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Atlantic City Gaming

article Virus Closures Sent Atlantic City Casino Profits Down 65%
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City’s casinos saw their gross operating profits fall by more than 65% in the first quarter of this year, according to figures released...
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Caesars

article Caesars Entertainment: Caesars Palace, Flamingo Las Vegas reopening first
(Las Vegas) -- When will tourists get to stroll the Strip in search of new slots, high-end shops and fancy food stops? Caesars Entertainment, operator of nine properties...
article Caesars continues to grow its portfolio as it breaks into new territories
(Indiana) -- The Hoosier State has a new sports gambling player. Caesars Entertainment has launched an online sportsbook in Indiana as it continues to work on building...
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Card Clubs

article The Smallest City In LA Has Lost Its Volcano, Its Casino, And Most Of Its Money
(California) -- Occupying less than one square mile of land just east of the 605 Freeway at Carson Street, Hawaiian Gardens is the smallest city in Los Angeles County....
article Reopened Grass Valley cardroom closed by California
(California) -- Towers Casino, a Grass Valley cardroom that reopened Monday against state guidelines, was ordered closed the following day by the state Department of...
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Chicago Casino

article Lightfoot's casino plan gains new life in Springfield
(Chicago) -- A proposal to clear the way for a Chicago casino abruptly resurfaced this afternoon in Springfield, adding another twist to what already has been one of the...
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COVID-19

press release Saratoga Harness Racing Terminates Agreement Regarding Wildwood Casino
(New York) -- Saratoga Harness Racing, Inc. (SHRI) and American Gaming Group, LLC (AGG) announced May 20 that they have mutually agreed to terminate an acquisition...
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eSports

article Inter Miami goalkeeper Luis Robles invests in eSports betting site. This is why
(Internet) -- Among the lessons Luis Robles has learned while being quarantined during the COVID-19 pandemic is just how fanatical his Inter Miami teammates — and...
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Hard Rock

article Twin River Announces Reopening Of Its Hard Rock Biloxi Casino
(Mississippi) -- Twin River Worldwide Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: TRWH) (the "Company" or "Twin River") today announced the reopening of its Hard Rock...
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Indiana Gaming

article Indiana Grand Releases Revised Quarter Horse Condition Book, Offering Higher Overnight/Stakes Purses
(Indiana) -- Indiana Grand Racing & Casino has released its revised Quarter Horse Condition Book and Stakes Schedule for the 2020 season. Both are contingent upon...
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Iowa Gaming

article Prairie Meadows to reopen track facility, taking next step to restarting casino
(Iowa) -- The Altoona facility's board on Friday voted to reopen the “backside” — where the stables and dormitories are located — of the...
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Kansas Gaming

article Kansas Star Casino ready to re-open
(Kansas) -- After a two month hiatus the Kansas Star Casino re-opens on Saturday at 11 a.m. "The team is excited, they're looking forward to welcoming back the...
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Las Vegas Gaming

article Las Vegas needed help testing for coronavirus. Then a crown prince stepped in
(Las Vegas) -- One of the largest mass coronavirus testing sites in Nevada has opened in Las Vegas, a move that puts the city one step closer to reopening its economy....
article ‘We Are Not an Experiment.’ Las Vegas Hospitality Employees Reflect on Life During Layoffs
(Las Vegas) -- As employees unplugged slot machines, Angelica Garcia heated up sandwiches. Garcia had been working as a barista at the Rio for 18 years, and in a matter...
article Disinfected Dice: Las Vegas Casinos Getting Ready to Roll
(Las Vegas) -- Free parking, but no valet service. Bartenders, blackjack dealers and waiters wearing masks. Hand sanitizer everywhere. Yes, dice will roll, cards will be...
article Las Vegas Resorts Plan for Reopening Even Though State Officials Have Not Specified a Date
(Las Vegas) -- Several Las Vegas hotels are rolling the dice and planning their reopening dates even as state officials haven’t given the green light to resume...
article Recovery from virus shutdown in Las Vegas could take as long as 3 years, economic expert Aguero says
(Las Vegas) -- It could take as long as three years for the full Las Vegas economy to return from the COVID-19 downturn, one of Nevada's leading fiscal and economic...
article Treasure Island Las Vegas sportsbook moving into new space
(Las Vegas) -- Sports betting, like pretty much everything else, will have a new look when sportsbooks with retail operations more fully emerge from the COVID-19...
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Macau Gaming

