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Katie Barlowe

Katie Barlowe

Katie has forgotten more about slots than most people know. Not only does she follow the latest online happenings and developments, but she also knows her way around offline slots too. She's a collector too and enjoys restoring old slot machines when she's not writing news stories for Casino.org.

Philippines Wants to Become China’s Hawaii, Macau Revenues Poised for Single-Digit Growth

Philippines casinos gambling Kazuo Okada

A gambling tycoon in the Philippines wants to transform the Southeast Asian island country into a leisure and entertainment resort destination for wealthy citizens of nearby nations. Japanese billionaire Kazuo Okada is on a quest to overhaul the Philippines into a marquee vacation hotbed for countries like China, Taiwan, Korea, and even his native Japan. Saying…Read More

Nevada Esports Alliance Aims to Make Vegas Esports Capital of the World

Seth Schorr launches Nevada Esports Alliance

The Nevada Esports Alliance is a new organisation that seeks to make Vegas and Nevada a global hub of competitive video-gaming. Co-founded by Seth Schorr, chairman of the Downtown Grand, whose William Hill sports book took the city’s first ever e-sports bet in November, the non-profit organization will promote the state as the center of…Read More

Raiders Were “Picking Adelson’s Pocket” Over Stadium Deal, Says Spokesman

Mark Davis and Sheldon Adelson have fallen out of Raiders Vegas move

Sheldon Adelson withdrew a $650 million commitment to help build a stadium in Las Vegas for the Oakland Raiders after becoming frustrated with the team’s overreaching demands and mixed signals towards him during negotiations. This is according to Andy Abboud, vice president of government relations and community affairs for LVS. Abboud told the Las Vegas…Read More

Lowering Nevada Gambling Age to 18 Meets With Resistance in Silver State

Nevada industry against lowering gambling age

The Nevada gambling age has been 21 since the state legalized gambling back in 1931, but State Assemblyman Jim Wheeler (R-District 39) wants to lower it to 18. The Deputy Minority Floor Leader introduced Assembly Bill 86 this week, a piece of legislation that would amend the Silver State’s gambling threshold from 21 to 18…Read More

US Lotteries Suffer Millennial Angst

Millennials avoid lotteries

Young adults aren’t playing the lottery. According to a recent Gallup survey only a third of Americans aged 18 to 29 said they bought a ticket in the past year, compared with 61 percent for those aged 50 to 64. Moreover, fewer people from the 18 to 29 age group are playing than they were…Read More

Pennsylvania Omnibus Gambling Bill Presented to House

Pennsylvania Representative Rosita introduces new gambling reform bill

Pennsylvania’s omnibus gambling reform bill finally made its appearance in the legislature on Thursday. The bill, HB 392, is sponsored by Representatives George Dunbar (R-56th), Rosita Youngblood (D-198th), and others, and seeks to take off where Representative John Payne (retired) left off. Payne’s online gambling bill was attached to a wider gambling expansion package last year as…Read More

Rivers Casino Hopes to Revitalize Schenectady in Upstate New York

Rivers Casino in Schenectady Opens

The Rivers Casino and Resort in Schenectady, New York State, flung open its doors to the throngs on Wednesday, precisely a week after the opening of Del Lago Resort, in Seneca County, 200 miles to the west. Developed by Rush Street Gaming and the Galesi Group, the new $330 million property boasts a 50,000-square-foot gaming…Read More

Jeff Sessions Confirmed as US Attorney General, Online Gambling at Stake

Attorney General Jeff Sessions online gambling

Jeff Sessions has been confirmed as the 84th attorney general of the United States, and for those who support online gambling, that might not be the best news. Following 20 years in the US Senate, the Alabama congressman takes on his new position in Washington, DC, just as multiple states from coast to coast are…Read More

Atlantic City Casino Bill Introduced to Help Glenn Straub Reopen Former Revel

Atlantic City casino bill Ray Lesniak

An Atlantic City casino bill has been introduced that seeks to amend the state’s current law in order to allow resort owners to incorporate gaming into their properties without personally holding a gambling license. The legislation, authored by State Sen. Raymond Lesniak (D-District 20), a longtime ally to Atlantic City and a 2017 gubernatorial candidate,…Read More

Military Should Screen for Gambling Problems, says Government Report

Military must do more on gambling addiction, says report requested by Warren

The Department of Defense should screen military personnel for problem gambling, concludes a report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO). The watchdog said it was concerned that the DOD had no clear guidance addressing gambling disorders, as it does with other disorders. It also emphasized that DOD data, which showed that less than 0.03 percent…Read More

Las Vegas Oddsmakers Enter Dog Days of Winter, Focus Attention to March Madness

Las Vegas oddsmakers sports betting

Las Vegas oddsmakers are sleeping off their NFL Playoffs and Super Bowl LI hangovers this week, and fortunately for those who didn’t fare well, there’s plenty of time to regroup. With both college and pro football over, February marks a relatively lethargic month at Nevada sportsbooks. There is no football or baseball, and the NBA…Read More

Wisconsin Daily Fantasy Sports Bill Ready for Kickoff

Wisconsin daily fantasy sports Tyler Vorpagel

A Wisconsin daily fantasy sports (DFS) will soon make its way back to the state capital in Madison should a lawmaker stay true to his word. State Rep. Tyler Vorpagel (R-District 27) revealed his plans this week to renew efforts to classify the online contests as skill-based engagements. The assemblyman believes outcomes of DFS games…Read More

Texas Daily Fantasy Sports Bills Seek to Challenge State AG’s Stance on Legality

Texas DFS bills seek to challenge Paxton stance

Texas received three daily fantasy sports (DFS) bills in quick succession this week, each aimed at legalizing and developing a framework of regulation for the contests. The state missed out on the DFS legislation trend that appeared on the dockets of legislatures across the country in 2016 due to the fact that its legislative session is biennial,…Read More

Did Steve Wynn Donate $7 Million of Wynn Resorts Stock to Fund Trump Inauguration?

Steve Wynn Trump inauguration

Steve Wynn gave away $7 million worth of shares in Wynn Resorts to an unknown party one month before Donald Trump’s inauguration, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The transaction was listed as a “charitable gift,” prompting speculation that Wynn, who declared he was sitting on the fence during the presidential election…Read More

President Donald Trump Rooting for Patriots in Sunday’s Super Bowl LI

President Trump Robert Kraft Super Bowl LI

President Donald Trump is a big fan of the New England Patriots, and is presumably rooting for his pals coach Bill Belichick, owner Robert Kraft, and superstar quarterback Tom Brady when Super Bowl LI kicks off in Houston’s NRG Stadium. But when it comes to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, the president apparently doesn’t have much…Read More