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Caesars

article Eldorado, Caesars deal not yet on state gaming regulators' agenda
(Atlantic City) -- State gaming regulators will meet Tuesday for the first time since the announcement of a merger between Eldorado Resorts and Caesars Entertainment,...
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Card Clubs

article Car dealership owner proposes gaming
(California) -- Long-time car dealership owner Dwight Nelson has an idea he thinks will not only add an estimated 100 new jobs to Selma, but could also bring in...
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Charity Gaming

article Pull-tab pie: everyone wants a piece
(Minnesota) -- Members of the Kramer-Berg American Legion Post 507 are worried about their future. Their revenue stream is shrinking as other charitable gambling groups...
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Elizabeth Warren

article Sen. Elizabeth Warren Introduces Gambling Disorder Bill to Help Military Service Members Dealing With Addiction
(Washington D.C.) -- Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) is again introducing federal legislation to help active-duty military members who might be struggling...
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eSports

article BLOG: Do eSports drive more viewers to MMA events? Not really
(Internet) -- MMA has quite a large viewer base, numbering in the millions actually. It was seen as a great opportunity by many game developers to take the sport and...
article Developers propose $500M arts campus near Kansas Speedway
(Kansas) -- Developers are proposing a $500 million arts-and-entertainment campus in the Kansas City area with housing for students and seniors.
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Georgia Gaming

article Defense Lawyers Say Macon DA's Call for New Law Means Gaming Machines Are Legal
(Georgia) -- The first lawyers to successfully challenge Macon Circuit District Attorney David Cooke’s practice of pursuing gambling charges against businesses...
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Illinois Gaming

article Illinois Betting on a Rapid Pace for Casino Expansion
(Illinois) -- State legislators laid out a rapid pace in the new gambling expansion law that will give Illinois six new casinos, including one in Chicago – so fast...
article Illinois Enacts Sports Gambling Law
(Illinois) -- At the end of June, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker signed into law a massive gaming initiative, which includes legalized sports gambling. While the sports...
article Rivers Continues To Far Outpace Casino Rivals
(Illinois) -- More than 1.4 million admissions to Rivers Casino in Des Plaines have been recorded this year through June 30, which is nearly three times the number of...
article Community members express concerns over video gambling
(Illinois) -- There were no poker faces at Wednesday night's 'Betting on Rockford' forum. Everyone shared their opinion over video gambling in the stateline...
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Indiana Gaming

article FanDuel Seeks to Open Sportsbooks at Two Indiana Casinos, Also Offer Online Sports Betting
(Indiana) -- FanDuel is once again ready to expand its sports betting operations as the company has filed paperwork with the Indiana Gaming Commission to operate retail...
article PAC formed to support Indiana casino
(Indiana) -- Some members of the Vigo County business community are asking people to ante up in support of a casino. Many of the same business leaders involved in the...
article Indiana casinos hiring hundreds for live dealer, sports betting positions
(Indiana) -- Harrah's Hoosier Park and Indiana Grand Racing & Casino are accepting applications for dealer school and live dealer positions as they prepare to...
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International Game Technology

article IGT accuses Twin River of revenue grab in gambling deal
(Rhode Island) -- The war between the two titans in Rhode Island’s gambling world escalated on Wednesday, with IGT accusing the relatively new president of Twin...
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Iowa Gaming

article Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission to receive public input on sports betting rules
(Iowa) -- Iowans will have a chance to respond to proposed rules for sports betting in Iowa on Thursday. In 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a federal ban on...
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Japan Gaming

article Japan starts process to name members of new casino regulator
(Japan) -- The government of Japan has reportedly appointed a pair of senior civil servants to assist with the creation of the official body that is to be tasked with...
press release Table Trac Inks Deal to Roll Out Casino Management System in Japan
(Japan) -- Minnetonka-based Table Trac Inc. has reached a deal to roll out its casino management system in Japan. Under an exclusive license agreement with Tokyo-based...
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Labor & Unions

article Labor board intervenes in dispute between casino and union
(Rhode Island) -- The National Labor Relations Board is intervening in a dispute between a Rhode Island casino and a union seeking a list of reported crimes at the...
article Twin River Casino Charged With Hiding Crime Data
(Rhode Island) -- The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) charged Twin River with illegally withholding records of crimes committed against patrons, vendors and other...
article Union alleges Twin River Casino is hiding records of crimes
(Rhode Island) -- The National Labor Relations Board has scheduled a hearing on union allegations that the Twin River Casino in Lincoln has been "illegally"...
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Las Vegas Gaming

