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article Trump attacks Facebook's Libra currency
(Washington D.C.) -- President Donald Trump on Thursday bashed Facebook’s plans to create a digital currency called Libra, saying it would have “little...
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Caesars

article Caesars properties in Las Vegas that could be sold in $17.3B deal
(Las Vegas) -- The gaming industry is still buzzing about last month’s announcement that regional gaming leader Eldorado Resorts Inc. of Reno is looking to buy...
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Chicago Casino

article Another view: Stack the deck against organized crime at planned Chicago casino
(Illinois) -- It’s going to be a busy summer for Mayor Lori Lightfoot and the City Council if they hope to build a firewall against the influence of organized...
article State blows first deadline in Chicago casino timeline: ‘Working through the process’
(Illinois) -- Less than two weeks after Illinois’ massive gambling expansion was signed into law by Gov. J.B. Pritzker, state officials have stumbled out of the...
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Illinois Gaming

article And, they're off Horse racing struggles in Illinois
(Illinois) -- Shortly after the first race, a thunderstorm descends on Arlington International Racecourse, just north of Chicago. An hour before post time, families...
article Lawmakers Expect Rockford Casino To Boost Local and State Revenue
(Illinois) -- Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed a bill at the end of June that allows six new casinos and legalizes sports betting. Rockford is the site of one such...
article 'This is video gambling': Arlington Heights set to ban sweepstakes machines
(Illinois) -- Arlington Heights is set to join Mount Prospect, Mundelein and Huntley in banning electronic sweepstakes machines, which local officials say resemble video...
article There won't be a ban on new video gambling locations in Lake County
(Illinois) -- A proposed ban on new video gambling locations in unincorporated Lake County has been defeated and is unlikely to be considered again. The defeat comes...
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Indiana Gaming

article Hammond Horseshoe set to begin constructing sports wagering area on casino floor
(Indiana) -- Northwest Indiana's largest riverboat next week will begin constructing a sports betting area on its casino floor in anticipation of the Indiana Gaming...
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Iowa Gaming

article Regulators Plan Final Vote On Iowa Sports Betting
(Iowa) -- State regulators will vote later this month on rules allowing sports betting in Iowa, fulfilling a law passed this year by the legislature. If the guidelines...
article Sports betting in Iowa closing into the final stretch
(Iowa) -- The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission moved a step closer to having online wagering in the state on Thursday. The Commission held a public hearing in Altoona....
article Sports gambling rules move ahead after regulators hold hearing
(Iowa) -- Only two people spoke today at the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission’s hearing on the proposed rules for sports betting. The two who spoke were...
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Las Vegas Gaming

article Inside the building of the state-of-the-art Circa sportsbook
(Las Vegas) -- It was 1988 when Derek Stevens, then a graduate student at the University of Michigan, rented a car and set out on a summer road trip with a buddy to Los...
article The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas Hotel Is Now Better Than Ever
(Las Vegas) -- The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, aka The Cosmo, was never intended to be a typical Vegas casino hotel. That may be the best thing about it. The project...
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Macau Gaming

article Wynn Resorts $2 Billion Crystal Pavilion Macau Expansion Will Include High-End Museum, Theater
(Macau) -- Wynn Resorts, Ltd. will expand in Macau, the market that accounts for the bulk of the company’s revenue, with eyes on adding the $2 billion Crystal...
article Wynn Resorts unveils plans for $2 billion art museum in Macau
(Macau) -- Wynn Resorts Ltd. unveiled plans for a USD2 billion (MOP16.1 billion) expansion of its properties in Macau, including a theater and museum in the world’...
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MGM Springfield

article Take a gamble on a staycation at MGM Springfield hotel and casino
(Massachusetts) -- I’m relaxing in the spa at MGM Springfield while downstairs on the casino floor, it’s a riot of noise: open 24/7, even early in the...
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Missouri Gaming

article Isle of Capri, the KC riverfront casino Trump once tried to buy, may get new owner
(Missouri) -- The Isle of Capri Casino on the riverfront in Kansas City may be part of a $230 million acquisition by gaming company Twin River Worldwide Holdings Inc....
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Montana Gaming

