Recent reports from the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation show that the province is producing well, but still has a ways to go to catch U.S. cities that are near them.
Don Laughlin (l.), who established, groomed and developed the town that now bears his name into a casino and resort center, is dead at 92.
Online bettors in Asia wager more than their European counterparts, are more likely to bet on mobile devices, and overwhelmingly prefer slots. That’s the result of data compiled by the SoftSwiss casino platform.
Penn Entertainment signed a 10-year, $2 billion deal with ESPN to create ESPN Bet with network owner Disney onboard. While ESPN only lends its name, it’s a major deal which also leaves Barstool Sports out.
Unionized casino workers at Detroit’s three casinos went on strike on October 17 as negotiators failed to reach an agreement on wages and benefits, retirement security, technology protections and more.
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Italy’s most prestigious soccer league, Serie A, has found itself in the midst of a betting scandal involving three players, one of whom has already admitted he wagered on an online site.
Bidders for casinos in the New York City area are beefing up their proposals for community support, or continuing media announcements in support of their projects.
The Macau government has posted a total of MOP$45.8 billion (US$5.68 billion) in gaming taxes through September, a 203 percent increase over the same period in 2022.
A Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court judge has heard arguments in the latest legal challenge involving so-called skill games, the first case with potential statewide consequences involving the games.
The ministry responsible for Peru’s tourist industry has approved regulations for sports betting and online gambling. The new law will become effective early next year.
Tim Miller, executive director of the U.K. Gambling Commission, has called on international gaming regulators to unite to fight illegal gambling. His audience was the Global Gaming Expo.
Michigan passed rules regulating fantasy contests three years ago and they were recently implemented in the attempt to provide a fair and secure environment.
There were 50 suspicious betting alerts in the third quarter of this year and the International Betting Integrity Association said that is 41 percent lower than the same period in 2022.
Of course, it’s always good for companies to have cash on hand. But is too much of anything a bad thing? Probably not in this case, but just what do LVS and Monarch have in mind with those growing cash piles?
A new coalition of non-Native casinos and racinos in Western New York has formed to seek a voice in negotiations between the state and Seneca Nation over a new gaming compact.
In recent years, the tribal gaming industry has proved that it has the firepower to compete with its commercial counterpart in a big way. Perhaps the best overall tribal property in the U.S. is California’s Yaamava' Resort & Casino, led by General Manager Kenji Hall (l.).
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Philippine politician Albee Benitez wants Macau gaming operator Galaxy Entertainment to rejoin a plan to develop a $500 million casino resort on the island of Boracay. The Macau concessionaire says it’s not interested.
Hong Kong-listed Paradise Entertainment is pursuing green businesses in addition to its core focus on gaming. The company provides casino management services and also runs a satellite casino in Macau.
A levy of as much as 1 percent of gross gambling yield could be imposed on the U.K. gaming market. So said the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) in a statement.
Andrew Rhodes (l.), U.K. Gambling Commission CEO, sharply criticized those spreading “misinformation” on affordability checks. It is the most controversial white paper proposal.
Dutch gaming regulator De Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), recently fined LCS Ltd. €2.074 million for offering online gaming. A website outside of the country can’t legally offer the service.
The Brazilian Senate has received 49 proposed amendments to Bill 3626, which would legalize sports betting in the country. The Senate has 45 days to process the bill.
Nepal’s parliament has endorsed an anti-money laundering bill in the hopes to strengthen efforts against organized crime.
The International Gaming Standards Association has announced the creation of a new division, GSA Africa. F.K. Fayad will serve as its first managing director.
The gaming industries in Pennsylvania and New Jersey reported record or near-record revenues from online gaming, boosting overall casino revenue results.
The Chinese Embassy in Manila has applauded Chinese and Philippines law enforcers for jointly working to shut down illegal online gaming operations, known as POGOs.
North Carolina hopes to go live with sports betting in January. The North Carolina Sports Betting Committee is just begging to sort out the rules to play by. And they have more than three dozen states to guide them.
