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Maryland Lottery Controversy over Inflated $262 Million Tech Contract

Questions over Maryland Lottery Director Gordon Medenica’s links to Scientific Games.

The Maryland Lottery deliberately inflated the price of a $262 million technology contract, wasting millions of dollars that would otherwise have been spent on public education and health programs, according to the losing bidder, London-based IGT. In a letter of complaint seen by the Associated Press, IGT complains that lottery officials overstated the value of…Read More

American Gaming Association Recommends Repealing Sports Betting Ban

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The American Gaming Association (AGA) is recommending to Congress that it repeal the nearly quarter-century old federal ban on sports betting. The Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) passed in 1992 prevented states from offering gambling lines on sports. Nevada, Oregon, Delaware, and Montana were granted special exemptions, as all four of those states…Read More

North Jersey Casino Expansion Ad Campaign Comes Down, Amid Growing Sense It Ain’t Gonna Happen

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Backers of a North Jersey casino expansion ad campaign, one which supported a referendum vote to take gaming into the north part of the Garden State, have thrown in the towel. OUR Turn NJ, which was backed by billionaire investor Paul Fireman and real estate mogul Jeff Gural, pulled its media advertising campaign, apparently unwilling…Read More

Liberty Media Thinks Formula One Is Missing Out on Gambling Revenue

Bernie Ecclestone’s F1 looks to maximize gambling potential

Formula One’s new owner, Liberty Media, believes that gambling is a largely untapped revenue stream that offers the sport huge potential. The US mass media company is in the process of purchasing a controlling stake in the global racing business that would value Formula One at $8 billion, and a shake-up is expected. Formula One…Read More

Huma Abedin Almost-Ex Anthony Weiner Scandal Adds to Clinton Drama as Election Inches Closer

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Just when it seemed like nothing worse could affect Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s decimated polling numbers, new scandals involving her top aide Huma Abedin’s soon-to-be-ex-husband Anthony Weiner, and another surrounding her former IT technician Bryan Pagliano, threaten to further drive her numbers down. Hillary for America’s Vice Chairwoman Abedin is the staffer making the most…Read More