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Arkansas Gaming

article Hot Springs official seeks reserve fund for casino revenue
(Arkansas) -- An additional $3.65 million in tax revenue expected following the passage of a casino gaming amendment could be used to finance Hot Springs' unfunded...
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Caesars

article Caesars Entertainment will be for sale as early as this week
(Las Vegas) -- Caesars Entertainment, which owns Harrah’s and Bally’s hotels and casinos, is getting ready to put itself up for sale as soon as this week,...
article Tilman Fertitta may make another bet on Caesars
(Texas) -- Houston billionaire Tilman Fertitta is back in the game to potentially merge his hospitality, casino and restaurant holdings with Las Vegas gaming giant...
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California Gaming

article The Big Political Spender You’ve Probably Never Heard of
(California) -- When you think of the big political spenders in San Diego, you might think of labor unions or the Lincoln Club. But the little-known Del Mar Thoroughbred...
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Detroit Gaming

article Police make arrest after man stabbed outside Greektown Casino
(Detroit) -- Detroit police have arrested a 31-year-old man after a stabbing outside Greektown Casino Friday night. Police say the victim is in critical condition....
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Fantasy Sports

article Despite initial success, fantasy gaming may need a new strategy
(India) -- There is an hour to go for the Indian Premier League cricket match between the Delhi Capitals and Sunrisers Hyderabad and Manya Pilani, 21, is bustling about...
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Indiana Gaming

article Casino bill headed to third House reading Monday
(Indiana) -- During Thursday's second reading of SB 552, only about a third of 30 possible amendments were discussed. One amendment not heard was Amendment #10,...
article House OKs limits on gambling officials' access to governor
(Indiana) -- The Indiana House has responded to a newspaper's report on private jet flights that Gov. Eric Holcomb got from a casino magnate by inserting a provision...
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Iowa Gaming

article COLUMN: Iowa must reject online sports betting
(Iowa) -- The issue of legalizing online sports betting still is alive in our Legislature and could have a major influence on many lives in Iowa. My perspective on this...
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Japan Gaming

article With Japan set to build three integrated resorts, operators cast eyes on potential $33.8 billion casino market
(Japan) -- The operators of Singapore's two integrated resorts (IRs), which this month injected $9 billion in fresh investment, are also itching to place their bets...
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Las Vegas Gaming

article Tourism survey indicates fewer visitors to Las Vegas from California
(Las Vegas) -- The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority this week released its annual visitor profile study. The study, which was presented at Tuesday’s...
article LVCVA study shows fewer Las Vegas visitors from Southern California
(Las Vegas) -- The Las Vegas visitor of 2019 is different from those who came a decade ago, five years ago and even last year. The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors...
article Airbnb making a dent into Strip revenue, report finds
(Las Vegas) -- Strip resorts may have lost out on as much as $150 million in revenue last year as more visitors to Las Vegas book accommodations through Airbnb,...
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Maryland Gaming

article Pimlico Race Course to close nearly 7,000 seats a month before thousands arrive for Preakness Stakes
(Maryland) -- The last remaining historic section of Pimlico Race Course is being shut down a month before the upcoming Preakness Stakes after an engineering firm...
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Mississippi Gaming

article Slots Supervisor Accused of Rigging Jackpots at Mississippi Casino Says She Hasn’t Got the Money
(Mississippi) -- A former slots supervisor at the Silver Slipper Casino in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi is facing felony charges of embezzlement over accusations she fixed...
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New Jersey Gaming

article March Madness leads to gladness for New Jersey sports books
(Atlantic City) -- A blizzard of bets from college basketball fans in March helped New Jersey to its second-highest monthly sports betting total, as March Madness...
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New York Gaming

article Gamblers drop $1.24B into slots at Rivers in 12 months
(New York) -- Rivers Casino & Resort reported its most lucrative month ever in March, as guests dropped $126 million into its slot machines. This was 25% higher than...
article OTB transitioning on records requests
(New York) -- Western Region Off Track Betting Corp. has appointed a new records access officer after allegations of impropriety and amid questions from lawmakers and...
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Ohio Gaming

article Editorial: Casino Control Commission can best regulate sports betting
(Ohio) -- The Dispatch is skeptical that legalized sports betting will, on balance, be good for Ohio. But since it appears certain to come, we hope lawmakers will set up...
article Millions in unpaid child support intercepted from gambling winnings
(Ohio) -- More than $10 million in unpaid child support has been intercepted from lottery, racino and casino winners by the state since 2014. “This is a good...
article No state sanctions for racino where horse drowned during harness race
(Ohio) -- Miami Valley Gaming and Racing will face no sanctions from the Ohio State Racing Commission after an investigation of the drowning of a horse during a race...
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Pennsylvania Gaming

article Proposed Amish country mini-casino divides rural community
(Pennsylvania) -- Few people here grasped the monumental implications of Pennsylvania’s expanded gaming law until Penn National Gaming Inc. announced plans...
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Rhode Island Gaming

article Tiverton close to $1 million jackpot in casino revenue
(Rhode Island) -- The opening of the Twin River Tiverton Casino Hotel has resulted in nearly a million dollars in gambling revenue to the town since opening to the...
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South Dakota Gaming

