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Atlantic City Gaming

article Phone of casino exec in trade secrets flap to be examined
(Atlantic City) -- A forensic expert must examine the personal phone of an Atlantic City casino executive accused of taking valuable data on the Borgata’s top...
article ‘I Love You’: Atlantic City Cop Rescues Suicidal Man About To Jump From Casino Parking Garage
(Atlantic City) -- An Atlantic City police officer is being hailed as a hero for stopping a suicidal man from jumping from the top of a casino parking garage. Dramatic...
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Australia Gaming

article Poker machine profits in Queanbeyan double during Canberra COVID-19 closures
(Australia) -- Profits from pokies in Queanbeyan more than doubled each month ACT clubs stayed closed due to COVID-19, when compared to the year prior. Following reports...
1 Article on this Issue

Card Clubs

article Sacramento Cardrooms Go Al Fresco During Coronavirus Restrictions
(California) -- While some businesses are moving indoors as coronavirus restrictions are relaxed, other businesses are doubling down on outdoor operations. The familiar...
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Las Vegas Gaming

article Casino Owner Says Vegas Won’t Be Vegas Until 2022
(Las Vegas) -- Whatever normal is for a city like Las Vegas, it’s going to take a while to get back there. So says South Point Casino owner Michael Gaughan....
article Elon Musk’s Vegas Loop Will Only Serve Fraction of Convention Center Traffic, Report Claims
(Las Vegas) -- A report released Friday casts some serious doubts about the capabilities of Elon Musk’s underground people mover currently under construction below...
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Louisiana Gaming

article Ballot breakdown: Amendments and Sports Betting Proposition
(Louisiana) -- Voters consider seven constitutional amendments and a sports betting proposition in the Nov. 3 election. Amendment #1 There is no specific mention of...
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MGM Springfield

article MGM Springfield Didn’t Increase Problem Gambling, Says Study
(Massachusetts) -- New research by the Social and Economic Impacts of Gambling in Massachusetts (SEIGMA) researchers at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst found...
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N.J. Sports Betting

article NJ shatters its own sports betting record: $748M bet in Sept
(Atlantic City) -- New Jersey's fast-growing sports betting market blew past its own national record in September, taking in more than $748 million in bets from...
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New York Gaming

article Schenectady, Saratoga casinos say reopening has gone well; revenue down 30%
(New York) -- A month after they reopened, New York’s casinos have had varying degrees of success in rebounding from their six-month COVID-19 shutdown. For the...
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Pennsylvania Gaming

article Mid-pandemic Pennsylvania casino revenue rises year-over-year in September
(Pennsylvania) -- Propelled by sustained interest in internet casino gaming and sports betting, Pennsylvania casinos reported a 1% year-over-year revenue increase for...
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Sports Leagues

article The era of open talk about gambling on the PGA Tour has arrived
(California) -- If you have been watching the CJ Cup on the PGA Tour this weekend, you have witnessed something you have never seen before. No, not Shadow Creek Golf...
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Stories Of The Week

article GOP megadonor Sheldon Adelson, wife finance anti-Biden group
(Washington D.C.) -- Republican megadonor Sheldon Adelson and his wife have given $75 million to a new super PAC that is attacking Democratic nominee Joe Biden, an...
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UK Gambling

article Closure of betting shops a 'disastrous' move for racing warn chiefs
(UK) -- Leaders of the British racing and betting industries have joined forces to warn ministers of the financial consequences of them using "optics" rather...
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Other News

article Video captures fatal shooting in Brooklyn gambling den
(New York) -- New surveillance video released by the NYPD captures the moment a gunman opens fire in a Brooklyn gambling den — killing one man and wounding three...

