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Downtown Las Vegas' Fremont St. Casino Brings a Big Name to the City

Las Vegas casinos have had the market cornered on sportsbooks in the state thanks to a 2015 law that banned daily fantasy sports operators in Nevada. It took until 2021 for DraftKings and FanDuel to file for a gaming license. The NGCB doesn't expect DraftKing's application to be heard during next May's bi-monthly meetings.
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Told Nevada Gaming Control Board probe of Resorts World’s President Scott Sibella expected to go away quietly.

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NFL's Las Vegas Raiders appoints former Nevada Gaming Control Board chair Sandra Morgan as new president

NFL's Las Vegas Raiders appoints former Nevada Gaming Control Board chair Sandra Morgan as new president
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Nevada Gaming Control Board Chair confirmed as keynote speaker of UNLV's Gaming Regulation International Policy Summit

Nevada Gaming Control Board Chair confirmed as keynote speaker of UNLV's Gaming Regulation International Policy Summit

History of 10 famous casinos around the world

Gambling has been a part of human civilization since 2300 BC China. Baccarat was the first game played in modern-day casinos. Italy had the world's first casino, which was sanctioned by government decree in 1638. The global casino and online gambling industry has a market size of $231 billion and employs north of 1 million people. OLBG looks at the history behind the most famous casinos and lists 10 that made an indelible mark.
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Nevada Flooding Disrupts but Doesn't Halt Vegas Strip Casinos

Heavy rains in southern Nevada caused flooding on the Las Vegas Strip. Circa Sportsbook in downtown Las Las was open during the deluge. The business was not affected by the flooding. Some areas had to be closed for repairs and clean-up. The financial impact of the floods is not expected to affect the casino industry. It is the latest challenge for businesses that have had the lingering impact from the pandemic and now a sudden flood.
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Nevada Flooding Disrupts but Doesn't Halt Vegas Strip Casinos

Louisiana casino revenue drops 9.7% year-over-year in June; land-based venue only winner

Louisiana Gaming Control Board reported overall gaming revenues in June at $265 million. Most of it came from the state's 15 riverboat casinos, which produced $151 billion in revenue for June. The only positive monthly variation was Caesars' land-based property, Harrah's New Orleans Casino, with $21 million in revenues. Rancinos reported the largest monthly decline with an 8.3% decline. Baton Rouge's three riverboats earned a combined $22.5 million for the month, up from $ 22.2 million from May. Online and retail sportsbooks reported $132.4 million, a 22% drop from last May's figure. Mobile operators took 86% of the bets made in Louisiana.
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Louisiana casino revenue drops 9.7% year-over-year in June; land-based venue only winner

Las Vegas Strip Casinos Hit by Flash Flooding

Flash flooding has damaged several casinos on the Las Vegas Strip and caused significant water damage. Caesars Palace and Planet Hollywood were also affected by the downpours. Las Las Vegas Valley is under a flash flood warning as of Friday morning. Strong storms are expected to cause further damage over the weekend. Nevada Gaming Control Board announced that the state's gambling operators generated over $1.28 billion in revenue in June.
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Onlinecasinoinfo.eu is an independent resource created by a dedicated team of casino enthusiasts. They provide honest and reliable reviews on the best European online casinos. All the casino sites listed at Onlinecasinosinfo are licensed and regulated by the gaming authorities in their respective European countries. They are also powered by reputed software providers like Mircrogaming, NetEnt, Yggdrasil, Thunderkic, Playtech and Evolution Gaming.
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Decision On Nittany Mall Mini-Casino On Hold Until Mid-Autumn

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board will hear arguments on the pending license for a mini-casino near State College at its October 19, 2022 meeting. The Cordish Companies has a lawsuit pending in Commonwealth Court over its claim that the gaming board improperly accepted the Category 4 licensing bid from Ira Lubert on Sept. 2, 2020.
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Decision On Nittany Mall Mini-Casino On Hold Until Mid-Autumn

