The tribal gaming industry, like the commercial side of the industry, believes that we all are responsible for helping problem gamblers. Valerie Spicer (l.), a member of the NCPG board, says responsible gaming efforts benefit tribal citizens as well.
Ted Hartwell (l.) knows the pain of disordered gambling. Just as he hit the heights in his career, problem gambling brought him down. Now it’s his mission to warn and heal others.
MGM Resorts’ efforts to identify and protect problem gamblers includes a game-changing program, GameSense. Stephen Martino (l.), the company’s chief compliance officer, believes if gambling isn’t fun, people should avoid it.
Tools and resources that encourage and enhance gambling at a sustainable level, within affordable limits and without experiencing harms, will provide long-term benefits for individuals and businesses, writes Dr. Sally Gainsbury (l.).
A controversial provision allowing four new casinos was removed from North Carolina’s proposed 2-year, $30 billion budget which was due July 1. The spending plan includes expanding Medicaid to 600,000 adults.
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The Emerging Leaders of Gaming 40 Under 40 program, organized by The Innovation Group and Global Gaming Business, has released this year’s class of honorees, which highlights the best and brightest up-and-comers from around the industry.
MGM Resorts International announced it has resumed normal operations nationwide, more than a week after a cyberattack disrupted reservation services and other systems.
The last remaining hurdle standing between the Oakland Athletics’ relocation to Las Vegas is a vote among MLB owners. According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, that vote could come as soon as November.
Following a subdued September, JP Morgan analysts predict that Macau gaming revenues will reach pre-Covid levels for October, due in part to Golden Week celebrations.
JP Morgan analysts see the Middle East, especially the United Arab Emirates, as the next big center of casino development. They predict some form of gaming regulations in the UAE by the end of this year.
Spanish National Police and an Interpol and Europol task force have made 23 arrests in taking down a crime network. The group allegedly fixed sports matches and made bets before bookmakers had data.
West Flagler and Associates have their own version of the Little Train That Could. They have what seems to be two to three years of options in its battle to keep the Seminole Tribe from controlling a monopoly on sports betting.
Iowa has turned into a testing ground for college sports betting and its impact on players who step over the line. A number of players were charged with underage gambling, a lesser crime with no prison time.
It’s late September and that could only mean one thing: G2E is nearly upon us once again. Every year, one topic or buzzword seems to dominate the conversation above all else—this year’s show looks to be very cyber-centric.
How lifelong exposure to gambling led iProtekt co-founder and co-CEO Mike Borukhov (l.) to create a responsible gaming company and why that will help problem gamblers.
GLOBAL GAMING BUSINESS PODCAST: Maureen Beddis, Senior Vice President Membership & Events, American Gaming Association; and Korbi Carrison, Vice President G2E Event, RX
It’s no secret that G2E is one of the most important and influential events for the regulated global gaming industry. As such, it takes a lot of effort, planning and sacrifice to make everything unfold as it should, and two pivotal figures in this effort are RX’s Korbi Carrison (l.) and the AGA’s Maureen Beddis (r.).
GGB Podcast sponsored by Pavilion Payments.
The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. expects that it will complete the sale of its land-based casino assets by 2025. The sale will return PAGCOR to a strictly regulatory role.
Macau Secretary for Security Wong Sio Chak says the Chinese gaming hub hopes for greater cooperation with mainland security forces to put an end to “illicit money-exchange gangs.”
Non-compliant slot machines now on gaming floors in the Philippines will not have to be removed or updated in accordance with the regulator’s new Technical Standards for EGMs. But they will be phased out over time.
The U.K. Gambling Commission is complaining about the Racing Post’s coverage of proposed financial risk checks. It says the publication is blowing the effects on the average gambler out of proportion. Additionally, the commission also recently formed a first-ever industry forum.
The Premier League is one of the world’s most popular soccer leagues but that has led to excessive gambling advertisements, such as opening weekend, which saw 11,000 messages.
The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) is urging Norway to abandon its online gaming monopoly. It says Norway should join neighboring Scandinavian countries and embrace an open market.
KSA, the Netherlands gaming authority, has announced that it will fund three pilot programs that seek to raise awareness for problem gambling. The funds come from the Addiction Prevention Fund (VPF).
Responsible gaming experts across Australia are lambasting CODE Bet, a gambling-focused offshoot from media giant News Corp. The company must also deal with the departure of founder Rupert Murdoch (l.), who announced that he will step away as chairman of the company in November.
Loto-Quebec had plans for a mini casino near the Bell Centre (l.), home of the Montreal Canadiens, but ditched the project after opposition from the Montreal Public Health.
