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Arkansas Gaming

article BLOG: Racing Commission reviews casino rules
(Arkansas) -- The state Racing Commission, which regulates casinos, today heard comments about a draft of rules to license and govern the four full-fledged casinos...
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Atlantic City Gaming

article Is this AC casino cursed?
(New Jersey) -- Is the former Revel Casino Hotel cursed? It’s starting to look that way, as new rumors about financial trouble are blooming and the Colorado-based...
article Ocean Resort Casino changing hands after six months
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City's Ocean Resort Casino is changing hands after just six months of operation, the latest indication the seaside resort may have bitten...
article Atlantic City's Borgata to open $11M sports betting & bar venue
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City's Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa is making a major investment in sports betting, with plans to build a multimillion-dollar project...
article Borgata to build $11M sports betting 'destination bar'
(Atlantic City) -- The Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa in Atlantic City will start construction next week on an $11 million sports betting bar, the luxury resort announced...
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British Columbia Gaming

article Major illegal gambling, money laundering investigation now in hands of Crown counsel
(British Columbia) -- Crown lawyers to determine whether to lay charges after police said in 2017 they uncovered a network believed to be connected to illegal gambling...
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Caesars

article Details emerge of illegal bets previously accepted by Caesars Entertainment in New Jersey
(New Jersey) -- Details have been made public about illegal college football bets accepted by Caesars Entertainment in the state of New Jersey. Njgamblingsites.com has...
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Fantasy Sports

press release FanDuel hires former Bonacic chief-of-staff for government relations role
(New York) -- FanDuel Group has hired Andrew Winchell, the former chief of staff for New York senator John Bonacic, as its director of governmental affairs. In his new...
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Indiana Gaming

article Ford to file legislation to allow sports gambling in Indiana (sub req)
(Indiana) -- State Sen. Jon Ford (R-Terre Haute) recently announced he will file a bill during the 2019 session that would allow sports wagering on riverboats and at...
article Portage council passes resolution seeking casino license
(Indiana) -- The Portage Common Council has formalized its hopes of hitting the jackpot landing a riverboat casino license that may become available.
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Iowa Gaming

article Dubuque chamber, state lawmakers talk taxes, sports betting
(Iowa) -- Dubuque-area business leaders will watch closely as state lawmakers consider further reforming Iowa’s tax code and possibly turn to sports gambling to...
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Japan Gaming

article Major Gaming Firms Show Their Hands During Presentations at Hokkaido IR Showcase
(Japan) -- Some of the world’s most prominent gaming brands took center stage at the Hokkaido IR Showcase on Wednesday, as developers tried to show why they should...
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Las Vegas Gaming

article Details of planned downtown Las Vegas casino-resort expected
(Las Vegas) -- Details of a planned 777-room casino-resort that will rise in the entertainment district of downtown Las Vegas are set to be announced.
article Details to be revealed about new downtown hotel-casino tonight
(Las Vegas) -- Details will be revealed on Jan. 1 for the first hotel-casino to be built in downtown Las Vegas since 1975. The new resort is being built by Derek and...
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LGBTQ

article Transgender woman claims casino guard confronted her for using women’s restroom
(Mississippi) -- Rarely a week goes by that Alexus Tate isn't feeling lucky, which means a lot of trips to Gold Strike Casino in Tunica County. "I go every week...
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Macau Gaming

article Still no smoking lounges at Grand Lisboa, MGM Cotai: govt
(Macau) -- Two of Macau’s main casino properties – namely Grand Lisboa, run by SJM Holdings Ltd, and MGM Cotai, run by MGM China Holdings Ltd – were...
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MGM Resorts

article Casino stocks on watch after MGM-Starboard development
(Wall Street) -- Select casino stocks have perked up a bit on reports that Starboard Value is building a stake in MGM Resorts.
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New York Gaming

