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Atlantic City Gaming

article Atlantic City posts third year of growth but most casinos decline
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City casinos reported a small decline in December’s slots and table revenue but still closed out 2019 with a respectable 7% annual rise...
article Rebounding Atlantic City casinos see $3.3B revenue in 2019
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City’s casinos won almost $3.3 billion from gamblers in 2019, helped by surging sports and internet bets as the seaside resort...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Caesars

article Sources: Historic Harrah’s Reno to be sold and converted into a non-gaming entity
(Nevada) -- Harrah’s Reno, one of the Nevada gaming industry’s historic landmarks, will be sold by real estate investment trust VICI Properties and converted...
1 Article on this Issue

Georgia Gaming

article EDITORIAL: Will Savannah double down on a casino?
(Georgia) -- Nearly every pessimistic prediction about Savannah over the past few years has come true. Some us warned that the National Park Service might downgrade the...
article Georgia Senators cool on gambling, warm on online sales tax
(Georgia) -- Georgia Senate leaders cast the prospects for new legalized gambling in doubt Monday on the first day of the 2020 legislative session. Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan...
article Mixed Messages On Gambling From Georgia General Assembly
(Georgia) -- As the legislative session kicks off, leadership in the state House and Senate aren’t agreeing about whether Georgia is ready to consider expanding...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Illinois Gaming

article Lottery Sales Sink As Other Gambling Options Take Off
(Illinois) -- Something troubling is brewing at the Illinois Lottery. And it’s leading to millions of dollars missing for the state. As sports wagering emerges in...
article Boyd's Par-A-Dice Hotel and Casino planning to open a sportsbook
(Illinois) -- Par-A-Dice Hotel and Casino, operated by Boyd Gaming in East Peoria, Illinois, announced four projects to roll out this year. Boyd Gaming CEO, Keith Smith...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Indiana Gaming

article Indiana's sports betting obsession: Gamblers wagered $436 million in 4 months
(Indiana) -- The money shelled out on sports bets in Indiana during the state's first four months of legal gambling was more than the advertising revenue raked in...
article Justices, split 3-2, reject Facebook harassment, casino revenue cases
(Indiana) -- A partially divided COA determined that the City of Lawrenceburg and Franklin County’s agreement to share tax revenue from a southeastern Indiana...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Iowa Gaming

article $225-million casino and hotel proposed for Des Moines airport
(Iowa) -- A development group wants to build a $225-million casino and hotel at the Des Moines International Airport it says would help cover a funding shortfall for a...
1 Article on this Issue

Japan Gaming

article Indicted Japan lawmaker Akimoto took China trip run by gambling firm: source
(Japan) -- Suspicions are growing that the former Japanese government lead on casino resort policy took a December 2017 trip to China to cozy up to the same Chinese...
article Japanese lawmaker Akimoto to be re-arrested on further charges in 500.com bribery scandal
(Japan) -- Japanese House of Representatives member Tsukasa Akimoto is set to be served with a fresh arrest warrant by the Tokyo District Public Prosecutors’...
article Gambling addiction to be covered by Japan’s public health insurance
(Japan) -- Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare have indicated that gambling addictions will be covered by public health insurance from April of this year...
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Kentucky Gaming

article Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear Hails Sports Betting Bill, Wants Casinos for Additional Education Funding
(Kentucky) -- On the night before Kentucky’s sports betting bill gets its first hearing in the General Assembly, Gov. Andy Beshear told lawmakers he supports state...
1 Article on this Issue

Las Vegas Gaming

article Cosmopolitan Rejects OJ Simpson Claim His Reputation Was Tarnished
(Las Vegas) -- OJ Simpson is suing The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on grounds that the casino’s banning him in November of 2017 damaged his reputation. The Strip...
1 Article on this Issue

Maryland Gaming

article Maryland Casinos get $149.1M in December
(Maryland) -- Maryland Lottery and Gaming announced that December 2019 gaming revenues for the state’s six casinos were $149,087,494. The total represents a $706,...
1 Article on this Issue