article Hong Kong turmoil hits casino stocks
(Hong Kong) -- Macau casino stocks trade lower amid heightened tensions in Hong Kong between pro-democracy legislators and Beijing.
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Maine Gaming

article Remote horse racing betting greenlighted for Maine residents
(Indiana) -- Hollywood Races went live in Maine on Thursday afternoon with remote wagering after the Maine Gambling Control Board on Tuesday gave final approval for...
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Maryland Gaming

article PHOTOS: Maryland Live Casino prepares to reopen
(Maryland) -- A look at how things could look different at Maryland Live Casino as it prepares to reopen once coronavirus-related restrictions are eased.
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Mississippi Gaming

article Reopening Mississippi casinos signals a major boost to lagging tax revenues
(Mississippi) -- Mississippi’s current leadership is taking a page from the state’s not-so-distant past by making the state’s gaming industry one of...
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Nevada Gaming

article Nevada casino industry expected to reopen on June 4
(Nevada) -- Nevada’s casino industry, shuttered for more than two months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, could reopen on June 4, Governor Steve Sisolak said in a...
article Nevada casinos may reopen June 4 if coronavirus cases don’t spike this weekend
(Nevada) -- Nevada’s hotel-casinos can reopen June 4 if the number of COVID-19 cases doesn’t soar during Memorial Day weekend, Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak said...
article Reno-Sparks’ casinos excited to get back to business, albeit a very changed one
(Nevada) -- Reno-Sparks’ gaming companies welcomed the governor’s Friday announcement about a potential June reopening date for the state’s casinos. At...
article VIDEO: Gov. Steve Sisolak on not mandating face masks be worn
(Nevada) -- Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak speaks about not mandating the public to wear face masks and bringing manufacturing jobs to Las Vegas.
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New York Gaming

article When will New York's casinos reopen? What Cuomo and the betting halls are saying
(New York) -- Casinos in New York were shuttered in mid-March as the coronavirus started to spread throughout the state. It could be a month or more before they reopen....
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Pennsylvania Gaming

article State casino operators developing procedures for safe reopenings
(Pennsylvania) -- Online gambling is up but overall gaming revenue down as casinos remain closed. Online gambling is up across the state but overall gaming revenue way...
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Public Smoking

article Las Vegas casinos should ban smoking, health experts say
(Las Vegas) -- Whenever they open, Las Vegas Strip casinos are almost certain to take steps to protect the health of workers and guests. But don’t expect them to...
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Rhode Island Gaming

article State won't make good on casino payout to Tiverton
(Rhode Island) -- No dice was the answer Tiverton officials got from the state lottery and governor’s office to a request to make good on $1.84 million in gaming...
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Singapore Gaming

article Singapore casinos will stay closed as 75% of economy reopens
(Singapore) -- Singapore is looking to get back to business, but not for everyone. As the city-state continues to see new COVID-19 cases, the government has declared...
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Skill-Based Gaming

article More skill-based games coming to Nevada casinos
(Las Vegas) -- The state will welcome a new skill-based game manufacturing company from Australia. The Nevada Gaming Commission on Thursday approved the licensing of...
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South Korea Gaming

article Kangwon Land casino to get more tables, longer hours after lengthy shutdown
(South Korea) -- Korea’s largest casino Kangwon Land has been granted more gaming tables and longer operating hours following its recent reopening after a long...
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Sports Betting

article Stats Perform backs IBIA call for global betting standard, says bet manipulation ‘harms industry’
(Worldwide) -- The International Betting Integrity Association is calling for all companies operating in the sports betting data supply chain to develop a set of global...
article Sports Bettors’ Habits Change During Quarantine, And The Industry Adapts
(Internet) -- Even as sports like UFC, NASCAR, and the German Bundesliga start to reappear, the prevailing theme in the sports wagering industry during the COVID-19...
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Sports Leagues

