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Meadowlands Racetrack introduces FanDuel Sportsbook

Meadowlands Racetrack introduces FanDuel Sportsbook

posted on July 11, 2018 by

The New Jersey sports betting scene will gain a new player Saturday morning when the Meadowlands Racetrack in East Rutherford, N.J., introduces the FanDuel Sportsbook at Victory Sports Bar & Club in a soft launch.

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Vegas has morphed into true sports town

Vegas has morphed into true sports town

posted on July 10, 2018 by

One Mann's Opinion | Southern Nevada, and Las Vegas in particular, continues to show an impressive resilience following the economic problems this nation experienced about 10 years ago. The ability to turn a negative into a positive is one of the best attributes any citizenry can have and we’ve got it.

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NYC bet conference set

NYC bet conference set

posted on July 10, 2018 by

Prominent Nevada sports wagering figures have now confirmed their involvement in the first edition of ICE Sports Betting USA conference slated for this fall in New York City.

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‘W’ brand to leave SLS on July 20

‘W’ brand to leave SLS on July 20

posted on July 10, 2018 by

The W Las Vegas, the only W property in Las Vegas, is leaving that brand on July 20 as part of the transition to the SLS Las Vegas, Tribute Portfolio, under the Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) umbrella.

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Jockeys and Jeans fundraiser brings in $310K

Jockeys and Jeans fundraiser brings in $310K

posted on July 10, 2018 by

The June 23 Jockeys and Jeans fundraising event at Canterbury Park in Minnesota took in $310,000, easily topping the record $254,000 raised at Parx Racing last year, organizers have announced. 

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NGCB asking for input; but will they listen?

NGCB asking for input; but will they listen?

posted on July 10, 2018 by

The Analyst | Sportsbooks have always been a challenge for regulators – lines made based on opinions; movements made based on recent and expected action and/or changes in team/player information; diverse lines between books – no simple basic math for the reviewing regulators to rely on, so confusing for the inexperienced.

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Cosmo's The Block 16 Urban Eatery & Bar to offer six restaurants

Cosmo's The Block 16 Urban Eatery & Bar to offer six restaurants

posted on July 09, 2018 by

More details are emerging regarding The Block 16 Urban Eatery & Bar, a modern take on a food court, expected to roll out this fall at The Cosmopolitan on the Las Vegas Strip. The new space will offer six restaurants on the second level of the casino near the Boulevard Tower.

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Eldorado Resorts, Churchill Downs terminate Lady Luck deal

Eldorado Resorts, Churchill Downs terminate Lady Luck deal

posted on July 09, 2018 by

Eldorado Resorts, Inc. and Churchill Downs Inc. announced today (Monday) that they have ended their previously announced agreement though which Churchill would acquire all of the assets and properties associated with Lady Luck Casino in Vicksburg, Mississippi.

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Ohio expected to feel pressure to create sports betting laws

Ohio expected to feel pressure to create sports betting laws

posted on July 07, 2018 by

Ohio law currently has no provisions for sports betting, but pressure to create laws to enable it are expected to mount as nearby states, such as Pennsylvania and West Virginia move forward plans for the new enterprise.

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Maryland’s six casinos produced $148.9M in June gaming revenue

Maryland’s six casinos produced $148.9M in June gaming revenue

posted on July 07, 2018 by

Maryland’s six casinos produced $148.9 million in gaming revenue in June, up 14.1 percent from a year ago. MGM National Harbor continues to account for lion’s share of the state’s casino revenue, with $59.3 million last month.

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July 8 named Mike Smith Day in New Mexico by Gov. Martinez

July 8 named Mike Smith Day in New Mexico by Gov. Martinez

posted on July 07, 2018 by

Tomorrow has been declared “Mike E. Smith Day” throughout New Mexico in honor of the Triple Crown-winning, Hall of Fame jockey. New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez (R) has proclaimed Sunday, July 8 as the day to honor Smith.

