Now that Las Vegas is expanding past its traditional gaming-related boundaries, bookers and planners should start thinking of some new events to bring to Sin City. As always, Vegas veteran Ira David Sternberg (l.) has some ideas.
The Australian Media and Communications Authority recently released a study that highlights increased levels of gambling-related advertising on free-to-air TV and radio channels.
It’s not like sportsbooks are hard to find in Las Vegas. It’s just that many of the mobile ones want nothing to do with Nevada thanks to in-person registration.
Eilers & Krejcik’s Todd Eilers asked top slot operations executives to rate the recent Global Gaming Expo 2023 in the company’s annual Post G2E Virtual Roundtable.
Macau’s Court of Second Instance has upheld the convictions of former Suncity CEO Alvin Chau (l.) and other Suncity employees and also increased the damages they must pay for money laundering. The same court acquitted Chau and six co-defendants on fraud charges.
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The Finnish government has begun the process of expanding its gaming market beyond the longstanding state-owned Veikkaus monopoly. In order to facilitate this transition, proposals and consultations will take place over the next two years.
The Detroit City Council voted unanimously to approve a resolution supporting the 3,700 union workers on strike for better wages and working conditions at the city’s three casinos.
If a patron is removed from a casino but then re-enters the property and wins a jackpot, should the winnings be paid out? That’s the question on the minds of Nevada operators and regulators after a recent incident in Mesquite shed light on the issue.
New analysis from Western Sydney University has shown that a large percentage of Sydney’s overall revenue from gambling machines is coming from a select few regions in Western Sydney, mainly those of lower socioeconomic status.
The European Gaming & Betting Association (EGBA) is voicing concerns over Italy’s online black-market gambling and is questioning the effectiveness of the Dignity Decree, which banned gambling advertising.
The battle between the Seminole Tribe vs West Flagler Associates continues to drag on. The Administration has 30 more days before it responds to the parimutuels. Chief Justice John Roberts stopped the appeals court decision. For now.
Daily Fantasy Sports is one of those pastimes that have been hard to pin down. But various state agencies are trying to understand why it is or is not gambling.
New York state Senator George Borrello has called on Governor Kathy Hochul (l.) to meet as soon as possible with Seneca Nation of Indians President Rickey Armstrong Sr. to finalize the tribe’s new gaming compact.
More than 150 years ago, hundreds of Indians were massacred along the Sacramento River. This bygone incident is playing an outsized role in the Redding Rancheria’s proposal to relocate its Win-River Resort & Casino (l.).
On paper, Boyd Gaming is steady as can be, consistently checking all the boxes that investors look for in their search for well-run companies. And yet, its shares dropped significantly in reaction to less-than-stellar earnings. Could historically steady Boyd be the canary in the gaming coal mine?
Far removed from its humble beginnings, U.S. tribal gaming is now a force to be reckoned with. But as the revenues rise, so do the stakes, and effective regulation is more important than ever. As chairman of the National Indian Gaming Commission, E. Sequoyah Simermeyer (l.) is at the forefront of this effort, and his leadership will be vital to ensure that the sector continues to grow in a safe and sustainable manner.
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In another sign of Macau’s post-pandemic recovery, officials recently tallied more than 105,000 visitor arrivals per day over consecutive days. On a recent holiday weekend, visitation reached levels not seen since 2019.
The office of Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. (l.) has ordered the country’s gaming regulator to do anything necessary to get the country removed from a global money-laundering “grey list
Macau Chief Executive Ho Iat Seng (l.) says digital technologies will speed the city’s fiscal diversification. The Beijing government has ordered the casino hub to move beyond its reliance on gaming as an economic driver.
When most other members of the EU are ending gambling monopolies, Norway is moving in the opposite direction. It is also proposing to require ISPs to block foreign gambling sites.
Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), the Dutch gaming authority, has published its “2022 Market Scan.” The study follows the performance of the regulated market that went live October 1, 2021.
Online gaming fraud is raising concerns in the Dutch Ministry of Legal Protection. It has launched a national campaign aimed at young people to fight business fraud.
Coljuegos, Colombia’s gambling regulatory body, has proposed new rules regarding ads and responsible gambling.
