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UK bookmakers got it wrong June 24, 2016 by Phil Hevener

British bookmakers were wrong with their expectation that UK would remain in the European Common Market. Gambling firms assessed the direction of wagering on the issue and placed a 90 percent chance on remaining in the European Union.

MGM plans Connecticut appeal June 24, 2016 by Phil Hevener

MGM Resorts expects to appeal the decision of a federal court judge who has ruled that the casino company does not have standing to challenge the constitutionality of a Connecticut law.

Daily fantasy sports gets Nevada approval June 23, 2016 by Phil Hevener

In a unanimous vote, the Nevada Gaming Commission Thursday approved  USFantasy to provide daily fantasy sports (DFS) contests to all major casinos in Nevada. 

The power behind the legend: Bruce Moshman passes June 23, 2016 by Phil Hevener

Bruce Moshman, the longtime partner of entertainment legend Monti Rock III passed away this week at the age of 82 in a Las Vegas hospice. Moshman had been in declining health for several years.

AGA president applauds NHL decision June 23, 2016 by Phil Hevener

“It’s about time.” That’s the view of American Gaming Association President Geoff Freeman who sees the decision to put an NHL franchise in Las Vegas as a win for sports fans

Pennsylvania Lawmakers back gaming expansion plan June 23, 2016 by Phil Hevener

The Pennsylvania House backed a measure Wednesday to expand legalized gambling to the internet and airports, but rejected a more sweeping expansion of casino-style gambling to bars.

Casino fees to benefit New York counties June 23, 2016 by Phil Hevener

New York state officials say 22 counties will benefit from $30 million in casino license fees. The 2013 legislation that allowed Las Vegas-style casinos to be built in upstate New York state requires localities to receive the payments.

The Lucky Dragon Hotel & Casino launches new website June 23, 2016 by Staff & Wire Reports

Lucky Dragon Hotel & Casino has launched its website. In conjunction with the website launch, the property is now accepting applications for positions throughout the organization.

Station Casinos celebrating the announcement of NHL in Vegas June 22, 2016 by Staff & Wire Reports

The Station Casinos’ sports book oddsmakers are celebrating today’s announcement of an NHL expansion franchise arriving in Las Vegas for the 2017-2018 season. 

Louisiana win tumbles in May June 22, 2016 by Phil Hevener

Winnings during May at Louisiana casinos fell 12.6 percent to $207.4 million compared to the same year earlier period. Video poker revenue was also down in May. 

Revel owner grumbles about delays June 22, 2016 by Phil Hevener

New Jersey gaming regulators are privately sounding like they have had about enough of Revel owner Glenn Straub who says his hopes for re-opening the stalled resort have been hampered by unnecessary requirements.

Billion reasons for leagues to love sports betting June 21, 2016 by The Analyst

The Analyst | With the possibility of an NHL team becoming a reality in Las Vegas and the Raiders potentially moving to Las Vegas, should a stadium be built, there has been renewed chatter about sports wagering being legalized on a national level.

There's support for gaming expansion June 21, 2016 by Phil Hevener

The Pennsylvania Legislature may see another vote on a gaming expansion plan this week as the June 30 deadline for approving the budget nears.

New York lawmakers approve DFS regs June 21, 2016 by Phil Hevener

Gaming Insider | The New York Legislature’s approval of daily fantasy sports betting puts DFS back in a center stage position as Nevada regulators prepare to act this week on the request of a Las Vegas company for a sportsbook license.

WYNN, MGM, LVS pushing forward in Macau June 21, 2016 by Phil Hevener

Gaming Insider | The resorts the Chinese subsidiaries of Wynn, MGM and Las Vegas Sands are building will be complete in the near future. Coming to terms with Chinese authorities about rules and procedures may be another matter.

Casino collectibles show at South Point June 21, 2016 by Eileen Di Rocco

Around Town | It’s that time of year again for collectors of casino memorabilia – basically anything with a casino name on it – to head to the South Point Casino for the 24th Annual Casino Collectibles Convention.

Table game revenue surges in Pennsylvania June 20, 2016 by Phil Hevener

Pennsylvania’s 12 casinos posted another winning month during May as the revenue earned by table games reached $71. 3 million, the fourth biggest month since table games for the state’s casinos were approved in 2010.

More rules on the way for Macau casinos June 20, 2016 by Phil Hevener

Macau’s government plans to introduce penalties for violations in its $30 billion gaming industry, as it plugs gaps in outdated laws including one banning phone-betting at casinos, according to a Bloomberg report.

Davenport casino opens June 20, 2016 by Phil Hevener

More than 1,000 invited guests celebrated the opening of Iowa’s newest casino while hundreds of gamblers lined up outside the $110 million Rhythm City Casino Resort in Davenport, eager to get inside and test their luck.

AGA seeks new approach to sports betting June 20, 2016 by Phil Hevener

The volume of illegal sports betting across the U.S. dwarfs the regulated legal betting at Nevada sports books which handled $4.2 billion in wagers last year.

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Billion reasons for leagues to love sports betting

With the recent press about the possibility of an NHL team becoming a reality in Las Vegas and the continued conversations about the Raiders potentially moving to Las Vegas, should a stadium be built, there has been renewed chatter about sports wagering being legalized on a national level.

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