Feds Raid Home of Atlantic City Mayor Frank Gilliam One Week Before Scheduled Court Appearance for Casino Brawl

The tumultuous month in the life and times of Atlantic City Mayor Frank Gilliam just got more interesting. The gaming resort city’s embattled leader — already facing backlash for his involvement in a November tussle outside the Golden Nugget casino that was caught on video — was on the receiving end of a home raid by the FBI and the IRS on Monday morning, according to multiple reports and later confirmed by the FBI.

Tough times: Atlantic City Mayor Frank Gilliam’s upcoming court appearance for a smackdown caught on surveillance cams might seem minor now that the feds have moved in and raided his house. (Images: Kristian Gonyea/PoAC via AP/ABC News/Casino.org) read more

Macau Casinos Top Expectations, November Gross Gaming Revenue Increases 8.5 Percent

Macau casinos won nearly MOP 25 billion ($3.10 billion) in November, an 8.5 percent year-over-year increase and a haul that surpassed many analyst expectations.

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Macau casinos won more money than expected last month. (Image: Galaxy Macau) read more

Australia launch first National Consumer Protection Framework

The Australian Federal Government has confirmed the formal commitment of all State Governments to the country’s first National Consumer Protection Framework to provide greater protections…

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Booming’s Rudolph’s Ride

Booming Games has launched ‘Rudolph’s Ride’ – a five-reel slot, Christmas-themed slot. Players join Rudolph on a quest to reach new levels and earn Free…

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DOJ Designates $17 Million for Survivors of Las Vegas Shooting

The US Department of Justice has set aside almost $17 million in compensation for victims of the 2017 Las Vegas shooting.

Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker said that the DOJ will donate $17 million for compensation claims for victims of the Las Vegas massacre.

Donald Trump’s new attorney general Matthew Whitaker gives a speech in Cincinnati on Friday. He said the DOJ is doing all it can to “help Vegas heal.” (Image: John Minchillo/AP) read more

Station Casinos Appeals Order Requiring Green Valley Ranch to Negotiate With Culinary Union

Station Casinos is fighting an order issued by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) requiring its Green Valley Ranch casino to negotiate with the Culinary Union.

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Culinary Union members say Station Casinos must negotiate with their Green Valley Ranch workers. (Image: Culinary Union) read more

Nevada Governor-Elect Steve Sisolak, Casino Industry Non-Player, to Name New Gaming Control Board Appointees

Nevada Governor-elect Steve Sisolak (D) — who has no gaming industry background to speak of — will need to appoint two members to the state’s important Gaming Control Board (NGCB) soon after taking office on January 7, 2019. It will be one of his first orders of business in his new role.

Steve Sisolak Nevada Gaming Control Board

Steve Sisolak, Nevada’s next governor, will need to name two members to the Gaming Control Board next month. The current Clark County Commission chair does not come from the casino industry in any way, shape, or form. (Image: Erik Verduzco/Las Vegas Review-Journal) read more

Michigan moves on DFS regulation

The Michigan State Legislature has reportedly approved the legalisation of fantasy sports and the creation of a statutory framework. Critics, however, believe a US$50,000 registration…

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Tom Horn gaming debuts icy adventure

Tom Horn Gaming’s latest release embarks on an icy adventure in the kingdom of perpetual winter. ‘Frozen Queen’ is a four-reel slot offering two special…

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Evoplay launch E.T. Lost Socks

Evoplay Entertainment has released E.T. LOST SOCKS, an extra-terrestrial themed slot offering a myriad of interesting features. It’s a five-reel 21-payline slot offering wild substitutions,…

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Quickspin enters the Italian market with Pokerstars

Playtech-owned development studio Quickspin has significantly expanded its international presence through a deal with Pokerstars for the Italian market. Players now have access to a…

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College Football Playoff Odds Set, Alabama Crimson Tide Heavy Favorite

The College Football Playoff (CFP) is set, as No. 1 Alabama, No. 2 Clemson, No. 3 Notre Dame, and No. 4 Oklahoma are the four teams still in the running to win the 2019 National Championship.

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Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts has the Crimson Tide rolling into the College Football Playoff. (Image: USA TODAY Sports) read more

Genting Dragged $66 Million into the Red After US DOI Nixes Tribal Casino Project

Genting Bhd booked Q3 net losses of more than $66 million on Friday. The Malaysian casino giant largely blamed its jeopardized investment in a Massachusetts tribal casino project, which was torpedoed by the US Department of the Interior earlier this year.

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An artist’s rendering of the $1 billion Mashpee Wampanoag casino project that may never now see the light of day. Genting’s multimillion-dollar investment in the casino is also in jeopardy. (Image: Enterprise file image) read more

Green Jade launches first online slot exclusively with Mr Green online casino

Green Jade Games, a casino games developer owned by the MRG Group, has launched its portfolio to the industry with its first title, Hammer of…

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Kansas lawmakers to consider legalisation of sports betting

The coming week could provide a valuable opportunity for Kansas lawmakers to hone their knowledge on sports betting as interest grows in the possibilities of…

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New York Appeals Ruling That Declared Daily Fantasy Sports Illegal, But So Will Anti-Gambling Groups

The State of New York has appealed against a judge’s ruling that daily fantasy sports is illegal gambling under the state constitution, which nullified the legislature’s effort to legalize and regulate the contests in 2016.

