Monday, April 23, 2018

TOTOLOTEK RENEWS EL RESPONSIBLE GAMING CERTIFICATION

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TOTOLOTEK RENEWS EL RESPONSIBLE GAMING CERTIFICATION

INTRALOT Group’s subsidiary in Poland, Totolotek S.A., one of the leading and the longest operating omni-channel betting companies in Poland, has been recertified by the European Lotteries for its commitment to EL Responsible Gaming principles. EL recertifies operators every three years, with Totolotek first receiving certification for its responsible gaming programmes in 2015. Adam Lamentowicz, CEO of Totolotek, stated: Edmundo ...

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Sunday, April 22, 2018

Pala Casino offering $1 street tacos on Cinco De Mayo

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Pala Casino offering $1 street tacos on Cinco De Mayo
All guests who visit the Bar Meets Grill restaurant on Saturday, 5 May will enjoy $1 street tacos and Sammy Hagar's Santo Mezquila from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Steve Wynn isn’t out of the woods with gaming regulators

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Steve Wynn isn’t out of the woods with gaming regulators

Just because Steve Wynn has stepped down from his leadership positions at Wynn Resorts Ltd., has sold all the shares he owned in the company and settled legal differences with his ex-wife, Elaine, don’t think for a minute that gaming regulators are through with him.

GAN opens digital marketing agency in Tel Aviv

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GAN opens digital marketing agency in Tel Aviv
GAN Digital will provide digital user acquisition and retention services to selected GAN clients worldwide.

GameArt entered Romania and Italy with iSoftBet’s help

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GameArt entered Romania and Italy with iSoftBet’s help

GameArt entered Romania and Italy for the first time, starting with a launch on NetBet. GameArt entered Romania and Italy with iSoftBet‘s help. iSoftBet is a market-leading online and mobile casino content provider. iSoftBet and GameArt have a longstanding partnership, with the developer’s games available through its Game Aggregation Platform (GAP). GAP boasts more than 1,500 slots from 35+ suppliers ...

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Friday, April 20, 2018

Ellis Island Casino new owners of Mt. Charleston Lodge

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Ellis Island Casino new owners of Mt. Charleston Lodge

Mt. Charleston Lodge, a favorite destination for tourists and locals at the top of Kyle Canyon, has been sold. Ellis Island Casino and Brewery

UK football leagues stand with US sporting associations

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UK football leagues stand with US sporting associations
Representatives from Football DataCo, the company which holds the rights for the English Premier League and all professional soccer leagues in England and Scotland, have voiced their agreement with the NBA and MLB efforts to introduce an ‘integrity fee’ into any US sports betting roll out

Suspect in casino picnic shooting fled in car he planted 3 days earlier, arrested at Texas rest stop

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Suspect in casino picnic shooting fled in car he planted 3 days earlier, arrested at Texas rest stop
Authorities in the Texas Panhandle this morning arrested a "disgruntled" dealer suspected of shooting two Strip hotel-casino executives. Anthony Wrobel, 42, was taken into custody without further incident in ...

Longtime Las Vegas FBI agent retiring, joining Wynn Resorts

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Longtime Las Vegas FBI agent retiring, joining Wynn Resorts

Patrick G. Brodsky, a longtime FBI agent in Las Vegas, is retiring from the agency and will take on an executive role with Wynn Resorts.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Kambi Group signs deal with Stanleybet Romania

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Kambi Group signs deal with Stanleybet Romania
Kambi Group plc has signed a deal with Romanian operator Stanleybet Romania to provide its Sportsbook across the company's online and retail channels

Suspect in shooting of Las Vegas casino executives arrested in Texas

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Suspect in shooting of Las Vegas casino executives arrested in Texas
Authorities in North Texas this morning arrested a "disgruntled" dealer suspected of shooting two Strip hotel-casino executives. Anthony Wrobel, 42, was taken into custody without further incident in ...

MGM Resorts will use solar array to power Las Vegas casinos

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MGM Resorts will use solar array to power Las Vegas casinos

MGM Resorts International plans to power its sizable share of the Strip with a dedicated solar array capable of supplying up to 90 percent of daytime demand at the company’s 13 Las Vegas casinos.

Station Casinos offering club members a free sports book wager on Golden Knights

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Station Casinos offering club members a free sports book wager on Golden Knights
The Golden Knights finished their sweep of the Kings on Tuesday in the first round of the playoffs. They are listed at 4-to-1 ...

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

TWiG: US sports betting and the British invasion

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TWiG: US sports betting and the British invasion
We're on the verge of regulated sports betting in America. And British bookmaker William Hill has been preparing for this since 2012.

Seventh annual Gaming in Holland Conference

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Seventh annual Gaming in Holland Conference

Announcing the 2018 Gaming in Holland Conference and Responsible Gaming Awards Dinner. Don’t miss it! Join us this June in Amsterdam for the seventh annual Gaming in Holland Conference. As always, the Gaming in Holland Conference is THE place to connect with all the key players in the Dutch gaming industry. Moreover, the 2018 edition will feature the presentation of ...