article Keeping gaming machines running
(South Dakota) -- When Tom Somerville isn’t serving beverages behind the bar, he’s traveling across southeast South Dakota keeping video lottery machines up...
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Sports Betting

article How one sportsbook comes up with gambling odds for ‘Game of Thrones’
(New Jersey) -- When you think about popular events people like to gamble on, you typically think of March Madness, the Super Bowl, or presidential elections. These are...
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Video Gaming

article Move over lootboxes, there’s a new monetization king in town
(Worldwide) -- If there’s one thing gamers love to do, it’s complain about lootboxes. Whether they’re for powerful pay-to-win items, gacha style...
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Virginia Gaming

article Horse racing returns as gaming parlors open in Virginia
(Virginia) -- Horses soon will race again at Colonial Downs, and Virginians will be able to bet on them and play slots-style machines in a casino-like setting at four...
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Wire Act

article Department of Justice Interpretation of the Wire Act Dissed by Gaming Attorney Anthony Cabot
(Nevada) -- State lotteries are in limbo, pending a final determination on the Wire Act by the Department of Justice. Anthony Cabot, noted gaming attorney, is asking how...
article Judge gives a deadline in lottery case to Justice Department
(New Hampshire) -- A federal judge on Thursday gave the U.S. Justice Department 2 weeks to clarify its position on laws regulating internet gambling after hearing...
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Other News

article Evansville considers return of off-track betting
(Wyoming) -- The ponies could be coming back to Evansville. Next month the town will consider a proposal to install off-track-betting machines in the former location of...
article Growing number of states move to shield lottery winners
(Arizona) -- A growing number of states are moving to allow the winners of big lottery jackpots to stay anonymous as privacy concerns are increasingly trumping lottery...
article Saipan casino to pay $3M for construction worker wage claims
(Saipan) -- Court documents say a Saipan casino developer will pay $3 million to settle U.S. Department of Labor claims that construction workers weren’t paid minimum...
article Police Seek Former Ted Binion Employee Hunting for Late Casino Tycoon’s Hidden Treasure
(Nevada) -- Police in Nye County, Nevada are seeking a man on felony burglary, conspiracy, and destruction of property charges, who they believe has been looking for Ted...

4/12/2019

article Instant Reaction To The Wire Act Hearing: How Well Did It Go For Online Gambling?
(New Hampshire) -- The US District Court in New Hampshire hosted oral arguments in a case about the Wire Act on Thursday. On one side is the Department of Justice,...
article California considers the unthinkable: Canceling horse racing at Santa Anita Park
(California) -- There is a mystery unfolding along the rail here at one of the nation’s most storied horse tracks, where since Christmas nearly two dozen peak-of-...
article West Virginia Sports Betting: What’s Been Going On?
(West Virginia) -- Since Delaware North shuttered its two sportsbooks in West Virginia, and took its mobile app offline in early March, there’s not been much talk...
article Las Vegas Saw Fewer First-Time Visitors in 2018, But Repeat Visitation Increases
(Las Vegas) -- The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) released its 2018 Visitor Profile Study this week, and there are several unforeseen findings.
article NJ Online Casinos Obliterate All-Time Revenue Record, While Golden Nugget And Draftkings Surge
(New Jersey) -- NJ online casinos absolutely obliterated their all-time revenue record in March, taking in $37.2 million, around $5.5 million more than their previous...
article Pennsylvania To Issue 2 More Betting Licenses
(Pennsylvania) -- Operating a sportsbook in the newly regulated US state of Pennsylvania doesn’t come cheap. But according to the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board...
article Lawmaker details the case for sports gambling in Ohio - both online and in casinos, racinos
(Ohio) -- The time is right for Ohio to seriously debate how to move forward with online sports wagering and casino-style sports books under regulation by the Ohio...
article Iowa casino planning to build sportsbook, anticipating legalized gambling in Iowa
(Iowa) -- Even as Iowa lawmakers debate legalizing sports gambling in the state, at least one casino is preparing to build a sportsbook. The Iowa Racing and Gaming...
article ‘Action’ Producer Bradley Jackson on the Odds of Texas Legalizing Sports Gambling
(Texas) -- Last May, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the 1992 law that prohibited sports gambling in most states (Nevada enjoyed an exception).
article Terre Haute Gambling On Casino Bill's Success
(Indiana) -- Terre Haute is gambling on a monumental gaming bill moving forward at the statehouse that leaders hope will help the struggling community hit the jackpot...
article Ontario government inches closer to online gambling regulation in the Canadian province
(Ontario) -- In an April 11, 2019, press release, the Canadian Gaming Association (CGA) welcomed a same-day announcement by the Ontario government to put in place an...
article Survey Says: Sports Gamblers Want To Win or Lose By the Rules
(USA) -- Whether bettors choose to label their sports wagering "legal or illegal", a very interesting recent survey confirms they choose to honor the time-...
article Denmark Gross Gaming Revenue Up 5.7 Percent To $1.46 Billion
(Denmark) -- The Danish Gambling Authority (Spillemyndigheden) posted that the gross gaming revenue in Denmark is up 5.7% year on year to DKK 9.74bn ($1.46 billion) in...
article The KSA Pushes On with Legal iGaming
(Netherlands) -- The Dutch gaming regulator the Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) is known for its proclivity to issue severe penalties on operators that have been coloring...
article Games May Be Toning Down Sexual Content, But Not Violence
(Worldwide) -- Franchises like 'Mortal Kombat' and 'Tomb Raider' may not feature the same skimpy costumes for characters as they once did, but the levels...
article Mars pulls M&M’s slot-machine game after MPs’ concerns
(London) -- The confectionery giant Mars has bowed to pressure to remove a product that dispenses M&M’s in the style of a slot-machine game, after MPs and an...
article Summer start for construction on Quezon City integrated casino resort
(Philippines) -- In the Philippines, Bloomberry Resorts Corporation could reportedly begin work to bring a new integrated casino resort to the under-construction Ayala...
article Following The Gambling Ban, Albanian Casino Operators Move To Neighboring Montenegro
(Albania) -- After Albania banned casinos and gambling operation, it has been a crisis like situation for gambling operators in the country. Now two Albanian companies...
article Illinois Folds On Helping People Addicted To Gambling
(Illinois) -- Illinois now has more places to gamble than any other state. That's because lawmakers in Springfield approved video gambling a decade ago. At that time...
article Tilman Fertitta may make another bet on Caesars
(Las Vegas) -- Houston billionaire Tilman Fertitta is back in the game to potentially merge his hospitality, casino and restaurant holdings with Las Vegas gaming giant...

