Entain Shares Plunge as MGM Says it Won’t Make Another Takeover Offer

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Entain Plc’s (OTC:GMVHY) US-listed shares are tumbling Tuesday. That’s after MGM Resorts International (NYSE:MGM) said it won’t revise its acquisition proposal for the British bookmaker. ...

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WPT Restarts Live Poker at Hard Rock Hollywood This Week, But is It Safe?

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The World Poker Tour’s (WPT) Lucky Hearts Open main event kicks off on Thursday at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida – the first major tournament on US soil since the start of the pandemic. It’s also the first WPT event since the tour cancelled its entire live calendar last ...

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More Than COVID Keeping Mega Millions and Powerball Jackpots From Getting Bigger

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On Wednesday, Powerball holds its 36th drawing since the multi-state lottery produced a jackpot winner. That four-month span, according to the Multi-State Lottery Association that operates the game, represents its longest dry spell ever. ...

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Sports Betting in Brazil to Launch Next Year Ahead of 2022 World Cup

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Brazil legalized sports betting back in December of 2018. It will be more than three full years before the first legal wager is placed. ...

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Nevada Casinos on Alert with State Counter Terrorism Center as Biden Inauguration Approaches

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Las Vegas casino security officials remain on watch this week, with Joe Biden’s Wednesday inauguration and residual concerns about potential pro-Donald Trump protests in Nevada and nationwide. ...

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SJM Grand Lisboa Palace Could Be Swift EBITDA Driver

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SJM Holdings’ Grand Lisboa Palace is forecast to be a quick contributor to the operator’s bottom line. SJM Holdings’ Hotel Lisboa in Macau. ...

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Positive earnings prediction for coming Grand Lisboa Palace

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In Macau and local casino operator SJM Holdings Limited is reportedly expected to generate approximately $257 million in aggregated annual earnings next year from its coming Grand Lisboa Palace development. According to a report from Inside Asian Gaming, this forecast from American credit ratings behemoth Fitch Ratings Incorporated was included in an assessment that ...

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Grand Korea Leisure Company Limited extends casino closures to February 1

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In South Korea and casino operator Grand Korea Leisure Company Limited has reportedly announced that it is to keep its three-strong chain of Seven Luck Casino-branded venues shuttered until February 1 owing to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. According to a report from GGRAsia, the Seoul-headquartered firm’s foreigner-only casinos inside the Millennium Hilton Seoul, Intercontinental ...

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Wynn Resorts Limited inks WynnBet sportsbetting alliance for Iowa

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American casino operator Wynn Resorts Limited has announced that its WynnBet mobile-friendly sportsbetting innovation will soon be available to punters in Iowa following the signing of a deal with smaller compatriot Elite Casino Resorts. The Las Vegas-headquartered firm used an official Friday press release to detail that its WynnBet service launched last year and ...

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Las Vegas Strip’s Latest Shooting Leaves Man in Critical Condition

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A man was hospitalized in critical condition in a shooting on the Las Vegas Strip outside the Venetian Resort on Monday, police said. ...

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Sega Sammy Reduces Workforce, Focuses on Japan Integrated Resort Casino

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Sega Sammy, an amusements company invested in arcade and video games, as well as pachinko machines, is reducing its workforce. Sega Sammy is ...

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Carl Icahn Cancels Trump Plaza Implosion Auction, Boys & Girls Club Loses $175K

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Trump Plaza in Atlantic City is scheduled for implosion next month. But an auction to push the implosion button has been called off by the property’s owner, Carl Icahn. ...

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MGM Springfield, Plainridge Park 2020 Gaming Revenue Nearly Half of 2019 Win

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MGM Springfield and Plainridge Park saw their gross gaming revenues (GGR) nearly halved in 2020 compared with their 2019 numbers. COVID-19 has wreaked ...

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New York Yankees Sign DJ LeMahieu to 6 Year $90 Million Contract

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The second baseman for the New York Yankees, DJ LeMahieu, has quickly become one of the best Major League Baseball players of his time from both the dish with his bat as well as the diamond with his glove. After approximately a dozen seasons with either a 1 or 2 year deal, the big ...

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Thailand may soon consider whether to legalize casino gambling

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The Prime Minister of Thailand, Prayut Chan-O-Cha (pictured), has reportedly announced that his administration may look into legalizing casino gambling as a way of helping the nation of 67 million people to control the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. According to a Saturday report from the Bangkok Post newspaper, Thailand has recently been experiencing ...

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iSoftBet expands European footprint via latest GAP partner Tech4Bet

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Czech developer of slot games for online casinos Tech4Bet has joined iSoftBet‘s rapidly growing content aggregator platform, giving it a “perfect route to market” with leading online casinos worldwide. The new partnership will see the game developer’s titles made immediately available with leading Czech online operator, Sazka, a subsidiary of Pan-European lottery and sports ...

