Saturday, July 21, 2018

About 2K temporary employees worked WSOP in Las Vegas

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About 2K temporary employees worked WSOP in Las Vegas

Some of the employees are part-time workers at Nevada casinos. A few are from outside the industry, like local teachers seeking to make money during their long summer vacation. But for others, tournaments are their livelihood.

Poker’s Chris Moorman says move to Las Vegas good for his game

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Poker’s Chris Moorman says move to Las Vegas good for his game
Chris Moorman, a native of England, cut his poker teeth on the online sites Poker Stars, Full Tilt and 888poker before competing in the World Series of Poker. With more than $15 million in online earnings, he holds the record for ...

Japan allows casinos, Las Vegas-based operators ready to act

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Japan allows casinos, Las Vegas-based operators ready to act

Japan’s parliament on Friday passed a long-awaited law allowing up to three casino resorts in the wealthy island nation, setting off the next round of intense lobbying by Las Vegas-based operators for a piece of the action.

Friday, July 20, 2018

Menopause: The Musical at Harrah's Las Vegas celebrates 5,000th performance

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Menopause: The Musical at Harrah's Las Vegas celebrates 5,000th performance
The landmark show was welcomed by Las Vegas celebrities and VIPs who walked the red carpet before the show, including The Bronx Wanderers, Katie Kenner (Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man), Tenors of Rock, cast members from The Miss Behave Gameshow and Clint Holmes.

Japan passes controversial law to allow casinos

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Japan passes controversial law to allow casinos

Japan’s parliament on Friday approved a contentious law allowing up to three casino resorts to open in this wealthy nation and possibly lure more foreign visitors.

MGM, Wynn tamp down Boston casino intrigue

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MGM, Wynn tamp down Boston casino intrigue
Executives for MGM and Wynn are tamping down speculation the companies are quietly in talks over Wynn's Boston-area casino. MGM Resorts International CEO Jim Murren said today it would have to be an "extremely unique situation" for officials to ...

Louisiana gaming revenue up by 5 in June 2018

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Louisiana gaming revenue up by 5 in June 2018
Last month, revenue at Louisiana’s gambling venues grew by 5% as revenue increases in Lake Charles and New Orleans casinos helped off-set a 15

Station Casinos must negotiate with union, labor board says

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Station Casinos must negotiate with union, labor board says

The National Labor Relations Board has rejected a challenge by Station Casinos to stop the unionization of one of its resorts.

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Dedicated live bet on poker table in land-based casino

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Dedicated live bet on poker table in land-based casino
Within the framework of the Vbet Russian Poker Tour, BetConstruct creates a unique experience for players by bringing the live casino from studio to Senator Casino in Tsaghkadzor, Armenia

Panic button maker displays devices that protect hotel workers

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Panic button maker displays devices that protect hotel workers
When a housekeeper at many Las Vegas hotels feels their well-being is threatened or comes across a guest having a medical emergency, the solution to a fast response is closer than ever ...

Sun Bets closure to cost Tabcorp 40m

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Sun Bets closure to cost Tabcorp 40m
Tabcorp is set to pay a staggering £39

Palace Station unveils new contemporary Feast Buffet

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Palace Station unveils new contemporary Feast Buffet
The historic Las Vegas property debuts next-generation Feast Buffet with new look, feel, location and menu.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Downtown casino plan gets quick OK from Las Vegas City Council

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Downtown casino plan gets quick OK from Las Vegas City Council

The 1,224,485-square-foot resort that will replace them will tower 459 feet over Fremont Street on the north side of the Fremont Street Experience, across the pedestrian mall from the Golden Gate casino.

10Bet signs shirt sponsorship deal with Blackburn Rovers F C

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10Bet signs shirt sponsorship deal with Blackburn Rovers F C
10Bet has signed a major three-year partnership agreement with EFL Championship side Blackburn Rovers, becoming the club’s Official Principal Sponsor

This Week in Gambling: Sports betting across state lines

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This Week in Gambling: Sports betting across state lines
With the American sports betting revolution in full swing, some believe interstate betting on sporting events will be the next big step. But what does the Federal Wire Act say about the subject?

MGM, Wynn tamp down Boston casino intrigue

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MGM, Wynn tamp down Boston casino intrigue
Executives for MGM and Wynn are tamping down speculation the companies are quietly in talks over Wynn's Boston-area casino. MGM Resorts International CEO Jim Murren said today it would have to be an "extremely unique situation" for officials to ...

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Pala Casino releases free event schedule for August

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Pala Casino releases free event schedule for August
Pala Casino Spa & Resort will continue its FREE Events series in August featuring the 60+ Club at 1 p.m. on Tuesdays and the underground wine CAVE; the new, expanded Luis Rey's; and Bar Meets Grill on weekends.

Invitation Kambi Group plc s second quarter 2018 result

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Invitation Kambi Group plc s second quarter 2018 result
Kambi Group plc's result for the second quarter (April-June) 2018 will be announced on Wednesday, 25 July 2018 at 07

Golden Entertainment to purchase two Nevada casino resorts

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Golden Entertainment to purchase two Nevada casino resorts
Golden Entertainment is to acquire two new casinos in Laughlin, Nevada from fellow operator Marnell Gaming

State gets 5 more sports betting applications

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State gets 5 more sports betting applications
New Jersey regulators have received five additional applications from gambling companies seeking to start offering sports betting before football season starts in September ...

