Bet365 goes big on Spanish football

European sports betting behemoth bet365 has announced a total of 11 La Liga football club sponsorships in Spain for the coming 2018-19 season. On Wednesday…

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Second online and mobile betting licence imminent in New Jersey?

Resorts Casino Hotel in New Jersey has announced its second online and mobile sports betting partnership in as many days, following up an earlier reveal…

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Caesars Entertainment Stock Trading Halted After Company Says Las Vegas Demand Softening

Caesars Entertainment scared investors during its second quarter conference call after company executives said demand in Las Vegas was temporarily softening and that guidance expectations might need to be lowered.

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Caesars Entertainment CEO Mark Frissora says bookings in Las Vegas for the next three months are slow, but there’s no reason to panic. (Image: CNBC/Caesars/ read more

DraftKings Launches Trial Version of First Mobile Sports Betting App in New Jersey

DraftKings and its partner, Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, received approval to begin accepting online sports bets, the first operator to be allowed to do so since legal sports betting launched in New Jersey.

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DraftKings launched a trial version of its online sports betting product in New Jersey on Wednesday. (Image: Sports Illustrated) read more

Zeal Group encouraged by H1-2018 results

Online lottery group Zeal has posted a positive set of H1-2018 results, highlighting: * Revenue up 17 percent y-o-y at Euro 73 million; * Sales…

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Norwegian App Store drops gambling apps following regulator’s complaint

Norway’s gambling regulator has become increasingly aggressive in commercially protecting the market, presently restricted in licensing terms to Norsk Tipping and Norsk Rikstoto. In its…

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Big Ten Conference Wants Mandatory Football Injury Reporting to Protect Game Integrity

The Big Ten Conference is calling on the NCAA to require football programs nationwide to report injuries ahead of games in order to protect the integrity of the sport.

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Athletic directors in the Big Ten Conference want injury reports fully disclosed in NCAA football. (Image: Sam Mousigian/Michigan Daily) read more

G2E 2018 will Utilize TV’s Shark Tank Method in Ongoing Hunt for the Next Big Thing

Sports betting — and the opportunities new regulated US markets will offer the gaming industry — will be the number-one topic at this year’s G2E in Las Vegas. After all, it’s the topic of the day. But what about tomorrow?


Star of Shark Tank and founder of FUBU clothing Daymon John will be at G2E this year in search of innovation in gaming. Hopeful applicants are required to submit pitches by July 27. (Image: Wikipedia) read more

Singapore police bust online betting ring

Singapore police report that following simultaneous police raids across the island an illegal online sports betting ring has been dismantled and 31 male suspects arrested….

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Gambling trade body files legal challenge to Norwegian financial ban

The European Gaming and Betting Association, a trade body that includes most major European gambling groups among its members, has filed a legal challenge in…

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Britney Spears Inks $500K Per Show Deal With MGM Resorts’ Monte Carlo Park Theater

Britney Spears is ready to do it again in Las Vegas, with insider sources confirming that the pop superstar has reached a deal with MGM Resorts to pay her $500,000 per show for a two-year contract beginning in 2019.

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Britney Spears will do it again in Las Vegas in 2019, but for more money and at a new MGM-owned venue. (Image: Chris Pizzello/AP) read more

Mysterious High Roller and Suspected Money Launderer Peter Hoang Probably Murdered Over Unpaid Debt, Inquest Finds

A Vietnamese high-roller shot and killed in Australia four years ago had many enemies, an inquest was told on Monday.

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Peter Hoang was shot to death four years ago in a Sydney suburb, but the identity of his killers remains a mystery, as does the source of the millions that passed through his hands like water. (Image: ABC) read more

Another All-Star Joins Warriors, Las Vegas Odds Say Might as Well Call Off Season

Four-time NBA All-Star DeMarcus Cousins is upstaging the importance of LeBron James’ Decision 3.0 to join the Los Angeles Lakers.

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All eyes in the NBA world were on what LeBron James would do. But DeMarcus Cousins signing with the Warriors has devestated the NBA landscape even further and completely shifted 2018-19 title odds. (Image: Chris Graythen/Getty) read more

Former Trump Taj Mahal Workers Receive Settlement Money From Previous Boss Carl Icahn

Workers who were employed at the former Trump Taj Mahal for at least one year between October 2014 and October 2016 are receiving settlement checks from billionaire Carl Icahn just as the casino resort is reopening as Hard Rock Atlantic City.

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The Trump Taj Mahal is no more, as it’s now known as Hard Rock Atlantic City. But the financial disaster that was the end of Donald Trump’s casino empire continues to make headlines. (Image: Michelle Gustafson/NPR/Jeffrey Asher/Getty/ read more

World Cup Betting: Belgium Breaks Japanese Hearts, Brazil Plays Like Champion-Elect

Russia 2018 has given us a taste of everything so far — the goal-fests, the chaotic giant-killing upsets, the dramatic penalty saves — and now we have the crazy late comeback.