10/16/2020

article AGA CEO praises new legislation to aid hospitality industry recovery
(Washington D.C.) -- Legislation aimed at providing comprehensive relief and support for the hospitality industry in the US will help “expedite the recovery...
article Even with indoor dining, casinos rely on online gambling, sports betting
(New Jersey) -- The numbers are in for the first full month of indoor dining in New Jersey, and Thursday data from the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement, which...
article Hard Rock Atlantic City Settles Guard’s Race Discrimination Suit
(Atlantic City) -- The owner of the Atlantic City Hard Rock Hotel and Casino has settled a race discrimination lawsuit filed by a former security supervisor, the parties...
article Video shows Atlantic City officers rescue suicidal man from casino ledge
(Atlantic City) -- A man threatening to jump from a casino parking garage was rescued by Atlantic City police Wednesday night. The incident captured on police body...
article Pennsylvania casino revenue rises in September despite Covid-19
(Pennsylvania) -- Propelled by sustained interest in internet casino gaming and sports betting, Pennsylvania casinos reported a 1% year-over-year revenue increase for...
article With Barstool Sportsbook’s Help, PA Shatters Its Sports Betting Record
(Pennsylvania) -- The arrival of Penn National Gaming’s Barstool Sportsbook app in September helped boost Pennsylvania’s legal sports betting to a record $...
article Gaming centers leaning on slots to keep money flowing
(Massachusetts) -- Despite restrictions around the number of people allowed onto gaming floors and the number of active machines, gamblers put nearly $605 million into...
article No Increase In Problem Gambling Seen After MGM Springfield Casino Opens
(Massachusetts) -- The opening two years ago of the first Las Vegas-style casino in Massachusetts – MGM Springfield – boosted the local and state economy, provided job...
article Should sports betting be legal in Maryland? Voters will choose
(Maryland) -- Maryland voters will decide whether to legalize sports betting when they cast their ballots this year. Their choice will determine whether Maryland joins...
article OP/ED: Stop watching New York's gambling dollars leave for New Jersey
(New York) -- This fan has a few choices. The fan could take a ferry or the PATH across the Hudson River and use a smartphone to bet through one of the numerous mobile...
article Detroit's three casinos see 21% revenue decline in September
(Michigan) -- The Michigan Gaming Control Board reported on Wednesday that Detroit's three casinos saw a 21% year-over-year drop in slot machines and table games...
article Casino closures and group size limits among new restrictions coming to Winnipeg next week
(Winnipeg) -- In an effort to curb rising COVID-19 cases in Winnipeg, the province’s top doctor has ordered more targeted restrictions, including reduced group...
article First look: See released renderings for massive, lavish new $1.2B casino resort in Biloxi
(Mississippi) -- The proposed $1.2 billion UMUSIC Broadwater hotel and casino in Biloxi became a lot more real Thursday when a timeline for construction and a vision of...
article Penn National Doesn't Care to Compete with Online Lottery in PA or Ohio
(Pennsylvania) -- Ohio lawmakers are considering attaching internet lottery to sports betting legislation. Penn National Gaming has reason to be concerned. While its...
article Nearly 200 betting shops to close in Lancashire in 'hugely disappointing' move
(UK) -- The gambling sector suffered another major blow on Friday with news that Lancashire would move into Tier 3 of England's lockdown system, with the closure of...
article Crown Resorts Directors Face Calls to Quit Before Annual Meeting
(Australia) -- Directors of Crown Resorts Ltd. should quit over governance failures exposed by a casino inquiry in Sydney, an investor group said, setting the stage for...
article Macau mass baccarat share up 77pct sequentially in 3Q
(Macau) -- Mass-market baccarat generated nearly MOP1.88 billion (US$235.0 million) in the three months to September 30, a market share of 38.40 percent, up 77.1 percent...
article German operators begin online casino transition period
(Germany) -- Germany’s transition period, in which operators will be permitted to offer heavily restricted forms of online poker and slots without fear of...
article KSA calls for gambling machines to be removed from family centres
(Netherlands) -- Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), the Netherlands gambling authority, has ruled that Dutch arcades will no longer service any machines based on ‘games of chance...
article Pigeons and humans don’t have much in common until it comes to problem gambling
(USA) -- A pigeon walks into a casino and steps up to a slot machine. Is it likely to gamble? I wouldn’t bet against it. As it turns out, pigeons will take a chance on a...
article Gaming And eSports Stocks Continue To Thrive In The Pandemic Market
(Wall Street) -- After passing one speed bump, is the market heading towards more bumps in the road? Following the September sell-off, there has been a surge in COVID-19...
article China-owned gaming firm Playtika files confidentially for U.S. IPO
(China) -- Playtika Holding Corp, a mobile gaming company owned by a Chinese investor group, said on Friday it has confidentially submitted paperwork with the U.S....
article Coronavirus Re-Spike Risk in US Gaming Recovery Assumptions
(Wall Street) -- A reacceleration of infections related to the coronavirus pandemic is not likely to result in the widespread re-closure of US casinos, which showed...