Impending demise of Fiesta Henderson opens opportunities for smaller casino operators

Impending demise of Fiesta Henderson opens opportunities for smaller casino operators. Joe DeSimone and Tim Brooks are hoping to buy the closed Fiesta. Red Rock Resorts will not reopen the two North Las Vegas casinos that had been closed since March 2020. The company will sell the sites after demolishing the buildings and "reposition the land". It will also build Durango Station near the 215 Beltway in the southwest valley.  Red Rock acquired the Fiesta in 2001. It is spending $172.4 million to acquire 126 acres at the corner of Las Las Vites Boulevard and Cactus Avenue.
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Impending demise of Fiesta Henderson opens opportunities for smaller casino operators

Pennsylvania casinos reach new record for gambling revenue

Pennsylvania casinos set new annual record for gambling revenue. The state's casinos won more than $5 billion in the 12 months through June 30. Online gambling, in its fourth year, grew again to pass $1.2 billion. Sports betting added $325 million in revenue to the state. Pennsylvania is No. 1 in tax revenue from gambling.
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Gambling revenue in Pennsylvania tops $5 billion for first time ever

It's the first time revenue figures have eclipsed the $5 billion mark. The previous high for gaming revenue and tax revenue in a fiscal year was during 2020/2021. Table games revenue increased by a record amount. iGaming, Sports Wagering, iGambling and Video Gaming Terminal (VGT) markets also increased.
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Gambling revenue in Pennsylvania tops $5 billion for first time ever

Pennsylvania casinos reach new $5 billion record for gambling revenue

Pennsylvania's gambling revenue rose above $5 billion for the first time. The rebound continues after pandemic-related shutdowns sapped casino revenue in 2020. Online gambling, in just its fourth year, grew again to pass $1.2 billion. Sports betting added $325 million in revenue. Pennsylvania legalized both sports betting and online gambling in 2017.
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Pennsylvania casinos reach new $5 billion record for gambling revenue

Pa. casinos take in $5B over 12 months

Pennsylvania set a new annual record for gambling revenue. The state's casinos won more than $5 billion in the 12 months through June 30. Online gambling, in its fourth year, grew again to pass $1.2 billion. Sports betting added $325 million in revenue to the state. Pennsylvania is No. 2 in commercial casino revenue behind Nevada.
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Pa. casinos take in $5B over 12 months

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Stardust Casino is available in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. It was created by the FanDuel Group to replace Betfair in the US. The brand takes its name from the Stardust casino in Las Vegas. Boyd Gaming owns the free-play Stardus social casino.
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Michigan gambling revenue has raised $2.5 billion since 1997

Since 1997, Michigan has donated $2.5 billion to the School Aid Fund from gambling revenue. The Michigan Gaming Control Board is proud to collect wagering taxes on legal, regulated gaming. Online gaming and sports betting will be legal in Michigan on January 22, 2021. . . The Lawful Internet Gaming Act, Lawfully Sports Betting Act and the Fantasy Contests Consumer Protection Act will take effect on December 20, 2019.
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Michigan gambling revenue has raised $2.5 billion since 1997

Strip casinos drive Nevada to post 15th consecutive $1B+ month in best May ever while locals markets see a dip

Nevada gaming venues posted $1.3 billion in gaming revenue for May. The Las Vegas Strip posted its highest-ever revenue of $731.5 million. Downtown Las Las Vegans posted a win of nearly $78.9 million, up more than 5%. Table, counter and card games win for the month was up 10% Y-o-Y to $430 million and slot machine win was at $870.1 million with a 7% win percentage. Online sportsbooks took in $397.6 million in bets, with revenue up by almost 24% to almost $16.4 million from May 2021.
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Strip casinos drive Nevada to post 15th consecutive $1B+ month in best May ever while locals markets see a dip

Experts: Efforts to ban smoking in Atlantic City casinos wouldn’t succeed in Nevada

