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Turning Stone and Boxing Hall of Fame Announce ‘Win Win’ Partnership

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The Turning Stone Resort Casino and the International Boxing Hall of Fame have agreed to a long-term partnership that aims to solidify the Central New York region as a premier destination for boxing fans. The move is designed to give more national exposure to the Hall of Fame, which has long been considered one of…Read More

Crown Resorts Accused of Tampering With Slot Machines, Company Rejects Allegations

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Three former Crown Resorts employees working at the company’s Melbourne casino resort in Australia are claiming slot machines were deliberately tampered with in order to manipulate the gambling outcome in the house’s favor. Lawmaker Andrew Wilkie brought the claims before Parliament on behalf of the former Crown workers. Wilkie is demanding that the federal government…Read More

Investors Struggle to Reboot China’s Horse Racing Industry

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After remaining a popular pastime for millennia, horse racing in China was virtually shut down after a government ban in 1945. Now, some investors have been trying to bring the sport back, though the process has proven to be slow and difficult so far. Over the past decade, investors from around the world have made…Read More

Macau VIPs Still Very Important, Represent 58 Percent of Casino Revenue

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The Macau VIP segment continues to account for the biggest chunk of gaming revenue on the region’s casino floors. Despite junkets being included in People’s Republic President Xi Jinping’s anti-corruption crusade, with smaller touring companies ceasing operations in recent years, the high roller demographic is still placing more bets than the general mass market population….Read More

NBA Season Begins With Golden State Overwhelming Favorites to Repeat

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If the oddsmakers are right the Golden State Warriors should have no problem repeating as NBA Champions. They are listed as 5-12 to win the Larry O’Brien Trophy as the regular season begins Tuesday. They opened at 5-12. Cleveland is next at 4-1 with Boston at 10-1 and San Antonio, Houston and Oklahoma City at…Read More

Macau Casino Operators to Run Simulated Attack Drills, Goal to Prevent Possible Las Vegas-Style Tragedy

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Macau casino operators have agreed to work with the local Judiciary Police in order to develop a simulation of an attack on the city’s gaming venues. The move comes in response to two recent high-profile attacks in gaming industry hubs: the October 1 mass shooting in Las Vegas that killed 58 victims and injured 550,…Read More

Atlantic City Casinos See Revenues Jump Eight Percent in September, Online Gaming Fuels Growth

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Atlantic City casinos won $235.8 million in September, a nearly eight percent surge compared to the same month in 2016. Land-based revenues totaled $215.4 million, a 2.4 percent bump, and with internet gaming win of $20.4 million factored in, the seven properties’ net take increased 7.9 percent. Year to date, total gaming win for the…Read More

$24.1 Million Winning New York State Lottery Ticket Found Just 48 Hours Before Expiration

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A New York State winning $24.1 million lottery ticket was found stuffed in an old shirt pocket along with dozens of other lotto slips just two days before the ticket was set to expire. On May 24, 2017, with less than 48 hours to spare, Jimmie Smith, a 68-year-old resident of East Orange, New Jersey,…Read More

Maryland Casinos Esports Play Looks to Boost Already Healthy Business

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Maryland casinos might be looking to get competitive with esports and skill-based gaming. The state’s committee on gaming oversight met last week to discuss the subjects with representatives of gaming corporations and they could soon be in the state’s six casinos. The last time this joint legislative committee met was in 2016 when they discussed…Read More

UK Lawmaker Opens Inquiry into Loot Boxes in Video Games

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A member of parliament in the United Kingdom has opened an inquiry into the practice of including “loot boxes” in video games, further intensifying the growing scrutiny over whether these transactions need to be regulated as gambling. Labour MP Daniel Zeichner, who represents Cambridge, submitted two questions to Karen Bradley, the Secretary of State for…Read More

New Jersey Enters Online Gaming Player Liquidity Compact With Nevada and Delaware, Will Allow for Expanded Play

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Anyone who’s regularly played online poker in one of the three states where it’s legalized has experienced the problem of inadequate player pools (known as “liquidity”), but that will be at least partially alleviated now that New Jersey is joining Nevada and Delaware in sharing such pools. New Jersey, the internet gambling state with by…Read More

Boston Cop Feeds Bank Robbery Evidence into Slot Machines, Charged with Money Laundering

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A police officer from Boston, Massachusetts has been indicted on charges of money laundering and theft for allegedly stealing cash from the evidence room before hitting Plainridge Park Casino. Until recently, Joseph Nee, 44, a 19-year Boston Police Department veteran, worked at the department’s evidence management unit. He is accused of taking around $2,000 from…Read More

MGM Cotai Focuses on Mass Market, Set to Open Without VIP Tables

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MGM Cotai will open next year after being delayed from the fourth quarter due to August’s Typhoon Hato that caused nearly $2 billion in damages to infrastructure throughout Macau. When it does finally welcome its first guests in 2018, the casino resort will focus on more of the mass market than the high roller VIP,…Read More

Japan’s Wakayama Prefecture Delays Unveiling of Grand Casino Plan

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Japan’s Wakayama prefecture will delay the announcement of its “Master Plan” for an integrated resort until March due to the forthcoming general election, the regional government said this week. The prefecture is determined to be a part of a future casino industry, despite the likelihood that a limited number of licenses will be issued which…Read More

Twitter Could Be The Key to Successful In-Play Sports Betting, Says Study

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Twitter is a better predictor of sports results than bookmakers’ odds, thanks to the “wisdom of crowds” effect, scientists said this week. A new study, published in the Economic Enquiry, has found that collective public sentiment on Twitter during a game is able to predict the eventual outcome with astonishing accuracy. Researchers at the University…Read More