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ODDSWorks Teams With BetMGM For Online Gaming Content In 4 States

ODDSworks, Inc. has partnered with BetMGM to deliver its proprietary and third-party content through their BETguard Remote Gaming Server (RGS) platform in Michigan, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. The BET guard processes over $2 billion annually in wagering on popular gaming options.
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ODDSWorks Teams With BetMGM For Online Gaming Content In 4 States

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The Cirque du Soleil productions dominate everyone's list of the best shows in Las Vegas. There are many new and fresh shows that deserve serious consideration.
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Chicago neighborhood group wants Bally’s casino to scrap riverfront music venue for a public park

Bally's Submits Application For Downtown Chicago Casino License

Bally's has submitted its application for a casino license to the Illinois Gaming Board. The company wants to build a $1.7 billion venue in the River West neighborhood of Chicago. If approved, Bally’s would operate a temporary casino at Medinah Temple in River North while the permanent venue is built on the former Tribune Publishing plant grounds. Baly”s was approved by the Chicago City Council on May 25. The city hopes the Bly“s casino will generate $800 million in annual revenue at full maturity and generate an estimated $200 million tax revenue for the city.
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Bally's Submits Application For Downtown Chicago Casino License
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Daywatch: Application filed for Chicago’s first casino

Bally's filed its application with the Illinois Gaming Board to build Chicago's first casino. The company needs to win the license approval from the state, finalize its proposal with city's planning department and get its casino opened on an ambitious timeline. New guidance will allow the current monkeypox vaccine stock to inoculate five times more people per vial.
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Daywatch: Application filed for Chicago’s first casino

Indy Gaming: Bally’s says it will close purchase of Tropicana Las Vegas next month

Bally's plans to redevelop Tropicana on the south-Strip are not likely to be realized until 2023. The team is considering two sites in the resort corridor for a new ballpark. Bally’s purchase of Tropicaana still needs approval by Nevada gaming regulators. The matter is not scheduled to come up on this month”s agenda. A's want to build a $1 billion waterfront ballpark in Oakland to replace the 57-year-old RingCentral Coliseum. They are also considering a 27-acre parcel behind Planet Hollywood and Paris Las Vegas.
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Indy Gaming: Bally’s says it will close purchase of Tropicana Las Vegas next month
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JefeBet Serves Latinos' Sports, Gambling Appetite

JefeBet is a new gaming company catering to Latinos' sports and gambling appetites. It launched in March. The company will be renamed Jefe Bet Casino in Las Vegas next year. It could eventually be a sports betting affiliate in the United States. Gaming Today talked to the co-founders about catering for a large market.
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JefeBet Serves Latinos' Sports, Gambling Appetite

Will schools see revenue flow to them from Waukegan casino?

Waukegan's temporary American Place casino is scheduled to open this fall. Waukeson's Unit School District 60 students begin the 2022-23 school year on August 11. The temporary casino will have 1,000 slot machines and 50 table games. It will be staffed by at least 260 dealers. Mayor Ann Taylor wants to know what the winning casino bidder plans to do for the schools within the city limits. The permanent casino's construction will take 3-5 years. Warren Township High School district 121 and Woodland Grade SchoolDistrict 50 will eventually receive property tax revenue from the casinos.
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Ticket bought in Illinois wins $1.28B Mega Millions jackpot

Ticket bought in Des Plaines, Illinois, won the $1.28 billion Mega Millions jackpot. The winning numbers were 13-36-45-57-67, Mega Ball: 14. It's the nation's third-largest lottery prize. There have been 29 consecutive draws without a jackpots winner. The store that sold the ticket will receive a half million dollars just for selling the tickets.
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Ticket bought in Illinois wins $1.28B Mega Millions jackpot

Hard Rock Eyeing Potential Casino In Southeastern Wisconsin

Hard Rock International and the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin are teaming up to bring a casino to southeastern Wisconsin. The village of Bristol voted to sell a 60-acre parcel of land in the city of Kenosha to an affiliate of Hard Rock for $15.2 million. Full House Resorts is currently constructing a temporary casino in Waukegan, Illinois. The Temporary by American Place is expected to open this fall.
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Hard Rock Eyeing Potential Casino In Southeastern Wisconsin