MGM Resorts

article Blackstone Bankrolled $4.6 Billion Casino Deal on Main Street (SUB REQ)
(Las Vegas) -- A joint venture backed by Blackstone Group Inc. announced on Tuesday it agreed to acquire a stake in the MGM Grand and Mandalay Bay, a pair of marquee...
article MGM Resorts selling 2 properties on Las Vegas Strip
(Las Vegas) -- MGM Growth Properties and Blackstone Real Estate Income Trust are forming a joint venture to acquire the real estate assets of the MGM Grand and Mandalay...
article MGM Resorts sells casino property in $2.5bn deal
(Las Vegas) -- Blackstone doubled down on its bet on real estate in the US gambling capital on Tuesday, agreeing to partner with an affiliate of casino operator MGM...
press release MGM Resorts to sell MGM Grand Las Vegas for $2.5 billion
(Las Vegas) -- MGM Resorts International MGM, -0.51% announced Monday an agreement to sell the MGM Grand Las Vegas real estate assets in a deal valued at $2.5 billion,...
press release MGM Resorts Announces Agreement To Monetize Real Estate Of MGM Grand Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- MGM Resorts International (the "Company" or "MGM Resorts") MGM, +0.48% today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement pursuant to which a...
5 Total Articles on this Issue

Nevada Gaming

article Vegas teachers file petition for casino tax hike initiative
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas-area teachers want to ask Nevada voters to approve a state constitutional amendment to hike taxes on the largest casinos in the state to raise...
article Sources: Historic Harrah’s Reno to be sold and converted into a non-gaming entity
(Reno) -- Harrah’s Reno, one of the Nevada gaming industry’s historic landmarks, will be sold by real estate investment trust VICI Properties and converted...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

New Jersey Gaming

article NJ sports betting: $4.5 billion wagered in 2019, closing in on Nevada for No. 1
(New Jersey) -- The New Jersey sports betting industry continues to grow at a dizzying pace, according to numbers released by the New Jersey Division of Gaming...
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New York Gaming

article Comptroller says state failed to bill commercial casinos for millions owed Albany
(New York) -- The state failed to bill four commercial casinos in upstate for state-performed work intended to ensure those facilities are operating in compliance with...
press release Everi to Provide New York Lottery With Video Lottery Gaming Central System Through 2029
(Las Vegas) -- Everi Holdings Inc. (NYSE:EVRI) (“Everi” or “the Company”) announced today that it has extended its relationship with the New York Lottery for 10...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Penn National

article Barstool Sports may be next for the latest gambling & media marriage
(Pennsylvania) -- Media content companies are fast becoming desirable partners for gaming companies trying to tap into the fast-growing $150 billion dollar legal sports...
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Philippines Gaming

article SEC investigating whether Suncity Group must conduct tender offer for minority shareholders of Suntrust
(Philippines) -- The Philippines’ Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is looking into whether or not Suntrust Home Developers Inc – the listed real estate company...
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Rhode Island Gaming

article Signs of Progress In Rhode Island Gambling Services Dispute
(Rhode Island) -- Conflict is still brewing between International Game Technology (IGT), the gaming service provider for the Rhode Island, and the owner of the state...
article Twin River Execs Skirt Most of Chatham Asset Stock Suit, Board, Top Lawyer Still Face Partial Challenge
(Rhode Island) -- High-ranking executives at Twin River Worldwide Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:TRWH) are in the clear in a lawsuit brought against the company by Chatham Asset...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Sports Betting

article OP/ED: Even these experts can’t precisely describe the legalized sports betting galaxy
(Las Vegas) -- No matter how hard I try, I keep underestimating the ever-expanding universe of legalized sports betting in America. I need the ghost of Carl Sagan as my...
article Looking for a guaranteed Super Bowl winner? Bet on Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas has built a reputation through the years as the best place for fans to be for the Super Bowl if they can't get their hands on tickets to the...
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Sports in Las Vegas

article Las Vegas Continues Building Sports Destination With Rugby Weekend
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas continues to build toward its claim as a global sports destination next month when Major League Rugby heads to Southern Nevada. The league,...
1 Article on this Issue

Sports Leagues

article DraftKings Will Serve Football Hungry DFS Players With an XFL Offering
(Las Vegas) -- Super Bowl LIV is scheduled for Feb. 2 and in most years, the premier contest marks the end of competitive football until August when the NFL’s...
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UK Gambling

article Betting with credit cards to be banned from April
(UK) -- A ban on using credit cards to place bets will come into force in mid-April as part of a crackdown by the industry regulator to protect vulnerable gamblers. The...
article Bookies William Hill, Flutter and GVC see shares fall after gambling watchdog announces ban on betting with credit cards
(UK) -- Shares in betting firms fell this morning after the Gambling Commission announced a virtual ban on gambling with credit cards. William Hill, Paddy Power owner...
article Britain bans betting on credit cards to fight gambling addiction
(UK) -- Britons will no longer be able to use credit cards to place bets under the latest move by the government to tackle problem gambling, hurting the owner of...
article Credit card gambling: 'It'll take me 10 years to pay off my debt'
(UK) -- Years of debt. No money to take a holiday. Mental health problems. These are just some of the issues affecting people who've gambled online using their...
article FA's controversial 'bet-to-view' deal under investigation by Gambling Commission
(UK) -- The Football Association’s controversial deal to allow betting firms to screen FA Cup matches on a so-called “bet-to-view” basis is being...
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William Hill

