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After Fanless Meet Ends This Weekend, Santa Anita to Become Election Site for LA Voters
by Steve Bittenbender on October 22, 2020 at 7:00 am
Santa Anita wraps up its fall racing meet this weekend, but the Southern California track won’t close down officially just yet. Starting next Thursday, the historic property will open its doors and become a voting center for the first time since the track opened in 1934. According to the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder and County The post After Fanless Meet Ends This Weekend, Santa Anita to Become Election Site for LA Voters appeared first on Casino.org.
Atlantic City Casino Sting: Two Men, One Woman Indicted Over Sex Plot Involving 14-Year-Old Girl
by Ed Silverstein on October 21, 2020 at 11:08 pm
Three suspects caught in an unnamed Atlantic City casino sex sting involving a 14-year-old girl were indicted by a grand jury on Tuesday. The incident occurred last November, and the indictment charges a man and woman with human trafficking, and also names a retired New Jersey corrections officer who arranged for the teen to meet The post Atlantic City Casino Sting: Two Men, One Woman Indicted Over Sex Plot Involving 14-Year-Old Girl appeared first on Casino.org.
William Hill Returns £25 Million Furlough Cash to UK Government as Local Lockdowns Loom
by Philip Conneller on October 21, 2020 at 10:43 pm
Despite new localized lockdowns in the UK threatening to dent revenues at its land-based retail outlets, William Hill said Wednesday that it had enjoyed a “good performance” since the gradual resumption of the elite sporting calendar. As such, the company would be returning £24.5million ($32.2 million) of taxpayers’ money to the British government, funds that The post William Hill Returns £25 Million Furlough Cash to UK Government as Local Lockdowns Loom appeared first on Casino.org.
New York State Casinos Face Months of Financial Challenges: Analyst
by Larry Henry on October 21, 2020 at 9:27 pm
Resorts World Catskills and other regional casinos face economic challenges for at least a year because of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a financial firm. Regional casinos are confronted with several pandemic-related concerns, according to Moody’s Investors Services. These include government restrictions on the number of customers who can enter the property at one time. The post New York State Casinos Face Months of Financial Challenges: Analyst appeared first on Casino.org.
Las Vegas Insider Scott Roeben Discusses Sahara Lawsuit Dismissal
by Devin O'Connor on October 21, 2020 at 9:19 pm
Mr. Vital Vegas, Scott Roeben, is the go-to Twitter account for the inside scoop on all things Las Vegas for locals and out-of-towners. Roeben is saying free speech prevailed in Sahara’s lawsuit against him. Sahara Las Vegas, owned and operated by the Meruelo Group, the private holdings firm of billionaire Alex Meruelo, filed a defamation The post Las Vegas Insider Scott Roeben Discusses Sahara Lawsuit Dismissal appeared first on Casino.org.
Las Vegas Sands Q3 Loss Better than Expected, But Revenue Misses Street Forecasts by $65.84 Million
by Todd Shriber on October 21, 2020 at 9:17 pm
Las Vegas Sands (NYSE:LVS) posted a third-quarter loss of 74 cents a share, beating Wall Street estimates by five cents. But the operator said revenue was $586 million, missing analysts’ projection by $65.84 million. That’s an 82 percent year-over-year drop in sales. The Las Vegas Sands is the largest US gaming company by market capitalization. The post Las Vegas Sands Q3 Loss Better than Expected, But Revenue Misses Street Forecasts by $65.84 Million appeared first on Casino.org.
Police Confiscate Guns in Crackdown on Las Vegas Strip Violence
by Larry Henry on October 21, 2020 at 7:50 pm
Police are seizing guns and arresting dozens of people while attempting to stem violent crime on the Las Vegas Strip. Last Friday and Saturday, authorities confiscated 10 illegal firearms and seized nearly $30,000 in cash during the effort, according to KLAS-TV. Authorities also made 110 arrests last weekend as part of the crackdown. Of that The post Police Confiscate Guns in Crackdown on Las Vegas Strip Violence appeared first on Casino.org.
Long-Delayed All Net Arena Project Receives Extension From Clark County Commissioners
by Devin O'Connor on October 21, 2020 at 7:04 pm
All Net Arena has received yet another land-use application extension from Clark County. The arena is the proposed mixed-use resort targeted for the Las Vegas Strip’s northern end. The Clark County Board of Commissioners today voted to extend the time frame the project has to secure funding. All Net Arena developer Jackie Robinson, 65, a The post Long-Delayed All Net Arena Project Receives Extension From Clark County Commissioners appeared first on Casino.org.
Ireland Casino Dispute Allegedly Led Woman to Pour Boiling Water on Man’s Face
by Ed Silverstein on October 21, 2020 at 5:56 pm
A woman accused of pouring boiling water on a man’s face as he sat by a slot machine last year at Empire Casino in Dublin, Ireland will not be spending any time in prison despite entering a guilty plea. Samantha Otto, 58, of Dublin recently pleaded guilty to an “assault causing harm” charge, according to The post Ireland Casino Dispute Allegedly Led Woman to Pour Boiling Water on Man’s Face appeared first on Casino.org.
