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American Gaming Association

article Aristocrat CEO Trevor Croker to Serve as American Gaming Association Chairman
(Washington D.C.) -- The American Gaming Association (AGA) Board of Directors elected Trevor Croker, CEO and managing director of Aristocrat Leisure Ltd, as AGA’s...
article Q&A with SVP, Casey Clark From The American Gaming Association
(USA) -- Our latest installment as part of the ongoing “Bet Connection” series (a Q&A with prominent figures in the gambling industry), is with Casey Clark, Senior...
press release Aristocrat CEO Trevor Croker to serve as American Gaming Association Chairman
(Washington D.C.) -- The American Gaming Association (AGA) Board of Directors elected Trevor Croker, CEO and managing director of Aristocrat Leisure Ltd, as AGA’s...
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Australia Gaming

article Hunter clubs and hotels' gambling machines making $1.1 million in profits a day
(Australia) -- Clubs and hotels in the Hunter are making $1.1 million in profits every day from people playing gambling machines, the latest data from Liquor and Gaming...
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Colorado Gaming

article Wildwood Casino talks plans following approval of Prop DD to legalize sports gambling
(Colorado) -- Voters barely approved legalizing sports gambling in Colorado on Tuesday. However, beginning next year sports betting will be allowed at casinos in Black...
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eSports

article Exclusive: New Jersey operators granted permission to take first esports bets
(New Jersey) -- New Jersey operators have been granted permission to take bets on esports for the first time, EGR can reveal. In an email sent to locally-licensed...
article New Jersey casinos taking bets on video tournament industry
(New Jersey) -- New Jersey's casinos and racetracks are now taking bets on competitive video game tournaments, looking to expand the state's fast-growing sports...
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Flutter Entertainment

article Costs, ‘disrupted’ markets push The Stars Group to $52m loss
(Wall Street) -- Online gambling operator The Stars Group (TSG) lost nearly $52m in the third quarter as costs grew faster than its revenue. Figures released Thursday by...
article Flutter’s US betting growth offsets overall online, retail decline
(Wall Street) -- UK-listed gaming giant Flutter Entertainment is relying on its US market growth to offset declines in both retail and online business at home. On...
article This is why the owner of Paddy Power saw revenues jump in the third quarter
(Wall Street) -- Paddy Power owner Flutter Entertainment saw revenues jump in the third quarter on the back of improving sales in the US and Australia.
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Georgia Gaming

article Atlanta wants voters to weigh in on legalized gambling
(Georgia) -- The Atlanta City Council wants to give voters a say on legalizing gambling in Georgia. Council members voted 12-2 this week in favor of an ordinance asking...
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Illinois Gaming

article Amid scandal, Illinois Gaming Board blocks video gambling owners from selling their companies without state approval
(Illinois) -- The Illinois Gaming Board on Thursday moved to block video gambling operators from selling their companies without state approval in what regulators billed...
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International Game Technology

press release IGT Demonstrates Player-Driven Performance with Market-Ready Solutions at Macau Gaming Show 2019
(Macau) -- International Game Technology PLC (“IGT”) (NYSE: IGT) announced today that it will showcase an array of compelling, market-ready gaming solutions...
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Iowa Gaming

article Iowa regents to consider barring members from sports betting
(Iowa) -- The state Board of Regents on Nov. 14 will consider whether to prohibit members and office staff from participating in sports betting on events involving its...
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Las Vegas Gaming

article Damien Hirst’s Venice sculptures to remain part of Palms casino’s collection despite Kaos club closing
(Las Vegas) -- Damien Hirst’s art was thrust centre stage when Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas unveiled the fruits of its $690m overhaul earlier this year....
article Kaos worker files class-action lawsuit against Red Rock Resorts
(Las Vegas) -- A lead cocktail server at the Palms nightclub and dayclub Kaos filed a class-action lawsuit against the hotel-casino’s owner Wednesday afternoon,...
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Maryland Gaming

article Maryland Casinos Lose Big in October, State Pledges Gaming Money to School Construction
(Maryland) -- Maryland casinos reported a steep decline in gross gaming revenue (GGR) last month. The state’s six licensed venues said total win was $143.89...
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Massachusetts Gaming

article Study updates impacts of Plainridge Park Casino
(Massachusetts) -- The Plainridge Park Casino has created job opportunities for the unemployed and underemployed, among other economic benefits, without an increase in...
article UMass Amherst study updates impacts of Plainridge Park Casino
(Massachusetts) -- The Plainridge Park Casino has created job opportunities for the unemployed and underemployed, among other economic benefits, without an increase in...
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MGM Resorts