article Woman sent to prison in betting scheme
(Nevada) -- A former manager at a Lake Tahoe sports book received a four-year prison sentence on Monday in connection with a $1 million betting scheme. Ashley D. Dean 32...
1 Article on this Issue

Wynn Boston Harbor

article Encore Boston Harbor is down 200 employees amid 'rightsizing' efforts
(Massachusetts) -- Officials from Encore Boston Harbor have been saying they'd have 5,500 workers on staff when the $2.6 billion gambling resort opened in June. But...
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Other News

article MGM Resorts sells casino property in $2.5bn deal
(Las Vegas) -- Blackstone doubled down on its bet on real estate in the US gambling capital on Tuesday, agreeing to partner with an affiliate of casino operator MGM...
article Gateway Casino to merge with Leisure in $1.5B deal
(North America) -- Vancouver’s Gateway Casinos & Entertainment Limited has agreed to merge with Leisure Acquisition Corp, a New York-based special purpose...
article Downtown casino to be torn down for parking and future residential
(Alberta) -- The old Baccarat Casino in downtown Edmonton is one step closer to becoming a parking lot, and the Oilers Entertainment Group says it has bigger plans for...
article Punta Cana Is Getting a New Casino Resort Caribbean Journal
(Dominican Republic) -- A new casino resort destination is coming to Punta Cana, the most popular tourism destination in the Dominican Republic. Serenade Caribbean...
article Racing-simulcast bill in the works, but not ready
(Massachusetts) -- This time they got it done with time to spare, but only a little. After its inaction twice in recent years briefly rendered horse racing and simulcast...
article Gambling on Browsewrap: Casino App Loses Huuuge Bet on Enforcing Terms of Use
(Washington) -- Last month, the Ninth Circuit affirmed a Washington district court’s decision to deny Huuuge’s bid to arbitrate a proposed class action based...
article PAGCOR closes Casino Filipino – Tagaytay amid further Taal Volcano eruption threat
(Philippines) -- Philippines gaming regulator PAGCOR has temporarily closed Casino Filipino in Tagaytay following the eruption of the Taal Volcano on Sunday. Around 8,...
article NagaCorp refutes pay rise claims, says striking NagaWorld workers back on the job
(Cambodia) -- Hong Kong-listed NagaCorp, the operator of Cambodian integrated resort NagaWorld in the capital city of Phnom Penh, has rejected reports that it had given...
article Betsson inks new partnership with ibet
(Malta) -- Online gambling group Betsson AB has strengthened its network of partnerships after inking a new sportsbook B2B deal with ibet ahead of its launch in May....
article OP/ED: Time for Chips on the Table
(Las Vegas) -- In the midst of a nostalgic return visit to my favorite casino, the original Hard Rock Casino and Hotel in Las Vegas, to say bon voyage and farewell,...
article Las Vegas hotel refutes O.J. Simpson’s claim that his reputation was damaged by report about him getting kicked out of venue
(Las Vegas) -- A popular hotel in Las Vegas is refuting O.J. Simpson’s claim that his reputation took a hit following a media report about him getting kicked out...
article AL WEIWEI: Capitalism and ‘Culturecide’
(Berlin) -- Lu Xun, the greatest Chinese writer of the 20th century, created a character named Ah Q who became both adored and feared among Chinese for his wicked...
article Texas toddler left inside car that 2 men stole while his parents were gambling
(Texas) -- A Texas toddler was found safe early Monday after his parents left him inside an unlocked, running car that two men subsequently stole while the couple...

