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

DC Lottery Sports Betting Injunction to be Resolved Quickly, Judge Says

A judge in the District of Columbia has extended an injunction against the DC Lottery from executing its contract with Intralot until Oct. 28 and set the date for a hearing to decide on whether maintain the moratorium.

The DC Lottery’s sports betting contract will remain on hold, at least for now, according to a DC Superior Court judge. The next hearing on the case will be held on Oct. 18. (Image: Foursquare) read more

Early Macau Golden Week Visitor Arrivals Far Short of Government Expectations

Golden Week in Macau is off to a slow start in terms of visitor arrivals.

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Macau Golden Week guests shouldn’t have any trouble finding a seat at their favorite table game. (Image: Reuters) read more

Maverick Continues Shopping Spree, Scoops up Three Colorado Casinos in Deal With CC Gaming

Maverick Gaming LLC, a closely held regional company, is continuing its recent slew of purchases by acquiring CC Gaming LLC, Colorado’s largest operator of smaller, local casinos.

Maverick Gaming is making a Colorado splash, buying three casinos there, including the Grand Z. (Image: YouTube) read more

Microgaming explores the seven seas with Boom Pirates

Microgaming is setting sail for adventure in Boom Pirates, the latest online slot created by Foxium exclusively for Microgaming. Amid stunning artwork and animations, Captain Mary hoists the Jolly Roger with her band of pirates in this dynamic slot packed with a shipload of treasures, which include the all-new Wonderways™ and Foxify™ features. Pillage the …

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The fastest Blackjack on the market: Pragmatic Play’s Live Blackjack innovates the live dealer market

Multi-product provider to the iGaming industry Pragmatic Play has constantly improved and expanded its Live Casino offering ever since its acclaimed launch this year. With new features and a wide range of tables with different limits available to players, Pragmatic Play has taken the next step to modelling its Live Blackjack offering into the fastest …

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NoLimitCity releases Pixies vs Pirates

The Malta based software provider known for their popular and vibrate video slot games announce a first of its kind game that introduces two mechanics combined into one great experience thanks to their latest release, Pixies vs Pirates. The game has been launched globally across all worldwide partners following a successful timed-release on an industry …

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BF Games launches portfolio with BetConstruct

BF Games has launched its collection of slots and bingo games within BetConstruct’s platform. Popular titles including Bonnie & Clyde, Aztec Adventure, and newly released Book of Gods and Ramses Rising, are now available through BetConstruct’s Casino Suite following a successful integration. The strategic partnership will serve as a boost to BF Games as the …

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Iforium makes LatAm market debut with Codere Partnership

Iforium, the leading casino aggregation platform provider, is entering the rapidly regulating Latam region for the first time following a significant Gameflex platform integration agreement with the leading operator Codere. The multi-year deal will see Codere access Iforium’s market leading Gameflex aggregation platform via a single API integration, with phase one allowing the brand’s players …

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BetSoft Gaming Signs Multi-Year Content Partnership with Historic Belgian Casino Golden Palace

Taking another confident stride into a key European jurisdiction, Betsoft Gaming has signed a strategic content agreement with Belgium’s biggest casino, Golden Palace. Predicted to span multiple years, the partnership is all-encompassing – covering every current Betsoft game regulated by the Belgian Gaming Commission, and providing for the integration of new, innovative content over time. …

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Grand Villa Casino Edmonton ‘Temporarily’ Open Only Four Days a Week

Grand Villa Casino Edmonton is cutting back its gaming floor hours to four days a week due to a “weak economy” and inadequate transportation infrastructure in the Canadian city, according to a company statement.

Grand Villa Casino Edmonton is cutting back on hours and laying off employees. (Image: Ian Kucerak/Postmedia) read more

Cambodia Kowtows to Beijing Pressure: Online Gambling Gone by End of Year, Says Regime

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has said his country will end all online gambling by the end of this year, bowing to pressure from the Chinese government.

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The thoroughly undemocratic Hun Sen is a former Khmer Rouge commander who rules Cambodia with an iron fist, but he is dependent on Chinese investment and unwilling to strain Beijing’s patience on online gambling. (Image: Pring Samrang/Reuters) read more

Notre Dame-Louisville Closes Out Opening Week of College Football Monday with Irish Favored by 18

We’re still a week away from the start of the National Football League’s 2019 season, so that means college football gets a primetime audience on Labor Day. The only game takes place in Louisville as the host Cardinals play Notre Dame.