article Man behind major Las Vegas Strip property deals has terminal cancer
(Las Vegas) -- Driving along or near the Strip, it’s easy to find properties John Knott was hired to sell. In just the past few years, he brokered the sales of the...
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Macau Gaming

article DICJ warns junket operators to not promote online gambling through casinos in Macau
(Macau) -- The Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau (DICJ) warned local junket operators to not conduct any activity related to online gambling within the city...
article Macau gaming shares race higher on resurgence in Chinese visitors
(Macau) -- Investors are once again placing their bets on Macau’s casinos as trade war fears recede and visitor numbers rise, bolstering the shares of major...
article Who doesn’t want to work in a casino?
(Macau) -- A Macau study found that 81 per cent of casino workers disliked people smoking near them at work. Also in 2007 the Macau University of Science and Technology...
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Maine Gaming

article Maine Sports Betting Legislation Faces Uncertainty
(Maine) -- Maine sports bettors will likely have to wait for a while before the activity earns legal status in the state. Earlier this week, Governor Janet Mills decided...
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Maryland Gaming

article MGM National Harbor gaming revenue falls again
(Maryland) -- After posting its first-ever year-over-year decline in gaming revenue in May, MGM National Harbor’s slots and tables in Prince George’s County...
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MGM Resorts

article Former MGM sportsbook boss, Jay Rood, shares his most memorable - and crazy - moments behind the counter
(Las Vegas) -- On a typically torrid June afternoon in Las Vegas, while lunching on a turkey club sandwich and a glass of iced tea at Egg Works, Jay Rood recounted his...
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New Jersey Gaming

article New Jersey Sports Betting Shop is Strip Mall Owner’s Goal
(New Jersey) -- Just as William Hill closes a number of land-based sports betting shops, a number of American outlets are thinking about opening up some of their own.
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Ohio Gaming

article Slots revenue reaches $1B at Ohio racinos for first time
(Ohio) -- It has been a milestone year for Ohio’s seven racinos. Buckeye State racinos, or racetrack casinos, recorded $1,058,638,754 in video lottery terminal...
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PASPA Decision

article Making a wager? Half of Americans live in states soon to offer sports gambling
(New Jersey) -- On June 14, 2018, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy made the first-ever legal sports bets in the state's history, plunking down 20 bucks each on Germany to...
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Pennsylvania Gaming

article Pennsylvania And New Jersey’s Online Border Battle Will Heat Up Next Week
(Pennsylvania) -- The long-delayed launch of PA online gambling is coming to an end. The July 15 go-live date is fast approaching. Parx Casino is counting down to the...
article Rutter’s notches two more truck stop gambling licenses
(Pennsylvania) -- Owners of the Rutter’s convenience store chain came up aces Wednesday on two more of its applications to run mini-slots parlors at some of its...
article Pennsylvania trying anew to auction mini-casino licenses
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania will try again to award licenses for five more mini-casinos, part of an aggressive gambling expansion authorized in 2017 by a cash-hungry...
article Pennsylvania’s first mini-casino has not yet opened, but the state already wants to license more of them
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania casinos paid $127.7 million last year for five satellite casino licenses, and the first one is set to open next year. But state lawmakers...
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Pennsylvania Online

article Hooray For Hollywood: Penn National Launching Online Casino July 15
(Pennsylvania) -- Wednesday’s Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) meeting did eventually shed some light on which PA casinos to expect online July 15.
article Penn National gets green light to test online gaming
(Pennsylvania) -- Hollywood Casino is close to launching online gaming. Penn National spokesman Eric Schippers said the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board has approved...
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Philippines Gaming

article Hotel and casino in Lapu-Lapu gets BOI nod
(Philippines) -- A hotel and casino project in Lapu-Lapu City and 13 other projects in Central Visayas with a combined estimated cost of P49.2 billion were granted...
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Rhode Island Gaming

article Tiverton May Not Weigh-In On Rhode Island Sports Betting Lawsuit
(Rhode Island) -- The lawsuit concerning sports betting in Rhode Island is beginning its preliminary discussions not in the courtroom but at the city level. Giovanni...
article Twin River Casino Accused Of Withholding Crime Records
(Rhode Island) -- Twin River Casino is facing charges from the National Labor Relations Board, who the Lincoln casino of hiding records of crimes committed against...
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Sports Betting