The Brazilian Senate appears to be entering the final stretch in its process to approve the bill that would legalize sports betting. The Chamber of Deputies already passed Bill 3.626/23.
The governments of several Indian states accuse India-based Delta Corp of owing a total of $2.8 billion in back taxes. Recently the high court of Sikkim gave the gaming company a temporary stay.
Tabcorp’s recent annual meeting saw management double down on its stance that more advertising regulation is good and should be welcomed; it also saw more than a third of shareholders vote against the proposed remuneration plans for the company’s top executives.
Blackstone Group, which acquired Crown Resorts last year for US$6.5 billion, is planning to invest quite a bit more in the floundering operator to help turn the ship around, the company’s global head of real estate recently said in an interview with the Australian.
New York lawmakers are proposing to create a $25 million fund to support land-based casino workers in exchange for concessions that will lead to the passage of online casino legislation.
The Cambodian government wants help from Indonesia to stamp out illegal iGaming within its own borders. Indonesia has pointed to Cambodia as a hub of illegal online gaming operations that target Indonesian citizens.
The Nevada Gaming Commission recently announced it was changing its stance on esports and allowing sportsbooks to post lines for bettors.
Pennsylvania sportsbook operators went crazy in September, offering a record $29.5 million in free bets, the highest amount in the state’s history.
When Tennessee bucked every other state and included a 10 percent hold tax on sports betting, people howled it wouldn’t work. It didn’t so the state went to a handle tax instead of gross income. That doesn’t seem to be working either.
Rather good figures for just six weeks work. Equally impressive $232 million came through mobile sources in under a month. Governor Andy Beshear (l.) is pleased as punch.
The NBA kicked off their season just in time for FanDuel to announce a new partnership. The exclusive collaboration offers fans access to an NBA League Pass and other features.
As of October 18, early voters in the Richmond, Virginia district where the proposed $562 million Richmond Grand Casino would be located have cast the most votes. Meanwhile an anti-casino activist’s lawsuit against the state elections commission was moved to federal court.
Michigan law enforcement raided a Bridgeport Township bar and a Goodrich residence following tips about illegal gambling. Authorities found $182,430 in gift cards, video gambling machines, computers and cash.
New reporting has suggested that Gaming and Leisure Properties may be open to allocating more than its previously announced sum of $175 million for the development of a new ballpark for the Oakland A’s on the site of the Tropicana Las Vegas (l.).
Wynn Resorts, which owns Encore Boston Harbor casino, has partnered with the Kraft Group to bring an MLS Stadium on the site previously owned by Constellation Energy.
The Maryland Joint Audit and Evaluation Committee met recently to discuss the issue of problem gambling as it relates to online gambling, which could be coming to the state.
The chairman of CNIGA, a California gaming tribe association, has written an article arguing that most card clubs are unconstitutional. He supports a bill that would allow tribes to sue the clubs.
It was a productive meeting for the Inter-Tribal Council of Five Tribes, who passed several resolutions, including one supporting the nomination of Sara Hill for the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma.
The Nebraska Racing and Gaming Commission will allow WarHorse Casino Omaha to offer sports betting after November 1 at Horsemen’s Park temporary facility, while construction continues on the permanent $250 million casino.
The International Association of Gaming Regulators has named Ben Haden to succeed Dr. Jason Lane as president and has named Caroline Kongwa the new vice president.
Graton Resort & Casino in California has appointed Amy Ellis (l.) to the new position of chief human resources officer. Ellis first joined the resort in 2017 as director of HR.
Manila integrated resort LET Westside has announced the appointments of three new executives, including ex-Star Entertainment COO Damian Quayle (l.). The IR is scheduled to open in late 2024.
Julie Brinkerhoff-Jacobs (l.), president of Lifescapes International, announced that she will retire from her post by the end of the year, after 42 years with the firm.
Greece-based OKTO announced it has acquired U.S.-based Flexia Payments following Flexia’s successful exhibit at the Global Gaming Expo.
Light & Wonder announced it has completed its acquisition of the remaining 17 percent equity in its social gaming division, SciPlay, which is now a wholly owned subsidiary.
Bally’s Corporation has set a record as the largest donor over two years to the International Center for Responsible Gaming with a gift of $1.05 million.
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