Las Vegas Metro Police Fired Officer Who Froze During October 1 Mandalay Bay Massacre

A Las Vegas Metro Police Officer who admitted to being “terrified with fear” and “freezing up” in a corridor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino as a gunman sprayed hundreds of rounds of ammunition on concertgoers from the floor above has been fired, the Las Vegas Review-Journal has learned.

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Footage from Hendrix’s bodycam shows the former Metro Police officer holding position on the floor below Stephen Paddock’s suite as shots ring out above his head. (Image: LVMPD) read more

Georgia Authorities Continue to Monitor Amusement Machines ‘Across the State’ Illegally Paying Out Cash

Coin-operated amusement machines (COAMs) found in many convenience stores and gas stations in the Peach State are getting scrutinized by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) for illegally paying out cash to winners.

Cindy Ledford, lead investigator of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Commercial Gambling Unit, said that some machines in the state’s convenience stores are illegally paying out in cash. (Image: WALB.com) read more

New partnership between operator Wildz and Nolimit

A new partnership has been struck between ambitious new operator Wildz by Rootz and slot aficionados Nolimit City. This announcement comes directly on the back of Wildz’s release, the first on the coveted Rootz platform which has been causing such a stir among the iGaming community of late. At face value Wildz are a ‘break …

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Digitain remains an emerging force at iGB Live! 

Platform provider Digitain is all packed and set to be on site at this month’s forthcoming iGB Live!, which runs from 16th-19th July in Amsterdam. Fresh from recent wins for excellence at the RGW and EGR Awards 2019, the supplier will be showcasing its state-of the-art sportsbook and casino platform at Stand #N30. Digitain’s sales …

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Helio Gaming hits landmark wager total

Helio Gaming, a supplier of innovative lottery solutions, is celebrating selling over 500,000 lottery tickets since launching in 2018. The Malta-based provider, which will be toasting its achievement at next month’s iGB Live event, has produced almost 25,000 winners among over 50,000 unique customers across its diverse range of high-frequency, customisable lottery games. Helio’s portfolio …

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SKS365 Group’s Planetwin365 adds Evolution Live Casino for the Italian market

Live Casino solutions provider Evolution Gaming announced today that Planetwin365, a brand of SKS365 Group, has added the full range of Evolution online live games to its online games offering for the Italian market. Planetwin365, the group’s flagship brand, is one of the fastest growing sports betting portals in Italy and a leader in the …

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Volt Casino goes live with Nektan’s E-Lite B2B platform

Gaming technology platform and services provider Nektan plc has launched its E-Lite aggregation platform and library of third-party games with Volt Casino. Nektan’s direct integration into Volt Casino enables the operator to easily launch hundreds of games from leading providers including Nektan, Pragmatic Play, Leander, Realistic Games and Red Tiger. E-Lite also provides Volt Casino …

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Busted Bakersfield Casino Also Had Stolen Firearms, 3,000 Rounds of Ammunition

Sheriffs deputies in Kern County, California raided an unlicensed casino in South Bakersfield Saturday and found much more than just illegal gaming machines.

The fish table game that is found in many illegal gambling locations, including several in Bakersfield, California. (Image: Charlotte Observer) read more

Underdogs Reign at Wimbledon Day One, as Venus Williams Crashes Out to 15-Year-Old Cori Gauff

Day one of Wimbledon 2019 saw a string of upsets and shock results that not even the best returners in game would have seen coming. Venus Williams certainly didn’t.

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15-year-old Cori Gauff stuns Wimbledon by knocking out her idol Venus Williams on the first day of the tournament. Romantically-minded bettors are likely now backing her for the title at 40/1. (Image: Getty) read more

Racing Ends at Suffolk Downs, Historic Track Closes Week After Encore Boston Harbor Launch

Suffolk Downs has run its last race. The historic East Boston racetrack’s closure on Sunday after 84 years puts an end to thoroughbred racing not only in Massachusetts but also the whole of New England.

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Many who earned their living in the Massachusetts horse racing industry still feel bitterness towards the MGC over the awarding of the Boston gaming license to Wynn Resorts. Suffolk Downs has been on life support ever since. (Image: Chris Christo/Boston Herald) read more

Analyst Trims Wynn Earnings Estimates, Price Target, But Remains Optimistic

David Katz of Jefferies, one of the most widely followed gaming and leisure analysts on Wall Street, pared earnings estimates and his price target on shares of Wynn Resorts, Ltd. (NASDAQ:WYNN), but remains bullish on the stock.

Wynn Macau. Analysts are hoping the company can add to its non-China revenue. (Image: Booking.com) read more

Rick Springfield Cancels Hard Rock Casino Gig in Dominican Republic Over Safety Fears

Veteran Aussie rocker Rick Springfield has canceled a forthcoming concert at the Hard Rock Casino in Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic as public anxiety grows over reports of mysterious deaths in the country.

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Rick Springfield will not be rocking Punta Cana in November after recent mysterious deaths in the Dominican Republic has given him cold feet. (Image: Ken Settle) read more

President Donald Trump Reelection Fundraising Tops $105M in Q2, Las Vegas Casino Billionaires Helping

Just how popular is President Donald Trump among conservatives? The committees backing the 45th commander-in-chief’s 2020 campaign raised $105 million in the second quarter of 2019, which outpaces former President Barack Obama during the same period during No. 44’s reelection effort.

