Bryan Horwath, Las Vegas Sun · May 25, 2022 at 7:24 pm
Passenger numbers at Harry Reid International Airport continued to climb in April, according to a report released [Wednesday].
More than 4.2 million passengers arrived and departed from the Las Vegas airport last month, a 46% increase from April 2021, according to the Clark County Department of Aviation. The April total was about 28,000 passengers short of the April 2019 pre-pandemic … [Read more...]
Tribune-Review · May 25, 2022 at 7:20 pm
In March, Pennsylvania casinos had their best month ever. From slot machines to table games and more, the gambling houses were rolling in green, bringing in $462.7 million.
In April, the numbers dipped. Not by a lot. They didn’t fall so much as stumble to $461.6 million. They remain 14% higher than April 2021, so casinos probably are not terribly concerned. It does, however, raise questions … [Read more...]
Owen Poindexter, Front Office Sports · May 25, 2022 at 7:03 pm
Increases in sports betting revenue fueled Betway parent Super Group’s growth in the first quarter, but revenue misses and projections caused the stock to tumble.
The company banked $356.9 million in first-quarter revenue, up 7% year-over-year. The quarter was Super Group’s first as a public company after merging with a SPAC in January.
Sports betting revenue leapt 30.4% to $116.8 million, … [Read more...]
Lucia Mouriño, SBC Americas · May 25, 2022 at 7:00 pm
The association that represents casino operators, providers, and permit holders in Mexico, AIEJA, has requested...fiscal changes, aiming to unify the taxes to which the casino industry is currently subject.
Miguel Ángel Ochoa, President of AIEJA, assured that taxes “fiscally strangle the industry”, and argued that a single tax payment would help improve control over income and better distribute … [Read more...]
Robert Fletcher, iGaming Business · May 25, 2022 at 6:56 pm
Dutch gambling regulator de Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) has written to more than 50 affiliate sites active in the country to remind them of the laws regarding the advertising of online gambling.
The KSA said it recognised that gambling operators often use affiliate websites to advertise their offering, with users able to click banner adverts or links in text to visit sites.
However, the KSA … [Read more...]
Fran Spielman, Chicago Sun-Times · May 25, 2022 at 3:51 pm
Chicago’s 30-year quest for a casino and entertainment complex is drawing to a close, amid hopes it will produce the jackpot needed to bail out police and fire pension funds.
Less than three weeks after Mayor Lori Lightfoot put her chips on Bally’s $1.7 billion River West bid, the City Council authorized Bally’s to build a casino at Chicago Avenue and Halsted Street and open a temporary … [Read more...]
David Schoen, Las Vegas Review-Journal · May 25, 2022 at 2:51 pm
Summer poker in Las Vegas will be busier than ever.
Along with the World Series of Poker’s return to its customary place on the schedule after running in the fall of 2021, several casinos are staging their own signature events.
That includes the first-ever $3,500 buy-in BetMGM Poker Championship, which starts June 23 at Aria and features a $1 million guaranteed prize pool.
“The first-ever … [Read more...]
Jason Hancock, The Missouri Independent · May 25, 2022 at 2:44 pm
A company accused of operating illegal gambling machines in Missouri made six $40,000 donations this week to a constellation of political action committees run by its lobbyist.
Wildwood-based Torch Electronics cut the checks Monday to MO Majority PAC, Missouri Growth PAC, Missouri C PAC, Missouri Senior PAC, Missouri AG PAC and Conservative Leaders of Missouri.
Each of the PACs is connected … [Read more...]
Josh Moyer, Centre Daily Times · May 25, 2022 at 2:37 pm
Nearly a year after public comment began on the proposed mini-casino at the Nittany Mall, a state regulatory board announced Tuesday that it is finally ending the period for public input.
In a sign of progress for a project months behind schedule, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board said it will accept comments — via online, email, fax or mail — until 5 p.m. June 12. Sometime after that date, … [Read more...]
Rege Behe, CDC Gaming Reports · May 25, 2022 at 1:36 pm
The International Center for Responsible Gaming Wednesday announced the election of three new members to its governing board.
Sheila Morago of the Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association; Stephen Martino from MGM Resorts International; and Q Casino CEO Alex Dixon are the ICRG board’s new additions.
“We are honored to have outstanding industry leaders like Sheila Morago, Alex Dixon, and Stephen … [Read more...]
CDC Gaming Reports · May 25, 2022 at 1:13 pm
The SBC Awards North America 2022 will see the biggest brands in sports betting and gaming compete for the top prizes, with BetMGM, Caesars, DraftKings, FanDuel, Penn Interactive, PointsBet, and Rush Street Interactive all making the shortlists announced today.
The winners of the 27 operator, supplier, and affiliate categories will be announced in front of an audience of 600 senior executives … [Read more...]
CDC Newswire · May 25, 2022 at 10:48 am
International Game Technology announced today that it recently signed a multi-product systems technology agreement with Harrington Raceway and Casino. The comprehensive, multi-year systems deal will enable Harrington Raceway and Casino to further optimize its gaming floor, reward players and elevate excitement through a variety of IGT solutions.
Under the terms of the agreement, Harrington … [Read more...]
Ken Ritter, Associated Press · May 24, 2022 at 7:42 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Former Las Vegas casino mogul Steve Wynn has accepted an undisclosed financial settlement to end his federal defamation lawsuit against a well-known attorney who represented a dancer who she said accused Wynn of sexual harassment and retaliation.
