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NFL selects Caesars Ent. as first ever official casino partner

NFL selects Caesars Ent. as first ever official casino partner

posted on January 03, 2019 by

The NFL announced Thursday morning it has formed a multi-year partnership for Caesars Entertainment to become the league’s first official casino sponsor.

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Macau’s comeback was reflected in a 14-percent growth

Macau’s comeback was reflected in a 14-percent growth

posted on January 02, 2019 by

The second straight year of positive results in Macau, China’s only legal gambling location, following a significant slowdown.

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Nick Bogdanovich Keeps William Hill in game

Nick Bogdanovich Keeps William Hill in game

posted on January 01, 2019 by

From the Editor | William Hill U.S.’s Nick Bogdanovich was a busy man in 2018 as sports betting became legal throughout the United States.

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2018 was a disaster for casino stock investors

2018 was a disaster for casino stock investors

posted on January 01, 2019 by

Casino stock investors had to be elated when 2019 arrived. Most major gaming companies were down more than 30 percent

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Caesars taking prop bets to next level

Caesars taking prop bets to next level

posted on January 01, 2019 by

Every transplant has a story about why they moved to Las Vegas, but not many are quite like that of Jeff Davis.

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Sports-betting handle in U.S. nearly at $1 billion in November

Sports-betting handle in U.S. nearly at $1 billion in November

posted on December 30, 2018 by

That includes $592 million in Nevada, $330 million in New Jersey, $45 million in Mississippi...

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Albania forces nationwide ban of gambling

Albania forces nationwide ban of gambling

posted on December 29, 2018 by

For Albanians, a widespread obsession for gambling has become so extreme that the European country has decided to enforce a nationwide ban.

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Michigan governor Rick Snyder vetoes online gaming bills

Michigan governor Rick Snyder vetoes online gaming bills

posted on December 29, 2018 by

Michigan sports bettors thought their state legislators had delivered legalized sports wagering, but lame-duck Republican governor Rick Snyder had other plans. 

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Sports betting might be back in the discussion in New York

Sports betting might be back in the discussion in New York

posted on December 28, 2018 by

Joe Addabbo, the incoming Senate Racing, Gaming & Wagering Committee Chair, told the Albany (N.Y) Times Union that comprehensive regulations for sports gambling could be adopted in the state budget.

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Rhode Island cashes in on first week of legal sports betting

Rhode Island cashes in on first week of legal sports betting

posted on December 28, 2018 by

The Rhode Island Lottery released figures Friday for bets placed at Twin River Casino in Lincoln in November.

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Two West Virginia casinos first to offer mobile sports betting app

Two West Virginia casinos first to offer mobile sports betting app

posted on December 28, 2018 by

Two more sports books opened up in West Virginia, and they are the first in the state to offer a mobile sports betting app. Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack in Wheeling and Mardi Gras Casino & Resort near Charleston started taking sports bets Thursday at 3 p.m.

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Maryland Live Casino Pursuing Executive To Run Future Sports Book

Maryland Live Casino Pursuing Executive To Run Future Sports Book

posted on December 27, 2018 by

Maryland residents aren’t expected to be able to vote on an amendment to add sports betting until at least November 2020. But that’s not stopping Live Casino & Hotel from starting to pursue an executive to run its future sports book.

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Football no cash cow for Mississippi sports books

Football no cash cow for Mississippi sports books

posted on December 27, 2018 by

Mississippi's first year of pigskin wagering has been a little rough. Casinos in the Biloxi area, for instance, actually lost $164,000 on football wagers in November, including $90,000 on parlays. 

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Indian casinos across US wary of betting on sports books

Indian casinos across US wary of betting on sports books

posted on December 26, 2018 by

Two dozen large-screen TVs showing football and other sports line the walls. There's beer on tap, bar top seating and leather chairs. Chicken wings are on the menu. And at this American Indian casino in the heart of college-football mad Mississippi, you can legally bet on the games.

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Walking into crowded casinos on Christmas Day told the story

Walking into crowded casinos on Christmas Day told the story

posted on December 26, 2018 by

The Nevada Gaming Control Board reported that the local market had produced a combined $1.99 billion in gaming revenue

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States should tell Feds to back off on sports betting

States should tell Feds to back off on sports betting

posted on December 25, 2018 by

From the Editor | Ray Lesniak is my hero. If you’ve ever made a bet on a sporting event, he should be your hero too.

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What will 2019 bring? Cautious optimism

What will 2019 bring? Cautious optimism

posted on December 25, 2018 by

Gaming Insider | There’s some uncertainty in the air as gaming analysts peer toward next year trying to decide where to put the billions of dollars that will finance new projects around the world from Las Vegas to well... wherever.

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Delaware casinos to remain open on Christmas thanks to relief bill

Delaware casinos to remain open on Christmas thanks to relief bill

posted on December 24, 2018 by

If you were hoping to hit a Christmas jackpot to pay off that holiday debt, you were out of luck in the past in Delaware. Casinos there were always required to be closed. Not anymore.

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Explosion of legalized sports betting raises money laundering concerns

Explosion of legalized sports betting raises money laundering concerns

posted on December 24, 2018 by

The explosion of legalized sports betting around the country is increasing concerns over anti-money laundering in those new jurisdictions. Gregory Lisa told CDC Gaming Reports that the agency has been aware for years that sports wagering could have this type of negative impact.

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Fitch: Legal sports betting in the U.S. is good for everyone

Fitch: Legal sports betting in the U.S. is good for everyone

posted on December 23, 2018 by

Regardless of the lower hold percentages compared to other forms of gambling, casinos will benefit significantly from the addition of sports wagering.

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