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Esports Grows — and Shows Growing Pains — During Tumultuous 2018

This was the year that esports video games went from being played in college dorm rooms and parents’ basements to a 30,000-square foot arena on the Las Vegas Strip. Esports made its move towards the mainstream and, in doing so, caught the attention of the casino industry, which made several attempts to join the video…Read More

Saints and Pelicans Each Partner With Harrah’s New Orleans Ahead of Lawmaker’s Attempt to Revive Failed Sports Betting Proposal

Sports betting is not legal in Louisiana, but that isn’t stopping New Orleans’ two major professional sports teams from partnering with one of the country’s largest casino operators. On Wednesday, the Saints of the National Football League (NFL) and Pelicans of the National Basketball Association (NBA) each announced a casino sponsorship with Harrah’s New Orleans…Read More

Macau Officials to Vote Tuesday on Bill That Would Prevent Casino Employees From Gambling

Macau casino workers might not have a place to gamble after Tuesday. That’s when the Chinese gambling region’s Legislative Assembly will vote on a bill that would prevent any gaming employee from entering a casino during non-working hours. The vote will come after a final discussion of the bill that was proposed in June. The…Read More

The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas Raising Resort Fee After Offering Guests Free Parking

The backlash against Las Vegas Strip casinos for sneaky charges written in fine print has reached a breaking point, at least for one resort. Effective January 1, The Cosmopolitan will include parking among the services covered under its resort fee — a move that will increase the property’s resort fee from $35 to $39. Guests…Read More

NFL Completes U-Turn On Sports Betting As League Prepares To Seek Casino Sponsor

The National Football League (NFL) was never going to pioneer the bond between gaming entities and professional sports leagues, but the realization from the league and its owners that they could no longer ignore the financial benefits of legalized sports betting was always inevitable. That sentiment has apparently set in. The league will begin the…Read More

New Jersey Approves Australian Company PointsBet for Online Operations in Affiliation with Meadowlands

PointsBet, an Australian company with a different take on sports betting, has been approved to operate online in the state of New Jersey by the Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE). The company will operate in association with the Meadowlands Racetrack on a “soft play” basis, the Associated Press reported Tuesday. What makes PointsBet different is…Read More

Sportsbooks Make Millions on Miami Miracle

At this point every NFL fan that has seen it. Down by five points with seven seconds remaining and 69 yards to travel for a game-winning touchdown, the Miami Dolphins were beyond desperate late in the fourth quarter of their game against the New England Patriots on Sunday. But when Ryan Tannehill threw to Kenny…Read More

Feds Raid Home of Atlantic City Mayor Frank Gilliam One Week Before Scheduled Court Appearance for Casino Brawl

The tumultuous month in the life and times of Atlantic City Mayor Frank Gilliam just got more interesting. The gaming resort city’s embattled leader — already facing backlash for his involvement in a November tussle outside the Golden Nugget casino that was caught on video — was on the receiving end of a home raid by…Read More

L.A. Rams Beat Chiefs on Monday Night Football, Easily Breaks Record-High Point Total as Vegas Busts

The Kansas City Chiefs and Los Angeles Rams dueled to an instant classic on Monday Night Football, a game hyped as the best of the NFL season that still somehow exceeded expectations — especially those of oddsmakers. The game featured a record tag for points in an NFL game that still wasn’t enough to keep two…Read More

Switzerland Legalized Online Gaming Kickoff Set for New Year’s Day

A law to regulate online gaming in Switzerland, passed by 73 percent of the country’s voters back in June, is set to be implemented on January 1, 2019. In accordance with the new law that legalizes online gaming, Switzerland’s Federal Council will begin to accept operator applications during the first six months of the new…Read More

Underage Bettors Proliferate in British Pubs, UK Gambling Commission Research Finds

In the United Kingdom, there’s an almost 90 percent chance that you can walk into a pub and find an underage gambler. That’s according to a UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) report that shows oversight at English pubs that offer gaming is severely lacking. The Gambling Commission reached its conclusion after examining Class C gaming machines…Read More

Sports Betting at Twin River Casino in Rhode Island Coming Next Week, Officials Say

The wait is over in Rhode Island. Well…almost. By next week the sportsbook at the Twin River Casino is expected to finally open. When it does, Rhode Island will become the first New England state to offer sports betting. Rhode Island lawmaker Dominick Ruggerio told ABC 6 News that Twin River will be ready to…Read More

NFL Week 11 Betting Menu Highlighted by Record High Chiefs-Rams Point Total

The NFL’s Week 11 kicks off Thursday night when the Green Bay Packers travel to Seattle to take on the Seahawks. But the matchup NFL fans are waiting for happens on Monday Night Football when the Chiefs travel to LA to play the Rams. Games are listed in the order they will be played. All lines are…Read More

MLS’ New York Red Bulls Could Turn to Sports Betting World to Find Stadium Sponsor

Legal sports betting could bring about the end of one Major League Soccer team’s three year search for naming rights to its stadium. The New York Red Bulls are in talks with “sports betting companies” about the possibility of sponsoring the team’s Red Bull Arena, according to Sports Business Journal. The report did not specify…Read More

Hustler Card Room GM Donates Poker Tournament Win to SoCal Fire Disaster Relief Efforts

The general manager of the Hustler Casino in Gardena, California made good on some run good at the poker table: Rob Reid initially entered his own casino’s Veterans Day 10K guaranteed tournament just to add to the pot and encourage more players to join. By the time it was over, he was one of four…Read More