia) -- West Virginia has become the latest US state to legalise gambling within its borders, following the passage of the ‘West Virginia Sports Lottery...
article Getting a cocktail while gambling made easier at this Las Vegas casino
(Las Vegas) -- The days of waiting for a cocktail server to take your drink order while playing a slot machine are over at one Las Vegas casino. Now, it's as simple...
article No bids in latest mini-casino license auction
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board will hold auctions through the end of May for Category 4 casino licenses, after an auction Friday ended without...
article Fundraising Gala For Civic Group Is First Event Booked For MGM Springfield Casino
(Massachusetts) -- The soon-to-open MGM Springfield casino was announced today as the venue for a signature fundraising event for a venerable civic organization. This...
article Video gambling likely to continue in St. Charles
(Illinois) -- After an 18-month trial period, video gambling appears to be here to stay in St. Charles. In a preliminary 6-3 vote last week, aldermen supported...
article February revenues increase for Ohio full-service casinos
(Ohio) -- The month of February was a good one for the full-service casinos of Ohio. According to recent reports provided by the Ohio Casino Control Commission (pdf),...
article Caesars Contesting $50M Fee For 2 Indiana Casino Licenses
(Indiana) -- Casino giant Caesars Entertainment is threatening to drop plans for building a new casino in southern Indiana while arguing that it shouldn't be forced...
article Saying Virginia should be 'open-minded' on casinos, Northam signals support for plan to reopen Colonial Downs
(Virginia) -- As he reviews legislation aimed at reopening the Colonial Downs track with a new way to bet on horse racing, Gov. Ralph Northam says he has no major...
article Judge: Winner of $560M Powerball jackpot can stay anonymous
(New Hampshire) -- A judge ruled Monday that a New Hampshire woman who won a Powerball jackpot worth nearly $560 million can keep her identity private, but not her...
article An esports star had to be removed from a landmark tournament over accusations of racism
(North America) -- A star player in a landmark esports tournament left his team Sunday, days after he was accused of posting a racist meme on the Overwatch League’...
article Cryptocurrency Tax Bill Moving Along In Arizona Legislature
(Arizona) -- A bill allowing cresidents to pay state income taxes in cryptocurrencies has cleared another legislative hurdle. The bill, which was approved by the state...
article This U.S. Town Could Become the First to Ban Cryptocurrency Mining
(New York) -- Governments are finding new ways to crack down on Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. Case in point: One small manufacturing town in upstate New York is...
article Could Shinzo Abe Corruption Scandal Derail Casino Process?
(Japan) -- Late last week, the Japanese lawmakers building a framework of regulation for the country’s future casino industry said they would petition the national...
article Japan’s Casino Licenses Auction Could Commence in 2019
(Japan) -- The gambling industry in Japan has a bright future ahead of itself and casino developers are willing to reserve their spot in the future field which could...
article Australia publishes safety guidelines on the dangers of loot boxes
(Australia) -- It’s been a fascinating couple of years for world-changing controversies. Cryptocurrencies started to take over, with legacy Bitcoin (BTC) jumping...
article Pokies giants would make $80 million more under gambling reforms: Greens
(Australia) -- Pokies giants could make $80 million more a year under the proposed new gambling reforms, according to analysis by the NSW Greens.
article Casino Exec Recommends More Gaming Concessions in Macau
(Macau) -- Macau-based CEO and Co-Chairman of Macau Legend Development Limited, David Kam Fai Chow thinks the local gambling market could take two or three more gaming...
article Federal prosecutors raid head office of Kangwon Land Casino
(South Korea) -- In South Korea, federal prosecutors reportedly raided the offices of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism over the weekend to execute a search...
article Gaming industry pushes back against WHO definition of Gaming Disorder as a disease
(Worldwide) -- The gaming industry has begun, on a global scale, to push back against the World Health Organization (WHO) decision to make gaming addiction disorder an...
article Expected Indiana Sup. Ct. decision over fantasy sports sites' use of real-life athletes' images 'one to watch'
(Indiana) -- Whether fantasy sports companies may use players' likenesses without their permission, a question now before both Chicago's federal appeals court...
article Adelson reigns as king on Forbes list of wealthy gaming investors
(Las Vegas) -- Forbes recently published its World’s Billionaires list and a number of casino tycoons from the US and abroad rank among them. Despite descending...
article Penn National Gaming, Inc (PENN) Shares Sold by OppenheimerFunds Inc.
(New York) -- OppenheimerFunds Inc. reduced its holdings in shares of Penn National Gaming, Inc (NASDAQ:PENN) by 25.0% during the fourth quarter, according to the...

