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Australia Gaming

article The Wrap: Telcos, Builders, Casinos & Insurers
(Australia) -- The main issues for the telecommunications sector in 2019 centre on mobiles and the NBN. In terms of mobiles, UBS believes revenue share has been the main...
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eSports

article First Apex Legends “path to pro” esports scholarship program in US established in Massachusetts
(Massachusetts) -- Becker College in Massachusetts unveiled the nation’s first “path-to-pro” esports scholarship in the country for Apex Legends in a...
article Research: Esports digital ad revenue headed for $200M/year
(New York) -- A new report projects esports digital ad revenues will zip past the $200M/year barrier next year, with 25% growth forecast for this year.
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Illinois Gaming

article Why a Chicago Casino May Never Happen
(Illinois) -- There’s plenty of action at Rivers Casino in suburban Des Plaines on this Wednesday afternoon. Scores of gamblers shovel quarters and dollar bills...
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Indiana Gaming

article Indiana Sports Betting Part Of Monster Gambling Bill In Committee Next Week
(Indiana) -- The Frankenstein-like gambling expansion legislation that includes Indiana sports betting will be dissected Wednesday in the House Committee on Public...
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Kentucky Gaming

article Kentucky Sports Betting Bill Out of Time for 2019 General Assembly
(Kentucky) -- An attempt to pass legislation that would legalize sports betting in Kentucky has fallen short for this year, the bill’s primary sponsor said.
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Macau Gaming

article Macau casino licences for MGM China, SJM extended to 2022
(Hong Kong) -- Macau, the world’s largest gambling hub, has extended casino licences for MGM China and SJM Holdings until 2022, bringing them on par with other...
article Macau extends gambling licenses for SJM and MGM China until 2022 to synchronise expiry date of all six casino concessions
(Macau) -- Macau’s government has extended the gambling licenses of SJM Holdings and MGM China Holdings by two years, putting them on equal footing with four other...
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Marijuana & Hemp

article Why GTI’s $290 Million Bet on Essence Cannabis Dispensary is No Gamble
(Las Vegas) -- Armen Yemenidjian gave up his gaming license to start Integral Associates in Nevada. Today, that company is recognized as Essence Cannabis Dispensary....
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MGM Resorts

article MGM Empire City Casino Execs in Yonkers Push for Live Table Games, But Key New York Politicians Push Back
(New York) -- MGM Resorts International recently acquired Empire City Casino in Yonkers, New York — 15 miles north of midtown Manhattan — and now the gaming...
article MGM: One Too Many Ants At An Otherwise Nice Picnic
(Las Vegas) -- In many articles on MGM Resorts International (NYSE:MGM) we have expressed both enthusiasm and head scratching. We guided high when we saw a clear bull...
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New Jersey Gaming

article Even With A Short Month, New Jersey Online Casinos Still Surpass $30 Million
(New Jersey) -- On paper, February looks like a middling month for the New Jersey online gambling industry. Online casino and poker revenue fell from an all-time high of...
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New York Gaming

article Plaza Construction to lead phase 2 of $400M NYC casino expansion
(New York) -- “We are excited to work with Plaza Construction to bring to life our vision for an unrivaled entertainment and hospitality destination in Southeast...
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Ohio Gaming

article New Ohio bill would allow sports betting in casinos, racinos and through their mobile apps
(Ohio) -- Nearly a year after the U.S. Supreme Court has legalized sports betting outside of Nevada, a bill in the Ohio General Assembly would legalize the wagers in...
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PASPA Decision

article The NBA leads the way on gambling sponsorship
(USA) -- The Supreme Court decision of May last year that overturned the 1992 PASPA Act and effectively legalized sports betting in the US had many far-reaching...
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Pennsylvania Gaming

article PA Senator introduces bill to help reduce property taxes using new gambling revenue
(Pennsylvania) -- When casino gambling was legalized in Pennsylvania in 2004, a promise was made that homeowners would see a decrease in their property tax bills. But,...
article Senator wants more gambling money for property tax relief
(Pennsylvania) -- A Pennsylvania senator has unveiled legislation that would direct all state revenue from expanded gambling to property tax relief for homeowners.
article Penn National Earns Preliminary Approval for Mini Casino
(Pennsylvania) -- In late 2017, lawmakers in Pennsylvania approved an expansive gaming package that would see several changes to the gambling offerings of the state.
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Philippines Gaming

article PAGCOR responds to Quezon City official’s tough casino talk
(Philippines) -- Quezon City candidate for mayor and current Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte has made her stance on a casino in her city a bit confusing. First she was for it,...
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Poker

article Ex-Miss Iran chases the poker game around the world
(South Africa) -- Last year saw Razavi earning a five-star international accolade in the Poker Rankings Grandmaster ratings – having bagged $27 350 (about R396 000...
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Rhode Island Gaming

article Rhode Island online wagering bill poised become law
(Rhode Island) -- Mobile wagering in Rhode Island is awaiting approval from Governor Gina Raimondo to come into law, after the state’s House of Representatives...
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Sands Corp.