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Intertops Poker heeds the call of the wild in latest online slots extra spins promotion

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Intertops Poker is set to offer yet another extra spin deal this week. This time around, the online gaming site will be offering up two popular Betsoft titles featuring an animal theme. Stampede Slots and Primal Hunt will be highlighted, offering players plenty of extra spins after making a small deposit. Details of the ...

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New bill in Virginia General Assembly could increase sports betting licensing opportunities in the state

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Last week, HB 1847 was pre-filed in the Virginia General Assembly. If passed, this measure would increase the number of licenses available in the state regarding sports betting. The industry is set to start this month in Virginia, and the new bill will not stop this from happening. The state still needs to approve ...

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JACK Management Team Acquires Two Ohio Casinos From Dan Gilbert

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Billionaire businessman Dan Gilbert is out of the Ohio casino businesses after reportedly selling his JACK Entertainment to the company’s management team last month. ...

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Pragmatic Play and Reel Kingdom partnership produces new video slot Emerald King Rainbow

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Pragmatic Play has further enhanced its Reel Kingdom collaboration with the addition of its latest title, Emerald King Rainbow, which is jam-packed with features and wins of up to 20,000 times the stake. It’s back to the Emerald Isle for more shenanigans in this high volatility 3×5 video slot with 20 paylines. The Irish-themed ...

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Caesars in Jeopardy of Losing License for Unfinished South Korea Integrated Resort

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Caesars Entertainment is on the clock to complete its Midan City integrated resort project on Yeonjong Island in South Korea or risk losing its license. ...

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Pact Bolsters California Racing Purses by $15M, Horse Owners Eye Sports Betting for More

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California horse racing received a major boost last week after several key stakeholders reached an agreement on a purse enhancement program. Quick (left), ...

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NY Times Report Indicates John Dowd Pushing Trump to Pardon Billy Walters

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The New York Times reported Sunday that as the Trump Administration counts down its final days, a “lucrative market for pardons” has emerged as lawyers and others connected with President Trump have used that access to cash in and offer their access to people seeking pardons. ...

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Texas’s Tidy Finances Could Weigh on Casino Efforts

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In the domestic casino industry, Texas is the golden goose. For operators yearning to develop gaming properties in the Lone Star State problematic is the state’s sturdy fiscal position. ...

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Shooting at Casino Parking Lot Near Las Vegas Strip Leaves Man Hospitalized 

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Las Vegas police this weekend were investigating a shooting at a casino parking lot that left one person hospitalized, according to a published report. ...

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Century Casinos Lengthens Closure of Poland Properties Through January 31

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Less than three weeks after announcing another temporary closure of its Poland gaming venues, Century Casinos said those properties will remain closed through Jan. 31. ...

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Porn Baron Larry Flynt Catches Break in Bid to Change California Gaming Law

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A federal judge in Sacramento sided with porn publisher and card room owner Larry Flynt in his legal fight against the a that prevents California gaming licensees from owning interests in out-of-state casinos. ...

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Play’n GO adds to diverse portfolio with latest video slot Miner Donkey Trouble

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Multiple features, a strong narrative, and immersive gameplay are what players can look forward to experiencing in Swedish developer Play’n GO‘s latest title, Miner Donkey Trouble. Be ready to unearth some big wins in this high volatility, 5-reel, 7-row cascading video slot, where the action centers around an old-time gold miner and his high-kicking ...

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Travel to a spooky fairground with Kalamba Games’ new Ducks Till Dawn online slot game

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When you think of the fairgrounds, you think of bright lights, colorful games, and fun rides. For Kalamba Games, the online slot developer has decided to go in a slightly different direction with its latest game, Ducks Till Dawn. The developer took the fairground theme and gave it a spooky feel in this new ...

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Score Media CEO John Levy Says Company in ‘Pole Position’ for Canadian Sports Betting

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As Score Media and Gaming Inc. announced its 2021 fiscal year first-quarter results this past week, the Canadian-based publicly traded company also kept an eye on the future. That not only means single-game betting in its home and native land but a listing on a US stock exchange as well. ...

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Affinity Gaming Merging with New SPAC, Seeks More Casino, Leisure Deals

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Affinity Gaming, the owner of the Silver Sevens Casino in Las Vegas, is merging with a newly formed special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) and plans to pursue addition consolidation opportunities following that marriage. ...

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No Winner Friday, So Mega Millions Grows to $850M, Saturday’s Powerball Worth $640M

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The Mega Millions jackpot keeps growing. No one matched all five numbers and the Mega Ball in Friday’s drawing, and that means Tuesday’s jackpot is worth an estimated $850 million. ...

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Woman Tries to Kill Date Who Only Brought $5 to Casino Restaurant: Authorities

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A North Las Vegas woman angry that her friend only brought $5 to a date at a local casino restaurant is due in court this month, authorities said. She is accused of trying to burn down his apartment and kill him. ...

