Carl Icahn Afforded Three Caesars Entertainment Board Seats, Billionaire Urges Company Sale

Carl Icahn has been given three seats on the board of Caesars Entertainment after the billionaire corporate raider acquired a nearly 10 percent stake in the financially distressed casino operator.

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Carl Icahn remains active at the age of 83 in trying to grow his nearly $19 billion fortune. (Image: Andrew Harrer/Getty) read more

William Hill Posts $950M Loss in 2018 Thanks to New Regulations on FOBTs

William Hill might be making huge strides in the US market, but that wasn’t enough to make the British bookmaker profitable last year.

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William Hill posted a loss of more than $950 million in 2018 due to the lower value of its retail stores in the face of FOBT betting limit cuts. (Image: Racing Post) read more

Road to Kentucky Derby: Hidden Scroll Gets His First Test in Deeply Competitive Fountain of Youth

Last year, Justify bucked more than a century of horse racing tradition to go from an unraced 2-year-old to a Kentucky Derby winner. Could we see a repeat in 2019?

Hidden Scroll, seen here winning in his debut race in January, is the 9-5 morning-line favorite in Saturday’s Fountain of Youth Stakes at Gulfstream Park. The colt broke his maiden winning by 14 lengths on a sloppy track. (Image: Coglianese Photos/Adam Mooshian) read more

Kentucky vs. Tennessee Rivalry Highlights Weekend College Basketball Action

This weekend marks the next-to-last regular season weekend for most major college basketball conferences, but there’s only one game that features two teams ranked in the Associated Press’ Top 25 poll.

Kentucky forward Reid Travis splits a pair of Tennessee defenders in last month’s win in Lexington. The Wildcats, however, are likely to be without the graduate transfer, who sprained his right knee in a game against Missouri on Feb. 19 and has been out ever since. (Image: UK Athletics) read more

Churchill Downs partners Spin Games

Churchill Downs Interactive Gaming (CDIG) has partnered Spin Games in a multi-year content supply agreement for the deployment of the North American suppliers suite of casino gaming content…

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Espresso Games live with 1xBet

1xBet has penned a content supply deal with Talenta Game Studios brand Espresso Games for the deployment of the developer’s patented slot engine content across its online platform. COO of…

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Super Bowl Sunday: New England Patriots Remain Las Vegas Favorites Over Los Angeles Rams

Super Bowl 53 kicks off in a matter of hours, and bettors in Las Vegas remain committed that the New England Patriots are better than the underdog Los Angeles Rams.

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Quarterbacks Tom Brady and Jared Goff headline Super Bowl 53. (Image: Getty) read more

Gamble-Free Utah Prepares to Ban “Fringe Gaming” Sweepstakes Machines

Utah is tied with Hawaii as America’s most gamble-dry state and it’s about to get even less “gambly.”

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Utah State Senator Todd Weiler believes that the state’s gambling laws need to be “beefed up,” although they’re already pretty beefy, if you ask us. (Image: Kristin Murphy/Deseret News) read more

Hot Hand from Rival

‘Hot Hand’ is Rival’s newest release, a 3-reel slot, starring she-devil Burnadette. Fiery versions of classic symbols include blazing bells, combustible cherries, glowing gems, sizzling 7’s, and…

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Optima Group spin off, Warbler Games

Optima Group will be unveiling its new product, a casual Games experience under the moniker of Loyalty Games which have been developed by OPTIMA spin-off Warbler Gaming. Seville-based Warbler…

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Oregon Sports Betting in Play as Officials Hope to Launch Ahead of 2019 NFL Season

Oregon residents may not be able to legally place any bets on the Super Bowl this Sunday, but all that should change by next year. In fact, regulators there are hoping to have a new sports betting platform in place by the time the 2019 NFL season kicks off.

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The NFL is the king of sports betting, and The Oregon Lottery wants in. (Image: Getty Images) read more

Philippines State-Owned Casinos Win $1.3B in 2018, Profits Soar on Solaire Land Sale

Philippines state-owned casinos won $1.3 billion last year, a more than 18 percent increase on 2017.

