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Atlantic City Gaming

article Atlantic City Casino Industry Continues To Rebound; Is Sports Betting Playing A Role?
(Atlantic City) -- It’s no secret that online gambling and sports betting (81% over the internet) in New Jersey are thriving, but what about the brick-and-mortar...
article MGM Resorts partnering to build luxury Atlantic City housing on land long targeted for a casino
(Atlantic City) -- It is a tract of land long targeted for another casino in Atlantic City’s Marina District, back past the Golden Nugget along the bay, looking...
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Caesars

article Caesars Entertainment Corporation inks deal for ESPN-branded studio
(Las Vegas) -- A recently penned agreement between ESPN and Caesars Entertainment (NASDAQ: CZR) will provide fans around the world with sports betting news and...
article ESPN Partners With Caesars Entertainment For Las Vegas Strip Sports Betting TV Studio
(Las Vegas) -- ESPN has announced a new partnership with Caesars Entertainment to bring a new studio to the LINQ Hotel and Casino on the Las Vegas Strip by 2020. The...
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Illinois Gaming

article Pritzker Makes Push for Legal Sports Betting
(Illinois) -- Legal sports betting could soon be coming to Illinois. Last year, the Supreme Court struck down a law that banned sports betting outside the state of...
article Cheap Trick's Rick Nielsen Pushing For Rockford Casino, More Jobs
(Illinois) -- Rockford could be the site of a new land casino – that’s if lawmakers can agree on an expansion plan before the end of the legislative session...
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Indiana Gaming

article Casino operators welcome changes in law, but most report a down April
(Indiana) -- Coming off a modest month in April, Northwest Indiana casino operators are gearing up for changes provided in a new bill, including the moving of one Gary...
article Full-service sportsbook coming with new facility and new name for Horseshoe Southern Indiana
(Indiana) -- Horseshoe Southern Indiana will be renamed Caesars Southern Indiana later this year when its land-based facility opens, officials said Wednesday. The new...
article Horseshoe casino getting new name, on-site sports betting
(Indiana) -- Horseshoe casino won't be Horseshoe for long. Horseshoe casino will become Caesars Southern Indiana as part of an $85 million expansion project.
article Horseshoe Southern Indiana casino is getting a new name, plus on-site sports betting
(Indiana) -- Horseshoe Southern Indiana is getting a new name and will soon offer a sportsbook for on-site sports betting. The casino will open in 2020 as the rebranded...
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Iowa Gaming

article Diamond Jo Casino to add sports betting
(Iowa) -- On Monday, Governor Kim Reynolds signed a bill that would legalize sports betting in Iowa. Now, the Diamond Jo Casino has new plans in the works to incorporate...
1 Article on this Issue

Japan Gaming

article Inaugural Japan IR Expo Sees Casino Giants Flock to Osaka
(Japan) -- The inaugural edition of the Japan IR Expo kicked off today at INTEX Osaka in Osaka, as the major Japanese city is looking to step up its efforts to host one...
1 Article on this Issue

Las Vegas Gaming

article How much do Las Vegas casino CEOs make?
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas gaming CEOs made anywhere between $1 million and $24 million last year, according to company filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange...
article Inside Sports Betting’s Vegas Stats & Information Network
(Las Vegas) -- Tune into VSiN’s online stream for just a few minutes and you will be inundated with spreads, trends, injury reports and historical relevance. From...
article Drunk driver who killed strip casino dealer gets 15 years in prison
(Las Vegas) -- A drunk driver who pleaded guilty to killing a casino dealer on the Las Vegas Strip learned his fate on Tuesday. A judge sentenced Steven Terry to 15...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Marijuana & Hemp

article Las Vegas, Which Just Authorized Cannabis Lounges, Aspires to be the 'New Amsterdam'
(Las Vegas) -- More than two years after Nevada legalized marijuana for recreational use, Las Vegas will soon become one of the few jurisdictions in the country to...
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MGM Springfield

