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Indiana Casino Revenue Of $212 Million In May Was Off 7.5% From April

Indiana Casino Revenue Of $212 million in May Was Off 7.5% From April. Hard Rock Northern Indiana remained atop the leaderboard with $36.3 million. Free play declined to just shy of $3.8 million, less than half the $9.1 million for April, and the adjusted revenue eligible for taxation was $201.6 million - a 6.4% backslide from the previous April's $215. 3 million revenue.
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Wind Creek Breaks Ground For Suburban Cook County Casino In Illinois

Wind Creek broke ground for a new casino in Cook County, Illinois. The project is expected to be completed in September 2023. Hard Rock is the only other operator currently operating a casino. Illinois lost $331 million annually in gaming revenue to Indiana.  Hard Rock has been operating in Rockford since November. Bally's applied for Chicago's downtown casino license. It was rejected. Governor Pritzker signed a gaming expansion bill in June 2019. He signed it with sports betting. Wind Creek estimated creating 600 new construction jobs and generating $155 million in revenue by 2025.
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Illinois Casino Revenue Surges To $122 Million For April

Illinois venues in play posted a 15.9% increase in April revenue to $122.4 million. The state received $21 million in tax receipts from casino gaming in the first four months of the year. Bally's was selected as the city's preferred operator on May 5. Chicago City Council could vote on the proposal next week. The Special Committee on Chicago Casino is meeting on Friday. It is expected to delay the vote until Wednesday.
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Hard Rock Piles Up $372M In First Year Of Operations In Indiana

Hard Rock's $300 million casino in Gary, Indiana, generated $372 million in first year of operations. The state-best $38.2 million was earned in April. Indiana casinos have generated more than $257 million this year.   The total is $42.6 million more in the first four months of 2021. It's the highest amount since the start of the year in 2010.
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Indiana Casinos Claim Over $235M In Revenue For March

The Indiana Gaming Commission reports the state's 10 casinos and two racinos generated more than $235 million in revenue for March. It's the highest monthly revenue total of any month since March 2013. Hard Rock Northern Indiana did not open until last May. The state received $67.8 million through wagering taxes and an additional $4. 8 million via supplemental taxes accrued. Sports wagers produced $32.3 million and more $3.5 million of Hoosier State tax receipts.
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Illinois Casino and VGT Revenue Bounced Back Strongly In March. Casino revenue in the state of Illinois reached nine figures for the first time in 2022. The state collected $17.6 million in tax receipts for March and $39 million for three months. Sports wagering in Illinois has generated $101.8 million and $15.2 million so far this year.
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AGA To DOJ: Crack Down On Illegal Gambling Websites

AGA wants the DOJ to crack down on illegal sportsbooks. AGA specifically mentions Bovada, MyBookie, and BetOnline. The AGA also wants to focus on unregulated "skill game" machines. The association calls for aggressive enforcement actions against those who don't comply. It also calls on the government to educate consumers on legal gaming options and clarify that skill-based machine manufacturers must comply with anti-money laundering standards.
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Bally's Makes Its Pitch For Chicago Casino At Tribune Site

Bally's is one of three finalists for the downtown casino license. Bally’s Chairman Soo Kim made a presentation to Chicago-area residents Wednesday evening. Hard Rock made its pitch Tuesday evening at Harold Washington Library. Rush Street will discuss its Rivers 78 proposal in the South Loop area on Thursday evening, too. The city is projecting annual tax revenue of approximately $200 million from the casino. The money would be earmarked to address funding shortfalls in Chicago”s fire and police pension plans. Illinois could also receive approximately $248.7 million in taxes generated through all 11 of the state‘s venues in 2021.
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Here’s what will change when Ontario’s new internet gambling market opens April 4

Next month, Ontario launches an internet gambling market named iGaming. It will allow legal single-game betting and online gambling. The market will be regulated by the government. Operators must register with the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario and obtain an operating agreement with igaming Ontario. They also need to enter revenue-sharing agreements with province. Some operators are more ready to launch their services on day one, while others will expand the market in the weeks and months following the launch.
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Illinois Casino And VGT Revenue Bounces Back In February

Illinois casino and VGT revenue increased in February. The state received $11.5 million in casino revenue and $58.6 million from VTGT. Sports wagering revenue for February is not available. The COVID-19 pandemic in early 2021 had a negative impact on the state's gaming revenues.
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Atlantic City Casino Executives Too Rosy On New York Casino Threat?

