Mojo App Brings NFL Player Stock Trading to Sports Betting

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NFL stock market You know sports betting is booming in the United States when a service launches that offers something other than the typical wagering experience. On Monday, the Mojo app, founded in part by former baseball star Alex Rodriguez, went live in the New Jersey market, giving customers the opportunity to buy and sell… Read more »

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Hard Rock Gives Non-Tipped Hourly Wage Employees Huge Pay Raise

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Massive percentage boost Hard Rock International is putting a sizeable chunk of change into the pockets of thousands of its US employees. On Monday, the entertainment and hospitality company announced that it will give about 10,000 of its non-tipped staff significant raises, totaling over $100 million. The pandemic shined a light on the awful pay… Read more »

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Gun Violence on the Rise at US Casinos

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Note: This article was originally published 8/24/22, but technical issues required it to be re-posted. Tragedy in Sacramento The pandemic was not a fun time for anyone, but casinos really took a hit, as almost all of them were closed for several months and those that did reopen in 2020 did so at partial capacity.… Read more »

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Lottery.com Hit With Class Action Lawsuit

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Note: This article was originally published 8/23/22, but technical issues required it to be re-posted. A complete mess The end is likely near for Lottery.com, the lottery ticket management service that lets people play the lottery and keep track of their entries from their phones. On Monday, the Portnoy Law Firm announced that it has… Read more »

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Overwatch to Stop Selling Loot Boxes This Month

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Switching to Battle Pass system Loot boxes are one of the most controversial monetization mechanics in video games. And now, Overwatch, one of the most popular games of the last several years to use loot boxes, will soon phase them out. According to the game’s August 9 patch notes, Blizzard, Overwatch’s developer, players will no… Read more »

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UK Advertising Watchdog Nixes Paddy Power Commercial

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Tread lightly around your better half’s family The UK’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has banned a Paddy Power television ad, ruling that it violates both the UK Code of Non-broadcast Advertising and Direct & Promotional Marketing (CAP Code) and the UK Code of Broadcast Advertising (BCAP Code). More specifically, the 30-second commercial was determined to… Read more »

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Entain Acquires Dutch Operator BetCity

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Deal could grow by hundreds of millions Entain plc, the parent company of partypoker, bwin, Ladbrokes, and many more gambling brands, has agreed to acquire BetEnt B.V., trading under the name BetCity.nl, from Sports Entertainment Media B.V. for up to €850 million. Entain will initially pay €300 million in cash when the deal is completed… Read more »

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Detroit’s Greektown Casino to Be Rebranded as a Hollywood Casino

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Greektown name still intact Detroit’s Greektown Casino-Hotel, one of three casinos in the Motor City, is getting a name change. Fortunately, at least in this writer’s opinion, the “Greektown” moniker will remain, keeping intact one of the most unique and memorable casino names in the United States. On May 1, it will be rebranded Hollywood… Read more »

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PokerGO to Launch NFT Collection With NFT Stadium

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Only 1,326 of them The foray into the non-fungible token (NFT) world continues for poker companies, this time with poker content developer and broadcaster PokerGO. On Tuesday, PokerGO announced a partnership with NFT Stadium, a “fan-first full-service NFT development agency and marketplace,” to create a new, poker-themed NFT collection connected to PokerGO events. Unlike other… Read more »

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