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9. Palms renovation draws attention, but net income decreases for Red Rock Resorts.
* An increase in charges and write-downs combined with a drop in the fair value of derivative investments to yield a first-quarter net income decrease from a year earlier for Red Rock Resorts. However, revenue rose and topped Wall Street forecasts.

8. MGM Resorts reports 13 percent increase in net revenues in Q1.
* After sending a letter to employees announcing 254 managers had been made redundant and more positions would be eliminated in coming weeks, CEO Jim Murren said the first quarter came 'slightly better than expected,' with consolidated net revenues up by 13% and Adjusted EBITDA up 5%.

7. Tennessee governor to allow sports betting to become law without signature.
* Despite being opposed to the legalization of gambling, Gov. Bill Lee says he will allow a Tennessee sports betting bill to become law without his signature.

6. March Madness overtakes NFL's sports betting in Mississippi.
* NCAA's tournament generated USD 24.9 million in basketball bets, the highest number since sports betting was legalized last summer. In February, Mississippi was among the states that took a loss on the Super Bowl, and revenue was USD 25.1 million, the lowest since football season started. Mississippi and Delaware are the only two states where sports betting are allowed that haven’t legalized mobile operations.

5. Casino gaming's economic impact in other states rivals N.J.
* New Jersey still ranks among national leaders in terms of casino gaming’s economic impact, but other states, including nearby competitors, are gaining ground, according to a recent report.

4. Wynn Resorts fined $35M by Massachusetts for misconduct allegations response.
* Gambling regulators in Massachusetts on Tuesday levied a $35 million fine on Wynn Resorts but allowed the company to keep its state casino license and open its Boston-area resort as planned after executives failed to disclose years of allegations of sexual misconduct against company founder Steve Wynn.

3. U.K. Rank Group reports marginal digital growth in Q3.
* The Rank Group has reported marginal revenue growth across its digital business in the third quarter of its financial year, though group revenue remained flat due to a lack of growth across its land-based operations.

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1. North Carolina: Bill making casino nights for charities lawful gets final OK.

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20. Wynn Resorts responds to Encore Boston Harbor ruling.
* Executive Director Marlene Warner of The Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling (Mass. Council) states...

19. Pennsylvania Casino Slot Machine Revenue Decreases in April.
* The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board posted on its web site today the monthly report for total revenue generated from the play of slot machines at casinos during April 2019.

18. Vegas city officials approve marijuana consumption lounges.
(Las Vegas) Legal marijuana smokers will soon be able to find lounges where they can light up in Las Vegas – but not in casinos, or in places serving alcohol, or on the resort-lined Las Vegas Strip.

17. Casinos at Oaklawn, Southland top $5.2 billion in wagers in 2018.
(Arkansas) It was another record year for casino-style gambling in Arkansas and the biggest numbers are still to come.

16. Mount Airy Casino Resort Primed To Unveil Luxurious Expansion.
(Pennsylvania) On May 3 there will be another layer of luxury added to the first AAA Four-Diamond casino resort in the Keystone State. Mount Airy Casino Resort, located in the pristine Pocono Mountains of northeast Pennsylvania...

15. Visitors swamp opening of new Harrah’s casino in Ione.
(California) Hundreds of cars idled in a line near Ione Monday afternoon, each hoping to score a parking spot close to the new Harrah’s Northern California Casino to catch its highly anticipated soft opening...

14. GiG fined $25k for New Jersey geolocation failings.
* Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) has been fined $25,000 (£19,140/€22,300) by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (NJDGE) for breaching geolocation rules in the US state.

13. Caesars’ losses widen despite revenue growth in Q1.
* US casino giant Caesars Entertainment has reported a 7.6% increse in revenue for the first quarter of 2019, though finance-related costs saw the operator's loss for the period increase to $218m (£166.0m/€193.5m).

12. US and Australia drive PPB revenue growth in Q1.
* Paddy Power Betfair has reported a 17% year-on-year increase in revenue for the first quarter of 2019, with strong growth in its US and Australian operations offsetting a decline in online sports betting revenue.

11. Confirmed and non-confirmed predictions for 2018-19 Premier League betting odds and records.
* In August the top British football analysts and bookmakers made their predictions about Premier League in many bet markets. They had also referred to some records that may be broken.

10. Paddy Power Betfair's Q1 trading update was released to the market this morning; Q1 revenue up 17% to £478m with Online +4%, Australia +20%, US +47% and Retail -2%. Full details available here:

9. This Week in Gambling: The NFL's new love of the gambling industry. VIDEO-Report:
* This week we're looking at how the National Football League has gone from fighting gambling at every opportunity to fully embracing the gambling industry.

8. Fertitta Capital’s sports betting deal highlights disclosure dilemma at Red Rock Resorts.
* Investors in Red Rock Resorts lack the necessary information to know if they lost a business opportunity to Fertitta Capital, the investment firm founded in 2017 and run by Red Rock Resorts controlling owners, according to letters sent by the Culinary Union to the U.S. Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) and NASDAQ Stock Market.

7. Wynn Resorts has to fulfill to run Encore Boston Harbor.
* The whopping $35 million fine against Wynn Resorts was only one of several requirements the company must meet to retain its casino license.

6. Illinois: Latest pitch for Rockford casino involves getting support from Chicago, legislators.
* The latest pitch to bring a casino in Rockford came this week with city and business leaders taking out newspaper ads asking Chicago’s mayor-elect and Gov. J.B. Pritzker to support a casino in the Forest City.

5. House Committee Opposes Senate-Passed Bill for N.H. Casinos.
* A House Committee has voted overwhelmingly to reject a Senate-backed plan to allow casino gambling in New Hampshire.

Macau’s casino market suffers largest revenue decline in almost three years during April.
* Macau’s casino industry suffered its largest gaming revenue decline in almost three years during April, falling 8.3 percent from a year ago. Macau’s Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau said the market produced $2.92 billion in gaming revenue in April, its weakest month this year and the third decline in the last four months. The percentage decrease was the sharpest since June 2016.

2. Some basic tips for betting on horse racing, Kentucky Derby.
* Picking a horse to win the Kentucky Derby is easy. Placing a bet is as close as a cellphone, tablet, computer or even a smart TV with internet access.

1. Beer and cider festival at Buffalo Thunder Casino.
* Hard apple cider consumption is exploding across the country as the most popular alcoholic beverage of choice according to Wine and Craft Beverage News, and Santa Fe area enthusiasts are drinking it all in.

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18. Online gaming boosts revenue growth at Paddy Power Betfair.
Paddy Power Betfair, the Gambling giant, has reported revenue growth of 17% to £478 million for the three months to March 31.

17. iGaming in a post-Brexit environment.
As Brexit looms on the horizon, Ron Mendelson from Fast Offshore explains the climate of uncertainty surrounding iGaming operators.

16. Ocean Casino Resort in Atlantic City announces player promotions, spa and dining deals.
The new resort casino in Atlantic City is kicking off spring with a wave of new player promotions, spa and dining deal, including a Sunday brunch special at Chef Jose Garces’ Amada.

15. Fantasy sports gaining Japan foothold with basketball the first step.
Japan’s first Fantasy Sports content provider, Neo Sports, is set to host a new Fantasy ONE on ONE event…

14. Founding Studio City shareholder New Cotai files for bankruptcy.
New Cotai Holdings LLC, a major shareholder in Macau integrated resort operator Studio City International Holdings …

13. Sands China’s responsible gaming ambassadors continue efforts.
Macau casino operator Sands China has continued its responsible gaming training course in Macau...

