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Caesars

article Caesars Entertainment expected to name Anthony Rodio new CEO
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas-based Caesars Entertainment Corp. is expected to name a new chief executive, several financial publications reported late Sunday. Anthony Rodio...
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Crown Ltd

article 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 Christopher Niesche: James Packer's now ready to hand over the Crown
(Australia) -- If James Packer succeeds in selling his casino business — as looks likely — it will seemingly end more than a century of the Packer family...
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Illinois Gaming

article Illinois leads nation in non-casino slots
(Illinois) -- Illinois offers more locations to gamble and more machines to play than Nevada — and every other state in the nation. The state boasts boasts 30,384...
article State not addressing gambling’s ‘dark side’
(Illinois) -- In the rush to legalize video slot machines, not one psychologist, social worker or behavioral health counselor testified before lawmakers about problem...
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Indiana Gaming

article Casino bill to have third, final reading today
(Indiana) -- While not all state representatives from the Wabash Valley agree that Vigo County needs, or should even want a casino, each said it’s going to be a...
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Las Vegas Gaming

article Richard Branson seeking tie-ins to LV hotel, planned train
(Las Vegas) -- Richard Branson, whose Virgin Group brand is expected to have a growing presence in Las Vegas next year, hopes to leverage the presence of his...
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Maine Gaming

article Maine lawmakers consider sports betting
(Maine) -- Mainers could put down real money on the March Madness tournament or Super Bowl as early as next year. At least three bills to tax and regulate betting on...
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Maryland Gaming

article New March Revenue Records for Maryland Casinos
(Maryland) -- According to the Maryland Lottery & Gaming regulatory agency, six casino operators can boast of a new gaming revenue record in the state for the month...
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Missouri Gaming

article Future is uncertain as Fairmount Park prepares to open
(Missouri) -- As the 94th season at Fairmount Park arrives, track president Brian Zander wants to be confident. The park, in Collinsville, opens Tuesday at 1 p.m. and...
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New Jersey Gaming

article California Man Must Fork Over $90K In Gambling Proceeds
(New Jersey) -- A report issued by the Associated Press reveals that gambling regulators in New Jersey have ordered a man from California to pay more than $90,000. The...
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New York Gaming

article Monticello horsemen, raceway workers fear for their jobs
(New York) -- The whispers are growing louder about the feared, and perhaps foregone conclusion that harness racing will likely be coming to an end at Monticello Raceway...
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Wynn Resorts

article Don’t Expect to see Steve Wynn at the Wynn Resorts Casinos due to Impending Ban
(Massachusetts) -- Steve Wynn is in the limelight again. He could be soon banned from Wynn Resorts Casinos, the enterprise he inaugurated 17 years ago. Since then it has...
article Steve who? How far Wynn Resorts is going to distance itself from its founder
(Massachusetts) -- The ancient Romans called it damnatio memoriae, the damnation of memory. It was the rather extreme act of punishing someone by attempting to erase...
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Other News

article Growth of slot machines ‘unimaginable’
(Illinois) -- Don Moffitt was poised to take a sip from a cup coffee Wednesday morning when he heard the latest video gaming numbers and shook his head. In 2018 there...
article Powerball winner, 90, sues son, says money invested poorly
(Florida) -- A 90-year-old Florida woman who took home $278 million from a winning Powerball ticket six years ago is suing her son and his financial advisers, claiming...
article Boulder man who unwittingly split a $4.8M jackpot with scam artists is fighting the Colorado Lottery in court
(Colorado) -- In 2005, three people won a Colorado Lotto jackpot worth $4.8 million, and Boulder’s Amir Massihzadeh held one set of winning numbers. He accepted...
article Horse racing swindler made up 'bewildering' number of fake identities to con £20k from gamblers
(UK) -- A horse racing conman who swindled £200,000 from punters by using a string of false identities in a sophisticated betting scam has been jailed for almost six...
article Online casino 'took £20,000 from a problem gambler who stole the money from his mother
(UK) -- An online casino has been accused of bombarding a gambling addict with emails before he blew £20,000 on one of the company's sister sites. The problem gambler...
article Online casino goaded addict to gamble away £20,000 on sister site
(UK) -- The Gambling Commission is investigating claims that the online casino company LeoVegas accepted £20,000 from a problem gambler who had stolen the money...
article Resorts World Genting still cash cow for backer: Nomura
(Malaysia) -- The Resorts World Genting casino resort near Malaysia’s capital Kuala Lumpur remains a “cash cow” for its promoter, despite a government hike in gaming...
article Washington Heights dry cleaner allegedly a front for illegal gambling
(New York) -- The city is set to take the starch out of a Washington Heights dry cleaner that is allegedly a front for illegal gambling. An April 1 lawsuit, which asks a...

4/13/2019

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

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...

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