Gaming research needs to be upgraded to include more subjects and greater depth, according to Alan Feldman (l.), a distinguished fellow at the International Gaming Institute, University of Nevada Las Vegas and chairman emeritus of the International Center for Responsible Gaming.
Behavioral science principles can be an effective tool to reduce gambling harms, writes Dr. Sally M. Gainsbury (l.) and colleagues from the University of Sydney.
Responsible gaming programs will only be effective when all facets of the gaming industry share their knowledge, writes Pavilion Payments CEO Christopher Justice (l.).
AXES.ai CEO Earle G. Hall (l.) takes a look at why brick-and-mortar gaming establishments are not using the tools necessary to minimize problem gambling.
Malta recently amended its Gaming Act to make it so that operators based on the island are shielded from offshore liability. Other countries around Europe, namely Germany, haven’t taken too kindly to the change.
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With a small but growing wave of questionable moves by colleges around the country, U.S. Integrity deployed a full-court press with the help of partners. We’ll see if the press does the trick.
More than 10,000 residents of Brooklyn, New York have signed a petition in support of The Coney, the casino proposed by a consortium led by Thor Equities and the Chickasaw Nation.
A poll of 600 North Carolina voters indicated 76 percent want a statewide referendum on allowing three commercial casinos and 55 percent support legalizing casino gambling. Three tribal casinos already operate in the state.
A Macau casino executive says the local government may be asking too much of the city’s gaming concessionaires, who are required to spend millions on non-gaming attractions over the next 10 years.
Crown Sydney (l.) has closed its Mahogany VIP room merely a year after it was first unveiled, thanks in large part to declining Asian visitation and a lack of junkets.
New research from the U.K. is indicating that the public may not be as opposed to gambling reform as previously thought.
With the NCAA and the NFL kicking off for the 2023 season, is the DOJ really invested in putting illegal sportsbooks out of business? Some think not.
Fanatics and PointsBet have the deal sewed up. But some discrepancies in Michigan could stand to delay the full rollout of Fanatics, which is making a huge bet by wading into the highly competitive U.S. sports betting market.
RG programs are a dime a dozen, but are they effective? How can laymen disseminate the complex research surrounding the issue? Have no fear—as ICRG President Arthur Paikowsky (l.) writes, the upcoming ICRG conference in October is designed to do just that.
It’s the strangest thing—everyone acknowledges the possibility of a recession and even the likelihood of one, but it has yet to materialize in any quantitative way. In any case, can I offer you a nice steady REIT for good measure?
Not too long ago, the idea of casino operators relinquishing their real estate assets seemed absurd—now it’s commonplace, thanks to several high-performing, gaming-focused real estate investment trusts (REITs). One of the biggest players in the space is VICI Properties, which has grown to become the biggest landlord on the Strip, thanks to highly experienced industry leaders such as President John Payne (l.).
Malaysian slot distributor RGB International Bhd has denied funneling millions in contributions to political campaigns or holding ownership stakes in slot clubs in the country.
A rapid transit operator has applied to operate a two-mile rail line to Yumeshima Island in Osaka Bay, site of a planned integrated resort and casino. The man-made island will also host the World Expo in 2025.
The Vietnam Ministry of Finance is planning more frequent inspections of the country’s casinos to curtail patronage by “illegitimate customers” and the provision of services that are “not allowed.”
A Macau criminal ring used fake chips to steal more than $700,000 from a Cotai casino. Two men were apprehended carrying several hundred of the bogus chips. At least six others are still on the loose.
U.K. financial institutions’ lending practices may have the unintended consequence of extending credit to problem gamblers. The credit technology firm Abound concluded this after analyzing open banking data of loan applicants.
Veikkaus, the state-owned gaming monopoly of Finland, has again supported the end of its monopoly and the introduction of a market system with licenses for competing gaming companies. The government plans to break up the monopoly by 2026.
Athletes and celebrities will not be allowed in iGaming advertising starting February 28, 2024 after a ban announced by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario.
The Professional Soccer League of Ecuador—LigaPro—says it will challenge the ban on sports betting ads the government has announced. The ban would have “a direct impact on the financial health of soccer and the entertainment industry,” it says.