Caesars Entertainment Says Danville Casino Has Widespread Local Support
by Devin O'Connor on October 21, 2020 at 5:37 pm
Caesars Entertainment has unveiled a list of more than 100 local businesses that support its mission to bring Danville, Va., a casino resort. On November 3, voters will be asked if they approve of allowing a commercial casino property to come to the area. If the local referendum receives a simple majority, Caesars would be The post Caesars Entertainment Says Danville Casino Has Widespread Local Support appeared first on Casino.org.
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Miami Dolphins have Decided to Name Tua Tagovailoa as their Starting Quarterback
by David Green on October 22, 2020 at 2:31 pm
The Miami Dolphins’ head coach, Brian Flores, and offensive coordinator, Chan Gailey, as well as other key decision makers for the Miami Dolphins have opted to bench their veteran quarterback, Ryan Fitzpatrick, in order to start their rookie QB in Tua Tagovailoa moving forward. The Miami Dolphins have a bye week for this upcoming week
DraftKings partners Peermont group for new PalaceBet sportsbook in SA
by K Morrison on October 22, 2020 at 2:28 pm
On the heels of inking a multi-year agreement with American media company Turner Sports, and DraftKings (Nasdaq: DKNG) has now announced the launch of a mobile and online sportsbook in South Africa, in partnership with Peermont Hotels, Gaming and Resorts. The South African gaming and hospitality group will utilize DraftKings’ advanced B2B sportsbook and platform
Expanded coverage for Caesars Rewards loyalty program
by Adam Morgan on October 22, 2020 at 2:26 pm
The Caesars Rewards loyalty program now covers a further 18 properties following July’s merger of American casino operators Caesars Entertainment Corporation with Eldorado Resorts Incorporated to create the new-look Caesars Entertainment Incorporated. The newly-enlarged firm used an official Wednesday press release to detail that casino patrons are now able to earn loyalty points by staying,
Stakelogic enters Baltic market via Optibet content integration deal
by K Morrison on October 22, 2020 at 2:23 pm
Optibet has lauded its integration of Stakelogic’s suite of games as a “major coup,” after becoming a new operator partner to the innovative online casino developer. The Netherlands and Malta-based software studio‘s chart-topping games will now be available to Optibet players in the Estonian market for the very first time, with titles such as Dragons
Evolution starts soft launch of live dealer games in Pennsylvania
by Marie Kelley on October 22, 2020 at 2:21 pm
Evolution has started a soft launch period for online live dealer games in Pennsylvania. Both BetRivers and DraftKings Casino will launch these new games. BetRivers involves the PlaySugarHouse brand, so they too will offer the new live dealer content. The soft launch started for BetRivers and DraftKings on October 21 with the sites offering the
Ole Schemion Wins Super MILLION$ After Lagging Behind at Final Table
by Marie Kelley on October 22, 2020 at 2:19 pm
Making it to the final table of a big online poker event is a major accomplishment, usually meaning the players remaining outlasted hundreds or even thousands of players. Unfortunately for the low chip holders, this usually means an early exit from the felt. However, in some cases, a player will build up their stack and
Pragmatic Play Limited unveils its new Return of the Dead video slot
by Adam Morgan on October 22, 2020 at 1:16 am
Maltese online casino games developer Pragmatic Play Limited has announced that it has again teamed up with the Reel Kingdom studio to premiere the new five-reel and ten-payline Return of the Dead video slot. The Sliema-headquartered firm used an official press release to declare that the three-row innovation is ‘yet another exciting game’ to add
Codere becomes first to receive a Buenos Aires iGaming license
by Adam Morgan on October 22, 2020 at 1:14 am
Spanish online and land-based gaming heavyweight Codere has reportedly taken the first step in its plan to begin offering legal iGaming services to people in the Argentinian capital city of Buenos Aires. According to a report from iGamingBusiness.com, the Madrid-headquartered firm recently had its application for a local iGaming license approved by the giant municipality’s
William Hill posts encouraging third-quarter financial update
by Adam Morgan on October 22, 2020 at 1:13 am
British sportsbetting giant William Hill has released a trading update showing that its group-wide net revenues for the third quarter fell by 9% year-on-year despite a 4% rise in activity from its online businesses. The London-listed firm used the official filing to detail that net online revenues from its home market for the 13 weeks
American casino operators facing coronavirus-induced delays in South Korea
by Adam Morgan on October 21, 2020 at 2:06 pm
American casino operators Caesars Entertainment Incorporated and Mohegan Gaming and Entertainment are reportedly facing delays in securing enough financing to complete construction of ambitious gambling-friendly developments in South Korea. According to a report from Inside Asian Gaming citing multiple local news outlets, the pair are said to be blaming their inability to attract sufficient fresh