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MGM Suitable to Operate in Western Massachusetts

Tuesday, 10th December 2013

At a hearing held earlier this week, investigators enlisted by the state of Massachusetts to perform a routine background check advised state gaming regulators that MGM Resorts is fit to move forward with its plan to build a new land-based casino in Springfield, the second-largest metropolitan area in the state.

Future Could Hold Several Possibilities for Revel Atlantic City

Sunday, 08th December 2013

Revel may be Atlantic City’s newest casino, having opened to great fanfare in April of 2012, but unfortunately for the property it is suffering the same fate of many of the city’s dozen land-based casinos. That reality is financial hardship and a struggle to attract gamblers and revenue. This week

Credit Agencies: iGaming in New Jersey Will Help – Somewhat

Friday, 06th December 2013

Just a couple of weeks ago, the credit rating agency Moody’s was slashing the credit rating of Atlantic City. Fast forward to this week, and the same company, Moody’s, is saying that the recently-launched real money online gambling industry in New Jersey will help the credit rating of the entire

Massachusetts Kicks Online Gambling Down the Road

Thursday, 05th December 2013

This week the Massachusetts Gaming Commission addressed two issues that may very well shape the future of the state’s gambling industry. First, the Chairman of the Gaming Commission directly addressed the possibility of online betting coming to Massachusetts. The panel also looked at the viability of a relatively new plan

Pennsylvania Legislators to Delve into iGaming Issue

Wednesday, 04th December 2013

Pennsylvania – the nation’s second-largest gambling market – has long been on the short list of states that are predicted to move to regulate online betting. The state is inching ever closer to legalized Internet betting becoming a reality, with the passage this week in the Pennsylvania State Senate of

New Jersey iGaming Signups Pass 50k Mark

Tuesday, 03rd December 2013

The extended holiday weekend turned out to be a good one for the newly-launched New Jersey online betting market. CDC Gaming Reports revealed (via the Associated Press) that signups continued to be strong since Friday, with more than a quarter of the total players who have created accounts on one

December Will be Pivotal Month for MA Casino Race

Monday, 02nd December 2013

Massachusetts is not a state to have suffered during 2013 for a lack of attention to its casino licensing process, and with good reason. With some of the most stringent background checks in the nation, not to mention one of the hottest races between big-name gaming companies to win one

Newest Adelson Rant Going Viral

Sunday, 01st December 2013

Sheldon Adelson isn’t letting a little thing like an extended holiday weekend get in the way of his crusade against regulated online gambling in America. On Sunday, a day that most Americans are likely using to shake off their lingering Thanksgiving food hangovers in front of a football game, Adelson

Nevada Gaming Revenue Takes a Dip in October

Saturday, 30th November 2013

The gaming revenue numbers for Nevada in October are in, and they reflect a small decline over the same period in 2012, reports Bloomberg Businessweek. Overall, the take from gambling in the state of Nevada decreased by 2.6 percent over October of 2012. Roulette to blame, say regulators Sports-betting and

17,000 Players Use NJ iGaming Sites During Soft Launch

Friday, 29th November 2013

It has been three days since New Jersey flipped the ‘open’ sign on its brand-new online betting industry, and so far, so good, say regulators, who noted that a whopping 17,000 players used the sites in the first few days of operation. Before the full scale launch this past Tuesday,