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Political Bettors Get It Wrong, as Democrat Doug Jones Upsets Republican Roy Moore in Alabama Special Election

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Prediction bettors and gamblers placing financial wagers at overseas sportsbooks like Paddy Power are counting their losses this morning, after Democrat Doug Jones pulled off an upset against Republican Roy Moore in the special Alabama election to fill Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ seat on Tuesday. The majority of political bettors just couldn’t see Jones’ path…Read More

Ex-Pennsylvania Lawmaker Sentenced to House Arrest for Participating in Illegal Gambling Operation

Pennsylvania lawmaker Marc Gergely

Marc Gergely, a former Democratic Pennsylvania lawmaker who represented the 35th District in Allegheny County, is heading home to serve his sentence for his admitted participation in a multimillion-dollar illegal gambling operation. The disgraced state representative admitted in August to using his political influence to help a friend and campaign donor convince dozens of owners…Read More

Burnett Stepping Down as Chairman of Nevada Gaming Control Board

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Nevada Gaming Control Board Chairman A.G. Burnett announced on Monday that he was resigning from his post to take a job in the private sector. Burnett had served on the Gaming Control Board since 2011, and been chairman since 2012. Burnett’s tenure on the board was noteworthy for the number of changes he brought to…Read More

FCC Likely to Repeal Net Neutrality Rules This Week

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The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will vote on Thursday to repeal the net neutrality rules that the same body put into place back in 2015, with the commissioners almost certain to approve the rollback. And while the change in rules could have broad implications for the internet as a whole, there are also possible changes…Read More

Seminole Tribe Warns Florida Legislators That DFS Bill May Violate Compact

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The Seminole Tribe of Florida has sent a letter to members of the Florida legislature, warning them that a bill to legalize daily fantasy sports (DFS) without regulation would violate the compact between the tribe and the state. The Seminoles operate several casinos throughout Florida, and do so under a compact that gives the tribe…Read More

Galaxy Entertainment Looks to Invest $500 Million in Philippines Casino Resort

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Galaxy Entertainment is ready to take its show on the road and develop its first integrated casino resort outside of Macau. The Hong Kong-based gaming and hospitality conglomerate founded and owned by billionaire Lui Che Woo is reportedly seeking regulatory approval for a $300 million to $500 million project from the Philippine Amusement and Gaming…Read More

Over 200 Pennsylvania Towns Tell Casinos They’re Not Welcome

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The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) is hearing loud and clear from townships and municipalities across the Commonwealth that they are vehemently against permitting casinos to be built in their backyards. Governor Tom Wolf (D) signed a far-reaching gambling expansion package in late October that authorizes up to 10 so-called “mini casinos” in rural areas…Read More

Al Franken Resigns Amid Serial Sexual Misconduct Allegations, as Betting Markets Predicted

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Senator Al Franken (D-Minnesota) says some of the accusations of sexual misconduct made by eight women are untrue, but regardless, the former Saturday Night Live star is resigning from Congress in the coming weeks. Franken’s fall began with former Poker After Dark and National Heads-Up Poker Championship host Leann Tweeden, who revealed last month that the senator had…Read More

Greece Could Soon Allow Casinos in Major Tourism Destinations

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Greece lawmakers are preparing to vote on a bill that would legalize three casinos in the popular tourism destinations of Crete, Santorini, and Mykonos, and also allow the country’s current gambling establishments to relocate. The latter is perhaps the more important part of the legislation, as the Regency Casino Mont Parnes, the only gambling floor…Read More

MGM CEO Jim Murren Stumping for Bridgeport, Connecticut Casino Support, But Tribes Push Back

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Three months ago, MGM Resorts CEO Jim Murren announced that his company was planning to build a major resort casino in Bridgeport, Connecticut. On Tuesday, Murren spoke at the Bridgeport Regional Business Council’s annual dinner in an effort to build legislative and community support for that proposal. In his comments, Murren noted that Connecticut lawmakers…Read More

Macau Government Reviewing All Aspects of Gaming Industry Ahead of Licensing Renewal Period

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The Macau government will soon need to decide the future of the enclave’s gaming industry, and to help assist in that critical decision-making process, administration officials have commissioned a study to examine all facets of the market to reach a recommendation on just how big of a role casinos should play in the local economy….Read More

Pennsylvania: Reading City Council Votes 6-0 to Welcome Satellite Casino Development

Reading City Councilmen Jeff Waltman and John Slifko

Echoing the support of the mayor, the Reading City Council voted unanimously on Monday to pass a resolution urging the Pennsylvania Gaming Commission to approve plans for a satellite casino. The decision comes just days after Reading Mayor Wally Scott told the Reading Eagle that he fully supported the idea of bringing a mini-casino to…Read More

New Jersey Online Gambling Sites Could Soon Accept International Players Should New Bill Become Law

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New Jersey online gambling and poker networks would be permitted to welcome international players in markets where internet casinos are legal should a recently introduced bill one day become law. State Senator Ray Lesniak (D-District 20) introduced Senate Bill 3536 on the final day in November. The legislation would remove the physical requirement that players…Read More

PhilWeb Allowed Back in Business, as Philippines Reissues Electronic Gaming License

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Gaming technology provider PhilWeb is once again fully licensed by the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) to provide cafes with electronic gaming systems. It’s a welcome turnaround for the company founded by billionaire Robert Ongpin, who began drawing heat from iron-fisted President Rodrigo Duterte. PhilWeb, which once owned and operated nearly 300 e-gaming cafes…Read More

Reading Mayor Supports Bringing Pennsylvania Satellite Casino to Town

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Reading, Pennsylvania, officials are considering allowing one of the state’s 10 land-based casino operators to build a satellite gaming facility in the town. Reading Mayor Wally Scott (D) says the state’s fifth most populated city could use a new revenue source, and since people are going to gambler whether a casino is in Reading or…Read More