article Credit agency says del Lago casino’s financial outlook is getting worse
(New York) -- If the two-year-old del Lago Resort & Casino in the Finger Lakes is to survive, it’s going to need new cash investment or face a difficult...
article Del Lago Casino financial ratings downgraded again, outlook 'remains negative'
(New York) -- Citing lower-than-expected gross gaming revenue, Moody's Investors Service once again downgraded financial ratings for the nearly two-year-old del Lago...
article Del Lago Casino: Credit agency suggests it may already need financial 'restructuring'
(New York) -- The Del Lago Casino in the Finger Lakes is struggling to stay afloat amid ongoing debt and lower-than-expected revenue, a credit agency said Thursday. The...
article State casino revenue up, but still short
(New York) -- In 2017, when New York’s new Las Vegas-style casinos were more than $350 million off their initial revenue projections, the state Gaming Commission...
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Online Gaming

article GAN, FanDuel eye Pennsylvania, W. Virginia online gambling
(USA) -- Online gambling technology provider GAN has expanded its existing relationship with Paddy Power Betfair’s FanDuel brand to target online opportunities in...
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PASPA Decision

article Data Privacy in a Post-Murphy Landscape
(USA) -- The Supreme Court’s decision in Murphy v. National Collegiate Athletic Association (“Murphy”), which removed the barrier to legalized sports...
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Pennsylvania Gaming

press release Kambi launches on-property Sportsbook at Parx Casino in Pennsylvania
(Pennsylvania) -- Following a thorough two-day testing phase, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) has given Kambi and Parx Casino the green light to officially...
article MGM And Golden Nugget Move One Step Closer To PA Licenses
(Pennsylvania) -- MGM Resorts and Golden Nugget Atlantic City are not PA online casino providers yet. They are getting closer to the finish line though. During Wednesday...
article Parx Casino starts taking sports bets Thursday
(Pennsylvania) -- A Bucks County casino will start taking sports bets on Thursday. Parx Casino in Bensalem plans to hold a grand opening at 1 p.m. for its Sportsbook.
article Parx opens sports betting in time for Eagles-Saints matchup
(Pennsylvania) -- The 24-hour Sportsbook betting center at Parx is just the first step in a statewide expansion of gambling. Regulators could soon approve Parx gambling...
article Three out of four for Kambi in Pennsylvania as Parx goes live
(Pennsylvania) -- Online and terrestrial sportsbook solutions provider Kambi has launched its on-property sportsbook within Parx Casino, Pennsylvania’s largest...
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Poker

article PODCAST: All In
(Las Vegas) -- At professional poker tournaments, players pay thousands of dollars to enter the competition. By the end of it, nearly all will have lost that initial...
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Scientific Games

article New Zealand Racing Board Launches Sportsbook with Scientific Games Technology
(New Zealand) -- Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) ("Scientific Games" or the "Company") cemented its relationship with the New Zealand...
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Sports Betting

article Could States Share Sports Betting Liquidity Despite Laws?
(USA) -- Though a sweeping federal sports betting bill seems increasingly unlikely to pass, that hasn’t prevented gambling industry stakeholders from pushing for a...
article DC Sports Venues Could Be Home To Area's Biggest Sportsbooks (sub req)
(Washington D.C.) -- Legal sports betting in DC "likely won't take place until summer at the earliest," but area teams and venue operators are "weighing their options...
article Let’s Not Let One Billionaire Crony Decide What Fifty States Do About Online Gambling
(USA) -- We less government types love federalism – rightly defined, of course: “A system of government in which states unite and give up some of their...
article Christie tells Uncle Sam, keep your hands off sports betting
(New Jersey) -- Former NJ governor Chris Christie, the driving force behind the legalization of sports betting, gave a speech this past week in which he urged lawmakers...
article Sign up for the Sports Betting Tours @ICE London
(London) -- For the first time in the post-PASPA era, stakeholders from the US sports wagering sector will have a unique opportunity to get up close and personal with...
article LPGA Will Explore New Shot Tracking Technology as U.S. Sports Betting Proliferates
(USA) -- The LPGA is exploring using more sophisticated shot tracking technology, both in support of and funded by the growth of legalized sports betting in the U.S....
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Steve Wynn