New York state is likely to approve up to three casino licenses in the New York City region. The seven-year moratorium on such licenses expires in December. Atlantic City's casino industry has time to react effectively. Two of the licenses are expected to go to operators who can get up and running quickly.
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Full House and Casino Queen Tab Execs For Illinois Casinos

Full House Resorts and DraftKings at Casino Queen have announced management-level hirings for their respective Illinois-based operations. Full House has taken first steps towards constructing a temporary casino in Waukegan. Draft Kings at casino Queen has hired Marc VanderWeele as its new general manager.
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Indiana Casinos Generate $190 Million In Win For January

Indiana Casinos Generate $190 million in Win For January. The state's 10 casinos and two racinos reported close to $189 million. Hard Rock Northern Indiana did not open to the public until last May. Weather played a part in the decline in January win totals. The total win was 10.2% down from December's total of $211.6 million, but 54% higher month-over-month.
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Casino Revenue Ticks Higher In Illinois To Close 2021

Illinois' gaming board reported revenue of $109.8 million for the month of December. The figure represents a 5.6% increase from November's total of$103.9 million. December 2021 revenue total was an 11.7% decline from the $124.3 million generated in December 2019. For 2021, the state collected close to $248. 7 million in casino gaming taxes.
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Full House Resorts and Wind Creek are the final two applicants for the casino licenses available in Waukegan and suburban Cook County. The process to get to this point for these two licenses has moved at a slower pace than the other four created by the 2019 gaming expansion bill. The COVID-19 pandemic was one factor. Local laws involving the bidding process that required the IGB to procure a financial analyst to review the finalists also contributed to the more lengthy process. Wurkega's mayor Ann Taylor believes the Illinois Gaming Board made the correct decision.
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Bally's Hopes Bronzeville Casino Becomes Gold-Star Destination

Bally's and two other companies are bidders for a casino license in downtown Chicago. The city wants to generate between $160 and $200 million in annual taxes and fees. Bally’s submitted two proposals to the city for consideration. Illinois has 10 casinos in operation, including one run by Baly's in Rock Island. Illinois Gaming Board will issue new licenses for six venues as part of a gaming expansion bill signed into law by Gov. JB Pritzker in June 2019.
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Remote Registration For Casino Accounts Coming To Nevada?

Some Nevada casinos are testing cashless casino play. The transactions can be made with a unique digital account. There is a friction point at the start of the process. To get a cash-free account, players must register in person. The quickest signup is seven minutes, but sometimes people wait an hour. Remote registration for Casino Accounts Coming To Nevada?
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A study by Anthony Lucas and A.K. Singh found that slot players don't care about the percentage of their money they get back from the machines. Casinos make up to 80% of the revenue from slots. The House Edge And Play Time: Do Industry Heuristics Fairly Describe This Relationship was published in the UNLV Gaming Research & Review Journal. It's a study that caught the attention of casino executives around the world.
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NFL has reached a multi-year slot machine licensing agreement with Aristocrat Gaming. The company has an exclusive global license to create NFL-themed slot machines for casinos. It also has a non-exclusive license for NFL themed virtual sports. NFL made Caesars, FanDuel, and DraftKings official partners in April. Caeres is the league's official casino sponsor. . ... In April the NFL signed a contract with Caesears. They are Caerus' official sports betting partners.
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City of Chicago Receives Five Bids For Downtown Casino License

The city of Chicago received five bids for a downtown casino. Bally's Corporation, HR Chicago, LLC, Rivers Chicago at McCormick, and Rivers 78 Gaming submitted bids. Rush Street Gaming co-owns Rivers Casino with Churchill Downs International in Des Plaines. Hard Rock International submitted a bid for Hardrock Northern Indiana in Gary. The city will choose a winner from the bids received. The winner will be exclusively operating a casino-resort that would likely include retail sports betting. It will also offer gaming positions at the city's two airports, O'Hare International and Midway International.
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David Cordish, 81, is the CEO of the Live!-branded casinos in or near Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Baltimore. He is skeptical about the potential for online casino gambling. He believes only a small group of companies can afford to spend up to $1 billion or more to construct a traditional casino. iGaming is not open to the internet. It is a very small market. The people who can get into igaming are big names like Amazon, Facebook and Google.
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Indiana The Talk Of Southland Cook County Casino License Applicants

The Illinois Gaming Board is considering a casino license application from Southland Cook County. The board did not vote on the three finalists Wednesday. They will meet again next Wednesday to choose a winner. The winner will be announced by January. Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker signed a gaming expansion bill that legalized sports betting in June 2019. State Rep. Anthony DeLuca asked him to push the IGB into action.
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'Resilience' The Theme As G2E Returns To Las Vegas After A Lost 2020

The Global Gaming Expo is back in Las Vegas after a 720 days. The theme of this year's G2E is resilience. Commercial gaming revenue in the U.S. was $30 billion in first seven months of 2021. The industry's total revenue is expected to be $50 billion by 2020. Gambling advertising is growing in U.,S., despite restrictions in Italy, Spain and UK.
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Ex-NBA Star Jayson Williams Helping Problem Gamblers To Rebound

