WILLIAM HILL LEADS VEGAS BOOKIES IN VIRTUAL RACING

02nd July, 2016 at 09:53:56
US division of Brit betting group the first in Nevada to offer virtual racing.

The US sports book division of Brit bookmaker William Hill has opened wagering on Virtual Racing at two of its Nevada race and sports books, boasting that it is the first in Nevada to do so.

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NYX OPEN PLATFORM SYSTEM CHOSEN BY CAESARS INTERACTIVE

22nd June, 2016 at 08:39:55
Agreement extends relationship with CIE and its New Jersey online casino.

Online gambling technology provider NYX Gaming Group has announced that it has signed an agreement to expand its partnership with Caesars Interactive Entertainment, Inc. (CIE) to re-launch the CaesarsCasino.com brand on the NYX Open Platform System in New Jersey.

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NGCB RECOMMENDS USFANTASY FOR LICENSING

14th June, 2016 at 14:03:06
Decision now lies with Nevada Gaming Commission.

The Nevada Gaming Control Board (NGCB) has unanimously approved a recommendation for licensure of daily fantasy sports firm Sanderina II, LLC trading as USFantasy.

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LAWMAKER WANTS ONLINE GAMBLING WEBSITES TO TOUT TOURISM FOR ATLANTIC CITY

02nd June, 2016 at 19:29:06
House Tourism, Gaming and the Arts Committee advanced bill.

Atlantic City lawmaker, Rep. Ralph Caputo, has reported progress on a bill he has introduced compelling Atlantic City land casino operators who also operate online gambling websites to do their bit in promoting Atlantic City as a tourist venue.

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BOYD GAMING SELLS INTEREST IN BORGATA TO MGM RESORTS INTERNATIONAL

01st June, 2016 at 09:16:00
50 percent equity interest sold for $900 million.

US gambling group Boyd Gaming Corporation announced Tuesday that it has agreed to sell its 50 percent equity interest in Marina District Development Holding Company, the parent company of Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa in Atlantic City, New Jersey, to MGM Resorts International for consideration of $900 million, as well as a 50 percent share of any future property tax settlement benefits received by Borgata.

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ADELSON GROUP CRIES UNCLE IN LITIGATION WITH FORMER MACAU SENIOR EXECUTIVE

01st June, 2016 at 09:16:00
Las Vegas Sands agrees to pay Steve Jacobs $75 million in a settlement deal.

Sheldon Adelson's Las Vegas Sands Corp. has agreed to pay more than $75 million to settle a lawsuit by its former top Macau executive, Steve Jacobs, whose allegations prompted federal bribery investigations into the company, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal Tuesday.

Full Story: Adelson Group Cries Uncle In Litigation With Former Macau Senior Executive »

NEW YORK TIMES ARTICLE FOCUSES ON ADELSON'S NEWSPAPER

23rd May, 2016 at 08:21:22
The Las Vegas Review Journal has lost a dozen journalists in the last six months.

Las Vegas land casino magnate Sheldon Adelson's controversial and allegedly stealth acquisition of the Nevada newspaper Las Vegas Review Journal for $140 million last year (see previous reports) continues to attract media attention, with the New York Times publishing a lengthy article over the weekend here:

Full Story: New York Times Article Focuses On Adelson's Newspaper »

CG TECHNOLOGY IN HOT WATER WITH NEVADA GAMING AUTHORITY

18th May, 2016 at 15:58:26
Known software issue underpays thousands of customers.

CG Technology (formerly Cantor Gaming) is the subject of a formal complaint laid by the Nevada Gaming Control Board (NGCB) for allegedly underpaying customers on over 20,000 winning bets totalling $700 000.

Full Story: Cg Technology In Hot Water With Nevada Gaming Authority »

ONLINE CASINO GAMING A POSSIBILITY IN NEVADA?

18th May, 2016 at 08:42:45
Positive New Jersey experience could influence regulators.

Last week's Nevada Gaming Policy Committee hearing was remarkable for more than the enthusiasm around eSports; almost eclipsed by that and the discussions on fantasy sports was a real interest in the possible introduction of online casino gaming.

Full Story: Online Casino Gaming A Possibility In Nevada? »

NEVADA INTEREST IN E-SPORTS IS GROWING

16th May, 2016 at 08:48:17
Possibilities discussed, and a further session on the vertical scheduled.

According to a report in the Las Vegas Review-Journal, the Nevada government is becoming increasingly interested in the eSports vertical as an additional revenue source through betting and hosting eSports events.

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WILL CAESARS INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT BE SOLD?

14th May, 2016 at 09:48:24
Wall Street Journal reports several bids have been made to acquire profitable online arm of land gambling group.

Shares in Caesars Acquisition Company rose 9 percent after hours Friday following a Wall Street Journal report that successful online subsidiary Caesars Interactive Entertainment (CIE) had been the subject of several acquisition bids, and that the parent group was considering its position.

Full Story: Will Caesars Interactive Entertainment Be Sold? »

APRIL REVENUES UP IN ATLANTIC CITY

12th May, 2016 at 21:40:51
Online casino performance the best yet.

The New Jersey Casino Control Commission chairman Matt Levinson had good news Thursday, announcing that Atlantic City revenues (including the online contribution) were up 8.1 percent year-on-year to $215 million in April 2016.

Full Story: April Revenues Up In Atlantic City »

JUDICIAL SETBACK FOR LAS VEGAS SANDS (Update)

12th May, 2016 at 12:52:33
Adelson's attempt to remove Clark County judge fails again.

Sheldon Adelson's Las Vegas Sands group has again failed in its attempts to remove feisty Clark County Judge Elizabeth Gonzalez as the presiding judicial officer in the company's acrimonious but revealing wrongful termination litigation with former LVS China chief executive Steve Jacobs (see previous reports).

Full Story: Judicial Setback For Las Vegas Sands (update) »

NEVADA REGULATOR TO DISCUSS E-SPORTS THIS WEEK

11th May, 2016 at 09:05:08
Nevada Gaming Control Board meeting to be opened by Governor Sandoval.

The Nevada Gaming Control Board is to discuss the eSports phenomenon on May 13 at a Gaming Policy Committee meeting opened by Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval and featuring presentations by eSports interested parties.

Full Story: Nevada Regulator To Discuss E-sports This Week »

ANOTHER JOURNALIST DEPARTS ADELSON FAMILY'S NEWSPAPER

10th May, 2016 at 08:52:38
Las Vegas Review Journal writer Jennifer Robison departs.

Professional staff turnover at the Las Vegas Review Journal, a Las Vegas newspaper purchased for a reportedly inflated price of $140 million last year by the Adelson family (see previous reports) continues to be brisk, with Jennifer Robison the latest respected journo to depart.

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