article White House Intervened in Case of Trump’s Casino Pal Steve Wynn
(Washington D.C.) -- In the summer of 2017, the Trump White House asked for a meeting with a top official at the Department of Justice to discuss a sensitive legal and...
article Massachusetts regulators consider next steps in Steve Wynn lawsuit
(Massachusetts) -- Members of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission will go into a closed session later Thursday to discuss legal strategies in its courtroom fight with...
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Virginia Gaming

article Casino bill sets casino location criteria, referendum, tax rate
(Virginia) -- Legislation to allow casino gambling in Virginia, but only if supported by voters in a local referendum, was introduced Wednesday. House Bill 2536,...
article City Leaders "All In" On Potential Casino That Could Bring Thousands of Jobs
(Virginia) -- Danville City Council members voted to unanimously support legislation regarding a potential casino resort for the city. Councilman James Buckner says the...
article Could a casino be coming to Portsmouth?
(Virginia) -- Rumors are swirling about a casino coming to Portsmouth. “If this could come to fruition, I think it could be a great thing for Portsmouth,”...
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Wynn Resorts

article The Everett casino and where it stands
(Massachusetts) -- Don’t have time to read every Greater Boston casino story? Just catch up with this one. We’ve anticipated your questions and provided some...
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Other News

article Woman loses slot machine jackpot win after casino got Social Security number wrong by 1 digit
(Maryland) -- A Maryland woman who thought she hit the jackpot Friday night ended up going home with jack squat -- all because of a typo.
article The Rise of Online Gambling Market In the APAC Region
(Asia) -- The internet has brought the world together in a way that other inventions never could. It gave us instant access to information, money making, entertainment...
article 4 Myths About Online Gambling Debunked
(USA) -- It is no surprise that the online gambling industry is a big and flourishing business – the industry is far greater today than what it once was.
article BA pulls ad showing couple winning on slot machines
(UK) -- British Airways has withdrawn a TV ad featuring holidaymakers making easy money from slot machines after a group of MPs complained that the airline was...
article British Airways facing criticism over advertisement with gambling
(UK) -- In the United Kingdom, British Airways is reportedly facing a storm of criticism after running a television advertisement for its holidays business that...
article And they’re off – sports law conference speakers teed up
(Ireland) -- LawInSport will hold its second sports law conference in Dublin next month, following the sold-out success of its inaugural event last March. In conjunction...
article B.C. gaming policy branch overhauling crisis services for problem gamblers
(British Columbia) -- Almost 2,400 people were referred to counselling by the province’s crisis line for problem gamblers last year, but only half actually...
article How the Brain Decides Whether to Hold ’Em or Fold ’Em
(Las Vegas) -- Picture yourself at a Las Vegas poker table, holding a bad hand – one with a very low chance of winning. Even so, the sight of the large stack of chips...
article John Hopkins Study Reveals How Gamblers Make Risky Decisions
(New Jersey) -- According to a new study from John Hopkins University, gamblers are more likely to take risks and place big bets after winning several times. This is...
article Los Angeles Police Bust Illegal 25-Cent Bingo Game in Senior Community
(California) -- The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) shut down an illegal bingo operation inside a retirement community this week after receiving a tip from a...
article 28 pro tennis players implicated in Europol match fixing investigation
(Spain) -- EU-wide crime agency Europol has reported that Spain’s Guardia Civil has arrested 83 individuals in connection to a criminal syndicate manipulating...
article Garrett Wilson battles Brian Howard on March 1 at Parx Casino
(Pennsylvania) -- Garrett Wilson, a seasoned fighter and one of the last of the old-school Philly fighters, goes against another veteran when he boxes Brian Howard in an...