Monday, July 16, 2018

Caesars breaks ground on $375M Las Vegas conference center

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Caesars breaks ground on $375M Las Vegas conference center

Caesars Entertainment Corp. broke ground Monday on a $375 million conference center near the Strip as its seeks to grab a larger slice of the city’s lucrative business tourism pie.

SBTECH and Fresh8 agree advertising platform partnership

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SBTECH and Fresh8 agree advertising platform partnership
London, UK – 16 July 2018 SBTech is pleased to announce its latest technology partnership with Fresh8, the leading advertising automation platform provider to the sports betting sector

LaBa360 com chooses RTG Asia as Strategic Slots Partner for Asia region

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LaBa360 com chooses RTG Asia as Strategic Slots Partner for Asia region
Manila, Philippines – 16 July 2018 RTG Asia is pleased to announce that it has been chosen as Strategic Slots Partner by the new international gaming and betting brand LaBa360

Sunday, July 15, 2018

John Cynn wins World Series of Poker Main Event after marathon heads-up battle

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John Cynn wins World Series of Poker Main Event after marathon heads-up battle
The 33-year-old from Illinois outlasts Tony Miles, taking home $8.8 million and his first WSOP Gold Bracelet in dramatic fashion in Las Vegas.

MGM, Wynn tamp down Boston casino intrigue

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MGM, Wynn tamp down Boston casino intrigue
Executives for MGM and Wynn are tamping down speculation the companies are quietly in talks over Wynn's Boston-area casino. MGM Resorts International CEO Jim Murren said today it would have to be an "extremely unique situation" for officials to ...

A misunderstood Dyer opens up after third-place exit at WSOP Main Event final table

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A misunderstood Dyer opens up after third-place exit at WSOP Main Event final table
Michael Dyer exited the World Series of Poker Main Event final table in third place with very little fanfare, but the 32-year-old "poker genius" loosened up during a bust-out interview and showed a side the ESPN cameras failed to capture.

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Off-Strip Westgate casino, union reach tentative labor deal

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Off-Strip Westgate casino, union reach tentative labor deal
Unionized workers in Las Vegas have reached a tentative labor agreement with the Westgate casino-resort a week after guests and others encountered picket lines outside ...

Cordial atmopshere at WSOP Main Event final table is a welcome change for players

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Cordial atmopshere at WSOP Main Event final table is a welcome change for players
This year's World Series of Poker Main Event final table has been absent of past bitterness and tanking, which has been embraced by every player involved.

Friday, July 13, 2018

CMA inspects Stars Group s SkyBet takeover

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CMA inspects Stars Group s SkyBet takeover
The UK's Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has issued an initial enforcement order to launch an investigation into the Stars Group's £3

WSOP Main Event final table format changes with the times

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WSOP Main Event final table format changes with the times
With the November Nine a distant memory, the World Series of Poker Main Event final table has scaled back the theatrics in exchange for world-wide exposure and live coverage on ESPN.

Ocean Resort Casino, Atlantic City, will launch Evolution Live Casino and Dual Play

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Ocean Resort Casino, Atlantic City, will launch Evolution Live Casino and Dual Play

Evolution Gaming, leading provider of Live Casino solutions, has announced that it has signed an agreement with the landmark Ocean Resort Casino in Atlantic City (www.theoceanac.com) to provide a full suite of online Live Casino services. The services, scheduled to go live towards the end of Q3 2018, will include both studio-based live tables and an on-the-gaming-floor Dual Play Roulette ...

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Video Review: Colossal Stars from AGS

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Video Review: Colossal Stars from AGS
The game is featured on the AGS Big Red game cabinet, which also housed the player favorite Colossal Diamonds slot game, and comes with a 42 inch top monitor.

Group faces hurdle in financing bids for Las Vegas sporting events

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Group faces hurdle in financing bids for Las Vegas sporting events

Financing bids to host big-ticket sporting events staged in Southern Nevada could be the biggest challenge ahead for a committee developing a report for state policymakers.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

SLS Las Vegas, formerly Sahara, has an iconic history — PHOTOS

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SLS Las Vegas, formerly Sahara, has an iconic history — PHOTOS

Milton Prell opened the Hotel Sahara with 240 rooms in 1952. The $5.5 million, Moroccan-themed resort was decorated with life-sized camels. RayBolger, the scarecrow from “The Wizard of Oz,” headlined in the Congo Room until 1957.

William Hill's CEO comments on New Jersey's revenue

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William Hill's CEO comments on New Jersey's revenue
Since the landmark Supreme Court ruling that legalized sports betting in May, William Hill, America's leading sports book operator, has opened two active sports books in New Jersey.

Island Resort opens Sage Run on Sweetgrass anniversary

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Island Resort opens Sage Run on Sweetgrass anniversary
The Hannahville Indian Community opened Sage Run, the Michigan resort's second golf course, in a ceremony with community members and leaders.

