ARIA’s “The Ivey Room” Gets a Name Change

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The Bellagio has Bobby’s Room, the nosebleed-stakes poker room at the Bellagio named after Bobby Baldwin, the 1978 World Series of Poker Main Event champion. It is the place where most poker players dream of playing, though only an elite few (or rich businesspeople) will. In May 2010, just before the start of the WSOP,… Read more »

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High Roller Loses $3.8 Million Betting on Super Bowl LIII

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Super Bowl LIII, which took place on Sunday in Atlanta, was terrible. Won by the New England Patriots, 13-3 over the Los Angeles Rams, it was an ugly battle between two of the league’s top four defenses. And no, unlike in baseball, where a pitcher’s duel can be a treat to watch, this defensive slugfest… Read more »

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Lottery Trade Association Speaks Out Against New Wire Act Opinion

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The North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries (NASPL), a non-profit trade association of 52 lottery organizations in the United States and Canada, has responded to the Justice Department’s reversal of the 2011 Wire Act Opinion. As one might expect, the response is not a positive one, as NASPL believes the reinterpretation “creates a… Read more »

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Connecticut Tribes Eager to Build New Casino

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Two tribes with competing casinos have set aside their differences to team up on a new gaming property, but the future of the project may be out of their hands. The Mohegan and Mashantucket Pequot tribes, which operate the Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods casinos in Connecticut, are ready to break ground on a joint venture,… Read more »

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Wynn Sues Resorts World Over Architectural Design

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The massive Resorts World Las Vegas property will open in about two years, the first new sprawling, luxury casino resort on the Las Vegas Strip in a long time. None of the companies and people that run the other casinos on the Strip could be overly thrilled with new competition, though having an empty lot… Read more »

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AGA Hires Bill Miller as New President and CEO

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The American Gaming Association (AGA), the gambling industry’s top lobbying group, recently announced that it has hired Bill Miller as its new President and Chief Executive Officer. Miller will begin his tenure with the AGA on January 14th, 2019. “I am honored to join a team with a well-earned reputation for advancing the casino gaming… Read more »

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Washington, D.C. Passes Sports Betting Bill

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The Washington, D.C. Council passed a bill to legalize sports betting on Tuesday which, if it becomes law, will make the District of Columbia the ninth U.S. jurisdiction to permit the pastime. Nevada, of course, has had sports betting for years, but it wasn’t until this May – when the Supreme Court overturned PASPA –… Read more »

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NBA, The Stars Group Enter Into Sports Betting Compact

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On Tuesday, the National Basketball Association (NBA) and The Stars Group announced that they have entered into a multi-year partnership that will have Stars become an “authorized gaming operator” of the NBA. “The Stars Group is an accomplished global online gaming leader and we are excited to work with them on their first U.S. sports… Read more »

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MGM, Caesars Form Sports Wagering Integrity Monitoring Association

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Two giants of the gaming industry, MGM Resorts International and Caesars Entertainment, have teamed up to create the non-profit Sports Wagering Integrity Monitoring Association (SWIMA), which is just as it sounds: a watchdog organization with the aim of maintaining the integrity of the growing U.S. sports betting industry. According to a press release, SWIMA is… Read more »

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Sports Betting Bill Introduced in Tennessee

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It appears that the legalization of sports betting is something that may be up for discussion in the Tennessee legislature in 2019, as State Representative Rick Staples introduced HB 0001 in the House of Representatives last week, a bill which “authorizes sports betting in this state only in jurisdictions that approve sports betting by local… Read more »

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