article Lottery sports-betting contract under fire – but betting could be in place this year
(Montana) -- Sports betting in Montana could be underway by the end of the year, state Lottery officials said Thursday — although gambling-industry lobbies in...
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Nevada Gaming

article SLS Las Vegas cleared to leave NV Energy, amid many applicants withdrawing from attempts to leave utility
(Nevada) -- It took less than ten minutes for the three members of Nevada’s Public Utilities Commission to swat down a last-chance effort by NV Energy to raise the...
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New York Gaming

article Rivers Casino eyes Tuesday opening for sports book
(New York) -- Rivers Casino & Resort in Schenectady is hoping to start taking bets Tuesday on sporting events. But the scheduled 10 a.m. ribbon cutting and grand...
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North Carolina Gaming

article Proposed North Carolina gaming commission OK'd by House
(North Carolina) -- The idea of a consolidated state commission to regulate all gambling-related activities and boxing in North Carolina has advanced through the House....
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North Dakota Gaming

article State needs to stay smart about gambling
(North Dakota) -- North Dakota’s introduction of electronic pull tabs has been a revenue success. Tax revenues from gambling for the 2017-19 budget cycle are ahead...
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Ohio Gaming

article Lottery: Ohio racinos’ slots revenue tops $1B for first time
(Ohio) -- State lottery officials say annual gambling revenue from slot machines at Ohio’s seven racinos has topped $1 billion for the first time. The Ohio Lottery...
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Pennsylvania Gaming

press release Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board to Hold Category 4 Satellite Casino Auction on September 4th
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board today announced that it will hold an auction for the right to apply for a Category 4 casino license.
article What is Keeping Online Sportsbooks like FanDuel, DraftKings, William Hill & PointsBet Out of PA?
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania is one of the more progressive states for gambling. They have a legalized online lottery, they had legalized sports betting within the...
article Skill game company to local skill game operator, "your machines are gambling devices"
(Pennsylvania) -- At a press conference outside one of his local gaming parlors, the owner of 3C Amusements shook his head and laughed as a game of skill manufacturer...
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Philadelphia Gaming

article Storms Cause Flooding at SugarHouse Casino
(Pennsylvania) -- Storms with heavy rain, flooding and a possible tornado slammed the region on Thursday. NBC10 obtained viewer video of flooding at the SugarHouse...
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Rhode Island Gaming

article Rhode Island’s titans of gambling continue war
(Rhode Island) -- Behind the scenes and now out in the open in Rhode Island: a fierce bidding war for a billion-dollar, no-bid gambling contract. In April, the new...
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Sheldon Adelson

article Miriam Adelson Affinity For President Trump Literally Reaches Biblical Proportions
(Washington D.C.) -- Miriam Adelson, the wife of Las Vegas Sands Chairman and CEO Sheldon Adelson, has long been a fan of President Trump and that affection appears to...
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Wynn Boston Harbor

article Encore Boston Harbor’s Waterfront avoided Bud, Miller to provide a craft beer experience exclusive to New England
(Massachusetts) -- Scanning through the beer list at Waterfront in Encore Boston Harbor requires a few page turns. There are about 50 beers available, most of them on...
article Vegas Has Come To Massachusetts: Encore Casino Opens In Boston
(Massachusetts) -- Boston has it all these days. We have trendy eateries, stylish high rises and now even a casino. Well, it’s actually across the harbor in...
article Wynn offers investors a glimpse of Everett’s development potential
(Massachusetts) -- We know what the new Encore Boston Harbor casino looks like, in all its glory: an oasis of Vegas glitz in an otherwise low-key stretch of Everett, on...
article Wynn Resorts Enlists Larry Bird To Promote Encore Boston Harbor
(Massachusetts) -- A new ad campaign for Encore Boston Harbor featuring one of Boston’s most legendary sports figures has arrived just as room rate analysis shows...
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Other News