1/9/2019

article Trump Is Turning America into Another Bankrupt Casino
(Washington D.C.) -- When Donald Trump was running for president, he told voters he would run the country like he ran his business. Two years later, it’s one of...
article The biggest sportsbooks in D.C. could be at Capital One Arena and Nats Park
(Washington D.C.) -- When sports gambling is formally legalized in Washington, fans will have the option to place bets in convenience stores, bars, restaurants or from...
article Louisiana gov gets behind sports gambling
(Louisiana) -- Louisiana could soon legalized sports gambling if the state’s governor has his way. Governor John Bel Edwards has publicly given his support for the...
article The WSOP fights back
(Las Vegas) -- Take yourself back to 2011; Adele’s “Someone Like You” is on the radio, people are watching Glee, Prince William and Kate Middleton are...
article White House Intervened in Trump’s Casino Pal Steve Wynn's Case
(Washington D.C.) -- In the summer of 2017, the Trump White House asked for a meeting with a top official at the Department of Justice to discuss a sensitive legal and...
article Ocean Resort Casino facing legal, financial troubles
(Atlantic City) -- There are signs of trouble at Ocean Resort Casino, the $2.4 billion Boardwalk megaresort heralded as being a key part of the seaside gaming resort...
article Mayor, councilman charged in casino brawl to appear in court
(Atlantic City) -- Two Atlantic City political figures are scheduled for new proceedings later this month. North Wildwood Municipal Court officials say Atlantic City...
article Borgata to start $11 million sports betting bar project
(Atlantic City) -- The first New Jersey casino to offer sports betting is expanding its space to do so. The Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa says work will begin next week...
article Baltimore's Horseshoe Casino posts only revenue decline among Maryland casinos in December
(Maryland) -- Among Maryland's six casinos, Horseshoe Casino in Baltimore was the only one to record a year-over-year dip in its revenue last month. Collectively,...
article NY casino revenue climbing, but still short of projections
(New York) -- In 2017, when New York's new Las Vegas-style casinos were more than $350 million off their initial revenue projections, the state Gaming Commission...
article Sports gambling debate a sure bet at Statehouse
(Iowa) -- It’s a sure bet sports wagering will be debated this year in the Iowa Capitol, and Statehouse leaders expect robust discussions. “I know we’...
article State lawmaker expects Indianapolis to be considered for casino
(Indiana) -- Could a casino open in Indianapolis? At least one state lawmaker thinks it could be possible. The Indiana General Assembly is expected to consider a...
article Former Pope County judge challenges local casino ordinance
(Arkansas) -- Jim Ed Gibson, the former Pope County judge who gave lame-duck approval to Mississippi casino operators should they apply for a license in Arkansas, has...
article Crown mistakenly exposed police informant, killing massive B.C. money laundering probe
(British Columbia) -- A massive RCMP investigation of alleged underground bankers in Richmond, B.C., estimated to be laundering over $1-billion per year, collapsed in...
article Underground Bank Laundered $220 Million a Year Through BC Casinos, Claims Province’s Civil Forfeiture Office
(British Columbia) -- A British Columbia company that police say was a front for an illegal underground bank was laundering up to $220 million per year, much of it...
article Review launched after gambler's cellphone camera investigation into casino program
(British Columbia) -- A program that’s supposed to help gambling addicts at B.C. casinos–but often lets them in to lose huge amounts of money–will be...
article Hokkaido Japan Integrated Resort Conference Attended by Major Casino Operators
(Japan) -- Hokkaido, Japan’s second largest island behind only the main Honshu island, is holding an integrated resort conference this week, and several major...
article Lightrail between Taipa and Cotai to launch this year
(Macau) -- A new light rail transit (LRT) system being constructed in Macau is underway. The city’s government announced yesterday that the section connecting...
article Cambodia casino in flames, gamblers evacuate through thick smoke
(Cambodia) -- At least 10 people, mostly Chinese, were wounded during a big fire at an 18-floor casino building in the bordertown of Poipet in Cambodia’s Banteay...
article The newspaper that #MeToo missed
(Las Vegas) -- Even for a town like Las Vegas, April 6, 2016, was a big night. The city was gathering to celebrate the opening of the T-Mobile Arena, a $375 million...
article Penn National Gaming Board of Directors Authorizes New $200 Million Share Repurchase Program
(Wall Street) -- Penn National Gaming, Inc. (PENN: Nasdaq) (Penn National or the Company) announced today that its Board of Directors approved a new $200 million share...
article Stakes are high for Macau casino groups as Sino-US risks lurk
(Macau) -- 2019 is the year of the pig, according to the Chinese calendar. It is also the year that marks the 20th anniversary of the return of the former Portuguese...