article NASCAR takes sports betting international with IMG Arena deal
(USA) -- NASCAR expanded its presence in the sports betting industry Wednesday, inking a deal with London-based IMG Arena that allows international sportsbook operators...
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Steve Wynn

article Costly Rip in Steve Wynn’s Picasso Blamed on Contractor’s Gaffe
(Las Vegas) -- There’s a new fight brewing over who’s to blame for the hole that was put in a Picasso owned by casino magnate Steve Wynn as the painting was...
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UK Gambling

article Media rights from betting shops key factor in survival of Irish racetracks
(Ireland) -- Media rights and the potential reopening in July of betting shops in Britain are emerging as key factors in the survival of Ireland’s 26 racetracks...
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West Virginia Gaming

article Mardi Gras Resort & Casino announces plans to reopen
(West Virginia) -- Cash will once again begin flowing at the Mardi Gras Resort & Casino beginning June 5. The casino announced plans for reopening Friday under Gov....
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Wynn Resorts

article Wynn Plans to Reopen Five Restaurants Inside Its Casino on the Las Vegas Strip
(Las Vegas) -- Get ready to dine inside a casino on the Strip. Wynn Las Vegas reopens five of its restaurants beginning Friday, May 29. The Italian Allegro, three-meal...
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Other News

article Vicksburg casino taking steps to prevent COVID-19
(Mississippi) -- The WaterView casino in Vicksburg is taking additional measures to guard both staff and guests against COVID-19. According to general manager Penny...
article Column: He plays alone to empty seats, but L.A.'s only working live musician has song of hope
(Las Vegas) -- He is the first union musician in Los Angeles to play in front of a live audience since the pandemic shutdown. His is a live audience of one. Before every...
article Boyd Gaming's Efforts Bode Well, Coronavirus Woes to Linger
(Wall Street) -- Boyd Gaming Corporation BYD is likely to benefit from portfolio expansion and increased focus on online betting. However, the coronavirus pandemic and...