Notre Dame, led by quarterback Ian Book (shown passing), seeks a second straight trip to the College Football Playoff this season. The Fighting Irish open their 2019 campaign at Louisville Monday night. (Image: UND.com) read more

DC Lottery Approves Sports Betting Regulations, Will Begin Taking License Applications in Coming Weeks

Sports fans in Washington, DC are one step closer to being able to wager legally on games after the District of Columbia Lottery announced Friday it had formally approved sports betting regulations.

Capital One Arena, shown above, will be one of four sports venues in the District of Columbia that will be allowed to offer sports betting. The DC Lottery approved sports betting regulations on Friday. (Image: Washington.org) read more

Royal Panda to take on Relax Gaming’s slot portfolio

Content provider and aggregation platform Relax Gaming has signed a deal to supply its proprietary and partner slot games to Royal Panda. By joining Relax Gaming’s growing network of operator partners, the online casino will gain seamless access to a vast range of exciting and dynamic content from the supplier’s inhouse and partnered portfolio. In …

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Videoslots awarded Danish licence

Online casino Videoslots.com has received a boost after being awarded a licence by the Danish Gambling Authority. Already fully regulated to operate in markets including the United Kingdom, Sweden and Malta, Videoslots has now been given the green light to offer its casino to players in Denmark. Videoslots has more than 3,500 games at its …

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Lawsuit Filed Against MGM Springfield as Confusion Over Blackjack Odds Reigns in Massachusetts

In Massachusetts, a second class-action lawsuit has emerged over casino blackjack odds, this time directed at the MGM Springfield.

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The MGM Springfield — like the Encore Boston Harbor — has become the subject of a class action lawsuit. Confusion over legal blackjack odds appears to have emanated from the MGC’s website. (Image: Hartford Courant) read more

Lawsuit Filed Against MGM Springfield as Confusion Over Blackjack Odds Reigns in Massachusetts

In Massachusetts, a second class-action lawsuit has emerged over casino blackjack odds, this time directed at the MGM Springfield.

Massachusetts blackjack

The MGM Springfield — like the Encore Boston Harbor — has become the subject of a class action lawsuit. Confusion over legal blackjack odds appears to have emanated from the MGC’s website. (Image: Hartford Courant) read more

Penn National Gaming Stock Lands Analyst Upgrade, Major Upward Price Target Revision

Penn National Gaming, Inc. (NASDAQ:PENN) scored an upgrade from a widely followed casino industry analyst on Friday.

Penn National’s M Resort in Las Vegas. An analyst upgraded the stock today. (Image: Booking.com) read more

NFL Preseason Starts Thursday Night as Atlanta Faces Denver in the Hall of Fame Game

The National Football League kicks off preseason action Thursday night as the Denver Broncos face the Atlanta Falcons in the Hall of Fame Game in Canton, Ohio.

Joe Flacco (center) looks to revive his career as the Denver Broncos starting quarterback this season. (Image: David Zalubowski/Washington Post) read more

Macau Gaming Stocks Tripped Thursday by Trump Trade Tweets

Shares of gaming companies with Macau exposure slid late Thursday after President Trump said the US is planning to levy a 10 percent tariff on $300 billion worth of Chinese products after trade talks between the world’s two largest economies stalled.

President Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing in 2017. Trump on Thursday announced more trade tariffs against China. (Image: Time) read more

GVC Holdings donates football sponsorship to GambleAware in effort to promote safer gambling

GVC Holdings, one of the world’s largest sports betting and gaming groups, today announced that they will be removing many of their sponsorship assets for the upcoming football season, donating them instead to GambleAware’s ‘Bet Regret’ campaign. The Scottish Professional Football League kicks off this weekend, but where the Ladbrokes logo would have previously sat …

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DFL and Sportradar Integrity Services Announce extended partnership

The DFL Deutsche Fußball Liga has extended its engagement with Sportradar Integrity Services to protect against match fixing in connection with sports betting. This cooperation ensures the integrity of all of the DFL’s competitive matches for the next two years. The partnership, which was initially established in 2005, covers all Bundesliga and Bundesliga 2 matches, …

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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