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PokerStars Fined by New Jersey for Geolocation Errors

PokerStars New Jersey fined

PokerStars has been fined $25,000 by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) for failing to properly identify where players are physically located while accessing the online digital card room. In a civil action order filed on January 20, DGE Director David Rebuck explained that a software glitch allowed certain patrons not physically stationed within the…Read More

Sheldon Adelson Dines With President Donald Trump, as Las Vegas NFL Stadium Moves Forward Without Him

Sheldon Adelson meet Donald Trump

Las Vegas Sands founder Sheldon Adelson was in Washington, DC this week to meet with President Donald Trump. The two billionaires dined at the White House, showing that being the money man behind the money man in a presidential election puts you on the inside track once he’s elected. There is much speculation as to…Read More

New Hampshire Senator Hopes It’s 19th-Time-Lucky for Casino Bill

New Hampshire Senator Lou D’Allesandro presents 19th casino bill.

New Hampshire State Senator Lou D’Allesandro’s casino bill has become something of an annual tradition. The dogged lawmaker has introduced legislation aimed at legalizing and regulating casinos in the Granite State for the past 18 years, each time unsuccessfully. But you just cannot keep a good man down, and this year is no exception. The…Read More

Rivers Casino Hopes to Revitalize Schenectady in Upstate New York

Rivers Casino in Schenectady Opens

The Rivers Casino and Resort in Schenectady, New York State, flung open its doors to the throngs on Wednesday, precisely a week after the opening of Del Lago Resort, in Seneca County, 200 miles to the west. Developed by Rush Street Gaming and the Galesi Group, the new $330 million property boasts a 50,000-square-foot gaming…Read More

Australian Poker Machines No More Harmful Than Going to the Movies, Hospitality Group Argues

Australian poker machines Tasmania

Australian poker machines have been cited as fueling gambling addiction Down Under, but a hospitality group told a Tasmanian government committee this week that the gambling mechanisms are as innocent as going to the movies. Tasmania, the isolated island state off Australia’s southern coast, is considering terminating its pokies contract with the Federal Group after…Read More

Britney Spears Does It Again, as Vegas Residency Eclipses $100 Million in Revenue

Britney Spears Las Vegas residency

Britney Spears wasn’t lying when she said everyone wants a “Piece of Me.” Her appropriately named Las Vegas residency show, according to revenue figures supplied by Caesars and first reported by Billboard, has now passed the $100 million market in total ticket sales. Dating back to her first residency performance at Planet Hollywood in December of…Read More

Osaka’s Dreams of Casino Resort on Landfill Island May End Up Trashed

Yumeshima, site of proposed Osaka casino

The Japanese city of Osaka is pushing ahead with an ambitious project to build an integrated casino resort on an artificial island in Osaka Bay. Yumeshima is a reclaimed landfill island, which the city hopes will be transformed into a gleaming new casino, with hotels, shopping, arcades, galleries and a convention center, to be completed…Read More

Atlanta Casino Push Gains Powerful Lobbyist, Golden Nugget Owner Ready to Bet on Georgia

Atlanta casino bill Tilman Fertitta

Two identical Atlanta casino bills have been introduced to both chambers of the state’s General Assembly, and gambling companies across the country are readying for the legislative fight by hiring high-profile lobbyists. The most recent name to join the push for casinos in Georgia is former Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour. The Republican who served two…Read More

UKGC Promises More Punishment for Virtual Item Betting Operators and Promoters

UKGC’s Sarah Harrison vows to crack down on virtual item gambling

The UK Gambling Commission has promised to crack down hard on websites that facilitate gambling with virtual in-game items and to use “all the powers available” to “punish and deter” such operators, especially those who offer their services to children. Speaking in London on Tuesday at the International Casino Exhibition’s World Regulatory Briefing, UKGC Chief-executive…Read More

Atlantic City Casino Bill Introduced to Help Glenn Straub Reopen Former Revel

Atlantic City casino bill Ray Lesniak

An Atlantic City casino bill has been introduced that seeks to amend the state’s current law in order to allow resort owners to incorporate gaming into their properties without personally holding a gambling license. The legislation, authored by State Sen. Raymond Lesniak (D-District 20), a longtime ally to Atlantic City and a 2017 gubernatorial candidate,…Read More

Pennsylvania Budget Plan Includes Online Gambling Revenue Projections

Governor Tom Wolf Pennsylvania gambling expansion

A new Pennsylvania budget projection relies on online gambling to pull its weight. The only problem? Internet gaming has yet to be approved in the Keystone State. Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf has set forth his proposal for balancing the state’s mighty budget deficit, and that’s no mean feat. According to some estimates, the shortfall is…Read More

President Trump Talks Sports Betting, Nevada Books Collect Record Handle on Super Bowl

President Trump sports betting Super Bowl LI

Sports betting legalization is a controversial subject that has recently been debated in several state capitals, and the US Supreme Court is considering conducting its own review in the coming months. As Super Bowl LI generated a record handle at Nevada sportsbooks, the topic is garnering the attention of even more important players. While there…Read More

Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas: Hotels Ranked Among Nation’s Finest, with a Few Surprises

Las Vegas hotels Caesars Palace

Las Vegas hotels are once again high up in the US News & World Report’s annual rankings of the most amazing travel accomodations in the country. Fabulous Sin City claims eight spots in the top 100, including the casinoless-but-chic Mandarin Oriental on the Las Vegas Strip, which placed #12 across the entire United States. The…Read More

Military Should Screen for Gambling Problems, says Government Report

Military must do more on gambling addiction, says report requested by Warren

The Department of Defense should screen military personnel for problem gambling, concludes a report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO). The watchdog said it was concerned that the DOD had no clear guidance addressing gambling disorders, as it does with other disorders. It also emphasized that DOD data, which showed that less than 0.03 percent…Read More

Wynn Gave $7 Million to Charities, Not Trump

Wynn’s charity donation

Steve Wynn donated $7 million-worth of company shares to good causes and not Donald Trump, Wynn Resorts announced Monday. The revelation comes following speculation by some news outlets that the donation of stock, which appeared on a recent filing to the Securities and Exchange Commission, had been used to fund Trump’s inauguration. Speculation had been…Read More