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Atlantic City Gaming

article Atlantic City casinos seeing younger crowd during coronavirus pandemic as older gamblers retreat
(Atlantic City) -- Sacoya Mills was staying at Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City for a couple nights to celebrate her son Joey’s 7th birthday. Along with her...
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Caesars

article Caesars execs to get pay raises as thousands furloughed or laid off
(Las Vegas) -- As thousands of furloughed or laid off Caesars workers worry about making ends meet, five company executives are set to receive pay raises. Members of the...
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Card Clubs

article Black Pearl Casino in Spokane Valley planning to move card gaming into outdoor tents as new COVID-19 restrictions go into effect
(Washington) -- As new guidelines in Gov. Jay Inslee’s Safe Start reopening plan went into effect Thursday requiring indoor card rooms in the state to close, the...
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Churchill Downs

article Could Churchill Downs buy Caesars Indiana casino? An expert says it's "a no-brainer"
(Wall Street) -- The merger of two big Nevada gambling companies has opened a huge opportunity for Churchill Downs to seize control of its biggest competitor in...
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Crown Ltd

article Crown moved to CBA when ANZ shut 'money laundering' accounts, inquiry hears
(Australia) -- Crown Resorts opened accounts with the Commonwealth Bank using "misleading" names that masked their use for gambling and accepted high-risk cash...
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Flutter Entertainment

article FanDuel CEO Sees College Sports Down in 2020 Season
(Internet) -- Matt King, chief executive officer of FanDuel Inc.,, discusses the outlook for sports betting amid the Covid-19 pandemic on "Bloomberg Technology....
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Hacked & Cyber-Attack

article Gambling companies used to launder funds from Twitter hack
(Internet) -- The recent high-profile hack of Twitter saw many of the platform’s biggest names suddenly posting that users could profit by sending them digital...
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Illinois Gaming

article What Happened? Why Some Sports Were Pulled From Betting In Illinois
(Illinois) -- For those of you still trying to figure out why you couldn’t bet on motor sports, the PGA, Korean Baseball and lower-level soccer in Illinois last...
article Danville casino developer receives approval to withdraw application
(Illinois) -- At its meeting Thursday, the Illinois Gaming Board approved letting Haven Gaming LLC withdraw its application to operate a casino in Danville. Haven Gaming...
article Gaming board OKs casino application withdrawal
(Illinois) -- The Illinois Gaming Board Thursday approved Haven Gaming’s withdrawal request for its Danville casino owners license application. The board’s...
article CDI non-committal on future of Arlington Park
(Illinois) -- The already uncertain future of Arlington Park got even murkier on Thursday, as the track’s controlling owner, Churchill Downs Inc. hosted an earnings call...
article Rozner: What a sad ending for Arlington Park
(Illinois) -- For anyone who has followed horse racing closely the last few decades, Thursday's news was hardly a surprise. But it was no less devastating. During an...
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Indiana Gaming

article Coronavirus Cases At Caesars Southern Indiana Worry Employees
(Indiana) -- Recent coronavirus cases at Caesars Southern Indiana are prompting some employees to call on casino management to take stricter precautionary measures. The...
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Japan Gaming

article MGM Resorts not ‘all-in’ on Osaka IR investment: Hornbuckle
(Japan) -- MGM Resorts CEO and President Bill Hornbuckle says the company is not ‘all-in’ on plans to develop an integrated resort in Osaka as it prepares to...
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Las Vegas Gaming

article D Las Vegas pulls back on dress code banning some tattoos
(Las Vegas) -- The D Las Vegas has rescinded a new dress code policy that barred people with face and neck tattoos from entering the downtown hotel-casino.
article Investor in failed Las Vegas Strip Ferris wheel project taking ownership
(Las Vegas) -- After spending a fortune on an abandoned Ferris wheel project on the Strip, a Seattle-area investor is taking ownership of the blighted property.
article Gaming Commission revokes license of bar that was homicide site
(Las Vegas) -- The Nevada Gaming Commission on Thursday formally revoked the gaming license of a Las Vegas bar that the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department said had...
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Massachusetts Gaming

article Massachusetts Sports Betting Delayed After Senate Removes Proposal From Economic Development Bill
(Massachusetts) -- Any hopes of Massachusetts becoming the nineteenth state to legalize sports betting were extinguished Wednesday when the state senate failed to...
article Sports betting momentum dies in Senate
(Massachusetts) -- The Senate kept legal sports betting out of the economic development bill it passed Wednesday night, but key senators said they still plan to...
article Massachusetts Lawmakers Want Study on Third Category 1 Casino
(Massachusetts) -- Massachusetts lawmakers have added an amendment to an economic development bill that would require the state Gaming Commission to submit a report on...
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MGM Resorts