Caesars Entertainment, Golden Entertainment want new licensing

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Caesars Entertainment, Golden Entertainment want new licensing

Two Las Vegas gaming companies received tentative approval Wednesday from the state Gaming Control Board to amend their corporate structures to enable them to streamline operations and refinance interest expenses.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Princess Cruises introduces Monopoly Cruise for Cash

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Princess Cruises introduces Monopoly Cruise for Cash
The Monopoly Cruise for Cash promotion will be available on hundreds of cruises throughout 2018, culminating in a $200,000 slot tournament onboard Regal Princess departing 9 December 2018.

MGM, Wynn tamp down Boston casino intrigue

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MGM, Wynn tamp down Boston casino intrigue
Executives for MGM and Wynn are tamping down speculation the companies are quietly in talks over Wynn's Boston-area casino. MGM Resorts International CEO Jim Murren said today it would have to be an "extremely unique situation" for officials to ...

Alternative and state lotteries can work together

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Alternative and state lotteries can work together
Helio Gaming’s Richard Mifsud will tell next week’s Alternative Lotteries Forum that emerging lottery providers present an opportunity to state-run operators rather than a threat

Vdara employs a pair of robots to deliver room service

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Vdara employs a pair of robots to deliver room service
When guests order an item to their room at one Las Vegas resort, a robot is likely to show up at their door ...

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Longtime poker friends manage luxury rooms for Station Casinos

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Longtime poker friends manage luxury rooms for Station Casinos

When Tracy Mendiola saw a picture of Kathy Raymond, she knew she had to meet her.

More hospitality robots are calling Las Vegas Strip home

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More hospitality robots are calling Las Vegas Strip home

Vdara has put into circulation a pair of three-foot-high robots to deliver amenities likes shaving and dental kits as well as food from the property’s cafe, the property said in a statement Monday.

Lottoland Expands Affiliate Marketing deal with Income Access

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Lottoland Expands Affiliate Marketing deal with Income Access

Lottoland, the online lottery brand allowing players to wager on a range of international jackpots, has expanded its partnership with Income Access, Paysafe’s marketing technology and services provider. To support Lottoland’s recent expansion into Canada and growth in new markets as well as its relaunch in existing markets, the brand’s Income Access-powered affiliate programme is now also managed by Income ...

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Tipwin as Premium Partner of Eintracht Frankfurt

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Tipwin as Premium Partner of Eintracht Frankfurt

Tipwin is to be the new Premium Partner of Eintracht Frankfurt from the next season onwards. The contract is for three years – until 30th June 2021. Alongside ensuring that the Tipwin logo is extensively placed within the stadium, the agreement includes a TV-relevant appearance in further advertising media during the home games of Eintracht Frankfurt. Focus will also be ...

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Monday, July 9, 2018

Elaine Wynn questions severance for Wynn Resorts executive

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Elaine Wynn questions severance for Wynn Resorts executive

Elaine Wynn, the largest shareholder in Wynn Resorts, asked the company’s board to study whether outgoing General Counsel Kim Sinatra deserves a severance payment.

Playtech Live launches built-in bet slip for Ladbrokes Coral

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Playtech Live launches built-in bet slip for Ladbrokes Coral
London, 9th July 2018 – Playtech, the world’s leading omnichannel gaming company, has partnered with Ladbrokes Coral to deliver the industry’s first bet slip fully integrated into the Live Casino client

Chef Viviani returns to del Lago

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Chef Viviani returns to del Lago
Chef Fabio Viviani will host two cooking classes 12 and 13 August at the award-winning Portico by Fabio Viviani, his restaurant inside the New York resort and casino.

Evolution Gaming partners with Svenska Spel in new Swedish gambling market

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Evolution Gaming partners with Svenska Spel in new Swedish gambling market

Leading provider of Live Casino solutions, Evolution Gaming partners with Svenska Spel to provide a complete Live Casino solution for the re-regulating Swedish market. According to Evolution, the new Svenska Spel Live Casino service will go live the moment Sweden’s new gambling law comes into effect on 1 January 2019. As Evolution Gaming partners with Svenska Spel, Svenska Spel will ...

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Sunday, July 8, 2018

Revisiting the place that put poker on the map

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Revisiting the place that put poker on the map
While thousands of people packed the Rio for the 49th edition of the World Series of Poker, some of the game’s biggest stars reflected on the place where it all started with just a single table at a Las Vegas gambling hall ...

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Finland casino company to cut off gamblers after big losses

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Finland casino company to cut off gamblers after big losses

Paf will become the first international gambling company to introduce a loss limit on Sept. 1. The company says the limit will be 30,000 euros or about $35,000 in U.S. currency a year.

Ganapati PLC to launch ICO

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Ganapati PLC to launch ICO
Ganapati Group Company is excited to announce the creation of a new Initial Coin Offering (ICO) with their subsidiary company GanaEight Coin Ltd in Malta

Play’n Go goes live with upgraded Cats and Cash slot

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Play’n Go goes live with upgraded Cats and Cash slot

Play’n GO want you to have the purr-fect time playing classic Cats and Cash slot so it’s been upgraded for even more fun and entertainment. This game show themed 5-reel slot has been a staple of the Play’n GO library since it’s release in 2012 and now it’s getting a whole new breath of life in 2018. The converting of ...

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Friday, July 6, 2018

Win 40,000 free spins at Videoslots

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Win 40,000 free spins at Videoslots
The online casino will have a Freeroll Battle promotion from 9 July to 15 July with a chance of winning a share of 40,000 extra spins.