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Cherry AB reports 104 revenue growth during FY2017

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Cherry AB reports 104 revenue growth during FY2017
Nordic focused online gaming provider Cherry AB has revealed year-on-year revenue growth of 104% during 2017

Speaker touts college course on tourism and security

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Speaker touts college course on tourism and security

Frank Haas’s presentation on tourism security and safety was part of the two-day Las Vegas 25th anniversary International Tourism Security Conference, which ends Wednesday.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Gaming In Holland Conference announces 2018 line-up

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Gaming In Holland Conference announces 2018 line-up
The line-up for the seventh annual Gaming In Holland Conference has been announced and the 2018 edition includes the first Responsible Gaming Awards

Male manicurist at Wynn Las Vegas sues over gender bias

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Male manicurist at Wynn Las Vegas sues over gender bias

A former male manicurist at Wynn Las Vegas has filed a lawsuit against the Strip resort alleging gender discrimination, a court document shows.

Wynn Boston Harbor a good fit for MGM Resorts, analyst says

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Wynn Boston Harbor a good fit for MGM Resorts, analyst says

MGM Resorts International could generate higher returns on investment if it acquired Wynn Resorts’ unfinished Boston Harbor project, a gaming industry analyst told investors Monday.

GDPR Compliance Panel announced at Mare Balticum Gaming Summit 2018

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GDPR Compliance Panel announced at Mare Balticum Gaming Summit 2018

The organizers of Mare Balticum Gaming Summit 2018 are excited to announce a panel dedicated for GDPR compliance. The event is going to be held on the 8th of May at Astor Riga and the announce panel promises to bring essential information about the implementation of GDPR from the industry’s view. GDPR is bringing major changes which are giving EU ...

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Monday, April 16, 2018

Caesars to manage 2 luxury hotels in Dubai

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Caesars to manage 2 luxury hotels in Dubai
Dubai's Meraas Holding has tied up with the U.S.-based Caesars Entertainment to manage two luxury hotels, a conference centre and a beach club on Bluewaters in Dubai, adding another ...

Eldorado Resorts set to spend 2bn on acquisitions

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Eldorado Resorts set to spend 2bn on acquisitions
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Caesars announce non-gaming themed Dubai expansion plans

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Caesars announce non-gaming themed Dubai expansion plans
Global casino resort developer Caesars Entertainment Corporation have announced plans to operate two hotels and a beach club in Dubai, which will be the first Caesars operated and branded properties not to offer gambling related services

Play’n GO announces Baker’s Treat online slot

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Play’n GO announces Baker’s Treat online slot

Omni-channel slots specialist Play’n GO will indulge players with its scrumptious new title straight out of the oven, Baker’s Treat slot. The new five-reel, two-ways-pay Baker’s Treat slot takes place in a twee British kitchen, with a selection of edible goodies laid out in front of star bakers as they look to gorge through winning lines and consume big wins. Each ...

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Sunday, April 15, 2018

Felipe Esparza's 'Bad Decisions' tour coming t Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

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Felipe Esparza's 'Bad Decisions' tour coming t Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
The comedian will appear at The Joint in Las Vegas during Mexican Independence Day Weekend in September.

International Tourism Security Conference returns to Las Vegas

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International Tourism Security Conference returns to Las Vegas
Experts from around the world will gather this week at Treasure Island Casino to share best practices during the conference's 25th year.

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Southern Nevada meetings, conventions industry on a roll

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Southern Nevada meetings, conventions industry on a roll

It’s a little puzzling why the meetings and convention industry chooses blue as its theme color. Clearly, it should be green. As in the color of money.

Who’s better, who’s best? Vote today for the Live Gaming Awards!

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Who’s better, who’s best? Vote today for the Live Gaming Awards!

Who’s better, who’s best? Vote today for the Live Gaming Awards! “It’s better live.” For the first time ever, the fast-growing live gaming industry will be able to celebrate its very own award show. Vote today at: http://www.livegamingsummit.com/awards/ On April 26, as part of the second annual Live Gaming Summit, the best performing live gaming operators of the past year ...

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Las Vegas Valley resident wins $600K jackpot at The Orleans

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Las Vegas Valley resident wins $600K jackpot at The Orleans

Friday the 13th has proven fortunate for someone in the Las Vegas Valley. At 2:30 a.m., a valley resident won $621,606.55 playing a Buffalo slot machine at The Orleans, the casino-resort said in a statement on Twitter.

Caesars Entertainment announces agreement to bring Harrah's-branded tribal casino to northern California

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Caesars Entertainment announces agreement to bring Harrah's-branded tribal casino to northern California
Caesars Entertainment will license the Harrah's brand name to the Buena Vista Gaming Authority as part of a new $168 million development that broke ground 11 April 2018.

Friday, April 13, 2018

Slot player wins $620K at The Orleans in Las Vegas

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Slot player wins $620K at The Orleans in Las Vegas
The lucky woman was playing the Aristocrat's Buffalo Grand machine about 2:30 a.m. when she won ...

