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Atlantic City Gaming

article 'Unacceptable' that Atlantic City does not get a cut of sports betting tax, mayor says
(Atlantic City) -- Sports betting has been an undeniable boom for the city's casinos and their online gaming partners while also helping to grow the state's tax...
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Colorado Gaming

article Legal Sports Betting Arrives In The Centennial State
(Colorado) -- Yesterday, Colorado voters narrowly approved a sports betting referendum, establishing Colorado as a sports betting leader in the Mountain West.
article What's next for sports wagering in Colorado
(Colorado) -- Colorado voters narrowly approved a referendum Tuesday legalizing sports wagering. But when will you be able to place your first bet on the Avalanche,...
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Election 2020

article Sheldon Adelson and Wife Miriam, Largest 2016 GOP Donors, Delay President Trump Campaign Support
(Las Vegas) -- Billionaire Sheldon Adelson and his wife, Miriam, the largest Republican Party donors in both the 2016 presidential election and 2018 midterms, are...
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eSports

article Fanduel, New Jersey casinos taking esports bets
(New Jersey) -- Gamblers in New Jersey now can bet on competitive esports at casinos and racetracks, while FanDuel on Friday announced it is the first online sportsbook...
article In Atlantic City, Borgata introduces Esports wagering to New Jersey – 1st bet placed by Howard Eskin on League of Legends World Championship
(Atlantic City) -- Putting $100 on Team G2 to take home the crown, Philadelphia-based sportscaster Howard Eskin made the first-ever esports wager Thursday afternoon at...
article How the League of Legends World Championship became the Super Bowl of esports
(California) -- There is no faster growing sport than esports, and there is no bigger esports tournament than the League of Legends World Championship. The run-up to...
article The newest fantasy league on the block is for … sport climbing?
(Internet) -- No, you can’t draft the Kansas City Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes, the Nugget’s Nikola Jokić or the Rockies’ Nolan Arenado. But you can pick Korea’s competitive...
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Gambling Expansion

article Malawi looks to expand gaming industry with licence RFPs
(Malawi) -- The Malawi Gaming Board is preparing to launch a request for proposals (RFP) process to award additional sports betting, casino and wide area progressive...
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Illinois Gaming

article Rivers becomes first land-based casino in Illinois, starts expansion to add more slots and table games
(Illinois) -- Rivers Casino, the busiest riverboat casino in Illinois, is headed for dry land. The Illinois Gaming Board granted Rivers the state’s first land-...
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Indiana Gaming

article Indiana sees huge jump in sports betting with boost from mobile wagering
(Indiana) -- Hoosiers wagered nearly $92 million on sports in October—the first month that mobile bets were accepted—according to numbers released Friday by...
article Indiana Sportsbooks Hit More Than $90 Million In Wagers In October, Led By DraftKings
(Indiana) -- Indiana sports betting handle surged 160% in October over September to $91.7 million after the state launched mobile betting at the beginning of the month.
article One of Gary's casino licenses headed to Terre Haute following successful referendum
(Indiana) -- The no longer needed second Gary casino owner's license is poised to move 165 miles south to the west-central Indiana city of Terre Haute. On Tuesday,...
article Vigo County Casino Vote Passes Overwhelmingly
(Indiana) -- Voters in Vigo County approved a referendum to build a casino by a 63% margin Tuesday night. “I think the benefit economically would be much needed...
article Horseshoe Indiana announces official date for new land-based casino
(Indiana) -- The Horseshoe of Indiana has unveiled a date for its new land-based casino. According to a press release, Horseshoe will complete its $90 million renovation...
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Las Vegas Gaming

article Downtown Las Vegas hotel-casino shows off renovated sportsbook
(Las Vegas) -- Former Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman helped celebrate the Plaza’s newly revamped William Hill Race and Sports Book by placing the first bet —...
article OJ Simpson sues Las Vegas casino, contends he was defamed
(Las Vegas) -- O.J. Simpson is suing a Las Vegas hotel-casino that banned him in November 2017, alleging that unnamed employees defamed him by telling a celebrity news...
article Those fees at Las Vegas Strip restaurants? You don’t have to pay them
(Las Vegas) -- If you think hotel resort fees in Las Vegas are sneaky, be on the lookout for odd restaurant charges that go by official-sounding names but all add up to...
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Maryland Gaming

article October wasn’t a good month for Maryland casinos
(Maryland) -- Somebody somewhere put the brakes on Maryland’s casino activity last month. Perhaps the crabbing proved to be a little too enticing and gamblers...
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Massachusetts Gaming

article Plainridge Park Casino brought ‘significant economic benefits’ to Eastern Massachusetts, bolstered employment, UMass Amherst study says
(Massachusetts) -- A long-range study by researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst says construction of the Plainridge Park Casino in Plainville brought...
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Mississippi Gaming