article MGM Resorts Turns to Loss, but Business Fundamentals ‘Remain Intact'
(Wall Street) -- MGM Resorts International (NYSE:MGM) missed Wall Street estimates on the top line, in the second-quarter results it released yesterday, but beat on the...
article No surprise: With properties closed, MGM Resorts sees net loss of $857 million in Q2
(Las Vegas) -- Casino giant MGM Resorts International which closed its entire casino portfolio over six states in the middle of March due to the coronavirus pandemic...
article New MGM CEO Hornbuckle receives a pay increase, but won’t see it until 2021
(Las Vegas) -- Newly appointed MGM Resorts International CEO Bill Hornbuckle earned a pay increase, but he won’t see it until next January. In a filing with the...
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Nevada Gaming

article Nevada casinos, small businesses seek protection from coronavirus lawsuits
(Nevada) -- The Nevada Resort Association is pressing state lawmakers to pass legislation to protect casinos from unfounded coronavirus-related lawsuits it says could...
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New York Gaming

article Catskills casino outlines reopening plan
(New York) -- Inconspicuous thermal imaging machines at entrances to measure body temperatures, medical-grade air filters and ultrasonic cleaning technology. It’s...
article Cuomo: NY casinos are nonessential, remain closed
(New York) -- For four New York commercial casinos in the midst of a 4 1/2-month shutdown due to COVID-19, Gov. Andrew Cuomo didn't deliver good news on Thursday.
article Saratoga Casino says it's a safe bet they can reopen safely
(New York) -- Saratoga Casino closed its doors on March 16. Since then, they've been working on new ways to keep the facility virus-free and safe for guests and...
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Pennsylvania Gaming

article Valley Forge Casino To Reportedly Lay Off Hundreds Of Employees
(Pennsylvania) -- Hundreds of layoffs are reportedly expected at Valley Forge Casino after the company's owners suffered significant losses during the second quarter...
article Four video gaming terminals opened at Pa. truck stops this week
(Pennsylvania) -- Customers began gambling at video gaming terminals this week at four Love’s Travel Stops in Pennsylvania. The video gaming terminals, which are...
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Philippines Gaming

article Manila quarantine measures extended for two more weeks as Philippines COVID cases reach record high
(Philippines) -- Manila’s casinos will reach five full months of closure after Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte extended General Community Quarantine across...
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Resorts World Catskills

article How Resorts World Catskills casino hopes to reopen amid COVID-19
(New York) -- Inconspicuous thermal imaging machines at entrances to measure body temperatures, medical-grade air filters and ultrasonic cleaning technology. It’s...
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Sands Corp.

article Las Vegas Sands An Oasis For Casino Employees In A Pandemic
(Las Vegas) -- The gaming industry has been particularly hit hard by the global COVID-19 pandemic, and Las Vegas casinos heavily dependent on air-travel tourism have...
article Sands China: A Long Road To Recovery
(Macau) -- I maintain a Neutral rating on Hong Kong-listed Sands China Ltd. (OTCPK:SCHYY) (OTCPK:SCHYF) [1928:HK], a subsidiary of Las Vegas Sands (LVS).
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Sheldon Adelson

article Casino mogul Sheldon Adelson vows to pay staff through end of October
(Las Vegas) -- Billionaire casino mogul Sheldon Adelson has promised to keep paying the US employees of his casino empire until at least the end of October, even as the...
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Sports Betting

article Gambling on College Football Almost Fixed My Dysfunctional Family
(New York) -- My first mistake was feeling sorry for him. The first season my brother and I bet on college football against each other, I beat him so badly I often...
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Sports in Las Vegas

article Allegiant thinks outside the box with planned ‘Work from Vegas’ deal
(Las Vegas) -- Thinking outside of the box is going to be essential if Las Vegas is going to make it through the coronavirus pandemic. Hometown Allegiant Travel Co. has...
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UK Gambling

article BGC expresses “utter dismay” at government casino u-turn
(UK) -- Industry standards body The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has expressed its “utter dismay” following the UK Government’s decision to delay...
article Rank Group CEO: Sector in “heap of trouble” if casino reopening delayed further
(UK) -- The casino sector could be in a “heap of trouble” if the reopening of venues is delayed further than the new planned date of 15 August, according to...
article UK casinos forced to delay reopening until Aug. 15 “at the earliest”
(UK) -- UK casinos are crying foul after the government delayed their planned post-pandemic reopening, while Scotland’s casinos are wondering if their launch...
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Virginia Gaming