article APNewsBreak: Vegas Sands-Macau dealmaker settle 15-year case
(Las Vegas) -- A settlement Thursday ended a 15-year breach-of-contract battle between Las Vegas Sands Corp. and a Hong Kong businessman who helped the U.S. company open...
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Sports Betting

article H2: March Madness handle to reach $12.1bn in 2019
(USA) -- The National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) Division I Men's Basketball Tournament, commonly known as March Madness, is set to attract up to $12....
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Sports Leagues

press release Skrill becomes proud partner of Alessandro Del Piero’s LA10 Football Club
(California) -- Skrill Ltd., a leading digital wallet provider and part of Paysafe Group, has announced a high-profile sponsorship deal with the Los Angeles-based LA10...
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Texas Gaming

article Should the Deep South Follow the Canadian Gambling Model?
(Texas) -- Canada is a great example of a nation that has benefited from relaxed online gambling laws and regulations. As a result, locals are now able to join the...
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Wire Act

article Numerous States File to Support New Hampshire Wire Act Case
(New Hampshire) -- When the Department of Justice’s Office of Legal Counsel revealed its new opinion regarding the Wire Act in January, it was more than a little...
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Wynn Resorts

article Gaming regulators will receive Wynn Resorts investigation report Friday
(Massachusetts) -- State gaming regulators will receive their own investigators’ report into the sexual misconduct allegations against former casino magnate Steve...
article Settlement paves way for release of Wynn report
(Massachusetts) -- THE MASSACHUSETTS GAMING COMMISSION released a lightly redacted legal settlement with Steve Wynn on Thursday that paves the way for the unveiling of a...
article Steve Wynn Met With Treasury Officials About Opportunity Zones After Stock Sale
(Washington D.C.) -- Former casino executive Steve Wynn generated $2.1 billion and a big potential tax bill last March when he was forced to sell his stake in Wynn...
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Other News

article Santa Anita bans race day drugs after another horse dies
(California) -- In response to a baffling surge of horse deaths at Santa Anita that has roiled the sport, the track’s owners Thursday banned the all race day...
article Santa Anita needs to close the track until they figure what is killing these horses
(California) -- Do not be surprised if, say five years from now, a book comes out that documents the demise of horse racing in the United States. The title will be “...
article Casino run by daily wagers busted in Haryana’s Pataudi, two held
(India) -- With the arrest of two persons, police on Wednesday night busted a casino that was allegedly operating from a shop behind a vegetable market in Pataudi for...
article Vancouver Problem Gambling Conference Points to AI as Solution
(British Columbia) -- At the ongoing “New Horizons in Responsible Gaming Conference”, experts are highlighting the potential of artificial intelligence to prevent the...
article Tara Reid May Have Her ‘Sharknado’ Lawsuit Dismissed
(Las Vegas) -- Actress Tara Reid is at risk if having her $100 million ‘Sharknado’ lawsuit dismissed if she doesn’t take action. The 43-year-old...
article WPT Signs Five-Year Deal with Mexico’s TV Azteca
(Mexico) -- The World Poker Tour (WPT) has signed a new partnership deal with Mexican multimedia conglomerate TV Azteca, a Grupo Salinas company. This comes as part of...
article Billboards With Photos of the Mountains They're Blocking
(California) -- Back in 2017, drivers on the Gene Autry Trail road in the desert outside Palm Springs, California, were treated to a seriously cool series of billboard...
article How A Luxury Brand Spends 10 Minutes A Day To Create Five-Star Service
(New York) -- Award-winning service doesn’t just happen. It starts with great stories shared each and every day. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, the only hotel...