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Nevada-style sport betting did brisk business in Delaware casinos

Nevada-style sport betting did brisk business in Delaware casinos

posted on July 06, 2018 by

Nevada-style sport betting did brisk business in Delaware casinos in the first reporting period for the newly opened enterprise in the state. Baseball single-game bets and other wagers became legal at three racetrack/casino venues on June 5.

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Pacific Racing Association asks court to settle dispute with racing board

Pacific Racing Association asks court to settle dispute with racing board

posted on July 06, 2018 by

The Pacific Racing Association, operator of Golden Gate Fields near San Francisco, for The Stronach Group, is asking a Los Angeles Superior Court to help settle its dispute with the California Horse Racing Board (CHRB).

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Mississippi will foretell future of sports betting

Mississippi will foretell future of sports betting

posted on July 05, 2018 by

One Mann's Opinion | Look for Mississippi, of all places, to provide the first real clues as to what might take place in what should become the exploding business of national sports wagering. 

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Casinos in Japan?

Casinos in Japan?

posted on July 05, 2018 by

Gaming Insider | Will there be Japanese casinos, billion dollar centers of fun and games? The issue appears headed for a vote in the upper house of the country’s legislature or Diet about July 20, according to MGM Executive Vice President Alan Feldman.

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Happy Anniversary! Delaware Sports Betting a Winner One Month In

Happy Anniversary! Delaware Sports Betting a Winner One Month In

posted on July 05, 2018 by

A $100,000 bet has been placed. A $1 million “profit” has been made. And about $7 million has been bet. Yep, Delaware has hit it big.

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Hard Rock joins New Jersey's growing internet gambling market

Hard Rock joins New Jersey's growing internet gambling market

posted on July 05, 2018 by

New Jersey's growing internet gambling market now includes Hard Rock Casino in Atlantic City, which joined the online gambling marketplace just five days after the physical casino opened its doors last week.

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Spain institutes wide range of tax cuts for gambling businesses

Spain institutes wide range of tax cuts for gambling businesses

posted on July 05, 2018 by

A wide range of tax cuts for gambling businesses in Spain have been instituted as part of the nation’s long-delayed 2018 budget. The changes became effective July 1 with hopes of fortifying Spain’s gambling industry.

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Italy moving to ban all gambling advertising in the country

Italy moving to ban all gambling advertising in the country

posted on July 05, 2018 by

Italy is moving to ban all gambling advertising in the country. The decision reached at a cabinet meeting Monday quickly came under heavy criticism from the betting industry and from football (soccer) clubs, which rely on sponsorship from betting firms.

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MGM Springfield accepting reservations for rooms and suites

MGM Springfield accepting reservations for rooms and suites

posted on July 04, 2018 by

MGM Springfield, the $960 million casino/resort in Massachusetts is now accepting reservations for its rooms and suites. The casino, located along Main Street in the downtown-South End area of the historic Western Massachusetts city, opens Aug. 24.

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Tiger Woods caps off amazing comeback with a winTiger Woods caps off amazing comeback…

Tiger Woods delivered the perfect ending to his amazing return from four back surgeries on Sunday with a performance that felt like the old days. He left the competition feeling hopeless as he built a five-shot lead early and hung on to win the Tour Championship.

Overall casino revenue rose significantly in Mississippi in AugustOverall casino revenue rose…

Overall casino revenue rose significantly in Mississippi in August and local bookmakers tell GamingToday that they believe it’s attributable to the roll out of sports betting in the state producing a large influx of gamblers from neighboring Louisiana.

AGA's Sara Slane invited to testify on sports bettingAGA's Sara Slane invited to testify on…

Sara Slane, American Gaming Association Senior Vice President of Public Affairs, has been invited to testify at the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations’ hearing on sports betting Thursday.

D.C. city councilman Jack Evans introduces sports betting billD.C. city councilman Jack Evans…

Jack Evans, a District of Columbia city council member, has introduced a bill that would allow sports betting in the nation’s capitol. Washington, D.C. currently has no casinos but operates its own lottery.

FanDuel pays out disputed $82K football betFanDuel pays out disputed $82K…

Upon further review, a New Jersey man will get his full $82,000 payout on a disputed $110 sports bet.

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