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Philippines casinos delivered hundreds of millions of dollars in tax revenue to President Rodrigo Duterte’s federal government last year. (Image: Reuters) read more

Red Tiger Gaming releases Thor’s Lighting title

Red Tiger Gaming has launched ‘Thor’s Lightning’ with Betsson on an exclusive basis until February 14 following which it will be rolled out across other partner operators. Thor’s Lightning is…

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Spelinspektionen licenses another online operator

Sweden’s gambling authority Spelinspektionen has awarded another three licenses for the re-regulated market. FT Diva Casino HB received a license for land-based commercial casino games and Bell…

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JPMorgan Forecasts Macau Gross Gaming Revenue Slowdown in 2019

Gaming analysts at JPMorgan say the days of double-digit gross gambling revenue growth (GGR) for the enclave’s six licensed casino operators are over, at least temporarily. And when it comes to full-year forecasts, the experts have proven to be quite accurate.

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The glitzy five-star Macau casinos are better catering to the mass market, but JPMorgan still predicts a gaming revenue cooling in 2019. (Image: Anthony Kwan/Bloomberg) read more

MGM Resorts to Layoff Three Percent of Workforce to Reduce Costs, Increase Earnings

MGM Resorts revealed this week in its “2020 Plan” that it will trim its total workforce by roughly three percent over the next 12 months, which means around 2,100 current staffers will likely be out of a job at this time next year.

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MGM Resorts CEO Jim Murren says the company will have fewer employees in 2019. (Image: MGM Resorts) read more

Scandal Over YouTube’s Biggest Stars Promoting Scam Gambling Site

Top internet personalities Jake Paul and Bryan “Ricegum” Le have been blasted this week for pushing a sketchy Polish gambling website written in broken and English and making outrageous claims about the prizes on offer.

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924 Bel Air Road is the most expensive house ever to go on the market in America and it could be yours if you play at Mystery Brand — except it really couldn’t, so don’t … please don’t. (Image: YouTube) read more

Empire City Casino Sale to MGM Resorts Postponed by New York Gaming Commission

Ownership of the Empire City Casino in Yonkers, New York, was expected to formally change hands to MGM Resorts today. But late last night, state gaming regulators abruptly canceled a planned meeting to approve the transaction with little explanation.

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MGM Resorts executive Uri Clinton is set to become the president of Empire City Casino, but the company is still waiting for regulatory approval from New York officials. (Image: Empire City Casino/Ned Gerard/CT Post/ read more

NetEnt launch luxury-themed slot

NetEnt has launched ‘Turn Your Fortune’, a five-reel, 40-bet line slot themed inspired by the grandeur of French Art Nouveau. Players collect French-styled golden symbols from…

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Blueprint Gaming launch Mars Attacks!

Gauselmann’s Blueprint Gaming, in partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products has launched Mars Attacks!™ based on the 1996 classic sci-fi film of the same name. Mars Attacks!™ features…

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Arkansas Casino Conflict Has Pope County Officials Going Against Voters’ Wishes on $250M Project

An outgoing judge in Pope County, Arkansas may have signed off on plans to build a new $250 million casino, but the man who is taking his seat calls the approval “appalling.”

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Plans for a new casino in Pope County have already been drawn up. (Image: Fox 16) read more

New York State’s Oneida Nation Forms Sports Betting Partnership with Caesars Entertainment

Caesars has struck a deal with the Oneida Nation to bring sports betting to the tribe’s three Upstate New York casinos later this year. That’s provided the deal is approved by National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) and New York signs off some form of wagering regulations in 2019.

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The Oneida Nation hopes its Turning Stone Resort Casino will soon host “The Lounge with Caesars Sports” sports book, provided state regulators and the legislature play ball. (Image: Turning Stone Resort Casino) read more

New Orleans Saints Super Bowl Favorites Entering NFL Playoffs

The New Orleans Saints (13-3) finished the regular season tied for the best record in football, and enter the NFL Playoffs as the odds-on favorites to win Super Bowl 53 when it’s played on February 3 in Atlanta, Georgia.

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New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees became the NFL’s all-time passing yards leader on Sunday. (Image: Scott Threlkeld/The Advocate) read more

Play’n Go teases upcoming release of Raging Rex

‘Raging Rex’ is Play’n Go’s upcoming release set in the Cretaceous Period when dinosaurs ruled the earth. Dinosaurs roam the reels to help players build…

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Danish Gambling Authority release annual report on illegal gambling

In its 2018 Annual Illegal Gambling Report published this week, the Danish Gambling Authority (DGA) Spillemyndigheden claimed success in the fight against illegal gambling offers through websites but acknowledged…

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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/ 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

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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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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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