3/13/2019

article University of Tennessee has concerns on sports betting bill
(Tennessee) -- The University of Tennessee is expressing concerns about legislation to bring sports gambling to the state. At a House committee bill review meeting...
article Legalized sports wagering from the perspectives of casinos, leagues
(Missouri) -- With the federal prohibition lifted, Missouri now has the ability to open up sports betting in the state. There are multiple measures in the General...
article Sports betting bill making progress in Missouri Legislature
(Missouri) -- A bill that would authorize sports betting online and on gambling river boats made progress through the Missouri Legislature Wednesday. Supporters of the...
article Atlantic City casino revenue continued to grow in February
(Atlantic City) -- Casino gaming revenue was up for the ninth consecutive month in February, according to state gaming regulators. Total gaming revenue for the month was...
article Nearly $2 Billion in New Jersey Sport Bets in 9 Months
(New Jersey) -- Nearly $2 billion has been wagered on sporting events in New Jersey since such betting became legal last year. New Jersey gamblers plunked down more than...
article Handle Not Bad As Super Bowl Dings NJ Sports Betting Revenue In February
(New Jersey) -- Wednesday brought confirmation of what we already suspected: the Super Bowl took its toll on NJ sports betting revenue last month. New Jersey sports...
article Esports: Can New Jersey be a contender?
(New Jersey) -- State lawmakers don't know much yet about the increasingly popular world of competitive video gaming, a.k.a. esports, but they know New Jersey should...
article Notable bills fizzle out in final days of KY legislative session
(Kentucky) -- The final days of the Kentucky legislative session are winding down. That means the chances of passage for bills that haven’t been voted on in either...
article North Florida’s Racetrack Bingo Ordered to Forfeit $6 Million Over Illegal Gambling Racket that Defrauded Local Charities
(Florida) -- The owners of Racetrack Bingo in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, have been ordered to forfeit $6 million to the federal government after being convicted last...
article Gaming regulator: Truck stop gambling, mini-casinos should launch later this year
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania is quietly moving to allow gambling at more than 40 truck stops and five mini-casinos while much of the attention on Pennsylvania’s...
article Caernarvon Township approves Penn National mini-casino
(Pennsylvania) -- Despite local controversy, the Caernarvon Township supervisors on Tuesday unanimously approved preliminary and final plans for a proposed $111 million...
article Foss: Resist push to expand downstate gambling
(New York) -- Casinos will generate tax revenue that can be used to fund schools and fix crucial infrastructure. They'll attract tourists from throughout the...
article MGM looking to expedite things in Yonkers, N.Y.
(New York) -- MGM Resorts International’s point man for a proposed Bridgeport casino appeared before a legislature Tuesday, but not the one in Connecticut. Instead...
article 'Historical horse racing' bill bites the dust
(Montana) -- Apparently, the odds were against it. A bill that would let a committee study over the interim the possibility of bringing electronic parimutuel betting,...
article Santa Anita Opens Main Track for Workouts
(California) -- Horses worked over the main track at Santa Anita Park March 13 for the first time since racing was suspended last week. "We had more than 100 slated...
article Expert: Fixed-Odds Wagering Can Work for U.S. Racing
(Florida) -- A wagering expert believes the fixed-odds model could work for United States racing, and with a number of states welcoming sports wagering, the timing has...
article State lottery wants legislators to approve bill allowing online ticket sales
(Connecticut) -- The Connecticut Lottery Corp. is lobbying legislators to pass a bill that would allow lottery tickets to be purchased online, which officials say would...
article Michigan Attorney General part of national effort to protect state lottery revenue
(Michigan) -- Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel is asking a federal court to reject a recent opinion by the U.S. Department of Justice that says online state...
article Polluting Chinese Casino in Cambodia Ordered Closed
(Cambodia) -- Officials in Cambodia’s Sihanoukville province have ordered a Chinese casino and hotel accused of ruining the beauty of a local beach by pouring raw...
article Cheating scandal casts dark shadow over Melco’s Cyprus casino
(Cyprus) -- The Greek philosopher Sophocles is quoted as saying, “I would prefer even to fail with honor than win by cheating.” That doesn’t appear to...
article B.C. casinos could use loyalty programs to target problem gamblers
(British Columbia) -- A conference on problem gambling will also hear Thursday about the challenges for casinos with players intoxicated by cannabis. And it heard on...

