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Fanatics Casino launched in Michigan on Thursday, giving the operator a foothold in three of the six states where online casino is currently legal. The rollout came in conjunction with Fanatics Sportsbook launching mobile sports betting in the Wolverine State. For internet casino gaming, Fanatics Casino was already available…
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Amid Legal Battle, BetMGM Sending Sam Antar Casino Offers

On Jan. 31, a federal judge in New Jersey dismissed a lawsuit against BetMGM and Borgata that was brought by Sam A. Antar, a recovering gambling addict and ex-con who belongs to one of the New York metro area's most notorious white-collar crime families. In his lawsuit, Antar accused the defendants of violating New Jersey's Consumer Fraud Act by…
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Connecticut Internet Casino Revenue Tops $41 Million For January

The Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection reported internet casino gross revenue totaling close to $41.5 million for January, an increase of 37.3% compared to the opening month of 2023. It is the second straight month iGaming operator winnings cleared $40 million, though January's figure fell well short of December's record $44.2 million.…
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Wyoming Online Casino Bill Dies In House

Shortly after being filed, a bill (House Bill 120) to legalize online casinos in Wyoming has failed, as the state's House of Representatives voted 25-36-1 to not take up legislation this year. If passed, HB 120 would have allowed anyone older than 18 to play legal online casino games. Operators would have been taxed at 10%, and up to five…
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On Tuesday, New Jersey State Senator Joe Pennacchio once again called for the state to legalize slot machines at horse racetracks in the Garden State. According to a issued by the New Jersey Senate Republicans, Pennachio's legislation, SCR14, would form a consortium of Atlantic City casinos to operate the machines, which would generate significant…
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Maryland Legislator Files Second Online Casino Bill

The push for mobile casinos in Maryland grew last week, as a second bill to legalize online casino gambling was introduced Friday by Delegate Vanessa Atterbeary. House Bill 1319, which is scheduled for discussion in the House Ways and Means Committee on Feb. 26, would award up to 12 online casino licenses. Unlike Senate Bill 603, which was…
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Wyoming Legislators Introduce Online Casino Bill

A quartet of Wyoming legislators, seemingly out of nowhere, introduced an online casino bill earlier this week. Representatives Jon Conrad, Robert Davis, Sandy Newsome, and Tom Walters introduced House Bill 120 to legalize "interactive gaming" and to be overseen by the Wyoming Gaming Commission. Walters was the primary sponsor of Wyoming's…
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Illinois Rep. Gonzalez's Internet Casino Gaming Bill In Committee

The Illinois legislature will ponder online casino gaming in this year's General Assembly after State Rep. Edgar Gonzalez's House Bill 2239 was assigned to the House Gaming Committee last week. Gonzalez's bill, originally filed last year and failed to make it beyond first reading, is the companion to Senate Bill 1656 filed by Sen. Cristina Castro…
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Jackpocket Launches Its First Online Casino In New Jersey

Jackpocket has become the first lottery platform to enter the online casino space, launching its New Jersey iCasino on Wednesday. Offering hundreds of casino titles, Jackpocket, which bills itself as the "#1 lottery app in the United States," enters the very competitive and crowded New Jersey online casino market. "This launch immediately expands…
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Maryland Legislator Files Bill To Legalize Online Casinos

Maryland Sen. Ron Watson filed his highly anticipated online casino bill Friday, beginning the state legislature's 2024 effort to legalize mobile casinos. Maryland is considered one of the states most likely to legalize online casinos in the near future. Maryland law currently allows for brick-and-mortar casinos, retail sports betting, and…
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Pier Creates Brouhaha Around Mississippi Casino Project

The future of a ninth retail casino in Biloxi may be in question after the Mississippi Secretary of State earlier this week issued a statement contending that the state gaming commission "incorrectly assessed and improperly applied" a court decision with regard to the building of a pier at a new casino site. In a statement Monday, Secretary of…
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Recent Reports Suggest iCasino Cannibalization Fears Overblown

The fear of brick-and-mortar casino cannibalization has long been cited as a reason why states avoid legalizing online casinos. Two recent reports looking at the potential iCasino markets in Indiana and Maryland suggest those fears are overblown. The Innovation Group released a study about Maryland's online casino potential in November of 2023,…
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Bally's Chicago Casino Posts $7.6M In November Revenue

