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DraftKings raids Strip sports books

DraftKings raids Strip sports books

posted on October 03, 2018 by

One Mann's Opinion | Rumors had floated through the Nevada sports wagering business for more than a week that a major bookmaker would soon leave his long-time post. Those rumors proved to be twice as true when John Avello and Ed Malinowski resigned.

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Mandalay Bay, Piranio hoping for lots of Raiders, Knights traffic

Mandalay Bay, Piranio hoping for lots of Raiders, Knights traffic

posted on October 03, 2018 by

Dye-ing to Know | Nobody is looking more forward to the Raiders and the NFL coming to town than the people at Mandalay Bay.

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Want to bet like a pro? Think, act like one

Want to bet like a pro? Think, act like one

posted on October 03, 2018 by

Wise Kracks | It is everyone’s dream to not have to punch a clock; or to not have a boss to answer to.

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Mobile apps changing game for bettors’ habits

Mobile apps changing game for bettors’ habits

posted on October 03, 2018 by

The Analyst | With most casino games the casino win comes from multiple similar bets repeatedly made. In slots and video poker games some serious players can play several hundred games in an hour. 

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Foxwoods’ Merrill earns gaming honor

Foxwoods’ Merrill earns gaming honor

posted on October 03, 2018 by

Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut has announced that Dale Merrill, Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Administration, is this year’s Great Women of Gaming Award’s Service Star recipient.

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Lupo named new president of Hard Rock AC

Lupo named new president of Hard Rock AC

posted on October 03, 2018 by

Former Las Vegas race and sports book figure Joe Lupo has been named the new president of the recently re-opened Hard Rock Hotel Casino in Atlantic City, parent company Hard Rock International has announced. 

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GLPI, ERI purchase Tropicana Entertainment

GLPI, ERI purchase Tropicana Entertainment

posted on October 03, 2018 by

Icahn Enterprises has fully completed the sale of Tropicana Entertainment Inc. to Gaming and Leisure Properties, Inc. (GLPI) and Eldorado Resorts, Inc. (ERI) for approximately $1.85 billion, the company has announced. 

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Many U.S. sports leagues are registering their lobbyists in Kentucky

Many U.S. sports leagues are registering their lobbyists in Kentucky

posted on October 02, 2018 by

Many of the U.S. sports leagues are registering their lobbyists in Kentucky for the first time as the state legislature prepares to examine sports betting in the state. The NFL, MLB, NBA, and the PGA Tour have all registered to lobby.

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G2E to host major discussion of sports betting in Latin America

G2E to host major discussion of sports betting in Latin America

posted on October 02, 2018 by

A major discussion of sports betting in Latin America is slated for next week’s G2E in Las Vegas. Organizers report all of Latin America is preparing for the development of sports betting throughout the region.

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Bookie changes on the Las Vegas strip

Bookie changes on the Las Vegas strip

posted on October 01, 2018 by

Two leading Las Vegas Strip bookmakers have resigned their long-tenured positions to join DraftKings, the Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) operation which in process of transitioning to Nevada-style bookmaking.

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Pennsylvania GCB will consider sports betting petitions for Parx and Hollywood Casinos

Pennsylvania GCB will consider sports betting petitions for Parx and Hollywood Casinos

posted on October 01, 2018 by

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) has confirmed that it will hold hearings and consider sports betting petitions for Parx Casino and the Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course at its monthly meeting on Wednesday.

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Macau’s gross gaming revenue increases 2.8 percent in Sept.

Macau’s gross gaming revenue increases 2.8 percent in Sept.

posted on October 01, 2018 by

Macau’s Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau reported early Monday that the Chinese enclave, the only legal gambling hub in the country, produced a gross gaming revenue (GGR) increase of 2.8 percent in September to $2.72 billion(U.S.).

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 Disney subsidiary and Seminole Tribe of Florida funnel millions to campaign

Disney subsidiary and Seminole Tribe of Florida funnel millions to campaign

posted on October 01, 2018 by

Just released campaign reports show that Disney Worldwide Services and the tribe each donated $5 million to Voters in Charge in September, money that is being used by the political group Voters in Charge to pay for ads to convince registered voters...

