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FA Quits Ladbrokes Sponsorship Deal After Player Betting Controversies

Ladbrokes stadium sponsor

The Football Association, English Soccer’s governing body, has severed its four-year sponsorship deal with Ladbrokes after only one season. The FA announced on Thursday that it would be not only cutting short its deal with Ladbrokes, worth some £4 million ($5 million) per year, but also will be banning all commercial sponsorship deals between betting…Read More

Dismissed MGM Resorts Lawsuit Against Connecticut Upheld by Appeals Court

MGM Resorts Connecticut casino

MGM Resorts was not placed at a competitive disadvantage in trying to build a casino in Connecticut on non-tribal land. That’s according to the 2nd US Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan, which upheld a state judge’s earlier dismissal of the case filed against Connecticut. MGM, which is nearing completion on its $950 million casino…Read More

FAA Reviewing Las Vegas Raiders Stadium Plan, Height Key Issue

FAA Las Vegas Raiders stadium

The FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) has received a request from the Las Vegas Raiders asking the agency to review construction plans for its 65,000-seat domed NFL football stadium. The $1.9 billion project is set to be built on a 62-acre plot of land between Russell Road and Hacienda Avenue just west of I-15. The FAA…Read More

Makers of New “Skill Games” Look to Macau for Market Advancement

Blaine Graboyes, CEO of skill-game manufacturer GameCo

After a couple years of buzz about the coming wave of skill games, GameCo, a pioneer in the skill-gaming space, is set to take its slot-video-game hybrids to Macau, the world’s biggest casino market. GameCo’s video-game gaming machines (VGMs) were initially heralded as the greatest innovation in casino gaming since video poker, early field test…Read More

Phil Mickelson Severs Ties With Longtime Caddie Jim “Bones” Mackay

Phil Mickelson Bones caddie

Phil Mickelson, affectionately known as “Lefty,” and caddie Jim Mackay, nicknamed “Bones,” are going their separate ways after a 25-year partnership. The announcement brings to an end one of the most famed PGA Tour player-caddie combos in the history of the game. The split was amicable, according to both parties. “After 25 very rewarding and…Read More