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Hard Rock to Announce Proposal for Rockford Casino


Saturday, July 13, 2019

Hard Rock International will present its proposal for a casino in Rockford, Illinois early next week. News about the company’s plans to enter the state’s casino market come shortly after Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed into law a gambling expansion bill that, among other things, authorizes the addition of up to six new casinos around ...

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GiG Suspends Sports Betting in Sweden after SEK3.5 Million Fine


Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) has moved to suspend its sportsbook on its in-house brands Rizk and Guts in Sweden after the company was slapped a SEK3.5 million (more than $370,000) fine by the Swedish Gambling Authority for providing local gambling customers with the chance to bet on sporting events that featured a majority of ...

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PokerStars Eyeing Swiss Online Gambling Market Entry


Monday, July 1, 2019

PokerStars, the flagship brand of online gambling giant The Stars Group, is looking for ways to continue to operate in the Swiss gambling market after its reorganization. Switzerland’s new Money Gaming Act took effect on January 1, 2019, paving the way for the nation’s 21 land-based casinos to operate online casino games and betting ...

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Macquarie to Ban Gambling Transactions on Its Credit Cards


Thursday, June 27, 2019

Australian bank Macquarie has announced plans to ban gambling- and lottery-related transactions on its credit cards, the Australian Financial Review reports. The changes are set to take effect on July 1. Under those, any transactions that are classified as gambling under the merchant codes will be blocked when a card holder tries to conduct ...

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DraftKings Fined in New Jersey over Self-Exclusion Failures


Sunday, June 23, 2019

Sports betting operator DraftKings has recently been sanctioned by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement after self-reporting a glitch related to its “cool-off status” feature, which enabled customers who self-excluded from gambling to continue betting. The malfunction occurred between October 24 and November 16, 2018 before DraftKings discovered it. The company promptly reported ...

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Eldorado Seeks Permanent License for Atlantic City’s Tropicana Casino


Tuesday, June 11, 2019

The New Jersey Casino Control Commission will today review the application of gaming and hospitality company Elorado Resorts for a permanent license for the operation of the Tropicana Atlantic City hotel and casino resort, local news outlet The Press of Atlantic City reports. The commission is holding a meeting today at 10:30am local time ...

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Online Casino Supplier Nektan Announces New CFO Appointment


Monday, June 3, 2019

Online gambling technology platform and services provider Nektan today announced the appointment of a new member of its senior management team. Simon Hay will join the company as its new Chief Financial Officer from June 17, 2019, it became known. Mr. Hay boasts more than two decades of experience in accountancy and consultancy. He ...

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Nuvei to Buy Teddy Sagi’s SafeCharge for $889 Million


Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Nuvei has agreed to purchase Teddy Sagi-owned SafeCharge in the latest major deal in payment solutions sector US payments technology firm Nuvei Corp. has made an all-cash offer to buy British online payment processing company SafeCharge International Group Ltd. amid a massive wave of consolidation in the sector. SafeCharge is majority-owned by Teddy Sagi, who currently ...

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Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa Seeks 1,200 New Employees


Saturday, May 18, 2019

Hard Rock’s Tampa property nears completion of $700 million expansion, seeks 1,200 staffers to fill newly created positions Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Tampa, Florida has begun the search for 1,200 new full- and part-time employees as the property is nearing the completion of a $700 million expansion that kicked off last spring. ...

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iSoftBet Expands in Portugal with Casino Solverde Deal


Friday, May 10, 2019

iSoftBet lands strategic deal with CasinoSolverde.pt to expand its presence across the Portuguese online gambling space Developer and supplier of online casino games iSoftBet has agreed to provide its full library to Portuguese gambling wesbite CasinoSolverde.pt, news emerged today. The deal will enable the casino operator to diversify its offering and the provider to cement ...

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EveryMatrix to Power the German Revival of Mybet


Sunday, April 28, 2019

As mybet is approaching its relaunch, it has picked EveryMatrix and its GamMatrix platform to power its return to the German betting space Provider of a wide variety of solutions for the online gambling industry EveryMatrix has recently announced that it would power the entire new back-end of online gambling operator mybet. The German Internet ...

