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Atlantic City Gaming

article Atlantic City mayor's legal issues taint political future
(Atlantic City) -- One day after being involved in a fight outside a casino nightclub, Mayor Frank Gilliam Jr. filed campaign paperwork with the state for the 2021...
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Card Clubs

article Fresno approves sale of spiral garage, former Gottschalks building to Club One Casino
(California) -- The Fresno City Council on Thursday voted to sell the city’s spiral parking garage and city-owned portion of the former Gottschalks building to...
article After a Year Away, Bay 101 Shooting Star Returns with New Look
(California) -- “I have always said San Jose has the greatest poker fans in the world.” Matt Savage has called San Jose’s Bay 101 Casino home since he...
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Colorado Gaming

article As The Details On Legalized Sports Betting Emerge, Competition Bursts Out Of The Gate
(Colorado) -- The details are starting to emerge on what sports gambling in Colorado will look like. In a document obtained by CPR prepared by the state Department of...
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eSports

article Brands Are Disregarding Women in Esports. Here’s How to Create More Inclusive Strategies (reg req)
(Internet) -- Everyone knows there’s a gender gap in esports when it comes to female pro players on the biggest stages, but are we neglecting a bigger and more...
article Esports fans watched 190 million hours of major tourneys in LoL, Overwatch, CS:GO, and Dota 2 in 2018
(Worldwide) -- Tournaments in League of Legends, Overwatch, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, and Dota 2 had another banner year in terms of viewership, according to a...
article NASCAR to Launch First Esports League With 'NASCAR Heat 3'
(USA) -- NASCAR has put a toe into the world of esports already, hosting a NASCAR Heat 3 tournament earlier this year. But the league announced today it plans to go all-...
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Europe Gaming

article Study: Europeans not fully protected by EU online gambling rules
(Europe) -- All EU member states other than Denmark have not fully implemented EU consumer protection guidelines for online gambling.
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Gambling Expansion

article Myanmar moves to legalise casinos
(Myanmar) -- Myanmar is considering a plan to legalise casinos. Some already operate under special provisions but changes to the law are being proposed to encourage more...
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International Game Technology

article Sweitzer to retire from IGT
(Las Vegas) -- Donald Sweitzer is to retire from the chair at IGT Global Solutions Corp, it has been announced.
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Japan Gaming

article Japan seeks ID of big chip buyers
(Japan) -- The identity of any player looking to buy chips worth JPY300,000 (US$2,650) or more would need to be verified under a new proposal by an expert panel setting...
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Kansas Gaming

article Kansas Remains Battleground State for Sports Betting Integrity Fees
(Kansas) -- Kansas lawmakers are going back to school once again, and on Tuesday, they got quite an earful when Ohio senator Bill Coley said that he thought that none of...
article Kansas senator bets on gambling insiders to craft bill for legal sports wagering
(Kansas) -- The senator chairing the Kansas Legislature’s committee exploring legalization of sports gambling in the state wagered that industry insiders working...
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Las Vegas Gaming

article Minting new racing fans requires more than catchy songs
(Las Vegas) -- I like music and dancing — as anyone who has seen my frog-on-a-hot-plate moves will attest — but is that really the best way to attract new...
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Loot Boxes

article The Most Ridiculous Defense for Loot Boxes
(Texas) -- The Federal Trade Commission is finally investigating loot boxes in video games for their connection to gambling, and there have been some truly ridiculous...
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Maryland Gaming

article Horseshoe Casino sees sharp decline in revenue in November
(Maryland) -- Maryland's six casinos grew their monthly revenue by 7.3 percent in November, led by big increases at MGM National Harbor and Live! Casino & Hotel...
article Maryland Casinos Generate $140 Million In November
(Maryland) -- Maryland Lottery and Gaming announced Thursday that November 2018 gaming revenues for the state's six casinos totaled $140,072,189, an increase of $9,...
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Massachusetts Gaming

