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.

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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

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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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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Landing International Stock Crash May Explain Mystery of Missing Chairman Yang Zhihui

Hong Kong-based casino developer Landing International is at a loss to explain the sudden stock crash that wiped 30 percent off its market capitalization on Tuesday.

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Missing: Landing chairman Dr. Yang Zhihui. But unusual movements in Landing’s stock immediately after a report by the Hong Kong Government Gazette may throw some light on the Yang’s disappearance. (Image: Brand Magazine Philippines) read more

Golden Knights Bettors Think Las Vegas Sportsbooks Underestimating Home Team

Vegas Golden Knights fans and bettors are printing ticket slips on futures and propositions at startling rates, and the flurry, or should we say Fleury, of activity is prompting sportsbooks to readjust their lines.

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The Vegas Golden Knights shocked the sports world when the first-year team reached the Stanley Cup Finals. (Image: Kirby Lee/USA TODAY Sports) read more

Vancouver Raid on Suspect Illegal Gambling House Turns Up Two Local Casino Workers

Two British Columbia (BC) gaming workers were arrested after the province’s anti-gang unit raided a suspected illegal gaming house in the Vancouver area.

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Tens of thousands worth of chips were discovered at an illegal gaming house in Vancouver. (Image credit: The Straits Times) read more

William Hill Continues US Expansion, Acquires New Sports Betting Operations in Nevada, Montana, Maryland

William Hill, the largest bookmaker in the United States, continues to expand its portfolio by reaching new partnerships. Its latest comes by way of Golden Entertainment, and the casino company’s decision to further hand over sports betting operations for its properties in Nevada, Maryland, and Montana.

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William Hill US CEO Joe Asher continues to make deals that expand the sportsbook company’s portfolio. (Image: Erik Verduzco/Las Vegas Review-Journal/Seth Wenig/AP/Casino.org) read more

Caesars Creates Emergency-Response ‘Civilian SWAT’ Teams for Las Vegas Properties

Caesars Entertainment has deployed its own armed emergency response teams to counter the threat of mass shootings and terrorism, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

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Caesars’ armed response unit is made up of former military and SWAT officers and hopes to neutralize threats to the company’s Las Vegas casinos before real law enforcement arrives. (Image: Wikipedia) read more

NetEnt clinches ATG content contract

Online gambling software and games developer NetEnt announced Wednesday that it has entered into an agreement to supply its online casino games to Sweden’s main…

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New CFO for Scientific Digital

Scientific Games Corporation has announced the appointment of Alexander Ambrose as chief financial officer of subsidiary SG Digital. As CFO of the company’s newest division,…

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MGM Resorts Says Connecticut Should Hold Competitive Bidding Process After Judge Deals Blow to Tribal Plan

MGM Resorts says its offer to build a $675 million commercial casino resort in Bridgeport, Connecticut, still stands after a federal judge’s decision has thrown a planned tribal satellite gaming facility in East Windsor into jeopardy.

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MGM Resorts CEO Jim Murren (right) was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, and his casino company says it remains committed to turning around the city’s fortunes through gambling and hospitality. (Image: Ned Gerard / Hearst Connecticut Media) read more

Federal Trade Commission Signs Off Penn National $2.8 Billion Pinnacle Takeover on Condition of Casino Divestiture to Boyd

The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) this week rubberstamped Penn National Gaming’s (PNG) proposed $2.8 billion acquisition of Pinnacle Entertainment, a transaction that will cement PNG’s status as America’s biggest regional gaming operator.

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The FTC’s approval is contingent on the divestiture of four properties to Boyd Gaming, including the Ameristar Kansas City, Missouri (pictured). There had been fears the commission would demand further sales of Pinnacle properties. (Image: Pinnacle Entertainment) read more

High 5 Games launches Triple Topaz

Land and online gambling games developer High 5 Games has launched an HTML5 version of its popular land slot Triple Topaz, making the game accessible…

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Spinomenal games for Inbet platform

Spinomenal, a Malta-based games aggregator, has agreed to supply a hundred games from a variety of developers to white label platform provider Inbet Games. The…

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Has Eldorado Resorts given newly acquired tropicana’s online gambling staff the chop?

