Bruce Schreiner, Associated Press · September 25, 2020 at 7:30 am
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky's horse racing industry suffered a potentially huge setback Thursday when the state's highest court ruled at least some historical racing games being offered in betting parlors aren't legal.
Historical racing - featuring slots-style machines allowing people to bet on randomly generated, past horse races - has become a lucrative venture for racetracks. Bettors in … [Read more...]
Howard Stutz, CDC Gaming Reports · September 25, 2020 at 7:29 am
Nevada’s general fund is now $435,000 richer.
State gaming regulators on Thursday approved the stipulated settlements of a handful of disciplinary actions against a handful of casino operators, with all but one of the complaints involving violations under Nevada’s COVID-19 health and safety guidelines.
The largest fine accessed by the Nevada Gaming Commission, though, which was handed down … [Read more...]
Anne Davies, The Guardian · September 25, 2020 at 7:24 am
The inquiry into the suitability of Crown Resorts to hold a casino licence has heard that secret financial forecasts were provided to billionaire James Packer just before he announced plans to sell up to 19.9% of the group to Laurence Ho’s Melco Resorts.
Packer was, and remains, the largest shareholder in the ASX-listed Crown through his private company Consolidated Press Holdings (CPH). But by … [Read more...]
Howard Stutz, CDC Gaming Reports · September 25, 2020 at 7:22 am
What everyone immediately recalled about longtime gaming attorney and lobbyist Sean Higgins was his voice.
It was distinctive.
“I'll always remember Sean riding his motorcycle while smoking a cigar and directing traffic on our street after his house gatherings with his unmistakable voice and laugh,” said Nevada lobbyist John Leleu, who lived across the street from Higgins for 15 … [Read more...]
Brock Radke, Las Vegas Sun · September 25, 2020 at 7:21 am
Virgin Hotels officials today announced a new opening date of Jan. 15 for the hospitality brand’s debut in Las Vegas just east of the Strip at the former Hard Rock Hotel site while also expressing support for the members of Southern Nevada’s most essential industry currently struggling through the pandemic.
Richard “Boz” Bosworth, president and CEO of JC Hospitality, the ownership company of … [Read more...]
Jayne McCormack, BBC News · September 25, 2020 at 7:17 am
There is "strong support" for the creation of an independent gambling regulator for NI, according to a Stormont department's consultation.
The Department for Communities carried out a consultation on gambling laws between last December and February.
It received almost 400 responses. Unlike Great Britain, which has a gambling commission, NI does not.
The communities minister is expected to … [Read more...]
Owain Flanders, Gambling Insider · September 25, 2020 at 6:28 am
UK-based bookmaker Ladbrokes has announced the launch of a new accumulator 5-a-side bet, in partnership with long-term existing suppliers Banach and Opta.
Through the new 5-a-side bet, customers will be able to create their own 5-a-side team from players in games in the English Premier League, UEFA Champions League, German Bundesliga, Italian Serie A, Spanish La Liga and French Ligue 1.
The … [Read more...]
John-John Williams IV, Capital-Gazette · September 25, 2020 at 3:04 am
He has served Sylvester Stallone, Julia Child, the Clintons (Bill and Hillary), Prince Charles and Princess Diana. And now William “Bill” Gideon will bring his culinary prowess to Live Casino & Hotel as the property’s executive chef.
Gideon, 55, took over the responsibility in June from Chef Edward Evans, who has taken on corporate responsibilities at the casino and hotel. Gideon, … [Read more...]
Michael Tanenbaum, Philly Voice · September 25, 2020 at 2:00 am
Plans are taking shape for the grand opening of South Philadelphia's Live! Casino and Hotel in early 2021.
Three local favorite restaurants have officially leased space at the upcoming 10th Street Market, a dining area that will be part of the $600 million casino project at 10th Street and Packer Avenue, near the Sports Complex.
Sang Kee, Lorenzo and Sons Pizza and Termini Brothers will all … [Read more...]
Bryan Horwath, Las Vegas Sun · September 24, 2020 at 11:48 pm
Out of work since last year, Jay Huckeba had applied for about a half dozen jobs around Las Vegas when the coronavirus pandemic hit.
“I got zero call-backs. It’s hard looking for jobs right now,” said Huckeba, who last worked at the defunct KAOS nightclub at the Palms.
His luck turned around, however, with the expected opening next month of the Circa resort in downtown Las Vegas.
Huckeba … [Read more...]
Colin A. Young, WWLP.com · September 24, 2020 at 8:21 pm
It’s been almost three months since the slots parlor and casinos in Massachusetts reopened and regulators said Thursday that each of the gambling facilities are now starting to expand their offerings.
As of Thursday, Encore Boston Harbor in Everett reopened its spa, beauty store and a retail outlet, MGM Springfield plans to reopen its steakhouse to diners on weekends beginning Oct. 2 and … [Read more...]
Jeff Parsons, Q961.com · September 24, 2020 at 8:18 pm
Since reopening after being closed for several months during the COVID-19 pandemic, Oxford Casino Hotel & Event Center has had to make a lot of changes. Things like self serve beverage dispensers no longer being available and the hard working staff constantly and meticulously cleaning and sanitizing surfaces.
Slots have been the only games available to play since the opening, with players … [Read more...]
Peter Goonan, MassLive.com · September 24, 2020 at 8:04 pm
The Massachusetts Gaming Commission revealed Thursday that state-licensed casinos have reported cases of employees infected with coronavirus, and described the total only as being in the “single digits.”
