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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Arbitator Investigating Ladbrokes Over Cancelled Online Bets

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According to a pair of reports last week from The Guardian, UK bookmaker and online sports betting firm Ladbrokes may be in a bit of hot water. It does not seem particularly serious, but at least four people have alleged that Ladbrokes accepted horse racing wagers then later cancelled them for no apparent reason. The… Read more »

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UKGC Hits Paddy Power Betfair With £2.2 Million Penalty

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The United Kingdom Gambling Commission (UKGC) has fined online gaming operator Paddy Power Betfair (PPB) £2.2 million for allowing problem gamblers to play and for failure to adhere to anti-money laundering regulations. They Stole From Puppies The Commission found that in 2016, two of Paddy Power Betfair’s customers gambled “significant sums” of money on PPB’s… Read more »

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Eldorado Completes Purchase of Tropicana Entertainment

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Last week, Eldorado Resorts, Inc. announced that it completed the acquisition of Tropicana Entertainment, Inc. from Icahn Enterprises. It’s a bit of a complicated transaction, valued at $1.85 billion, but I will do my best to explain it. Eldorado merged a “subsidiary” into Tropicana and then Tropicana became a subsidiary of Eldorado, but not before… Read more »

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MGM-GVC Inks Sports Betting Deal With California Tribe

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Call it a partnership on spec, if you will. MGM GVC Interactive LLC announced on Monday that it has formed a sports betting partnership with the United Auburn Indian Community (UAIC) of California. The Tribe owns the Thunder Valley Casino Resort in Lincoln, just north of Sacramento. This could be big news, but “could” is… Read more »

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Former Casino Dealers Swept Up in Illegal Gambling Bust

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CBC News has reported that two former dealers at River Rock Casino in Richmond, British Columbia were involved in an illegal gambling bust back in March. The raid was conducted by the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit and Richmond RCMP, who in turn told the Gaming Policy Enforcement Branch of the B.C. government. Honestly, this… Read more »

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PokerStars Reveals PSPC Structure, Schedule

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PokerStars has been hyping the PokerStars Players NL Hold’em Championship (PSPC), a $25,000 buy-in live tournament, for what seems like forever. Everywhere you turn on the PokerStars website, you see information about Platinum Passes being awarded via online and live events. Aside from it taking place at the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA) in January 2019,… Read more »

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