The publication Online Poker Report has quoted unnamed sources ‘close to the situation but not employees’ who claim that Eldorado Resorts has fired the in-house…

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Australian wagering levels fall

Australia’s traditionally betting-mad public appears to have slowed down, judging by figures from the Queensland Government Statistician’s Office, which show that total gambling expenditure fell…

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Atlantic City Tourism Growing, Gaming Expert Says Region Stable

After years of economic struggle, Atlantic City is “stable.” That’s according to Stockton University Hospitality and Tourism Management Studies professor Dr. Brian Tyrrell, who believes key tourism indicators suggest the region is capable of supporting nine casinos and is positioned for growth.

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The opening of Ocean Resort and Hard Rock are two reasons why the Atlantic City tourism outlook is trending positive. (Image: Seth Wenig/Wayne Parry/AP) read more

FanDuel Launches ‘Pick 6’ NFL Sports Betting Game Via Alexa Devices

FanDuel recently made the leap from online DFS site to land-based sports betting operator — and now, to Amazon Echo and other Alexa devices.

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FanDuel Pick 6 is a new Alexa skill that lets you pit your sports betting wits against a talking, Wi-Fi-enabled cylinder in your living room. The world is changing, people. (Image: FanDuel) read more

$4 million jackpot hit at Pokerstars Casino

A $4 million jackpot, the largest ever at PokerStars Casino, has been won by a man from Lower Saxony, Germany on the slot game Mega…

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Lottoland applies for national German licensing

If traditional and established German state lottery providers would drop their opposition to its entry into the German market, Lottoland would be prepared to restrict…

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Activist Investor Jason Ader Plans to Shake Up Playtech

Activist investor Jason Ader has his sights set on online gambling software giant Playtech. The former Las Vegas Sands (LVS) director has a reputation for investing big in gaming companies before unleashing a wrecking ball into their boardrooms.

Jason Ader

In Playtech, activist investor Jason Ader smells an undervalued company that needs a shot in the arm. The man who helped build LVS into the biggest gaming company in the world can make stock jump just by thinking about it, but expect sparks to fly. (Image: WSJ) read more

Vegas Golden Knights Won’t Be Sneaking Up On Sportsbooks This Year, Opening With 12-to-1 Cup Odds

This time last year, a $20 bet on the Vegas Golden Knights to win the Stanley Cup was slated to win $10,000. Ultimately, the expansion franchise fell three wins short of hoisting hockey’s ultimate trophy, but they gave Las Vegas sportsbooks a good sweat in the process.

That $20 bet on the Vegas Golden Knights to win the Stanley Cup that last season would have yielded $10,000 will only payout $240 in their return to the NHL in October. (Photo: Las Vegas Review-Journal) read more

Court Rules Florida Pre-Reveal Games are Illegal Slots as Gator Coin Loses Federal Appeal

Pre-reveal machines are illegal in Florida, a federal appeals court ruled on Friday, thus effectively ending the longstanding debate between Sunshine State regulators and the games’ respective manufacturer and distributor: Blue Sky Games and Gator Coin.

Pre-reveal machines

Pre-reveal machines are slots, pure and simple, because they use random number generators and have a preset win/loss ratio which a player is powerless to influence, a panel of appellate judges has ruled. (Image: Marcus Yam/LA Times) read more

FanDuel and William Hill Sports Betting Apps Go Live in New Jersey as the Field Starts to Get Crowded

The New Jersey mobile sport betting market swelled over the weekend, as two new entrants, FanDuel and William Hill, launched their wagering apps. There are now five players in the mobile market since DraftKings earned first-mover kudos just under a month ago.

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Both William Hill and FanDuel’s New Jersey sports betting apps are expected to be offering full-scale operations when the Eagles face the Falcons for the start of the NFL season on Thursday night. (Image: NFL read more