Jayson Williams is a former NBA star and a self-confessed problem gambler. He founded Rebound in 2016 to help those struggling with gambling addictions. About 70 clients a year complete the program. He spoke Tuesday as a panelist at the Seton Hall Law School’s “Gaming Law, Compliance, and Integrity Program Bootcamp”
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Caesars Unveils Renderings For Virginia Casino To Open In Late 2023

Caesars Entertainment shared renderings for Caesar's Virginia Casino to open in late 2023. The resort is expected to break ground during December in Danville. It will include 500 hotel rooms, a casino floor, Caesar's Sportsbook, and a World Series of Poker-branded card room. Danvillians voted to allow casinos by referendum last November. Virginia legalized sports betting in 2020. There is already mobile wagering available, but no retail wagers.
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In Midst Of Rebound, Vegas Casinos Faced With COVID Again

Springtime was good for the Las Vegas casino industry. COVID cases are resurging in Clark County. The Southern Nevada Health District recommends that everyone wear masks in public spaces. On Tuesday, the Clark Board of Commissioners voted to require employers to wear them. There is no return yet to the widespread masking mandate that was lifted in May. The commissioners plan to revisit the topic on August 17. They can't afford to have major conventions choose to go elsewhere.
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Lightfoot Touts Chicago As "World Class" City For Casino and Resort

Chicago is accepting proposals for a downtown casino. The city issued its RFP in late April. MGM Resorts said it would not be among the applicants. Mayor Lori Lightfoot is promoting her city at the National Council of Legislators from Gaming States. The goal is for the downtown Chicago casino to be open by 2025.
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Nevada Gambling Win Increases 20,971% Year-Over-Year In May

Nevada casinos reported record monthly revenue in May. The winnings from May were a whopping 20,971% increase compared to May 2020. Retail gaming was shut down during the spring and summer last year. Slot machines accounted for 68.3% of the total gaming revenue for the month.
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The term "omnichannel strategy" is used too often in the online casino industry. It's a catchall term for the idea of giving consumers choices and games to play. Online casinos are already catering to all types of customers. New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Delaware, and West Virginia have legalized and implemented online casinos. iGaming is still small by comparison to legal sports betting. However, it provides more revenue for operators and governments than does sports. iCasinos will continue to be profitable.
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PA Casinos Aren't Exactly Back To Normal Yet, But They're Getting Close

The casino industry is recovering from the financial crisis. National operators are reporting a resurgence of gaming revenue and patronage in April-May. The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board will release revenue figures next week. In March, slots and table games revenue was off 21.5% from March 2019 at the 12 casinos that were open two years ago. If the new Live! properties in Philadelphia and Westmoreland County are counted, statewide revenue is down 19.6%. The industry was shut down half the month of March 2020 due to the pandemic.
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Catskills Casino is struggling to make money. Mobile sports betting is coming to New York State next year. Up to three casino licenses can be issued in the New Yorkers by December 2022. MGM Resorts paid $1.5 billion for Yonkers Raceway and Empire City racino in 2019.
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Trump Plaza Hotel And Casino To Be Impoded Wednesday At 9 A.M.

Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City will be destroyed Wednesday at 9 a.m. The hotel was once owned by Donald Trump. It will meet its inglorious end after a series of events. The mayor of Atlantic city disparaged Trump, which led to a charitable auction that would have had the winner literally press the button to blow up the casino. Billionaire developer Carl Icahn's lawyers sent a cease-and-desist letter to the auction house, and Ichan himself donated $175,000 to Atlantic County Boys & Girls Club. Bette Midler tweeted that she was going to pay for the viewing rights of the implosion.
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Nevada Casino Restrictions Lifting In Phases In 2021, Insiders Optimistic

Nevada will reduce COVID-19 restrictions and increase capacity on gaming floors starting Monday, Feb. 15. Mohegan Sun Casino at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas announced it will reopening the former Hard Rock Hotel and Casino on March 25. The Hardrock closed in February 2020 as part of a renovation and rebranding. A planned January 15, 2021 reopens was postponed. If COVI- 19 infection rates and hospitalizations continue their decline, casino capacity and the re opening of nightclubs and day clubs at casinos would fall to the jurisdiction of local counties, effective May 1.
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Evolution Gaming and Golden Nugget announce a strategic partnership for the development of live online casinos. Golden Nugget is the top operator in New Jersey. Only five states have legalized online table games and slots. Ten states offer online sports betting. Indiana, Iowa, and Colorado could be interested in iCasino. iCasa is a live casino that streams games to smartphones or computers.
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