Do colleges and universities have a responsibility to monitor the gambling by their students, faculty and athletes? According to Stockton University professors Jane Bokunewicz and Sarah Grady (l. to r.), the expansion of legal sports betting has led to more institutions of higher learning implementing programs to help.
Responsible gaming has a dark side, those that are afflicted with the disease of gaming addiction. But it can be treated successfully, writes Stephanie Goodman (l.), executive director of the Dr. Robert Hunter International Problem Gambling Center.
Tracking the financial stake of players becomes much more transparent when they utilize digital payments rather than cash. And that makes it easier to identify gamblers who may be at risk, according to Sightline Payments CEO Omer Sattar (l.).
When European countries come to the U.S. to participate in iGaming or sports betting, they are often shocked about the invasiveness of U.S. regulators. Renowned gaming attorney and former regulator Susan Hensel (l.) explains why it happens and how to deal with it.
An apparent cyberattack against MGM Resorts International affected hospitality and gaming systems at several of the operator’s properties, while a cybersecurity breach at Caesars Entertainment may have breached customer information.
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Bloomberg reported last week that Apollo Global Management was just one of the companies interested in buying IGT’s gaming division, including its Wheel of Fortune franchise. IGT confirmed the approach, which could mean a deal in the range of $4 billion to $5 billion.
North Carolina House Speaker Tim Moore (l.) said a proposal for four statewide casinos does not have majority support and probably will be dropped from the long-overdue 2023-2025 state budget. But Senate majority leader Phil Berger said including casinos still is possible.
We’re approximately two months away from the inaugural Formula One Las Vegas Grand Prix, and surely that means everyone in Las Vegas is excited, right? Well, not exactly.
A U.S. court has ruled that Philippines integrated resort Okada Manila (l.) is not obligated to complete a planned merger with 26 Capital Acquisition. The judge cited “conduct that should not be rewarded” by the latter.
The Australian federal government has proposed new legislation that would ban credit cards and cryptocurrencies for iGaming. Notably, however, the bill would not apply to online lotteries.
The Irish Institute of Public Health (IPH) and the Tobacco Free Research Institute Ireland (TFRI) recently issued a report citing a growing trend of underage gambling.
GeoComply has built a business reporting where bettors are located when placing a bet. Sort of like a GPS in reverse. But the data it reports also tells a lot about the popularity of games and leagues and sports.
As of now, it would appear that the Seminole Tribe has finally cleared all of the legal hurdles needed to launch (or re-launch) sports betting in Florida. However, West Flagler has the option to petition the Supreme Court—whether it will or not is the question.
RG24seven is bringing free and effective responsible gaming education to the global gaming community, writes CEO Wendy Anderson (l.).
Overall, the U.S. economy and the press surrounding it isn’t very bubbly. So, surely that must mean that there are little to no opportunities for success in this market environment? Think again.
What started with an open letter from John Acres has transformed into something truly special—the International Gaming Standards Association has become one of the most important organizations in the industry in the last 25 years, thanks in large part to the work and dedication of its president and vice president, Peter DeRaedt (r.) and Mark Pace (l.).
Bill Hornbuckle (l.), president and CEO of MGM Resorts International, says the gaming floor at the U.S. firm’s planned integrated resort in Japan has been pared back by up to one-fourth.
Seasonal weather has been bad news for Macau’s recovering gaming industry. The impact of Typhoon Saola, which struck September 1, briefly closed casinos and most borders and also affected transportation.
In welcome news for Chinese racing, the Macau Jockey Club will begin a new season starting September 29. Rumors had swirled that the facility would be forced to close before the end of the month.
A watchdog group says Nepal casinos “should significantly enhance risk-based” oversight of casinos to guard against money laundering and terrorism financing. It cited the country’s “porous border” as a hazard.
The Netherlands gambling authority KSA (de Kansspelautoriteit) has announced it will issue stricter controls for responsible gambling. It will also ask the parliament to enshrine its proposals into law.
The U.K. Gambling Commission is trying to calm fears that its financial risk checks proposed by the gambling white paper will be inconvenient for individuals. Commission CEO Andrew Rhodes (l.) says only 3 percent of accounts will be affected.
An Italian appeals court has struck down a fine that was imposed on Google by AGCOM, Italy’s Communications Authority. AGCOM had claimed Google violated its Dignity Decree—which bans all forms of gambling ads.
Brazil’s Chamber of Deputies September 13 approved of Bill No 3626/23. This makes it possible to launch Brazil’s regulated online sports betting and casinos market. The bill amends the initial provisional measure by President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (l.).
The Dominican Republic’s gambling industry has recovered after decline during the years of the Covid pandemic. General Directorate of Internal Taxes (DGII) statistics indicate that gaming revenues increased 6.5 percent in the first half of the year.
