Educating online players about responsible gaming helps them enjoy their experience with betting on mobile. The president of Betting Hero explains how that education includes knowledge of pricing, understanding the registration process and how parlays and teasers work.
When Caesars Entertainment (then Harrah’s) first began to study responsible gaming, the goal was simple: to create a prevention program that will keep the vulnerable safe. Dr. Jennifer Shatley, the woman who led that program, shares practical tips and key components for operators to enhance efforts to promote responsible gaming based on lessons learned through that experience.
Putting together a responsible gaming package for your company may be confusing, even more so when it participates in both online and land-based gaming. Tammi Barlow, the director of social responsibility for Rush Street Interactive goes into valuable detail about how it can work.
Online gaming has the advantage of technology in the fight to keep players informed about responsible gaming. It works great, so why can’t we apply the same technology to land-based gaming? It’s our responsibility to do so, according to Earle Hall, one of the industry’s visionaries.
Last week, Macau’s six incumbent gaming concessionaires formally submitted bids for new concessions, to start in January. The Big 6 were joined by a potential spoiler—a seventh bidder controlled by Genting Group Chairman Lim Kok Thay (l.).
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The long-awaited Bell Report into the operations of Star Sydney (l.) has recommended that the operator be found unsuitable for a casino license in New South Wales. The NSW Independent Casino Commission will now make a formal ruling on the matter in the coming weeks.
The voters of California are being subjected to an unprecedented advertising campaign from rival sports betting measures. Last week the amount of money committed to advertising on Propositions 26 and 27 exceeded $419 million, yet still voters are confused.
Entain has had an interesting few weeks around the globe, highlighted by an investigation from Australia’s financial watchdog as well as an expansion into the newly regulated market of Ontario. The company is also established in the U.S. as the equal partner in BetMGM.
U.S. financial services firm Cantor Fitzgerald and investment bank Credit Suisse could fund a Nagasaki integrated resort, pending approval by the local government. Japan will approve up to two IR licenses this year.
A study by the affiliate site PlayUSA puts the value of the gambling industry in the U.S., considering all forms of gaming, at more than $215 billion—that does not include charitable activities and offshore sites.
Sweden’s government is expected to change as a result of recent elections. The gaming industry hopes to see a government less hostile towards its interests. Branschföreningen för Onlinespel (BOS) Secretary General Gustaf Hoffstedt (l.) says a new government will be welcome.
A panel on the state of Atlantic City casinos’ exemption to New Jersey’s indoor smoking ban was canceled after Mark Giannantonio (l.), president of the Casino Association of New Jersey, pulled out.
New Jersey lawmakers are considering a measure to extend online gaming—slated to sunset next year under current law—another 10 years to 2033. And esports could be on the table as well.
Disney CEO Bob Chapek (l.) said the company won’t get rid of ESPN. Indeed, Disney/ESPN is developing a sports betting app. Sports betting, according to network president Jimmy Pitaro, is a “must have” for ESPN.
Recession and inflation are the two biggest economic concerns at the moment, and while recession is never desirable, the effects of inflation, especially for casino operators, can obliterate hard-fought operating margins. But in recruitment-challenged world are higher salaries really an investment?
This week the GGB Podcast sits down with Korbi Carrison, the event vice president of G2E for RX or Reed Exhibitions, on the propects for G2E 2022, scheduled for October 10-13 in Las Vegas.
The owner of Tiger Resort, Leisure and Entertainment Inc., which operates Okada Manila in the Philippines, has filed suit against Japanese billionaire Kazuo Okada (l.) for the allegedly violent takeover of the resort in May.
Levo Chan (l.), former head of Macau’s Tak Chun Group, will go to trial December 5 on charges of illegal gambling, money laundering, organized crime and defrauding the SAR government and its concessionaires.
Cambodia’s position on gray and black lists for money laundering and human trafficking have damaged the country’s reputation, says Deputy Prime Minister Sar Kheng (l.). Many of the allegations are related to casinos.
Veikkus, Finland’s gambling monopoly, is trying to figure out what strategy to adopt to counteract online and retail revenue declines. Its CEO Olli Sarekoski (l.) notes that Veikkus saw declining revenues and a 5 percent drop in the digital market.
The Dutch gaming regulator Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) is calling on the government of the Netherlands to crack down on online gaming by imposing a spending limit. The is necessary to protect consumers, says KSA Chairman René Jansen (l.).
The European Gaming and Betting Association has incorporated stronger anti-money laundering disciplines into its just-released pan-European guidelines. It provides best practices specific to each sector and tailored to both EU and individual national requirements.
GambleAware has updated its delivery model of actions intended to curb problem gambling after completing a review of its National Gambling Treatment Service.
Javier Balbuena (l.), president of Corajzan, the gaming regulator of Paraguay, has put out a tender for applicants to operate sports betting in the country with an exclusive partnership. But it has also come under criticism from the gaming lobby for completing adoption of Law-1016, which they say should be done first.
The Massachusetts Gaming Commission is taking its time developing sports betting regulations. The commission received a request from state Treasurer Deborah Goldberg (l.) to protect the lottery when it regulates sports betting.
The Pew Research Center surveyed adults in the U.S. on sports betting and found almost 20 percent have placed a bet. Of that demographic, 15 percent bet with friends or pool contests, and not legalized sports betting.
Experts established a benchmark of $500 million in handle in a single month for Arizona sports betting. The state hit the mark three times on the way to raking in $5 billion the first year. Kansas, which just went live this month, is hoping to join in on some of that success.
GeoComply, a fraud protection firm that verifies wager locations, recently released a new report showing that the first week of the 2022 NFL regular season registered more verified bets than ever before—103.1 million, to be exact.
Historically, when sports betting has debuted in new states, operators have flooded the market with risk-free bets as a way to sign up players. So, handles were high, but operators lost money. That formula is on the way out.