NetEnt player wins 6 7m mobile jackpot

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NetEnt player wins 6 7m mobile jackpot
NetEnt, the Swedish based provider of digital gaming solutions, has helped create another multi-millionaire after one lucky player collected a massive €6,719,561 ($8

UKGC s piegate investigation sees Tabcorp fined 84 000

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UKGC s piegate investigation sees Tabcorp fined 84 000
Tabcorp UK Limited has had its gambling license reviewed as well as being made to pay £84,000 to ‘good causes’ by the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC), following an investigation into the companys role in what is dubbed ‘piegate’, according to a press release on the UKGC’s website

Steve Wynn files defamation lawsuit in Las Vegas against AP

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Steve Wynn files defamation lawsuit in Las Vegas against AP

Former Las Vegas casino mogul Steve Wynn has filed a defamation lawsuit against The Associated Press and others for what his attorneys described as “false accusations of rape.”

Thursday, April 12, 2018

World Series of Poker announces updated Player of the Year formula

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World Series of Poker announces updated Player of the Year formula
In response to player feedback, WSOP has adjusted the formula to better reward bracelet winners and players who run deep, while still rewarding consistency.

Catena Media acquires German BrokerDeal de for 3 6m

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Catena Media acquires German BrokerDeal de for 3 6m
Malta based performance marketing company, Catena Media, has announced its expansion into the German affiliates market, by acquiring BrokerDeal

Pragmatic Play launches Fairytale Fortune online slot

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Pragmatic Play launches Fairytale Fortune online slot

Popular slot developer, Pragmatic Play, is inviting players to enter a fantastical world of towering castles and immersive gameplay in its latest game, Fairytale Fortune online slot. Fairytale Fortune online slot is a folklore-inspired 3×5 video slot with the reels packed with color and featuring a prince and princess alongside mythical beasts such as unicorns and ancient dragons, with wilds stacked ...

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This Las Vegas casino is turning waste into profit through recycling

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This Las Vegas casino is turning waste into profit through recycling
Silver Sevens, looking to limit its environmental footprint, instituted a conservation and sustainability program last year. The first six months of the effort led to the recycling of ...

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Betrally spotlights series of promotions

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Betrally spotlights series of promotions
At BetRally Casino and BetRally Sports, established and new players alike can take advantage of multiple bonus offers throughout April.

Ohio s gambling revenue is growing

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Ohio s gambling revenue is growing
Ohio’s Casino Control Commission released a report showing strong growth for gambling revenue, in the state during March 2018, when compared to the same month in 2017

Estonian regulator, Taivo Põrk, to speak at Mare Balticum Gaming Summit 2018

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Estonian regulator, Taivo Põrk, to speak at Mare Balticum Gaming Summit 2018

Estonian regulator, Taivo Põrk, will speak at Mare Balticum Gaming Summit 2018. Mare Balticum Gaming Summit (Baltic Sea Gaming Summit) promises to bring a wealth of information around the market it focuses on. This is why, most of th industry shareholders have confirmed their attendance to the event which will take place on the 8th of May at Astor Riga, ...

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Poker Central to open TV studio with MGM Resorts International

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Poker Central to open TV studio with MGM Resorts International

Poker Central will open a 10,000-square-foot studio and esports broadcast venue next month in a partnership with MGM Resorts International.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

LVCVA reveals Las Vegas Convention Center expansion design

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LVCVA reveals Las Vegas Convention Center expansion design
The nearly 60-year-old facility will undergo a $860 million expansion, adding 1.4 million square feet to the current facility.

Atlantic City casino earnings up 22.5 percent in 2017

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Atlantic City casino earnings up 22.5 percent in 2017
Less competition has led to higher profits for Atlantic City's casinos in 2017 — but will it last with two more casinos soon to join the mix? The seven casinos saw their gross operating profits increase by ...

Luxury Live! Hotel announces opening date

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Luxury Live! Hotel announces opening date
Live! Casino's 310-room hotel, the first to carry The Cordish Companies' Live! brand, will open in Maryland on 22 May.

Betsoft Gaming deals with Pinnacle, a Bookmaking and Casino Institution

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Betsoft Gaming deals with Pinnacle, a Bookmaking and Casino Institution

Betsoft Gaming deals with Pinnacle to provide its complete collection of popular slot games to long-running gaming brand. The agreement under which Betsoft Gaming deals with Pinnacle covers the entire Betsoft portfolio – including the sought-after Slots3TM series – and will cement both companies’ positions as the player’s preferred choice in the markets where Pinnacle offers iGaming experiences. Established in ...

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Monday, April 9, 2018

Mare Balticum Gaming Summit announces Sissel Weitzhandler as speaker

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Mare Balticum Gaming Summit announces Sissel Weitzhandler as speaker

The organizers of Mare Balticum Gaming Summit (Baltic Sea Gaming Summit) are honored to announce that Sissel Weitzhandler (Legal and Compliance Manager of the Play’n GO Group) will join the inaugural event as a speaker in the panel dedicated to the Scandinavian region. About Sissel Weitzhandler Legal and Compliance Manager of the Play’n GO Group, Sissel Weitzhandler, has since 2011 ...

