Wednesday, November 21, 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 ...

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Jury awards $524K in lawsuit after Mandalay Bay offered $2.5M

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Jury awards $524K in lawsuit after Mandalay Bay offered $2.5M

A jury awarded about $524,000 to a California man who sought millions of dollars for injuries he said he suffered when a temporary sign collapsed atop him at a Las Vegas Strip hotel.

No new regulations in place for bitcoin as its value continues to fall

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No new regulations in place for bitcoin as its value continues to fall
The price of bitcoin has continued to plummet, dropping by 10% to below $4,500 for the first time in 2018

The Cosmopolitan to show Woods and Mickelson match

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The Cosmopolitan to show Woods and Mickelson match
The Race & Sports Book at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas will air the $9 million match-play event between Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson on Friday, 23 November.

Nominations are open for BSG Awards 2019 Vilnius

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Nominations are open for BSG Awards 2019 Vilnius

Nominations are open for the Baltic and Scandinavian Gaming Awards (BSG Awards 2019 Vilnius). The team at European Gaming Media and Events has announced the launch of the inaugural BSG Awards. The BSG Awards stands for Baltic and Scandinavian Gaming Awards and will recognize highly ranked, trustworthy, hard-working companies for their respective field of activity in the the online gambling ...

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Monday, November 19, 2018

Tree lighting ceremony at Sam's Town

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Tree lighting ceremony at Sam's Town
The Las Vegas resort will light up its celebrated Winter Wonderland display at Mystic Falls Park on 21 November at its annual tree lighting ceremony, hosted by Boyd Gaming Executive Chairman Bill Boyd.

Microgaming starts a new era of prestige table games with Switch Studios

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Microgaming starts a new era of prestige table games with Switch Studios

Microgaming is to shake up the table games vertical with Switch Studios, a new independent game studio that will develop content exclusively for the online gaming supplier. Based in Ipswich, UK, the close-knit group of online gambling and social gaming experts are driven by a collective passion for games and building dynamic features with the latest technology to personalise gameplay. ...

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GSA Technology Summit was an industry success

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GSA Technology Summit was an industry success
Gaming Standards Association (GSA) welcomed the industry to its first ever conference event: GSA Technology Summit – Focus on Blockchain at the Nevada Museum of Art in Reno, Nevada.

Irish politicians back gross profit tax proposals

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Irish politicians back gross profit tax proposals
Several Irish politicians are backing an alternative betting tax to the one proposed in the country’s Budget for 2019

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Nevada regulators approve deal with sportsbook operator

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Nevada regulators approve deal with sportsbook operator
Nevada gambling regulators have approved a settlement with a troubled sportsbook operator that has admitted to taking unlawful bets and making inaccurate payouts. The Nevada ...

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Luxor arena gets new name: HyperX Esports Arena Las Vegas

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Luxor arena gets new name: HyperX Esports Arena Las Vegas

Fountain Valley, California-based Kingston Technology Co. Inc. and Allied Esports on Friday announced that the arena at Luxor will be known as HyperX Esports Arena 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 ...

San Manuel partners with two sports teams

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San Manuel partners with two sports teams
The California casino teamed up with LAFC and the Los Angeles Chargers for a pair of sports clinics in November.

Yggdrasil Gaming’s Nitro Circus slot game launched

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Yggdrasil Gaming’s Nitro Circus slot game launched

Popular iGaming supplier Yggdrasil Gaming has released its first ever branded slot – Nitro Circus, an adrenaline-fuelled game featuring Nitro Circus’ biggest stars, greatest stunts and craziest vehicles. Nitro Circus, the world’s premier action sports entertainment brand is led by the legendary action sports athlete, motorsports competitor and stunt daredevil, Travis Pastrana. Yggdrasil’s new exclusive Nitro Circus slot brings the ...

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Friday, November 16, 2018

Nevada regulators approve deal with sportsbook operator

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Nevada regulators approve deal with sportsbook operator
Nevada gambling regulators have approved a settlement with a troubled sportsbook operator that has admitted to taking unlawful bets and making inaccurate payouts. The Nevada ...

CG Technology agrees 2m fine with Nevada Gaming Commission

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CG Technology agrees 2m fine with Nevada Gaming Commission
The Nevada Gaming Commission (NGC) has accepted a $2m proposed settlement by CG Technology for violations related to problems with its sports betting technology

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 ...

Sexual harassment prevention rules for Las Vegas casinos delayed

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Sexual harassment prevention rules for Las Vegas casinos delayed

The Nevada Gaming Commission won’t take up sexual harassment regulations anytime soon.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Delaware sports betting revenue and total wagers both fall in October

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Delaware sports betting revenue and total wagers both fall in October
Delaware sports betting revenue fell from $3

2 added to Nevada’s ‘black book’ for scamming Bellagio in craps

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2 added to Nevada’s ‘black book’ for scamming Bellagio in craps

Two men who were part of a group that scammed Bellagio of an estimated $1.2 million in craps games have been placed on Nevada’s list of excluded persons, commonly called the “black book.”

