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Georgia Gaming

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...
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Hacked & Cyber-Attack

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...
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Hard Rock Las Vegas

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...
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Indiana Gaming

article Indiana Gaming Commission Releases Year-End Sports Betting Numbers
(Indiana) -- Sports betting revenues totaled almost $30 million since sportsbooks opened in September. The Indiana Gaming Commission’s year-end report shows that...
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 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...
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Iowa Gaming

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...
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Japan Gaming

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...
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LGBTQ

article Baga Chipz calls out ‘bigotry’ after reportedly being turned away from a casino for being a ‘fella in make up’
(UK) -- Drag Race UK star Baga Chipz claims to have been turned away by casino bouncers who called her a “fella in makeup”. Baga said she tried to enter the...
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Louisiana Gaming

article Eldorado Resorts agrees to sell Louisiana casino for $230 million
(Louisiana) -- Eldorado Resorts has announced another property sale, a move some consider a sign that its acquisition of Caesars Entertainment Corp. is growing near. 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...
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Macau Gaming

article How Important Is Macau’s VIP Gaming For Wynn Resorts?
(Wall Street) -- Shares of Wynn Resorts (NASDAQ: WYNN) have been volatile for most of 2019 primarily due to the company’s high exposure to the Macau Gaming Market...
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Maine Gaming

article Our View: Gov. Mills’ sports betting veto was the right call
(Maine) -- You can buy a lottery ticket in Maine. You can put down a bet on a horse race. You can push the buttons on a slot machine, fill out a card for high-stakes...
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MGM Resorts

article MGM announces Discretionary Bonus for eligible staff
(Macau) -- MGM China has become the fourth of Macau’s concessionaires to declare a Discretionary Bonus for its employees. On Monday, the company announced that...
article MGM China flags bonus to staff, in two instalments
(Macau) -- Macau casino operator MGM China Holdings Ltd announced on Monday that it would pay a “discretionary bonus” to eligible non-management employees....
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...
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MGM Springfield

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...
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Philippines Gaming

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...
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Sports Betting

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...
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Steve Wynn

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...
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Tennessee Gaming

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 Tenn. Sports Betting Draft Regs Draw Remarks on Parlay, Payout Issues
(Tennessee) -- The Tennessee State Lottery received more than 580 comments on its draft regulations for sports betting. That’s according to a document posted on...
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William Hill

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...
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Other News

article Gambling watchdog bans credit cards for online betting sites
(UK) -- Gambling businesses are to be banned from allowing consumers in Great Britain to use credit cards to bet from 14 April, the Gambling Commission has announced....
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 Study: Most states spend allocated funding on responsible gaming
(California) -- While most states — including Nevada — follow through on promises to use allocated gaming tax revenue on responsible gambling initiatives,...
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 Betting firms facing curbs on shirt deals
(UK) -- The biggest shake-up of gambling laws in Britain for 15 years could lead to restrictions on football clubs’ shirts carrying the names of betting companies,...
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 BOOK: Eyes down for a full house
(UK) -- Why bother with bingo? This book tackles that question in its opening chapter, asserting that bingo provides an interesting entry point to a legal and economic...
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 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 Vegas hotel denies defaming OJ Simpson in reports of his ban
(Las Vegas) -- A Las Vegas Strip hotel-casino denied that O.J. Simpson was defamed when employees banned him from the property in 2017 and a celebrity news site reported...
article Casino Worker Turned Internet Detective And Documentary Star
(Nevada) -- Deanna Thompson isn’t a homicide detective. But she pretty much played one on TV. Thompson, a casino worker in Las Vegas, is the focus of a new, mini-series...
article COLUMN: Credit cards on the casino floor? Maybe...
(Atlantic City) -- Credit where credit is due: If you’re not getting complimentary rooms, meals and drinks at your favorite casino, you probably pull out a credit...

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...

1/11/2020

article Casino revenue ends year on upswing, with sports wagering continuing to rise
(Indiana) -- The Region's casinos closed out a strong second half of 2019 with a modest year-over-year December gain at their table games and slot machines,...
article COLUMN: Not allowing legal sports betting in Maine is one bad decision
(Maine) -- Dirigo, our state motto, means “I Lead.” Perhaps it needs to be changed. At least when it comes to sports betting because we are now way behind...
article Witkoff dispels rumors about the unfinished Drew, says Las Vegas resort will open in late 2022
(Las Vegas) -- More than 10 years after developers abruptly halted construction of the planned $3 billion Fontainebleau project, leaving the bankrupt and unfinished Las...
article Years Ago | January 11th
(Pennsylvania) -- 1995: U.S. Rep. James A. Traficant Jr., D-Poland, says he won't submit a Democratic tax proposal and prefers Republican Newt Gingrich's "...
article Fight over cash-paying video games hits crucial stretch
(Pennsylvania) -- Just across the mall lobby from the glass-door entrance to the Pennsylvania attorney general’s office sits a cash-paying electronic game terminal...
article Encore Boston Harbor looks to replace workers with automatic drink makers
(Massachusetts) -- Wynn Resorts is in the process of “rightsizing” operations at Encore Boston Harbor, the $2.6 billion casino that opened just six months...
article Shirley Leung On Encore Casino's Pivot To Automation
(Massachusetts) -- Are Boston bartenders' jobs on the rocks? Encore Boston Harbor casino in Everett has announced it's trimming its wait staff, and replacing...
article Finally, Gateway Casino build under way as gambling business 'spikes'
(Ontario) -- Buildings have been demolished, fencing is up and the site is being cleared. Finally, after years of delays and negotiations, construction is underway on...
article Irish woman who began playing bingo as a child racked up gambling debts of €2.2m
(UK) -- An Irish woman has told how playing bingo as a child caused her to rack up gambling debts of €2.2million. Sinead, 38, started playing at the age of 12 and...
article Striking Cambodian Casino Workers Return to Work in NagaWorld Deal
(Cambodia) -- Thousands of striking Cambodian workers of a Hong Kong-listed casino company returned to their jobs on Saturday after winning wage increases and the...
article Japan's Casino Regulatory Commission holds its first meeting amid bribery scandal
(Japan) -- The government’s Casino Regulatory Commission held its first meeting Friday against the backdrop of a high-profile bribery scandal related to so-called...
article Over 900 illegal gambling halls shut down as Ukraine prepares to legalize gambling
(Ukraine) -- Ukraine’s law enforcement shut down more than 900 gambling halls since Ukraine’s government moved to end illegal gambling in the country in late...
article Mike Postle Refuses Court Summons in Cheating Case
(California) -- The incident and ensuing legal action involving poker pro Mike Postle took the poker world by storm in October 2019. And as court documents show, the...

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