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States flocking to add sportsbooks

States flocking to add sportsbooks

posted on August 29, 2018 by

Gaming Insider | Casino companies of every size have wasted no time pouncing on the opportunity dropped in their laps by the Supreme Court opening the door to legal sports betting across the country.

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Touts are going to be everywhere here is a challenge for them

Touts are going to be everywhere here is a challenge for them

posted on August 29, 2018 by

Wise Kracks | Football season is here and there are so many new jurisdictions that are allowing sports betting, with many more on the way in the next few months. With that, I fully expect the rats to start eating the cats.

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IGT and William Hill U.S. team up

IGT and William Hill U.S. team up

posted on August 29, 2018 by

International Game Technology (IGT) and William Hill U.S. announced they have been chosen by the Rhode Island Lottery to be the “end-to-end” sports wagering service operator in the state.

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Start-up California Pacific Airlines announce plans for service

Start-up California Pacific Airlines announce plans for service

posted on August 28, 2018 by

Start-up California Pacific Airlines has announced plans for service from the McClellan-Palomar airport near Carlsbad, California, on November 1, reports FlightGlobal, a website that tracks the airline industry.

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Saratoga’s Travers Day card generated all-sources handle of $52,086,597

Saratoga’s Travers Day card generated all-sources handle of $52,086,597

posted on August 27, 2018 by

Saratoga’s Travers Day card, highlighted by Catholic Boy's ($16.20) victory in the 149th running of the Grade I, $1.25 million Runhappy Travers, generated all-sources handle of $52,086,597, demolishing the previous record set in 2015 by 4.9 percent.

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Parx Casino applied for permits to offer sports betting

Parx Casino applied for permits to offer sports betting

posted on August 27, 2018 by

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board said Monday that the owner of Parx Casino applied for permits to offer sports betting at the suburban Philadelphia casino and at an off-track betting parlor it owns in Philadelphia.

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Sen. Orrin Hatch pushes for federal oversight of sports betting market

Sen. Orrin Hatch pushes for federal oversight of sports betting market

posted on August 25, 2018 by

Retiring U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch said Thursday he intends to follow through with his plans to introduce legislation that would implement federal oversight of the nation’s developing legal sports betting market.

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Mississippi House passes heavily amended Senate lottery bill

Mississippi House passes heavily amended Senate lottery bill

posted on August 25, 2018 by

The Mississippi House passed a heavily amended Senate lottery bill rerouting some future monies toward education. Additionally, the House version requires that a new Mississippi Gaming Corp. and its board adhere to state public records and open meetings laws.

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Pechanga Resort and Casino to utilize veterans, service dogs for security

Pechanga Resort and Casino to utilize veterans, service dogs for security

posted on August 24, 2018 by

Pechanga Resort and Casino in Temecula has implemented a new program in which veterans and their service dogs are being utilized for security around California’s largest casino/resort.

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Seven Pennsylvania casinos sue Department of Revenue

Seven Pennsylvania casinos sue Department of Revenue

posted on August 24, 2018 by

A coalition of seven Pennsylvania casinos has sued the state Department of Revenue over its online gaming system contending that what they call “illegal, simulated casino-style online games” are now being offered by the department-run Pennsylvania Lottery.

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Mississippi State Senate votes to create state lottery

Mississippi State Senate votes to create state lottery

posted on August 24, 2018 by

Another change in the Mississippi gambling landscape, joining the advent this month of legal sports betting, could be on the way after a State Senate vote Thursday in special session to create a state lottery.

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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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Atlantic City tourism and casino officials say they had a banner summer season and are giving part of the credit to the advent of newly legalized sports betting.

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Adrian Beltre received a standing ovation in the Texas Rangers’ home finale Sunday.  There was less ambiguity in Detroit, where Victor Martinez is calling it a career, and he played his last game Saturday.

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