article MGM lands naming rights for Fenway Park performing arts venue
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Resorts International has landed the naming rights for a performing arts center at Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox. In a Wednesday press...
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MGM Springfield

article MGM considering sale of Springfield casino’s real estate
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Resorts is considering whether to sell its Springfield casino’s real estate, a move it says would help free up cash while allowing it to...
article MGM Springfield Possible Sale, Leaseback Called Unlikely Given Regulatory Hurdles
(Massachusetts) -- If MGM Resorts tries to sell its MGM Springfield casino — and then lease back the venue — the proposal would face certain scrutiny from...
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Missouri Gaming

article They work like slot machines. They may be illegal. And they’re popping up all over St. Louis.
(Missouri) -- The same clout-heavy company installing unregulated and potentially illegal gambling terminals across Missouri has placed an estimated 52 machines within...
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Nevada Gaming

article Gaming Control Board Proposes Regulations On Harassment, Discrimination In Casinos
(Nevada) -- The three-member Nevada Gaming Control Board voted unanimously to recommend a sweeping regulation amendment that makes workplace discrimination and...
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Pennsylvania Gaming

article Groundbreaking set for Westmoreland Mall casino
(Pennsylvania) -- More than a year since a new mini casino at Westmoreland Mall was proposed, construction crews will start work in Hempfield next month. Work on the the...
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Philippines Gaming

article POGO Filed an Extension to the House Bill 5267
(Philippines) -- The Philippine Offshore Gambling Operator (POGO) brings a new tax plan up for discussion as the industry is already receiving plenty of pressure from...
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Resorts World Catskills

article Genting Group Would ‘Quadruple’ Resorts World Catskills Performance, Clams Exec
(New York) -- The Genting Group’s “unique cross-synergies” make Resorts World Catskills a profitable venture waiting to happen, a Genting executive...
article Resorts hotel set to open by summer
(New York) -- Construction of a new, gleaming hotel at Resort World Casino in South Ozone Park is racing along, ahead of schedule. The exterior of the $400 million hotel...
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Russia Gaming

article Report: Bwin’s Russian-licensed betting site not long for this world
(Russia) -- The Bwin sports betting brand may soon disappear from Russia’s online gambling landscape, according to local reports.
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Singapore Gaming

article Genting Singapore reports significant profit decline in third quarter
(Singapore) -- Genting Singapore Ltd. reported a significant drop in net profit for the third quarter of this year, falling by 24% from the same period of time in 2018....
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Sports Betting

article Gambling and sport: how bookmakers win in voluntary 'whistle-to-whistle' advert ban
(UK) -- When Huddersfield Town FC unveiled its 2019-20 match shirt emblazoned with an enormous sash bearing the logo of bookmakers Paddy Power, fans were horrified and...
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Sports Leagues

article OP/ED: NFL riding wave of sports betting
(USA) -- Luckily, the black cat making its primetime debut at MetLife Stadium didn't seem to be an omen. The cat not only found the end zone but found a way to...
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Wynn Boston Harbor

article Encore Boston Harbor Pacing Below First-Year Revenue Forecast
(Massachusetts) -- The $2.6B casino resort just north of Boston is coming in below revenue projections after its first full quarter of being open, but the CEO of its...
article Encore Casino's Revenue Tops $175 Million For First Full Quarter
(Massachusetts) -- The Encore Boston Harbor resort and casino generated $175.8 million in operating revenue during its first full quarter of business, according to...
article Encore Casino's Revenue Tops $175 Million For First Full Quarter
(Massachusetts) -- The Encore Boston Harbor resort and casino generated $175.8 million in operating revenue during its first full quarter of business, according to...
article The Encore Says It Lost $41.7 Million in Its First Full Quarter
(Massachusetts) -- The Encore is spending a whole lot of cash keeping things running at the state’s newest casino. In a conference call with its analysts this week...
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Other News

article Boom to bust for Cambodia’s Chinese casino town
(Cambodia) -- Historians may trace the decline of online gambling in Asia to a bricks and mortar failure. The June 22 building site collapse in Sihanoukville that left...
article Ukraine Moves Forward With Far-Reaching Gambling Bill But Regional Attorney Urges Investor Caution
(Ukraine) -- Ukrainian legalized gambling — which will allow licenses for up to 20 brick and mortar casinos and 10 online gaming operations — is coming...
article Sweden’s BOS blasts government’s approach to illegal gambling
(Sweden) -- Branschföreningen för Onlinespel (BOS), Sweden’s trade association for online gambling, has hit out at the national government’s approach to...
article Get ready to sail with Gambling Cruises: Casino Games at Sea
(Worldwide) -- We had been able to access websites such as Trueblue casino for a long time using the internet connection on cruise ships, but it was not possible to say...