Slotegrator will carry out a webcast of Kyiv iGaming Affiliate Conference

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Slotegrator will carry out a webcast of Kyiv iGaming Affiliate Conference

On 15 November 2018, Kiev will host a much-anticipated Kyiv iGaming Affiliate Conference. The exhibition-conference will be held in the Tao Event Hall, which is located in the very heart of the Ukrainian capital. Slotegrator, one of the participants and sponsors of the event, will hold a live broadcast in the thick of things. Join the exclusive webcast and watch ...

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No one hurt, sprinklers put out downtown Las Vegas hotel fire

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No one hurt, sprinklers put out downtown Las Vegas hotel fire

No one was injured and evacuations were not necessary in an early Thursday morning fire at the California Hotel in downtown Las Vegas.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Marijuana conference MJBizCon opens to big crowds in Las Vegas

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Marijuana conference MJBizCon opens to big crowds in Las Vegas

The three-day MJBizCon conference kicked off Wednesday morning at the Las Vegas Convention Center with speeches by executives at leading North American cannabis companies.

Harrah's Atlantic City announces plans for $56 million Coastal Tower

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Harrah's Atlantic City announces plans for $56 million Coastal Tower
The new tower at the Atlantic City resort will feature 507 finely-appointed guest-rooms & suites and is to be completed in its entirety by summer 2019.

Red Rake Gaming signs with Golden Palace

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Red Rake Gaming signs with Golden Palace
Players of Golden Palace will soon be able to enjoy Red Rake hits such as the slots Viva Las Vegas, Mystic Mirror and the brand new Maya.

Wazdan launches Black Hawk Deluxe slot

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Wazdan launches Black Hawk Deluxe slot

Award-winning slots manufacturer Wazdan has launched another immersive HTML5 slots game with the memorable and familiar name Black Hawk Deluxe, which is the thrilling sequel to their incredibly popular Black Hawk. Set in the impressive haunted grounds of a spooky castle, this 4-reel, 3-column slot from the master games-maker includes a soundtrack to send shivers up the spine with rattling ...

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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Wisconsin man wins $1.3M jackpot on Las Vegas Strip

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Wisconsin man wins $1.3M jackpot on Las Vegas Strip

A Las Vegas visitor from Wisconsin became an instant millionaire after hitting a jackpot worth more than $1.3 million Saturday afternoon.

Choctaw Casino in Durant announces expansion project

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Choctaw Casino in Durant announces expansion project
The expansion, expected to start in spring 2019, will increase room capacity, the gaming floor and add additional amenities.

Slotastic player hits $95,259 jackpot on Megasaur

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Slotastic player hits $95,259 jackpot on Megasaur
Graziella, who's been playing at Slotastic since 2015, won a $95,259 progressive jackpot on Realtime Gaming's Megasaur slot.

Authorities from Aragon and Catalonia visit ZITRO

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Authorities from Aragon and Catalonia visit ZITRO

The Interior Justice Director of the Government of Aragón, Ms. María Ángeles Júlvez León, and the Tax and Gambling Director of the Generalitat of Catalonia, Ms. Natalia Caba Alba, accompanied respectively by the Head of Authorization and Sanctions Service Ms. Elena Pérez Aparicio and by the Gambling Deputy Director Mr. Amadeu Farré i Morell, visited Zitro’s facilities in Barcelona this ...

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Monday, November 12, 2018

Wynn scraps lagoon project, will reopen golf course

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Wynn scraps lagoon project, will reopen golf course
The Wynn Resorts Paradise Park lagoon project has been shelved and will be replaced by a revamped 18-hole golf course, the company announced today during its third-quarter earnings call. Wynn contracted Tom Fazio, the original designer of the golf course, to ...

CG Technology offers $1.75M settlement to Nevada regulators

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CG Technology offers $1.75M settlement to Nevada regulators

CG Technology, the sportsbook operator whose settlement agreement was rejected by the Nevada Gaming Commission in August, has offered to pay a $1.75 million fine to the state to settle the complaint.

P!nk makes Las Vegas stop on 2019 tour

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P!nk makes Las Vegas stop on 2019 tour
The Grammy award-winning pop artist will be at T-Mobile Arena on 12 April with Julia Michaels.

Intralot secures New Mexico Sport Lottery deal

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Intralot secures New Mexico Sport Lottery deal
Supplier Intralot has today announced approval from the New Mexico Lottery Board to provide the state’s Sport Lottery Game and extend its current contract by 2 years

Sunday, November 11, 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 ...