12. Note offer still allows MGM room for funding: Fitch.
MGM China Holdings says it’s raising $1.25 billion through a private placement of senior notes to help repay outstanding funds under its credit facility.

11. Studio City shareholder files for bankruptcy.
One of the key shareholders in the joint venture that runs Macau’s Studio City has filed for bankruptcy...

10. Can Corona lure in the locals?
On first glance, the island of Phu Quoc, with a population of just 100,000, would appear to be an unusual destination for arguably Vietnam’s most significant casino development to date.

9. Training ground – how casinos are promoting from within
* For operators in Asia, it has become easier to promote from within, rather than look further afield. Tightening visa restrictions and an increase in competition from new casino developments have led to a squeeze, leaving casinos increasingly reliant on developing the skill sets of individuals to establish a clear production line of talent to support future staffing needs.

8. Penn National quarterly numbers grow following acquisitions.
* The addition last fall of 12 properties from Pinnacle Entertainment, coupled with January’s purchase of a Louisiana casino, helped regional operator Penn National Gaming grow revenues by $466.5 million in the first quarter. However, net income declined slightly due to one-time expenses related to implementing the company’s new customer loyalty program.

7. AGEM hails Nevada legislation passage that expands gaming manufacturing workforce.
* The trade association that represents Nevada’s gaming equipment industry hailed the recent passage of legislation that expands the state’s technology and manufacturing workforce. The Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers said Assembly Bill 221 gives workers aged 18-to-20 years old legal status as a “gaming employee” when working for slot machine, systems, table game and component suppliers.

6. GOP activist sues Rhode Island over launch of sports betting.
A Republican activist is suing over sports betting in Rhode Island, saying the state should have sought voter approval before legalizing and launching it.

5. Ponca Tribe scores win in fight to keep Iowa casino open.
The Ponca Tribe of Nebraska has secured another legal win to keep its new casino in western Iowa open, despite the best efforts of the states of Iowa and Nebraska. The National Indian Gaming Commission ruled Wednesday in the tribe’s favor, saying it has the right to operate the Prairie Flower Casino on land it acquired in Carter Lake, Iowa.

4. Oklahoma Tribe Applies for First Casino License in Arkansas.
An American Indian tribe has submitted its first application for a casino license in Arkansas. Voters approved a constitutional amendment in November that legalized casinos in four Arkansas counties. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that the Quapaw Nation in Oklahoma gave the state Racing Commission a $250,000 check on Wednesday as the casino license application period began.

3. NBC to present Kentucky Derby online betting show.
* The American television network is adding an online betting program that will appear on its website,, and its app.
After seven states have already legalized gambling, NBC Sports has added the 30-minute show, NBC Sports Bet: Derby Special on Saturday as a digital companion to its regular TV coverage.

2. Wynn Resorts responds to Encore Boston Harbor ruling.
* Executive Director Marlene Warner of The Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling (Mass. Council) states, “In the wake of the announcement that Encore will open on time with a $35 million fine and leadership training, the Mass.

1. Pennsylvania Casino Slot Machine Revenue Decreases in April.
* The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board posted on its web site today the monthly report for total revenue generated from the play of slot machines at casinos during April 2019.

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14. APCW Perspectives: Backing bans and profiling players. Video:
News this week include several UK bookmakers in agreement on a gambling advertising ban during sports broadcasts. Plus, Ladbrokes draws negative headlines over player profiling.

13. Casino City's Friday Five: Good news, bad news edition.
This week's news roundup showcases the ups and downs of the gaming industry.

12. The Venetian Las Vegas: The First Integrated Resort.
The romance of Venice can be found in Las Vegas at The Venetian. As the first Integrated Resort by Las Vegas Sands’ chairman and CEO, Sheldon Adelson, The Venetian was a true game-changer. The Venetian Las Vegas celebrates its 19th anniversary and is globally recognized as a Forbes Travel Guide four-star rated luxury property and one of the most luxurious resort and convention destinations in the MICE industry.

11. AGEM hails passage of bill that expands gaming technology workforce in Nevada.
The Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers (AGEM) announced today the passage by the Nevada Legislature of Assembly Bill 221 that expands the state’s technology and manufacturing workforce by giving those 18 to 20 years legal status as a “gaming employee” working for slot machine, systems, table game and component suppliers.

10. Atlantic City: Ocean Casino's Royal Jelly to become 1920s speakeasy.
The burlesque-themed nightclub Ivan Kane’s Royal Jelly inside Ocean Casino Resort has been sold, according to its website. Ocean Casino Resort officials said a new 1920s-themed speakeasy and lounge will be debuting in the space Memorial Day weekend

9. Revisions To Proposed New York State Sports Betting Law Make Bill “Cleaner”.
Proposed sports wagering at Resorts World Casino at Aqueduct Racetrack in Queens, off-track betting outlets, and professional sports stadiums has been eliminated from the latest version of New York’s proposed enabling legislation.

8. New commissioners weigh New Mexico racino question.
New Mexico’s newly minted panel of horse racing regulators are meeting for the first time and a top order of business is the state’s sixth and final license for a track and casino.

7. Atlantic City: Caesars close to opening new sportsbooks at Bally’s, Harrah’s Resort.
Caesars Entertainment Corp. has invested nearly $11 million for construction of two permanent sportsbooks, including one that will be the largest in the city.

6. Illinois: Chips back on table for gambling advocates.
Stakeholders that have been advocating for a gambling expansion for almost a decade are back at the table with renewed optimism this legislative session.

5. NCAA rescinds ban on events in states with legal gambling.
The NCAA has rescinded its policy prohibiting championship events from being held in states that have legalized sports gambling. The expected move was announced Friday.

4. Start your wagers: NASCAR data deal could lead to more bets.
NASCAR is making its first big play in the world of expanded legal sports betting, hoping a sports data partnership will lead to gamblers being able to bet during races on much more than just who gets the checkered flag.

3. Jeopardy!” champ James Holzhauer.
Jeopardy!” champ James Holzhauer is continuing his remarkable winning streak to chase the game show’s all-time record, but first he’s being awarded with the key to the Las Vegas Strip.

2. NH Lottery vendor blasts DOJ over Wire Act ‘charade’
NeoPollard Interactive, the vendor for the New Hampshire Lottery, has hit out at the Department of Justice (DOJ) over its uncertainty as to whether the Wire Act applies to interstate and online lotteries, calling for the “charade to end”.

1. Betfred extends World Snooker Championship sponsorship.
Betfred has extended its title sponsorship of the World Snooker Championship until at least 2021.
The bookmaker has supported each edition of the event since 2015, having also served as title sponsor between 2009 and 2012.

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10. Though future online, casinos pour cash into sportsbooks.
Mobile apps might drive the future of sports gambling in the United States, but casinos are still betting big on physical sportsbooks as legal wagering expands to new places.

9. Problem gambling gets less than sought by Nevada governor.
Nevada lawmakers Friday voted to reduce what the governor sought for the problem gambling program by more than half and rejected the idea of earmarking Gaming revenue to pay for it.

8. Montana governor signs sports betting bill, state hopes to have wagering by football season.
Montana became the first state to legalize sports betting this year after Gov.