article Here’s an inside look at new rock ‘n’ roll casino planned at former Margaritaville site
(Mississippi) -- It’s quite a leap from Margaritaville and the tropics to KISS and rock ‘n’ roll, yet that’s what is planned for Biloxi’s...
article Here’s an inside look at new rock ‘n’ roll casino planned at former Margaritaville site
(Mississippi) -- It’s quite a leap from Margaritaville and the tropics to KISS and rock ‘n’ roll, yet that’s what is planned for Biloxi’s...
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Missouri Gaming

article Could sports betting become legal in Missouri?
(Missouri) -- Legal sports betting could be coming to the state of Missouri. At the state capitol on Thursday, the Interim House Committee on Gaming hosted major league...
article Missouri lawmakers debate legalized sports betting rules
(Missouri) -- What if someone places a bag of cash at the front door of an athlete? That was one of the scenerios presented Thursday as the Missouri House Interim...
article Missouri Looks to Kick-Start Sports Betting Debate
(Missouri) -- After several legislative hearings during the summer failed to find momentum in the sports betting debate, Missouri lawmakers are hoping to renew energy...
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Pennsylvania Gaming

article Pennsylvania Will Soon Be No. 1 Sports Betting State, Casino Exec Says
(Pennsylvania) -- In the middle of a major week of gaming expansion in Pennsylvania that saw DraftKings launch its mobile sportsbook in the state and PokerStars deal the...
article A New Era in Gaming Begins at Mount Airy Casino
(Pennsylvania) -- After a successful soft launch a few weeks ago, a local casino is kicking off a new era of gaming. Mount Airy Casino and Resort on its new Sports Book...
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Resorts World Catskills

article Losses mount for parent company of Sullivan County casino
(New York) -- Empire Resorts, which owns the struggling Resorts World Catskills casino in Sullivan County, had a third-quarter operating loss of $26.4 million, according...
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Sports Betting

article Panel: Media companies cautious as states legalize sports betting
(New York) -- U.S. sports betting legalization is expected to be a bonanza for media companies, but executives at an industry conference this week said they are moving...
article Mobile sports wagering platform proves to be smart bet for Ameristar
(Illinois) -- Ameristar Casino's partnership with DraftKing to offer mobile wagering is proving to be a winning gamble, with the East Chicago casino's sports wagering...
article How this Canadian company is making waves in the burgeoning mobile sports-betting industry
(North America) -- There is a lot of money ready to flow into the emerging legal single-event sports betting industry in North America, but regulations and a robust...
article The DeanBeat: Gaming is still at the mercy of larger forces
(Worldwide) -- The week was thick with gaming news, so some folks may not have noticed that Playtika, the Tel Aviv-based social casino games company, is considering...
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Steve Wynn

article Wynn Resorts accuses Steve Wynn’s ex-wife of creating sex assault allegations
(Las Vegas) -- Nearly two years after casino mogul Steve Wynn left his company amid a torrent of sexual misconduct allegations, Wynn Resorts appears to be trying to...
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Wynn Boston Harbor

article Encore Casino to Provide Water Service to Eastie
(Massachusetts) -- Although East Boston voters overwelmingly rejected building a resort-style casino in the neighborhood’s backyard at Suffolk Downs in 2013,...
article Lower Broadway Parking Lot Numbers Not As Lucrative as Expected, But Still Positive
(Massachusetts) -- The Lower Broadway overflow casino parking lot was expected to be a revenue stream worth several million dollars a year for the City – which is...
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Other News

article Could sports betting become legal in Missouri?
(Missouri) -- Legal sports betting could be coming to the state of Missouri. At the state capitol on Thursday, the Interim House Committee on Gaming hosted major league...
article Lender: British professional gambler took aim at $25.8M Lotto jackpot, buying hundreds of thousands of tickets while officials monitored him
(Connecticut) -- “Good afternoon, Pete. Just letting you know that we have been monitoring the sales of an individual who is spending an enormous amount of money...
article Chicago man found guilty of making bomb threat at Aurora casino
(Illinois) -- A Chicago man has been found guilty of disorderly conduct after he pretended a truck he parked outside of the Hollywood Casino in Aurora in February...
article Ramsay opens KC steakhouse, touts its '[bleeping] delicious' food
(Missouri) -- British multi-Michelin star chef Gordon Ramsay is everywhere when you enter his new restaurant in Harrah's North Kansas City Casino & Hotel....
press release Gambling.com selects Kambi’s Max Bichsel to drive US growth
(USA) -- Digital marketing specialist Gambling.com Group has brought in Max Bichsel from sports betting supplier Kambi to drive growth in the United States. As US vice...

11/7/2019

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...
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...
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...
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,...
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 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...
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 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...
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...
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...
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 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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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....
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 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 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 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...

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...

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