article Take a gamble on a staycation at MGM Springfield hotel and casino
(Massachusetts) -- I’m relaxing in the spa at MGM Springfield while downstairs on the casino floor, it’s a riot of noise: open 24/7, even early in the afternoon the slot...
article Facial recognition tests at BCLC 'disappointing': documents
(British Columbia) -- Facial recognition systems touted by the B.C. Lottery Corporation as part of a solution that could keep criminals and problem gamblers out of...
article Asia's online gambling jackpot proves hard to win
(Asia) -- There is a tempting jackpot up for grabs in Asia, but seasoned operators know well enough to stay away for now. The regulatory odds remain too long. More...
article First Days In America: Casino Exec. Karen Goforth
(Nevada) -- Wanting to explore and see the world in her early twenties, Karen Goforth came to the United States from Melbourne, Australia about 40 years ago. When she...
article Record number of legislators ready to gather at NCLGS summer meeting
(Minnesota) -- A record number of legislators will be in attendance when the National Council of Legislators from Gaming States (NCLGS) convenes from July 12-14 in...
article Springdale PD: Convenience stores running illegal gambling operations
(Arkansas) -- The Springdale Police Department executed search warrants at two convenience stores, alleging they operated illegal gambling houses. The warrants were...

7/10/2019

article Corruption Allegations, Bad Contract No Concern For Council As DC Sports Betting Passes
(Washington D.C.) -- More than six months after passing an enabling law, the District of Columbia finally has a controversial contract to operate sports betting. Council...
article D.C. Council votes to approve Intralot gaming contract
(Washington D.C.) -- International gaming company Intralot’s connections to Jack Evans raised plenty of concerns — but in the end, they weren’t enough...
article Sen. Elizabeth Warren Introduces Gambling Disorder Bill to Help Military Service Members Dealing With Addiction
(Washington D.C.) -- Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) is again introducing federal legislation to help active-duty military members who might be struggling...
article Maine Sports Betting Legislation Faces Uncertainty
(Maine) -- Maine sports bettors will likely have to wait for a while before the activity earns legal status in the state. Earlier this week, Governor Janet Mills decided...
article US Sports Betting Revenue And Handle
(USA) -- US sports betting once only happened in Nevada. Now, as legal sports betting has expanded to more states starting in 2018, the amount of sports betting revenue...
article Making a wager? Half of Americans live in states soon to offer sports gambling
(New Jersey) -- On June 14, 2018, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy made the first-ever legal sports bets in the state's history, plunking down 20 bucks each on Germany to...
article Eldorado, Caesars deal not yet on state gaming regulators' agenda
(Atlantic City) -- State gaming regulators will meet Tuesday for the first time since the announcement of a merger between Eldorado Resorts and Caesars Entertainment,...
article New Jersey Sports Betting Shop is Strip Mall Owner’s Goal
(New Jersey) -- Just as William Hill closes a number of land-based sports betting shops, a number of American outlets are thinking about opening up some of their own.
article Illinois Betting on a Rapid Pace for Casino Expansion
(Illinois) -- State legislators laid out a rapid pace in the new gambling expansion law that will give Illinois six new casinos, including one in Chicago – so fast...
article Rivers Continues To Far Outpace Casino Rivals
(Illinois) -- More than 1.4 million admissions to Rivers Casino in Des Plaines have been recorded this year through June 30, which is nearly three times the number of...
article Penn National gets green light to test online gaming
(Pennsylvania) -- Hollywood Casino is close to launching online gaming. Penn National spokesman Eric Schippers said the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board has approved...
article Rutter’s notches two more truck stop gambling licenses
(Pennsylvania) -- Owners of the Rutter’s convenience store chain came up aces Wednesday on two more of its applications to run mini-slots parlors at some of its...
article Pennsylvania’s first mini-casino has not yet opened, but the state already wants to license more of them
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania casinos paid $127.7 million last year for five satellite casino licenses, and the first one is set to open next year. But state lawmakers...
