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.


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.

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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.

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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.

New Jersey sports betting

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

New Sports Betting States’ Oddmakers Tackle Regional Biases in Setting Lines

Oddsmakers in sports betting states where the activity only recently became legalized are wrestling with how to best dictate lines when regional biases might put the casinos at great financial risk that’s not typically seen in Las Vegas.

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Oddsmakers are waiting to see just how much regional sports betting bias will come in on teams that play nearby. (Image: Anne-Marie Caruso/North Jersey/ read more

Atlantic City Casinos Begin Laying Off Temporary Summer Employees with Labor Day Weekend

It was just last month that Atlantic City’s nine casinos collectively employed more than 30,000 workers for the first time in over four years. But with Labor Day unofficially ending the summer, resorts are beginning to lay off their seasonal workers and will push total employment below the 30K mark.

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With summer winding down and the beaches beginning to clear, Atlantic City casinos will start the process of laying off seasonal help. (Image: Atlantic City Airshow) read more

Kenyan lawmakers vote to maintain high gambling tax.

The long-running row over the punitive tax rates operators are expected to pay in Kenya continued this week when parliament rejected a proposal from the…

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Macau Casino Win Jumps 17 Percent in August, Outpaces Analyst Forecasts

Macau casinos won 26.6 billion patacas ($3.3 billion) last month, a 17.1 percent year-over-year premium and a mark that eclipsed the general consensus of financial analysts.

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Macau casinos saw plenty of tourists in August, pushing GGR past industry predictions. (Image: Bloomberg) read more

GVC Holdings Denies £700 Million ‘Great Pensions Robbery’ Claim in Ladbrokes Coral Takeover

GVC Holdings has rejected claims that the structure of its recent takeover of British bookmaking giant Ladbrokes Coral has enabled it to “swindle” hundreds of millions from pension funds invested in its new acquisition.

GVC Holdings Ladbrokes Coral takeover

The UK government’s decision to delay the slashing of FOBT max stakes until 2020 has left GVC with a “£700 million windfall,” according to NPC, which it says belongs to British pension holders. (Image: Ladbrokes Coral) read more

Relax Gaming now live at Hero Gaming

Online gambling games developer Relax Gaming, said Monday that it has signed a content provision deal with online casino operator Hero Gaming that will see…

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Bigger prizes planned for UK National Lottery

Camelot, the operator of Britain’s National Lottery, confirmed Monday that it is to increase the prize pots for its Lotto game following a slump in…

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Las Vegas Billionaire Frank Fertitta Drops $25M on Daughter’s Wedding, Bruno Mars Headlines Reception

Station Casinos CEO Frank Fertitta spared no expense in throwing the most extravagant of weddings for his daughter Kelley. The $25 million shindig went down over the weekend at Fertitta’s Red Rock Resort.

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Frank Fertitta treated daughter Kelley to the wedding of her dreams. (Image: David Becker/Getty/Mark’s Garden/ read more

Interim CFO appointed at NetEnt

Online gambling software and games provider NetEnt announced Monday that it has appointed Lars Johansson as interim CFO, replacing Therese Hillman who recently moved up…

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Online casino to sponsor Swedish reality tv series

European online casino operator PlayOJO announced Monday that it has signed an agreement to sponsor Paradise Hotel, the most popular reality TV series in Sweden….

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Ride with the Valkyries in latest Playtech online slot

Playtech has released its new Call of the Valkyries online slot, a 5 reel, 25 pay-line game with a theme based on the Nordic mythology…

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Mystery resignation of West Virginia Lottery chief

West Virginia’s governor, Jim Justice announced late Friday that he had appointed Doug Buffington, the deputy secretary for the West Virginia Secretary of Revenue, to…

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Poll Shows Florida Voters Want Gaming Control, Gubernatorial Candidates Mixed on Casino Amendment

A new poll shows that Florida voters overwhelmingly support stripping the state legislature of its power to dictate the future gaming industry.

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Florida voters will decide between Democratic nominee Andrew Gillum (left) and Republican Ron DeSantis in November. They’ll also decide the fate of how gaming legislation is decided moving forward. (Image: CNN) read more

Westgate SuperContest Expected to Again Break Entry Record, 2018 Top Prize Could Eclipse $1.5M

The Westgate SuperContest, the most popular season-long NFL spread betting tournament in Las Vegas, says the competition is once again on track to break its buy-in record.

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If you’re the best at picking NFL games against the spread in the Westgate SuperContest, this could be you come January. (Image: Westgate Las Vegas) read more

Uk football stars lose out as World Cup app fails

At least five well-known former football stars, including Emile Heskey, are among the 24 investors who are likely to be out of pocket following the…

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