article Danville taps firm to study how to best invest possible casino revenues Danville
(Virginia) -- The city of Danville has hired a firm to conduct a study on how to invest new revenues from a casino development if one were to open here. PFM, a financial...
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Washington, D.C. Gaming

article D.C.’s first sportsbook opens at Capital One Arena
(Washington D.C.) -- With American sports stirring back to life, sports gambling in the nation’s capital entered a new phase on Friday with the opening of the...
article Goodbye GambetDC? William Hill Launches DC Sports Betting At Arena
(Washington D.C.) -- Rejoice, District residents: you’re no longer stuck with Intralot‘s underwhelming DC sports betting platform and odds. William Hill soft...
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Other News

article Gaming and Leisure navigates through stormy quarter
(Pennsylvania) -- Gaming and Leisure Properties Inc. did its best to get through the coronavirus pandemic. According to its second quarter earnings report, released...

7/30/2020

article Sports betting momentum dies in Mass. Senate
(Massachusetts) -- The Senate kept legal sports betting out of the economic development bill it passed Wednesday night, but key senators said they still plan to...
article Las Vegas Sands to pay employees through Oct. 31
(Las Vegas) -- In the face of an economic slowdown that has resorts struggling to recapture revenue, Las Vegas Sands will pay employees through October. "This...
article Atlantis to reopen its buffet with big COVID-19 changes, first Reno casino to do so
(Nevada) -- No more browsing. When Toucan Charlie's Buffet & Grille reopens Aug. 4 in the Atlantis casino, folks won't meander the main drag (or side streets...
article Senate passes Atlantic City public drinking law, awaits Murphy's OK
(New Jersey) -- The state Senate unanimously approved a bill Thursday that would permanently allow for the public consumption of alcohol on Atlantic City’s...
article This Bookmaker Should Be Happy About Illinois Sports Betting Mess, And It’s Not Rivers
(Illinois) -- The agenda for today’s Illinois Gaming Board meeting does not mention Rush Street, DraftKings, or FanDuel in the sports betting section. In reality,...
article Massachusetts casinos get good marks in coronavirus reopening; Encore Boston Harbor, MGM Springfield ask for return of craps, roulette
(Massachusetts) -- Massachusetts’ three casinos — MGM Springfield, Plainridge Park and Encore Boston Harbor — have handled the first three weeks of their reopening from...
article Rooms to spare: Bay State hotels grapple with stubbornly low occupancy
(Massachusetts) -- It generally takes as long as two years for a regional resort like Encore Boston Harbor to ramp up and reach its prime operating margins. The $2.6...
article Casinos stay closed because they're risky and nonessential, Cuomo says
(New York) -- The rate of new COVID infections is holding steady and the number of COVID patients hospitalized continues to drop statewide. “It is a very good day...
article Resorts World Casino makes safety adjustments as state considers reopening plan
(New York) -- New York state is considering safety plans to reopen casinos, including the cash-strapped Resorts World Catskills in Monticello. Meghan Taylor, the vice...
article Vernon Downs Casino cancels drive-in concert over COVID-19 concerns
(New York) -- Vernon Downs Casino says they will no longer host jam band 'moe' for drive-in concerts. The casino was originally slated to host the band on-site...
article Judge keeps Powerhouse gambling machines shut down in ND
(North Dakota) -- A federal judge has denied a request by a gaming equipment company to reactivate hundreds of electronic pull tab machines that were shut down by the...
article Court rules for state over Harrah's casino in tax case that could be worth $50 million
(Louisiana) -- The state of Louisiana is one step closer to collecting up to $50 million from owners of Harrah’s New Orleans after a Baton Rouge appeals court...
article MGM Grand Detroit to reopen Aug. 7
(Michigan) -- MGM Grand Detroit is expected to reopen with limits next week following months of being shut amid the COVID-19 pandemic, officials announced Thursday. The...
article Supporters Of Expanded Gambling Turn In Signatures For 2020 Crowded Ballot Full Of Hotly Contested Issues
(Colorado) -- Colorado could see more types of casino games and higher bet limits. Supporters of a measure that would allow gaming towns to raise the stakes and legalize...
article Casinos officially reopen in Winnipeg
(Winnipeg) -- Casinos in Winnipeg officially reopened on Wednesday, but they are different from what people may remember. As part of the province’s Phase Four of...
article Group lauds gambling machine case getting day in court
(Kentucky) -- A organization that pushes family issues praised news that a decade-old case over slot machines will be heard by the state Supreme Court. “It has...
article Could Churchill Downs buy Caesars Indiana casino? An expert says it's "a no-brainer"
(Kentucky) -- The merger of two big Nevada gambling companies has opened a huge opportunity for Churchill Downs to seize control of its biggest competitor in Louisville...
article Spokane Valley casino plans to set up outdoor tents amid COVID-19 restrictions
(Washington) -- Large casinos have been able to operate throughout Phase 2 in Washington, but a new set of guidelines in effect on Thursday, July 30, will force smaller...
article Nevada gaming win bounces back in June with slower recovery in Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- With the exception of the Strip and downtown Las Vegas, Nevada’s gaming markets made a strong rebound after being allowed to reopen in early June....
article Ex-gaming board chairman’s company to manage Westgate casino
(Las Vegas) -- Former Gaming Control Board Chairman Mark Lipparelli found himself on the opposite side of the regulatory podium at Thursday’s Nevada Gaming...
article $8.5 Million PPP Loan Recipient Went To Vegas, Accused Of Fraud According To DOJ
(Las Vegas) -- I have written about how to legitimately apply for and seek forgiveness of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans for small businesses for a while now,...
article Casino operator MGM Resorts' revenue falls 91%
(Las Vegas) -- MGM Resorts International posted a 91% decline in quarterly revenue, the latest casino operator to reveal the continuing financial blow of pandemic...
article MGM Resorts reports $1 billion operating loss in Q2
(Las Vegas) -- A sustained shutdown of MGM Resorts properties in the wake of COVID-19 contributed to a second quarter operating loss of $1 billion. That's a steep...

