Venetian and Other Las Vegas Sands Properties Requiring Employees to Wear Masks Again

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Taking cue from public health department The Venetian, Palazzo, and Sands Expo & Convention Center are re-instituting face mask requirements for employees following new recommendations from the Southern Nevada Health District. All three properties are owned and operated by Las Vegas Sands Corp., though they will soon be under new ownership after VICI Properties and… Read more »

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Football Index Customers Can Withdraw Their Cash Balances

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Something is better than nothing Football Index account holders are now able to login and withdraw their cash balances. In an announcement on Tuesday, the now defunct soccer betting site said that the cash out procedures are the same as they have always been. Customers should expect funds to reach their bank accounts in two… Read more »

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Fixed-Odds Horse Racing Betting Coming to New Jersey

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Fixed-odds betting on horse races is on the way in New Jersey, as a bill to legalize the odds structure has passed the Senate and is on the way to Governor Phil Murphy’s desk. It looks like an absolute lock to be destined for Murphy’s signature, as the Senate voted for the bill 40-0 and… Read more »

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Court Orders Football Index to Repay Customers £3.2m

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Defunct soccer gambling site Football Index announced Tuesday that the UK High Court has handed down an order that will allow many of the site’s customers to find financial relief. Football Index is required to reimburse its customers £3.2m ($4.5m). The judge ruled that administration (essentially bankruptcy) began on March 26, 2021, so customers who… Read more »

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Crown Resorts Criticized for Its Responsible Gambling Practices

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Crown not even bothering Australia’s Crown Resorts is in trouble yet again. During a royal commission in Victoria into Crown’s gaming license on Wednesday, Adrian Finanzio, counsel assisting with the inquiry, called Crown’s responsible gambling policies “an example of the most irresponsible approach to gambling.” As reported by WAtoday, Crown allowed some gamblers to sit… Read more »

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Soccer Star Zlatan Ibrahimović Fined €50,000 for Ownership Stake in Bethard

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Small stake is still against the rules The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA), the administrative organization for European soccer, has fined superstar Zlatan Ibrahimović €50,000 ($61,000) for his involvement in online casino and sportsbook Bethard. UEFA began its investigation a little over a month ago, appointing an ethics inspector to examine if Ibrahimović violated… Read more »

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Maryland Governor Signs Sports Betting Bill

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Maryland has legalized sports betting. Governor Larry Hogan signed a bill to make both online and retail (in-person) sports wagering legal on Tuesday, an action which was entirely expected considering state lawmakers passed the legislation last month by overwhelming margins. Under emergency authorization, the law can take effect immediately, but no sportsbooks are expected to… Read more »

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Casinos Continue to Increase Capacity: MGM Las Vegas Gets Green Light, Philadelphia Coming Soon

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MGM got its employees vaccinated With millions of COVID-19 vaccines getting administered every day in the United States, the pandemic statistics are moving in the right direction. Because of this, casinos have gradually been upping their customer capacities. Things are really starting to accelerate in Nevada, as MGM received permission from the Nevada Gaming Control… Read more »

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MGM Growth Properties Buys MGM Springfield for $400 Million

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Continues the real estate/operation split MGM Growth Properties has acquired the real estate of MGM Springfield in Massachusetts from MGM Resorts International for $400 million cash. The purchase is a leaseback deal in which MGM Resorts will continue to operate the property and pay MGM Growth $30 million per year in rent. In Tuesday’s announcement,… Read more »

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Kentucky Derby Attendance, Betting Figures Sky Rocket

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More people means more betting It is going to take a while before we are back to “normal” in the United States, but this past weekend’s Kentucky Derby gave us at least a little glimpse of what something approaching normal used to look like in the sports world. Churchill Downs Incorporated reported that 51,838 fans… Read more »

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