article IGT accuses Twin River of revenue grab in gambling deal
(Rhode Island) -- The war between the two titans in Rhode Island’s gambling world escalated on Wednesday, with IGT accusing the relatively new president of Twin...
article Tiverton May Not Weigh-In On Rhode Island Sports Betting Lawsuit
(Rhode Island) -- The lawsuit concerning sports betting in Rhode Island is beginning its preliminary discussions not in the courtroom but at the city level. Giovanni...
article Union alleges Twin River Casino is hiding records of crimes
(Rhode Island) -- The National Labor Relations Board has scheduled a hearing on union allegations that the Twin River Casino in Lincoln has been "illegally"...
article MGM National Harbor gaming revenue falls again
(Maryland) -- After posting its first-ever year-over-year decline in gaming revenue in May, MGM National Harbor’s slots and tables in Prince George’s County...
article Slots revenue reaches $1B at Ohio racinos for first time
(Ohio) -- It has been a milestone year for Ohio’s seven racinos. Buckeye State racinos, or racetrack casinos, recorded $1,058,638,754 in video lottery terminal...
article Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission to receive public input on sports betting rules
(Iowa) -- Iowans will have a chance to respond to proposed rules for sports betting in Iowa on Thursday. In 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a federal ban on...
article Car dealership owner proposes gaming
(California) -- Long-time car dealership owner Dwight Nelson has an idea he thinks will not only add an estimated 100 new jobs to Selma, but could also bring in...
article Pull-tab pie: everyone wants a piece
(Minnesota) -- Members of the Kramer-Berg American Legion Post 507 are worried about their future. Their revenue stream is shrinking as other charitable gambling groups...
article FanDuel Seeks to Open Sportsbooks at Two Indiana Casinos, Also Offer Online Sports Betting
(Indiana) -- FanDuel is once again ready to expand its sports betting operations as the company has filed paperwork with the Indiana Gaming Commission to operate retail...
article PAC formed to support Indiana casino
(Indiana) -- Some members of the Vigo County business community are asking people to ante up in support of a casino. Many of the same business leaders involved in the...
article ‘Queen Of Virginia’ slot machines removed as gambling debate draws on
(Virginia) -- Convenience stores and gas stations across Charlottesville and beyond are currently counting the cost of removing their ‘Queen of Virginia’...
article Defense Lawyers Say Macon DA's Call for New Law Means Gaming Machines Are Legal
(Georgia) -- The first lawyers to successfully challenge Macon Circuit District Attorney David Cooke’s practice of pursuing gambling charges against businesses...
article BLOG: Do eSports drive more viewers to MMA events? Not really
(Internet) -- MMA has quite a large viewer base, numbering in the millions actually. It was seen as a great opportunity by many game developers to take the sport and...
article DICJ warns junket operators to not promote online gambling through casinos in Macau
(Macau) -- The Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau (DICJ) warned local junket operators to not conduct any activity related to online gambling within the city...
article Who doesn’t want to work in a casino?
(Macau) -- A Macau study found that 81 per cent of casino workers disliked people smoking near them at work. Also in 2007 the Macau University of Science and Technology...
article Wynn Resorts Unveils Plans for $2 Billion Art Museum in Macau
(Macau) -- Wynn Resorts Ltd. unveiled plans for a $2 billion expansion of its properties in Macau, including a theater and museum in the world’s largest gambling...
article Japan starts process to name members of new casino regulator
(Japan) -- The government of Japan has reportedly appointed a pair of senior civil servants to assist with the creation of the official body that is to be tasked with...
article Gaming Venues May Scrutinize Biometric and Facial Monitoring of Patrons as Privacy Laws Enacted
(Nevada) -- Casinos could increasingly become part of a national debate on how to regulate and use biometric surveillance and related high-tech methods of data...
article Former MGM sportsbook boss, Jay Rood, shares his most memorable - and crazy - moments behind the counter
(Las Vegas) -- On a typically torrid June afternoon in Las Vegas, while lunching on a turkey club sandwich and a glass of iced tea at Egg Works, Jay Rood recounted his...