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Philippines President against Boracay casino

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Philippines President against Boracay casino
Rodrigo Duerte, the President of the Philippines, has joined other high ranking public officials in the Philippine Government in voicing his disapproval of a planned $500m integrated resort casino development  on the island of Boracay

Nektan gaming revenues up 44 8 in Q3 FY2018

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Nektan gaming revenues up 44 8 in Q3 FY2018
White label gaming software provider Nektan has announced a 44

Realistic Games team up with Sun Bets

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Realistic Games team up with Sun Bets

Popular casino supplier Realistic Games has announced that its games are now live with leading U.K.-facing gaming brand Sun Bets, operated by Tabcorp. The initial collection of 12 games, which includes Super Graphics Upside-Down, Time is Money, Win Sprint and Hot Cross Bunnies, are now made available on the Sun Vegas tab. More games, scheduled for release later in 2018, are also set to be launched, ...

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Saturday, April 7, 2018

Wynn Resorts board of directors highest-paid on Las Vegas Strip

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Wynn Resorts board of directors highest-paid on Las Vegas Strip

It pays well to be a Wynn Resorts board director. The casino operator’s directors receive $310,000 annually.

Las Vegas visitors voice anger over resort, parking charges

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Las Vegas visitors voice anger over resort, parking charges

After a Feb. 25 column about fees and rising parking charges, particularly at Strip resorts, readers spoke up about how greedy resorts are discouraging loyal customers from coming to Las Vegas.

2017 Atlantic City visitors lowest in 30 years, report says

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2017 Atlantic City visitors lowest in 30 years, report says
Tourist visits to the city last year were the lowest since the early 1980s, according to a recent report from the Lloyd D. Levenson Institute of Gaming, Hospitality & Tourism at Stockton University, but officials believe ...

Players battle at Caesars esports event in Las Vegas — PHOTOS

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Players battle at Caesars esports event in Las Vegas — PHOTOS

An esports competition began Friday at Caesars Entertainment Studios in Las Vegas.

Friday, April 6, 2018

Rymax displays premium rewards at NIGA

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Rymax displays premium rewards at NIGA
Rymax Marketing Services will be in attendance on 19 and 20 April at the National Indian Gaming Association Tradeshow, showcasing its selection of merchandise rewards.

Station Casinos forces Reno's Feast restaurant to change name

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Station Casinos forces Reno's Feast restaurant to change name
The feast will go on — but not as Feast. The Midtown Reno restaurant must change its name following a deal with Station Casinos Inc., the holder of two ...

New Jersey going all in for sports betting

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New Jersey going all in for sports betting
Putting all of its chips on the table, the US state of New Jersey has accrued an estimated $7

Zitro as one of the main suppliers of Casino Vivant!

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Zitro as one of the main suppliers of Casino Vivant!

Zitro has supplied to the new Casino Vivant the company’s highly-acclaimed Video Bingo machines with its new games library and the Big Time promotional systems, as well as the latest Bryke Video Slots, such as the local area progressive bank Blazing Pearls, and several games from the popular Pick & Win multigames series. Zitro machines stand out in the casino ...

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Thursday, April 5, 2018

Poker Central launches live event studio at Aria Resort

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Poker Central launches live event studio at Aria Resort
The studio, operated by Poker Central, will house all Poker Central-owned live events distributed over PokerGO.

Betsoft Gaming deals with Play24bet

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Betsoft Gaming deals with Play24bet

Popular software provider Betsoft Gaming deals with Play24bet, a casino platform providers. As Betsoft Gaming deals with Play24bet and under a new agreement, Betsoft Gaming will share its full suite of content – including the complete Slots3TM collection – with platform provider Play24bet. The news that Betsoft Gaming deals with Play24bet covers every existing Betsoft game, as well as establishing ...

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Report recommends changes to UK lottery

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Report recommends changes to UK lottery
The UK’s House of Commons' Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has released a report which claims that lottery profits going towards good causes is falling as Camelot are called out for their shortcomings

Special license for temporary Las Vegas casino OK’d

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Special license for temporary Las Vegas casino OK’d

Gaming regulators on Wednesday unanimously approved a special license for a Las Vegas tavern to set up a temporary casino for eight hours in order to preserve the property’s gaming license.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

San Manuel Casino giving away 2018 Porsche every Thursday this month

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San Manuel Casino giving away 2018 Porsche every Thursday this month
Every Thursday in April, guests can enter into drawings for a chance to win a 2018 Porsche Panamera or a share of $300,000 in cash and prizes.

Galaxy Gaming struggles in FY2017 results

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Galaxy Gaming struggles in FY2017 results
Las Vegas based games manufacturer, developer and distributor, Galaxy Gaming, had a tough year despite improving its financial outlook at the end of 2017 thanks to a strong last quarter, as reported in the company’s Q4 and full year financial report

SG Digital deals with Svenska Spel

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SG Digital deals with Svenska Spel

Scientific Games Corporation announced today that SG Digital deals with Svenska Spel to provide content through the division’s Open Gaming System (OGS) and a Player Account Management solution via the Open Platform System (OPS). As SG Digital deals with Svenska Spel, SG Digital will provide platform technology and a library of more than 2,000 game titles from the company’s nine game studios ...

