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Pennsylvania Internet Casino Revenue Totals $173 Million For April

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board reported $173.4 million in internet casino revenue for April, a sizable year-over-year increase that fell short of setting a record for the third consecutive month. The digital haul was part of an April in which the state agency reported $504.7 million in revenue from iGaming, brick-and-mortar casinos, video…
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New York Lawmakers Want To Speed Up Casino Licenses

Two New York state lawmakers, Sen. Joseph Addabbo Jr. and Assemblyman Gary Pretlow - who were instrumental in getting online sportsbooks off the ground in New York - are pushing a bill to accelerate the timetable for awarding casino licenses in the New York City area. The proposed law would require bids to be submitted by July 31 of this year and…
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It's a wheel of glitches for one New Jersey woman, who claims she hit a jackpot for over $2 million playing a Wheel of Fortune slot machine at Bally's in Atlantic City this past February. However, the machine didn't pay out, and the online casino claims a technical glitch caused the reels to align the way they did, thus nullifying the win. Roney…
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West Virginia internet casino revenue totals $16.2 million for April

The West Virginia Lottery reported internet casino gaming revenue totaled $16.2 million for April, a slight increase from last year. Revenue was up 3.4% from last year, mainly due to the efforts of BetRivers and Caesars Palace as well as Betly continuing its first year of operations through Mardi Gras Casino. The $428.2 million in wagering across…
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The casino industry's legal laws have been subject to continuous change in recent years, and navigating them in 2024 provides a captivating picture of challenges and opportunities for change. At a crucial point, the sector is approaching wherein legislative proposals merge with judicial inquisitions that will redefine operational approaches. The…
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Maine Online Casino Bill Hits Roadblock In House

A bill to legalize online casinos in Maine (LD 1777) narrowly failed to pass through the state's House of Representatives on Tuesday. The bill, which would give the state's tribes exclusive control of online casino gaming in the state, isn't quite dead yet. The bill moves to the Senate, and if it passes, it's possible for the House to approve the…
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West Virginia Sets Internet Casino Records in March

The West Virginia Lottery reported an all-time monthly high for internet casino revenue in March, topping $20 million for the first time. Operators reported close to $24 million in revenue for March, an 87.1% increase year-over-year. It shattered the previous record of $18.2 million established last December and marked only the third time since…
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Maryland Lawmaker: 2024 Online Casino Legalization Efforts Dead

Efforts to legalize online casinos in Maryland won't move forward in 2024, according to Senator Ron Watson. Maryland legislators came to a budget agreement Wednesday, and online casino revenue wasn't included as a funding source. The state's legislative session officially ends Monday. "Neither iGaming nor the referendum will move forward this…
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Delaware online casino players now have a whole new suite of online games to play on BetRivers thanks to Evolution reaching a deal with Rush Street Interactive. The company will be bringing a bevy of online slots to the state through its NetEnt, Red Tiger, and Big Time Gaming brands. "Going live in Delaware is a great milestone for Evolution,"…
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Delaware Internet Casino Revenue Hits Record in February

The Delaware Lottery reported a monthly all-time record of $4.3 million gross internet casino revenue for February as the switch to BetRivers Casino continues to provide early impressive year-over-year growth versus predecessor 888 Holdings. Overall slots and table drop totaled $117.2 million, also an all-time monthly high, and an increase of…
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Study: Internet Casino Gaming Can Boost Retail Casino Revenue

The Sports Betting Alliance released a study Thursday conducted by economists with the Analysis Group that showed land-based casino revenue growth rates increased by nearly two full percentage points among states where internet casino gaming is now available. The study also noted total gaming revenue had increased by an average of 46% among the six…
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Michigan Internet Casino Revenue Hits Record $188M In February

for February, fueled by all-time bests from three online gaming platforms for the month. February's figure was a stunning 26.9% rise from the same month in 2023. It was the fourth consecutive month Michigan's online casino platforms had a record revenue haul, a stepladder they began climbing in November with $175.3 million. Operators crossed $180…
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Pennsylvania Internet Casino Revenue At An All-Time Monthly High

