After getting shut out of an online sports betting license in New York state, Fanatics found a way through the door. They bought the U.S. assets of PointsBet, which has one of the New York licenses.
Philippines gaming firm PH Resorts has signed an MOU with property developer AppleOne Properties that would bring the latter in as investor or even owner of a stalled Cebu IR development called Emerald Bay (l.).
The National Council of Legislators from Gaming States announced its president, Indiana state Senator Jon Ford, is taking a job in the private sector and will be replaced by West Virginia state Rep. Shawn Fluharty (l.).
Maryland-based Urban One, one of the developers of a Richmond, Virginia casino resort, could be delisted by NASDAQ for noncompliance with federal reporting rules. A referendum on the casino, rejected by voters in 2021, will occur November 7
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Paddy Casey (l.), co-founder of leading product development and digital marketing supplier The Unit, outlines the importance of future online casino regulation, what operators can do to find their place in U.S. markets and how this provides opportunities, while sports betting appears to be more of a closed shop.
The American Gaming Association’s survey of gaming CEOs revealed that many expect improved balance sheets and continuing capital investment, but against a backdrop of slowing revenue growth.
Union members working at Detroit’s three casinos overwhelmingly approved authorizing striking for higher wages, if necessary. The strike could occur as soon as mid-October when contracts expire.
Regulators in New York are investigating the past of Scott Sibella (l.), who recently was fired by Genting’s Resorts World Vegas, and also was president and COO of MGM Grand, in probes related to downstate casino bids.
International Entertainment Corp. of Hong Kong has signed a provisional agreement to develop a new casino resort in Manila. The property would take advantage of robust post-Covid travel to the Philippines.
The UAE could generate about $6.6 billion annually if it allows casino gambling at Ras Al Khaimah. Wynn Resorts has said it expects to receive a license for that property very soon.
Lotteritilsynet, Norway’s gambling regulator, is cracking down on illegal online gambling sites. It has targeted nine banks and forced them to not process payments from such sites.
A small but growing list of players have paid a penalty for violations of the league gambling policy. So the NFL and the NFL Players Association have hammered out amendments that make it tougher.
The budding romance between the hottest singer and the All-Pro tight end has developed an added benefit. Sales of Travis Kelce jerseys up 400 percent. Prop bets up more than 100 percent.
Two of the most respected names in the sports betting and gambling compliance industry, U.S. Integrity and Odds On Compliance, announced they are merging.
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Macau officials have announced that Big 6 operator SJM Resorts will undertake improvements of Avenida Almeida Ribeiro, a main peninsula thoroughfare, and upgrade the Macau Palace, its “floating casino.”
The United Nations has expressed reservations about casinos in Southeast Asia’s Mekong region, concerned they are channels for organized crime entities to “traffic various illicit goods and launder money.”
Macau Chief Executive Ho Iat Seng (l.) says he’s satisfied with efforts by the city’s Big 6 casino operators to bring more non-gaming amenities to the Chinese SAR.
German lawmakers are increasingly interested in regulating the loot boxes commonly found in video games. This was a hot topic at the Federal Congress on Gaming and Gambling.
Seventy-eight jobs at 21 Irish wagering shops are at risk as Paddy Power recently announced their closure. Flutter UK and Ireland, which owns them, says it’s an economic move.
OPAP, based in Athens, is fighting a €24.5 million fine imposed by the Hellenic Gaming Commission (HGC). It is accused of violating Greek and EU competition terms.
Brazil’s Senate is under the gun to pass sports betting legislation that was recently passed by the Chamber of Deputies. It has 45 days to pass Bill 3626/23.
After an initial deal fell through earlier this summer, Star Entertainment is once again exploring options to sell its Treasury Casino and Hotel Brisbane property (l.).
The Victorian state government has introduced the Gambling Legislation Amendment Bill 2023, which would introduce a number of new harm minimization measures. It would also allow the government to step in and take control of Crown Melbourne (l.) should its remediation efforts fall short.
A bill sponsored by Coljuegos, the Gambling Authority of Colombia, seeks to regulate gambling advertising and raise industry standards.
Playtech has signed an exclusive deal with Fremantle to develop a live-streamed online casino game based on the legendary game show Family Feud.
A recent survey by J.P. Morgan showed that customers have a deep loyalty to DraftKings and FanDuel despite business practices by their competitors.