If two people deserved to discuss the future of sports betting, it’s the CEOs of FanDuel and DraftKings, Amy Howe and Jason Robins. The two companies control 80 percent of the market of online betting.
The NCAA put together a sports betting e-learning publication aimed at teaching more than 500,000 existing and prospective student athletes the potential harm of gambling. The mission evolved after incidents in Iowa.
In just a month since debuting sports betting, Kentucky has been faced with a rise in problem gaming calls. Truth is, the commonwealth has had a council on problem gambling for 27 years thanks to horse racing.
Virginia state Senator Dave Marsden (l.) said he’s likely to reintroduce his bill proposing a casino in Fairfax County in the 2024 legislative session, if he wins election in the newly created 35th District.
A bill that would potentially lower credit card interchange fees could impact consumer rewards programs, which in turn could have negative effects on leisure travel to markets like Nevada. Both lawmakers and hospitality industry representatives are keeping their eyes on the bill’s progress.
A key state senator in New Jersey has said that a bill completely banning smoking in New Jersey casinos will get a vote in the Senate after the election, during the lame-duck session before the new legislature takes office.
Internet betting in the nine casinos in Atlantic City, New Jersey are rising, but in-person betting for five of the nine resorts is slow to recover from pre-pandemic levels.
Georgia lawmakers and gaming advocates recently met to plan strategies for passing gambling legislation next year, including legalizing sports betting, horse racing and casino gambling.
The Venetian Resort (l.) has announced new renovations to its convention center that will total $188 million. The project is expected to start next year and finish by the end of 2026.
A former Las Vegas police officer who was accused of committing three casino heists over a six-month span in late 2021 and early 2022 was sentenced to 12 years in federal prison.
Temporarily located in Medinah Temple (l.), Bally’s Chicago drew 80,000 visitors in the three weeks since its September 9 opening and posted $6.7 million in tax revenue. That number is expected to rise when the anticipated sportsbook opens.
Democrats, the minority caucus in the Alabama Legislature, plan to introduce gambling bills legalizing sports betting, a lottery and casino gambling in 2024. Passing them could be a challenge as bipartisan support would be required.
A study of nearly 400 online gamblers showed 75 percent trust and are loyal to operators that offer responsible gambling tools. Also, 97 percent are aware of responsible gambling resources and 56 percent actually use them.
The Catawba Nation wants to sever its agreement with developer SkyBoat LLC, but that would cost the tribe $125 million which Chief Brian Harris said is too high. The situation has delayed construction on the permanent Two Kings casino in North Carolina.
Only 5 percent of tribal casinos use cashless payments. However that will begin to change over the next few years say experts. The catalyst will be the younger generation.
Österreichische Lotterien is accused of failing to protect youth. Austria’s player protection body and gambling addiction advisory body Spielerhilfe claims “gross misconduct.”
Ontario Lottery and Gaming is showing that it has the largest blended retailer commission rate in Canada and the money is providing a trickle-down effect to towns in the province.
Per Widerström (l.) has assumed the chief executive role at international betting group 888 Holdings. Widerström succeeds former CEO Itai Pazner as leader of the company that acquired William Hill in 2021.
SkyCity CEO Michael Ahearne (l.) has announced plans to step down in March 2024, after more than five years with the company, three of those in the role of CEO.
The Massachusetts Gaming Commission is seeking to fill top-level positions, after opening a search in early October for a new executive director.
Industry veteran Rod Centers (l.) has been named chief operating officer of Seneca Gaming Corporation.
Acres Technology has brought on veteran Wall Street gaming investment analyst David Bain as the company’s new chief financial officer.
Light & Wonder has named industry veteran Kelsy Foster as the head of its Reno, Nevada game studio.
Global slot supplier Zitro has opened a new office for its U.S. team in Las Vegas.
The National Council of Legislators from Gaming States Winter Meeting will take place January 3-6 at the Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina.
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