“We have been notified of a small number of cases numbering in the single digits,” said Loretta Lillios, chief enforcement counsel and deputy director for the commission. “The local boards of … [Read more...]
Ted Menmuir, SBC News · September 24, 2020 at 7:38 pm
Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) has continued its ‘B2B drive’ after announcing that it has secured a multi-services agreement with Tipwin Ltd to serve as the DACH region operator’s lead casino platform and data intelligence provider.
Updating the market, GiG confirmed that it has signed a ‘minimum contract term of three years’, in which it will provide Tipwin’s new online casino offering and … [Read more...]
Owain Flanders, Gambling Insider · September 24, 2020 at 7:33 pm
Sports betting operator Parimatch has signed a new partnership with English Premier League football club Everton.
The two-year deal will make Parimatch official betting partner of the team in Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States.
The betting company will benefit from brand exposure during matchdays at Everton’s home Goodison Park stadium, with advertising to be shown on LED … [Read more...]
Howard Stutz, CDC Gaming Reports · September 24, 2020 at 4:15 pm
Nevada gaming regulators approved the Oct. 28 “soft opening” of the Circa Resort Casino and developer Derek Stevens said Thursday he’s not wasting time in marketing the first all-new hotel-casino in downtown Las Vegas in 40 years.
Stevens told the Nevada Gaming Commission a national advertising campaign for the downtown Las Vegas resort - which encompasses a city block along the Fremont Street … [Read more...]
Howard Stutz, CDC Gaming Reports · September 24, 2020 at 4:00 pm
The operators of the Sahara on the Las Vegas Strip and the Grand Sierra in Reno will pay a $75,000 fine in a joint stipulated settlement with Nevada gaming regulators for violations under the state’s COVID-19 health and safety guidelines.
In the settlement, which is expected to considered today by the Nevada Gaming Commission, the property’s operators “did not admit nor deny that the factual … [Read more...]
Ken Ritter, Associated Press · September 24, 2020 at 3:47 pm
Authorities are investigating the latest shooting outside a Las Vegas Strip resort amid a spike in violent crime around the city’s marquee tourist area that police said Wednesday has led to at least 1,100 arrests since Aug. 1 and the seizure of more than 60 weapons.
Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo blamed a surge of recent violence on out-of-town visitors who come to Las Vegas but are unable … [Read more...]
Associated Press · September 24, 2020 at 3:45 pm
A Tennessee panel on Wednesday conditionally approved licenses for the first three sportsbook operators under Tennessee’s online-only sports betting program, which is expected to begin allowing wagers on Nov. 1.
FanDuel, BetMGM and DraftKings drew the approval Wednesday from the Tennessee Lottery’s Sports Wagering Committee. The panel has also approved companies to play various other roles in … [Read more...]
NativeNewsOnline.com · September 24, 2020 at 3:42 pm
TIME magazine on Tuesday revealed its annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. Among those named in the 17th annual list is Principal Chief David Hill of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation.
The TIME 100 pairs guest contributors with the list of members. Rep. Sharice Davids (D-KS), a tribal citizen of the Ho-Chunk Nation, writes about Principal Chief Hill in his feature.
Hill was … [Read more...]
CDC Gaming Reports · September 24, 2020 at 3:20 pm
Eclipse Gaming Systems today announced a relocation and expansion of its global corporate headquarters in Gwinnett County, Georgia.
“The relocation of our headquarters in Georgia positions us for rapid growth," said Eclipse Gaming CEO Tim Minard. "I believe Georgia combines exceptional logistical efficiencies with remarkable talent and educational institutions that provide rich STEAM programs. … [Read more...]
Jill Nolin, Georgia Recorder · September 24, 2020 at 3:09 pm
A push to curb illegal cash payouts for slot machine-like gaming is bringing state lawmakers and industry players together to mull potential regulatory changes.
At issue are gaming machines that resemble those clustered in abundance at casinos, but in Georgia, they are found at VFWs, convenience stores, restaurants and other locations. Unlike the machines in Las Vegas, a player in Georgia is … [Read more...]
Jack Suntrup, Post-Dispatch · September 24, 2020 at 3:03 pm
A Platte County Circuit Court judge on Tuesday found a Kansas-based company guilty of promoting illegal gambling in the first degree, a class E felony that carries a fine of up to $10,000.
The ruling against Shawnee, Kansas-based Integrity Vending LLC likely will have wide-ranging consequences: gaming companies have long argued that their machines are legal under Missouri law; the Missouri … [Read more...]
CDC Gaming Reports · September 24, 2020 at 9:27 am
DraftKings, which already has a presence in Colorado through its mobile sports wagering app, will open a retail sportsbook Friday at the Mardi Gras Casino in Black Hawk.
The casino, which is owned by Rhode Island-based Twin River Worldwide Holdings, will have 40 televisions, 22 seats, large video boards dedicated to displaying odds, several self-service betting kiosks, and a full-service … [Read more...]
Howard Stutz, CDC Gaming Reports · September 24, 2020 at 7:45 am
Northern California’s Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria has made a $15 million donation to the UCLA School of Law – the single largest scholarship contribution in the school’s history – to fund the studies of Native Americans and other students interested in pursuing careers as tribal legal advocates.
In the announcement Wednesday, Graton Tribal Chairman Greg Sarris said the donation ties … [Read more...]
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