article SEIGMA Team Releases Most Comprehensive Report on Impacts of Casinos Ever Undertaken and One-Page “Fact Sheets”
(Massachusetts) -- The Social and Economic Impacts of Gambling in Massachusetts (SEIGMA) team has officially released the Social and Economic Impacts of Expanded...
article Study: Casino social impacts not so negative
(Massachusetts) -- A new study by the University of Massachusetts Amherst found that social and economic impacts of casino gambling is not as bad as what people think it...
article Study: No increase in gambling addiction with Mass. casino opening
(Massachusetts) -- Researchers say the introduction of casino gambling in Massachusetts hasn't led to an increase in gambling addiction or related problems yet. The...
article UMass gambling survey shows economic gains, shifting views in Massachusetts
(Massachusetts) -- As Massachusetts gets closer to having two full casinos in operation, a study shows that, since 2015, the public has become more accepting of...
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MGM Resorts

article MGM Resorts International (MGM) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for December 07, 2018
(Wall Street) -- MGM Resorts International ( MGM ) will begin trading ex-dividend on December 07, 2018. A cash dividend payment of $0.12 per share is scheduled to be...
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Mining & Drilling

article Ban on TV betting ads during other live sports can be boost to racing
(UK) -- It is not often that bookmakers give in to pressure from anti-gambling groups without being forced to, so Thursday’s news that the biggest names in online...
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Mississippi Gaming

article Coast casino’s employee dining hall gets C rating from health department
(Mississippi) -- A Coast casino’s employee dining room has been cited for critical violations during recent inspections, reports by the Mississippi State...
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Nevada Gaming

article Sisolak echoes Sandoval, urges Gaming Commission to act on sexual harassment rules
(Nevada) -- Gaming Commission members are so far ignoring a call from Governor Brian Sandoval to consider proposed rules to help protect hotel and casino workers from...
article Golden Entertainment Expected to Take Ownership of Two Laughlin Casinos December 20
(Florida) -- Stratosphere owner Golden Entertainment is expected to receive full state approval for its planned acquisition of the Colorado Belle and Edgewater casinos...
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New Jersey Gaming

article New Jersey proposes new rules for fantasy sports betting
(New Jersey) -- With sports betting now legal in the state, New Jersey wants new rules for businesses running fantasy sports operations and plans to start charging them...
article NJRC Seek Comments On Proposed Sports Wagering Rules
(New Jersey) -- The New Jersey Racing Commission is accepting comments on proposed rules regarding sports wagering at racetracks and former racetracks in New Jersey.
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New York Gaming

article Saratoga Casino Hotel Breaks Ground on New Outdoor Gaming Terrace
(New York) -- Saratoga Casino Hotel broke ground on Nov. 23 on a new capital improvement project that will add an outdoor gaming terrace to the property. Estimated to be...
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Ontario Gaming

article City ready to show its hand at special casino meeting
(Ontario) -- A Special Meeting of Council will be held next Wednesday at 5:00pm in the Council Chambers at City Hall. The meeting will address the proposed casino...
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Pennsylvania Gaming

article FanDuel And DraftKings Should Grow The PA DFS Market Once Sports Betting Goes Live
(Pennsylvania) -- Just over three months after DraftKings launched its sports wagering product in New Jersey, the vertical already accounts for a large chunk of the...
article PA Gambling Regulator Holds Public Hearing Big Beaver Mini-Casino
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board hosted Tuesday a public hearing in Big Beaver to hear additional details about a proposed mini-casino by the...
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Philippines Gaming

article Philippines GGR gains 23% in Q3
(Philippines) -- Philippine gross gambling revenue gained 23 per cent in Q3, with figures for the year to September already surpassing 2017’s total, according to...
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South Dakota Gaming

article SA government willing to “ban” the Internet to stop online gambling
(South Africa) -- The government of South Africa is considering banning the internet, in order to put an end to online gambling in the country. This was contained in a...
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Sports Leagues

article David Stern built the modern NBA. Now he wants to change how we consume sports.
(New York) -- The stars turn over, uniform designs head to the dust heap, even franchises change cities. But for much of the modern era, sports fandom has remained...
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Vancouver Gaming

article Controversy over ‘Drake incident’ at Parq Vancouver Casino
(Vancouver) -- About three weeks ago, Parq Vancouver casino was accused by one of the top artists of our time, of racial profiling. The incident happened after Drake was...
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Video Gaming