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A New York State Supreme Court judge decided DFS constituted illegal gambling under the state’s constitution, but the legislature’s decision to exempt it from penal gambling laws was constitutional. Go figure. (Image: Flickr) read more

Analyst: Las Vegas Not Only Entertainment Capital of World, But Also Sports Capital

Prominent Las Vegas analyst Jeremy Aguero says the town might need to rethink its tagline as being the “Entertainment Capital of the World” to include sports as well.

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Las Vegas is no longer shunned by the big four pro US sports leagues. (Image: Jeff Bottari/Las Vegas Golden Knights) read more

Vietnamese court convicts illegal online gambling operators

The dismantling of a major Vietnamese illegal online gambling ring involving senior police generals late last year (see previous reports) was re-visited in a Vietnamese…

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Kindred Group in eSports partnership with Danish player team

Online gambling group Kindred has widened its sphere of activity by signing as official betting partner for the Astralis eSports player team in Denmark. The…

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Traffic Label Launches Affiliate Programme with Income Access for SlotsAffiliates.com

Traffic Label, a UK-based firm specialising in the development of comprehensive marketing strategies, has announced the launch of an affiliate programme for its SlotsAffiliates.com network with Income Access, Paysafe’s marketing technology and services provider. Through its integration with Income Access’ affiliate software platform, SlotsAffiliates.com will look to optimise growth and acquisitions across its six network brands. SlotsAffiliates.com was launched in …

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Wazdan doubles down on SiGMA 2018

One of the world’s most sought after games developers in the slots industry, Wazdan, will be showcasing its full range of award-winning products, including two new Unique Wazdan Features, with its biggest ever presence at SiGMA 2018. The imaginative slots maker has doubled-down on last year’s participation, where they delighted the crowds with an impressive FlashMob courtesy of the Malta …

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Seminole Tribe Gives $1M More to Committee Urging Floridians to Approve Casino Ballot Question Next Week

The Seminole Tribe in Florida has given another $1 million to Voters in Charge, a committee that’s hoping voters will back a casino ballot referendum question next week during the midterm elections.

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The Seminole Tribe and Disney have collectively spent $44 million fueling a campaign to give casino regulatory powers to Florida residents. (Image: Seminole Hard Rock/Disney/Casino.org) read more

Philippine Casinos Would Benefit From Better Airport Infrastructure

Casinos in the Philippines would benefit with more resilient VIP high roller play if the country invested in improving its airport facilities, a research note opines this week.

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Frequent delays and cancellations, along with airports already serving more passengers than originally intended, are hindering foreign high rollers from wanting to travel to the Philippines to gamble. (Image: Marianne Bermudez/Inquirer) read more

NBA Superstar Blake Griffin Signs Promo Deal With In-Game Sports Play Company WinView

The National Basketball Association has fully embraced the gaming world since sports betting thrust itself upon the mainstream following a Supreme Court decision to strike down a federal ban on gambling in May.

Detroit Pistons forward Blake Griffin is set to become the face of WinView Games, an in-game sports predictor platform that allows users to win money by correctly answering questions about what will happen next in a sporting event. (Photo: Getty Images) read more

Global Gaming terminates white label activity

Global Gaming announced this week that it plans to terminate white label operations in order to focus and concentrate its resources on its successful B2C…

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Poll Finds Hokkaido Public Strongly Opposed to Integrated Resort in Prefecture

According to a poll conducted by the Hokkaido Shinbun newspaper, local residents are staunchly against bringing an integrated resort to the Hokkaido prefecture, though the level of animosity varies depending on where in the area people live.

Hokkaido Tomakomai polling IR

The small port city of Tomakomai is a likely site for a Hokkaido casino, if one is built in the region at all. (Image: GoAsiaPlus.com) read more

Blockbuster LA Rams vs. Saints Showdown Could Deliver NFL’s Highest Over/Under in 15 Years

When the Los Angeles Rams travel to New Orleans on Sunday to take on the Saints it will be the first time in NFL history that two teams averaging at least 33 points per game met in Week 9 or later.

Drew Brees and the Saints have the NFL’s second highest scoring offense (33.4 points per game). They host the league’s third highest scoring offense on Sunday when the Los Angeles Rams (33 ppg) visit New Orleans. (Photo: Sports Illustrated) read more

UK Minister of Sport Resigns, Accuses Government of Bowing to Bookmaker FOBT Interests

Tracey Crouch, the UK Minister of Sport, has stepped down from her position in protest, citing her government’s “unjustifiable” decision to delay new restrictions on fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs).

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Tracey Crouch has quit as Minister of Sport, accusing her government of bowing to special interests. (Image: Evening Standard) read more

Play’n Go’s Gunslinger gets a revamp

Fans of the original Gunslinger slot developed some years ago by Play’n GO should be more than pleased with the latest edition of this popular…

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Dutch regulator pursues more online gambling operators

Dutch gambling regulator Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) has imposed fines of Euro 350,000 on two online gambling companies with websites offering illegal and unlicensed services to punters…

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