Westgate, Culinary union at odds over unsettled contract

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Westgate, Culinary union at odds over unsettled contract

Executives with the off-Strip Westgate are “dismayed” that their property will be the target of picketing by the Culinary union Friday afternoon.

Day 1A of the 2018 WSOP Main Event is in the books

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Day 1A of the 2018 WSOP Main Event is in the books
The first of three starting days of the 2018 World Series of Poker $10,000 Main Event had a total of 925 players take part in the biggest poker tournament of the year at the Rio All-Suites Hotel & Casino.

Power restored after outage at two Las Vegas Strip resorts

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Power restored after outage at two Las Vegas Strip resorts

The outage affected Flamingo and The Cromwell, two adjacent properties on the Strip, according to parent company Caesars Entertainment Corp.

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Evander Holyfield, others eye Las Vegas for boxing league

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Evander Holyfield, others eye Las Vegas for boxing league

Retired boxing champion Evander Holyfield is among the ownership group seeking to develop a boxing league to be headquartered in Las Vegas.

MGM, Wynn tamp down Boston casino intrigue

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MGM, Wynn tamp down Boston casino intrigue
Executives for MGM and Wynn are tamping down speculation the companies are quietly in talks over Wynn's Boston-area casino. MGM Resorts International CEO Jim Murren said today it would have to be an "extremely unique situation" for officials to ...

Spanish Gambling Market to be examined by Martin Stöfler at European Gaming Congress 2018

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Spanish Gambling Market to be examined by Martin Stöfler at European Gaming Congress 2018

Spanish Gambling Market will be examined by gaming expert Martin Stöfler at European Gaming Congress 2018. Based on the recent reports, Spain’s revenues of the online gaming market, or GGR, for the first quarter has touched 163.3 million euros. The figure, while drop of 5.69 per cent when compared to the just previous quarter, is an increase of 28.85 per ...

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Las Vegas artist behind Lady Liberty statue to get $3.5M from USPS

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Las Vegas artist behind Lady Liberty statue to get $3.5M from USPS

The Las Vegas artist behind the Statue of Liberty replica outside New York-New York will have several million reasons to celebrate this Independence Day.

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Red Tiger Gaming deals with Gamesys

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Red Tiger Gaming deals with Gamesys

Red Tiger Gaming deals with Gamesys and has launched its games with online operator. As Red Tiger Gaming deals with Gamesys, the supplier’s Dragon’s Luck and Arcade Bomb titles were introduced to the operator’s brands, with more slots and table games will be integrated in the near future. Gamesys operates a number of well-known gaming brands, such as JPJ Group ...

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'Here comes gambling': When sports betting is legal, the value of game data soars

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'Here comes gambling': When sports betting is legal, the value of game data soars
If gambling operators are to monetize sports betting fully, they have to offer wagers on far more than the outcomes of games. Data on the second-by-second action creates manifold betting opportunities ...

Atlantic City Hark Rock casino launches online betting

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Atlantic City Hark Rock casino launches online betting
Atlantic City’s new Hard Rock casino resort has started taking bets online days after opening its doors on the boardwalk

Italy approves ban on gambling advertising

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Italy approves ban on gambling advertising
Italy’s Council of Ministers has approved a blanket ban on gambling advertising to start 1 January 2019, although advertisers with existing agreements have been given more time to comply with their contracts

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Electric Safari at Flamingo on Friday nights

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Electric Safari at Flamingo on Friday nights
Starting 13 July at the Flamingo Las Vegas Beach Club, The Strip's lively LGBT offering will continue to feature high-energy DJs, pop-up performances and more.

15 employees, 4 guests fell ill at Las Vegas’ Westgate, CEO says

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15 employees, 4 guests fell ill at Las Vegas’ Westgate, CEO says

At least 15 employees and four guests at Westgate reportedly fell ill since late last week, though all employees were back to work by Tuesday morning, Westgate Resorts Chief Operating Officer Mark Waltrip said.

Foxwood launches international live table gaming platform but will not generate any profit

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Foxwood launches international live table gaming platform but will not generate any profit
Yesterday, Connecticut’s Foxwoods Resort Casino launched a new Roulette live-casino product

Marc Etches Creating a benchmark for consumer behaviour

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Marc Etches Creating a benchmark for consumer behaviour
After a year where gambling-related harm has taken centre stage in the national media, Marc Etches, CEO of UK gambling charity GambleAware, speaks to Gambling Insider about the vital work his organisation does to support safer gaming GambleAware has just completed the first year of its new five-year plan, have you achieved all you set out to at this stage? We published our five-year strategy in December 2016 and we are now one year in to the delivery

Monday, July 2, 2018

Hard Rock still (distantly) eyes New Jersey casino near NYC

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Hard Rock still (distantly) eyes New Jersey casino near NYC
Even after spending a half-billion dollars on an Atlantic City casino, Hard Rock still hopes to build one in northern New Jersey near New York City one day ...

Top 10 thoughts and observations from Atlantic City

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Top 10 thoughts and observations from Atlantic City
It was a whirlwind two days last week as we headed south to Atlantic City for the highly anticipated debuts of the Ocean Resort Casino and Hard Rock Hotel & Casino - Atlantic City.