article Twitch's casino section is an insidious mess - and it's right in view of children
(UK) -- If you were to glance at the Twitch homepage right now, chances are, you'd spot all the usual suspects. Fortnite, Pokémon Let's Go, League of Legends,...
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Wynn Boston Harbor

article Steve Wynn lawsuit delays Massachusetts decision on Wynn Resorts
(Massachusetts) -- Massachusetts Gaming Commission officials say they would have begun an adjudicatory hearing on the licensing of Wynn Resorts Ltd. by now had it not...
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Other News

article Vegas billionaire — and close Trump friend — buys Casino Miami
(Florida) -- A long-time Las Vegas casino operator is landing in Miami. Phil Ruffin, a Wichita, Kansas, native who became a Las Vegas Strip billionaire after developing...
article Quebec gambling monopoly taken for C$1m in casino scam
(Quebec) -- Quebec’s provincial gambling monopoly Loto Quebec has been taken for nearly C$1m by conmen who preyed on lax standards at a local casino. On Wednesday...
article Opposition presses for answers on MP Raj Grewal's gambling activities
(Ottawa) -- The House of Commons ethics committee has voted down a motion from opposition members to hear from the Privy Council clerk about who knew what and when...
article Sports betting takes center stage at annual symposium
(Arizona) -- The University of Arizona’s annual Global Symposium on Racing was held this week and as expected, one topic dominated. Sports betting was the point of...
article Why stuffing your kids' stockings with lottery tickets might not be the best idea
(Ohio) -- You're running around, grabbing last minute gifts for parents, cousins, nieces, nephews and your kids. Do you pick up a few scratch-offs to top off the...
article OP/ED: Why sports betting adverts are dangerous and why everyone agrees they need to be curbed
(UK) -- Gambling with Lives co-founder Charles Ritchie has no doubt about the impact football had on his son's life before he took his own life in November 2017.
article The Changing Nature of Gambling Regulations in the UK
(UK) -- The United Kingdom is home to some of the most liberal gambling regulations in the world. All gambling licensing and regulation falls under the jurisdiction of...
article UK betting firms back live sports advertising ban
(UK) -- Online gambling companies have agreed in principle to a voluntary “whistle-to-whistle” ban on advertising during live sports, in an effort to address...
article Casino etiquette for gambling in Glasgow
(Scotland) -- Glasgow is a vibrant city, offering entertainment opportunities to every tourist. Here, anyone can find an activity or location that appeals to their taste...
article Buenos Aires sees gambling as tax source
(Argentina) -- Argentina’s Buenos Aires province continues to move towards a more liberal attitude towards gambling activities and the 2019 budget includes a plan to...
article Government not ‘gambling’ with casino licensing standards
(Greece) -- Greece’s Finance Ministry has announced a set of reforms concerning casino licensing and operations with an amendement to be tabled in Parliament....
article State expects as many as 30 casinos to open in Tamaulipas next year
(Mexico) -- As many as 30 casinos are expected to open in Tamaulipas next year after legislation was approved last month making them legal once again. The state Congress...
article BLOG: How Casinos Use Rewards Programs to Track Everything You Do
(Las Vegas) -- Remember those scenes from 21, Ocean’s Eleven, and any film about cheating at or stealing from a casino? The ones in which a security team is trying...
article ‘Gambling nuns embezzled $500,000 from impoverished school to fund casino trips’
(California) -- Two nuns who worked as teachers won’t be charged over claims they embezzled $500,000 from an impoverished school to fund casino trips.
article Quebec gambling monopoly taken for C$1m in casino scam
(Quebec) -- Quebec’s provincial gambling monopoly Loto Quebec has been taken for nearly C$1m by conmen who preyed on lax standards at a local casino. On Wednesday...