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‘Gambler in spirit’ Derek Stevens exhausted after $1M thrill ride

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‘Gambler in spirit’ Derek Stevens exhausted after $1M thrill ride

“If I wasn’t a gambler, I’d still feel terrible,” Derek Stevens said after his Michigan Wolverines were routed by Villanova on Monday in the NCAA finals.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

NetEnt growth up 11 7 in FY2017

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NetEnt growth up 11 7 in FY2017
Global gaming provider NetEnt has released its annual financial report for the year ending 2017 showing another strong year for growth and operating profits, despite the departure of its CEO Per Eriksson last week

Juegos Miami unveils learning agenda

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Juegos Miami unveils learning agenda
This year's conference, to be held from 30 May to 1 June, will look at responsible gambling, online and offline convergence, CRM and improving the customer experience, among other topics.

Video Review: Pied Piper online slot from Quickspin

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Video Review: Pied Piper online slot from Quickspin
The legendary Pied Piper is back, and everyone's invited to what is sure to be a joyous celebration where players can win big. To learn more and to check out the sights and sounds of this slot, watch our video review.

Play’n GO to present OMNY ® in South America during FADJA!

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Play’n GO to present OMNY ® in South America during FADJA!

Play’n GO will debut OMNY ® in South America. Play’n GO is well-set for a concerted push into the Latin American market starting with FADJA, held in Bogota, Colombia from 5-6th April 2018. Play’n GO will exhibit the OMNY ® platform for the first time in the region on stand 65, after receiving extremely positive feedback at the recent ICE ...

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Monday, April 2, 2018

Former Atlantic City casino moving toward reopening

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Former Atlantic City casino moving toward reopening
Atlantic City's former Revel casino is moving toward its reincarnation as the Ocean Resort Casino. The Boardwalk property said Monday it's affiliating with the Hyatt hotel chain. The announcement came on the sixth anniversary of the ...

SugarHouse Casino announces April events

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SugarHouse Casino announces April events
Guests at the Pennsylvania casino can enjoy two live music performances in the event center and then enjoy a $100,000 guaranteed poker tournament.

LVCVA to assist, not lead, in planning Oct. 1 memorial

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LVCVA to assist, not lead, in planning Oct. 1 memorial

While the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority was celebrated for its role in the weeks immediately following the Oct. 1 shooting, that isn’t likely to be the case when it comes to memorializing the tragedy and building a permanent tribute to the victims and heroes.

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Big NCAA Tournament bets paying off for Las Vegas casino owner

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Big NCAA Tournament bets paying off for Las Vegas casino owner

Derek Stevens has gained priceless promotional value with his NCAA Tournament gambit. Before the tournament, the aggressively loyal Michigan grad bet $25,000 on the Wolverines to win the championship at 40-1 odds.

Woman wins $1.4 million slot jackpot at Las Vegas Valley casino

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Woman wins $1.4 million slot jackpot at Las Vegas Valley casino

A local woman won a $1.4 million jackpot at Green Valley Ranch Resort this weekend, according to a spokeswoman for the resort’s owner, Station Casinos.

Saturday, March 31, 2018

It’s time to knock ‘n’ roll for Richard Branson in Las Vegas

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It’s time to knock ‘n’ roll for Richard Branson in Las Vegas

Virgin Group founder Richard Branson announced Friday that his partnership in Virgin Hotels had snapped up the Hard Rock Hotel.

DraftKings issues statement regarding possible partnership with a New Jersey casino

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DraftKings issues statement regarding possible partnership with a New Jersey casino
The daily fantasy sports giant says it is "perfectly positioned to succeed" in a legal sports betting market as the possibility of a regulated sports wagering market in New Jersey looms.

DraftKings seeking casino partners for sports betting

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DraftKings seeking casino partners for sports betting
DraftKings says it has contacted potential casino partners in New Jersey with an eye to offering sports betting if the U.S. Supreme Court legalizes it. The Supreme Court is considering the state's challenge to a law limiting sports betting to just four states. A ruling could come as ...

Golden Nugget casino launches $100,000 nationwide giveaway

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Golden Nugget casino launches $100,000 nationwide giveaway
Atlantic City players can win comp dollars at over 600 of the nation's top restaurants.

Friday, March 30, 2018

New game from iSoftBet: Stacks O’ Gold slot

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New game from iSoftBet: Stacks O’ Gold slot

iSoftBet, casino content provider is pleased to announce the availability of its new game: Stacks O’ Gold slot.  The latest entry in a portfolio of popular video slots, Stacks O’ Gold was released to coincide with St. Patrick’s Day celebrations around the world. Stacks O’ Gold slot will stand out among other seasonal slots with its dynamic gameplay mechanics and ...

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DraftKings seeking casino partners for sports betting

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DraftKings seeking casino partners for sports betting

DraftKings spokesman James Chisholm said the leading daily fantasy company “is perfectly positioned to succeed in a legal sports betting market.”

Rí Rá announces April dining and entertainment listings

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Rí Rá announces April dining and entertainment listings
The Irish pub in Mandalay Bay will provide a plethora of Hibernian-influenced specials throughout the month.

Konami announces two senior appointments

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Konami announces two senior appointments
Global gaming company, Konami Gaming, inc

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Penn National shareholders approve Pinnacle acquisition

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Penn National shareholders approve Pinnacle acquisition
The company's shareholders voted to approve its proposal to issue shares of Penn common stock to stockholders of Pinnacle Entertainment.

