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Hong Kong Jockey Club Suspends Racing Over Threat of Civil Unrest Linked to Pro-Democracy Movement

The Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC) canceled an entire race meet at its Happy Valley Racecourse on Wednesday night over concerns that pro-democracy protesters planned to disrupt proceedings. HKJC said it took the precaution… Read More

Political Betting Markets Show Sen. Elizabeth Warren Gains, UK Bettors Like Hillary Clinton

Political betting markets have been predicting Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren will secure the nomination for the Democratic Party’s 2020 presidential ticket, and the polls are finally moving in that direction, too. While bettors putting… Read More

Danville, Illinois Officials Delay Council Vote as Casino Negotiations Continue with Finalists

Tuesday was supposed to be the decision day for a casino operator in Danville, Ill. However, with discussions still ongoing, the central Illinois town’s city council won’t take up the measure for another two… Read More

Illinois Gaming Board Pushes Lawmakers to Change Chicago Casino Tax Scheme

The Illinois Gaming Board (IGB) is urging politicians in the Prairie State to reconsider parts of the gaming expansion bill passed there earlier this year so that a Chicago casino can become a reality…. Read More

Oklahoma AG Hires Michigan Law Firm to Advise on Controversial Tribal Compact Renegotiation

Oklahoma’s attorney general Mike Hunter has hired the services of Michigan-based law firm Dykema as the state prepares to begin a hugely complex — and controversial — compact renegotiation process with its Native American… Read More

Anger as Mashpee Recall Election Cancelled Amid Growing Concerns Over Casino Money

In Massachusetts, a Mashpee Wampanoag council member has vowed to obtain injunctive relief from the tribal court after a recall election to decide the fate of the tribe’s current leader and treasurer, Cedric Cromwell… Read More

Andy Beshear, Kentucky Candidate for Governor, Reveals Plan for Casinos, Sports Betting Across State

Kentucky Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andy Beshear unveiled his plan Thursday to expand gaming and bring casinos, sports betting, fantasy sports, and potentially online poker into the Bluegrass State. Long known as a proponent of… Read More

888 Holdings Delivers Brexit Warning After Profits Tumble

Shares in online gambling giant 888 Holdings slipped more than 10 percent on the London Stock Exchange after the company announced pre-tax profits for the six months to June 30 were down 63 percent… Read More

Macau Anniversary Celebration Could Inhibit Casino Win, But 2020 Promising

The 20th Macau anniversary celebration this December to commemorate the enclave’s return to China could impede general tourism and subsequently hurt casino revenues. Comments this week from MGM China CEO Grant Bowie relayed by… Read More

Trade Tariffs Between US and China Threaten Las Vegas Casino Construction Projects

New trade tariffs between the United States and China possess a grave threat to billions of dollars worth of planned construction projects across Las Vegas and Southern Nevada. Beginning October 1, President Donald Trump… Read More

Pansy Ho, Casino Billionaire, Will Defend Hong Kong Government Actions in UN Speech

Pansy Ho, chairwoman of Shun Tak Holdings, the Hong Kong real estate developer and Macau gaming holding company, is slated to defend the Hong Kong’s government’s actions against protesters there in a Tuesday speech… Read More

Danville, Illinois Officials Down to Two Finalists for Proposed Casino, Both Seek Same Site

And then there were two. That’s how many finalists the city of Danville, Ill., has for its proposed casino development, Mayor Rickey Williams Jr. told the City Council at a meeting last week. The… Read More

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Treasurers Subpoenaed by Federal Grand Jury

The current and former chief financial officers of Massachusetts’ Mashpee Wampanoag tribe have been subpoenaed for reasons that are currently unclear, The Cape Cod Times reports. One source told The Times that the court… Read More

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte Says Online Gambling Will Continue, Leader Won’t Cave to China

Rodrigo Duterte, the controversial president of the Philippines, isn’t buckling to China’s demand that online gambling operations in the Southeast Asia country targeting foreign markets be shuttered. Philippine offshore gaming operators – commonly known… Read More

Sen. Elizabeth Warren Remains Democratic Frontrunner Following Town Halls, Former VP Joe Biden Bleeds

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) remains the odds-on favorite to secure the Democratic Party’s nomination for the 2020 presidential election following CNN’s seven hours of climate change town halls. PredictIt bettors snagged up more shares… Read More