The Illinois Gaming Board reported Thursday that Bally's temporary casino in downtown Chicago generated $7.6 million in adjusted gross revenue in November, a figure that was practically flat compared to its first full month of wagering in October. Bally's separately pointed out its gross gaming revenue for November was $8.9 million, noting what it…
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New York Governor Fails To Include Online Casino In Budget

Just days after New York State Sen. Joseph Addabbo introduced iCasino legislation for the second year in a row, Gov. Kathy Hochul effectively put the kibosh on it for 2024. In her annual budget, Hochul did not include any mention of online casino legalization or the potential $475 million in annual tax revenue Addabbo projects. By not including it…
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Illinois Gaming Board Renews Harrah's Joliet Casino License

The Illinois Gaming Board put a bow on a busy period of administrative casino gaming work Tuesday when it unanimously approved renewing the license for Harrah's Joliet through September 2027. The 4-0 vote came after officials from the casino, led by Senior Vice President Rachel Bartolini, made a presentation highlighting its achievements from the…
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Sen. Addabbo Files 2024 Bill To Legalize iCasino In New York

State Sen. Joseph Addabbo delivered Thursday on his recent promise to introduce a new bill to legalize New York online casino gaming. Addabbo's bill, SB 8185, could bring legal iCasino to the fourth-most populated state in the U.S. "I truly think that 2024 should be the year for iGaming and iLottery in New York given the fiscal situation of the…
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On Monday, BetMGM announced that it had debuted a slot based on Star Trek: The Next Generation in the Michigan online casino market, with plans to expand the offering to New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. The game, which was created by London-based Atlantic Digital, features five reels, five symbols, cascading reels, free spins, a re-spin…
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Slots Drag Indiana Casino Revenue Below $200M For November

A sharp decline in revenue from slots and EGD play contributed to the end of a four-month run of casino revenue above $200 million in Indiana, according to November figures released by the Indiana Gaming Commission. The overall win of nearly $196.2 million last month was 5.5% off October's total of $207.6 million and the lowest since February's…
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Ohio Casinos, Racinos Saw Revenue Bump From 2022 Last Month

Ohio's casinos and racinos in November couldn't match the prior month's revenue, but they made more money than they did the year before, according to monthly revenue data. The reports from the Ohio Casino Control Commission and the Ohio Lottery showed the four casinos' slots and table games and seven racinos' VLT machines combined for $186.1…
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New York State Senator To File New Online Casino Legislation

For the second time in as many years, state Sen. Joseph Addabbo will introduce legislation to legalize New York online casino gaming. Addabbo told US Bets on Friday that he expects to file his new bill within the next two weeks. Earlier in the week in a procedural move, the New York Senate refiled last year's bill to legalize mobile casino apps as…
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Online Casino, HHR, Retail Casinos Next For Maine's Tribes?

When Maine Gov. Janet Mills in 2022 offered an olive branch to the state's four tribes in the form of legal sports betting, it's a good bet that she didn't expect this: Two months after launch, the tribes are backing bills that would expand gambling to include online casino apps, historical horse racing, and brick-and-mortar casinos both on and off…
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Legislator Prepares Push For Northern Virginia Casino

With one week until the start of Virginia's 2024 legislative session, there's an increased push for the state to add a fifth casino. State law allowed for five cities to host casinos, and four of the five cities have held successful referendums to welcome casino gaming. Richmond's 2021 and 2023 referendums failed, however, opening up a possibility…
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The Norfolk Architectural Review Board is scheduled to review the Pamunkey Indian Tribe's proposed HeadWaters Resort and Casino plans in early January, according to reports. The meeting could jumpstart long-awaited construction of the planned casino. Voters in Norfolk approved a casino referendum in November of 2020, yet construction has yet to…
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Pennsylvania Takes Rare Step Back In Gaming Revenue

With the recent years' explosion of interest in online gambling - whether on casino games or sports betting - it has been common for the Pennsylvania gaming industry each month to surpass what it achieved in revenue in the year prior. That is not, however, what occurred in November, according to data released Tuesday by the Pennsylvania Gaming…
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New York, Maryland Seen As Likeliest '24 Online Casino Adopters