article US Sports Betting Revenue And Handle
(USA) -- US sports betting once only happened in Nevada. Now, as legal sports betting has expanded to more states starting in 2018, the amount of sports betting revenue...
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Virginia Gaming

article ‘Queen Of Virginia’ slot machines removed as gambling debate draws on
(Virginia) -- Convenience stores and gas stations across Charlottesville and beyond are currently counting the cost of removing their ‘Queen of Virginia’...
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Washington, D.C. Gaming

article Corruption Allegations, Bad Contract No Concern For Council As DC Sports Betting Passes
(Washington D.C.) -- More than six months after passing an enabling law, the District of Columbia finally has a controversial contract to operate sports betting. Council...
article D.C. Council removes Evans from committee chairmanship, launches investigation
(Washington D.C.) -- The D.C. Council voted to strip Ward 2 Councilmember Jack Evans of his committee chairmanship and launch an investigation into his business dealings...
article D.C. Council votes to approve Intralot gaming contract
(Washington D.C.) -- International gaming company Intralot’s connections to Jack Evans raised plenty of concerns — but in the end, they weren’t enough...
article DC Council approves gambling contract despite concern
(Washington D.C.) -- D.C. Council members approved a sole source contract for the Greek gaming company Intralot to manage online sports betting and the lottery program....
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Wynn Resorts

article Wynn Resorts Unveils Plans for $2 Billion Art Museum in Macau
(Macau) -- Wynn Resorts Ltd. unveiled plans for a $2 billion expansion of its properties in Macau, including a theater and museum in the world’s largest gambling...
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Other News

article 1863 Club Ready For Opening Day At Saratoga Race Course
(New York) -- Fans visiting the historic Saratoga Race Course on opening day Thursday will notice something new at the first turn. The brand new 1863 Club offers high-...
article IPI denies allegations of 7 workers
(Saipan) -- Imperial Pacific International has denied the allegations made by seven workers, who are demanding a jury trial. IPI attorney Philip Tydingco said the...
article Kenya betting operators could lose access to mobile payments
(Kenya) -- Kenya’s leading sports betting operators could lose their access to mobile money payments while their gaming licenses are suspended. On Wednesday,...
article Lemme Hold Five: La La Anthony Won $68,000 On A Slot Machine In New Orleans
(Louisiana) -- Imagine rolling up to a slot machine in New Orleans and walking away with $68,000. Well, for La La Anthony that was a reality as she closed out her fourth...
article Gaming Venues May Scrutinize Biometric and Facial Monitoring of Patrons as Privacy Laws Enacted
(Nevada) -- Casinos could increasingly become part of a national debate on how to regulate and use biometric surveillance and related high-tech methods of data...
article Drivers get surprise windfall from broken toll machine
(Kansas) -- Some drivers got a surprise windfall when a malfunctioning toll machine spat out coins instead of accepting money near a Kansas casino. The Wichita Eagle...