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RedKings Online Poker, Betting Products Bite The Dust


Monday, April 8, 2019

RedKings announced last week that it is closing two of its products amid growing competition in the online gambling field and regulatory pressure The operator said in a statement published Thursday on its official website that it has decided to shut its online poker and betting operations. RedKings’ casino product will remain operational, it also ...

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Delaware North Cuts Ties with West Virginia Betting Partner


Sunday, March 31, 2019

Delaware North parted ways with its wagering partner after unexpected sports betting outage at its two West Virginia casinos Casino operator Delaware North is ending its contract with its sports betting partner after its two land-based casinos in West Virginia and its mobile betting app suddenly went offline on March 6 and have not been ...

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Sands Bethlehem Buyer Gets Key Approval for Planned Rebrand


Friday, March 15, 2019

Bethlehem planning officials approve change of the ore crane sign of Sands Bethlehem ahead of the casino’s sale to Wind Creek Hospitality The Bethlehem Planning Commission gave Thursday the green light to a proposed plan for a change of the iconic ore crane sign that bears the name Sands Bethlehem informing visitors that they are ...

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Bet365 Sets Foot in New Jersey; On Track for Summer Sports Betting Launch


Monday, March 11, 2019

British online gambling powerhouse bet365 has secured its physical presence in New Jersey as part of its planned expansion into that state, news emerged last week The company has recently signed a long-term office lease for nearly 19,000 square feet of space at Two Greentree Center in Marlton, New Jersey. Marlton is a census-designated ...

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Elon Musk’s Boring Company Is Coming to Las Vegas


Thursday, March 7, 2019

Las Vegas is betting big on an Elon Musk-backed means of transportation as the city is looking to advertise itself to a diverse public of potential visitors News emerged Wednesday that the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority has recommended that an Elon Musk-backed enterprise be awarded a contract to develop and operate an express ...

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Greece Opens Bidding Process for Hellinikon Casino Resort


Saturday, February 23, 2019

Greek gambling regulator publishes a call for tenders for operators interested to obtain a casino license for the Hellinikon mega-resort The bidding process for the development of a casino as part of a larger integrated resort set to be located at the site of the former Ellinikon International Airport near Athens has finally begun after ...

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Parx Owner’s Mini-Casino Proposal Gets March 25 Public Hearing


Friday, February 15, 2019

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board today announced that it has set a March 25 public input hearing to collect testimony on the proposed establishment of a mini-casino near Shippensburg Township The mini-casino project is being pitched by Greenwood Gaming and Entertainment, Inc., known to be the owner of Parx Casino in Bensalem. Greenwood submitted its ...

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Dover Downs Shareholders to Vote on Twin River Merger Next Month


Monday, February 11, 2019

Dover Downs stakeholders to vote on proposed merger with fellow casino company Twin River at a special meeting on March 26 Dover Downs Gaming & Entertainment shareholders will vote on the company’s proposed merger with Twin River Worldwide Holdings, Inc. at a special meeting next month, the two gaming and entertainment operators announced in a ...

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Kazuo Okada’s Battle to Regain Holding Takes Hit in Tokyo Court


Thursday, February 7, 2019

Businessman Kazuo Okada’s crusade to recover holding company from a group led by his son Tomohiro that ousted him in the summer of 2017 has taken another hit A Tokyo court has ruled that a trust agreement signed by Mr. Okada’s son Tomohiro and daughter Hiromi in the spring of 2017 and later on used ...

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Renovation at SLS Las Vegas Progresses with Casino Upgrades and New Mexican Dining Concept


Wednesday, January 30, 2019

SLS Las Vegas lifted the curtain on a $100 million makeover at a special event held Tuesday at The Sayers Club Updates to the gaming floor, hotel rooms, and a new fast-casual Mexican restaurant concept will all be part of the ongoing $100 million renovation at the hotel and casino resort, it became clear yesterday. ...

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