7. Colorado voters could decide on allowing sports betting in casinos.
In the final day of the 2019 Colorado General Assembly, lawmakers have given final approval to asking voters if they’ll allow licensed casinos in Colorado the ability to take wagers on sporting events. The measure will head to Governor Jared Polis for approval.

6. Las Vegas-based sports betting funds run by ex-felon eyed by SEC.
One investor, a retired engineer from Texas, thought of traveling more with his grandchildren as his $50,000 investment in Vegas Basketball Club climbed to more than $700,000 in 15 months.

5. Las Vegas’ latest building boom: NFL stadium and new resorts.
Travelers will see a different Las Vegas in the coming months, including a new NFL stadium for the coming Las Vegas Raiders, two new resort complexes and a convention center expansion.

4. Washington to create a statewide no-play list to help gambling addicts.
Washington lawmakers are trying to step up efforts to address gambling addiction and ensure the resources are available for those in crisis. Governor Jay Inslee signed a bill, sponsored by Democratic Rep.

3. Mount Airy Casino Resort unveils expansion.
A significant investment in the Poconos was unveiled Friday morning, and it has leaders of Mount Airy Casino Resort feeling lucky. A $40 million dollar expansion project has come to life. "It's so incredibly impressive, it's so top shelf," says Chris Barrett, President/CEO, Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau.

2. Adelson-owned casino scores victory in Pennsylvania’s high court.
A component of Pennsylvania’s 2017 gambling expansion law was struck down late last month. The legal challenge was led by Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem, owned by Las Vegas casino magnate Sheldon Adelson.

1. Parq Vancouver misses debt payment as casino seeks to refinance.
Luxury casino Parq Vancouver’s parent company missed an interest payment on a second-lien loan as it struggles to refinance debt taken on to build one of the largest-ever private developments in British Columbia. Parq Holdings LP was downgraded to selective default from CCC by S&P Global Ratings Thursday after the expiry of a 30-day grace period.

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29. Read the latest issue of Gaming for Africa - Africa's leading b2b Gambling & integrated Resorts Industry Publication.

28. Montana becomes the first state to legalize sports betting in 2019.

27. Phil Ruffin confirms interest in buying Caesars' Strip properties.

26. Paddy Power Betfair's Q1 powered by a nearly 50% increase in the US.

25. Illinois could face a gambling expansion including sports betting and new casinos.

24. Cirsa acquires Giga Games from Juan Lao's Conei Corporación.

23. Macau's gaming revenue expected to resume growing since May.

22. Gambling expansion, sports betting on collision course as end of Illinois’ legislative session nears.
The smart money says that if Illinois lawmakers are going to legalize sports betting this spring...

21. Treasure Island owner eyeing Caesars’ Las Vegas Strip properties.
Eldorado Resorts, Boyd Gaming and other large casino operators are mum about their possible interest in buying Caesars Entertainment Corp. properties.

20. Kentucky Derby disqualification costs bettors around $9 million.
It will go down in betting lore as the $9 million disqualification.

19. New York) New York lawmakers are considering legislation that would allow wagering on sports on mobile devices, an issue that's also being debated in other states. nesday in Albany.

18. Atlantic City) More than 10,000 casino and hospitality employees will have the opportunity Friday to vote for union leadership, and the choice is between two familiar tickets.

17. Atlantic City) A perennially challenged Atlantic City casino will finally turn a profit this month and chart the way forward under the ownership of a New York hedge fund.

16. Alabama) After clearing the state Senate without a vote to spare, a proposal to establish a state lottery in Alabama faces an uncertain outlook in the House of Representatives.

15. Virginia) Local church leaders are not thrilled with the possibility of Danville taking a gamble on luring in a casino.

14. Tennessee) This week, the Tennessee legislature passed a bill to legalize online sports betting. Here are five things to know about the legalization.

13. Iowa) As legislators recently cleared the way for the state’s newest gambling expansion into online-based sports wagering, Sen. Joe Bolkcom waved his smartphone on the Senate floor and hailed the alluring device as Iowans’ new pocket casino.

12. Uganda) The Uganda Lotteries and Gaming Regulatory Board has prequalified Gaming Laboratories International to provide independent testing laboratory services for the financial years 2018-2022.

11. Canada) The Ontario government has eliminated funding to an organization that researches problem gambling, ordering it to wind down operations by the summer.

10. Japan) The education ministry has come up with reference documents for high school teachers to guide them in preventing addiction to gambling and other activities and substances.

9. China) Police in east China's Anhui Province have arrested seven people for organizing cross-border online gambling, which involves 2.1 billion yuan (around 312 million U.S. dollars).

8. Macau to face worker shortages.
Macau is likely to face a shortfall of about 7,525 workers by 2020, with vacancies most likely to be in senior and middle management, according to a government survey.

7. Ian Fok takes over for Stanley Ho at STDM helm.
Ian Fok, the second son of gaming tycoon Henry Fok, has taken over as the new chairman of Sociedade de Turismo e Diversões (STDM).

6. Macau VIP leakage not a result of ASEAN casino rise.
Lower VIP gaming tax and the improving quality of casinos in the ASEAN region will see more high-rollers trying their luck in casinos located in Cambodia and the Philippines, say analysts from Morgan Stanley.

5. Visitor arrivals surge during May Labor Day holiday.
Visitor arrivals to Macau during the four day Labor Day holiday surged by 37 percent year-on-year, according to provisional statistics.

4. Overseas leakage not to blame for Macau’s VIP revenue slowdown: Morgan Stanley.
Concerns over the loss of VIP business from Macau to increasingly attractive regional destinations are unfounded…

3. South Shore Holdings says talks ongoing over potential HK$1.5 billion investment into THE 13.
Hong Kong-listed South Shore Holdings says that negotiations regarding a potential investment of …

2. Macau visitor numbers rise 37.0% during Labour Day holiday.
The number of visitors entering Macau during the first three days of the Labour Day holiday from 1 to 3 May…

1. Sands China continues responsible gaming advanced training programme.
Sands China has continued its Responsible Gaming Ambassador advanced training programme, aimed at educating …

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19. This Week in Gambling. Video:
We've had two addition states pass sports betting regulation, with another two on the edge of legalizing it as well.

18. Following reversal at Wynn, is free parking on the Las Vegas Strip making a comeback?
Free drinks. Free buffets. Free hotel stays. Each perk at one time padded every visit to the Strip and up until a few years ago, that list included free parking.

17. US states about to legislate should treat eSports betting in a similar way to traditional sports.

16. The NHL has taken a progressive approach to sports betting.

15. Colorado sports betting bill heads to Governor after Senate approval.

14. Governor Signs the Bill to Legalise Sports Betting in Montana.

13. Las Vegas Raiders stadium begins dangerous construction phase.

12. MBS, Genting to pay fair market value for Singapore land.
Marina Bay Sands and Genting Singapore will pay fair market value for the land they have been allocated as part of a S$9 billion ($6.65 billion) expansion of their properties in Singapore.

11. Singaporeans pay S$1.3b in casino entry fees.
Singaporean citizens and permanent residents have paid about S$1.3 billion in casino entry fees since the island state’s two IRs opened in 2010.

10. Illegal betting kingpins arrested on Sunday.
India’s authorities have arrested two top-bosses of an international betting syndicate...

9. Melco receives workplace accolade.
Melco Resorts & Entertainment has been named among the Best Companies to Work for in Asia 2019 in the hospitality sector for Hong Kong and Macau.