4 Slot Machines Games You Should Definitely Try

The first slot machine was created by Charles Fey around 1895. Herbert Mills made his first Operators Bell machine in 1907. New Jersey online casinos provide the best slots in terms of profits, artwork and RTP value. iGaming experts recommend the top 4 slots machines. iGambling experts also recommend some other games. The information is based on the information provided by the experts. It is also based upon the brochure of New York online casino. They recommend a few games that are popular and less conventional.
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Online Gambling Insiders Talk Retention

The term "retention" is popular among North American online gambling insiders. In January, BetMGM CEO Adam Greenblatt urged operators to rein in their promotional spending. DraftKings CEO Jason Robins ignored that advice. Retention was on the minds of most of the iGaming Americas track speakers and attendees at the New Jersey conference on July 13.
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Online Gambling Insiders Talk Retention

Wazdan grows presence in U.S. iGaming market

Wazdan has signed a deal with Ruby Seven Studios. The collaboration will see WazDan's entire portfolio added to Ruby's U.S.-facing Ruby Casino. WazaDan’s player-favorite slots will be made available across the operator's suite of social casino applications.
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Wazdan grows presence in U.S. iGaming market

Indiana Casino Win Dips Below $200 Million For June

June's casino win was $197.2 million, down 6.9% from May's $211. 9 million. The casinos paid the state $64. 2 million in wagering and supplemental taxes. Horseshoe Hammond had the highest levy for the month, totaling $10.6 million as its wagerering taxes cleared $9.8 million for June.
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Indiana Casino Win Dips Below $200 Million For June

Bet on This $1 Cannabis Stock (Just Off the Las Vegas Strip)

If you can succeed in Las Vegas, you could succeed anywhere. Las Las is a city powered by tourists. Caesars Entertainment, MGM Resorts International and Wynn Resort are big players in the market. New York has a lot of tourism, but it's not the main source of its economy. Wynns has shown it can use the lessons it learned operating just off the Las. Vegas Strip and during the pandemic to bring its business all around the country.
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Bet on This $1 Cannabis Stock (Just Off the Las Vegas Strip)
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Bragg Gaming Expands Partnership with Rush Street Interactive to Rollout Online Casino Content with BetRivers.ca Brand in Ontario

Bragg Gaming Group has launched its content on Rush Street Interactive's BetRivers.ca brand. Bragg's Oryx Gaming and Spin Games divisions have developed exclusive online titles for the Betrivers brand, including the player-popular Egyptian Magic game. The launch of the content expands the partnership between the companies in North America. Brags supplies games to RSI in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Michigan through its wholly owned subsidiary Spin games.
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2023 Illinois Online Casino Legalization Efforts Lose Big Voice

Michael J. Zalewski lost the primary election to Abdelnasser Rashid. Rashad won by 323 votes. He will face Republican Matthew Schultz in the general election on November 8. Online gambling advocates don't expect the loss of ZAlewski's voice to stall legislative efforts.
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2023 Illinois Online Casino Legalization Efforts Lose Big Voice

US drought exposes murky mob past of Las Vegas

Lake Mead is drying up due to drought. The receding waters are leaving behind the usual flotsam and jetsam. Also found are the remains of a man shot in the head, stuffed in a barrel and tossed in Lake Mead. This happened in late 1970s and early 1980s when the mob was prominent in Las Vegas.
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US drought exposes murky mob past of Las Vegas

Elon Musk’s ‘Teslas in Tunnels’ Las Vegas project is still happening, and here’s the first station

The first passenger station in the Las Vegas Loop is opened. The station is situated underneath Resorts World Las Las. It's the first in 55 stops along 29 miles of tunnels being built by Elon Musk's Boring Company. Boredoc already operates a small version of this system underneath the Vegas Convention Center. Clark County approved the expansion last year. The company recently received approval to expand its Vegas loop project to include stops at landmarks like the Stratosphere and Fremont Street. They will use human-controlled Model X and Y vehicles to transport passengers. Musk has previously imagined using sleds to shuttle cars from the surface to the tunnels and back.
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Elon Musk’s ‘Teslas in Tunnels’ Las Vegas project is still happening, and here’s the first station

Top Hip-Hop Songs About Gambling

Hip-hop music has been popular in the United States since the 1970s. It is used to attract a mass audience to gambling. Hip- hop songs have been used in both land-based and online casinos over the last ten years.
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Indiana’s top gaming venues Hard Rock, Horseshoe see slight dip in gaming revenue

