Todd Shriber

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Todd Shriber is a senior news reporter covering gaming financials, casino business, stocks, and mergers and acquisitions for

Todd got his start in financial markets as a reporter with Bloomberg News. Later, he became a trader at a Southern California-based long/short hedge fund, where he specialized in the trading sector and international ETFs leading up to and during the financial crisis. He joined in 2019.

Currently, Todd analyzes, researches, and writes on ETFs for various web-based publications and financial services firms. Shriber has been featured and quoted in Barron's,, and The Wall Street Journal. His work can also be found on Benzinga, ETF Daily News, ETF Trends, MarketWatch, Fox Business, and

He currently resides in Las Vegas, where he enjoys golf and taking his black lab to the dog park. He's also an avid sports fan and likes to wager on college football and the NBA. You can also find him at the three-card poker and roulette table, even though he knows better.

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Playtika Selling Controlling Stake to Joffre Capital

Technology buyout fund Joffre Capital is acquiring a controlling interest in mobile gaming company Playtika (NASDAQ:PLTK) from majority investor Playtika Holding UK II Limited (PHUK II). Joffre is paying PHUK II $21 a share for a 20% stake in Playtika -- a...

Todd Shriber June 28, 2022
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MGM Extends Branding Accord with Macau Unit

MGM China reached an agreement MGM Resorts International (NYSE:MGM) to continue using one of the gaming industry’s most recognizable brands. The Chinese entity is the Macau arm of the Las Vegas-based gaming behemoth and operates MGM Cotai and MGM Macau in the...

Todd Shriber June 27, 2022
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MLB Could Waive Relocation Fee to Spur A’s Las Vegas Move

In a bid to speed along the team’s potential move to Las Vegas, Major League Baseball (MLB) is reportedly mulling waiving a hefty relocation fee for the Oakland Athletics. Citing sources with knowledge of the situation, the New York Post broke the...

Todd Shriber June 27, 2022

BetMGM Becomes BetQL Network Sportsbook Partner

BetMGM is adding another media partnership to its portfolio, announcing today it’s the official sportsbook of the BetQL Network. The BetQL Network is the sports betting content arm of Audacy, which is one of the dominant sports radio station operators in the...

Todd Shriber June 27, 2022
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Casino Stocks at Risk as Consumer Confidence, Spending Wanes

Casino stocks are flailing this year, and that scenario could worsen, as inflation weighs on consumer spending. Some experts say that’s already happening. Citing a 0.3% drop in retail sales in May -- and a dismal University of Michigan consumer sentiment report...

Todd Shriber June 27, 2022
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Fanatics Wins Initial Approval for Maryland Sportsbook

In another sign that its sports betting entry is imminent, Fanatics last week was granted preliminary approval for a brick-and-mortar sportsbook in Maryland. The Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Commission (MLGCC) unanimously voted in favor of the move at its June meeting...

Todd Shriber June 26, 2022
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Barstool’s David Portnoy Lashes Out at Supreme Court Following Roe Decision

Barstool Sports founder David Portnoy laid into the Supreme Court today following the controversial decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, making abortion an issue to be decided at the state level. In a video posted to Twitter earlier today in which he...

Todd Shriber June 24, 2022
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Circa Owner Derek Stevens Latest Gaming Exec to Express Inflation Concerns

Downtown Las Vegas casino owner Derek Stevens is the latest gaming executive to sound a warning bell on inflation and a possible recession. In Thursday comments before the Nevada Gaming Commission (NGC) the owner of Circa, the D, the Golden Gate, and...

Todd Shriber June 24, 2022

Bally’s Stock Surges on $190 Million Dutch Auction Plan

On a day of strength for gaming equities, Bally’s (NYSE:BALY) is standing out. That's after the regional casino operator announced a Dutch auction to repurchase up to $190 million worth of its shares outstanding. In midday trading, shares of the Rhode Island-based...

Todd Shriber June 24, 2022

Bally’s Creditors Hire Lawyers to Possibly Block Rhode Island Casinos Real Estate Deal

Bally’s (NYSE:BALY) creditors, led by Fidelity, have hired legal counsel in a bid to potentially block the gaming company’s plans to engage in a $1 billion sale-leaseback of its two Rhode Island casinos. It’s believed holders of $1.9 billion worth of Bally’s...

Todd Shriber June 23, 2022