8. Singapore’s casinos have raised around SG$1.3 billion (US$953 million) from the mandatory entry levy ...

7. Donaco International co-founder Joey Lim says he still has full confidence in the future of the company’s…

6. Inside Asian Gaming*will host the second installment of Macau After Dark (MAD) this Friday 10 May 2019…

5. Macau junket operator Suncity Group will launch its 14th international VIP Club and second in Cambodia…

4. New Nevada Gaming Control Board chair bracing for challenging months ahead.
It seems the use of Sandra Douglass Morgan’s array of experience in gaming and in sports couldn’t have come at a better time for state gaming regulation.

3. Why Montana’s Governor vetoed a sports betting bill.
Montana Senator Mark Blasdel was worried this would happen.

2. Maine sports betting legislation faces further study.
Lawmakers said Monday they need more time to decide on a push to allow sports betting in Maine that’s been spurred by a U.S. Supreme Court decision.

1. Puerto Rico; A Unique Sports Betting Challenge.
In Puerto Rico, gambling happens everywhere from corner bars to corporate-owned casinos to the Hipodrom Camarero.

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33. New Jersey sues US for documents on online gambling crackdown linked to Las Vegas Sands.

32. "Esports and sports betting are set to drive America’s biggest tech boom in 20 years".

31. Brazilian lawmakers to reopen debate on legalized gambling.

30. "In Colombia, we found customers are looking for interconnection between products in the casino".

29. Maine legislators reject several sports betting bills, leaving a single proposal.

28. Maryland casinos have second-best month ever with USD 145.2 M in revenue in April.

27. Sinclair's new deal with Disney aimed at sports betting expansion

26. Sweden) William Hill has launched its brand in the Swedish igaming market...

25. Australia) The acquisition in December 2018 of a nearly 10-percent stake in Australia-listed Asian casino operator Donaco International Ltd...

24. United Kingdom) The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has issued an update reminding all industry stakeholders that new rules on online age...

23. Asia) Melco Resorts & Entertainment Limited booked slight increases in operating revenue and Adjusted EBITDA in the...

22. Alexander? James? Spencer? Name game is on for royal baby.
Britons love to lay down their bets – and with the birth of a healthy baby boy for Meghan

21. Singapore fills coffers with nearly $1 billion on casino visits.

20. Texas) ESPN bring its inaugural Collegiate Esports Championship finals to Houston this...

19. Las Vegas) A spread of land south of the Strip that was eyed for a stadium and an arena during the bubble years...

18. Las Vegas) MGM Resorts International and nightclub operator Hakkasan Group ended several of their management agreements over locations inside the casino operator’s Las Vegas Strip resorts.

17 Massachusetts) A vote in the U.S. House of Representatives Wednesday will help decide the fate of the First Light Resort and Casino in Taunton.

16. North Carolina) A Congressional bill that would make way for a new casino is sparking controversy in western North Carolina.

15. Ohio) Gambling revenue at Ohio’s 11 casinos and racinos totaled $160.2 million in April, down 1.1 percent from a year ago...

14. Michigan) The Michigan House Ways and Means Committee recently held a hearing to discuss several gaming expansions under consideration by the legislature...

13. WSOP: NJ online poker players can compete for bracelets despite Wire Act worries.
Despite the looming threat of the Department of Justice’s enforcement of the Wire Act, NJ online poker players will still get the...

12. Germany submits State Treaty to European Commission.
Germany has submitted its third amended State Treaty on Gambling to the European Commission as it seeks to extend a seven-year trial of open competition in the market.

11. UKGC enforces new code on player age & ID.
The UK Gambling Commission has introduced new age-verification rules that...

10. In-play betting and the future of exchanges in the USA.
It’s news to no one that the US betting market is about to explode, state by state, as betting on sports becomes legal.

9. "At risk" players and the risk of competition.
Recent weeks have seen GVC, Svenska Spel, and number of other online gambling operators all calling for a total ban on broadcast advertising.

8. Melco Q1 revenue gains 4 percent on Macau mass market.
Melco Resorts & Entertainment posted a 4 percent gain in Q1 revenue...

7. MACAU) Japan tourism minister visits Cotai Strip.
As part of his Golden Week travels abroad Minister of Land, Infrastructure...

6. City of Dreams Macau leads the way as Melco Resorts shows improvement in 1Q19.

5. N.J. Attorney General sues DOJ over casino owner’s link to Wire Act opinion.
The state Attorney General has filed a lawsuit against the...

4. Rhode Island lottery cuts expectations for sports betting revenue in half.
The Rhode Island lottery now says sports betting is expected to bring in about $15 million in the next fiscal year...

3. Maryland casinos generate $145.2 million in revenue in April.
Maryland’s six casinos generated a combined $145.2 million in revenue in April...

2. MLB’s Gamble On Integrity Fees And Its Official Data Stream Getting Pushback From Gaming Operators.
As legalized sports wagering becomes more prevalent outside of Nevada and New Jersey..

1. What is next for Trump Plaza and the Atlantic Club?
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35. NJ) Attorney General files lawsuit claiming DoJ FOIA violation.

34. Indiana) Governor signs sports betting bill into law.

33. Colorado) Colorado betting bill headed to Governor’s desk after Senate approval.

32. Washington DC) Sports betting legislation becomes law.

31. Attorney General Gurbir Files Suit to Find Whether Trump Tries to Ban Online Gambling or Not.

30. Esports Entertainment Group steps towards a securities offering.

29. Great Canadian Gaming revenue affected by money-laundering crackdown.

28. Colombian Congress approves changes in tax regulations affecting gambling.

27. US House freezes casino bills after opposition from Donald Trump.

26. Rhode Island Lottery cuts expectations for sports betting revenue in half.

25. Stadium LLC Philadelphia casino project could include a sportsbook.

24. Genius Sports Group secures betting data deal with Football DataCo.

23. The Stars Group and Fox Sports announce partnership to launch 'FOX Bet'.

22. Indiana legalizes sports betting and green-lights new casinos.

21. International) The gambling industry could see more mergers and acquisitions...

20. Asia) Macau Legend Development Ltd has warned of the existence of a fraudulent website running lottery operations and making use of the company’s name...

19. United Kingdom) The UK advertising watchdog has banned a Paddy Power TV campaign featuring the brother of Ryan Giggs...

18. Connecticut) As gambling negotiations with the Connecticut tribes enter their fifth month, Gov.

17. Atlantic City) A major U.S. sports network is getting into the sports betting game.

16. Washington D.C) Jonodev Osceola Chaudhuri has a new job lined up now that he’s leaving the National Indian Gaming Commission...

15. Alabama) A proposal to start a state lottery in Alabama is heading to a public hearing in the state House of Representatives.

14. Pennsylvania) More than a year after Las Vegas Sands revealed it was selling off its Bethlehem casino to an Alabama-based Indian tribe, the $1.3 billion sale is expected to go before state regulators next week.

13. Oklahoma) After many years of discussion, planning and hard work, today, Wednesday, May 3, 2019, a groundbreaking ceremony for the Lucky Star Casino Watonga Hotel & Convention Center was held in Watonga, OK.

12. Las Vegas) More than four years after he imploded the Clarion, developer Lorenzo Doumani has received approvals to build a luxury hotel in its place near the north Strip.