While legal online casino gaming has brought far more tax revenue to the six states where it's operational than sports betting, the former discipline lags far behind the latter in terms of nationwide expansion. Fairly or not, fears over cannibalization of the retail casino product persist, as do concerns over the potential for a spike in problem…
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Tipico recently relaunched its online casino app in New Jersey, and at least one person is extremely pleased with the results. Pedro Montanez, a New Yorker, was across the Hudson when he decided to place a $90 wager on the online slots game Land O' Loot LuckyTap. What happened next - a win of $225470 - ended up being the largest payout ever handed…
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Ohio's Casinos, Racinos Had Hard Time In October

October brought a drop in gaming revenue in Ohio's casino/racino industry compared to both the month and year before. The four casinos and the seven racetracks with video lottery terminals combined for $187.8 million in winnings from customers, based on October revenue reports from the Ohio Casino Control Commission and Ohio Lottery. That was off…
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Hollywood Casino Aurora is making the move from surf to turf, and the ceremonial first shovels will hit said turf on Wednesday afternoon. Located on the Fox River in Aurora, Illinois, as a riverboat casino since 1993, Hollywood Casino is preparing to move to its new location on land adjacent to the Chicago Premium Outlets thanks to an Illinois law…
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Indiana Legislature Rules Out Internet Casino Gaming In 2024

The conviction of a former Indiana state legislator on bribery charges related to a 2019 gaming bill has led to a pause on any bills for online casino gaming to be heard in the Hoosier State for 2024. Former Indiana Rep. Sean Eberhart agreed to plead guilty this month to a federal charge of conspiracy to commit honest services fraud filed by the…
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Online Casino Revenue Hits Record $166.8M In New Jersey

The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement reported an all-time monthly high of $166.8 million in online casino gaming revenue for October, part of a strong overall month in which the Garden State totaled $487.1 million in operator winnings. October's total for New Jersey online casino was slightly over $1 million more than the established in…
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October Brought Pennsylvania iGaming Another Strong Month

Pennsylvania online casinos came close last month to matching their record September revenue, helping push the state's commercial gaming industry to a 7.3% year-over-year increase in earnings in October. Monthly data released by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board showed the $154.8 million in revenue at the 20 online casinos in October trailed…
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Pennsylvania Casino Fined $40,000 For Underage Gambling

Hollywood Casino at Penn National was slapped with a $40000 fine by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board Wednesday for three instances of underage gambling. The incidents involving individuals as young as 17 occurred on three different days between July 2021 and June 2022, according to a consent agreement between the state regulator and the PENN…
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Fanatics Debuts Its Online Casino In West Virginia

Fanatics Betting and Gaming launched its Fanatics Sportsbook product in West Virginia with the platform including an embedded online casino, the company announced Thursday. This marks the first batch of customers to gain access to Fanatics' online casino product. The iCasino platform isn't a standalone app, as users access both the sports betting…
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Report Provides Details About Potential Maryland iGaming Market

A Maryland Lottery iGaming report conducted by The Innovation Group has been completed and shared with the state's General Assembly. The legislature asked for the report after 2023 efforts to legalize mobile casinos failed. Rather than moving forward with a bill, the legislature agreed that receiving a report with relevant information about…
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The Illinois General Assembly has passed legislation that will help the state's gaming board address potential delays in Full House Resorts' construction of the American Place casino in Waukegan. There was some back-and-forth between the House and Senate over Senate Bill 0584 on Thursday before its passage at the close of the veto session. The…
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Analyst Says New York Casino Plans Won't Be Known Until 2025

Gambling industry analyst Brendan Bussmann of B Global disagrees with the common assessment that the process of awarding three downstate casino licenses in New York is going slowly. "It's not fair to [the word]'slow,'" Bussmann quipped. "This process has been the opposite of quick and painless." In fact, Bussmann believes we've still got a whole…
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Ohio's Casinos, Racinos Show Year-Over-Year Revenue Bump

Ohio's casinos and racinos combined for less gambling revenue in September than August but had a nice bump in year-over-year comparisons to September 2022. The casinos' slots and table games and the video lottery terminals at racetracks totaled $191.9 million from players in September, based on monthly reports from the Ohio Casino Control…
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Mississippi Legislators, Casino Stakeholders Wary Of iCasino

A Mississippi mobile sports betting task force met last week to consider the potential effects of legalizing online sports betting in the state. The topic of online casino legalization also came up, but it doesn't seem like state legislators are close to legalizing that gambling option. PENN Entertainment's Jason Tosches, the company's director of…
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Bally's Gets Extension To Operate Temporary Casino In Chicago