Hard Rock Casino Northwest Indiana in Gary is the state's top earning casino with $36.3 million in May. Horseshoe Casino Hammond is second with a $28.9 million. Ameristar Casino in East Chicago posted a win of $17.5 million for the month. Hard Rock is still the leader in baccarat with an $8.2 million win in $27.7 million played. The numbers are slightly down from April when Hard Rook earned $38. 2 million and Hoursesho saw a gain of $31.4 million, but both casinos did not respond to questions in writing.
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Indiana’s top gaming venues Hard Rock, Horseshoe see slight dip in gaming revenue

Katy Perry Gets Key To Las Vegas Strip, As Resorts World Celebrates Anniversary

Katy Perry received a key to the Las Vegas Strip in June. The ceremony symbolically unlocks the one-year anniversary of Resorts World Las Las Nevada. It is the most expensive hotel-casino in Nevada history at $4.3 billion. Perry is performing at the Resort World Theatre through August 13. She will perform at another show over eight days in the fall, beginning October 5.
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Katy Perry Gets Key To Las Vegas Strip, As Resorts World Celebrates Anniversary

Queen of Terre Haute Casino Resort breaks ground

Queen of Terre Haute Casino Resort breaks ground. The facility will be a 125-room luxury 10-story hotel with a roof top pool/bar/lounge, a sportsbook and five restaurants and bars. It will take 18 months to build and is expected to be open in late 2023. Hiring for the casino will start by the end of the year. The company will invest $260 million into the facility. There will also be 500 jobs. They will use diverse businesses in construction. Their priorities are worksite safety, using diverse business, keeping the project on schedule and quality of work.
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Queen of Terre Haute Casino Resort breaks ground

Shapack Proposes Apartments, Hotel Near Casino Site

Shapack Partners is planning to build a 1,110-unit apartment building along Grand Avenue and a 141-room hotel next to the Bally's casino. The development will rise 600 feet. Shapack also filed a zoning application to redevelop three sites near the intersection of Milwaukee and Union avenues and Hubbard Street. The proposals include 454 affordable units. Onni Group's plan to develop 2,700 apartments on the southern end of Goose Island, just north of the casino site was approved.
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Shapack Proposes Apartments, Hotel Near Casino Site

City Receives Bally's $40M Upfront Payment For Chicago's 1st Casino

Bally's has paid $40 million to the city as part of its pitch for the $1.7 billion riverfront casino and resort. The money will support the City's pension costs and generate $200 million in yearly tax revenue. Mayor Lori Lightfoot signed an extensive community host agreement for Bally’s last week. Baly's casino at Tribune Publishing, 700 W. Chicago Ave., will include 3,400 slots, 173 table games, 500 hotel rooms, a 3.000-seat entertainment venue, six restaurants, and a food hall.
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City Receives Bally's $40M Upfront Payment For Chicago's 1st Casino

Smoke-Free Gaming Area Coming To Downtown Las Vegas

Plaza hotel-casino CEO announced this week that four renovation projects are being launched at the resort on Main Street. The first of them is a smoke-free gaming area. Other additions include a Pinkbox Doughnuts shop, a shaded outdoor bar and a second-floor rooftop patio outside Oscar's Steakhouse.
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Smoke-Free Gaming Area Coming To Downtown Las Vegas

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

Work gets underway on south suburban casino, with promise of jobs, millions in revenue

Six months after the casino received initial approval from state gaming regulators, construction is getting underway. Most of the work is taking place below ground. The project will create about 600 construction jobs. It is expected to create 800 permanent jobs once finished. A 70,000-square-foot casino will feature 1,350 slot machines and 56 table games. The casino could be ready for customers by late summer or early fall of next year, with a 252-room hotel to follow in 2024. Poarch Band of Creek Indians decided not to build a temporary casino.
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Work gets underway on south suburban casino, with promise of jobs, millions in revenue

Steelers Casting A 'Big Net' In Search For Slot Answers Following Key Departures In Offseason

Pittsburgh Steelers lost JuJuice Smith-Schuster and Ray-Ray McCloud in the off-season. They signed Gunner Olszewski, George Pickens and Calvin Austin III in place of them. Mike Tomlin is also trying to find a replacement for them in his team's slot. He is happy with the players he has in mind.  Tomlin: "You need all types, particularly in today's game, for matchup purposes" in order to succeed. The Steelers are also experimenting with Chase Claypool and Anthony Miller in their slot, as well as with practice squad member AnthonyMiller.
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Steelers Casting A 'Big Net' In Search For Slot Answers Following Key Departures In Offseason

