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US ‘Following Closely’ Arrest of Union Members Protesting Laid-Off Casino Workers in Cambodia

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Concern over arrests The US Embassy in Cambodia has expressed its concern over the arrests of NagaWorld union members protesting on behalf of workers that NagaWorld Casino in Phnom Penh laid off. The US Embassy in the Cambodian capital warned via Twitter on Tuesday that it was following the situation “closely.” We are following closely the troubling ...

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Arizona Sports Betting Debut Smashes US Records as First Revenue Results Finally Arrive

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ADG finally releases results Arizona retail and online sports betting has come out of the blocks smoking, leaving broken US records in its wake, as the Arizona Department of Gaming (ADG) finally reported revenue results for the market’s first two months. The state’s nine mobile operators and two retail venues reported more than $777m in wagers ...

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Arkansas Could Have Mobile Sports Betting by the Super Bowl After Regulator Approves Rules

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Rules favor casinos The Arkansas Racing Commission (ARC) has paved the way for online and mobile sports betting to launch in the state by the Super Bowl. The ARC voted unanimously to green-light rules for Arkansas off-casino digital sports wagering in a lengthy Thursday meeting, with 51%, two-skin provisions in place. Arkansas News journalist Caleb Taylor shared ...

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Kambi Deepens US Footprint via Deal to Power Affinity Interactive’s Digital, Retail Sports Betting

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Multi-year partnership Sports betting supplier Kambi Group plc has deepened its US footprint after inking a multi-year partnership to power gaming operator Affinity Interactive’s upcoming digital and retail sports betting platform, DRF Sports. DRF Sports will launch with Kambi’s sportsbook online in Iowa before rolling out in other legal and regulated US states in 2022 and ...

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Betfred Boss Declares Title Race ‘All Over’ and Pays Out Early on Manchester City to Win the EPL

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‘Celebrate with champagne’ Betfred boss Fred Done told Blues fans to “go out and celebrate with champagne on New Year’s Eve” after he announced the UK-based sportsbook would be paying out early on Manchester City to win the English Premier League (EPL). Done announced the news live on Betfred TV Wednesday just hours ahead of City’s ...

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Police Seize Around $15m, Arrest 42 in Raid on Illegal Gambling Den in Pattaya, Thailand

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Officers arrest 42 Police in Thailand have seized tables, card sets, and gambling chips worth around ฿500m (US$15m) and arrested 42 people after a raid on a hotel room in Pattaya, The Thaiger reports. Officers also seized firearms from the dealers during the Tuesday raid which took place at about 8:30pm. The Pattaya News posted images from ...

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Thorn in the Mob’s Side, ‘Ultimate Gaming Champion’ Senator Harry Reid Passes at 82

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AGA’s Miller paid tribute Senator Harry Reid — a man hailed as the “ultimate gaming champion” by AGA president and CEO Bill Miller — has passed away at the age of 82. Following Reid’s passing on Tuesday, the AGA took to Twitter to share Miller’s statement, which paid tribute to the Senator’s “unparalleled impact on ...

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Barstool Sports Takes Another Hit as Arizona Bowl Becomes the Latest College Bowl Game Cancelation

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Number of games called off For sports bettors, the cancelation of a number college football games is a major end-of-year mood damper. The cancelation of the Barstool Sports Arizona Bowl announced Monday evening, however, is a yet another significant body blow to the eponymously named sportsbook that pumped millions of dollars into sponsoring it. Barstool Sports ...

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Las Vegas’s First Mob-Built Casino the Flamingo Celebrates Its 75 Anniversary

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Strip’s oldest still-operating resort The oldest still-operating resort on the Las Vegas Strip and Sin City’s first mob-built casino, the Flamingo Las Vegas Hotel & Casino, has turned 75. Emmy Award-winning journalist Kayla Astrinos shared news of a KTNV half-hour tribute to the Flamingo as it celebrated its 75th anniversary on Sunday. Tonight is the night! Tune ...

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