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LSU, Michigan Jump in AP Poll After Big Wins, Penn State Repeats History by Losing to OSU, Michigan State

LSU is once again a Top 5 college football program after the Tigers easily knocked off No. 2 Georgia 36-16 in Death Valley on Saturday. With the win, LSU (6-1) soared eight spots in… Read More

DraftKings, FanDuel Dominate Burgeoning NJ Sports Betting Market

The New Jersey sports betting market is three months old today and meaningful figures are now beginning to emerge. The latest numbers from the New Jersey’s Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) show online sports… Read More

Lessons Learned: Casino Security Still Top of Mind One Year After Mandalay Bay Shooting Tragedy, But Solutions Remain Complex

Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock told inquisitive Mandalay Bay staff members that the excess of luggage he was loading to his 32nd-floor suite — which actually contained firearms he planned to use to kill… Read More

Skill-Based Gaming Heavily Touted as Future at G2E, But Facts Don’t Bear Out Hype

This year’s Global Gaming Expo (G2E) — which wound down on Thursday in Las Vegas — had skill-based gaming front and center, with several companies showing off what they think might be the future… Read More

Eight NFL Games Have Spreads of Three Points or Less, Chiefs vs. Patriots Highlights Week 6

Eight NFL games this week have spreads of a field goal or less, meaning Sunday should offer up plenty of fourth-quarter drama. Week 6 of the NFL season features numerous games where oddsmakers feel… Read More

Arkansas Casino Question Will Go Before Voters After State Supreme Court Rejects Two Lawsuits

The Arkansas casino ballot referendum known as Issue 4 will go before voters in November after the state’s supreme court rejected two lawsuits seeking to block the measure. Two lawsuits challenging the wording of… Read More

Wynn Resorts Buys Chunk of BetBull to Charge Into US Digital Sport Betting Market

Las Vegas-based Wynn Resorts has announced it has formed a strategic sports betting partnership with European online sports betting site BetBull. In a brief press release Thursday, the casino giant said it will also… Read More

Los Angeles Lakers Attracting Most NBA Title Bets in Las Vegas

Las Vegas bettors are backing the Los Angeles Lakers for the NBA championship more than any other team in the league. With LeBron James now the biggest star inside the Staples Center, there’s unsurprisingly… Read More

Stock Market Tumble Sends Casino Shares Lower, 2018 Difficult Year for Gaming Industry

This week’s stock market sell-off has further negatively impacted an already reeling gaming industry. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 832 points in Wednesday trading, and another 546 points on Thursday. The nearly 1,400-point… Read More

Ontario Government Reaches Agreement to Allow Two Casinos in Toronto Suburbs

The Ontario government has revealed an agreement that will allowed two casinos to coexist in the suburbs east of Toronto, ending a standoff that nearly required the casino at Ajax Downs to close. The… Read More

Tiger Woods vs. Phil Mickelson Match Details Emerge, Woods Remains Heavy Favorite in $9M Showdown

Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson tee off golf’s first pay per view event in roughly a month and a half, with $9 million on the line in the winner-takes-all showdown at Shadow Creek Golf… Read More

Generation Z Poses Even Greater Challenges for Land-Based Casinos Than Millennials

The oldest members of Generation Z, those born roughly between 1997 and 2016, are just now turning 21-years-old, but brick-and-mortar casinos are already considering the demographic’s characteristics. Land-based casinos still haven’t figured out the… Read More

Pay Up: Major League Baseball Wants Cut Of Casino Sports Betting Action

Major League Baseball doubled down on its stance that the league should receive money from casinos that profit from legalized sports betting, with a suggestion from Executive Vice President of Gaming Kenny Gersh that… Read More

No. 2 Georgia on Upset Alert Visiting No. 13 LSU in Baton Rouge

The No. 2 Georgia Bulldogs (6-0) travel to Baton Rouge to take on the No. 13 LSU Tigers (5-1) in an SEC match up that highlights week seven of the college football season. If… Read More

New Mexico AG Offers No Legal Impediment to Santa Ana Tribe’s Sports Betting Ambitions

The New Mexico District Attorney’s Office will not stand in the way of the Pueblo of Santa Ana tribe’s plan to launch a sports book at its casino next week, despite the state legislature… Read More

Studio City Macau Files US Initial Public Offering for Cotai Strip Casino Resort

The parent company to Studio City Macau has filed with US securities regulators to hold an initial public offering (IPO) to sell shares in the $3.2 billion integrated casino resort that’s located on the… Read More

Report Claims Trump Lobbied For Sands Casino License on Behalf of Sheldon Adelson in Meeting With Japanese Prime Minister

President Donald Trump asked Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to consider Las Vegas Sands for a casino license on behalf of Sands founder and CEO Sheldon Adelson early last year, according to investigative news… Read More

NHL Ottawa Senators Strike Sponsorship Deal With Ontario, Canada Casino

Canadian NHL team the Ottawa Senators have struck a partnership deal with the Rideau Carleton Raceway Casino in Ontario, an affiliation which will make the property the team’s “official casino.” While it’s mostly a… Read More

Caesars Entertainment Exec Says A-List Headliners Critical in Keeping Las Vegas Current

Caesars Entertainment executive Jason Gastwirth says A-list residencies at Las Vegas casino resorts are critical to the city’s ongoing growth and ability to attract new visitors to the Strip. Speaking at the Global Gaming… Read More

World Series Odds Favor AL Pennant Winner, Houston Frontrunner Entering League Championship Series

The World Series odds favor the winner of the Houston Astros and Boston Red Sox American League Championship Series (ALCS), with the winner of the National League pennant expected to be the underdog in… Read More

New Jersey Sports Betting Tax Increases, Funds Earmarked for Casino Reinvestment Development Authority

The New Jersey sports betting tax on gross win is increasing 1.25 percent beginning in December, and the added funds will be earmarked for the state’s Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA). When the added… Read More

Long-Beleagured SLS Las Vegas Getting $100 Million Renovation from New Owner Alex Meruelo

Developer Alex Meruelo is ready to turn the SLS Las Vegas — long the butt of many jokes for everything from its Michelin Man-esque entry statue to its poor performance — into a beautiful… Read More

Hard Rock Atlantic City Executive Shake Up Includes Fast Track for Casino Commission Requirements

New Jersey’s Hard Rock Atlantic City is dotting its i’s and crossing t’s, getting all its ducks in line to move Tampa-based incoming president Joe Lupo in position to take over the casino resort’s… Read More

Japan Integrated Resort Committee Details Casino Site Selection Process

Japan’s integrated resort (IR) committee tasked with overseeing site selection of the country’s three forthcoming commercial casinos wants a regulatory plan in place to begin reviewing potential host cities by July 2019. GGRAsia says… Read More

Imperial Pacific Blows Through Four Executive Directors in a Year as Latest Chairman and CEO Resigns

Imperial Pacific International has lost another executive. The controversial company is in the process of building the Imperial Palace on the Pacific island of Saipan, a project that has been beset by problems this… Read More