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Arizona Governor Signs Compact Amendment Legalizing Sports Betting at Tribal Casinos

Arizona Governor Signs Compact Amendment Legalizing Sports Betting at Tribal Casinos

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey has signed legislation that amends the state's tribal gaming compact to allow for the expansion of existing gaming and the introduction of sports betting. 

NFL Announces Sports Betting Partnerships with FanDuel, DraftKings, and Caesars

NFL Announces Sports Betting Partnerships with FanDuel, DraftKings, and Caesars

The National Football League (NFL) has announced that Caesars Entertainment, DraftKings, and FanDuel will become the official sports betting partners of the football league. 

DraftKings to Open Arizona Sportsbook Through PGA Tour Deal

DraftKings to Open Arizona Sportsbook Through PGA Tour Deal

DraftKings and the PGA Tour have announced that they will expand their current commercial partnership tp allow DraftKings market access for retail and mobile sports betting in Arizona pending regulatory approval.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic Faces Football Ban Over Bethard Shareholding

Zlatan Ibrahimovic Faces Football Ban Over Bethard Shareholding

AC Milan Striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic could face a three-year ban due to his shareholding in Malta-based betting operator Bethard. 

Alabama Senators Approve Casino, Lottery, and Sports Betting Bill

Alabama Senators Approve Casino, Lottery, and Sports Betting Bill

Alabama senators have approved legislation that will allow voters to decide whether or not the state will have a lottery, casinos, and sportsbooks. 

Maryland Lawmakers Compromise to Approve Sports Betting Bill

Maryland Lawmakers Compromise to Approve Sports Betting Bill

Maryland senators have approved a sports betting bill that will allow as many as 60 online operators and 30 retail sportsbooks to operate within the state. 

Arizona Governor Set to Finally Legalize Sports Betting

Arizona Governor Set to Finally Legalize Sports Betting

Arizona state senators have given their approval to Senate Bill 1797 that will allow Arizonans to gamble on pro and amateur sports alongside fantasy sports.

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Casino Industry News

Las Vegas Casinos Could Return to 100% Capacity by June 1st

Las Vegas Casinos Could Return to 100% Capacity by June 1st

Las Vegas Casinos could be allowed to open at 100% capacity by June 1st according to an announcement by Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak.

Bally's Finally Makes Move to Vegas With Tropicana Hotel & Casino Acquisition

Bally's Finally Makes Move to Vegas With Tropicana Hotel & Casino Acquisition

The Rhode Island-based gaming company will acquire the property in a deal reported to be worth $308 million. The deal includes the purchase of the 1,500-room hotel, the casino, and the theater and convention property.

Sweden's Evolution Gaming to Acquire Big Time Gaming in €450m Deal

Sweden's Evolution Gaming to Acquire Big Time Gaming in €450m Deal

Swedish gaming company Evolution is set to acquire Big Time Gaming for an estimated €450 million in a cash/shares deal.

March Sees Ohio's Gambling Industry Generate a Record $215 Million in Revenue

March Sees Ohio's Gambling Industry Generate a Record $215 Million in Revenue

Ohio Gaming Commission's revenue report for the month of March shows that the state's four casinos and seven racinos combined to generate revenue of $215 million after all bets were paid. 

March Was Another Record-Breaking Month for Casino Streamers

March Was Another Record-Breaking Month for Casino Streamers

A new report shows that slots streamers on Twitch set a number of new records in March, including hours streamed, and average number of active channels.

Illinois Governor Ends Mobile Sports Wagering Registration

Illinois Governor Ends Mobile Sports Wagering Registration

Governor J.B. Pritzker has decided not to renew an executive order that allowed Illinois bettors to register for sports wagering remotely.

Q1 Gambling Industry Fines Exceed Total Sanctions Issued in First Half of 2020

Q1 Gambling Industry Fines Exceed Total Sanctions Issued in First Half of 2020

A study carried out by gambling compliance tracker website GamblingIndustryfines.com has revealed that European and UK gambling regulators issued over £24m / €28.1m / $33m in fines during the first quarter of 2021. 

