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Wolves Would Make Better Gamblers Than Dogs, or At Least Take More Risk

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Wolves take greater risks when hunting for food than canines, a new study finds. The Wolf Science Centre in Ernstbrunn, Austria, a research institute where dogs and wolves live harmoniously in the wild, says wolves routinely take more risks than their four-legged tamed counterparts when searching for food. Researchers challenged wolves and dogs to decide…Read More

Northern California Gang Probe Leads to Arrest of Police Officer 

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Northern California gang raids being executed by the San Jose Police Department’s (SJPD) investigations unit has led to the arrests of 23 including one law enforcement officer. Dubbed “Operation Gang of Thrones,” the SJPD has been working since last March to infiltrate Vietnamese street gangs involved in illegal drugs and gambling. On August 23, the…Read More

College Football Sports Betting Returns to Las Vegas Sportsbooks

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College football is back. After months of vacant grid irons, the pigskin gets back in the air and on the ground this weekend. No one is happier than the sports books in Las Vegas. Football attracts more bets in Nevada than any other sport. In 2015, football accounted for 35.61 percent of the Silver State’s…Read More

Macon County, Georgia Says Gambling Raids Have Aided Community Programs

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Macon County in Georgia wants it residents to know that the over $1 million in lawsuit settlements it’s received stemming from a 2014 gambling raid is being well utilized. This week, Macon Judicial Circuit District Attorney David Cooke announced how the funds were being spent after his office received an Open Records Act request. Posted…Read More

Nevada Casino Revenue Benefits From July’s Bonus Weekend

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Nevada casino revenue soared in July and surpassed $1 billion in total gaming win for the first time in 14 months. Thanks to five full weekends and a long Independence Day holiday, the state’s gambling floors took in $1,015,015, a 9.96 percent increase year-over-year. The even better news for the gambling industry in the Silver…Read More

Macau Economy Finally Trending in Better Direction

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The Macau economy has been in a two-year downward spiral and that trend continued in the second quarter of 2016. The Chinese special administrative region saw its gross domestic product (GDP) fall 7.1 percent. While that would be devastating news to most countries, in Macau a 7.1 percent decline is actually being viewed as a…Read More

Malta Daily Fantasy Sports License Coming Soon

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A Malta daily fantasy sports (DFS) license will soon be offered through the island country’s Gaming Authority that classifies the online contests as skill-based competition and not games of chance. At present, DFS networks like DraftKings and FanDuel need to obtain standard internet gambling permits to commence operations in markets with regulated online gaming. Since…Read More

Caesars Awarded Critical Five-Week Shield From $13 Billion in Lawsuits

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Caesars Entertainment Corp. has been granted a five-week grace period before it must face numerous lawsuits being brought by creditors looking to sever ties with the once-robust casino company. US Northern District of Illinois Federal Judge Robert Gettleman ruled during an emergency court hearing in Chicago on Tuesday that Caesars can delay facing $13 billion…Read More

GAN Suggests It’s Working With a US Gambling Company on Non-US Online Casino

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The United Kingdom’s GAN, formerly GameAccount Network, hinted to the public this week that it’s working with a major gambling company in the United States on developing an oversees online casino. GAN CEO Dermot Smurfit said he hopes to make an official announcement on the news before the year ends. But for now, he wouldn’t…Read More

Trump Taj Mahal Revised Casino Union Offer Rebuffed by Carl Icahn, as New Jersey Online Outpaces on Land

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At the Trump Taj Mahal, the latest offering bid from casino union Unite Here Local 54 to owner Carl Icahn has fallen on deaf ears in Atlantic City. Bartenders, wait staff, cooks, housekeeping, and other service workers walked off the job on July 1, demanding higher hourly wages and the restoration of health and pension benefits…Read More

New Jersey Gaming Committee Chair Urges Voters to Support Casino Expansion

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The New Jersey gaming referendum being presented to voters in November would end Atlantic City’s monopoly on casino-style gambling and significantly impact the market, should it find a majority approval. At stake are two North Jersey gambling megaresorts, and the likely demise of additional casinos in the beachside resort. Four venues in Atlantic City have…Read More

Florida Card Games Can Continue at Pari-Mutuel Facilities

Florida card games Governor Rick Scott

Florida card games with a so-called “designated player” can continue at pari-mutuel facilities across the state. In late December, Florida’s Department of Business and Professional Regulation, Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering, motioned to appeal a rule that allowed “designated player games,” also known as “banked card games,” from being admissible at horse and dog racetracks. The…Read More

Yahoo Esports Reaches Content Agreement With ESL

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Yahoo Esports and ESL, formerly known as Electronic Sports League, are uniting to become the planet’s largest distributor of competitive video gaming content. Based in Cologne, Germany, ESL is one of the oldest eSports companies still in operation. ESL is behind many of eSports’ most notable tournaments including “Dota 2,” “Call of Duty World League,”…Read More

James Packer Sells Crown Resort Shares, Now Owns Less Than 50 Percent

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Australian billionaire James Packer has sold 35 million shares of Crown Resorts for $338 million, in what’s the latest move by the gaming mogul to lessen his involvement with the Australian casino company he founded nearly a decade ago. Consolidated Press Holdings (CPH), Packer’s privately held investment trust, sold the 4.8 percent stake in Crown at…Read More

Rutgers “Internet Gaming in New Jersey” Study Highlights Responsible Gambling

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The “Internet Gaming in New Jersey” research study performed by Rutgers University shows that problem gambling safeguards implemented by the state are being utilized at higher-than-expected rates. According to the university’s Center for Gambling Studies, 94,255 people gambled online at some point in 2014, with men (72,366) representing the vast majority of that figure. Of…Read More