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BetConstruct presents its Fantasy Sports in the US market

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Expanding its industry presence in the US, BetConstruct have taken an opportunity to become a part of Betting on Sports America 2019. BetConstruct along with executives from the worlds of sports betting, casinos, tribes, regulators and lotteries are coming together for SBC’s largest dedicated trade show Betting on Sports America held on April 23 - 25 to look ahead into...

Virginia casinos could finally be on the cards

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A variety of late-year developments have increased the likelihood of Virginia finally legalising casino gaming. It is reported that the Pamunkey Indian tribe has plans to open a $700m casino resort on its reservation land in Norfolk in what would represent the first such premises in the state. Current legislature does not allow for casino gambling but having been granted special...

Temporary respite in trade tensions improves concession renewal prospects for US operators

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In light of the possibility of a reduction in the ongoing trade tensions between the US and China, analysts suggest that the odds of concession renewals for the autonomous territory's three US-based operators have improved. Analysts suggest that the prospect of a reduction in trade tensions between the US and China will ease market concerns surrounding Macau concession renewals for...

Worldpay and Paysafe Partner to Develop New Solution for U.S. iGaming and Sports Betting Markets

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Leading global payment technology providers Worldpay, Inc. and Paysafe Group announced today a new strategic partnership, with sights set on establishing an industry-leading standard in iGaming and Sports Betting digital payments acceptance and security in the United States...

Atlantic City sees 22.5 percent revenue rise in August

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There is cause for celebration over in Atlantic City as the east coast gaming hub posted August revenues up 22.5 percent on the same month last year. Whilst the opening of two new properties this summer and the recent introduction of sports betting clearly had an effect on the increased figures there were still a number of other encouraging stories...

US economy: The states of play

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The US commercial casino market is in fine health according to the American Gaming Association’s annual economic report, with national revenues hitting $40bn for the first time in history. The American commercial casino market is booming. In 2017 the market welcomed record-breaking revenue figures, generated an all time high in gaming taxes and continued unabated on the upwards trajectory it...

Clouds on horizon for US casinos amid brewing trade war

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With China on track to become the third largest overseas visitor market for the US by 2020, the gaming industry could feel the repercussions of president Donald Trump’s push to enact tariffs on a range of Chinese goods...

EquiLottery to premiere live sports lottery vision at GiGse

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EquiLottery CEO Brad Cummings will, for the first time in a public or private forum, provide his full vision for lottery games of chance based on live sporting events on Thursday, May 31 at 3:30 PM at the Biltmore Hotel.

Florida gambling ballot may go before votes

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It is being claimed by an anti-gambling expansion pressure group in Florida that it has received enough signatures to have a special ballot provision put before a public vote at the next midterm elections in November.   The Voters in Charge organisation announced that it has garnered more than 800,000 signatures on its Voter Control of Gambling amendment and will in...

Indiana opens first tribal casino amid questions over competition

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An Indiana tribe, currently operating gaming premises in Michigan, has opened a casino in its home state and in turn raised issues over taxation disparity with commercial operations. The Indiana casino market has seen the entrance of its first ever tribal premises, in a move that highlights the gaming taxation disparity prevalent in the nation. The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians...

Federal approval for $500m Elk Grove project

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Representing a rare federal win of late for tribal casino enterprises, plans for a $500m casino resort tabled by the Wilton Rancheria tribe have received formal approval following the publishing of its state compact in the Federal Register.   California governor Jerry Brown signed off on the compact in October of last year, permitting the group to develop a resort on...

Connecticut casino plot thickens as tribes refuse to name construction date

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The tribes responsible for a joint venture casino project in northern Connecticut are refusing to commit to a construction commencement date whilst MGM is forging ahead with its competing commercial projects both in, and out, of the state. With the East Windsor MMCT project coming out on top in Connecticut’s bid for a third casino property it would have seemed...

Arkansas casino legislation resurrected

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A constitutional amendment proposal that would authorise up to three casino premises in Arkansas has been submitted to to the state’s attorney, reviving hopes of gaming legalisation in the region. An Arkansas private interest group has submitted proposals for a constitutional amendment that would pave the way for up to three commercial casino properties in the state. Driving Arkansas Forward is...

State senator to be first woman to chair Nevada Gaming Control Board

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Nevada governor Brian Sandoval has chosen Republican state senator Becky Harris as the new chairwoman of the Nevada Gaming Control Board, the first woman to occupy the post.   Harris replaces former Chairman A.G. Burnett, who left the board on 22 December to work as an attorney for McDonald Carano in Reno. “Becky has served her community as an elected official and...