10/15/2020

article Las Vegas might not see normal until 2022, longtime casino owner says
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas casino owner Michael Gaughan said he hopes the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic is over by the spring, but Las Vegas might not fully recover until...
article Workers Who Were Laid Off Say They're Being Passed Over—For Their Own Jobs
(Las Vegas) -- Like millions of Americans who lost their jobs during the pandemic, Jorge Padilla had hoped to work for many more years before the economic meltdown...
article Borgata is ready to deal, poker to return next week
(Atlantic City) -- The city's largest poker room will be the first to welcome back players when it reopens next week. Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa will open The...
article New Jersey Online Gaming Revenue Plateaus In September
(New Jersey) -- New Jersey online gambling revenue rose yet again in September, as calculated on a daily basis. The gain was small, however, and with only 30 days in...
article Sarlo Will Act To Allow Sports Betting on Championship College Competitions
(New Jersey) -- With the return of “March Madness” to New Jersey, Senator Paul Sarlo will act to allow wagering on championship collegiate competitions so...
article The strange tale of Chicago horse racing and casino gambling
(Illinois) -- Horse racing once upon a time held a stranglehold on legal gambling in the United States. It was legitimized as a sport in newspapers around the country...
article Revenue mostly flat at Mass. casinos as restrictions limit gambling
(Massachusetts) -- Gambling revenue at the state’s three casinos remained mostly flat in September, the second full month since the industry emerged from a...
article Springfield, MGM continue talks on $2.3 million underpayment from casino during coronavirus
(Massachusetts) -- City officials said this week that MGM Springfield continues to owe $2.3 million to the city. The contractual payment has been delayed since April due...
article Report: No boost found in problem gambling from MGM Springfield
(Massachusetts) -- Two years after MGM Springfield became the first resort-style casino in the state, data and surveys indicate that the region and city have seen...
article Encore president asks employees to be diligent away from work
(Massachusetts) -- With the opening of the Encore Boston Harbor constantly at the mercy of COVID-19 numbers, Encore President Brian Gullbrants sent a letter out to all...
article Casino Overlay Zone Public Hearing Set For Next Week
(Maryland) -- Citizens will have a chance to share their thoughts on a proposed casino overlay zone at a public hearing next week. On Tuesday, Oct. 20, the Worcester...
article Maryland voters to decide on sports betting, budget powers
(Maryland) -- Maryland voters are deciding two statewide ballot questions with significant financial ramifications for future years, including whether to allow sports...
article NY sports betting revenue falls 38.5% following September relaunch
(New York) -- New York’s four commercial casinos generated sports betting revenue of $1.4m after reopening on September 9, once the state’s novel coronavirus...
article Queens' Resorts World Casino NYC announces Hyatt Regency JFK hotel to open next year
(New York) -- Resorts World Casino New York City will increase its profile as a vital economic engine in southeast Queens early next year when it opens a new $400...
article Many questions on the table during virtual town hall regarding potential Danville casino
(Virginia) -- Multiple questions were posed at the Oct. 15 virtual town hall regarding the possible casino in Danville. Citizens anxiously anticipate how this proposed...
article Iowa Hits Monthly Sports Betting Record Despite Casino Dropoff
(Iowa) -- Echoing results in other states, Iowa state accomplished their most impressive sports wagering results to date in 2020 by setting a record in September. It was...
article Casinos bet big on local voters; bingo halls hope for an update
(Colorado) -- Colorado’s biggest casinos are rolling the dice in November, hoping that the state’s roughly 4.1 million voters will approve an initiative that...
article Loto Quebec issues temporary layoffs for 775 employees at Casino du Lac Leamy
(Ottawa) -- Loto-Quebec has temporarily laid off 775 employees at the Casino du Lac-Leamy in Gatineau while the casino is closed for at least 28 days. The Quebec...
article New details released on $1.2B casino resort coming to Biloxi, including 2,500 jobs
(Mississippi) -- The proposed $1.2 billion UMUSIC Broadwater hotel and casino in Biloxi became a lot more real Thursday when a timeline for construction and a vision of...
article Horse Racing Insider: NYRA's Fighting Back
(New York) -- The New York Racing Association, Inc. has announced that purse increases will take effect across a number of conditions beginning Sunday, October 18 and...
article Crown challenged on plan to open Sydney casino without gaming license certainty
(Australia) -- Australian casino operator Crown Resorts is facing questions over the wisdom of opening its new Crown Sydney property while the fate of its gaming license...
article Pandemic motivates mother of 4 to start printing business with her kids
(Canada) -- When Tiffany Carrier decided to leave her job in finance to stay home with her children during the COVID-19 pandemic, she knew she wanted to combine her love...
article Genting Cruise Lines to hire 100 Singapore staff for “cruises to nowhere”
(Singapore) -- Genting Cruise Lines says it is looking to recruit more than 100 Singaporeans to fill a variety of positions as it prepares to launch its first “...
article In PGA Tour First, BetMGM Odds Will Be Featured in Telecast
(Las Vegas) -- The PGA Tour event tees off in North Las Vegas on Thursday. Jon Rahm is the favorite to win the CJ Cup at Shadow Creek. But who will be the favorite later...
article Las Vegas braces for electric tourism boom with California’s gas car sales ban
(Las Vegas) -- A power source for Nevada’s tourism industry plans to switch its fuel from pump to socket. Experts say California’s phasing out of gas-powered...
article Caesars, MGM Sports Betting Exposure Isn’t Fully Appreciated, Says Analyst
(Las Vegas) -- Caesars Entertainment (NASDAQ:CZR) and MGM Resorts International (NYSE:MGM) are increasing exposure to the rapidly growing domestic sports betting...
article Adelsons pour $75M into last-ditch effort to save Trump
(Las Vegas) -- Casino mogul Sheldon Adelson and his wife Miriam Adelson gave $75 million to a super PAC that flooded battleground states with anti-Joe Biden ads in...

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