Bally's was granted a 12-month extension to conduct casino gaming at its temporary venue at Medinah Temple in Chicago by the Illinois Gaming Board on Tuesday, widening its timetable to open its permanent venue in the River West neighborhood to September 2026. The board's 3-0 vote followed a presentation by Bally's Vice President and General Manager…
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Report Assessing Maryland ICasino Legalization Nears Completion

A report about online casino legalization is on track to be submitted to the Maryland General Assembly by Nov. 15, the Maryland Lottery shared this week. The study, conducted by The Innovation Group, is designed to give Maryland legislators a better idea of the potential economic impact of iCasino legalization. Currently, Maryland allows for legal…
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Internet Casino Gaming Revenue Hits Monthly Record Of $542.7M

The six states that offer legal internet casino gaming combined to generate $542.7 million in gross revenue in September, an all-time monthly high for operators. September's total eclipsed the previous record of $534.5 million established in March, marking the third time the group of six topped half-a-billion dollars. It was a 31.9% increase from…
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Even before legal sports betting became available to them this year, Ohioans were gambling a lot more in general and exhibiting a lot more potential problems from it, according to a comprehensive state survey. Over a five-year span between 2017 and 2022, the share of Ohio's population that gambles went up from about three of every four to more than…
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It may appear that most states now have their own online versions of Vegas, where players can place bets in virtual casinos or on sports. But in reality, the online offshoot of brick-and-mortar gambling is still in its infancy. Despite the proliferation of online sports betting in many states, playing casino games online still has a long way to go.…
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Pennsylvania's ICasinos Breeze To Record Revenue In September

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Gaming industry analyst Matt Roob has heard plenty of concerns raised in recent years about how legalizing online casinos could cannibalize revenue from brick-and-mortar properties, but he's yet to see the evidence of it occurring. Instead, the senior vice president of financial analysis for the independent Spectrum Gaming Group has found plenty of…
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Ohio's Casinos, Racinos Suffered Downward Revenue In August

Ohio's casinos and racinos mostly showed a slide in August revenue from the month and year before, although a few racetracks were able to help video gaming terminal revenue improve slightly over August 2022. According to monthly reports from the Ohio Casino Control Commission and the Ohio Lottery, the four casinos combined for slots and table games…
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Pennsylvania Casinos Worry About Still More Competition

It has been six years since the Pennsylvania Legislature vastly expanded legalized gambling in the state, and a Senate committee heard pros and cons Monday about adding further to the options. Representatives of the video gaming terminal industry urged the Senate Community, Economic and Recreational Development Committee to build upon the limited…
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Maryland Ponders Pros And Cons Of Online Casino Legalization

Several prominent Maryland legislators and iGaming experts convened at Morgan State University's Center for Data Analytics and Sports Gaming Research last week for a panel discussion about the future of gambling in Maryland. The overwhelming consensus: Legal online casinos are coming. While the rehashing of previous sports betting legislation…
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Mohegan Pennsylvania won approval Wednesday to become the latest casino in the state to reduce its number of slot machines to shed excess capacity and enhance the comfort of patrons. The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board granted Mohegan Pennsylvania's request to remove 120 machines, dropping its slot count to 1550 in a three-phased remodeling of…
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Ohio Commission Imposes $200,000 Penalty On Columbus Casino

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Pennsylvania's IGaming Strength Endures In August

A spike in online casino revenue in August boosted Pennsylvania's overall commercial gaming industry to a strong month for earnings compared to a year ago. The monthly revenue report released Tuesday by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board showed $457.2 million in total revenue from gambling in 17 casinos, casino games played online, sports…
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The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement reported $531.6 million in gaming revenue for August, with the bottom line boosted by double-digit year-over-year growth in internet casino gaming and sports wagering. The state's nine casinos in Atlantic City combined for $280.3 million in operator revenue, an increase of 2.3% compared to the same…
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On Saturday morning, Chicago will become the largest city in the United States to have a casino within city limits. The Illinois Gaming Board issued a temporary operating permit to Bally's on Friday afternoon to conduct casino gaming at Medinah Temple, and the gaming company will open its doors to the public at the temporary venue at 8 a.m.…
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Rep. Jason Saine, who spearheaded mobile sports betting legalization efforts in North Carolina earlier this year, in the Charlotte Observer supporting potential iGaming legalization in the Tar Heel State. "My fellow lawmakers continue to debate what gaming expansion looks like, but limiting this discussion to just brick-and-mortar casinos is a lot…
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Ohio's casinos and racinos saw a healthy boost in gaming revenue in July from the month before while experiencing a modest drop from their earnings a year ago. The Buckeye State does not have online casinos, but its four brick-and-mortar venues and seven racetracks with VGTs combined for $203.5 million in July revenue, a 5.1% increase over June but…
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The Nevada Gaming Control Board reported an all-time record total casino revenue of just over $1.4 billion for the month of July, fueled by substantial year-over-year increases in multi-denominational slot play and baccarat. The Las Vegas Strip also set its own all-time monthly high in revenue at $834.9 million, with slot revenue accounting for…
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Eleven New York Casino Bidders Wait For Answers