Pariplay entered Italian iGaming market with StarCasinò.it

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Pariplay entered Italian iGaming market with StarCasinò.it

A gaming technology company serving iGaming operators, land-based casinos and lotteries, Pariplay Ltd., has announced its entry into the Italian iGaming market. This development will see the global gaming software provider supply casino games to leading Italian online casino brand StarCasinò.it, which is part of Betsson Group’s brand portfolio. Already active in multiple global gaming markets and regions, including the ...

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Macau gaming revenue falls short of June forecast

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Macau gaming revenue falls short of June forecast

Gaming revenue on the Chinese enclave rose 12.5 percent to $2.78 billion in June, missing the 18 percent growth forecast by Wall Street analysts.

Sunday, July 1, 2018

MGM, Wynn tamp down Boston casino intrigue

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MGM, Wynn tamp down Boston casino intrigue
Executives for MGM and Wynn are tamping down speculation the companies are quietly in talks over Wynn's Boston-area casino. MGM Resorts International CEO Jim Murren said today it would have to be an "extremely unique situation" for officials to ...

Hard Rock still (distantly) eyes New Jersey casino near NYC

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Hard Rock still (distantly) eyes New Jersey casino near NYC
Even after spending a half-billion dollars on an Atlantic City casino, Hard Rock still hopes to build one in northern New Jersey near New York City one day ...

The Rio offers esports experience with new Wall Gaming Lounge

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The Rio offers esports experience with new Wall Gaming Lounge
Marking Caesars Entertainment’s first foray into a permanent esports venue, the Wall Gaming Lounge at the Rio offers players an immersive gaming experience ...

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Gamblit CEO confident skill-based games will make mark

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Gamblit CEO confident skill-based games will make mark

Gamblit Gaming CEO Eric Meyerhofer said the company is rapidly expanding its footprint this year after raising an additional $25 million from investors in 2017.

Amax international net loss down to 6 5m

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Amax international net loss down to 6 5m
Amax International Holdings has cut its net losses down to $6

Friday, June 29, 2018

Casino City's Friday Five: Atlantic City grand opening edition

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Casino City's Friday Five: Atlantic City grand opening edition
There were new slot games that came out and jackpot winners left and right, but no story was bigger than two Atlantic City casinos celebrating their grand opening on Thursday.

Gaming win in Nevada tops $1B in May

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Gaming win in Nevada tops $1B in May

Nevada’s gaming win returned to its billion-dollar ways in May, posting a monthly total of $1.04 billion, a 5.3 percent increase over last year, the state reported Friday.

Gaming Innovation Group gets New Jersey approval

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Gaming Innovation Group gets New Jersey approval

GiG – Gaming Innovation Group gets New Jersey approval and is pleased to announce that it has been authorised by The State of New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) to provide a real-money online casino platform solution to operators in the state. GiG has, as part of the standard licence application process by the DGE, received what is called ...

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Thursday, June 28, 2018

Indiana commissions OK Caesars’ takeover of 2 casinos

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Indiana commissions OK Caesars’ takeover of 2 casinos

Las Vegas-based Caesars Entertainment Corp. received regulatory approval on Thursday from the Indiana Horse Racing Commission and the Indiana Gaming Commission to take over Centura Holdings, the company said.

Ocean Resort Casino celebrates grand opening

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Ocean Resort Casino celebrates grand opening
The ceremonial ribbon cutting took place today to celebrate the official opening of the 1,399-room Ocean Resort Casino, located directly on the Atlantic City Boardwalk.

The hunt is on for new American Gaming Association CEO

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The hunt is on for new American Gaming Association CEO
The American Gaming Association has formed a seven-member committee to appoint a new CEO to succeed Geoff Freeman, who leaves at the end of July

Nolimit released Coins of Fortune slot game

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Nolimit released Coins of Fortune slot game

Nolimit City, the online platform and software provider, has developed yet another exciting game to add to their ever growing portfolio: Coins of Fortune slot game. The company are back to prove they are committed towards delivering premium slot games with international appeal. Coins of Fortune slot game borrows from a Neon-futuristic Asian theme, taking you to the high paced, ...

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Microgaming appoints new CEO

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Microgaming appoints new CEO
Microgaming has announced the appointment of John Coleman as the company’s new CEO, replacing Roger Raatgever who is set to become Apricot Investments new Executive Chairman

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Stratosphere reaches tentative 5-year deal with Culinary union

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Stratosphere reaches tentative 5-year deal with Culinary union

A representative of Culinary Local 226 said the deal covering the property’s 1,300 workers was reached at about 1 a.m. Wednesday, after 16 hours of negotiations that began on Tuesday.

Ocean Resort Casino announces entertainment options

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Ocean Resort Casino announces entertainment options
The Atlantic City casino will offer performances that include popular comedian and actor Wayne Brady, comedienne Wanda Sykes, the theatrical production RAIN: A Tribute to the Beatles and an exciting fight card from Top Rank Boxing.

Report says New York will top Nevada as sports wagering leader by 2023

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Report says New York will top Nevada as sports wagering leader by 2023

New York will become the nation’s largest sports wagering market by 2023, with Nevada falling off to No. 4, a new research report says.