11/6/2019

article Pro-Gambling Attorney General Wins Kentucky Gubernatorial Election
(Kentucky) -- While the incumbent has still yet to concede the election, it appears that Kentucky has elected a pro-gambling governor by a razor-thin margin.
article Stunning Setback For Sports Betting In Nashua
(New Hampshire) -- It was not the anniversary present that Boston Billiards Club & Casino was hoping for Tuesday night. Three years to the week after beginning its...
article Nick in the AM: Sportsbook coming to Par-A-Dice, which will pay a hefty price
(Illinois) -- Those around Peoria who like to bet on college and professional sports soon will have a legal place to do it, apparently. It’s the same place where...
article DraftKings Exec Vows High Tax Rate Won’t Hurt Pennsylvania Gamblers
(Pennsylvania) -- Customers using DraftKings for their online sports wagering in Pennsylvania will not be harmed by the state’s comparatively high tax rate, the...
article MGM CEO confident about 2020 financial prospects
(Massachusetts) -- While some media outlets have emphasized the fact that MGM Springfield has had a difficult time meeting revenue projections in its first year, the CEO...
article Encore Boston Harbor earned $175.8M in first full quarter of operation
(Massachusetts) -- Encore Boston Harbor, the $2.6 billion Everett resort, hotel and casino, reported $175.8 million in operating revenues for the three months that ended...
article Republican Party: Ethics Commission must review Twin River's claim of threat by Raimondo administration
(Rhode Island) -- The Rhode Island Republican Party has added a recap of the alleged threat of regulatory "consequences" by Gov. Gina Raimondo's Chief of...
article Maryland leaders propose record $2.2 billion to quickly build, repair schools
(Maryland) -- A record $2.2 billion could be poured into building, repairing or expanding Maryland’s aging school buildings, the General Assembly’s new...
article Sportradar: driving innovation in the US sports betting arena
(USA) -- Paolo Personeni, Managing Director MTS at Sportradar, talks exclusively with SBC Americas about the company’s current position in the US sports betting...
article Regents and staff would be barred from betting on UI, ISU, UNI sports under proposed policy
(Iowa) -- With Iowa’s public universities — housing the state’s highest-profile athletes — navigating their response to a new law legalizing...
article Florida Asks Federal Judge to Toss Legal Challenge to State Greyhound Racing Ban
(Florida) -- Florida’s DeSantis administration has filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit challenging the state’s ban on greyhound racing, arguing that “...
article Italy’s online casino growth slows dramatically in October
(Italy) -- Italy’s online casino market growth slowed to a trickle in October as the government mulled the possibility of taxing punters’ winnings. New data...
article Esports Arena: Pro 'Fortnite' Player Banned for Cheating, 'Hearthstone' Crowns First Female Champ
(USA) -- Esports Arena is a curated weekly roundup of the biggest stories in the world of online competitive gaming.
article Global esports bodies agree on universal principles of fair play and respect
(Worldwide) -- Esports bodies from Europe, the US, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand have teamed up on “a unifying set of principles” designed to promote...
article UK betting firms commit to five pledges for safer gambling
(UK) -- The UK betting industry has devised five safer gambling commitments, as the embattled sector attempts to avoid having new regulations imposed on it by central...
article 3Q profit halves at Wynn Macau Ltd with VIP weak
(Macau) -- Profit at Macau casino operator Wynn Macau Ltd more than halved year-on-year in the third quarter, on casino revenue that slipped 19.7 percent.
article Romania: Parliamentarian Calls For Stricter Gambling Regulations
(Romania) -- Romanian parliamentarian Dumitru Mihalescul, member of the Romanian Chamber of Deputies, has slammed the state’s gambling regulator and urged for...
article Goddess of Liberty opens its doors in Sihanoukville
(Cambodia) -- The Chinese-owned Goddess of Liberty Hotel & Casino opened late last month in Sihanoukville to tap into the city’s rising business volume and...
article Safe Bet: Reimagining Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- Blackstone is a fairly conservative firm that doesn’t like to gamble. So there must be a reason that they’d walk into the Bellagio and plunk...
article NHL's Evander Kane Blew $500k In Vegas Gambling Binge, Lawsuit Claims
(Las Vegas) -- San Jose Sharks superstar Evander Kane SUCKS at gambling -- the hockey star blew $500,000 at a Vegas casino during the NHL playoffs and never paid back...
article Caesars Entertainment CFO Hession Says Company is Examining Costs of South Korea Project
(South Korea) -- Caesars Entertainment Corp. is expected to open a namesake integrated resort in South Korea in 2021, it’s first push into the East Asian gaming...

