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May 22

First Casino In The United States Reopens: Is This The Future?

Idaho recently became the first state to reopen a casino in the wake of massive closures caused by the coronavirus. The Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel was the first to go and this Native American run tribal casino may give us the clearest view possible of what is to come in Atlantic City and Las […]


May 22

PGA Golf First Major Sport To Return To Play

For months most sports around the world have been canceled. While that’s a good idea to help contain the coronavirus, it’s a bad move for people who like to watch and bet on sports. Luckily it looks like sports are thinking about coming back. The first to take the chance will be the PGA. If […]


May 18

Guidelines Released For The Reopening Of Casino Restaurants In Nevada

If you are used to eating in casino restaurants in Las Vegas or other cites in Nevada, you may be able to do so soon! But there are a number of regulations that have been put into effect that may make it a much different experience then you are used to. The Nevada Gaming Control […]


May 15

Carousel Group Makes First Launch In The United States

Carousel Group, a private company that offers online sports gambling in many countries, today announced that it is going to make its first public website available in America. The site, called SportsBetting.com, will launch in Colorado. It will not be available in any other state at this point. The company recently got a license to […]


May 13

Portuguese Online Gambling Market Sets New Revenue Record For The First Quarter

Portugal has set a new online gambling revenue record for the first quarter (Q1) despite all land-based casinos being shut down in March to prevent the spread of COVID-19. This is the first time ever that online gambling revenue has surpassed that of land-based casinos. According to figures released by the Serviço Regulação e Inspeção […]


May 12

New Jersey Betting Revenue Way Down In March

Gambling revenue for casinos in New Jersey tanked hard in March. This was mainly due to the coronavirus, experts said. The question is whether or not once the lockdown is lifted whether or not the casinos will be able to bounce back. Atlantic City casino gaming March revenue was down to $163 million, a 44% […]


May 12

Online Gambling Firms Rule The Stock Market

The stock market has been fairly hard hit lately. Most stocks are down. One type of stock, however, has been on the rise. What stocks you may ask? Online gambling stocks are the answer. DraftKings was one of the stocks that recently went public. The company itself estimated that it would raise $3.3 billion with […]


May 01

Hillary Endorses Joe Biden – Book Makers Don't Care

In the old days, getting the endorsement of your party’s leaders was very important when you were running for president of the United States Of America. You wanted former presidents to endorse you. You looked for people who had already run for president to endorse you. So you would think that Joe Biden getting an […]


May 01

Virtual Sports: Core Offering of Casinos into the Future

When you think of sports gambling, most people imagine putting $50 down on the Giants or the Cowboys. That still happens but there is another type of offering that is becoming more and more popular. It’s called virtual sports and nearly all casino operators agree that it is here to stay. Virtual sports have seen […]


May 01

Colorado Sports Betting Goes Live This Weekend

Back in the day, Colorado and other western states were the lands you went to gamble. Who hasn’t seen a movie about the old west and noticed the people playing cards for money? But that time is long past. In recent years it’s been east coast states like New Jersey and Pennsylvania that have offered […]


May 01

Virginia Finally Approves Online Sports Betting

It’s been an uphill fight – and one that looked like it was never going to happen. But in the final innings, the Virginia legislator and governor’s office finally approved online sports betting in the commonwealth. Now comes the time to integrate the law and approve sites to offer online gambling. While the law states […]


May 01

Super High Roller Bowl poker tournament goes online

The high stakes Super High Roller Bowl poker tournament is due to return in May. But the card game contest will be taking place in an online environment in a bid to cater to social distancing guidelines. The Super High Roller Bowl will now take place on 27 May on the PartyPoker online gaming site. […]


May 01

Light at the end of the tunnel for the Gauselmann Group

Angela Merkel is slowly moving Germany into the right direction during the COVID-19 pandemic, with positive changes to the social distancing practices being implemented at present. In turn, this is motivating the Gauselmann Group to look forward to a time after the pandemic where business can resume to some form of normalcy. The Gauselmann Group […]