Ex-Venetian dealer back in Las Vegas to face homicide charges

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Ex-Venetian dealer back in Las Vegas to face homicide charges

A former employee of The Venetian suspected in a deadly shooting at a company picnic in April was transferred to Las Vegas police custody early Tuesday after fighting extradition from a Texas jail for nearly two months.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Betsoft launched The Golden Owl of Athena slot

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Betsoft launched The Golden Owl of Athena slot

The Golden Owl of Athena, the new 5×3, story-focused slot game from Betsoft Gaming invites players to reach for the ancient wealth and wisdom. Set in Athens at the height of the age of antiquity, The Golden Owl of Athena takes players on a guided tour of Greek mythology.  As players arrive in ancient Athens, the golden owl becomes their ...

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Indian Gaming revenues increase

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Indian Gaming revenues increase
National Indian Gaming Commission released the Fiscal Year 2017 Gross Gaming Revenue amount, which saw an increase of 3.9% over 2016, totaling $32.4 billion.

Wheel of Fortune player wins $3M jackpot at Las Vegas casino

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Wheel of Fortune player wins $3M jackpot at Las Vegas casino

A Wheel of Fortune player hit a jackpot worth more than $3 million on June 9 at the Silverton hotel-casino, IGT announced today.

Monday, June 25, 2018

SG Digital Advances Sportsbook Platform Approval in the United States

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SG Digital Advances Sportsbook Platform Approval in the United States
Scientific Games has announced that its SG Digital division has successfully completed pre-compliance testing of its OpenBet Sportsbook Retail Platform against the "GLI-33: Event Wagering Systems" draft standard and Mississippi Gaming Commission's proposed sports and race pool regulation

Xavier Mortimer's Magical Dream to celebrate Fourth of July

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Xavier Mortimer's Magical Dream to celebrate Fourth of July
Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino's Sin City Theatre will celebrate the land of the free with an enchanting VIP experience for Independence Day at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, 4 July.

Yggdrasil Gaming launched Tut’s Twister slot

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Yggdrasil Gaming launched Tut’s Twister slot

Popular software provider, Yggdrasil Gaming released its newest game: Tut’s Twister slot. The new slot takes players on an exciting journey, during which the fabled King Tut has woken up in his tomb, wreaking havoc across the reels in the form of a swirling sandstorm. Players are transported to the ancient Egyptian setting by the mix of exciting animations and ...

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MGM, Wynn tamp down Boston casino intrigue

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MGM, Wynn tamp down Boston casino intrigue
Executives for MGM and Wynn are tamping down speculation the companies are quietly in talks over Wynn's Boston-area casino. MGM Resorts International CEO Jim Murren said today it would have to be an "extremely unique situation" for officials to ...

Pariplay Wins Mobile Gaming Software 2018 EGR B2B Award

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Pariplay Wins Mobile Gaming Software 2018 EGR B2B Award

Pariplay Ltd., a gaming technology company serving online and land-based casinos, iLotteries and iGaming brands, has won the prestigious Mobile Gaming Software Award at the 2018 EGR B2B Awards, held in London on 20th June 2018. The Mobile Gaming Software 2018 award recognises the company’s major contribution to evolving the mobile gaming space with its innovative interactive gaming system eyeON® ...

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Sunday, June 24, 2018

Laughlin water service restored, but boil order still in effect

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Laughlin water service restored, but boil order still in effect

Laughlin water service was restored Sunday morning, but a boil water order issued Saturday remains in effect. Businesses and residents are required to boil water or use bottled water for drinking and cooking until water quality analyses are completed.

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Sports betting a highlight of this year’s Global Gaming Expo

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Sports betting a highlight of this year’s Global Gaming Expo

By the time the American Gaming Association’s Global Gaming Expo rolls into Las Vegas in October, college and pro football will be well underway.

Man accused of stealing from Las Vegas casinos by posing as delivery driver

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Man accused of stealing from Las Vegas casinos by posing as delivery driver

A criminal complaint accuses Danny Roy Salazar of burglarizing the Rio, Westgate and Caesars Palace between Jan. 13 and June 8 and stealing an assortment of items, including mattresses, televisions, “prototype auto electronics,” beauty products, furniture, light fixtures, an iPad and a photo booth.

3D slot tournaments at BingoBilly

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3D slot tournaments at BingoBilly
The online casino is running 3 different daily slots tournaments from Friday, 22 June through Sunday, 24 June. There will be $400 awarded in cash each day.

Friday, June 22, 2018

Table games revenue drops again at Pennsylvania casino

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Table games revenue drops again at Pennsylvania casino
Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem is still Pennsylvania's table games king, but in recent months its stranglehold on the throne doesn't seem quite as firm. For instance, in May, Sands Bethlehem generated $19.6 million in table games revenue, the 15th-highest monthly total in ...

Hard Rock Casino s Giant Guitar Has Even Bigger Mistake

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Hard Rock Casino s Giant Guitar Has Even Bigger Mistake
Atlantic City’s Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City doesn't just have the blues, it’s got "rhythem"

BlockChain Innovations Corp. Announces its Letter of Intent to Go Public

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BlockChain Innovations Corp. Announces its Letter of Intent to Go Public

BlockChain Innovations Corp. (“BCI” or the “Company”), an international blockchain technology supplier serving the regulated gaming industry is pleased to announce that it has signed a letter of intent with Capricorn Business Acquisition Inc. (NEX Board CAK.H), for its qualifying transaction to go-public in the Third Quarter of 2018. With the 6-3 United States Supreme Court decision two-weeks ago striking ...