7/29/2020

article Animal torture allegations draw bill that would end dog racing in U.S., including Iowa
(Washington D.C.) -- A bill that would phase out pari-mutuel greyhound racing nationwide was introduced Wednesday in Congress, days after reports that live jackrabbits...
article FanDuel And DraftKings May Face Formidable Mobile Sports Betting Rival This Fall
(USA) -- FanDuel and DraftKings have continued to dominate the online sports betting marketplace in the U.S. in 2020, even as the COVID-19 global pandemic has created...
article Sports betting in Colorado providing financial relief for Cripple Creek casinos
(Colorado) -- In the second legalized month of sports betting, the Colorado Department of Revenue reports strong numbers for wagers and taxes collected, demonstrating a...
article The ‘Perspective’ is bleak
(Nevada) -- A grim picture was painted for economic development officials and business leaders during the Las Vegas Perspective 2020, an annual economic outlook event...
article Nevada casino winnings down 45.5% in June
(Nevada) -- Travel and gambling fallout in the wake of COVID-19 has Nevada casinos struggling to recapture revenues recorded a year ago. Nevada Gaming Control Board data...
article Casino regulators seek coronavirus fines in 3 Nevada cases
(Nevada) -- State casino regulators are seeking fines against two casinos and a bowling alley in rural Nevada, alleging that employees and patrons failed to comply with...
article Hotel-casinos paying rent on time, landlord Vici Properties says
(Las Vegas) -- Vici Properties Inc., a real estate investment trust that owns the land under a number of hotel-casinos, said its tenants paid 100 percent of their rent...
article GameCo Approved To Bring Skill-Based Online Gambling To New Jersey
(New Jersey) -- GameCo, the self-described inventor of video game gambling, has received its license from the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE). Per a...
article OTBs Poised To Become Critical To Illinois Sports Betting
(Illinois) -- In Illinois, horse racing events are currently taking place at racetracks — only without fans. And just last week, Gov. J.B. Pritzker did not renew...
article After change in partners, Danville casino developer plans to reapply
(Illinois) -- When Haven Gaming submitted its application on a Monday afternoon in October for a license to operate a casino in Danville, its attorney said the five days...
article Rolling Meadows planning new restrictions on video gambling
(Illinois) -- Rolling Meadows aldermen have taken the first steps to imposing limits on video gambling in response to a proliferation of the machines after a citywide...
article Sports betting legislation in Massachusetts halted despite high-powered backing
(Massachusetts) -- Despite a quartet of proponents that included daily fantasy giants DraftKings and FanDuel, MGM Resorts International, and the Boston Red Sox, a push...
article Contrary to reports, del Lago Resort & Casino hasn't cut jobs — yet
(New York) -- There was a flood of stories about the fate of nearly 1,100 workers at del Lago Resort & Casino in Seneca County, but it was largely an overreaction to...
article Del Lago Casino employees upset over lack of state reopening guidance
(New York) -- Del Lago Casino workers have gone four months without any guidance from the state on how or when they can reopen. Valerie McIntyre, a floor supervisor at...
article Owner: Vernon Downs could soon close for good
(New York) -- Vernon Downs Hotel Casino will close for good at the start of October if Gov. Andrew Cuomo does not allow private casinos in the state to reopen by then,...
article Casino to lay off 540
(West Virginia) -- The company that owns Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races has announced that hundreds of furloughs will probably become permanent, despite its...