At some point in September - date to be announced - the New York State Gaming Commission will hold a meeting during which it may have answers to hundreds of questions posed by the 11 potential bidders for the state's three downstate casino licenses. "May" is the word of choice because this question-and-answer process started back in February, when…
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High 5 Casino Adding Four New Games In September

An operator can never have too many casino games to offer its customers. In that spirit, High 5 Casino has announced four new games, plus a new promotion, that will be available to players next month. Described in various corners of the internet as either a "sweepstakes casino" or a " social casino," High 5 is adding the following four to its…
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IGB To Conduct Testing At Bally's Chicago Casino Next Week

It's almost time for Bally's to go all-in in Chicago. The Illinois Gaming Board will begin a three-day period of assessments and testing at Medinah Temple, the temporary Bally's casino in downtown Chicago, starting Sept. 5. The state agency will begin its assessment before conducting two days of practice gaming sessions Sept. 6-7. If Bally's meets…
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U.S. Online Casino Revenue Totals $481.5 Million For July

The six states that offer online casino gaming combined to generate more than $481.5 million in gross revenue for July, a 22.7% increase compared to last year. The July figure was down 0.1% compared to June's $482.1 million, with the two months separated by less than $610000. New Jersey paced the group with nearly $155.2 million, while Michigan was…
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New Jersey Casinos' $146M In Q2 Gross Profit Down From 2022

The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement reported Wednesday that all nine Atlantic City casinos and three online casino licensees reported gross profits for the second quarter of this year, but the combined $146 million was down 20.5% compared to the same period last year. The figure is $37.6 million lower than Q22022, as five of eight venues…
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Maryland Is 50/50 To Legalize Online Casino In 2024, Analyst Says

What are the odds of any individual state legalizing mobile casinos in 2024? At the high end, probably about as good - or bad - as an expertly played shoe of blackjack. "My optimism for even the best-chance state to legalize in 2024 currently tops out at about 50 percent," said Becca Giden, the director of policy for Eilers & Krejcik Gaming, a…
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North Carolina iCasino Legalization Debates Begin

Mobile sports betting is coming to North Carolina in 2024, and state lawmakers are in the process of discussing legal casino expansion. Could iCasino be next? "It's a natural fit and should be included in the conversation," Scott Ward, vice president of the Sports Betting Alliance, told WRAL. The alliance is a collaborative group advocating for…
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Delaware Lottery Selects Rush Street As Online Gaming Vendor

Rush Street Interactive has been selected as the Delaware State Lottery's vendor for the state's online gaming business, according to a joint press release issued on Thursday. Under the deal, RSI will provide the Delaware Lottery with online gaming services for an initial period of five years. From there, the agreement will be renewable for a…
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Pennsylvania Gaming Industry's July Saw Revenue Boosts

Pennsylvania's broad gaming industry showed healthy revenue increases in July over both the previous month and prior year, reaching a total of $467 million for all commercial operators. The July revenue from combined in-person casino gambling, iGaming, sports betting, truck stop VGTs, and fantasy sports contests was up 6% over June and 8.8% from…
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New Jersey Gaming Revenue Tops $500 Million For July

A strong year-over-year rise in online casino gaming pushed New Jersey's overall gaming revenue above $500 million in July, according to figures released by the state's Division of Gaming Enforcement. Internet casino operator winnings totaled close to $155.2 million, up 13.5% versus 2022, and ranked fourth all-time going back to launch in 2013. It…
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Caesars Expands iCasino Empire With Palace-Branded Offering

