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Study Claims 70 Percent of Casinos Mulling Skill-Based Games

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A study finds that skill-based games are being strongly considered by 70 percent of casinos polled. However, the report comes from Synergy Blue, a California-based manufacturer of skill-based games and platforms. In the company’s “State of Skill-Based Games in a New Era of Gambling” report, Synergy Blue says seven out of 10 casino reps who…Read More

NCAA Considering Reviewing All March Madness Buzzer Beaters to Clarify Results for Gamblers

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The NCAA released a statement on Friday saying that it would consider reviewing all buzzer beaters during the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, regardless of whether or not those shots actually had an impact on which team won the game. That would be a rule change from how the NCAA handles the end of games in…Read More

UK Horse Racing Suspended Over Fears of Vaccine-Resistant Equine Influenza Epidemic

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The bets are off at Britain’s historic racecourses. Trainers across the country are nervously awaiting the results of tests from more than 100 stables after an outbreak of equine influenza has sparked fears that a new vaccine-resistant strain of the disease could plunge the industry into disarray. The British Horseracing Authority took the decision to…Read More

West Virginia Casino Expansion Bill Would Allow Satellite Gaming Venues

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A West Virginia casino bill has been introduced that would allow the state’s four racinos to expand their operations to off-site satellite gaming venues. House Bill 2901 – introduced by Del. Erikka Storch (D-District 3) – seeks to amend the West Virginia casino law in order to allow licensed gaming operators to each establish one…Read More

Caesars Palace Teams With Bleacher Report for Casino Sportsbook Studio

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The Caesars Palace sportsbook inside the iconic Las Vegas Strip casino resort will soon feature a live studio branded by Turner Sports’ Bleacher Report, the popular sports and sports culture website. Caesars Entertainment and Turner announced the partnership this week. The studio will stream live gaming-related content to the Bleacher Report website, and could also…Read More

Maryland Casinos Begin 2019 With Strong January, Gaming Win Totals $137M

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Maryland casinos won nearly $137 million last month, a 7.2 percent year-over-year increase. MGM National Harbor again was responsible for the lion’s share of gross gambling revenue (GGR). The casino resort outside DC won $56.2 million, or 41 percent of the state gaming market. Live! Casino & Hotel in Arundel Mills was next with $46.3…Read More

Rhode Island Lawmakers Push for Mobile Sports Betting After Super Bowl Local Bias Batters Market

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A bill that would authorize online sports betting in Rhode Island received the unanimous approval of a Senate committee on Wednesday and will now head to the floor for a full vote. The state legalized sports betting last year and its first sports book launched in November at its Twin River Casino Lincoln — with…Read More

Indiana Sports Betting and Casino Bill Passes Unanimously Through Senate Committee

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A bill that would legalize sports betting and authorize a new casino in Terre Haute has overcome its first major hurdle on Wednesday afternoon, passing a committee in the Indiana State Senate. The Public Policy Committee gave its unanimous approval to the bill, which will now be sent to the Senate Appropriations Committee for further…Read More

Disney Has No Interest in Offering Sports Betting, But ESPN Won’t Ignore Legalized Gambling

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While a major media conglomerate might be in the perfect position to profit off the spread of legalized sports betting, Disney CEO Bob Iger says the company has no interest in offering three-team parlays at Epcot Center. During a Tuesday quarterly earnings call, Iger told investors that Disney had no intention to operate sportsbooks, at…Read More

Deadwood Sports Betting Still Alive, Senate Committee Passes Ballot Resolution

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Deadwood casinos are fighting for the right to operate sportsbooks, and this week the South Dakota Senate State Committee gave them a lifeline to the recently liberalized gambling activity. The committee narrowly passed Senate Joint Resolution 2 by a 5-4 vote. The resolution – if approved by the full South Dakota Senate and House of…Read More

American Alliance of Football Set for Kickoff With Gambling Slant in Mind

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The Super Bowl may be a wrap, but football die-hards won’t have to wait until September to get their pigskin fix, as the brand new American Alliance of Football (AAF) kicks off this weekend. The league is the brainchild of TV and film producer Charlie Ebersol and former NFL executive Bill Polian. They’ve brought on…Read More

3000/1 New York Knicks Most Valuable NBA Franchise at $4B

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The New York Knicks have the worst record in the NBA, but Forbes says the franchise is still the league’s most valuable. The business media outlet says the Knicks are worth $4 billion, which is more than double the NBA franchise average of $1.9 billion. Forbes reports that the NBA is the hottest of the…Read More

Ladbrokes Planning for 5,000 Redundancies, 1,000 Shop Closures Over Next Two Years

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Britain’s biggest retail bookmaker, Ladbrokes Coral, is preparing to close 1,000 outlets, leading to 5,000 redundancies throughout the UK, according to a leaked internal memo seen by The Guardian newspaper. A spokesperson for the bookmaker said the shop closures — equating to around 30 percent of its retail properties — were “an inevitable outcome of…Read More

D.C. Council Suspends Competitive Bidding on Sports Betting, Handing Monopoly to Intralot Despite 2009 Contract Scandal

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The DC Council has all but handed a mobile sports betting monopoly to its Greek lottery provider Intralot. On Tuesday, the council narrowly voted, by 7 to 6, to suspend the competitive bidding process that normally precedes the award contracts to vendors. “Ultimately, it came down to money,” said councilmember Jack Evans, who spearheaded the…Read More

Virginia Casino Bill Passes State Senate, Requires Comprehensive Study Before Referendum Vote

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A Virginia casino bill has passed the state Senate, but the legislation first requires a comprehensive study on commercial gaming and the impact it would have on the Commonwealth to occur. Senate Bill 1126, sponsored by Sen. Louise Lucas (D-Portsmouth), received 28 “yeas” to 12 in opposition. The bill would earmark commercial casinos for Bristol,…Read More