Responsible Gaming in Indian Country: It Takes a Village

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.

My Personal RG Journey

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.

North Carolina Budget Ditches Gambling

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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WEEKLY FEATURE: 2024 40 Under 40 Class Announced

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 Back in Business After Cyberattack

MGM Resorts International announced it has resumed normal operations nationwide, more than a week after a cyberattack disrupted reservation services and other systems.

Report: A’s Relocation Vote Set for November

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.

Analysts Upbeat on Golden Week in Macau

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.

Mobile Sports Betting in Florida Could Take Years

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.

FANTINI’S FINANCE: Book Your Tickets Now

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.

Gambling with Fate

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.


PAGCOR Lays Out Timeline for New Slot Standards

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.


UKGC Fires Back on Risk Checks, Establishes Member Forum

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.

Norway Urged to Abandon Online Gaming Monopoly

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.


News Corp. Under Fire for Gambling Coverage as Murdoch Resigns

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.

Brazil’s Sports Betting Bill Remains Controversial

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.



Massachusetts Sportsbooks Oppose Regs on Data Consent

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.

Arizona Sports Wagers Raking in Money Statewide

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 Begins For Virginia Casino

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.

Pennsylvania Bill Would End Casino Smoking

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.

Las Vegas Room Rates Fall Ahead of Upcoming F1 Race

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.

Self-Exclusion Starts In Colorado

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.


Foxwoods Connecticut Hosts IGA Conference

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.).


Nigeria Sees Lottery as ‘Wealth Generator’

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.


Brown Steps Down Early from GiG

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.



Top CEOs Tapped for G2E 2023 Keynote

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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