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Nevada gaming commissioners OK license for BC Technologies

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Nevada gaming commissioners OK license for BC Technologies

The father of an Armenian entrepreneur who financed his son’s sports wagering system manufacturing company will receive further scrutiny as a condition of the Nevada Gaming Commission’s unanimous approval of a license for Las Vegas-based BC Technologies and its top executive, CEO Vahagn Badalyan.

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Island View Casino Resort opens Beach Casino

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Island View Casino Resort opens Beach Casino
With this expansion, Island View boasts the largest casino floor in the State of Mississippi, totaling 126,000 square feet of gaming space.

The evolution of women in gaming

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The evolution of women in gaming
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Meet Spinomenal in the Unified Protocol for Games Integration – APIgrator

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Meet Spinomenal in the Unified Protocol for Games Integration – APIgrator

Games integration service APIgrator from Slotegrator is a tool to save your time and money. Thanks to this offer, the operator can add over 2 000 games into the online casino within a single session. Spinomenal as a known software developer in iGaming is now available for integration through the unified protocol called APIgrator. Thereby, the online casino vendors can ...

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US Congress Postpone Sports Betting Hearing

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US Congress Postpone Sports Betting Hearing
The National Foodball League and other sports giants have been invited to testify before a US congressional committee on sports betting in late June, but the hearing seems to have been postponed over a scheduling complication

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board issues fantasy sports revenue

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Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board issues fantasy sports revenue
The report provides a breakdown on fees collected from the play of Pennsylvania participants, Fantasy Sports Contests operators' adjusted revenue, and the tax revenue due to the Commonwealth.

Golden Entertainment names new Vice President of food and beverage

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Golden Entertainment names new Vice President of food and beverage
With nearly three decades of experience in dining operations working with some of Las Vegas' top resorts and restaurants, Bart Mahoney is highly regarded as one of the top food and beverage professionals in the city.

New website from FortuneJack

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New website from FortuneJack
The bitcoin casino just got a new website, which is the first principal upgrade of the service since its establishment.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Culinary union ratifies new agreement with MGM Resorts

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Culinary union ratifies new agreement with MGM Resorts

Tuesday’s Culinary union ratification of a collective bargaining agreement with MGM Resorts International virtually assures a summer free of labor strife for the Strip.

The Joint hosts Playboi Carti

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The Joint hosts Playboi Carti
The Atlanta-born rapper will perform at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino - Las Vegas on Sunday, 29 July at 8 p.m.

SoftGamings partners with Pragmatic Play

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SoftGamings partners with Pragmatic Play

A leading i-gaming developer, SoftGamings partners with Pragmatic Play, one of the fastest growing providers of digital casino games after the two brands signed a cooperation agreement. Since SoftGamings partners with Pragmatic Play, online casino operators will be able to get Pragmatic Play gaming content through the SoftGamings platform via single unified API integration. Pragmatic Play Games Library includes 80+ ...

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Microgaming introduces Stormcraft Studios

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Microgaming introduces Stormcraft Studios
Microgaming introduces Stormcraft Studios, a new independent game studio that will be supplying exclusive content to the online gaming giant

Monday, June 18, 2018

Ainsworth Game Technology Welcomes North American President Bertolone

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Ainsworth Game Technology Welcomes North American President Bertolone
Ainsworth Game Technology (AX: AGI) this week welcomed longtime gaming industry leader Joseph Bertolone as its new President – North America

Longtime Las Vegas resort executive Felix Rappaport dies

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Longtime Las Vegas resort executive Felix Rappaport dies

Longtime Las Vegas resort executive Felix Rappaport, the president and CEO of the Foxwoods tribal casino in Connecticut, was found dead in his home Monday.

MGM, Wynn tamp down Boston casino intrigue

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MGM, Wynn tamp down Boston casino intrigue
Executives for MGM and Wynn are tamping down speculation the companies are quietly in talks over Wynn's Boston-area casino. MGM Resorts International CEO Jim Murren said today it would have to be an "extremely unique situation" for officials to ...

Pragmatic Play partners with Rank Group

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Pragmatic Play partners with Rank Group
Under the terms of the deal, Pragmatic Play's experienced team of game designers will work hand-in-hand with Rank to create four bespoke video slot titles.

NetEnt launches games with The Stars Group in Portugal

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NetEnt launches games with The Stars Group in Portugal

Leading provider of digital casino solutions, NetEnt continues its growth strategy on regulated markets. Right now NetEnt becomes the first supplier to launch its award-winning games with The Stars Group in Portugal. Following successful technical integration, a collection of selected NetEnt’s popular games are now available with The Stars Group in Portugal. The Stars Group is one of the leading ...

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Sunday, June 17, 2018

Caesars workers in Las Vegas approve new contract deal

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Caesars workers in Las Vegas approve new contract deal
Housekeepers, bartenders and other unionized workers at Las Vegas casino-resorts operated by Caesars Entertainment approved a new five-year contract, ending the possibility of a strike at those properties. A few thousand members of the Culinary Union voted in ...

