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$20 million LOTTO 6/49 ticket sold in Scarborough

Lotto 649 draw on Saturday ended with a person in Ontario winning $11 million. The winning ticket from the July 9 jackpot was sold in Scarborough. Two second-prize winning tickets valued at $121,811.40 each were also sold. Another lucky person bought an ENCORE ticket worth $100,000 in Mississauga.
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Someone Won The $11 Million Lotto 6/49 Jackpot

The winning ticket for the Saturday April 30, 2022 LOTTO 6/49 jackpot worth $11,036,139 was sold somewhere in the Prince Edward / Hastings County region. A ticket sold in Scarborough won the LOTT 6-49 Guaranteed $1 million prize in last night's draw. LOTto 6's players in Ontario have won over $13.6 billion in prizes since 1982.
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A Maine TikTok Star Wins Social Media Award In Las Vegas

Adam Libby from Maine has 1.6 million followers on TikTok and 14 million likes on YouTube. He was born with Down Syndrome. Last week he was a winner at the Cheer Choice Awards at MGM Grand Casino & Hotel in Las Vegas. Adam won in the cooking category for his Tik Tok and YouTube videos during the pandemic.
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Police: Meadville man creates disturbance at casino

Michael V. Feleppa, 44, is an autistic support teacher and head football coach at Cochranton High School. He was charged with disorderly conduct for the incident 10:40 p.m. Dec. 22 inside the Presque Isle Downs Casino. A summary level charge of disorderly Conduct was filed by state police against Feeleppa on Dec 23. On Dec 30, he was issued a summons to appear before Magisterial District Judge Brian McGowan in Erie County on March 1.
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Carnival, Royal Caribbean Lift Smoking Ban in Cruise Ship Casinos

Carnival and Royal Caribbean Cruise Line have lifted restrictions on indoor smoking. The ban was introduced to combat the spread of the Omicron coronavirus variant. Passengers playing at gaming tables and slot machines are allowed to smoke temporarily. Royal Caribou has designated areas of its casinos on most ships. Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruise will lift all mask mandates for fully vaccinated passengers starting on March 1.
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Smoking in Casinos Allowed Again on Carnival and Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines

Carnival and Royal Caribbean banned casino smoking last month. The ban was in response to the contagious omicron variant. Starting this week, smokers will be free to smoke again in casinos on Carnival Cruise Lines and on Royal Caribou. Regent and Oceania are also relaxing their mask requirements. The cruise line Cruises Critic is keeping an ongoing list of which lines are relaxing the mask policies.
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The Lotto Max Winning Ticket For The Latest $30 Million Jackpot Was Sold In Ontario

The Lotto Max winning ticket for the latest $30 million jackpot was bought in Toronto. The winner has been notified of their win via email. It's the second time in a row that the winning lottery ticket was sold in Ontario. The last time the lottery's grand prize was won was for draw a few weeks back on January 18, 2022. That ticket had been sold online through the OLG website.
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The Lotto Max Winning Ticket For The Latest $30 Million Jackpot Was Sold In Ontario

Strict Regulation, High Taxes: How Would A Casino Work In Hawaii?

Hawaii has considered many gambling proposals over the last three decades. The Legislature has ordered studies on all those forms of gambling. All the proposals failed. This year, several lawmakers are back with measures to allow a single casino in Waikiki and regulate online sports betting and online fantasy sports games. House Vice Speaker John Mizuno says the measures won't pass because 2022 is an election year. The House is up for reelection. Hawaii is one of two states that prohibit all forms. of gaming. It is hoping to convince people that heavily regulated gambling can be a healthy source of revenue.
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Rolling the dice on casino plans

The Shinnecock Indian Nation wants to build a casino on its land. The neighbors of the reservation oppose it. Gov. Kathy Hochul is pushing to grant three downstate commercial casino licenses. The tribe's members live on the Hamptons reservation. They argue they deserve a full-scale casino license.
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Local lotto player claims $1.7 million prize

