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Oregon Coquille Tribe Snaps Up More Acreage for Second Casino, But Must Await DOI Approval

The Coquille tribe in Oregon awaits a federal ruling on whether a 2.42-acre site is part of its reservation, a determination that will decide whether or not it can open a second casino. The tribe has gradually amassed 13 acres over six years, with the latest two parcels in South Medford being acquired late last…Read More

Florida House Committee Advances Bill to Prohibit Online Lottery Sales

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Florida does not sell lottery tickets over the internet — and if a bill passed Wednesday by the House Gaming Control Subcommittee becomes law, it never will. While New Hampshire has sued the Department of Justice in a bid to protect the revenues it derives from its online lottery operations, State Rep. Will Robinson (R-Bradenton)…Read More

Arkansas Religious Leaders Pray State Officials Will Slow Casino Regulatory Process

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Arkansas religious leaders and critics to the state’s recent authorization of gaming expansion are requesting that the Racing Commission be deliberate in arriving at their regulatory conditions that will govern the four casinos. Faith-based Family Council President Jerry Cox, Rev. Stephen Copley, and attorney Scott Trotter – who represents Ensuring Arkansas’ Future, a group that…Read More

Netherlands Online Gaming Bill Up for Senate Vote Tuesday, Privatization of State Casino Hangs in Balance

Dutch lawmakers may soon approve online gaming in the Netherlands with a Senate vote scheduled for Tuesday. The House of Representatives has already backed a draft of the Bill on Remote Gaming, which will allow for limited internet gambling in Holland. Going Private Remains Controversial The senators this week will also consider related motions on…Read More

California Cardrooms Battle on with Tribal Casinos Over Gaming Rights, as Confusing Lingo Further Clouds Clarity

California cardrooms are facing an uncertain hand as tribal casino operators turn up pressure on state officials to enforce exclusivity laws, leaving some employees worrying about job security. This week, the state’s Bureau of Gambling Control (BGC) held a hearing in Clovis — the fifth of seven planned statewide meetings — on games played at…Read More

GameCo Recommended for Licensing in Nevada But Jury Still Out on Skill-Gaming

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GameCo will soon be bringing its video-gaming-slots hybrids to the casinos of Las Vegas. On Wednesday, the company — which calls itself “the video game casino” — was recommended for licensing by the Nevada Gaming Control Board. GameCo made history when it when it launched the world’s first commercially-operational skill-based casino gaming machine, Danger Arena,…Read More

UK Bans Gambling Ads on Kid-Friendly Websites and Games, US Industry Experts React

In the UK, ads with gambling messages will soon disappear on websites and video games which are popular with children or teenagers. Under the new rules announced on Wednesday, gambling ads will not be shown on select media where children or young people make up more than 25 percent of viewers or users. There will also…Read More

Osaka Prefecture Officials Say Interested IR Operators Will Need $8.5B

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Officials in the Osaka prefecture and capital city say interested casino operators hoping to bid with the region for one of the three federal integrated resort (IR) licenses will need a capital investment of $8.5 billion. The “Osaka IR Fundamentals Plan,” released this week by the local government, details specifics on what precisely the urban…Read More

Macau Visitor Arrivals Up 27 Percent During Chinese New Year, More Than 1.2M Tourists Travel to Enclave

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Macau visitor arrivals and gross gambling revenue (GGR) don’t necessarily go hand in hand, but a 27 percent tourism surge during the Chinese New Year is certainly good news. The Macau Government Tourism Office (MGTO) reveals that more than 1.2 million people traveled to the enclave during the Spring Festival Golden Week. The MGTO says…Read More

Grammy Awards Betting Favorites Win Numerous Categories Including Record and Album of Year

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The 61st Grammy Awards had a little something for everyone, and that led to heightened betting interest on who would win the biggest prizes in music. Unlike last year’s ceremony where men largely dominated, which prompted Recording Academy President Neil Portnow to controversially say women need to “step up,” last night’s Grammy Awards was more…Read More

Another New York Official Joins Call for Study on Problem Gambling

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The New York State Comptroller is the latest official to call for a comprehensive study on problem gambling in the Empire State. In an audit released this week, Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli said the Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) has insufficiently studied treatment programs for problem gamblers. “The agency is taking steps to…Read More

Mount Airy Casino Fined $250K for Failing to Monitor Patron’s Drinks Before He Killed Jogger

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Pennsylvania’s Mount Airy Casino Resort will pay over $250,000 after it was revealed a patron last February had eight drinks at the casino, and later struck and killed a jogger with his vehicle. The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) imposed the fines, claiming the casino had failed to install a system that tabulates drinks served —…Read More

Las Vegas Strip Casinos Report $1.7B Loss in Latest Fiscal Year, Caesars Bankruptcy Cited

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Casinos on the Las Vegas Strip collectively lost $1.7 billion during the latest fiscal year, primarily a result of costs associated with Caesars Entertainment’s bankruptcy reorganization. The Nevada Gaming Control Board (NGCB) released its 2018 “Gaming Abstract” report this week revealing the financial losses. The document is a report combining financial information regarding the state’s…Read More

American Gaming Law: Las Vegas Casino Attorney Analyzes New Wire Act Opinion

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American gaming law continues to widely impact the casino industry and other forms of gambling. The Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) recently released a new interpretation of the Wire Act which threatens to end online sports betting – and most other forms of internet gambling involving multiple states. To better understand…Read More

New Jersey Gaming Regulators Appoint Trustee to Oversee Ocean Resort Ownership Change

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The New Jersey Casino Control Commission (CCC) has appointed a seasoned casino executive to oversee the ownership transfer of the cash-strapped Ocean Resort Boardwalk property. Garden State gaming regulators said Wednesday that Eric Matejevich will assist Luxor Capital – a New York hedge fund that acquired Ocean Resort last month – in obtaining a casino…Read More