7/9/2019

article D.C. Council approves no-bid sports gambling contract
(Washington D.C.) -- The D.C. Council approved a sole source contract Tuesday for the Greek gaming company Intralot to manage a lucrative online sports betting and...
article D.C. Council strips Jack Evans of chairmanship, will hire law firm to investigate him
(Washington D.C.) -- The D.C. Council removed member Jack Evans as chairman of its Committee on Finance and Revenue on Tuesday and agreed to hire an outside law firm to...
article Beau Rivage opens multi-million dollar sports book expansion
(Mississippi) -- As the one year anniversary of sports betting in Mississippi approaches, the Beau Rivage is taking the sports book business to another level. “We...
article U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren files updated gambling addiction bill
(Washington D.C.) -- U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren filed a bill Wednesday that would require the Department of Defense to develop programs to treat active duty service...
article SBTech and Churchill Downs accept first legal sports wager in Arkansas
(Arkansas) -- SBTech has partnered with Churchill Downs at Oaklawn Racetrack and Casino to power the first legal sports wager in the state of Arkansas. In November,...
article WV Becomes Latest State To Collect $1M In Sports Betting Tax Revenue
(West Virginia) -- Sports Betting in West Virginia has regressed into the summer as expected. It is still the case that only three of the five sports betting licenses...
article Caesars’ Las Vegas Strip properties may be up for grabs
(Las Vegas) -- Hotel-casinos on the Las Vegas Strip don’t go up for sale often. “That alone makes them pretty desirable,” said Union Gaming analyst...
article Sheriff: I can’t guarantee public safety of Woodstock 50 at Vernon Downs
(New York) -- The Oneida County sheriff told a crowd of about 100 people Monday night that he can’t guarantee the safety of the public if Woodstock 50 is held at...
article Florida Eldorado employees striking to fight cost cutting
(Florida) -- The potentially largest casino firm in America is facing backlash from about the last place you’d expect. Employees of the Isle Casino Pompano Park,...
article Why sports betting freaked out some Major League Baseball players
(New Jersey) -- Eight states have already regulated sports betting and nearly a dozen more could be on the way one year after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned a...
article Search begins for casino developer in Waukegan
(Illinois) -- This week, officials in Waukegan began the search process for developers to help with a new casino project. The city will be created a new casino thanks to...
article Parx Promises At Least One Online Casino Launches July 15
(Pennsylvania) -- Parx is ready to kick its online casino into gear. At Parx’s online casino, users will be able to play online slots and casino table games for...
article Suffolk Construction questions subcontractor’s charge of not being paid
(Massachusetts) -- Suffolk Construction said Tuesday an electrical subcontractor on the $2.6 billion Encore Boston Harbor casino has failed to properly document work...
article Attorney suggests Tiverton remain neutral in sports betting lawsuit
(Rhode Island) -- Town Solicitor Giovani Ciccione has recommended the town be a neutral party in a lawsuit that challenges the legality of sports betting in the state....
article Rocky Gap Casino Numbers Up in June
(Maryland) -- Maryland Lottery and Gaming today announced that June 2019 gaming revenues for the state’s six casinos were $142,890,570. The total represents a $6,...
article Maryland Casino Revenue Declined Last Month
(Maryland) -- Casino revenue in Maryland declined by 4 percent last month coming in at $142 million. That’s a $6 million decline compared to June of last year.
article B.C. casino regulator received complaint alleging BCLC management pressured to ‘allow dirty money’
(British Columbia) -- B.C. Lottery Corp. vice-president of corporate compliance Robert Kroeker has stepped down, months after B.C.’s gambling regulator pledged to...
article PAC formed to support casino ballot question
(Indiana) -- Some members of the Vigo County business community are asking people to ante up in support of a casino. Many of the same business leaders involved in the...
article Business leaders launch PAC to support casino
(Indiana) -- Local business leaders have launched a Political Action Committee to support the Vigo County Casino referendum. This November, county voters will be asked...
article 'The kids emptied our bank account playing Fifa'
(UK) -- Four children spent nearly £550 in three weeks buying player packs to play the Fifa football video game online on the family's Nintendo Switch console...
article Suncity Group denies Chinese media claims it operates online casinos
(Macau) -- One of the most prominent junket operators in Macau, Suncity Group, has been accused of running online gambling operations by mainland state media. The firm...
article A new Wynn Golf Club set to reopen in October
(Las Vegas) -- This fall’s reincarnation of The Wynn Golf Club is set to bring high-end golf back to the Las Vegas Strip. The new 6,722-yard, par-70 routing by original...

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