11/5/2019

article NBA deal with DraftKings shows shift in data value
(Massachusetts) -- The NBA has added DraftKings as an authorized sports betting operator, giving the company access to real-time official data and use of league and team...
article It’s no racino, but a planned truck stop could expand Tinley Park’s gambling options
(Illinois) -- A developer’s effort to build a large gas station along 183rd Street in Tinley Park could lead to an expanded gambling operation just blocks away...
article Pennsylvania lawmakers consider bill aimed at changing Games of Chance Act
(Pennsylvania) -- A Pennsylvania House panel is considering proposed legislation that could lead to further changes in the state’s Local Option Small Games of...
article PokerStars PA Online Poker And Casino Launch: First Reactions
(Pennsylvania) -- “Sorry,” I typed into the chat bar after sucking out on my opponent in the first sit & go I played at one of PokerStars’...
article MGM Springfield property may be sold, leased back by casino giant
(Massachusetts) -- As part of an “asset-light” strategy, MGM Resorts International is contemplating selling off MGM Springfield and other properties, while...
article Should R.I. loosen up its sports betting rules? Industry analysts say yes.
(Rhode Island) -- Rhode Island’s sportsbooks had their most profitable month ever in September, but industry analysts say the state could have made even more money...
article Miami Valley Gaming proposes $100 million expansion to include new hotel
(Ohio) -- Looking to attract business from beyond the surrounding cities, Miami Valley Gaming in Lebanon, Ohio is reportedly considering taking on a $100 million...
article Ohio Racetrack And Casino Announces A $100 Million Expansion Project
(Ohio) -- A racetrack and casino in Ohio is planning to launch a $100 million expansion project. Miami Valley Gaming and Racing in southwestern Ohio’s Warren...
article D-I Student Athlete Talks Trust, Compliance In Post-PASPA Sports Betting Era
(USA) -- This Part One of a two-part series exploring what it’s like for college athletes and compliance officers as legal sports betting expands across the U.S.
article Voters deciding Indiana mayoral races, fate of new casino
(Indiana) -- Voters across Indiana are casting the final ballots to decide who will fill dozens of mayoral offices, with Republicans and Democrats wrapping up...
article OP/ED: The top 3 challenges US sports betting must overcome
(USA) -- Remember when former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie infamously predicted a $200 million annual increase in tax revenue from online gambling? He not only...
article ‘Awful Business’ Or The New Gold Rush? The Most Valuable Companies In Esports Are Surging.
(USA) -- If you are looking for a way to quantify the rising influence of esports, look no further than FaZe Clan. The video game lifestyle company has amassed 19...
article Esports gamers are getting sore necks, backs and wrists as well as depression 'because of the hours they spend hunched over in front of screens'
(Worldwide) -- Professional gamers are suffering sore necks, backs and wrists as well as blurred vision and mental health issues, a study has found. Esports has boomed...
article This Woman Just Made History With Her Esports Tournament Win
(California) -- Chinese esports player Li “VKLiooon” Xiaomeng won this year’s Hearthstone Grandmasters Global Finals over the weekend at BlizzCon — making the 23-year-...
article Donaco wants to freeze moves of shareholders opposing board moves
(Australia) -- Donaco International can’t seem to shake its issues, despite trying virtually everything to put the gaming company on a better course. It has ousted...
article Melco revenues boosted by Macau mass market table games segments
(Macau) -- Melco Resorts & Entertainment Limited reported Wednesday its unaudited financial results for the third quarter of 2019. In connection with the company...
article Ukraine releases gambling reform bill text
(Ukraine) -- Ukraine’s parliament has released the full text of the bill to legalise gambling in the country, which includes provisions for online betting and...
article Shares in UK gambling firms plunge as plans for online curbs emerge
(UK) -- Shares in UK gambling firms lost nearly £1.2bn in value after the Guardian revealed that MPs had recommended stringent curbs on online casino games worth...
article Will MGM’s F&B Revenues in Vegas Surpass Its Casino Revenues This Year?
(Las Vegas) -- MGM Resorts (NYSE: MGM) recently announced the sale of two of its Las Vegas properties, Bellagio and Circus Circus, as a part of its asset-light strategy...

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