A Missouri Lottery player in Farmington, Missouri, won a $1.7 million jackpot for the Dec. 22 drawing. The winner has come close to winning before by matching five of the six numbers. Lotteries have generated more than $7 billion for state and public education since 1986. In the last fiscal year, players in St. Francois County won more $13.9 million in total lottery prizes.
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Lotto player claims $1.7 million prize

Lotto player in Farmington, Missouri, won a $1.7 million jackpot for the Dec. 22 drawing. Lottery proceeds make up approximately 3-4% of the state’s funding for public education. Since 1986, 267 Lotto jackpots have been won by 267 winners. In the last fiscal year, players in St. Francois County won more than $13.9 million in total Lotteries prizes.
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NY Lawmakers Call for Issue of Casino Licenses

NY lawmakers want the state to issue downstate casino licenses this year. The state's gaming industry witnessed the launch of mobile sports betting recently. It is believed that the digitalization and the expansion of land-based property would be of significant benefit to the New York State.
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$1.7 million Lotto ticket sold locally

The winner of the $1.7 million jackpot from the Dec. 22 drawing is from Farmington, Missouri. The ticket was bought at Convenience Barn 2, 1750 W. Columbia St. in Farminton. Lottery officials encourage the winner to sign the back of his or her ticket and keep it in a safe place until they're ready to claim.
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$1.7 million Lotto ticket sold in Farmington

$1.7 million Lotto jackpot was won by a Farmington, Missouri, ticket holder. The jackpots reset to $1 million for Saturday's drawing. Lottery officials encourage the winner to keep the ticket safe until he or she claims the prize. He or her can choose to receive the jackpupil in one lump sum payment or in 25 annual payments.
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Penn National fined by Pa. Gaming Control Board

Penn National Gaming Inc. was fined $57,500 for allowing self-excluded individuals to access and gamble on its websites. The second fine was for the Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course in Dauphin County. PID LLC, operator of Presque Isle Downs and Casino near Erie, was also fined for violation of the Governor’s COVID-19 Safety Order regarding alcohol service.
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Pennsylvania regulator fines three operators a total of $150K

Mountainview Thoroughbred Racing Association, which manages the Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course, was fined $57,000. Presque Isle Downs and Casino, as well as Chester Downs & Marina, the operator of Harrah's Philadelphia Casino and Racetrack, were fined a total of $150,00. Failings involved self-exclusion, underage gambling and alcohol service. The PGCB’s Office of Enforcement Counsel and three casino operators approved consent agreements. It was to prevent spread of Covid-19.
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New Gaming Venues Approved, Others Are Fined And Reducing Slots

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board fined three casinos for violations of regulations and gave a green light for opening of a mini-casino in Berks County and an OTB race and sportsbook in Chester County. It also approved two casinos’ plans to reduce their number of slot machines and heard one casino outline an intensified program to prevent gamblers from leaving children unattended. October represented a record $89 million month for table games revenue at the brick-and-mortar casinos and $200 million for slots revenue.
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Gambling Legislation Updates in New York and Maryland

The New York Gaming Commission is looking for proposals of interest for up to three new casinos in the New Yorkers' area. In Maryland, the Lottery and Gaming Control Commission has given approval for sports betting licenses to two more casinos.
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Gambling Legislation Updates in New York and Maryland

Help Wanted: PA Gaming Report Reveals Post-COVID Hiring, Diversity Woes

Pennsylvania casinos have rehired thousands of employees since COVID-19 forced the industry to reduce its labor numbers by more than a third. Before Covid, Pennsylvania’s 12 casinos employed about 17,000 people. Three new properties have since opened, but collectively, their workforce dropped to 9,883 in June 2020. A year later, June 2021, 60% of the casino workforce had returned, with 13,870 employees.
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Monthly Pennsylvania Gaming Revenue Tops $400 Million for Second Straight Month

Monthly Pennsylvania Gaming Revenue Tops $400 million for second straight month. The combined total revenue in April 2021 generated from all forms of gaming regulated by the Board was $404,105,692. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, all casinos were closed during the entirety of April 2020, so no revenue was generated by slot machines, table games or retail sportsbooks. Video Gaming Terminals were also not in operation last April.
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Gaming Control Board Reports June Revenue