1/13/2020

article Is Iowa sports betting leveling off?
(Iowa) -- After a race-horse start out of the Aug. 15 gates, legal wagering on professional and collegiate sporting events may be starting to level off in Iowa. December...
article Indiana's sports betting obsession: Gamblers wagered $436 million in 4 months
(Indiana) -- The money shelled out on sports bets in Indiana during the state's first four months of legal gambling was more than the advertising revenue raked in...
article How Many Millions Would Tennessee Sports Betting Forfeit With Minimum Hold Rule?
(Tennessee) -- Tennessee sports betting could cost itself nearly $11 million annually in tax revenue by imposing minimum hold requirements on operators. That’s...
article Nevada gaming attorneys caution lawmakers on sports betting; ‘You really have to give it some serious thought’
(California) -- At a weekend conference attended by state lawmakers seeking advice on aspects of casino expansion, a panel of Nevada gaming attorneys tried to tamp down...
article Hard Rock Hotel & Casino to throw 'Last Great Party Weekend' before final farewell
(Las Vegas) -- Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is saying goodbye to Las Vegas with a weekend-long party before it begins its transformation to Virgin Hotels next month. The...
article Responsible Gambling Collaborative says ‘those who profit’ from gaming need to fund research, treatment
(California) -- For the first time, a collective made up of academics, researchers, advocacy groups, and organizations associated with the casino gaming industry will...
article Gambling Revenues Are No Jackpot For New Jersey Or Pennsylvania
(New Jersey) -- It’s no secret that the perpetual quest by states and localities for additional revenue has led to an expansion of legalized gambling. Once the...
article Eldorado to sell Louisiana casino to Maverick Gaming for $230 million
(Louisiana) -- Eldorado Resorts said Monday it has agreed to sell its Shreveport, Louisiana namesake casino for $230 million to Las Vegas-based Maverick Gaming to help...
article GOP Senators on opening of legislative session: Yes to Amazon, no to casino cash
(Georgia) -- Georgia lawmakers are back in town and made quick work of the opening day of this year’s legislative session. Lawmakers are eyeing online retailers...
article Bill would end payments to other casino cities
(Indiana) -- A pair of Wabash Valley legislators have introduced legislation that could save a prospective casino owner millions in its first years of operation and...
article Gambling on credit cards to be banned
(UK) -- People are to be banned from using credit cards to place bets, in an attempt to curb problem gambling, the Gambling Commission has said. The ban, which starts on...
article William Hill profits buoyed by favourable sports results over Christmas
(UK) -- William Hill said profits for the past year are expected to have surpassed expectations after it was buoyed by favourable sporting results in December. The...
article Japanese lawmaker Tsukasa Akimoto indicted and faces fresh bribe allegation in case linked to Chinese casino firm
(Japan) -- The lawmaker who spearheaded the country’s casino resort policy was indicted Tuesday on a bribery charge and served with a fresh arrest warrant for allegedly...
article Business as Usual for Casinos in Entertainment City as Taal Volcano Ash Cloud Closes Nearby Manila Airport
(Philippines) -- Casinos in the Philippine capital Manila remained open on Monday as the Taal volcano spewed clouds of ash in their general direction. But Manila’s...
article Duterte says China has agreed not to interfere in Philippines POGO industry
(Philippines) -- China has assured the Philippines that it will not interfere with the country’s offshore gaming industry despite having last year called for all...
article Adam Sandler plays a gambling addict in 'Uncut Gems,' but an expert said others with the compulsion aren't as eccentric
(Hollywood) -- If you endured all two hours and 15 minutes of the stress-inducing thriller that is "Uncut Gems," it's likely you realized the film's...
article Springfield Health Workers To Address Problem Gambling
(Massachusetts) -- The public health department in the city of Springfield, Massachusetts – home to one of the state’s resort casinos – is going to...
article Texas couple accused of leaving toddler in running car to play slot machines
(Texas) -- A Texas couple left their 16-month-old son in a running car to play slot machines at a convenience store Sunday night, then left the store 30 minutes later to...
article SCHUETZ: Tired of Wynning Yet?
(Las Vegas) -- The insistence of Nevada regulators to further punish Steve Wynn could cost the state millions and damage the reputation of the state agencies as the...
article Now Open: MGM Grand Gets Saucy with International Smoke Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- Chef Michael Mina and restaurateur Ayesha Curry bring the heat from the kitchen to the table with their wildly popular dining concept International Smoke...
article Get ready for serious cyberattacks from Iran, experts say
(Worldwide) -- The United States should expect serious cyberattacks from Iran in the next few months, according to an overwhelming majority of experts surveyed by The...