article Gaming revenue down at MGM for month of April
(Massachusetts) -- Revenue went down at MGM Springfield in the month of April, compared to the month before. Numbers released Saturday by the Massachusetts Gaming...
article MGM Springfield's April gambling revenue dips 15 percent
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Springfield reported $21.8 million in gross gambling revenue in April, the $1 billion casino’s ninth month of operation. That’s a 15...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Millennials

article How Technological Advancements Are Shaping The Millennial Gambling Scene
(USA) -- When online gambling became a thing, it was clear from the get-go that it would be attracting a new face to the idea of gambling. In the past, this activity was...
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N.J. Sports Betting

article iGaming helps Atlantic City casino market to record a successful April
(Atlantic City) -- The nine-casino market in Atlantic City reportedly had a very good April after chalking up a 23.8% rise year-on-year in aggregated gross gaming...
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Pennsylvania Gaming

article Parx Casino to offer internet sports betting soon, potentially reshaping Pa’s gambling market
(Pennsylvania) -- Parx Casino in Bensalem will test its internet sports wagering systems this month and plans to launch online sports betting in early June, casino...
article Pennsylvania online sports betting: What you need to know
(Pennsylvania) -- Online sports betting will open for business soon in Pennsylvania, according to the Pa. Gaming Control Board. A spokesperson said that the first casino...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

PokerStars

article PokerStars Announces Three Major New UFC Ambassadors
(USA) -- Online poker site PokerStars has signed three new ambassadors from the world of UFC. They are ‘the voice of the Octagon’ Bruce Buffer, ‘UFC...
1 Article on this Issue

Sports Leagues

article What's it like to be in the backroom of the NBA draft lottery, from weighing — and measuring — pingpong balls to turning over your phone
(Illinois) -- Joey Reinsdorf had known that the Bulls dropped from No. 4 to No. 7 for close to an hour Tuesday night when he grimaced as the NBA’s draft lottery TV...
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Other News

article Construction Begins on Rivers Casino’s Sports Betting Lounge
(New York) -- As of Monday morning construction is officially underway on Rivers Casino’s new sports book. “This a milestone for Rivers Casino because we...
article Argosy Casino set to reopen Thursday
(Illinois) -- The Argosy Casino announced Tuesday afternoon that the casino will reopen Thursday, May 16th at 10 am. The casino had been closed since May 3rd due to...
article Rivers Casino fined $90,000 for underage gambling, drinking
(Pennsylvania) -- The Rivers Casino was fined $90,000 by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board Wednesday for seven instances in which individuals younger than 21 gained...
article Rivers Casino fined for multiple underage gambling violations
(Pennsylvania) -- Pittsburgh's River Casino has been fined $90,000 for multiple underage gambling violations, according to the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board.
article Philly casino fined US$17.5Gs for serving 17 drinks to gambler
(Philadelphia) -- A casino in Philadelphia that served a gambler 17 free drinks over an eight-hour period has been fined US$17,500. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports...
article SugarHouse Casino fined for serving 17 drinks to a patron, until he couldn’t hold his head up
(Philadelphia) -- State regulators on Wednesday imposed a fine of $17,500 on SugarHouse Casino in Fishtown for serving a gambler 17 complimentary alcoholic beverages...
article Bobby Kennedy, the Mob, and Sports Betting Today
(Texas) -- A 1957 raid finally convinced FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover that there was such a thing as organized crime, but not until President John F. Kennedy appointed...
article New content deal to see Wazdan games go live with three new SuprNation brands across Europe
(Sweden) -- Leading iGaming software provider, Wazdan, has been powering through the year having released several new slot titles and forging lasting relationships...
article Gambling Commission hits online casinos with £4.5m penalty
(UK) -- The Gambling Commission has slapped fines of up to £4.5m ($5.8m) on four online casino companies, as part of the government agency’s investigation...
article Chinese Triad Gang Threatens to Take Over Cambodia Casino Town in Chilling Video
(Cambodia) -- A video of a Chinese criminal gang threatening to seize control of Cambodian casino town Sihanoukville has become the subject of an investigation by the...
article Casino Executives Saw Pay Decline Last Year
(Las Vegas) -- Chief executives at some of Las Vegas’ largest gaming companies saw their pay decline last year compared to the year before. Union Gaming analyst...
article Player collects $1.8M slots jackpot at Las Vegas Strip casino
(Las Vegas) -- A slots player at The Venetian has 1.8 million reasons to love Las Vegas. The player, who chose to r emain anonymous, hit the progressive $1 Wheel of...
article The Gambler: Meet the man who won $1.2 million on Tiger Woods
(Wisconsin) -- Getting inside a gambler’s head is a risky game. Particularly with James P. Adducci, the 39-year-old Wisconsin man who bet $85,000 on Tiger Woods to...
article Casino Dealers Talk About the Most Money Lost in One Sitting
(USA) -- In the gambling world, behind the glamor, there is ugly, bitter, loss. It can sting, but some losers are within their budget so they shrug it off.
press release Boyd Gaming Launches Award-Winning ‘B Connected’ Player Loyalty Program at Kansas Star Casino
(Kansas) -- Boyd Gaming Corporation today announced the launch of its award-winning B Connected player loyalty program at Kansas Star Casino Hotel Event Center - giving...

