NHL, William Hill Strike Sports Betting Deal

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The National Hockey League (NHL) and William Hill recently announced a deal in which William Hill will become an “Official Sports Betting Partner of the NHL.” As part of the agreement, William Hill will be able to take advantage of the NHL brand in promotions. “This new partnership is yet another example of the innovative… Read more »

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Caesars, DraftKings Form Sports Betting Partnership

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Daily fantasy sports leader DraftKings and global gambling giant Caesars Entertainment Corporation announced a multi-year agreement in which Caesars will allow DraftKings to piggyback on its online gaming licenses. Specifically, this has major implications in the sports betting world, as DraftKings will be able to get into states where Caesars has a brick-and-mortar presence and… Read more »

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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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