1/12/2020

article Missouri senator places odds on legal sports betting
(Missouri) -- Missouri could be one step closer to allowing legal sports gambling. Under legislation proposed by Sen. Tony Luetkemeyer, R-Parkville, betting on sports...
article Maine Rejected Sports Betting While Washington, DC Will Debut App Soon
(Maine) -- Last Friday, Maine Gov. Janet Mills vetoed a bill that would have paved the way for the state to become the third in New England to permit sports betting. The...
article Klobuchar, Buttigieg court Nevada casino workers
(Las Vegas) -- Democratic presidential candidates descended on Nevada on Saturday in an attempt to build relationships with Hispanic voters and win the coveted...
article Sports betting may make March ballot in Derry
(New Hampshire) -- Town councilors want the state's top leader to know they are interested in bringing sports betting to town. At a recent meeting, councilors...
article Former Nevada regulator head Becky Harris joins GMA
(Nevada) -- Former chairwoman of the Nevada Gaming Control Board, Becky Harris (pictured in file photo), is joining gaming consultancy Global Market Advisors, LLC (GMA)...
article After Super Bowl, sports books preparing for XFL bets
(Atlantic City) -- While many sports fans are picking NFL playoff teams to bet on, or marshaling their cash for the Super Bowl, yet another opportunity to wager on...
article Gambling expansion, tort reform on lawmakers’ to-do list
(Georgia) -- Onlookers are placing bets on whether Georgia will make a push to expand gambling in the state this year, but the odds for such a wager remain unclear....
article Ohio gambling revenue hits record high, up 4% from last year
(Ohio) -- Reports from state regulators show gambling revenue at Ohio’s four casinos and seven racinos rose to a record $1.94 billion in 2019, up more than 4% from...
article Ohio Gambling Revenue Rises Again, to Record $1.94B in 2019
(Ohio) -- Gambling revenue at Ohio's four casinos and seven racinos rose to a record $1.94 billion in 2019, according to figures reported by the state’s...
article AGA’s Miller promises NCLGS audience the trade group will highlight gaming’s community commitment
(California) -- American Gaming Association CEO Bill Miller found a receptive audience Friday when he outlined some the Washington D.C.-based organization’s goals...
article Responsible Gambling Collaborative says ‘those who profit’ from gaming need to fund research, treatment
(California) -- For the first time, a collective made up of academics, researchers, advocacy groups, and organizations associated with the casino gaming industry will...
article In Texas, buying lottery tickets just got more convenient. Maybe too convenient
(Texas) -- Charlie Thomas, a home health care provider who also scrubs floors in the evening, says he buys lottery tickets “every time I get a paycheck.”...
article Paid to Play / The professional gamers making millions thanks to Esports
(UK) -- The video game industry generated $135 billion in 2018, and thanks to the rise of Esports even players can get themselves a slice of this multi-billion-dollar...
article BLOG: How Gaming and Gambling Has Become Intertwined
(Internet) -- There has been much discussion lately regarding controversial loot boxes – devices placed in games that can enhance a character or experience when...
article Gambling watchdog plans to ban online credit card bets
(UK) -- The gambling industry watchdog is preparing to ban bookmakers from taking credit card deposits for betting online, in the latest move to prevent the exploitation...
article MP calls for betting adverts to be banned from football programmes
(UK) -- Betting companies should be banned from advertising in football programmes, an MP has said. A study carried out by the PA news agency showed that six out of 10...
article ACMA orders ISPs to block nine more gambling sites
(Australia) -- The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) on Monday ordered the nation's internet service providers (ISPs) to block an additional nine...
article ‘We almost died there’
(Saipan) -- The collapse of a scaffold at the Imperial Pacific International (CNMI) LLC’s casino-resort project in Garapan sent three men to the Commonwealth...
article Study into Macau tourist tax feasibility shows industry groups strongly opposed
(Macau) -- A Feasibility Study into the possible introduction of a tourist tax for visitors to Macau has found strong opposition among industry groups, with around 80%...
article NagaCorp issues strongly-worded defense of labor conditions, rebukes actions of worker union
(Cambodia) -- Cambodian integrated resort operator NagaCorp has described its employee wages and fringe benefits program as “one of the best and if not the highest...
article Three opposition parties form joint bid to abolish Japan’s IR Development Act and Promotion Act
(Japan) -- Amid the 500.com bribery scandal currently enveloping Japan’s IR industry, the Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan, Democratic Party for the People...
article Revised Linq Las Vegas casino mixes tradition with innovation
(Las Vegas) -- Craps tables that illuminate winning wagers from beneath the felt. A sports book with self-serve beer taps and individual fan-caves with video game...
article Mike Postle's Magazine Releases Anonymous Article Casting Doubt on Cheating Claims
(California) -- A magazine that was founded by Mike Postle is claiming that the alleged cheat’s winrate is nowhere near as high as previously calculated, and...

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