11. New York lawmakers mull sports betting on mobile devices.
New York will lose out on hundreds of millions of dollars or more if it doesn’t...

10. Indiana joins list of states legalizing sports betting.
Sports betting will become legal in Indiana and construction of two new casinos will be...

9. Genting Malaysia results could be better than expected: RHB.

8. Beckham to help design Sands’ Londoner Macau.

7. Asia Pacific may be focus for casino M&A, investor says.
Asia Pacific may become a focus for more mergers and acquisitions in the casino industry...

6. Melco wary of MGM-Orix partnership in Osaka.

5. ASEAN tourism to grow, but challenges remain.
The ASEAN region is poised for a significant tourism boom...

4. Bloomberry sees net profit shrink 40 percent in 19Q1.
Bloomberry Resorts, the operator of the Solaire Resort & Casino...

3. Sands China reveals gaming and non-gaming features of The Londoner Macao.
Sands China’s transformation of Sands Cotai Central into The Londoner Macao will see the property's main façade…

2. Lawrence Ho says Golden Week volume Melco’s “best in five years”.
Melco Resorts and Entertainment Chairman and CEO Lawrence Ho says he expects the company to post significantly...

1. Sasebo mayor confirms intention to move forward with IR bid as fourth term begins.
Sasebo Mayor Norio Tomonaga has reiterated his intention to push forward with eight key projects, including…​

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28. GVC gets closer to obtaining a Nevada gaming license.

27. Wynn Resorts revenue drops nearly by 4%, hit by VIP operations' decline.

26. Illinois lawmakers discuss higher sports betting fees and video gambling tax.

25. New Hampshire House throws out casino bill once more.

24. New research finds a link between loot boxes and gambling.

23. BtoBet launches portfolio of advanced and tailored content for Africa.

22. With investigation behind them, Wynn focuses on Encore Boston Harbor opening, Macau.

21. MGM Springfield casino project wins highest Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification.

20. Tourism spending in New Jersey hit $44.7 billion in 2018.

19. Golden Entertainment posts quarterly loss; Strat project on schedule and on budget.

18. New York) Through more than four hours of testimony during a legislative hearing Wednesday on how sports betting might work in New York State...

17. Pennsylvania) Don’t jump the gun. In the case of the Sands Bethlehem Casino Resort sale, local officials expected to see the item taken up for state approval at the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board’s May 15 meeting in Harrisburg.

16. Indiana) A table game dealer at Hollywood Casino Lawrenceburg is facing criminal charges after he was allegedly caught cheating.

15. Illinois) If the state of Illinois wants more revenue from video gambling, one gaming industry executive said Thursday...

14. Oklahoma) The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma is placing a more than $500 million bet on expanding the Choctaw Casino & Resort in Durant, Oklahoma, more than 330 miles north of Houston.

13. Las Vegas) Longtime gaming industry executive Alan Feldman has joined the International Gaming Institute at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas as a Distinguished Fellow in Responsible Gaming.

12. Calls for mandatory tax on gambling industry to treat addiction in UK.

11. Falling VIP volume marks tough quarter for Genting Singapore.

10. India) An offshore casino in Goa that recently deployed in River Mandovi in controversial.

9. Denmark) Danish gambling operator Danske Spil has brokered a deal to take ownership of Tivoli Casino’s online gaming business.

8. Macau) Walt Power, non-executive director and former CEO of South Shore Holdings, owner of THE 13 Hotel in Macau, has moved to deny recent media reports concerning his departure from the company as CEO.

7. Philippines) The sudden surge of offshore gambling firms during Duterte is not surprising. In the 1980s, the widespread inefficiency of and rent-seeking in Philippine government-owned and controlled corporations (GOOCs) limited state investment on public goods that could have reduced the cost of investing...

6. Expanding horizons: Suncity’s global dream.
Andrew Lo, Chief Investment Officer and Executive Director of Hong Kong-listed Suncity Group, provides some unique insight into the ambitious expansion plans for Macau’s leading junket operator.

5. Deconstructing Donaco
Australia-listed Donaco has falling revenue, no CEO, a multinational legal dispute with a major shareholder, a new largest shareholder that wants out, a gutted share price and a pair of unmatched frontier market border casinos. Otherwise, it’s doing great.

MGM and Las Vegas Sands Applies for Osaka Casino License.

4. Genting Spore Q1 beats estimates, but analysts cautious on outlook.
Genting Singapore Q1 results topped expectations, mainly helped by a higher luck factor, though analysts say they are cautious about near-term prospects.

3. MGE sees revenue, income fall in first quarter of 2019.
Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment, the company behind the Mohegan Sun in Connecticut and Inspire Korea in Incheon, recorded a fall in net income and revenues for the quarter ended March 31, 2019.

2. Wynn Palace revenues not enough to offset overall revenue decline.
Strong results for Wynn Palace was not enough to fully offset the total revenue decline for Wynn Resorts in 19Q1, with Wynn Macau and Las Vegas operational revenue falling in the quarter.

1. Robust rules lacking in live casino boom.
Cambodia is Indochina’s undisputed king of live dealer gaming, with land-based casinos rushing to install dedicated set-ups to stream action from gaming floors to online players.

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9. Prospects for the Development of the Mobile Gaming Market.
From year to year, the mobile gaming market is gaining momentum. Will this trend change its direction in 2019?

8. As the Playoffs Heat Up, the NBA Looks to Profit From Gambling.
A new reality is setting in for U.S. sportsbooks: Some will lose access to official NBA data in the coming days, right in the middle of the playoffs.

7. How the California Hotel shaped Las Vegas into Hawaii’s ‘ninth island’.
When Harriet Shobu first stepped foot in the California Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas in 1983...

6. NASCAR’s in-race betting plan might stall at sportsbooks.
NASCAR hopes to rev up interest in its sport by offering in-race wagering.

5. New Hampshire Sports Betting Bill Has Clear Path to Passage After Senator Steps Back.
It appears NH sports betting is on its way to legislative approval after a key senator backed down from a game of chicken to attach a doomed casino expansion to the proposal.

4. NCAA to consider Las Vegas for future Frozen Four, committee chairman says.
For years, Las Vegas sports fans have bemoaned the NCAA’s archaic ban of national championship events in the area because of gambling.

3. Are Atlantic City casinos cashing in on Vans Warped Tour?
The final weekend in June is shaping up to be a major tourism draw and the resort’s nine casinos have priced their hotel rooms accordingly.

2. The New Gold Rush: Illinois Lawmakers Are Growing Worried as Neighbors Move to Expand Gambling.
As part of an ongoing investigation into video gambling and its impact in Illinois...

1. How Football Index is betting on a different future in soccer gambling.
Football Index marks a new venture into the sports betting world. Rather than gamble on the short-lived outcome of a single match.

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10. Some states are betting on sports gambling, but progress toward legalization is slow in California.
At 360 Sports, a new bar in a back corner of the Agua Caliente Resort Casino and Spa Rancho Mirage...

9. Florida: Isle Casino places a bet that you’re going to love its massive expansion.
A major expansion at Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park would create a thriving city within a city, transforming it into a village-like enclave that boasts a hotel...

8. After 30 years, Rio in Las Vegas is losing its status and shine.
Nearly 30 years after the Rio opened, the red and blue jewel that helped catapult Las Vegas to a new level with its buffet and nightclub has lost its status along with its shine.

