Bob Egelko, San Francisco Chronicle · May 22, 2022 at 6:06 pm
A federal appeals court took a step Friday toward allowing labor unions to represent thousands of workers at tribal gambling casinos in California.
In a case from San Diego County, the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals did not rule on the central argument by the Sycuan Band of the Kumayaay Nation — that a contract it had signed with a union, under compulsion of federal and state law, on the … [Read more...]
Stephen Whyno, Associated Press · May 22, 2022 at 6:04 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) - Twelve hours before Early Voting won the Preakness, Kentucky Derby champion Rich Strike was back on the track at Churchill Downs to begin preparations for the Belmont Stakes.
After impressing with a strong workout, Rich Strike remains on track for the third leg of the Triple Crown. Trainer Eric Reed confirmed to The Associated Press on Sunday the plan is “absolutely” still to … [Read more...]
McKenna Ross and Richard N. Velotta, Las Vegas Review-Journal · May 22, 2022 at 1:00 pm
Slot machines, those ubiquitous devices that generate more revenue than any other games in the casino, are hotter than ever.
There are more than 120,000 of them in Nevada at 330 licensed nonrestricted locations, including more than 85,000 of them in Clark County, according to the Nevada Gaming Control Board.
That doesn’t even count the slots at more than 2,000 restricted license locations — … [Read more...]
Jake Griffin, Daily Herald · May 22, 2022 at 12:54 pm
Since Illinois sportsbooks began taking bets in March 2020, gamblers have lost more than $812 million wagering on various games, matches, tournaments and races.
But the misfortunes of those gamblers have translated into a $122 million windfall for Illinois, according to Illinois Gaming Board records from March 2020 through March 2022.
"And the casinos that have an affiliation with sports … [Read more...]
Rob Miech, Chicago Sun-Times · May 22, 2022 at 12:51 pm
The Vegas sportsbook landing in Illinois this fall has been conceived and constructed by professional bettors who aim to treat every customer precisely how they’d want to be treated.
Circa Sports owner and Michigan native Derek Stevens, and Matt Metcalf, Chris Bennett and Jeffrey Benson, among other Stevens lieutenants, all know about risking substantial amounts of dough on sporting … [Read more...]
Dan Ralph, The Canadian Press · May 22, 2022 at 12:46 pm
Over three in 10 Ontario residents are betting on sports at least once a week and their activity of choice is the NBA.
Those are some of the findings of a recent survey of Ontario residents conducted by OntarioBets.com, a resource site that provides research and reviews of sportsbooks and online casinos in the province. Single-game sports betting has been legal in Canada since last summer but … [Read more...]
The Canadian Press · May 22, 2022 at 12:37 pm
The normally staid world of curling — a sport where the in-arena experience is perhaps best described as sedate — should soon get a boost on and off the ice.
Ontario’s fledgling sports-betting industry has curling in its sights, a development that could inject much-needed energy in bonspiel venues next season and provide bettors with plenty of options for a sport loaded with gambling … [Read more...]
Mark Saxon, NY Online Gambling · May 22, 2022 at 12:34 pm
New York sports betting has begun a period of tapering off, it would appear.
For the week ending May 15, the most-active sports gambling state in the country reported its lowest volume of action since mobile sports betting went live on Jan. 8. Figures from the New York State Gaming Commission show the eight online sportsbooks reported $286.2 million in handle, breaking the low-water mark from … [Read more...]
Greg Larry, Cumberland Times-News · May 22, 2022 at 12:32 pm
Cumberland's mayor and City Council voted Tuesday to adopt zoning guidelines to permit sports gambling within the city limits.
A final reading of the ordinance was conducted during the council's regular meeting held at City Hall. The vote was unanimous to implement the guidelines which permit fantasy competitions and sports wagering.
Sports gambling was authorized in Maryland after a … [Read more...]
Emerson Drewes, Las Vegas Review-Journal · May 22, 2022 at 12:22 pm
After being away since 2019, Licensing Expo, the world’s largest licensing event, is returning to Las Vegas from Tuesday through Thursday at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center.
“For more than 40 years, Licensing Expo has served as the gathering place for the global licensing community to network, ink deals, and celebrate,” said Anna Knight, vice president, licensing, for Informa Markets, the … [Read more...]
John Katsilometes, Las Vegas Review-Journal · May 22, 2022 at 12:18 pm
Olivia Rodrigo began a song introduction Friday night with, “Years ago, when I was 16 years old …”
Wait a second. “Years ago, when I was 16 years old,” is something I would say. Because it was so many years ago. Rodrigo is only 19, but she’s waxing nostalgic of those days of yore, in 2019. At the time, Rodrigo was starring as Nini Salazar-Roberts on “High School Musical: The Series.”
That’s … [Read more...]
Alistair Magowan, BBC Sport · May 22, 2022 at 12:15 pm
Premier League clubs could face a ban on having gambling sponsors on their shirts after the proposal was included in a draft white paper, sources have told BBC Sport.
Half of the Premier League's 20 teams have betting firms on their shirts, with the government set to update gambling laws next month.
Campaigners have welcomed the idea, but believe a ban would be "incoherent" if not also … [Read more...]
Cormac O’Keeffe, John Fallon and David Raleigh, Irish Examiner · May 22, 2022 at 12:12 pm
Detectives will today begin examining statements made by 10 men who were questioned for allegedly conspiring to fix football matches in the League of Ireland.