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board reports that the total revenue in June 2021 was $388,892,795. The Board is providing a comparison of this year's revenue against that of June 2019 when Covid-19 restrictions were not in place and casinos operated for the entirety of the month. The chart compiles all revenue generated in 2021 by casinos, fantasy contests and video gaming terminals operated by other vendors.
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Harkins reappointed Democratic chair of House Gaming Oversight Committee

Harkins was reappointed Democratic chair of House Gaming Oversight Committee. He is excited to be returning at a time when state gaming revenue is setting new records. Presque Isle Downs and Casino reported a 40% increase in casino revenue since last summer. The gaming industry funds many critical areas, from property tax relief to seniors’ programs to local government services. It also provides contributions to the state”s General Fund.
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Retail Casinos Just Saw Best Month Ever In PA, But Can They Sustain It?

July was the best month for Pennsylvania's casinos. They made a record $309.8 million on slots and table games. Live! casinos in Philadelphia and Westmoreland County made $31.7 million. The 12 casinos open in July 2021 as July 2019 reaped $278.1 million last month. That's a 0.6% increase from two years ago. The state's gaming industry is booming due to the growth of iGaming and sports betting.
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Gamblers Flock Back To PA Casinos Without Increasing Internet Betting

July saw a 27.6% drop in sports betting in Pennsylvania. However, the number of gamblers who bet on casinos increased. The Hollywood Casino York mini-casino opened last week. In July, there are now 15 casinos in the state. In June, 14 casinos earned $260.5 million. July's revenue from land-based casinos was $309.8 million, while in July of 2019, it was only $276.1 million due to the addition of Live! casinos. It was the first month since COVID-19 was lifted that all restrictions within casinos were lifted for the entire month.
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Smoking returns to Pennsylvania casinos after 1-year ban

Smoking is allowed in designated areas on the gaming floor in Pennsylvania casinos. The ban was lifted at the end of last month. All of the state casinos were closed during the COVID-19 shutdown in May 2020. Pennsylvania's casinos brought in $413,182,161 in 2021. PennLive will have a casino guide later this month to let readers know what restaurants, poker rooms and entertainment venues have reopened at Pennsylvania’s 14 casinos and other information about each facility.
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Retired truck driver wins $311K lottery jackpot

Retired truck driver wins $311K lottery jackpot. J. Ned Paffile worked as a long-haul trucker for his family's produce farm all his life. He won the jackpots on the Idaho Cash game drawn on March 21. Pafile will use the money to fix his house and buy an old-fashioned lever action rifle.
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Pennsylvania Online Casino Revenue Hits Record $98.6M

Pennsylvania online casino revenue hit a record $98.6 million in May. Hollywood Casino grew its revenue to a new record of $41 million. Rivers-Philadelphia lost market share, Valley Forge Casino held onto the third place for the 13th consecutive month. Wind Creek was the biggest winner among the small operators. Mohegan's revenue and market shares fell for third consecutive months.  
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Pennsylvania Casinos To Close Again Starting Dec. 12

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf ordered all casinos to close again starting Saturday, December 12th. The order goes into effect at 12:01 a.m. on Monday, January 4th 2021. All 40 truck stop video gaming terminallocations are also shuttered on the same schedule.
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Best Slot Machines in Pennsylvania

There are 25,760 slot machines at the 12 live casinos in Pennsylvania. Online slots are legal in the Keystone State. There are hundreds of live slot titles and games specially developed for apps and websites.
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One day after Pa. casino execs send a letter to Wolf pushing to stay open, he shuts them down

Gov. Tom Wolf ordered the temporary shutdown of entertainment industry for the remainder of 2020 and into early 2021. The number of positive COVID-19 cases continues to climb in Pennsylvania. Nine gaming executives representing their respective casinos in the commonwealth wrote to Wolf asking him to keep casinos open. Penn National Gaming said it has adhered to the guidance from Wolf’s administration, the Pennsylvania Department of Health and the Gaming Control Board”s CO VID- 19 protocols. The closure of Penn‘s casinos will affect 18,000 employees and thousands of business partners.
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