Foxwoods expands stadium gaming experience

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The Foxwoods resort casino in Connecticut has moved to expand its innovative in-house gaming portfolio with the addition of a new dynamic stadium gaming experience.   The new opening at the Rainmaker casino area will feature a grouping of 30 play terminals alongside three live dealers offering blackjack and mini-baccarat. “Foxwoods is focused on giving players an intuitive and entertaining gaming experience,”...

Kentucky for casinos: state lawmakers taking steps towards legalisation

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As Kentucky looks to fill an estimated $200m budget hole and shore up its ailing public pension systems, could casino gambling offer a solution? Lawmakers in the Bluegrass State are studying proposals to amend the state’s constitution to allow for four casinos and expanded gaming at racetracks in order to offset the impact of budget cuts proposed by Republican governor...

Ponca tribe gets go-ahead for Carter Lake casino

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Ushering in the end of decade-long legal battle, the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska has been notified that the National Indian Gaming Commission has ruled the group can finally proceed with plans to build a gaming facility.   The tribe is to develop on five acres of lands that it owns in Iowa, which unfortunately looks set to create its own dialogue...

Empire City eyes expansions

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The Empire City Casino at New York’s Yonkers Raceway has brought financial advisors, JP Morgan on board as owners begin to pursue partnerships with a view to expansion. Situated just north of New York City, the casino premises is but one of many benefiting from the state’s recent gaming resurgence where growth has become a norm as players more readily...

Atlantic City showing growth across the board

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All eyes may be on the Supreme Court as it hosts arguments for why Atlantic City should have sports betting, but back on the boardwalk, land-based casinos have been continuing their rise up from recession.   When workers removed the tarpaulin from a roadside sign some dozen blocks away from the shuttered Trump Taj Mahal there was little in the way...

Speaker line-up for CAGRF 2017 revealed

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BMM Testlabs has unveiled the speaker line-up for the upcoming Caribbean and Americas Gaming Regulation Forum (CAGRF) taking place at the Loews Hotel in Miami Beach, 20-22 November 2017 in partnership with GovRisk.   The three-day event will open with founder and former president of the American Gaming Association Frank Fahrenkopf and BMM Testlabs president and CEO Martin Storm, making the...

Georgia republicans move against casinos

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The US republican party in Georgia have voted unanimously against allowing any casino or horse racing bills to be passed through the senate for the rest of this year. Concerned with the alleged link between gambling and a rise in crime and divorce rates, Georgia’s ‘grand old party’ or GAGOP didn’t cite any particular study to reinforce their claims but...

Court ruling on Martha’s Vineyard casino overturned

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A game-changing federal court ruling has cleared the way for the Aquinnah Wampanoag tribe to build a bingo hall on the site of an unfinished community centre on reservation land.   Martha’s Vineyard could be set to see a new casino venue after a federal appeals court found in favour of the Aquinnah Wampanoag tribe. Tribal leaders want to build a casino...

Pipeline protesters burn their bridges with Prairie Knights Casino

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North Dakota’s Prairie Knights Casino And Resort has taken a $6m hit amid the turmoil stemming from the Dakota Access Pipeline protests, thanks in part to agitators who blocked roads, and forced the closure of a key access bridge after setting it on fire.   In North Dakota, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is reportedly facing a $6m shortfall in its...

Respin LLC launches into US market with major casino deal

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The US subsidiary of Nektan PLC, Respin LLC, has signed its first major contract with a Tier-1 US casino operator.   Respin LLC has strengthened its launch into the US casino market with the announcement it has completed its first major contract with a Tier-1 operator in the States. The company, which is the US operating subsidiary of Nektan PLC, will be...

GiGse to deliver 40 hours of disruption in 2017

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This year’s GiGse symposium will feature 40 hours of what has been described by Clarion as ‘constructively disruptive thinking and debate’.   Delegates attending the 2017 GiGse symposium in San Diego (26 -28 April) will benefit from over 40 hours of what Clarion’s Head of Content, Ewa Bakun, described as ‘constructively disruptive thinking and debate’. With C-Level delegates drawn from gaming...

A piece of Paradise: Wynn unveils new vision for flagship Vegas resort

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Blueprints for Paradise Park – a brand new $1.6bn lake resort off the Las Vegas Strip – have been revealed by Wynn Resorts, with analysts predicting that the development could bring in over $400m in additional annual revenue for the company. Billionaire casino mogul Steve Wynn has unveiled plans to convert the Wynn Golf Club in Las Vegas into an enormous...

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