The process is moving ahead, fast enough that state regulators think operators may be ready to accept wagers by mid-November. Certainly before the playoffs begin. It’s up to sportsbooks once licenses are in hand.
On October 1, the Penrith Panthers won their third grand final. As a result, bettors should divvy up AU$72 million on 100-1 odds for new clients. But gross profit from new customers exceeded AU$225 million.
Vetnos LLC filed a lawsuit against PrizePicks for ripping off software. Prize Picks filed a motion to dismiss the case. And so it goes back and forth.
In an interview on the Marchand and Ourand Podcast, Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred (l.) acknowledged change is coming. The game will be open to intimate wagers directly on the screen during shows.
Patterning itself after the NFL RedZone, Caesars Sportsbook launched Fire Bets this week that features microbetting.
Nevada sportsbooks saw a boost in handle for August, but the start of football season was not kind to bookmakers, as profits declined almost 25 percent from July.
Gaming suppliers and regulators from the Nevada Gaming Control Board recently held another meeting to try and advance their ongoing conversation about potentially changing or removing regulations surrounding the equipment approval process in the state.
The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board has recorded record-breaking revenues and taxes for 2022-23. During the period, the Keystone State opened a new land-based casino and launched several online casinos.
Atlantic City’s casinos have returned more than $504 million to the state this fiscal year, a record amount that will fund public projects around New Jersey.
A high-profile lawsuit that alleges several online travel firms knowingly evaded room taxes in Nevada may proceed, according to the latest ruling from the Nevada Supreme Court.
The Clark County Commission unanimously approved an ordinance banning sidewalk vendors from selling products within 1,500 feet of prominent Las Vegas attractions.
Tax revenue from Illinois’ 45,000-plus video gambling machines is catching up with the Illinois Lottery, still the state’s main source of gambling revenue. In fiscal 2023, video gambling generated $814 million compared to the Lottery’s $872 million.
Despite warnings of increased crime at Nebraska casinos, that hasn’t occurred at WarHorse Lincoln (l.). Police were called to the casino only 78 times in its first year of operation, according to department data.
Dreamscape Companies, which recently purchased the Rio Hotel & Casino Las Vegas (l.) from Caesars Entertainment, has announced a new loyalty program. It is called Rio Rewards.
Phase one of the Desert Diamond Casino, the Tohono O’odham Nation’s fifth casino and second Desert Diamond venue, will open near Glendale, Arizona by the end of 2024.
BMM Innovation Group has named industry veterans Kara Matthew as chief operating officer, Laura Olson-Reyes as chief marketing officer, and payment-technology veteran Brian Wedderspoon chief revenue officer.
Pavilion Payments has named Steve Ritchie (l.), a veteran revenue executive, as the company’s new chief revenue officer as part of a major increase of the company’s team.
GAN Limited announced that 13-year CEO Derek Smurfit has resigned, and Board Chairman Seamus McGill has assumed the CEO role on an interim basis.
Light & Wonder has added Dr. Mark Yoseloff (l.), former CEO of Shuffle Master and veteran of the table-game business, to the company as a consultant on strategic initiatives.
Incredible Technologies recently expanded its gaming division with the addition of a new general counsel and two sales managers.
Konami Gaming has announced key promotions within its sales team, naming Josh Faish and Justin Torres to sales director positions and naming three other executives to director of business development posts.
Entain recently completed its acquisition of U.S. sports data analytics firm Angstrom Sports which will give the gaming operator a presence in the states.
Kambi Group and Svenska Spel Sport & Casino recently announced they were joining forces in a long-term agreement.
Marker Trax has launched Moolah Play, its latest offering geared towards consumers.
Light & Wonder CEO Matt Wilson says the land-based casino market in Asia “is strategically very important” for the U.S. company. L&W, formerly Scientific Games, has set its sights on a larger presence in the region.
Aristocrat’s latest offerings for G2E include fan-favorite brands, bold licenses and new cabinets.
Attendees of this year’s G2E show will get a glimpse into the latest enrollment innovations from Acres Manufacturing and its Foundation HQ system.
Dynamic Gaming Solutions will showcase its partnership with Slovenian ETG manufacturer Spintec Gaming Technology at this year’s Global Gaming Expo.
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