5/14/2019

article Peterson: Legal sports gambling is here. The next move should be allowing athletes to market themselves.
(Iowa) -- Add the Iowa gaming industry to the list of conglomerates legitimately making money off college student-athletes. Colleges make millions of dollars off its...
article ESPN Execs Talk Sports Betting, Growth of Streaming Service
(Las Vegas) -- The network announced a deal with Caesars Entertainment that includes a branded studio inside The LINQ Hotel & Casino.
article DraftKings Reflects On A Robust Start In NJ Sports Betting Since PASPA’s Fall
(New Jersey) -- Today is a day for celebration at DraftKings. It’s exactly one year to the day that the US Supreme Court overturned the Professional and Amateur...
article NJ Online Casino Old Guard Flourishes In April While Newcomers Struggle
(New Jersey) -- NJ online casinos followed up a blockbuster March with their second-biggest revenue haul ever last month, raking in $36.58 mm.
article Year after Supreme Court win, New Jersey sports bets thrive
(New Jersey) -- The anniversary of New Jersey's victory in a U.S. Supreme Court case clearing the way for legal sports betting across the nation was a happy one for...
article Welcome To The Party: Borgata Makes It 14 NJ Online Sportsbooks
(New Jersey) -- Make it 14. Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa now has two online skins up and running. The newest addition to the NJ online sports betting club is...
article Del Lago casino begins construction of DraftKings sports betting lounge
(New York) -- Del Lago Resort & Casino in Seneca County will replace a bar and restaurant with a 6,000-square-foot sports wagering lounge this summer. The DraftKings...
article Why a New Hampshire legal case is vital to U.S. sports betting growth
(New Hampshire) -- New Hampshire -- not New Jersey -- is the new epicenter for legal drama that could shape the expansion of sports betting and fantasy one year after...
article West Virginia Online Casinos — Legal Online Casino Coming Soon To The Mountain State
(West Virginia) -- In a surprise turn, shortly following West Virginia’s embracing of retail and online sports betting, the Mountain State quickly passed online...
article Lake County receives over $700K from casino tax revenue
(Ohio) -- A banner year for Ohio's four casinos and seven racinos in 2018 bodes well for the state's 88 counties and other recipients of casino tax revenue...
article Argosy Casino in Alton to reopen Thursday
(Illinois) -- The Argosy Casino in Alton will resume operations again Thursday. The casino announced it will open at 10 a.m. after flooding of the Mississippi River...
article Norwegian Government Adopts Amendments to Gambling Regulations
(Norway) -- Several of Norwegian’s gambling regulations are getting a makeover with the government looking to amend several regulations to put a stop to unlicensed...
article Gambling advocacy group introduces ‘responsible marketing’ standards for sports betting ads
(UK) -- Television viewers in the United Kingdom were bombarded with sports gambling advertisements during last year’s World Cup, with a Guardian study finding...
article Mobile Sports Betting Isn’t Quite Minting Millionaires Just Yet
(Internet) -- A year on from the Supreme Court's ruling on sports betting, U.S. states have seen a bit of wind in their sails when it comes to profiting off of a...
article Sands China to follow up The Parisian and The Venetian with The Londoner as part of US$2.2 billion Macau expansion plan
(Macau) -- Sands China last week unveiled plans to upgrade the 1,200-room Holiday Inn at Sands Cotai Central in Macau, rebranding it as The Londoner, a destination...
article Philippines casino industry growing faster than Macau, Nevada
(Philippines) -- If you’re looking for a growing casino industry, it doesn’t look like you can do much better than the Philippines. Praveen Choudhary,...
article MGM Submits Bid For Osaka Resort Casino License
(Japan) -- MGM Resorts is set to put forth its proposal for a resort casino license in Osaka. It will be submitting its application in conjunction with the ORIX...
article South Korea’s Kangwon Land casino shows signs of turnaround
(South Korea) -- South Korean casino operator Kangwon Land managed to boost its Q1 profit despite falling sales, which analysts are taking as a sign the venue may...
article US Gaming Industry Exposure to China Drives Stocks Down Amid Trade War
(Wall Street) -- The US gaming industry is feeling the consequences of the escalating trade war with China, as both countries impose hundreds of billions of dollars in...
article G2E Asia releases schedule for 2019 conference program
(Macau) -- Today, Global Gaming Expo (G2E) Asia – the marketplace for the Asian gaming and entertainment industry – released the schedule for the G2E Asia...