The 10 men were taken into custody — eight in Limerick, one in Cork and one in Dublin, aged from their 20s to their 60s — on suspicion of conspiracy to defraud. All ten men have since been released without charge.
The suspects are … [Read more...]
Daniel O'Boyle, iGaming Business · May 22, 2022 at 12:05 pm
Playtech bidder TTB partners has been given a deadline of 17 June to announce whether it will make a bid for the technology giant, following the end of a restricted period.
TTB had been subject to a number of restrictions – part of the City Code on Takeovers and Mergers – as a result of its role in advising Gopher Investments, a minority shareholder in Playtech, over its potential takeover … [Read more...]
René Bruemmer, Montreal Gazette · May 21, 2022 at 3:48 pm
Croupiers at the Montreal Casino launched an unlimited general strike Saturday, citing salary cutbacks for new employees and poor working conditions that are leading to physical injuries as the main issues.
The strike began at 9 a.m. Saturday and will continue until negotiations with Loto-Québec are resolved, union representative Jean-Pierre Proulx said.
Workers staged a picket line in the … [Read more...]
Patrick Hatch, The Sydney Morning Herald · May 21, 2022 at 3:44 pm
The Star Entertainment Group’s executive chairman John O’Neill has resigned ahead of a public grilling at an inquiry into the company’s Sydney casino licence.
The crisis-stricken outfit announced on the ASX late on Friday afternoon that O’Neill had tendered his resignation and would “step down from the board with a departure date to be agreed”.
“Mr O’Neill informed fellow directors late … [Read more...]
Thomas Seal, Bloomberg · May 21, 2022 at 3:38 pm
During a round of poker in a virtual reality casino earlier this month, one player at the table was berated with sexually explicit language.
The player, dressed in a purple top and a white anime-style haircut, was highly likely to be a child, based on their voice and their reaction to the abuse. While playing rounds of Texas hold ‘em, a Bloomberg News reporter saw users smoking virtual cigars … [Read more...]
David Hyde, KUOW Radio · May 21, 2022 at 3:34 pm
Debbie Nelson's favorite slot machine at the Nisqually Red Wind Casino is Yogi Bear-themed, complete with spinning picnic baskets and huckleberry pies.
“It keeps me entertained while I'm losing money,” she said. But Nelson also said it eases the pain to know her lost money goes to the Nisqually Tribe.
“To scholarships and to medical care and just to support the families," she said. "I figure … [Read more...]
Peter Scargill, Racing Post · May 21, 2022 at 3:30 pm
A comprehensive new report into the state of international illegal betting has found a marked increase in punters using black market bookmakers, which are outnumbering licensed and regulated online operators by a ratio of nearly two to one.
The State of Illegal Betting study, produced by the Asian Racing Federation (ARF) assessing global betting markets, highlighted how the proliferation of … [Read more...]
Debra Utacia Krol, Arizona Republic · May 21, 2022 at 3:27 pm
The first thing Carmen Jones noticed was the FBI sniper on the roof of the Fort McDowell Casino following her as she walked around the building with her 10-month-old son in her arms. Nearby, more FBI agents in heavy flak jackets, some toting assault rifles, stood guard, sweltering in the 90-degree heat.
Jones, a tribal member of the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation, which owned and operated the … [Read more...]
Katie Kohler, Play Pennsylvania · May 21, 2022 at 3:25 pm
Morgan Stanley predicts the U.S. sports betting industry growing to $12.8 billion by 2025. Pennsylvania would account for $701 million in yearly gross gaming revenue with New York leading all states with $1.7 billion in revenue in 2025. It would represent a massive increase from $400 million in 2018 driven by widespread legalization. In 2021, sports betting revenue was $4.3 billion.
FanDuel … [Read more...]
Brant James, PlayUSA · May 21, 2022 at 3:24 pm
The monotony of a mid-afternoon crawl on the Long Island Expressway brought the phone out of my pocket. A swipe and a tap later, I was in a sports betting app in search of something interesting yet low energy.
In-game baseball betting was mindless enough.
Matt Chapman, on base in his first plate appearance against the Yankees. Bet that. Bet canceled. Damn it. Brandon Drury, on-base in his … [Read more...]
Brock Radke, Las Vegas Weekly · May 21, 2022 at 3:21 pm
EDC is back, incredibly, for its second dance music mega-festival in seven months at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Hundreds of thousands of revelers will once again travel to Las Vegas to catch hundreds of star DJs and celebrate across an undeniably spectacular festival landscape May 20-22, and the crowd will consist of many of the same people who visited in October to partake in the … [Read more...]
Jennifer Carleton, Chief Legal Officer, Sightline Payments · May 21, 2022 at 3:17 pm
When people hear that I’ve been a gaming attorney for over 25 years, they often ask whether my job is like Oscar Goodman’s in the movie Casino. Fortunately, we’ve come a long way since the 70s and 80s era of blacklisting and organized crime in gaming, but regulators are just as concerned with the suitability of stakeholders as they were back then.
The work of people like Patty Becker, who drove … [Read more...]
Amanda Skrzypchak, WPBN/WGTU · May 20, 2022 at 2:51 pm
Bay Mills Resort and Casino will reopen on Friday.
The resort and casino had to close down on Saturday, May 14, because of an electrical fire.
Phones, ATMs, gaming systems, credit card processing, and surveillance systems have been restored.
However, the casino says the hotel reservation system may have been permanently damaged. … [Read more...]