Wayne Parry, Associated Press · July 2, 2022 at 3:10 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - The Hard Rock casino reached agreement with Atlantic City's main casino workers union on Saturday, removing the last threat of a strike during the busy holiday weekend and clearing the way for the gambling halls and their workers to concentrate on bouncing back from financial losses during the coronavirus pandemic.
Local 54 of the Unite Here union said it reached a … [Read more...]
Sloan Piva, The Sporting News · July 1, 2022 at 3:28 pm
With the Fourth of July just days away, the land of the free has many yearly traditions to uphold. Cookouts, fireworks, lawn games, and Major League Baseball come to mind. But perhaps the most uniquely American ritual — which drives cable ratings annually and now devours Independence Day sports betting — is the Nathan’s Coney Island Hot Dog Eating Competition.
The annual eating contest, which … [Read more...]
Brian Murphy and Travis Fain, WRAL · July 1, 2022 at 3:22 pm
Time seems to have run out on efforts to pass legislation legalizing online sports gambling in North Carolina during this legislative session.
Lobbyists have been hopeful that they'd find a way to resurrect the effort after the wheels came off during a key vote last week, but by Thursday evening any optimism had faded. Key lawmakers left little room for a last-second resuscitation.
"I … [Read more...]
Chris Altruda, SportsHandle · July 1, 2022 at 3:16 pm
Mobile sports wagering operators in Virginia broke the $40 million mark in gross revenue in May — just the second time they did that in the 17 months since launch — with a high hold offsetting the cyclical drop in betting handle.
The Virginia Lottery reported the state’s 14 operators combined to claim more than $42.5 million in gross revenue for May, which trails only the $48.3 million amassed … [Read more...]
Amy Yurkanin, AL.com · July 1, 2022 at 3:12 pm
Justices on the Alabama Supreme Court ruled Friday that owners of the Greenetrack racing and bingo facility in Greene County owe $76 million in unpaid taxes, marking the end of an 11-year legal battle.
The dispute began when the Alabama Department of Revenue audited the bingo operation at Greenetrack between 2004 and 2008. State law permits counties to authorize non-profit bingo parlors. To … [Read more...]
Megan Tomasic, Trib Live · July 1, 2022 at 3:07 pm
Revenue at Pennsylvania casinos continued a gradual decline in May, a trend seen across the state since the record-breaking month of March.
In all, more than $447.7 million in revenue was generated in May, according to the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board. That’s a $13.8 million decrease from April, when revenue reached $461.6 million. It’s also significantly less than March, when revenue … [Read more...]
Karishma Vanjani, Barron's · July 1, 2022 at 3:01 pm
MGM Resorts International and Caesars Entertainment stocks were on a move Friday after the two casino operators reached a tentative agreement with Atlantic City casino union workers, avoiding a strike on the Fourth of July weekend.
At issue were the casino workers’ wages. Contracts of union-represented workers expired at the end of May, after which they voted to strike on July 1, the start of … [Read more...]
Ben Blaschke, Inside Asian Gaming · July 1, 2022 at 2:41 pm
Macau’s gross gaming revenue fell by 62.1% year-on-year and 25.9% sequentially to MOP$2.48 billion (US$307 million) in June, impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak currently spreading across the city.
According to figures from the Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau (DICJ), June GGR was the lowest monthly GGR result since September 2020, when GGR reached just MOP$2.21 billion (US$273.9 … [Read more...]
Eli Segall, Las Vegas Review-Journal · July 1, 2022 at 2:34 pm
The south edge of the Strip is set to get a new hotel.
Developers of Dream Las Vegas are scheduled to hold a ceremonial groundbreaking July 8 for the 531-room casino-resort on Las Vegas Boulevard just south of Russell Road. The project, estimated to cost around $550 million, is slated to feature restaurants, nightlife, a third-level pool deck and meeting and event space.
It’s expected to … [Read more...]
Wayne Parry, Associated Press · July 1, 2022 at 2:30 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - Atlantic City's largest casino employer said Friday a new contract it reached with the city's main employee union provides for "historic" raises.
And the parent company of the city's top-performing casino said the pact is "a good agreement for everyone."
Caesars Entertainment owns a third of Atlantic City's nine casinos: Caesars, Harrah's and Tropicana.
It … [Read more...]
Wayne Parry, Associated Press · June 30, 2022 at 6:36 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - The main union for Atlantic City casino workers reached agreements on new contracts with four casinos on Thursday, providing for what one its president called "the best contract we've ever had" and labor peace that will avoid a strike on Fourth of July weekend, one of the casinos' busiest of the year.
Local 54 of the Unite Here union reached tentative agreements with … [Read more...]
Daniel Gligich, The San Joaquin Valley Sun · June 30, 2022 at 6:22 pm
United Farm Workers co-founder Dolores Huerta would like to see California’s Native American tribes offer in-person sports betting at their casinos.
Huerta threw her support behind the Tribal Sports Wagering Act in an announcement Wednesday.
The Tribal Sports Wagering Act will appear on the November ballot. If passed, tribal casinos and certain horse racetracks will be able to offer … [Read more...]
Michelle Brunetti Post, The Press of Atlantic City · June 30, 2022 at 6:17 pm
Half of state senators and 43 of 80 Assembly members have signed on to sponsor bills to end legal smoking in casinos.