Buoyed by a staggering $77.3 million gross revenue haul by PENN National's multiple internet casino platforms, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board reported a record $184.9 million in operator winnings for February on Tuesday. The amount from PENN National, which is home to online platforms DraftKings, BetMGM, and its internal platform, is…
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Connecticut's February Online Casino Revenue Surges To $43.7M

The Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection reported gross internet casino revenue of $43.7 million for February, a surprising month-over-month uptick that was the second-highest total in Nutmeg State history. February's revenue for online casino gaming was 5.3% higher than January's haul of $41.5 million despite two fewer days in the month.…
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Amended Maryland Online Casino Bill Moves To Senate

An amended Maryland bill to legalize online casinos passed through the state's House of Delegates on Saturday, just before Monday's crossover deadline. The bill now moves into the Senate, where it's proven difficult to pass online casino legislation in recent years. House Bill 1319, which is sponsored by Del. Vanessa Atterbeary, would allow for…
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Alabama Senate Strips Down Gambling Bill, Passes Lottery Only

A stripped-down package of bills that started as a massive expansion of gambling - including retail and online sports betting, retail casinos and a state lottery - passed the Alabama Senate late Thursday and is headed back to the House for approval. The proposal would now only legalize a lottery, parimutuel betting and historic horse racing…
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Rhode Island Becomes Seventh State With Online Casino Gaming

Rhode Island became the seventh state to offer online casino gaming, with Bally's adding the vertical for Ocean State bettors Tuesday. It is the first state to launch online casino gaming since Connecticut in October 2021, though Delaware began 2024 by switching operators from 888 Holdings to BetRivers. Bally's has been offering mobile sports…
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Maine Online Casino Bill Moves Forward

A group of Maine lawmakers late Thursday voted an online gambling bill out of its workgroup with a changed tax rate and with the tribes in charge. As the proposal currently stands, the state's four tribes, which already have a monopoly on online sports betting, would also have a monopoly on online casino. The Joint Standing Committee on Veterans…
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Maryland Retailers Association Opposes Online Casino Bills

The Maryland Retailers Association came out in opposition to online casino bills in the state Thursday. The MRA also shared results from a poll it commissioned that suggests a notable portion of Marylanders aren't supportive of gambling expansion. The survey was conducted by Public Policy Polling. The poll, in which 570 Marylanders were surveyed…
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David Rebuck, New Jersey Gambling Chief, Retires

David Rebuck, who has served as New Jersey's director of the Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) for the last 13 years, announced his retirement Thursday afternoon, effective immediately. Rebuck oversaw the state's foray into online gambling in 2013 as well as its jump into the online sports betting industry less than a month after PASPA was…
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Maryland Senate Online Casino Hearing Mirrors House Discussion

Just two days after a lengthy discussion about online casino legalization in the Maryland House, a state Senate committee conducted a nearly identical hearing Wednesday. Wednesday's hearing in the Senate Budget and Taxation Committee focused on SB 603, which aims to bring up to 12 mobile casino apps to Maryland. Licenses would be tethered to…
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Maryland Online Casino Discussions Ramp Up

The debate over legalizing online casinos in Maryland intensified Monday, as the House Ways and Means Committee met for several hours of detailed discussions about the pros and cons of mobile casino apps. Brick-and-mortar cannibalization, revenue projections, and problem gambling were all discussed. There wasn't a vote on House Bill 1319 during…
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BetRivers Makes Dynamic Internet Casino Debut In Delaware

Online casino bettors in Delaware quickly took a liking to BetRivers as their new gaming platform, setting all-time monthly highs in both handle and revenue, according to January figures released by the Delaware Lottery on Monday. BetRivers won the Delaware Lottery's bidding process last August, replacing 888 Holdings and signing a five-year…
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Fanatics Casino Launches In Michigan

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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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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New Jersey Senator Pushes For Slot Machines At Horse Tracks

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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Online Casino, HHR, Retail Casinos Next For Maine's Tribes?