12/5/2018

article Kansas senator bets on gambling insiders to craft bill for legal sports wagering
(Kansas) -- The senator chairing the Kansas Legislature’s committee exploring legalization of sports gambling in the state wagered that industry insiders working...
article Will racing's boat rise with tide of sports betting expansion?
(Arizona) -- Sports wagering is expected to gain a foothold in a number of U.S. jurisdictions over the next year, according to speakers on Wednesday morning panels at...
article Former NJ Regulator Says Sports Betting Integrity Group Is All About Communication
(New Jersey) -- To be clear, George Rover is not looking to step on the toes of individual state regulators. Quite the opposite, in fact. Rover envisions a world in...
article Treasure Island owner Phil Ruffin buys Miami casino
(Florida) -- Treasure Island owner Phil Ruffin is expanding his gaming footprint to the East coast. The Strip billionaire snapped up a casino near downtown Miami after...
article Joliet approves 1-year moratorium to limit number of new video gambling licenses
(Illinois) -- Bars, restaurants and other liquor license holders in Joliet won’t be able to seek new video gambling licenses for at least a year, unless they...
article Developer: Westmoreland Mall casino could deliver $152 million annual economic impact
(Pennsylvania) -- The mini casino proposed in Hempfield Township is being seen by some as a way to invigorate Westmoreland Mall while infusing millions of dollars and...
article Casino mogul Phil Ruffin enters Florida gaming space
(Florida) -- Casino Miami, a Fronton Holdings, LLC property, has been fully-acquired by renowned Las Vegas-based casino mogul and businessman, Phil Ruffin.
article New York Sports Betting Will Be Too Big To Ignore In 2019, Assemblyman Says
(New York) -- When there’s an 800-pound gorilla in the room, people tend to take notice. Assemblyman Gary Pretlow called New York sports betting that “800-...
article What does MGM have planned for Empire City Casino as Yonkers purchase nears?
(New York) -- MGM Resorts is expected to close in early January on its $850 million purchase of Empire City Casino and Yonkers Raceway. But the gambling giant is keeping...
article Lumiere Place Casino patron alleges it failed to pay winnings from craps game
(Louisiana) -- A casino patron alleges he had a winning roll in a craps game and the casino failed to pay him his winnings. Joseph Rudy filed a complaint on Nov. 25 in...
article L’Auberge to add outdoor smoking area with 100 slot machines
(Louisiana) -- L’Auberge Casino and Hotel is currently constructing a $3.6 million outdoor smoking area that will feature 100 slot machines, according to the Baton...
article He started at the bottom. Now he’s the new general manager of Beau Rivage.
(Mississippi) -- The lobby was full of pumpkins and fall mums when Travis Lunn first visited Biloxi and the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino. Less than two weeks ago, he...
article UK gambling commission in talks with Twitch over casino streams
(UK) -- Two casino websites that are not licensed in the UK have recently made prominent appearances on Twitch, and the UK Gambling Commission is currently looking into...
article Denise Coates Made $338 Million From Sports Betting And Gambling At bet365 Last Year
(UK) -- Denise Coates knows how to make money from sports betting. Last year, she earned £265 million ($338 million) as the boss of online sports betting giant,...
article Macau Gambling Slowdown to Trip Up Casino Stocks, Analyst Says
(Macau) -- A slowdown in Macau prompted UBS to lower its estimates for big casino operators.
article Rush Street ready to spend US$2 billion on Hokkaido IR
(Japan) -- Rush Street founder and Chairman Neil Bluhm says the company would likely spend up to US$2 billion on its Hokkaido IR should it win a license to operate a...
article DA mocks government for saying it will ‘ban the internet’ over online gambling
(South Africa) -- Ghaleb Cachalia has accused Rob Davies of ‘conflating communism and self-flagellation’ to ‘facilitate the spiritual redemption of men...
article Las Vegas Monorail could be getting new stop for MSG Sphere
(Las Vegas) -- The Las Vegas Monorail could get a new stop when the MSG Sphere opens. Clark County Commissioners were going to discuss a new stop Tuesday but postponed...
article Casino Tycoon Sheldon Adelson Threatens to Cut Off Republican Party Following Midterm Losses
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas Sands billionaire Sheldon Adelson is threatening to suspend political donations to the Republican Party after becoming frustrated with GOP...
article Las Vegas gambler Walters loses insider trading appeal
(New York) -- A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld the insider trading conviction and five-year prison sentence of famed Las Vegas sports gambler William “...
article New shareholder lawsuit filed against Steve Wynn and Wynn Resorts board members
(Las Vegas) -- Former and current board members of Wynn Resorts, including founder Steve Wynn and CEO Matt Maddox, are facing a fresh shareholder lawsuit claiming that...