7/9/2019

article D.C. Council approves no-bid sports gambling contract
(Washington D.C.) -- The D.C. Council approved a sole source contract Tuesday for the Greek gaming company Intralot to manage a lucrative online sports betting and...
article D.C. Council strips Jack Evans of chairmanship, will hire law firm to investigate him
(Washington D.C.) -- The D.C. Council removed member Jack Evans as chairman of its Committee on Finance and Revenue on Tuesday and agreed to hire an outside law firm to...
article Beau Rivage opens multi-million dollar sports book expansion
(Mississippi) -- As the one year anniversary of sports betting in Mississippi approaches, the Beau Rivage is taking the sports book business to another level. “We...
article U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren files updated gambling addiction bill
(Washington D.C.) -- U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren filed a bill Wednesday that would require the Department of Defense to develop programs to treat active duty service...
article SBTech and Churchill Downs accept first legal sports wager in Arkansas
(Arkansas) -- SBTech has partnered with Churchill Downs at Oaklawn Racetrack and Casino to power the first legal sports wager in the state of Arkansas. In November,...
article WV Becomes Latest State To Collect $1M In Sports Betting Tax Revenue
(West Virginia) -- Sports Betting in West Virginia has regressed into the summer as expected. It is still the case that only three of the five sports betting licenses...
article Caesars’ Las Vegas Strip properties may be up for grabs
(Las Vegas) -- Hotel-casinos on the Las Vegas Strip don’t go up for sale often. “That alone makes them pretty desirable,” said Union Gaming analyst...
article Sheriff: I can’t guarantee public safety of Woodstock 50 at Vernon Downs
(New York) -- The Oneida County sheriff told a crowd of about 100 people Monday night that he can’t guarantee the safety of the public if Woodstock 50 is held at...
article Florida Eldorado employees striking to fight cost cutting
(Florida) -- The potentially largest casino firm in America is facing backlash from about the last place you’d expect. Employees of the Isle Casino Pompano Park,...
article Why sports betting freaked out some Major League Baseball players
(New Jersey) -- Eight states have already regulated sports betting and nearly a dozen more could be on the way one year after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned a...
article Search begins for casino developer in Waukegan
(Illinois) -- This week, officials in Waukegan began the search process for developers to help with a new casino project. The city will be created a new casino thanks to...
article Parx Promises At Least One Online Casino Launches July 15
(Pennsylvania) -- Parx is ready to kick its online casino into gear. At Parx’s online casino, users will be able to play online slots and casino table games for...
article Suffolk Construction questions subcontractor’s charge of not being paid
(Massachusetts) -- Suffolk Construction said Tuesday an electrical subcontractor on the $2.6 billion Encore Boston Harbor casino has failed to properly document work...
article Attorney suggests Tiverton remain neutral in sports betting lawsuit
(Rhode Island) -- Town Solicitor Giovani Ciccione has recommended the town be a neutral party in a lawsuit that challenges the legality of sports betting in the state....
article Rocky Gap Casino Numbers Up in June
(Maryland) -- Maryland Lottery and Gaming today announced that June 2019 gaming revenues for the state’s six casinos were $142,890,570. The total represents a $6,...
article Maryland Casino Revenue Declined Last Month
(Maryland) -- Casino revenue in Maryland declined by 4 percent last month coming in at $142 million. That’s a $6 million decline compared to June of last year.
article B.C. casino regulator received complaint alleging BCLC management pressured to ‘allow dirty money’
(British Columbia) -- B.C. Lottery Corp. vice-president of corporate compliance Robert Kroeker has stepped down, months after B.C.’s gambling regulator pledged to...
article PAC formed to support casino ballot question
(Indiana) -- Some members of the Vigo County business community are asking people to ante up in support of a casino. Many of the same business leaders involved in the...
article Business leaders launch PAC to support casino
(Indiana) -- Local business leaders have launched a Political Action Committee to support the Vigo County Casino referendum. This November, county voters will be asked...
article 'The kids emptied our bank account playing Fifa'
(UK) -- Four children spent nearly £550 in three weeks buying player packs to play the Fifa football video game online on the family's Nintendo Switch console...
article Suncity Group denies Chinese media claims it operates online casinos
(Macau) -- One of the most prominent junket operators in Macau, Suncity Group, has been accused of running online gambling operations by mainland state media. The firm...
article A new Wynn Golf Club set to reopen in October
(Las Vegas) -- This fall’s reincarnation of The Wynn Golf Club is set to bring high-end golf back to the Las Vegas Strip. The new 6,722-yard, par-70 routing by original...

