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02, Saturday June 2018

DraftKings enters the legal NJ sports betting market; partners with Resorts Casino

Boston-based daily fantasy sports contest provider, DraftKings, has entered the sports betting industry, namely the New Jersey market, having reportedly partnered with the first casino hotel in Atlantic City, Resorts Casino Hotel, on Friday morning. The Associated Press (AP) reports that DraftKings is one of a handful of companies that have moved quickly to capitalize […]

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01, Friday June 2018

Japanese prefecture joins push for casinos

The latest region possibly interested in vying for one of the three highly sought-after integrated casino resort licenses that could soon be made available for Japan is home to Tokyo’s Disneyland. Proponents of Chiba, a Japanese prefecture located about 40 km southeast of the center of Tokyo on Tokyo Bay, or about 30 minutes by car […]

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01, Friday June 2018

Federal regulators give green light to East Windsor casino

After last month when Connecticut legislators were reportedly advised not to allow MMCT Venture to open its satellite casino in the community of East Windsor prior to its receipt of official approvals from the United States Department of the Interior (DOI), federal regulators have now reportedly made it possible for the operators of Mohegan Sun and […]

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31, Thursday May 2018

Arkansas AG finally approves casino ballot

Leslie Rutledge (pictured), Arkansas Attorney General (AG), who is notorious for turning down more than 60 initiatives for building casinos in this state, finally gave in – it was announced last week, that she approved four ballot measures, one of them for building a casino in Russellville.  The group who put the ballot forward, Driving […]

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31, Thursday May 2018

Pennsylvania GCB passes first sports betting regulations

Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board has determined a set of regulations concerning sports wagering within the state, after its representatives passed a decree in a meeting last Wednesday. According to betting framework in the works, casinos will be able to apply for licenses to engage in sports betting services. However, setting up a physical sports book […]

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30, Wednesday May 2018

Japan considers extending Diet session to pass casino bill

In Japan, the government and its coalition partners are reportedly considering extending the current 150-day regular Diet session to either the end of June or early July in an effort to ensure the passage of important bills on labor reform and casinos, including the Integrated Resorts (IR) Implementation Bill, prior to the June 20 deadline. […]

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30, Wednesday May 2018

The future of sports betting; Interview with AG Burnett – Pt II

Additional reporting by K. Morrison This is part two of a two-part series wherein we interview AG Burnett, former Chairman of the Nevada Gaming Control Board (NGCB) and now a partner in the Gaming & Administrative Law Group McDonald Carano. In part one, we introduced Mr. Burnett and got his thoughts and feelings on a […]

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30, Wednesday May 2018

MGM Resorts acquires Empire City Casino in NY for $850m

American global hospitality and entertainment company, MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM), announced Tuesday that together with its real-estate investment trust, MGM Growth Properties LLC (NYSE: MGP), it has agreed a deal that will see it purchase Empire City Casino in New York for $850 million. According to the official press release, MGM Resorts would pay a […]

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30, Wednesday May 2018

Pragmatic Play partners with Italy’s StarCasino

Online casino games developing platform, Pragmatic Play, has announced its latest collaboration with StarCasino.it, an Italian-based branch of the Bettson Group brand. Per the contract, Pragmatic Play will lend its entire suite of reel games to the online offering. Via the integration, the Italian brand’s customers will have access to a significantly expanded spread of games, […]

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29, Tuesday May 2018

The future of sports betting; Interview with AG Burnett – Pt I

Additional reporting by K. Morrison When New Jersey filed briefs with the Supreme Court on the future of sports betting last August, many legal experts predicted that the conservative court would rule in favor of Gov. Christie and strike down the Bradley Act as unconstitutional. After Gov. Christie left office, the action was renamed for […]

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