Sports Bettors Like Los Angeles Rams for Super Bowl, Las Vegas Likes New England Patriots

The Los Angeles Rams are taking more Super Bowl money than any other team in the NFL, as bettors are rushing to print ticket slips on the longest odds possible.

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Quarterback Jared Goff and coach Sean McVay have many sports bettors convinced the Los Angeles Rams are Super Bowl bound. (Image: Steve Dykes/Getty) read more

Health Research Paper Involving Pachinko Parlors and ‘Mildly Erotic Nurses’ Ruffles Academic Feathers

A University of Tokyo study that unleashed “young women wearing mildly erotic nurses’ costumes” on the socioeconomically underprivileged denizens of Japan’s pachinko parlors has caused a stink in the halls of academia and laid its authors open to accusations of chauvinism.

Pachinko research

The research paper had a noble cause: to test the hypothesis that the socioeconomically vulnerable are more likely to seek help with their health if they are presented with stimuli – but the nurses were considered an unhealthy addition to the experiment. (Image: read more

Revenues lag in Bet-At-Home’s first quarter

Frankfurt-listed online gambling group Bet-At-Home AG has released its Q1-2018 numbers, reporting lagging gross revenue but positive EBITDA metrics. Highlights of the report include: *…

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Philippines treasurer does well out of PAGCOR’s first quarter earnings

In the Philippines, the state operated gambling regulator and operator Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp (Pagcor) has posted a positive Q1-2018, highlighting the following: *…

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2018 Masters Sets New Handle Record at Las Vegas Sportsbook

The 2018 Masters has already set a new record handle for golf’s first major of the year. That might come as little surprise, as the nation’s general attitude towards sports betting calms, and 14-time major champion Tiger Woods returns to competitive play at Augusta National for the first time since 2015.

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Tiger Woods’ return to Georgia has already led to a new record Masters handle in Las Vegas. (Image: Scott Brown/Augusta National) read more

Pennsylvania County Bluffed for Satellite Casino by Sands Bethlehem Still Wants Gambling

A Pennsylvania county that was deceived into thinking it had been bid on to locate a satellite casino within its boundaries still hopes to welcome a gambling venue, but local leaders admit those odds now seem slim.

Pennsylvania satellite casino Mercer County

Located some 50 miles north of Pittsburgh, Mercer County development official Randy Seitz is still ready to bet on gambling to boost the local economy. (Image: Business Journal Daily) read more

Florida Legislature Special Session a ‘Genuflection to the Gambling Industry,’ Says Anti-Casino Group

Influential Florida anti-gambling group NoCasinos has claimed the state legislature’s call for a special session to address gambling issues is “a fictional crisis manufactured by gambling lobbyists.”

John Sowinski of NoCasinos

John Sowinski of NoCasinos says the legislature’s special session is a “fictional crisis manufactured by gaming lobbyists” – and he should know. In his other role as President of Voters in Charge he has accepted $1.3 million from Florida’s most powerful gaming operator. (Image: Miami Herald) read more

Check Your Ticket: $533 Million Mega Millions Winner Yet to Come Forward

Speculation continues to swirl around the identity of America’s tenth largest lottery jackpot winner, who at the time of writing has not yet come forward.

Mega Millions Winner

The Lukoil gas station in Riverdale, New Jersey, proudly proclaims the role it had to play in the tenth biggest lottery jackpot in American history. The prize was later revised from 521 million to 533 million by lottery officials. (Image: 6abc Action News) read more

Optima showcases new functionality in multi channel gaming suite

Spain and London-situated gaming platform provider OPTIMA enjoyed a strong presence at the recently held Betting on Football conference where the company showcased the main functionalities of its OPTIMA Multi…

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PAGCOR to license live dealer casino suppliers

PAGCOR will require live studio production facilities streaming live dealer casino games to electronic gaming sites of electronic gaming system (EGS) service providers be accredited and…

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Villanova Wildcats, Led by Donte DiVincenzo Inferno, Win NCAA Title Over Michigan Wolverines

The Villanova Wildcats were the consensus best team in men’s college basketball ahead of Monday night’s NCAA national championship game, and coach Jay Wright’s squad left few to any doubters after easily taking care of business against the Michigan Wolverines 79-62.

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The Michigan Wolverines had no answer for Villanova Wildcats guard Donte DiVincenzo (shooting) in the NCAA national championship. (Image: Chris Covatta/Getty) read more

DraftKings Actively Seeking Sports Betting Partner in New Jersey

Daily fantasy sports giant DraftKings is itching to make the move into sports betting. This week, the company told the Associated Press it had already contacted casinos in New Jersey with an eye to partnering up after a favorable Supreme Court Ruling.