7/8/2019

article Contract to manage sports betting system and lottery finds shaky support on D.C. Council
(Washington D.C.) -- The D.C. Council’s support for a lucrative deal to manage the District’s sports betting and lottery appeared shaky ahead of a Tuesday...
article GVC refutes report on company benefiting from disposed Turkish business
(UK) -- Online gambling company GVC Holdings Plc said on Monday it does not benefit from any operations in Turkey, after a said that Chief Executive Officer Kenneth...
article Twin River Casino blasts R.I. governor’s proposed IGT deal
(Rhode Island) -- A full-page ad in The Sunday Journal launches Twin River’s campaign to convince Rhode Island lawmakers that the $1-billion, no-bid, 20-year...
article Maine Sports Betting Bill Can’t Become Law Without Governor’s Decision
(Maine) -- Sports betting in Maine will have to wait for an indefinite amount of time. Maine Governor Janet Mills did not sign off on M.E. L.D. 553 before her 10-day...
article Public meeting set for Thursday on Iowa sports betting rules
(Iowa) -- In May, Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds signed a bill into law which legalizes sports betting in the state. The bill allows for betting on professional, collegiate and...
article Chris Christie on Fight for NJ’s Legalized Sports Betting
(New Jersey) -- The expansion of legal sports betting in the United States and former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s role in it are absent from the 384 pages of...
article Luxury housing bringing 'new life' to Atlantic City
(Atlantic City) -- The opening of the Showboat hotel’s apartments has created another housing option for those seeking luxury in the seaside resort. The Showboat...
article Rockford mayor authorized to hire more casino consultants
(Illinois) -- City Council on Monday night authorized Mayor Tom McNamara to spend up to $150,000 on consultants and lawyers to help the city sift through, score and...
article Pa. casinos see increase in annual slot revenue
(Pennsylvania) -- Slot machine revenue was up for fiscal year 2018-2019 among Pennsylvania’s 12 casinos. The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board reported a 1.1...
article Mobile sports betting is live in Pennsylvania, with a few hiccups
(Pennsylvania) -- Mobile sports betting has arrived in Pennsylvania, but online sports betting in PA still has a ways to go before it reaches its potential. The big...
article Prince William County could get off-track betting site
(Virginia) -- Prince William County may soon get an off-track betting site. According to the Washington Post, Dumfries is pursuing a franchise location of Rosie’s...
article A child touched an electrified railing at MGM National Harbor resort, and lives changed
(Maryland) -- Carlos Green reaches into his pocket by habit to pull out his cellphone as his eyes glisten with tears. “I just want her to talk to me, man,”...
article Two weeks after Caesars merger announcement, Florida casino workers vote to strike
(Florida) -- The recently announced $17 billion sale of Caesars Entertainment to Eldorado Resorts has already caused some unease in Wall Street as well as union workers...
article Slots gambling revenue at Ohio’s racinos tops $1 billion for the first time
(Ohio) -- Annual gambling revenue from slot machines at Ohio’s seven racinos topped $1 billion for the first time in fiscal 2019, led by the Northfield Park...
article Former senator eyes gambling revenue for property tax relief
(Nebraska) -- Former Sen. Loran Schmit of Bellwood is urging state senators to turn to newly authorized mechanical amusement devices, including electronic video games,...
article Prize money surges for horsemen racing at Churchill Downs
(Kentucky) -- Churchill Downs says its new gaming venue is already paying dividends for horsemen racing at the Louisville track. Track officials say Churchill paid a...
article Where's Ontario Lottery's secret study, showing gamblers want worse odds?
(Ontario) -- The Interprovincial Lottery Corporation and the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation are doubling down on the silent treatment. More than a month after...
article BLOG: How Casino Technology Has Evolved over Time
(Worldwide) -- The relentless march of technology has revolutionized the world in ways that no one could have imagined a decade ago. From the way we work and communicate...
article 'Irresponsible' firms exposing children to gambling, study finds
(UK) -- Gambling companies have been branded “irresponsible” after a major study found they are not doing enough to stop children seeing their adverts online...
article Gaming reforms could lead to 300-fold increase in slot machine limit
(Ireland) -- Reforms of a 50-year-old gaming Bill currently before the Oireachtas could lead to a 300-fold increase in the maximum stake allowed for slot machines. The...
article Casinos smoking patrols soar in first half: Macau govt
(Macau) -- Health Bureau staff conducted 795 joint patrols of Macau gaming floors with officials from the city’s casino regulator in the first half of 2019, up by 82.3...
article Survey hints at US$12 tourist tax in Macau: MGTO
(Macau) -- The majority of opinions in a survey about the introduction of a tourist tax in Macau suggested that the amount should be set at over MOP100 (US$12.43), said...
article Chinese state media target Macau's Suncity in online gambling report
(Macau) -- Macau’s biggest junket operator Suncity, which operates VIP gambling rooms around Asia, has raked in billions of dollars in online gaming and proxy...
article After tax deal on online casino workers, crackdown on illegal operators looms
(Philippines) -- Firms legally engaged in the booming Philippine offshore gaming operations (POGO) will help the government crack down on fly-by-night operations that...
article Sportradar to Provide Real-Time Betting Data to Streaming Service Tied to Capitals, Wizards
(Washington D.C.) -- Washington-based Monumental Sports Network announced on Monday that it reached an agreement to get real-time statistical feeds, including gambling...
article FIBA And Genius Sports Announce Extension Of Technology Partnership
(USA) -- Before FIBA and Genius Sports partnered back in 2016, the International Basketball Federation which encompasses 213 national federations went looking for a...
article Decapitation defendant planned to eat victim's brain, court documents reveal
(Montana) -- The second man charged with decapitating a winning casino patron in October is facing new charges and allegations, including that he talked about eating the...

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