DECEMBER NUMBERS FOR ATLANTIC CITY GAMBLING RELEASED (Update)

14th January, 2016 at 09:00:19
Marginal year-on-year improvement in last month of 2015.

The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement released the Atlantic City gambling statistics for December 2015 on Wednesday, noting that total gaming win from the Casino Hotels was $191.7 million compared to $190.5 million December 2014, a minimal rise of just 0.6 percent.

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BETTER NEWS FROM NEVADA

31st December, 2015 at 06:02:01
November casino win up 7.8 percent year-on-year.

Latest figures for November 2015 released by the Nevada Gaming Control Board Wednesday show that casino win was up 7.8 percent year-on-year.

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U.S. GAMING REGULATORS KEEPING AN EYE ON ADELSON TAKEOVER OF NEVADA NEWSPAPER (Update)

31st December, 2015 at 06:02:01
Las Vegas Review-Journal acquisition will also be watched by gaming regulators in Pennsylvania.

Gaming regulators in Nevada and Pennsylvania, where multi-billionaire casino tycoon Sheldon Adelson has gambling interests, will be monitoring his family's $140 million acquisition of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, the publication reported this week.

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TOP EDITOR TO DEPART LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL (Update)

23rd December, 2015 at 08:00:57
New owners offer Mike Hengel an exit package.

Just when most thought the extensive reportage on the change of ownership at the Las Vegas Review-Journal was easing, the news broke late Tuesday that the senior editor at the publication, Mike Hengel, has accepted an exit passage and is leaving.

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HOW ADELSON OWNERSHIP COULD IMPACT LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL (Update)

21st December, 2015 at 07:33:39
Editor considers the implications for a range of policies.

Now that land casino mogul and multi-billionaire Sheldon Adelson has been exposed as the man, or at least the family, behind the purchase of the Las Vegas Review-Journal (see previous reports), the editor has used the publication's editorial column to consider how things might change under this new ownership.

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MYSTERIOUS MACHINATIONS REVEALED IN LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL REPORT

19th December, 2015 at 15:23:54
Why were several journalists detailed to observe Las Vegas judges?

The Las Vegas Review-Journal, which was acquired last week by a company with strong associations to land casino mogul Sheldon Adelson (see previous reports) published a startling investigative article Friday describing the mysterious machinations of corporate management seemingly interested in the Las Vegas judiciary.

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ADELSON ALLEGEDLY THE MAN BEHIND LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL ACQUISITION (Update)

17th December, 2015 at 09:38:33
Rumours earlier this week appear to be accurate despite Adelson's denial of "personal" involvement.

It appears that the rumours earlier this week that multi-billionaire land gambling mogul Sheldon Adelson is the man and the money behind the recent $140 million acquisition of the Las Vegas Review-Journal (see previous reports) are true.

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NEW FINANCE CHIEF FOR SCIENTIFIC GAMES CORP.

16th December, 2015 at 08:39:58
Former Las Vegas Sands finance exec has an impressive track record.

Scientific Games Corporation has announced the forthcoming promotion of Michael Quartieri to Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Secretary of the group. He will be based at the group's Las Vegas global headquarters, reporting to CEO and president Gavin Isaacs.

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LITTLE PROGESS FOR ATLANTIC CITY REVENUES IN NOVEMBER

15th December, 2015 at 08:05:16
Win up by just 1 percent and could have been worse but for internet revenue boost.

Figures released Monday by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement show that Atlantic City casino win was $204.3 million in November, a disappointing year-on-year increase of 0.9 percent that could have seen a decline if it were not for revenues generated by the internet gambling operations of the casino companies.

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IS SHELDON ADELSON THE NEW OWNER OF THE LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL? (Update)

14th December, 2015 at 05:34:42
Speculation that virulently anti-online gambling land casino mogul is behind the recent acquisition of the distinguished Journal.

Spicing up the weekend was a speculative report in the Huffington Post claiming that Las Vegas Sands billionaire owner Sheldon Adelson - renowned for his fanatical opposition to online gambling - may be the power and the money behind the recent acquisition of the Las Vegas Review-Journal and its sister publications.

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RESPECTED NEVADA GAMBLING PUBLICATION SOLD

11th December, 2015 at 14:06:07
Las Vegas Review-Journal sold for the second time in a year.

The respected Nevada gambling publication Las Vegas Review-Journal and sister publications has been sold to News + Media Capital Group LLC, a newly formed Delaware-domiciled company backed by "undisclosed financial backers with expertise in the media industry."

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EXPERIENCED OPERATOR SEEKS NEVADA DAILY FANTASY SPORT LICENCE

09th December, 2015 at 08:25:05
Nevada regulators have opined that DFS is gambling, and an industry veteran has therefore applied for a licence.

Vic Palermo, an experienced entrepreneur and gambling operator who founded American Wagering Inc (subsequently sold to William Hill plc) has surfaced in the midst of the daily fantasy sports furore in Nevada, applying for a state off-track, pari-mutuel sports system operator's licence for his new US Fantasy DFS company.

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NETENT LAUNCHES GAMES WITH CAESARS INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT

03rd December, 2015 at 13:22:04
Recent content agreement comes to fruition.

A content provision agreement between online gambling games and software supplier NetEnt and Caesars Interactrive Entertainment (see previous report) has come to fruition with the first games going live this week on CIE's online casino site in New Jersey, USA.

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WILSENACH TO LEAVE AGCC

01st December, 2015 at 20:58:08
For "prestigious" academic appointment in Nevada.

Executive director of the Alderney Gambling Control Commission (AGCC) André Wilsenach will leave the authority at the end of January 2016 to take up the role of executive director of the new International Center for Gaming Regulation (ICGR) at the University of Nevada Las Vegas.

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NEVADA ATTORNEY GENERAL BACKS RAWA?

25th November, 2015 at 20:23:47
Strange days indeed.

During an interview with Ralston Reports, a week night news and commentary TV programme hosted by political observer Jon Ralston, Nevada's Attorney General Adam Laxalt surprised many with his admission that he backs Sheldon Adelson's Restoration of the Wire Act (RAWA) proposal and intends signing a letter circulating among US attorney general's in support of the measure which would ultimately ban internet gaming.

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