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NASCAR Races Into Sports Betting, Approves Gambling Sponsorships

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NASCAR, the premiere stock-car racing circuit in the US, will allow teams and drivers to be sponsored by gambling companies and sports betting operators in 2019. While there’s been no official announcement from NASCAR, the SportsBusiness Journal says the auto racing company has informed its drivers and teams that, effectively immediately, accepting sponsorships from companies…Read More

Japan Casino Advertisements Restricted to International Airports, Seaports

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Japan casino advertisements will be limited to international airport and seaport terminals in an effort to reduce any potential harm the liberalization of commercial gambling might have on citizens. Appointed lawmakers working in the country’s Integrated Resorts (IR) Promotion Council continue to finalize the regulations of Japan’s forthcoming gaming industry. The latest out of Tokyo…Read More

Tiger Woods Back in Swing of Things, Farmers Insurance Open Favorite at His Beloved Torrey Pines

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Tiger Woods tees off his 2019 PGA Tour season this week at the Farmers Insurance Open where the seven-time winner is one of the favorites at Torrey Pines in Southern California. The Westgate SuperBook has Woods at 16/1 to win his eighth Farmers, with a $100 bet and a Tiger victory netting $1,600. 2017 winner…Read More

Hard Rock Atlantic City to Receive $4.8M Property Tax Settlement From City and Atlantic County

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Owners of the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City will receive $4.8 million over the next four years after reaching a property tax appeal settlement with the state. Since Hard Rock – the former Trump Taj Mahal – closed In October of 2016 just five months after then-New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (R)…Read More

NFL Super Bowl Prop Bets Ire of League Officials

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Prop bets on the upcoming Super Bowl between the New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams allow gamblers to make wagers on the performances of specific players, and that’s a concept NFL league officials despise. Las Vegas oddsmakers are gearing up for two busy weeks of betting prior to the 6:30 pm ET kickoff on…Read More

Former New Jersey Senator Raymond Lesniak to Fight Recent DOJ Wire Act Opinion on State’s Behalf

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Former New Jersey Senator Raymond Lesniak (D-Union), a resilient gaming advocate who led both the state’s authorization of online gambling and sports betting, has been asked to prepare the state’s response to the US Department of Justice’s reinterpreted Wire Act opinion. In November – but only publicly revealed this month – DOJ Office of Legal…Read More

Hard Rock, Ocean Resort Casino Employees Working to Unionize With Unite Here Local 54

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Employees at Hard Rock and Ocean Resort, the two Atlantic City Boardwalk casinos that opened on the same day last June, continue to work with Unite Here Local 54 to unionize their labor forces. The Press of Atlantic City says the two labor contracts involves nearly 2,500 workers. Union President Bob McDevitt says the process…Read More

Virginia Casino Bill Advances in Senate Committee, Would Authorize Five Venues With Voter Support

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A Virginia casino bill that would permit as many as five gaming venues in designated cities should local voter referendums be approved has passed a state senate committee. Introduced by Sen. L. Louise Lucas (D-District 18), Virginia Senate Bill 1126 would earmark commercial casinos for the towns of Bristol, Danville, and Portsmouth. The legislation would…Read More

Philippines Boracay Island: No Casinos, No Sandcastles

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The Philippines island of Boracay will remain free of a casino, and government officials say the building of sandcastles on the picturesque beach also now runs afoul of the law. Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte closed Boracay for six months last year in order to clean the island and fix its sewage and waste problems. Casino…Read More

Macau Gaming Regulators Approve New Mass Market Tables, Analysts Remain Bullish on Enclave

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Macau gaming regulators are signing off on new-to-market mass gaming tables for two casino operators in the enclave. The Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau – stylized as DICJ – has approved 50 new mass market table games for Melco Resorts, and 25 for MGM China. The latter tables weren’t specified as to whether they will…Read More

Ocean Resort Casino Mystery Buyer Still Unknown

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The Ocean Resort Casino in Atlantic City was sold more than a week ago, but the buyer still hasn’t been publicly revealed. Present owner Bruce Deifik announced he was selling the Boardwalk casino resort less than six months after he opened the former Revel under its new identity. The property, which cost $2.4 billion to…Read More

Super Bowl Odds: Sports Bettors Taking New England Patriots Over Los Angeles Rams

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The early Super Bowl odds in Las Vegas have the New England Patriots slight 1.5-point favorites over the Los Angeles Rams, with the over/under at 58.5 points. Following an action-packed – and controversial – conference championships Sunday that saw both games go into overtime, Super Bowl 53 will pit the Pats and Rams against one…Read More

Nebraska Horsemen Plead With State for Historical Racing Machines

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Nebraska horsemen are desperately seeking authorization from the state to incorporate historical racing terminals at their tracks, as Iowa casinos continue closing in and poaching former patrons. In October, the five-member Nebraska Racing Commission signed off on the horsemen’s request, but then Attorney General Doug Peterson interjected and said the authorization was afoul of state…Read More

NFL Conference Championship Odds Stable, Saints and Chiefs Remain Favorites

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The NFL conference championships on Sunday have seen odds for the two games remain relatively stable, with the New Orleans Saints and Kansas City Chiefs the favorites. A ticket to Super Bowl 53 is on the line when the Saints host the Los Angeles Rams, and the Chiefs welcome the New England Patriots. Both home…Read More

President Donald Trump Impeachment Odds Shorten Amid Government Shutdown, Bettors Say No SOTU Speech

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The odds of President Donald Trump being impeached in 2019 are shortening, as the US government shutdown continues and controversies continue to plague his administration.  PredictIt.org, the online betting exchange that facilitates the buying and selling of political outcomes, has a market asking, “Will Donald Trump be impeached by year-end 2019?” “Yes” shares are currently…Read More