7. Illinois keeping an eye on neighboring states as they move to expand gambling.
Illinois has watched as several neighboring states have passed legislation to expand gambling.

6. Atlantic City Local 54 president McDevitt cruises to election win.
Bob McDevitt secured another three-year term as president of the local casino workers union Friday night, defeating perennial challenger Al Tabei. McDevitt, 57...

5. Global Payments to introduce ‘revolutionary’ mobile payment solution for casino games.
Atlanta-based Global Payments Inc. plans to introduce what it calls a “revolutionary” mobile solution in August for players to deliver funds to casino games.

4. Betting on Bethpage Black and the PGA Championship.
The top 100 players in the World Golf Rankings will tee it up next week at Bethpage Black for the 101st PGA Championship.

3. Colorado Springs casino operator boosts profits with Canadian expansion.
Opening more off-track betting facilities in Canada and reopening all of its Polish casinos helped Century Casinos boost first-quarter revenue and profits.

2. Casino revenue in Northwest Indiana drops in April.
Revenue at Northwest Indiana’s casinos took a tumble in April, with a gaming win of $78.1 million down nearly 8% as compared to a year ago.

1. Mohegan Gaming says quarterly revenue decline in line with expectations.
Mohegan Sun’s net revenue declined by 7.4 percent in the quarter that ended March 31, the casino’s parent company, Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment, announced.
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36. This week's gaming news comes from the "usual suspects."

35. New Jersey fines a technology firm USD 25,000 for a flaw in geolocation.

34. Top 10 tips for preparing for WSOP in 2019.

33. Wynn still interested in 'first-class' casino acquisitions.

32. MGM Springfield receives highest level of Energy and Environmental Design certification.

31. "We need policy action to prevent gambling harm," British academics say.

30. US Senator seeks to ban loot boxes claiming similarities with problem gambling.

29. Singapore collects nearly USD 1 B on casino local visits with rising levies.

28. Danish Danske Spil to acquire Tivoli online gaming operations.

27. Fast and furious: One year after SCOTUS ruling, legal sports betting takes hold across the U.S.
Once the U.S. Supreme Court allowed states to legalize sports betting...

26. Las Vegas room rates skyrocket for 2020 NFL Draft.
Hooters is known for its wings, waitresses and constant stream of sports on its TVs.

25. Gaming bill a mixed hand for Indiana casinos.

24. ‘The Mooch’ was fired from the Trump White House after 11 days; he convened A-listers for bipartisan healing in Las Vegas.

23. New York) Millions of visitors, thousands of winners and hundreds of events later, the Seneca Allegany Resort and Casino is still going strong 15 years after first opening its doors.

22. Massachusetts) The much-ballyhooed Encore Boston Harbor casino-resort in Everett might not open as planned, according to comments from developer Wynn Resorts’ chief executive.

21. Arkansas) By a 6-1 vote, the Pine Bluff City Council approved an ordinance to annex land expected to be the site of the Saracen Resort and Casino into the city limits.

20. Illinois) It’s been almost seven years since Illinois’ first legalized video gambling machines went online, and since then, the city of Decatur has collected more than $6 million in tax revenue for its general fund.

19. Las Vegas) A jetliner crashes or a terrorist attack occurs, and it dominates the news for days. David Siegel gets that, but what perplexes him is why a more deadly crisis plays out in relative silence.

18. Romania) Blackstone Tactical Opportunities, part of the Blackstone Group, is to invest €175m into Superbet, the largest sports betting and gaming company in Romania.

17. India) Bollywood superstar Sanjay Dutt believes that casinos play a big role in promoting tourism in Goa.

16. Macau) Macau International Airport (MIA) recorded its busiest ever month in April 2019, hitting 800,000 passenger movements and 6,400 aircraft movements for the first time.

15. Macau) Macau’s Health Bureau says there is no rubella outbreak in the city’s casino resorts, despite an increase in the number of cases registered so far this year.

14. Duterte won’t ‘meddle with gambling anymore’
President Rodrigo Duterte has apparently given up on his campaign against gambling, on Saturday saying he was “lacking” and could only urge people to not engage in the vice.

12 Macau International Airport sets new passenger and flight movement records in April.
Macau International Airport (MIA) recorded its busiest ever month in April 2019, hitting 800,000 passenger...

11. Aggressive VIP strategy boosts table drop but hold shattered as GKL’s 1Q19 profit plummets.
Korean casino operator Grand Korea Leisure reported its lowest first quarter operating profit since …

10. Okada Manila continues to shine as GGR climbs 26% in April.
Okada Manila saw its gross gaming revenue climb 26% year-on-year to Php2.48 billion in April …

9. Delays in game approvals see Ainsworth revise revenue target down.
Australian slot machine developer Ainsworth Game Technology Ltd says it expects its trading performance …

8. Easing regulatory pressure offers positive signs for Korea’s Kangwon Land.
Kangwon Land, the only Korean casino in which locals are allowed to gamble, showed signs of improvement …

7. Gaming industry parties the night away at second Macau After Dark (MAD) social networking event.
The second Macau After Dark industry networking social event proved to be another roaring success …

6. Mohegan “shovel ready” as final funding for Korean IR nears completion.
US tribal casino operator Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment says it has now secured all necessary permits and is on the brink …

5. Senator declares war on loot boxes and pay-to-win microtransactions.
A U.S. Senator is campaigning to ban all forms of “loot boxes” from video games in a bid to protect children from what he dubs as “abusive gaming practises”

4. Mixed results for Korea’s casino operators in 19Q1.
South Korea’s casino operators saw mixed results in the first quarter of 2019...

3. Casino operators yet to supply information related to laundering probe.
Casino operators in Goa have gone silent after being asked by the government to supply information related to their possible involvement in an international money laundering probe.

2. Wynn Palace revenues not enough to offset overall revenue decline.

1. Genting Spore Q1 beats estimates, but analysts cautious on outlook.
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33. This Week in Gambling. Video:
The state of New Jersey has sued the U.S. Department of Justice over their recent reversal of opinion on the Federal Wire Act.

32. AGA releases its new "Responsible Marketing Code for Sports Wagering".
The industry’s first-ever code of the kind includes self-imposed restrictions on target audiences,

31. New York: mobile sports betting moves forward in the Senate.

30. Caesars partners with ESPN for sports betting content and a TV studio in Las Vegas.

29. Buenos Aires City moves closer to regulating online gaming.

28. Malaysia: Sabah seeks to ban new "mini casinos" and slot machines.

27. Escalating US-China trade war sinks stock indexes, gaming shares.
Stocks closed sharply lower Monday as an escalating trade war between the U.S. and China rattles investors.

26. Governor signs law legalizing sports betting in Iowa.
Gov. Kim Reynolds has signed a bill into law that establishes a legal way to bet on professional,

25. Nevada, Illinois representatives want jackpot reporting threshold raised to $5,000.
Two members of Congress from large gaming states asked the Treasury Department Monday to increase the reporting threshold for slot machine jackpots and bingo...

24. Tennessee) Sports betting will become legal in Tennessee because Gov.

(Michigan) A recent committee hearing in Michigan made it clear that the new governor has the same issues with expanded gambling as the old one.

23. Wisconsin) Anyone who’s visited Potawatomi Hotel & Casino in Milwaukee might be surprised to hear about the organization’s humble beginnings.