Not content to rely on its four existing iCasino brands to reel in players, Caesars Entertainment Inc. on Wednesday announced launch of Caesars Palace Online Casino in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Michigan, West Virginia, and the Canadian province of Ontario. In a press release, the company made it clear that the Caesars Palace suite of games is…
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Three Virginia Casinos Generated $57 Million In July Revenue

The Virginia Lottery announced Tuesday that the state's three operational retail casinos generated $57.3 million in adjusted gaming revenue in July, creating $10.3 million in tax revenue. Rivers Casino Portsmouth paced the state's casinos by generating $22.4 million in revenue in July, with $14.3 million coming from slots. The other $8.1 million…
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PENN Entertainment's Tuesday announcement that it's partnering with ESPN to create ESPN BET sent shockwaves through the sports betting industry. But the news doesn't just impact sports wagering; it also impact PENN's iCasino offerings. Currently, PENN owns the Barstool Sportsbook and Casino app. The new deal means PENN's sports betting platform…
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Aristocrat Unveils First-Ever NFL-Branded Slot Machine

The first NFL-themed and branded slot machines from Aristocrat Gaming will be hitting casino floors this fall, the slot maker announced via press release Thursday. The agreement between Aristocrat and the NFL, announced in 2021, will bring "The Shield" and all 32 NFL teams to slots in casinos across the country. "Today, we are thrilled to debut the…
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National Online Casino Revenue Totals $482 Million For June

The six states that offer regulated internet casino gaming combined to generate $482.1 million in gross revenue for the month of June, a 24.3% increase compared to last year. Michigan paced the group with $151 million, with New Jersey Pennsylvania was the only other state to reach nine figures at $135.4 million, while Connecticut, West Virginia,…
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Golden Nugget Cleared To Launch IGaming In Pennsylvania

Golden Nugget Online Gaming is poised to add its platform to Pennsylvania's competitive iCasino market after receiving licensing approval Wednesday. The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board approved Golden Nugget's online operation, which is now owned by DraftKings, as a "qualified gaming entity," meaning it can operate in the state without being…
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Virginia’s Casino Market Grows, Attracts North Carolina Visitors

Terri Powell walked into Rivers Casino in Portsmouth, Virginia, on June 30, expecting a normal day. But instead of a traditional experience, Powell was greeted with confetti and applause, as she became the casino's millionth customer. In addition to a confetti-filled celebration, Powell also received $1000 worth of free slot play, dinner for four…
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New Jersey Set To Extend Online Casino Through 2028

After a week of back and forth, the New Jersey legislature sent a bill Friday to Gov. Phil Murphy's desk to extend internet gaming another five years. The original bill was set to extend iGaming for 10 years, through 2033. But early last week, an Assembly committee cut the 10-year window to two years. This was done without public comment, and there…
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Illinois Finds Bally's Preliminarily Suitable For Chicago Casino

The Illinois Gaming Board unanimously voted Bally's "preliminarily suitable" at its Thursday meeting, a key step forward for the gaming company to build its $1.7 billion casino in the River West neighborhood of Chicago. The favorable vote was expected after the IGB had approved smaller related measures, including supplier contracts, as Bally's has…
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Breaking Into The Online Casino Market, One Card At A Time

Pete Mastroianni is taking on Ragu in the pasta sauce wars and trying to get Taylor Swift to record one of his songs. At least that's what it feels like for the New York lawyer and co-inventor of a would-be iCasino game called Match 52. "The challenge is to get it onto a platform, and that's hard to do," Mastroianni said. "How do you get Light &…
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Pennsylvania Casino Fined $78,000 For Security Staffing Shortage

Discussion about staffing difficulties in the casino industry has been widespread ever since the COVID-19 pandemic struck, and that issue proved costly for one Pennsylvania venue in particular Wednesday. At its monthly meeting, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board voted to fine Hollywood Casino York $78000 under a consent agreement in which the…
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New Jersey Gambling Revenue Totals $462.7 Million For April

The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement on Tuesday reported overall gambling revenue of more than $462.7 million for the month of April, a 9.5% increase compared to last year but also a decline from March. Two of the three gaming disciplines - sports wagering and internet casino gaming - posted double-digit percentage gains compared to 2022.…
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New Jersey Gambling Revenue Totals $462.7 Million For April