"We will keep this issue front-and-center over the summer and work to make sure it’s a top priority when legislators return to Trenton in September," said Cynthia Hallett, president and CEO of Americans for Nonsmokers’ Rights, in a press release Wednesday. "Especially in light … [Read more...]
Richard N. Velotta, Las Vegas Review-Journal · June 30, 2022 at 6:13 pm
Despite high gas prices and high temperatures, Las Vegas can expect an influx of tourists this weekend ready for a three-day holiday.
How many people will be in Las Vegas for the long Independence Day weekend is difficult to predict, officials say. But tourism industry professionals say it’s best to anticipate a high number because hotel room rates appear to be holding steady with rate … [Read more...]
Greg Warren, Sports Handle · June 30, 2022 at 6:10 pm
Another sports betting operator is being disciplined by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario for violating advertising and inducement standards in Canada‘s largest province.
DraftKings was issued a Notice of Monetary Penalty totaling $100,000 [US$77,649] by the AGCO on Thursday afternoon for infractions of the Registrar’s Standards for Internet Gaming.
The AGCO says Standard 2.05, … [Read more...]
Rege Behe, CDC Gaming Reports · June 30, 2022 at 6:05 pm
Paysafe Thursday announced its entry into the Arkansas sports-betting market through an agreement with Quapaw Nation’s Saracen Casino Resort’s sportsbook app, BetSaracen.
Saracen Casino Resort is in Pine Bluff, Arkansas.
The agreement marks the 22nd state or jurisdiction where the U.K.-based specialized payments platform provider is active. Per the agreement, BetSaracen will integrate … [Read more...]
Algernon D'Ammassa, Las Cruces Sun-News · June 30, 2022 at 6:00 pm
A legal representative of the Fort Sill Apache tribe seemed pleasantly surprised by the prevailing mood at a public scoping meeting for a proposed gaming facility and other developments on a patch of land in Luna County.
"I applaud you folks here today," the tribe's attorney, Phillip Thompson, said Tuesday evening at the Mimbres Valley Special Events Center. "I've been to some rancorous … [Read more...]
Chris Altruda, Sports Handle · June 30, 2022 at 5:56 pm
Colorado became the seventh state to surpass $7 billion in sports wagering handle in the post-PASPA era after the state’s Department of Revenue on Thursday reported more than $360 million in wagers for May.
The $7.3 billion wagered since operators first began accepting bets in May 2020 puts the Centennial State in select company. It joins New Jersey, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Indiana, and … [Read more...]
Rege Behe, CDC Gaming Reports · June 30, 2022 at 5:52 pm
Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale Thursday announced the resumption of the Arizona State Poker Championship. The 16th state poker tournament, postponed for two years because of the pandemic, takes place July 8-12 at the Talking Stick Arena Poker Room, with an estimated prize pool of $1 million.
“Of all the tournaments we host, the Arizona State Poker Championship is easily the most exciting,” … [Read more...]
Darren Cooper, PlayUSA · June 30, 2022 at 5:41 pm
Caesars has brought its Racebook to the Western States.
Caesars and NYRA Bets, which is the wagering platform for the New York Racing Association, have launched its Racebook betting app in Oregon and Montana, making them the fourth and fifth states where the application is available.
The partnership of the gaming giant and horse racing company started in January with the goal of making … [Read more...]
Luke DeCock, The News & Observer · June 30, 2022 at 5:39 pm
This was, in the parlance of the moment, a sure thing. The move toward online sports gambling, already legal in Virginia and Tennessee and dozens of other states, had been gathering momentum in North Carolina for years. A series of votes last week was supposed to push it, finally, across the line.
What happened last week was exactly what every gambler who bet on Virginia against UMBC found out … [Read more...]
DutchNews · June 30, 2022 at 5:31 pm
From Thursday, former footballers and other famous faces are being banned from appearing in adverts for online gambling companies.
The measure, the first change in the gambling advertising rules since online gambling was legalised in the Netherlands last year, has been introduced in an effort to combat gambling addiction, particularly among the young.
Some 17% of all online gambling accounts … [Read more...]
Marese O'Hagan, iGaming Business · June 30, 2022 at 5:26 pm
Danish gambling regulator Spillemyndigheden has reprimanded Casino Copenhagen for violating sections of the country's Money Laundering Act.
The regulator specified a number of failings – including a lack of risk assessments and defects in company policy.
The first reprimand dealt with violations of section 7, subsection 1 of the Act. The regulator found that Casino Copenhagen had made an … [Read more...]
Zak Thomas-Akoo, iGaming Business · June 30, 2022 at 5:24 pm
The Sachsen-Anhalt State Administration Office has revealed it has approved nine more licences for virtual slot machines and poker across Germany, in addition to the three permits already issued, but has not revealed which operators these licences would be for.
In total, operators submitted 71 applications for licences since the verticals were legalised with the implementation of a new state … [Read more...]
Jim Barnes, Las Vegas Review-Journal · June 30, 2022 at 3:22 pm
Jonathan Ogden stayed far away from sports betting during his Pro Football Hall of Fame career with the Baltimore Ravens.
That was then. Now retired and living in Las Vegas, Ogden said he loves to spend time in sportsbooks.
“Sports betting and football are like peanut butter and jelly to me. They really are,” he said. “People love to bet on the game, put a few bucks down, and they enjoy the … [Read more...]