Los Angeles attorney Lisa Bloom retracted and withdrew claims she made in a news release in March 2018 announcing she represented a … [Read more...]
Bryan Horwath, Las Vegas Sun · May 24, 2022 at 6:42 pm
The main structural work on the MSG Sphere concert and event venue just off the Las Vegas Strip is nearly complete, the builder announced [Tuesday].
The venue, a partnership between Madison Square Garden Entertainment Corp. and the Venetian, will be the largest spherical structure in the world, an MSG official said.
With the steel shell that will hold an array of LED screens nearly finished, … [Read more...]
Richard N. Velotta, Las Vegas Review-Journal · May 24, 2022 at 6:38 pm
The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority board of directors on Monday approved a $398 million budget for the city marketing organization’s 2022-23 fiscal year.
Clark County Commissioner Jim Gibson, who serves as secretary on the board, underscored the importance of the marketing budget to Las Vegas’ success as a destination.
“What this budget reflects is the reality that we need to … [Read more...]
Shannon Moudy, Iowa's News Now · May 24, 2022 at 6:33 pm
Cedar Rapids Mayor Tiffany O'Donnell says she's disappointed in the passage of a bill that could block new state-licensed gambling facilities, pending the governor's signature.
However, more than anything, she and other backers of the city's plans to build a casino are confused.
"This happened so lightning fast and we have yet to hear much about how it first of all made the agenda and the … [Read more...]
Mark Saxon, NY Online Gambling · May 24, 2022 at 6:20 pm
Having already been instrumental in bringing legal, regulated mobile sports gambling to New York, a process that has netted the state more than $250 million in new taxes in the past half-year, Joe Addabbo isn’t about to take his eye off expanding gambling’s reach, which he views as a vital source of new educational funding.
The state senator from Queens recently had his district boundaries … [Read more...]
Rege Behe, CDC Gaming Reports · May 24, 2022 at 6:14 pm
The Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut Tuesday announced it will contribute $2 million to fund work by Yale University to combat problem gambling. The funding is pursuant to state legislation providing for contributions to support problem gambling.
“The Mohegan Tribe has a long history as a leader in combating problem gambling, and a long history partnering with Yale University to improve public … [Read more...]
Corey Sharp, Play Pennsylvania · May 24, 2022 at 6:13 pm
When it gets cold for Pennsylvania casino players in Pittsburgh, visitors will be able to stay overnight without having to go outside. The Landing Hotel will be attached to Rivers Casino Pittsburgh, which will put guests steps away from the gaming floor and the amenities of a new hotel.
The Landing Hotel at Rivers Casino Pittsburgh is targeting a summer 2022 opening. The new hotel plans to … [Read more...]
Jon Seidel, Chicago Sun-Times · May 24, 2022 at 6:08 pm
The prosecution of a massive international gambling ring largely wrapped up in Chicago’s federal court Tuesday when a judge gave probation and a $20,000 fine to a man described as “a long-term but small agent” for Vincent “Uncle Mick” DelGiudice.
Vasilios Prassas, 39, pleaded guilty to a gambling conspiracy earlier this year, admitting that he recruited and managed gamblers for DelGiudice’s … [Read more...]
KOVR-TV · May 24, 2022 at 5:58 pm
The Lake Tahoe casino formerly known as MontBleu is finally getting its sign changed.
Last year, Bally’s Corporation bought the casino from Caesars Entertainment. A name change was approved last year as well by the Douglas County Liquor Board. MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa has since been going by Bally’s Lake Tahoe, but the signage had stayed the same.
On Tuesday, however, workers were … [Read more...]
Michele Chandler, Redding Record Searchlight · May 24, 2022 at 5:51 pm
A judge has ruled that Redding's sale of city land near the Win-River expansion site violated the law.
That means Win-River Resort and Casino owner Redding Rancheria has prevailed in its two-year-old lawsuit that accused Redding of illegally selling land near Strawberry Fields, just south of the city. The next steps are still being determined.
The lawsuit, filed in Shasta County Superior … [Read more...]
CDC Gaming Reports · May 24, 2022 at 5:45 pm
The Oregon Council on Problem Gambling (OCPG) Research Center is requesting proposals for its first funding cycle.
The OCPG Research Center is a newly created program that encourages and promotes research and learning to inform lasting solutions to problem-gambling-related services and problems facing the state of Oregon and the nation. Its priorities include research into:
Player … [Read more...]
Ted Menmuir, SBC News · May 24, 2022 at 5:44 pm
Making his first public statement as Chairman of the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC), Marcus Boyle has outlined that UK gambling requires a tougher regulatory supervisor.
Writing an op-ed for The Times, Boyle stated that his initial focus had been on “identifying beneficial changes for both consumers and the industry”, in which the sector requires better regulation.
Appointed last September to … [Read more...]
Robert Fletcher, iGaming Business · May 24, 2022 at 5:35 pm
Esports Entertainment Group (EEG) reported a 190.7% year-on-year increase in revenue during the third quarter of its financial year but reduced its full-year forecasts and plans to sell off certain assets due to a series of underlying challenges.
In its quarterly report, Esports Entertainment group again said there was “substantial doubt about its ability to continue as a going concern for a … [Read more...]