New Jersey is considering a ban on smoking in Atlantic City casinos. Nevada has just two casinos that are smoke-free. The industry is the biggest employer of jobs in Nevada. Last year, Atlantic city reported $4.7 billion in gaming revenue. More than $1.36 billion came from New Jersey's regulated internet casino sites. Gaming revenue in the market has been in a 16-year freefall. It hit a low of $2.56 billion last year. In 2006, it was $5.2 billion.
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Experts: Efforts to ban smoking in Atlantic City casinos wouldn’t succeed in Nevada

Detroit casinos report flat $108M revenues during May; only MGM Grand up from prior-year

Detroit's three casinos made $108.7 million in May. MGM Grand Detroit was the month's leader in revenue with 46% market share. MotorCity Casino Hotel had 32%, and Hollywood Casino at Greektown had 22%. MGM’s monthly gaming revenue was up 8.3% from a year ago to $50 million. Table games and slots generated $116.86 million, while retail sports betting produced revenue of $1.87 million during May, up 37%.
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Detroit casinos report flat $108M revenues during May; only MGM Grand up from prior-year

High 5 Games Receives iGaming License in Pennsylvania

High 5 Games has received an Interactive Gaming Manufacturer License from the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board. The company plans to launch in the Keystone State this month. High 5 has 12 games already approved for the market and more in pipeline. The games include Secrets of the Forest, Dangerous Beauty, Golden Knight and Midnight Eclipse.
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High 5 Games Receives iGaming License in Pennsylvania

High 5 Games Secures iGaming License in Pennsylvania

High 5 Games has received an Interactive Gaming Manufacturer License from The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board. The developer's most popular titles include Dangerous Beauty, The Green Machine Deluxe, Secrets of the Forest, and Golden Knight. High 5 has stated that more games are underway for 2022.
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Record $1.3B collected by Nevada casinos for the month of May

Nevada casinos have brought in more than $1 billion for the fifteenth consecutive month. The Strip profited from special events that attracted large audiences. For the first five months of 2022, statewide gaming income increased by more. than 22.6 percent over 2021. Revenue from casinos on the strip has increased 40.2 percent since 2021 when it reached a record-high of USD 7 billion.
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Record $1.3B collected by Nevada casinos for the month of May

Are Online Bitcoin Legal?

Online gambling sites accept virtual money for betting fun. Curacao-based regulators approved them in 2014. Bitcoin prices are all over the place in 2022.
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Nevada casinos’ win again tops $1 billion

May gaming win passed $1 billion for Nevada casinos. The Las Vegas Strip saw the biggest increase with $731.5 million. Carson Valley Area saw a 1.4 percent increase in win to $12.3 million, while game and table win was up 55 percent to almost $179,000. In Washoe County, North and South Lake Tahoe, win is down. Churchill County saw 9 percent decrease in total win. Harry Reid International Airport had its third busiest month all-time. Baccarat win increased 24 percent over a year ago to $134. 4 million as international travelers returned.
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Nevada casinos’ win again tops $1 billion

Strip, downtown casinos propel Nevada’s 15th straight billion-dollar revenue month

Strip casinos reported $731.5 million in gaming revenue for May. It's the market's highest-ever total for the month. May is Nevada's 15th straight month of $1 billion or more in gambling winnings. The state's $3 billion in total gaming revenues was 5.7 percent higher than the $2.23 billion recorded in May 2021. Special events, including the Canelo Alvarez-Dmitry Bivol championship boxing match, the Electric Daisy Carnival and two high-profile concerts – Pearl Jam and the Eagles – drove large crowds to the Strip.
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Strip, downtown casinos propel Nevada’s 15th straight billion-dollar revenue month

Nevada casinos post 15th straight month of $1B in winnings

Nevada casinos won $1 billion or more in May. It's the 15th consecutive month of that. Clark County casinos raked in more than $ 1.1 million. Strip casinos made more $731 million in the same month. Downtown casinos earned nearly $79 million, up from $75 million for May 2021.
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Nevada casinos post 15th straight month of $1B in winnings

