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President Donald Trump Rooting for Patriots in Sunday’s Super Bowl LI

President Trump Robert Kraft Super Bowl LI

President Donald Trump is a big fan of the New England Patriots, and is presumably rooting for his pals coach Bill Belichick, owner Robert Kraft, and superstar quarterback Tom Brady when Super Bowl LI kicks off in Houston’s NRG Stadium. But when it comes to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, the president apparently doesn’t have much…Read More

UK Bookies’ Anger at Government FOBT Report That Vows to Slash Stakes

Bookmaker fury towards Carolyn Harris-chaired all-party group on fobts.

UK bookmakers have slammed a government report on fixed odds betting terminals that recommends cutting the maximum stakes from £100 ($125) to £2 ($2.50). The recommendations are part of a wider regulatory review into UK betting and are based on the findings of an all-party parliamentary group, tasked with examining the controversial machines. FOBTs are…Read More

Steve Wynn Tapped as Republican National Committee Finance Chairman

Steve Wynn Republican National Committee RNC

Steve Wynn, the man who sat on the fence during President Donald Trump’s tumultuous rise to power, will now be squarely in the arena with the Republican leader. Joining the unofficial “Billionaires’ Club” of advisers and policy makers, Wynn may have surprised a few pundits with his latest appointment. The Wynn Resorts founder has agreed…Read More

Illinois Casino Overhaul Considered by State’s Senate, Chicago Targeted

Illinois casino riverboat gambling Terry Link

An Illinois casino hearing took place last week to consider overhauling the state’s riverboat laws and expand gambling to as many as six land-based facilities. The Senate Gaming Committee, chaired by State Senator Steve Stadelman (D-District 34), listened to testimony on how freeing slots and gambling from riverboats would benefit Illinois. The hearing was in…Read More

Georgia Representative Trey Kelley Behind DFS Regulation Push, Insists Skill Is Involved

Blake Bortles DraftKings lineup Georgia DFS

Gambling bills are coming thick and fast in Georgia. Two casino bills presented to the legislature in Atlanta this week have been joined by “The Fantasy Contest Act,” which offers the state a second crack of the whip at legalizing daily fantasy sports (DFS). The wheels came off its only previous attempt in February last…Read More

Las Vegas Casinos Wooing Potential Japanese Business Partners

Las Vegas casinos Japan Shinzo Abe

Las Vegas casino companies are rolling out the red carpet for potential businesses partners based in Japan. In December, Japan’s parliament passed the Integrated Resorts Promotion bill, a piece of legislation that paves the way for the country to welcome full-fledged resort-style casino gambling. The development is predicted to create a market that could be…Read More

New Jersey Resolution Asks Trump to Oppose Push for Federal Online Gaming Ban

Vincent Mazzo resolution seeks assurances from Trump on online gambling

A resolution in New Jersey, presented to the state legislature this week by Assemblyman Vincent Mazzeo (D-Northfield), directly calls on the new Trump administration to oppose a federal online gambling ban. The resolution comes after attorneys general from ten states petitioned the incoming administration in early December to “return to the Wire Act’s original interpretation,”…Read More

Maine’s Governor Paul LePage Slams Casino Proposal

Maine Governor Slams casino proposal designed to benefit Shawn Scott

It’s safe to say Governor of Maine Paul LePage is not a fan of a proposal to build a new casino in the south of the state. Speaking on Bangor radio station WVOM-FM, on which he is a weekly guest, the Republican governor claimed those behind the venture were motivated by “greed” rather than good…Read More

Georgia Renews Bid to Legalize Casinos with Scaled Down Proposition

Georgia Governor Nathan Deal “open” to casino discussions

Two Georgia casino bills are expected to be introduced to both chambers of the legislature in Atlanta today. State Senator Brandon Beach (R-Alpharetta) and State Representative Ron Stephens (R-Savannah) have almost identical legislation and high hopes to authorize two casinos in Georgia, one in the Metro Atlanta area and another in a smaller city, possibly…Read More

Gambling Stocks Rise, as Dow Jones Crosses 20,000 Threshold

gambling stocks casinos Jim Cramer

As the Dow Jones Industrial Average topped 20,000 for the first time in American history, a symbolic milestone that shows a renewed optimistic mindset in America, gambling stocks have also been riding the wave. Knowing that someone with an open mind towards Las Vegas and Atlantic City now sits in the Oval Office, investors on…Read More

Donald Trump Inauguration Speech Not a Big Pay Day for Online Gamblers

UK Bookmakers Donald Trump inauguration speech payouts

President Donald Trump’s inauguration speech last Friday delivered plenty of fist-pumping excitement to those who voted for him, but for gamblers who took odds on precisely what he would say, the address didn’t deliver much in the way of profits. The entire 2016 presidential election was a difficult time for overseas sportsbooks that were able…Read More

From AC to DC: Donald Trump Inaugurated 45th US President, Only Former Casino Owner to Hold Office

President Donald Trump inauguration January 20 2017

Donald Trump is officially the 45th president of the United States. The first commander-in-chief to have ever owned a casino took the oath of office at noon EST on Friday to become leader of the free world. His road from Atlantic City gambling mogul to Washington, DC’s top dog has been as unpredictable as any…Read More

Donald Trump Inauguration Has UK Bookmakers Speculating on Every Aspect

Donald Trump inauguration Uk betting odds

Donald Trump’s inauguration is less than a day away, and bookies in the UK are having a field day. The soon-to-be president has shown himself to be a pretty unpredictable orator, which makes guessing the contents of his inauguration speech even more challenging. Will he even write one, or will he just turn up and…Read More

New York Offers Problem Gambling Treatment at State-Run Centers, Addiction Rates Remain Stable

New York problem gambling Andrew Cuomo

New York will soon be home to three new upstate casinos, and to calm fears among opponents to gambling expansion, the state is increasing its addiction therapy services at its six treatment facilities. The Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services said last week that regiments and treatments are being implemented at the centers which…Read More

Pennsylvania Will Legalize Online Gambling “Sometime in March,” Says Lawmaker

Scavello: Pennsylvania will legalize online gambling by March

As Pennsylvania prepares to receive two online gambling bills, at least one lawmaker believes that the state’s chances of legalizing online gambling are good, and that it will happen soon. “Sometime in March, we’ll have something done and passed in the House and Senate,” said Senator Mario Scavello, chairman of the Senate Community, Economic and…Read More