The top 10 largest U.S. jackpots

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The top 10 largest U.S. jackpots
Players will have a chance at a $502 million jackpot in Friday night's Mega Millions lottery drawing, making the prize the 10th largest prize in the nation. Here is a look at ...

This Week in Gambling: Blurring the line between land-based and online gambling

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This Week in Gambling: Blurring the line between land-based and online gambling
There's always been a line between online gambling and land-based casinos in the U.S. This week, J. Todd examines how that line is becoming more blurred as U.S. land-based gaming companies move online.

SBTech announced the launch of Youbet Denmark

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SBTech announced the launch of Youbet Denmark

The leading sports betting and casino solutions provider to the regulated iGaming sector worldwide, SBTech, is proud to announce the launch of Danish state lottery Danske Spil’s latest gaming and betting brand, Youbet Denmark. The new Youbet Denmark site will target fresh sports betting demographics with dynamic, cutting-edge features and competitive pricing, and will also include a best-of-breed casino hub with more ...

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Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Jury will hear of Steve Wynn’s settlement with female employee, judge rules

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Jury will hear of Steve Wynn’s settlement with female employee, judge rules

A jury will be able to hear about Steve Wynn’s 2005 settlement with a female employee and unauthorized gambling activities by executives, a Nevada judge ruled Wednesday.

Catena Media acquires U S based affiliates BonusSeeker com

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Catena Media acquires U S based affiliates BonusSeeker com
Catena Media have announced their next step in growing their US iGaming affiliate presence by acquiring New Jersey based affiliates BonusSeeker

Paddy Power Betfair confirm new CFO

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Paddy Power Betfair confirm new CFO
Paddy Power Betfair have announced the appointment of Jonathan Hill as the company's new Chief Financial Officer, replacing the previous CFO  Alex Gersh who has stepped down from the role

Nolimit City and iGaming Platform sign a deal

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Nolimit City and iGaming Platform sign a deal

Nolimit City and iGaming Platform sign a deal under which iGaming Platform will add Nolimit City games portfolio to their offer. In line with their latest expansion with recent client partner deals and their increasing presence at several must attend industry events, iGaming Platform (iGP), known for their cutting-edge turnkey, whitelabel and aggregator platforms have reached a deal to integrate ...

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Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Boyd Gaming welcomes Easter with property specials

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Boyd Gaming welcomes Easter with property specials
At properties across southern Nevada, guests can enjoy a selection of Easter brunch specials on 1 April.

Play Fair Code strengthen ties with sportradar

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Play Fair Code strengthen ties with sportradar
The Austrian Play Fair Code (PFC) has signed a memorandum of understanding with Sportradar, the sports integrity solutions company

Japan agrees on casino visit limitation for residents

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Japan agrees on casino visit limitation for residents
Discussions continue in the Japanese Parliament surrounding the future of gambling in the country, with agreements being made on Tuesday to limit the number of visits that residents will be able to make

Digitain deals with YourBet

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Digitain deals with YourBet

Multi-channel sports betting Digitain deals with YourBet, leading CIS, a part of the powerful eGamings family which specializes in iGaming solutions, ahead of this summer’s World Cup in Russia. Since Digitain deals with YourBet, the prominent supplier has extended its influence across eastern Europe, Asia and Africa in recent months with its fully-managed sportsbook platform, which offers odds on 65 ...

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Monday, March 26, 2018

Top 10 reasons to visit The Hippodrome Casino in London

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Top 10 reasons to visit The Hippodrome Casino in London
Besides being a cozy, atmospheric casino, The Hippodrome offers neat features such as a smoking terrace and stellar bar selection in addition to its impressive casino floor.

Pojoaque of Pueblo has 10 1m seized by Department of Justice

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Pojoaque of Pueblo has 10 1m seized by Department of Justice
The United States Federal Government has seized a bank account containing $10

Casino, pot business slow to adopt bitcoin in Nevada

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Casino, pot business slow to adopt bitcoin in Nevada

Cryptocurrency promises benefits for marijuana and gaming, but state regulators have yet to create rules to address its use in those businesses.

Superbet Poland representatives, Zdenek Lang and Kamil Popiołek to join “Focus on Poland”

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Superbet Poland representatives, Zdenek Lang and Kamil Popiołek to join “Focus on Poland”

There are just a few days left until the second edition of Prague Gaming Summit opens its doors and grants access to +12 hours of learning and networking for the registered delegates.  The latest announced experts are Zdenek Lang and Kamil Popiołek, the representatives of Superbet Poland and will join the “Focus on Poland” panel. The “Focus on Poland (panel ...

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Sunday, March 25, 2018

Bitcoin’s origins have roots in dark web

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Bitcoin’s origins have roots in dark web

The birth of bitcoin is shrouded in mystery. Its history is filled with controversy.

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Magnet Gaming deals with Nektan to go live in Gibraltar

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Magnet Gaming deals with Nektan to go live in Gibraltar

A popular slots provider, Magnet Gaming deals with Nektan, an international B2B and white label gaming software and services provider to go live in Gibraltar. Due to the fact that Magnet Gaming deals with Nektan, Magnet Gaming gets access to all available online casinos operating under a Gibraltar license. The deal corresponds with the company’s expansion plans. Magnet Gaming’s full ...