Gaming Regulation International Policy Summit Las Vegas to be held in September by UNLV's ICGR

The International Center for Gaming Regulation (ICGR) at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas announced the program dates for the Gaming Regulator International Policy Summit (GRIPS) - North America. The conference will take place from September 11-16, 2022, in Las Las. It is intended to offer gaming, casino, and sports wagering professionals an in-depth opportunity to learn the latest regulatory and operational best practices.
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Gaming Regulation International Policy Summit Las Vegas to be held in September by UNLV's ICGR

10 Best Online Casinos in Canada for Real Money Gambling and Huge Wins

Ontario became the first place in the Great White North to legalize online casino games and grant online casinos with a local license. Offshore platforms are not banned in Canada, but it's risky to play at a website regulated by some foreign jurisdiction. Expert work has brought out the best online gambling sites in Canadian.
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Shippensburg University receives state grant to educate students on gambling addiction risk

Shippensburg University will receive a $42,532 state grant to educate its students on the risk of developing a gambling addiction. 75% of college students have gambled in the last year. 6% in U.S. college kids have a serious gambling problem. Research shows that teenagers and college-aged adults are more impulsive and at higher risk for developing gambling disorders. The most recent research estimates that 6%. college student have gambling problems. It can result in psychological difficulties, unmanageable debt and failing grades.
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BetMGM and Evolution open new live dealer studio in Michigan

BetMGM and Evolution have opened a new live dealer studio in Michigan. The studio allows players to interact with a live dealers at blackjack, roulette, and baccarat tables. April set a record for online casinos in the state. The state's commercial and tribal operators reported $163.1 million in online gaming receipts and online sports betting in April. This week BetMgm and PokerGO are hosting the BetmGM Poker Championship and a $25K freeroll tournament in Pokergo Studio at ARIA Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.
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Serious sanction for Station Casinos

Red Rock Resorts Incorporated will pay $80,000 fine for past glitches in the sportsbook at its Red Rock Resort property. The settlement was agreed with the Nevada Gaming Control Board regulator two weeks ago and approved yesterday by the five-member Nevada gaming commission.
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IAGR releases conference program for IAGR2022

The International Association of Gaming Regulators has released the program for its annual conference, taking place in Melbourne, Australia from 17 to 20 October. The program is available on IAGR’s website. This year”s speakers include: Michael Morton, Senior Policy Counsel, Nevada Gaming Control Board, Fran Thorn, Chair, Victorian Gambling and Casino Control Commission, Earle Hall, VC, International Gaming Standards Association & CEO @ AXES.ai, Andrew Rhodes, CEO, G gambling Commission United Kingdom, Professor Sally Gainsbury, Director, Brain and Mind Centre, University of Sydney, Stephen Bryan, QC, Special Manager for the Melbourne Casino Operator and Paul Buck, the CEO of Epic Risk Management.
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Native American tribes bring fresh energy and time-tested traditions to Las Vegas hospitality

The San Manuel tribe bought the Palms Station. Cynthia Kiser Murphey is the tribe's general manager. She is a gaming veteran who worked for MGM Resorts International for 20 years. The tribe renovated the entire back-of-house area for its team members. 50% of former Palm's employees returned when the resort reopened. The resort opened in 2001. It has some of the most popular features. Its restaurants are still open. They include Scotch 80 Prime and Mabel’s BBQ by celebrity chef Michael Symon. Employees are flown out to the Yaamava” property regularly to experience other Sanmanese practices.
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Native American tribes bring fresh energy and time-tested traditions to Las Vegas hospitality

Pennsylvania casinos see revenue up 8% to $448M in May, led by Hollywood Casino at Penn National