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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

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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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Casino No-Smoking Bill Makes Its First Progress In Pennsylvania

A legislative committee approved for the first time Wednesday a bill that would ban smoking inside Pennsylvania casinos, but its vote along party lines made clear the measure is a long way from passage. House Health Committee Chairman Dan Frankel's proposed Protecting Workers from Secondhand Smoking Act (HB1657) was sent to the full House by a…
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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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Illinois Legislature OKs Allowing Extension For Temporary Casino

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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Borgata Arcade Available To Online Casino Players In New Jersey

Say the word "arcade" to anyone who grew up in the 1980s or'90s, and brightly lit visions of Pac-Man, Mortal Kombat, pinball, and boxy brown machines that turn bills into quarters will dance in their head. The same may even happen for Gen Zers, since they've all watched Stranger Things. BetMGM is now preying on that nostalgia, that longing for a…
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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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Ohio's Casinos, Racinos Show Year-Over-Year Revenue Bump
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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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Bally's Gets Extension To Operate Temporary Casino In Chicago
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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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Table Games Manager Talks Jackpots, House Edge, Online Casino

Gambling and storytelling go hand in hand. From big wins and wild spins to bad beats and attempted cheats, if you frequent casinos, you've seen it all. Kevin Lentz, a table games shift manager at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Biloxi on the Gulf Coast in Mississippi, is in his fourth decade working in the industry. So he's really seen it all. (Full…
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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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Internet Casino Gaming Revenue Hits Monthly Record Of $542.7M
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Survey: Gambling Overall And Problems Both On The Rise In Ohio

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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The many faces of gambling online and what it could mean for a state's bottom line

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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The many faces of gambling online and what it could mean for a state's bottom line
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Pennsylvania's ICasinos Breeze To Record Revenue In September

A record month of online casino play in Pennsylvania propelled the state to $476.3 million in overall commercial gaming revenue in September, a 6.2% increase from a year earlier. The combined digital slots, table games, and poker revenue last month reached $159.5 million, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board reported Wednesday in its monthly…
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Pennsylvania's ICasinos Breeze To Record Revenue In September
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Tipico Launches New iCasino App In New Jersey

Not content to rest on recent laurels, Tipico on Tuesday announced the launch of a new mobile casino app in New Jersey, the lone state where its iCasino is currently live. (Tipico's sports betting app is live in Colorado, Iowa, New Jersey, and Ohio.) The upgrade comes on the heels of Eilers & Krejcik naming Tipico's old iCasino app as the best in…
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New Jersey Gaming Revenue Totals $521.5 Million For September

The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement reported total operator revenue of $521.5 million for September, fueled by another strong performance from internet casino gaming. The total was 7.5% higher than the $485 million generated in September 2022, as gains in both iGaming and sports wagering more than offset a small decline in casino…
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New Jersey Gaming Revenue Totals $521.5 Million For September
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Analyst Sees No Basis For ICasino Cannibalization Fears

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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Analyst Sees No Basis For ICasino Cannibalization Fears
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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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Ohio's Casinos, Racinos Suffered Downward Revenue In August
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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 Will Be Latest Casino To Cut Back On Slots

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

Hollywood Casino Columbus has been fined $200000 by the Ohio Casino Control Commission under a settlement agreement concerning security and underage gambling problems at the casino. At its monthly meeting Wednesday, the commission announced the penalty against the PENN Entertainment property stemming from incidents that included security…
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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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ICasino Provides More August NJ Tax Revenue Than B&M Casinos

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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Fanatics Aiming To Launch Online Casino Product By End Of 2023

The Fanatics Sportsbook app first launched on March 2 in Tennessee and, as of the start of NFL season, was live in three additional states: Ohio, Massachusetts, and Maryland. None of those four states has legalized online casino, so there's no urgent rush just yet to get Fanatics Casino up and running. But iCasino is a priority for the operator,…
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Fanatics Aiming To Launch Online Casino Product By End Of 2023