5/13/2019

article Forum to begin process of coordinating sports-betting standards
(Massachusetts) -- A year and a day after the U.S. Supreme Court decision that forever changed the landscape of sports wagering in the United States, a group of industry...
article Iowa Gov. Reynolds signs bill legalizing sports betting. Yes, Nebraskans will be able to participate
(Iowa) -- Gov. Kim Reynolds signed a bill Monday allowing sports betting through Iowa’s 19 state-regulated casinos, making it the second Midwestern state —...
article Is This Heaven? Governor Signs Iowa Sports Betting Into Law
(Iowa) -- With the stroke of the governor’s pen, Iowa sports betting emerged Monday from the cornfields. Gov. Kim Reynolds signed SF 617 into law after weeks of...
article Queens casino touts union ties in ad push as mobile sports betting bill snakes its way through legislative process
(New York) -- Gambling is still a good bet, according to casino workers and some lawmakers. A Queens casino is taking time to tout it union ties amid recent talks of...
article A Handful Of Thoughts On Fox Bet’s Potential Impact Within Legal Sports Betting
(USA) -- Last week’s cycle of sports betting headlines featured one of the biggest pieces of news the industry has seen in quite some time. By now you’ve...
article Sports Betting Legislative Lasso: Who’s On Deck After Montana, Indiana?
(USA) -- Good day, folks, and welcome to another presumably busy week of legal, regulated sports betting expansion. Lawmakers in the US are mostly done introducing new...
article Tennessee, a State Without Casinos, May Get Sports Gambling Soon
(Tennessee) -- It appears Tennessee is the next state to step up to the plate and take a few hacks at sports gambling. Tennessee does not have any casinos which means...
article Las Vegas casino owner ready for life after Project Neon
(Las Vegas) -- Both over-the-top and willing to take a gamble, Project Neon and casino magnate Derek Stevens are helping transform the downtown Las Vegas landscape. With...
article Tiger Woods is back and testing how bookmakers manage risk
(New York) -- Tiger Woods won the Masters last month. That’s worth remembering when the conversation turns to gambling and this week’s big golf event: the U....
article N.J. leads the way one year after Supreme Court allows sports betting
(New Jersey) -- No state has benefited more than New Jersey in the year since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned a federal ban on sports wagering.
article Marty Walsh Is Not on Board with Encore’s Plans for a 4 a.m. Liquor License
(Massachusetts) -- A new bid from Encore Boston Harbor to serve alcohol until 4 a.m. when it (eventually) opens has an opponent: Marty Walsh. Boston’s mayor this...
article New Encore Boston Harbor Casino to feature ferry transportation
(Massachusetts) -- As Wynn Resorts works closer to the planned opening of the Encore Boston Harbor casino in late June, it has now been discovered that the property will...
article Springfield Casino Uses Sun, Rain to Grab Green Label
(Massachusetts) -- The state’s two full-scale casinos are sure to compete for customers, employees and attention, but MGM Springfield and Encore Boston Harbor...
article $37.54M loss for Resorts World Catskills casino owner in first quarter of 2019
(New York) -- Empire Resorts, parent company of Resorts World Catskills casino, recorded a first-quarter 2019 loss of $37.54 million on revenue of $57.6 million and...
article Casino Bill Killed In Favor of Sports Betting In New Hampshire
(New Hampshire) -- New Hampshire lawmakers last week killed one gaming bill to save another. With the blessing of its sponsor, the House 86’d casino bill SB 310,...