May 01

MGM Resorts Casinos Target ‘Drive-in Traffic’ after Lockdown is Lifted

Casino operator MGM Resorts has revealed that it will mainly rely on ‘drive-in traffic’ once restrictions relating to the Covid-19 outbreak have been relaxed. The casino giant released its first quarter financial report earlier this week, and it made for startling reading. Revenue was revealed to be down 30%, while earnings had had a massive […]


May 01

Secretariat Named as Favourite for Virtual Kentucky Derby

While the actual Kentucky Derby has been postponed until September, keen punters can still bet on a version of the iconic race on May 2. A virtual version of the race that pits the 13 winners of the Triple Crown against each other on a computer generated version of the Churchill Downs track will be […]


May 01

Nevada casinos see revenue drop in March

The State Control Gaming Board of Nevada, the home of Las Vegas, announced on Wednesday that revenues are down almost 40% compared to the same month last year. The state is home to a combined total of 440 licensed casinos who raked in combined winnings of $618 million in March this year, having won a […]


May 01

Macau’s Casino Revenue Takes a Plunge

As the gambling industry as whole, and the global economy in general, is feeling the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, Asia’s gambling capital Macau takes a massive hit. Data released today has reported that revenue generated by Macau’s casinos in April has plummeted by 96.8% when compared with the same month last year. The month-to-month […]


May 01

How Covid-19 has affected the global gambling industry

Covid-19 has affected people the world over, with businesses in every sector closing day by day, but what has been the economic knock on effect on the gambling industry? In some cases the impact has been catastrophic, and in other cases less so. What can commonly be concluded, to varying degrees of severity, is that […]


May 01

Which US State is most likely to legalize sports betting next?

Recently we have seen a wave of US states legalizing sports betting. In 2019 alone, nine states paved the way for regulation of sports betting. Recent converts have included states such as Montana, Michigan, Illinois and New Hampshire. As it stands, 17 US states have full-scale legalized sports betting. But with as many as 30 […]


Apr 30

Hong Kong Police Bust $1.8 Million Dollar Gambling Ring

This is one of the strangest stories we’ve ever covered. A gang in Hong Kong was using outdated arcade machines to run an illegal gambling ring bringing in $1.8 million. The gang members bought a bunch of fishing simulator arcade games. Yes, you read that right, fishing simulators. They then gave gamblers cards that would […]


Apr 30

Fortnite Invitation Announced With $2 Million Prize Pool

Esports are growing. And more and more online gamblers are betting on them. That’s why they’ve become part of a $14 billion industry. And now the biggest Esports event in the world has been announced. It’s an invitational with a prize pool of $2 million. The game is Fortnite – one of the most popular […]


Apr 30

Epic Risk Management Joins The National Council On Problem Gambling

Epic Risk Management will work with the National Council On Problem Gambling in order to help at-risk players in the United States, both companies said yesterday. Epic Risk Management brings six years of experience working with over 125,000 people with gambling addiction or at risk of gambling addiction in Europe. They hope they can bring […]


Apr 30

The Best Esports Stocks To Bet On

If you like to gamble, you probably also like to play the stock market. At the end of the day, there isn’t that much difference between playing a hand of poker and playing the market. Both are bets that you will win and both bets are based on your experience and instincts. And both have […]


Apr 29

Esports Gambling To Break $14 Billion In Revenue In 2020

You may not have heard of esports. But you are likely to in the future. While they didn’t even exist 10 years ago, they have become big business. And in 2020 the amount wagered on them is expected to double and become $14 billion worldwide up from just under $7 billion in 2019. That’s an […]


Apr 29

Canadian Man Not Liable For Big Loss At Rock, Paper, Scissors

This story should be a lesson to everyone on what not to bet on. It took six years for the courts to sort out. The winner eventually won nothing, the loser had to mortgage his house and the lawyers were arguing forever over a silly game of rock, paper, scissors. The game, played between two […]