Chile’s sports betting industry has been devastated by the country’s Supreme Court ruling declaring most of them illegal.
With one chamber having passed Brazil’s proposed Bill 3626/23 and the other waiting to vote on it, it remains controversial. Some fear that sports betting is a gateway drug to addiction. Others fear it will be overtaxed.
The licensing process for operating iGaming in Curaçao began on September 1 and companies are trying to navigate through the process.
Albania might reintroduce online gaming, which has been banned since 2019. But first it must overcome criticisms of a proposed bill from both the ruling party and the opposition.
Starting October 1, Japanese law enforcement will expand the country’s anonymous crime-tips clearinghouse to take information on illegal online gambling websites.
Fanatics has made slow but deliberate progress in carving out a nichein sports betting. The purchase of PointsBet helps the company, and will do so even more when it comes to online casinos.
Bally Casino is set to follow BetMGM to the U.K., setting up an iGaming platform with Gamesys.
An Indiana man made one bet to many this spring and ended up being banned from casinos and from online play. Bert Neff is accused of placing an almost six-figure bet on an LSU-Alabama baseball game.
The Massachusetts Gaming Commission has a regulation in place so that patrons can consent when the operators contact third-party vendors. Operators say they already have a system and don’t need to disrupt the flow.
Professional golfer Phil Mickelson (l.) recently came out and said he had a gambling problem and hopes his story inspires others.
Mississippi has a strong casino tourism system, with sportsbooks in each casino and digital play within the property. Taking the digital portion statewide has run into defeat for more than two years.
In the two years since Arizona debuted sports betting, wagers have topped $11 billion and the bets keep rolling in. For the state, revenues have topped $50 million. Certainly not chicken feed.
Early voting has begun for a $1.7 billion casino resort in Richmond, Virginia. It’s the second time around for the project, which voters narrowly rejected in 2021. Since then, the project has been rebranded and campaign donations have soared.
New Jersey casinos logged $531 million in gaming revenue in August, which is the second-highest industry win in history, and up 13 percent year-on-year.
Pennsylvania State Rep. Dan Frankel introduced a bill expanding the state’s Clean Indoor Air Act to prohibit smoking at casinos, bars and private clubs. The advocacy group Casino Employees Against Smoking Effects Pennsylvania praised the action.
When hotels around Las Vegas first started offering packages for the upcoming Formula One Las Vegas Grand Prix late last year, rates were higher than ever. Now, as the race approaches, rates are dropping, but experts say this doesn’t exactly indicate a drop in interest.
The Fontainebleau Las Vegas (l.) has set a December 13 opening date, and guests can now book their first reservations through the property’s website.
The Colorado Division of Gaming debuted a self-exclusion program, allowing individuals to ban themselves for one, three or five years from gambling at casinos and betting on sports at online or retail sportsbooks.
New Mexico casinos are banding together to address problem gambling in the state and have started seeing their efforts pay off.
Bally’s Corp. recently made a $5 million donation to the Community College of Rhode Island to establish new academic programs centered around gaming.
The North Dakota Native American Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation Tribe has been served with a lawsuit alleging that leaders have spent millions of dollars with no accountability for the expenditures.
National Indian Gaming Commission Chairman Sequoyah Simermeyer, U.S. Treasurer Chief Lynn Malerba and Director of the Office of Indian Gaming Paula Hart were among the speakers at the Indian Gaming Association’s mid-year conference at Foxwoods (l.).
The government of Nigeria plans to funnel proceeds from the National Lottery to education and job creation. One official stated that lottery and gaming combined could provide more than 10 million new jobs.
Betfred is among the others when it comes to its U.S. ranking as a sportsbook. To change the fortunes the U.K.-based firm has hired veteran gaming exec Kresimir Spajic (l.).
Aristocrat Leisure Limited has appointed Superna Kalle (l.) as chief strategy and content officer, reporting directly to CEO Trevor Croker.
Gaming Innovation Group CEO Richard Brown (l.) stepped down from his position September 18, instead of staying until the end of the year as previously announced.
Genius invested a pretty penny in NFL data. To accelerate the gap to profitability, the company partnered with Snap, the company behind Snapchat. It may take a while but should work.
BetConstruct has launched a new offering, iGaming Bot, that allows users to integrate iGaming functions directly into Telegram.
The keynote for this year’s Global Gaming Expo will feature three prominent industry CEOs: MGM’s Bill Hornbuckle, Entain’s Jette Nygaard-Andersen and Churchill Downs’ Bill Carstanjen.
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