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WynnBET Announces New Partnership with Digital Sports Media Publisher Minute Media

WynnBET Announces New Partnership with Digital Sports Media Publisher Minute Media

WynnBET, the casino and sports betting app owned by Wynn Resorts, has announced a new multi-year partnership with digital publishing platform Minute Media.

NFL Announces Sports Betting Partnership with Genius Sports Group

NFL Announces Sports Betting Partnership with Genius Sports Group

The National Football League (NFL) has announced a new sports betting partnership deal with Genius Sports Group. The deal gives Genius Sports exclusive rights to sell the league's game data to sportsbooks.

Bet365 CEO Denise Coates Earns Record-Breaking £469 million in 12 Months

Bet365 CEO Denise Coates Earns Record-Breaking £469 million in 12 Months

Denise Coates, founder and co-CEO of gambling firm Bet365 took home a pay packet worth £469 million in the 12 months leading up to March 2020. 

Mohegan Sun Opens as First Tribal Casino in Las Vegas

Mohegan Sun Opens as First Tribal Casino in Las Vegas

The Mohegan Sun Casino has opened at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas to become the first tribal casino in Las Vegas.

DraftKings Acquires Media Company Vegas Sports Information Network

DraftKings Acquires Media Company Vegas Sports Information Network

US sports betting operator DraftKings has announced that it has purchased gambling media company Vegas Sports Information Network Inc. (VSiN).

PointsBet Enters Pennsylvania and Mississippi With Expanded Penn National Deal

PointsBet Enters Pennsylvania and Mississippi With Expanded Penn National Deal

Australian online bookmaker PointsBet has agreed an expanded deal with Penn National that will give the operator market access to iGaming and sports betting in Pennsylvania and retail sports betting in Mississippi.

Bally's Agrees £2bn Takeover Deal for Gamesys

Bally's Agrees £2bn Takeover Deal for Gamesys

US casino owner Bally's has agreed a deal to takeover online gambling firm Gamesys in a deal worth £2 billion.

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Gambling Regulation News

Illinois Posts Sports Betting Handle of $509.8 Million for February

Illinois Posts Sports Betting Handle of $509.8 Million for February

Illinois sportsbooks reported a combined sports betting handle of $509,794,591 for the 28 days of February for the first month-over-month decline since sports betting launched in July of 2020. 

North Carolina Senators Introduce Sports Betting Bill

North Carolina Senators Introduce Sports Betting Bill

State Senators Jim Perry and Paul Lowe have introduced a bill that, if passed, will see North Carolina establish a regulated sports betting industry. 

Wyoming Governor Signs Bill to Legalize Online Sports Betting

Wyoming Governor Signs Bill to Legalize Online Sports Betting

Governor Mark Gordon has signed House Bill 0133 that officially legalizes online sports betting in the state of Wyoming. 

New York State Finally Approves Online Sports Betting

New York State Finally Approves Online Sports Betting

New York state has approved a limited-operator, government-bid online sports betting backed by Governor Andrew Cuomo.

Virginia Posts Sports Betting Handle of $265.7 Million for February

Virginia Posts Sports Betting Handle of $265.7 Million for February

The Virginia Lottery has released its latest sports betting report showing a handle of $265,778,306 for the month of February. 

Five Casinos Face UKGC Regulatory Action for Social Responsibility and AML Failings

Five Casinos Face UKGC Regulatory Action for Social Responsibility and AML Failings

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has sanctioned five land-based casinos for failing to follow social responsibility and anti-money laundering (AML) rules.

Wyoming Lawmakers Approve Online Sports Betting Bill

Wyoming Lawmakers Approve Online Sports Betting Bill

Wyoming's Senate has approved an amended house bill that will see the state establish a regulated online sports betting industry. 

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