NSW regulators have expressed doubt that Star Sydney (l.) is progressing adequately in its ongoing remediation efforts—as a result, the property will be subject to a second regulatory inquiry, with its future potentially at stake.
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The Quebec government's decision to reject a regulated online gambling market has sparked opposition from several groups, including the Quebec Online Gaming Coalition.
A bill introduced in the New Jersey Senate would retain the current authorization of smoking on 25 percent of casino floors with a few added restrictions.
The Oakland A’s have yet to release new renderings for its proposed $1.5 ballpark that is set to be built on the site of the Tropicana Las Vegas, which is stalling developments for both MGM Resorts and Bally’s Corp.
A Virginia legislative panel advanced a measure that would allow Petersburg to hold a casino referendum in November. Also, Fairfax County officials are seeking a casino in Tysons, while residents express numerous concerns.
Macau welcomed more than 1 million visitors during the weeklong Chinese New Year holiday. That’s up 3.7 percent compared to 2019 and the highest figure tabulated since 2017.
Nigerian lawmakers have adopted a resolution prohibiting sports betting. According to the News Agency of Nigeria, more than 65 million adults make sports wagers, spending an average of $15 per day.
Lawmakers in the Netherlands turned back a bill that would have banned gambling ads. However, they did vote, over the head of the Minister for Legal Protections Franc Weerwind, to enforce loss limits.
The tribes in Minnesota hold all the cards when it comes to deciding whose bread gets buttered. And right now, racetracks and charities face an uphill battle for a piece of the pie.
The ho-hum fourth-quarter results for U.S. operators have been, well, a little boring. What is exciting, however, is the solid performance and future growth prospects of racers-turned-HHR-extraordinaires Churchill Downs.
A study from the Quarterly Survey of State and Local Tax Revenue highlighted New York's dominance in US sports betting tax revenue, with more than 37 percent of the total tax generated in the country.
The skill game debate is as prominent as ever across the U.S., but Pennsylvania has become the hotbed of the issue, thanks to high-profile court rulings as well as the ever-increasing amount of money at stake. In this special edition of the GGB Podcast, gaming attorney and former regulator Joseph Grad (l.) gives insight as to how this issue has evolved thus far and where it might be headed.
GGB Podcast sponsored by iGamingPlayer.
New legislation in Macau would provide stricter punishments for people who make illegal loans for casino gambling. The bill has been sent to the Legislative Assembly for review.
During the Chinese New Year celebration, Malaysian law enforcement raided a gambling outfit in the southernmost state of Johor, arresting 181 people and seizing cash and gambling apparatus.
Albania's decision to legalize online sports betting marks a significant shift in the country's gambling landscape and hopes to strike a balance between industry growth and mitigating the risks associated with addiction and criminal activities.
If you were betting on Labor or Tories to win an election this year in the U.K., bookmakers say bet Labor. If you were contemplating putting down a few quid, Betfair says the odds for Labor are now 1/4.
Lawmakers in Brazil’s Senate will vote this year on a bill that would ban celebrities from being used in sports betting marketing. The long-awaited sports betting market is expected to launch in 2024.
Several major Australian sportsbooks could face regulatory action for anti-money laundering violations from the nation’s financial crimes agency Austrac.
New tax codes require casino operators to report customer activities to the Kazakhstan State Revenue Committee (SRC) of the Ministry of Finance. The government says confidentiality will be protected.
The rejection of iGaming legislation for the 2024 session by Wyoming legislators is a setback for those advocating for the legalization of online casinos in the state.
North Korea’s National Intelligence Service has discovered a domestic group building illegal online gaming websites and selling them to South Korean gangs.
The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. says it has successfully blocked up to 80 percent of illegal iGaming sites in the country, but needs the cooperation of the public to shut down the black market industry.
Despite initial excitement, Illinois online casino legislation is facing significant hurdles, one of them being concerns by video gaming terminal operators.
One lawmaker introduced a bill to permit online gambling in Maryland. Another prevents college students from participating in online gambling on campus grounds.
Underdog Sports and PrizePicks offer typical fantasy football. Pick a team and watch them perform. Earn points. But Arkansas says they also have player props, which moves from legal to illegal.
Nary a single good word has been uttered about GambetDC, the sports betting platform that covers the nation’s capital. Intralot, the company that hired GambetDC, should get a contract extension, but get a new operator.
If the Georgia Senate is any indication, this sports betting thing is on a roll. The lawmakers in the upper chamber approved a flurry of related bills, with and without need of a constitutional amendment.
North Carolina attracted nine applicants to participate in sports betting in the state. Of those nine, eight expect to be functioning when sports betting launches March 11.
A constitutional amendment allowing Alabama voters to approve casinos, a lottery and sports betting doesn’t have the required three-fifths majority of state senators’ votes—yet.
The leading Democratic and Republican candidates for governor of North Carolina are taking a cautious approach to expanded gambling, although lawmakers are not expected to consider gaming legislation in 2024.
Commercial casinos in the U.S,. posted $66.5 billion in revenue for 2023, a 10 percent increase over the previous record of $60.5 billion posted in 2022.
Related Companies filed plans with the New York City Planning Department detailing its plans for a $12 billion casino resort and residential complex at Hudson Yards in Manhattan.
Employees of Resorts World Casino (l.) at Aqueduct raceway in New York are calling on lawmakers to reject a bill to authorize online casino gaming, citing cannibalization concerns.
Nevada lawmakers have long argued that the IRS should increase the minimum slot jackpot tax reporting threshold, and the agency’s Advisory Council recently made a surprise decision—they agreed.
A bill sponsored by Arizona state Rep. David Cook could help the state’s struggling horse racing industry by allowing racetracks to apply for an online sports betting license, in partnership with a professional sports franchise or a tribe.
A bill introduced by two prominent members of the West Virginia House would require all gaming operations, land-based or online, to share data with West Virginia University. The data would be sent monthly.
The Mechoopda Casino (l.) in Butte County, California, opened February 15. The casino, which has nearly 500 slots, a smoke free casino, bar and restaurant, is the first phase of what the tribe calls a “Mega Resort.”
E. Sequoyah Simermeyer (l.), who guided the National Indian Gaming Commission during a turbulent five years that included the pandemic, is resigning as chairman. His last day was February 24.
GAN announced that Seamus McGill (l.), who had been serving as interim CEO since the September departure of Derek Smurfit, has been named CEO on a permanent basis.
Casino executive Mark Tricano (l.), who helped to open the new Fontainebleau resort on the Las Vegas Strip, has moved to Station Casinos, where he will serve as senior vice president of operations.
Caesars Entertainment will acquire WynnBET’s Michigan online gaming operations, transitioning current users to the new platforms later this year. Also, Caesars will acquire access rights to the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe’s online gaming platforms.
The New Jersey Division of Enforcement has closed its investigation of software developer Evolution Gaming, concluding that there was no evidence to support misconduct allegations.
Light & Wonder’s L&W Engage platform is now in use at the new Mohegan Inspire in South Korea. Engage will handle the operation and marketing for slots, tables and cashless and cardless solutions.
FanDuel purchased the iGaming software company BeyondPlay. The company puts an emphasis on new product development for online casinos. The acquisition should grow FanDuel’s status in the field.
YieldSec, February 23
Kambi, February 19
Aruze Gaming Global (AG2) is granted Regulatory Approvals with 14 Tribal and 4 Additional State Licenses adding to the over 150 Licenses granted
Aruze, February 15
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