Apr 29

888 Poker Sees 60% Growth In The Month Of April

These days many companies in America are struggling. 888 Poker is not one of those companies. They saw a remarkable 60% increase in revenue during the month of April. If they can continue growth at that level, they may end up one of the biggest success stories of the year 2020. 888 Poker had to […]


Apr 29

Peer To Peer Gambling Exchange Set To Launch Later This Year In America

When people place bets online in America, they are used to the casino being in control. The casino decides what you can bet on. It sets the odds. It eventually pays you or collects your money. But imagine a world where this was not the case. Picture the bettor being in control of what he […]


Apr 29

DraftKings Agrees To $100,000 Settlement To Class Action Lawsuit

DraftKings has decided to settle a lawsuit against the online gambling company for a total of $100,000. The company was accused of mismanaging a tournament in 2019. That tournament the Sports Betting National Championship was the first-ever three-day-long event for DraftKings. Just to play, bettors had to agree to a $10,000 buy-in to the event. […]


Apr 28

Colorado’s Wildwood Casino To Partner With ISI Race And Sports

Online sports betting is coming to Colorado. And that means that brick and mortar casinos in the state are going to have to figure out how to provide them to people in the state. Wildwood Casino has chosen to partner with ISI Race And Sports in order to make betting on sports online through their […]


Apr 28

Online Gambling Software Company GAN Expected To Go Public In May

UK-based GAN Limited is expected to launch an IPO in May in the American stock market. The IPO would be listed on the NASDAQ index. It is expected to raise up to $34.5 million. Running an IPO now would be unthinkable for most companies. Stocks are down and most people are not looking to invest. […]


Apr 28

New Jersey And Pennsylvania Set Online Gambling Records In March

Online gambling records were smashed in March in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. This shows just how much the market is growing and is good news for any company that offers online gambling in either state. In New Jersey online gambling brought in $64.8 million in revenue in March. This was the first time that online […]


Apr 28

Virginia Getting Close To Offers Online Sports Betting

Virginia may soon be the next state to allow online sports betting. And they even may allow some places to hold sports betting at their brick and mortar operating places. The bill to authorize sports betting in the state was sent to the governor’s office recently. He has indicated he is willing to sign some […]


Apr 28

Biggest Betting Season Ever On NFL Draft

This year was by far the biggest year for online betting on the NFL draft in history. Part of that was the ever-expanding world of online betting. Part of it was the fact that the draft was done differently this year. And part of it was that people were just itching to bet on something. […]


Apr 28

New Anti-Gambling Group Wants To Shut Down Online Gambling And State Lotteries

A new federal lobbying group, Stop Predatory Gambling, is aiming to shut down both the online gambling industry an even the state lottery. Les Bernal, who runs Stop Predatory Gambling, said, “It is essential that these games be shut down between now and at least 30 days after federal stimulus payments are received by American […]


Apr 27

Gambling Proposals Approved in Virginia

Legislation takes another step forward following amendments   Virginia’s casino and sports betting proposals look set to become law after some last-minute amendments by the governor were approved by both chambers of the state legislature. The Virginia Senate and the House of Delegates approved multiple amendments to the state’s casino and sports betting legislation, which […]


Apr 24

Sports betting in Tennessee a step closer

The state of Tennessee has opened the door to iGaming companies, and has invited interested parties to put forward their applications for sports betting licences.  The Tennessee Education Lottery (TEL) Board of Directors this month approved rules and processes to establish and support a responsible and competitive sports wagering program in Tennessee. Four separate categories […]


Apr 24

Colorado To Legalize Online Sportsbook Gambling On May 1

Colorado is set to launch its first legal online sportsbook operations on the first of May. The governor’s office said that background checks on at least 11 online sportsbook operators are at or near completion. This move will allow there to be competition at launch, which was an important feature for state regulators. There was […]


Apr 23

US States Announce Increased Gaming Revenue

Online gaming up 64% in New Jersey Total state gaming revenue in New Jersey saw a year-on-year increase of 19% to $287.3 million for February this year, according to the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE). Casino revenue spiked 11% to $218.3 million, with online gaming revenue increasing 64% to $52 million, meaning gaming […]


