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New Responsible Gambling Trust Research Highlights Possible Social Cost of FOBTs

New FTOB study

The UK’s controversial fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs) took a pummeling this week from research commissioned by the betting industry-funded Responsible Gambling Trust (RGT). The machines allow betting shop customers to wager up to £100 ($157) every 20 seconds on fixed odds games, usually roulette, and their proliferation throughout Britain has invited endless media comparisons with…Read More

Poker in Nevada Stays Stagnant but Reports Remain Encouraging

Nevada online poke revenue stagnant.

Poker in Nevada remained virtually static between 2015 and 2016 according to the latest revenue report by the state’s Gaming Control Board. Reporting on the period for April 2016, the Nevada Gaming Control Board stated that its network of live and online poker tables generated a total of $8.57 million in revenue. Players in Nevada…Read More

At East Coast Gaming Conference, Sweeney Insists Atlantic City Is Alive and Well

New Jersey State Senator Jim addresses East Coast Gaming Conference

Atlantic City is “far, far from dead.” That was the takeaway  from the two-day East Coast Gaming Conference at Harrah’s Waterfront Conference Center this week, as keynote speaker New Jersey Senate President Jim Sweeney sought to reassure attendees that the city would endure. Despite the political turmoil and financial disarray that have besieged the resort…Read More

Online Poker Won’t Be Banned Nationwide, as Anti-Gambling Bill 2.0 Fails

Sheldon Adelson online poker measure fails

The online poker industry has received its fair share of criticism from some US lawmakers, mostly Republicans. One of those politicians, Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC), tried some sneaky business to impress Las Vegas Sands CEO Sheldon Adelson. While Graham was running for president this past year, Adelson, one of the biggest GOP donors, expressed his…Read More

Las Vegas Sands and Madison Square Garden Partner on New Off-Strip Concert Venue

Las Vegas Sands new music venue coming

Las Vegas Sands and the Madison Square Garden Company (MSG) announced on May 25 that the two companies are uniting to construct a “first-of-its-kind” 400,000-square-foot entertainment and concert venue that will be the world’s largest facility built specifically for touring acts. According to a jointly issued press release, the arena “will feature a unique seating…Read More