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Resorts Atlantic City to Launch Sports Book Wednesday

Resorts Atlantic City

A week after Resorts Atlantic City became the first entrant to New Jersey’s online sports betting market with tech partner DraftKings, its new land-based offering is now ready to go. At 11am on Wednesday The Resorts Sports Book will become the seventh land-based operation to join the emerging New Jersey market since the state won…Read More

FanDuel Group Receives West Virginia Sports Betting License

nDuel gets West Virginia sports betting license

West Virginia is issuing its first sports betting licenses. On Friday, The FanDuel Group received a license to operate a sports book in the Mountain State, in partnership with historic, luxury hotel resort, The Greenbrier, Sportshandle.com reports. But the Greenbrier won’t be the first into the market. The West Virginia Lottery Commission’s general counsel, Danielle…Read More

Apple Targets Innocent Developers in Hunt for Unlicensed Gambling Apps

Apple

Apple was accused this week of accidentally eliminating licensed apps in search of the bad apples. The tech giant has been scavenging through its app store in search of unlicensed gambling platforms and innocent developers say they’re getting inadvertently caught in the net. According to the BBC, a Polish magazine, a gif-sharing service, and a…Read More

DraftKings Launches Trial Version of First Mobile Sports Betting App in New Jersey

DraftKings online mobile betting

DraftKings and its partner, Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, received approval to begin accepting online sports bets, the first operator to be allowed to do so since legal sports betting launched in New Jersey. The DraftKings Sportsbook app was available to a limited number of users on Wednesday, as it entered a trial period…Read More

MGM and Boyd Gaming Team Up for ‘Unprecedented’ Sports Betting Partnership

MGM and Boyd

MGM and Boyd Gaming have agreed a landmark deal that will allow both parties to offer online gambling services in jurisdictions where either Boyd Gaming or MGM Resorts operate physical casino resorts and where online licenses are available. The agreement will allow both parties to extend their presence across the patchwork of state jurisdictions that…Read More

Beau Rivage and Gold Strike to Launch Sports Betting in Mississippi Wednesday

Sports betting in Mississippi

Sports betting will arrive in Mississippi on Wednesday, as two MGM properties, the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino in Biloxi and Gold Strike Casino Resort in Tunica, begin taking the state’s first ever legally licensed and taxed sports book wagers at noon CT. Mississippi will become the US third state, after Delaware and New Jersey,…Read More

Mississippi Sports Betting Misses Target Launch, Delayed by At Least Two Weeks, Says Gaming Commissioner

Mississippi sports betting

Mississippi sports betting became legal on Sunday, but the state’s first sports books won’t be up and running until another couple of weeks, at least, says the state’s gaming regulator. Nevertheless, Mississippi remains a shoo-in to become the third US state — after Delaware and New Jersey — to offer sports betting since the demise…Read More

Stars Group Becomes Sports Betting Giant, Completes $4.7 Billion Takeover of Sky Betting & Gaming

Stars Group completes Sky Betting & Gaming Acquisition

The Stars Group has finalized its $4.7 billion acquisition of UK online sports powerhouse Sky Betting & Gaming (SBG), a transaction that now makes it the largest publicly traded online gambling company in the world, according to Stars Group CEO Rafi Ashkenazi. The PokerStars parent, formerly known as Amaya, announced its intention in April to…Read More

US Net Neutrality Game Over…or is it? FCC Regulations Could Be Challenged by States, Opponents Still in the Ring

US net neutrality game over

US net neutrality had an open-casket wake on Monday, as Obama-era rules designed to safeguard an uncensored and equal opportunity internet were rolled back and replaced by a new set of Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulations that give more power to service providers in how they deliver online content to Americans. Under the old rules,…Read More

‘Active Shooter’ Game Generates Strong Criticism, Steam Platform to Debut Title Next Week

Steam Valve Active Shooter game

“Active Shooter,” a forthcoming first-person shooter game that allows players on the Steam gaming platform to assume the roles of such murderers, is generating a strong response from critics who claim the simulation glorifies such horror. The game is developed by a Russian company called Acid, and is set to release June 6 on Valve’s…Read More

Players on Mobile Devices Fuel Growth of Social Gaming Industry

Social gaming mobile growth

Mobile play has long been seen as the biggest growth area for online gambling, but that’s not the only sector that’s being helped by smartphones and tablets. According to one recent report, play on mobile devices has also helped continue the growth of the lucrative social gaming market, providing fast growth for the biggest companies…Read More

Sports Betting Apps: When — and with How Much Force — Will They Hit the US Mobile Market?

Gambling apps

With last Monday’s US Supreme Court (SCOTUS) decision to strike down PASPA — the law that banned all but four American states from regulating sports betting — many new questions are bubbling up about how the landmark decision could play out in the mobile app market. According to a story in AppleInsider.com, it’s “possible, though not…Read More

South Korean Companies Fined $1 Million Over Deceptive Loot Box Odds

South Korea loot boxes fined

Three South Korean games developers, have been hit with fines totaling nearly $1 million for misrepresenting the odds used in their in-game loot boxes. According to the Korean Herald, the country’s largest games developer, Nexon Korea, received the lion’s share of fines – around $890,000 – for deceiving customers over the chances of winning virtual…Read More

888 Holdings Challenges German Federal Court Over Right to Operate Online

Itai Frieberger’s 888 to challenge German court ruling

888 Holdings will challenge a German federal court ruling that ordered its German-language subsidiary to cease offering online gaming in the southwestern state of Baden Württemberg. The November ruling caused the company to consider leaving Germany entirely. At its most recent earnings call last month, 888 Holdings’ CEO Itai Frieberger said that while the court’s…Read More

Golden Nugget Atlantic City Looks to Merge Online and Land-Based Gambling

Golden Nugget Atlantic City online gambling

Golden Nugget Atlantic City is looking to further extend its online gambling prowess in New Jersey by launching a new roulette game that seamlessly joins internet players with gamblers on the brick-and-mortar casino floor. This week, GoldenNuggetCasino.com launched “Live Casino Floor Roulette” where a video feed of a designated roulette table on the casino floor…Read More