22. Wisconsin) The National Indian Gaming Commission has proposed fining the St.

21. Illinois) The Illinois Lottery has launched an instant ticket intended to support police memorials and families of officers who were injured or died in the line of duty.

20. New Mexico) Even though the Santa Ana Star Casino Hotel has nearly 1,000 employees,

19. California) According to reports from the Pomona Police Department, an illegal gambling joint has been shut down by the police.

18. Nevada) Five years after it became one of the first companies to apply to leave NV Energy and after spending millions on a ballot question targeting the utility,

17.Sweden) Swedish gambling regulator, Spelinspektionen, has called for a new partner to help deliver a number of verification services on operators applying for licences across the newly regulated market.

16. Vietnam) Suncity Group has confirmed that its wholly owned subsidiary, Suncity Group Management and Consultancy Limited (Hoi An),

15.Latvia) Gambling revenue in Latvia increased 15.3% year-on-year in the first quarter,.

14.Spain) A year following its €2 billion acquisition of Grupo CIRSA, US private equity fund Blackstone Group,

​13. Golden Entertainment Reports Revenue Growth for Q1 2019.

12. Zeal completes Lotto24 acquisition.
London-listed lottery brokerage Zeal Network has completed the acquisition of its former subsidiary Lotto24 via an all-share public takeover.

11. Philippines President Changes His Stance on Gambling.

10. Legal sports betting in US reaches one-year mark.
Calling the U.S. Supreme Court's May 2018 decision to abolish the federal ban on sports betting the "industry's biggest victory in a generation,"

9. MGM and Orix announce formal bid for Osaka IR.
US casino operator MGM Resorts International has officially announced that it will submit an application …

8. Macau International Airport sets new passenger and flight movement records in April.
Macau International Airport (MIA) recorded its busiest ever month in April 2019, hitting 800,000 passenger …

7. New York State Senate panel advances sports gambling bill.
A bill that would expand sports gambling options in New York cleared a Senate committee on Monday,

6. Bleacher Report going all in on sports gambling.
Sports gambling is about to get a big boost from the Bleacher.

5. Marty Walsh is not on board with Encore’s plans for a 4 a.m. liquor license.
A new bid from Encore Boston Harbor to serve alcohol until 4 a.m. when it (eventually) opens has an opponent:

4. Tiger Woods is back and testing how bookmakers manage risk.
Tiger Woods won the Masters last month.

3. Raising the stakes at Seabrook Park: Gaming experience improved, charities gain.
Longtime customers at Seabrook Greyhound Park say they like the changes being made there.

2. Arkansas: Work underway on $100 million expansion at Oaklawn.
Construction is now underway on a $100 million expansion at Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort in Hot Springs.

1. American Gaming Association Applauds Congressional Efforts to Modernize Outdated Reporting Process.
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35. Las Vegas celebrates 114th birthday. +Video.

36. N.J. leads the way one year after Supreme Court allows sports betting.
No state has benefited more than New Jersey in the year since the U.S. Supreme Court...

34. New Jersey online gaming revenue drops by 16% in April, as sports season slows down.

33. Altantic City's Borgata launches its own sports betting platform.

32. Connecticut's sports betting bill delayed until 2020.

31. India: local elections spark debate over the future of casinos in Goa.

30. Century Mile Racetrack and Casino drives revenue growth in the company's Q1.

29. When can Iowans start wagering on sports? Bet on football season.
Iowans eager to start placing bets on their favorite sports teams will have to wait just a little longer.

28. National) First it was Turner Sports, then Fox Sports and now it’s ESPN’s turn.

27. Virginia) The Virginia Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission has selected a Colorado-based firm to conduct its...

26. Kentucky) The Kentucky stewards have suspended jockey Luis Saez 15 days for failure to control his...

25. Illinois) Sports betting could take place at the homes of the White Sox,

24. Illinois) Palatine village council members are expected to vote in the summer on a proposed ordinance to allow video gambling at bars,

23. Montana) After 87 legislative days that ended April 20, Montana Senator Mark Blasdel is back to his everyday life as a caterer.

22. Nevada) Nevada’s powerful casino workers’ union rallied Tuesday in support of a bill slowly moving through the Legislature that would give state employees...

21. India) Casinos in Goa have been in the spotlight for quite a while as some want them out of the river and others even want them gone.

20. United Kingdom) GambleAware has confirmed it will invest an additional £3.9m (€4.5m/$5.0m) to help fund the...

19. United Kingdom) British bookmaker William Hill Plc reported higher revenue for the year to April 30 on Wednesday,

18.United Kingdom) An ad for betting firm William Hill seen on the dating app Tinder has been banned for linking gambling to sexual success.

17. Belgium) The European Casino Association (ECA), representing the licensed land-based casino industry in Europe,

16. Caesars Windsor marks 25 years.
An attraction that changed the makeup of Windsor-Essex entertainment is marking its silver anniversary.

15. Iowa Legalises Sports Betting.

14. GC hands out financial penalties worth £4.5m.
The UK's Gambling Commission has imposed penalties worth £4.5m on four online operators...

13. Rivers Sportsbook begins construction.
The new sports betting lounge at Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady has started...

12. $1 million slot tournament giveaway at M Resort.
The sixth annual mychoice Millionaire Slot Tournament will return to the Nevada resort from 17 to 18 May.

11. Sports betting deal with Caesars Entertainment places an ESPN studio on the Las Vegas Strip.
An ESPN-branded studio focused on sports betting will be created inside the Linq Hotel-Casino on the Las Vegas Strip in...

10. Year after Supreme Court win, New Jersey sport bets thriving.
The anniversary of New Jersey's victory in a U.S.

9. New York: Del Lago casino starts construction on sports betting lounge.
Legal sports betting hasn’t started in New York yet but one of Upstate’s biggest casinos is already...

8. PAGCOR denies licensing China-facing operators.
The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) has denied claims that its licensed operators and...

7. Pagcor remits P16.17 billion to the government in 2018.

6. Gambling Revenue in Latvia Increases 15% for Q1 2019.

5. Philippines IRs growing faster than Macau, Singapore and Las Vegas: Morgan Stanley.
Gaming in the Philippines is growing faster than most other key jurisdictions both locally and globally

4. Wakayama establishes expert IR committee as France’s Group Barrière opens new Wakayama office.
Wakayama prefecture has announced the establishment of a committee of experts tasked with attracting

The Queensland government's new round of requests for a proposal to operate a second Gold Coast casino ended on 30 April.

2. Queens casino touts union ties in ad push as mobile sports betting bill snakes its way through legislative process.
Gambling is still a good bet, according to casino workers and some lawmakers.

1. American Gaming Association establishes responsible marketing code for sports wagering.
To coincide with the with the one-year anniversary of the Supreme Court striking down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act,
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31. "Hard Rock is focusing on expanding the regional and West Coast presence of the brand".

30. Pennsylvania renews operator's license for Parx Casino.

29. Rivers Casino starts building its sportsbook lounge in New York.

28. Delaware sports betting and igaming revenue down in April.

27. Paddy Power Betfair shareholders back company rebrand.

26. Sky Bet and BetEasy push revenue up at Stars Group in Q1.

25. "Brazil is the world's top exporter of gamblers".