Pennsylvania casinos see revenue up 8% to $448M in May, led by Hollywood Casino at Penn National. The top five casinos are Parx Casino, Valley Forge Casino Resort, Wind Creek Bethlehem, Rivers Casino Philadelphia and Rivers. Sports betting is also performing well despite a slow summer season. The state industry has been reported as performing good despite the slow season, with revenue slightly down from the previous month’s results. According to Pennsylvania”s regulator, total tax revenue generated collectively through all forms of gaming was $181.6M during the month.
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Pennsylvania casinos see revenue up 8% to $448M in May, led by Hollywood Casino at Penn National

Pennsylvania Casinos Warn Gambling Parents: Don’t Leave Children in Cars

A woman left her 2-year-old and 11-month- old children in a cold car at Lady Luck Casino in Pennsylvania. The state's Gaming Control Board is trying to prevent similar incidents. More than 400 children were left in cars in the last 17 months in 16 Pennsylvania casinos. Casinos are installing infrared cameras and putting stern signs in parking lots.   If a parent leaves their children alone in casinos, they could be arrested and banned from the casinos' property.
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Wind Creek Bethlehem OK'd To Reduce Slots On Casino Floor By 655

Wind Creek Bethlehem gets state approval to reduce the number of slot machines on its gaming floor by 655. The renovation process is expected to take place over the next 10 months. The state has a 54% tax rate on slots. Several of Wind Creek's counterparts have already obtained approval. They were allowed to go smaller without losing revenue. It's because of the post-COVID restrictions. There are currently 2,318 slot machine authorized machines in the Pennsylvania casinos. Only about 70% of them are used when the casino is busiest.
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Wind Creek Bethlehem OK'd To Reduce Slots On Casino Floor By 655

Las Vegas Casinos Get Key Covid Mask Decision

The National Football League draft in Las Vegas was one of the biggest crowds in the city since the covid pandemic. The pandemics had literally shut down the Las Vegans and even when it reopened, things were not normal. Now, the pandeman has flared up again and some venues in Vegas have decided to bring back indoor mask mandates.
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Nittany Mall Casino Doesn't Mean the Downfall of Happy Valley

There was a data breach at MGM Resorts affecting 30 million customers. The population of the United States is 332 million people. The data breaches at Home Depot and MGM are not common. Nelson Worldwide is planning a mini-casino at the Nittany Mall. He has never stayed at an MGM Resort. It's odd that almost 10% of U.S. population could be affected by a breach.
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Nevada regulator recommends license approval of Legends Bay Casino in Sparks; venue to open in August

Legends Bay Casino will open in August. The state's Gaming Control Board recommended licensing approval for the venue. It will make a final decision on June 23. Legends Bay will be the first from-the-ground-up casino development in the Reno-Sparks metropolitan area in more than two decades.  The 40,000-square-foot casino will have 660 slot machines and 10 table games, 300 employees and a sportsbook operated by Derek Stevens’ Circa Sports.
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Nevada regulator recommends license approval of Legends Bay Casino in Sparks; venue to open in August

Indy Gaming: ‘Economic challenges’ keeping five Clark County casinos closed into 2023

Five casinos in Southern Nevada are not going to reopen. The economic downturn is keeping the doors locked. Red Rock Resorts spends $2.1 million every three months to keep the properties operational. The Southern Nevadans produced a gaming revenue record of $1.17 billion in March. It is expected to be higher in the first four months of 2022. There are also concerns about the impact of inflation and high gas prices. For now, the three companies have written off any reopening plans. They are still required to pay state license fees and certain slot machine and table game taxes.
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Indy Gaming: ‘Economic challenges’ keeping five Clark County casinos closed into 2023

Spin City Trio Sentenced For Role In Illegal Gambling Operation

The Michigan Gaming Control Board has stepped up its efforts to put an end to illegal gambling operations in recent years. This past week, three people were sentenced to jail time, probation and community service for their role in operating an illegal betting operation.
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Spin City Trio Sentenced For Role In Illegal Gambling Operation