Sportradar: North America Draws Fewest Suspicions

Sportradar published its annual “Betting Corruption and Match Fixing Report” for 2023. The report catalogs everything you need to know about suspicious scandals. Good news: North America has few events.

The Loss of a Sports Betting Titan

The loss of John English (l.) in February shocked the gaming industry like few others. English was a trailblazer in the legal sports betting field and introduced mobile wagering to the U.S., along with being generous with his time and expertise.

Giannantonio Highlights Uncertainty of AC Industry in Latest Talk

At his recent state of the industry meeting, Casino Association of New Jersey President Mark Giannantonio (l.) touched on all the pressing issues surrounding the Atlantic City casino industry, ranging from casino sale rumors to nearby developments in New York City and more.

A’s Release Updated Renderings of Stadium Along Las Vegas Strip

The Oakland A’s have released new renderings and concept photos for its $1.5 billion ballpark project (l.), complete with a layered, non-retractable roof structure, the largest-ever cable-net glass window offering views of the Strip and an 18,000-square foot jumbotron, the biggest in Major League Baseball. Oh, and a 2,500-spot parking lot.

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Wynn Slaps Fontainebleau with Contract Infringement Suit

Wynn Las Vegas has filed suit against Fontainebleau Las Vegas, alleging that the latter has interfered with and broached several employment contracts in attempts to lure executives to make the switch as it attempts to establish itself on the Las Vegas Strip.

Alabama Senate Bill Keeps Lottery, Removes Sports Betting

The Alabama Senate revised the House version of gambling legislation by keeping a lottery but removing sports betting. The bill also would allow historical horse racing and authorize the Poarch Band of Creek Indians to operate Class III casinos.

Cambodian PM Considers End to Gambling

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Manet has announced a ban on new casino licenses, the possible revocation of existing licenses, and the “elimination” of all illegal gambling operations.

Minnesota Legislators Move Unfinished Bill Forward

At least one state senator in Minnesota thinks his colleagues have the wrong idea about the sports betting bill. Zach Duckworth wants to settle the outstanding issues before moving to the next committee. They don’t.

Rhode Island Launches Online Casino

Bally’s Corporation, the sole operator in Rhode Island, has launched the state’s first online casino, making the state the seventh in the U.S. to offer online casino gaming.

GGB PODCAST: Siobhan Lane, CEO, Gaming, Light & Wonder

Since its lottery and sports betting divestitures, Light & Wonder has been on a heater, with soaring revenues and a stock surge to match. The company’s CEO of Gaming, Siobhan Lane (l.), has been a central part of this surge, with no plans of slowing down anytime soon.

GGB Podcast sponsored by Pavilion Payments.


Imperial Pacific Settlement Offer Still Uncertain

Embattled Saipan casino operator Imperial Pacific International has offered to pay $49 million to surrender its gaming license and exit the jurisdiction for good. But at the last minute, the governor of the CNMI said no dice.

Will Vietnam Price Out Sports Betting Bids?

Vietnam may open the bidding for sports betting licenses, though past efforts went nowhere because of investment minimums. In 2017, the government asked investors to pony up $43.5 million to enter the market.


Gammix Nailed With Record Fine by KSA

KSA, the Netherlands gambling regulator, has fined Malta-based gaming firm Gammix Ltd. with record fines. It levied a fine of €19.6 million (£16.8 million/$21.2 million) on the company for allegedly offering games to the Dutch without a license.

Finland Blocks Payments to Betsson

The government of Finland has made it impossible for gamblers to pay Betsson’s BML Group. Betsson has been put on a list of organizations blacklisted from payments by the country’s banks and payment services.


Sri Lanka Squeezes Casino Licensees

Sri Lanka, a nation near India, has introduced new restrictions on new casinos. Higher fees and a minimum investment of $250 million went into effect January 1.

Crown to Cut Additional 194 Jobs

Crown Resorts has announced plans to slash 194 positions across the company, not long after cutting 95 additional jobs late last year.


Maryland Majority Oppose Online Gambling

A survey conducted by Public Policy Polling on behalf of the Maryland Retailers Alliance indicated 64 percent of respondents oppose online casinos and iLottery. Still, the state House and Senate are considering legislation to allow both.

Mexico’s Online Gaming Expected to Bloom

Mexico’s online gaming industry is projected to increase by 70 percent in the next three years. This is due to a crackdown by the government on land-based casinos, especially on slot machines.


PGA Tour Joins Response Betting Advertising Group

The PGA Tour joined the Coalition for Responsible Sports Betting Advertising, a voluntary association of sports leagues and media founded in 2023, and renewed its participation in the National Council on Problem Gambling’s Leadership Circle.


Virginia Appeals Court Rules Against Cordish

The Virginia Court of Appeals dismissed Cordish Companies’ $100 million lawsuit against Norfolk, alleging Cordish should have had exclusive casino development rights. Instead, the Pamunkey Indian Tribe will develop the HeadWaters Resort and Casino.

Mississippi Senators Consider Tidelands Requirement

A bill requiring Mississippi Coast casino developers to get a tidelands lease from the Secretary of State is heading to the full Senate. Earlier it passed the House in a 113-6 vote. But Biloxi Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich (l.) objects to the “additional layer of red tape.”


Massachusetts Gaming Commission Chair Retires

Massachusetts Governor Maura Healy announced Gaming Commission Chair Cathy Judd-Stein (l.) will retire March 21. Appointed on January 15, 2019, Judd-Stein led the commission during the pandemic and the launch of sports betting.

Muckleshoot Casino Appoints Perkins as CEO

Muckleshoot Casino Resort in Washington has appointed a new chief executive officer, Tim Perkins (l.). The Air Force veteran was previously vice president and COO at Laguna Development Corp.


Report: PartyPoker for Sale

A gambling and financial newsletter has reported that Entain is putting its PartyPoker site and brand up for sale after determining it is surplus to the parent company’s plans.




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