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Practice of Banning Successful Sports Bettors Increasing in US

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Sports bettors who win more often than most are becoming increasingly subjected to bans at casinos in the United States. As new jurisdictions regulate sports betting after the Supreme Court struck down the longstanding ban in May, the practice of excluding known successful gamblers is reportedly increasing. ESPN’s David Purdum spoke to 20 bettors who…Read More

WSOP.com Coming to Pennsylvania, as Caesars Hails Online Gaming License

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Caesars Interactive Entertainment (CIE) confirmed Monday that its WSOP.com brand will launch shortly in Pennsylvania along with its Caesars Casino, once regulators agree “go live” conditions have been satisfied. The company was granted a license to offer online poker and casino games in Pennsylvania, in partnership with Caesars Entertainment’s Harrah’s Philadelphia, last Wednesday. It’s not…Read More

Former Congressman: Odds of Sports Betting Attracting Federal Regulation Long, Scandal Could Prompt Action

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The legality of sports betting is up to each state following the Supreme Court’s May repeal of the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA). A host of regulatory concerns are now present, but one former congressman says he doesn’t expect federal intervention unless a major scandal emerges. Tom McMillen, a former US House member…Read More

Casino Operators Heavily Courting Osaka Officials for First Japanese Gaming License

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US and international casino operators are going all-in on Osaka, the prefecture that’s expected to win the first of three integrated resort licenses in Japan. Reuters reports this week that Melco Resorts and MGM Resorts both recently sponsored activities in the country’s third most populated prefecture. Osaka is home to roughly 8.8 million people. Led…Read More

Apple Zaps 25,000 Gambling Apps from Chinese App Store

Apple deletes gambling apps in Chinese App Store

Apple Inc. has purged around 25,000 gambling apps from the Chinese App Store, according to Chinese state broadcaster CCTV. In a statement to the Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg Monday, the tech giant confirmed it had removed “illegal gambling apps” but declined to say how many. Apple has been attacked by state-controlled media over the…Read More

The 13 Macau Receives Hotel License, Will Open Without Casino

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The 13 Macau has finally received a license to operate as a hotel. The long-delayed project being built south of the Cotai Strip was issued its permit from the Macau Government Tourism Office (MGTO) this week after a subsequent inspection found it ready to welcome guests. The $1.6 billion resort missed yet another self-proclaimed opening…Read More

Caesars Palace Security Room Inspections Spook Guests, Surveillance Posted to Social Media

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Caesars Palace security officials are reportedly scaring guests as they carry out room inspections. And earlier this month, two guards reportedly videotaped a suite and shared clips to social media platform Snapchat. VICE reports that the videotaping incident occurred on August 7, two days before the annual Def Con exhibition began. Def Con is one…Read More

Pennsylvania Sports Betting Regulations Take Shape, Mobile Betting Will be Permitted

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The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) has signed off on temporary regulations surrounding sports betting in the Keystone State. While it’s a significant and exciting step forward for those anxious to place their first legal wagers, it will still be weeks – at least – until that can happen. And unfortunately for football fans, lawmakers…Read More

With MGM Springfield Smoke-Free, Connecticut Tribal Leaders Ponder Policy for East Windsor Casino

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MGM Springfield is opening August 24, but smokers will need to extinguish their flames before entering the $960 million premises. The Massachusetts Expanded Gaming Act passed in 2011 mandates that casinos maintain a smoke-free environment within the gaming establishment. For leaders of the Mohegan Sun and Mashantucket Pequot Native American tribes, that presents them with…Read More

Resorts Atlantic City to Launch Sports Book Wednesday

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A week after Resorts Atlantic City became the first entrant to New Jersey’s online sports betting market with tech partner DraftKings, its new land-based offering is now ready to go. At 11am on Wednesday The Resorts Sports Book will become the seventh land-based operation to join the emerging New Jersey market since the state won…Read More

Philippines President Duterte’s Relative Emerges as Whistleblower in Manila Casino Land Lease Scandal

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A relative of Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte says she was the whistleblower to the administration in exposing a flawed land lease contract that officials in Manila offered to a casino developer. Hong Kong gaming and hospitality company Landing International received a provisional permit from federal regulators to build a $1.5 billion integrated resort in July….Read More

CG Technology Fined $250,000 By Nevada Regulators, Ordered to Dump Proprietary Sports Betting Technology for Infractions

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CG Technology (CGT) has agreed to scrap all proprietary wagering technology at its Nevada sports books after state gaming authorities found it was culpable for a litany of compliance violations. The operator agreed to pay a $250,000 for taking out-of-state bets on its Nevada-only mobile offering, accepting wagers after games had finished, and underpaying and…Read More

FanDuel Group Receives West Virginia Sports Betting License

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West Virginia is issuing its first sports betting licenses. On Friday, The FanDuel Group received a license to operate a sports book in the Mountain State, in partnership with historic, luxury hotel resort, The Greenbrier, Sportshandle.com reports. But the Greenbrier won’t be the first into the market. The West Virginia Lottery Commission’s general counsel, Danielle…Read More

Apple Targets Innocent Developers in Hunt for Unlicensed Gambling Apps

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Apple was accused this week of accidentally eliminating licensed apps in search of the bad apples. The tech giant has been scavenging through its app store in search of unlicensed gambling platforms and innocent developers say they’re getting inadvertently caught in the net. According to the BBC, a Polish magazine, a gif-sharing service, and a…Read More

Lawsuits Allege Rivers Casino Illegally Surveilled Customer Cell Phones

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Two women say the Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh illegally used surveillance cameras to zoom in on their cell phones and record their text and email messages, as well as financial information displayed through an app. In two lawsuits filed in the Allegheny County Common Pleas Court last week, plaintiffs Hayley Clerici and Julie Capone claim…Read More