5/21/2020

article Trump Is Gambling on a Resurrection, With Lives and Livelihoods
(Washington D.C.) -- David Rocke, a mathematician at the University of California at Davis, has been watching President Trump’s pandemic performance with a scholar...
article Lines of people waited as Coast casinos opened their doors after coronavirus shutdown
(Mississippi) -- The 12 Coast casinos closed March 16, unsure of what was ahead, and they began reopening at 8 a.m. Thursday with management and customers still not...
article What Mississippi casinos are reopening? Here's the list.
(Mississippi) -- Most Mississippi casinos plan to reopen Thursday morning, after receiving the go-ahead from the state Gaming Commission last week. Others will open next...
article Las Vegas casinos begin testing workers in key step to reopen
(Las Vegas) -- In a key step toward reopening the heart of Las Vegas' ailing economy, medical officials on Thursday will begin testing tens of thousands of city...
article Medical officials set to test 4,000 Las Vegas casino workers per day
(Las Vegas) -- NBC News Correspondent Steve Patterson reports from a testing center in Las Vegas, where attempts to keep the Nevada economy alive are underway.
article William Hill kiosks open; more drive-thru service
(Las Vegas) -- William Hill has seven kiosks now available to accept deposits into existing mobile betting accounts as businesses reopen across the Las Vegas Valley. The...
article When will Nevada's hotel-casinos reopen? Here's what you need to know.
(Nevada) -- The pandemic has turned Nevada's premier tourist destinations into deserts of uncertainty. No one can say when COVID-19 will loosen its grip or when the...
article How do Murphy, Sweeney view reopening Atlantic City casinos?
(Atlantic City) -- As pressure to reopen smaller businesses across New Jersey continues to grow, the state’s top two elected officials appear to be moving at...
article Report: Wynn Resorts made ‘sincere commitment’ to improve policies after sexual misconduct allegations
(Massachusetts) -- Encore Boston Harbor owner Wynn Resorts has made a “sincere commitment” to preventing harassment and discrimination in the workplace...
article Massachusetts On Track To Lag Connecticut Casino Reopenings
(Massachusetts) -- Competitor casinos in Connecticut are readying themselves for a June 1 reopening. But an early July reopening is likely the best case scenario for...
article Raimondo says Twin River not ready to reopen
(Rhode Island) -- Gov. Gina Raimondo said Thursday that she was "disappointed and surprised" to learn that Connecticut's two casinos were planning to...
article Colorado gaming commission rejects casinos' plea for tax relief
(Colorado) -- Despite warnings from Colorado Gaming Association leaders that some casinos are teetering on the brink of permanent closure after being shut down since...
article Wildwood Casino implementing new cleaning practices to keep employees, players safe
(Colorado) -- Casinos across the state remain closed with no timetable yet to reopen. However, they're working hard to make sure gaming floors are clean and safe for...
article The Odds Of A Casino On Lake Of The Ozarks Went Up, With Missouri Bill's Failure
(Missouri) -- The Covid-crippled Missouri legislative session ended last week, and one of the most-buzzed-about bills—at least at Lake of the Ozarks—was...
article Caesars Entertainment’s Bid To Build Casino, Sportsbook In Virginia Is A Winner
(Virginia) -- While still miles from crystallization, Virginia’s nascent casino and sports betting market took some additional shape this week with the city of...
article Iowa casinos stay closed as other businesses start reopening statewide
