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BMM to drive Tribal Regulatory “Road Trip”

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BMM Testlabs has confirmed it will host a complimentary Tribal Regulatory "Road Trip" Symposium for regulators and operators on August 8-9, 2017.   The complimentary informational event will be hosted by Morongo Tribal Gaming Agency at the Morongo Casino, Resort and Spa in Cabazon, California. BMM's Director Tribal Gaming and NIGA Board Member, Jodi DiLascio said: "BMM is excited to host the...

FTC moves against DraftKings FanDuel merger

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The proposed merger between Daily Fantasy Sports giants DraftKings and FanDuel hit its first major snag last month as the US’ Federal Trade Commission (FTC) took steps to block the move.   In an official release announcing its decision, the FTC pointed to the fact that a merger between the two DFS operators would result in a single business cornering 90...

SportAD debuts fantasy sports in Resorts Casino

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SportAD, has teamed up with Resorts Digital Gaming to launch the first licensed, real-money fantasy sports game for the US casino industry.   Resorts Digital Gaming - the online arm of Resorts Hotel Casino, the first casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey – will promote the game under its brand “FastPick”. SportAD claims its unique matchup-based sports game enables Resorts to enter...

iDEA reports on success of iGaming legislation

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The legal online gaming industry is generating tax revenue, adding jobs, and spurring technological innovation, with little of the negative impact, according to a report sponsored by a newly-formed trade association, iDEA, for the US igaming industry.   In their paper: “Economic Impact of New Jersey Online Gaming: Lessons Learned,” researchers Alan Meister of Nathan Associates, and Gene Johnson, of Victor...

Scientific scores New Hampshire Lottery contract

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Scientific Games Corporation has signed a new, four-year contract to provide instant games and additional services to the New Hampshire Lottery.   The New Hampshire Lottery, the first U.S. state lottery and one of the nation’s most successful lotteries, has partnered with Scientific Games since its first instant game launch in 1975, and for the last 10 years the company has...

Trump’s AG rumoured to be eyeing federal igaming ban

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Amidst ominous revelations of Trump's anti-igaming donors, rumours from Capitol Hill suggest US attorney general Jeff Sessions is preparing to make good on his promise to “revisit” a federal ban of online gambling.   Only two months into his new role as US attorney general, and Alabama senator Jeff Sessions is reportedly gearing up for a federal assault on online gaming...

FlowPlay sets out philosophy ahead of innovative GiGse

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At the upcoming GiGse (26th – 28th April, Marriott Marquis Marina, San Diego), FlowPlay and other social casino providers will be presenting on a session around how land-based casinos with established brands can leverage white-label social casino technologies. In the lead-up to GiGse, FlowPlay, CEO, Derrick Morton expands on the session, what it means to be a 'good corporate citizen’ and...

West Virginia introduces new online gaming bill

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West Virginia becomes the seventh US state to introduce online gambling legislation in 2017, although its chances of going the whole hog could be slimmer than its allies.   Bill 3067 entered the House of Delegates early March with the intention of bringing the Mountain State up to par with Nevada Delaware and New Jersey by allowing established gaming facilities to...

Greentube partners with Mount Airy for social casino

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Mount Airy Casino Resort, Pennsylvania’s first AAA Four-Diamond casino resort, has announced a partnership with iGaming solutions developer, Greentube.   Pennsylvania’s Mount Airy Casino Resort has teamed up with Greentube to create a custom social casino platform using Greentube Pro, Greentube’s private label social casino solution. Through the partnership, Mount Airy and Greentube will create a customized digital gaming platform that mirrors...

Iowa Lottery extends contract with Scientific Games

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The Iowa Lottery has continued its systems and instant games contracts with Scientific Games following record lottery sales for state programs in 2016.   The industry leading developer, Scientific Games Corporation, has confirmed its gaming systems contract with the Iowa Lottery has been extended for two additional years, and its instant games contract for one additional year. The company will continue to...

