Sunday, March 31, 2019
Two more casinos in Pennsylvania are seeking sports-betting licenses. The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board said Friday that Mount Airy Casino Resort and Mohegan Sun Pocono have applied for licenses.
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‘What the U.S. can learn from the European Sports Betting Market… And Why It’ll Be Totally Different This Time’ is the topic of a Tuesday afternoon panel led by Clarion Gaming at next week’s NIGA tribal gaming expo in San Diego. The panel features Kambi Group Chief Commercial Officer Max Meltzer; Witek Wacinski, Head of Strategy at GVC Group; and Novomatic CEO Harald Neumann. Clarion Director of Industry Insight and Engagement Ewa Bakun will moderate.
Read more: CDC Gaming Reports
Konami will be showing their largest lineup to date of games for their KX 43 cabinet at NIGA 2019. The still-new cabinet made its debut at G2E 2018 and now features even more themes and new game mechanics. If you haven’t seen this platform, you should try to go get a look at it; preliminary reports from the field have been encouraging.
Tucked away on the first floor of downtown Las Vegas’ Neonopolis is the Fremont Arcade. The 2,500-square-foot space doesn’t give owner Larry Galbraith much to work with, so almost every inch is covered with claw machines, stuffed prizes and — of course — dozens of arcade games vying for attention with colorful, blinking lights.
International gaming consultants the Innovation Group will host the inaugural Emerging Leaders of Gaming mentorship event at NIGA 2019 in San Diego this week. The ELG mentorship event caps the first day of NIGA, April 3, and offers drinks, hors d'oeuvres, peer-to-peer networking and the opportunity to meet leaders of the tribal gaming industry interested in supporting professional development.
Read more: CDC Gaming Reports
An Indiana House panel has made significant changes to a gambling bill that would allow one of Gary’s casinos to move to Terre Haute. The House Public Policy Committee voted 12-0 Wednesday to advance the amended legislation to the House Ways and Means Committee.
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State Lottery Director John Myers said Friday it could be months before sports betting returns to Delaware North properties Wheeling Island Casino in Wheeling and Mardi Gras Casino in Cross Lanes after the company terminated its contract with its management services provider Miomni.
Drake’s latest collaboration isn’t with Kanye or Kendrick, it’s with Marissa Mayer. The rap superstar has joined a bevy of Silicon Valley investors, including Strauss Zelnick, Comcast, Macro Ventures, Canaan, RRE, Courtside and Mayer, to fund Players’ Lounge, an esports startup.
As problem gambling awareness month draws to a close, a longtime responsible gaming advisor who works with the Gaming Commission said Massachusetts’s efforts to educate players are working and having an influence on the casino industry.
A North Texas business is seeking $100,000 in relief following the denial of a certificate of occupancy by the city of Denison. The denial came amid concerns by the city that the business could be used as a site for illegal gambling.
They’re choosing their words carefully at Colonial Downs, where casino-style gambling will soon be available, no matter what anyone prefers to call it. Spokespeople for the horse track, where 600 gaming machines arrived last week from Nevada, are referring to the machines as “slots-like” — not “slots.”
This report is edited by Howard Stutz.