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Manager’s sports betting fund ignites scrutiny in Nevada

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Manager’s sports betting fund ignites scrutiny in Nevada

A man who ran one of the first sports betting mutual funds in Nevada had filed for personal bankuptcy twice before receiving permission to manage other people’s money.

To enliven casino floor, Orleans puts virtual reality games to the test

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To enliven casino floor, Orleans puts virtual reality games to the test
Not only is the Virtual Zone Boyd Gaming's first foray into the virtual world, it also marks the first VR installation on a casino floor for IGT. The addition is aimed at drawing those who otherwise wouldn’t step foot in ...

Another Massive Cash Jackpot won at Table Mountain Casino

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Another Massive Cash Jackpot won at Table Mountain Casino
Just a week after a player won $114,177, a guest by the name of Sam took home $68,057.71 on a Triple Double Stars machine.

Friday, March 23, 2018

Galaxy’s shares in Wynn Resorts may expand resort’s future in Macau

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Galaxy’s shares in Wynn Resorts may expand resort’s future in Macau

The Chinese gaming operator will stave off other potential unsolicited suitors while giving the company a key local ally in talks with Macau regulators.

Pyrrhic victory for leagues in Kansas sports betting bill

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Pyrrhic victory for leagues in Kansas sports betting bill
Calls by the NBA and Major League Baseball for an integrity fee to be paid in any legalisation of sports betting by states haven’t fallen on deaf ears in Kansas

Feel the sugar rush in Play n GO s Sweet Alchemy

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Feel the sugar rush in Play n GO s Sweet Alchemy
Omni-channel slots specialist Play’n GO will have players going candy crazy in its latest gridslot Sweet Alchemy

Prague Gaming Summit 2018 announces PLANZER LAW and BtoBet as sponsors

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Prague Gaming Summit 2018 announces PLANZER LAW and BtoBet as sponsors

 The team at European Gaming are honored to announce the support of PLANZER LAW as Networking Break & Lunch Sponsor and the support of BtoBet as Digital Sponsor for the second edition of Prague Gaming Summit which will be held at Andel’s by Vienna House Prague on the 29th of March. 30 experts speakers will be sharing information about legal ...

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Thursday, March 22, 2018

Wynn reduces stake in Wynn Resorts

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Wynn reduces stake in Wynn Resorts
Embattled former Wynn Resorts CEO and founder Steve Wynn, who was forced to resign from his role as the companies CEO last month amid sexual misconduct allegations has lowered his shareholding in the casino resort developer

Steve Wynn sells 4.1M shares of Wynn Resorts

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Steve Wynn sells 4.1M shares of Wynn Resorts

Steve Wynn sold 4.1 million shares of Wynn Resorts on Wednesday, cutting his stake to 7.8 percent.

KnowNow launches Equality Diversity and Inclusion in the Gambling Industry conference

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KnowNow launches Equality Diversity and Inclusion in the Gambling Industry conference
The latest conference from KnowNow Limited aims to help give gambling operators the tools needed to develop and implement a culture of diversity and inclusion

Steve Wynn to sell shares of Wynn Resorts

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Steve Wynn to sell shares of Wynn Resorts

Steve Wynn has notified Wynn Resorts that he plans to sell his shares, potentially pre-empting a decision by regulators in Massachusetts and Nevada to force him to do so.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Online lottery wagers to reach $76 billion by 2022

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Online lottery wagers to reach $76 billion by 2022
A study from Juniper Research says that the proliferation of mobile offerings and the opening of markets will cause the increase.

HTC VIVE and IGT partner to deliver VR casino entertainment

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HTC VIVE and IGT partner to deliver VR casino entertainment
HTC VIVE and IGT have announced a partnership whereby IGT will leverage HTC VIVE Studios' world-class VR content within its "Virtual Zone" platform on casino floors

Scientific Games wins a five-year lottery contract from Lotto Rheinland-Pfalz GmbH

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Scientific Games wins a five-year lottery contract from Lotto Rheinland-Pfalz GmbH

Scientific Games Corporation announced that they have won a new, five-year contract from Lotto Rheinland-Pfalz GmbH to supply lottery instant games and its Cooperative Services Program (CSP) for instant game management in the southwest German state of four million residents. Lotto Rheinland-Pfalz and Scientific Games have increased the Lottery’s instant product sales almost 382% since the Cooperative Services Program was ...

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Steve Wynn skipped own company’s sexual harassment training

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Steve Wynn skipped own company’s sexual harassment training

Steve Wynn, who settled with two former female employees who accused him of sexual misconduct, skipped his own company’s mandatory sexual harassment awareness training, court testimony shows.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

iSoftBet deals with 1X2gaming to add additional firepower to GAP

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iSoftBet deals with 1X2gaming to add additional firepower to GAP

Games from Iron Dog Studio, 1X2gaming and Leap Gaming will be available through iSoftBet’s Game Aggregation Platform as iSoftBet deals with 1X2gaming. Leading online and mobile casino content provider, iSoftBet deals with 1X2gaming and has added additional firepower to its impressive Game Aggregation Platform (GAP) by integrating games for 1X2 Network’s flagship development studios. As iSoftBet deals with 1X2gaming, the ...