(Iowa) -- As more and more types of businesses across Iowa reopen, very few are being told to keep their doors close - but that's the spot that 19 casinos statewide...
article Delta Downs casino reopens in Louisiana, eager patrons excited to be back
(Louisiana) -- For casino lovers, the wait is finally over in Louisiana. Delta Downs in Vinton, Louisiana, is just a few miles from the Texas border. It's now back...
article Odds stacked against Casino Rama opening any time soon
(Ontario) -- Gaming is no longer a sure bet - at least not in a post-pandemic world. “The landscape for gaming in Ontario is unknown,” admits Corey Dalton,...
article Boot Hill Casino to resume limited operations
(Kansas) -- After being closed for a lengthy time due to COVID-19, Boot Hill Casino and Resort is set to resume operations Friday at 8 a.m. under pending approval by the...
article The Odds Of A Casino On Lake Of The Ozarks Went Up, With Missouri Bill's Failure
(Missouri) -- The Covid-crippled Missouri legislative session ended last week, and one of the most-buzzed-about bills—at least at Lake of the Ozarks—was...
article Races begin at Ruidoso Downs without spectators for now
(New Mexico) -- Every summer, many people from the Permian Basin and West Texas cross the state line to enjoy the cool pines of Ruidoso, New Mexico, and the horse racing...
article LSR Q+A: Phenix CMO Says Latency Costs Sportsbook Operators Billions In Handle
(Internet) -- The lack of low-latency streaming in sports betting causes billions in lost handle, according to Jed Corenthal of Phenix. Corenthal, the chief marketing...
article US iGaming Booms As Coronavirus Keeps Gamblers Away From Casinos
(USA) -- As the realities of the coronavirus pandemic set in, most sharps in the gaming industry knew change was coming. Luckily, for states with legal online gambling,...
article Digital on the rise but land-based COVID struggle sees Aristocrat profit fall 12.8% in 1H20
(Australia) -- Australian slot machine giant Aristocrat Leisure Limited reported a 12.8% decline in net profit after tax and before amortization to AU$368.1 million and...
article Commission Against Corruption says complaints of “irregular acts” by Macau gaming and hotel operators on the rise
(Macau) -- Macau’s Commission Against Corruption (CCAC) noted in its 2019 annual working report that it had received an increasing number of complaints and tip-...
article Macau 1Q20 visitor spending down 70.4% on COVID-19 impa
(Macau) -- Visitor spending in Macau declined by 70.4% to an estimated MOP$5.01 billion (US$628 million) in 1Q20, impacted by the massive decline in visitation due to...
article Macau Sees Almost 100 Percent Fewer Visitors in April, But Reason for Optimism
(Macau) -- The number of Macau visitor arrivals last month was down nearly 100 percent, as the world’s richest gambling hub remains relatively closed to...
article Singapore casinos to remain shut beyond June 1: CRA
(Singapore) -- The gaming venues of Singapore’s two casino resorts are to remain shut beyond June 1, the city-state’s Casino Regulatory Authority (CRA)...
article Station Casinos Plans to Reopen Eight Restaurants for Dine-in Service Inside Casinos
(Las Vegas) -- Station Casinos plans to open six restaurants at its off-Strip casinos for dine-in service on May 26, and two additional eateries for takeout. Two...
article Station Casinos reveals restaurant opening dates for 3 properties
(Las Vegas) -- Station Casinos will begin opening restaurants at three of its properties next week. At Red Rock Resort, Hearthstone Kitchen & Cellar, Blue Ribbon...
article Here Are All The Crazy Things People Are Betting On In The Absence Of Live Sports
(Worldwide) -- With most live sports suspended during the coronavirus pandemic, online gamblers have turned to different contests like Russian table tennis and Korean...