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Elite Quarterbacks Add Extra Layer to NFL’s Divisional Playoffs Betting

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MVP quarterbacks will add a little extra juice to the betting on this weekend’s four NFL divisional playoff games. Aaron Rodgers, the presumptive MVP after winning the award in 2011 and 2014, will lead the Green Bay Packers against the visiting Los Angeles Rams in Game 1 on Saturday. In Game 2, 2019 MVP Lamar ...

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Gaming1 is going on a quest with new Faëlorn: Wild Heroes video slot

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After finishing last year by releasing its Robo Santas’ Factory video slot, Belgian online casino games developer Gaming1 has now returned to announce the launch of its new five-reel Faëlorn: Wild Heroes innovation. The Liege-headquartered firm used an official Wednesday press release published by European Gaming Media and Events to describe its latest video ...

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Go behind bars with the new San Quentin xWays video slot from Nolimit City Limited

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Maltese online casino games developer Nolimit City Limited is inviting online casino aficionados around the world to ‘serve 25 to life’ by enjoying its new five-reel and 243-ways-to-win San Quentin xWays video slot. Headquartered in the Valletta suburb of Gzira, the firm used an official Tuesday press release to detail that its latest mobile-friendly ...

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New Jersey Online Gaming Operators That Try and Prevent Player Withdrawals to Face Penalties

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Some online gaming operators in New Jersey have engaged in the practice of trying to prevent players from withdrawing their funds. The state’s top gaming regulator says such marketing schemes must stop. ...

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Revenue Slump, Layoffs Mark Difficult Year for Louisiana Gaming Industry

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Slammed by hurricanes and COVID-19, the Louisiana gaming industry lost nearly a billion dollars in 2020 compared to the previous year. The industry also shed thousands of jobs. ...

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Casino opposition group gets underway in Japan

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In Japan and members of the Constitutional Democratic Party have reportedly convened the first meeting of an internal group that is to intensively lobby against the granting of the nation’s inaugural trio of integrated casino resort licenses. According to a report from Inside Asian Gaming, the Casino Problem Countermeasures body held its maiden summit ...

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High Speed Victorville, California to Las Vegas Rail Line Targeted for Spring Construction Start

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Construction on a high-speed rail line connecting Victorville, Calif. to Las Vegas could begin this spring. A high-speed train cuts through the desert ...

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Sheldon Adelson Buried in Jerusalem, Netanyahu Honors ‘Great Jewish Patriot’

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Sheldon Adelson was laid to rest Friday at a small private funeral on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem. The billionaire casino mogul died Tuesday of complications related to treatment for non-Hodkinson’s lymphoma. He was 87. ...

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Rockets Send James Harden to Nets in Four Team Blockbuster Trade Agreement

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As the 2020 – 2021 season of the National Basketball Association began last December James Harden has been nothing but a huge distraction and constant headache for the Houston Rockets. After demanding a trade from Houston Harden finally got what he wished for. On Thursday, January 14th, 2021 the Brooklyn Nets and the Houston ...

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British horseracing industry suffers fresh government disappointment

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In the United Kingdom and the horseracing industry has reportedly been told that the government has no intention of launching a formal review into the nation’s Horserace Betting Levy before the end of the year. According to a Thursday report from the Daily Mail newspaper, British horseracing has already lost an estimated £300 million ...

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Restrained return for Chilean casinos following coronavirus closures

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The collection of eleven private and state-run casinos in Chile reportedly chalked up aggregated gross gaming revenues of $5.9 million last month and paid roughly $1.8 million in combined taxes. According to a Wednesday report from SBC Americas, casinos in the South American nation began re-opening from November 19 after being closed some eight ...

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Pessimistic prediction for Melco Resorts and Entertainment Limited

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Prominent financial services firm Moody’s Investors Service Incorporated has reportedly warned that Asian casino operator Melco Resorts and Entertainment Limited could see its consolidated debt rise by about 14.7% over the next twelve to 18 months to top $7 billion. According to a report from Inside Asian Gaming, the American giant made the prediction ...

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Melco Resorts Debt Could Swell to $7 Billion Warns Moody’s

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Melco Resorts & Entertainment (NASDAQ:MLCO) could see its debt burden balloon over the next 12 to 18 months. That’s as the pace of recovery in the world’s largest casino center remains lethargic. The company is one of the six concessionaires in the special administrative region (SAR) of Macau. ...

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Washington State Turns to Sports Betting for New Tax Revenue

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A bill in Washington has been introduced to expand sports betting. At this time next year, people in Washington might be able to ...

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Playtika Soars After IPO Priced Above Expected Range

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Mobile gaming company Playtika (NASDAQ:PLTK) is surging in its first day of trading after its initial public offering (IPO) was priced well above estimates. ...

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