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Revenue from Las Vegas room taxes surges in January

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Revenue from Las Vegas room taxes surges in January

Revenue from room-tax collections have reversed a three-month downward trend producing the second-highest monthly level since collections began in March 2017.

Leagues, casinos lobby states for cut of legal sports bets

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Leagues, casinos lobby states for cut of legal sports bets
With the Supreme Court poised to rule on a case that could end the federal ban on sports gambling, more than a third of U.S. states are considering legislation to get in on the action, and professional leagues and casino interests are lobbying against ...

Wynn is given the go-ahead to dispose of shares

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Wynn is given the go-ahead to dispose of shares
A regulatory filing posted late last week detailed that Steve Wynn is now free to sell all, or a portion of his stake in the company

Monday, March 19, 2018

Dover Downs announces $30,000 guaranteed poker tournament

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Dover Downs announces $30,000 guaranteed poker tournament
From 27-29 April, players can take part in three no-limit Texas Hold'em tournaments.

Southern Nevada room-tax revenues surge

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Southern Nevada room-tax revenues surge

Revenue from room-tax collections have reversed a three-month downward trend producing the second-highest monthly level since collections began in March 2017.

APCW Perspectives: Shared liquidity and cryptocurrencies

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APCW Perspectives: Shared liquidity and cryptocurrencies
J. Todd covers a major victory for shared liquidity in the EU this week. Plus, industry news on cryptocurrency and stories about GVC, IGT and Australia.

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Hooters Casino opens the Strip's first Steak 'n Shake

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Hooters Casino opens the Strip's first Steak 'n Shake
The diner-style restaurant also serves as the largest Steak 'n Shake location in the world, seating more than 200 guests.

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Former Carson City casino could become retail, housing space

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Former Carson City casino could become retail, housing space
The owners of a former hotel and casino in downtown Carson City say potential buyers could convert the property into retail and housing space. The Nevada Appeal reports the owners of the Ormsby House on Thursday withdrew their ...

Players paid in ‘bad beat jackpot’ dispute, but promotion ends

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Players paid in ‘bad beat jackpot’ dispute, but promotion ends

The nearly 90 people who thought they had won money in Station Casinos’ “bad beat jackpot” poker promotion had to wait more than nine months to cash in.

Friday, March 16, 2018

Playtech deals with Totalizator Sportowy to open online casino in Poland

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Playtech deals with Totalizator Sportowy to open online casino in Poland

The world’s leading Omni-channel gaming software, systems and services supplier, Playtech deals with Totalizator Sportowy, the Polish national lottery provider, to supply its industry-leading online casino platform, games portfolio and services. Playtech deals with Totalizator Sportowy following a successful public tender process. Under the newly signed agreement, Playtech was awarded the exclusive contract with the 60-year-old state owned operator. Totalizator ...

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GiGse Launchpad invites startups from Latin America

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GiGse Launchpad invites startups from Latin America
The competition is seeking Latin and South American startups following GiGse's co-location with Juegos Miami.

XLMedia posts record-breaking results for 2017

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XLMedia posts record-breaking results for 2017
In an update to investors, XLMedia has published its full-year 2017 financial results, posting another record-breaking set of figures

Digitain integrated EGT Interactive offering

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Digitain integrated EGT Interactive offering

Multi-channel casino platform and sports betting supplier Digitain integrated EGT Interactive ‘s full suite of global gaming software and solutions into its flourishing platform. As Digitain integrated EGT Interactive offering, the new agreement adds a high-quality range to Digitain’s existing portfolio, which recently shattered the 3,000 games mark on its casino platform and continues to go through the gears. Among ...

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Thursday, March 15, 2018

Las Vegas conference focus turns from cheaters to active shooters

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Las Vegas conference focus turns from cheaters to active shooters

The focus at the World Game Protection Conference in Las Vegas turned from cheaters to the active shooters this year following deadly incidents in the Philippines, Chile and Las Vegas.

Lightning Box releases Respin Rhino slot

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Lightning Box releases Respin Rhino slot

Innovative slot developer Lightning Box invites players to try its latest game release, Respin Rhino slot. The new Respin Rhino slot has 4 reels, 40 paylines. The game offers authentic African soundtrack and realistic graphics that take players across the continent’s vast plains in search of the elusive horned creature. Along the way players will encounter plenty of wildlife, including tigers, ...

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Mohegan Sun ranks as No. 12 national destination

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Mohegan Sun ranks as No. 12 national destination
The U.S. News & World Report announced the Connecticut casino as the No. 2 destination for hotels in the state and No. 12 globally in the Best Preferred Lifestyle Collection Hotels category.

MGM Resorts adds fourth woman to board of directors

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MGM Resorts adds fourth woman to board of directors

MGM Resorts International appointed travel industry executive Jan Swartz to its board of directors amid growing scrutiny about board diversity in the United States.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Play’n GO launches House of Doom slot

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Play’n GO launches House of Doom slot

Popular slots specialist Play’n GO has partnered with acclaimed doom metal band Candlemass to launch its dark new game House of Doom slot. The Play’n GO supplier has introduced a brand-new dimension to the slots space, with loyal fans of the group treated to a whole new interactive experience as the two giant entertainment sectors of gaming and music are ...

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