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18th June
New York mobile sports betting approved by Senate but legalisation unlikely
The New York State Senate has approved a mobile sports betting bill. However, there is little confidence the bill will be written...
17th June
Eldorado sells three properties to Century and Vici for $385m
Eldorado Resorts has agreed to sell its Mountaineer Casino Racetrack and Resort, Isle Casino Cape Girardeau and Lady Luck Casino Caruthersville...
17th June
Esports Entertainment partners with owners of Philadelphia 76ers and New Jersey Devils
Esports Entertainment has partnered with the majority owners of both NBA team the Philadelphia 76ers and NHL team the New Jersey...
17th June
Delaware sports betting revenue 34% down month-on-month for May
Sports betting revenue in Delaware fell 34% month-on-month for May, totalling $406,293. Overall handle fell slightly but remained more or less consistent...
13th June
DoJ delays Wire Act implementation until at least 2020
The Department of Justice (DoJ) is delaying implementation of its Federal Wire Act opinion until at least 2020, according to a...
12th June
Amelco USA President: Long-term sportsbook benefits more important than big-name brands
In an industry where instant gratification is paramount, a gambling company’s speed can be its greatest asset. Not speed to market, as...
11th June
Catena US exec: RotoGrinders acquisition was a good move for Better Collective
Catena Media US General Manager Michael Daly has welcomed "healthy" competition from European affiliates moving into the US market. Better Collective recently...
11th June
Sports betting drives US casinos to record year for 2018
US commercial casino gaming revenue reached an all-time high of $41.7bn for 2018; a 4% rise. The American Gaming Association (AGA) announced...
11th June
New York sports betting set for summer launch after approval
The New York Gaming Commission has approved regulations to allow sports betting at four of the state’s casinos. The Commission had voted...
7th June
Caesars and Eldorado merger talks edge closer
Varying reports have surfaced over a potential merger between Caesars Entertainment and Eldorado Resorts. In March, the two casino operators opened M...
6th June
Catena Media enters "multiple agreements" after Pennsylvania launch
Affiliate Catena Media has officially launched within the state of Pennsylvania. Considered a market leader, Catena specialises in M & A, having...
6th June
Worldpay Gaming MD: US market has “tremendous confidence” in favourable Wire Act outcome
Gambling Insider has previously written about the benefits of foresight. While we will always claim (after the event) our favourite team could...
6th June
West Virginia latest state to announce sports betting delay
West Virginia lottery officials have announced its sports betting app will be delayed, due to the lengthy process it will take...
5th June
Analysis: Wire Act reinterpretation’s credibility stripped at first genuine hurdle
I have a big announcement to make: I’m going to start calling chicken meat. It isn’t generally considered meat, rather poultry,...
4th June
Federal Judge: Wire Act will only apply to sports betting
New Hampshire has won its lawsuit against the Department of Justice (DoJ), with a Judge issuing a 60-page opinion concluding the...
4th June
New casino to be built in Chicago
Chicago will benefit from Illinois’ planned gambling expansion through the building of a new casino. The city holds just over 2.7 million...
3rd June
Illinois Senate approves sports betting bill
A bill legalising sports betting has been approved by the Senate in Illinois, with Governor J. B. Pritzker expected to sign...
3rd June
William Hill remains patient over US merger after failed Caesars talks
Gambling Insider understands William Hill is still open to a US merger, after it held failed talks with Caesars Entertainment over...
31st May
MGM Resorts cuts 557 positions in final stage of strategic layoffs
In the last wave of contract terminations, part of the MGM 2020 plan, MGM Resorts International has eliminated 557 positions in...
31st May
Indiana sports betting may be delayed, according to Gaming Commission Director
Sports betting in Indiana may not be ready for September, despite a law being approved earlier this year to legalise it. Indiana...
30th May
Pennsylvania regulators approve $1.3bn sale of Sands Bethlehem
The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) has approved Wind Creek Hospitality’s purchase of the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem, with the $1.3bn...
30th May
Nevada’s April revenue drops 2% to $936m, despite 32% sports betting rise
Total gaming revenue in Nevada declined for the fourth straight month, totalling $936.5m in April, a 2% year-on-year decrease. Figures released by...
30th May
Three Massachusetts casinos support mobile sports betting
MGM Springfield, Plainridge Park Casino and Encore Boston Harbor have expressed their support for stand-alone mobile sports betting to be approved...
29th May
A tale of two states: Tennessee and Louisiana’s contrasting approach to sports betting
Four hundred and forty one miles separate the states of Tennessee and Louisiana. In between them sits Mississippi – and not just...
29th May
SugarHouse becomes first in US to debut IMG Arena live streaming
Rush Street Interactive’s SugarHouse online sportsbook has become the first US sportsbook operator to launch IMG Arena’s live streaming service. Rush Street...
29th May
Wynn Resorts will not appeal $35.5m fine
Wynn Resorts has agreed to pay a $35.5m fine issued to the company by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC), despite disagreeing...
29th May
Sports betting bill rejected in Louisiana
A bill aiming to legalise sports betting in Louisiana has been rejected by the House Appropriations Committee. Bill S153 would have regulated...
28th May
Exclusive: Former Aristocrat CEO joins Scientific Games as Special Advisor
Gambling Insider understands Jamie Odell, former CEO of Aristocrat Leisure, has joined fellow supplier Scientific Games as Special Advisor to the Chairman...
28th May
Tennessee becomes first US state to legalise online-only sports betting
Tennessee Governor Bill Lee has legalised sports betting within the Volunteer State, despite repeatedly expressing his opposition to gambling. The Tennessee Sports...
28th May
Better Collective acquires RotoGrinders, plans “largest US sports betting affiliate”
Better Collective has acquired 60% of RotoGrinders’ total shares for $21m, with a view to acquiring the remaining 40% between 2022...
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