article New Hampshire House Kills Bill that Could Have Delayed Sports Betting
(New Hampshire) -- The New Hampshire House killed a bill that would open more casinos but the move actually saved the possibility of sports betting becoming legal in the...
article BCLC needs help fixing anti-money-laundering system
(British Columbia) -- In 2015, British Columbia (BC) realized there was a gambling problem. This one, though, was centered on what could only be described as an out-of-...
article Work underway on $100 million expansion at Oaklawn
(Arkansas) -- Construction is now underway on a $100 million expansion at Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort in Hot Springs. The expansion was announced shortly after Arkansas...
article Gibson: Casino belongs 'right out there'
(Indiana) -- As a ribbon-cutting for the new Home2 Suites by Hilton on Monday showed off a new extended-stay hotel on the city’s East side, community leaders also...
article Vancouver's Parq casino refinances debt and secures new equity partner
(British Columbia) -- The financially struggling Parq Vancouver project has a new equity partner and has refinanced its massive initial loans. This smooths some pressing...
article Commission identifies gaming study consultant
(Virginia) -- Virginia’s Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission on Monday named the private consulting firm that will assist in its review of gaming...
article Are Video Games Encouraging Kids to Gamble? "Loot Box" Reform Would Curb In-Game Purchases
(Washington D.C.) -- Video games are big business. The industry is worth an estimated $140 billion. In recent years, a lot of that money is coming from in-game purchases...
article Unikrn launches new ways to wager on esports and streamer play
(Las Vegas) -- Unikrn is startup that enables gamers to bet on esports matches, and it’s launched Unikrn Virtual, a way to bet on esports matches around the clock...
article Video Game Industry Association Appoints New President, CEO
(USA) -- Stanley Pierre-Louis, an industry executive with more than two decades of entertainment experience, will be the Entertainment Software Association’s (ESA...
article Unikrn launches new ways to wager on esports and streamer play
(Internet) -- Unikrn is startup that enables gamers to bet on esports matches, and it’s launched Unikrn Virtual, a way to bet on esports matches around the clock...
article Macau Official Says Enclave Government Considering New Gaming Licenses
(Macau) -- The Macau government is considering issuing new gaming concessions through a public tender process that could expand the number of casino operators throughout...
article MGM Cotai finally receives approval for smoking lounges
(Macau) -- In 2017, Macau decided to upgrade its casino smoking policies, restricting the activity to only certain locations. VIP rooms were still authorized for smoking...
article Casino license public tender groundwork being prepared in Macau
(Macau) -- The Economy and Finance Secretary for Macau, Lionel Leong Vai Tac (pictured), has reportedly revealed that local officials are currently preparing the...
article Philippines president suddenly softens stance on gambling
(Philippines) -- The gambling industry of the Philippines might finally be getting the big break it was waiting for, and a lot sooner than it expected. After years of...
article BLOG: Lawmakers Are Key To Capturing $150 Billion Illegal Sports Betting Market
(USA) -- The argument for widespread legal sports betting across the US is predicated upon the American Gaming Association assertion that Americans were betting $150...

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