24. Caesars sells its 70% ownership in Emerald Resort & Casino

23. Seminole Tribe suspends gambling payments to state of Florida.
The Seminole Tribe of Florida notified Gov. ​

22. MGM Springfield: April gambling revenue dipped 15% from previous month.
MGM Springfield reported $21.8 million in gross gambling revenue in April,

21. Upper Midwest tribes discuss sports betting collaboration at Minnesota conference.
As sports betting proliferates across the country during the one-year anniversary of the U.S.

20. National) One year after the Supreme Court struck down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act, sports betting has been legalized,

19. Pennsylvania) The deal that just won’t close is a little closer to doing so. The sale of Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem from Sands Bethworks Gaming to the Poarch Creek Indians Gaming Authority will be the subject of a special meeting at 1 p.m. May 29 in Harrisburg,

18. Indiana) Coming off a modest month in April, Northwest Indiana casino operators are gearing up for changes provided in a new bill,

17. California) A man won more than $1.6 million after playing a penny slot at Valley View Casino & Hotel in San Diego.

16. Las Vegas) A decision looms next week on a transit system for the Las Vegas Convention Center.

15. Las Vegas) A man is in custody more than a year after investigators say he glued two vouchers together to place a fraudulent wager at a Las Vegas casino.

14. Caesars Entertainment bidder Eldorado could be looking to clean house.
Caesars Entertainment may soon be handing out mass pink slips, including some to its executive suite,

123 Caesars sells 70 percent stake in South African casino.

12. Peermont Buys Emerald Casino - Latest African Gaming Industry News.

11. Horseshoe Southern Indiana casino is getting a new name, plus on-site sports betting.
Horseshoe Southern Indiana is getting a new name and will soon offer a sportsbook for on-site sports betting.

10. MGM Resorts partnering to build luxury Atlantic City housing on land long targeted for a casino.
It is a tract of land long targeted for another casino in Atlantic City’s Marina District,

9. Galaxy Entertainment Group to compete in Japan on quality, not price.
Japan must compete on quality, rather than price,

8. Marina Bay Sands MICE model “not good enough for Japan”: Melco.
Asian casino operator Melco Resorts and Entertainment has promised to reinvent Asia’s MICE industry …

7. Big audience on show in Osaka for 1st Japan IR Expo 2019.
The extraordinary interest in a Japanese IR industry was on full display in Osaka on Wednesday with a huge …

6. Japan’s GCM Ltd to invest US$500 million into Imperial Palace Saipan.
Integrated resort operator Imperial Pacific International (IPI) has revealed that Japanese firm GCM Ltd will …

5. Goa’s major parties launch a full offensive against offshore casinos.
All of Goa’s major political parties have taken a stance against offshore casinos in the River Mandovi,

4. Paradise Q1 revenue, EBITDA drops as machine sales decline.
Paradise Entertainment reported a 6.3 percent drop in Q1 revenue, as sales from electronic gaming equipment and systems declined.

3. Japan’s GCM agrees $500m investment in Imperial Pacific project.
Japan’s GCM Ltd. has agreed to invest $500 million in the first phase of Imperial Pacific’s integrated resort on Saipan, the company says.

2. Grant Bowie expresses optimism for 2019 performance.
MGM China CEO Grant Bowie says he is optimistic for the company’s performance for the rest of the year,

1. Caesars banks on integrity.
In a crowded field of international IR operators hoping to obtain one of the three licenses available in Japan,

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Todays Gaming-News 17/May/2019.

34. Does New York have a gambling problem? Survey hopes to find out.
After two decades of widely expanded state-sanctioned gambling opportunities in New York,

33. Casinos may find favor with media outlets entering sports betting.

32. Macolin Convention set to come into force from September.
The Council of Europe’s (CoE) Convention on the...

31. Massachusetts) Casino gambling begins in Greater Boston next month, and another form of wagering could be next.

30. Massachusetts) House Democrats passed a tribal casino bill Wednesday...

29. Maryland) The Kentucky Derby is a happening. The Preakness happens two weeks later.

28. Michigan) A player in Michigan came close and two players won at least $1 million, but there was no winner of the $250 million Powerball jackpot for the drawing held on Wednesday, May 15.

27. Las Vegas) The long-planned extension of the Las Vegas Monorail to the Mandalay Bay, which sits near the Las Vegas Raiders Stadium, and construction of a new station near the Venetian,

26. Las Vegas) The new owner of the shuttered Lucky Dragon aims to have the off-Strip resort fully up-and-running by the fall.

25. Philippines) The Philippine Stock Exchange has warned casino operator Melco Resorts and Entertainment (Philippines) ...

24. Denmark) Danish regulator Spillemyndigheden has established a new whistleblower scheme allowing employees of gambling operators to...

23. Pennsylvania sportsbooks post solid numbers in April.
In what should be the final month before online sports betting launches...

22. WSOP First Fifty Honors and Dinner date set.
The World Series of Poker will host the dinner...

21. Pennsylvania reports April sports wagering revenue.
The monthly report from the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board provides a breakdown of the total handle collected...

20. Pennsylvania table games revenue increased in April.
The state's table games revenue for April 2019 was...

​19. MGM Resorts reports $800M ‘possible’ Vegas shooting settlement figure.
Casino giant MGM Resorts told federal regulators Thursday it might pay up to $800 million to settle liability lawsuits stemming from...

18. First Light Resort & Casino might have second chance.
The United States House of Representatives has passed a bill that recognizes the Mashpee Wampanoag (MW) tribe’s...

17. Parañaque court affirms Okada warrant of arrest.
A Parañaque City trial court has affirmed the warrant of arrest issued earlier this...

16. VIP segment weighs on Galaxy 19Q1 results.
Galaxy Entertainment Group (GEG) saw its results weighed down by a...

15. Lawrence Ho steals the show at Japan Gaming Congress.
Melco Resorts & Entertainment Chairman and CEO Lawrence Ho came ready for action...

14. What’s in a name?: Effective branding of casino properties.
The role of branding in the marketing of casino properties has...

13. Bright future seen for gaming growth.
Despite short-term headwinds from China’s slowing economy and trade friction with the U.S.,

12. Lawrence Ho and Melco executive team to relocate to Japan if IR bid successful.
Melco Resorts Chairman and CEO Lawrence Ho has promised that both he and his entire executive team will …

11. Macau VIP decline sees Galaxy revenues fall in 1Q19.
Galaxy Entertainment Group saw its net revenue and...

10. Tanasijevich says Adelson doing well as LVS confirms majority partnership interest only in Japan.

9. Competitive casino bidding process is vital for Bridgeport and Connecticut.
In 1991, when casino gambling came to Connecticut and Bridgeport was in contention...

8. Iowa: Riverside Casino moving forward with sports betting.
With Gov. Kim Reynolds signing the bill Monday to legalize sports betting in Iowa...

7. Alabama legislative committee advances lottery bill.
A legislative committee has advanced legislation that seeks to start a state lottery in Alabama.

6. Pennsylvania: Rivers Casino fined $90,000 for underage gambling, drinking.

5. 25 attend UNLV’s inaugural sports betting forum in Boston.
Becky Harris bets she and her International Center for Gaming Regulation colleagues may just be onto something.

4. A seventh Pa. casino gets a sports-betting license.
Another casino in Pennsylvania has secured a sports-betting license as...

3. French Sports Betting Revenue Increases in Q1 2019.

2. Swedish Regulator Imposes Fine on Betway and Mandalorian Technologies.

1. Reno doctor denied massive payout on Kentucky Derby bets.
For ophthalmologist Steve Friedlander...

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