1/8/2019

article Former Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval joins MGM Resorts
(Nevada) -- Former Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval, one day after leaving office, has a new job. MGM Resorts International said Tuesday that Sandoval, 55, will join the...
article Sports betting will surface at session
(Louisiana) -- Another effort to legalize sports betting in Louisiana is expected to take place at this year's legislative session, but don't look for supporters...
article Former track operator seeks to block betting parlor in Cherry Hill
(New Jersey) -- A development firm has changed tactics in its bid to open a sports-betting parlor in Cherry Hill. Cherry Hill Towne Center Partners LLC, which last year...
article Tesla barred from doing business with NJ casinos for next 5 years
(New Jersey) -- The state’s gaming enforcement agency is banning electric carmaker Tesla Motors Inc. from doing business with any casinos in New Jersey.
article BLOG: Debt, dope and casinos: Chicago is circling the drain
(Illinois) -- While the federal government is slowly careening toward permanent, fiscal disaster, many state governments (which don’t have the power of the...
article Erie casino hopes for February approval of sports betting
(Pennsylvania) -- Presque Isle Downs is also undergoing an ownership change that could be completed Friday morning. The Pennsylvania Casino Control Board meets Wednesday...
article Casino gaming revenue contributes $61m to Maryland coffers
(Maryland) -- The Maryland Lottery and Gaming Commission has published December 2018 gaming revenues for the state’s six casinos. During the month they totalled $...
article Detroit casinos report record-breaking revenue for 2018
(Michigan) -- All three casinos in Detroit were lucky this past year, as Greektown, MGM Grand and Motor City reporting record-breaking revenue. The three casinos...
article GOP leader says ‘good chance’ sports book legalized in Iowa this year
(Iowa) -- The 2019 Iowa legislature convenes on Monday and odds are that lawmakers will consider a bill to make it legal to bet on sporting events.
article Gulfside Casino Partnership proposes Pope Co. Education Foundation
(Arkansas) -- Pope County residents have shown resistance when it comes to a casino, but plans for one are already in the works. The company planning to build a casino...
article Historical horse racing examined
(USA) -- The phenomenon known as historical horse racing is proliferating in the US, with the slot-like machines operating in Wyoming, Kentucky and soon Virginia, while...
article Woodbine betting on sports wagering as potential saviour for horse racing
(Toronto) -- For as long as there has been horse racing and money wagered on the outcome, the thrill of a neck-and-neck duel down the stretch can produce an excitement...
article 10k Swedes opt to self-exclude from new online gambling sites
(Sweden) -- Sweden’s gambling regulator says 10k adults have formally blocked themselves from accessing the country’s new online gambling licensees. On...
article BA flies in to gambling storm with casino winners ad
(UK) -- British Airways has been accused of glamorising gambling after it ran a television commercial featuring a couple easily winning money on slot machines,...
article A night to remember
(Macau) -- The inaugural Asian Gaming Power 50 Gala Dinner saw a who’s who of Asia’s gaming industry come together at Macau’s Studio City to celebrate...
article Macau casinos get off to a sluggish start in 2019
(Macau) -- Though just barely into the month, the outlook for Macau’s casinos isn’t looking too good for January. Gross gaming revenue (GGR) has been...
article Israeli Supreme Court ruled poker a game of skill, making it technically legal. What's next?
(Israel) -- The Israeli Penal Code deems games with outcomes “depending more on chance than on understanding or ability” as a prohibited game. This has been...
article Genting M’sia outdoor theme park should be operational by 2020
(Malaysia) -- Analysts believe that Genting Malaysia Bhd (Genting Malaysia) should be able to get the outdoor theme park operational by 2020, which could boost...
article BA flies in to gambling storm with casino winners ad
(UK) -- British Airways has been accused of glamorising gambling after it ran a television commercial featuring a couple easily winning money on slot machines,...
article Gambling site takes big odds on how many times Trump will lie in his national address
(Europe) -- High-rollers have an opportunity to put their money where the President’s mouth is Tuesday night. BookMaker, an offshore gambling house that claims 30...

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