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YouTube Stars Charged for Promoting Gambling by UKGC

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YouTube stars Craig Douglas and Dylan Rigby have been charged by the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) for encouraging underage video gamers to gamble. In what are first-of-its-kind charges, the Gambling Commission alleges the two vloggers inspired children to gamble and provided instructions on how to do so. Douglas and Rigby focus on the FIFA video…Read More

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell Not Yet Sold on Las Vegas Move for Raiders

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NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said during the second Sunday of the professional football season that a lot still has to happen before the Oakland Raiders could move south to Las Vegas. In Minnesota for the opening of the Vikings’ new facility, Goodell fielded questions from reporters about whether another stadium grand opening should be expected…Read More

Mike Pence’s Successor in Indiana Will Likely Support Gambling Expansion

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Indiana Governor Mike Pence (R) withdrew his reelection bid in mid-July to focus on his efforts to put Donald Trump in the Oval Office and himself in the position of vice president. That opened the door for two other candidates, and possibly gives the Democrats a more realistic chance of taking back the governorship for…Read More

California Indian Casino Project Near Napa Causes Turf War

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The California Indian casino project in Vallejo proposed by the Scotts Valley Band of Pomo Indians is generating a turf war between neighboring counties that differ on whether casino-style gambling should be permitted in the wine-rich area. Napa County supervisors are currently deliberating if they’re going to support or oppose the measure. The casino would…Read More

David Baazov’s Lawyer Grills AMF, Claims Regulator’s Case Is Full of Holes

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Former Amaya CEO David Baazov’s ongoing insider trading case received a two-day independent administrative hearing this week in Montreal, and it brought up some strange twists and turns, however you look at it. In hearings this week, which none of the accused were required to attend, Baazov’s lawyer Sophie Melchers, questioned AMF investigators for the first…Read More

SugarHouse Casino in Philadelphia Launches New Jersey Gaming Site

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The SugarHouse Casino in Philadelphia has been more than neighborly to gamblers in New Jersey since it opened in 2010. Located two just miles from the Benjamin Franklin Bridge that connects Philadelphia with Camden, the SugarHouse has long welcomed New Jerseyans to its casino floor. Now the Pennsylvania gambling venue is going after New Jersey…Read More

Online Betting To Top One Trillion Dollars by 2021, Driven by Mobile and VR

Trillion dollars to be bet on online gambling by 2021

The online gambling industry will process almost $1,000,000,000,000 (one trillion dollars) in bets per year by 2021, according to a whitepaper published this week by analyst Juniper Research. That equates to a 42 percent increase on the $550 billion expected this year. The surge will be driven by the increasing power of the mobile technology…Read More

DOJ and FinCEN Wag Fingers at Casinos Over Bank Secrecy Act Violations

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Casinos, you’ve been warned. During this week’s Casino Essentials’ 9th Annual AML Conference in Las Vegas, the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) issued a stern warning to commercial institutions that knowingly disobey banking laws. “Casinos and card clubs often provide numerous financial services to their customers, including check cashing, currency…Read More

The Football Pools Sold for Nearly $130 Million to Sportingbet Founder

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The Football Pools are being sold to private equity firm Burlywood Capital for £97.25 million ($129.4 million). The self-proclaimed oldest soccer sportsbetting house in the world, The Football Pools were first launched 93 years ago in 1923. The operation once claimed to have 10 million customers, but today that number is around just 300,000. On…Read More

Arkansas Legislators Rally Against Casino Referendum

Arkansas casino ballot opposed by 40 lawmakers lead by Rep Greg Leding

Arkansas’ push to legalize casinos faces opposition from a bipartisan group of 40 state lawmakers, many of whom spoke out against the proposal at a news conference this week. State residents are due to vote on the question of whether to legalize casino gaming, thanks to the efforts of the Arkansas Winning Initiative (AWI), which…Read More

Pro-New Jersey Casino Expansion Ad Highlights “Financial Cost” of Referendum Vote

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Supporters of New Jersey’s northern casino expansion proposal have launched a new TV ad campaign emphasizing the billions of dollars in potential revenue lost to the casino expansion of neighboring states. It highlights the resulting loss of funding for programs aimed at helping senior citizens and the disabled. OUR Turn NJ, the public issue advocacy group…Read More

Parisian Macau Casino Resort Opens Tonight

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Sheldon Adelson’s lavish $2.7 billion casino resort on Macau’s Cotai Strip, the Parisian Macau, opens tonight, complete with 3,000 rooms, hundreds of shops, a theater, a water park and an obligatory half-sized Eiffel Tower replica. Around 500 journalists descended on the gambling hub for the opening night, most of them from publications based in mainland…Read More

NCAA Moves Seven Championships From North Carolina Over “Civil Rights Protections”

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The NCAA is moving seven national championship events from North Carolina due to the state’s law that mandates persons use public restroom facilities that correspond with the sex that’s listed on their birth certificates. North Carolina’s House Bill 2, commonly known as the “Public Facilities Privacy & Security Act,” was passed in the state legislature…Read More

Maryland Casinos Post Ninth Straight Monthly Revenue Gain

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Maryland casinos are at it again. For the ninth straight month, the state’s five casinos posted a gross gaming revenue increase and topped $100 million in total income for the fourth time in the last five months. The casinos generated a combined $100.3 million in proceeds from slot machines and table games, a nearly four…Read More

Sheldon Adelson Still Targeting South Korea for Next Casino

Sheldon Adelson Las Vegas Sands South Korea

Sheldon Adelson still has his eyes set on the untapped market of Busan, South Korea. The Las Vegas Sands Chairman remains rather bearish on the US gambling sector, but the 83-year-old billionaire is bullish on the international casino market. Outside of his Venetian and Palazzo casinos in Las Vegas and the Sands Bethlehem in Pennsylvania,…Read More