4/11/2019

article Wire Act Application to State Lotteries in Limbo as DOJ’s Newest View Dissed by Gaming Expert
(Washington D.C.) -- Prominent gaming attorney Anthony Cabot is calling the latest interpretation by the Department of Justice (DOJ) on the Wire Act — and whether...
article Casinos want to add skill to slot machines
(Las Vegas) -- One-arm bandits make a killing for gambling dens. In America and Europe slot machines usually account for two-thirds of the house’s takings. Their...
article Profits Down 15% in Expanded Atlantic City Casino Market
(Atlantic City) -- Casino profits fell by more than 15% in Atlantic City in 2018, a year in which the downsized market reopened two shuttered gambling halls. The result...
article Drazin: Founding Father of NJ Sports Betting Opines
(New Jersey) -- The names on the case wielded as a cudgel against the ban on legal sports betting in the United States was first “Christie” and subsequently...
article Casino Workers in New Jersey Want Action Taken Against Investors of New York
(New Jersey) -- Earlier their week, the labor union representing casino employees of Atlantic City urged gaming regulators of New Jersey online gambling sites to take...
article Lawmakers continue push for mobile sports betting
(New York) -- For months, the Cuomo administration has expressed reservations about mobile sports betting, questioning the revenue potential and whether it would even be...
article Penn National Gaming’s Hollywood Casino Revenue Shrinks 0.4 Percent In The First Quarter
(Ohio) -- Along with several other US casinos whose profits were hit in the first quarter of 2019; the Hollywood Casino Toledo has joined the club as the Ohio Casino...
article Indiana sports betting and new casinos won't mean windfall
(Indiana) -- A top Indiana budget writer doesn’t expect much of a state tax revenue boost if legislators approve proposals to legalize sports betting and allow new...
article Ontario’s vice grip: Budget extends freedoms on drinking, gambling
(Ontario) -- Move over Las Vegas, Ontario is poised to give Sin City a run for its money. The 2019 provincial budget dramatically loosens the government’s grip on...
article Horse racing returns as Rosie’s gaming parlors open in Virginia
(Virginia) -- Horses soon will race again at Colonial Downs, and Virginians will be able to bet on them and play slots-style machines in a casino-like setting at four...
article Grosvenor Casino Stirs Controversy with Outdoor Gaming Machines
(UK) -- The Grosvenor Casino in Leeds, UK, is at the center of a storm of controversy after the city council voted to allow the casino to install gaming machines outside.
article An Australian Billionaire Dynasty Confronts the End of an Empire
(Australia) -- The Packer dynasty has sat astride corporate Australia for a century, forging newspaper, television and casino dominions with the power to make and break...
article Casino bidding war looms for Crown after Wynn backs away
(Australia) -- FORCED to anchor in licensed clusters in Las Vegas and Macau, the world's biggest casino operators rarely get a free shot at expansion.
article OP/ED: What is going on in Macau these days?
(Macau) -- In March, casino revenue in Macau fell 0.4 percent to $3.2 billion; in February revenue was up 4.4 percent and in January down 5 percent. VIP win was down 10...
article More people limit number of times they can visit the casino in a month
(Singapore) -- A total of 5,035 people have been issued a third-party visit limit as at the end of last year - about 14 times more than the 354 people given the visit...
article BLOG: High Tech Used in Las Vegas to Catch Frauds
(Las Vegas) -- There is no better-watched place on earth but the casino floor. Gaming tables are under surveillance of hundreds of most advanced cameras operated by the...

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