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New England Patriots Favored in Las Vegas for Super Bowl LI

New England Patriots odds Super Bowl LI

The New England Patriots have the best odds of the eight remaining teams in the playoffs to win Super Bowl LI. That’s according to the oddsmakers in Las Vegas who believe the Boston squad has not only the easiest path to the big game, but also the best roster. After coach Bill Belichick’s players had…Read More

KISS Casino Ready to Rock and Roll in Oklahoma With Kaw Nation

KISS casino Oklahoma Kaw Nation

A KISS casino will soon allow visitors to rock and roll all night in Oklahoma. Famed members Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley are teaming up with the Kaw Nation to construct a full-fledged casino on sovereign tribal land in the Sooner State near the Kansas state line along Interstate 35 in the town of Braman….Read More

Packer Feels Heat Over Netanyahu Corruption Scandal

Packer embarrassed in Netanyahu corruption probe

James Packer was sucked deeper into the corruption scandal enveloping Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu this week.    The Crown Resorts casino mogul must have been hoping that 2017 would be a damn sight better than his 2016. Not only did he split up with fiancée Mariah Carey, apparently due to her diva-ish demands and…Read More

NFL Television Ratings Score Late-Season Touchdown Following Presidential Election

NFL television ratings Green Bay Packers

NFL television ratings for the 2016 regular season were down on average eight percent, but the last two months provided league officials with plenty of optimism. Roughly 16.5 million viewers tuned in to each NFL game this year, 1.4 million fewer than the 17.9 million that did in 2015. But that figure is actually less…Read More

Carl Icahn Bickers with Atlantic City Mayor Don Guardian Over Fate of Stricken Trump Taj Mahal

Atlantic City mayor Guardian argues with Icahn over Trump Taj Mahal

The action at the Trump Taj Mahal may be pretty slow these days, but while the casino stands silent and desolate, a war of words has developed over its future, between its current owner, billionaire corporate raider Carl Icahn, and Atlantic City Mayor Don Guardian. Icahn, a recently appointed adviser to the president-elect, recently applied to…Read More

MGM National Harbor Helps Maryland Casinos Score Record $133.5 Million Revenue Win

MGM National Harbor Maryland casino revenue

MGM National Harbor opened for business roughly 10 miles outside of Washington, DC, on December 8. Through its first 23 days, the $1.4 billion megaresort casino located across the Potomac River in Maryland generated $41.9 million in revenue from slot machines and table games. That led to the Old Line State recording its best monthly…Read More

Russia’s First Sochi Casino Opens Thursday With High Hopes

First Casino Opens in Sochi

The Sochi Casino and Resort, the first casino in Russia’s newest dedicated gambling zone, is due to open its doors officially today. Situated in the mountain resort of Gorky Gorod, Sochi, the casino is described by its operator Domain LLC as an “entertainment complex of a global scale” and a “unique concept for Russia in the spirit of the…Read More

NCLGS Gaming Conference Commences Friday in Arizona

NCLGS gaming conference Mark Brnovich

The NCLGS gaming conference holds its annual winter meeting this week in Scottsdale, Arizona, a rather strange host location considering the numerous state lawmakers there who are working to curb gambling expansion. The keynote address will come from Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich during the opening session. Brnovich previously served as the chairman of the…Read More

Pennsylvania Readies New Online Gambling Bill

Pennsylvania State Senator Jay Costa to introduce new online gambling bill.

The Pennsylvania legislature is wasting little time in renewing its push to regulate online gambling after a near miss in 2016. State Senator Jay Costa (D-43rd) issued a memorandum this week announcing the impending introduction of his new online gambling bill, which uses last year’s HB 1887 “as its base.” The bill aims to help…Read More

Governor Chris Christie Urges US Supreme Court to Hear Sports Betting Case, Lesniak Reconsiders Run

New Jersey Chris Christie sports betting

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (R) and the state’s Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association are calling on the United States Supreme Court to consider its sports betting lawsuit against the NCAA and Big Four professional sports leagues. In 2014, Christie signed a bill that repealed prohibitions against sports wagering at casinos and horse racetracks. It was a…Read More

Carl Icahn to Surrender Trump Taj Mahal License, Will Not Reopen Atlantic City Casino

Carl Icahn surrendering Trump Taj Mahal gaming license

Unofficial Donald Trump regulatory advisor Carl Icahn will surrender the casino license for the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, according to the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE). Icahn shuttered the Taj in October, following months of industrial action by Local 54 of the Unite-HERE union. The union was protesting the loss of worker…Read More

William Hill Leaves Czech Market as Punitive Online Gambling Reforms Come into Force

William Hill Leaves Czech market

William Hill withdrew from the Czech market just as the new year dawned and January 1st ushered in a new online gambling regime. It’s not yet known whether the bookmaker has chosen to pull its operations in order to apply for a license, or whether it is permanently fleeing the harsh taxation imposed by the…Read More

Philweb Sells German Operations to Help Buy Back Philippine License

Philweb sells German Interests

Philweb, the beleaguered Philippine online gambling giant, has sold its interests in a German tech company as it seeks to raise funds to bid for its old gambling license. Philweb was the Philippine’s largest operator of online gaming cafés until last August, when gaming regulator PAGCOR suddenly refused to renew its gambling license. Now Philweb…Read More

Football Odds on NFL Playoffs and College National Championship Line Up

Football odds NFL playoffs National Championship

Football odds on the NFL playoffs and college National Championship have many believing now is the best time of the year. The holidays might be behind us, but those in Nevada and Las Vegas are ready for one of their most prosperous times on the calendar. The Wild Card round of the NFL playoffs kicks…Read More

Connecticut Casino Proposal Expected to Compete With MGM Springfield

Connecticut casino Dannel Malloy

Another Connecticut casino could soon be on the way should the state’s General Assembly approve a forthcoming proposal presented jointly by the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes. The Native American groups are trying to make sure gambling revenue in the state remains there, and doesn’t flow north into Massachusetts where MGM Resorts is building a…Read More