Apr 22

Professional Gamblers: Nevada Will Allow You To File For Unemployment

As the coronavirus continues to spread lockdown orders it’s putting a lot of people out of work. Bartenders, chefs; pretty much any job that requires your physical presence – except for essential workers – has been shut down. That has led to a lot of new unemployment claims – more than were filed at the […]


Apr 14

50-Cent Bet Triggers Biggest Online Horse Racing Win In History

Some things just happen once in a lifetime. One of those things occurred this weekend when an online gambler won the real long shot – playing a high-odds Pick 5 for the greatest overall win in horse racing history. A Pick 5 requires you to select the winners of five different races in one day. […]


Apr 10

Kentucky Budget Leaves Out Sports Betting

The state of Kentucky was looking to permit sports betting by the end of 2020, but that won’t be happening now. After bettors in Kentucky got their hopes up with the election of pro-betting Democrat Governor Andy Beshear in November, legislation became derailed after state lawmakers passed a scaled-back, one-year budget that includes cash from […]


Apr 08

New York Finalizes Budget, But Excludes Mobile Sports Betting

The question of extending mobile sports betting in The Empire State has been a bone of contention of late. Following news of falling land-based revenues in February, industry commentators have speculated that gambling additions to New York State’s budget could potentially generate billions of dollars in revenue – but Governor Andrew Cuomo does not seem […]


Apr 06

Many Online Casinos Shut Down Over The Weekend: Ransomware Attacks

SBTech, which powers many online poker sites and state lotteries, has been effectively shut down since Friday after hackers launched an invasion of their servers. The company began notifying its customers Friday night about the problem.


Apr 02

Online Gambling Revenues In The USA Surge In March

Online casinos are reporting a surge in revenues and new sign-ups in March. Their theory is that the move is related to the coronavirus. While this is good news for online casinos it may be bad news for companies that operate both virtual and brick and mortar casinos. The coronavirus started in China and has […]


Apr 01

How Las Vegas Is Making The Most Out Of March Madness Losses

Casinos have gotten pretty creative in trying to combat the losses they’ll inevitably face from the lack of March Madness due to COVID-19. The plan is to look to the future and allow people to bet on events like the World Series and the Super Bowl. We know these major sporting events will take place eventually when all of this is over.


Mar 15

Montana Finally Legalizes Sports Betting

Montana may not be the state that many people think of when they think of states with a rich sporting culture. But the state that brought sports fans Brent Musberger, whose love for sports betting is well documented, is bringing fans more sports betting with the launch of legalized wagering in the state.


Mar 15

Michigan Next State to Legalize Gambling

With Michigan being the home of several professional sports teams in Detroit, as well as some of the biggest college sports programs in the country, legal sports betting was a natural fit for the state. And, after ironing out the details for its implementation, Michigan finally has sports betting up and running.


Mar 02

Cheltenham Festival 2020: Henderson to strike again with Epatante at Champion Hurdle

Champion Hurdle, Cheltenham Tuesday 10th March 3.30pm The Champion Hurdle is the feature race on the opening day of the Cheltenham Festival. Owner JP McManus (8 wins) and Trainer Nicky Henderson (7 wins) are tipped to strike again this year with star mare Epatante. Henderson is expected to run four in total for what is […]


Mar 02

Latest Gambling Legislation Updates in Kansas

Another state has joined the list of those that have legalized sports betting. This time, it was the state of Kansas that passed legislation to allow the sports betting industry to be a part of the wagering landscape in the Sunflower State. And from the looks of things, bettors in Kansas are poised to enjoy […]


Mar 02

Louisiana Takes Steps to Finally Legalize Betting

Louisiana is a state with a rich sporting history, thanks primarily to the presence of teams like the New Orleans Saints in the NFL and the collegiate powerhouse that is the LSU Tigers. But Louisiana is still without legal sports betting, something that some lawmakers within the state are looking to change.


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