New Zealand’s Department of Internal Affairs' (DIA) is trying to crack down on illegal offshore gambling sites. They avoid the country’s gambling ad bans by advertising free-to-play games nearly indistinguishable from their cash sites.
Crown Resorts has launched its revamped Premium Player Program at its casinos in Sydney and Melbourne, in efforts to remove itself from any junket affiliation.
Recent action by the government of Chile will make it possible to launch the regulated online gaming market in 2023. This will replace the current gambling monopoly operated by the government.
In its ongoing fight to shut down illegal iGaming sites, the Philippines gaming regulator is going after operators that are trying to pass as legal by appropriating the PAGCOR logo.
With a group of officials with Missouri sports teams fed up with state legislators unable to pass sports betting, they are taking the matter to voters.
Noah Shannon bet on Iowa. After all, he's been an integral part of the school’s football program. But it wasn’t on football, and he broke no laws. However, the NCAA said the bet alone was enough to turn down his appeal.
Delaware contracted with Rush Street Interactive to replace 888 Gaming to run online sports betting in the state. Digital casino games will still be offered through the three casinos.
Lawyers for a client suing Fliff have countered the social media game company’s assertion that their client is bound by terms and conditions of the agreement he signed.
From the “we didn’t think it was a bad idea” department: DraftKings concocted a parlay involving three New York teams. If all three won, well yada yada. It was September 11. And it was a bad idea.
The fighters and trainers and other hangers-on didn’t know they couldn’t bet on their people. It’s a no-no. But by vowing to follow integrity-based programs, they hope to get on the straight and narrow.
The first 12 months in business, four retail sportsbooks and six mobile ones collected $1.85 billion in bets and collected more than $7 million in taxes. Even with deductions for promos, that’s a darn good record.
Bally’s Corporation revamped its sportsbook app through Bally’s Interactive. The company also partnered with the Cleveland Browns with new plans for a restaurant sports lounge.
The NFL Networks show NFL RedZone has signed a partnership deal with DraftKings that should help the sportsbook gain even more exposure.
Union leaders in Las Vegas have set a strike vote for September 26 if contract negotiations with some of the biggest operators, including MGM, Wynn and Caesars, continue to stall out.
The historic Medinah Temple (l.) now houses Bally’s temporary Chicago casino, which opened at 8 a.m., Saturday, September 9 to visitors who began lining up at 6:30 a.m. The venue will operate for three years while Bally’s $1.7 billion permanent facility is built.
Former state senator Andy Sanborn (l.) is requesting a public hearing with the New Hampshire Lottery Commission to try and save his casino license after fraud allegations.
Wynn Resorts Ltd. has paid an undisclosed sum to settle claims with nine women who accused former CEO Steve Wynn (l.) of repeated sexual misconduct.
Three companies, Madison Square Garden Entertainment Corp., Sphere Entertainment Co. and Oak View Group, recently announced a merger that will manage marquee properties, including the Las Vegas Sphere.
An analyst at Maybank Investment Bank issued a report saying Genting Malaysia could see profits and its stock price rise because of two revived casino projects.
Fontainebleau Las Vegas (l.) will hold a 5-day job fair starting September 25 to hire the first 1,500 of its anticipated 6,500 employees. The facility’s grand opening is scheduled for December 2023.
The Oregon Lottery has agreed to purchase more than 1,000 Light & Wonder Video Lottery Terminals for placement throughout the state.
Scott Sibella (l.), the first CEO of Resorts World Las Vegas, was removed last week. He was replaced by CFO Peter LaVoie.
The 10 new Kentucky gaming regulators have plenty of experience, just not in gaming. Not a single one comes from a gaming background. No matter— Governor Andy Beshear (l.) said they’ll learn on the job.
Allwyn Group announced the finalization of the new leadership team that will assume operation of the U.K.’s Fourth National Lottery beginning in February 2024.
Mohegan INSPIRE in Incheon, South Korea named Chen Si (l.) as president and Wade Howk as chief operating officer. The $5 billion integrated luxury resort will open later this year.
The U.K. amusement and gaming machine association Bacta has completed its restructuring. It elected a new 11-member national council and new President John Bollom (l.). Bollom proposed the restructuring in March.
In the latest in a series of loyalty research papers, Acres Manufacturing has released new findings that show how U.S. casinos are losing approximately $37 billion per year on outdated player loyalty programs.
Dynamic Gaming Solutions has revived an old FAA building to serve as its new headquarters in Oklahoma City.
Flutter recently announced changes to PokerStars in an effort to get more exposure to its virtual reality and free-to-play social casino.
Star Entertainment has expanded its partnership with Konami Gaming that will see Star roll out several new additions to Konami’s SYNKROS casino system, including cashless and carded play.
Slot supplier Ainsworth is ready to introduce a new gaming cabinet and more than 20 unique games for this year’s G2E.
Supplier SUZOHAPP is preparing to unveil new and improved offerings for this year’s G2E.
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