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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Wind Creek Breaks Ground For Suburban Cook County Casino In Illinois

Las Vegas shop sells 'corpse water' after body found in a barrel in Lake Mead during drought

The water bottle with the name 'Lake Mead Corpse Water' was created by Charlie Hanks, the owner of Blaspheme Boutique in Las Vegas. It is not from Lake Mead, which has seen its water levels decrease over the past three decades. The shop has been open for a year and has a dark magic and fantasy theme. A man's body was found in a barrel at the bottom of Lake Moselm on May 1. Las Las Vegas strip was once dominated by mob-run casinos. Hank's shop is selling the water bottles to boost the online presence. She doesn't want to make light of the fact that there are dead bodies in the lake.
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Las Vegas shop sells 'corpse water' after body found in a barrel in Lake Mead during drought

Chicago City Council Approves Bally's $1.7bn Casino Plan

Chicago City Council approved Bally's $1.7bn casino plan 41-7 on Wednesday. The final step is for the Illinois Gaming Board to approve the casino. Alderman Brendan Reilly questioned the revenue projections of the project.
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Chicago City Council Approves Bally's $1.7bn Casino Plan

Chicago City Council approves Bally’s $1.7 billion casino in River West

Chicago City Council approves Bally’s $1.7 billion casino in River West. The vote followed a frenzied week of casino votes at City Hall. Mayor Lori Lightfoot thanks labor leaders for helping her deliver a Chicago casino after decades of "futility". . The Illinois Gaming Board must approve the deal. It was a schedule without precedent for a City council. it was on Monday, recessed, and then the Bly”s plan was muscled through.
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Chicago City Council approves Bally’s $1.7 billion casino in River West

Who's left out of the casino?

The city council approved a plan to offer Chicago's sole casino license to Bally's Corporation. Brian Hopkins, Anthony Beale, Ed Burke, Ray Lopez, Byron Sigcho-Lopez, Brendan Reilly, and Michele Smith voted against the proposal. Sophia King recused herself from the vote. The proposal will now go to the Illinois Gaming Board for approval. If approved, the new casino-resort and entertainment complex will be constructed at the Chicago Tribune’s Publishing Center in the River West neighborhood. Construction is expected to be completed in 2025. Baly's plans to operate a temporary casino at Medinah Temple in River North neighborhood in meantime.
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Who's left out of the casino?

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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Illinois Casino Revenue Surges To $122 Million For April

Column: Dogs on the run no match for growing casino industry

Waukegan and Kenosha will not build a gaming casino. The Menominee tribe tried to open a casino at the Kenoza County greyhound track in 2015, but it was rejected by the governor. Full House Resorts won the contest for the Waukeshian site. It plans a $500 million gaming palace on 32 acres in the Fountain Square entertainment corridor. The industry's first quarter of the year brought in more than $5.3 billion from gamblers. There will be only two greyhounds racing tracks left in America by end of year.
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Column: Dogs on the run no match for growing casino industry

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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Hard Rock Piles Up $372M In First Year Of Operations In Indiana

U.S. casinos see best month ever

American Gaming Association reports that U.S. casinos won more than $5.3 billion from gamblers in March. The previous record was July 2021 at $4.92 billion. Three states set quarterly revenue records to start this year: Arkansas, Florida and New York. The report also includes details about how much casinos paid to state and local governments in 2021. Atlantic City's casino revenue is still not recovering from the 2008 financial crisis. It's estimated that it will be $53 billion in the year 2021, up 21%.
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U.S. casinos see best month ever

US casinos had best month ever in March, winning $5.3B

American Gaming Association reports that U.S. casinos won more than $5.3 billion from gamblers in March. Three states set quarterly revenue records to start this year: Arkansas, Florida and New York. Atlantic City's casino economy is still struggling. The association also released its annual State of the States report on Wednesday. It shows that commercial casinos paid a record $11.69 billion in direct gambling tax revenue to state and local governments in 2021.
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US casinos had best month ever in March, winning $5.3B

Bally’s Officials Interacting with Residents About Chicago Casino

Bally's Corporation is planning a casino and hotel in the River West of Chicago. The development has raised concerns among several citizens. Bally’s officials have been interacting with the citizens about the development. The project will produce over 3,000 construction jobs with similar permanent jobs. It will be targeting areas with high unemployment rates. There are also concerns about safety and security. They will collaborate with Chicago police.
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Bally’s Officials Interacting with Residents About Chicago Casino