DraftKings sports betting plans in New Jersey

DraftKings has sports betting and New Jersey in its sights. The company said this week that with 10 million registered customers it’s in a unique position to partner with a land-based license holder in the Garden State. (Image: Mark J. Rebilas/USA Today) read more

Dutch regulator publishes guideline on games of chance

The Dutch gambling authority Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) has published a 23-page guideline on what games it determines as games of chance and which, therefore, require a license to…

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SBTech launch sportsbook for Night Rush Casino

SBTech has taken its latest sportsbook client live in time for the upcoming FIFA World Cup Championship Russia. Curacao-licensed Night Rush Casino’s new sportsbook complements its existing online casino…

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Duterte’s Environmental Shutdown of Boracay Island a ‘Smokescreen’ for Casino, Alleges Opposition Lawmaker

Galaxy Entertainment’s construction of a $500 million casino on the paradise summer resort of Boracay Island in the Philippines is due to go ahead, despite the fact the island has been shut down for an environmental clean-up.

Philippine opposition claims conspiracy over Boracay casino

Bayan Muna party representative Carlos Zarate believes the Philippine government’s environmental concerns for Boracay island are insincere and that the shut down is a “smokescreen” to allow the construction of a casino resort that he alleges has links to President Rodrigo Duterte. (Image: Choy Romano/CDN) read more

Masters Odds Favor Jordan Spieth, Dustin Johnson, and Justin Thomas, But a Familiar Name Lurks

The shortest Masters odds feature a familiar bunch of young guns, as the world’s best golfers descend on the first major of the year in Augusta, Georgia.

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Twenty-one years since his first green jacket, Masters odds reveal there’s plenty of confidence that Tiger Woods is in contention this weekend. (Image: Stephen Munday/Getty) read more

Massachusetts’ MGM Springfield Begins Hiring Blitz, Connecticut Talent Welcome

The MGM Springfield is hiring. The $960 million casino resort is scheduled to open in September, and while construction workers rush to apply the finishing touches, MGM officials on Monday launched one of the biggest hiring sprees in the history of Springfield, Massachusetts.

MGM Springfield is hiring

MGM Resorts is putting the finishing touches to its MGM Springfield, and it has vacancies – 3,000 of them. The company has committed to hiring a large portion of its workforce from its host city, but it won’t be averse to poaching the top talent from Connecticut either. (Image: YouTube) read more

Wynn Boston Harbor Domain Name Grabs Hint at Possible Rebranding for Massachusetts Casino

Could domain names scooped up by Wynn Boston Harbor executives be further indication that the property, now under construction, may be looking at a new name, one without the taint now associated with Steve Wynn himself?

Wynn Resorts Boston Harbor name

Construction continues on the Wynn Boston Harbor casino resort in Everett, Massachusetts, but the project’s suits are now faced with a daunting dilemma: whether or not to keep the Wynn name. (Image: CJ Gunther/EPA) read more

Singapore bust illegal horserace betting ring

Singapore authorities have arrested twenty-three men for allegedly operating an illegal horserace betting ring. The men, aged between 55 and 80, were arrested in multiple raids…

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Mr Green appoint Alebo as managing director

“Magnus’ solid experience from the iGaming industry makes him perfectly suited to continue building Mr Green’s strong position as one of the leading iGaming brands,” Jesper…

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IGT Teams Up with HTC Vive for ‘Virtual Zone’ VR Casino Gaming Experience

Slot machine giant IGT has teamed up with virtual reality hardware developers HTC Vive to bring a glimpse of the casino games of the future to the gaming floor.

The IGT Virtual Zone

The IGT Virtual Zone at The Orleans, Las Vegas, debuted this week. Casino operators and suppliers are beginning to experiment with gladiatorial-style VR gaming, aware that it may hold the key to the gambling games of the future. (Image: IGT) read more

GVC Ladbrokes Takeover Cleared by UK Competition Regulator

Online gambling giant GVC Holdings has cleared one of the final hurdles in its proposed takeover of UK bookmaker Ladbrokes Coral.

GVC Ladbrokes deal moves step closer

GVC moved a step closer to its acquisition of Ladbrokes Coral this week as the £3.2 billion deal was waved through by the competition watchdog. The combined company will have a market cap of some £5.3 billion. (Image: Ladbrokes Coral) read more

UK newspaper claims casino games on FOBTs will be scrapped

The Sunday People newspaper in the UK published a scare article over the weekend, claiming that an unidentified Whitehall source had intimated that the UK…

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Baby Bloomers from Booming Games

It’s almost Springtime, and eggs, baby rabbits, lambs, ducklings and chicks form the theme of a new Easter-release online slot from Booming Games this week,…

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