3/12/2019

article Online casino and poker gaming chances improve in West Virginia
(West Virginia) -- On Friday, the West Virginia State Senate voted in favor of the West Virginia Lottery Interactive Wagering Act. A vote of 26 to 7 will see the measure...
article West Virginia poised to become 4th state to legalize online gambling for traditional casino games
(West Virginia) -- The West Virginia Lottery will have more than year to develop and implement regulations for iGaming run through the Mountain State’s five...
article Grewal joins DOJ lawsuit over Wire Act interpretation
(New Jersey) -- New Jersey is joining New Hampshire and several lottery companies in a suit seeking to invalidate the U.S. Department of Justice’s legal ruling last year...
article Tennessee sports betting bill getting makeover with touches from the top
(Tennessee) -- A bill that would allow sports betting in Tennessee is being re-worked heavily with some input from the Lee administration. "We are looking at what...
article Online sports betting gets House OK, sent to Raimondo’s desk
(Rhode Island) -- The state House of Representatives approved a bill to legalize online sports betting Tuesday — waving away objections from Republicans that the...
article The First Arkansas Sportsbook Is ‘Coming Soon’ To West Memphis
(Arkansas) -- How close is Arkansas sports betting to becoming a reality? It depends on how one of the state’s racetrack casinos defines “soon.”...
article Casinos New to March Madness Under Gun to Protect Gamblers’ Data
(USA) -- Casinos and sportsbooks tapping, for the first time, what used to be an illegal multibillion-dollar betting market for the NCAA men’s basketball...
article New Jersey Muscles In On New Hampshire’s Bid To Preserve Online Gambling
(New Jersey) -- Attorneys for New Jersey are soon scheduled to file papers in protest of the January opinion from the Department of Justice that took a new look at The...
article How's The Springfield Casino Doing?
(Massachusetts) -- It's been more than six months since the MGM casino in Springfield opened its doors to thousands of gamblers, and curious pedestrians. Here’...
article More communities taking a gamble on Keno as revenues remain slim
(New Hampshire) -- Keno got a chance to move closer to its kindergarten-funding goals during Tuesday’s town elections when 34 towns were deciding whether to allow...
article MGM eyes full-scale gaming license for Empire City Casino in Yonkers
(New York) -- The new president of Empire City Casino in Yonkers said he hopes to "start unlocking value now" after MGM bought the sprawling facility in...
article Gov. Ron DeSantis defends use of business mogul's jet for New York trip as 'by the book'
(Florida) -- Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday defended his flight to New York on a private jet owned by a major Republican donor and gambling mogul, describing it as legal,...
article Gambling losses measure stalls
(Arkansas) -- A bill that would ax the individual state income tax deduction for gambling losses and use the increased revenue to reduce the developmental disabilities...
article New casino owner to take over Majestic Star casinos Wednesday
(Indiana) -- The two Majestic Star Casinos in Gary are expected to reopen under new ownership around 2 p.m. Wednesday, following a short shutdown. Jahnae Erpenbach, the...
article Renewed Hope For Legal Canada Sports Betting Springs Up In Ontario
(Ontario) -- Our neighbors to the north could look to join the United States by bringing legal sports betting to Canada. A Toronto Sun story last week reported the...
article Moving Preakness “won’t have effect” Pimlico advocates claim, Ritvo says
(Maryland) -- The future of Maryland racing will be at Laurel Park – but even if the Preakness were to move there, a forthcoming study indicates that Baltimore...
article Gov't adviser presents 'guide' to understand the end of casino (sub)concessions
(Macau) -- It is not an official document, but the research paper authored by Legal Adviser for Economy and Finance on gaming and gaming-related matters will be read...
article BLOG: Indian Government Cracks Down on Betfair
(India) -- The All India Gaming Federation (AIGF) is calling upon the Indian government to crack down on illegal offshore gambling sites that target Indian residents.
article Problem gamblers at 15 times higher risk of suicide, study finds
(UK) -- People with a gambling problem are 15 times more likely to take their own life, according to the largest study of its kind, prompting calls for swifter action by...
article Time Traveling Through Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- In the 1950s, Las Vegans looking to decompress would head to Atomic Liquors on Fremont Street, order an “Atomic cocktail” and head to the roof...
article Houston billionaire Tilman Fertitta to release first book in September
(Las Vegas) -- Tilman Fertitta, owner of the Houston Rockets and star of the CNBC show “Billion Dollar Buyer,” will release his first book in September,...
article Tara Reid Warned to Hurry Up in $100 Million ‘Sharknado’ Lawsuit or Case Will Be Tossed
(Las Vegas) -- Tara Reid can’t figure out how to follow through with her $100 million lawsuit and now the actress is being warned by the court to hurry up or risk...
article Icahn Increases Grip on Caesars to 17.75 Percent, Sale or Merger Now Likely
(Las Vegas) -- Billionaire activist investor Carl Icahn has increased his stake in Caesars Entertainment to 17.75 percent, according to a Monday SEC filing. The 83-year-...
article One of the Last Undeveloped Parcels on Casino Row and the Colorado River to be Auctioned via Sealed Bid on April 18
(Nevada) -- It was announced today by Todd Good, President, Accelerated Marketing Group, that his firm in cooperation with Vegas Commercial Real Estate is conducting a...

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