First, Amazon paid $1 billion for the rights to broadcast Thursday Night Football. Now, they’ve struck a deal to bring a sports betting component from DraftKings.
LeoVegas has a deal with Manchester City Football Club to become its betting partner in Europe and Canada. LeoVegas expects to raise its visibility with the deal.
The recent U.S. Open tennis tournament in Queens failed to generate much activity in terms of sports betting. But Kirsten Corio (l.) of the U.S. Tennis Association says it will come in time.
Stacey Abrams (l.) and Brian Kemp disagree on many things. So it comes as no surprise that sports betting is one of them. Abrams supports it as a way to raise funds now going to Tennessee. Kemp opposes gambling altogether.
Now that sports betting is live in Kansas, the Kansas Star Casino wasted no time in opening a FanDuel Sportsbook. Former NFL star and Kansas State alum Jordy Nelson put in the ceremonial first bet (l.).
PointsBet has opened a new sportsbook at the Riverboat on the Potomac casino in Maryland (l.), just in time for the busiest sports betting stretch of the year. This marks the 12th state that the bookmaker is licensed in.
Massachusetts has become the first gaming jurisdiction to place responsible gaming software on all slot machines, completing a six-year project called “Play My Way.”
The Great Falls, Montana Planning Advisory Board has voted to adopt amendments to the city code. The changes make it more likely that a casino developer will build there. A staffer of the planning department said the city (l.) currently gets few requests to build casinos.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada has filed suit against the city of Las Vegas over the recent 21-and-over weekend curfew that was implemented at the Fremont Street Experience (l.). The union, which is representing two 18-year-olds, said the curfew is unconstitutional.
The Neon Museum in Las Vegas (l.) a graveyard of neon nostalgia of years past, has engaged in discussion with Station Casinos about acquiring some of the signage that will come from Station’s four casinos that will be demolished before the end of the year.
The owner of the Silverton Hotel Casino in Las Vegas, Ed Roski, has received approval from Clark County to build an apartment complex (l.) next to his resort. The building will feature a total of 290 units.
The temporary casino for American Place (l.) is still expected to be ready by New Year’s Eve even though it’s “taken longer than expected,” according to an official with Full House Resorts, the casino’s owner.
Caesars’ new Horseshoe Casino (l.) is expected to open by the end of the year in Westlake. Formerly known as Isle of Capri, the property has been brought ashore after operating as a riverboat for many years.
The temporary WarHorse Casino at Lincoln Race Course has been delayed at least 10 days as some of the gaming commissioners had an issue with granting a license via a Zoom meeting.
Las Vegas Raiders All-Pro Wide Receiver Davante Adams (l.) became the first active NFL athlete brand ambassador. Adams will be part of the MGM Resorts team, participating in marketing campaigns and special events.
The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians in North Carolina, who own and operate Harrah’s Cherokee (l.). fell victim to a hacker and a ransom. The tribe turned to Microsoft to rebuild their system into an advanced product.
Redding, California, has reached an agreement with the Redding Rancheria for the city to take back land that it sold to a private company. A court had ruled that the city acted illegally when it sold the land, which then blocked the rancheria from developing its Win-River casino (l.) expansion.
The Seattle Sounders FC and Puyallup Tribe of Indians have reached a naming rights deal—the Sounders’ field will now be known as the Emerald Queen Casino Pitch at Lumen Field.
Some Indian states are losing revenues to illegal, offshore lotteries because they haven’t yet adopted the technology that would make them competitive in the industry. Younger generations gravitate towards black markets and foreign lotteries that use apps and social media.
The newly created Irish gambling authority will, once it is authorized by parliament, be headed by Anne Marie Caulfield, a veteran civil servant. The adoption of the Gambling Regulation Bill would be the first major change to gaming laws in Ireland since the 1950s.
Global Gaming Women, a non-profit organization which promotes and advocates for the advancement of women in the gaming industry, has appointed Lauren Bates and Siobhan Lane (l. to r.) as 1st and 2nd vice presidents of its board of directors.
Finance veteran Kristian Valenta has been named chief financial officer of iGaming provider Continent 8 Technologies. Valenta previously served as a vice president in the technology, media and telecommunications division of Novacap.
Jason White has been named chief marketing officer for Fanatics Betting and Gaming, the new sports betting affiliate of Fanatics, a leading sports merchandise retailer. White has marketing experience across multiple industries including electronics, television and cannabis.
Konami has added the Asia Pacific market to the portfolio of veteran sales executive David Punter. Punter has also overseen the Australia/ New Zealand market since 2018.
Sports betting and iGaming provider FSB has been recommended for licensure by the Nevada Gaming Control Board. CEO Dave McDowell (l.) said that Nevada is a jurisdiction that his company “simply has to be in.”
Kambi Group PLC has acquired Shape Games, a Denmark-based supplier of front-end sports betting technology, for a total consideration of €78.1 million.
Inspired Entertainment and PlayAGS have ended discussions that would have led to the acquisition of AGS by Inspired, after failing to agree on a price.
Acres Manufacturing said it is planning an initial public offering sometime next year, and is projecting substantial growth through 2025 thanks to its Foundation casino management system.
Light & Wonder has launched content from Design Works Gaming’s platform with sports betting and iGaming operator BetMGM in New Jersey, with additional states to come.
Allwyn Entertainment has published solid earnings numbers ahead of a merger with a special purpose acquisition company that will make it the largest lottery company on the New York Stock Exchange.
Silverback Gaming is set to release its first new title since its acquisition by GAN, a “Day of the Dead”-themed slot called Golden Calaveras.
The 2022 Global Gaming Expo’s opening keynote session will feature six of gaming’s top leaders in a discussion of the future of the industry.
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