Legal Massachusetts Sports Betting Goes Live

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Retail sports betting first, then online Massachusetts has finally joined most of its neighbors, as its legal sports betting market has gone live. As of 10:00am Tuesday, people located within the borders of the Commonwealth can place bets at one of three brick-and-mortar casinos: Encore Boston Harbor, MGM Springfield, and Plainridge Park Casino. All just… Read more »

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888 Share Price Plummets as CEO Leaves Under Shadow of Internal Investigation Into AML and KYC Failures

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888 staggered The bottom dropped out of shares in gambling group 888 Holdings plc on Monday as CEO and Executive Director Itai Pazner has stepped down from both roles as an internal investigation into possible failures in the company’s anti-money laundering (AML) and know-your-customer (KYC) processes. 888’s shares opened down nearly 10% from Friday’s close… Read more »

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Georgia Destroys TCU in College Football Playoff National Championship Game, Dashes Mattress Mack’s Hopes Early

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Mack wasn’t alone Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale always knows he could lose his enormous sports bets, but he probably didn’t think he’d effectively have no chance to win his wager on the College Football Playoff National Championship game Monday night halfway through the second quarter. Mack had put over $3m on TCU to defeat the… Read more »

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Mattress Mack Has Over $3 Million Riding on TCU to Win the College Football Championship

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Betting heavy on the heavy underdog Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale is back at it. With the College Football Playoff National Championship coming up next Monday, McIngvale has placed over $3 million in bets on his home state TCU Horned Frogs to down the defending champion Georgia Bulldogs. According to Action Network’s Darren Rovell, Mattress Mack… Read more »

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Delaware’s Harrington Raceway & Casino Reopens After “Technical Difficulties” Force Lengthy Closure

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Closed for four days Harrington Raceway & Casino in Delaware reopened Saturday after mysterious “technical difficulties” caused the venue to be closed for much of last week, just in time for long-planned New Year’s Eve festivities. According to Delaware Online, Harrington Raceway CEO Patti Key contacted Delaware Lottery Director Helene Keeley around noon on Tuesday,… Read more »

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Hard Rock Completes $1.1 Billion Purchase of Mirage

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End of a three-decade era As of yesterday morning, the operations of the Mirage in Las Vegas is owned by Hard Rock International. On Monday, MGM Resorts International that its sale of the renowned casino-hotel to Hard Rock for $1.075 billion in cash was completed. The Seminole Tribe of Florida, which owns Hard Rock International,… Read more »

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Popular Online Slot Streamer Trainwreck Leaves Twitch for New Streaming Platform Kick

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Trainwreck is mad In wake of Twitch’s recent ban of streams featuring unregulated online casinos, Tyler “Trainwreck” Niknam, one of the most popular streamers on the platform, moving to a new site, Kick. Angry about the ban when sports betting, daily fantasy sports, and poker streams are still allowed, as well as supposedly upset about… Read more »

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Magic City Casino Customer Suing for Exact Change

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Magic City Casino in Miami is the subject of an odd and perhaps petty lawsuit filed by one of its patrons. Nicolas Manzini of Florida filed the lawsuit in 11th Circuit Court against West Flagler Associates, Magic City’s owner, saying the company is essentially stealing money from customers by “manipulating the cash-out system” and not… Read more »

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Mobile Sports Betting Launches in Maryland

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The era of mobile sports betting in Maryland has begun…finally. At 9:00am Wednesday, seven licensed companies were permitted to launch their apps and start taking wagers. The launch comes just in time for the Thanksgiving NFL games and the majority of the World Cup, among plenty of other sports. The seven operators and their casino… Read more »

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$300,000 Stolen From DraftKings Sportsbook Customers Accounts

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Company plans to reimburse customers A number of DraftKings customers found out this weekend that their sportsbooks accounts were hacked and just that, but money was drained either from those accounts or the bank accounts connected to them. On Monday, the company said that customers lost about $300,000 in total, but DraftKings intends to make… Read more »

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