Hacienda Heights, California Illegal Casino Discovery Leads to Multiple Arrests, Police Reveal

Los Angeles county police recently uncovered what they say is an illicit gaming operation in Hacienda Heights, California. The finding led to the arrest of a dozen suspects.

Police apprehended several suspects after unearthing an alleged illegal casino in Hacienda Heights, California. (Image: KABC TV) read more

Massachusetts Gaming Commission Leadership Shakeup Continues, Executive Director Resigns

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) will once again need to find a replacement for one of its top posts, as Executive Director Ed Bedrosian is resigning effective January 10.

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Ed Bedrosian’s days at the Massachusetts Gaming Commission are soon finished, as the state’s former first assistant attorney general is returning to the private sector. (Image: Katie Lannan/State House News Service) read more

Cambodia Online Gaming Boom Officially Over as Prohibition Enforcement Kicks In

Cambodia’s blanket online gaming prohibition came into effect on January 1, as the country’s authoritarian government promised to deal harshly with those caught flouting the ban.

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Hun Sen is the world’s longest-serving Prime Minister, thanks to a combination of violence, intimidation, corruption, and near total control of mainstream media. (Image: Pring Samrang/Reuters) read more

Penn National Gaming Tropicana Las Vegas Sale Could be Near, Company Mum on Speculation

The 2020 Las Vegas rumor mill is up and running, with speculation swirling that Penn National Gaming, Inc. (NASDAQ:PENN) is nearing a sale of the Tropicana on the Strip.

Rumor has it Penn National is close to selling Tropicana Las Vegas, but the company isn’t commenting. (Image: Eater Vegas) read more

Macau December Gaming Revenue Was Worst Number in Almost Four Years While Annual Figure Declines 3.4 Percent

As expected, it was a rough December for casino operators in Macau. Gross gaming revenue (GGR) on the peninsula tumbled 13.7 percent, the worst monthly decline since March 2016.

Macau casinos suffered their worst month in almost four years in December, as annual revenue slipped 3.4 percent. (Image: Culture Trip) read more

Sugar Bowl Odds: No. 5 Georgia Favored By Four Points Against No. 7 Baylor

The 2019 Sugar Bowl features two teams that had College Football Playoff hopes late in the season, but after falling short, will try and cap off their years with a New Year’s Six win.

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Georgia QB Jake Fromm hopes to take down Baylor in the Sugar Bowl. (Image: Getty) read more

Betfair join the Racing Post app

Racing Post and Betfair have launched a new partnership which sees the online sports betting giant join Racing Post’s free iOS mobile app and mobile website. Now customers can place bets on horseracing and greyhounds with Betfair Sportsbook without leaving the Racing Post app. The Racing Post app delivers daily racecards, fast results, expert tips, …

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Soft2Bet debuts latest sportsbook Rabona

Casino and sportsbook group Soft2Bet has launched Rabona, the most recent addition to its leading multi-brand portfolio. Named after the popular football skill, Rabona is the sixth online sportsbook under the Soft2Bet umbrella. The brand is set to revolutionise the market with a unique in-built gamification tool allowing users to collect cards featuring popular football …

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Spectacle Only Company to Apply for Terre Haute, Indiana Casino License

The deadline to seek the license for Indiana’s next casino struck on Monday, and sources tell Casino.org that only one company ended up applying for it.

Terre Haute will likely be the location of Indiana’s next casino. On Monday, Vigo County officials signed off on an agreement with Spectacle Jack LLC, which is the only company seeking the gaming license for the community located on the Illinois state line. (Image: Indiana Public Media) read more

Oregon Lottery Sports Betting App Scoreboard Posts First Month Handle of $13.1 Million, Lucky Bettor Turns $5 Into $82,000 on 15-Team Parlay

The Oregon Lottery’s sports betting mobile application, known as “Scoreboard,” notched a decent first month handle of $13.1 million, paying $12.1 million of that tally to winning gamblers.