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President Donald Trump is having no trouble finding large donations for his 2020 push. (Image: Nicholas Kamma/Getty) read more

BetBlocker launches gambling app restrictions for Android

The team at BetBlocker announced the launch of the latest new feature to help their users control damaging gambling impulses – the addition of the restriction of gambling related apps on Android devices. Manager of BetBlocker, Duncan Garvie, had this to say about the new feature: “With more and more people accessing gambling via their …

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Playson expands global reach with Pragmatic Solutions partnership

Casino software developer Playson has agreed a partnership with Pragmatic Solutions to distribute its games through the company’s open iGaming platform. Under the agreement, the slot supplier will deliver its portfolio of more than 60 games including popular titles such as Legend of Cleopatra, Wild Burning Wins and Book of Gold. The deal gives Playson …

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Scientific Games Renews Contract For Exclusive Use Of Iconic Fremantle TV Game Show Brands In Lottery Games

Scientific Games announced that it has renewed a contract with Fremantle for the exclusive rights to use three iconic TV game show brands in lottery…

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William Hill Held Failed Talks with Caesars Over $7.6 Billion Merger

William Hill and Caesars Entertainment were involved in serious merger discussions in the immediate wake of the US Supreme Court’s rejection of the federal ban on state-sanctioned sports betting, according to new reports.

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Could the sudden revelation that merger talks between William Hill and Caesars Entertainment broke down last year be a strategic nudge to Eldorado Resorts and other Caesars suitors? (Image: William Hill) read more

Indiana Gaming Official Calls September Sports Betting Rollout a ‘Tall Order’; Mobile Apps May Wait

Sports betting is still coming to Indiana, but the officials who will be in charge of regulating it are pushing back a bit on when the state may actually start taking bets.

Sara Gonso Tait, executive director of the Indiana Gaming Commission, talks with IGC board members during Thursday’s meeting in Indianapolis. Tait outlined why a September launch for sports betting may be a “tall order.” (Image: Brandon Smith/Indiana Public Media) read more

Senior management appointment at Nektan

Gaming technology platform and services provider Nektan has announced the appointment of Simon Hay as Chief Financial Officer with effect from 17 June 2019. With…

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Teams across GB compete to take on ex-England international footballers in the inaugural #BetRegret Cup as part of the nation’s largest safer gambling campaign

GambleAware, the charity tasked with reducing gambling harms in Great Britain, today launched the #BetRegret Cup, offering the chance for five-a-side football players from across…

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Sportsbet.io signs World Cup winner Denilson as brand ambassador

Sportsbet.io, the leading operator that prides itself on offering the ultimate fun, fast and fair betting experience, has unveiled former Brazilian footballing maestro and 2002…

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Resumed Courtroom Battle Over Stalled Martha’s Vineyard Casino Focuses on Legal Technicality

A proposed gambling hall on Martha’s Vineyard has once again wound up in Boston federal court with the town of Aquinnah demanding the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head gets a local building permit before construction takes place.

Scenic Martha’s Vineyard is the subject of a resumed courtroom battle over a stalled tribal casino. (Image: Seastreak Ferries) read more

As Potential Suitors Circle, Caesars Stock Remains Hedge Fund Favorite

With Caesars Entertainment being discussed as an acquisition target, hedge funds remain fans of the stock.

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Caesars stock continues to be bought by several well-known hedge funds. (Image: Fortune) read more

Immerse yourself between the sakuras and get Lucky Lucky

Slots and table games provider Habanero is challenging players to immerse themselves between the sakuras and get Lucky Lucky with its latest release. Set on…

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Playtech launches 50s-themed Bowling Frenzy slot in a cross-studio collaboration

Playtech today announces that it has launched a cross-studio collaboration, Bowling Frenzy – a new 1950s Americana-style slot game. In this collaboration, Playtech’s Vikings and…

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Habanero’s Magic Oak released

Slots and table games provider Habanero is inviting players to add a touch of sparkle to their lives with the release of Magic Oak. Its…

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Churchill Downs Unveils New Pick 6 Tied to Kentucky Oaks, Derby Cards

As the Kentucky Derby approaches, Churchill Downs has introduced a new wager that ties the track’s six biggest races of the upcoming weekend.

This weekend bettors will have a chance to bet on Game Winner (above) and other Kentucky Derby horses as part of a special Pick 6 involving Grade I stakes races at Churchill Downs. (Image: Horsephotos) read more

Zynga Stock Hits Seven-Year High on Record Q1 Revenues: Turnaround Complete, Says Social Giant

Shares in social games giant Zynga soared to their highest levels since May 2012 on Thursday, despite the San Francisco-based company booking a worse-than-expected loss.

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The surge in market confidence in Zynga was buoyed by better-than-expected performance by the company’s new acquisitions, which suggests the social gaming giant is onto a good thing after the ups and downs of the last six years. (Image: Zynga) read more

Playtech Live Casino boosts Grand National excitement with exclusive crossover events

Playtech’s Live Casino division brought both extra excitement and added cross-sell opportunities to this year’s Grand National, with dedicated events for key customers including Ladbrokes…

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Maine Lawmakers Debate Authorizing Native American Gaming with Casino Owned by Four Tribes

Lawmakers in Maine are debating legislation that would pave the way for the state’s first ever tribal casino and third gaming venue in all.

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State Rep. Benjamin Collings believes Native Americans have been discriminated against in Maine in regard to gaming and its time to redress that balance. His bill would allow the state’s four federally recognized tribes to operate a casino as a joint enterprise. (Image: Maine Legislature) read more