Responsible Gaming Goes to College

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.

Treating the Problem

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.

U.S. Compulsive and Problem Gaming – Another Patchwork

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.

Cyberattacks Disrupt MGM Resorts, Caesars

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.

Four North Carolina Casinos Unlikely

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.

Seminole Tribe Scores What Could Be Decisive Win in Florida

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.

Training the Best

RG24seven is bringing free and effective responsible gaming education to the global gaming community, writes CEO Wendy Anderson (l.).

FANTINI’S FINANCE: Take a Closer Look…

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.


MGM Reduces Gaming Floor Specs for Japan

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.

Sluggish September in Macau

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.

Macau Jockey Club Hangs on for Another Season

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.

Nepal Casinos Should Boost Anti-AML Protections

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.


KSA to Tighten Responsible Gambling Rules

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.

UKGC CEO puts out Fires on Financial Risk Checks Proposal

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.

Google Dodges Italian Fine

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 Lower House Approves Online Sports Betting, Casinos

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.).

Dominican Gambling Revenues Rebound

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.

Offshore Casinos Evade New Zealand’s ad Laws

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.


Chile Near to Launching Online Gaming Market

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.

PAGCOR Warns Against Deceptive Logo Use

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.


NCAA Says No to Iowa Player’s Suspension Appeal

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.

UFC Takes Steps to Reduce Illegal Betting by Teams

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.

Kansas Has Stellar First 12 Months in Sports Betting

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 Temporary Chicago Casino Opens

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.

Fontainebleau Las Vegas Holds Job Fair

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.








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