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When gambling goes haywire, you’re unlikely to catch a break

When gambling goes haywire, you’re unlikely to catch a break

posted on September 30, 2018 by

When people gamble, things sometimes go wrong...Roulette balls glance off the wheel onto the table. Slot machines jam. Online betting apps freeze. Dice go flying off the felt. And sometimes, the cards aren’t shuffled correctly, or at all.

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Delta Air Lines to offer free in-flight Wi-Fi

Delta Air Lines to offer free in-flight Wi-Fi

posted on September 29, 2018 by

“We’re going to make it free,” said Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian, when speaking about his long-term vision for in-flight Wi-Fi during the Skift Global Forum in New York City on Friday. 

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National Indian Gaming Association wraps up Mid-Year Conference

National Indian Gaming Association wraps up Mid-Year Conference

posted on September 28, 2018 by

The National Indian Gaming Association is concluding its annual Mid-Year Conference at the Pechanga Resort & Casino, California’s largest gaming venue. The event included a wide array of workshops, sessions, and the mid-year tribal leadership meeting.

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Nevada year-to-year gaming win impacted by lack of boosting events

Nevada year-to-year gaming win impacted by lack of boosting events

posted on September 28, 2018 by

Nevada’s year-to-year gaming win in August, according to some industry observers, was heavily and negatively impacted, by the lack of the industry-wide boost provided by the Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather Jr. fight in August 2017.

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Atlantic Club Casino deal falls through

Atlantic Club Casino deal falls through

posted on September 27, 2018 by

Like a bad check, the former Atlantic Club casino in Atlantic City keeps getting returned.

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Ralph Sampson joins Ryan Howard led SeventySix Capital

Ralph Sampson joins Ryan Howard led SeventySix Capital

posted on September 27, 2018 by

SeventySix Capital, the sports tech venture capital fund led by former MLB star Ryan Howard, has announced that NBA legend Ralph Sampson is now part of the company’s Athlete Venture Group. 

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Good marketing combo: Sports teams, sportsbooks

Good marketing combo: Sports teams, sportsbooks

posted on September 26, 2018 by

The Analyst | It was not that long ago here in the United States that the idea of professional sports teams partnering with casinos, sportsbooks or online betting sites would seem as likely as seeing a dog and cat dancing the Merengue together. 

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Tilman Fertitta approaches Caesars about potential mergerTilman Fertitta approaches Caesars…

Tilman Fertitta reportedly has approached Caesars Entertainment about a potential merger agreement. Fertitta owns the Golden Nugget brand, which includes casinos in downtown Las Vegas, Atlantic City, Biloxi and other locations, in addition to the NBA’s Houston Rockets.

Broncos, Dolphins, 49ers give house WinBroncos, Dolphins, 49ers give house Win

Vegas Sports Books | The 49ers covering +9.5 in a 33-30 loss at Green Bay Monday night capped a winning Week 6 of the NFL for Nevada sports books. 

Venetian's LaRosa talks Deepstack pokerVenetian's LaRosa talks Deepstack poker

Poker Profiles | The Venetian is home to the Deepstack Extravanga Tournaments, some of the most popular poker tournaments in the world.  We interviewed Tommy LaRosa, the Venetian’s Poker Room Manager for his background and thoughts on poker.  

Johnny’s on the ‘Spot’ at LINQJohnny’s on the ‘Spot’ at LINQ

Dye-ing to Know | One of the most familiar names in Gaming Today’s Bookies Battle over the last couple decades has been “Johnny Spot.” John Druzisky, a supervisor at “The Book” inside The LINQ, got his nickname back when he was hanging out regularly in pool halls.

MGM, Caesars, Wynn request easier mobile sign-up systemMGM, Caesars, Wynn request easier…

Reacting to an easier mobile sign-up system recently adopted by New Jersey, MGM, Caesars and Wynn requested that Nevada sports books be allowed to implement remote registration and identity verification for mobile accounts.

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