article Golden Nugget is on the State Fire Marshal’s two-strikes list
(Louisiana) -- Golden Nugget Lake Charles has received two strikes from the State Fire Marshal’s Office. According to the State Fire Marshal’s Office,...
article Whitmer OK's Detroit casinos to reopen, reimposes some COVID-19 limits Up North
(Michigan) -- Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed executive orders Wednesday that allow Detroit's three casinos to reopen next week at 15 percent capacity, while clamping...
article Motor City Casino to layoff over 2,500 amid extended COVID-19 closure
(Michigan) -- With no reopening date in sight, Motor City Casino-Hotel plans to lay off more than 2,500 of its employees at the end of July. This comes on the heels of...
article FanDuel loses bet at Fed Circuit over remote gambling patent fight
(New York) -- A federal appeals court on Wednesday upheld part of a patent that a sports-betting spin-off of Cantor Fitzgerald LP had accused FanDuel Inc of infringing.
article PODCAST: The Future Of Bookmaking With FanDuel's CEO Matt King
(Internet) -- We may have booked one of Michael Barr's favorite guests in the world… no it's not Barry Sanders…. It's FanDuel CEO Matthew King...
article Camden attack: Man beaten to death in London casino
(UK) -- A man in his 50s has been beaten to death in a casino in Camden, north London. The Metropolitan Police launched a murder investigation following the attack at...
article Macau health authority warns casinos will close again if positive COVID-19 case found on gaming floors
(Macau) -- Macau’s Health Bureau has underlined the necessity of requiring casino guests to submit negative COVID-19 test results before entering the gaming floor,...
article PAGCOR falls to US$48 million loss in 2Q20 as Manila casinos remain closed
(Philippines) -- Philippine gaming regulator PAGCOR has fallen to a loss of Php1.60 billion (US$32.5 million) in the six months to 30 June 2020, hit hard by the...
article Masks mandatory at Resorts World Genting from August
(Malaysia) -- All visitors to Malaysia’s Resorts World Genting will be required to wear a face mask from 1 August 2020, the company has announced.
article Exclusive: First Look at the 5 Bars Inside Vegas’s First Adults-Only Casino-Resort
(Las Vegas) -- At the Vegas Vickie’s lobby bar inside Circa, the new-construction property developer Derek Stevens is creating in downtown Las Vegas, the...
article Moran Promoted to Permanent Chair of Nevada Gaming Commission, Brown Named Commissioner
(Las Vegas) -- Ogonna Brown, a partner at the Las Vegas office of Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie, recently was named the fifth member of the Nevada Gaming Commission...
article Mystery deepens in death of professional poker player found burned
(Michigan) -- A poker player. A traveler. Someone described as bubbly, playful and tough. Someone who seemed to never show her hand — even outside of the gambling...
article No more ‘acting,’ Hornbuckle named permanent CEO of MGM Resorts
(Las Vegas) -- Bill Hornbuckle took on the role of MGM Resorts International’s acting CEO five days after the company closed its nationwide casino portfolio in...
article MGM Resorts Makes Interim Chief Its Permanent CEO
(Las Vegas) -- MGM Resorts International said Wednesday acting Chief Executive Officer Bill Hornbuckle will take the top position on a permanent basis, sticking with the...
article Churchill Downs leans on online betting to offset COVID casino closure
(Wall Street) -- US casino and betting operator Churchill Downs Incorporated (CDI) leaned hard on its TwinSpires advance deposit wagering site after its land-based...
article Churchill Downs: 2Q Earnings Snap
(Kentucky) -- Churchill Downs Inc. (CHDN) on Wednesday reported a second-quarter loss of $118.8 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier.

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