Chile’s Congress is adding articles to the bill that is creating a legal framework for an online gambling and sports betting market. The newest articles lay out what is considered illegal gambling activities and what punishments they will bring.
India has ordered all media in the country to stop showing ads or promotions for online gambling as the country begins its Asia Cup cricket tournament against Asian rivals. The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting considers online gambling illegal.
The government of Uruguay has issued a call for bids to buy government-owned land in La Paloma. The land comes with the ability to build a luxury hotel-casino, along with a 20-year gaming concession and a royalty of 7.2 percent for seven years.
The Danish Gambling Authority, led by Director Anders Dorph, has blocked 49 more illegal iGaming sites—in total, the regulator has blocked a total of 276 such sites.
Philippine police under Chief Benjamin Acorda (l.) have identified more than 1,200 suspects in an illegal online cockfighting enterprise. Regional and national law enforcement worked to shut down the e-sabong ring.
Richard Sullivan was arrested on August 20 at New York’s JFK airport and accused of masterminding a $22 million illegal sports betting operation.
The yellow card market has come under fire by the U.K. Football Association. Officials seek to work with bookies and the government to restrict some bets.
The pros have grasped the importance of getting sports betting right. They see the suspensions and the careers killed. And it’s working, some say.
NASCAR signed two deals last week, one with nVenue, a Dallas-based microbetting technology provider, and the other with Sportradar.
Richmond, Virginia Circuit Court Judge William Marchant denied a non-profit group’s motion to block a second voter referendum on allowing a re-vote on Churchill Downs’ and Urban On’s proposed $562 million Southside casino resort.
The Illinois Gaming Board wants to revoke the gaming license of diner owner Jeffrey Bertucci. Regulators claim Bertucci failed to disclose mob ties when he received a gaming license in 2019.
Real estate investment trust Gaming and Leisure Properties has bought the real estate of Hard Rock Casino in Rockford, Illinois for $100 million, and Hard Rock International has signed a 99-year lease.
The sweltering heat and growing fears of recession did nothing to stop the action in Nevada, as the state posted revenue-related records yet again in July.
California-based Realty Income Corp. has purchased a 21.9 percent stake in the real estate assets of the Bellagio (l.) for $950 million from Blackstone.
Two horses died last weekend at Saratoga, bringing the total horse deaths to 12 since July 13.
The sale of the former Diamond Jacks Casino (l.) in Bossier City, Louisiana from Foundation Gaming to Cordish Companies is expected to be completed this fall. Cordish plans a $250 million land-based casino resort.
Discussions are back on with the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe's casino project, First Light Resort and Casino (l.), which has faced legal battles since 2015.
Amended compacts signed in 2021, allowing more games per venue, most likely led to the Tohono O’odham Nation’s new $450 million Desert Diamond Casino and the Gila River Indian Community’s $180 million Santan Mountain Casino.
The Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma is partnering with Caesars Entertainment to build a casino between Oklahoma City and Tulsa, with a casino, dining options and ultimately a hotel and 1,000 slots.
Bragg Gaming Group has named Matevž Mazij (l.), founder of Oryx Gaming and current Bragg Gaming chairman of the board, as the new CEO of Bragg Gaming.
Aristocrat recently announced that the company’s long-awaited NFL-themed slot machines have gone live at nearly 30 casinos around the U.S.
Ainsworth Game Technology announced that its AUD-13 million investment in Argentina (US$8.4 million) will be “fully written down” in its first-half results.
Exacta Systems LLC announced that leading electronic table game supplier Interblock will use the Exacta platform to enter the historical horse racing market.
Potawatomi Casino Hotel Carter has announced that it will be opening a Rock & Brews venue, shortly after the Potawatomi Casino Hotel in Milwaukee opened one of its own.
No-code automation platform Flows has signed deals with Betroyale and Kabukicasino, following the platform partnership announcement with Quantum Gaming.
The BSA-AML Compliance Group has unveiled the roster of keynote speakers for its upcoming BSA/AML Gaming Conference, set for September 11-14 in Las Vegas.
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