5/20/2020

article AGA tasks itself with tracking the nation’s 989 casinos as they reopen
(USA) -- The American Gaming Association has published a  COVID-19 casino tracker  on its website with a map that tracks the ongoing reopening of all 989 commercial and...
article COVID-19 Casino Tracker
(USA) -- The COVID-19 pandemic closed all 989 commercial and tribal casino properties in the U.S. This map tracks reopening across the country at the property-level. A...
article Steve Wynn talks casino rebound, air service, Macao connections
(Las Vegas) -- Former Wynn Resorts Ltd. Chairman and CEO Steve Wynn said the rebound of airline service to Las Vegas will be critical to the city once casinos reopen and...
article Younger gamblers expected to lead charge back to Las Vegas casinos
(Las Vegas) -- Younger gamblers aren’t known to be heavy spenders, but they could be the driving force behind the gaming industry’s recovery. A May report...
article Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas Ends Paid Self-Parking When the Casino Reopens
(Las Vegas) -- The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas joins MGM Resorts International in dropping paid self-parking when it reopens for business. The resort tells the Las Vegas...
article How to socially distance at a Vegas casino? Caesars shares the new look of gambling
(Las Vegas) -- Outside the main entrance to Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, the cobbled drive is devoid of the usual crowd of cars and their passengers. The front doors,...
article Nevada gaming regulators to hear from health and safety experts as casino market nears potential reopening
(Nevada) -- Insight into how Nevada plans to reopen casinos that have been silenced since mid-March due to the coronavirus pandemic could become clearer next week. The...
article Atlantic City Casinos Start Taking Hotel Reservations
(Atlantic City) -- Casinos remain closed because of the coronavirus, but several Atlantic City casinos began accepting hotel reservations. Tropicana Caesars and Resorts...
article Senate President Sweeney talks about the reopening of Atlantic City casinos
(Atlantic City) -- State Senate President Steve Sweeney talks about how and when casinos in Atlantic City will reopen. Sweeney met with The Press of Atlantic City...
article Stones Gambling Hall, Kings Casino File Amended Motions to Dismiss Postlegate Lawsuit
(California) -- Stones Gambling Hall parent King’s Casino Management and “Stones Live!” director Justin Kuraitis have filed amended motions to dismiss...
article Gaming board gives casinos guidelines for reopening
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board is providing casinos with guidelines to follow when they reopen, even while acknowledging that it’s unclear...
article Masks, plexiglass, and more: What will Pa. casinos look like when they reopen amid the coronavirus pandemic?
(Pennsylvania) -- It’s unclear when Pa. casinos will welcome guests again amid the coronavirus pandemic, but once they do, gamblers will see plenty of differences...
article Online Gambling in Maryland – Will It Be Legal?
(Maryland) -- No one can deny the rapid growth of online gambling. Especially, if you look at the numbers. The market size of the sector is expected to grow by almost $...
article No date for reopening casinos
(New York) -- There are two gaming facilities in the Hudson Valley, Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway and Resorts World Catskills in the Town of Thompson, both of...
article Louisiana sports betting referendum one step closer to voters
(Louisiana) -- Louisiana voters are one step closer to being able to decide whether betting on sports will be legalized in their parishes. A state House of...
article Pandemic won’t impact future casino tourism in Danville, City Manager says
(Virginia) -- Danville City Manager Ken Larking said he does not think the coronavirus pandemic will have much of an impact on tourism by the time a casino would be...
article Expect changes next time you head to the slots or to place bets at Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino
(New Mexico) -- As New Mexico slowly reopens, Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino is waiting for the green light from Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham. In preparation for...
article MGM to reopen first US properties Monday
(Mississippi) -- After roughly two months of shutdowns, MGM Resorts International will reopen its first U.S. properties starting Monday. Two Mississippi casinos —...
article Just hours until Mississippi casinos can reopen, at least one expects to be sold out this weekend
(Mississippi) -- The countdown is on until Mississippi Coast casinos can start taking bets, more than two months after the casinos were forced to shut their doors to...
article California card room reopened from coronavirus shutdown early. DOJ raided it the next day
(California) -- All bets are off at one Northern California card room, whose attempt to open prior to the state lifting coronavirus-related restrictions on gambling...
article Owner of Saratoga Casino Hotel terminates deal to buy Colorado casino and hotel
(New York) -- Saratoga Harness Racing Inc. has terminated an agreement to purchase Wildwood Casino and the Gold King Mountain Inn in Colorado. The owners of Saratoga...
article Puerto Rico moves one step closer to esports regulation
(Puerto Rico) -- Esports looks to have emerged as a leading light amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and a near total shutdown of land-based activities and live...
article Led by bet365, top gambling websites traffic see monthly drop in April
(Internet) -- Yogonet latest data partnership with the online visibility management and content marketing SaaS platform, SEMrush, has brought the first results in terms...
article Online casino searches at 'all-time high' during lockdown
(UK) -- Search interest in online casinos has hit an all-time high in the UK since lockdown began, data shows. Google Trends shows gambling has moved online amid the...
article William Hill and GVC expected to claim back £350m in FOBT tax
(UK) -- William Hill and GVC are expected to reclaim up to £350m from HMRC after bookmakers and casinos won a £1bn legal battle over tax paid on fixed-odds...
article Brazil’s casino prospects may have just gotten a boost
(Brazil) -- Brazil is suffering because of the coronavirus pandemic just like everyone else. This has led to increased efforts to legalize casinos in the country as a...
article Macau Virus Count ZERO: Last patient cleared as border issue gains momentum
(Macau) -- The Macau Health Bureau announced Tuesday that the SAR’s last remaining COVID-19 patient had fully recovered and been discharged from hospital. With all...
article Japan on Course with IR Casino Bill
(Japan) -- All over the world, more and more countries are becoming aware of the increasing growth of the gambling industry both in terms of brick and mortar...
article Top Tokyo Prosecutor Kurokawa Hit by Gambling Scandal, Urged to Resign
(Japan) -- Tokyo High Public Prosecutors Office head Hiromu Kurokawa faced a weekly magazine allegation on Wednesday that he played mahjong for money earlier this month...
article Casino reopening clues may come in Control Board workshop Tuesday
(Nevada) -- The state Gaming Control Board will conduct a workshop meeting Tuesday that could provide clues on when Nevada’s shuttered casino industry will reopen...
article PHOTOS: Allegiant Stadium shows progress as scaffolding comes down
(Las Vegas) -- What goes up must come down, and on Tuesday scaffolding around Allegiant Stadium, the future home of the Las Vegas Raiders and UNLV Rebels, was being...
article AGA Urges Administration to Adjust Antiquated Slot Reporting Threshold as Part of Regulatory Reform Effort
(Washington D.C.) -- The American Gaming Association (AGA) today welcomed the Trump administration’s executive order to swiftly identify regulatory reform...

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