12/4/2018

article D.C. Council moves closer to legalizing sports betting
(Washington D.C.) -- The D.C. Council voted Tuesday in favor of a bill that would allow sports betting in Washington, the first of two votes necessary for the bill to...
article Kansas sports betting hearing begins
(Kansas) -- Kansas lawmakers are preparing for two days of hearings that could lead to a sports betting bill being filed in the state's House of Representatives...
article Missouri Has A Better Idea Than Paying Sports Betting Integrity Fees
(Missouri) -- Missouri lawmakers were all set to become among the first in the country to seriously consider paying the integrity fee that US pro sports leagues have...
article Missouri lawmakers to consider legalizing sports betting
(Missouri) -- “I certainly anticipate it being out there for discussion before the House and the Senate,” said Republican Rep. Dean Plocher. Missouri...
article Gambling Will Help Viewership But Fear Games Can Be Fixed, Says Poll
(USA) -- In the months since the Supreme Court’s ruling that banning sports gambling is unconstitutional, the sports landscape has begun to change. Gambling sites...
article Meadowlands Horsemen Getting Purse Boost From Sports Betting
(New Jersey) -- One down, one to go for New Jersey’s harness racing industry. The Standardbred Breeders and Owners of New Jersey on Friday announced a 10-year...
article State may look at fast spread of video gambling
(Illinois) -- Video poker machines are more prevalent and profitable than ever before, according to a new state report. That has some lawmakers and local leaders looking...
article Big Beaver mini-casino: 750 slots and 500 jobs, residents told
(Pennsylvania) -- A plan by Mount Airy Casino Resort to draw gamblers to a sparsely populated patch of northern Beaver County drew overwhelming support at a public...
article Slot machine players taking more gambles, state says
(Pennsylvania) -- Slot machine revenue at Pennsylvania’s 12 casinos was 1 percent higher last month compared to November 2017, the state’s Gaming Control...
article Sports bettors try their luck at Tiverton Casino Hotel
(Rhode Island) -- Sports betting kicked off at Tiverton Casino Hotel on Monday afternoon, making it the second venue in New England — besides its sister casino,...
article New hotel, the Alder, opens at Resorts World Catskills casino complex
(New York) -- If you're headed up to visit Resorts World Catskills this winter, you'll have a new place to rest your head after a night at the gaming tables. The...
article KPMG eSummit faces future challenges
(Malta) -- One of the more thought-provoking events of Malta’s Gaming Week, the KPMG Malta Gaming eSummit took place in front of a full capacity audience at the Hilton...
article Don't buy lottery tickets for minors says Nova Scotia Gaming Corporation
(Nova Scotia) -- Lottery tickets are go-to stocking stuffers for many during the holidays, but parents, caregivers, family members and friends are reminded not to gift...
article Canada Shakes Up The Esports Industry
(Canada) -- Although Canada has been stepping it up in terms of getting more recognition in esports, its infrastructure to facilitate it is not as advanced as the states...
article Gambling: ‘loot boxes’ in video games could be conditioning children
(UK) -- According to recent reports, the number of children with gambling problems has “quadrupled to more than 50,000 in just two years”. The alarming figures come from...
article Gambling and the holidays: what are the odds on naughty or nice?
(Oregon) -- When people think about gambling, they usually are not thinking about youth gambling, yet studies show that some of the highest rates of problematic gambling...
article The sad demise and curious afterlife of the Vegas showgirl
(Las Vegas) -- It cost a lot of money to dress a topless woman. A showgirl costume could rival the price of a Kia, and dancers changed attire eight or nine times a night...
article Gambling.com to use Stockholm listing as springboard for US
(Sweden) -- Gambling.com group chief executive Charles Gillespie claims the company’s listing of €16m (£14.2m/$18.2m) in senior secured notes on the...

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