3/11/2018

article Adams Revenue Revue: U.S. gaming totals decline 1.68 percent
(USA) -- As far as January’s go, 2018 wasn’t a good start for the nation’s casino industry. Gaming revenues fell 1.68 percent in during the year’...
article Fantasy sports site FanDuel in talks to go public
(New York) -- FanDuel is in advanced talks to go public, but not via an IPO. The plan: Multiple sources tell Axios that the fantasy sports site is likely to participate...
article WALLACH: ‘Problematic’ for states to act on sports betting before Supreme Court ruling
(Las Vegas) -- A gaming and sports law attorney on Thursday said states risk alienating and influencing the U.S. Supreme Court by passing legislation authorizing sports...
article Poll: eSports big as football for young adults
(USA) -- For those age 14 to 21, e-sports are about as big as [American] football, according to results of a UMass Lowell-Washington Post poll. Forty per cent of that...
article Vegas Casino Owner Derek Stevens Bets $385,000 On Opening March Madness Games
(Las Vegas) -- Derek Stevens, the owner of The D casino in downtown Las Vegas, announced his 35 opening round March Madness bets tonight on Brent Musburger’s March...
article Betting, Breakfast and the Bolts: a Tampa Bay Lightning game at a sportsbook in Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- Hockey in the morning is a weird thing. Watching hockey in Las Vegas at 10:00 AM in a sportsbook ratchets that weirdness up another level. The days of...
article For Vegas sports books, March Madness is ‘the most fun time of the year’
(Las Vegas) -- The line to place a wager at the Westgate Las Vegas Superbook stretches to legendary lengths during the first weekend of the NCAA Tournament. In previous...
article Hakkasan continues to generate ‘great profits’ in Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- Electronic dance music and high-priced DJs continue to generate “great profits” for Las Vegas nightclubs and are not going anywhere anytime...
article Las Vegas Sands raises daily resort fees at its Sin City casinos
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas Sands Corp. has raised its daily resort fees to $45 for its two Las Vegas properties including The Palazzo and The Venetian.
article PA Is A Month Away From Starting Online Casino Licensing Process
(Pennsylvania) -- Things are starting to feel real when it comes to online gambling in Pennsylvania. Gov. Tom Wolf signed the gambling expansion law legalizing online...
article Bill would legalize sports betting at upstate casinos
(New York) -- A New York state senator has introduced legislation that would allow four casinos to legalize sports betting. The legislation would permit online wagers...
article A look at what experts say about the impact casinos have on communities
(Ontario) -- Plans to build a $100 million arena, a $60 million casino and a new hotel on land 7.7 kilometres from downtown Sudbury on The Kingsway has sparked...
article TwoPlusTwo Bans Americas Cardroom Advertising, Cites Inadequate Response to Security Issues
(The Internet) -- Mason Malmuth, head of popular online poker community TwoPlusTwo, has taken the decision to stop accepting advertising from offshore poker room...
article Law changes could see pokie machine numbers rise in vulnerable areas
(Australia) -- Proposed changes to poker machine laws announced by the NSW government could increase the number of machines in high-risk areas and increase pokie profits...
article Lawrence Ho expects Japan casino licence bid to start 2019
(Japan) -- Lawrence Ho Yau Lung, chairman and chief executive of Asian casino developer Melco Resorts and Entertainment Ltd, says he expects the bidding process for a...
article Brussels casts doubts on sufficiency of Malta’s anti-money laundering measures
(Malta) -- The European Commission this week cast doubts on the sufficiency of Malta’s measures to combat money-laundering – an issue that has thrust the...
article Gambling addiction program for veterans set March 15 at Dover Downs
(Delaware) -- Dover Downs Hotel and Casino will host the Service Members, Veterans and Gambling Addiction program from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Thursday, March 15, at the...
article Nevada’s gaming officials, industry take safe route on marijuana
(Nevada) -- Gov. Brian Sandoval’s Gaming Policy Committee, in record time last week, approved a resolution affirming the state’s stance on the use of...
article New Wynn Resorts CEO: I had no prior knowledge of sexual misconduct complaints against Steve Wynn
(Las Vegas) -- Matt Maddox, new CEO of Wynn Resorts, told CNBC on Friday he never heard about any alleged sexual misconduct by Steve Wynn before the complaints surfaced...

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