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Man wins $140K jackpot on Las Vegas Strip

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Man wins $140K jackpot on Las Vegas Strip

A California man’s life has changed after only one day in Las Vegas.

ZITRO’s Superstar LINK KING makes its debut in Bulgaria at the BEGE Show

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ZITRO’s Superstar LINK KING makes its debut in Bulgaria at the BEGE Show

At the upcoming edition of the BEGE fair in Sofia on November 21-22nd, Zitro will showcase its impressive and successful range of Bryke Video Slot games. Center stage will be taken by Link King, a multigame progressive bank that has turned out to be a real game changer. Link King is creating furore amongst players in Mexico and Latin America, ...

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Friday, November 9, 2018

SBC Awards 2018 announce hosts

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SBC Awards 2018 announce hosts
Former Sky Sports presenter Kirsty Gallacher and three-time UEFA Goalkeeper of the Year Peter Schmeichel have been confirmed as hosts for this year's SBC Awards, held 4 December at the HAC Artillery Garden.

Wynn scraps lagoon project, will reopen golf course

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Wynn scraps lagoon project, will reopen golf course
The Wynn Resorts Paradise Park lagoon project has been shelved and will be replaced by a revamped 18-hole golf course, the company announced today during its third-quarter earnings call. Wynn contracted Tom Fazio, the original designer of the golf course, to ...

AGS appoints former AGA CEO to board of directors

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AGS appoints former AGA CEO to board of directors
AGS has announced the appointment of Geoff Freeman to its board of directors

CryptoSlots adds Trip to Japan slot

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CryptoSlots adds Trip to Japan slot
Until 14 November, the cryptocurrency casino is adding 40% to deposits for this new game. Additional Top-Ups are also available this weekend for all games.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Scientific Games studies social gaming business IPO

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Scientific Games studies social gaming business IPO

The company’s social gaming division includes such apps as Bingo Showdown, MONOPOLY and Jackpot Party Social Casino and is one of its fastest growing segments.

MGM GVC joint venture secures Sportradar data deal

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MGM GVC joint venture secures Sportradar data deal
MGM GVC Interactive, the joint venture between MGM Resorts International and GVC Holdings, has announced Sportradar as its exclusive supplier of sports betting data

Gaming in Spain Conference to live stream internationally relevant sessions

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Gaming in Spain Conference to live stream internationally relevant sessions

This Thursday, November 8, three sessions that are relevant to a wider, international audience will be live streamed from the convention floor of the Gaming in Spain Conference. The live streams will be available from Gaming in Spain’s homepage: www.gaminginspain.com. The following sessions will be part of the live stream (actual start and ending times may differ slightly): 1. 10:35-10:55 ...

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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 ...

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Gambling arrests in India said to include political leaders

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Gambling arrests in India said to include political leaders
Police in Mumbai have detained 133 people in relation to gambling offences

€350,000 fine from Netherlands Gaming Authority

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€350,000 fine from Netherlands Gaming Authority
The Netherlands Gaming Authority has imposed a fine of 350,000 euros on CyberRock Entertainment NV and Honeydew Trading Limited.

Massive jackpot at CasinoLuck

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Massive jackpot at CasinoLuck
Just recently at CasinoLuck, Jan-Erik, a 24 year old player from Finland won a staggering €202,967 on a €1 bet while playing the popular jackpot slot Divine Fortune.

Wazdan attends ICE Africa as part of their global development strategy

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Wazdan attends ICE Africa as part of their global development strategy

Dynamic slots manufacturer Wazdan attended the first edition of ICE Africa, the first ICE event to have been exported outside of the UK. ICE Africa is a mirror of the African industry’s appetite for rapid expansion, and over 1200 gaming representatives from 24 African Nations and 89 worldwide attended the Johannesburg show. The African market is in different stages of ...

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Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Everi Holdings reports third straight profitable quarter

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Everi Holdings reports third straight profitable quarter

The Las Vegas-based gaming equipment manufacturer’s revenue and earnings for the quarter ending Sept. 30 beat Wall Street analysts’ expectations.

NHL enters partnership with FanDuel

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NHL enters partnership with FanDuel
FanDuel also signed a partnership with the New Jersey Devils, marking FanDuel's first agreement in the sports betting category with an NHL team.

HotForex wins Best Trading Education Provider

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HotForex wins Best Trading Education Provider
The multi-asses broker announced that it has been honored to receive the Best Global Forex Trading Education Provider award for the year 2018.

Betsoft Gaming deals with Royal Spinz – Content Partnership

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Betsoft Gaming deals with Royal Spinz – Content Partnership

Further expanding its presence in the European market, Betsoft Gaming deals with Royal Spinz, a multinational online operator. As Betsoft Gaming deals with Royal Spinz and under the terms of the agreement, Royal Spinz gains access the full suite of Betsoft content: established favourites and exciting innovations from across the SLOTS3TM series, and the provider’s slate of popular table games. ...