Paddy Power turns to Trump in an undersporting 2017

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Paddy Power pushes its political betting odds during 2017 with a focus on Donald Trump to make up for lack of major sporting events this year.   A year of no major sporting tournaments is normally bad news or bookmakers, but for one creative odds-bod 2017 offers another way to keep people betting. Despite political betting - and Donald Trump in particular...

GiGse to deliver 40 hours of disruption in 2017

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This year’s GiGse symposium will feature 40 hours of what has been described by Clarion as ‘constructively disruptive thinking and debate’.   Delegates attending the 2017 GiGse symposium in San Diego (26 -28 April) will benefit from over 40 hours of what Clarion’s Head of Content, Ewa Bakun, described as ‘constructively disruptive thinking and debate’. With C-Level delegates drawn from gaming...

Will The Donald turn up trumps for online gaming?

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With a former casino owner in the White House it’s tempting to start celebrating the imminent liberalisation of US gaming laws. Our guest writer Warwick Bartlett, CEO of Global Betting and Gaming Consultants, warns that this  is far from a foregone conclusion.   It is hard to believe that a candidate for president of the United States has previously owned casinos...

US casino industry pushes for sports-betting at G2E

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It wasn’t just promo girls and slot machines at this year’s Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas – where the US casino trade set its sights squarely on the legalising of sports-betting.   The casino trade’s annual Global Gaming Expo (2016) in Las Vegas may have boasted the year’s  latest and greatest in terms gaming product, but it was the legalisation of...

New trends forecast US online gambling revenue through 2020

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US online gambling is growing slowly, but new trends are now suggesting higher compounded growth rates into 2020   An increasing amount of analytical research is now helping to bring to light several trends taking place in the US online gambling industry, ultimately leading to more accurate revenue forecasts within the next three years. As reported by Gambling.org, two such trends include...

IGT to launch Canada’s first omni-channel progressive jackpot

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In collaboration with the British Columbia Lottery Corporation, International Gaming Technology is delivering Powerbucks, North America's first omni-channel progressive prize pool jackpot.   International Game Technology and the British Columbia Lottery Corporation announce the Canadian debut of IGT's Powerbucks, North America's first omni-channel progressive prize pool jackpot. Powerbucks links the jackpot pool from the land-based Powerhits slot games at BCLC's 33...

Delaware continues its winning streak with yet another record month in July

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The First State nearly doubled its iGaming earnings in July, compared to same month last year.   Online gambling operators in the state of Delaware had their best month on record in July since the state’s market launch in 2013. The First State’s three online gaming operators managed to earn $281,000 in the 31 days of July – just shy of double...

Daily Fantasy Sports in California – flunked for 2016?

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Prospects for regulated DFS in California seemed rosy at the beginning of the year, but as the deadline for draft legislation approaches – there’s still silence from the senate in Sacramento. Any imminent prospect of legislation regulating Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) in the state of California seems now to be all but extinguished, with the state’s legislature due to adjourn...

Maryland drafts consumer protection rules for DFS operators

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Daily Fantasy Sports operators have welcomed new regulatory plans in Maryland which will see a range of fresh consumer protections for DFS players put in place.   New proposals set out by comptroller Peter Franchot include age limits for DFS participants, a ban on third-party scripts, rules forbidden DFS employees to take part in the games and a system of demarcation...

Massachusetts signs new tax-free DFS regulations into law

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In a slightly unconventional move for the state, Massachusetts lawmakers have voted almost unanimously to allow DFS operators to offer their services without licensing fees or any new taxation of any kind.   Massachusetts has become the latest in a string of US states to officially legalise DFS, following hot on the heels of New York, Colorado and Pennsylvania.   The regulations allow...

Court ruling strikes blow for New Jersey sports betting

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The cause for Sports betting in New Jersey faced a setback on Tuesday, as the U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals moved to uphold the prohibition of sports gambling in the state by a 10-to-2 vote.   The court ruled that the state’s 2014 attempt at legalizing the practice violated the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA), the 1992 federal...

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