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Scientific Games, Louisiana Lottery extend contract for five years

Scientific Games, Louisiana Lottery extend contract for five years

posted on August 23, 2018 by

Scientific Games Corporation has announced that the Louisiana Lottery Corporation has extended its existing contract to provide instant products and services to the Lottery for an additional five years.

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U.S. casino industry surpasses $40 billion in revenue in 2017

U.S. casino industry surpasses $40 billion in revenue in 2017

posted on August 23, 2018 by

The annual “State of the States” report from the American Gaming Association (AGA) says the U.S. commercial casino industry surpassed the $40 billion mark in total gaming revenue in 2017.

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Borgata casino launches mobile sports betting in New Jersey

Borgata casino launches mobile sports betting in New Jersey

posted on August 22, 2018 by

Atlantic City’s Borgata casino has begun taking sports bets via mobile phones. The casino launched mobile sports betting for Android phones shortly after noon Wednesday. The first bet it took was $50 on the Philadelphia Eagles to repeat as Super Bowl champions.

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Las Vegas Strip is third most popular shared location on Instagram

Las Vegas Strip is third most popular shared location on Instagram

posted on August 22, 2018 by

The international travel booking company Globehunters, using Instagram hashtags to find the most shared attractions in North and South America, says the Las Vegas Strip is the third most popular shared location in its recent survey.

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Sports tech entrepreneur, Ryan Howard, keynote speaker for ICSC

Sports tech entrepreneur, Ryan Howard, keynote speaker for ICSC

posted on August 22, 2018 by

Ryan Howard, the former Major League Baseball star, in his new role as sports tech entrepreneur, is the keynote speaker at an important deal-making conference, Sept. 5 and 6 in Philadelphia.

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Tim Wilmott buying $3.1M shares in Penn National Gaming

Tim Wilmott buying $3.1M shares in Penn National Gaming

posted on August 22, 2018 by

Penn National Gaming Chief Executive Timothy J. Wilmott is buying $3.1 million in shares of the company. Wall Street observers believe the purchase may have been tied to Wilmott’s belief that Penn will be a major force in the sports wagering market.

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Taking GamingToday to next level

Taking GamingToday to next level

posted on August 22, 2018 by

GamingToday, the Las Vegas sports and gaming publication, has been acquired by gaming visionary Bill Paulos. This will mark the end of an era for the sports and gaming publication that was founded over 40 years ago by Chuck and Eileen DiRocco.

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Sports betting possibilities are getting Wild

Sports betting possibilities are getting Wild

posted on August 21, 2018 by

One Mann's Opinion | It was no great surprise when GamingToday’s Micah Roberts first revealed a few weeks ago that the owners at Buffalo Wild Wings are looking beyond chicken wings and beer to offer sports betting in legal, regulated markets.

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MGM Springfield opens August 24 in Massachusetts

MGM Springfield opens August 24 in Massachusetts

posted on August 21, 2018 by

The national gambling landscape changes this week as MGM Resorts International’s long-awaited MGM Springfield opens for business this Friday, Aug. 24. The nearly $1 billion casino/resort will be Massachusetts’ first full-fledged casino.

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Can Vegas stay relevant?

Can Vegas stay relevant?

posted on August 21, 2018 by

The Analyst | It is an interesting time in Las Vegas. In the midst of an extended economic resurgence in our country, the largest operators in Las Vegas have made public statements that they expect softness in their third quarter occupancy and room rates. 

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Pokies give $5.5B to AU economy

Pokies give $5.5B to AU economy

posted on August 21, 2018 by

In Australia, poker machine manufacturers have fired the latest salvo at gambling industry critics, revealing some details of a soon-to-be-released study that estimates pokies contribute $8.32 billion in yearly value-added revenue to the Australian economy.

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Potawatomi casino adds second tower

Potawatomi casino adds second tower

posted on August 21, 2018 by

Casino expansion continues in Milwaukee where officials, construction crews and other backers of an $80 million project adding a second tower at Potawatomi Hotel & Casino held a “topping-off ceremony” last week.

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Apple Store in China deletes gaming apps

Apple Store in China deletes gaming apps

posted on August 21, 2018 by

A reported 25,000 gambling apps have been deleted from the online Apple Store in China, reports the Chinese state broadcaster CCTV. The deleted apps were supposedly illegal gambling apps disguised as legal lottery apps. 

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Del Mar sees new one-day betting record of $25,969,128

Del Mar sees new one-day betting record of $25,969,128

posted on August 20, 2018 by

Racing fans across the country Saturday established a one-day betting record at Del Mar pumping $25,969,128 through the windows on the highly competitive 11-race card highlighted by the $1-million TVG Pacific Classic.

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PGA Tour to be hosted in New Jersey with legal sports betting

PGA Tour to be hosted in New Jersey with legal sports betting

posted on August 20, 2018 by

The PGA Tour is in Paramus, New Jersey this week with the12th edition of the FedEx Cup Playoffs. Legalized sports betting will be taking place throughout the state at various sportsbooks and through mobile devices on the golf course grounds.

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Nebraska Horsemen, Ho-Chunk teaming up to allow expanded gambling

Nebraska Horsemen, Ho-Chunk teaming up to allow expanded gambling

posted on August 20, 2018 by

Horsemen in Nebraska, once home to the legendary racetrack Aksarben (Nebraska spelled in reverse), are again teaming up with Ho-Chunk Inc. in efforts to allow expanded casino gambling, and possibly sports betting, at the state’s remaining thoroughbred tracks.

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Penn National seeks first Pennsylvania sports betting permit

Penn National seeks first Pennsylvania sports betting permit

posted on August 18, 2018 by

Penn National Gaming is the first casino operator in Pennsylvania to apply for a license to offer sports betting in the state, now that regulators cleared it to begin. Penn National submitted a 107-page application to the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board on Friday.

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SLS hotel-casino assuming control of W hotel

SLS hotel-casino assuming control of W hotel

posted on August 17, 2018 by

The W hotel brand is leaving the Las Vegas Strip. The SLS casino-hotel on Wednesday announced it will assume control of the W Las Vegas, which currently occupies one of the property’s three towers.

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Pro-casino group raises $1M in July for Arkansas proposal

Pro-casino group raises $1M in July for Arkansas proposal

posted on August 17, 2018 by

An organization working to legalize casinos in Arkansas says it raised more than $1 million last month from two American Indian tribes in neighboring Oklahoma.

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First casino licensed for sports betting in West Virginia

First casino licensed for sports betting in West Virginia

posted on August 17, 2018 by

Hollywood Casino in Charles Town is the first casino licensed to offer sports betting in West Virginia. The West Virginia Lottery Commission made the announcement Monday. The casino expects to start accepting bets Sept. 1.

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