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Monday, November 5, 2018

George Lopez's Chingon Kitchen to open at Vee Quiva

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George Lopez's Chingon Kitchen to open at Vee Quiva
The fast-casual restaurant will pay homage to Lopez's heritage, feature authentic Mexican cuisine and open in early 2019.

Culinary union reaches deal with D Las Vegas, Golden Gate

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Culinary union reaches deal with D Las Vegas, Golden Gate

Once the agreements with those two properties are wrapped up, the union will have established contracts with every property it had set out to complete.

FanDuel makes history by partnering with the National Hockey League and New Jersey Devils

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FanDuel makes history by partnering with the National Hockey League and New Jersey Devils
A multi-year partnership was announced today between FanDuel and the National Hockey League (NHL), which sees FanDuel become the official daily fantasy partner and official sports betting partner of the NHL

Resorts see possibility of marijuana lounges as a dilemma

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Resorts see possibility of marijuana lounges as a dilemma
Hospitality industry leaders expressed mixed feelings about the prospect of marijuana lounges here, which on one hand would give guests a place to legally consume and on the other compete with resorts for tourist money ...

Sunday, November 4, 2018

MGM’s Oct. 1 legal defense sparks interest across industries

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MGM’s Oct. 1 legal defense sparks interest across industries

MGM’s lawsuit has sparked more companies around the U.S. to study whether they should go through the process to get covered by the relatively obscure law, lawyersand security specialists said.

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 ...

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Resorts see possibility of marijuana lounges as a dilemma

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Resorts see possibility of marijuana lounges as a dilemma
Hospitality industry leaders expressed mixed feelings about the prospect of marijuana lounges here, which on one hand would give guests a place to legally consume and on the other compete with resorts for tourist money ...

NetEnt has partnered with eight-time Champion Jockey Peter Scudamore MBE to create its first sports branded product

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NetEnt has partnered with eight-time Champion Jockey Peter Scudamore MBE to create its first sports branded product
The unique licensed title will utilise Scudamore’s image rights and include actual racing content and themed in-game features

Massive cash jackpot winner at Table Mountain Casino

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Massive cash jackpot winner at Table Mountain Casino
John of Fresno was playing a King Cleo Keno machine at the California casino when he thought he had won $118, but actually won $118,061.64.

Penn National misses Q3 expectations, but poised for growth

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Penn National misses Q3 expectations, but poised for growth

Penn National Gaming Inc.’s record third-quarter income from operations, paced by the company’s two Las Vegas-area properties, wasn’t enough to hit revenue and earnings predictions by analysts.

Friday, November 2, 2018

Frissora leaving as president, CEO of Caesars Entertainment

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Frissora leaving as president, CEO of Caesars Entertainment
Mark Frissora is leaving Caesars Entertainment. The casino giant’s president and chief executive officer, who helped guide it through bankruptcy reorganization, will stay with the company until Feb. 8. Frissora is also credited with ...

Casino City's Friday Five: Daily fantasy sports edition

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Casino City's Friday Five: Daily fantasy sports edition
This week, a judge rules on daily fantasy sports for New York, William Hill offers to buy Mr Green, Caesars Entertainment signs a deal with teams in different professional leagues, MGM Resorts and the NHL partner up, and Gold Strike Hotel & Gambling Hall gets a name change.

NetEnt to launch horse racing slot

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NetEnt to launch horse racing slot
NetEnt has partnered with eight-time Champion Jockey Peter Scudamore to create its first sports branded product.

Caesars Entertainment CEO Mark Frissora leaving company

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Caesars Entertainment CEO Mark Frissora leaving company

Mark Frissora, Caesars Entertainment Corp.’s CEO since July 2015, will leave the company early next year.

Thursday, November 1, 2018

New Year's Eve at Stratosphere Casino

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New Year's Eve at Stratosphere Casino
The Las Vegas casino and hotel will host celebrations at its award-winning Top of the World restaurant on the 106th floor.

Loot boxes is it time to regulate

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Loot boxes is it time to regulate
Oliver Rudgewick reports on whether loot boxes should class as gambling and how regulators around the world are dealing with the issue The video-gaming industry has become one the most prominent forms of entertainment available, generating worldwide revenue of $116bn in 2017 - a growth of 11% on the previous year, based on figures from the Association for UK Interactive Entertainment

New York Jets, MGM Resorts announce gaming partnership

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New York Jets, MGM Resorts announce gaming partnership

The New York Jets and MGM Resorts International have agreed on a multiyear deal that is the first of its kind in the NFL.

Nevada posts highest sports betting revenue for six years

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Nevada posts highest sports betting revenue for six years
Sports betting revenue in Nevada was at its highest for six years as the state posted a record-breaking total of $56