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Sports betting will be a hot topic at G2E; DeWitt named Asst. GM at Mohegan Sun

Sports betting will be a hot topic at G2E; DeWitt named Asst. GM at Mohegan Sun

posted on August 14, 2018 by

Around Town | When the American Gaming Association holds its Global Gaming Expo international gaming trade show in Las Vegas Oct. 8-11, one of the best attended events is bound to the Sports Betting Symposium.

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Tiger's run at PGA Championship increases live wagering

Tiger's run at PGA Championship increases live wagering

posted on August 14, 2018 by

Vegas Sports Books | Tiger Woods was always good for business in his prime. People either wanted to see him dominate and keep making history or someone rise to his level and upset him.

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Gaming Today heads to Mississippi sportsbook

Gaming Today heads to Mississippi sportsbook

posted on August 14, 2018 by

The GamingToday print edition has begun distribution inside several of the new sportsbooks now open or soon to open for business in Mississippi, Publisher Eileen DiRocco announced.

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Downtown visitors greeted by new welcome sign

Downtown visitors greeted by new welcome sign

posted on August 14, 2018 by

A new welcome sign, featuring two 26-foot-tall showgirls and the words “City of Las Vegas” now greets visitors and locals heading downtown. 

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Latest travel, tourism concepts seen at Virtuoso Travel Week

Latest travel, tourism concepts seen at Virtuoso Travel Week

posted on August 14, 2018 by

More than 6,000 agents, suppliers and tourism/travel officials from around the world have convened at the Bellagio, Vdara and Aria on the Las Vegas Strip for the largest Virtuoso Travel Week in history.

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Is it a sports bet or slot wager?

Is it a sports bet or slot wager?

posted on August 14, 2018 by

The Analyst | Many of the jurisdictions that followed Atlantic City into the world of legalized gaming did so on the premise that casino-style gaming would promote tourism, create jobs and of course throw tax dollars into the respective state’s treasury.

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Steubenville had gambling, hometown pride

Steubenville had gambling, hometown pride

posted on August 14, 2018 by

One Mann's Opinion | As legal sports betting blooms nationally, book after book is seeking just the right person to head their operation. I’ve even been asked to recommend someone willing to move back east to take a job in West Virginia.

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Things looking up at Wynn

Things looking up at Wynn

posted on August 14, 2018 by

Gaming Insider | The shape of things to come at Wynn Resorts is suddenly apparent following developments of the last week or so as the board of directors was expanded to 11 people with about a third of them being women.

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Greek government attempting to become leading gambling destination

Greek government attempting to become leading gambling destination

posted on August 13, 2018 by

The Greek government is moving forward with its efforts to transition the country into a leading gambling destination.

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Brown-Giants game marks first opportunity for betting inside stadium

Brown-Giants game marks first opportunity for betting inside stadium

posted on August 13, 2018 by

Last Thursday’s Browns-Giants preseason game marked the first time an NFL game in which fans could legally place wagers from inside the stadium. DraftKings launched the first mobile sportsbook in New Jersey on Aug. 1. 

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Gambling advertising in Italy is now against the law

Gambling advertising in Italy is now against the law

posted on August 11, 2018 by

Gambling advertising in Italy is now against the law after that country’s Council of Ministers this week formally approved a blanket ban on the practice starting January 1, 2019. Advertisers with existing agreements were granted permission to fulfill their contracts.

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Hollywood Casino Charles Town to begin taking legal sports bets

Hollywood Casino Charles Town to begin taking legal sports bets

posted on August 11, 2018 by

Penn National’s, Hollywood Casino Charles Town is now expected to be among the first casinos in West Virginia to take a legal sports bet. William Hill, as speculated earlier this week, will run the sports betting operation on behalf of Penn.

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Golden Ent. release positive second quarter earnings results

Golden Ent. release positive second quarter earnings results

posted on August 10, 2018 by

Golden Entertainment, Inc. via Blake L. Sartini, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, released positive second quarter earnings results this week in a conference call with stock market analysts.

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Las Vegas Sands Corp. announces Project Protect

Las Vegas Sands Corp. announces Project Protect

posted on August 10, 2018 by

Las Vegas Sands (LVS), parent of Las Vegas’ Venetian and Palazzo resorts, this week, announced Project Protect, a comprehensive global initiative to hasten and fortify its performance in responsible gaming, anti-money laundering and human trafficking prevention.  

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Ohio Lawmaker Wants to School Himself, Colleagues on Sports Betting

Ohio Lawmaker Wants to School Himself, Colleagues on Sports Betting

posted on August 09, 2018 by

Ohio state senator John Eklund (R-District 18) had an “aha! moment” with regards to sports betting earlier this year.

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Louisiana casino CEOs urge state to adopt sports book bill

Louisiana casino CEOs urge state to adopt sports book bill

posted on August 09, 2018 by

Ronnie Jones, the head of the Louisiana Gaming Control Board, told the Press Club of Baton Rouge Monday that every casino chief executive officer who spoke to a task force on expanded gambling, has urged the state to adopt a sports book bill.

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Maryland casinos see 5.6 percent increase in gaming revenues

Maryland casinos see 5.6 percent increase in gaming revenues

posted on August 09, 2018 by

Maryland Lottery and Gaming has announced that July 2018 gaming revenues for the state’s six casinos totaled $146,498,031. That’s an increase of 5.6 percent compared to the July 2017 total of $138,756,987.

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Las Vegas continues to assert itself as a major sports destination

Las Vegas continues to assert itself as a major sports destination

posted on August 09, 2018 by

Las Vegas continues to assert itself as a major sports destination with word from Lausanne, Switzerland that the 2018-2019 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour has added Las Vegas, along with Chetumal, Mexico as host sites for new events in October.

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theScore Inc. announces David Wang as senior advisor

theScore Inc. announces David Wang as senior advisor

posted on August 08, 2018 by

The Toronto-based digital sports media company theScore, Inc. has announced that interactive gaming and sports betting executive David Wang is now a senior advisor to the company for the purpose of evaluating US sports betting opportunities.

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Aristocrat, Boyd enter into long-term strategic systems partnership

Aristocrat, Boyd enter into long-term strategic systems partnership

posted on August 08, 2018 by

Aristocrat Technologies, Inc. today (Wednesday) announced it has been selected as the official casino management systems partner of Boyd Gaming Corporation. The agreement allows Boyd Gaming to utilize Aristocrat's Oasis 360 system.

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