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Unbridled joy: Nacer Chadli celebrates his last-gasp, stoppage-time winner against Japan to complete the comeback of the tournament so far. Elsewhere Neymar provided his own kind of drama as Brazil beat Mexico comfortably. (Image: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images) read more

Bet365 expands Manchester facility

Local media reports from Manchester are that online bookmaker Bet365 plans to create 100 new jobs in its Manchester technical facility, boosting the existing headcount…

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Red Rake Gaming’s new Mystic Mirror slot now live

Spanish online gambling games developer Red Rake Gaming has taken its latest online slot Mystic Mirror live with licensees this week. As the title suggests,…

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Forthcoming Microgaming attraction

On the way from Microgaming is a Rabcat-developed online 5 reel, 243 ways-to-win online slot titled Robin of Sherwood. Features include Wild Turning, Royal Clearing…

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Relax Gaming adds Playson to its Silver Bullet Platform

Online gambling games developer Relax Gaming has signed a B2B agreement to distribute games created by online slots development studio Playson. Playson’s product suite includes…

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Online sportsbetting bust in Taiwan

A 35-year-old Taiwanese man, identified only as Chang, has been arrested for operating illegal online betting websites in Taipei since January 2018 from his home….

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Irish tech firm Banach raises Euro 2.2 million in seed funding

Dublin-based betting technology firm Banach Technology Limited, founded in 2015, has raised Euro 2.2 million in enterprise seed funding which it will use to both…

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DFS Revenue Plateaus, Legal Sports Betting Could Be Dampening Thrill of Fantasy Sports

The daily fantasy sports market has stagnated, according to new figures released by the New York State Gaming Commission.

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Daily fantasy sports has plateaued in the US, so what next for market leaders DraftKings and FanDuel, now that individual states are free to legalize and license sports betting? (Image: Fortune) read more

Caesars ‘Divas Las Vegas’ Show Gets Dragged Into Scandal, Long-Running Production Suddenly Closes

Frank Marino’s Divas Las Vegas at Caesars-owned The Linq came to an abrupt end last Tuesday, and while the show that’s been a Strip staple for decades appears to have closed by mutual decision, there’s much more than meets the eye to this dramatic sayonara.

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Frank Marino’s “Divas Las Vegas,” one of the Strip’s longest-running production shows, suddenly went dark last week. Marino has blamed an afternoon time slot for sluggish ticket sales, but could there be a darker reason? (Image: Las Vegas News Bureau/Frank Marino’s Divas) read more

Hard Rock Remains Committed to North Jersey Casino Despite Atlantic City Investment

Hard Rock International CEO Jim Allen says despite spending more than half-billion dollars in Atlantic City, the casino company remains interested in developing a resort in North Jersey.

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Hard Rock CEO Jim Allen, seen here in 2015 presenting his company’s casino vision for the Meadowlands, says he’s still keen on building outside New York City in North Jersey. (Image: Press of Atlantic City) read more

French Regulator ARJEL Weighs in on Loot Boxes, Calls for Pan-European Action to Lean on Developers

France’s online gambling regulator ARJEL has called for a “concerted course of action” from regulators across Europe to examine the phenomenon of loot-boxes in video games.

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A loot box, as featured the multi-player first-person shooter video game Overwatch, from developer Blizzard Entertainment. ARJEL says the in-play reward system does not amount to gambling under French law but is “close enough” to warrant further examination. (Image: Blizzard Entertainment) read more

New release from NoLimit City

Nolimit City launched its neon—futuristic, Asian-themed slot title ‘Coins of Fortune’ this past week. Set in the fast-paced cities of Tokyo, Beijing and Shang-Hai – this…

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Cherry awarded Polish license

Cherry AB has become the ninth licensed operator in the Polish market following a sportsbetting license award from Poland’s Ministry of Development and Finance, a process that…

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Sands Bethlehem Casino One Step Closer to Final Sale in Pennsylvania with Five-Year License Renewal

The Sands Casino in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania has been handed a five-year extension to its gaming license, which is one of the last barriers to completing its sale from billionaire casino mogul Sheldon Adelson to Alabama-based Wind Creek Hospitality.

Sands Bethlehem five-year license renewal

Situated near the remains of what was once the epicenter of America’s Rust Belt, the Sands Bethlehem casino will soon be under new ownership. (Image: Morning Call file photo) read more

Punk Rockers NOFX Shooting Joke Falls Flat in Las Vegas, Fallout Comes Fast and Furious

NOFX probably won’t be invited back to play Las Vegas again anytime soon. Although that may be the least of the band’s worries after what one band member made light of at a Vegas punk rock music festival last weekend.


A bad joke about the Las Vegas October 1 shooting has cost punk rock band NOFX a major sponsor, and an enormous amount of ill will from former fans. (Source: The Blast) read more

DraftKings Moves Into New Jersey Sports Betting Sphere, Partnering with Resorts Atlantic City

DraftKings — the biggest daily fantasy sports (DFS) operator on the market — is diving head first into the burgeoning business of sports betting. With the US market newly opened up following the Supreme Court’s May PASPA overturn decision, the DFS giant has been ready to roll for a while in anticipation of the move.


DraftKings will soon be offering an online platform for sports betting in New Jersey. (Source: NJ Online Gaming) read more