Oregon’s first month with the Scoreboard app was a success, and lucky for a bettor that turned $5 into $82,000. (Image: Statesman Journal) read more

High 5 Games goes live with Videoslots

High 5 Games (H5G), the industry’s leading independent casino games provider, has launched its portfolio of slots with leading online casino Videoslots.com. The deal significantly expands the offering of the industry’s biggest casino, with H5G’s popular range of games including Way Out Wilds, Shadow of the Panther Power Bet, Triple Double Da Vinci Diamonds, as …

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Relax Gaming tests the elements in new slot Wildchemy

Relax Gaming, the innovative content provider and aggregation platform, is mixing up a winning formula as it opens up its latest network release, Wildchemy. The explosive 5×5 slot transports players to a post-medieval era laboratory, featuring Magical Portals, Exploding Scatter Symbols and Free Spins that create a wildly exciting gaming experience brimming with player anticipation. …

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Japan Already Considering Tax Rules For Foreign Winners at Yet to be Built Integrated Resorts

Japanese politicians are evaluating proposals that would implement withholding taxes on international winners at the country’s yet-to-be-constructed integrated resorts, saying that laying out a tax system prior to the venues being built could make life easier for revenue collectors and gaming companies.

Japan’s casinos aren’t yet open, but the country is already mulling tax treatment of foreign winners. (Image: Bloomberg) read more

Atlantic City’s Controversial Effort to Eliminate Elected Mayor’s Post Gets Casino-Connected Donations

Morris Bailey — who owns Atlantic City’s Resorts Casino Hotel — has contributed over $126,000 to a referendum effort that could reorganize the New Jersey seaside community’s city government, according to news reports. Unions are also supporting the cause.

Atlantic City Mayor Marty Small is among those rejecting the effort to replace an elected mayor with a city manager in the New Jersey community. (Image: Edward Lea/The Press of Atlantic City) read more

Soft2Bet obtains Swedish gaming licence, launches two of its leading brands

Casino and sportsbook operator group Soft2Bet has received SGA licence approval to launch and operate brands on the Swedish regulated market. The company has certified its platform and two of its leading brands, Campobet and YoYo casino, with established agency, BMM laboratories. After several successful inspections and audits, both are now fully compliant in the …

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Digitain to launch all new sportsbook Partial Cash-Out feature

Leading sports betting and casino platform provider Digitain has added an innovative new feature to its sportsbook offering: Partial Cash-Out. With Partial Cash-Out, users will have the chance to partially cash-out their bets in-play, allowing partners to attract new customers and retain existing ones by giving players complete control over their unsettled bets. The cutting-edge …

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Japan Home to Most Legal Gaming Machines in the World, as Country Inches Closer to Commercial Casinos

Japan is home to more legal gaming machines than any other country in the world, and its total number of betting positions will only increase with its three forthcoming commercial casino integrated resorts.

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There are more pachinko machines in Japan than slot machines in all of the US – and it’s not even close. (Image: Robert Alexander/Getty) read more

New England Patriots Take Show on Road to Baltimore, Look to Remain Undefeated

The New England Patriots (8-0) have been perfect this year, but face a difficult test tonight in Baltimore against the 5-2 Ravens.

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Tom Brady and the New England Patriots visit the Baltimore Ravens tonight. (Image: Getty) read more

Online Poker Returns to Pennsylvania, PokerStars to Soft-Launch Monday

On Monday, November 4, PokerStars is expected to deal the first legally licensed hand of online poker in Pennsylvania. It’s been more than eight years since the world’s biggest online poker site last accepted bets from players in the Keystone State.

PokerStars Pennsylvania

Excitement for Pennsylvania’s poker fans with the launch of PokerStars on Monday – just don’t expect it to be like the good old days. (Image: PokerStars) read more

UK’s Nat West Bank to Offer In-Branch Counseling for Gambling Addicts

Gambling addicts in the UK could shortly receive counseling from their local bank as part of a new program soon to be trialed at select branches of NatWest, The Guardian reports.