LVCVA leader Rossi Ralenkotter should address scandals

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LVCVA leader Rossi Ralenkotter should address scandals

In a 15-minute address at the end of Tuesday’s meeting of the board of directors of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, CEO Rossi Ralenkotterwent through a checklist of reasons why he’s going to retire.

Saturday, June 16, 2018

UK to delay FOBT crackdown but raise online gambling tax

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UK to delay FOBT crackdown but raise online gambling tax
The UK government’s crackdown on fixed odds betting terminals (FOBT) is to be postponed until 2020, giving the industry a reported boost of £4 billion, based on average revenues

KamaGames launches new Multi-Table Tournaments (MTT) and Split Bet Poker

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KamaGames launches new Multi-Table Tournaments (MTT) and Split Bet Poker

KamaGames, the largest European social mobile poker operator, today announced a significant update to their flagship title Pokerist, with the launch of a brand new game, Split Bet Poker, and the addition of the hugely popular, Multi-Table Tournaments (MTT). MTT is the latest exciting tournament type available to KamaGames’ 530,000 daily active players. Particularly suited to more experienced, committed and ...

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Northern Nevada casino Boomtown may have to pay $40,000 fine

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Northern Nevada casino Boomtown may have to pay $40,000 fine

The operator of a Northern Nevada casino has settled a state Gaming Control Board complaint that it illegally operated an unlicensed interactive gaming system by linking to websites based in Curacao.

Hard Rock Atlantic City launches 365 Live

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Hard Rock Atlantic City launches 365 Live
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City is set to launch 365 Live – live performances every day for the entire year – during its opening week.

Friday, June 15, 2018

MGM, Wynn tamp down Boston casino intrigue

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MGM, Wynn tamp down Boston casino intrigue
Executives for MGM and Wynn are tamping down speculation the companies are quietly in talks over Wynn's Boston-area casino. MGM Resorts International CEO Jim Murren said today it would have to be an "extremely unique situation" for officials to ...

Viejas wins Venue of the Year

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Viejas wins Venue of the Year
Viejas Casino & Resort is proud to have been honored as “Venue of the Year” for 2017-2018 as awarded by Meeting Professionals International.

Caesars workers in Las Vegas approve new contract deal

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Caesars workers in Las Vegas approve new contract deal
Housekeepers, bartenders and other unionized workers at Las Vegas casino-resorts operated by Caesars Entertainment approved a new five-year contract, ending the possibility of a strike at those properties. A few thousand members of the Culinary Union voted in ...

The Rise of Online Casinos Accepting PayPal

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The Rise of Online Casinos Accepting PayPal

  How you play at online casinos has changed tremendously over the years. Over the past several years, things have changed tremendously for those online casino lovers. The online gaming industry has exploded in popularity and become a multibillion-dollar industry worldwide within the last decade alone. With the increase in popularity comes many changes, and one that’s recently emerged is ...

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Thursday, June 14, 2018

Michigan moves towards legalising online gambling

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Michigan moves towards legalising online gambling
Michigan's House of Representatives has voted 68-40 in favour of online gambling bill HB 4926, which paves the way for the Lawful Internet Gaming Act

Stratosphere to celebrate Independence Day with fireworks and locals' perks

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Stratosphere to celebrate Independence Day with fireworks and locals' perks
The 1,149-foot-tower will light up the Las Vegas Strip this Independence Day with a fireworks display to celebrate America's birthday. Plus, Stratosphere will offer Fourth of July perks for locals, available exclusively on Wednesday, 4 July.

Caesars Entertainment union workers to vote on new contract

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Caesars Entertainment union workers to vote on new contract

Thousands of Caesars Entertainment Corp. union employees will vote Thursday on a five-year labor agreement union leaders are calling the best they’ve ever had.

Raffaela Zillner, LL.M to join EGC 2018 for Austrian market update

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Raffaela Zillner, LL.M to join EGC 2018 for Austrian market update

 Dr. Raffaela Zillner, LL.M will join European Gaming Congress (EGC 2018) Ljubljana for an Austrian market update. The inaugural edition of European Gaming Congress will be held on the 16th of October at the Grand Union Hotel in Ljubljana and it’s the latest conference the team at European Gaming Media and Events are putting together. The event is expected to ...

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

MGM, Wynn tamp down Boston casino intrigue

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MGM, Wynn tamp down Boston casino intrigue
Executives for MGM and Wynn are tamping down speculation the companies are quietly in talks over Wynn's Boston-area casino. MGM Resorts International CEO Jim Murren said today it would have to be an "extremely unique situation" for officials to ...

Borgata in Atlantic City will take sports bets Thursday morning

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Borgata in Atlantic City will take sports bets Thursday morning
The casino told The Associated Press it will begin taking sports bets at 11 a.m. That's 30 minutes after Gov. Phil Murphy places the state's first legal sports ...

William Hill ready to accept first sports bet in New Jersey

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William Hill ready to accept first sports bet in New Jersey
William Hill has announced it’s ready to accept the first sports bet in the state of New Jersey on Thursday, following the legalisation of full-scale sports betting in the state

BetConstruct to present SpringBME at PGS

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BetConstruct to present SpringBME at PGS
BetConstruct will be joining the Peru Gaming Show 2018, where they will have the opportunity to meet local operators and investigate the market to learn about the latest industry trends in LATAM