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Juliana Chugg named to Caesars Ent. board of directors

Juliana Chugg named to Caesars Ent. board of directors

posted on December 14, 2018 by

Caesars Entertainment made a move to help address the lack of females being represented in the board rooms of gaming companies. Juliana Chugg, a former executive with Mattel and General Mills, was named to the company’s board of directors. 

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Two more Pennsylvania casinos open up sports betting

Two more Pennsylvania casinos open up sports betting

posted on December 13, 2018 by

Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh and SugarHouse Casino in Philadelphia are beginning test periods Thursday

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New Jersey sports betting market closing in on $1B mark

New Jersey sports betting market closing in on $1B mark

posted on December 12, 2018 by

New Jersey’s sports betting market is closing in on the $1 billion dollar mark after less than six months of operation. Gamblers in the state have plunked down $928 million on sports events since sports betting began in mid-June.

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Miller is the leading candidate for AGA’s new CEO

Miller is the leading candidate for AGA’s new CEO

posted on December 12, 2018 by

Bill Miller, a senior vice president of government relations for the Business Roundtable, has emerged as the leading candidate

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MGM turns to TFA Capital Partners to identify opportunities

MGM turns to TFA Capital Partners to identify opportunities

posted on December 12, 2018 by

MGM Resorts, which has partnership deals with the NBA, NHL and Major League Baseball, is looking to expand its sports-book brand to the Indian tribes.

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Red Rock's McCormick no Grinch

Red Rock's McCormick no Grinch

posted on December 12, 2018 by

Dye-ing to Know | He’s one of the more friendly bookmakers around town. But McCormick admits there are two times during the year he absolutely doesn’t want to lose

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Integrity's business picking up

Integrity's business picking up

posted on December 12, 2018 by

Matthew Holt was on a laptop analyzing data of a college basketball official who had worked games recently in which the home team covered at a 75 percent clip, and another official who worked games in which the home teams averaged 13 more free throws over a 10-game stretch.

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Sheldon Adelson has competition in casino Japan deal

Sheldon Adelson has competition in casino Japan deal

posted on December 12, 2018 by

Gaming Insider | Las Vegas billionaire Sheldon Adelson gushes optimism and confidence like Fourth of July fireworks when the subject of casino gambling in Japan comes up. 

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New Jersey clears PointsBet for test sports betting

New Jersey clears PointsBet for test sports betting

posted on December 11, 2018 by

New Jersey has given preliminary approval for an Australian sports book provider to offer online sports betting. The state Division of Gaming Enforcement said Tuesday it is letting PointsBet conduct so-called “soft play” betting in affiliation with the Meadowlands Racetrack.

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Caesars Entertainment is poised to expand into Japan

Caesars Entertainment is poised to expand into Japan

posted on December 11, 2018 by

Japan could be an extremely lucrative gambling market. Jan Jones Blackhurst, a vice president for Caesars, made the statement during an interview with Nevada Newsmakers.

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L’Auberge Casino Hotel is building outdoor smoking terrace

L’Auberge Casino Hotel is building outdoor smoking terrace

posted on December 10, 2018 by

The decision comes after a smoking ban in bars and casinos went into effect in June in Louisiana. The casino’s revenue dropped 11.7 percent in October 

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The Ocean Resort Casino in Atlantic City is being sued

The Ocean Resort Casino in Atlantic City is being sued

posted on December 10, 2018 by

The suit was filed in New York State Supreme Court on behalf of Joe Morrissey, who claims he got stiffed out of the club’s profits and forced out of the business.

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Two nuns allegedly embezzled as much as $500,000

Two nuns allegedly embezzled as much as $500,000

posted on December 09, 2018 by

The money was embezzled from a Catholic school in Torrance, Calif., and some spent on gambling trips to Las Vegas.

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Gambling magnate Phil Ruffin’s frustration in Kansas continues

Gambling magnate Phil Ruffin’s frustration in Kansas continues

posted on December 09, 2018 by

Ruffin has been unable to get approval to add slot machines so he can reopen the Wichita Greyhound Park.

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Hard Rock Atlantic City to become seventh property to offer sports betting

Hard Rock Atlantic City to become seventh property to offer sports betting

posted on December 08, 2018 by

Hard Rock recently announced a partnership with Gaming Innovation Group Inc. (GiG), a system provider that will feature over-the-counter betting, self-service terminals and online/mobile wagering.

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MGM Springfield trying to acquire customers from Conn. casinos

MGM Springfield trying to acquire customers from Conn. casinos

posted on December 08, 2018 by

MGM Springfield is an intense competition to take gamblers away from Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun, Connecticut’s two tribal casinos. A round-trip bus service to the MGM is being offered, in some cases twice a day, from a variety of cities in Connecticut.

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Current casino owners biggest winners with Florida amendment

Current casino owners biggest winners with Florida amendment

posted on December 07, 2018 by

The biggest winners when Florida approved an amendment requiring 60-percent state-wide approval for any new casinos, were the current casino owners in the state. Phil Ruffin is one of those owners after closing on his purchase of Casino Miami.

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Wynn Resorts casino license investigation has been delayed

Wynn Resorts casino license investigation has been delayed

posted on December 07, 2018 by

Massachusetts gaming regulators have reached the point of frustration over the uncertain status of a Wynn casino project. The delay in reaching a decision is the result of Steve Wynn suing both the Massachusetts Gaming Commission and Wynn Resorts.

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Proposed mini-casino planned for Big Beaver Borough gains support

Proposed mini-casino planned for Big Beaver Borough gains support

posted on December 06, 2018 by

A public hearing on a proposed mini-casino to be built in Big Beaver Borough near Pittsburgh received overwhelming support for the project. The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board is expected to approve the plan.

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Donald Sweitzer announces retirement from IGT

Donald Sweitzer announces retirement from IGT

posted on December 06, 2018 by

Donald Sweitzer announced he’s retiring at the end of this month after 20 years in government affairs and business development for International Game Technology (IGT), a leading gaming equipment manufacturer.

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