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GamCare says banks like NatWest are uniquely positioned to help customers who may be impacted by problem gambling. (Image: RBS) read more

New York State Studying Equalization of Taxes Between Commercial and Tribal Casinos

The New York State Gaming Commission wants to study the impact of equalizing the contributions that tribal gaming operators and their commercial counterparts pay to the state.

Resorts World Catskills

New York’s four commercial casinos, such as Resorts World Catskills (pictured), have struggled since opening in 2017 and 2018 and are asking for rate equalization with the tribes. (Image: Resorts World Catskills) read more

Canelo Alvarez Heavily Favored to Take Light Heavyweight Title vs. Sergey Kovalev

Canelo Alvarez is expected to pick up a world championship in a fourth weight class on Saturday, when he takes on Sergey Kovalev for the WBO light heavyweight title at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

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Canelo Alvarez (left) is moving up to light heavyweight to take on WBO champion Sergey Kovalev (right) at the MGM Grand on Saturday. (Image: Amanda Westcott/DAZN) read more

Skrill named Best Digital Wallet 2019 by Juniper Research

Skrill, the digital wallet which is powered by leading specialised payments platform Paysafe, has been named platinum winner of the Payment Innovation: Best Digital Wallet category at Juniper Research’s 2019 Future Digital Awards. The awards, which are in their eleventh year, recognise organisations that have made outstanding contributions to their industry and are positioned to …

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High 5 Games and Relax Gaming roll out Way Out Wilds with Unibet

Casino games provider High 5 Games (H5G) has launched its popular game Way Out Wilds with Kindred Group’s flagship brand Unibet, marking the supplier’s first game integration via the Relax Gaming platform. Following a seamless integration, Unibet players across various markets, including Sweden, now have access to one of H5G’s best performing releases of 2019. …

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MGM Resorts Settles With 2017 Mass Shooting Victims for $735M-$800M

MGM Resorts has reached a major settlement with plaintiffs who have pending lawsuits against the casino operator stemming from the October 1, 2017, mass shooting that left 58 victims dead and more than 800 others injured.

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MGM Resorts, predominantly through its insurance coverage, is settling 2017 shooting lawsuits for as much as $800 million. (Image: AP) read more

Chicago Alderman Beale Claims to Have South Side Casino Location, Interest From Two Gaming Companies

Alderman Anthony Beale, who represents Chicago’s ninth ward, says he has a location on the South Side that would be ideal for a casino and is urging Mayor Lori Lightfoot (D) to alter the process the city is using to make a gaming project a reality.

Alderman Anthony Beale has a Chicago casino plan, but there’s already opposition to it. (Image: Chicago Sun-Times) read more

Pragmatic Play releases Tree of Riches

The 1×3, easy-to-understand slot has a Far-Eastern theme, with bags of money acting as symbols. The riches-filled tree allows for big wins, as players can multiply their winnings by up to 10x, thanks to the “Respin” feature. The tree of riches symbol takes the place of a Wild, and if two or more of these …

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NetEnt takes Victorious to the MAX

NetEnt has relaunched VictoriousTM as Victorious MAXTM, breathing new life into a classic casino title that was one of the company’s initial mobile-first games. For more than seven years, Roman empire-themed Victorious has been a strong performer and the addition of the MAX volatility setting gives players a second option of play, increasing the potential …

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NSFW: Fantasy Sports Sites Blocked at US Workplaces Including Fortune 100 Company

Fantasy sports remains popular in the US despite the expansion of legal sports betting. But workers trying to access their weekly lineups while on the job are encountering internet barriers while using employer-supplied computers and devices.

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Can you access your fantasy sports league at work? One career placement expert says such gaming contests could be good for office morale. (Image: Ladders) read more

NSFW: Fantasy Sports Sites Blocked at US Workplaces Including Fortune 100 Company

Fantasy sports remains popular in the US despite the expansion of legal sports betting. But workers trying to access their weekly lineups while on the job are encountering internet barriers while using employer-supplied computers and devices.

daily fantasy sports league office pool

Can you access your fantasy sports league at work? One career placement expert says such gaming contests could be good for office morale. (Image: Ladders) read more