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Strong growth in table games for June; sportsbook patent wars are coming

Strong growth in table games for June; sportsbook patent wars are coming

posted on August 07, 2018 by

The Analyst | June is traditionally one of the weaker gaming months for Nevada, so it did surprise some that the state’s June gaming revenues were so high and showed strong growth in table games over slots. 

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Satre named vice chairman at Wynn Resorts

Satre named vice chairman at Wynn Resorts

posted on August 07, 2018 by

Wynn Resorts, further distancing itself from problems associated with former Chairman and CEO Steve Wynn, on Monday named Phil Satre vice chairman. Reuters reports the move is part of a settlement reached with Elaine Wynn, who had been pushing to reorganize the board.

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Gone Racin’ to debut on VSiN

Gone Racin’ to debut on VSiN

posted on August 07, 2018 by

Brendan Gaughan, the veteran racecar driver, and VSiN, the Las Vegas-based sports wagering information network, have unveiled a new weekly program for auto race bettors.

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The Stars Group partners with Resorts Casino to offer online sports betting

The Stars Group partners with Resorts Casino to offer online sports betting

posted on August 06, 2018 by

In New Jersey, The Stars Group announced a partnering with Resorts Casino Hotel to offer mobile and online sports betting. Sports betting in New Jersey is now currently operational at five Atlantic City casinos.

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Illinois Rep. urges state to look at online gaming, sports betting

Illinois Rep. urges state to look at online gaming, sports betting

posted on August 06, 2018 by

Illinois State Rep. Bob Rita announced he will lead a series of hearings in a bid to build consensus on online poker, online casino, daily fantasy sports, and sports betting ahead of the next legislative session,

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IGT Global Solutions signs 10-year contract extension with Michigan Lottery

IGT Global Solutions signs 10-year contract extension with Michigan Lottery

posted on August 06, 2018 by

International Game Technology (IGT) has announced that its subsidiary, IGT Global Solutions, has signed a 10-year contract extension with the Michigan Lottery. The gaming giant will provide new lottery technology and ongoing services through January 2031.

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William Hill announces agreements with Mississippi, West Virginia casinos

William Hill announces agreements with Mississippi, West Virginia casinos

posted on August 04, 2018 by

William Hill, the British-controlled gambling company has announced it now has sports betting agreements with eleven casinos in Mississippi and an unnamed casino partner in West Virginia. 

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Casino gambling in Georgia will again come under legislative consideration

Casino gambling in Georgia will again come under legislative consideration

posted on August 04, 2018 by

The long-shot possibility of casino gambling in Georgia will again come under legislative consideration with word that Republican State Rep. Ron Stephens, plans to attempt to introduce legislation during the next General Assembly.

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Arizona tribal gambling revenue more than $27M for quarter

Arizona tribal gambling revenue more than $27M for quarter

posted on August 04, 2018 by

In Arizona, that state’s Department of Gaming reports contributions from tribal gambling revenue will be more than $27 million for the quarter that ended on June 30.

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Colorado will need legislative solution to allow sports betting

Colorado will need legislative solution to allow sports betting

posted on August 03, 2018 by

In Colorado, the state’s Attorney General said Thursday that a legislative solution rather than a constitutional alteration would be needed to allow sports betting in the state.

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Arlington Park says historical racing machines can't compete with casinos

Arlington Park says historical racing machines can't compete with casinos

posted on August 03, 2018 by

Arlington Park general manager Tony Petrillo has told a local newspaper that the northwest suburban Chicago racetrack views historical racing machines as insufficient to compete against nearby casinos or bars and restaurants that have slot machines.

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Las Vegas being re-imaged by LEGO

Las Vegas being re-imaged by LEGO

posted on August 02, 2018 by

Las Vegas has been reportedly re-imaged by LEGO, the Danish family-owned company based in Billund, Denmark known internationally for the manufacture of Lego-brand toys, consisting mostly of interlocking plastic bricks.

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Open Bet processes 177 million wagers during 2018 World Cup

Open Bet processes 177 million wagers during 2018 World Cup

posted on August 02, 2018 by

Las Vegas-based Scientific Games Corporation says its Open Bet sports wagering platform processed 177 million wagers during the 2018 World Cup without incident.

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What to Expect at The ‘Book,’ Sportsbook Coming Soon to The Horseshoe Tunica in Mississippi

What to Expect at The ‘Book,’ Sportsbook Coming Soon to The Horseshoe Tunica in Mississippi

posted on August 01, 2018 by

As the calendar turns to August, we’ll soon see the rollout of legal Mississippi sports betting at several of the dozen-plus properties that have applied for a license. MGM’s Beau Rivage in Biloxi and the Gold Strike in Tunica will go first.

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NBA strikes deal with MGM Resorts to become ‘gaming partner’

NBA strikes deal with MGM Resorts to become ‘gaming partner’

posted on August 01, 2018 by

MGM Resorts International and the National Basketball Association announced Tuesday a multi-year agreement providing the worldwide casino/resort operator with access to official NBA and WNBA data, in addition to other league promotional materials.  

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Nevada casinos gross gambling revenue totals $933M in July

Nevada casinos gross gambling revenue totals $933M in July

posted on August 01, 2018 by

Nevada casinos gross gambling revenue (GGR), as calculated by the Nevada Gaming Control Board (NGCB), totaled $933 million last month, a 4.2 percent increase over June 2017. The total represents the state’s fifth consecutive monthly gain.

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Red Rock Resorts reports net revenues of $416.2M for Q2 of 2018

Red Rock Resorts reports net revenues of $416.2M for Q2 of 2018

posted on August 01, 2018 by

Red Rock Resorts, Inc., parent company of Las Vegas locals powerhouse Station Casinos, has reported net revenues of $416.2 million for the second quarter of 2018. That’s an increase of 1.5 percent, or $6.1 million, from $410.1 million during the same period of 2017. 

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Japan allowing three operators will create competitive 'horse race'

Japan allowing three operators will create competitive 'horse race'

posted on July 31, 2018 by

The Analyst | As has been flooded in casino and general business news, Japan has approved laws permitting up to three integrated casino resorts. While this is not new news, I am wondering if the laws of mathematics have recently changed.

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MGM, Caesars launching sports betting in New Jersey, Mississippi

MGM, Caesars launching sports betting in New Jersey, Mississippi

posted on July 31, 2018 by

Two titans of the casino industry are racing to cash in on the newly created U.S. sports betting market, taking steps to expand their footprint and strengthen their positions as more states approve necessary regulations and people become more interested in legal gambling.

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Arkansas casino proposal short on signatures

Arkansas casino proposal short on signatures

posted on July 31, 2018 by

In Arkansas, supporters of a proposal to expand casino offerings in the state have been given 30 more days to circulate petitions seeking signatures to get their proposal on the November ballot.

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