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US Sports Betting Forum organized by UNLV’s International Center for Gaming Regulation

US Sports Betting Forum organized by UNLV’s International Center for Gaming Regulation

posted on October 18, 2018 by

A new US Sports Betting Forum has been organized by UNLV’s International Center for Gaming Regulation. The forum is spearheaded by Jennifer Roberts, an associate director for the center.

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Illinois lawmaker works on sports gambling bill

Illinois lawmaker works on sports gambling bill

posted on October 18, 2018 by

An Illinois lawmaker says a bill to legalize sports gambling in the state likely won’t be put before the General Assembly until next year.

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Tilman Fertitta approaches Caesars about potential merger

Tilman Fertitta approaches Caesars about potential merger

posted on October 17, 2018 by

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.

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Lamont eyes sports betting revenues to help seniors

Lamont eyes sports betting revenues to help seniors

posted on October 17, 2018 by

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ned Lamont has proposed spending proceeds from legalized sports betting to restore a local property credit program for elderly homeowners.

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MLB, gaming on opposite sides

MLB, gaming on opposite sides

posted on October 17, 2018 by

As they debated their sides’ financial differences on stage last week during the Global Gaming Expo (G2E) in Las Vegas, Sara Slane of the American Gaming Association and Kenny Gersh of Major League Baseball could find some common ground.

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Blackjack, Pai Gow games star at G2E

Blackjack, Pai Gow games star at G2E

posted on October 17, 2018 by

Winning Strategies | Another Global Gaming Expo (G2E) has come and gone. It was good catching up with colleagues and checking out the new table games. This is the first time in a few years that I’ve seen a nice collection of new games. 

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Victor Duarte named senior vice president of Konami Gaming

Victor Duarte named senior vice president of Konami Gaming

posted on October 17, 2018 by

Victor Duarte was named as senior vice president and chief product and strategy officer of Konami Gaming, Inc. Duarte, who has more than two decades of gaming and lottery industry experience, will oversee research and development for Konami. 

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MGM, Caesars, Wynn request easier mobile sign-up system

MGM, Caesars, Wynn request easier mobile sign-up system

posted on October 16, 2018 by

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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Where Do Gubernatorial Candidates Stand on Sports Betting? West Edition

Where Do Gubernatorial Candidates Stand on Sports Betting? West Edition

posted on October 16, 2018 by

Thirty-six states will elect governors next month, and we at Sports Handle wondered if sports betting ranks among the key issues in any state elections — or as a topic of campaign trail conversation at all.

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Massachusetts MGM casino earns $27M during 1st month open

Massachusetts MGM casino earns $27M during 1st month open

posted on October 16, 2018 by

MGM has reported nearly $27 million in revenue during the first full month of operation at its Massachusetts casino. MGM Springfield generated $18 million in gross revenues from slot machines and another $8.8 million from table games like blackjack and roulette.

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Culinary Union agrees to a tentative five-year contract with TI

Culinary Union agrees to a tentative five-year contract with TI

posted on October 16, 2018 by

The last one on the Strip is in. Now it’s down to two properties downtown to reach agreements with the culinary union. Union representatives reportedly agreed Monday night to a tentative five-year contract covering 1,500 employees at the TI.

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Perhaps the new ‘DonBestBetCamp’ is just for you

Perhaps the new ‘DonBestBetCamp’ is just for you

posted on October 15, 2018 by

Need some help making those sports bets? Perhaps the new “DonBestBetCamp” is just for you.  The first camp is scheduled for Friday, November 16 at Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment, home of the FanDuel Sportsbook

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Penn is calling acquisition from Pinnacle ‘a significant milestone’

Penn is calling acquisition from Pinnacle ‘a significant milestone’

posted on October 15, 2018 by

Penn National Gaming is calling the completion of its multi-billion-dollar acquisition from Pinnacle Entertainment “a significant milestone” for the company.

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This is a big week for potential sports betting in Illinois

This is a big week for potential sports betting in Illinois

posted on October 15, 2018 by

Gambling expansion, including sports and fantasy wagering plus the possibility of building more casinos and permitting horse tracks to add slot machines, is expected to be discussed by lawmakers in a hearing Wednesday in Springfield, Ill.

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Who is going to run all of these sports book operations?

Who is going to run all of these sports book operations?

posted on October 14, 2018 by

With legal sports betting expanding to more states outside Nevada, the question becomes: Who is going to run all of these operations? As Scott Butera, a president for MGM Resorts, put it, “A lot of really astute bookmakers are probably not employable by regulated companies.”

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How much time do you really want to commit to watching baseball?

How much time do you really want to commit to watching baseball?

posted on October 14, 2018 by

As exciting as October baseball can be, there’s always the question of how much time do you really want to commit to watching? Friday’s National League Championship Series opener between the Dodgers and Brewers lasted four hours and two minutes.

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Everi Holdings unveils cannabis themed slot machine at G2E

Everi Holdings unveils cannabis themed slot machine at G2E

posted on October 13, 2018 by

If you’re going to make a slot machine with images of marijuana leaves, who better to be the face of it than Willie Nelson, right? Everi Holdings unveiled its latest product featuring numerous cannabis references during the Global Gaming Expo.

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Football helps NJ sports bets nearly double to $184 million

Football helps NJ sports bets nearly double to $184 million

posted on October 13, 2018 by

The start of the pro and college football seasons led the volume of sports betting in New Jersey to nearly double in September from its level a month earlier. Figures show nearly $184 million was bet on sports in New Jersey last month, up from nearly $96 million in August.

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Las Vegas Lights, 'Bet-Cast' give glimpse into future of sports betting

Las Vegas Lights, 'Bet-Cast' give glimpse into future of sports betting

posted on October 13, 2018 by

A lower level professional soccer match televised by a small television station in Southern Nevada could provide a glimpse into the future for sports betting and the TV industry. It’s being called the “Bet-Cast” with the Las Vegas Lights FC.

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Wynn Resorts buys 22.5 percent of digital sports operator BetBull Ltd.

Wynn Resorts buys 22.5 percent of digital sports operator BetBull Ltd.

posted on October 12, 2018 by

Wynn Resorts revealed late Thursday it would buy 22.5 percent of BetBull Ltd., the European digital sports betting operator, as part of a “strategic partnership” to jointly seek new sports betting opportunities in the U.S.

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